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Friday, 31 May 2013

Former Vice President of Business Development and Operations appointed Chief Operating Officer
New York, NY - Magnetic 3D, the industry leader in autostereoscopic, "glasses-free" 3D displays and digital signage solutions, today announced the appointment of Michael Dorin as the company's Chief Operating Officer.
Dorin previously served as Vice President of Business Development and Operations of Magnetic 3D.  His former role required him to undertake important aspects of corporate development; specifically, pivoting Magnetic 3D to service clients directly, which complements the company's long history of channel marketing to the reseller community.  By designing and implementing business development strategies, Dorin was instrumental in acquiring and servicing several major accounts, gaining momentum with prominent clients such as IBM and Ticketmaster.  Furthermore in his previous role, Dorin led notable research and development efforts, championing activities that produced a new method to achieve glasses-free 3D visualizations of real-time information.
"Mr. Dorin excelled in his previous position, playing a crucial role in the development and advancement of Magnetic 3D over the past couple of years," said Tom Zerega, founder and CEO of Magnetic 3D.  "His experience thus far with the company has certainly prepared him for the increased responsibility that he will assume as COO of the company.  I feel that Michael is a tremendous asset to Magnetic 3D, and his appointment as COO will undoubtedly benefit the company as we proceed toward future endeavors."
In his new role, Dorin will oversee several departments that relate to his previous responsibilities, including marketing and communications, research and development, public relations and corporate development.
"It is a great honor to be appointed Chief Operating Officer," said Michael Dorin.  "I'm excited by what the future holds in store for Magnetic 3D as we expand the company to support new business channels, products and solutions.  With next-generation autostereoscopic solutions that compliment a wide array of industries, Magnetic 3D is a company that aims to stay on the forefront of 3D innovation.  As COO, I look forward to my new role in supporting the company's growth and advancement into new markets that lie ahead."

About Magnetic 3D

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


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Friday, 31 May 2013

Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) - Axoro and Panasonic have announced the signing of a partnership agreement which enables the companies to market and sell each other's products and services.

"This partnership allows both companies to offer bundled hardware and software solutions, which are easier for end users to understand and also simplify the purchasing process for them,” said Craig Greenwood, Vice President of Business Development, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “These bundles give customers an all-in-one, out of the box digital signage solution that is scalable to meet their specific needs and applications.”

Panasonic is a world leader in professional displays, offering the most comprehensive selection of LED, LCD and plasma displays for any application including digital menu boards, greeter boards, promotional signage or private network displays.

Axoro, a Digital Signage company based in Newport Beach, California, in collaboration with Intel® and Panasonic, also finalized the development of the new Intelligent Digital Menu Board solution for Quick Serve Restaurants. This solution is installed in the Panasonic showroom in Rolling Meadows, Illinois and in the Intel® showroom in Chandler, Arizona.

“The customer will be the biggest beneficiary of this partnership,” said Marc Pakbaz, CEO of Axoro. “With one purchase, they’ll be able to acquire a top of the line digital signage solution that’s easy to install and operate.”

The companies plan on exploring the expansion of this partnership to Europe where both companies already operate.

The companies will begin training each other’s respective sales sales and marketing organizations immediately.

As a result of cooperation between Intel, Panasonic and Axoro, Axoro will now use the Intel’s NUC (Next Unit Computing) as a replacement of a traditional media player.

New products, features and functions will be announced in the near future.

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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Grafton, WI, - We are pleased to announce the promotion of Dave King to Executive Vice President with Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.

With over twenty-three years of experience in the point-of-purchase display and interactive kiosk business, Dave will utilize his leadership skills to collaborate and manage display programs with Fortune 500 retail and brand marketers.

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


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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Airports, restaurants, retailers and other businesses benefit from easy to use NaViSet Administrator 2 software

CHICAGO, (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today a new remote management and monitoring software solution that helps organizations reduce technical support costs, improve display and projector control, and remotely administer installed NEC products.

NaViSet(TM) Administrator 2 controls the majority of the NEC product portfolio of projectors, large-screen displays and desktop monitors. Through an easy to use and sophisticated graphical user interface (GUI), businesses can reduce their support costs by remotely diagnosing and correcting technology issues.

System administrators and IT personnel also can take a proactive approach toward the maintenance of projector lamps, filters, and fan cleaning, in order to gain better control of all their NEC assets.

"NaViSet Administrator 2 links a company's NEC products together into an intuitive ecosystem for easier asset management," said Keith Yanke, Senior Director of Product Marketing at NEC Display Solutions. "Organizations do not have to create their own management software packages and instead can remain focused on core strategic activities."

NaViSet Administrator 2 is designed to run from a central location and provides monitoring, asset management and control functionality of remote displays. It can continuously run to provide automatic monitoring and control of devices while alerts can be set when specified parameters within the display device are changed.

NaViSet Administrator 2 includes the following features:

  • Sophisticated Graphical User Interface, which controls display settings with ease and precision
  • Remote control of NEC desktop displays and information gathering made easy using the Display Data Channel/Command Interface (DDC/CI) protocol
  • Projector and Large-screen LCD support through LAN or RS-232C connections
  • Remote diagnostics, failure alerting enabled through advanced device monitoring and logging
  • Automation of device management, such as alerts sent via email, simplified via the NaViSet Administrator 2 task function
  • Report creation as well as data import and export functionality

For more information about the free NaViSet Administrator 2 application, please visit the NEC Display Solutions website.

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. For additional information about NEC Display Solutions of America products, call (866) NEC-MORE, or visit the website at


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, please visit, or call (877) 805-VUKU.

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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Earlier this month, we had the honor of being included in the Gartner 2013 Cool Vendors in Enterprise Mobility* report, which comes at a critical time for the industry with a vast majority of organizations still struggling to grasp the differences in requirements that come with the deployment and management of devices in BYOD contrasted with mobile point-of-sale (mPOS), kiosk, and digital signage scenarios. We’re entering what is being referred to as the “second wave of enterprise mobility”, with industry leaders facing an increasing number of obstacles and challenges, in particular, with management, security and cost effectiveness.

Thoughts from Gartner

“Organizations are adopting tablets as a technology core for specialized equipment or deployment in kiosks, monitors or other appliances. Each such deployment can involve thousands of units. Despite the large number of mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM) and mobile application development platform (MADP) products and services supporting such capabilities for traditional smart devices and tablets used for employee productivity, most lack specific capabilities to support tablet kiosk or other tablet-enabled equipment [*]”.

In a previous conversation with TechCrunch, our CEO Tom Karren addressed this growing demand within the mobility community for vendors to tackle these challenges in device deployments, where tablets such as the iPad, iPod Touch and a wide array of Android hardware, are being used in an increasing number of enterprise and customer-facing engagements – you can find Tom’s thoughts here.

The disruption is quite clear, and as a growing number of businesses look to adopt and implement the wide array of viable smartphones and tablets as means of modernizing the workplace or for mPOS, it’s imperative they have a clear understanding of the needs and requirements associated with personal vs. purposed device management – keeping this in mind, we have assembled an interactive infographic which includes a list of 12 questions that can help businesses determine the best platform for their particular deployment.

Are you deploying tablets and smartphones in any of these new use cases? If so, we want to talk to you.

*Gartner, Cool Vendors in Enterprise Mobility, 2013, Leif-Olof Wallin, Nick Jones, Monica Basso, May 1, 2013. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose


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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Markham, ON. Canada – Clorox, in collaboration with Titan Canada, used the large scale digital signage display at Toronto’s Yonge & Dundas Square as part of a two day special event promoting the new Clorox Smart Tube Technology spray bottle.

The goal of the event was to have consumers experience the new product for themselves, by engaging them with the opportunity to win prizes while also having their photograph displayed high atop the square on the Titan owned 2400 square foot, curved LED video screen powered by the Audience software platform.

Developed by Capital Networks Limited, the Audience platform provided Clorox the ability to upload, schedule and display the photographs on the massive digital signage display within minutes of being taken on the street below, where participants waited with cameras ready in order to capture an image of themselves high above the square.

The Audience platform also controls the content for an additional 20 LED and LCD screens within the development. The digital network, in combination with a variety of floor graphics, wall banners, pillar wraps, escalator wraps and backlit posters, also controlled by Titan Canada, make the company the largest advertising supplier at Yonge & Dundas Square offering advertisers the opportunity for complete media domination of the square.

The courtyard at Yonge & Dundas Square hosts more than 1000 events per year including concerts, promotional events, free movies and festivals, drawing over 1 million event specific patrons into the area.

About Capital Networks Limited

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

About Titan

Titan is a full service, North American media company, providing out-of-home solutions in sales, marketing, creative, research and maintenance of advertising on wallscapes, ground and highway structures, roof structure landmarks as well as specialty executions to maximize exposure. Titan’s media solutions span locally and nationally in Canada (Toronto, Edmonton, Montrea, Vancouverl) and the United States (Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St.Paul, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Seattle).

About Clorox

Clorox is a global company with leading brands that have become household names, manufacturing products in more than two dozen countries and marketing them in more than 100 countries.


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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, – Amway’s new Experience Center in Thailand adopted CAYIN’s digital signage solutions to bring their brands to life for their consumers and stakeholders.

When Amway set out to build a modern new headquarters in Thailand in 2012, their plan was to build a state of the art 9,000 square meters Amway Experience Center which is the first of its kind in Asia. They wanted each of their core brands to be supported with integrated displays and multimedia and audiovisual capabilities.

Amway enlisted the expertise of DMaSSTech, CAYIN’s distributor in Thailand, to design and build the audiovisual infrastructure to support and deliver the rich product content that was critical to the Center’s success.

To address the advanced technology needs of the Experience Center, DMaSSTech chose an integrated suite of CAYIN Digital Signage Technology and completed the project successfully in March 2013. CAYIN’s devices with robust interactive and multimedia capabilities provided the ideal platform for Amway’s Experience Center.

DMaSSTech implemented 13 units of SMP-WEB4 and 20 units of SMP-200 digital signage players along with 33 units of 32 to 55 inch LCD screens. SMP-WEB4 brings Amway products and brands to life on demand as center visitors take guided tours. Members can access via touch screen more in-depth product information to gain a deeper understanding of the products’ features.

Amway wanted an environmentally friendly solution and they liked that SMP-200 consumes 50-100 times less power than a desktop PC. They also wanted to be able to turn on and off remote screens immediately when necessary and for other screens they wanted to conserve power by using a pre-set timer schedule.

Amway holds frequent seminars and lectures, and they are exploring ways to broadcast these talks to Experience Center visitors. The AV-in connector gives them the option of delivering real-time video directly to players. With the ability to show video from TV tuners, DVD players, USB cameras and more, SMP-WEB4 provides Amway with many possibilities for the future and for growth in event participation.

CAYIN’s Digital Signage platform enabled Amway to speed their time to market for the Experience Center. Amway was able to focus on creating engaging educational content knowing the audiovisual systems had the capabilities they required, while being easy to implement and maintain in their daily operations. Amway’s Experience Center has increased participation and brand engagement from members and distributors. CAYIN products play a critical role in fueling business growth for Amway Thailand.

