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Thursday, 31 October 2013

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – NanoLumens, the American-based designer and manufacturer of unique indoor LED digital signage, has partnered with Digital Place Solutions of Australia and New Zealand to expand its worldwide operations.

“We only work with the best, and that sums up the co-founders of Digital Place Solutions Gerry Thorley and Stephen Rubie for Australia,” said Richard Cope, CEO of NanoLumens.

Digital Place Solutions will handle the NanoLumens products and brand for Australia and New Zealand, furthering the worldwide growth of the Atlanta-based company and their revolutionary large-format LED displays.

“We have been consistently impressed with NanoLumens’ innovative LED products and the dedication to continuous improvement lead by CEO Rick Cope,” said Thorley. “Bringing NanoLumens to Australia and New Zealand provides our region fresh new visual display opportunities for brands, property owners and DOOH media operators and television broadcasters alike.”

About Digital Place Solutions International Pty Limited

Digital Place Solutions launched in Australia and New Zealand in 2013. Co-founders Gerry Thorley and Stephen Rubie bring some 70 years of media and technology experience to deliver commercial outcomes for clients. With foundations from broadcast, OOH and place based media The Digital Place Solutions Team draws from a deep reservoir of actual innovation and transformation experience. Until late 2012 Gerry was Group CEO of International OOH operator EYE Corp (EYE) while Stephen was EYE’s General Manager – Operations, Assets and Innovation; roles they held for over a decade. Drawing on this experience and insight, the establishment of Digital Place Solutions now assists product and services clients, media operators and property owners adapt their businesses to benefit from digital innovation, especially visual display technology, iconic place based concept design and consumer engagement initiatives.

About NanoLumens

NanoLumens is revolutionizing the world of digital media with our elegant, simple and energy efficient line of digital display solutions. We have developed a patented process based on years of research and development to engineer and design attractive, ultra-slim, lightweight and flexible large format digital displays in virtually any size, shape or curvature.

Now, high-end retailers, entertainment facilities, stadiums, transit stations and commercial designers have an unprecedented ability to deploy display technology in ways limited only by their imagination. NanoLumens displays are designed and assembled in the U.S.A. with one goal: create displays that break all the rules and enable creative professionals to forge new paths in digital media.



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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Grafton, WI – Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. ( has partnered with Hercules Networks Inc. to engineer and produce goCharge Tabletop Charging Stations.  Worldlink Integration Group, Inc. is handling the logistics, installation, site surveys, and ongoing maintenance for the charging stations.

Charging Stations, available in a tabletop and wall mounted design, accommodate smartphones, cellphones, iPads and tablets. Sports fans can walk up to the tabletop kiosk, plug in their mobile device to the corresponding charging system, and enjoy the game while their device is charging.

Each tabletop charging station has been designed with a distinctly styled center pedestal and is topped by an easy-care round glass tabletop, to protect the charging mobile devices. Wall mounted charging stations feature cubbies to hold phones and can be outfitted with or without lockable doors. Additional modules can be connected to add more chargers, depending on each location’s needs.

Ben Richman, CRO/Partner, goCharge stated “Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.’s creative team delivered a solution that is not only utilitarian, but one that significantly enhances the environment aesthetically.”  

GoCharge is the nation’s leading provider of mobile device charging kiosks. The company offers an innovative mix of charging stations in floor, wall and tabletop models.

Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. ( is a creative point-of-purchase display, in-store merchandising, interactive kiosk and promotional marketing company. Founded in 1931, Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.’s headquarters are located in the Milwaukee area with additional sales offices in the U.S.

Worldlink Integration Group, Inc. (www.worldlinkintegration) is a national provider of technology deployment services headquartered in Lake Forest, CA.  Worldlink offers a full breadth of professional services including project management, product integration, logistics management, equipment installation, and maintenance services.


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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Magnetic 3D completes rebranding effort with launch of new website
NEW YORK, NY - Magnetic 3D, the industry leader in autostereoscopic (glasses-free 3D) solutions, today announced the completion of its rebranding effort with the launch of a dynamic new website.  Gradually refreshing its image over the past several months, Magnetic 3D's website launch represents the culmination of a company-wide rebranding effort to help better represent the brand to an audience that extends beyond digital signage.
"With the recent launch of our experiential marketing group [Magnetic 3D Connect] and our expansion into other promising verticals, Magnetic 3D has been gaining incredible momentum," said Tom Zerega, founder and CEO of Magnetic 3D.  "While our previous website garnered an impressive two million hits over the last year, we are confident that the new site will attract even more visitors.  This website has been a collective internal effort for some time, but we wanted to make sure that we were completely satisfied with our updated image and marketing materials before we opened the site to the masses; the timing is obviously right.  Visitors to the new site will not only notice a fresh look, but they will also be able to take advantage of a wealth of new information."
The new website will offer insight to several new solutions offered by the company, including the expansion of the Allura™ 3D product line, the introduction of highly customizable 3D displays, and 3D video wall capabilities with the new Empreza™ series.  Rather than simply listing the full range of Magnetic 3D displays, the improved site allows visitors to view the actual products dynamically with featured 3D content and detailed views of each display's specific input/output panels.  Additionally, a new section focused on Magnetic 3D Connect's capabilities has been added to highlight the various applications of glasses-free 3D technology, including retail and point-of-sale, digital signage, trade shows and events, experiential marketing, and digital out-of-home.
The updated homepage of the website features live feeds that are connected to Magnetic 3D's social media outlets.  The feeds are updated in real-time, providing visitors with current, up-to-the-minute news on the company while simultaneously reinforcing Magnetic 3D's social presence across multiple platforms.  Featuring embedded videos and links to appropriate playlists, the website is also fully integrated with the company's YouTube channel, which now represents the most extensive online portfolio of autostereoscopic content in the industry.
Furthermore, Magnetic 3D's various programs to become an authorized partner are presented in a new, easy-to-use fashion.  Using the new website, businesses and individuals alike can seamlessly incorporate glasses-free 3D into their initiatives by becoming authorized digital signage network operators, resellers, systems integrators, distributors or affiliates.
"It is essential for us to provide our authorized partners with instant access to important information on the company's products and services," said John Bracciante, vice president of channel sales at Magnetic 3D. "Our partners can now rely on the website as a central source of up-to-date information and communicate with their clients more easily than in the past."
Looking forward, Magnetic 3D intends on using the new site to launch innovative glasses-free 3D solutions for a variety of industries.

About Magnetic 3D

Headquartered in New York City, Magnetic 3D ( designs and produces industry-leading, end-to-end, autostereoscopic (glasses-free 3D) solutions. Magnetic 3D's proprietary Enabl3D™ technology modifies flat-panel displays, enabling them to show high-definition 3D video content without the need for special eyewear. This process provides audiences with a realistic visual experience that includes both captivating off-screen "pop" and the immersive perception of depth on what would otherwise be a flat display. The company focuses on exceeding clients' 2D expectations by delivering the highest-quality glasses-free 3D visual experience in retail digital signage, gaming, hospitality, movie theaters, casinos, hotels and other public venues.


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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

MINNEAPOLIS – Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: RNIN), a leading marketing technologies solutions provider, has received a follow-on order from Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII), to install its digital marketing technology at 35 additional dealerships in the United States. The order is part of Indian Motorcycle’s previously announced initiative to install Wireless Ronin’s technology throughout Indian’s expanding nationwide dealer network.

“We look forward to continue working with Indian Motorcycle through their nationwide rollout, providing them with unparalleled digital marketing technologies that help drive customer engagement, and ultimately, sales,” commented Scott Koller, Wireless Ronin’s president and CEO.

Wireless Ronin worked closely with Indian Motorcycle to design an interactive digital showroom experience featuring Indian Motorcycle branded content deployed via Wireless Ronin’s new omnichannel RoninCast 4.2 software. The solution includes a central Media Hearth along with mobile tablets allowing customers to select content to play on the 46” Media Hearth screen. When not being controlled by the tablet, the Media Hearth screen plays a standard video loop along with social media, local events and weather content zones. A bikeside tablet is also being deployed, providing interactive, bike-specific information to the customer.

With this order, Wireless Ronin has now been contracted to install its solutions at 70 dealerships as Indian Motorcycle continues to expand its dealer network across major motorcycle markets nationwide.

About Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc.

Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (WRT) ( is a pioneering marketing technologies company. WRT combines interactive digital media — signage, kiosks, mobile, social media and web — to create 360-degree solutions so companies will be “Communicating at Life Speed®” to deliver the right content at the right place at the right time. WRT’s turnkey approach includes strategic consulting, creative development, installation, hosting, training and support. Since launching its cloud-based RoninCast® content management platform in 2003, WRT has become the leading digital marketing provider for large-scale deployments in retail, automotive, food service and public venues. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota; its common stock trades on the OTCQB as “RNIN.”

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains certain forward-looking statements of expected future developments, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect management's expectations regarding Indian Motorcycle’s nationwide rollout and other matters and are based on currently available data; however, actual results are subject to future risks and uncertainties, which could materially affect actual performance. Risks and uncertainties that could affect such performance include, but are not limited to, the following: the adequacy of funds for future operations; estimates of future expenses, revenue and profitability; the pace at which the company completes installations and recognizes revenue; trends affecting financial condition and results of operations; ability to convert proposals into customer orders; the ability of customers to pay for products and services; the revenue recognition impact of changing customer requirements; customer cancellations; the availability and terms of additional capital; ability to develop new products; dependence on key suppliers, manufacturers and strategic partners; industry trends and the competitive environment; the impact of the company’s financial condition upon customer and prospective customer relationships, and the impact of losing one or more senior executives or failing to attract additional key personnel. These and other risk factors are discussed in detail in the cautionary statement set forth in the company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 23, 2013.

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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

X2O Video Expert

Ideal for enhancing the customer experience in retail, banking, and healthcare settings, X2O Media's Video Expert application on the X2O visual communications platform enables instant video conferencing between customers and specialized customer service agents, directly from interactive displays. This innovative capability is enabled through integration between the X2O platform and industry-standard video conferencing systems and software.  

The X2O platform delivers media-rich TV channels and interactive content across digital signage networks. Using touchscreens placed in strategic locations throughout a retail store, for instance, customers can obtain detailed product information, locate products on a map, browse store ads, perform price checks, consult store websites, and read ratings for specific products of interest. When further information is required, they can instantly have a live conversation with a customer service agent via X2O Video Expert for seamless two-way interaction directly from the product aisle. In a more consultative setting, and when paired with a second touchscreen, Video Expert enables even richer customer engagements by allowing customer service agents to share files, product specifications, and their desktops in real time, leading to more personalized information in order to facilitate purchasing decisions or create upsell opportunities.

SharePoint TV

SharePoint TV on the X2O visual communications platform allows users to create stunning, TV-like channels based on content in the popular Microsoft® SharePoint® enterprise collaboration platform, and automatically push them onto all screens across an organization, from digital displays to mobile devices and desktops.  

With the X2O platform's intuitive drag-and-drop authoring tools, users can select from a library of smart objects specifically designed to work with SharePoint applications, such as company news and announcements, team calendars, task lists, document browsing, and dashboards. This can be augmented with other user-generated content from social media, yielding relevant company dashboards without any additional programming. Users can then quickly and easily display this information on a variety of screens throughout an organization, including mobile phones, tablets, and desktops. Information updated in SharePoint is automatically reflected on the screens in real time, greatly improving the delivery of information without adding to staff workload. For timely messages and alerts, information can be entered directly into SharePoint and quickly sent throughout a business or organization, or to one specific person, team, or department. For more creative collaboration and knowledge sharing, employees can also publish videos, images, and PowerPoint® slides that appear within the SharePoint interface. The result is a powerful tool for optimized enterprise-wide communications with the look and feel of a corporate TV channel.

About X2O Media

X2O Media is a leading software developer of real-time visual communication solutions that significantly improve communications throughout the enterprise. X2O's solutions facilitate the creation and delivery of video and graphics-rich content to digital displays, employee desktops, and mobile devices. Applications include corporate news channels, dynamic corporate dashboards, real-time emergency messaging, and more. X2O's products and services are sold and supported globally, through a network of experienced distribution partners. More information about X2O Media is available at
All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

X2O Media at CETW 2013
Customer Engagement Technology World
Nov. 6-7 | New York
Booth 314

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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

First airline to install self-service airline check-in at Macau International Airport

BEIJING, Oct 30, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- As part of its mission to drive industry-leading customer service, Air Macau recently deployed a self-service airline check-in solution from NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies. The NCR technology will make traveling easier for passengers by saving valuable time that would be otherwise spent waiting in line.

A regional carrier based in Macau, Air Macau has continued to grow in line with the rapid development of Macau's tourism industry. In meeting the growing passenger volume, delivering the highest level of customer service has become a top priority of Air Macau.

"Being the first airline to make self-service check-in available at the Macau International Airport is an important step in creating an exceptional passenger experience," says Yang Jianhua, commercial vice president at Air Macau. "NCR's leadership within the global travel industry was important to us, but their local support and expertise during the implementation process proved to us that we made the right choice."

As part of the relationship, NCR will also provide Air Macau with after-sales service support.

"NCR was actually recommended to Air Macau by another airline in the region. That's the type of sales support you simply can't buy but have to earn," says Tyler Craig, vice president and general manager, NCR Travel. "We intend to honor that trust every day as we work with Air Macau to help them grow and prosper for many years to come."

Using NCR technology will make everyday easier for Air Macau passengers by enabling them to check-in, access flight information, select seats, and scan and print boarding passes. The NCR airline check-in kiosks run on Common Use Self-Service (CUSS) platform, which allows applications from other allied member airlines to run concurrently on a single self-service device. Onsite support services will ensure maximum availability and NCR's patented two-sided thermal paper technology saves up to 40 percent on paper boarding pass and receipt costs, reducing staff workload for paper replenishment.

NCR currently provides self-service check-in solutions for three of the top five airlines worldwide.

About Air Macau

Air Macau was established on 13 September 1994. Its commercial inauguration was on 09 November 1995. Air Macau is a regional carrier based in Macau. Air Macau's Airbus fleet of seven A321, two A320 and five A319 currently fly to the following destinations: Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Nanjing, Shanghai, Xiamen, Hangzhou, Nanning, Ningbo, Hefei, Taiyuan, Chongqing, Shenyang, Wenzhou, Quanzhou, Zhengzhou, Seoul, Bangkok, Da Nang, Tokyo, Osaka, Kaohsiung, and Taipei. There are 1163 staffs in Air Macau on 17 Jun 2013.

Since its inception, the unique product of ONE PLANE SERVICE ACROSS THE STRAIT by Air Macau has been playing a vital and significantly important role in the air transportation of passengers across the Taiwan Strait.

With the rapid development of economy in Macau in recent years, especially after Macau was listed in the World Culture Heritage by UNESCO, Air Macau carries tourists to Macau from other countries of Asia as well, such as: South Korea, Japan, Thailand and etc.

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation NCR -0.65% is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 450 million transactions daily across the retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 26,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Web site:

Twitter: @NCRCorporation




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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Mobile industry leader to present strategies for attaining customer loyalty and engagement with connected mobile solutions.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) - UIEvolution, Inc., the leading mobile solutions provider, announced today that they will be exhibiting their cutting-edge technology platform, Guest Evolution, at the Customer Engagement Technology World (CETW) Conference in New York City. Additionally, Chris Ruff, UIEvolution’s CEO and President, will lead a panel discussion titled “The Connected Customer”.

The 2013 CETW Conference, held November 6-7, 2013 at the Javitis Convention Center in New York City, gathers over 4,000 marketing and technology experts to discuss leveraging technology solutions that enable richer engagement and enhanced experiences for customers and employees. The event offers a dynamic educational program featuring strategies and tips from brands, venues, agencies and industry visionaries.

UIEvolution will be exhibiting at Booth #419, showcasing the Guest Evolution platform, a tightly packaged solution that enables a guest's mobile device to communicate with on-property digital signage to offer highly personalized and interactive guest services. In a world where the majority of people use more than one screen to accomplish a single task, brands continually search to discover solutions that connect these screen experiences to create loyalty and engagement. Attendees of CETW can obtain a first-hand look at UIEvolution’s solutions to connecting multiple screens that provide a more fluid and seamless experience for their customers.

"With the skyrocketing growth in mobile and most customers connecting with brands across many connected screens during the course of the day, it is vital to stay current on the constantly evolving landscape" said Chris Ruff, President and CEO of UIEvolution. "UIEvolution has been the global leader in the mobile industry for over 13 years, and we look forward to presenting our perspectives on how brands can deliver a consistent, engaging customer experience across multiple devices.”

For more than 13 years, UIEvolution has delivered industry leading mobile, tablet, IPTV, digital signage and automotive technologies, powering applications for media companies, service providers and Enterprise clients.

UIEvolution’s UIEngine and Evolution software platforms offer clients efficient and economical solutions for delivering connected screen applications where they are needed most – everywhere. Collaborating with UIEvolution, companies are able to enhance their customer’s experiences on more screens and across existing and emerging platforms, providing the ultimate competitive advantage.

About CETW

Customer Engagement Technology World (CETW) delivers strategic, marketing and technical business solutions for organizations focused on enhancing their customer engagement programs through digital media such as mobile, self-service, digital signage and other customer-facing technologies. CETW delivers a first-hand look at emerging technologies and gives access to case studies and experience from thought-leaders across the industry, focused on leveraging the integration of emerging media across multiple channels to activate customer engagement. For more information, visit

About UIEvolution

UIEvolution is the leading mobile solutions provider for Fortune 1000 companies. We help companies take full advantage of connected screens by extending their brands, delivering their unique business objectives, and ensuring that the devices that create the mobile lifestyles of their customers are joined in a continuous thread – smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and automotive applications. UIEvolution combines world-class consultative services and deep industry knowledge with the proven UIEngine & Evolution Platform. Headquartered in Seattle with offices in Tokyo and Honolulu, UIEvolution has a 13-year track record with clients like Toyota, AT&T, Microsoft, Disney, Princess Cruises, Samsung, Mitsubishi, and NTT. Visit online: Follow on Twitter: @UIEvolution.

