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Thursday, 30 January 2014

The Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA) is now accepting entries for the DSA Industry Excellence Awards, honoring the best self-service, digital signage, and mobile technology deployments across all vertical market segments.The official awards program will take place during the DSA Symposium on April 8, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.

Louisville, KY (PRWEB) - On April 8, 2014, the DSA will recognize the outstanding deployments in self-service, digital signage, and mobile technology across several vertical market segments in the Industry Excellence Awards.

For more information about the DSA Industry Excellence Awards, go to:

Companies may enter digital signage, self-service kiosk and/or mobile technology projects in one or more of the following categories:

  • Corporate Communication
  • Digital Out-of-Home Campaign
  • Entertainment/Gaming
  • Financial Services
  • Government/Education/Non-Profit
  • Healthcare
  • Restaurant/Food Service
  • Retail
  • Travel/Hospitality
  • Other (industry not listed above)

Winners will be selected from each category and judges will select one project from among the entries which best demonstrates the integration of two or more technologies (digital signage, kiosks and/or mobile) for a Screenmedia Integration Award.

DSA welcomes entries from all interested companies – members and non-members alike. The cost to enter is $195 per entry for members and $225 for non members. All entries will require the submission of a video demonstration of the product in use. A portion of the project must have launched between January 1, 2013 and February 1, 2014 to be eligible.

Other awards include:

The Industry Deployer of the Year Award, given to an end-user organization (retail, government, healthcare, casino, hotel, etc.). This award will focus on the strategic role the organization has played in the development and growth of the industry through screen media deployments.

The Network Operator of the Year Award, given to an organization that operates networks of digital signs or kiosks, often for the purpose of selling advertising. This award will focus on the company’s success in creating a sustainable network delivering high quality, relevant content that reaches the intended audience.

There is no fee required for Industry Deployer of the Year or Network Operator of the Year submissions.

“It is our mission to advance the growth of global digital signage, interactive kiosks, and mobile integration,” said Paul Flanigan, DSA Executive Director. “The DSA Industry Excellence Awards gives our industry the opportunity to recognize and spotlight the outstanding efforts of our community.”

The DSA Industry Excellence Awards winners will be announced prior to the DSA Symposium in Dallas.

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About the Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA)

With 700 members, the purpose of the DSA 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, including retail, hospitality, and healthcare, as well as manufacturers, resellers and distributors of hardware and software, network operators, integrators, advertising agencies, consultants, analysts, publishers, trade show organizers and service companies.

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

New York – YCD Multimedia, a global provider of smart digital signage solutions, today announced that it will introduce the new version of YCD|RAMP (the company’s proprietary Retail Advertising and Merchandising Platform) at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), to be held February 4-6, 2014 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. YCD|RAMP addresses the needs of retailers and marketers to create and display effective in-store digital signage campaigns in a fast, cost-effective way while ensuring 100% compliance with brand guidelines.

The new release, version 3.2, brings a host of new features that further simplify creation and displaying of content. At the top of the list is support for HTML5 templates and a new player. With HTML5 support, users have more options to source or create smart templates – the basis of YCD|RAMP content. Furthermore, passive or interactive templates can now be used with a wide array of HTML5-capable displays such as Android devices and Select Smart Displays.  A seamless workflow for importing Google Web Designer projects directly into YCD|RAMP lets users import templates created in the free tool from Google. Upon import, YCD|RAMP will automatically ‘recognize’ the required parameters in the template.

Starting with this version, YCD|RAMP will be shipped preconfigured with user-editable templates optimized for retailer process improvement, including “attract” screens, digital menu boards, seller assistance for impulse buy, shopper assistance, and brand loyalty displays. Additional templates can be created using Flash or HTML5, and RAMP can also import and automatically recognize HTML5 projects created in Google Web Designer – a free advertising-focused HTML5 content creation tool.

On the deployment and management side, the YCD|RAMP now offers the flexibility of on-premise (standalone) or cloud-based deployment. Both editions also include a host of new player management and monitoring features.

"YCD|RAMP remains a fresh and unique approach to retail digital signage,” said Eran Sharon, VP of Product Management, YCD Multimedia. "And with the new version’s HTML5 support, multilayer content and bundled templates, we hope to simplify and accelerate the creation of effective product promotions and campaigns even more."


YCD|RAMP is a unique digital signage platform which was created to address the needs and challenges of retailers, offering them, their agencies and suppliers a simple way to create, manage, and deliver branded marketing campaigns and targeted product promotions that assist specific processes in the retail environment.

Using RAMP’s innovative product-centric approach, marketing teams can quickly and easily deploy product promotions, campaigns and advertisements. Simple network trees and dayparting support allow marketers to target product mix, price, and promotion by location and time. Promotions can be sent to one, some, or all locations. Authorized regional and store managers can manage corporate-approved campaign slots and make real-time updates based on criteria such as weather, events/promotions, or inventory levels. Optional POS integration adds real-time upsell/cross sell capability, inventory tracking, and – most importantly – analysis and optimization of content effectiveness and ROI.

About YCD Multimedia

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

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Comprehensive LED solution to enhance fan experience at Lincoln Financial Field

PHILADELPHIA /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Eco Solutions North America has been selected by the Philadelphia Eagles to lead an important part of Lincoln Financial Field's revitalization by spearheading a comprehensive LED display solution throughout the facility. Highlighted by two end zone video boards totaling over 9,400 square feet, Panasonic will install a number of video displays in and around the stadium in time for the upcoming 2014 NFL season.

"Our fans deserve the ultimate experience every time they step foot into Lincoln Financial Field," said Eagles Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie. "One of our top priorities during this revitalization project was to enhance that experience by providing them with the highest quality HD video boards and LED ribbon boards. We are proud to be partnering with Panasonic, an undisputed leader in the field, and we are looking forward to working with them for many years to come."

The final phase of the Eagles two-year revitalization plan, which will reach completion this August, is targeted at enhancing the fan experience by leveraging multiple state-of-the-art LED video displays throughout the venue. Spectators will enjoy the highest-definition boards in the National Football League featuring two 10mm pitch video screens. The north and south boards will measure approximately 27 feet tall by 192 feet wide and 27 feet tall by 160 feet wide, respectively.

The comprehensive solution will also include several 20mm pitch displays, including:

  •     11 fascia-mounted ribbon boards totaling more than 2,000 linear feet 
  •     One 335-square-foot video display in Headhouse Plaza
  •     Two 334-square-foot and two 546-square-foot marquee displays at street level outside the stadium
  •     Two video displays measuring approximately 45 feet tall by 18 feet wide and 15 feet tall by 30 feet wide in the Eagles Nest    at the North end of the stadium
  •     One 390-foot circular ribbon display in the Eagles Nest

The heightened fan experience at Lincoln Financial Field will also extend to six 6mm LED displays on the club level and over 1,200 new high-definition Panasonic displays around the stadium.

Panasonic will become one of the Philadelphia Eagles "Founding Partners" and will gain naming rights to the Panasonic Club, a 37,000-square-foot space on the West side of the stadium that serves approximately 3,900 club seat holders each game. Panasonic will leverage the Founding Partner relationship to explore additional cutting-edge solutions that can enhance the professional football fan experience.

"The goal of the Philadelphia Eagles' current revitalization project at Lincoln Financial Field is to deliver the ultimate game day viewing experience to its fans and corporate partners. It will require the most advanced LED video display technology in the industry", said Joseph M. Taylor, Chairman & CEO, Panasonic Corporation of North America. "The Eagles Ownership and Management team was rigorous in their selection of a technology partner. Panasonic is thrilled and proud to partner with the Philadelphia Eagles to implement their vision with a Panasonic solution that is visually compelling, highly engaging and elevates the total game day experience."

"Panasonic worked with the Eagles to upgrade the stadium with technology that would offer new viewing and digital advertising capabilities," said Richard Ballard, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. "Stadium video solutions are a critical part of connecting the spectators with what is taking place on the field, and our solution is designed to make it easier for sponsors and operators alike to make those connections with the latest technologies."

About Panasonic Eco Solutions North America

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

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Meet the NDS Digital Signage Experts in Amsterdam Next Week

Eindhoven (PRWEB) - Net Display Systems (NDS) a key player in the global market of digital signage software has announced to exhibit at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2014.

ISE 2014 will take place in Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands from 4 till 6 February 2014.

NDS will showcase its Smart Digital Signage solutions during the three day event that will be a hotspot for the professional AV and electronic systems industry.

“We are truly excited to be at ISE this year,” says Arthur Damen, Chief Marketing Officer at NDS. ”Meet our digital signage experts and find out why PADS4 software is the ideal tool for solutions that need more than just simple playback of content on public displays,” he continues.

At the exhibition NDS will focus on smart solutions for the retail, transportation and healthcare market.

NDS can be found at booth #8-K215 in Hall 8, exclusively dedicated to Digital Signage.

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Marc Avallone 22 Years Experience Healthcare at McKesson

Menomonee Falls, WI (SBWIRE) -- Connected Technology Solutions (CTS), the healthcare and patient check-in kiosk design experts, today announced Marc Avallone has joined the company as its new Vice President of North American Sales & Business Development. In this role, Avallone will be responsible for driving growth and customer success in the service provider, enterprise, channel and federal sales markets.

A healthcare industry veteran, Avallone has more than 20 years of experience in generating sales growth with successful companies in the healthcare and pharmacy industries, most recently with McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation. Avallone is focused on developing and leading a best-in-class sales organization and increasing the customer base while driving new business.

"Marc comes to CTS with extensive experience in the healthcare distribution market, and is excellent in translating customer needs into winning solutions. We're excited to introduce Marc to our family of customers," said Sandy Nix, President of CTS.

Prior to joining CTS, Avallone held senior positions for McKesson Corporation, a global leader in pharmaceutical, medical supplies and healthcare information technologies. While with McKesson, Avallone received multiple Sales Achievement Awards, the High Impact award and multiple President Club awards. Avallone holds a Bachelor of Science degree from La Salle University.

About CTS

CTS is the leader in patient check-in kiosk design. Clients include Johns Hopkins, Kaiser and Cleveland Clinic. CTS provides certified and approved hardware as well as offering HL7-compliant software solutions. Major EMR support features Epic. Visit CTS at upcoming HIMSS 2014 in booth 2431

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Christie commands attention at DistribuTECH 2014 with broad range of affordable high performance video wall solutions

DistribuTECH, San Antonio (PRWEB) - Christie is showcasing its broad range of high performance video wall and content processing solutions at DistribuTECH in San Antonio, Texas, January 28-30. A leading player in command and control markets that include utility, government, traffic control, and network operations, Christie will have on display a 2 by 2 video wall composed of Christie Entero HB 80 inch SXGA+ high brightness display cubes, the only LED control room solution to offer wireless control through Wi-Fi. The wall will feature the Christie TVC-700 controller, which handles a wide variety of digital sources and displays, and Christie MASTERSuite content management software, which enables tiled video wall displays to respond as a single, ultra-high resolution Windows desktop with convenient and intuitive control from nearly anywhere. Also on display will be a 2 by 2 array of Christie FHD551-X tiled LCD flat panels featuring super-narrow bezels, using Christie Phoenix network-distributed processing, which enables seamless display, access and control of audio-visual data, regardless of the user's location.

With more than 30 years of industry expertise and a global footprint in control rooms, Christie's innovative solutions are among the first to address the ever-increasing mobile workforce, enabling multiple users from almost anywhere in the world to collaborate, share and interact with information from virtually any device. Christie's large format, high-resolution displays easily install in the most challenging spaces, while its content processing and management solutions enable control of a wide range of content from almost any digital source. These powerful 24/7 solutions facilitate accurate monitoring and fast decision making while also being flexible, easy to install, and affordable.

The Christie Entero HB series of high performance, stackable, LED-illuminated rear-screen and front-access projection display cubes, are available in a variety of sizes from 50 inch up to 80 inch, with larger and custom sizes also available for specific user requirements. Christie also recently introduced a new series of front-access Christie Entero HB display cubes that feature a remote screen release system and more efficient airflow that allow for placement against a rear wall, expanding installation options and ease of maintenance. Christie's series of LCD flat panels enable high-definition, nearly seamless tiled display walls that dont compromise on quality, and keep operating costs low.

Control Room Solutions for Mission-Critical Monitoring

Todays control rooms go beyond traditional displaying and monitoring, and Christies collaborative visual solutions are removing boundaries and enabling expansive collaboration for the worlds most mission-critical operations. By integrating stunning, zero-maintenance displays with the power of the network, Christie is completely redefining the control room space and setting the stage for an increasingly distributed control room environment. Across every sector in business, commerce and government, Christie is raising the bar to exceed todays control room operational requirements.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, 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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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Cambridge, UK, Adder Technology, the high performance keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) specialist, will be showcasing its solutions for the command and control and pro A/V markets at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam from 4-6 February 2014.

The company will display a broad selection of products, developed to provide flexible connectivity solutions for professional A/V and command and control room environments.

Products on show will include the AdderLink Infinity, which allows a computer and its operator to be separated by almost any distance without loss in capabilities, reduction in video resolution or quality. Visitors to ISE will be the first to see the new capabilities of the v3.2 AdderLink Infinity firmware upgrade.

Two new additions to the extender range will also be on display. The AdderLink DV100 HDMI extender is ideal for deployment in the digital signage environment. It includes Adder’s innovative Proof of Display (P.O.D.) technology that enables the remote monitoring of all screens within a signage network over an IP link. This in turn allows network owners to bill advertisers with the assurance that their content has been displayed. In the command and control space, the AdderLink DV120 DVI extender brings simplified operations to the visualiser or video wall and allows the computer hardware to be stored out of the room.

“The extenders are great problem solving products,” says John Halksworth, senior product manager, Adder Technology. “They have a prominent place in any AV engineer’s toolkit and are characterised by their simplicity. The plug and play functionality brings convenience and ease of use to any installation. The AdderLink DV120 DVI extender - used in combination with an AdderLink Infinity unit in a control room environment - enables users to add flexibility and functionality by offering a complete, integrated solution. We’ll be showcasing how our products work together via practical demonstrations on our stand at ISE.”

Other highlights will include the AdderLink XD522 a dual-head, point-to-point, DisplayPort extender, which can support dual screens or dual link screens up to 100 metres (328 feet) away with an S/FTP CATx cable.

Adder Technology will be located on stand F104 in hall 9 (9-F104) at ISE 2014.

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Internal PC uses open pluggable specification option slot for crisp content playback

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the addition of an Open Pluggable Specification (OPS)-compliant computer for integration with select NEC large-screen displays.

The OPS platform is an industry-wide standard for the design and development of digital signage to simplify installation and maintenance. The new internal ARM-based digital signage media player, OPS-DRD, runs an Android Operating System, multiple video formats and high-definition content at 1080p, and is targeted for use with all types of digital signage from static content to dynamic graphics.

“Our new digital signage media player can be easily integrated into the OPS slot on most NEC displays for multimedia playback, making an all-in-one solution easier for our customers,” said Ben Hardy, Product Manager for Large-Screen Displays at NEC Display Solutions. “With full access to the Play Store through wired and wireless network support, the OPS-DRD can be customized for any digital signage platform.”