Please download the complete case study


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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

An Integrated Multi-Channel Platform for Digital Signage, Kiosk and Mobile Applications

New York, USA - ComQi reinforces its position as a global leader in digital multi-channel messaging solutions with the latest version of the award-winning content management system, EnGage. Release 8.4 delivers to the end-user powerful real-time data integration, broader assortment of content widgets, improved HTML5 support, and advanced interactivity with touchscreens and mobile all of which provide additional tools to connect, engage, and influence the intended audience.

Delivering the right content at the right place, at the right time is at the core of EnGage, this is enhanced with the EnGage 8.4 Data Channel which offers advanced data integration, mapping and targeting capabilities. For example, this new feature can be used for showing event listings, menus, queuing systems, arrival/departure times or most XML based data.

Additionally, EnGage 8.4 Touch combines the power of dynamic and targeted up-to-date content with marketing touchscreen kiosk applications. With Release 8.4 combined with a touchscreen, EnGage now supports kiosk-styled interactive elements such as browse-able media gallery, structured content access, popup content, and analytics. Combined with the newly release Passport mobile messaging platform brands can use one

The EnGage Platform was designed to support multi-channel delivering of media across digital signage, touch, mobile, and music. This new release combined with the recent releases of EnGage Video-On-Demand and the mobile engagement platform Passport, brings incredible power to the end-user that we believe puts EnGage in a class of its own. The clients who have experienced its capabilities have been impressed with its blend of advanced capabilities and ease of use.

For more information, visit ComQi’s website

About ComQi

ComQi is a global leader providing a powerful multi-channel message management platform that controls a network’s content and infrastructure, closing the loop between digital signage, mobile, web and social media within a venue. ComQi offers scalable solutions to a variety of industries, including retail, food service, ad-based networks, corporate communications and healthcare.

ComQi has been voted as the number one global digital signage provider for three years in a row by DailyDOOH and a Tier One player by Frost & Sullivan for two consecutive years. ComQi’s Passport product has won the award for the Best In-Store Engagement from the 2013 Shopper Innovations Award as well as the Best New Product in Digital Signage from the Digi Awards 2013.


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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

On the 31st of May, 2013 the third international Digital Signage Moscow conference “Digital Signage – no alternative!” will be held in Radisson Slavaynskay hotel, Moscow. The conference is powered by DigiSky and supported by leading European association OVAB Europe (Out-of-home video advertising bureau).

“Digital Signage – no alternative!” conference is an independent platform for communication between DOOH industry’s experts and systems’ end-users. TOP-managers of marketing and sales departments, representatives of retail chains, banks, fitness clubs, shopping malls, fast food, airports, hotels, as well as system integrators and AV-installers engaged in DOOH/Digital Signage industry are invited to take participation in the conference.

For 3 straight years The Digital Signage Moscow conference is answering on vertical markets representatives’ questions about Digital Signage in today business. This year will be discussed why Digital Signage is a new effective marketing tool; which displays should be installed in pos and why is it profitable to use professional hardware; how to communicate with clients via interactive displays and to receive information about your visitors; which opportunities give NFC and AR technologies; how to create up-to-date design with Digital Signage; which kind of content will attract visitors; what to expect from the industry in the future. On all this questions and many others leading worldwide expert will give the answers on the 3rd Digital Signage Moscow conference.
Among special guests of the conference are:

  • Florian Rotberg, Managing Director, invidis consulting and Secretary General OVAB Europe
  • Dr. Kai-Marcus Thaesler, Managing director Strooer Digital
  • Grigoriy Rabinovich, Marketing manager, Subway
  • Olga Narozhnaya, Marketing communication director, Colin’s
  • Olivier Duizabo, CEO, Quividi

Special focus will be made on the conference’s demo-zone, where new Digital Signage technologies and product will be presented. Digital mannequins, designer digital frames, video walls, opportunities of software from different manufactures – this is only a part of installations, which will be shown in the conference’s demo-zone.

In 2012 and 2012 among conference visitors were such big companies as Sberbank, MEGA, OBI, IKEA, Moscow bank, Coca-Cola, Selgros Cash&Carry, City Fitness, Orange fitness, Colin’s, Melon Fashion group, Lukoil, Rosinter, Aeroexpress, Megafon, Shokoladnitsa, Detskiy mir and many others.

Among conference’s sponsors are: LG and Quividi (Platinum Sponsors), Rivelty group, Croc and Scala (Gold Sponsors), Casio and Adissy (Silver Sponsors).

More information about the conference and free-registration are available on the web-site

About DigiSky

DigiSky is a leading provider of true end-to-end Digital Signage solutions, music service, audio branding in Russian Federation and CIS. DigiSky provides full complex of media services for customers in retail, fitness industry, financial sector, HoReCA and other markets. Among our clients are METRO CC, OBI, Castorama, IKEA, Real, Mega Shopping Malls, Sber Bank, Selgros CC, Bin Bank, Dream House, O’key, Strata Partners, Enka TC and others.



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Thursday, 23 May 2013

We are pleased to announce the appointment of George Martocchio as an Account Executive with Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.

George’s background includes extensive experience in the printing and in-store merchandising business. He will use his knowledge of the point-of-purchase retail industry, including developing interactive kiosk solutions, to work with Fortune 500 retail and brand marketing clients, out of the East Coast office.

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


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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

IRVINE, Calif., — You don’t need to be a graphic designer or IT expert to make effective and attractive digital signage.  Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. and Shuttle Computer Group, Inc. have created a new turn-key hardware, software and content system bundle that features everything you need to create compelling digital signage. No other display or media player company has offered such a combination of free professionally-designed graphics with a digital-signage-in-a-box hardware solution.

The bundle features one or two 42-inch or 46-inch commercial-grade Mitsubishi Electric LCD flat panel display(s), Shuttle digital media player(s) and all necessary cables. It also includes 90 days of free content management software and service.

“Our new partnership with Shuttle makes it really easy for people to migrate into digital signage, allowing them to quickly and easily install, connect and start using their signs right away,” said James Chan, vice president of marketing, Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. “They can create a visual feast for menus, advertising and other messaging and/or content in a virtual plug-and-play scenario.”

Many people feel they need technical proficiency in computers and artistic expertise for graphic design to create and use digital signage effectively. With 90 days’ free content management software and service, users can employ templates to quickly and easily create and display their content. And Shuttle offers on-line and or telephone support Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

“Our customers don’t need to be the experts — that’s why we’re here,” said Marty Lash, director, sales and marketing, Shuttle Computer Group, Inc. “With Mitsubishi Electric’s and Shuttle’s combined reputation for quality and excellence, we offer the best monitors, media players and design expertise to create a turn-key solution.”

The turn-key bundles (Mitsubishi Electric part numbers L422-STXS35, L422-2-STDS61, L462-STXS35, L462-2-STDS61) come with either one or two 42-inch (LDT422V) or 46-inch Mitsubishi Electric monitors (LDT462V) that can be set up in portrait or landscape formats. A networkable Shuttle media player (XS35V2-MITS or DS61V1.1-MITS) and associated cables are also included. The monitors offer a wide range of connectivity options, such as HDMI™ and DVI-D for clear, crisp video and audio transmission over a single cable.

The 90-day free service begins with activation of the digital signage player(s). At the end of the free service period, users have three options: 

  1. •    Continue subscribing to an annual service contract for as low as $49.95 a month;
  2. •    Discontinue the service and keep running the latest existing signage content; or
  3. •    Remove the software, erasing all existing content and restoring the player to a standard PC, and then use other PC-based digital signage software, if desired.

“During your first 90 days, you can try new designs, update and upload new content, as well as experiment with digital signage to find out what works best, all with free content management service. No other bundle brings you this kind of flexibility,” added Lash.

The bundles are targeted for availability in June.  The hardware devices (monitors and players) come with Mitsubishi Electric’s and Shuttle’s standard three-year limited warranty on parts and labor. Terms and conditions apply.

About Shuttle Computer Group

Established in 1990, Shuttle Computer Group Inc. is the Los-Angeles-based American arm of the world renowned Shuttle Inc. Headquartered in Taiwan with an extensive worldwide network of subsidiaries, resellers, partners, and suppliers, Shuttle Inc. is recognized as a premier manufacturer of digital signage players, motherboards and barebones systems. Shuttle Inc. has received numerous awards and accolades from independent media and analysts, affirming the superior quality of Shuttle products and services.

About Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc.

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. is a US subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Tokyo, Japan. Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America manufactures and markets projectors, data wall display systems, LCD digital signage monitors and players, industrial printers, photo kiosks and digital photo printers.

For more on Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, visit Connect with Mitsubishi on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

NoviSign, a digital signage software company, is celebrating two years of development in the signage world. Gil Matzliah, Co-founder and CEO of NoviSign, reflects on his experience in a fast-paced culture of constant innovation and entrepreneurship.

Dana: Gil, it must be so exciting to say that NoviSign is no longer an idea or thought. It has come to fruition and is a unique software service in the signage industry due to its bundling and all-inclusive services. What need did NoviSign seek to fulfill from its inception and what was lacking in the industry before NoviSign?

Gil: NoviSign was founded in April 2011, and in the past two years has grown tremendously and successfully expanded the market through our technology. From the onset, we targeted the signage world that, back then, had closed proprietary hardware players via network communication. We targeted IP-based digital signage forming an SaaS (software as a service) application that supported Android-based signage. At the end of 2010, the signage player was not a trivial endeavor. Android phones were ‘young’ platforms. The Android tablet had just started to reach the market and Google Android-based TV was only something experienced in early lab cooperation with Logitech on the player box and with Sony embedded in the TV. Planning to operate over an IP broadcast, we needed off-the-shelf Android players, which one can buy at a local shop, mount on the wall, and broadcast within minutes. In June 2011, we spotted the first Chinese Android player running Android 2.2 at the cost of 170 USD. We immediately started to work on that, and after six months of arduous work, the variety of players spread to dozens of devices with pricing around 100 USD per player. Today you can find a dual core CPU Android for less than 50 USD that is roughly the size of a USB stick. It is amazing to see how Android TV players are getting smaller, cheaper, and more efficient today.

Dana: NoviSign identified the Android Player as a winning business solution and platform before other signage companies, offering competitive pricing and package deals. Where do you see this technology trending, if at all, in the digital signage world in the near future? Will more signage companies adopt this technology as their hardware solution?

Gil: In recent months, I have seen many other signage companies moving to the Android platform as a player, which I think is a wise move. It seems like Android will dominate the market in the near future. As an open source software service, adoptable around the world, with low hardware cost, zero OS costs, great performance, and a wide selection of manufacturers, it seems like an obvious winning solution. In the future, we will also support an option for Windows-based players so that one can take a mini PC with Windows and use it as a NoviSign player. NoviSign will effectively offer both Android and Windows players and a mix of both, according a company’s needs.

Dana: What factors do you think primarily drive development in the signage industry and how does NoviSign positively influence these components?