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

CTS Connected Technology Solutions and QuadraMed Host the Digital ScreenMedia Association Crown Awards Nov 6th in NYC at Hard Rock Cafe Times Square. Join us for the awards and win a free tablet.
Menomonee Falls, WI -- (SBWIRE) -- Connected Technology Solutions (CTS Kiosk) and QuadraMed are proud to sponsor the Digital Screenmedia Crown Awards to be held in conjunction with the Customer Engagement Technology World tradeshow. Join us at the Hard Rock Cafe Times Square in New York City for the DSA Party at Customer Engagement Technology World (CETW) on November 6 from 5:30-8:30 pm. The DSA Crown Awards, recognize the impact of excellent content in out-of-home environments through the use of digital signage, self-service kiosks, and mobile technology.

The registration link is

The party will feature:

  •  Crown Award winners
  •  DJ
  •  Buffet dinner
  •  Open wine & beer bar
  •  Coffee & dessert station

Free Tablets

QuadraMed and CTS will both be giving away tablet PCs during our prize drawing. Tickets are now available for purchase (early bird rate good until 10/30/13):

  •  DSA User Members: $25
  •  All other DSA Members: $75
  •  Non-Members: $100

Note: DSA User Membership is free to organizations that qualify (consumer brands as well as venue owners such as retailers, banks, restaurants, hotels, government, etc.)

Marquee Sponsor:

Connected Technology Solutions (CTS) is your complete brand experience partner that engineers, builds, installs and supports interactive and digital signage projects for some of the most demanding and exciting companies throughout the United States. While at CETW stop by the Custom America booth # 337 and see the revolutionary Patient Passport Express.

Additional Sponsors


SYNNEX Corporation

About QuadraMed

QuadraMed® is a leading provider of award-winning healthcare software and services that improve the safety, quality, and efficiency of patient care. Founded in 1993, QuadraMed provides proven, flexible solutions that help make their clients successful by streamlining processes, increasing productivity, and driving positive clinical outcomes.

QuadraMed's innovative Enterprise Self-Service (ESS) solutions deliver a consistent, superior patient experience across point-of-service, web, and mobile channels. The result--improved patient satisfaction, increased collections, and enhanced efficiency.

About SYNNEX Corporation

SYNNEX Corporation, a Fortune 500 corporation, is a leading business process services company, servicing resellers and original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, in multiple regions around the world. The Company’s primary business process services are wholesale distribution, contract assembly, and business process outsourcing, or BPO. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX employs over 11,000 associates worldwide and operates in the United States, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom.



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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Custom glasses-free 3D displays and content provided for Wall Street event
NEW YORK, NY - Magnetic 3D, the industry leader in autostereoscopic (glasses-free 3D) solutions, today announced that its technology will be included at the second annual TEDxWallStreet not-for-profit conference, which will take place at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, October 30.
Magnetic 3D will be providing multiple glasses-free 3D displays throughout the venue, as well as several pieces of custom-made content for the day-long event.  The custom sequences created for the event feature glasses-free 3D animations of TEDx branding and logos of the event's various sponsors.  In addition to having several glasses-free 3D displays in the main room and lounge at the event, Magnetic 3D displays will also be stationed on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the reception and ringing of the bell.  A 2D simulcast of the talks will also be shown on Magnetic 3D's versatile displays.
"As a long-time admirer of TED, it is an honor to be providing a unique glasses-free 3D experience at TEDxWallStreet," said Michael Dorin, COO of Magnetic 3D.  "Our technology is ideal for use at events and embodies the convergence of fields on which TED was originally founded.  With hundreds of TED events happening around the world each year, I hope this will be the start of a recurring intersection of TED and glasses-free 3D."
The theme of this year's conference, "Filling the Void," has drawn a diverse group of bright, often unconventional thought leaders from the fields of technology, business, finance, entertainment, social justice and the arts, who will speak on social and economic voids as well as how to fill them.  Notable TEDxWallStreet 2013 speakers include Gemma Godfrey, television broadcaster, and quantum physicist; Brian David Johnson, chief futurist at Intel; George Whitesides, CEO and president of Virgin Atlantic; and Bob Woodruff, ABC News anchor.
"These are multi-disciplinary TEDx Talks for the Wall Street community," said Jonathan Ende, CEO of BorrowersFirst and founder of the conference.  "Last year's event introduced Wall Street to the global TEDx phenomenon; this year is shaping up to be even better.  The event is by invitation only to some of the most passionate producers and brilliant thinkers in the Wall Street community.  We're very grateful to our stellar line-up of speakers who are generously contributing their time and ideas to make this event impactful.  Our goal is to spark deep discussion and debate among a diverse audience of thought leaders from the Wall Street community."
"Focusing not just on technology, but also how technology plays a significant role in other facets of society, TEDxWallStreet is a perfect event for us to demonstrate how Magnetic 3D 'fills the void' in terms of delivering engaging digital signage," said Tom Zerega, founder and CEO of Magnetic 3D.

About Magnetic 3D

Headquartered in New York City, Magnetic 3D ( designs and produces industry-leading, end-to-end, autostereoscopic 3D display solutions, digital media and creative services. Magnetic 3D's proprietary Enabl3D™ technology modifies flat-panel displays, enabling them to show high-definition 3D video content without the need for special eyewear. This process provides audiences with a realistic visual experience that includes both captivating off-screen "pop" and the immersive perception of depth on what would otherwise be a flat display. The company focuses on exceeding clients' 2D expectations by delivering the highest-quality glasses-free 3D visual experience in retail digital signage, gaming, hospitality, movie theaters, casinos, hotels and other public venues.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized, subject to certain rules and regulations.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

TED's media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at, or on Facebook at

For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit


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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Partnership with EE expands KORE Global ConnectTM device connectivity footprint in Europe, Africa and Middle East; adds voice support to meet evolving M2M needs

SAN JOSE AND ALPHARETTA, GA – KORE, the world’s largest wireless services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, announced that network services from EE are now generally available to customers on the KORE M2M network, and fully supported on the KORE PRiSMPro™ platform. EE is the United Kingdom’s most advanced digital communications company, and instantly expands the reach and richness of KORE Global Connect™ services within Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The extended network footprint gives KORE customers a larger addressable market for M2M applications, without requiring the addition of new carrier relationships, contracts or integration activities. In addition, KORE now offers its customers a single price plan for worldwide coverage on the EE and EE partners’ networks, thus removing the complexity of tariff management due to cross-border roaming. In addition to full accessibility on the KORE PRiSMPro™ management platform, these networks have been unified with the KORE redundant data centers, so that KORE customers can maintain full control of M2M devices and network usage.

“Adding EE’s 2G, 3G and market-leading 4G LTE networks will allow our customers to better capture new, revenue-generating opportunities in M2M,” said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO, KORE. “We are particularly excited at the opportunity to now provide voice services within our network offerings in these markets, to support the growth of medical and urgent dispatch applications.”

While KORE Global Connect customers already have built-in access to Tier 1, in-country cellular connectivity in more than 180 countries, as well as low-Earth satellite services enabling 100 percent global coverage pole-to-pole, the addition of EE strengthens service in key growth markets across Europe, Africa and the Middle East as well as 2G services in North America.

About EE

EE is the most advanced digital communications company in Britain, providing mobile and fixed-line services to 27 million customers, and is the first company in the UK to provide 4G mobile services alongside fixed-line fiber.

EE is the company that runs the Orange, T-Mobile and EE brands in the UK.
Its 4G service will cover more than half of the UK population by June and EE continues to improve the speed and reach of the UK’s first 4G network. Its fibre service already covers 50% of the population. EE’s mobile service currently provides coverage to 99% of the population with 2G and 98% of the population with 3G.

About KORE Telematics

KORE is the world’s largest wireless network provider specializing exclusively on the rapidly expanding global machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market. Providing unified control and management for cellular and satellite network service delivery in more than 180 countries worldwide, KORE empowers its application, hardware and wireless operator partners to efficiently deliver M2M solutions for connected devices across the globe. M2M applications in industries as diverse as healthcare, utilities, enterprise IT, transaction processing and fleet management rely on the KORE network to deliver operational efficiencies and cost-savings. KORE offers a range of technologies — including GSM, HSPA, LTE, CDMA and EV-DO, as well as satellite services — that ensure the greatest possible reliability and coverage. For more information, please visit

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

CETW KioWare Booth 418

Visit KioWare at the 2013 Customer Engagement Technology World (CETW) show where we will be in booth # 418 on November 6th and 7th. Formerly known as the Kioskcom and Digital Signage show, CETW will be held at the Javit Center in New York City. KioWare will once again be exhibiting at the tradeshow dedicated to interactive self-service and kiosk technology, sharing the booth with partner company, Livewire Digital.

At this year's CETW, KioWare will be unveiling our newest release of Android kiosk mode software, which secures and locks down the Android OS and browser for mobile devices. If you’d like to test out the newest version of KioWare for Android stop by the booth for a demo and some cookies!

Contact us for free expo passes. 

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Kronman Associates would like to congratulate Express on the opening of their new store at Union Square in San Francisco. The store, at the corner of Powell and Geary, features a new D3 LED 4mm curved display at the entrance and a 22ft wide 4mm feature display inside the store.

We've been working with Express and the D3 team to deliver these exciting new displays and the content that the company has created is drawing in the crowds.








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Monday, 28 October 2013

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - With the advancement in technology, National Chiang Kai-shek (CKS) Memorial Hall Museum is heading toward the modern digital era. The gift shop was redesigned by integrating digital signage placement into the shop and its furnishings. This allows for taking advantage of interactive and dynamic content creation and achieving better promotion.

The CKS Memorial Hall Museum gift shop adopted CAYIN’s digital signage player SMP-200 with a 55-inch and high-brightness display, which was deployed in cooperation with Vcheng Technology. Placing the display at the storefront replaces the function of the traditional shop sign and poster. The dynamic multimedia content provides not only an eye-catching experience for customers, but also a variety of marketing solutions for CKS Memorial Hall Museum.

Digital Poster Is Leading the Trend
We used to rely on traditional posters for all kinds of advertising. However, traditional posters are usually limited to the layout of a printed page and also to the time allotted. This traditional process wastes both human and natural resources. Nowadays, thanks to the invention of digital posters, not only are the drawbacks of traditional posters solved, but advanced marketing solutions are provided to businesses as well. Moreover, through the use of digital posters, all of us can contribute to saving the environment.

Drawbacks of Traditional Posters

•    Consumption of resources due to printouts     
•    Poor delivery
•    Inflexible content changes
•    Limited marketing creativity
•    Relatively high overall costs    

Strengths of Digital Posters

•    No printout needed; more energy saved
•    Multiple ways to update content  
•    Content is updated in real time
•    Multimedia content empowers marketing solutions
•    Relatively low overall costs
Please download the complete case study from CAYIN’s website:

National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

National Chiang Kai-shek (CKS) Memorial Hall is located in central Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan. The memorial hall is painted white with four walls. The octagonal roof rises 76 meters above the ground and is covered with blue glazed tiles. The monument, which is surrounded by a park, is a famous landmark and tourist attraction. The ground level of the memorial hall houses a museum with exhibits related to Taiwan’s history and development. There is also a gift shop there. Not only is it a channel to promote Taiwan’s cultural handicrafts, but also a place to showcase Taiwan’s historical relics to visitors. Moreover, the gift shop attracts more than six million tourists around the world every year.   


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Friday, 25 October 2013

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, – NanoLumens, an Atlanta-based LED display designer and manufacturer, and JCM Global ( the gaming industry’s leading transaction technologies supplier, partnered to create one of the most innovative booths at the 2013 Global Gaming Expo (G2E). NanoLumens provided a third-cylinder NanoCurve display to wow attendees.
“At G2E 2013, JCM Global brought together a wide range of technologies that inspire to help operators further evolve their casino floors and enhance the customer experience. One of the brightest was the incredible display technology from NanoLumens,” said JCM Global Vice President of Marketing Tom Nieman. “Attendees from around the world were drawn to the booth, and their consistent reaction was ‘Wow!’ The display truly enhanced our booth, as we know it will enhance casino floors everywhere. We were delighted to partner with NanoLumens for G2E, and are excited to build on this relationship in the future.”

G2E offers the world's largest and most comprehensive gaming industry education with content from leading gaming experts. This year’s focus was on evolving the gaming experience as well as technologies that inspire, such as NanoLumens’ seamless, beautiful LED digital signage.
About JCM Global

JCM Global is the world’s leading transaction technologies supplier for the banking, retail, kiosk and gaming industries. With unsurpassed service and support, JCM Global is trusted by operators, manufacturers and integrators on six continents. Its extensive line of award-winning products set global standards with ground-breaking products like the iVIZION®, Universal Bill Acceptor (UBA®) and Vega-RC™ bill validators, Intelligent Cash Box (ICB®) and PayCheck 4™ thermal printer. For more information, visit JCM Global’s 24-hour tradeshow at

About NanoLumens

NanoLumens turns your display dreams into reality. With a unique and patented ability to create displays that are flat, curved or round, NanoLumens digital wallpaper can bring your space to life. With installations with Fortune 500 customers on four continents, NanoLumens can meet customer needs wherever they might be. NanoLumens has developed and commercialized a family of displays that are thin, flexible, efficient and extraordinarily environmentally friendly. All NanoLumens displays are designed and assembled in America. NanoLumens is based in Norcross Georgia and can be reached at


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Friday, 25 October 2013

New monitor mount and mount stands provide ideal retail and office environment solutions.

Our products provide both heavy and light duty solutions for mounting monitors or tablets, providing flexibility and ease of use for consumers at the point of service.

Easton, PA (PRWEB) - Innovative Office Products, Inc. ( is serving the retail and other Point-of-Service (POS) markets with a new monitor and tablet stand as well as a monitor mount solution, both being ideal for a host of retail environments.

“Retailers, and really any customer-service-styled environment, are always looking to improve their POS engagements,” said Joe Tosolt, president of Innovative Office Products. “Our products provide both heavy and light duty solutions for mounting monitors or tablets, providing flexibility and ease of use for consumers at the point of service.”

Innovative’s monitor stand, Model 9231, offers an ideal, durable solution for POS, digital signage, kiosk and retail environments. Standing 42-inches in height with a 12-inch base, Model 9231 supports monitors, iPads or tablets weighing up to 10 lbs.

Model 9232 provides a light duty solution for all of the aforementioned environments, as well as office spaces. Providing an integrated mount handle for easy set-up, the desk or table-top mounted Model 9232 also supports monitors or tablets weighing 10 lbs. or less.

Both products offer up to 100 degrees of monitor tilt for adjustable visibility as well as integrated cable management to keep sales floors safe and desktops clutter-free

The monitor stand and table-top mount are both available to order through Innovative Office Products website, or by calling (800) 524-2744.

About Innovative Office Products, Inc.

Innovative Office Products, Inc. ( blends function and style that improve ergonomics, save space and increase the flexibility of the modern office. Based in Easton, Pa., Innovative office mounting solutions that range from flexible radial arms to space-saving mounts for desk and wall.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Heart-of-the-community convenience store retailer seeks to increase availability of products and move staff onto shop floor using NCR self-checkout solutions

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced today that Scotmid is deploying NCR SelfServ™ Checkout solutions to improve customer service and the overall brand experience at its convenience stores. The deployment seeks to increase the in-store availability of products and improve customer service by moving Scotmid staff from behind the checkout and into the aisles to replenish stock quickly and help customers. Scotmid expects this strategy will have a positive impact on profits, as well as improving customer satisfaction.

Scotmid, a convenience store chain with 200 branches, also expects the deployment of NCR SelfServ Checkout to have a positive impact on its new brand experience. In particular, this positive impact is expected inside the retailer’s new premium brand stores where customers are likely to be early adopters of technology and should embrace the self-checkout concept more readily. Scotmid is part of the Scotmid Co-operative Society, a retail organisation with outlets across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England with annual revenues of £423 million.

“As we seek to evolve the Scotmid brand experience for our tech-savvy customers and staff, in-store technology leadership is a key differentiator,” said Stewart Ross, IT Projects Manager at Scotmid. “We believe that technology, such as NCR SelfServ Checkout, improves the effectiveness and profitability of our business as we seek to grow into new markets, such as premium convenience stories. We chose to work with NCR as it has both the long-term retail market experience and innovation in self-checkout technology required to help us achieve our goals.”

People use self-checkout technology for speed and greater control when they shop. Independent studies show consumers are more likely to do repeat business with a retailer that provides self-checkout technology. NCR SelfServ Checkout reduces queue waiting times by up to 40 per cent, greatly enhancing the shopping experience. It also allows retail employees to be redeployed from front-end checkout duties to valuable in-aisle functions that ultimately increase retailers’ overall revenue.

“Retail brand experience is increasingly a point of differentiation as people choose where to shop,” said Helen Wilde, retail business director at NCR U.K. “In particular, today’s tech-savvy shoppers are looking for ways that retailers and the technology they deploy can make their lives easier, as time and good service becomes more valuable. NCR is working with customers like Scotmid to evolve their in-store brand experience using the latest innovation in self-checkout technology.”

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 450 million transactions daily across the retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 26,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Web site:
Twitter: @NCR_UK, @NCRCorporation


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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Markham, ON. Canada – Capital Networks Limited, a leading global provider of dynamic digital signage content creation and management software, will be showcasing the latest version of the Audience for Android digital signage solution – Audience for Android v2, and integrated Dynamic NFC solutions at Customer Engagement Technology World (CETW) in New York, November 6-7.