Among the features of the OPS-DRD digital player are:

  •     Fan-less and solid-state components, which make this ideal for 24/7 run times
  •     Built-in media player application, which can run video files via flash memory, SD Card or USB Drive
  •     HDMI video, stereo audio, RS232 control and power, which are all passed internally from the display to OPS device for simplified installation with no external connections required
  •     Easy setup with a powerful 1.0GHZ CPU and 8 logic core graphics processors, which provide more than enough horsepower for crisp full-HD video playback
  •     Durable and protected industrial strength components rated for 24 x 7 usage
  •     Extra low power consumption for economic performance
  •     Full access to Google Play
  •     Wired and wireless networking capabilities through integrated LAN port and wireless antenna (included)
  •     Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 operating system
  •     2GB dual channel DDR3 of RAM
  •     Watch Dog Timer, which self-monitors and reboots during system instability

The OPS device adapter (SB-02AM) is required for the NEC P402, P462, P552, P652, X463UN, X462UNV and X551UN displays. No OPS device adaptor is required for the NEC P403, P463, P553, P703, V323, V423, V463, V552, V652, V801, X401S, X462X and X552S displays.

The OPS-DRD media player will be available in January 2014 at an ESP of $249. It carries a 3-year warranty.

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

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


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

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Olea Kiosks Inc. is proud to announce the launch of the Automated Passport Solution (APS), a touch-screen kiosk-based customs inspection system that will revolutionize the airport customs process and exponentially reduce customs processing times. The APS kiosk system will be launching this fall at Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Airport with 30 APS units in the initial launch.

Customs wait times across the country have been skyrocketing at nearly every international airport across the United States. Over the past 20 years, there has been a 117% increase in international travelers flying in and out of the United States. At the same time, there has been a $754 Million reduction in the budgets to the customs and border protection departments over the past year as a result of government sequestration. As a result, wait times have increased exponentially, leaving travelers forced to endure long lines at most international terminals, resulting in extreme wait times such as 182 minutes to pass through customs at JFK’s international terminal.

Automated passport solution kiosk

The APS kiosk system has been developed as a tool to automate and streamline the passenger-checking process of international customs by providing a high-tech solution to check and gather data. The APS software provides an easy-to-use touchscreen interface that allows the passenger to easily navigate through the software without needing human assistance. The APS first scans the passenger’s passport using the attached passport scanner peripheral. This retrieves the passenger’s personal information from the integrated customs database. The passenger then must respond to questions that are similar to those that are asked by a human customs official. The thermal printer attachment allows the passenger to print their answers to the questions directly from the APS system. In addition, the webcam peripheral takes the passenger’s photograph and stores that in the customs database for easy future retrieval.

The APS kiosk is built on Olea’s Metrolite Kiosk framework, meaning that, like all Olea Kiosks, it utilizes a durable kiosk framework that is manufactured in the United States. The Metrolite is highly expandable and supports the addition of new peripherals to accommodate custom applications. For the APS, the Metrolite has already been outfitted with the capability to attach a fingerprint reader peripheral to provide for an even greater level of security.

Olea APS touch screen kiosk

International travel is on the upswing, including an 11% increase at DFW since 2012. With the government sequestration budget cuts, passengers are experiencing longer wait times, which is resulting in frustration for both passengers and the short-staffed customs officials. The APS kiosk system will not only significantly cut wait times, but it will also provide a highly secure solution that will make the airport customs system more efficient and user-friendly.

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Monday, 27 January 2014

It has been predicted that there will be 13,000 micro-markets on location by 2015, according to an article published in the Vending Times last August.

Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) - Slabb is poised to provide top-of-the-line, affordable kiosks to the leader and pioneer in the industry, Avanti Markets.

Slabb’s introduction to this flourishing industry began in 2009 when they first supplied customized kiosks to Avanti Markets. Avanti Markets is well-known for providing a wide variety of healthy, fresh food options for employees through its state-of-the-art, 24 hour micro-markets. They began utilizing Slabb’s X6 and C7E kiosk models that included touch screens and components that would support the rewards and incentive programs provided by Avanti Markets.

“We had tried many kiosk models from another supplier but they were just not working for us. We realized we needed a supplier that could customize kiosks to our specifications that would suit the needs of our clients,” stated CEO of Avanti Markets, Jim Brinton. “Slabb has and continues to do this for us, as we work together to ensure customer satisfaction through the ongoing adaptation and enhancement of our kiosks.”

Since then, Slabb has deployed over 2,500 kiosks for Avanti Markets so far, in an ever accelerating deployment rate.

“We are really excited to continue our work with Avanti Markets and the micro-market industry,” commented Slabb’s President, Dr. Peter te Lintel Hekkert. “Our aim is to provide a product that not only looks good and can offer high availability to the users, but is also user-friendly and durable – features that are very important in a high usage environment such as a micro-market.”

It’s a philosophy that has ensured a continued partnership between the two companies and is reflected in the satisfaction of Avanti Markets’ clients who particularly like the look of the kiosks, their ease of use and the low maintenance required.

About Slabb, Inc.

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

About Avanti Markets, Inc.

Avanti Markets utilizes groundbreaking technology to offer companies state-of-the-art, 24 hour micro-markets, complete with touch screen kiosks to allow employees easy access to purchases without ever leaving their workplace. Their brand emphasis has always been to provide and sustain a healthy lifestyle for employees both in and outside of work. Avanti Markets allows employees to watch what they eat at work, with the option of purchasing take-home items to continue the right, healthy mindset.

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Monday, 27 January 2014

Thin, bright, beautiful displays with integrated computing and software solutions boost commercial office spaces

LEUVEN, Belgium — Elo Touch Solutions (Elo), the original inventor of touch screen technology, will be showcasing the latest Interactive Digital Signage offering at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam, February 4-6. Elo’s built-for-touch professional displays combine large, energy-efficient LED HD screens with optional Intel® Core™ i3 or i5 computer modules running Microsoft® Windows®. Elo hardware, coupled with leading software enables cloud-based collaboration, digital whiteboard, building directory and virtual receptionist applications that form the ‘Elo @ The Office’ solutions. They are designed to enhance communications, optimise collaboration and boost productivity in office environments.

Interactive signage for a variety of applications

Interactive Digital Signage (IDS) displays help retailers increase marketing effectiveness and return on investments and take their marketing messages forward. They enhance the user experience for a customer making a purchase decision, a shopper looking for the way to the favourite store and a guest looking for attractions close to his hotel. The benefits of interactivity are now brought into commercial office environments by the Elo @ The Office solutions, easy-to-install touchscreen solutions for corporations, government agencies, medical facilities and higher educational institutions. The four solutions come complete with all of the hardware, software, accessories and services that enable lobby guests to better interact with employees and make meeting participants more collaborative and productive. Elo @ The Office includes a Corporate Collaboration Solution for enhancing the effectiveness of multi-location meetings; a Digital Whiteboard Solution combining the simplicity of a whiteboard with the power of a computer – without the need for a projector or a laptop; a Directory Solution providing built-for-touch functionality to enable visitors of any building or campus to find their destination quickly and easily; and finally a Virtual Receptionist Solution enabling employees to communicate with visitors in the lobby from their desks using face-to-face video or audio-only conversations.

Professional touch built to last

Designed for the demanding usage requirements of professional audio visual and other commercial markets, the Elo IDS portfolio delivers an interactive digital canvas in screen sizes ranging from 32-inches to 70-inches.  The IDS models are available with Elo’s IntelliTouch® surface acoustic wave or optical touch technologies that enable up to six simultaneous touches for multi-user interaction. Both offer strengthened clear glass to deliver industry-leading brightness while ensuring reliable touch operation for years. Additionally, the 32-inch 3201L display also comes in a true-flat seamless glass version with projected capacitive (PCAP) touchscreen technology. Integrated Elo computer module options improve digital signage reliability by removing the need for additional cabling, while compatibility is maintained for Apple iOS®, Google Android®, Linux® and Windows® environments.

“Whether used as way-finding system, interactive advertising canvas, conference room collaboration tool, virtual receptionist or building directory, Elo’s professional-grade, built-in touchscreen displays are built to last in any public environment,” said Servaas Kamerling, Elo EMEA President.

The Elo Touch Solutions booth at ISE 2014 can be found in hall 8, booth number 8-K230.

About Elo Touch Solutions

Elo founders pioneered the touch screen more than 40 years ago. Today, Elo Touch Solutions is a global supplier of touch-enabled technology, products and industry solutions. The Elo portfolio encompasses the broadest selection of OEM touchscreen components, touchmonitors and all-in-one touchcomputers for the demanding requirements of diverse markets, including banking, gaming machines, hospitality systems, industrial automation, interactive kiosks, healthcare, office equipment, point of sale terminals, retail displays and transportation applications. The Elo touch experience has consistently stood for quality, reliability and innovation with more than 20 million installations worldwide. For more information on Elo products and services, please call +32 (0) 16 704 500, visit us on the web at or direct email enquiries to .

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

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Thursday, 23 January 2014

NCR and ATMRC provide reliable, secure and easy-to-use NCR SelfServ ATMs for Moneycorp’s on-street, city centre pods in the U.K.

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced today that Moneycorp has deployed weatherized NCR SelfServ™ 28 ATMs in city center locations around the U.K. to provide a reliable, secure service for customers. The NCR ATMs are conveniently designed for busy city center locations. Moneycorp worked closely with NCR and NCR partner, ATMRC, to quickly design, test and deploy the ATM solution. This ensured a timely and effective deployment for Moneycorp’s on-street ATMs, helping to future-proof its business and increase profitability.

“As opportunities to provide customers with on-street cash withdrawal services increase we had to quickly evolve the solutions we deploy in city-centres,” said Alan Chambers, Head of Automated Cash at Moneycorp. “NCR and ATMRC have been our partners of choice since Moneycorp ATMs were launched. Their ability to quickly design, test and launch our new generation of on-street ATM solutions is testament to the great relationship. The innovative, weatherized hardware solutions deployed in our pods have proved easy-to-use for customers, especially those from overseas, and allowed us to effectively future-proof and grow our business.”

NCR’s SelfServ 28 ATM is the industry’s leading weatherized, freestanding ATM that can be deployed inside or outside. It is able to complement ATM provider’s existing ATM network as it can go wherever your customers need service, without the need to build a structure to house the ATM. It is designed to be easily deployed and redeployed anywhere—indoors or outdoors—with minimal infrastructure requirements, providing maximum brand exposure, transaction volumes and revenue combined with a low cost of ownership.

"Providing a reliable, secure and easy-to-use service for consumers is key for businesses as they ensure a great experience for today’s time-starved consumer," said Rachel Nash, director of Financial Services at NCR U.K. "Working alongside ATMRC to deploy this kind of cash withdrawal solution in high footfall locations has driven the rewarding innovation that is apparent in the Moneycorp pod. Our SelfServ 28 solution is perfectly suited to their business needs and is the only weatherized ATM in the market today."

With both wired and wireless connectivity, the SelfServ 28 ATM needs only a power outlet to operate and with a temperature range from -50 to +35 degrees centigrade does not require a structure to protect it from the weather – making it more environmentally friendly by reducing the carbon footprint of offsite buildings.

“Innovative solutions to consumer demands are often driven from the partnerships that work well at all levels,” said Kim Cheah, Sales Director at ATMRC. “Working alongside NCR to launch Moneycorp’s new on-street ATMs only took a few months. This is a result of the long, three-way relationship that enabled us to refine the overall solution over time and deliver on Moneycorp’s requirement for reliable, secure and easy-to-use technology that will future proof it’s business and help it grow.”

About NCR Corporation

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

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

Web site:

Twitter: @NCR_UK





ATMRC Ltd was established in 2008 as an ATM refurbishment partner for NCR in EMEA. Since September 2009, due to our solution and technical expertise and experience, ATMRC became the first and only NCR Advanced Solution Provider Partner, accredited to sell, install, integrate and maintain NCR financial services products in the UK & Ireland.

ATMRC provides the following services:

  •     Refurbishment, repair and sale of complete ATMs, ATM modules and parts
  •     Sale of NCR’s current range of SelfServ solutions including the APTRA software suite and Services
  •     Staging and configuration services
  •     Upgrade and customisation services
  •     Training, consultancy and engineering support services

With over 250 man-years of ATM manufacturing, production and engineering experience, ATMRC works with end-user customers and partners in the UK and around the world. ATMRC is based out of Dundee, Scotland.

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

The new version provides powerful tools to further facilitate in-store active dialog between retailers and consumers

New York – YCD Multimedia, a global provider of smart digital signage solutions, today announced that it will launch C-nario|Suite 3.7 at ISE (Integrated Systems Europe, February 4-6, 2014 at the RAI in Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

C-nario|Suite (formerly C-nario Messenger) is YCD’s premium digital signage display, distribution and management software platform that combines studio quality authoring of rich dynamic and interactive content, rules-based playback scheduling and distribution, and better-than-broadcast quality playback in any canvas size and resolution. This latest version brings major upgrades in functionality, usability, and performance, further building upon the platform’s leading position in high quality multi-display playback.

“We are extremely excited with the new version and hope our global user base would too” said Eran Sharon, VP of Product Management, YCD Multimedia. “With clients that include the world’s leading luxury brands and fortune 500 companies, we ensured our new features meet and exceed their needs and expectations - in capabilities, image quality, and performance. For example - users have repeatedly requested HTML5 content support. With version 3.7, we believe we have one of the most capable HTML5 implementations in a digital signage product. Users can not only deploy pixel-perfect HTML5 content from the smallest tablet to the largest multi-display installation; they can fully exploit our entire framework to enable their HTML5 applications – from sequences and play logic, to metadata, real time monitoring, and control.”

HTML5 opens up exceptional opportunities for powerful visualization and interactivity. The HTML5 object offers GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) accelerated playback and pixel-perfect rendering across any number of displays (“multi-display”) or players (“multi-CPU”). Multi-touch support, built-in authentication for displaying secure content, and seamless import of Google Web Designer content round up this important feature.

C-nario|Suite 3.7 also brings Windows 8.1 support, an all-new media rendering engine with high quality H.264 content, multi-megapixel images, and native 4K  support.

Starting with version 3.7, C-nario players can be used in “screen saver mode.” The moment an interactive input (such a mouse click or touch) is detected, playback is immediately interrupted, giving access to the desktop or any application (such as an interactive kiosk, website etc.). Playback is resumed after a predefined idle period.

C-nario|Suite's multistream video over IP object now adds multi-channel video and audio streams. A “redundant stream” option now automatically falls back to up to four (4) backup streams should the primary one be disrupted, ensuring reliable narrowcasting on large, critical networks.

Rounding up the new version is the suite’s updated Transportation Board, which displays flight, train and bus schedules in real time from local or hosted data on any size video wall, at pixel perfect resolution. Building upon the previous version’s robust display capabilities, the new version of the Transportation Board (version 2.0) adds tools for fully customizing the look and feel of the board with animations, video and images plus stylized text and multi-lingual support.

About YCD Multimedia

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

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

NCR APTRA Interactive Teller at bank’s newest Kenosha branch achieves new level of customer service by giving live, remote tellers control of the ATM

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--North Shore Bank, which serves eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, is the first financial institution in Wisconsin to serve customers with video teller ATMs, the bank and NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) announced today. The technology, in place at North Shore Bank’s newest branch inside the Festival Foods at 3207 80th St. in Kenosha, allows for extended service hours – a 30 percent increase over former banking hours – and a friendly and efficient customer experience.

APTRA Interactive Teller was developed by NCR, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies. It is the only ATM-based technology that not only lets people talk to a live remote teller, but also gives the teller remote control over the machine to conduct transactions. North Shore Bank will make remote tellers on the machine available seven days a week, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“We are constantly looking for ways to help families with their daily finances. With this new software from NCR, we will be able to provide more convenient banking services to our customers while still offering the same high-touch, personalized service for which North Shore Bank is known,” said Susan Doyle, the bank’s vice president of branch operations.