Gil:The main winning components we consider in designing our service are simplicity and innovation. As a start-up company, we are committed to thinking faster and clearer. We don’t try to follow market trends but instead try to set them. On the other hand, to create state-of-the art software with a small percentage of highly capable users would miss the point. We mostly target the SMB market segment, and I believe we must keep NoviSign SaaS simple and accessible.

Dana: Can you share with us more about NoviSign support for Screen-Smart Device Interaction (SSI)?

Gil: We have just launched two new widgets based on screen-smart device interaction (SSI): the Game Widget and Poll Widget. Using the Poll widget, you can easily create an online poll, broadcast it to your screens, and have your customers interact with the technology through real-time polls and voting activity. The interaction between the smart phone and the venue through the screen will gain exponential popularity in the coming months. I believe customer interaction will become a common implementation for companies utilizing consumer feedback. Businesses can broadcast their message to the screen from anywhere to anywhere and let the audience scan the QR code on their phone to take part in transforming the environment they are visiting in real-time. This also enables companies and businesses to be creative with how they use SSI. I’ve seen companies offer rewards and discounts on their screens, which reinforces customer loyalty and customer referrals.

Essentially, digital signage gaming is a ‘Game Changer’ in this industry. The simplicity of setting up a fun interactive activity, which in turn changes the shopping, waiting, and visiting experience, has multiple implementation options, regarding which, I am confident our customers will show the most innovation and creativity.  

Dana: NoviSign has also been developing several new widgets in the past few months to give customers an even broader selection of features and technologies. What widgets have proved to be the most popular and useful for businesses in engaging with their consumers?

Gil: We continue to develop widgets based on feedback from the field in addition to what our Product and Creative Teams generate. The RSS and weather widgets are the most popular recently, and, as mentioned, we just came out with the Game and Poll widgets, which are now gaining lots of traction. We are planning ‘Social Apps’ widgets (Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and others) and in the future, we might open up our ‘Widget Store.’ The ‘Widget Store’ would allow users to design their own developed widgets that could then also be used by others. Today, community OS is a growing trend. This may further expand our customer base by integrating a social component with our start-up’s innovative culture and development.

Dana: Where do you see the signage market going in the next few years and what would you say will be NoviSign’s role in this?

Gil: As prices of signage components continue to decrease and as performance improves, we will see digital signage grow as an industry and as part of companies’ business platforms. Unlike the signage of the last decade that was static, this signage will be dynamic and interactive, allowing customer engagement via mobile phones, driven by the availability of wireless data communication that is LTE-based. Additionally, Android- based smart screens that have superior performance and distinctive pricing enable business owners to change traditional ways of marketing through the Web and bring marketing into the workspace with real-time interaction and updates broadcasted on the screen. NoviSign is positioned as a leading player in this novel signage world where customers are engaged on a daily basis.

Dana: What are NoviSign’s primary goals moving into the second half of 2013 and where do you see NoviSign as a company growing in the next five years?

Gil: Our immediate goal is to expand our product to provide full signage capabilities on low- end Android devices. Together with recent innovative widgets and enhanced reporting and user management capabilities, I believe we’ll be able to enlarge our partner base and ideally position our company to begin our next phase.

Dana: Gil, thank you so much for your time and for sharing information on NoviSign Digital Signage’s short and long-term goals. I am looking forward to following your company’s impact in the signage world and am sure businesses will continue to look to NoviSign as a trendsetter in the signage world.

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

“Visual interface” is focus of new stream for the annual SID Market Focus Conference at Display Week 2013

CYPRESS, Calif. – Christie®, a world leader in visual display technology, is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Salvini, its Chief Technology Officer, will be a keynote speaker and a panelist at the High Performance Displays Conference taking place in Vancouver, B.C., on May 23.

High Performance, per se, is a new topic for the Society for Information Display’s (SID) Market Focus Conference Series this year, as part of Display Week 2013, located at the Vancouver Convention Centre from May 19 to 24. Dr. Salvini will deliver the 10:00 a.m. keynote address for the morning session on the 23rd at the one-day High Displays Conference, where the focus will be on the “visual interface” – the performance characteristics of displays that enable differentiable improvements for the user’s visual experience.

Following his keynote address, Dr. Salvini will be one of four display sector leaders taking part in a moderated panel called “Great Thinkers.” The four panelists will be challenged to identify the display performance parameters that “truly enable enhanced human interaction with display devices.”

Dr. Salvini is eminently qualified to discuss the future of high performance displays. At Christie, he is CTO and leads the company’s research and innovation activities. He is passionate about the creation of compelling shared visual experiences across multiple domains, including cinema, visualization and simulation.  Prior to his appointment with Christie in June 2011, Dr. Salvini was CTO at Side Effects Software. He has led a 3-time Academy Award winning team of engineers and software developers in advancing the art and science of visual effect in feature films.   

Dr. Salvini is President of the University of Waterloo Alumni Council and holds an appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Computer Science at the University of Toronto.  He serves on a number of boards relating to digital media research in the areas of graphics, information visualization and 3D film innovation.

In conjunction with Display Week 2013, the May-June issue of SID’s official publication, Information Display Magazine, will feature an exclusive article by Terry Schmidt, Christie’s recently retired Chief Scientist, on how Christie projected the world’s first High Frame Rate (HFR) movie with the world premiere of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” at the historic Embassy Theatre in Wellington, New Zealand.

In the bylined article, Schmidt documents how he led the Christie team that planned and installed Christie CP2230 projectors, complete with integrated media blocks, at the circa 1924 theater last November. This in-depth, four-page article summarizes the effort required to enable the first showing of a major motion picture in vibrant, bright High Frame Rate 3D, which involved Christie’s leading DLP Cinema® projection technology, advanced sound and screen equipment, and earthquake and wind projection.

About Christie®

Christie 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.  For more information, visit


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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Turnkey Menu Board Solution Makes it Easier and More Affordable Than Ever for Restaurants to Go Digital

Cambridge, UK, – BrightSign, LLC®, the market leader in digital signage players, is launching the BrightSign XD Smart Menu Board, an all-in-one, integrated digital menu board solution for fast food outlets, coffee shops and restaurants. The BrightSign XD Smart Menu Board is simple and inexpensive to implement, and even easier to update with the free iPhone / iPad App. It is being launched in Europe at European Sign Expo, London ExCeL Centre, 25-27 June 2013 (stand T18N), a joint stand with its distributor Pixels.

Fast food restaurants, coffee shops and other catering outlets are increasingly adopting digital menu systems as they are flexible, professional and attractive to customers. BrightSign is making the transition to digital much faster and simpler, with a comprehensive package that provides operators with everything that they need to quickly and easily convert to a digital menu board system.

“Digital menu boards allow establishments to provide customers with a really stunning, professional image at the point when they are ordering their meal. They can also be readily updated with daily specials, new pricing and to comply with new food labelling regulations as they emerge,” said Jeff Hastings, BrightSign’s CEO. “By packing all the necessary components into an affordable, easy-to-implement solution, our new XD Smart Menu Board is the perfect solution for any restaurant that’s resisted the urge to go digital due to the cost and complexity associated with other less-than-elegant or overly complicated digital menu board offerings.”

XD Smart Menu Board is a comprehensive package that includes everything a restaurant needs to quickly and easily convert to a digital menu board system, including:

  • Full HD, commercial-grade LG display, available in 42- or 47-inch configurations
  • BrightSign XD digital signage media player professionally mounted on the display
  • Free BrightSign App to easily make content updates via iPhone/iPad
  • Content templates developed with HTML5 and tailored to the restaurant’s brand

The BrightSign XD Smart Menu Board package is based on the new XD player - the industry’s first solid-state digital signage media players with PC-class performance, which will be shown at European Sign Expo. The BrightSign XD product line boasts a trio of players that offer the features and functionality of PC-based solutions, but with greater cost-savings and reliability than their PC-based counterparts. In addition, BrightSign XD players offer HTML5 content support which is ideal for dynamic menu board creation and a small, slim footprint and almost no heat emissions, making them simple to deploy in small and unconventional spaces where other digital signage solutions simply wouldn’t be possible. Alongside the new XD players, BrightSign will also be exhibiting its existing line of HD models at European Sign Expo. BrightSign players have a track record of reliability that far exceeds PC-based solutions – delivering reliable performance with near-zero downtime.

BrightSign is partnering with Red Dot Digital Media to offer customers attractive templates that work seamlessly with the BrightSign App for menu updates, and are easily adapted to match the company’s brand and restaurant motif. The restaurant simply supplies Red Dot with logos and other corporate ID assets and Red Dot creates a customised, branded menu system. Once deployed, the restaurant can update menu content via the BrightSign App on iPhone/iPad.

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, 21 May 2013

Scala Enterprise is the next major release of the Scala Digital Signage Software Suite
Exton, PA, – Scala announces the debut of their latest digital communication software, Scala Enterprise. Scala leveraged 25 years of experience and continuous innovation to craft a customer experience engine like no other.

“We’re excited about the latest evolution of our software. Our engineers have made this our most innovative, easy-to-use, stable and secure release to date. With the intuitive user interface, flexible integration options and ability to completely customize this powerful tool to meet their unique challenges, Scala users are inspired to produce high quality digital signage solutions that create an immersive brand experience for their customers or employees,” said Tom Nix, CEO, Scala.

Earlier this year, Scala provided early access to select partners, showcasing the redesigned interface in addition to many new features and improvements. The feedback was extremely positive and led to further refinements. In addition to a more user-driven design and improved workflows, under the hood this release includes a dramatic expansion of our existing APIs, HTML5 and Android player support, expanding options for Scala's current and future customers.

Scala’s intelligent signage solution, Scala iS, will also be offered with Scala Enterprise. Aimed at retailers and quick service restaurants needing optimized digital content at the point of decision, Scala iS uses “big data” and predictive analytics to drive targeted, personalized customer engagement.

“Scala delivers highly-tailored solutions that revolutionize the way companies communicate. Interactive, immersive and personalized experiences are an imperative for creating a strong brand or company culture,” said Harry Horn, VP of Marketing, Scala. “Our newest release enables rich, engaging digital communication out of the box, while also allowing highly customized solutions that exceed even the most specific or complex needs.”

Scala Enterprise maintains the proven hallmarks of their robust platform, expertly crafted and innovated over the last 25 years:

• Flexible - Integration with existing systems, capable of supporting a wide range of interactive and dynamic content
• Customizable - Never limiting a customer's creative freedom, adaptable to enable any content dreamt up
• Scalable - Run one screen, or tens of thousands all from a central location. A track record of proven results from single display installations to enormous global networks
• Stable - Scala systems are rock solid. The digital signage software provider with one of the largest QA staffs in house and a platform that has been constantly refined over 25 years to perform flawlessly

You can find more information on Scala Enterprise at

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 transaction times, 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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Monday, 20 May 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNIN), a leading digital marketing technologies solutions provider, has received a 2013 Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA) Industry Excellence Award for its Burgerville installation.