Capital Networks will be demonstrating the new technology in the VIA Technologies booth (319) as part of the Digital Signage ISV Program, created to develop customized solutions between VIA Technologies and partner companies using the VIA ALTA DS player.
Integrating Dynamic NFC with the Audience digital signage solution, Capital Networks will preview a new feature which allows users to ‘take away’ more information from messages displayed on digital signage with a simple tap of their NFC enabled phone, automatically opening a web page associated with the message displayed on screen.

“Since this web page can be on any server on an ad by ad basis, it offers the ultimate in creative flexibility. The page could be a discount coupon with a bar code, a sign-up for a loyalty program, more detail on the product being displayed, the general company web-site, or even a link to an app download”, Jim Vair, Vice President of Business Development at Capital Networks explained.

Also on display, the latest version of the Audience for Android solution was designed to co-exist with existing Audience digital signage deployments, and is able to take advantage of the advanced Audience content management system, providing a cost effective, but powerful solution for both small and large scale installations.

Some of the key features found within Audience for Android v2 include:

  •     Up to 1080p resolution supported
  •     Video in a zone supported
  •     Landscape and Portrait orientation
  •     Touch interactivity
  •     HTML5 support
  •     Real time scheduling
  •     Support of single and multi-zone layouts
  •     Support of live data feeds
  •     As Run Logs for content verification
  •     MP4, H264, JPG, BMP and MNG animation support

Visit Capital Networks at CETW:
Booth 319 – VIA Technologies
November 6-7, 2013
Javits Convention Center
New York, NY

For further information, please contact:
Jim Vair, Vice President Business Development
Capital Networks Limited
T: 905 946-1122 ext 231.

About Capital Networks Limited

Capital Networks Limited is a privately held company based in Markham, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1991, Capital Networks is a respected leader in the supply and support of advanced multimedia systems to communications companies engaged in cable television, broadcasting, digital signage and place-based media. Capital Networks has sold Audience™ software into a variety of market segments including Education, Corporate, Municipal and Retail applications in more than 40 countries. Clients include: OLGC, BBC, Peel Regional Police, United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, Open Text, Cablevision, Rogers Cable TV, Cox Communications and many others.

About VIA Technologies, Inc

VIA Technologies, Inc is the foremost fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, client, ultra mobile and embedded markets. Combining energy-saving processors with digital media chipsets and advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon enables a broad spectrum of computing and communication platforms, including its widely acclaimed ultra compact mainboards. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA's global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world's top OEMs and system integrators.


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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The hospitality package features a large, 55” digital concierge, which saw its first installation in the lobby of a Chicago hotel known for exceptional service in exquisite surroundings. The turnkey package also includes digital promotion signs, custom creative content and project-managed installation.

LENEXA, Kan. – MileNorth Hotel in downtown Chicago, only a few steps away from the city’s renowned Magnificent Mile, is taking communications to a new level using the newly developed Breeze™ digital signage system. The project was conceptualized, created and project-managed by Keywest Technology’s digital artisans in cooperation with hotel signage experts RB Industries.

It’s only right that a crème de la crème hotel is properly outfitted with a custom system to fit the ambiance and to meet the high standards of convenience offered to guests system wide. With this challenge in hand, Keywest Technology worked with hotel management in crafting a 55” interactive sign (a.k.a. digital concierge) that is protected in a portrait view self-standing housing.

The housing contains two ViewSonic 55” LED backlit digital displays that operate in 1080P resolution. One side of the housing is used only for promotional messages, while the other side supports full-on interactive that provides guests key information, including:

  •     Hotel guest information
  •     Hotel amenities
  •     Hotel meeting room information
  •     Airport flight information
  •     Local attractions with wayfinding & QR codes
  •     Local restaurants with wayfinding & QR codes
  •     Local sports with wayfinding & QR codes
  •     and nearby shopping destinations.

In addition to the easy-to-navigate touch screen that provides an immersive guest experience, the digital concierge also sports time, date and weather info. An interactive weather widget provides local weather conditions with a 5-day forecast, something that Chicagoans don’t take for granted given their upper Midwest location next to one of the largest, windiest lakes in the world.

According to Sam Ruggles, hospitality solutions manager for Keywest Technology, his company advocates interactive digital signage where added efficiencies via automation can make positive contributions by effectively promoting useful information as another customer touch point. Ruggles stated, “Our digital concierge is the centerpiece for MileNorth. It operates on so many levels for individual guests that it truly becomes part of the hospitality service process and greatly enhances the quality of the guest experience.”

To this end, Ruggles noted, “Imagine providing guests with timely flight schedules, wayfinding and hotel information, even promotions for local attractions including dining, sports, shopping and museums without standing in line—this is good customer service. By providing this information in a creative environment that reinforces the brand, promotes local amenities and includes easy access, you have a solution—the digital concierge.”

The MileNorth installation also includes three 42” strategically placed digital signs that are powered by Keywest Technology’s new cloud-hosted Breeze system. This system enables ubiquitous management of the screens from any location through a web browser. It also provides rock-solid reliability, security and affordability with Linux-embedded media players.

Two of the 42” digital screens are located above the guest room elevators. With 29 floors including the C-View rooftop bar, guests occasionally have to wait 10-15 minutes during peak times for a lift. With these two signs, MileNorth management provides guests enjoyable infotainment to help reduce perceived wait times.

Finally, two additional digital signs are in the lobby area, with one being on the reverse side of the digital concierge broadcasting promotional messages and the third 42” display mounted near meeting rooms to provide event names, times and dates, much like a digital reader board.

All said and done, the digital signage experience matches the sophisticated environment of MileNorth Hotel through a collaborative effort of Keywest Technology, Keywest Systems Group, Keywest Creative, RB Industries and hotel management. The digital concierge and Breeze digital signage system provide guest-facing interaction and personal assistance, omni-channel marketing think and an innovative infotainment media mix, meeting the diverse needs of hotel guests in this demanding four-star environment.

About Keywest Technology

Keywest Technology is an authentic developer of digital signage technology and a full-service provider offering solutions from simple playback to large multi-sign and interactive networks. Keywest builds systems with a holistic approach that include key software technologies, creative design, system design, and comprehensive support. Based in Lenexa, Kan., the company is dedicated to making business communication as easy as a day at the beach. For more information, visit


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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

New York – YCD Multimedia, a leading global provider of smart digital signage solutions, today announced an innovative workflow for YCD|RAMP (the company’s proprietary Retail Advertising and Merchandising Platform) with Google Web Designer, a free tool for creating HTML5 pages, banner ads, and widgets launched by Google last month. This well-received tool represents a breakthrough in simplicity and advertisement-oriented focus compared to existing solutions.

YCD has created a seamless workflow for importing Google Web Designer projects directly into RAMP, enabling YCD customers to create templates (the basis for RAMP branded designs) themselves without needing costly HTML or Flash Studio services.

By tagging media and text in GWD, customers can take advantage of RAMP’s dynamic data features (pricing, product images, call to action, and more). Upon import, RAMP identifies and associates these tags with RAMP dynamic objects, and creates “native” RAMP templates that are immediately available to user. To ensure users can “hit the ground running”, sample HTML5 projects are provided with this integration.

“With the introduction of Google Web Designer, our R&D team quickly realized the importance of finding ways for our users to use this powerful tool as part of their digital signage workflow in RAMP,” said Eran Sharon, VP of Product Management, YCD Multimedia. “Google Web Designer brought great advertising-focused HTML5 design tools to the world. With our new integration update for RAMP we are excited to put these tools to work in a new way making template creation by YCD customers fast, simple, and free.”


YCD|RAMP (Retail Advertising and Merchandising Platform) addresses the needs and challenges of retailers, offering them, their agencies and suppliers a comprehensive platform to create, manage, and deliver branded marketing campaigns and targeted product promotions that assist consumer behavior retail processes and influence their buying decisions.

Using RAMP’s innovative product-centric approach, marketing teams can quickly and easily deploy product updates, campaigns and advertisements. Smart templates and RAMP's intuitive interface differentiate price and promotion by location and time. Promotions can be sent to one, some, or all locations using “presets”, ensuring correct and timely campaigns and updates and 100% compliance with brand guidelines.

Authorized store managers or regional managers can manage corporate-approved campaign slots and make real-time updates based on local criteria, such as weather, events/promotions, or inventory levels. POS integration adds real-time upsell/cross sell capability, inventory tracking, and most importantly analysis and optimization of content effectiveness and ROI.

YCD|RAMP comes preconfigured with templates optimized for retailers’ needs including “attract” screens, digital menu boards, point-of-sale impulse (“AdScreens”), shopper assistance, shelving/counter, and brand loyalty displays. Additional templates can be created using Flash or HTML5, and RAMP can also import and automatically recognize HTML5 projects created in Google Web Designer – a free advertising-focused HTML5 content creation tool.

About YCD Multimedia

YCD Multimedia is an industry leader providing corporations and organizations worldwide with advanced digital media solutions and applications within the retail environment and other industries. YCD’s flexible platforms help businesses attract clients, target and assist consumers’ buying decisions, reinforce branding and ensure a measurable impact on their business. YCD’s end-to-end offering combines strategy, professional services and technology that increase profits, optimize product mix and enhance the customer shopping experience. To date, the company has partnered with over 2,000 customers, including Fortune 500 corporations and some of the world’s most recognized brands such as Burger King, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Ferrari, Cartier and Diesel. Founded in 1999, YCD Multimedia is headquartered in the United States with offices in the United Kingdom and Israel, and has an international network of resellers serving clients around the globe. In October 2011 YCD acquired C-nario, a global provider of digital signage software solutions. For more information, visit


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Monday, 21 October 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- GuestLogix Inc., the leading global provider of onboard retail and payment technology solutions to airlines and the passenger travel industry, today announced that it has signed a ten-year agreement with NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies. The purpose of the relationship is to significantly improve the way travelers are able to conduct transactions through self-service airport kiosks and mobile applications.

NCR and GuestLogix will help airlines, which are increasingly focused on driving ancillary revenue, by facilitating transaction processing. The relationship provides a comprehensive, secure and compliant means for airlines to sell additional products and services at multiple touch points throughout the travel journey, improving the passenger experience.

Consumer and traveler preferences lean to self-service

"GuestLogix has seen immense trending towards self-service retailing preferences within the travel industry, and we are proud of our ability to support NCR in its continued efforts to lead this charge and enrich the way that travel operators around the world are able to serve their passengers," said Brett Proud, GuestLogix president & chief executive officer. "NCR has been the undisputed leader in the evolution of the way that retailers interact and transact with consumers. It is now ideally positioned to completely transform the way travel operators interact and transact with their passengers and GuestLogix is elated to be such an integrated part of that strategy."

Self-service technologies are now pervasive and are in fact becoming the preferred means of transacting in the average consumer's daily life. According to a worldwide consumer survey released in June 2013, Cisco Customer Experience Report, 52 percent of consumers said that they prefer self-checkout stations in order to avoid waiting in lines and 61 percent of consumers said they would shop at a fully automated self-service store(1).

"The omni-commerce best practices that retailers have adopted are now extending into many facets of the travel industry," says Tony Fernandez, vice president of commercial and business development of the Americas Region for NCR. "Customers at any point on the travel journey are expecting digital solutions to save time and add convenience."

In April of 2013, NCR released the results of its annual NCR Traveler Experience Survey, which revealed that 51 percent of travelers would be willing to pay a nominal fee at a gate-side kiosk for priority boarding to avoid having to check any bags at the last minute(2). It also revealed that 77 percent of travelers experiencing cancellations and delays would like the option to bypass agent assistance and book their own alternate flights using a kiosk or mobile device(3).

Global solutions for the worldwide travel industry

NCR Travel is building on a 130 year history in retailing by focusing on cutting-edge retail and self-service technologies that ease the travel experience for passengers and increase revenue potential for travel providers. NCR Travel delivers a range of self-service technologies to airlines and other travel operators from Latin America to China, and everywhere in between. NCR uniquely supports a global retail marketplace solution, allowing travel providers to manage a much more personal, seamless ancillary shopping experience through a single, comprehensive technology platform at all points in the traveler lifecycle.

"Together with GuestLogix' global transaction processing capabilities, innovative software solutions and extensive experience in the global passenger travel industry, we can now enable our customers around the world to process a wealth of ancillary services," says Tyler Craig, vice president and general manager of Travel at NCR. "This includes baggage fees, seat upgrades, lounge access, destination-based products and services, and much more, in a secure and convenient way."

As part of this agreement, GuestLogix brings 38 payment certifications and more than 40 operational certifications, both from a global and regional perspective, to ensure secure, compliant payment processing.

According to IdeaWorks, airline ancillary revenue represents a more than $36 billion opportunity per annum. The world's top 100 airports represent a cumulative opportunity of more than 1.15 billion annual enplaned passengers that either currently use mobile or kiosk technology to check-in or spend more than one hour at the gate allowing for ample time to access ancillary offerings via self-service kiosks. This number is estimated to grow more than 50% over the next three to five years. The top 100 airports have approximately 7,500 gates in total.

GuestLogix and NCR believe that this solution will easily extend to rail and bus operators as well.

GuestLogix extends to off board touch points

GuestLogix will integrate its Transaction Processing Engine(R) (TPE(R)) into NCR Travel's traditional point-of-sale and self-service software and hardware technologies. Known for its leadership in the onboard retail environment, GuestLogix believes that this extension to support ancillary revenue transaction processing at additional touch points in the travel journey supports a much larger vision.

"The ancillary space in the travel industry is equally as vital to the industry as it is chaotic at the moment, in terms of the lack of tools to properly manage ancillary revenues," continued Proud. "A myriad of disparate solution providers, very little consistency in offerings across regions and incongruent reporting capabilities inside each individual airline, paints the ancillary landscape today. NCR is the perfect example of a company that is able to take a highly advanced technology offering and deliver a unified platform across the travel journey - in any part of the world - to enhance and monetize the passenger experience. Leveraging our TPE payment technology will support that unification in a very exciting way."

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 300 million transactions daily across the retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 26,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Web site:

Twitter: @NCRCorporation




About GuestLogix

GuestLogix Inc., the leading global provider of onboard store technology and merchandising solutions, brings over a decade of expertise as a trusted onboard transaction processing partner to airlines, rail operators and the passenger travel industry. GuestLogix helps its customers to create, manage, and control onboard retail environments tailored to their needs and their passengers for a truly personalized experience. The Company is partnered with global leaders in catering, duty-free and inflight entertainment, offering complete onboard retailing services to airlines and rail operators worldwide. GuestLogix' global headquarters and centre for product innovation is located in Toronto, with regional head offices located in Dallas, London and Hong Kong. More information is available at

Copyright2013 GuestLogix. All Rights Reserved.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations, which involve risks and uncertainties associated with GuestLogix' business and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect", "intend", and similar expressions to the extent they relate to the Company or its management. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but reflect GuestLogix' current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, including the matters discussed under "Risks and Uncertainties" in the Filing Statement filed on August 12, 2013 with the regulatory authorities. GuestLogix assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

(1) Cisco Customer Experience Report(R)

(2, 3) 2013 NCR Traveler Experience Survey

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Monday, 21 October 2013

Australian digital signage integrator, Prendi has created a glimpse into  the 'Store of the Future' that will combine the traditional store front with innovative technology.

As consumers become increasingly more connected, so too will multiple shopping channels which is why the existing store model needs to be change and why smart retailers are starting to develop their version of 'Store of the Future'. This will vary from business to business but it will involve digital technology, integration and a personal relevant experience for customers.

Brisbane based digital integrator, Prendi, has recognised the need in the market for businesses who hear all the marketing jargon but don't really understand what 'omni channel' marketing is or why they need it. "We have created the Store of the Future video to help national brands understand the importance of it and how it will impact their business into the future. This store should create an environment that will completely immerse the shopper and give them a seamless experience between both offline and online channels", says BDM Tanya Williams

 " The Store of the Future will take an omni channel approach but the key to success will be ensuring it is integrated around the customer. Consumers are driving demand  - it is businesses that are way behind. Consumers have more technology and power at their fingertips than ever before and they are not afraid to use it," says Williams.

" Every Store of the Future solution will be different and involve various digital  technology based on the target customers of that brand. The solution must be focused around the customer and should take a phased approach which is scalable across different store sizes & layouts. This will allow brands to test, review and measure their concepts then roll out in"

Retail Store Of The Future from Prendi on Vimeo.

Retailers are faced with aligning their offline and online shopping experience into a single ‘brand’ experience. They need to stay focused on the total customer experience across all selling environments by first designing the brand experience across all channels, determining the role of  digital in the total experience, and aligning the organization to the brand. The end goal should be to create a personal, relevant experiences for customers.

Prendi, are fast becoming the go to company for retailers and national brands that want custom digital solutions and a holistic approach to help solve the pain factors they are currently faced with in their store environment. We partner with clients to provide recommendations and implement realistic solutions within a budget.

For more information please contact Tanya Williams on or 07) 3844 1134 for more information.

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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Retailers can now bring some of that online shopping experience in store.

There is no denying that shopping habits have changed drastically in the past couple of years and bricks & mortar retailers are feeling the effects of this.  We are very excited to announce that we have created a new product that brings a bit of that online experience that customers love so much back into the retail store and can help minimise the impact of showrooming.

It's called the Virtual Wardrobe and it allows customers to engage with a touch screen to select and mix & match outfits they might be interested in buying. They can select different colours and also get the information about the brand, sizing, price and any other important information you might want to convey to them. It is all done by simple swipe actions and is very simple to use.
It is a chance for retailers to combine technology and an in store experience in a way that is dynamic, easy to use and most importantly is engaging for consumers.  The Virtual Wardrobe can be fully customised for any brand using their clothing images and information and can even add categories such as female, male, children or Collection types.

Consumers can now interact with products and control their own shopping experience with or without the help of salespeople in store. It acts like a silent salesperson so when staff are busy serving other customers, the shopper can look for items that are of interest, discover items they might not have seen in store and mix and match items without necessarily having to try so many on.