The efficiency and security created through the centralization of tellers enables financial institutions to transform their branch locations into more effective service and sales environments. APTRA Interactive Teller lets financial institutions offer access to teller services during non-traditional banking hours, build new small-footprint branches, and provide full teller services in areas not served by branches.

“Banks continue to examine the branch experience and their overall retail network, and technology can help improve that experience,” said Brian Bailey, vice president and general manager, NCR Branch Transformation. “As the first financial institution in Wisconsin to deploy APTRA Interactive Teller, North Shore Bank will be able to use remote assisted service to bring a unique and efficient banking experience to their customers – without losing that human touch.”

About NCR Corporation

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

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

Web site:
Twitter: @NCRCorporation

About North Shore Bank

North Shore Bank, headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., is one of the strongest banks in the country. It has assets of over $1.7 billion and 47 offices throughout eastern Wisconsin, and northern Illinois. Wisconsin branch locations are in metro Milwaukee, Ozaukee County, Racine, Kenosha, Appleton, Menasha, the Green Bay area, Burlington, Union Grove, Muskego, and Door County.

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Industrial grade Monitors that combine widescreen LCD Flat Panel and Multi-Touch Projected Capacitive Technology – 15.6in P6157W and 18.5in P6187W

Axiomtek, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, announced the arrival of the P6157W and P6187W, its new 15.6-inch and 18.5-inch industrial widescreen multi-touch LCD monitors. Designed with durability required to meet the challenges of operations in harsh environments in mind, these attractive flat panel monitors are rugged, with IP65/NEMA 4 rated spill- and dust-resistant front panel. Built with the most advanced, multi-touch, projected capacitive technology and functionalities to serve ease and practicality of use, these monitors were intended to help enhance operational efficiency and boost productivity. The 15.6” P6157W and 18.5” P6187W are the ideal solutions for use in industrial automation and control, building automation, machinery manufacturing environments, self-service kiosk, and other HMI applications.

“Our two new widescreen, multi-touch LCD monitors, the P6157W and P6187W, are slim and stylish, but yet rugged. We combine widescreen LCD flat panel and multi-touch projected capacitive technology to offer our users a true widescreen experience with simple control and monitoring functions. To withstand harsh operating environments, spillage and other damaging conditions, the P6157W and P6187W are IP65/NEMA 4 rated and built to ensure safe, stable and productive operations,” said Debby Tu, product manager of Product Marketing Division at Axiomtek.

The industrial grade 15.6in P6157W and 18.5in P6187W come equipped with multi-signal interfaces, including DVI, VGA, S-video, video, and USB touchscreen interface, and AC-in or 24VDC-in, screw-type power connector for use under various requirements. These space saving, slim monitors are only 2.44" thick and can be panel-mounted, wall-mounted or VESA-mounted as well as installed using desktop stand.

Axiomtek’s P6157W and P6187W will be available in February 2014. For more product information or pricing, please visit us at or contact one of our sales representatives at .

Main Features:

  •     15.6” (P6157W) and 18.5" (P6187W) TFT 300 nits WXGA LCD
  •     NEMA 4/12 (IP65)- compliant panel mounting flat panel monitor
  •     Supports panel mount, wall mount and VESA mount
  •     Multi touch projective capacitive displays
  •     Supports full range screw-type (locked) AC-in or 24V DC-in (option)
  •     Supports multi-signal inputs: VGA, S-video, video and DVI
  •     Operating temperature: 0° ~ +55°C (32°F ~ 131°F)

About Axiomtek

Axiomtek Co. Ltd. is one of the world's leading designers/manufacturers of PC-based industrial computer products. From our roots as a turnkey systems integrator specializing in data acquisition and control systems, Axiomtek has mirrored the PC evolution in various industries by shifting our focus toward the design and manufacture of PC-based industrial automation solutions.

Axiomtek Co., Ltd. established in 1990, has more than 60 distributor partners globally.  Axiomtek offers Industrial PCs (IPC), Embedded Computing Platforms (ECP), Rugged/Din-rail Embedded System (eBOX, rBOX and tBOX), Touch Panel Computers (TPC), Medical PCs (MPC), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Digital Signage & Displays (DS), Industrial Network, and Network Appliance Platform (NA).

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

CradlePoint is recognized by Compass Intelligence and CIO Review Magazine as the leading provider of networking solutions in retail IT.

Boise, ID (PRWEB) - CradlePoint, the global leader in cloud-managed, 3G/4G networking solutions for distributed enterprises, has been recognized by leading IT analysts and publications as a top provider of retail networking solutions.

Compass Intelligence, a global market research and consulting firm, named CradlePoint to its A-List in M2M for Retail Point-of-Sale Networking and Networking for Retail, Branch Office and Fast Food/Casual Dining.

CIO Review, a leading source for technology solutions that redefine the enterprise of tomorrow, named CradlePoint as one of the 20 Most Promising Retail Technology Solution Providers in 2013.

With solutions that provide enterprises with the ability to establish WAN Diversity™ through 3G/4G, Ethernet (T-1, DSL, Cable, MetroE), and WiFi as WAN, CradlePoint was recognized for enabling a broad array of applications that may require standalone networks, increased bandwidth, or more reliability through backup wired and wireless connections. In particular, CradlePoint was recognized for expertise in using 4G LTE for both primary and backup networking, helping distributed enterprises enable branch office connectivity and applications like digital signage, kiosks, surveillance, pop-up stores, point-of-sale systems, and in-store WiFi.

“Compass Intelligence is proud to honor and recognize innovators, technology leaders, and companies advancing the wireless industry,” said Stephanie Atkinson, CEO and Founder of Compass Intelligence. “The expert press and analysts who selected CradlePoint recognized innovative solutions and advanced proficiency in 4G LTE. It’s clear CradlePoint has established itself as one of the best connectivity solutions providers in the market today.”

The Compass Intelligence A-List in M2M awards are given annually to the best mobile computing, wireless data communications, and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) products and services offered in the market during the past year. Winners are chosen by 60+ industry-leading press and analysts who cover the mobile and wireless market. The list represents the future of connectivity solutions in the enterprise space. This is the second time CradlePoint has been named to the Compass Intelligence A-List.

CIO Review’s recognition of CradlePoint as one of the 20 Most Promising Retail Technology Solution Providers of 2013 results from CradlePoint’s focus on addressing the challenges of retail networks at distributed branch locations. With the growth of cloud-based applications and mobile devices, CradlePoint specializes in providing retailers with cloud-managed network architectures that provide more bandwidth, higher availability, and increased security for PCI compliance. CIO Review’s annual list is chosen from hundreds of retail solution providers and represents the best companies that solve the technology challenges faced by today’s retail industry. Members of the list fulfill the needs of retailers through retail-centric solutions that integrate the latest technologies and support core business processes necessary for retail success.

“With the growth of mobile devices and cloud-based applications at the network’s edge, reliable connectivity is a must-have for businesses looking to provide the connected retail experience that today’s shoppers expect,” said George Mulhern, CEO and Chairman of the Board at CradlePoint. “We work closely with our customers and partners to enable them with the solutions they need to be successful. Our clients represent the largest brands in the retail market and we are proud to be recognized by industry experts Compass Intelligence and CIO Review for our leadership.”

About CradlePoint

CradlePoint is the global leader in cloud-managed 3G/4G networking solutions, providing business-grade, secure connectivity to distributed enterprises. Specializing in business continuity, advanced edge routing, machine-to-machine (M2M), and primary connections, CradlePoint’s award-winning solutions are purpose built for PCI-compliant networks. CradlePoint is the first to pioneer and fully enable high-speed LTE in its solutions to maximize the potential of the cloud for businesses worldwide. CradlePoint is a privately held company in Boise, Idaho. Learn more at or follow on Twitter @CradlePoint.

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Monday, 20 January 2014

24-inch widescreen format combined with iTouch glass-to-edge surface acoustic wave technology improves player experience

LEUVEN, Belgium — Elo Touch Solutions (Elo), the original inventor of touchscreen technology, will be showcasing a portfolio of touchscreen platforms for the global gaming industry in partnership with Suzo-Happ during ICE Totally Gaming in London, February 4-6.  Elo iTouch® true-flat surface acoustic wave technology delivers zero bezel style cost-effectively without compromising brightness or optical clarity.  Leveraging super-thin LED technology which also reduces power consumption by fifty percent, Elo’s new line of touchmonitors is available in a variety of sizes for gaming machine, loyalty programme kiosk, interactive directory map, sports book, hotel, restaurant and retail applications, both in desktop and open frame forms.  

Unrivalled touchscreen technology and true-flat designs

Stylish designs draw players to specific gaming machines. An outstanding player experience yields increased casino revenues. Elo now offers both of these benefits with a choice of true-flat touch technologies: projected capacitive (PCAP) and iTouch, Elo’s breakthrough surface acoustic wave (SAW) product. With these technologies from Elo, stylish flat cabinet designs can now be achieved – eliminating the bezel and recessed touchscreen long seen in virtually all cabinet designs.

Elo offers PCAP technology, commonly used in mobile phone and tablets, for watertight true-flat solutions in tabletop and bartop applications such as electronic roulette and video poker. For upright applications, the same flat look can now be achieved with the iTouch surface acoustic wave technology, but with its superior optics and an important price advantage. Both technologies are available in multi-touch.

iTouch is the next generation of IntelliTouch SAW technology, for years the player’s choice for gaming touchscreens thanks to its fast and accurate response, scratch resistance and no need for calibration. With iTouch, all touch-sensing components have been moved to the back of the glass, enabling true flat designs. Importantly because it is clear glass, the graphics quality and colours of painstakingly-developed full HD games are preserved – the touchscreen image even precisely matches paired non-touch monitors, something not possible with capacitive technology. Furthermore, no software changes are needed because it uses the same long-proven touchscreen controller and protocol.

Leading gaming monitor portfolio

“Elo’s gaming monitor portfolio is engineered and built with an obsession over details to exceed the highest quality standards.” said Servaas Kamerling, President EMEA at Elo Touch Solutions.  “Quality and reliability at a competitive price point is our reputation in the gaming industry. To achieve this Elo has been committed to innovation for over 40 years and the iTouch technology is only one of many examples of how we constantly renew and improve our portfolio.”

The broad range of Elo open-frame gaming touchscreens spans sizes from 12 to 32 inches in standard or widescreen aspect ratio.  At ICE 2014 customers can preview the new 2440L 24-inch gaming touchmonitor.   The new 2440L comes with a state-of-the-art panel and a choice of touchscreen technology, in traditional bezel and glass-to-edge versions, single-touch and multi-touch, in a slim design with energy-saving LED backlights.

For applications beyond the gaming floor, the new Elo Tablet enables mobile operations and is built to withstand the rigors of public use while preserving the management, security and compatibility of Microsoft® Windows®.  Elo interactive digital signage is designed for loyalty kiosk or directory wayfinding applications with screen sizes ranging from 32 to 70 inches with integrated computer modules.     

Elo sales and support professionals support customers in more than 80 countries in the local time zone, speaking the local language and delivering quickly from warehouses on each continent.  Elo touchscreens use professional, commercial-grade components designed for extended lifecycles – backed by a 3-year global warranty leveraging authorised repair centres in over 30 countries.

Elo Touch Solutions products can be found on Suzo-Happ’s booth N8-110.

About Elo Touch Solutions

Elo founders pioneered the touch screen more than 40 years ago. Today, Elo Touch Solutions is a global supplier of touch-enabled technology, products and industry solutions. The Elo portfolio encompasses the broadest selection of OEM touchscreen components, touchmonitors and all-in-one touchcomputers for the demanding requirements of diverse markets, including banking, gaming machines, hospitality systems, industrial automation, interactive kiosks, healthcare, office equipment, point of sale terminals, retail displays and transportation applications. The Elo touch experience has consistently stood for quality, reliability and innovation with more than 20 million installations worldwide. For more information on Elo products and services, please call +32 (0) 16 704 500, visit us on the web at or direct email enquiries to .

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

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Friday, 17 January 2014

Offers a dedicated retail tablet, interchangeable for mobile and stationary EPOS use cases

PADERBORN, Germany -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wincor Nixdorf, one of the world’s leading providers of IT solutions to retail businesses and retail banks, is launching the BEETLE mobile Point of Sale (POS) solution at this year’s NRF exhibition. The tablet, designed specifically for the retail environment, runs on both Windows 8.1 and Android platforms and can be used as mobile payment and customer service station and as a fully functioning fixed POS device in conjunction with traditional third party devices such as cash drawer and scanning modules.

The new BEETLE mobile POS has been designed with the needs of multinational retailers in mind. Custom-developed by Aava Mobile, the tablet features the latest Intel® Atom™ processor Z3745 in hardware, offering the lowest power consumption and highest performance of any tablet POS device on the market today. It integrates state-of-the-art card acceptance technology that support both magnetic strip and chip and pin transactions to facilitate compliance with EMV and PCI requirements for domestic and international retailers.

The BEETLE mobile POS solution offers the flexibility and scalability to be used either as a queue buster, taking mobile payments or offering customer information on the shop floor, or linked to back-office systems to carry out admin tasks such as stock taking or inventory ordering. The solution has the flexibility to operate as a fully functioning fixed POS device, when locked into its purpose-built docking unit. It communicates through a store’s independent WLAN network, with the POS device hub and all connected traditional POS peripheral devices. It features a three year extended lifetime support guarantee.

According to Patrick Leonard, Wincor Nixdorf VP, Retail North America: “The BEETLE mobile POS tablet offers retailers the chance to deliver a truly omni-channel experience, with the ability to place orders online, take payments and provide customer information using the latest high performance mobile technology, purpose-built for the retail environment. He adds: “Existing solutions on the market are by and large targeted at smaller independent retailers. Our solution has been designed with the larger retailer in mind, using our global expertise in the multinational retail sector to deliver a high quality, high performance solution with built-in investment protection and an open platform for third party software integration.”

Intel’s Director of Transactional Retail, Michelle Tinsley, spokesperson commented: “We recognize the opportunity for mobile solutions in retail and enterprise-grade solutions like those from enable a greater overall in-store experience.”

The BEETLE mobile POS solution which will be shipping in Q2 2014, will be on show for the very first time at NRF from the 13th to the 14th January at the Jacob Javits Centre in New York on Intel’s booth No 2738. Visitors will be able to see first-hand how the technology can enhance store operations and offer a dual function fixed or mobile POS device.

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Friday, 17 January 2014

NCR self-service airport check-in solution offers passengers a new level of speed and convenience

BEIJING -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Shenzhen Baoan International Airport selected NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, to provide a self-service airport check-in solution for its new T3 terminal which opened last year. The purchase includes 35 NCR TouchPort(TM) kiosks and support services, and was made possible through co-operation with TravelSky Technology Limited ("TravelSky"), the chief information technology provider of China's air travel industry. TravelSky also provides Shenzhen Baoan International Airport with its passenger departure information system.

Shenzhen Baoan International Airport is a key transportation hub connecting the Pearl River Delta area with national and international reach, and the airport's passenger volume has been growing steadily. With an aim to provide travelers with the convenience of self-service check-in at the new T3 terminal, the airport selected NCR for its performance, reputation and compliance with the airport's platform.

