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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Nanonation CEO Brian Fairfield demonstrated the company's new interactive entertainment system, designed for use in restaurant and retail environments, at this year's Customer Engagement Technology World event.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Las Vegas, NV – WEBWIRE – Late last year, the Clark County’s Recorder’s Office started its search for a company to provide kiosks that would assist in delivering an essential service to the County’s residents and visitors.  Slabb was chosen because of their ability to provide a customized hardware solution that would allow users to request certified copies of marriage certificates – which happens quite often at the ‘Wedding Capital of the World’ - eliminating the need for these customers to engage county personnel for this repetitive task.

The initial project involved the installation of one kiosk, based on Slabb’s X6 model. It went into service on April 22, 2013, with remarkable results, easily fulfilling the County’s goal of providing a better service to customers in a more efficient way.

Slabb’s Director of Sales, Mike Masone, was particularly pleased with the outcome, “when the County contacted us and told us what they were looking for, we knew we could provide them with a kiosk tailored to their exact and quite specific requirements.”

Already, there have been over 1,000 transactions completed at the kiosk, saving over 350 hours of staff time. Due to the success of this pilot project, the County hopes to have additional kiosks installed that can provide similar services.

“This will be the first of two types of kiosks the County Recorder will be providing. We are hoping to rollout additional kiosks to ensure more efficiency and to lower costs. So far, customers are pleased that they can complete their transactions quickly. We were also happy that we could choose a local company like Slabb, that was flexible enough to provide the kiosk design we needed, at a cost we could work with.” remarked Clark County’s Systems Administrator, Courtney Hill.

About Slabb, Inc.

Slabb, Inc. is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of cost effective, interactive kiosks. The company has installed and customized interactive kiosks for thousands of clients in over 150 countries and distinguishes itself from the competition by offering the latest in technological advancements including the wireless kiosk, while utilizing high quality components with designs that facilitate quick and efficient maintenance of their units.

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Monday, 25 November 2013

NCR Centre of Excellence in Dundee, Scotland, helps RBS deliver convenient services for customers; to install more than 2,000 NCR SelfServ ATMs

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced today that it is helping the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) deliver convenient banking services for its customers. This approach is underpinned by a significant investment by RBS between 2013 and 2016. NCR teams, especially those in NCR’s Dundee Centre of Excellence, are helping achieve this by delivering advanced NCR SelfServ ATMs across the U.K. to meet RBS’s customers’ banking needs in new and more convenient ways.

NCR will install more than 2,000 NCR SelfServ ATMs over the next three years, including a large percentage that will enable cash and cheque deposit alongside traditional cash withdrawal capabilities. The program will enable RBS to respond to the demands of today’s tech-savvy consumers by providing access to technology, such as advanced ATMs, on their terms.

Consumer experience is at the heart of this approach, enabling branch staff to spend more time making every day easier for RBS customers and less time dealing with cash, cheques and coins. Technology is an important aspect of this consumer experience and will shape how bank branch network models will evolve in the future.

“As we consider the radical changes we will have to make at RBS, we need to prepare for a future based on being there for our customers on their terms,” said Ross McEwan, CEO at RBS. “I am delighted that NCR will provide a new generation of cash and deposit ATMs that will give our customers a much broader range of everyday banking facilities where and when they want them. Working closely with NCR’s Centre of Excellence in Dundee, our Edinburgh-based technology team will deliver state-of-the-art equipment to convenient locations for our customers the length and breadth of the U.K.”

Another example of RBS delivering convenient banking services for its customers is a new innovative business zone deployed in partnership with NCR at RBS’s Dundee chief office. The zone is designed specifically to make banking for small business customers more efficient and convenient across the U.K. high street. NCR installed its industry-leading SelfServ ATMs with scalable deposit module (SDM). SDM allows bank customers to deposit cash and cheques in a mixed bunch and as a single transaction to make deposits significantly faster and easier. The SelfServ SDM deployment at RBS is the first in the U.K. Customers also can deposit bulk coin and exchange cash for rolled coin – another first in the U.K. - giving small businesses a fast and easy solution to their coin requirements.

“Retail banking combines people, technology, and distribution to provide speed and convenience for consumers while unleashing efficiencies for banks,” said Andy Heyman, senior vice president, NCR Financial Services. “The industry is in the midst of a transformation. Many of our customers large and small launched significant programs over the last 18 months including RBS who we are proud to consider a partner. We are pleased to be working with them on delivering convenient services for their customers, as they seek to transform their business, provide their customers with a great experience, and grow their brand.”

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: @NCR_UK, @NCRCorporation




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Monday, 25 November 2013

HP announced today the further expansion of its activity in the payments industry, through the signing of a global agreement with Accumulate. Following a successful implementation of the IKO mobile payment scheme in Poland with PKO Bank Polski, HP is taking the Accumulate technology and project experience to a number of new markets under a wider partnership.

HP offers secure processing solutions and payment technologies to a number of banks and telecommunication companies in the Americas, Europe and Asia. HP decided to add the Accumulate technology to its core portfolio, to enable a number of its global customers to use a proven solution in mobile payments, mobile banking and mobile security services.

Accumulate is head quartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a long experience of mobile online solutions with more than 100 million applications delivered since 2004. Accumulate's award winning mobile security platform, methods and processes are a strong fit for system integrators who want to offer customer branded offerings in mobile payment, mobile banking and mobile authentication/security.

The Accumulate customer portfolio continues to grow with clients including PKO Bank Polski (Poland), National Commercial Bank (Saudi Arabia), CredibanCo (Colombia), Diners Cards (Ecuador), Shell (Greece) and PayPal (Sweden). Services based on the Accumulate solution are to be introduced in several countries around the world.

“The strategic agreement with HP is exciting news. HP’s customers can now get immediate access to our mobile technology and enable innovative mobile payment, banking and security services. We are already in deals together with HP and we believe this partnership will give us many new and interesting projects,” says Stefan Hultberg, CEO and Co-Founder of Accumulate.

“The digitalisation wave on consumers is making mobile a critical channel for payment and services. HP is a trusted partner for the design and run of secure, mission critical payment systems. The Accumulate solution, wrapped in an HP delivery with our analytics and secure hosting options, gives our clients another compelling proposition to win and keep their customers,” commented Ed Adshead-Grant, General Manager for HP Cards and Payments.

About Accumulate


Accumulate is enabling the next generation of mobile payments with a solution that covers all payment situations along with the utmost security and flexibility. Completing the sales offer with a comprehensive portfolio within mobile banking and mobile security makes Accumulate a leading actor in the world market for mobile financial services. For more information please visit

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at

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Monday, 25 November 2013

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – CAYIN will take part in the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) trade show in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on February 4-6, 2014. CAYIN will take this opportunity to demonstrate its brand-new and advanced digital signage players.

Continuing its commitment to developing the best solutions for its clients, CAYIN’s professional team will present brand-new SMP-6000, SMP-4000, and SMP-2000 digital signage players at ISE 2014. The state-of-the-art digital signage players are all embedded with the completely renewed and upgraded SMP-NEO system software. Users can easily choose the most suitable products based on various project requirements from the variety of product offerings.
SMP-NEO features a stunning and completely renewed system that provides users with intuitive and seamless user experiences. SMP-NEO has successfully improved its system for smooth operation with many great new features.

Here are six significant features of SMP-NEO:

  •     An Intuitive user interface: By visualizing the information and the menu icons, it allows users to get started more easily and quickly.
  •     Rich library resources: Users can easily enrich the content with a variety of materials in the library, including files, fonts, clocks, programs, and playlists. Moreover, the system allows users to upload desired fonts or images or to download the latest template resources from CAYIN’s Cloud service for free.
  •     Powerful scheduling management: The rich and easy-to-operate scheduling system becomes a great help for users in efficiently organizing their schedules. By taking advantage of the time filter function, users can better monitor and learn more about detailed information of each agenda.
  •     Web integration support: Users can present different web content, including Twitter, weather news, etc., or retrieve specific website content and broadcast them onto the digital signage displays simultaneously. In this way, sharing with the world at any moment becomes easier than ever.
  •     Real-time online help: A navigation tutorial is now available on each page, helping users to easily solve all kinds of problems.
  •     Simple playback settings: By integrating the functions of the SMP-PRO and SMP-WEB series, the playback settings of SMP-NEO have been redesigned to become more feature-rich and user-friendly. With the addition of a preview feature, SMP-NEO allows users to get the most use out of their SMP players.

Ravel Chi, Vice President of CAYIN Technology, said, “SMP-NEO is the most significant upgrade for us over the years. The software provides users with higher performance and stable technology than ever. We strongly believe that SMP-NEO will bring higher user experience to our clients. ”

CAYIN sincerely welcomes you to visit ISE 2014, the largest professional AV and system integration trade show in Europe, on February 4-6, 2014. You are more than welcome to visit CAYIN and share in its exciting new product debut.
Booth No. 8-F182

About 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, 21 November 2013

SANTA ANA, Calif. /PRNewswire/ -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services, today announced the appointment of Ernest (Ernie) Park as senior executive vice president and chief information officer, effective Dec. 2, 2013. He replaces Mario Leone, who left the company earlier this year. Nimesh Dave, who had assumed responsibility and oversight of the company's worldwide information and business systems during the search for a new chief information officer, continues his focus on driving productivity and efficiency across the business, while helping to position Ingram Micro in the Cloud, in his role as Ingram Micro executive vice president, global business process and cloud computing.

In his new role, Park will be responsible for Ingram Micro's worldwide information and business systems and will lead an information technology organization that supports hundreds of thousands of transactions per day through operations on five continents. Reporting to Ingram Micro chief executive officer Alain Monié, Park will become a member of the worldwide executive team and officer of the corporation.

Park brings to Ingram Micro nearly 30 years of information technology and shared services leadership experience in industries including computer, distribution, retail and diversified manufacturing. He has a proven record of creating business value and driving best practices across large and complex organizations through business and IT transformation, process re-engineering, supply chain management, six sigma, shared service implementation, e-business initiatives, managed services, outsourcing and off-shoring.

Monié commented, "Ernie has an excellent track record in transforming business performance for multi-national organizations through technology and efficiency. His extensive background in IT strategy and his years of successful leadership will help ensure the continuity and successful implementation of the objectives we have put in place to drive productivity across our core distribution business while further executing on our strategic initiatives in faster growing and higher margin businesses. We are confident that Ernie will take our company to new levels of performance for our customers, our partners and our associates and we are fortunate to welcome him to our organization at this pivotal period in our growth."

Park was most recently vice president and chief information officer for 3M Corporation, where he was responsible for the corporate-wide information technology organizations supporting a leading diversified global technology company with operations in 72 countries and 85,000 employees. Among his many accomplishments at 3M, Park oversaw significant business and IT transformation initiatives leveraging common business processes, standardized master data and architecture/portfolio rationalization globally. Prior to joining 3M in 2008, Park served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Select Comfort Corporation since 2006. From 2000 to 2006, he served as senior vice president and chief information officer for Maytag Corporation. He previously led the global information technology infrastructure and shared services applications organizations as vice president and chief information officer of Global Business Services at AlliedSignal, and later with Honeywell International, following AlliedSignal's acquisition of Honeywell in 1999. Park also served in roles of increasing responsibility at Avnet Inc. from 1980 to 1996, culminating in his role as corporate vice president, technology services.

Park earned both his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, and his M.B.A., from the University of California in Los Angeles. He served on the Customer Advisory Board of Hewlett Packard, Sprint, Cognizant and Orange, as well as on the Board of Governors for Engineering School of St. Thomas University.

About Ingram Micro Inc.

Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 160 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit

Cautionary Statement for the Purpose of the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

The matters in this press release that are forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected benefits of acquisitions and the financial performance of the combined company, are based on current management expectations. Certain risks may cause such expectations to not be achieved and, in turn, may have a material adverse effect on Ingram Micro's business, financial condition and results of operations. Ingram Micro disclaims any duty to update any forward-looking statements. Important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include, without limitation: (1) we have made and expect to continue to make investments in new businesses and initiatives, including acquisitions, which could disrupt our business and have an adverse effect on our operating results; (2) we are dependent on a variety of information systems, which, if not properly functioning, or unavailable, or if we experience system security breaches, data protection breaches or other cyber-attacks, could adversely disrupt our business and harm our reputation and earnings; (3) changes in macro-economic conditions may negatively impact a number of risk factors which, individually or in the aggregate, could adversely affect our results of operations, financial condition and cash flows; (4) we continually experience intense competition across all markets for our products and services; (5) we operate a global business that exposes us to risks associated with conducting business in multiple jurisdictions; (6) our failure to adequately adapt to IT industry changes could negatively impact our future operating results; (7) terminations of a supply or services agreement or a significant change in supplier terms or conditions of sale could negatively affect our operating margins, revenue or the level of capital required to fund our operations; (8) substantial defaults by our customers or the loss of significant customers could have a negative impact on our business, results of operations, financial condition or liquidity; (9) changes in, or interpretations of, tax rules and regulations, changes in the mix of our business amongst different tax jurisdictions, and deterioration of the performance of our business may adversely affect our effective income tax rates or operating margins and we may be required to pay additional taxes and/or tax assessments, as well as record valuation allowances relating to our deferred tax assets; (10) changes in our credit rating or other market factors such as adverse capital and credit market conditions or reductions in cash flow from operations may affect our ability to meet liquidity needs, reduce access to capital, and/or increase our costs of borrowing; (11) failure to retain and recruit key personnel would harm our ability to meet key objectives; (12) we cannot predict with certainty what losses we may incur as a result of litigation matters and contingencies that we may be involved with from time to time; (13) we may incur material litigation, regulatory or operational costs or expenses, and may be frustrated in our marketing efforts, as a result of environmental regulations or private intellectual property enforcement disputes; (14) we face a variety of risks in our reliance on third-party service companies, including shipping companies for the delivery of our products and outsourcing arrangements; (15) changes in accounting rules could adversely affect our future operating results; and (16) our quarterly results have fluctuated significantly. We also face a variety of risks associated with our acquisitions and any other acquisitions we may make, including: management's ability to execute its plans, strategies and objectives for future operations, including the execution of integration plans, and to realize the expected benefits of our acquisitions; growth of the mobility industry, the government contracts business, and in new and untapped markets in geographies outside the U.S.; and other uncertainties or unknown, underestimated and/or undisclosed commitments or liabilities; and our ability to achieve the expected benefits and manage the costs of the integrations of our acquisitions.

Ingram Micro has instituted in the past and continues to institute changes to its strategies, operations and processes to address these risk factors and seek to mitigate their impact on Ingram Micro's results of operations and financial condition. However, no assurances can be given that Ingram Micro will be successful in these efforts. For a further discussion of significant factors to consider in connection with forward-looking statements concerning Ingram Micro, reference is made to Item 1A Risk Factors of Ingram Micro's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Dec. 29, 2012; other risks or uncertainties may be detailed from time to time in Ingram Micro's future SEC filings.

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Dynamax Technologies Ltd is pleased to announce a recent collaboration with Assured Systems, a leading technology company who offer high quality and innovative computer solutions to a number of sectors.

The companies are joining forces as Dynamax now has an appropriate HTML5 software product which can run on numerous players and is compatible with Assured Systems hardware. The partners believe that it is the right time to create an exciting future for digital signage solutions together.

James Priest, Managing Director at Assured Systems, said:  “With digital signage, the whole package is important – through testing and experience, we know our hardware offers the best reliability, performance and ultimately value for Dynamax’s users – meaning content can run 24/7/365 without question.  We’re proud to partner with Dynamax to offer such a solid platform.”

After being aware of each other for a number of years, Dynamax can now support Assured Systems players with their cloud-based digitalsignage.NET software.

Howard Smith, Founder and Director of Dynamax, commented on the news: “Assured Systems knowledge and experience has enabled them to select and offer an excellent range of optimised digital signage devices. As a result of this, we are delighted to endorse the use of our software on these platforms”

Following an initial meeting at the Assured Systems head office, it has been decided that the partnership will allow Dynamax to promote Assured Systems PC’s to their Channel Partners and vice versa.

About Dynamax Technologies

Our Office We’re passionate about ‘digital signage software’ and have spent over a decade developing enterprise solutions which power a wide range of digital signage networks – from Out-Of-Home, Retail, Government and Education.

digitalsignage.NET, our cloud-based application, is an affordable content management solution that, while simple-to-use, presents many of the features of text POV NG text, our flagship Enterprise product that reaches over 30 million consumers around the world every week.

Our clients range from large companies such as JCDecaux, Clear Channel, and the National Exhibition Centre to smaller institutions in education, retail, and the corporate sectors

About Assured Systems

Assured Systems is a leading technology company offering high quality and innovative computer solutions to the embedded, industrial, and digital-out-of-home market sectors.

You will find Assured Systems products in a diverse range of applications throughout their key verticals, which include energy, transportation, defence, automation, process control, medical, asset tracking, narrowcasting, gaming and multimedia.

The core technology is sourced directly from manufacturers around the world; their impressive portfolio includes products from both Asia and the Americas.

For more information about Assured Systems, please visit

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Pull up to the Taco John’s on South Greeley Highway in Cheyenne, WY and you’ll enter the frontier of technology exploration for quick service restaurants. Since July, Taco John’s and Panasonic have been testing a new outdoor digital menu board in a drive-thru lane at the Mexican fast food restaurant.
"It makes the guest experience more consistent, even down to the numbering of menu options. The digital board looks nice. It’s crisp. We see a number of potential benefits," says Shawn Eby, Vice President for Operations at Taco John’s. “The efficiencies would also extend to labor costs. Digital boards are easier and quicker to maintain. One person can remotely update multiple locations.”

The companies are also testing a digital menu board located inside a Taco John’s in Ft. Collins, CO. Panasonic monitors the performance of both boards from a network operations center (NOC) located in Ohio. Technicians provide remote diagnostics and troubleshooting, along with remote rebooting and repair capabilities.
“The QSR market is fiercely competitive. For this reason, it’s critical that restaurants incorporate reliable, durable technology solutions that help operators provide the highest level of service while also driving repeat business, both in-store and in the drive thru,” said Rick Albert, VP Retail & Media Solutions for Panasonic. “With its digital menu board pilot, Taco John’s demonstrates its dedication to creating greater operational efficiencies, boosting sales and enhancing the overall customer experience.”

To deliver on that promise, the digital boards, especially the one located in the drive-thru, will have to withstand rigorous testing – not just from customers and restaurant employees – but also from Wyoming’s weather.

"It has to withstand direct sunlight, strong winds, extreme temperatures, rain and snow," says Eby. “Panasonic is monitoring all of these things. We want to see how well it can hold up.”

According to Panasonic, the test conditions at the Taco John’s in Cheyenne are made to order. The company says the 47-inch Professional LCD Display brings 1,000 cd/m2 of brightness, IP44-level dust and water resistance and a reputation for operating efficiently in harsh conditions.

Eby expects testing of the outdoor digital display will continue for several more months, providing plenty of opportunities to see if it performs as well in the winter months as it did during the summer.

About Taco John's

Taco John's operates and franchises over 400 quick-service restaurants in 25 states. Privately owned, the business opened its first restaurant in 1969. Taco John's prides itself on serving generous portions, menu items prepared fresh to your order, high quality ingredients and special West-Mex® recipes, seasonings and sauces. For more information, visit
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, 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

For more information about Panasonic Food Services solutions, please visit:

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Innovative technology partnership meets next generation retail merchandising to revitalize the retail shopping experience this holiday season

NEW YORK – The “Empire State” meets state-of-the-art display technology from Christie® for a spectacular, fully immersive visitor experience this holiday season at the Barneys New York flagship store in Manhattan. Barneys and Christie have partnered again to bring back the traditional family shopping experience in a “bricks and mortar” setting, creating magical windows and an in-store gallery through the use of visual technologies. Inspired by music icon and native New Yorker Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, visual artist Joanie Lemercier and Barneys’ creative director Dennis Freedman, “A New York Holiday” is a series of unique windows facing Madison Avenue and an interactive in-store gallery brought to life by the latest generation of Christie digital display technologies. “A New York Holiday” experience is the ultimate demonstration of what happens when creative retail merchandising meets Christie displays and the company’s Managed Services’ solutions and technical ingenuity.
 “A New York Holiday” will premiere November 20th, benefiting the Shawn Carter Foundation, a New York-based charity which awards post-secondary scholarships to students facing socio-economic hardships.  Working with artist Joanie Lemercier and Mr. Carter, Barneys will utilize a wide range of Christie display technology, including projectors, Christie® MicroTiles® and Christie HD flat panel monitors, to create dazzling, multimedia events that completely envelop the customers in one-of-a-kind interactive experiences.
“Barneys New York  had an overwhelmingly positive response from customers and designers last year to our holiday windows, which have become  known for their innovative use of immersive and interactive narrative with cutting-edge technology that leads people into our store,” said Dennis Freedman, Barneys New York creative director. “Last year, Christie was instrumental in the success of our holiday display. With a musical, fashion and business innovator like Mr. Carter, we were confident that Christie’s superior technology and the expertise of its Managed Services team could help us bring his vision to light, not just to our store in Manhattan, but also to select flagship locations in other major cities.”
Tommy Dobrzynski, vice president of visuals at Barneys New York, added, “Everything that encompasses ‘A New York Holiday’ – the items chosen, the amazing designers that participated, the windows, the design of the BNY SCC Gallery, the Christie technology and their team’s unique ability to help us leverage technology to achieve our creative vision – represents a perfect example of groundbreaking collaboration that I hope will WOW customers and passersby.”
The third floor of the retailers’ Madison Avenue Flagship has been transformed into the BNY SCC Gallery, an immersive 1,200-square-foot space with a seamless 360-degree projection that utilizes projection mapping, exclusive content, lights, and movement, to transport customers into the world of New York.  A 70-foot long “hall” with floor projection will guide visitors from the 3rd floor elevator to the Gallery.  The BNY SCC Gallery Space will showcase limited edition products designed by Mr. Carter in collaboration with various designers which will be available for purchase.
Madison Avenue Windows
Floating City

The retailer’s iconic Madison Avenue windows will mesmerize passersby and customers with moving content that demonstrates how light and shadow are experienced in New York City, incorporating the theme colors of black, white and gold. Among the highlights are a “floating city” projected upon a 16-foot-tall “rock” wall, which houses the viewing area for the projection mapped experience, and includes twinkling stars in a night sky and a slow-moving sunrise revealing the shimmering floating city – enhanced by a visual program that incorporates architectural language, changing geographical landscapes and climate (snow, rain) – all through dazzling 3D mapping technology.  
Mirrors, Icicles and 3D lights

A large, abstract hanging resembling a rock or icicle formation will be covered in thousands of fragmented mirrors. With Christie projection mapping washing light over the formation to create a light show on the object itself, it will be reflected into the room as well as onto the window and finally the street.  
Among the technologies used will be the Christie HD14K-M projector, Christie LW720, Christie LWU420, and Christie HD flat panel displays, including the new Christie WeatherAll flat panel.  
A traditional favorite during the holidays will have a modern new twist, with a window housing the “BNY NYC Sleigh Ride” featuring a rotating cast of improvisational performers from Upright Citizens Brigade outfitted in modern Santa costumes who will take children on a virtual “sleigh ride” through an abstracted New York City. Through the use of experiential screens, the occupants will feel like they are up in the air and flying through New York. Christie WeatherAll flat panels on the outside of the window will show images of the children and “Santa” as they take the Sleigh Ride.
“New York is home to some of the most technologically sophisticated customers in the world, and the holidays are an especially competitive time for retailers to capture their attention and bring them into their stores,” noted Sean James, vice president of Christie’s Managed Services.  “We are pleased to again be part of Barneys New York’s holiday display campaign, both in New York and other flagship locations across the country.  Through visual technology and collaboration, Christie helped bring the creative vision to life.”   
Christie display technologies will be featured in select Barneys regional flagship locations in Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago and Boston, where Christie HD flat panels will greet visitors and provide content to highlight the Shawn “JAY Z” Carter collection within that store.
“Barneys is demonstrating the possibility of taking a creative merchandising concept, marrying it with advanced visual technologies and deploying it on a varying scale in regional stores across the country,” added Sean James, “We were happy to work with the creative team to find solutions that would work in each of their five locations, from the larger Manhattan flagship store, to the smaller locations.”
Christie Facebook contest

To get everyone into the holiday spirit, one lucky Christie Facebook follower will have the opportunity to win a $1,000 Barneys gift card (redeemable online or in-store), courtesy of Christie and Barneys. Visit Christie’s Facebook page November 29-January 3, 2014 for details.
About Barneys New York

BARNEYS NEW YORK (Barneys) is a luxury specialty retailer renowned for having the most discerning edit from the world's top designers, including women's and men's ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, fragrances, and gifts for the home. Barneys' signature sense of wit and style is manifested in its creative advertising campaigns, original holiday themes, and celebrated window displays. Founded as a men's retailer in 1923 in downtown Manhattan, it became an international arbiter of high style for both women and men in the 1970s, renowned for discovering and developing new and innovative design talent. Today, Barneys New York operates flagship stores in New York City, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Scottsdale along with a preeminent luxury online store,, as well as 25 other stores and outlets across the United States. For more information about Barneys New York, please visit and explore its luxury content site, The Window, for an insider's look into the Barneys world: a behind-the-scenes visit with exciting designers, fashion, events, and the Barneys team.
About Christie®

Christie 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

photographs by Tom Sibley,

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Multi-touch support across stretched multi-monitor desktops under Windows 7 simplifies interactive display wall implementation

MONTREAL — Matrox® Graphics Inc. and 3M™ Touch Systems (subsidiary of the 3M Electronic Solutions Division) announced that both companies have validated a new 3M touch driver that will support multi-touch functionality across two, three or more 3M Multi-touch Displays powered by a variety of Matrox multi-monitor products. Integrators can now pair Matrox products with 3M Multi-touch Displays to create attention-grabbing, interactive digital signage and collaborative video walls that span multiple displays, without the need for touch overlays or licensing fees. Applications include interactive kiosks, way finding, retail and exhibit display walls, as well as collaborative multi-panel classroom, boardroom, and command & control installations.