Self confessed shopaholic Tanya Williams, says her shopping habits have changed drastically just in the past 12 months. "Shopping is about the entire experience whether it is online or in store.  More often than not, traditional retailers are failing to offer a positive experience in store. There are only a handful of fashion stores I prefer to shop in store with yet a lot I shop with a lot regularly online. The few I do like to shop with in store are engaging and give me a reason to visit. This is where so many traditional retailers are failing."

The Virtual Wardrobe  provides a solution that combines the best of both worlds. It not only gets customers into a retail store, it gets them re-engaged and excited about the brand because they are offering them something different. Virtual Wardrobe allows retailers to bring a bit of that online shopping experience in store.  If I decide to buy whilst I am browsing I can click on the QR code which can take me to the direct check out page of the website allowing me to purchase in store and have the item delivered to me. The dynamic nature of the Virtual Wardrobe, makes customers excited about interacting with it in store and acts as  great tool for upselling.

The Recent 2013 Mobile Life study indicated that Australian consumers are interested in a ‘virtual sales assistant’, who will help answer their questions in-store about a particular product. Products like The Virtual Wardrobe present an opportunity for retailers to interact and engage meaningfully with their customers when they are considering a purchase.

Shopaholic Williams says "It's time for retailers to stop complaining and start actioning. I am the perfect target customer for a fashion retailer. I have disposable income and I'm not afraid to spend it, if you give me a reason to. I am a big user of social media and technology and will happily pay a premium if it means saving me time and making my life easier. Stop complaining about me not coming in to your store and give me a reason to ".  

The Virtual Wardrobe has been developed by Prendi, a Brisbane based digital signage integrator who are using digital signage technology to help solve solutions in the market for their clients. The Virtual Wardrobe is the newest product to be created out of their PrendiLab and is sure to capture the attention of retailers worldwide.

For more information please contact Tanya Williams on or (07) 3844 1134 for more information.

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Friday, 18 October 2013

New Release Features Streamlined Workflows with Haivision Video Cloud Integration, Control API for Remote
Third-Party Device Management and Enhanced Security and Localization. Viper 2.0 enables content capture and sharing, locally and over the Internet

MONTREAL, CANADA — Haivision released a major upgrade to the Viper, a fully integrated appliance, giving users easier ways to capture, stream, review, distribute and publish rich, multi-stream HD video content used in situational training, skills assessment, advanced instruction and detailed presentations.

Adopted by organizations in the enterprise, education, medical, and federal industries, Viper now offers integrated workflows to export media and for cloud distribution of live and on demand content. To share media outside of the integrated VoD portal of the Viper, authorized users can now easily export video files in different formats to network attached devices or to USB ports. To reach broader audiences, the Viper now includes publishing of live and on-demand assets into the powerful workflows of the Haivision Video Cloud or, via RTMP, users can now live stream directly to popular CDNs.

Supporting advanced integration features, the Viper now includes a control API to allow room controllers and other third-party devices to remotely manage Viper’s streaming, recording and publishing functions and supports camera control directly from the Viper’s touch panel.

The Viper also supports secure streaming with AES encryption for live and on-demand viewing across facilities, along with new features for conditional, role-based access to enable multiple users to access user-specific content. Designed for non-technical users, Viper’s intuitive user interface is easy to use with improved touch screen capabilities and new localization features, supporting many languages, including French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

The University of Agder in Norway has selected the Viper to stream live lectures between two of its campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad. Prior to using Viper, the university required many of its professors to drive over an hour between the two campuses to deliver lectures. Leveraging Haivision’s Viper, Agder can link both campuses together, streaming live lectures between both locations, saving the faculty time and giving students much broader access to lectures.

“Viper reduces the time lost for commuting between locations, while reaching a broader audience of students,” said Rolf Lovland, Project Manager, University of Agder. “Haivision’s complete video solution didn’t require any heavy lifting from our IT department and allowed our professors to focus on what is most important – delivering their lectures and educating our students. It has provided us with a very easy way to capture, stream and distribute our lecture hall content to students in multiple locations.”

“We’ve seen rapid adoption of the Viper at universities and medical schools for recording and streaming presentations and medical procedures,” said Peter Maag, chief marketing officer Haivision. “Because it is a single room appliance that delivers high quality media across campus securely without the need for a central server platform, the Viper is incredibly simple to deploy.”

About Haivision

Haivision delivers end-to-end solutions for streaming, encoding, recording, managing, and distributing secure IP video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical/healthcare, and federal/military industries. Haivision is a private company based in Montreal and Chicago with regional offices in Austin, Tx; Atlanta, Ga.; Portland, Or.; Washington D.C. and Hamburg, Germany. With a global sales and support organization, Haivision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide. More information is available at

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Friday, 18 October 2013

Choices Flooring 'Store of the Future' has been unveiled and will be rolled out in stores across the country over the next 12 months. The stores have a number of new design elements however the key highlight is the new Inspiration Station.

Brisbane digital signage integrator, Prendi has bought Choices Flooring 'Store of the Future' to life. The Inspiration Station combines traditional and digital in store using mood boards, interactive touch screens and digital design ideas to give customers a personalised and engaging experience. When Choices Flooring Group Marketing Manager, Jason Verstack, approached Prendi with his vision we were able to provide a custom solution that would allow customers to combine traditional way of buying flooring with technology to give them more relevant information.
" We found via research that customers are expecting more when they came into the store which is what prompted the decision to add more interactivity in stores. The goal was to bring technology into the store where customers can come in and interact with the products they selected, giving them the best experience in store", says Group Marketing Manager, Jason Verstack.

Using custom software, Prendi were able to provide a solution by creating an interface that encompassed both usability and simplicity, By using intuitive navigation, users can browse the product range, change the range setting and even print or email their chosen selections enabling them to share with decision makers in other locations. These features provide an effective call to action, improved brand awareness for Choices and an interactive and engaging experience for the customer since Choices have made their experience easier and personal.

"Initially it wasn't thought of as a sales tool however it has developed into a great tool to show customers comparisons between different flooring types on the spot as well as then seeing the actual sample or swatch in store. They can even print or email the options to show other decision makers" says Verstack.

Choices have identified that digital technology needs to be an integral part of the store and this includes their website, apps and the new Inspiration Station. They have engaged Prendi to commence work on Phase two and add new elements, more products and other  options to the existing interface.

The franchisees and senior management are excited about the future of the Inspiration Station and see the integration of digital into traditional store environments as a necessary part of their growth moving forward.
Watch the full Case Study here: 

About Prendi

Prendi is fast becoming the go to company for retailers and national brands that want custom digital signage solutions and content to take their businesses to a new level. Taking a wholistic approach to the pain factors of clients they are able to implement realistic solutions that are scalable, relevant and within a budget.

For more information please contact Tanya Williams on or (07) 3844 1134 for more information.


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Friday, 18 October 2013

Hastings Academy has installed ONELAN digital signage for several specific applications. Part of the installation at Hastings Academy is a new 270º projection immersive space 5m x 5m in addition to outside large projection spaces installed at Hastings Creative Learning Center.

Henley on Thames, United Kingdom --( The system is driven by a ONELAN Net-Top-Box (NTB) 6000 media player and the images sliced and shared by Datapath multi-screen controllers. Projectors then “hard edge blend techniques” match the images together to create the 270º display and the large projection.

ONELAN was selected as the NTB media players are highly stable and very easy to use by nontechnical staff.

The Academy also has a video wall driven by a ONELAN NTB 6000 media player, and a further ONELAN NTB 6000 media player that drives twelve screens around the Academy campus displaying school news and information, and also a further 12 at their sister campus in St Leonards on sea, driven by the same publisher across campus.

The video wall installation is a specialist solution tailored for Hastings Academy. The Academy had a vision for a space that they call "the sandpit." CDEC, the integrator, was given the following constraints to work with:

  • The school specifically chose screens with thicker bezels
  • Screens to be positioned under the stairs
  • The videowall should be of a "creative" shape
  • The videowall should offer a number of different configurations including the ability to create a "window" into the sister academy in St Leonards
  • The videowall should have one portion that is interactive.
  • The solution should be simple to use, and change between presets.

The video wall at Hastings Academy enables a number of inputs to be displayed for both students and teachers. A timed videoconferencing system switches automatically on at the end of lessons at 3.15 so pupils in after school clubs and teachers know that after school, if they arrive at the video wall, they can share lessons and teaching best practice in an interactive meeting space. The full use of this system is still being developed.

The solution installed by CDEC is a highly useable immersive style system. CDEC created a number of templates; the simplicity of the system allows different immersive backdrops to be updated and created. The web team at the school can then add to the templates creating different immersive environments. The teacher arrives with an iPad and selects different options via a drop down box and the room is transformed into a desert, then with another change the students are transported to the moon or Mars.

The video wall enables the Academy to operate highly effectively; all staff and students know that the videoconferencing system switches automatically on at the end of lessons at 3.15pm so pupils in after school clubs and teachers know that after school, if they arrive at the videowall, they can share lessons and teaching best practice in an interactive meeting space with their sister academy in St Leonards.

CDEC’s installation at Hastings Academy was shortlisted for an AV Award 2013 in the best Education Project category.

ONELAN is a global leader of digital signage and IPTV solutions and a proud investor in UK engineering talent. The company develops high quality, innovative solutions for all types of screen-based communications for applications including retail, advertising networks, corporate communications, education, health, public signage and hospitality.

With a solid foundation and long history of profitable growth, ONELAN is headquartered in the UK, with offices in South America, China and Germany. ONELAN has over 300 partners in 50 countries. The business has received numerous awards since its foundation in 2000, including most recently the AV magazine Digital Signage Project of the Year and the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade.

ONELAN Ltd is based in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

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Thursday, 17 October 2013

First in-office digital signage network with sight, sound, and motion for business professionals

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired) - RMG Networks (NASDAQ: RMGN), the leading provider of technology-driven video advertising and communications solutions, today announced a partnership with Regus (LSE: RGU.L), the global workplace provider, to develop the RMG Office Media Network.

The RMG Office Media Network, which will be the United States' largest in-office digital media network to engage audiences with sight, sound, and motion, will debut at 650 Regus business centers in top DMAs -- including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and San Francisco -- and reach an estimated five million business professionals monthly. The network is expected to go live in December 2013 and will feature content from Bloomberg Television.

Along with RMG's Airline Media Network, the RMG Office Media Network will be the premier US digital place-based network focused on engaging business decision makers. Screens are located in communal office areas, such as co-working spaces, break rooms and reception areas. Installations will feature large format screens and video walls with sound.

"This is another exciting industry first from Regus. With this extensive private media network we will be able to bring our members news updates from Bloomberg together with a range of engaging content. In doing so we hope to help keep them well informed and work smarter," said Bob Gaudreau, Regus' Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

"This network delivers an important audience of business professionals that are hard to reach with traditional media. They make IT purchase decisions, travel frequently, and influence telecom and large ticket retail purchases. This network is a natural complement to our established Airline Media Network, both delivering video advertising to affluent consumers outside the home," said Garry McGuire Chief Executive Officer, RMG Networks.

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Thursday, 17 October 2013

Australian digital signage integrator, Prendi has partnered with retailer Mountain Designs to create a new way to engage with customers.

Retailers are searching for new and smarter ways to attract and engage new customers in traditional retail stores.  Innovative retailers are recognising that consumers are using digital technology to connect with brands and digital signage is an effective way to connect with them.

Brisbane based digital integrator, Prendi, are partnering with retailer Mountain Designs to bring digital signage into their stores using custom configuration and dynamic digital content.  " The objective for the client was to not only  grab the customers attention when they are outside the stand but to also use dynamic content and messaging to encourage them to come into the store, then converting the sales using the digital screens placed in store", says Prendi Creative Director, Nat Russell.

" The wining factor about the solution we implemented is that is scalable across store layouts and components could easily be removed or added to maintain consistancy as the concept is rolled out to more stores.  The two unorthodox screen layouts break the traditional configuration and have been designed specifically for the space in the store, flow of traffic and types of messaging that needed to be communicated."

" The digital signage solution we recommended to Mountain Designs provided them with a chance to combine technology and an in store experience in a way that is dynamic, easy to use and most importantly is engaging for consumers".  

Russell and his team were instrumental in creating the digital content vision to life. "We took their existing brand assets which included TVC's, logo's, marketing and brand imagery and created content that would work with the digital signage configurations we created specifically for their store. Being able to fully utilise their existing assets meant the client was able to reduce costs and ensure brand consistancy", says Russell.

" Feedback from store owners, management and shoppers has been overwhelming. Customers are engaging with the messages in a way that would be near impossible with traditional static signage, that has a tendency to get lost.  We are excited to work with innovative clients and continue to innovate in the digital signage industry."
Watch the full Case Study here:

Prendi, is fast becoming the go to company for retailers and national brands that want custom digital signage solutions and content to solve their in store issues. We take a wholistic approach to the pain factors our clients have and implement realistic solutions within a budget.

For more information please contact Tanya Williams on or 07) 3844 1134 for more information.


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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Cost-efficient, paperless, digital branch includes NCR video banking software to reach new and underserved markets and improve member services

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gesa Credit Union, a $1.2 billion credit union serving Washington state, won a 2013 Excellence in Technology award from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) for its digital branch initiative, powered in part by video banking software from NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR).

Gesa is the first financial institution in the Pacific Northwest to use personal teller machines (PTMs), which are based on the technology behind NCR APTRA Interactive Teller. APTRA Interactive Teller software connects consumers to a live, remote teller via a two-way video/audio conversation over an ATM. The remote tellers have full control of ATM functions, creating an interactive experience in which members can complete more than 95 percent of typical branch transactions, with transaction times typically 33 percent faster than an average teller interaction.

Gesa’s digital branches include the PTMs, 42” touchscreens for scheduling appointments and researching financial products, audio/video virtual offices for meetings with remote credit union specialists, IP security cameras, video, music and digital signage. Gesa has six PTMs in two branches and plans to expand in 2014. [View Gesa’s award submission here.]

“We continue to receive such positive feedback on our PTM solution and digital branches from our members and industry peers,” said Don Miller, president and CEO of Gesa. “The PTM software is a critical element to our digital branch strategy, and allows us to efficiently and effectively deliver exceptional service to our members.”

“The digital branch concept will enable us to quickly deploy efficient, low cost and smaller footprint branches in new geographic areas,” said Raj Bandaru, CIO of Gesa.

CUNA presented Gesa with its 2013 Excellence in Technology award at its Technology Council Conference on September 22 in Hollywood, Calif.

“Financial institutions and industry groups continue to validate the strategy and implementation of interactive video as part of a retail banking network. More importantly, consumers are responding enthusiastically to the convenience of our innovative software,” said Brian Bailey, vice president and general manager, NCR Branch Transformation. “I am thrilled that Gesa Credit Union has been recognized for their forward-thinking approach to delivering service to their members, and I look forward to continue working with them on new innovative projects in the future.”

About Gesa Credit Union

Gesa Credit Union has served Washington State’s Tri-Cities community since 1953, and is one of the state’s largest credit unions with $1.3 billion in assets and 114,000 members. Gesa is a full service financial institution that offers a complete array of consumer, mortgage, and business products and services. Headquartered in Richland, Washington, Gesa operates 10 branch offices in the Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, Walla Walla, and Wenatchee communities. Gesa also supports seven student-operated high school branches – the most in the state. Gesa’s commitment to local communities includes support for Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity, annual youth scholarships, and free financial seminars open to members and the general public. For more information visit

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 450 million transactions daily across the retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 26,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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Twitter: @NCRCorporation




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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

KORE eclipses individual M2M device certification count of tier 1 cellular carriers driven by impending North American 2G to 3G GSM nNetwork transition

SAN JOSE AND ALPHARETTA, GA–MobileCON 2013 – KORE, the world’s largest wireless services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, today announced that more than 1,000 unique M2M devices have now been certified on its wireless global network, accelerated in part by the surge in certifications of 3G devices as the 2G GSM network is phased out in North America. This mark eclipses the individual device certifications issued by Tier 1 carriers and underscores the unique capabilities that KORE brings to market for M2M solution providers.

As a member of both PTCRB and CDG, KORE provides more network and technology options than any M2M network provider in the industry and gives its partners the power to select from a broad list of device specifications for any given M2M application. For example, highly mobile devices for Pay-How-You-Drive insurance programs measuring consumer driving behavior will vary dramatically from fixed wireless, long-term applications such as remote streetlight monitoring and management. KORE can match usage requirements with a host of other selection criteria such as network support, physical size, antenna requirements, weight, battery life, cost, expected lifecycle and a number of additional performance characteristics.

“This important benchmark highlights the singular focus of our dedicated Certification Team, put in place some years ago with the specific aim to place KORE at the forefront of device credentialing,” said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO, KORE. “I can say now that KORE has firmly taken hold of that mantle and along with it, takes extreme pride in being able to shorten the time-to-market for our customers, especially in light of the need to certify 3G devices as the 2G network in North America is phased out by 2017.”

The KORE pool of cellular devices now holds 682 GSM devices across 195 vendors, including Cinterion, Sierra Wireless, Enfora, MultiTech and Digi, and 310 CDMA devices from 144 vendors, including Sierra Wireless, BlueTree, Calamp and Novatel. With the addition of satellite services, KORE also now certifies 15 devices on the Iridium satellite spectrum.

The telehealth market currently represents one of the fastest growing M2M segments, with 15 devices now certified by KORE. Other high-growth segments are payment processing, now with more than 18 devices online and remote monitoring/green initiatives with more than 53.