"Travelers are looking to technology to make the everyday transactions of life faster and more convenient," said Pedro Carrasco, vice president of sales EMEA/APAC, NCR Travel. "Our self-service check-in solution offers Shenzhen Baoan International passengers the opportunity to by-pass traditional check-in and reduce the time they might spend in line. It's our first opportunity to demonstrate how NCR technology solutions can enhance the travel experience at Shenzhen Baoan and we look forward to exceeding their expectations."

The NCR self-service airport check-in solution is fully compatible with the CUSS ("Common Use Self-Service") platform and applications used by Shenzhen Baoan International Airport. The kiosks allow passengers to process check-in, check flight information, apply loyalty membership and scan boarding passes. The kiosks also feature NCR's patented two-sided thermal paper technology, saving up to 40 percent on paper costs, reducing staff workload for paper replenishment and facilitating group check-in.

NCR is also providing on-site and maintenance services support to ensure the self-service check-in solution performs optimally for years to come.

Today NCR provides airport check-in solutions for three of the top five airlines worldwide. In China, NCR also provides self-service check-in solutions for airlines such as China Southern airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Air China.

About TravelSky Technology Limited

TravelSky Technology Limited is a core enterprise under China TravelSky Holding Company.

As a leading provider of information technology and commercial service in China's air travel and tourism industry, TravelSky's core business is oriented toward airlines, airports, ticket sales agents, travel enterprises and relevant civil aviation institutions and international organizations, providing comprehensive service including air passenger service, air travel distribution, airport passenger processing, air cargo data processing, an internet travel platform, domestic and an international transport revenue management system as well as final settlement and liquidation services.

About Shenzhen Baoan International Airport

Shenzhen Baoan International Airport is the first modern international airport combining transportation by sea, land and air in China. It was open to air traffic in October, 1991. By the end of June 2013, Shenzhen Baoan International Airport offered 141 domestic and internal routes reaching 103 cities with nine passenger and cargo based airlines.

Shenzhen Baoan International Airport has enjoyed a fast growing aviation business since its inception. In terms of passenger transportation, it became the fourth largest airport in China in 1996. It has handled more than ten million passengers since 2003 and is ranked among the top one hundred airports in the world. In 2011, Shenzhen Baoan International Airport was awarded the 'Best Cargo Transportation Airport' Award by industry leading publication 'Air Cargo News', this is the first time an airport in China has earned this award.

About NCR Corporation

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

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

Web site:

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Friday, 17 January 2014

PADERBORN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wincor Nixdorf, the retail technology solutions provider today announced a partnership with Millenium Retail Solutions (MRS), a specialist developer of multi-channel, enterprise wide retail Point of Sale (POS) software. The partnership allows Millenium to offer its customers cutting edge technology, via its In The Black™ (ITB) Retail suite, supported on Wincor Nixdorf’s market leading BEETLE POS hardware. Customers will also benefit from one point of contact for both support and service.

Millenium’s In The Black™ (ITB) Retail Suite of products includes integrated payment processing, transfer management and points-based customer reward applications. The architecture of the ITB system is parameter driven making it easy to customize the POS application without major changes – an essential consideration for retailers within the ever shifting retail landscape.

The partnership between Wincor Nixdorf and Millenium will be on show for the very first time at NRF from the 12th to the 15th January at the Jacob Javits Centre in New York, booth 4443. Visitors will be able to see first-hand how the technology can enhance store operations.

Angelo Kalpakis, MRS Director, comments: “Millenium Retail Solutions is a leader in advanced store software solutions. It makes sense to partner with a leading provider of IT solutions and services that provides its partners not only with leading edge technology, but also significant additional growth opportunities. Wincor Nixdorf has a worldwide reputation for quality and design. We believe that our cultures are compatible and complimentary and offer our retail customers unparalleled POS solutions to reduce costs and enhance customer loyalty.”

Patrick Leonard, Wincor Nixdorf’s Vice President of Retail for North America said; “Partnering with Millenium is a perfect fit into our ISV friendly SPIRIT Partner Program. Wincor Nixdorf and Millenium share a common vision for American retail. Comprehensive IT solutions providing efficient customer service, helpful customer intelligence and line busting mobile technologies are keys to success for the retailer of the future. Together, we can offer a powerful formula to make real world retail an attractive and competitive proposition for the consumer.”

For more information visit Millenium Retail Solutions at booth #4443 or Wincor Nixdorf in the Millenium booth #4443, and at booth #1154 at NRF.

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Thursday, 16 January 2014

NCR software platform and self-checkout solutions refine Morrisons’ customer experience - extending shopping experience and improving operational efficiency

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced today that leading U.K. supermarket, Morrisons has deployed NCR software, self-checkout (SCO) and scanner solutions throughout a new lab store in Preston, U.K. NCR software and hardware improves the Morrisons omni-commerce shopping experience for their customers and introduces new ways that customers can browse, select and purchase items.

Morrison’s chose NCR’s innovative Retalix 10 software suite to drive its omni-commerce approach, improving customer engagement and providing a flexible, agile platform for Morrisons to roll-out new promotions, channels and retail strategies. In addition, Morrisons has also deployed NCR SelfServ™ Checkout with the RealScan™ 78 Hybrid scanner and scale solution to further improve customer service and drive operational efficiency. Modified NCR SelfServ Checkout solutions are also being deployed as kiosk order-points for customers to pre-order food and beverages for collection at the in-store restaurant.

“Tech-savvy consumers are directly influencing the way that we interact with them, so we must respond accordingly,” said Adrian Stanbury, interim CIO at Morrisons. “The in-store experience remains important, but increasingly important is matching the variety of consumer engagement tools with the growing, always-on mobile population. To achieve this we required a proven technology partner with a hardware-enabled, software-driven offering that could quickly and effectively implement appropriate solutions.”

The NCR solution unifies and streamlines deployment and management of in-store, mobile commerce and online storefront systems. The solution uses the Retalix 10 retail platform, a uniquely powerful code base with a common data and services foundation that assures high operational efficiency. It also provides an enhanced, seamlessly consistent and personalized shopper experience across all sales channels and customer touch points, such as mobile and self-checkouts.

”Business infrastructure has to be more agile and flexible to meet the ever changing demands of consumers in an omni-commerce environment,” said Helen Wilde, retail business director at NCR U.K. “Supermarkets, such as Morrisons, are growing their business by attracting new customers, getting present customers to stay longer and making their businesses more efficient. The engagement with Morrisons in Preston allows us to support their omni-commerce evolution today and in the years to come.”

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

Deployed as part of the SCO solution, NCR’s innovative RealScan 78 is the world’s first hybrid imaging and laser bi-optic scanner, and provides a single interaction point to scan 2D bar codes and mobile devices, as well as traditional bar codes on product labels. Hybrid imaging is the best of both worlds, delivering the speed of traditional laser coupled with imaging to go after hard to read bar codes, cell phones and 2D symbols.

About NCR Corporation

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

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

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Twitter: @NCR_UK, @NCRCorporation

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

New all-in-one POS solution and all-imaging bi-optic scanner are ready for business

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced today two significant advances in retail technology: a sleek, fully integrated point-of-sale (POS) solution and an all-imaging bi-optic scanner.

Both solutions are designed to provide retailers with innovative technology that helps provide competitive differentiation by enabling exceptional in-store shopping experiences.

“Having an all-imaging scanner makes it easy for our retail customers to read multiple bar code technologies and the addition of video output creates a better environment for loss prevention, real-time management of operations and creating intuitive employee training programs,” says Carlyle Taylor, vice president – retail and hospitality hardware solutions, NCR. “As a trusted advisor to retailers of all sizes, we are constantly looking for ways to deliver software, hardware and services that go beyond expectations and create a one-stop shop for our customers.”

Globally, NCR is the leader in consumer transaction technologies including retail self-checkout technology and POS terminals with more than a million touchpoints in service. NCR POS solutions handle more than 125,000 transactions per minute. The new imagers and POS solutions are designed to improve operations and fit within the existing footprint of previous NCR devices.

The NCR RealScan™ 79 Bi-Optic Imager

  •     Reads 1D, 2D and Mobile bar codes fast and efficiently.
  •     Provides high-performance imaging, and boasts the largest scan zone in its class.
  •     Enables the ability to improve store security, provide real-time scanner feedback to managers, simplify cashier training and stream live images and videos.

The NCR RealPOS XR7™

  •     It features a stylish all-in-one design with best-in-class performance, exceptional versatility, plus the ruggedness and data security retailers need for mission-critical store environments.
  •     Available with either a 15” or an 18.5” multi-touch display, the RealPOS XR7 offers a flexible platform ideal for use as either a point-of-sale (POS) solution or as a kiosk.
  •     It’s the first POS terminal to be powered by the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family and delivers exceptional performance for today’s solutions as well as those to come.

“Intel and NCR have been working together for 30 years to make the everyday consumer transactions faster and more reliable,” says Joe Jensen, general manager of retail solutions at ISG/Intel. “Our 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family delivers a rich client experience for promotional video and graphics that power many loyalty program initiatives at the point-of-sale. The Active Management technology embedded into the processor greatly improves the ability to accommodate advanced diagnostics – elevating the ability to remotely diagnose and correct problems and minimize downtime.”

The NCR RealPOS XR7 and the NCR RealScan 79 Bi-Optic Imager are both scheduled for availability in April and on display at the NCR booth (#3005) at the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York City.

About NCR Corporation

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

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

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Twitter: @NCRCorporation




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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

LOUISVILLE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- KIOSK Information Systems (KIOSK) is showing the latest advances tied to in-store locker solutions at the 2014 NRF Big Show, Booth #4101. Full feature demonstrations will be available on both site-to-store delivery lockers and in-store phone charging locker stations.

KIOSK CEO Tom Weaver states, “The demand for Retail locker technology in 2013 was unprecedented. This is among the fastest growing self-service applications KIOSK has seen in the last ten years. Since KIOSK introduced our custom locker solution approach at last year’s NRF Big Show, we’re actively engaged in ten major projects with leading retailers, residential property service companies, as well as delivery and phone charging solution providers.”

KIOSK cites increases in revenue generation; added efficiency, and high-demand consumer service delivery as the investment incentives underlying retail locker solutions. Most notably:

  •     Through provision of Site to Store delivery lockers, retailers are banking on increased store foot traffic and revenue associated with purchases made at pick-up. The added benefit of unattended delivery provides reduced labor overhead, as well as added convenience and delivery security for consumers.
  •     Retailers adopting in-store phone charging are realizing the benefits of increased traffic and revenue growth per customer while building a loyalty behavior pattern for charging on-the-go.

Rick Malone, KIOSK Product Development Director, adds that “The number of locker projects being simultaneously executed by KIOSK’s software and hardware development groups has quickly enhanced the feature sets KIOSK can now offer as part of our indoor and outdoor locker solution library. While each project is somewhat custom, the development cost efficiencies tied to common design modules provides distinct development cost benefits to our clients. Further, the timelines from concept to field deployment are shrinking with each new project.”

KIOSK’s full NRF retail self-service solution portfolio includes delivery and phone charging lockers, in-store financial services, automated retail, endless aisle, and loyalty solutions. Booth #4101, January 13th & 14th at the Javits Convention Center.

About KIOSK Information Systems:

As the undisputed market leader in self-service solutions, KIOSK provides proven expertise in design engineering; application development, integration, manufacturing, and field support for even the most sophisticated self-service platforms. An exceptionally broad portfolio of standard and custom KIOSK designs are deployed among Top 100 Retailers and Fortune 500 clients in virtually all self-service vertical markets. ISO 9001:2008 certified processes ensure every solution provides superior field reliability,, 800.509.5471.

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Innovation showcase highlights real-world examples of storefront interactivity, augmented reality and social media integration together with latest Samsung display and mobility solutions

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Samsung Electronics America, Inc. is exhibiting an immersive and interactive retail experience at NRF 2014, highlighting the potential of its latest commercial display and mobility solutions to help retailers attract new customers, enrich the in-store experience and drive sales. Samsung’s LED-lit commercial displays, Galaxy tablets, multifunction printers and more will be shown in a number of innovative, real-world retail installations at booth #1009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from January 13-15.

"Samsung offers an unparalleled technology portfolio to help retailers create a more dynamic and connected retail experience – including our digital signage and video wall solutions, intuitive Galaxy tablets and award-winning multifunction printers,” said Tod Pike, senior vice president at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “We are excited to partner with some of the most innovative retailers and solution providers in the business to create this showcase that demonstrates how our technology can create new and enriching in-store experiences for customers."

The innovative examples of retail technology on display at the Samsung booth include:

    Aerva Social Media Integration - Leveraging Aerva’s easy-to-use, web-based AerWave software platform for managing and scheduling content on networked displays, Samsung and Aerva will be streaming live tweets about the Big Show on large-format display. Attendees can also submit their own pictures using the hashtag #AervaNYC or via email, which will be moderated using Aerva’s Moderation Engine and broadcast on a digital billboard in Times Square.

    RadioShack Interactive Storefront - RadioShack partnered with Infusion to create a playful, engaging storefront installation in its interactive concept stores. The installation utilizes a 75” Samsung LED edge-lit commercial display to introduce a new robot personality and bring its gesture sensing technology to life. The personality can showcase to consumers hot new products, as well as engage in pure fun, including performing crowd-stopping dance moves.

    Zugara Virtual Dressing Room - Zugara’s Virtual Style Sense Technology will be shown for the first time at NRF. The technology allows shoppers to try on items and digitally change the color and style of garments they are wearing. It also allows retailers to use online style analytics for their physical inventory. The Virtual Style Sense Technology will be shown on Samsung 75” ME Series LFD.

In addition, Samsung will showcase a number of new products and solutions for retailers including:

    Samsung ME95C Commercial Display
    At 95”, the Samsung ME95C is one of the world’s largest professional displays using LED technology. With its thin profile and sheer size, the ME95C provides a stunning centerpiece to any installation and is well suited for luxury retail environments. Featuring the Samsung Smart Signage Platform embedded within the display, users can easily play or manage content without the use of an external PC or media player, as well as create their own content with pre-installed templates.

    Samsung UD55D Commercial Display for Video Wall Applications
    Available from February, Samsung’s UD55D is an ultra-narrow bezel LED direct-lit display that is ideal for creating seamless video wall installations. With a bezel-to-bezel measurement of just 3.7mm – one of the world’s narrowest – the UD55D delivers sharp, bright, impactful video walls.

    Galaxy Tablets at the Point-of-Sale
    The leader in Android tablets, Samsung’s Galaxy Note and Tab family offer a wide choice of devices for retail applications, from Galaxy Tab 3 7” to the recently unveiled Galaxy Note Pro 12.2”. At NRF, Samsung will highlight partnerships with several Point-of-Sale solution providers that enable retailers to ring up transactions, track sales and view analytics all on their Galaxy tablet devices. Samsung will exhibit the new Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition featuring an ultra vivid display and precision S Pen for handwriting and signature capture. The Samsung KNOX enterprise security platform is also available on the latest Galaxy tablets, ensuring business and customer information is safely contained.

Samsung’s full technology portfolio for retail is available through Samsung distributors and resellers. For more information about Samsung’s solutions for retailers, please visit

About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division

As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to introducing new business experiences across a diverse spectrum of industries from retail to healthcare, hospitality to sales. We believe technology brings business and customers together — to better share, collaborate and discover new opportunities. With a market-oriented approach to innovation, EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). For more information, please visit, call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or follow Samsung EBD via Twitter: @SamsungBizUSA.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 270,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Expanded portfolio of digital signage displays helps retailers deliver rich, interactive experiences

NEW YORK — HP today expanded its market-leading retail solutions portfolio with an enhanced line of touch and non-touch digital signage displays (DSDs), a new line of value-priced displays and upgrades to its mobile and fixed point of sale (POS) solutions.