“With our Mura MPX, DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go products, multiple displays are seen as one large stretched desktop, and standard off-the-shelf touch displays typically have had difficulty supporting this stretched-desktop mode,” said Caroline Injoyan, Business Development Manager, Matrox Graphics Inc. “3M’s new driver overcomes this limitation and provides a simple way for integrators to add engaging interactivity to their multi-screen digital signage setups.”

“Many of our customers in retail, exhibit, and digital signage markets are seeking to create high-impact and memorable interactive user experiences for their customers by expanding the touch interface beyond a single display,” said Ian Kimball, Americas Marketing Manager, Touch Systems, 3M Electronic Solutions Division. “This newly-enabled functionality lets customers easily optimize multi-touch performance across multiple screens, which is ideal for multi-user collaborative applications.”


The 3M MT7.14.0 driver for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft® Windows® 7 is available now as a free download driver from the 3M website.

The following 3M Multi-Touch Display products are supported:

  •     3M™ Multi-Touch Display C4667PW (46")
  •     3M™ Multi-Touch Display C3266PW (32")
  •     3M™ Multi-Touch Display C2167PW (21.5")
  •     3M™ Multi-Touch Display C2256PW (22")
  •     3M™ Multi-Touch Display M2767PW (27")
  •     3M™ Multi-Touch Display M2467PW (24")
  •     3M™ Multi-Touch Display M2167PW (21.5")
  •     3M™ Multi-Touch Display M1866PW (18.5")

The following Matrox multi-display products are supported:

  •     Matrox DualHead2Go external multi-monitor adapters
  •     Matrox TripleHead2Go external multi-monitor adapters
  •     Matrox M-Series™ add-in graphics cards
  •     Matrox Mura™ MPX video wall controller boards
  •     Matrox Extio™ KVM extenders

About Matrox Graphics Inc.

Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier choice in industries that require stable, high-reliability products. Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit

About 3M Electronics Division and 3M Touch Systems Inc.

The 3M Electronic Solutions Division offers innovative solutions to the global electronics market, such as touch systems and multi-touch displays; static control products; copper interconnect systems; cables and cable assemblies; carrier and cover tapes and trays; flexible circuits; embedded capacitor materials, and Textool brand test and burn-in sockets. Information about 3M electronics offerings is available at

3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the 3M Electronic Solutions Division, provides innovative touchscreen systems and display solutions to customers worldwide under the 3M and MicroTouch brands. 3M touch products are commonly used for single-touch and multi-touch applications that include casino gaming, foodservice, hospitality, industrial, interactive digital signage, healthcare, retail point of sale and self-service. Information about 3M touch solutions is available at Information about 3M Company is available at

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The two companies now offer dedicated sale and support of world’s largest and most comprehensive range of Scalers

Clinton, NJ – Electronics designer, manufacturer and supplier, Kramer Electronics, Ltd., and Calibre UK, British electronics manufacturer, announce their global joint sales, supply, development and business co-operation agreement.

Integrated products focused on innovation
Calibre’s key models for the Pro-AV & Broadcast industries are to be incorporated into Kramer’s product line-up in Q4 this year.  This strengthens Kramer’s range by the addition of a new line of premium scalers including powerful low-latency processing, warping, geometry correction, and edge blending with models for fixed installation and rental and staging, as well as models targeted at LED video walls and television broadcast studios.
With obvious customer benefits, the two companies have also agreed to work together to accelerate Calibre’s future product developments and have ambitious plans to roll out a comprehensive range of market-leading premium video processing, routing and control products.

Think local, act global
To support customers and the implementation of new product introductions, Kramer Electronics will supply dedicated resources to support and market these new models throughout Kramer Electronics’ worldwide network of more than 20 regional offices.
Tim Brooksbank, Chairman at Calibre, will head up this effort within Kramer as well as maintaining his Calibre role: “Having just passed our 25-year anniversary at Calibre, this cooperation with Kramer marks an exciting start to our next quarter century. We will continue independently with our OEM and own-label business activities, but with Calibre-branded products being progressively merged into the Kramer range. This opens up access to a far wider market for our products and helps Kramer strengthen its presence in its premium markets.  I’m really enthusiastic about being able to work so closely with the people at Kramer. Our planned future product developments are particularly interesting and will greatly expand both companies’ capabilities and market.”
“This strategic co-operation with Calibre is of great benefit to both companies and to our customers alike”, says Dr. Joseph Kramer, Founder, President & Chairman of Kramer Electronics and recent recipient of the 2013 Pioneer of AV Award. “Kramer and Calibre together offer market-leading technologies with outstanding performance and customer support from a truly international, professional AV organization. Together we will move forwards developing a comprehensive range of powerful premium video processing and control products for live events, rental, staging and fixed install markets with a focus on class-leading visual and functional performance. There are exciting times ahead.”

About Kramer Electronics  


Founded in 1981, with its world headquarters in Israel, Kramer Electronics Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality analog and digital audio, video and computer signal management products. Our products are aimed for the ProAV, Presentation, Production, Broadcast, Home Theater, Houses of Worship and Security markets.  

Kramer’s product line includes audio, video and computer signal processing equipment, distribution amplifiers (DAs), switchers, matrix switchers, digital and analog decoders and encoders, time-base correctors, presentation accessories, cable assemblies, scan converters and scalers. In addition, we offer Serial Digital (SDI), FireWire (IEEE 1394), DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, and HDTV signal processing and distribution equipment. Broadcast quality routers, distribution amplifiers, and controllers are offered through Kramer’s Sierra Video Systems’ products.  

Kramer has corporate sales and distribution offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, India, China, Thailand, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. For more information about Kramer Electronics please visit

About Calibre

Celebrating its 25th year Calibre has over the years achieved world recognition providing image scaling and processing technologies for use in digital cinema, large venue projection and LED events, surgical medical applications and broadcast/television studios.  Calibre manufactures products under its own brand-names as well as providing products and technology to several market leaders in the Pro-AV market worldwide. Calibre is a market leader in innovation, utilizing its own, UK & Germany-based in-house hardware and software design teams for all its product developments and its own UK manufacturing. For more information about Calibre please visit

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Just imagine you’re in your supermarket’s fresh produce department and, while browsing through the electronic cookbook at a kiosk terminal, you come across your favorite recipe by celebrity chef of your choice. Have a look at the list of ingredients, multiply them by the number of guests, check whether the items are available in the local store and if they aren’t, order them online and have them delivered to your doorstep quickly and conveniently – and everything's set for a perfect dinner. All that’s missing are the guests, who can be invited right away by posting to their Facebook timeline. Although that’s still just a vision of the future, it could nevertheless soon be reality. Visitors to Wincor World 2014 can see for themselves how it works.

The “Easy Dinner” kiosk terminal from Wincor Nixdorf being presented there can be controlled with amazing precision by means of hand gestures. An infrared field is generated directly in front of the display. As soon as hands are moved in the three-dimensional infrared area scanned by cameras the associated signals are transferred to the computer and the display is controlled accordingly – contact-free interaction also means a more hygienic environment than with a touch screens.

To let users “take away” the recipe and list of ingredients, a QR code is generated. When scanning this code with the appropriate mobile application for their smartphone or tablet it will load the information onto the device.

Retailers can also use the terminal to draw customers’ attention to additional offers or special promotions that go with their recipe. Subject to the customers’ consent, retailers can also obtain their data in order to put together tailored offers the next time.
You can see additional usage scenarios for the new service by visiting Wincor World 2014 at the A2 Forum in Rheda-Wiedenbrück from January 21 to 23.

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

First fully-integrated self-service platform designed for retail branch banks that provides customers the ability to conduct financial transactions traditionally only supported by tellers

Atlanta, GA – Reevex, LLC, a leading provider of self-service and mobile transaction software, announced the next generation platform in retail bank branch automation. Reevex’s Dynamix Branch Transformation offering is the only solution in the market that integrates directly into a financial institution’s teller platform allowing customers to access and conduct all transactions associated with their personal and commercial bank accounts through the automated platform.  Reevex aligned with Glory Global Solutions to integrate their application on the TellerInfinity product line.

”We have spent the time to listen to financial institutions to understand their needs. We learned that in order for the solution to be successful, it must be connected to the host as opposed to the ATM to ensure transactions currently supported by the teller systems were addressed,” said Snehal Vashi, CEO, Reevex. “The unique solution we developed provides the end-customer with complete access to their entire account portfolio and allows them to conduct virtually any financial transaction through an   intuitive and attractive user interface.”

“We are pleased that REEVEX has chosen to develop a multi-channel software solution for TellerInfinity.”, said Mike Bielamowicz, Executive Vice President, Glory Global Solutions. “The experience REEVEX brings to the challenge of teller-assisted self-service, with their more than 10 years experience developing customer-centric FI kiosk solutions, makes their solution an ideal option for many FI’s.   Our own experience working with them has demonstrated (to the Glory product development team) that they bring not only great technology, but also great insight in to how customers will interact with the TellerInfinity solution in real-world situations.  We look forward to seeing the REEVEX solution driving TellerInfinity in the marketplace.”

The Reevex Dynamix Branch Transformation solution has been designed to provide financial institutions with the most powerful and flexible branch automation solution available. Financial institutions will be able to improve their branch network’s profit margins while maintaining a quality customer experience.  Key features of include:

  •     Core System Integration: integrates directly with teller, online and sales platforms allowing institutions to leverage their existing systems providing efficiency, security and control to the broad transaction base.
  •     Enhanced Authentication: gives branches the ability to authenticate customers using an ATM card, a user ID and password or via bank employee authentication ensuring all customers can access the system.
  •     Cash Recycling: allows a financial institution to use teller cash recycling, to replicate current processes while gaining the control of the currency management.
  •     Teller Assist: provides personalized, live customer assistance through tablets and mobile devices resulting in a positive customer experience, every time.
  •     Omni-channel Vision: includes online, mobile and tablet functionality giving customers a consistent experience regardless of which of the medium they choose.

“Reevex Dynamix Branch Transformation has been designed to leverage the time-tested, customer-preferred methods of financial interaction and fulfills the limitations of current ATM-based solutions in the market today,” added Vashi.

About Reevex, LLC

Reevex is a leading provider of award-winning, secure transactional self-service applications for the financial, retail and hospitality industries. Reevex’s Dynamix Application Suite provides innovative and secure transactional solutions for the self-kiosk and mobile markets. Reevex’s unique approach to retail banking branch transformation allows financial institutions to offer a more flexible omni-channel solution. For more information, visit Reevex’s website at

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The largest beer company in the world has picked Aerva’s AerWave platform to manage its digital displays in up to 2000 convenience stores and grocery stores across the United States.