For a list of devices supported by the KORE network, please go to:

About KORE Telematics

KORE is the world’s largest wireless network provider specializing exclusively on the rapidly expanding global machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market. Providing unified control and management for cellular and satellite network service delivery in more than 180 countries worldwide, KORE empowers its application, hardware and wireless operator partners to efficiently deliver M2M solutions for connected devices across the globe. M2M applications in industries as diverse as healthcare, utilities, enterprise IT, transaction processing and fleet management rely on the KORE network to deliver operational efficiencies and cost-savings. KORE offers a range of technologies — including GSM, HSPA, LTE, CDMA and EV-DO, as well as satellite services — that ensure the greatest possible reliability and coverage. For more information, please visit

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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

DS2 improves both customer engagement and security

Amsterdam - Digital Signage specialist, AOPEN, has partnered with Axis Communications, the global market leader in network video surveillance, to release DS2. This product, designed for retailers and other commercial applications, combines signage and surveillance in a powerful way that proves that security can enhance customer engagement and satisfaction.

While the security benefits in connecting surveillance hardware to cutting edge displays is obvious, customers will be able to leverage the superior quality of the Axis cameras with AOPEN’s proven signage technology to deliver even more powerful marketing material to customers. Using the solution, retailers are able to use the video feed to deliver targeted messages to the audience in the room via the signage panels. The feed from the cameras can be easily integrated into the signage, too, allowing retailers to advertise directly to consumers on the monitors facing the audience.

“We see surveillance as an important challenge for retailers who own a store. Shoplifting has always been a touchy subject for store owners as it accounts for unnecessary losses. With the combination of signage and surveillance we try to give the retailer a solution that has a two-fold benefit; using marketing communications such as promotions and advertisements to increase sales, and run security feeds at the back-end of the store thus improving security measures and theft prevention,” says Gabriëlle Offringa, Marketing Manager AOPEN Europe.

DS2 allows a single player to connect up to six cameras, providing total coverage of your premises. Because the AOPEN Digital Engine media player included in the solution is so powerful, a single device is able to power both your local signage network and the camera security feeds, resulting in a significantly lower total cost of ownership.

The Technology

These cameras are the latest high-quality IP devices from Axis. Housed within an inconspicuous 59 x 95 x 41 form factor is an SVGA resolution camera that runs at 30 frames per second. Movement Detection and Sabotage Alarm also ensures maximum device security. The AOPEN Digital Engine meanwhile is a Network Video Recorder and media player in one that comes with 320GB of storage in RAID 0 mode (640GB in RAID 1) and 4 GB DDRIII SO-DIMM Memory. Tying this together is a software suite that operates on Windows 7 and supports a wide variety of media and dynamic effects to manage the content and video feeds.

Edwin Roobol, Regional Director at Axis, says “This joined partnership brings together the best of two worlds in signage and surveillance. AOPEN being a strong player in the digital signage market and Axis being the number one in surveillance; makes for a reliable and strong solution. It is unique in its essence, since we are the first vendors that integrate signage with video feeds to enhance security. This goes very well in line with our long-term strategy to develop innovative and intelligent products”.

Gabriëlle concludes: “Axis Communications is the ideal partner for this solution, as its surveillance technology is world leading. Converging their security with AOPEN's signage is a perfect fit, allowing users to get maximum use, flexibility and value from their technology.”

A hybrid solution like DS2 saves users money through its security aspect, and it makes money by driving customer engagement thus growing sales. By using the footage taken of the customer in a playful and engaging manner, retailers will benefit from an increase in customer engagement to drive customer satisfaction.


Founded in 1996, AOPEN is a leading global electronics manufacturer, specialising in multi-platform, ultra-small form factor computing for both home and business, with a focus on digital signage. AOPEN welcomes a wide range of different partners, from hardware to software and services, to enhance its full solution offerings. Part of the Wistron group, AOPEN has a presence in over 100 countries. AOPEN's customers and partners range from governments and financial institutions to retailers, retail design firms, strategic consultants and branding agencies.


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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

V652-TM enhances digital signage and connects with audiences

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the addition of a 65-inch model to its Touch-Integrated V Series. The commercial-grade panel and components promote extended use and deliver superior touchscreen capabilities for digital signage and video wall applications in education, corporate, retail and restaurant environments.

NEC’s V652-TM display offers digital signage users interactive capabilities with full-HD resolution at a cost-conscious price. Within the Touch-Integrated V Series bezel is an integrated, low-profile, 4-camera optical-imaging technology that allows for up to six simultaneous touches. Its anti-reflective glass coating protects the panel and allows for higher brightness transmittance.

“Touch-screen applications continue to trend upward as organizations explore new ways to connect with customers and clients,” said Rachel Karnani, Senior Product Manager for Large Screen Displays at NEC Display Solutions. “The new V652-TM display gives end users a powerful brand-building tool at an attractive price point.”

The new touch-Integrated V Series model includes the following features:

  •     Commercial-grade LCD panel and components
  •     1920 x 1080 native resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 430 cd/m2 (maximum brightness), and 4000:1 contrast ratio
  •     4-camera optical-imaging technology, which supports up to six simultaneous touches
  •     Integrated, double-sided anti-reflective glass protects the LCD panel, while minimizing reflectivity
  •     Expanded connectivity with DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI-D
  •     Networking capabilities through RS232C, RJ45, IR Remote and DDC/CI inputs
  •     Built-in expansion slot, which allows for seamless integration of Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) devices or NEC accessories
  •     Built-in, low-profile 10W speakers, which enhance the experience with superior sound
  •     Optional accessories, which include stands, 3G/HD/SD-SDI card, DVI daisy chain, OPS devices, OPS adapter (required for use with OPS adapters) and external PCs

The V652-TM will be available in October 2013 at a minimum advertised price of $7,499. It carries a 3-year limited parts and labor warranty, which includes the backlight.

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., is a leading designer and provider of innovative desktop LCD monitors, commercial- and professional-grade large-screen LCD displays, a diverse line of multimedia and digital cinema projectors, and integrated display solutions. NEC Display Solutions develops leading-edge visual technology and customer-focused solutions for a wide variety of markets, including enterprise, healthcare, education and digital signage. It has deployed more than one-million large-format displays worldwide. For additional information about NEC Display Solutions of America products, call (866) NEC-MORE, or visit the website at Follow us on our social media channels: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn.


VUKUNET, from NEC Display Solutions of America, is the engine that powers the digital out-of-home advertising business. VUKUNET is the only universal ad serving platform that drives ads to any digital out-of-home network, regardless of content management system. VUKUNET makes the buying, flighting and reporting of digital out-of-home ad campaigns easy. For additional information about VUKUNET, visit, or call (877) 805-VUKU.

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Company's players deliver engaging content on 70+ screens located throughout the city
LOS GATOS, CA – BrightSign, LLC®, the market leader in digital signage players, today announced the successful completion of its work with Imaculix at the Zurich Film Festival. The project – a collaboration between BrightSign, Imaculix and the festival’s organizers – included more than 70 screens deployed in four major event venues located throughout Zurich.
Each fall, the film industry comes together at the Zurich Film Festival, an annual gathering that attracts film luminaries from across the globe. Now in its ninth year, the 2013 festival delivered an impressive line-up of events, award ceremonies and receptions to honor the achievements of directors, producers, actors and others within the film industry.
“An integral part of the event, our digital signage installations are unique in that they have the ability to both inform as well as entertain. For the second year, we turned to Imaculix to help harness these functions to the best of their ability, and we were very impressed with the result,” said Karl Spörri, artistic director of the Zurich Film Festival.
Digital signage conceived by Imaculix and powered by BrightSign was utilized extensively across the expansive network of event venues and transportation depots. More than ever before, innovative digital signage installations were used to direct festival attendees to their destinations, inform them about upcoming festival activities and simply entertain them with a dazzling array of eye-catching displays.
The Zurich Film Festival began on September 26th and concluded on the 6th of October. For full details, images and additional information about this installation, please contact BrightSign for its recently published case study detailing the technical implementations at the event.
About BrightSign

BrightSign, LLC is the market leader in digital signage players. Based in Los Gatos, California, the company develops products, software and networking solutions for digital signage. BrightSign solid-state digital sign controllers set new standards for both stand-alone and networked digital signage applications with their superior video quality, reliability, affordability, ease of use and interactivity. Online information about BrightSign units is available at For US sales inquiries, please contact or call +1-408-852-9263. For European sales inquiries, please email Pierre Gillet: or call +44-1223-911842. Follow BrightSign at and
BrightSign and the BrightSign logo are registered trademarks of BrightSign, LLC in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Specifications subject to change without notice.

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Super compact embedded system supports socket G2 Intel® Core™ i7/ i5/ i3/ Celeron® processor, four RS-232/422/485, four LANs, four USB 3.0 and many more advantages

Taipei, Taiwan – A high-performance fanless embedded system with 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processor (Intel® Ivy Bridge), the eBOX660-872-FL, is presented by Axiomtek. It incorporates the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processor (i7/ i5/ i3) or Intel® Celeron® processor with Intel® HM76 Express chipset, propelling computing with better processing. With the great graphics computing capability and dual view support, this fanless embedded box computer is especially suited for automatic optical inspection, digital signage (DS), digital surveillance, gaming, automation control and POS/Kiosk. In addition, this application-ready compact rugged platform also targets for nearly any field of industrial embedded applications like embedded controller, factory automation and more fields.

“The outstanding eBOX660-872-FL is made to meet diverse demands in industrial environment with a wealth of attention-getting advantages. This high performance noiseless embedded system is especially designed with the Socket G2 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ or Celeron® processor, four Gigabit LAN ports and four USB 3.0 ports, ideal for use in digital signage and optical inspection” said Ray Chang, Product Manager of Product & Marketing Division at Axiomtek.  “In particular, the dual display interfaces of one VGA and one DisplayPort provide more flexible configurations for dual view support.”

To address demand for rich network and wireless connection (WiFi or 3G/GPRS), the eBOX660-872-FL is available with two PCI Express Mini Card slots and two SIM card sockets allowing more efficient, seamless networking options.  Eight isolated DI/DO can connect sensor or camera ideally for environment control and security management. For noiseless and reliable operation in critical environments, this rugged unit has excellent fanless & thermal design and operating temperature ranging from -20°C to +70°C. The rugged aluminum cold-rolled steel enclosure possesses anti-vibration advantage which protects the entire system from vibration up to 3 Grms (with CFast™). Moreover, the extreme compact eBOX660-872-FL has two 204-pin DDR3-1066/1333 SO-DIMM system memory banks maximum up to 16 GB, one 2.5” SATA HDD drive bay and CFastTM socket for solid state disk system.

Other I/O connectors include four USB 3.0 ports which can run up to ten times faster than USB 2.0, quad Gigabit Ethernet ports and audio, and is equipped with a wide-range DC input 10V~30VDC power supply.  Last, but not least, this new robust embedded system is fully compatible with the Windows® Standard Embedded 8/7, and Linux.

The long-term support eBOX660-872-FL with great system performance will be available around late. Axiomtek’s embedded system product line, eBOX series, consists of an extensive assortment of quality embedded systems with variety for any requirement and budget. For more product information or pricing, please visit us at or contact one of our sales representatives at .

Main Features:

  •     Fanless operation and IP40-rated aluminum cold-rolled steel enclosure
  •     3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7/ i5 / i3/ Celeron® socket type processor with Intel® HM76 Express chipset, max. TDP 45W
  •     Two 204-pin DDR3-1066/1333 SO-DIMM memory banks maximum up to 16 GB
  •     One 2.5” SATA HDD drive bay and CFastTM
  •     Four USB 3.0 ports, four COM ports (RS-232/422/485)
  •     Four Gigabit Ethernet ports, Eight isolated DI/DO and audio
  •     One VGA and one DisplayPort for dual independent display support
  •     Two PCI Express Mini Card slots and two SIM card sockets
  •     Vibration resistance up to 3 Grms (CFastTM)
  •     Protection against extreme temperature of -20°C to +70°C
  •     Power protection (OVP, UVP, OCP, OTP, Reverse protection)


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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Transformation of branch network infrastructure improves consumer experience and helps Automatia and retail banks to grow their businesses more effectively

HELSINKI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today announced that it is extending its relationship with leading Finnish ATM network operator, Automatia. The engagement includes an innovative ATM solution to withstand the extreme low-temperatures in Finland, as part of a deal to replace 400 older, non-NCR ATMs and 200 NCR Personas series ATMs with 600 NCR SelfServ 25 and 26 ATMs.

With temperatures as low as -30 degrees Centigrade in Finland, extreme cold can be problematic to the electronic and electro-mechanical components of any complex device, including ATMs. As part of the ATM network deployment, the NCR professional services team for Automatia developed an innovative custom pressurization kit. The kit combats the effects on the ATM of extreme cold, as well as dust, and so increases reliability and up-time. The result is greater availability of ATMs for consumers, making their lives easier and allowing Automatia and retail banks to grow their businesses more effectively.

“Finnish retail banks rely on Automatia to provide an up-to-date network of ATMs across the country. Fundamental to this service is a high degree of up-time for ATMs, providing a convenient service to consumers and improving profitability for the banks,” said Esa Makkonen, CIO at Automatia. “Our partnership with NCR and Fujitsu, and the combined hardware and services approach they offer, has provided the ATM innovation we require to deliver this level of service for consumers and help grow the Automatia business.”

The aim of the Automatia ATM upgrade strategy, of which NCR and partner Fujitsu are integral, was to provide a more engaging, valuable consumer experience. This will help retail banks using the Automatia ATM network to transform their branch infrastructure into an environment that suits the demands of technology literate consumers when they bank.

“Branch network transformation and innovation is key for retail banks as they seek to engage with consumers more effectively and increase the profitability of their real-estate,” said Maarten Bais, Director Northern Europe for financial services at NCR. “Automatia is enabling this transformation by providing the latest ATM solutions from NCR to their network across Finland. Of particular note, is the innovative technology developed with the Automatia team to combat down-time issues associated with extremely low temperatures that arise in Finland.”

Key to the deployment has been the relationship with long-time partner in Finland, Fujitsu Finland Oy. As part of its country wide service Fujitsu maintains almost all ATMs in Finland, as well as developing applications for self service customers. This is an extension of an Automatia upgrade that started in 2010 when 300 lobby ATMs in Automatia’s network were replaced with NCR SelfServ 22 units.

“As business strategies and consumer trends change so quickly, retail banks need to be more agile. Software is key to making this possible,” said Hannu Mantymaki, Software Services Manager at Fujitsu. “Fujitsu has been working closely with Automatia, NCR and retail banks to ensure that flexible, innovative software solutions are integrated into the latest hardware being deployed throughout Automatia’s ATM network.”

About Automatia

Under the brand OTTO, Automatia Pankkiautomaatit Oy is running, maintaining and owning ATMs for all major banks in Finland. The ATM network which, operates on 24/7 basis and is the most important cash distribution channel in Finland. Otto ATM’s serve the customers of all Finnish banks as well as users of the international Visa, Mastercard and American Express cardholders. Automatia Pankkiautomaatit Oy started in 1994 and is owned by three major banks in Finland.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 300 million transactions daily across the retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 26,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Web site:

Twitter: @NCRCorporation




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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Established in Italy in 1999 Fabbro is a market leading multi-service company with three divisions:
Catering, Vending machines and Cleaning & Sanitising.

Why Digital Signage
Fabbro wanted to use digital signage in its coffee shops and bars for digital menu boards and for advertising. In particular it wanted to use digital signage to create an added value offering to customers in the vending market. Digisoft Multimedia is responsible for the installation and management of Fabbro's digital signage.

What is installed
Twelve Spunto Coffee Shops have ONELAN Net top box (NTB) 650 subscriber players installed to drive 42" screens. Digital signage is also installed in seven of its H24 bars, with vandal resistant 32" touch screens in landscape mode, and on thirty automatic vending machines with 17" open-frame touch screens.

Fabbro has two ONELAN NTB 6000 publishers at its headquarters to publish both its own and third party advertisers' content to the ONELAN subscriber players. Fabbro also use a ONELAN Digital Signage Manager (DSM) for the remote monitoring of the Digital Signage network and for the content's proof of play.

Four Spicco restaurants also have digital menu boards installed.

What is being shown
In addition to the menus, ingredient information is also being displayed to comply with regulations.
Food and drink special promotions are also being shown as well as third party advertising.

There are four different master layouts: one for the H24 bars, one for the vending machines and two for the coffee shops (a single screen version and a two screen version).

An instruction manual has been generated to ensure the coffee shop advertising content provided by the creative agencies of Fabbro's vending suppliers is correct (suppliers are customers of Fabbro's advertising service). Fabbro has no fixed policy or schedule for the frequency of content change.

Digisoft Multimedia has trained Fabbro how to manage the creation and the publishing of content channels.

End User Feedback
Fabbro is satisfied with ONELAN as its staff find it easy to use and Fabbro can now manage its own content.


ONELAN is a global leader of digital signage and IPTV solutions and a proud investor in UK engineering talent. The company develops high quality, innovative solutions for all types of screen-based communications for applications including retail, advertising networks, corporate communications, education, health, public signage and hospitality.

With a solid foundation and long history of profitable growth, ONELAN is headquartered in the UK, with offices in South America, China and Germany. ONELAN has over 300 partners in 50 countries. The business has received numerous awards since its foundation in 2000, including most recently the AV magazine Digital Signage Project of the Year and the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade. ONELAN Ltd is based in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Visit for further details.

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Monday, 14 October 2013

A Central London based charity for homeless people, The Connection at St Martins, is running  a weekly digital media group where homeless people are given the opportunity to create their own content for the recently installed software.

The charity felt that using the digital signage, provided by Blackburn based company Dynamax Technologies Ltd, was a way to inform visitors about the variety of activities and the range of services they provide, and wanted to ensure content was current and interactive. The main goal was to provide a space to showcase the creativity and achievements of their clients, which is why the digital media group has been set up.

The services they provide include; a day and night centre, outreach for rough sleepers, skills training & career advice, activity programs and specialist support for complex needs. On average the building sees over 200 people a day.