HP’s new digital signage displays benefit businesses looking to provide customer interaction. HP offers a broad range in size and price of digital signage displays from value displays to a 47-inch touch display.

Today’s announcements at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Convention & Expo include six new DSDs to help retailers increase customer engagement with interactive digital experiences, as well as additions to the HP RP7 Retail System which help retailers better service customers in the store.

HP also will be showcasing the HP MX10 Retail Solution,(1) which gives retailers the flexibility to better meet customers’ needs with the ability to transition between a mobile and fixed point-of-sale (POS) solution.

“Consumer expectations are rapidly changing as online and mobile shopping continues to grow,” said Ray Carlin, vice president and general manager, Retail Solutions, HP. “HP’s wide range of customizable solutions will help businesses of any size navigate this new retail environment and deliver a seamless customer experience.”

Compelling in-store digital communication

The new portfolio of DSDs has been redesigned with thin, light LED backlights and professional front-of-screen features with 178-degree viewing angles, so retailers can showcase their messages anywhere in the store. HP’s new line of performance, touch-enabled and value-priced displays help retailers improve the in-store experience and customer engagement with features like automated content updating and the ability to display content in multiple languages.

The new HP DSD portfolio includes:

  •     Touch-enabled displays: HP’s touchscreen DSDs—including the 42-inch diagonal HP LD4245tm and 47-inch diagonal HP LD4745tm—benefit businesses looking for a platform that provides increased interaction with customers. The displays also offer Full High-definition (FHD)(2) quality resolution and feature Integrated Infrared (IR) multitouch capabilities, adding another way for retailers to interact with customers in the store. Retailers also benefit from reduced power consumption and lower costs with mercury-free display backlights, low-halogen components(3) and arsenic-free display glass.
  •     Performance displays: HP’s high-end commercial-grade LED backlit displays—including the 42-inch diagonal HP LD4235 and 47-inch diagonal HP LD4735—provide retailers with reliable customer experiences that maximize engagement and efficiency through 24-hour operation. Professional-grade features—including networked management to enable efficient control by IT staff, lock-out features to prevent tampering, Video-over-Ethernet (VoE) for simplified cabling and a built-in basic USB media player—help retailers improve in-store ambience with minimal effort.
  •     Value-priced displays: HP’s value-priced LED backlit DSDs—including the 31.5-inch diagonal HP B321 and 42-inch diagonal HP B421—are fit for customers seeking essential features at a lower cost. Built for extended daily operation, these displays provide a slim, sleek design and value-added features include a built-in USB media player and streaming networked video support.

Pricing and availability(4)

  •     The HP LD4245tm and HP LD4745tm are expected to be available in North America, Asia Pacific and select Latin American countries in March, and in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in April. Pricing is available upon request.
  •     The HP LD4235 and the HP LD4735 are expected to be available in North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific in February. Pricing is available upon request.
  •     The HP B321 and HP B421 are expected to be available in North America and select countries in Latin America and Asia Pacific this month. Pricing is available upon request.
  •     The HP RP7 Retail System is available worldwide now. The Windows 8.1 Professional and Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry for HP RP7 Retail System, Model 7800 will be available at the end of January. Pricing is available upon request.
  •     The HP MX10 Retail Solution is expected to be available later this month. Pricing is available upon request.

HP’s new retail solutions will be demonstrated at booth No. 2439 at NRF in New York, today through Jan. 15.

(1) The integrated display resolution of this system is below the threshold for snapping apps, a new feature that allows two Windows apps to be viewed simultaneously side by side. This feature may be enabled by attaching an external display that supports a screen resolution of 1,366 x 768 or higher.

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About HP

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Cisco study reveals a doubling of U.S. consumers that shop via smartphones, and 80 percent of consumers use the Internet to guide purchasing decisions

NEW YORK – Jan. 13, 2014 – The fourth-annual research study of shopper behavior by Cisco Consulting Services revealed a doubling of consumers that are connected to the Internet when they shop in brick-and-mortar stores.  This change in shopping behavior is creating a wake-up call for retailers to become more connected with their customers in the store to capture their share of the $99 billion in value now being created by the data-rich Internet of Everything (IoE) (Source: Cisco IoE for Retail Industry Study). The research also revealed shoppers’ interest in eight IoE retail service concepts for brick-and-mortar stores currently being tested and piloted by leading retailers.

According to the research findings, 80 percent of U.S. consumers, or “Digital Mass Market” shoppers, use the Internet when they shop.  And a growing percentage of “Über-Digitals” shoppers, who regularly use their smartphones for their shopping decision-making, the number nearly doubled to 18 percent of the sampled population. Today’s shoppers are more connected and expect a more integrated online and in-store shopping experience.

At the NRF Big Show Conference and Expo, Jon Stine, North America Retail Lead Consulting Services will present the key findings of the study titled, “Digital Shopping Behavior in an Internet of Everything World.”  He will also share how retailers can create a more immersive and connected experience that is demanded by today’s shoppers. Cisco and its partners will also demonstrate (booth 1954) state-of-the-art solutions that enable retailers to provide faster and a more engaging shopping experience to their customers in an IoE world. Key technology demonstrations include Mobile TV Coupons, SmartLockers solutions, Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences, and Cisco Remote Expert Smart Solution for Retail.

Key Research Highlights

The key findings below are the result of an online survey of 1,174 participants that are representative of the U.S. broadband population.

The Internet influences most buying decisions, calling for retailers to fully integrate online, mobile and in-store channels

    Online sources have strong influence over most purchasing decisions: When asked what sources of information are most trusted when making purchasing decisions, 63 percent of Über-Digital shoppers cited ratings and reviews found on retailer web sites. This compares to 40 percent who looked to friends and family, and 12 percent who turned to retail store associates.

    Omnichannel shopping begins on-line: More than 70 percent of Über-Digital shoppers regularly begin their shopping journeys online via their mobile phone or their personal computer.

    “Showrooming” buying behavior continues to grow among consumers:  Roughly six in 10 (59 percent) of this tech-savvy group reported that they regularly research products in stores before purchasing the products online.  In comparison, Digital Mass Market shoppers are much less likely to showroom: fewer than four in 10 (39 percent).

    Half of consumers prefer to use retailer’s mobile apps when “showrooming:” Although 75 percent of Über-Digital shoppers expect access to information/Internet when shopping, half of consumers (51 percent) prefer to use the retailer’s mobile app when shopping in the store.

Consumers are willing to exchange personal data for more valued services

    Discounts for personal information: The majority (52 percent) of digital shoppers are willing to share information with retailers if they get discounts on their next purchase. The majority of Digital Mass Market shoppers are willing to share basic information, such as purchase history (57 percent), name and age (56 percent), and likes and dislikes (48 percent).  Fewer shoppers are willing to share their location (20 percent), current products they use (27 percent) or purchases from other retailers (24 percent).

    Personalized service wins Facebook friends: Almost half (44 percent) of Über-Digital shoppers are willing to share information from Facebook in exchange for more personal service.

    Monitoring customer movement in the store vs. in-store turn-by-turn directions: Nearly half of Über-Digital shoppers think it is acceptable for retailers to monitor their time spent in the store (47 percent), location in the store (44 percent), and products you try but don’t buy (43 percent). However, 71 percent of Über-Digital shoppers and 57 percent of Digital Mass Market shoppers found in-store turn-by-turn directions based on their location in-store appealing.

    Retailers need to build trust with a majority of consumers: Only 31 percent of Digital Mass Market shoppers rated retailers high in their trust to protect their personal data. Retail was near the bottom of the list when compared with other industries, such as healthcare, financial services, and government agencies

The future of shopping starts with demand for new IoE retail service concepts

    Gamification shopping experience: 55 percent of Über-Digital shoppers and 34 percent of all consumers are interested in scavenger hunt promotions that offer consumers special discounts if they scan/collect QBR codes while shopping through a store(s). Retailers that offer “beat the clock” specials that offer consumers special discounts if the consumer clicks on a pop-up window while shopping on-line or on a smartphone generated interest from 56 percent of Über-Digital shoppers and 35 percent of all consumers.

    Mobile concierge app: 66 percent of Über-Digital shoppers and 42 percent of all shoppers were interested in retail mobile apps that greet consumers as they enter a store, and guides the consumer with turn-by-turn directions to the shelf where the desired products are located in the store.

    Best personal price tracker app: 82 percent of Über-Digital shoppers and 63 percent of Digital Mass Market consumers were interested in retail mobile apps that automatically collect and calculate a consumers’ personalized offers, personalized coupons, and loyalty points.

    Consultation/assistance via video: 50 percent of Über-Digital shoppers and 29 percent of all consumers were interested in getting on-demand advice from stylists, designers, product specialists, do-it-yourself home improvement consultants, and other experts via video when shopping in the store.

    Automated shopping lists: 50 percent of Über-Digital shoppers and 29 percent of all consumers were interested in retailers offering suggested shopping lists for home improvement projects, recipes, and accessories for outfits via webpage or digital signs in the store.
    Automated in-store pick-up: When ordering online and picking up merchandise in the store, consumer interest varies by store type; 44 percent at consumer electronic stores, 35 percent at home improvement stores, 30 percent at apparel/fashion stores, and 22 percent at grocery stores.

Some of these retail service concepts will be demonstrated at NRF: see Cisco NRF webpage for more information.

About Cisco

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

By MokiMobility

A 2012 mobile security report , “State of Security in the App Economy,” revealed that mobile application security is under attack. How serious is the problem? They found that of the top 100 paid apps for both Android and iOS, 100% of Android apps had been compromised, and 56% of the iOS apps. They found tampering, unauthorized access, fraud, piracy and intellectual property (IP) theft. Every attack had a single end result: major financial losses.

The security of your mobile applications is your soft underbelly, the place where your business can be hit easiest—and the hardest. The updated security report for 2013 has some more bad news: the problem is only going to intensify, particularly because your competitiveness relies increasingly on your mobile strategy. Mobility isn’t going anywhere, and hackers couldn’t be happier. Where are you most at risk?

Your Weakest Links

Why are mobile applications so vulnerable? They exist outside your network firewall, a tempting gateway directly into the heart of your enterprise infrastructure. They’re deployed on an unpredictable variety of devices that run a broad range of platforms. And each of these devices can have their root access hacked, leaving device software completely exposed. No matter how flawlessly coded your application is, it’s still a target for tampering and reverse-engineering attacks, including:

  •     Security control bypass such as authentication, encryption, license management or digital rights controls
  •     Fraud
  •     Malware
  •     Functionality modification Unlocking or modifying application functionality
  •     Source code or intellectual property theft
  •     Piracy

Android platform vulnerabilities. Android has the lion’s share of the mobile device market, driven by the wide variety of available manufactures pushing price points low. Chances are a significant number of your users have an Android device, and they’re using it to access your network. Unfortunately, hackers are particularly drawn to the Android system because of its widespread use, and able to hack it easily because of its lack of standardization, fragmentation across manufacturers, and open ecosystem.

Google security updates are not enforced, leaving patches and updates in your users’ hands. Of course that means you’re even more vulnerable to user error, already a danger to your IT environment inside and out.

iOS security holes. Apple wields a great deal of security control over users and developers, so out of the gate it’s a more popular choice in the enterprise. However, iOS is not hacker-proof, despite Apple’s controls. The iOS apps are particularly vulnerable to app integrity attacks, meaning that critical business information, sensitive data, access policies for privileged users and more, all of which reside within the app itself, can be easily exposed and compromised.

iOS’s biggest weak spot: users can reject Apple’s restrictions, policies and safeguards by jailbreaking their devices, giving users—and hackers—direct access to the device’s root, endangering data, code and content, and leaving your enterprise open to attack.

Your Best Defenses

Companies are ramping up their mobile application strategies, and the market is flooded with apps that have been patches or leverage new strategies that address old security holes. Unfortunately, that just offers brand new challenges for hackers. Since mobile apps run in the wild on devices you can’t fully control, you need to protect yourself from the inside out with enterprise-level strategies, controls, and monitoring.

Make mobile app protection a strategic initiative. Stop putting out fires. Stop waiting for the next data breach, offering an apology, and patching holes in past. Your mobile app protection needs to be one of your top priorities in your mobile app development cycle.

Don’t rely on traditional web security tools. Traditional web app security tools look like they ought to work—you can use them to conduct static code analysis or automated penetration testing. But they’re not enough. Web security apps guard the perimeter of the app; you need to go a step beyond and spend the time and money it takes to implement mobile-specific security tools. Your ROI in the long run will be significant.

Implement in-app detections. For mobile apps, you can’t rely on your monitoring and bug reports to indicate that there’s a security breach. In-app protections guard the integrity of your app not only from the outside but focus on eliminating tampering and reverse engineering on every platform. For instance, integrate jailbreak detection within the app itself; shift your focus from static to runtime attacks, analyze code during runtime dynamically.

What’s the solution? The Moki SDK. When you integrate the Moki SDK into your mobile apps you gain for real-time app performance and security monitoring. The Endpoint Monitoring service alerts you if your app is connecting to rogue resources, and with Follow Me Support, your staff can walk your customers or employees through the app remotely to address security issues and reconfigure hacked devices.

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Monday, 13 January 2014

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — Shuttle Computer Group announced its partnership with Scala, a leading digital signage software company, to offer Scala-certified digital media players. Scala was the world’s first connected signage company, offering a platform for content creation, management and distribution in digital signage networks, and the first unified platform for advertising management of both traditional and digital signage networks. Shuttle specializes in small form factor PC hardware for digital signage, point-of-sale (POS) and interactive kiosks in the retail, restaurant, food service and hospitality industries as well as motherboards and bare bones systems.  

Shuttle’s DS61 digital signage players have undergone a battery of tests to ensure compatibility and performance. Since these devices are pre-imaged with Scala player software, they are easy to install and use in any Scala-based digital signage application.

“Obtaining Scala certification for our DS61 i3 and i5 players is a great accomplishment for Shuttle,” said Marty Lash, director of sales and marketing, Shuttle Computer Group, Inc. “It’s a rigorous process, and we’re proud to show that our products meet and exceed Scala standards.”

Peter Cherna, Scala’s chief technology officer said, “We’re excited to add the Shuttle DS61 to our list of certified pre-configured media players. Scala and Shuttle together can bring you world-class signage solutions on an attractive, slim form-factor PC with quiet and redundant cooling. Supporting one or two video outputs, the DS61 will be a very good choice for many signage applications.”

Shuttle’s Scala-enabled DS61 media players are shipping through Shuttle’s Distribution Partners in two wireless configurations. Powered by the H61 Express Chipset, supporting Intel® Core™ Ivy bridge high-performance processors, each DS61 offers high-definition dual display interfaces that greatly upgrade digital signage display quality and enhance the viewing experience.

The Shuttle DS61 i5 offers the Intel i5Quad-Core 3470s 2.93GHZ processor and 120GB SSD storage for more complex and fast-moving content applications. The DS61 i3 offers the i3Dual-Core i3-3225 3.3GHZ processor and 60GB SSD storage. The less powerful configuration operates sophisticated applications including touch and basic way-finding.

The 43mm form-factor of the DS61 is one of the thinnest Intel-based solutions available and supports VESA Mount capability and a built-in RS232 / RS422 / RS485 dedicated interface, which allows broader connectivity options and more diverse applications. The DS61, with its energy-saving and low noise design, can save money and offers the perfect solution for high-efficiency digital signage.