The cloud-based technology allows central as well as distributed control of video content, real-time data, and dynamic pricing of the products displayed in stores.

Each of the networks 47” lcd screens connect to aerva’s cloud through a cell card at each retail location.

About Aerva, Inc.

Aerva is a technology company that enables real-time interactivity between mobile, social media applications and digital display networks (outdoor, place-based or enterprise). Aerva platforms offer a suite of software and services for creating, managing, delivering compelling content and experiences across digital media channels.

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Unique LED display will be the hub of Canopy Street's newest entertainment district

Irvine, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- Panasonic Eco Solutions North America selected Lighthouse Technologies Limited to provide the LED display panels in the construction of “The Cube," in Lincoln, Nebraska's Railyard entertainment district, the West Haymarket development called Canopy Street.

Canopy Street ( is planned as an entertainment and living district, with combined retail and housing conveniently located together. Part of the development will feature an open courtyard area, known as "The Railyard," and will be surrounded with retail and restaurant space on three sides. The Railyard will be used for various public events, including seasonal festivals, sports parties (such as live broadcasts of Nebraska football games), and movie nights. The Cube is expected to play a central role in showcasing art, seasonal touches, sports events and highlights and even movies on select nights.

For The Cube, Panasonic used two waterproof Lighthouse Impact 16 LED video displays. The IMPACT 16, a 16mm pixel pitch Surface Mount Display (SMD) LED panel, shines with a brilliant 6000 nits of brightness, utilizes the first outdoor SMD LED chip, and features intelligent IM design for superior flatness. Exceptional color reproduction and clarity come standard, and image quality and uniformity are delivered with Lighthouse’s hallmark excellence.

"Considering the variety of events The Cube will present," said Ed Whitaker, General Manager of Lighthouse N.A.S.A, "the IMPACT 16 is a perfect choice. For an entertainment venue such as the Railyard, presenting events with light qualities as different as feature films and football games, the IMPACT 16 is tough to beat."

The first display on the north facing structure stands 35.3 feet long by 15.1 feet high. The display on the adjacent west-facing structure measures at 13.9 feet long by 15.1 feet high. Both outdoor LED displays will be used for video images, feeds, and digital advertising, as well as real-time content such as still images, animations, and live video.

"Teaming with Panasonic Eco Solutions," Whitaker added, "enables us to do unique projects such as the Railyard Cube. As Lighthouse expands into the retail sector, The Cube will help demonstrate the versatility and flexibility of Lighthouse technology."

About Lighthouse

Lighthouse is a leader in LED video display technology that develops, manufactures, and markets LED video solutions for multiple indoor & outdoor applications, media & entertainment events, and sports arenas across the globe. With numerous technological breakthroughs to its name, Lighthouse has established itself as a multi award-winning leader in the LED video industry that holds itself to the highest standards of quality.

Employing the most advanced technology, the highest manufacturing facilities, and world-class, round-the-clock technical support, Lighthouse satisfies customers and captivates the imaginations of millions. For more information about Lighthouse, please visit

About Panasonic Eco Solutions North America

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Panasonic Corporation was recently ranked number four in Interbrand’s “Best Global Green Brands 2013”, moving up two spots from number six, becoming the highest ranked electronics brand in the report. Panasonic Eco Solutions develops and provides customized and integrated technology-based system solutions for enterprise customers in a variety of industries such as sports, entertainment and digital outdoor. Additionally, the company supplies renewable energy and energy-efficiency solutions to corporate and public sector organizations. For more information visit: and


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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Projection mapping display is booth highlight that also includes Nitro Solutions, flat panels Christie J series and Christie MicroTiles
LDI/LAS VEGAS – A stunning and captivating projection mapping presentation is the showpiece of the Christie® Lighting Design International (LDI) trade show booth in Las Vegas Nov. 22-24. The colorful and exciting booth features two interactive projection mapping displays including a 6-foot wide by 3-feet tall interactive preview of an upcoming Christie book featuring the most innovative projection mapping projects from around the world.   
Proyección de Ideas Takes Center Stage for Projection Mapping Display

Producing both engaging projection mapping exhibits is Chile-based  Proyección de Ideas (P.I.). The multi-faceted audio visual company has produced over 1,400 events and is renowned for creating gorgeous projection mapping performances throughout both North and South America and, as a Christie partner, will be on hand to discuss how to turn projection mapping dreams into reality. P.I. joined Christie at both LDI 2012 and InfoComm 2013, developing content that played on P.I. servers.
The exhibit uses two Christie HD14K-M 3-chip DLP® projectors controlled by the P.I. Mambo Player media server system. Proyección de Ideas’ Mambo Player will also be controlling another multi-touch screen with images provided by two Christie Roadster HD20K-J 3-chip DLP® projectors. All content is high resolution and attendees can engage with the multi-touch interface.
A second Mambo Player will be controlling the Christie MicroTiles video walls and both the both the Christie YK50 and Christie YK100 projector yokes.
Award Winning Nitro Solutions, Christie M Series and J Series, Flat Panels, and Christie MicroTiles Complete Christie Booth
Christie’s spacious and inviting booth also features the Christie Nitro Solutions family, Christie J Series 3-chip DLP® projectors, the Christie FHD551-W and Christie FHD551-X flat panels. Two 2-units wide by 5-units tall Christie® MicroTiles® arrays frame the booth.   
The Christie YK50 is a small, dual-arm projector yoke and is suitable for moving projection applications in houses of worship, museums, trade shows, nightclubs and other venues where space is limited.  
A single-arm yoke, the Christie YK100 is designed for the Christie M Series with projector control managed via DMX protocol – enabling users to integrate and control lighting equipment and video projectors with the same console.
Introduced early this year, the WeatherAll™ Christie FHD551-W LED edge lit LCD 55-inch flat panel with full HD and optically bonded glass is designed to carry the message outdoors. Weatherproof and designed to withstand the elements, its high brightness LCD and durability communicates to audiences regardless of weather conditions.

The ultra-narrow bezel Christie FHD551-X flat panel offers full HD resolution, high pixel density and an LED-backlit screen. Suitable for a variety of indoor environments, the Christie FHD551-X provides sharp images from any distance.
The Christie J Series targets a variety of applications within the rental staging and fixed installation markets that require high brightness, superior performance and crisp, clear images every time – all in a compact, rugged and reliable package. The Christie J Series includes 2D and 3D-capable models, a range of brightness levels from 6200 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens, and SXGA+, HD and WUXGA resolutions.
Creating extraordinary visual displays, Christie MicroTiles offer substantially brighter images, a much broader color palette, and a virtually seamless canvas compared to conventional flat panel LCD and plasma displays.
A Christie Spyder X20 video processor will be in the booth and, directly across the aisle, at the coolux Media Systems booth, six Christie J Series 3-chip DLP® projectors will be displayed.  

An LDI Gold Sponsor, Christie is presenting Projection Master Classes using two Christie HD20K-J and two Christie DHD775-E projectors.
About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). 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  
“Christie” is a trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., registered in the United States of America and certain other countries.
Christie® MicroTiles® is a registered trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.
Christie WeatherAll™ is a trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.
DLP® is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments
coolux® is a registered trademark of coolux GmbH


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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Certification enables dual ATM/teller functionality for First Data customers

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, today announced that First Data has certified NCR APTRA™ Interactive Teller for its network. The certification enables First Data’s financial institution ATM-driving clients to use APTRA Interactive Teller for standard ATM transaction processing. First Data is a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing.

APTRA Interactive Teller gives a live teller remote control of an ATM to conduct two way audio/video transactions with customers. 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 deposit automation, bill pay and new account and loan initiation.

“As the first processor to certify APTRA Interactive Teller to enable standard ATM transactions, First Data is unlocking the complete potential of the solution for our customers,” said Mary Knich, vice president, ATM Solutions, First Data. “The video module allows financial institutions to extend teller services to more locations and efficiently extend service hours, and the traditional ATM self-service functionality provides return on investment even after teller hours are over.”

Adding an additional 10 hours of branch service each week to a typical financial institution branch can cost as much as $50,000 per year. APTRA Interactive Teller can conduct approximately 95 percent of typical teller transactions over the same timeframe at a fraction of the operational cost.

To date, NCR has installed APTRA Interactive Teller at more than 75 financial institutions in more than 30 U.S. states.

“By offering both live teller services and traditional ATM functionality, APTRA Interactive Teller works as a powerful component in a financial institution’s retail network strategy,” said Brian Bailey, vice president and general manager, NCR Branch Transformation. “Remote transaction processing helps make consumers’ everyday lives easier by offering more services and assistance for complicated banking needs, such as check cashing and large cash withdrawals. With First Data, APTRA Interactive Teller also can deliver fast, trusted ATM transactions for consumers with simple needs such as cash withdrawals.”

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: @NCRCorporation

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

4K heads list of major updates

LOS GATOS, CA – BrightSign, LLC, the market leader in digital signage media players, today announced new software and firmware for its BrightSign XD line of solid-state players, bringing significant enhancements including the ability to up-scale 1080p video content to 4K, enhanced IP streaming, and some very useful HTML5 support features.

These improvements, found in the official release of BrightAuthor 3.7 software and its companion 4.7 firmware, are available to all existing and future users free of charge. These updates mark significant advances in the feature-set and functionality of the BrightSign XD players – advances that underscore the long-term value of investing in BrightSign equipment that will scale seamlessly as content tools and sources continue to evolve in the years ahead.

Using a pre-release version of the new software, BrightSign customers are already taking advantage of the powerful features.

4K display manufacturer Seiki Digital, Inc. recently demonstrated the impact of BrightSign XD’s powerful video engine paired with the new software features at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin.

Sung Choi, vice president of marketing for Seiki Digital brand, explained, “BrightSign’s new 4K up-scaling feature enabled us to use settings in BrightAuthor to get the best possible resolution 1080p content playing on our new 4K UHD screens. We demonstrated the same 1080p content on a Full HD display side-by-side with one of our new 4K displays. This high-impact demonstration clearly showcased the superior picture quality delivered by BrightSign to our 4K screens.”

Integration partner National Technology Associates is using the enhanced IP streaming features to deliver video over IP to hundreds of displays in Station Casinos, locations in Nevada.

And in-store signage at Batteries Plus locations very effectively use BrightSign’s hardware-accelerated HTML5 engine paired with built-in web server to pull database content from BrightSign Network, taking full advantage of the exceptional new features.

Specific BrightAuthor 3.7 software features are detailed below:

4K Up-scaling

  •         BrightSign XD’s exceptionally powerful video engine paired with the new software features enable customers to use settings in BrightAuthor to get the best possible resolution 1080p content playing at 4K resolution on the stunning new 4K / UHD screens. This means display manufacturers can demonstrate the same 1080p content on a Full HD display and a 4K display side-by-side to clearly showcase the superior picture quality of the new 4K screens.

Enhanced IP Streaming

  •         BrightSign XD now supports Full HD video streaming including HLS, SHOUTcast, video streaming in HTML, as well as playback from head-end real-time encoders such as Haivision, Exterity, Visionary Solutions, and other devices that provide UDP/RTP/RTSP streaming. Full HD video streams and audio streams are buffered appropriately and play smoothly.
  •         In addition, the XD players can now act as IP streaming servers for customers who want to stream locally stored content files.