Using software, the center is now able to show a daily schedule of activities including opening hours, meal times and photography created by the clients.

The Connection at St Martins currently has two screens which both play the same content. One is a reception screen and the other is located in the main activity room.

Chris Andrew, who has set up the digital media group, says the main reasons she chose digitalsignage.NET was because of the simple and intuitive design, the widgets that display fresh content (such as the weather and twitter), and the fact that it is cloud based meaning all the content is stored in one place.

Angela Protain, the Day Centre Manager, explained what she thinks of the digital signage software: “The screen is great, it has revolutionized the way we give information to clients and other visitors to the day center.”

Not only do the staff feel that the digital signage solution has had a positive impact, but a client “likes that it tells you what’s going on each day. It catches your attention and you see things you didn’t know about before.”

About Dynamax Technologies

Blackburn company Dynamax Technologies is one of the longest standing digital signage companies in the world. Its software products allow schools, retailers, small shops and businesses throughout the UK to deliver targeted communications to their audiences via interconnected screens installed in their locations.

The NEC Birmingham, Merseyrail, Rohan and East End Foods are just a few of its recent most clients. For more information, please visit and


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Monday, 14 October 2013

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Panasonic, an industry leader in food services technology solutions, joins P97 Networks, Microsoft Corp., and CGI, at NACS 2013 to introduce PetroZone, a mobile commerce and behavioral marketing platform for the convenience retail and fuels marketing industry. This new alliance will combine the power of Panasonic’s portfolio of point-of-sale devices and deployment services with CGI’s Payment 360 Platform, Microsoft’s Dynamics AX Point of Sale, and P97’s PetroZone cloud based mobile commerce platform to provide the retail convenience and fuel marketing industry a fully integrated mobile payments and settlement platform for the future.

The partnership provides major oil companies with a complete cloud based mobile commerce platform, allowing them to offer new mobile payment types, digital offers, integrated customer loyalty programs, and financial settlement solutions for their retail fuel distributors, wholesalers, and marketers. Panasonic services are available for rapid deployment at convenience stores and retail fueling operations.

“Panasonic is a great partner to work with,” said Donald Frieden, chief executive of P97 Networks. “The convenience and retail fueling industry wants to improve and expand their customer relationships and reward programs with mobile commerce and Panasonic is well positioned to serve our customers with their broad portfolio of technology devices and services." Frieden said his company looks forward to partnering with Panasonic to deliver their latest technology to sites such as Windows 8 touch screen devices for point-of-sale to help advance global oil companies and retail fuel merchants.

“PetroZone and next generation POS systems provide a unique opportunity for oil companies and convenience and retail fueling merchants to meet pending EMV requirements by refreshing their systems with new technologies that enable mobile commerce,” said Richard Elliott, Director, Food Services for Panasonic. “This will help accelerate the replacement of traditional transactional business with alternative payment methods and improved loyalty programs.”

Merchants and oil companies that wish to learn more about the Panasonic technology solutions portfolio or PetroZone, and the benefits these platforms provide are invited to visit the PetroZone booth (Technology Section, booth # 3461) at NACS for live demonstrations.

Panasonic Solutions for Business

Panasonic delivers reliable business technology solutions that connect data with decision makers to drive better outcomes—for our customers and our customers’ customers. Panasonic engineers reliable products and solutions that help to create, capture and deliver data of all types, where, when and how it is needed. The complete suite of Panasonic professional solutions for government and commercial enterprises of all sizes addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, visual communications (projectors, displays, digital signage) and HD video production. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic solutions for business can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation, and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In Interbrand’s 2013 Annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, the Panasonic brand ranked number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report ( As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America last month relocated its headquarters to a new facility built to meet LEED certification standards, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ. Learn more about Panasonic at

About PetroZone

PetroZone™ is cloud based mobile commerce platform which connects consumers with retail fueling merchants and convenience stores across a broad partner ecosystem, including oil company payment networks, merchants, consumer package good companies, automotive companies and banks.

Consumers using their PetroZone enabled mobile phones and “connected cars” have better mobile shopping experiences, options for lower fuel prices and opt-in personalized digital offers for in-store purchases. PetroZone ecosystem partners achieve better consumer loyalty through omni-channel marketing opportunities and “connected-consumer” experiences by enabling mobile payments and settlement, behavioral marketing and digital offers, and hosted-managed point of sale solutions connected to the PetroZone open integration framework.

PetroZone, created by P97 Networks, and all brand and company/product names referenced in this press release are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective partner companies. For more information visit and

About P97 Networks

P97 Networks provides secure cloud based mobile commerce and behavioral marketing solutions for the convenience retail and fuels marketing industry under the brand name PetroZone™. P97’s mCommerce solutions enhance the ability of convenience store operators, marketers, and oil companies to attract and retain customers by providing technology that securely connects millions of individual mobile phones and connected cars with identity and geo-location based software technology to create truly unique connected-consumer experiences. P97’s software personalizes the “find-buy-save” experience for every mobile consumer.

P97 worked with Microsoft to develop “The Microsoft Retail Fuels and Marketing Reference Architecture” and actively participates in the development of industry standards to help promote published system interfaces, ease of integration, and frictionless commerce. For more information visit

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Monday, 14 October 2013

The recipient of the coveted "Best of the Times" award for the Wii U Interactive Display Program

Grafton, WI – Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. ( along with co-entrant AGI In-Store congratulate Nintendo of America as the recipient of the Platinum and Best of the Times award presented by the Path to Purchase Institute at the 2013 Shopper Marketing Expo. Introduced and launched into retail stores nationwide, the Nintendo Wii U Interactive display allows consumers to engage with the gaming system in a retail setting while reinforcing Nintendo’s brand presence.

The Path to Purchase Institute announced the winners in the 2013 Design of the Times Awards competition October 9 during the Shopper Marketing Expo in Chicago. Nintendo of America won a Platinum award in the Mass Merchandisers category and took home the coveted "Best of the Times" award for its Wii U Interactive Display Program.

Fifty judges convened August 7 at the Path to Purchase Institute headquarters in Chicago for first-round judging of the nearly 230 entries competing in the 18th annual competition, which celebrates the most inspiring and creative in-store campaigns and tactics of the previous year. The judges selected 123 entries to vie for the top awards in the competition’s eight retail channels: supermarket/grocery, consumer electronics, convenience, drug, home center/hardware, mass merchandiser, specialty and sporting goods.

Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. ( is an in-store merchandising, interactive kiosk and promotional marketing company. Founded in 1931, Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.’s headquarters are located in the Milwaukee area with additional sales offices throughout the U.S.


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Friday, 11 October 2013

UIEvolution’s CEO and President, Chris Ruff, will deliver a presentation titled The Connected Customer at CTIA’s MobileCON 2013 Conference in San Jose, CA on October 17, 2013. MobileCON brings 8,000 industry executives together over three days to share knowledge and discuss how to solve the most pressing problems in mobility.

Ruff’s presentation will focus on how the value of providing a mobile experience to customers lies not exclusively on the screen, but in connecting multiple screens to provide a more fluid and seamless experience for the customer. In a world where the majority of people use more than one screen to accomplish a single task, brands need to focus on the mobile thread that connects these screen experiences, creating value through simultaneous or sequential use of two or more connected screens.

“We have entered a new connected economy made up of consumer moments across multiple screens during the course of the day,” says Chris Ruff, President and CEO of UIEvolution. “Years ago, consumers stayed with one screen or device for the duration of a message, so it was easy for a brand to deliver that message. Today, you need to plot a consumer’s screen journey in minute by minute detail. UIEvolution has been the global leader in the mobile industry for over 13 years, and we look forward to presenting our perspectives on how brands can respond to this new environment and create a connected experience for consumers across multiple devices.”

What:                 Presentation titled “The Connected Customer”

When:                Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 12:30pm Pacific

Where:               The Leadership Stage at MobileCON – San Jose Convention Center

Join us shortly after our presentation, at 2:00pm Pacific, for the MobITS awards.  Our Guest Evolution platform was nominated for an award.  Vote for us today by clicking here.

And contact us if you will be at MobileCON 2013.  We would love to meet with you.  Contact Cami Zimmer, Director of Communications, at


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Friday, 11 October 2013

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - From October 21 to November 5, CAYIN will participate in the 2013 Taiwan Trade Mission to the Middle East, held by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council. CAYIN will share its extensive experience in digital signage solutions to visitors from emerging markets in the Middle East.    

At the trade mission, CAYIN will thoroughly introduce its professional digital signage solutions as the result of its long-term global experience. CAYIN will also showcase two digital signage player models: SMP-WEB4, a web-based digital signage player, and SMP-WEBDUO, a dual display web-based digital signage player.

Both of the models can support high-quality multimedia, High Definition video playback, integration with touch screen or mobile devices, remotely central scheduling, and integration with 3G, GPS, and Google Maps. Moreover, the embedded technology in CAYIN’s digital signage player can reduce power consumption and further achieve environment-friendly purposes. Furthermore, compared with personal computers, CAYIN’s player is more suitable for local weather conditions.    

CAYIN has always focused on business cultivation in the Middle East market and has also successfully helped many regional corporations and organizations with its digital signage solutions. CAYIN believes that the road show to Middle Eastern countries including Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar, and Iraq will be a great opportunity to meet the needs of existing and potential customers in the said region.   

Ravel Chi, Vice President of CAYIN Technology, said, “We look forward to building close business partnerships in the ME areas.” To provide customers with the ingenious new media solutions, CAYIN’s professional R&D team is currently concentrating on new product development and looking forward to launching new hardware and software in the near future. CAYIN sincerely welcomes you to visit us at the 2013 Taiwan Trade Mission to the Middle East. For more detailed information, please check:         

CAYIN Technology

CAYIN Technology offers a complete portfolio of appliance-based digital signage solutions, including media players, servers, and software, for various commercial applications, such as education, transportation, retail, hospitality, corporate use, and financial and public institutions. CAYIN is dedicated to being a reliable partner to its clients worldwide and has successfully set up various application references globally. In order to best facilitate the deployment of CAYIN products, the company also provides tailored services to satisfy the ever-growing market demand for almost limitless applications.

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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Littleton, MA --- ZeeVee, the leading supplier of HD encoder/modulators for on-premise video distribution, announces the promotion of Bob Michaels to Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Bob will lead commercial market development and global expansion initiatives.

During his tenure as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Bob contributed to vertical market expansion, developed strategic partnerships, expanded the company globally and oversaw significant revenue increases. His prior experience includes more than 25 years in international technology sales, including deep knowledge of the Digital Video industry. Prior to his tenure at ZeeVee, Bob served as the President of Magenta Research.

ZeeVee is comprised of a solid team of industry veterans who demonstrate deep understanding of market needs,” commented Bob. “We have developed exceptional technology, which is by far the best alternative for distributing digital video throughout individual buildings and across campus environments worldwide. Our company’s future looks exceptionally bright in all areas.”

Bob’s promotion is effective immediately.

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Wednesday, 09 October 2013

The home of the Kentucky Derby is set to race to get a $12 million, high-definition LED video board set up and ready to go in time for next year's Derby in May.

Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., has teamed with Panasonic in a digital signage project to install a 15,224-square-foot, HD LED video board in time for the 2014 Kentucky Oaks (held the Friday before Derby) and Kentucky Derby (held the first Saturday in May).

"It's going to present coverage of the race unlike anything we've ever been able to do before," Churchill Downs General Manager Ryan Jordan told the Associated Press, according to WHAS-11 TV. "It's a common phrase you used to hear, especially for fans who were participating in the Oaks or the Derby in the infield, a phrase like, 'You might come out to the Oaks and Derby and have a great time, but you might not ever see a horse.' ... And that has to do with the sheer size of our venue."

The giant digital signage video board will be installed about midway along the track's backstretch and outside the dirt course of the historic track. This position maximizes the 170-degree viewing angle for fans in the more than 55,000 clubhouse and grandstand seats and the tens of thousands of fans in the track's famous 26-acre infield.

The new display will replace two smaller video boards facing the clubhouse and grandstand, and will eliminate the need for Churchill Downs to continue bringing in a half-dozen or so temporary video boards for Oaks and Derby days, according to Jordan.

The bottom edge of the 171-foot wide video board will be 80 feet above the ground and will top out at 170 feet in height, making it the largest high-definition video board currently constructed anywhere in the world, according to Churchill Downs. The video board and supporting steel structure will weigh more than 1 million pounds and must be capable of withstanding winds of up to 85 miles per hour.

(According to USA Today, while the Churchill Downs announcement called its new "Big Board" the world's largest HD screen, the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway has a 16,000-square-foot Panasonic display along its backstretch, and next year the Texas Motor Speedway will add its 20,000-square-foot "Big Hoss" video board.)

Churchill Downs said its new "Big Board" is bigger than:

  •     three NBA basketball courts
  •     five average-size U.S. homes
  •     2,200 46-inch flatscreen TVs
  •     320,000 Apple iPhone 5 screens.

A Churchill Downs spokesman even tweeted out in response to a question about the size of the thing that the new "Big Board" was so big it would require FAA approval. (The racetrack sits in the flight path for the nearby Louisville International Airport.)

The software and equipment that will control the Big Board will allow for multiple split-screen presentations of video, images, data, and live and recorded programming. Churchill Downs also will add full-1080i fixed and mobile HD cameras and a new audio system to deliver picture and sound quality.

"Since 2005 we have invested over $160 million in improving our fans' experience," Churchill Downs Racetrack President Kevin Flanery said in the announcement. "Along with our current $15 million Grandstand Terrace project, we are investing over $27 million this year to make Churchill Downs not only the best venue for thoroughbred racing's biggest events, the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby, but one of the premier sports and entertainment venues anywhere in the world."

Preliminary design and engineering work are already underway. Installation work will begin in December and should be completed during the Janurary-to-mid-March period when the track is closed to training and no horses are stabled on the track's grounds. Current plans are to unveil the Big Board to the public at "Opening Night" of Derby Week on Saturday, April 26, 2014, for a nighttime display of the Big Board's technological capabilities.

"We are thrilled to have this opportunity to work with Churchill Downs to bring true 21st-Century video technology to the 140th Kentucky Derby, the longest continuously conducted sporting event in the country," said Richard Ballard, vice president of sales and marketing for Panasonic Eco Solutions North America.

Watch a video put out by Churchill Downs that includes renderings of how the Big Board should appear:

Posted with permission:

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Wednesday, 09 October 2013

Christie® displayed a range of solutions at Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (WFX) at the Dallas Convention Center October 2-4.

WFX/Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) - Christie, a leader in providing digital display technology to the house of worship market, displayed a range of solutions at Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (WFX) at the Dallas Convention Center October 2-4. The expo is the largest showcase of church-related products and services in America and the Christie booth featured a variety of projection solutions all managed by the Christie Spyder X20 video processor.

Two blended Christie HD10K-M 3-chip DLP® projectors were featured. With a combination of unparalleled image quality and low cost of ownership, the flexible Christie M Series of 3-chip DLP® projectors provides incomparable results in numerous applications. Available with WXGA, SX+, HD and WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution and providing up to 10,000:1 contrast ratio, the industry-leading Christie M Series is equipped with Christie Twist™, which enables edge blending and warping for smooth, clean images from multiple projectors.

The Christie booth also drew attention to the new Christie LW720 3LCD projector. Featuring 7200 ANSI lumens with only a single lamp and 2500:1 contrast ratio for high brightness and deep and rich blacks, it also has one of the largest lens shift ranges*; giving customers more flexibility for installation locations in houses of worship, meeting rooms and classrooms.

Another highlight was the Weatherall™ Christie FHD551-W flat panel. Introduced early this year, the weatherproof 55-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) LED edge lit LCD with optically bonded glass is designed to carry the message outdoors. Designed to withstand the elements, its high brightness LCD communicates to your audience regardless of weather conditions.

Christie also showcased the Christie DHD550-G 1-chip DLP® projector. Featuring Dynamic Contrast, which enhances images by increasing the contrast ratio to 5000:1, the Christie DHD550-G delivers superior image quality reliability and affordability in a single lamp design.

The Christie booth also displayed the award winning Nitro Solutions with a Christie YK50 dual-arm yoke supporting a Christie LX700 projector. The Christie YK50 is suitable for live events and staging applications in small- to mid-sized venues where moving video and lighting enhance the audience experience, but space is at a premium.

Also on display was a 1-unit wide by 5-unit tall Christie® MicroTiles® wall while two Christie HD14K-M 3-chip DLP® projectors will be utilized during the expo’s keynote address.

*varies on lens

About Christie®

Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan. Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit

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Wednesday, 09 October 2013

Innovative solution driven by RNIB's Make Money Talk campaign is part of a wider Nationwide ATM update based on NCR APTRA(TM) software

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, and Nationwide Building Society announced today that Nationwide Building Society is deploying NCR's Voice Guidance text-to-voice capabilities to improve access at ATMs for visually impaired customers. The innovative project is in partnership with Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and part of a wider software update for Nationwide's ATMs in the UK that is based on NCR APTRA(TM) software.

Nationwide will roll-out a pilot of the Voice Guidance solution to 50 Nationwide branches in Q4 2013. 75 per cent percentage of Nationwide's 1,300 branch ATMs will have the functionality by the end of February 2014.

"As part of our continuing efforts to improve our service, we must ensure that the consumer experience continues to be enhanced for all customers," said Chris Shott, Head of Property & Corporate Services at Nationwide Building Society. "This includes the large number of visually impaired customers who bank with Nationwide. To achieve this, we have partnered closely with the RNIB and NCR to scope out what is required. We are proud of this innovative software-based solution that will soon be rolled out across most Nationwide branch ATMs in the U.K."

The upgrade, driven by Nationwide, is in partnership with NCR and aligned with RNIB's Make Money Talk campaign. Originally launched in 2011, RNIB's campaign highlighted how only 11 per cent of the 2 million people with sight loss in the UK used ATMs without assistance compared to 80 per cent of the general public. RNIB has actively encouraged major UK banks to make Britain's ATM network accessible to blind and partially sighted people.