The 2013 DSA Industry Excellence Awards recognize the best projects using digital signage, mobile, self-service and interactive kiosk technologies. Wireless Ronin was honored with the 2013 Best Restaurant Deployment Award for its installation at Burgerville, a quick service restaurant chain with 39 locations in the Pacific Northwest.

Wireless Ronin’s installation included flexible digital menu boards capable of displaying different menu boards depending on the time of day. Also installed were digital promotional boards that communicate details about local community happenings, upcoming special events and seasonal menu offerings, plus a digital community wall featuring user generated content and messages.

“Our new digital signage solutions provide an innovative platform to engage our restaurant guests who are able to upload their own content to our new ‘community wall’ via Twitter and Instagram,” said Jeff Harvey, Burgerville’s President and CEO. “This type of meaningful interaction with our guests and the local community serves as a great example of new ways for our restaurants to build and deepen relationships.”

Scott Koller, president and CEO of Wireless Ronin, added: “We are honored again to receive this award, which reflects the continued advancement of our digital marketing solutions not only in the QSR industry, but across our other verticals as well. We met Burgerville’s unique needs by integrating consistent brand messaging, day-parting menus and promotions across multiple screens. At Wireless Ronin, we are committed to continuously improving our digital marketing solutions and work hard to provide our customers with the most innovative, engaging and dynamic content.”

More information, including a video, can be viewed here.

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

About Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc.

Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (WRT) (NASDAQ:RNIN) ( is a marketing technologies company with leading expertise in current and emerging digital media solutions including signage, interactive kiosks, mobile, social media and web, that enable clients to transform how they engage their customers. WRT provides marketing technology solutions and services to clients, helping increase revenue and improve operating efficiencies to execute marketing initiatives. Since launching RoninCast® digital signage software in 2003, WRT has led the digital signage industry by bringing leading edge technology, services and support to its clients. WRT offers an array of services to support its clients' marketing technology needs including consulting, creative development, project management, installation, training, and support and hosting. The company's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "RNIN." Follow the company on Twitter ( and Pinterest ( and “like us” on Facebook ( under Wireless Ronin.

About Burgerville

Established in 1961, Burgerville is an innovative and industry-leading restaurant company with 39 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. 1,500 employees strong, Burgerville provides guests fresh, great-tasting food all day every day from breakfast to late-night snacks based in its mission “serve with love.” At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive. For more, please visit

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Monday, 20 May 2013

Pioneer of large-format any size, shape, or curvature LED displays names technology industry veteran Rick Bortles to the newly created position of Vice President of Global Channel Sales.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, — Marking the first anniversary of its entry into the systems integration market, NanoLumens expanded its commitment to the channel with the announcement that it will introduce an expanded channel sales and marketing program led by technology industry veteran Rick Bortles, who has just joined the company in the newly created position of Vice President of Global Channel Sales.
“Over the last 12 months we have experienced extraordinary interest from all types of commercial AV integrators who want to integrate NanoLumens displays into their system solutions,” NanoLumens President & CEO Rick Cope said today. “In order to maximize our management of this rapidly growing market an expanded systems integration sales, education, and support program that is dedicated to meeting the needs of a select group of distributors, representing different market segments and geographic regions. To lead this effort, I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Bortles to the newly created position of Vice President of Global Channel Sales.”
Reporting directly to NanoLumens Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Brad Childress, Rick Bortles assumes immediate responsibility for the development and implementation of all NanoLumens systems integration sales, training, and support programs around the world. “Our goal is to have a comprehensive channel program in place by the end of the third quarter,” Childress said today. “Rick is exactly the person we need to create an engaged network of select commercial AV integrators, value added digital signage software solutions partners, and key AV consultants. He will provide the sales, training, and support this network requires to perform at the highest possible level. Rick is a growth centric sales leader that helped to build a sales and service company with over 15,000 OEM's across North America, Europe, Japan and Asia. He is going to make a major contribution to the future success of NanoLumens.”
Indeed, Rick Bortles brings nearly 30 years of senior sales and executive leadership in the technology industry to NanoLumens, including serving for 22 years as President and CEO of ELCOM Inc., a leading semiconductor sales firm, and Southeast Regional Sales Manager at Sprague Semiconductor. Bortles was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1981.
“I am tremendously excited to have the opportunity to put my experience and skills to work for NanoLumens,” Bortles said today. “I am looking forward to meeting our customers and partners and creating a world class channel program that generates significant revenue for NanoLumens and its partners.”

NanoLumens’ technology has been named ‘Best Large-format LED Display’ of the year by Signage Solutions magazine in its 2012 Product of the Year awards program, as well as being recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a 2011 future-proof tech trend and cited by The Wall Street Journal in its 2010 Technology Innovations Awards.  NanoLumens’ technology also received the 2011 Breakthrough Technology of the Year Award at the American Technology Awards.  Digital Signage Magazine awarded the NanoLumens NanoFlex a 2011 DIGI Award for “Best New Display Device – Non-LCD or Plasma.”
About NanoLumens:

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, NanoLumens, Inc. ( is a privately held corporation engaged in the research, product development, marketing and sales of unique flexible and fixed large-format LED display solutions in any size, shape, or curvature, that address a yawning technology gap in the $14 billion digital display industry. Since its founding in 2006, NanoLumens has built a portfolio of more than 20 international families of issued and filed patents on its flexible display technology that effectively address the commercial market void between relatively small flat-panel displays and huge, limited application LED boards. NanoLumens technology is not constrained by standard sizes and shapes, or by the weight, heat, noise and cost issues traditionally associated with commercial LED products.


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Friday, 17 May 2013

Network-enabled signage simplifies remote updates, saves energy

LOS GATOS, CA – BrightSign, LLC®, the market leader in digital signage players, today announced that Argo Tea, a Chicago-based chain of specialty tea cafés, has installed a total of 78 BrightSign network-enabled digital signage players to deliver high-definition menu boards at the company’s 26 cafés located across the globe. Argo Tea uses the networking capabilities of BrightSign’s controllers and BrightSign Network Manager to remotely update prices and menu items on the 78 menu boards from its headquarters in Chicago.

"BrightSign's digital signage players enabled us to consolidate management of our entire network of digital menu boards," said Simon Simonian, Argo Tea's Co-Founder. “For example, updating seasonal menu items from company headquarters centralized a process that created efficiencies and cost savings.”

Argo Tea’s triple-board menu displays use three ultra-compact BrightSign media players discreetly hidden behind slim 46- and 52-inch monitors for each location in Chicago, New York City, St. Louis, Boston, Beirut and Abu Dabi. The menu board for Argo Tea’s Signature drinks displays looped content featuring high-resolution photos of its Signature drinks, loose leaf tea varietals and coffee beverages, all highlighting pricing and calorie count for the various sizes. Other zones in the displays are used to showcase Argo Tea’s seasonal specials, loyalTea program and chariTea partner.

With Argo Tea cafés open an average of 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, reliability was a key requirement when selecting BrightSign’s digital media players. Cost, ease of use, scalability and the ability to control their own content and updates were also top priorities that influenced the decision to go with BrightSign.

BrightSign’s market-leading digital signage solution includes the hardware, software and networking capabilities for a complete, turnkey system that eliminates compatibility issues and makes digital signage very easy to deploy. In less than a month, Argo Tea was able to take its Chicago-based pilot from concept to design and then to deployment. Within six months, the BrightSign-based digital menu boards were up and running at 21 locations. Following this initial deployment, BrightSign-based menu boards were later deployed in other US cities, as well as new international locations. The players are fully scalable, so displays can be easily upgraded as Argo’s needs change. Priced significantly lower than PC-based solutions, BrightSign’s solid-state platform ensures high reliability because it has no moving parts to fail. With a power requirement of only about 3-5 watts compared to 70-90 watts for the average PC, it also uses substantially less power. For additional energy savings, BrightSign presentations can be programmed to power the displays on and off according to the business hours of each Argo Tea café location.

Argo Tea designs, develops and manages the content for all of its locations at its headquarters in Chicago. Using BrightSign Network’s secure, Web-based application, Argo can add and manage content for all 78 BrightSign players remotely. One feature that simplifies this task for Argo is the ability to organize the players into groups. For example, when different cities have different pricing, it requires certain menu board images to be different, but Argo can group these updates rather than having to send them individually.

The BrightSign digital signage controllers used by Argo include the free BrightAuthor software application. This makes creating, publishing, managing and monitoring digital signage displays easy – even for non-technical users. BrightAuthor optimizes one of the key advantages of BrightSign digital signage by offering flexible scheduling and day-parting (scheduling the display of content for specific times throughout the day). With day-parting, the cafés can automatically change the menus displayed according to the time of day, delivering a more personalized experience and ultimately increasing sales.

Pricing & Availability

BrightSign players are available from the BrightSign store. Models range from $250 - $700. Distributor pricing is available upon request. BrightSign’s BrightAuthor software application runs on all late-model PCs and is included free of charge.

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 Argo Tea

Argo Tea, Inc. is a Chicago-based food and beverage company responsible for pioneering the innovative tea café concept. We are passionate about bringing teas directly from growers around the world, and blending them into unique and delicious signature beverages and teas. We are committed to being a sustainable business by working with the best local and global tea, coffee, and food artisans, and by contributing back to our communities to promote a healthy lifestyle and the conservation of natural resources. We are dedicated to delivering consistent quality and a genuine customer experience "one customer and one cup at a time," and to providing the "Argo experience" through our innovative approach of rediscovering the diversity and tradition of teas. Our signature drinks are made with all-natural “ingredients with purpose”. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, we are proud of our Chicago heritage. We have retail partners across the globe, and our cafés are located in Chicago, New York, St. LLouis, Boston, and Beirut. Our products are available for distribution, foodservice, retail, and hospitality companies in the U.S. and internationally. Learn more at

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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Friday, 17 May 2013

Global technology company to demonstrate solutions that help restaurants control costs and increase revenue

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) will focus on ‘the life of a transaction’, for restaurants of all types and sizes at the upcoming National Restaurant Association (NRA) show in Chicago where the company will showcase the latest in restaurant technology innovation. Show attendees can experience NCR’s exhibition of software, hardware and solutions at Booth #6229 at the tradeshow, which is being held in Chicago at McCormick Place on May 18-21, 2013.

    “Our ‘life of a transaction’ theme reflects the intimacy of a restaurant environment while providing ease of flow and customer engagement. We invite attendees to see first-hand what technology can do for their restaurant.”

“We run the everyday transactions that make your life easier – whether you are a chef, manager, owner, server, cashier or consumer. At our core, we help restaurants control and contain their costs and increase their revenue,” said Kim Eaton, senior vice president and general manager of NCR Hospitality. “This year at the National Restaurant Association’s show we’ll be exhibiting technology and solutions that enable restaurants to operate with efficiency, manage a profitable business and engage consumers.”