Unequaled HTML5 Support

  •        Hardware-accelerated HTML5 engine -  BrightSign is well known for the superior performance of its hardware-accelerated image decoding and video decoding. This new software update now unleashes the power of hardware-accelerated HTML5 rendering. This means that users can accomplish much more using HTML, without encountering the stuttering effect that is often seen on Android devices and PCs that rely on software-based HTML rendering.
  •         Modular HTML5 Assets - BrightSign XD allows for HTML assets to exist on the BrightSign canvas as independent packages, as opposed to one flat HTML page. This means that HTML5 can be seamlessly integrated with other content, so that the web’s collection of transparent HTML widgets, like clocks, weather feeds, tickers, etc., can be used easily without the need integrate them into a complete HTML page.
  •         JavaScript Extensions Enable Interactive Options - BrightSign is introducing JavaScript extensions that allow the full power of the BrightSign engine to be used via HTML and JavaScript. These JavaScript extensions allow access to serial IO, UDP events, GPIO, CEC, TV tuning, and other features. Now, any web developer can access BrightSign’s advanced digital signage engine.
  •         Built-in Web Server Pulls Database Content - The software update allows users to identify user variables in other databases and pull them into HTML. Using features and settings within BrightSign's web server and on-device database of BrightAuthor user variables, users can display database data in HTML5 within a presentation. For example, the model number of a TV display entered as a user variable can pull all the information about that display into the signage presentation.
  •         HTML5 Video Rotation - BrightSign’s HTML5 support offers the exclusive ability to rotate any video including locally stored video, HDMI input video and even RF Input video (QAM/ATSC tuner). Our JavaScript can call any of these video assets, rotate them at any angle and play it back flawlessly. The result is a greatly simplified implementation process that yields a remarkable display that combines BrightSign’s powerful video engine and HTML5 capabilities in a way that no other can duplicate.
  •         Sign Control via Web Browser or Android Devices - Earlier this year, BrightSign announced the free BrightSign iOS App for updating content on locally networked signage. With this new software release, customers who want to control their signage from an Android mobile device or any web browser can do so.

The new BrightAuthor 3.7 software and 4.7 firmware package is free to all BrightSign customers and can be downloaded from the software downloads page at More information including tech notes and user guides can be found at

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, 19 November 2013

Version 3.0 of KioWare Lite for Android, KioWare Basic for Android, and KioWare Full for Android have been released with new features to additionally lock down the Android OS for an improved user experience.

York, PA, --( Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) has released Version 3.0 of KioWare Lite for Android, KioWare Basic for Android, and KioWare Full for Android.

Version 3.0 of KioWare for Android introduces tabbed browsing, upgraded camera capabilities, and an address bar option to the many existing features of the KioWare for Android product line. All KioWare for Android software products lock down your Android device into kiosk mode, which secures the overall operating system, home screen and usage of applications. KioWare Full for Android also offers a server component that provides remote monitoring and reporting. In addition to Android device lockdown, KioWare Basic for Android provides support for card readers and NFC devices, as well as the ability to develop third party add-ons.

KioWare Lite for Android new features include:

  •  Tabbed Browsing setting creates new tab in browser instead of the standard pop up
  •  Address Bar for in browser use
  •  Add support for showing a progress bar
  •  Updates to the XML Configuration file will be completed at periodic intervals without requiring a restart
  •  Provisioning, allows for mass installing the customized KioWare settings across multiple devices
  •  JavaScript Console
  •  New items added to the Audit feature
  •  Zoom level max increased to 1000
  •  HTML5 Auto Play Video option
  •  Browsing ACL “Match Upon” allows users to “trust” an entire page, pulling in all relevant content from external sites

KioWare Basic for Android new features include all of the aforementioned KioWare Lite for Android features, as well as the following:

  •  Camera Support allowing for saving of images, front or back camera, timer, button branding options, multiple save options, and more.
  •  OPN (Barcode Reader) 2002 Support
  •  uDynamo + BulleT Support
  •  Keyboard Wedge Support (Now supporting input devices such as Magnetic Card Readers (MSR), some RFID devices, barcode scanners, etc.)
  •  Add support for the ACS ACR122U USB NFC Reader
  •  Add-in support for tabbed browsing

KioWare Full with Server for Android has all of the aforementioned features, plus these additional new features:

  •  Statistics Logging Javascript Function

The new version of KioWare for Android includes a new KioWare License Server feature that enables management of high volumes of KioWare licenses with ease.

Server Version 4.8.2 required.

More information can be found at All of these products are available as a free trial with nag screen at Existing clients have the ability to upgrade at

KioWare has been providing OS, desktop, and browser lockdown security for the kiosk and self-service industry since 2001. The KioWare for Android product line works with Android devices; Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

About ADSI, developers of KioWare Kiosk Software

Founded in 1991 to provide client server software development, Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) developed KioWare (, award winning kiosk system software for the Windows OS in 2001, and KioWare for Android software in 2012. KioWare deploys browser-based applications into a kiosk mode environment easily and inexpensively, securing the operating system, and allowing users to access only the application. Each client has the ability to customize KioWare to his or her needs, with a product line ranging from basic browser-lockdown to robust server based remote monitoring.

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

BrightSign and Zephyr Media team to deliver robust DOOH advertising network

LOS GATOS, CA – BrightSign, LLC, the market leader in digital signage players, today announced that it has partnered with Zephyr Media Inc. to deliver a high-impact Digital Out Of Home (DOOH) advertising network for Austin Fan Fest 2013, the interactive festival that runs in parallel with the Formula One 2013 United States Grand Prix. The four-day festival – which occupies 12 square blocks in historic downtown Austin – includes dozens of interactive and educational displays, as well as dining, entertainment and live music at every turn.

“Austin is known the world over for its ability to put on a show, and F1 racing is at the pinnacle of automotive engineering,” said Luke McEvoy, Zephyr Media’s vice president of marketing. “Working closely with BrightSign, we created a powerful DOOH network that reflects that fast-paced entertainment and cutting-edge technology.”

Festival attendees are drawn by activities for all ages. The event includes six stages hosting countless activities for children, families and race fans, including some of music’s hottest acts, an X-Games action sports zone, food trucks, and F1 race car simulators and interactive exhibits.

“Large-scale outdoor events provide a massive audience that advertisers have traditionally struggled to reach – that all changed with the advent of powerful DOOH ad networks,” said Jeff Hastings, CEO of BrightSign. “Zephyr Media is a great partner, and working together we’ve created a compelling advertising platform that yields great ROI for sponsors of this year’s Austin Fan Fest.”

For event sponsors, Austin Fan Fest 2013 delivers a captive audience of elite motorsport fans in a festive mood – individuals with a high level of disposable income. Zephyr Media’s DOOH Network takes advantage of this dynamic, engaging market and enables advertisers to successfully target this audience.

While Zephyr Media’s DOOH Network was conceived initially to deliver high-impact advertising for event sponsors, the network is also being used as part of a pro bono effort to raise awareness for relief efforts currently underway in the Philippines, following the typhoon that recently devastated parts of that country. The Digital Screenmedia Association created a number of 15-second public service announcements that include instructions on how to easily donate to the relief effort. One of those 15-second spots runs twice during each 45-minute segment for three days, displayed on a High Definition 16:9 screen that measures 33 feet across. This is the largest screen at the event and is visible from nearly a quarter mile away. Zephyr Media is running the spots free of charge using BrightSign’s players, filling the urgent need to generate exposure and donations to provide typhoon survivors with water and other critical care items.

Austin Fan Fest took place in downtown Austin, TX November 14-17, 2013.

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

About Zephyr Media

Zephyr Media Inc.’s Digital Out Of Home solutions provide advertisers with seamless digital platforms linking digital placed networks, digital billboards, digital signage and smart devices across a variety of different venues and locations. For more information, visit


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Monday, 18 November 2013

Acquire Digital has teamed up with leading fitness and health provider, Oneone Promedia Ltd., to create an innovative exercise and training directory that promises to revolutionise the gym going experience.  

The digital touchscreen directory, known as Budd-e™, is the first gym-specific directory, providing gym users with a wealth of resources from personalised health plans to videos on how to use specific gym apparatus.  

For gym users the unit provides a multitude of services including the ability to search and book classes, personal trainers and search for specific exercises defined by body part or by apparatus. It also displays blogs, RSS feeds, PDFs and videos, and boasts intelligent functions such as the ability to email booking confirmations and personalised fitness plans based on individuals’ vital training statistics such as, BMI, and heart rate.

Designed by fitness and training experts at Oneone Promedia, the concept has been developed to address a number of growing factors facing both gym owners and users.  ‘One of the biggest issues facing many gyms today is the demand to remain open for longer whilst providing a personal service with limited staff’, reported Sean Kennedy, Director at Oneone Promedia. ‘Budd-e™ is an effective solution for gyms with limited or no staff, as it allows members to learn how to use gym equipment and access new training programs, without staff intervention enabling, personal trainers to use their time more effectively.’

With the ability to take bookings, collect and record customer feedback, email customers with confirmations and promote internal services, product developers believe that Budd-e™ will prove to be an essential management and admin tool for gym owners, alleviating pressure from existing gym staff.  

Operated through a touch-screen device, the solution was built using the leading content management software solution, Acquire. The system utilises 15 of the near 100 apps available to buy for the Acquire Editor, including Facebook, twitter and other RSS feeds, an app for sending emails and capturing customer feedback.  ‘After a long search we chose Acquire because it gave us the largest scope to develop a really powerful system,’ said Kennedy. ‘The team have been great in supporting us, fixing issues, providing training and even developing bespoke solutions for us. We will continue to work closely with the team as Budd-e™ is rolled out, commercially.’
Managing Director of Acquire Digital, Neil Farr commented ‘it is wonderful to witness what our customers can create using the Acquire software’. Farr added, ‘Over the years we have added more and more apps to the editor to enable our customers to create highly intelligent, interactive and engaging digital projects like the Budd-e™.’

Budd-e™ was launched, in the UK, earlier in the year by Cybex - world leading manufacturer of premium exercise equipment - at this year’s Body Power Expo and Leisure Industry Week, held at the NEC Birmingham, which sparked major interest in gyms and other manufacturers, globally. Following the successful trial of the unit, it has been exclusively unveiled at Metro Fitness this, which is a gym owned by Ricky Hatton’s father and it is expected that UK sales of Budd-e™ will reach over 100 in the start of the new year.

About Acquire Digital

Established in 2001, the UK based company specialise in the development of software for interactive solutions and Digital Signage content management.  As well as their award-winning product range they also develop pioneering custom-built solutions to clients across all industries and sectors.

By keeping their customers at the heart of the development process they maintain quality and relevance by adding features and creating new products that are simple in design but provide a powerful end result.  
About Oneone Promedia Ltd.

OneOne Promedia Ltd. develops premium quality creative solutions for the fitness industry. It is an approved supplier to Cybex and also works in partnership with other globally-acknowledged premium brands such as Jordan Fitness and Concept2


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Monday, 18 November 2013

New global partnership offers PADS4 users a diverse range of stunning, real-time content feeds and access to custom creative solutions.

Eindhoven (PRWEB) - Net Display Systems (NDS) customers can now add compelling, real-time content to their digital signage networks through a new partnership with Seenspire.

Seenspire offers a set of sophisticated motion content packages– including news, sports and entertainment headlines and locally-specific weather – run seamlessly on networks that are using NDS’s award-winning PADS4 digital signage software.

Antwerp, Belgium-based Seenspire’s content is already running on PADS4 software at Eindhoven Airport in the Netherlands, the first deployment in what NDS expects will be a strong partnership.

“We are excited about this collaboration, as our partners at Seenspire know exactly how to add spark to digital signage messaging,” says Peter de Jong, Business Partner Manager at NDS. “Our PADS software was already well-known for displaying real-time information, and adding Seenspire’s premium content services makes our communications capabilities even more appealing.”

Seenspire’s real-time content presents rights-cleared information from trusted sources on digital signage screens in ways that rival broadcast television. Instead of tickers or static visuals with text overlays, Seenspire uses a variety of crisp, efficient 3D animations that build and change information on screens in ways that attract and hold viewer attention.

”NDS has been an amazing partner for us,” said Samuel Mekonen Co-founder at Seenspire, “they’ve been in the digital signage business for almost 20 years, and that really shows in the quality of work, and their quick follow-up to questions and the challenges that came up in this project.”

PADS4 users can simply choose the visual design styles they like, and then load fully-scripted motion graphic files using that style on the powerful NDS-built content management platforms. The files get automated information updates from Seenspire’s cloud-based servers. Multiple languages are supported.

The partnership also gives NDS customers access to Seenspire’s custom creative services – from tailored content feeds to original advertising, marketing and engaging messaging.

The first successful project jointly deployed by NDS and Seenspire is showcased in a video about the Eindhoven Airport digital signage solution.