Fazilet Hadi, RNIB's group director of Inclusive Society said, "We are delighted that Nationwide has worked with NCR to begin rolling out speech enabled ATMs, benefiting thousands of people with sight loss. We believe all banks in the UK should provide cash machines with audio facilities for their blind and partially sighted customers."

Nationwide is deploying NCR APTRA(TM) Advance NDC. It includes Voice Guidance text-to-voice capabilities and is the world's most popular self-service ATM software for NDC (NCR Direct Connect) host environments. Based on Microsoft Windows(R), it enables retail banks to drive a single application across multiple vendors' hardware, providing many transactions 'out-of-the-box' and a platform for the rapid deployment of new ATM software functionality.

"High quality, interactive experiences for consumers at financial institutions are fundamental to the long-term success of those institutions. This includes provision of services for customers who are visually impaired," said Rachel Nash, director of Financial Services at NCR U.K. "At NCR we are committed to enabling this type of inclusiveness, as we believe it is something that all organisations should aspire to. We are proud to be working with the RNIB and financial institutions, such as Nationwide, to define and develop the software, hardware and services required to make it a reality."

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About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 300 million transactions daily across the retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 26,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries

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Wednesday, 09 October 2013

Almo’s E4 AV Tour will co-locate with ISA International Sign Expo for a daylong intensive program aimed at education and networking in the audio-visual industry.

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) - Almo’s E4 AV Tour will co-locate with ISA International Sign Expo for a daylong intensive program aimed at education and networking in the audio-visual industry. ISA International Sign Expo will be held April 23-26 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The E4 AV Tour will be held on April 23 at the same location.

“Partnering with Almo gives ISA International Sign Expo attendees an opportunity to learn more about and make valuable connections in the audio/visual arena,” said Lori Anderson, ISA president and CEO. “It’s a perfect tie-in as our industry grows in dynamic digital signage. By pairing the E4 AV Tour with Sign Expo, sign companies can receive a well-rounded picture of the latest in dynamic digital signage and components, all in one location. Exhibitors will showcase their products to a new audience as well.”

ISA International Sign Expo is the on-premise sign industry’s leading expo, drawing 19,500 attendees in 2013. Its exhibit floor exceeds 200,000 square feet of space. The E4 AV Tour, launched in 2009, allows partners to learn from and connect with the top dealers and manufacturers in the audio-visual field. Participants in the Tour receive top-notch technology training as well as opportunities to connect one-on-one.

“Our E4 presence will include an exhibit hall filled with AV manufacturers showing off the latest dynamic digital signage gear coupled with a schedule of business, product and technical courses,” said Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for Almo Professional A/V. “This E4 event is ideal for any ISA attendee involved with dynamic digital signage as it will offer valuable opportunities for networking and education.”

The co-location with Almo is just one of the many opportunities for Sign Expo attendees to learn more about the rapidly growing dynamic digital signage field. Introduced in 2013, the Dynamic Digital Signage Park will again take place on the 2014 Sign Expo floor. A track devoted to the topic is planned as part of the Dynamic Digital Day educational lineup on Wednesday of the show. To learn more or to register, visit

To learn more about E4 AV, visit

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Wednesday, 09 October 2013

DALLAS,  /PRNewswire/ -- Reflect, the premier digital technologies provider for creating seamless in-store customer experiences, will be exhibiting at this year's Shopper Marketing Expo in Chicago to showcase the latest in-store digital signage and interactive applications technologies for consumer brands and retailers.

ReflectView was introduced to the market in 2005 and has since been employed by more than 25 major brands, retail chains and businesses, and its digital media network has been used to manage more than 300,000 screens throughout the United States and Canada.  During the show, Reflect (booth #731) will be highlighting its ViewPoint solutions, which harness the power of the ReflectView software and best in class hardware and partner offerings to deliver a strategic, scalable, end-to-end solution for out-of-home media networks.  

Consumer brands are capitalizing on shifts in shopper behavior, both online and with mobile devices and apps, and are using digital channels as outlets for reaching customers quickly and conveniently.  ReflectView Solutions help brands and retailers bring the work done with mobile, e-commerce, and social networking into the real world, the physical space of the store.

"Consumer brands often face the challenge of collaborating with retailers to adequately promote their products.  With the proven results seen through digital media in-store, up to a 60% sales lift on promoted products, consumer brands and retailers are teaming up and taking advantage of digital media to create solutions that benefit both the brand and retailer," said Bill Warren, CEO of Reflect.
Visitors to the Reflect booth #731 can learn more about ReflectView and how its ViewPoint configurations provide consumer brands and retailers the power to drive brand experiences and customer engagement.

•    Brand Management:  ReflectView was developed with brand guidelines and management in mind.  Reflect has proven success with leading brands and retailers built around the exclusive ReflectView platform for in-store digital signage networks.  With the reliability of ReflectView, billions of consumers, in thousands of retail stores, are engaged with targeted timely messaging. The ReflectView software platform allows clients to control thousands of displays instantly from a centralized scalable system.

•    Message Consistency & Targeting:  ReflectView provides flexibility without complexity.  Clients can deliver messages and promotions based on geographic regions or store-type variances, providing unlimited market segmentation and control, and best of all, increased variations in programming does not require increased costs to execute the variations.   Plus, the system requires little oversight, has minimal impact on daily operations, and can be integrated with web, social or mobile strategies to create a connected omni-channel experience.

•    Story Selling:  In-store digital is a captivating medium for storytelling and lifestyle branding.  Emotional engagement and connection with customers is required, and in-store digital delivers on that better than any other medium.  ReflectView provides on the spot "story selling" that creates a connection and a more engaging multi-channel experience for consumers.   

•    Drive Incremental Revenue:  In-store digital media has the ability to drive incremental retail revenues and margins. Promoting products through in-store digital is an attractive sales and margin booster relative to discounts and markdowns.  It can be very effective to help deplete inventory levels of seasonal or trendy items that need to move quickly.  Implementing an in-store digital program is also an efficient way to manage current brand assets, utilizing and optimizing the visibility of existing digital and hard-copy assets for in-store digital content.

Recognized as the only rich media solutions provider to offer true mass scalability for deployments, ReflectView powers location based media ranging from digital signage for merchandising to interactive applications, and is the most robust solution on the market for businesses seeking to maximize their customers' in-store experience digitally.  With its comprehensive in-store rich media solutions,  Reflect enables clients to ensure in-store displays are strategic, informative and visually compelling, resulting in maximum brand compliance and customer engagement.

About Shopper Marketing Expo

The Shopper Marketing Expo covers the entire universe of shopper marketing to inspire marketers and retailers with collaborative solutions and actionable strategies that influence decision-making along the path to purchase. The Expo delivers business strategies and tactical skills that translate into lasting results. For more information about the show, please visit

About Reflect

Founded in 2001, Reflect offers turn-key digital media solutions for in-store activation and immersive customer experiences.  ReflectView software enables clients to customize digital messages to reach more locations and screens with more options for content and control than any other provider. With a proven record of providing digital solutions to thousands of locations seamlessly, Reflect is trusted by the most reputable brands and retailers in the world.  For more information, please visit


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Tuesday, 08 October 2013

Net Display Systems (NDS) is excited to announce the launch of PADS4 Release 3. This latest release is packed with benefits and new features.

For PADS4 Release 3 NDS has developed two unique applications to communicate with your entire organization through desktops, laptops and tablets within a corporate digital signage environment: PADS4 Messenger and PADS4 Desktop Viewer.

Combine PADS4 Messenger with PADS4 Desktop Viewer and you will have an effective corporate messenger solution. Whether it concerns internal newsletters or special discount announcements, anything that’s important to you and your employees can be scheduled through PADS presentations as a message for Desktop Viewers. With PADS4 Messenger you have maximum control over your internal digital communication.

This release also comes with the introduction of the PADS4 HTML5 Viewer.This new addition to the PADS4 Viewer range is an OS independent, browser-based PADS Viewer. The PADS4 HTML5 Viewer not only enables you to deploy signage projects with a low-end solution, you now also have the opportunity to create a hybrid digital signage solution.

NDS now offers the possibility to serve both high-end solid windows viewer requirements (with XPERT and XPRESS Viewers) and lower-end, low-cost player support (e.g. Android/Linux players). Each PADS4 Viewer can be managed within one signage network, with the same PADS4 Designer and the same PADS4 Scheduler.

Designing presentations in PADS4 Designer just got more impressive with the introduction of the enhanced Rich Text element. This feature-rich element comes with an advanced and dynamic Rich Text editor. Get creative, edit content in any desired format, or add rule-based content. Full integration with the unequalled database connectivity features makes it even more powerful.

Another major new feature is the integration of Intel AIM (Audience Impression Metric) audience recognition. With the addition of the Intel AIM data provider NDS aims at retailers to optimize their in-store communication. The new Intel AIM data provider enables retailers to connect to a camera device in order to collect audience recognition information and play audience specific content.

“With the combination of the Intel AIM software and simple IP camera's, you can collect nearly real-time information about your audience varying from gender and age range, to viewing times and duration”, says Arthur Damen, Product Manager at NDS. “That information increases the ability to engage customers even more with targeted presentations”, he adds.

PADS4 is available as a 30 day trial.  Go to and discover why PADS4 is the most effective digital signage solution in the world.

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Tuesday, 08 October 2013

xView Viewing Stations scale from single site, single display to multi-site, video wall configurations.

Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) - Seneca®, a leading custom computer and appliance manufacturer providing optimized, certified, and guaranteed solutions for the digital security and surveillance (DSS) market, today announced the availability of a complete line of client viewing stations. xView viewing stations are a complimentary offering to the xVault video storage line and are designed to fulfill digital security and surveillance projects, from a single display, single site installation to a multiple site, control room environment utilizing a video wall.

“Client viewing stations are an essential and often overlooked component of a complete digital security and surveillance solution,” said Ron VanTassel, Market Development Manager, Seneca. “Purchasing a purpose built and optimized viewing station allows the end user to utilize the latest hardware technology resulting in better video management performance.”

Client Viewing Solutions Optimized with Video Management Software (VMS)

Seneca xView client viewing stations are tuned to optimal performance with leading VMS software platforms to ensure reliable performance. Through rigorous testing procedures, Seneca determines the viewing station’s maximum performance levels to a variety of VMS platforms to offer the best solution for each project.

“Monitoring live video from any surveillance system is essential to maintain an efficient surveillance solution”, say Reinier Tuinzing Strategic Alliance Manager, Milestone. “Client viewing stations that work together with VMS platforms provides a great advantage”.
Viewing Solutions for all Size Deployments

Seneca has a complete line of viewing stations from a single display, single location deployment up to a large scale and high security areas.

  •          xVault xView 100 line provides a solution for many small businesses and single location retail stores
  •         xVault xView 200 line supports mid-range deployments such as a small retail store with multiple locations
  •         xVault xView 300 line supports large projects such as a large grocery store with multiple locations
  •         xVault xView400 line provides a solution for large scale and high security deployments and is capable of monitoring 100 plus video streams across a control room video wall

To learn more about Seneca and the xVault digital security and surveillance product line contact Seneca at (877) 814-0348 or visit

About Seneca

For over 30 years, Seneca has met the needs of customers in diverse industries with original and partnered technology solutions. As a leading U.S.-based Custom Computer Manufacturer, Seneca serves the evolving needs of our Business, Gov/Ed, Digital Signage, Digital Security and Surveillance, Digital Health and Digital Broadcast customers nationwide. By establishing the highest standards for our products, we forge long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships that deliver results. Seneca is best known for our rigorously tested Nexlink brand of custom-built desktops, servers, notebooks and storage devices. Our success is built on service and consistent performance at every stage of the extended technology lifecycle. For more information visit

Seneca, Creating & Partnering Throughout the Technology Lifecycle.

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Tuesday, 08 October 2013

Content management platform provides seamless interoperability with Cisco® IEC-4632 media player to improve patient, guest, and staff experience

MONTREAL — X2O Media,  a provider of visual communications software, has partnered with Park Nicollet Clinic – Champlin in Minnesota to implement a comprehensive digital signage network designed to facilitate interaction with patients and staff throughout the healthcare facility. The dynamic network augments the clinic patient and guest experience with on-demand video content, provides interactive wayfinding, and highlights social media updates in real time.

The clinic’s interactive digital signage network consists of digital screens and interactive touchscreen displays that provide guests with dynamic staff directory information in the lobby; on-demand health videos and e-documentation for patients; links to entertaining videos for children; and onscreen QR codes for visitors to download maps directly onto their mobile devices. The screens also feature content from Facebook, Reuters, and local news, as well as real-time weather conditions and forecasts.

“With our new digital signage network, patients can now access interactive materials directly from their rooms just as visitors are able to retrieve information on clinic staff, find their way throughout our facility, and much more,” said Sue Coller, Office Supervisor for Park Nicollet Clinic – Champlin. “In addition, the X2O platform’s integration with the third-party Cisco player has simplified content management for our staff, and its flexibility enables us to send targeted information to specific screens.”

The X2O platform makes it easy to create rich media content for any application. Built using the HTML5 standard, its authoring application features intuitive, drag-and-drop tools to let users quickly create media-rich channels featuring HD video, still images, 3D animations, PowerPoint® slides, and data-driven graphics linked to databases such as SAP® and Oracle®, Excel® spreadsheets, and RSS feeds. The software also provides the cloud-based X2O Channel Designer, which can be accessed from anywhere via a Web browser. In addition, the open X2O platform easily integrates with third-party media players such as the Cisco IEC 4632.

 “We’ve designed the X2O platform to be the simplest, most versatile content management system available,” said X2O Media President and CEO David Wilkins. “Combining powerful features, easy-to-use tools, third-party system integration, and the ability to display a wide variety of content including social media and user-generated content, facility-wide digital signage deployments such as Park Nicollet’s are designed to ultimately enhance the user experience.”

 The X2O platform allows users to harness the power of social media by displaying user-generated content from popular websites such as Twitter™, YouTube™, and Facebook. Interactivity can be added easily by displaying QR codes that users can scan with their mobile devices. The X2O platform also enables easy content publishing to a variety of devices — including desktop PCs, tablets, mobile phones, and digital signage kiosks and displays.

About X2O Media

X2O Media is a leading software developer of real-time visual communication solutions that significantly improve communications throughout the enterprise. X2O’s solutions facilitate the creation and delivery of video and graphics-rich content to digital displays, employee desktops, and mobile devices. Applications include corporate news channels, dynamic corporate dashboards, real-time emergency messaging, and more. X2O’s products and services are sold and supported globally, through a network of experienced distribution partners. More information about X2O Media is available at


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Monday, 07 October 2013

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - GNC has adopted CAYIN’s digital signage solutions and has continually built digital stores all over Taiwan since the beginning of 2012. By September 2013, GNC had already deployed CAYIN’s digital signage solutions in more than 30 stores.

CAYIN’s extensive experience in building large-scale projects provides GNC with a reliable solution for deployment throughout Taiwan. By cooperating with Vcheng Technology, CAYIN deployed SMP-WEBDUO digital signage players with 42-inch and high-brightness of 700 nits displays at each GNC’s shop front. In this way, administrators from GNC can centrally manage and schedule messages at each store via a network in the future.

There are five benefits of digital stores: strengthening the brand image, improving the message delivery, reinforcing specific product sales, enhancing the in-store shopping experience, and luring customers with eye-catching content.

CAYIN’s digital signage solutions provide multiple media playback options. Users can increase their brand awareness with unlimited creativity by using different content creation platforms. With the use of central scheduling, users can also convey different messages at different places based on different needs.

By educating customers with the latest health and nutrition information through in-store digital signage displays, GNC allows customers to easily learn about their needs and to further make a purchasing decision. GNC also successfully enhances the in-store customer’s shopping experience by promoting specific products with special offers. This can be of great help for GNC to achieve the commitment of providing the best customer services and the best-value products. Moreover, a store window can be an excellent place for digital signage placement. It allows GNC a better chance to catch customers’ attention with appealing content and to further lure them into the store.

In conclusion, this placement is a great example to showcase how digital signage solutions achieve the combination of advertising, internal branding, and information.

Please download the complete case study from CAYIN’s website:


General Nutrition Corporation (GNC), based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an American commercial enterprise focused on the retail sale of health- and nutrition-related products. As GNC has grown over the years, so has its commitment to Living Well. It has devoted itself exclusively to helping its customers improve the quality of their lives. As a leading brand in the health and nutrition industry, GNC currently has more than 8,000 stores in 48 countries.

CAYIN Technology

CAYIN Technology offers a complete portfolio of appliance-based digital signage solutions, including media players, servers, and software, for various commercial applications, such as education, transportation, retail, hospitality, corporate use, and financial and public institutions. CAYIN is dedicated to being a reliable partner to its clients worldwide and has successfully set up various application references globally. In order to best facilitate the deployment of CAYIN products, the company also provides tailored services to satisfy the ever-growing market demand for almost limitless applications.


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Thursday, 03 October 2013

Elo Touch Solutions for lobbies and meeting rooms deliver tablet ease of use, windows security, and big, bright screens to boost office productivity

Milpitas, Calif. — Elo Touch Solutions (Elo), the original inventor of touch screen technology, today announced its ‘Elo @ The Office’ solutions designed to enhance communications, optimize collaboration and boost productivity in office environments. The bundles combine Elo’s 42-inch to 70-inch all-in-one touch computing hardware with leading software to enable cloud-based collaboration, digital whiteboard, building directory and virtual receptionist applications. Elo @ The Office aligns with the new way of working through compatibility with Cisco WebEx®, Citrix GoToMeeting®, Google® Hangouts™, Microsoft® Lync®, Microsoft Skype®, ReadyTalk™ and other cloud-based applications such as QlikView® and®.