“Scala certification helps to ensure that digital signage installations and connectivity are seamless. Each Shuttle DS61 Scala-certified player comes pre-loaded and imaged with the latest Scala player software so they are essentially plug-and-play. Integrators simply connect the device to the Internet or LAN and the player is ready to be connected to the network,” added Lash.

About Scala

Scala has a passion for creating intelligent digital signage solutions that move products, consumers, and employees. Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, Scala solutions increase sales, improve brand loyalty, optimize customer experience, and reinforce business objectives. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, Pa., with multiple subsidiaries across Europe and Asia, and over 500 partners in more than 90 countries. For more information, visit:

About Shuttle Computer Group

Shuttle Computer is the North American subsidiary of Shuttle Inc., a publicly traded company established in 1983.  Shuttle specializes in small form factor PC hardware for digital signage, point-of-sale (POS) and interactive kiosks in the retail, restaurant, food service and hospitality industries as well as motherboards and bare bones systems.  For more information, contact your Distribution Partner, visit or call 1-888-972-1818.

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Friday, 10 January 2014

NEC to show retail solutions integrating hardware, software and services as well as an innovative solution incorporating facial recognition technology

IRVING, Texas -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT and communications solutions, today announced that it will be demonstrating its integrated retail solution during the National Retail Federation conference, being held Jan. 12-15, 2014, at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.

NEC will be introducing the Stanchion™ POS system, a retail solution that integrates hardware, software and services to enable store managers and staff greater access to data, better communications and increased productivity within their store environment. The solution helps retail employees collect real-time data and make ordering, forecasting and operational decisions more quickly from the store floor. This type of approach can help retailers deliver a better customer service to today’s increasingly tech-savvy, educated consumers. Visit NEC in Booth #351 during the NRF14 EXPO Jan. 13-14.

“In today’s environment, retailers constantly must adopt new hardware and software technology to tailor applications and customized marketing programs that meet the demands of highly sophisticated consumers,” said Jerry Sheldon, vice president of IHL Group. “POS manufacturers need to take note of these changes and stay ahead of these trends by creating easy-to-implement POS and software solutions for the ever-changing retail environment. Many retailers are embracing the concept of implementing a full Life-cycle Management (LCM)-based solution that brings together software, hardware and services into one solution, which has the potential to lower the overall total cost of ownership (TCO).”

“Microsoft believes that the customer is at the heart of every effective retail strategy,” said Tracy Issel, general manager Worldwide Retail, Consumer Goods and Hospitality at Microsoft. “Our Windows Embedded software enables retailers to take customer service to the next level by enabling a more personal, seamless and differentiated shopping experience. NEC optimizes the competitive edge of our software to enhance its POS solutions.”

In addition to demonstrating the Stanchion retail solution, NEC will have a special demonstration of a POS solution using NEC’s propriety object recognition technology, which includes a camera to capture and recognize a product image. This technology will reduce the need for barcode scanning on produce and potentially improve the efficiencies of a cashier’s operations.

Incorporating Biometrics Technology into Retail Solutions

NEC will also preview a visualization of customer activity in front of product displays. This solution incorporates NEC facial recognition technology and the Microsoft Kinect camera. From a retailer’s perspective, benefits include identifying shopper demographics and identifying VIP customers. The solution will be demonstrated in Microsoft’s Booth # 2703.

To learn more about NEC’s retail and facial recognition solutions, go to and For more information about today’s retail industry trends and the latest product developments from NEC, visit the retail site.

More information on NEC can be found at:
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Twitter: @NEC

© 2014 NEC Corporation of America. Stanchion and the Stanchion logo are trademarks of NEC Corporation of America. NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Other product or service marks mentioned are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Friday, 10 January 2014

NRF’s Annual Convention and EXPO 2014 is more than just a chance to build a business card collection—it’s a peek into the future of retail. In the age of mobile technology, this is how Scala envisions the retail industry moving forward:
The Digitally Connected Store
Scala helps retailers create and optimize immersive, relevant, and engaging experiences for the connected consumer.
Expanding on our historic expertise in digital communications, Scala connects retailer systems and data to all of the digital “screens” in the store to create a cohesive experience. Further integrating mobile apps and emergent technologies like iBeacon, allows for a level of personalization previously only achievable in virtual environments.
What enables the Connected Store?
Geo-location technology
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technologies such as Apple’s iBeacon and other Near-Field Communication (NFC) systems enable marketers to detect a customer’s presence within the store and deliver personalized, contextual and timely experiences to those customers.
Mobile integration
Mobile devices and mobile apps have introduced the world to an unprecedented level of personalized engagement. A growing number of consumers carry devices within the store, which allows retailers to provide a greater experience within the store that was once only achievable online.
Digital Screens
Integrating Point-of-Sale (POS) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, Scala can create dynamically generated content on all in-store screens such as electronic shelf labels, display monitors, and assisted selling devices.
Scala Advanced Analytics
Scala Advanced Analytics combs through data to find patterns and suggest optimized content for all of the touch points in the physical store. Depending on the customer’s data, a price change or relevant messaging can be dynamically displayed for stronger engagement. Scala Advanced Analytics is an iterative learning cycle that continuously improves and adapts based on trends and patterns in the data.
Shuttle Computer Group Players
For every great digital display, there’s a great player. Shuttle Computer Group’s DS61 digital signage players are a key element of Scala’s Connected Store at NRF 2014. As a Certified Scala Player, they have passed a gauntlet of rigorous testing to offer high compatibility and performance and are loaded with Scala player software.
Windows Embedded
Windows Embedded and Scala partner together to deliver Intelligent Systems that connect cutting edge technology with retailers' data to personalize and optimize customer experience. Windows Embedded is an important component of Scala’s solutions at NRF including gesture control engagement and social media applications. We are excited to also be showing our Scala Fling as a beta test on a tablet running the new Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry OS.
Gesture Control
Progressing from the touch screens and displays that we’re accustomed to using, Gesture Control provides a fun, futuristic shopping experience. Customers can interact with digital displays featuring their favorite products by simply moving their hands.
Efficient Integration
The Samsung Smart Signage Platform (SSSP) is an integrated system-on-chip technology that eliminates the need for an external media player. It provides organizations with a streamlined, cost-effective solution to easily deliver dynamic content and messaging to their audience. Featuring a dual-core CPU, full codec video processor, and 4GB or 8GB of storage depending on the model, the Smart Signage Platform supports JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3, enabling the development of dynamic, customized signage solutions.
In combination with these tools, Scala works as a pipeline for personalization, allowing customer data to be used effectively and efficiently within the Connected Store.
Stop by the Scala booth at NRF (#750) and get a first-hand look at these impressive solutions and hear how Scala retailers are enhancing the customer experience.
You can also visit one of Scala’s two speaking sessions at the Big Show:
Small is the Next Big Thing
When: Tuesday, Jan 14, 1:15
Where: BIG Ideas Room 1 – Level 1 EXPO Hall
Who: Dan McAllister, VP/GM Americas
What: Dynamic pricing, small shelf-edge displays, micro location awareness technology and other one-to-one targeting digital strategies are steadily growing in popularity for in-store engagement. Learn how and why you should take advantage of their efficient, easy-to-use, and cost-effective pricing capabilities.
Bridging the Gap: Embracing the Digital In-Store Customer Experience
When: Tuesday, Jan 14, 2:30
Where: BIG Ideas Room 1 – Level 1 EXPO Hall
Who: Tom Nix, CEO
What: Scala assists retailers in implementing the final piece of the omni-channel strategy by leveraging the power of mobile technologies to create personal, relevant and dynamic experiences on every screen in the store. Learn how we leverage big data and smart communication to inspire and engage customers around the world.
More information about Scala’s presence at the Big Show:
Twitter: @scalainc
NRF2014 tag - #BigBangIdeas
About Scala

Scala has a passion for creating intelligent digital signage solutions that move products, consumers, and employees. Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, Scala solutions increase sales, improve brand loyalty, optimize the customer experience, and reinforce business objectives. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, Pa., with multiple subsidiaries across Europe and Asia, and over 500 partners in more than 90 countries. For more information, visit: or their blog. Connect with Scala via Twitter and Facebook.

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Friday, 10 January 2014

LOUISVILLE, Colo.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- KIOSK Information Systems (KIOSK) will be exhibiting their newest Multifunction Money Services platform at the 2014 NRF Big Show, Booth #4101. The solution provides a holistic approach to self-service with customizable full-feature hardware, software, remote management, and services. It readily integrates with existing service infrastructures / ATM platforms to incorporate complementary, high-demand services including:

  •     Money transfer
  •     Check cashing
  •     Bill payment
  •     GPR card services
  •     ATM
  •     Optional services – top-up, advertising, loyalty

KIOSK CEO Tom Weaver affirms that “With the un-banked and under-banked consumer market at nearly $90B, the demand for expanded kiosk Money Services delivery is beyond evident. In addition to deep company investments in new Money Services solution features, we recently added a new KIOSK Financial Solutions Director, Barrett Jenkins, to provide an exceptional caliber of niche self-service expertise to this vertical market. We could not have asked for a sharper, more experienced executive resource to guide new KIOSK client success in custom multifunction deployments.”

Barrett adds, “The KIOSK Money Services solution addresses a long-term gap in the market. It layers advances in technology to provide truly applicable and convenient customer feature sets - which is ultimately the cornerstone of a solid ROI.” The retail-targeted solution is both XFS compatible and PCI compliant. These key foundations in combination with the highly customizable nature of component delivery features substantially shrinks solution development costs and eliminates the most common market entry hurdles.

The NRF solution software was created by Reevex, a best-in-class self-service financial application provider. Both KIOSK and Reevex will be demonstrating the flexible platform features key to driving secure money service transactions.

The NRF show model is configured for stand-alone in-store services, but can be customized for 24 hour unassisted or through-wall deployment needs. It plugs into the existing operations ecosystem for cash management and maintenance, and helps to liberate the traditional customer service desk from operationally challenging tasks.

KIOSK’s full NRF Big Show portfolio of retail self-service solutions includes financial services, lockers for site-to-store delivery and phone charging, endless aisle, loyalty, and automated retail delivery systems. Booth #4101.

About KIOSK Information Systems

As the undisputed market leader in self-service solutions, KIOSK provides proven expertise in design engineering; application development, integration, manufacturing, and field support for even the most sophisticated self-service platforms. An exceptionally broad portfolio of standard and custom KIOSK designs are deployed among Top 100 Retailers and Fortune 500 clients in virtually all self-service vertical markets. ISO 9001:2008 certified processes ensure every solution provides superior field reliability,, 800.509.5471.

About Reevex

Reevex is a leading provider of secure transactional self-service applications for the financial, retail, and hospitality industries. Reevex’s Dynamix Software Platform securely processes millions of transactions., 704.999.1611.

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Thursday, 09 January 2014

SaaS-based technology remotely monitors health of self-checkout and point-of-sale systems in real time on PCs and mobile devices

DULUTH, Ga., (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, today announced NCR Command Center, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that provides secure, multi-factor user authentication for managing NCR retail technology platforms. The solution gives retailers real-time monitoring, alerts and remote diagnostic capabilities.

NCR Command Center provides retailers and NCR support services with new and enhanced resources to monitor and proactively resolve problems remotely. The tool is available on supported NCR systems and enables more up-time and fewer site visits by technicians which increases lane availability and enhances the shopping experience.

"Remote support of site systems traditionally involved a trade-off between ease-of-use and security. NCR Command Center provides powerful support tools to simplify life at the site and enforce strict security measures for who has access and what tasks they can perform," said Jimmy Frangis, vice president of services operations, NCR Retail. "The implications for lowering costs and inconvenience from retail systems outages are tremendous since many can be avoided or greatly diminished through proactive monitoring."

Proactive, remote monitoring creates optimal service levels

NCR Command Center is a dynamic support tool enabling enhanced levels of service for retail systems, actively monitoring the status of each server and terminal in real time. Proactive alerts allow many issues to be resolved before they impact operations, allowing staff to focus on store operations and customer service.

NCR hardware and software solutions have been engineered to provide data output that directly supports NCR Command Center. The NCR retail platform software and device firmware generate events and tallies that feed the tool and its proactive nature. Management and services personnel can link with any device, receiving an immediate view of its 'health'.

Technicians can also conduct other activities such as queries, transferring files and patch updates at the press of a button. Store managers also have a real-time window into store performance issues including interventions.

Other key features of NCR Command Center include multi-factor user authentication, outbound-only connections, audit reporting, version-managed application and a centralized user environment.

NCR Command Center Suite for Retail

The NCR Command Center solution is a key component of the NCR Command Center Suite for Retail. This suite consolidates existing NCR tools and industry-leading service innovation with enhanced remote service management capabilities.

"NCR has experienced success with our NCR Predictive Services offering and we continue to evolve the service model by enhancing our remote capabilities and increasing off-site resolution to increase lane availability," said Roger Farmer, director of customer services, NCR Retail. "NCR Command Center Suite for Retail is the most advanced collection of tools currently available to remotely monitor and update retail systems."

The NCR Command Center Suite for Retail includes a remote management package with NCR Command Center, global help desk services, software distribution, predictive services and security management. The suite also includes a performance monitoring package that scans the back office, network and store front-end for outages and automatically routes calls to the NCR customer care center for remote resolution or automatically dispatching a service provider.

Management features also include a NCR Command Center app for smartphones or tablets allowing staff instant access to the state of an IT enterprise. Additionally NCR@YourService provides a web portal to create, update and monitor NCR service requests and other service related features.

To learn more about NCR Command Center and the NCR Command Center Suite for Retail, visit the NCR booth #3005 at the National Retail Federation Big Show Expo in New York City (January 13-14).

About NCR Corporation

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

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

Web site:

Twitter: @NCRCorporation




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Thursday, 09 January 2014

Cisco's Advanced TV delivery platform to support NBC Olympics' streaming of live & cloud-enabled on-demand content to multiple screens during its coverage of 2014 Sochi Winter Games

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, CES 2014, – Cisco has been selected to provide video hardware and cloud software components from its Videoscape TV services delivery platform to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, to support transcoding and content management during its production of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, from February 6-February 23. The announcement was made today by Craig Lau, Vice President, Information Technology, NBC Olympics, and Joe Cozzolino, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Cisco Service Provider Video Infrastructure.

Adding Cisco’s new cloud software components will provide NBC Olympics with a simple, agile, and elastic cloud architecture that supports the streaming of live and cloud-enabled on-demand Olympics sports content for on-site production in Sochi.

Key Cisco hardware and software components include: Videoscape Acquisition Suite, Videoscape Media Suite, Videoscape Distribution Suite (VDS), and Videoscape clients, including set-top boxes and HTML5-based soft clients.

Cozzolino said: “Cisco is proud to support NBC Olympics with an all-IP cloud video solution for its in-studio production of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games. We value our long-standing relationship with NBC Olympics and look forward to yet another exciting Winter Games where NBC Olympics will undoubtedly outdo itself in providing the most compelling content to its viewers.”

Lau said: “Cisco is a trusted partner who we have marked many milestones with, collaborating on IP video contribution and multiscreen delivery, and now cloud-based infrastructure. We are excited about the benefits and options cloud-powered video services bring us, including added agility, portability, flexibility and scalability of our networks, to meet the demands, with much less engineering and prep time. As we approach our eighth consecutive Olympic Games together, we know we can rely on Cisco to bring it all together, and help us exceed our goals to deliver a seamless production on location in Sochi.”