NCR’s booth will be divided into three primary solution areas to make it easier for attendees to find the restaurant technology solutions relevant to their business needs. Several new solutions and expanded functionality of existing offerings will be on display, including:

Solutions that help restaurants operate at peak efficiency

        NCR Aloha Mobile, an extension of our Aloha Table Service point-of-sale software, allows restaurants to easily and securely deploy mobile POS software technology for tableside ordering and payment.
        NCR Guest Pad is an iPad® application which provides mobile wait list and reservation support for restaurants. The innovative stand-alone app delivers a simple way to manage walk-in, call ahead and reservations parties on the wait list.

Solutions that help restaurants manage a profitable business

        NCR Real-Time, a versatile mobile application, delivers actionable, real time information to an owner or manager’s smart phone or tablet, enabling them to make smart decisions quickly.
        NCR Labor is a solution designed to efficiently and effectively plan, schedule and track labor activity in a restaurant.
    Solutions that drive sales and loyalty by directly engaging consumers
        NCR Mobile Pay is an application that enables consumers to take action instead of waiting. Restaurant patrons can easily review an order, add to it, tip and pay, and take a survey – all directly from their smartphone.
        NCR Digital Menu Boards is a state-of-the-art, high resolution signboard for advertising and promotions, digital menus, and more.

"We believe that by blending our expertise in restaurant technology with an equal commitment to optimizing efficiencies in all areas of a restaurant, NCR is the best positioned technology provider to bring an integrated total solution for restaurants," said Eaton. "Our ‘life of a transaction’ theme reflects the intimacy of a restaurant environment while providing ease of flow and customer engagement. We invite attendees to see first-hand what technology can do for their restaurant."

About NCR Corporation

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

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

Web site:

Twitter: @NCRCorporation




iPad, is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.


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Friday, 17 May 2013

DSA, the leading non-profit association for digital signage, interactive kiosks, mobile and self-service, names Bill Lynch of Reevex to president position and elects other officers.

Dallas, TX: The Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA) Advisory Board elected new officers for the 2013-2014 term during its biannual meeting recently. Bill Lynch, vice president for mobile and self-service transaction company Reevex was named DSA president. Lynch assumes the role from Jared Miller, vice president, travel & gaming solution management for NCR Corporation, who will now serve as immediate past president.

Other officers elected include:

  • Executive Vice President – Marketing: Paul Flanigan, vice president, Pro-Motion Technology Group
  • Treasurer: Janet L. Webster, president, Creative Solutions Consulting
  • Secretary: Margot Myers, director, global marketing & communications, Platt Retail Institute

DSA has a council for digital signage, mobile and self-service kiosks and each council also elected its representatives:

  • Executive Vice President – Digital Signage: Craig K. Martin, owner, Reality Interactive
  • Vice President – Digital Signage: Jennifer Nye, channel manager – wholesale, Kohler Co.
  • Executive Vice President – Mobile: Steve Gurley, president & CEO, Pyrim Technologies
  • Executive Vice President – Self-Service Kiosk: Ron Bowers, senior vice president, Frank Mayer & Associates
  • Vice President – Self-Service Kiosk: Craig Keefner, media manager, Connected Technology Solutions

“Having been active in the digital screenmedia industry for over 10 years, I have witnessed the transformation of disconnected technologies into an industry that is transforming our world,” said new DSA President Bill Lynch. “The DSA has successfully transitioned from disparate associations into a unified organization. Because of the foresight of our association members, we have been able to successfully merge mobile, digital signage and self-service technologies. I speak with customers and partners in all three of these areas on almost a daily basis. The DSA is the only organization that brings together all aspects of these industries. I am committed to helping the DSA grow and expand on our great achievements.”



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Thursday, 16 May 2013

New 21.5" projected capacitive chassis display delivers high-performance multi-touch interactivity for today’s public environments

METHUEN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Touch Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M Company, today announces the availability of its newest high-performance multi-touch display designed specifically for interactive public applications, the 21.5-inch 3M™ Multi-Touch Display C2167PW. This commercial-grade chassis display is ideal for heavy-use applications that need high-performance multi-touch interactivity (20 touches, each at an ultra-fast 8 millisecond touch response rate), high-definition graphics (1920x1080 resolution and 178 degree viewing angles), and sleek, flat front surface industrial-design capability. In addition, the C2167PW chassis display is specifically designed for high-use public environments with a robust all-metal housing and an anti-glare touchscreen finish to help ensure premium image quality in public lighting environments. Complementing the C2167PW chassis display’s commercial-grade design is its integration versatility which enables vertical (landscape or portrait) or horizontal installations in walls, kiosks, tables and other housing fixtures.

“The C2167PW chassis display is an important addition to 3M’s multi-touch display offering,” says Diego Romeu, global business unit manager, 3M Electronic Business Solutions. “This new display helps satisfy our customers’ need for a commercial-grade, high-performance multi-touch display solution with a stylish flat front surface look and full HD resolution.”

The 3M Multi-Touch Display C2167PW is based on 3M projected capacitive technology – the same touch technology found in smart phones and tablets – and features a stylish flat front surface design that makes it an attractive addition to any professional or retail environment. The C2167PW chassis display is plug and play with the multi-touch capabilities built into Windows 8 and other popular programming languages.

The 3M Multi-Touch Display C2167PW and the rest of the 3M Multi-Touch Display line is available from these leading U.S. distributors: BlueStar, Ingram Micro, ScanSource, SYNNEX, and Tech Data, popular online retailers, and 3M’s online store,

For additional information on 3M Multi-Touch Displays, visit

3M Touch Systems provides innovative touchscreen technology products to customers worldwide under the “3M” and “MicroTouch” brands. Popular single-touch, dual-touch and multi-touch applications include casino gaming, foodservice, hospitality, industrial, interactive digital signage, healthcare, retail point of sale and self-service. For more information about 3M and MicroTouch products, visit For an overview of popular touch technologies and terminology, visit

About 3M Touch Systems Inc.

3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M and provider of innovative touchscreen solutions, operates globally and reports through 3M Electronics & Energy Business Group, headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit More information about 3M Company is available online.

3M is a trademark of the 3M Company.
All other trademarks listed herein are owned by their respective companies

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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Multi-touch interactivity for any large format display, indoor and outdoor LCD panels, and imaginative projection mapping deliver picture-perfect displays

BALTIMORE, Md. – Christie® presents a diverse collection of visual display solutions at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) MuseumExpo, taking place May 20-22 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The Christie booth is showing projection display products that can be works of art in themselves, and serve as versatile tools for museums to enhance the visitor experience – including interactive displays where patrons can curate their own tours.  

Among the display solutions is 11 feet wide by 6 feet tall Christie® MicroTiles® video wall featuring Christie Interactivity Kit in an educational space that will captivate visitors.  

Christie Interactivity Kit – A Touch of Brilliance

The Christie Interactivity Kit is a modular solution that transforms nearly any large-format display into a multi-touch surface.  The field-installable kit simply attaches around the display wall perimeter and plugs into a computer USB port without the need for drivers. Windows® 7 automatically recognizes the Christie Interactivity Kit as a multi-touch device and no manual calibration of sensors or cameras is required. Using breakthrough Baanto™ ShadowSense™ technology, Christie Interactivity Kit offers excellent performance with high touch accuracy and fast response times that support up to 18 touches on a large-format display.

Configurable into 84 different sizes, the kit accommodates practically any video wall up to 21.4 feet wide and 6 feet high, or a 16-units wide  by 6-units high Christie MicroTiles array. The kit is part of a special display at the celebrated Cleveland Museum of Art, which features a 40-foot wide multi-touch screen comprising two 15-units wide by 5-units tall Christie MicroTiles video walls using Christie Interactivity Kit and a smaller interactive ‘Line and Shape’ Christie MicroTiles display for children to engage with that also uses Christie Interactivity Kit.

Christie Fills Customer Needs With Both Indoor and Outdoor Flat Panels

Also on display is the Christie FHD551-X. This full HD 55-inch indoor LCD flat-panel features a super narrow bezel width of 5.5 mm, LED backlighting, high pixel density and a wide viewing angle. With the Christie FHD551-X, images on the nearly seamless tiled video wall look sharp at any distance allowing you to convey your information with controlled brightness that’s suited for a variety of indoor environments.

Christie recently introduced the Christie WeatherAll FHD551-W. The outdoor LCD flat panel is a sleek, weatherproof digital signage solution (IP56/NEMA 4 rated) featuring optically bonded glass for increased protection against harsh impacts and scratches in public display environments while enhancing viewability in outdoor venues by reducing reflection. It is designed to provide high contrast ratio, rich vibrant colors, and superior brightness to overcome high ambient light — making it perfect for outdoor use.

Christie Projection Mapping – Radiant and Vibrant Images on any Surface, any Shape

Christie is demonstrating projection mapping featuring colorful and exciting images thrown on a mini-pyramid; illustrating the wide range of complex artistic displays made possible using blending and warping technology. The mapping demonstration will utilize a Christie HD14K-M.

Projection mapping is an exciting technique using specialized software and other technologies to warp and blend projected images so they fit perfectly on irregularly-shaped buildings, interior spaces and natural landscapes. It delivers the ‘wow factor’ and is a cost-effective way to transform virtually any surface or structure into a breathtaking canvas where size, scope and content are limited only by the artist’s imagination.

Christie’s projection mapping technology helped transform Ottawa’s famed Parliament Hill with a rich and engaging display that attracts more than 250,000 visitors annually with the gripping  narrative of Canadian history via the National Capital Commission’s sound and light show, “Mosaika – Canada Through the Eyes of Its People.”  

About Christie®

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925), designs, builds and installs customized projection display solutions. Christie® delivers turn-key solutions for sophisticated virtual reality, simulation systems and control room environments including high-resolution power walls, multi-sided immersive environments, curved screen displays, domed simulation and multi-projector arrays. Industries and organizations that rely on Christie range from government agencies to oil and gas, aerospace to entertainment, and manufacturing and design to pharmaceuticals. For more information, visit


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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Dollar to upgrade its ATM fleet with advanced NCR software and hardware

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today announced that it is growing its relationship with Dollar Bank. Beginning this summer, Dollar Bank will begin replacing 60 older non-NCR ATMs with NCR’s most advanced deposit-taking ATMs, NCR SelfServ™ with scalable deposit module. All of Dollar Bank’s ATMs will run on NCR APTRA™ Edge software for multivendor ATM environments.

NCR SelfServ ATMs with scalable deposit module (SDM) make the deposit portion of an ATM transaction twice as fast. SDM is the only technology in deployment that allows consumers to deposit both cash and checks simultaneously, in any orientation, through a single slot. This consumer-friendly technology makes ATM deposits faster and easier, and helps banks improve the customer experience. In addition to the SDM units, Dollar also is replacing 10 older ATMs with traditional NCR SelfServ ATMs.

Dollar Bank also has decided to run its ATM network using NCR APTRA multivendor software. According to the most recent report from London’s Retail Banking Research (RBR), NCR is the world’s #1 provider of multivendor ATM software.