Demos of Seenspire’s available services can be viewed at:

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Monday, 18 November 2013

4th generation Intel Core processor (Haswell), HDMI, USB 3.0 and mSATA Interface

Taipei, Taiwan – Axiomtek, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, has announced the arrival of the OPS885, its latest and most advanced Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) compliant digital signage player. Axiomtek’s OPS885 is powered by the high-performance 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor (codename: Haswell) that offers the most advanced 22 nm technology and the benefits of enhanced mobility and productivity the Mobile Intel® QM87 Express chipset can provide. It is an ideal choice for various display applications in different environments, e.g., shopping mall, corporate, education, bank, transportation, retail store, restaurant, performing art center. The OPS885 supports one DDR3L SO-DIMM socket with memory maximum up to 8GB. In addition, it features one mSATA interface as storage device and two PCI Express Mini Card slots for graphics-enhanced video card, wireless LAN card for 802.11 b/g/n and 3G/GPRS, and tuner/AV capture card. Axiomtek’s high-performing OPS885 also comes with Intel® Active Management Technology 9.0 (AMT 9.0) that simplifies integration process and offers convenient remote diagnosis and cost-effective maintenance.

“As other Axiomtek OPS compliant signage players, the OPS885 is designed to make digital signage applications more intelligent and easier to install, use and maintain. Its dimension is only 200 x119 x 30 mm, which is suitable for all kinds of digital signage applications, even in the space-constrained environments. The signage module also provides superb graphics performance, full HD content playback, and dual display presentations” said Robert Wang, Director of Sales & Marketing of the Digital Signage Business Unit at Axiomtek.

This smart pluggable module is connected to OPS-compliant display via a standardized JAE TX-25 plug connector, and includes HDMI, DisplayPort, UART, audio, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 signals. The OPS885 also features a wide range of connectivity options, including one 10/100/1000Mbps LAN port, one RS-232, one HDMI interface, two USB 3.0 ports, and one USB 2.0 port on front panel. In addition, it offers one mSATA interface and two PCI Express Mini Card slots for scalable storage and expansion option. The OPS architecture signage player enables digital signage manufacturers to simplify installation, maintenance and deployment in a variety of applications with ease at extremely low costs.

Axiomtek’s OPS885 is scheduled for phase 2 release at the end of December 2013. For more product information and to pre-order your samples, please visit global website or contact our sales representative at .

Advanced Features:

  •     Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) compliance
  •     Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor onboard (codename: Haswell)
  •     Intel® QM87 Express chipset
  •     Supports DDR3L SO-DIMM 1600 max. up to 8 GB
  •     Supports 2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 PCI Express Mini Card expansion slots
  •     Optional 802.11 b/g/n
  •     Remote management: Intel® Active Management Technology 9.0 (iAMT)
  •     Easy maintenance and fast upgrade
  •     HDMI interface for 2nd display


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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

URway Holdings, LLC announces today the official consolidation of its core dynamic digital solution company brands: OneSource, EuroTouch, URway and PicsWare into one Florida based holding company.

St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) - The newly formed URway Holdings has consolidated its four main company brands into one holding company. These core companies, which include OneSource Interactive, EuroTouch Kiosks, URway Kiosks and PicsWare, specialize in unique interactive, self-service kiosks, interactive and passive dynamic digital displays, dynamic digital directory and wayfinding displays, tablet and mobile application integration, managed digital services and strategic consulting that help improve the customer experience for the entire connected digital world.

"As our popular and well recognized industry brands continue to evolve and grow, we felt it was important to consolidate and streamline our internal operations to be more efficient and also better serve our growing client base," said Edward Crowley President & CEO of URway Holdings.

Crowley also added, "The consolidation of these companies and our official move of URway Holdings to Florida made good business sense. The growth of the core companies, the expanding global nature of our businesses and the friendly business environment the State of Florida offers make it very attractive in today’s digital landscape. URway will maintain operations in both Ohio and Pennsylvania and will continue its steady organic growth and rededicate resources to the expansion of its strategic partner network".

About URway Holdings, LLC

URway Holdings is a group of dynamic companies providing unique solutions for our expanding and evolving digital ecoSystem. Our family of dynamic, digital solution companies provides a 360° landscape of the entire Connected Digital World. We partner closely with our clients, assist and guide them as we develop and deploy turnkey, dynamic, customer engaging digital solutions for the connected omni-channel world. For more information on URway Holdings and our family of dynamic industry leading companies, please visit


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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Flexible QSR solution engages with customers and provides additional income

A unique Scala-based quick service restaurant (QSR) solution, created by TelemediaVision, has been installed at a high quality Turkish restaurant in Aachen Germany, to improve the overall customer experience and provide extra revenue. A total of five screens are in use at Öz Urfa Restaurant to inform and entice customers with regularly updated meal deals, special offers and advertising from local sponsors. TelemediaVision’s flexible QSR software solution is based on the Scala digital communication suite and is able to create complex, database driven menu boards in minutes.

The owner of Öz Urfa Restaurant, Ahmet Yilmaz Kebap, said, “Nowadays we need to stay ahead of the competition. That means doing the best possible job for our customers. One of the ways we felt we could do this was to make the move from static menu boards to digital menu boards. I have had incredibly positive feedback from my customers, who really like it. It does what I hoped it would do, and yes, I would definitely say that I’m very pleased with my new Scala powered digital communication system.”

Four screens are being used at the restaurant as digital menu boards to create an appealing and visually exciting menu, including seasonal treats and daily specials.  Making changes to the menu is very easy as the Scala-based QSR solution is designed to be intuitive and straightforward for non-technical people to use, with libraries of templates and images that can be easily incorporated into the digital menu board within minutes. The fifth screen runs content from local sponsors who pay an annual subscription fee to display their commercials. The new system is highly valued by customers and is helping the restaurant to build long-term relationships with sponsors as well as additional business revenue.

“Dynamic digital menu boards situated at the POS are key in a restaurant for adding value to the customer,” says Natalja Boehm, Area Sales Manager of Scala. “By offering the right menus at the right time of the day – lunch menus at noon and dinner menus at 6pm – customers feel better served as that is the information they are looking for. In addition, the possibility to up- and cross-sell via our digital menu board solution has a big impact on ‘check size’ by featuring key food and drink specials and add-ons like appetisers and dessert dishes.”

Partnering Scala and TeleMediavision for this project in Aachen was De & Di, an experienced design company headquartered in Cologne, Germany.  “Our unique solution is offered through a certified partner network – a network that now includes De & Di – enabling us to extend our vision from a local level to the global market place,” says Ben Vanderstukken of TelemediaVision. “That means that a broad range of QSRs – from Ahmet Yilmaz Kebap in Aachen to large chains looking for digital menu board deployments across multiple countries or continents – can now count on TelemediaVision and its local partners.”

About TelemediaVision

TelemediaVision is a division of Step4Media. Established in 2006 Step4Media’s beginnings were rooted in the distribution of website creation and content management software in the US and Canada. Increased demand for digital media concepts guided Step4Media to get involved in the implementation of digital marketing campaigns within the restaurant industry. In 2010 Step4Media deployed its first digital menu board in the Benelux market. Demand grew quickly which led to the development of TelemediaVision QSR a unique digital menu board creation and content management solution that makes the product accessible from single store restaurants to large chains. Today the company continues to market digital menus in its local markets while extending services through its certified partner network. Step4Media has offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Hasselt Belgium.

About Scala

Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, Scala is the world leader in location-based media designed to actively and intelligently influence human behavior. 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, 12 November 2013

Henley on Thames, United Kingdom, --( The International School of Beijing (ISB) is one of the largest and most important international schools in Beijing. With more than 3,000 students, the school provides education from PreK (age 3) through to grade 12, in four locations. With a 130,000m2 campus, the school required a solution to disseminate international and student information quickly and easily.

The International School had the following requirements:

  •  Way finding
  •  Touch for calendar
  •  Welcome students and staff
  •  Ad hoc functionality to allow different departments to upload their data and news in different areas
  •  Easy file transfer system for data to be displayed immediately
  •  Intuitive and user friendly product
  •  Ability to play high definition MPEG videos and JPEGs through a 2x3 video wall

The Solution

After investigating several digital signage solutions, the school selected ONELAN for its reliability and excellent service. The ease of use of ONELAN’s solution also convinced the school that this was the best system for its requirements.

The International School of Beijing initially installed a ONELAN Net-Top-Box (NTB) 660 and a NTB 6000 to drive a video wall. A further 22 ONELAN NTB players have now been installed in lobbies, classrooms and in the canteen area. School information, news & upcoming events are shown, with the ad hoc capability enabling instantaneous changes to be made. The more familiar it has become with the digital signage and its capabilities, the more the school has embraced the functionality, for example streaming video for live theater.

ONELAN’s products have fulfilled all of ISB requirements; it has been able to provide different types of information and content to staff & students. Communication in the school has visibly improved as has its brand image. Moreover, the digital signage has helped the students become more engaged with school activities.

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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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Professional AV rental staging, fixed install and corporate solutions community can sample Christie technology
CYPRESS, Calif.  – Christie®, along with Draper Inc., Alcorn McBride and rp Visuals Solutions, is presenting the latest Solutions that Rock, November 19-21, at High Output Studios in Canton, Mass., just outside Boston. The free event shows several display solutions to organizations involved with professional AV rental staging, fixed installs and corporate AV environments.
“Solutions that Rock” gives consultants, architects, service planners and designers hands-on experience with some of the best audio and visual systems available, allowing them to discover inspiring ways to transform projection ideas into reality. Attendees can enjoy complimentary refreshments and gifts, and a chance to win an Apple® iPad mini.
Christie’s wide range of technologies include LCD, DLP® and DLP Cinema® projectors, rear screen projection modules, video walls, advanced 3D projection technologies, virtual reality and simulation. Whatever the application, Christie solutions are purpose-built to meet unique projection requirements and are backed by industry-leading service and support.
Day one is sponsored by distributor JB & A with HB Communications sponsoring the second day and Adtech Systems the third. Also on the agenda is the AIA-certified class – presented by Draper – from 10-11 a.m. on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21.
“Solutions that Rock” is also an informal opportunity for dealers, integrators, distributors, consultants and end users to see how the showcased products offer leading edge and fully workable solutions for their customers. Attendees can participate in technology demonstrations and receive hands-on experience of each solution’s capabilities that will increase their confidence when demonstrating and selling to customers.
Christie technology on display

The benefits of the new Christie Brio will be highlighted onsite. This presentation and collaboration solution enables multiple users to share video and audio content from their laptop or mobile device by connecting to the meeting room’s video system through a Wi-Fi or Ethernet network. Presentations, video, and other media can be displayed without wires, dongles, or special software applications so meeting participants can go right to work without setup delays.
Christie Brio makes collaboration across multiple rooms, auditoriums and offices easy and immediate. It can connect to multiple worksites on a college campus or across several campuses. All Brio nodes added to a meeting will be able to see the same content and contribute to the meeting by sharing any presentation.
Christie Brio also takes full advantage of interactive whiteboard technology by turning it into a bi-directional collaboration tool. Any participant in a Brio meeting can use touch-enabled displays to add to or edit whiteboard contents, regardless of geographic location.
Another highlight is the eye-catching tower display of Christie® MicroTiles® using Christie Jumpstart. Built on proven DLP® technology, Christie MicroTiles – the industry’s most flexible, high-resolution modular design concept – are specifically designed for maximum image quality in demanding indoor, high ambient light environments.
Both the Christie M Series and Christie J Series of projectors will be displayed as well as multiple solutions, ranging from HD and 2K LCD to Xenon 3-chip DLP® images, displaying on a 30-foot wide screen. Attendees will learn how to control any Christie J Series or M Series projector directly from their iOS-enabled mobile device using Christie’s latest network wired and wireless control solutions.
Also displayed is the Christie Vista URS. The all-in-one matrix switcher accepts multiple sources in any format (analog composite to digital 4K) and seamlessly routes these sources to any of eight user-configurable outputs, which can be configured independently for any analog or digital output format.   
The Christie FHD551-W 55-inch LCD outdoor flat panel will also be at the booth and, to fulfill the need to interface with IT systems, Christie will showcase its network solutions with all projection and multi-image systems connected to, and managed through, the IP network – including wireless control of all devices. Christie AutoStack™ – Camera-based, software driven solution used for maintaining projector alignment in multiple blend and stacked designs, will operate across the network, offering a solution that manages both fixed installs and rental staging designs for both flat and curved screens.
Showing the architectural flexibility of Christie MicroTiles, the RPMM Mobile Matrix (Deployable Matrix Video Wall) from rp Visual Solutions will be supporting four Christie MicroTiles in a snake-like, staggered environment while the Christie Spyder X20 multi-image processor will manage all display content across the booth including the stereoscopic demonstrations.
High Output Studios is located at 495 Turnpike Street in Canton, Massachusetts. To register, please visit  
About Christie®

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). 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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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Digichief, a provider of fully-licensed data feeds, images and video, has signed an agreement with HTV Networks as a distribution partner for their award winning video series. HTV’s in-house production capabilities and years of experience operating the HTV network, provided a unique advantage for developing relevant and engaging content. Digichief will provide HTV’s video series on topics such as Affordable Care Act Facts, Healthy Living Tips, Healthy Fun Facts, Relaxation Tips, Thought of the Day, Famous Failures, Words of Wisdom and many more.