About NBC Olympics

A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history.

For more information on NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Sochi Olympics, please visit:

About Cisco

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For ongoing news, please go to

Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. A listing of Cisco's trademarks can be found at Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company.

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Thursday, 09 January 2014

Zebra Commerce expands to offer additional mobile solutions supporting engagement, efficiencies and insights across retail operations
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in products and solutions that provide real-time visibility into organizations' assets, people and transactions, today announced it has expanded the Zebra Commerce brand and will be showcasing its latest retail solutions at the National Retail Federation's (NRF) Annual Convention 2014 beginning on January 13, 2014. Featured at booth #1419, the latest additions to Zebra's retail portfolio demonstrate Zebra's commitment to providing a spectrum of solutions that support a broad range of retail operations from distribution centers to back-of-store management to customer engagement on the store floor.

"We are excited to demonstrate how Zebra's offerings for our retail customers have evolved in the past year, and how we help retailers be more competitive than ever with innovative solutions that support every step in their value chains," said Keith LeFebvre, vice president of product marketing and management, Zebra Technologies. "The latest solution enhancements and acquisitions we are showcasing at NRF further solidify our commitment to the retail industry."

Zebra continues to evolve and expand its solution offering for retailers. In July 2013 the company fully integrated its investment in StepOne and launched the Zebra Commerce brand with a suite of software and hardware solutions and services targeted at mobilizing the operations of retailers and field service organizations. At NRF 2014, Zebra will showcase how Zebra Commerce has expanded, with a focus on how these solutions drive better engagement, efficiency and insight across retail operations. Booth highlights will include:

      New Zebra Commerce Engagement and Efficiency Solutions -- Zebra Commerce
      includes a variety of applications meant to keep customers engaged and
      informed throughout their shopping experience. Featured applications at
      the event include sales assist, item locator, mobile checkout and mobile
      payment. Efficiency applications will also be featured and include price
      mark-down, inventory cycle counting and out-of-stock management.
      Addition of the ZD500R -- Released publicly in November 2013, the ZD500R
      is the company's first desktop Ultra High Frequency (UHF) RFID desktop
      printer which makes it easy for retailers to benefit from item-level RFID
      Merchandise Display Management -- In late 2013, Zebra made a strategic
      investment in ZBD Solutions, a leading provider of fully dynamic digital
      display solutions for retailers. ZBD will showcase how retailers can use
      Electronic Shelf Labeling (ESL) to support promotional strategies and
      labeling at the shelf.
      Custom Inventory Solutions -- Zebra recently announced the acquisition of
      Hart Systems, a leading provider of cloud-based physical inventory
      management solutions. Zebra will be showcasing how the
      Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution helps retailers lower costs and
      improve inventory accuracy through easy self-managed physical inventory.
      Zatar iBeacon Application Demo - Zebra's new Zatar platform provides the
      capability to integrate beacons, location software and in-store displays
      to deliver personalized messaging to consumers for a better shopping
      experience. An iBeacon demonstration will show how retailers can connect
      information from multiple sources, including smart phone applications,
      video and shopper history through Zatar to send targeted advertising to
      in- store displays.
      Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad (MFi) Certification for QLn Series- The
      QLn Series can now print from Apple(R) devices via Bluetooth and the new
      functionality will be featured at the event. In addition to supporting
      Apple's platform, the QLn Series also supports other leading smartphone
      and tablet platforms including Android(TM) and Windows(R) Mobile. In
      addition, Zebra has added Link-OS(TM) Print Touch functionality to the
      full QLn series. New QLn features, which will vary in availability by
      geographic region throughout 2014.

In addition to showcasing solutions during the convention, Zebra will be hosting a "Big Idea" session at the event on Monday, January 13, 2014, at 9:15 a.m. Eastern Time, titled "Closing the Consumer Expectation Gap: Enabling Mobile POS." Led by Zebra's Todd Berner, vice president of Zebra Commerce and Nick D'Alessio, retail global practice lead, the session will provide insights into how retailers can close the gap between consumer expectations and retail performance with the use of mobile point-of-sale solutions.

For more information about Zebra Commerce solutions in Mobile POS, Mobile Payment or Retail Operations, please contact or visit Follow Zebra at NRF (@ZebraTechnology and @ZebraRetail) and use the hashtag #WalkWithZebra.

About Zebra Technologies

A global leader respected for innovation and reliability, Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) offers technologies that give a virtual voice to an organization's assets, people and transactions, enabling organizations to unlock greater business value. The company's extensive portfolio of marking and printing technologies, including RFID and real-time location solutions, illuminates mission-critical information to help customers take smarter business actions. For more information about Zebra's solutions, visit

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Thursday, 09 January 2014

NCR Cloud Connect makes it easy for retailers to tap the latest digital services on the market and apply these innovations to their existing retail environments

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, today unveiled NCR Cloud Connect: a powerful, cloud-based ecosystem of digital services for retailers. The innovations offered to retailers as part of the NCR Cloud Connect ecosystem will be provided by both NCR and a growing roster of innovative technology companies.

As a result of the digital explosion, retailers are increasingly turning to new and innovative technology services to better engage consumers. According to a recent study by Retail Systems Research, 48 percent of retailers recognize that they must do more to incorporate digital and online experiences into stores. The challenge many retailers have experienced to date has been finding the best solutions to implement and making them as effective as possible in their existing retail environments.

NCR Cloud Connect allows retailers to quickly and easily introduce these new services over their NCR point-of-sale (POS) or loyalty and marketing solutions.

By using an advanced integration layer, NCR’s consumer-facing touchpoints can be linked to NCR Cloud Connect. This allows technology companies to seamlessly introduce services such as mobile payments, digital coupons, big data analytics and augmented reality shopping, simply by joining the NCR Cloud Connect ecosystem.

“NCR Cloud Connect provides the retail industry with an ecosystem where new digital applications – whether from NCR or a growing number of innovative tech companies – are easily exposed to a broad set of retailers,” said Oren Betzaleli, vice president of solution management and marketing, NCR Retail. ”The environment that we have created will greatly reduce the time it takes for a good idea to be transformed into a digital tactic for retailers to interact more effectively with their customers.”

NCR’s existing range of cloud-based offerings, including NCR Connected Payments and NCR Connected Cashier Analyzer, are complemented by a significant base of technology providers with leading companies such as:

  •     Paypal for online and mobile payments
  •     Inmar’s digital promotion and analytics platform
  •     Cimagine’s augmented reality retail solutions
  •     Emcien for big data analytics
  •     ACTV8 providing multi-screen consumer engagement

”Today, retailers around the world using NCR technology conduct 125,000 transactions a minute and many are an opportunity to further engage shoppers,” said Eli Rosner, CTO, NCR Retail. ”These digital services, which can take many forms, will be created by NCR or any of the numerous technology providers participating in the NCR Cloud Connect ecosystem. All of them can be easily delivered to retailers because they will be readily available and already integrated into our existing POS solutions.”

For more information on NCR Cloud Connect including joining the ecosystem as a partner or a retailer, please visit here.

About NCR Corporation

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

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

Web site:
Twitter: @NCRCorporation

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Wednesday, 08 January 2014

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – One more month to go CAYIN is going to showcase its brand-new digital signage players embedded with an upgraded SMP-NEO software system at the ISE 2014. At the show, CAYIN is also going to demonstrate the top 4 digital signage trends in 2014.  

To connect people through a more innovative and engaging way is the main purpose of deploying digital signage. How can people get more involved through digital signage? How can we take advantage of digital signage to enhance our daily communications? CAYIN is going to highlight 4 key trends of digital signage at ISE 2014.

•    User-Friendly Content Development Is Essential
A good content can both successfully captivate the target audience and enhance the value of digital signage. In order to allow the user to easily manage and create digital content, CAYIN has designed a new intuitive user interface with a simple content development tool (Skin Editor), which makes the content creation more flexible and easy to use. To increase the possibility of creative content development, CAYIN’s high-quality multimedia playback can now support 1080p Full HD video, Flash, HTML5, and various types of digital content. Moreover, the rich library and cloud resources are also ready to provide users with a wide range of materials for free.

•    Interactive Digital Signage Is Catching On
These days, people are more used to relying on their mobile devices to collect information and communicate with the world. Using mobile devices to interact with digital signage is truly a great way to engage customers. At the show, CAYIN is going to showcase how users can get instant access to information on their smartphones or tablets by scanning QR codes and further interact with digital signage directly through their mobile devices.

•    Data and Live Information Leverages Communications
Sharing with the world through digital signage becomes easier than ever. By knowing the high connection between the Internet and our daily lives, CAYIN provides a wide spectrum of options for users to present live information and live video on screens. Users can retrieve real-time web content, including Twitter, currency rate, weather and many more. Retrieving specific sections on a web page is also allowed, so there will be no need to key in the data manually. If you want to stream live video, there are also three types of live video sources available for users based on different project requirements: Local Input, LAN, and WAN.  
•    Analytics Becomes More and More Important
Analytic-driven digital signage can be a great help, not only for advertisers to manage their budget and evaluate their ROI, but also for marketers to collect insights that help them provide relevant content at the right place at the right time. CAYIN provides advanced software SuperMonitor 3 and SuperReporter 2 which can meet the needs of learning important data from digital signage and further provide a better chance for marketers to boost their marketing opportunities.

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

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Wednesday, 08 January 2014

Markham, ON. Canada – Digital Signage Magazine has announced the winners of its 2014 DIGI Awards, recognizing the best new products for the digital signage market, with, the integrated Dynamic NFC (Near Field Communication) solution submitted by Capital Networks Limited, winning the Best New Audience Participation Tool award.
“As Chair of the Judges Committee for the DIGI Awards, I want to congratulate all the Winners of 2014 DIGI Awards. Each year, it seems, the judges have a harder time selecting from the excellent entries. We honed in on the entries that stood out by showing us not just technology packages but insight into digital signage and Digital Out of Home Best Practices.”, said David Keene, Executive Editor at NewBay Media.

Integrating Dynamic NFC with the Audience digital signage solution, allows users to ‘take away’ more information from messages displayed on digital signage with a simple tap of their NFC enabled phone, automatically opening a web page associated with the message displayed on screen.

The page could be a discount coupon with bar code, a sign-up form for a loyalty program, more detail on the product being displayed or even a link to an app download, while the number of NFC ‘impressions’ can be tracked on a display by display, and ad by ad basis, providing proof of performance reports.

The product utilizes small, inexpensive NFC tag stickers that don’t require power, internet connections, or even a connection to the digital signage playback device. Thus, they can be located anywhere.

This is the second year Capital Networks has been honored with a DIGI Award after winning the Judges Choice category in 2013 for the Audience for Android solution which introduced a high performance, low cost, android based media player and software bundle to the digital signage market.

Capital Networks will officially announce the release of, the latest addition to the Audience software platform, at DSE 2014 in Las Vegas – February 12-13.

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

About Capital Networks Limited

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

About NewBay Media

NewBay Media publishes and produces over 40 publications and show dailies, 50 websites, 30 daily and weekly E-Newsletters, 3 expos and over 50 custom publishing efforts annually, reaching over three million readers in print and one million online and in person, around the world in over 100 countries.

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Tuesday, 07 January 2014

NEC now adds its displays to a growing line-up of HDBaseT-enabled products.

HDBaseT has become a global standard for digital connectivity, and integrating the technology into our new display will help our customers realize significant cost-savings.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) - The HDBaseT Alliance and NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of LCD display and projector solutions, today announced the company’s new line of HDBaseT options for commercial HD displays (via OPS (Option Slots) and HDBaseT enabled projectors that solves many of the typical cabling challenges professional installers face while on the job.

The HDBaseT technology, powered by the Valens chipset, enables all-in-one connectivity between HD video sources and remote displays through a single 100 meter CAT5e/6 cable that delivers uncompressed high definition video, audio, Ethernet, control signals and up to 100 watts of power.

The combination of the HDBaseT technology and the NEC display is ideal for digital signage projects such as airports and retail centers. Because HDBaseT is already integrated in dozens of devices manufactured by leading AV professionals, connecting to the NEC display is simple. Cable length is no longer an issue because the distance between the source and sink devices (i.e., between the PC and the display) can be up to 100 meters.

“As the awareness and adoption of HDBaseT has risen among A/V professionals, we have seen a parallel rise in demand from our customers for an HDBaseT-enabled display,” said Keith Yanke, Senior Director of Product Marketing, NEC Display Solution of America. “HDBaseT has become a global standard for digital connectivity, and integrating the technology into our new display will help our customers realize significant cost-savings.”

The NEC 55’’ P553, equipped with HDBaseT via the OPS (Option Slot), will be displayed at the HDBaseT Alliance booth at CES. The NEC 55" P553 sets the standard for rugged 24/7 use in the harshest installation environments. LED edge lighting delivers environmental, economic, and aesthetic impact. The LED backlighting technology improves power consumption and allows for a slimmer cabinet depth.

The NEC NP-PA672W, enabled with HDBaseT, will also be displayed at the HDBaseT Alliance booth at CES. The PA672W is the latest professional installation projector in the PA Series lineup equipped with the necessary feature set such as interchangeable lenses, horizontal & vertical lens shift and top of the line video processor required for boardrooms and classrooms. With a brightness of 6700 lumens and HD capabilities the PA672W appeases corporate and higher education user needs.

“Considering NEC joined the HDBaseT Alliance less than a year ago, the fact it is already producing HDBaseT-enabled displays is remarkable and demonstrates the company’s strong commitment to the technology,” said Micha Risling, marketing chair of the HDBaseT Alliance. “The NEC line HDBaseT options is the latest addition to an ever-growing HDBaseT ecosystem of TVs, projectors, A/V receivers for commercial and consumer applications.”

CES attendees can see the new NEC P553 display and PA672W at the Alliance’s booth (LVCC South Hall 1 Booth #20215).

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

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

About the HDBaseT Alliance

Founded by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures and Valens Semiconductor, the HDBaseT Alliance is comprised of leading cross-industry companies formed to promote and standardize HDBaseT™ technology. The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is 5Play™, a feature set that converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single LAN cable.

Members supporting HDBaseT technology play a pivotal role in defining the future of multimedia transmission and data communication in the consumer electronics and content provider industries. For additional information on HDBaseT Alliance and membership benefits, visit

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Tuesday, 07 January 2014

With durable Corning Gorilla Glass cover solution at CES 2014

CES/LAS VEGAS – Christie’s high performing, versatile ultra-narrow bezel LCD flat panels, with optically bonded Corning® Gorilla® Glass, will be on display at the Corning Incorporated booth (#11612) at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2014. Designed for tiled video wall installations, the Christie LCD flat panels, available in sizes 46 or 55 inches, deliver crisp, detailed images and high brightness with full HD resolution for retail environments, museums, universities, broadcast and monitoring applications such as control rooms and security and surveillance.  
The 2-unit wide by 2-unit high Christie FHD461-X  flat panels, customized with optically-clear Gorilla Glass, create an unprecedented level of durability for applications where interactivity and damage resistance are paramount. Corning’s thin, lightweight chemically-strengthened glass solution retains the LCD flat panel’s sleek, narrow-bezel design that empowers a wide variety of tiled video-wall applications.  A variety of content will be shown to demonstrate the flat panels’ dynamic visual capabilities as well as Corning Gorilla Glass’ durable, scratch-resistant abilities.   
“Corning Gorilla Glass provides an innovative solution for digital signage applications due to the thin profile and optical clarity of the glass, making it an ideal cover solution to pair with direct bonding,” said David Loeber, business director of Corning Large Cover Glass. “Directly bonding Gorilla Glass to the LCD panel gives the display superior protection in high-traffic public spaces and it is ideal for touchscreen applications.”
“We continue to work with Corning to offer custom solutions and are pleased to partner with them to display the flat panel and Gorilla Glass option at CES,” said Sean James, vice president, Managed Services for Christie.
Recognized for its collaborative consulting and system design abilities, which also include installation, 24/7 remote monitoring, phone support, preventative maintenance and onsite emergency service of displays, Christie’s Managed Services works with a national dealer network to offer bundling options and customized digital signage solutions to meet customers’ goals.