“Prior to our roll out of our video ATMs, Dollar Bank had never worked with NCR. But it quickly became clear to us that NCR shares Dollar’s passion for finding innovative ways to deliver great customer service,” said Jim McQuade, Senior Vice President of Retail Banking, Dollar Bank. “Through NCR’s advanced ATMs and the software that brings the customer experience to life, we are giving our customers more access to financial services in a modern and dynamic environment. NCR has a clear vision for technology’s role in the future of retail banking.”

Dollar Bank began using NCR video ATMs, APTRA Interactive Teller, beginning in July 2012. At Dollar Bank, these units are referred to as Personal Teller Machines (PTMs).

“We’re pleased that we’ve been able to grow our relationship with such a well-respected and forward thinking financial institution,” said Adam Crighton, vice president and general manager of hardware, NCR Financial Services. “Dollar Bank customers will soon be able to enjoy state-of-the-art self-service banking that is fast and easy to use. Being able to deposit cash and checks together is just one of the ways NCR is making everyday life easier for banks and their customers.”

About Dollar Bank

Dollar Bank is the largest independent mutual bank in the nation with assets of more than $6 billion. Today, Dollar Bank operates more than 65 branches and loan centers throughout the Pittsburgh and Cleveland metropolitan areas. Utilizing PATs is the latest customer innovation from the bank that first introduced Pay-By-Phone telephone banking in 1976. In February 1997, Dollar Bank was the 17th bank in the country to offer Online Banking, and shortly thereafter its Online Banking service was included in the 1998 Computerworld Smithsonian Innovation Collection. In June 2007, Dollar Bank was the first bank in the region to offer Text Message Banking. In June 2008, Dollar Bank introduced Mobile Online Banking and in 2009, introduced applications for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry phones. In 2010, Dollar Bank further enhanced its text message banking service by adding bill payment to the service. For 157 years, Dollar Bank has grown to become a large, full service, regional bank committed to providing the highest quality of banking services to individuals and businesses. Dollar Bank is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

About NCR Corporation

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

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

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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Managing mobile devices used as mobile point-of-sale, kiosks, digital signage or any other purposed use case is very different than managing personal devices.

Download this infographic and answer these questions to see which management platform is right for your mobile deployments.

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Signage Templates is an easy-to-use template library with hundreds of pre-designed layouts for digital menu boards and other restaurant signage requirements

STERLING, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--High-definition digital signage systems industry leader Mvix today announced Signage Templates, a web-based content creation tool for the foodservice marketplace. Restaurant owners can now create professionally designed menu boards, information, and marketing signage screens by accessing Mvix's extensive cloud-based digital template library. Developed to extend Mvix's Brand Signage, a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering that meets larger, enterprise requirements such as those for franchises and mass retailers, Signage Templates reduces the Content Management System process to three simple steps and provides a real-time publishing option for the smaller-scale restaurant owner or end user.

"The ability to project professionally designed digital signage content and maintain brand continuity all while proactively meeting daily changes is priceless," said Wing Zone Co-founder and CFO Adam Scott. "It's refreshing to have a partner like Mvix that understands the dynamic nature of restaurant marketing across all types of end users. Signage Templates exemplifies this understanding."

Mvix Vice President of Global Sales Ross McClymonds said, "We are excited to bring Signage Templates to the foodservice marketplace. Our R&D team has worked tirelessly to ensure that the web-based content offering is easy to use, so that the digital screen communicates the brand identity and information that each restaurant owner wants customized to their own specifications."

Availability & Pricing

Signage Templates is immediately available to Mvix members. Membership is free and requires a simple online registration. Signage Templates provides three publishing models: Web URL, Image URL or Download Image. Restaurant owners can choose the best method for their signage system, fund their account, and publish. The Web URL feed is a subscription-based plan that allows automated (real-time) updates on digital signage screens that support cloud-based URL feeds. Anytime the sign is updated on Signage Templates, the screen will automatically be updated upon refresh.

For information and to receive a live demo of Signage Templates, visit the Mvix booth #6666 at NRA 2013 at the Chicago McCormick Place, May 18--21, 2013.

About Mvix

Founded in 2005, Mvix is the market leader in hi-definition digital signage hardware and software systems applicable across many vertical markets.

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

ONELAN will be showing their solutions for education and retail at the NEC Showcase in the Tobacco Docks in London on Thursday 16th May 2013.

Henley on Thames, United Kingdom--( In the Retail zone, ONELAN will be demonstrating Player Synchronisation with a 4K Video wall driven by four Retail Media Players (RMPs) and a ONELAN Net-Top-Box (NTB) Publisher.

In the Education zone, ONELAN will be showing its NTB with a Data Collection Engine (DCE) driving content to a projector in full HD.

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.


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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Taxi riders can interact with a variety of rich mobile experiences at taxi media screens

New York, NY – Today, Creative Mobile Technologies (CMT), LLC, one of the nation’s largest Out-of-Home digital networks and premier technology and payment processing solutions provider for the taxicab market, and Blue Bite, the Mobile Standard in Out-of-Home™, announced a first of its kind media-mobile technology partnership in the U.S. taxi space. Blue Bite’s proprietary mTAG® platform will be available in 5,000 taxicabs with CMT media screens in New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Anaheim by September 1, 2013.

Here’s how it works: Taxi passengers will see video or static messages on Blue Bite enhanced CMT taxi media screens and be prompted to either “tap” or “snap” the mTAG affixed to the frame of the screen. Riders will be able to “tap” their NFC-enabled smartphone to instantly download rich user content including music, videos, mobile apps, promotional information, coupons, maps, and tips, among other things.  Consumers without an NFC-enabled phone will be able to “snap” a picture of the Quick Response code to access the same content.

“Blue Bite is thrilled with its first foray into the taxi market and the opportunity to integrate with the dynamic CMT platform that will give users instantaneous access to multifaceted and relevant content during their taxi ride,” said Mikhail Damiani, CEO and Co-Founder of Blue Bite.

“CMT is excited to be the premier taxi provider of the Blue Bite technology and to increase riders’ interaction with our media screens, especially as consumers become more reliant on their mobile phones,” said Jason Poliner, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of CMT. "The digital out-of-home space has skyrocketed and today is an integral component in national advertising campaigns. CMT is well-position to meet demand for advertising in various unique, premium digital out-of-home platforms."    

“Advertisers’ ability to connect with our viewers’ mobile devices is one more way CMT can increase engagement, interaction and support for our clients,” said Tom Haymond, EVP of CMT Media Sales. “Combined with CMT’s geo-targeting capabilities; full motion video and audio; and ABC’s dynamic content, the addition of Blue Bite’s systems gives CMT an unparalleled ability to help clients impact consumers in the digital OOH space and see a tangible ROI.”

Blue Bite has seen mobile engagements in their campaigns increase by more than 115% over the past 18 months. The real-time mobile content and analytics will allow participating companies to optimize their campaigns and react to market situations.  Consumers will benefit from content that is both location-specific and relevant, and will have the ability to share the campaigns with friends through social media.

“Mobile technology, coupled with media-rich content generated on the media screens, is an exciting way to engage active consumers and generate brand awareness,” said Gerald Griffin, Senior Vice President ABC Regional Sports and Entertainment Sales. “The mTAG platform also allows clients to measure effectiveness of their campaigns.”

About Blue Bite (

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

About Creative Mobile Technologies, L.L.C. (

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

About ABC Regional Sports and Entertainment Sales

ABC Regional Sports and Entertainment Sales, a unit of ABC National Television Sales, is a leading advertising sales and marketing representative that provides its advertisers with access to consumers wherever they are: in the stores, on the streets, at home, on-line, in-stadium or in the car. ABC RSES currently represents numerous digital out of home media properties, the ESPN Owned Radio Stations and two 24/7 regional sports networks. In Times Square New York, ABC RSES represents several LED Spectacular Screens including The ABC SuperSign and The Disney Store Spectacular. ABC RSES and ABC National Television Sales are part of The Walt Disney Company.  


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Monday, 13 May 2013

MONTREAL — X2O Media announced that it will be showing SharePoint TV on the new X2O visual communications platform at SharePoint Summit 2013, May 13-15 at the Toronto Hilton Hotel. This will mark the first time SharePoint TV has ever been shown at the Toronto event.

With SharePoint TV on the X2O platform, users can create stunning TV-like channels based on content in the popular Microsoft® SharePoint® enterprise collaboration platform. This allows users to push real-time content from SharePoint onto all screens across an organization automatically, from digital displays to mobile devices and desktops. Examples of content that can be shared include dashboards, company news, and training channels.

X2O Media, a SharePoint Summit Silver Sponsor, will also provide digital signage for the entire show, including displays near entrances and meeting rooms. Partners including AVI-SPL, Premier Mounts, NEC, and Lanner will be providing equipment to support the network of screens.

More information about X2O Media is available at Details on SharePoint Summit 2013 can be found at


About X2O Media

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

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.


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Monday, 13 May 2013

At Sports Authority Field at Mile High, home of the Denver Broncos

Denver, Colo.—Denver based Ping HD, a leading provider of digital communications solutions for the sports, convention and entertainment industries, and Centerplate, the largest hospitality partner to North America’s premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, joined to announce installation of Ping HD’s newest digital menu board service at Sports Authority Field at Mile High—home of the NFL’s Denver Broncos.  The installation will be completed in time for the upcoming NFL season.

“We are honored and excited for the opportunity to enhance the in-stadium experience for fans,” said Greg Lewis of Ping HD. “Our technology and implementation has proved to be an asset in guest services and as a Colorado based company, we’re delighted to demonstrate it at scale here in Denver.”

223 Digital Menu Boards will be mounted in a 3-screen array in concession stands throughout the main concourse, United Club and suite levels of the stadium, allowing for dynamic content and clear visual display along with the ability to be easily updated.  For fans, that means streaming video during waits at concessions, clarity of content, and menus that are themed to events, whether it’s a Broncos game, Denver Outlaws Lacrosse, concerts or any other stadium events.  

“We have found the service standard and approach taken by Ping HD to be a worthwhile investment for Centerplate, our clients, and fans,” said Bob Pascal, Chief Marketing Officer at Centerplate. “Previous projects with Ping HD at Candlestick Park and AT&T Park (both in San Francisco) demonstrated the technology’s ability to improve the fan experience—through improved ordering speed, engaging content during wait times, and better sales through increased visibility.”

The boards can be remotely updated by Centerplate with a few mouse clicks from anywhere.

The Ping HD installation at Sports Authority Field at Mile High follows recent projects by Ping HD at Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies; AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants; Candlestick Park, home of the San Francisco Giants; and The Palace of Auburn Hills, home of the Detroit Pistons.