“We were looking for an experienced distribution partner who was well-versed and connected in the digital signage industry. Digichief was the right choice.” Tom Combs, VP of Programming As a distribution partner, Digichief will provide subscriptions to the various video series, and control the delivery, format, and support to the end user.

“The production value on these series is exceptional. HTV really does a great job with the creative and entertainment value, but doesn’t lose sight of the educational aspect. Our clients appreciate that.” Gene Hamm, Partner at Digichief.

About Digichief

Digichief is a leading provider of fully licensed XML, RSS, Image, & Video content feeds for the digital signage industry. Content offerings include news headlines, traffic, flight stats, weather forecasts and conditions, sports scores, sports stats, financials, lottery, infotainment, video, maps, and news images. For more information, visit

About HTV Network

HTV is a fresh and informative resource made specifically for hospital, clinic and physician office settings. HTV is ‘always on’. From branded medical material to hospital-specific information, the television network educates and entertains with a wide expanse of content. For additional information, visit

This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, product service demands and acceptance, changes in technology, economic conditions, the impact of competition and pricing, government regulation, and other risks defined in this document and in statements filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, and whether made by or on behalf of the Company, are expressly qualified by the cautionary statements and any other cautionary statements which may accompany the forward looking statements. In addition, the company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

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Monday, 11 November 2013

New York – YCD Multimedia, a leading global provider of smart digital signage solutions, today announced that Silver Jeans Co.™, a producer of high quality and well-fitting jeans in the mid luxury denim market, has installed YCD's content management system (YCD|CMS) as the engine behind a new in-store concept. The new concept uses music and video wall technology to build customer loyalty within a multi-sensory environment that captures attention and shares the Silver Jeans' story.  The concept store at The Woodlands Mall in Woodlands, Texas, is the first of several stores marking Silver Jeans’ transition to exclusive brick-and-mortar retail. All content management strategy and services are planned and controlled by ScreenPlay Entertainment.  

The 1,536 square foot "loft" concept store highlights the latest collection from Silver Jeans Co.™ and offers consumers a personalized approach to a full range of the company's apparel. The highly stylized store is designed to give a feeling of being timeless and comfortable, just like Silver Jeans Co.™ products. The “loft” concept offers a central sitting area that faces a media wall, as the store's centerpiece, a design layout that will be part of the store architecture at Silver Jeans' new retail locations.

YCD and ScreenPlay partnered to provide the sight and sound for this experience. The audio-visual concept needed to be designed carefully to complement the brand's classic, yet cutting edge feel. To provide the media, ScreenPlay crafted a custom program that encompasses music videos, as well as the store's branded media pieces. The goal was to create an audio visual experience that would give both staff and customers an opportunity to hear music with a “you heard it here first” feel. The challenge was to meld breaking indie rock with timeless classics to create a musical fusion indicative of the Silver Jeans brand.

"Music has been an integral part of denim culture and our show celebrates that relationship our way," said Darren James, Senior Director of Retail Operations, Silver Jeans Co. "The decision was all about Brand and we believe the indie music scene celebrates our 'Independent and Free' brand value.  The artistic nature of the video content celebrates the expression of one’s 'true self'.  ScreenPlay fundamentally understood the sound of our brand on the first pass."

"When programming music videos, it’s not as simple as choosing a song," said Erik Chillman, Director of Programming at ScreenPlay Entertainment. "You need to select assets that have the same visual feel as the brand itself. Having the largest indie music video catalog available gave us flexibility with the programming and we reached out to the labels to source and deliver the content in HD.”

"The use of audio-visual media is increasingly becoming an integral part of the environment that characterizes the world of today's shopping," said Sam Losar, President of YCD USA. "The buying process in the clothing, footwear and many other industries combines messaging to the client during his visit to the store, to strengthen the brand and assist in his decision making, as well as to entertain him, to make his stay an enjoyable experience."

In addition to customer-oriented content, YCD software offers an on-demand playback method that allows management to use the media wall as an internal communication tool, displaying training videos and corporate messaging to help ensure that store personnel are aware of products and promotions in order to improve customer service.

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, as well as other industries. YCD’s flexible platforms help businesses attract clients, reinforce branding and ensure a measurable impact on their business. YCD’s end-to-end offering combines strategy, professional services and technology to increase profits, optimize product mix and enhance the customer 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, Estee Lauder, 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

About ScreenPlay Entertainment

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, ScreenPlay is the source of the largest music video library licensed for business. Representing hundreds of labels, new content is acquired daily and you won’t find a larger back catalog anywhere in the word. Over 9,000 locations receive ScreenPlay content monthly. We seek technology partners who allow us to deliver the content on the most innovated platforms available. ScreenPlay is a highly client focused company and we aim to provide the best customer service in the business. Our clients include Station Casinos, Family Video, Hard Rock Café, Norwegian Cruise Lines and many others.

About Silver Jeans Co.™

Silver Jeans Co.™ is a division of Western Glove Works, a family-owned business that has produced quality denim products for 90 years. In 1991, Michael Silver parlayed the family's vast denim experience into its own branded label and created Silver Jeans Co.™ Over the past 20 years, Silver Jeans Co.™ has become known by its devotees as the must-have brand for those who demand a perfect fit from their jeans. Currently headed by Allen Kemp, and designed by Janice Marks, the brand is a time-tested collection that blends modern and vintage details with intricate washes and creative designs. Silver Jeans Co.™ gives its fashion-savvy but cost-conscious customer the latest styles and best quality at a price that he or she can afford. Today the collection has grown to an international lifestyle brand offering men's, women's and extended size denim and denim-related sportswear to markets worldwide. Silver Jeans Co.™ products are sold in the US at independent retailers such as M. Fredric, specialty chains such as Buckle, and major department stores such as Nordstrom, Macy's and Dillard's.


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Monday, 11 November 2013

Spotlight:  Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden

The Dallas Arboretum is using digital engagement to educate children of all ages about nature and science.  The recently opened Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden boasts an expansive eight acres of themed learning galleries and draws close to 1 million visitors annually. The Children’s Adventure Garden includes over 150 interactive digital displays and exhibits, running more than 600 educational games in 17 learning galleries.

The Children’s Adventure Garden creates a unique learning environment. The digital experience starts upon entry with an interactive Directory Kiosk. The garden features a 500-linear-foot trail, an adventure bridge, a 30 foot tree snag, a canopy walk, a 9,100 square-foot indoor Exploration Center and more. Children can play CSI to solve plant mysteries and interact with displays and exhibits to learn about the interconnections between people, plants and animals.

Children can also visit the Globe Theater, an interactive digital globe that shows near real-time weather, global ecosystems, and atmospheric changes of the solar system.  While exploring the garden, animated characters appear to teach children about life in their unique habitats. Kids can catch a nature play in the puppet theater and live science demonstrations are continuously taking place throughout the 17 learning galleries in the garden.

Galleries Include:  Entry Plaza, The Cascades, The Moody Oasis, The Texas Skywalk, First Adventure, Petroglyph Walk, Plants are Alive, Kaleidoscope, Puppet Theatre in the Glade, T. Boone Pickens Pure Energy, Texas Native Wetlands, Walk in the Clouds, Exploration Center & Plaza, Earth Cycles, Living Cycles, Walk on the Wild Side, The Amazing Secret Garden, Orchard & Vineyard, and The Incredible Edible Garden.

For more information on the Dallas Arboretum visit

Provided by Reflect Systems


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Monday, 11 November 2013

“Saving the AV system at a time.” Mario Maltese, Executive Director of AQAV

Clinton, NJ - In keeping with the AQAV motto, Kramer Electronics is proud to announce its agreement to become an Educational Partner and Sponsor of the AQAV program.  As one of the first manufacturers to join and endorse this program, Kramer Electronics continues to demonstrate its commitment to being an industry leader who believes in, develops and delivers quality AV training and education.

“The addition of the AQAV course and certification program to our current educational offerings is just one more step in Kramer’s focus of offering quality education to the AV industry,” said Malissa Dillman, Kramer’s Training and Education Manager.  “We are very excited to be one of the first manufacturers to partner with AQAV and to be the first partner who is able to teach this training program.”

The AQAV program is an organization that is dedicated to improving the operational art of designing and installing audio visual technology.  Engineered audio visual systems continue to become more complex and difficult to integrate.  By focusing on the quality management of these systems, and of those who design and install them, we can benefit the AV industry and all its stakeholders.

Kramer Electronics will be sponsoring and conducting AQAV certification classes in the coming months with our first class being held on December 10-12th in Clinton, NJ.  During 2014, Kramer will host additional AQAV courses in strategic markets throughout the U.S.  If you would like more information on AQAV and the certification classes please visit their website at or contact Malissa Dillman at .

About Kramer Electronics

Founded in 1981, by Dr. Joseph Kramer, with its world headquarters in Israel, Kramer Electronics Ltd., is a leading manufacturer of high-quality analog and digital audio, video and computer signal management products for the ProAV, Presentation, Production, Broadcast, Home Theater, Houses of Worship and Security markets.  Kramer’s product line includes audio, video and computer signal processing equipment, distribution amplifiers (DAs), switchers, matrix switchers, digital and analog decoders and encoders, time-base correctors, presentation accessories, cable assemblies, scan converters and scalers.  Kramer also offers broadcast quality routers, distribution amplifiers, and controllers through Kramer’s acquisition of Sierra Video Systems.  Recently, the company added a line of Serial Digital (SDI), FireWire (IEEE 1394), DVI, HDMI and HDTV signal processing and distribution equipment.  

Kramer has corporate sales and distribution offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, India, China, Thailand, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia.


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Monday, 11 November 2013

Minneapolis, MN — Salsarita's has successfully rolled out 46 stores utilizing a digital menu solution from Minneapolis-based WAND Corporation. WAND, a leading provider of enterprise technology solutions for the QSR and Fast Casual markets, was chosen by Salsarita's as the exclusive supplier of Digital Menu Boards (DMBs) for their restaurants in May of 2012, citing WAND's growing reputation as the top innovator in digital solutions as the reason for the decision.

"The full-motion, high-impact content that WAND's creative team designed grabbed us the moment we saw it, and their continued support and partnership throughout the past two years have helped us test and leverage valuable data regarding customer purchase behavior," said Phil Friedman, CEO of Salsarita's Corporate. Salsarita's operates more than 80 franchised locations in 19 states and has significant growth plans for 2014. All new stores will also be using the WAND Digital solution.

WAND is looking forward to continuing their partnership with Salsarita's and will be supporting Salsarita's corporate customers, as well as franchisors and franchisees, as a sponsor for Salsarita's Heart and Sol Annual Owner's Conference in Charlotte, NC November 10th, 2013. "WAND considers itself a true partner for Salsarita's," said Greg Perrill, Owner and Vice President of Strategic Accounts. "We not only strive to deliver superior customer service, but we also support corporate and franchisees in any way possible."

WAND's Digital Menus are managed through WAND Total Restaurant Management (TRM), a web-based, digital management system that allows new content, pricing, and caloric information to be uploaded and deployed instantly by store, market or chain-wide, through a single, cloud-based platform. WAND TRM also features automated advanced day-parting, automated menu scheduling and 100 percent compliance of content across multiple locations.

About Salsarita's

Founded in 2000 in Charlotte, N.C., Salsarita's was acquired by franchise industry veteran Phil Friedman in 2011. Salsarita's operates more than 80 franchised locations in 19 states. Two restaurants are company-owned. Five to ten locations will be added in 2014, with long-range projections calling for about 300 locations nationwide within five to six years. For more information, 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, 05 November 2013

MINNEAPOLIS – Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: RNIN), a leading marketing technologies solutions provider, has established a relationship with Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN), and received an initial order from AAFES to install its RoninCast® digital menu system at the Denny’s Fresh Express concept at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV.