“Once you try the Elo office solutions, you’ll want large touch screens in all your conference rooms,” said Craig Witsoe, CEO of Elo Touch Solutions. “The Elo touch displays enhance your lobby, improve building directories and optimize collaboration while enabling cost savings. Rather than taking pictures of whiteboards or using traditional laptops with projectors, Elo @ The Office makes all your meeting rooms online, real-time and fully interactive.”

Elo Corporate Collaboration Solution

The Elo Corporate Collaboration Solution enhances the effectiveness of your multi-location meetings and integrates with your existing IT environment. The 70-inch touch screen with integrated Intel® Core i5 computer running Microsoft® Windows® mounts less than 4-inches from the wall and requires only AC power and a network connection.

Elo Digital Whiteboard Solution

Elo’s 70-inch touch screen plus Hitachi StarBoard software combines the simplicity of a whiteboard with the power of a computer – without the need for a projector or a laptop. Knowledge workers can capture meeting notes and integrate multi-media content to create, deliver and manage high-impact presentations with a finger or a stylus. Users can annotate over applications, write notes in digital ink, then save their work to share with others. Elo’s multi-touch capabilities create opportunities for multi-user and remote collaboration by accessing cloud content, presentations, digital dashboards, or other back-office applications.

Elo Directory Solution

Elo’s 55-inch touch screen plus JibeStream® NovoTouch™ software provides built-for-touch functionality to enable visitors of any building or campus to find their destination quickly and easily. The clean and modern design of the interface makes it easy to use with directory listing templates and advanced 3D maps. Building managers can realize operational savings, streamline processes, and enhance visitor experiences with news, weather, or other customized content integration.

Elo Virtual Receptionist Solution

Elo’s 42-inch touch screen plus WinTech LLC’s ALICE™ receptionist software enables employees to communicate with visitors in the lobby from their desks using face-to-face video or audio-only conversations. Guests are automatically greeted and told how to use the interactive directory without losing the personal touch of human customer service. The intuitive, one-touch interface makes it easy for a receptionist in a central location to manage several remote office lobbies. Visitors no longer feel “lost” upon entering a company lobby; and employees feel more secure knowing visitors will be automatically be greeted. ALICE receptionist operates 24/7 and is always available to welcome office visitors.


Elo @ The Office solutions for corporate collaboration, digital whiteboard, building directory and virtual receptionist are available in North America starting in 30 days.

About Elo Touch Solutions

Elo founders pioneered the touch screen more than 40 years ago. Today, Elo Touch Solutions is a global supplier of touch-enabled technology, products and industry solutions. The Elo portfolio encompasses the broadest selection of OEM touch screen components, touch monitors, and all-in-one touch computers for the demanding requirements of diverse markets, including gaming machines, hospitality systems, industrial automation, interactive kiosks, healthcare, office equipment, point of sale terminals, retail displays, and transportation applications. The Elo touch experience has consistently stood for quality, reliability and innovation with over 20 million installations worldwide. For more information on Elo products and services, please call 800-ELO-TOUCH, visit us on the web at or direct email inquiries to .

Elo (logo) and Elo Touch Solutions are trademarks of Elo and its affiliates.  
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Wednesday, 02 October 2013

Taxi passengers went behind-the-scenes with exclusive mobile content from Vogue's September issue; New ad campaigns set to rRoll-out on taxi media screens this fall

NEW YORK, /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- New York City taxis will feature a first of its kind media-mobile technology this Fall when Blue Bite, the mobile standard in Out-of-Home™,  and Creative Mobile Technologies, LLC (CMT), one of the nation's largest Out-of-Home digital networks and premier technology and payment processing solutions provider for the taxicab market,  will enable thousands of taxi media screens with Blue Bite's mTAG®.  This is part of a national rollout that will be available in taxicabs in cities including Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Anaheim. This groundbreaking technology was piloted in New York City taxis this summer with Vogue and will allow for interaction with local content and advertising campaigns this Fall.  

The Vogue campaign, which ran for three weeks effective August 20th, pushed the boundaries of mobile advertising and produced encouraging results for integrated mobile campaigns.  Upon viewing a clip of the video Editor's Letter from Vogue's September issue on screens in taxis, users were directed to "tap" or "scan" the screen for additional exclusive content. Utilizing NFC and QR technology, users were instantly able to view exclusive mobile content, share Vogue's video with friends via social media (Twitter and Facebook), and subscribe to the magazine's digital edition with a special offer. More than 21% of people who interacted, shared the campaign with their friends through social media and via email.

"Blue Bite's maiden campaign within taxis showed the capacity of the mobile market and the heightened user interest in interaction, especially with an iconic brand like Vogue," said Mikhail Damiani, CEO and Co-Founder of Blue Bite.  "We are very encouraged by the results and feedback and look forward to seeing similar campaigns spread across the streets of New York City and the country."

The campaign was the first of Blue Bite's integrated mobile campaigns incorporating NFC (Near-Field Communication) and Quick Response (QR) code technology in taxis in the U.S.

"Blue Bite's system will enhance CMT's menu of offerings for clients to reach consumers in the digital OOH space. This includes CMT's geo�?targeting capabilities; full motion video and audio; and ABC network's exclusive taxi content and advertising," said Jason Poliner, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of CMT. "The Blue Bite-Vogue campaign illustrated the maturing of the mobile market and the potential to increase riders' interaction with advertisers using our media screens."

Blue Bite and CMT anticipate a major Fall campaign for a luxury auto brand that will promote a new 2014 model. Consumers will benefit from content that is both location-specific and relevant, and will have the ability to share the campaigns with friends through social media.

Riders will be able to "tap" their NFC-enabled smartphones to instantly download rich user content including music, videos, mobile apps, promotional information, coupons, maps, and tips, among other things. Consumers without an NFC-enabled phone will be able to "scan" the QR code to access the same content.  

About Blue Bite

Blue Bite ( is a leading mobile-marketing solutions provider utilizing a targeted, location-based approach to reach captive audiences on their personal mobile devices. Blue Bite has partnered with many of the leading Out-of-Home companies in the U.S. and prides itself on creating an interactive two-way engagement by enabling consumers to connect with digital and traditional media via their mobile phones. For more information, please visit and follow the latest updates and developments on Facebook and Twitter.

About Creative Mobile Technologies, L.L.C.

Founded in New York City in 2005 by taxi industry leaders, Creative Mobile Technologies (CMT) ( provides more than 20,000 taxicabs in 60 cities and 35 states with a variety of taxi technologies and enhancements including credit and debit card processing, media and advertising content, text messaging, interactive passengers maps, GPS, electronic trip sheets and back�?office fleet management systems. CMT has more than 6,600 units in New York City alone. CMT's unique "for the industry, by the industry" business model has empowered taxi fleets and individual taxi operators throughout the country with customized solutions born out of the company's deep roots in the taxi industry.

About Vogue

At 121 years old, Vogue ( not only is committed to maintaining its status as the iconic women's fashion publication but also is highly focused on pursuing all other methods through which we can reach our readers. Through involvement in film, television, philanthropy, events, social media, and now an integrated mobile campaign, Vogue has proven to be at the forefront of the many channels through which we engage our consumers.

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Wednesday, 02 October 2013

APTRA Interactive Teller gives live, remote tellers control of the ATM

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Community Credit Union (FCCU), which serves more than 96,000 members throughout the greater Houston, Tex., area, has added a new branch location in the HEB grocery story on FM 1488 in The Woodlands with the help of interactive video technology from NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR). FCCU is the first financial institution in Houston to deploy NCR APTRA Interactive Teller, the only ATM-based technology that not only lets people talk to a live remote teller but also gives the teller remote control over the machine to conduct transactions.

APTRA Interactive Teller will augment in-person teller services in the HEB store; FCCU members can use the new technology to speak to a live teller from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

“Bringing additional, convenient financial services to our members in The Woodlands attracted us to this HEB store. The interactive video technology from NCR helps us offer complete teller services in a smaller footprint along with new accounts and lending services,” said Nancy Trennel, vice president of marketing and business development, First Community Credit Union. “FCCU has always operated with the philosophy of ‘People helping people’. With APTRA Interactive Teller, we can live that philosophy with technology without taking people out of the equation.”

The efficiency and security created through the centralization of tellers enables financial institutions to transform their branch locations into more effective service and sales environments. APTRA Interactive Teller lets financial institutions offer access to teller services during non-traditional banking hours, build new small-footprint branches, and provide full teller services in areas not served by branches, all while taking advantage of the advanced features of NCR ATMs such as intelligent deposit, bill pay and new account and loan initiation.

“APTRA Interactive Teller helps financial institutions rethink their retail network,” said Brian Bailey, vice president and general manager, NCR Branch Transformation. “FCCU is able to offer branch services and reduced wait times in a small footprint, grocery store location thanks to this technology.”

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 300 million transactions daily across the retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 26,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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Tuesday, 01 October 2013

Minneapolis, MN — WAND Corporation is offering a way for skeptics to test Digital Menu ROI themselves with a Point of Purchase board bundle "starter kit" for under $4,000. Digital menu boards and Point of Purchase (POP) boards are a growing trend in the Fast Casual/QSR industry right now.  
Walk into many restaurants and you'll notice engaging digital content has replaced static menus, but have you ever wondered why some operators are making the jump, despite what people consider is a larger initial investment? WAND, a Minneapolis-based restaurant technology company, is offering a way for restaurateurs to try digital menu boards and test ROI for themselves.

Digital menu boards are widely celebrated for managing brand standards, caloric content, and limited time offers (LTO). DMBs have also been largely marketed as a way to boost sales. But, what's the real return on investment for operators? "We wanted to give people, who've been considering digital but haven't taken the plunge yet, an opportunity to test it out themselves without breaking the bank," said Kyle Wenzel, Director of Sales for WAND Corporation.

The WAND POP Bundle comes with a 42" commercial grade screen, vertical wall mount, a controller, award-winning creative design and installation. "But, we take it one step further," said Wenzel. "You also get to try our Total Restaurant Management platform, which features integrated sales metrics and powerful analytics to test sales LIFT and, in turn, your own ROI. Our POP bundle is the perfect way for people to give it a try without fully committing to an entire digital solution."

For more information on testing digital ROI and on the WAND POP Bundle visit,

About WAND Corporation

WAND Corporation is the global technology leader for the restaurant industry partnered with the most well-known and world-class brands in the business. Delivering in our mission to be the greatest restaurant management and technology partner in the world, WAND delivers Digital Menu Board, Point of Sale, Back Office, and Business Intelligence solutions through the next generation cloud-based Total Restaurant Management (TRM) platform. We encourage you to learn more at or by calling us at 1-800-RUN-WAND.

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Tuesday, 01 October 2013

Scala’s digital signage software provides a flexible, reliable platform to deliver enhanced customer satisfaction and increase productivity

South Africa - Scala announced that its digital content management software has been installed as part of an electronic queue management system with digital signage, throughout 560 Capitec Bank branches across South Africa. System integrator Ethniks worked closely with Capitec Bank to create a system that enables effective communications to customers, improves the in-branch experience, reduces customers’ wait-times and increases business productivity.

Ethniks combined the Q Matic queue management system with Scala’s digital content management platform. The system allocates a number to each visitor upon entry to the branch, calling the numbers in sequence as consultants become free using 42-inch and 32-inch screens installed on the walls or ceilings in Capitec branches’ One to One and Deposit & Enquire areas. Displaying the numbers and queue times on-screen, and also issuing audible voice prompts, allows customers to visualise their position in the queue and anticipate the time at which they will be served.

“Customer wait-times and the in-branch experience are very important metrics for retail banks,” explains Charl Nel, Head of Communications for Capitec. “We saw that we could improve performance in both respects by providing real-time information allowing clients to assess their likely wait-time and even decide to return later without losing their place in the queue. In practical terms the content we can display is only limited by the size of the screens. We have found that displaying the last six numbers called helps customers’ awareness of the likely wait-time, as this can vary according to a number of factors such as the time of day.”

Further refinements were made to the system, including the collection of management data such as consultant productivity, which allows the bank to gain an insight into the performance of individual consultants and branches. The digital signage remit was expanded to present a wider range of content, including notices and special offers when queue status information is not required.

“We are proud to have been involved in this project, providing a flexible solution across a vast number of locations,” said Damon Crowhurst, Sales Director, EMEA, Scala. “Evolving and improving the customer experience and service, and increasing business productivity are vital in today’s retail banking environment, and Capitec Bank has taken advantage of the latest technologies available to achieve this.

The Scala software was chosen for its benchmark content management features and flexibility, and its suitability for a seamless and cost effective integration with Q Matic. In particular, Scala provides powerful controls for organising, distributing and updating content, and is able to support smooth transitions between modes displaying wait-time information and marketing presentations.

“Successfully integrating queue management with the Scala software has enabled us to create a solution meeting all of Capitec’s goals in relation to client satisfaction, marketing communications and business improvement,” says Petrus Venter, CEO at Ethniks.

About Capitec

Capitec is a South African retail bank focused on providing easy and affordable banking services to its clients via the use of innovative technology. Fingerprint Biometrics and photo identification is used to streamline the paperless branches’ processes and make branch transacting easier. The bank bases everything it does on simplicity, affordability, accessibility and personal service. For more information, visit:

About Ethniks

Ethniks is Full Service Company, Southern African agent for Scala. Ethniks was founded in 1987, the company has over 20 years’ experience in technology implementation, integration and support services. We have 100+ Employees plus Support Infrastructure countrywide. Benefits are delivered through appropriate best of breed technologies. Whether it is being seen in the boardroom, reception, a shopping mall, hotel room, restaurant, airport, on a production line, in an office or an interactive kiosk, Ethniks will help you communicate your message to staff, sales people and customers in a way never before possible! For more information, visit:

About Scala

Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, Scala is the world leader in location-based media designed to influence human behavior actively and intelligently. We love creating intelligent digital signage solutions that move products, consumers, and sales metrics. Scala solutions increase sales, improve brand loyalty, optimize customer experience, and reinforce business objectives. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, Pa. and has subsidiaries in The Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany, Japan, and India, as well as more than 500 partners in more than 90 countries. For more information, visit: or their blog. Connect with Scala via Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Tuesday, 01 October 2013

SoloHealth, a consumer-driven healthcare technology company, and eHealth, Inc., parent company of eHealthInsurance, announced today at the Health2.0 conference in San Francisco a strategic partnership to help expand consumer awareness and enrollment in individual, family and Medicare health insurance plans.

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) - SoloHealth®, a consumer-driven healthcare technology company, and eHealth, Inc., parent company of eHealthInsurance, announced today at the Health2.0 conference in San Francisco a strategic partnership to help expand consumer awareness and enrollment in individual, family and Medicare health insurance plans. The partnership makes eHealth’s plan selection and comparison tools available, in selected geographies, to many of the more than 130,000 people who use the SoloHealth Stations every day across America. SoloHealth Station users will be able to easily explore their health insurance options via, the nation’s first and largest private online health insurance exchange.

“We are excited to partner with eHealth to make insurance options more easily available and accessible to our consumers engaging daily with our SoloHealth Stations across the nation,” said Bart Foster, CEO & Founder of SoloHealth. “With state health insurance marketplaces opening today, we are pleased to be part of spreading awareness and information to empower consumers to take control of their healthcare and find plans that fit their personal needs.”

Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most individuals and families to have major medical health insurance that meets minimum federal standards or be subject to a tax penalty. Beginning today, consumers around the country are able to shop for and enroll in 2014 health insurance plans meeting the coverage requirements of the ACA, without fear of being declined for coverage based on pre-existing medical conditions. Coverage under new, reformed health plans may begin as early as January 1, 2014.    

“We’re pleased to be partnering with SoloHealth whose convenient, easy-to-use kiosks engage with millions of consumers in a contextually relevant manner when healthcare is top of mind,” said Bill Shaughnessy, President and Chief Operating Officer of eHealth. “The Affordable Care Act is expected to expand health insurance access to more Americans and consumers need to have simple and effective tools to better understand their options and enroll in the individual, family and Medicare plans that best meet their needs.”

The SoloHealth Station, an FDA-cleared, HIPAA-compliant and patented technology, provides consumers with a digital, self-service healthcare platform that includes free health and wellness services, biometric screenings, health risk assessments and information. The SoloHealth Station is located in more than 3,200 retail locations nationwide. The Stations average more than 130,000 consumers per day each spending approximately 4.5 minutes per session. To date, the Stations have garnered more than 32 million consumer engagements. Consumer messaging occurs through dynamic and targeted content like banners, surveys, videos and digital signage.

About eHealth

eHealth, Inc. operates eHealthInsurance, the Nation’s first and largest private health insurance exchange where individuals, families and small businesses can compare health insurance products from leading insurers side by side and purchase and enroll in coverage online. eHealthInsurance offers thousands of individual, family and small business health plans underwritten by more than 200 of the nation's leading health insurance companies. eHealthInsurance is licensed to sell health insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. eHealth, Inc. also provides powerful online and pharmacy-based tools to help seniors navigate Medicare health insurance options, choose the right plan and enroll in select plans online through ( and (

About SoloHealth

Based in Atlanta, Ga., SoloHealth® is a leader in self-service consumer healthcare, utilizing patented technology to deploy interactive health screening kiosks to empower consumers about their health through awareness, education and convenience. In summer 2010, the company received a $1.2 M grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to help enable innovation for self-service healthcare and prevention. In 2011, SoloHealth announced its next-generation kiosk, the SoloHealth Station, offering vision, blood pressure, weight, symptoms checking, body mass index, overall health assessment; and access to a database of local doctors. The company’s bilingual kiosks provide free health screenings and recommendations for follow-up care, which leads to prevention and lower health care costs. Strategic investors and partners include Outerwall Inc., Walter Huff (founder of HBOC), WellPoint and Dell. For more information, visit or @SoloHealth.

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