About Ping HD

Ping HD is a full-service digital media company serving the travel, entertainment, and convention industries. Ping HD provides customized communication solutions specific to each client application, including: digital menu boards, digital signage networks, interactive kiosk and touch-screen interfaces—all backed by an end-to-end team to assist with concept, strategy, implementation and even monitoring and support. The robust solutions at Ping HD help clients Attract, Engage, Connect. Learn more at

About Centerplate

Centerplate crafts and delivers “Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results.” in more than 300 prominent entertainment, sports, and convention venues across North America and the United Kingdom. Centerplate has provided hospitality services to marquee events, including 15 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, 12 Super Bowls, 20 World Series, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the largest plated dinner at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. Visit the company online at


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Monday, 13 May 2013

Toronto, Ontario – iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. (TSX-V: ISD) (OTCQX: ISDSF), a leading provider of interactive mobile advertising solutions that serves advertisers, manufacturers, retailers and advertising agencies throughout North America, is pleased to announce that it has now received subscriptions for a total of $7.5 million in units (“Units”) of the Corporation, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

As previously announced, each Unit will consist of one common share at $0.30 (“Unit Share”) and one common share purchase warrant (“Warrant”) of the Corporation. Each Warrant will be exercisable into one additional common share of the Corporation for a period of 24 months from the date of issuance at an exercise price of $0.45 per common share.

The funds from these strategic and private placements will be used for the manufacturing of the Company’s Smart Antennas and Smart Digital Players to fulfill existing and anticipated purchase orders coming from the United States, Europe and Asia, as well as for general operating funds.

“We are in the process of finalizing the additional subscriptions for the targeted $9 million raise,” added Alex Romanov, iSIGN’s Chief Executive Officer. “This is the first time in our history that we have been involved in a raise of this size, with all investments coming from new investors. We are encouraged to see that most of this raise is coming to us from investors in the United States.”

“Additionally, we are excited that we have been receiving unsolicited requests from investors to participate in this non-brokered raise,” added Mr. Romanov. “It encourages us in that we are seeing this as a growing awareness of our technology and future success
In addition, iSIGN is pleased to announce that it has had inquiries about entering into a agreement to install units into a major European chain of gas stations.

About iSIGN Media

iSIGN Media is a world leader in multiplatform advertising solutions that utilize Bluetooth, Mobile, WiFi and Location-Aware technologies to deliver rich media, permission-based messages to engage consumers more deeply and cost-effectively. The resulting business intelligence and real time metrics, gathered through iSIGN’s patent-pending advertising platform, deliver insights into emerging consumer behaviors that help advertisers measure their efforts and make better business decisions to increase ROI and customer loyalty. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, with R&D and customer support operations in Vancouver, BC and Tampa, FL, the Company has also grown to become the largest owner/operator of in-store digital media in Canada with 5,600 digital signs in 1,400 locations. Partners include: IBM and AOpen America Inc., with solution distribution by GraphicMedia, Inc. and BlueStar Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations, which involve risks and uncertainties associated with iSIGN Media’s business and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect", "intend", and similar expressions to the extent they relate to the Company or its management. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but reflect iSIGN Media’s current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. iSIGN Media assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

© 2012 iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.


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Monday, 13 May 2013

The 2013 DSA Industry Excellence Awards, which recognize the best digital signage, mobile, self-service and interactive kiosk technology projects were presented recently at an event in conjunction with the Digital Screenmedia Symposium.
DALLAS - The Digital Screenmedia Association has announced the winners of its DSA Industry Excellence Awards, which honors the best digital signage, mobile and self-service kiosk technology deployments across all vertical market segments.
The awards were presented during an awards dinner at the Hilton DFW Lakes, in conjunction with the Digital Screenmedia Symposium.
The 2013 winners are:

Industry Deployer of the Year
Six Flags Entertainment Corp.

Network Operator of the Year
RMG Networks

Screenmedia Integration Award
Project: SportChek Retail Lab    
Client: FGL Sports Ltd.
Submitted by: TELUS Digital Signage
Best Digital Out-of-Home Campaign Deployment - Digital Signage
Project: Times Square Takeover Campaign
Client: Beats By Dre
Submitted by: Aerva

Best Entertainment/Gaming Deployment - Digital Signage
Project: Digital Content Delivery for Match Days
Client: Fulham Football Club
Submitted by: Enabledware Inc

Best Financial Services Deployment - Digital Signage
Project: Digital Branch
Client: BBVA Bancomer
Submitted by: Kolo Digital Signage

Best Government Deployment - Digital Signage
Project: Digital Signage System
Client: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Submitted by: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Best Restaurant Deployment - Digital Signage
Project: Burgerville
Client: The Holland, Inc.
Submitted by: Wireless Ronin Technologies

Best Retail Deployment - Digital Signage
Project: "Store of the Future"
Client: Build-A-Bear Workshop
Submitted by: Build-A-Bear Workshop

Best Travel Deployment - Digital Signage
Project: Terminal 3 Digital Signage
Client: McCarran International Airport    
Submitted by: Four Winds Interactive

Best Corporate Communications Deployment - Self-Service / Interactive Kiosks
Project: The Aramco Experience
Client: Aramco Services Company
Submitted by: ZEBRADOG
Also contributing: FLOAT4 Interactive

Best Digital Out-of-Home Campaign Deployment - Self-Service / Interactive Kiosks
Project: Choose Your Subaru Adventure  
Client: Subaru of America
Submitted by: EWI Worldwide

Best Entertainment/Gaming Deployment - Self-Service / Interactive Kiosks
Project: Teeosk Gaming System
Client: JustOne Golf    
Submitted by: Reevex

Best Financial Services Deployment - Self-Service / Interactive Kiosks
Project: NOVO Experience
Client: Bank Audi
Submitted by: RMG Enterprise Solutions

Best Government/Education/Non-Profit Deployment - Self-Service / Interactive Kiosks
Project: EZtouch Window
Client: Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School
Submitted by: Vislogix, Inc
Also contributing: DXM Marketing Group

Best Restaurant/Food Service Deployment - Self-Service / Interactive Kiosks
Project: Costa Express Vending Machine
Client: Costa Express
Submitted by: Intel

Best Retail Deployment - Self-Service / Interactive Kiosks
Project: Showroom Digital Media
Client: John Deere
Submitted by: VS Networks

Best Travel Deployment - Self-Service / Interactive Kiosks
Project: Hertz gives self-service a human touch
Client: The Hertz Corporation
Submitted by: NCR Corporation

“Once again, the bar was raised by this year’s entries,” said David Drain, DSA executive director. “There were some outstanding projects that did not win, which is testament to how fierce the competition was and a compliment to this year’s winners.”

A prestigious panel of judges was assembled for the DSA awards:

Digital Signage Award Judges

  • Lyle Bunn, Principal / Strategy Architect, BUNN Co.
  • Brad Gleeson, President & CEO, TargetPath LLC
  • Christopher Hall, Editor,
  • Eric Himes, Director, Digital Media and Video Production, Marshall University
  • Gary Kayye, Founder, rAVe Publications
  • Keith Kelsen, CEO, 5thScreen Digital Services
  • Thomas Kunka, Coordinator, Network Systems & Operations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Erik Larson, Assistant Professor - Broadcast Design, CUNY College of Technology
  • Barnaby Page, editor,
  • Lucas Peltonen, Digital Out-Of-Home Director, PITCH
  • Sean Scott, President,
  • Lou Thurmon, CMO, Two West, Inc.
  • Michael Tutton, Manager, Digital Signage, Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation 

Self-Service Kiosk Award Judges

  • Ted Blanchard, Principal,
  • Natalie Gagliordi, Editor,
  • Eric Hoell, SVP, Operations & Product Development, SoloHealth
  • Dan LaFayette, Product Owner, Lowe's Companies, Inc.
  • Faith MacPherson, Senior Director, Global Payroll Services, Avery Dennison
  • Michael Mascioni, freelance writer and market consultant
  • Jared Padgett, Manager of Web Development & Digital Media, Pepperdine University
  • Frank Roscoe, Director of SSM Division, Qpay, Inc.
  • Janet Webster, President, Creative Solutions Consulting
  • Sean Whiffen, Co-Founder, AutoNetTV


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Wednesday, 08 May 2013

EXTON,  – Scala is proud to be sponsoring the Digital Screenmedia Association’s, Digital Screenmedia Symposium this week at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center. This two day event is aimed to educate users about different types of screen media and various hot topics in the digital world. Scala CEO, Tom Nix will be moderating a session on May 10 entitled: Integrating Screenmedia into Store Design.

Integrating Screenmedia into Store Design, moderated by Scala CEO Tom Nix, will explore what goes into the planning of retail store design, from an architectural and merchandising standpoint, and how digital displays are now an integral part of store design. Speaking at this session will be Ignaz Gorischek, VP of Store Development, Neiman Marcus and Kyle Jeffery, LEED®AP BD+C Senior Associate/Design Director, Gensler. Other notable speakers will include: Mark Lopez, Chief Innovation Officer, Two West Inc.; Sean Andersen, Director of Interactive Services, Six Flags Entertainment; Brandon Elliott, Director - Digital Ventures, Build-A-Bear Workshop; Leah Gentry, Director, Content, Social and Design, Sprint; Raj Maini, Worldwide Marketing Director, Visual Retailing, Intel Corporation; and Shelley Pisarra, Senior Director, Shopper Insights & Analytics, PepsiCo - Frito Lay.

Scala will also be showcasing two solutions aimed at retail, big box and fast casual environments. Scala’s Fling application allows a user to “throw” content from a tablet/mobile device onto a screen with a swipe of a finger. The QR code solution allows users to snap a QR code on their mobile device and control the content playing on the screen and even allows the user to download information to take away with them for later.

Watch videos of these solutions here

“Scala is excited to be moderating a panel discussion with Ignaz Gorischek from Neiman Marcus and Kyle Jeffery from Gensler. Their understanding of digital solutions that improve in-store customer engagement will provide attendees critical insight on how retailers and customer experience engines, like Scala, can work together to help achieve an immersive brand experience for consumers.” says Tom Nix, CEO, Scala, Inc.

To find out more about the Digital Screenmedia Symposium click here

About Digital Screenmedia Association

The purpose of the Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA) is to advance the growth and excellence of the global digital signage, interactive kiosk and mobile community through advocacy, education and networking. DSA welcomes user/deployers of digital screenmedia in all vertical markets – retail, financial services, hospitality and travel, entertainment, human resources, health care, government and others. We also welcome manufacturers, resellers and distributors of hardware and software as well as network operators, integrators, advertising agencies, consultants, analysts, publishers, tradeshow organizers and service companies.

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, 07 May 2013

Turnkey menu board solution makes it easier and more affordable than ever for restaurants to go digital

LOS GATOS, CA – BrightSign, LLC®, the market leader in digital signage players, today announced the BrightSign XD Smart Menu Board, an all-in-one, integrated digital menu board solution. Quick-serve, drive-through and other restaurants are aggressively migrating to digital menu systems, although many proprietors are deterred by technical hurdles, lack of creative resources, and other barriers. BrightSign is squarely addressing these pain-points by delivering an integrated digital menu board system that greatly simplifies the process of going digital, while simultaneously reducing the cost of implementation.

“Digital menu boards give restaurants a great opportunity to influence customers at the point of purchase,” said Jeff Hastings, BrightSign’s CEO. “By packing all the necessary components into an affordable, easy-to-implement solution, our new XD Smart Menu Board is the perfect solution for any restaurant that’s resisted the urge to go digital due to the cost and complexity associated with other less-than-elegant digital menu board offerings.”