The Wireless Ronin solution will feature digital menu and promotional screens that display a streamlined menu for both Denny’s Fresh Express and Denny’s AllNighter concepts. These fast casual concepts from Denny’s are designed for colleges, airports, hospitals, mass transit terminals, military installations, travel plazas, food courts and similar locations. The franchisee-owned restaurants deliver real, authentic Denny’s fare, with a focus on convenience and portability.

Wireless Ronin’s RoninCast 4.2 dynamic solution met the complex needs of a multi-system installation for those Fresh Express or AllNighter locations with an existing third party system. “It was RoninCast’s adaptable technology that allows us to use their single Content Management System to create and manage our Denny’s menu board and promotion content and then deploy it with any pre-existing digital systems at our franchise locations that attracted us to Wireless Ronin,” shared Greg Powell, Vice President - Concept Innovation for Denny’s. “This is a huge benefit to Denny’s to not have to learn, update and maintain our content in multiple systems, but still be able to deploy to a location’s unique system. For locations that do not have existing digital menu systems, Wireless Ronin will install its complete turnkey solution.

Denny’s Fresh Express and AllNighter menu and promotional content will be managed from an off-site corporate location while still allowing the local store the flexibility to edit prices on-site via Ronin’s Customer Management System.

Wireless Ronin will work closely with Denny’s to provide content engineering, hardware, installation, project management, training, network operations center and content hosting. The first installation is targeted for completion during November 2013. Denny’s has plans to expand its Fresh Express and AllNighter concepts to hundreds of locations nationwide.

“This deployment with Denny’s is another example of the unique flexibility and powerful management capability of our RoninCast 4.2 software,” commented Scott Koller, president and CEO of Wireless Ronin. “It demonstrates the tremendous opportunity not only with Denny’s as it expands its Fresh Express and AllNighter concepts throughout the U.S., but also how we can help other QSRs with university or food court locations that need to integrate with individual legacy systems.”

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 Denny’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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Monday, 04 November 2013

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — Holt Renfrew, a chain of high-end Canadian department stores specializing in select luxury brands and designer boutiques, has partnered with Gridcast Media, a Canadian visual communications consulting firm, to create one of the largest indoor LED display implementations within the Canadian retail industry.  

Gridcast Media partnered with NanoLumens, an award winning leader in custom LED display technology, and Dot2Dot, exclusive Canadian distributor of the Scala Content Management software, to design and develop this “one-of-a-kind” digital canvas for Holt Renfrew. The façade reflects the unique architectural styling envisioned in the re-design of the Yorkdale store. Gridcast’s vision for the project was to create a living architectural piece.
The new LED display stands at the front of Holt Renfrew’s re-designed store in Yorkdale Mall and features six 29 foot tall by 4 foot wide panels displaying the latest fashion trends in dynamic imagery to wow passers-by and to welcome them into the store. The layout design provides Holt Renfrew with a creative platform to display digital content on each individual column or content spanning across the entire façade. The displays feature a sharp 6 mm pixel pitch to give people outside and inside of the store a sharp, crisp image. The entire display features over 1.5 million LED packages.
About Gridcast Media

Gridcast Media ( consults for many retail and marketing professionals in corporate marketing, event planning, and store design planners. They have also worked with Holt Renfrew prior to the launch of the façade to design other unique and engaging digital display solutions. These solutions include the interactive Holts Beauty Bar Photo Shoot/Beauty Bar Digital Screen at the Yorkdale store location, the digital LED panel solution for their new hr2 concept stores in Vaughan Mills and Brossard, and the interactive touch display solutions for the H Project initiative at their Bloor Street Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver locations.
About NanoLumens

NanoLumens (, based out of Norcross, Georgia, turns display dreams into reality. With a unique and patented ability to create displays that are flat, curved or round, NanoLumens digital wallpaper can bring any 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.


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Monday, 04 November 2013

40-inch, 46-inch, 55-inch and 70-inch P series displays feature new thinner chassis, edge-lit LED backlights, dual expansion slots and near field communication
CHICAGO – NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the latest generation of its flagship P Series commercial-grade displays.  The 40-inch P403, 46-inch P463, 55-inch P553 and 70-inch P703 displays feature a new thinner chassis, LED Edge-lit backlights, two expansion slots and Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities.
The new P Series displays are LED edge-lit, which means displays are thinner, lighter and consume less power.  In fact, the new generation of displays is up to 56 percent thinner, 50 percent lighter and consume up to 33 percent less power.  All of this means reduced installation costs and reduced total cost of ownership.  
P Series displays are ideal for harsh install environments, including quick-service restaurants, airports, public information areas, healthcare facilities and retail stores.  These displays boast internal temperature sensors with self-diagnostics and fan-based technology to prevent overheating and maximize the lifetime of the displays.  Delivering up to 700 cd/m2 maximum brightness and full high-definition panels, the P Series displays deliver uncompromised image quality.  
With new connectivity and new sensors, P Series displays are helping customers to be more creative and flexible while reducing installation and maintenance costs.  The unique built-in NFC sensor, in combination with NEC’s new Android app, reduces installation and maintenance costs.  A human sensor accessory can be both an energy saver and enabler of creativity.
The displays also support two expansion slots – one with Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) technology and a second slot for additional connectivity.  The OPS slot adheres to the Intel specification for standardizing and simplifying slot-oriented digital signage installations.  The second slot allows for customizable input options.  
“The P Series displays are proof that quality is never an accident,” said Rachel Karnani, Senior Product Manager of Large-Screen Displays at NEC Display Solutions.  “These displays are designed to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the most harsh environments while the new chassis delivers LED backlighting and an enriched feature set.  The P Series really is in a league of its own.”
The P Series displays include the following features:

  •     LED Edge-lit backlight technology for reduced power consumption and a thinner chassis
  •     Dual expansion slots, which deliver first-in-class connectivity
  •     Faster response times, which mean no blank screen downtime when switching inputs so content is always visible to customers
  •     Human sensor accessory, which detects presence of a person and can adjust input, brightness and audio volume
  •     NFC capabilities, which allow a smart phone or tablet to communicate with displays for setup and servicing
  •     Improved daisy chain capabilities for video and control signals (DisplayPort and LAN), which reduce cabling requirements
  •     Improved input switching speeds, which mean less down time when switching sources
  •     Multiple programmable gamma correction settings, which save time as displays don’t have to be recalibrated every time requirements change
  •     Improved browser control, which means users can control each display through a LAN or via a tablet
  •     Simple point and zoom feature, which allows a presenter to zoom in to parts of a presentation via the remote
  •     Auto TileMatrix capabilities, which save tremendous time and cost for video wall set-ups
  •     DisplayPort 1.2, which enables users to create ultra high-definition video walls or to supply different content to up to four different displays with a single source
  •     Memo function built into the on-screen display, which allows information to be stored in the on-screen menu to communicate installation, service, or location details
  •     Enhanced Picture-in-Picture, which provides flexibility for displaying two sources simultaneously
  •     IR lock capability, which allows the end user to control only certain parts of the display while protecting other important settings from inadvertent adjustment
  •     Proof of play feature, which enables confirmation that paid content was actually displayed

The P403, P463, P553 and P703 displays will be available in November 2013 at a minimum advertised price of $1,449, $1,829, $2,699 and $8,399, respectively.  All four displays ship with a 3-year parts and labor warranty, including 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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Monday, 04 November 2013

The Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA) has announced the finalists in the 2013 DSA Crown Awards, which recognizes excellence in digital out-of-home content.

The nominees are:

  • Adobe Executive Motion Experience, submitted by Array Interactive
  • Avatar Virtual Banca Digital Banamex, submitted by SSL Digital
  • Christie Headquarters Lobby, submitted by Arsenal Media
  • Dee Daa Restaurants, submitted by Arsenal Media
  • DTE Energy, submitted by EWI Interactive
  • FWi Corporate Communications Network, submitted by Four Winds Interactive
  • Gensler Multi-Surface Experience, submitted by The Hive
  • Mercedes-Benz USA AMG Performance Center Digital Display, submitted by All Things Media
  • Mont-Tremblant Informational Kiosk, submitted by Groupe Viva
  • Palacio De Hierro Design Screen Environment, submitted by SSL Digital
  • Sprint Mobile Controls LCD Screen Product Video, submitted by Two West
  • Sprint MOGA Pocket Controller Product Video, submitted by Two West
  • Taco Bell Interactive DOOH Campaign, submitted by Aerva
  • Texas/Church's Chicken, submitted by WAND Corporation

Judges for the DSA Crown Awards included Manolo Almagro of TPN, Michael Chase of St. Joseph Content, Paul Flanigan of DSA, Pat Hellberg of The Preset Group, Keith Kelsen of 5thScreen and author of Unleashing the Power of Digital Signage, and Anne White of HypeHouse.
The DSA Crown Awards winners for gold, silver and bronze in the categories of Point of Sale, Point of Wait and Point of Transit will be announced during the DSA Party @ CETW held on Nov. 6 at the Hard Rock Cafe Times Square, the evening of the first day of Customer Engagement Technology World. 

Register for the DSA Party @ CETW

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Friday, 01 November 2013

Networld Media Group names David Drain SVP of Events; Paul Flanigan as new Executive Director of Digital Screenmedia Association

LOUISVILLE  – Networld Media Group, online publishers of B2B websites covering the ATM, digital signage, self-service kiosk, mobile payments, restaurant and retail industries, has announced the appointment of David Drain as senior vice president of events. Drain formerly served as executive director of the Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA), a not-for-profit trade association client of the company.

Networld Media Group also announced the hiring of digital signage industry veteran Paul Flanigan to replace Drain as executive director of the DSA. The selection of Flanigan was made in consultation with the association’s Executive Committee.

Paul Flanigan

Drain joined Networld in 2006 to serve as executive director of the Self-Service & Kiosk Association (SSKA). He helped co-found the Digital Signage Association (DSA) in 2007. In 2010, the advisory boards of SSKA and DSA agreed to merge to form the Digital Screenmedia Association.

During his tenure as executive director, Drain became a spokesperson for the kiosk and digital signage industries, oversaw the introduction of new websites, conducted numerous webinars, launched two awards programs and was instrumental in the development of the Digital Screenmedia Symposiums.

In his new role, Drain will be responsible for the Fast Casual Executive Summit, Mobile & Retail Executive Connect and ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit.

Flanigan is a well-known industry blogger who was most recently vice president of communications and business development for Pro-Motion Technology Group, a digital signage solutions provider. For several years Flanigan managed the $5 billion in-store digital multimedia network for Best Buy, which had over 100 million monthly impressions. His background also includes stints as a consultant, an adjunct professor (where he taught courses in digital multimedia) and a manager of marketing and entertainment for the Sacramento River Cats and San Diego Padres, respectively.

Flanigan has been an active member of the DSA, most recently serving as EVP of marketing. In his new role, Flanigan will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the DSA as well as carrying out the short- and long-term objectives of the DSA Board of Directors.

“David has a strong background in events and will be leading our company’s expansion in this area,” said Alan Fryrear, CEO of Networld. “Paul was a natural for assuming the leadership of the DSA. His background in digital media and long-term involvement in the association will keep the momentum going.”

David Drain
David Drain

“DSA is excited to welcome Paul as our new executive director,” said Bill Lynch, president of DSA. “He brings a tremendous amount of industry knowledge, both as an end-user and a vendor. We’re confident he’ll help DSA expand its influence in the digital omnichannel industry.”

Both Drain and Flanigan will be on hand for the DSA Advisory Board meeting and Customer Engagement Technology World show, both taking place in New York City next week.

About Networld Media Group

Founded in 2000, Networld Media Group is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media communications company specializing in digital media, associations and events in the mobile, self-service, digital signage, retail, food service and financial services industries. Properties published by Networld Media Group include:,,,,,,, and

About the Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA)

DSA is an independent, not-for-profit trade association whose purpose is to advance the growth and excellence of the global digital signage, interactive kiosk and mobile community through advocacy, education and networking. Members include users of digital screenmedia in all vertical markets, as well as manufacturers, resellers and distributors of hardware and software, network operators, integrators, advertising agencies, consultants, analysts, publishers, tradeshow organizers and service companies. See


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