BrightSign’s XD Smart Menu Board is the ideal solution for restaurants that want to freshen their look, enrich their menu content and more effectively engage and influence customers at the point of purchase. In addition, digital menu boards are quickly becoming a necessity as restaurants adapt to new regulations dictated by the Federal Menu Labeling Law that require calorie count and other nutritional information be disclosed on the menu. XD Smart Menu Board is a comprehensive package that includes everything a restaurant needs to quickly and easily convert to a digital menu board system, including:

•    Full HD, commercial-grade LG display, available in 42- or 47-inch configurations
•    BrightSign XD digital signage media player professionally mounted on the display
•    Free BrightSign App to easily make content updates via iPhone/iPad
•    Content templates developed with HTML 5 and tailored to the restaurant’s brand

BrightSign is partnering with Red Dot Digital Media to offer customers attractive templates that are easily adapted to match the company’s brand and restaurant motif. The restaurant simply supplies Red Dot with logos and other corporate ID assets and Red Dot creates a customized, branded menu system. Once deployed, the restaurant can update menu content via the BrightSign App on iPhone/iPad.

BrightSign will demonstrate its new XD Smart Menu Board at this year’s NRA Show in Chicago (May 18-21, booth #6076). BrightSign’s partner Rockbot will also be present in the booth, showcasing its innovative music-streaming service with BrightSign’s digital signage capabilities. The end result is a socially-driven music service that helps bars, restaurants and cafes drive patron engagement, increase promotional reach and drive additional revenue.

Pricing & Availability

BrightSign’s XD Smart Menu Board is available from the BrightSign store. Users configure the solution to suit their needs, choosing between the 42- and 47-inch displays, and selecting the BrightSign XD model of their choice. Distributor pricing is available upon request. Contact Red Dot Digital Media at +1-877-715-9374 or online at for more information about the company’s portfolio of creative and installation services.

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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Friday, 03 May 2013

Copenhagen, – The IT industry can gather inspiration and experience the technologies of the future first hand in Copenhagen’s Ballerup Super Arena on May 2nd.  Scala will showcase innovative retail and corporate communication solutions at the NEC stand and the Samsung Smart Signage platform at the Samsung stand.

On the NEC stand (Booth # 35) a state-of-the-art corporate communications lobby solution will be presented. The solution communicates mission statements and values, imagery of the corporate offices and pages from the employee magazine. The content shown is a replica of the actual lobby solution found at Japanese Tobacco International.

Specifically aimed at retail, Scala will also be showcasing its Fling solution which allows a user to “throw” content from a tablet onto a screen with the swipe of a finger. The Fling is now available on all operating systems: Android, Windows (8) and iOS. This application is a great tool for sales people on the store floor.

A demonstration of the Samsung Smart Signage Platform with Scala can be seen on the Samsung stand (Booth # 36). Through this integration users can benefit from the power of the Scala software engine to drive content on the Samsung Smart Signage Platform, which is on board of the high industry grade displays of Samsung. This offers a great plug and play solution for digital signage users.

About Channel Trends + Visions 2013

Channel Trends+Visions is an IT fair at which the industry meets to gather inspiration and discover the technologies of the future. Learn more about recent developments and what you should focus on as an IT vendor. At Channel Trends+Visions 2013 you wil meet many leading experts in the IT solutions of the future. Read more here

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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Friday, 03 May 2013

Fly-N-Hog Media Group, a digital advertising company is excited to announce the sale of their Central Arkansas territory to MLW Advertising. Fly-N-Hog Media Group is the sister company to Aurora Technologies, a digital signage software and hardware provider.

Fayetteville, AR, --( Fly-N-Hog Media Group, a digital advertising company based in Fayetteville, Arkansas is excited to announce the sale of their Central Arkansas territory to MLW Advertising. The sale includes 28 digital advertising screens which are placed in high-traffic locations such as 10 Fitness, Gusano’s Chicago-Style Pizzerias, Corky's BBQ and many other popular venues throughout Little Rock, Conway and Hot Springs. Each digital sign showcases a rotating display of local, regional and national advertising images and videos.

Fly-N-Hog Media Group is the sister company to Aurora Technologies, a digital signage software and hardware provider. Although MLW Advertising is purchasing indoor billboard equipment and advertising contracts from Fly-N-Hog, they will be utilizing digital signage software developed by Aurora Technologies. MLW Advertising’s acquisition of Fly-N-Hog Media Group’s Central Arkansas advertising screens, will allow the owners of Fly-N-Hog Media Group to concentrate on their ad network in Northwest Arkansas as well as the growth of the Aurora Technologies’ digital signage customers.

Fly-N-Hog originated as an advertising network in 2009 after developing a web-based software program, which allows users to instantly control and update information to any number of digital screens, regardless of their locations. The patent-pending software enables users to visually communicate messages and eliminate the time and expense of printed flyers and posters which must be reprinted for all informational changes. In 2012 the owners of Fly-N-Hog Media Group realized there was a great need for digital signage software beyond their advertising network and launched Aurora Technologies to provide businesses of all types an affordable digital signage solution. Aurora customers include hotels, museums, convenience stores, public school systems, medical facilities, restaurants, IT departments and non-profit organizations. Fly-N-Hog Media Group was named “Entrepreneurial Business of the Year” by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce in 2012.

Michael Wright, owner of MLW Advertising has a strong background in billboards and other outdoor signage. Wright will be adding indoor advertising as an additional platform for his customers to promote their products and services. MLW Advertising will also become an authorized dealer for Aurora Technologies’ digital signage hardware and software throughout Arkansas. According to Wright, "MLW Advertising is looking forward to being able to bring affordable digital advertising and information to Central Arkansas businesses. Digital technology and its capabilities of providing the public with information is growing rapidly. MLW is excited to partner with Aurora Technologies to help bring this technology to Central Arkansas and the world, as this form of advertising and information sharing comes into our daily lives."

MLW Advertising joins a group of Aurora Technologies digital advertising network affiliates including Fly-N-Hog Media Group in Northwest Arkansas, Matlock Media Group in Fort Smith and BluStream in Southern Missouri and Oklahoma. For more information regarding marketing a business or organization on indoor billboards contact MLW Advertising at (501) 868-1252 or in Central Arkansas or Fly-N-Hog Media Group at (866) 983-3322 or in Northwest Arkansas. To learn more about how digital signage or electronic menu boards can improve esthetics and simplify your organization’s communication please visit

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Thursday, 02 May 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired) - The largest ever survey on digital signage adoption in retail financial services, reveals that despite skyrocketing adoption, day-to-day challenges continue to frustrate.

The Ryan Report, published by retail marketing agency John Ryan, captures the views of retailing and marketing executives at 204 banks operating 153,272 branches in 32 countries.

More than half of survey respondents said they have been only "moderately satisfied" with their deployments -- citing challenges with message localization, content creation and ease of use of the content management system as the main frustrations. The banks also revealed a wide spectrum of additional challenges ranging from unexpectedly high FTE requirements to IT challenges.

John Ryan say that these critical pitfalls can be overcome through a marketing -- versus purely technical -- point of view on digital signage. This involves internal goal setting, team structure and participation, careful vendor selection and messaging strategy and execution carried out with the same thoughtful approach that a bank would use for traditional marketing initiatives.

"A network without marketing is a failed network..." said Tom Pritzker, Executive Vice President of Client Relationship Management at John Ryan, "...Successful adopters use a range of strategic tools and techniques to produce engaging and locally relevant content at acceptable production cost."

The report suggests there is ample room for improvement in how banks use their digital signage networks: targeting methods continue to be quite basic, with region or branch-level targeting far surpassing more sophisticated, data-driven targeting approaches. Integration of social media, mobile devices and tablets also remains in the experimental phase.

The full report can be viewed for free here:

About John Ryan

John Ryan is a global retail-marketing agency specializing in Total Store Messaging systems for retail banks. With print, digital and integrated programs deployed in more than 50,000 branches worldwide, we are the global leader in point-of-sale marketing services for the financial services sector.

Today, John Ryan's Messaging Manager is the most widely installed digital signage platform in U.S. and European retail banks, supporting networks from 150 to 3,000 branches with a wide range of one-way and interactive retail communications programs. The immediacy, site-specific relevance and dynamism that are uniquely achieved through digital messaging have enabled our clients to realize sustained sales increases of 10%+.

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Thursday, 02 May 2013

Scala Ticketing System delivers a versatile medium for dynamic pricing, promotion and advertising at The Franklin Institute.
Scala Certified Partner Advanced Video Technology (AVT) installed a state of the art digital ticketing system to help The Franklin Institute maximize customer engagement with various exhibitions, tours and service

EXTON, PA, – The Franklin Institute, the premier Philadelphia Science Museum, has introduced a digital ticketing system. A versatile and stunning display of five, full HD, 55 inch screens has been installed at the Museum’s ticketing entrance. These screens display various information such as ticket prices, current or upcoming exhibits, show and tour group times, and video trailers. With the use of dynamic pricing, customers are offered ticket packages for museum experiences that are available at the time of their visit, allowing the museum to maximize promotional efforts for these programs.

The Franklin Institute’s previous static signage for ticketing and promotions was becoming cumbersome and expensive. With their new digital signage, The Franklin Institute has increased flexibility in changing ticketing prices as well as decreased the time it takes to make these updates. The new displays enable more eye-catching advertising content that reduces perceived wait time for those in line to buy tickets. The Franklin Institute chose Scala software for this project and worked with Scala Certified Partner, Applied Video Technology (AVT).

“This new ticketing signage system now gives us the opportunity to cycle through imagery for our films and special exhibitions so that visitors can see the full breadth of our museum offerings. The screens also showcase visitor friendly ‘package pricing’ that shift to discounted evening or special event pricing through the pre-programmed content management system. Our investment in the new signage has saved on both labor and materials for producing printed signs. The digital signs have also uncomplicated the offerings for our visitors now that the pricing is tailored to show only those museum experiences that are available during the time of day of their visit,” says Jeanne Maier, Director of Design, The Franklin Institute.

“The Franklin Institute’s high caliber of programs and exhibits really grab attention on these new dynamic displays. We’re excited about the increase in productivity for their staff and the positive impact on customer experience,” said Robyn Ellan, Sr. Director of Marketing, Scala. “AVT has delivered another excellent digital signage system that we are proud to have powered by Scala software.”

Read the full case study here

About The Franklin Institute

Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is a renowned and innovative leader in the field of science and technology learning, as well as dynamic center of activity. It is dedicated to creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology in way that would dazzle and delight its namesake. For more information visit

About AVT

AVT has been a leading audio video systems integration company in the tri-state area since 1996. With offices in Malvern, PA and Marion, OH, AVT is proud to assist our customers in the design, installation, training and support of custom AV solutions. We are InfoComm CTS certified and trained representatives for hundreds of AV manufacturers and strive to find the right technical mix of products and price point to ensure our customers receive the best overall value for their investment. Visit us online at

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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