About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated ( is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.
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 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.  
Follow Christie at:
“Christie” is a trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., registered in the United States of America and certain other countries.
Gorilla is a registered trademark of Corning Incorporated

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Tuesday, 07 January 2014

Through its wide variety of products and solutions, Panasonic will demonstrate the expanding potential of 4K.

OSAKA, Japan /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Panasonic Corporation today announced that it will exhibit its latest 4K products and technologies, as well as innovative 4K solutions for business with these 4K technologies at their core, at the 2014 International CES, the world's largest consumer electronics show, held from January 7 to 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, USA.

Panasonic has led the industry with its numerous 4K products and the company intends to provide new value to a diverse range of customers by utilizing the high volume of information made possible by 4K high resolution, as well as the ultra-realistic images, which are the strengths of 4K technology. Panasonic's 4K exhibit is based on this core concept, offering both individual consumers and business customers 4K solutions, from in-store displays to security, for diverse sectors and industries.

4K Solutions for Business

4K SignagePanasonic will present the following three applications for shop signage for high-class brand stores etc., which will allow customers visiting the store to enjoy a completely new shopping experience.

(1) Signage where product images shown on a 4K display inside the show window can be selected by touching an operating screen generated in mid-air outside the store*1 (2) 4K digital catalogues using a high contrast IPS LCD panel for commercial use to present the texture of the material in high quality (3) Signage which links two 65-inch 4K displays vertically and reads the RF tags of the selected products, allowing the user to see how the products look when worn

4K SecurityPanasonic will present surveillance solutions using Full HD security cameras with 4K displays. Solutions offering various advantages to customers, such as sharper images of individual screens on multi-screen displays, making more effective surveillance possible and reducing the installation space for monitors, will be on display.

4K Ultra-WidePanasonic will introduce an application linking four 4K images with no connecting line through Panasonic's proprietary technology to display ultra-wide video in 12K x 2K with three 4K monitors. The advantage of being able to view the full ultra-wide image in high picture quality is expected to be put to use in sports analysis, in advanced security surveillance, and a variety of other fields.

4K Events/ProjectorA prototype 4K-compatible projector will be on display. This prototype projector uses industry-first technology to shift pixels two-dimensionally in both horizontal and vertical directions, quadrupling the pixel density and projecting beautifully crisp 4K video signals offering solutions for events.

4K Broadcasting/ProductionSystems combining the 4K camera recorder for commercial use and the BT-4LH310 31-inch 4K monitor (released December 2013) are offered not only for broadcasting stations/studios but for use in 4K cinema production as well.

20-inch 4K Tablet (Performance Model)Panasonic has added a high specification performance model of its 20-inch 4K tablet announced at IFA in September 2013. The performance model contains an Intel Core i7 vPro CPU, and will enable the easy handling of 3D CAD and other types of data.

4K Products for Consumers

4K Ultra HD TVThe new "Life+ Screen" AX800 series, a new 4K Ultra HD TV (for the US market) offering overwhelmingly high picture quality along with next generation smart functions, will be on display. The new advanced personalization functions of the AX800 series, such as gmy Stream h, allowing the user to seamlessly link and display a variety of content according to their tastes, and gInfo Bar h, a self-starting information display, will be introduced.

4K Wearable Cameras/4K Digital CamerasA 4K wearable camera, able to be used hands-free for sports or in everyday life, allowing users to relive their experiences in even greater realism is currently under development, and demonstrations will be held at the booth. In addition, Panasonic is developing a digital single lens mirrorless camera compatible with 4K video.

4K Technologies

4K OLED PanelsLinked curved 4K OLED panels which have been created with Panasonic fs own RGB all-printing method of production display videos with a greater impact and sense of immersion.

4K HEVC TechnologyPanasonic is developing a video codec enabling equal or better picture quality compared to standard encoders at 1/20th the processing time, while still being compliant with the HEVC international standard specifications expected for 4K video transmission. A demonstration of this will be carried out at the Panasonic booth*2. As one of the core technologies of 4K video transmission, HEVC technology can increase the value of 4K video by improving the connectivity of devices and the convenience of sharing content between devices. In the future, Panasonic will expand this HEVC technology and enable high quality video transmission even on low speed communications lines.

Panasonic will continue to contribute to the realization of a safer, more secure, and more convenient society and customer lifestyles through its 4K product solutions

Panasonic Exhibition WebsitePanasonic LIVE @ CES2014

*1: 4K Signage Operable in Mid-airOne of Panasonic fs 4K signage solutions that allows interactive control without having to directly touch the screen. By combining Panasonic fs TOF (Time of Flight) sensor with the AI plate of ASUKANET, it has been possible to develop a control system that allows easy and precise finger control, like a touch panel, on a screen that floats in mid-air. This has been added to a signage system to form a solution.

When a customer comes into the optimum viewing distance of the 4K display (1.5 times the height of the display), the information is displayed on the 4K signage installed on the inside of the window, which can be operated through the glass, taking full advantage of the appeal of the 4K content.

By replacing the control instruments, such as switches and buttons, which previously had to be physically touched to control, with a touch panel, can reduce failures and breakage and offers merits in hygiene through the prevention of contamination.

*2: Low computational volume/high picture quality HEVC encoding technologyHEVC encoding technology that realizes a low computational volume and a high picture quality, while being compliant with the High Efficiency Video Coding specification (ITU-T Rec. H.265|ISO/IEC 23008-2), the international standard specification recognized in 2013 by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the International Organization for Standardization. This encoding technology when installed in software reduces the processing time to 1/20 of previous encoding standards, while realizing high quality video transmission with the same or higher levels of detail.

In the current HEVC encoder standard, the most efficient compression combination is selected from a combination of all the compression parameters. As a result, a massive processing volume is required, and to realize a HEVC encoder, a high performance CPU or LSI with a high level of energy consumption was necessary.

Panasonic has used its video compression technology and image processing technology know-how developed in its recorder and videocamera equipment for consumers and its commercial equipment, such as its AV equipment for professionals and Blu-Ray authoring equipment, to develop adaptive encoding mode selection technology, in which the processing volume is reduced by adaptively choosing the most efficient encoding mode from an already narrowed selection of parameters that match the characteristics of the video, and adaptive encoding volume allocation, in which distortion is minimized by allocating greater encoding volume to areas where humans are more likely to notice it. Through these developments, encoding with a high level of image quality while maintaining the compression efficiency has become possible, even in software or hardware LSI platforms with limited computing resources.

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.30 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2013. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company's website at

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Tuesday, 07 January 2014

For years, Olea Kiosks has been manufacturing digital kiosks for customers around the world. Most of our kiosk parts were fabricated by outside vendors and welded by us, and recently, we made some upgrades to our manufacturing equipment by adding a brand new state-of-the-art Amada CNC laser machine. We can now achieve even higher levels of precision engineering with this new CNC machine.

A few of the benefits of the Amada CNC laser machine include:

  •     Built with a cast iron frame for stability and durability when working with heavyweight projects and materials.
  •     Water Assisted Cutting System (WACS) that uses water mist to absorb the heat generated during the manufacturing process.
  •     Plasma detection to prevent piercing with a variety of materials from thick stainless steel to lightweight aluminum
  •     High speed cutting allows for high degrees of efficiency

Olea's commitment to excellence does not end with our precision manufacturing process. We ensure that our clients receive VIP treatment throughout the entire course of the project, including installation, and that our customers get exactly what they expect and more.

During a recent custom kiosk project, the Olea VIP team was installing Nike SSP Training Stations at one of Nike's biggest college football programs. The kiosks were to be mounted on a wood wall that had been prepped by university staff to accommodate the new kiosk machines. Upon completing the installation, the Olea VIP team realized that the university staff had "prepped" the wall in such a way so that it no longer matched the rest of the locker room. Due to depart the next day, the VIP team sprang into action and worked through the night creating new custom wooden panels that match the rest of the room's design elements. While the specs of the project did not call for this extra effort, we wanted to ensure full customer satisfaction. After reviewing our installation, the project manager at Nike stated:

"OLEA's premium execution and willingness to go above and beyond for the customer has been displayed numerous times throughout its partnership with Nike ... This level of service is rare in any industry and what sets OLEA apart from the competition."

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Monday, 06 January 2014

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — Industry veteran Nick Shaw has been appointed Director of Sales — EMEA Region at NanoLumens, the award-winning leader in custom LED display technology, according to NanoLumens Executive Vice President of Business Development Karen Robinson.
Reporting directly to NanoLumens Vice President of International Sales Almir DeCarvalho, Shaw is responsible for the development and implementation of all NanoLumens sales and market development programs throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He comes to NanoLumens from Prysm, Inc, where he held the position of Director of Sales — Europe & Africa, and, prior to this, Director of Business Development — Europe. While at Prysm, Shaw established alliances with 15 regional partners and helped secure major installations in the retail, corporate, videoconferencing, and higher education sectors.
Before this Shaw was the European Business Development Manager for Samsung Electronics European Headquarters.
“Nick has the knowledge and skills required to develop our business throughout the EMEA Region,” Robinson said today. “His experience at Prysm and Samsung is certain to help us achieve our very ambitious 2014 regional marketing objectives.”
Nick Shaw can be reached at or by phone at +44 7889 810006. Nick will be attending ISE 2014 in Amsterdam from February 4—6, 2014. Parties interested in meeting with Nick during the show are encouraged to contact him in advance by either phone or email.
About NanoLumens

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


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Monday, 06 January 2014

KioWare kiosk mode software has released KioWare Lite, KioWare Kiosk Basic, and KioWare Full Version 7.1.0, and KioWare Server Version 4.8.3

York, PA --( Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) has released Version 7.1.0 of KioWare Lite, KioWare Kiosk Basic, and KioWare Full with Server. These products act as a kiosk mode, securing the Operating System and Desktop of your Windows device. Version 4.8.3 of KioWare Server, remote monitoring and reporting software, has also been released.

Important new features include support for Internet Explorer 11 and KioWare License Server. Also new to KioWare Kiosk Basic and KioWare Full are support and functionality additions to devices such as the RFID Readers, Magtek MSR devices, and barcode scanners. For a full description of new features for the entire product line visit:

KioWare Lite (for Windows) new features include:

  •  Internet Explorer 11 Support
  •  KioWare License Server Support
  •  Add-On support for manipulating toolbar controls
  •  Add-On support for manipulating exit behavior

KioWare Kiosk Basic & Full (for Windows) new features include all of the aforementioned KioWare Lite features, as well as the following:

  •  Support for FEIG USB RFID Reader
  •  Zebra ZXP additional functionality
  •  Additional support for encrypted Magtek MSR devices
  •  Improved support for 2D Barcodes with symbol scanners

KioWare has released KioWare Server 4.8.3.
The Server side console of KioWare Full with Server (for Windows) has the following new features:

  •  Identify kiosks by network name rather than IP address
  •  Send an automated email when new kiosks are created on the server
  •  Console support for disabling user password changes

More information can be found at

All of these products are available as a free 500-hour demo at Existing clients have the ability to upgrade at

KioWare has been providing OS, desktop, and browser lockdown security for the kiosk and self-service industry since 2001.

About ADSI, developers of KioWare Kiosk Software

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

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Friday, 03 January 2014

614T/R for single link applications and 616T/R for dual link applications

Clinton, NJ – Kramer Electronics is pleased to introduce the 614T/R detachable fiber optical transmitter and receiver set for sending and receiving single link DVI signals with resolutions of up to 1920x1200 at 60Hz, over one multimode fiber optic cable with SC connectors.  Kramer is also pleased to introduce the 616T/R detachable fiber optic transmitter and receiver set for sending and receiving dual link DVI signals with resolutions of up to WQXGA (2560x1600 @60Hz) or WQUXGA (3840x2400 @33Hz vertical refresh rate) over duplex multimode fiber optic cable with two LC connectors.

Both pairs of transmitters and receivers operate up to a range of 1,640 ft. (500m) and feature EDID capture on the transmitter side that copies and stores the EDID from a display device to ensure a proper image on the display device employed.  Both models are HDTV compatible and both models fully support the DVI 1.0 specification.

The 614T/R operate together at a maximum data rate of 6.75Gbps (2.25Gbps per graphic channel) and support resolutions of up to WUXGA, including 2K and 1080p resolutions (XGA is not supported) utilizing one SC multimode fiber optic cable connector (Kramer C-SC/SC/OM series).

The 616T/R operate together at a maximum data rate of 13.5Gbps (2.25Gbps per graphic channel times two channels each) and support HDTV resolutions of 480p, 720p, 1080p and VESA computer graphics resolutions from VGA to WQUXGA @33Hz (XGA is not supported), utilizing duplex multimode fiber optic cable with two LC connectors (Kramer C-2LC/2LC series).

Both models come with external 5V DC power adapters (supporting auto-power switching function in the transmitters) and are housed in Kramer’s rugged, yet compact Nano TOOLs™ sized enclosures.  Both models are also certified to FCC and CE standards for EMI/RFI emission, and both provide data security since they have negligible RFI/EMI emissions and prevent loss of video quality due to their lack of copper conductors.

The 614T/R and 616T/R are currently in stock and available from Kramer Electronics sales companies around the world.

For information about all of Kramer Electronics and Sierra Video products please go to

About Kramer Electronics  

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

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

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

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Friday, 03 January 2014

31” Monitor Supports Wide Color Space with 4K 10-Bit IPS Panel
NEWARK, NJ – Panasonic announced  that its new BT-4LH310,a 31-inch 4096 x 2160 resolution LCD monitor for unrivalled 4K/2K monitoring in the field, in an edit room or on set, is shipping this month with a suggested list price of $28,000.

Other key applications for the 4LH310 include use in a video village for live viewing of 4K cameras and graphic devices, as well as of 4K or HD dailies.  In addition, the 4LH310 enables post production facilities to accept more 4K assignments, including editing, screenings and dailies, since this 4K monitor offers an excellent size-to-price value, in contrast to using a much larger, more expensive 4K projector.

In addition to 4K, the 4LH310 is ideal for 2K and HD resolutions, meaning it can be used for all types of cinema and post production assignments, as well as top-end tasks in corporate, educational and laboratory settings, computer graphics and simulation applications. The native 4096 x 2160 IPS LCD panel provides native viewing of 4K DCI content, as well as UHD/QFHD 3840 x 2160, by means of a slight matte crop..  In both DCI 4K and UHD/QFHD, the image is displayed in its original native resolution and aspect ratio.

The 4LH310’s 4K 10-bit IPS panel affords native 4K resolution (more than four times that of full HD), a wide viewing angle, and faithful reproduction of up to 1.07 billion colors. Equipped with a production-tough metal frame chassis, the 4LH310 incorporates diverse video inputs and remote terminals to deliver superb operability in a system configuration, connection with almost any 4K equipment and support of various display modes.

The BT-4LH310 features true color processing with a 3D look-up table (LUT); AC and 28V DC operation for field use; and an eco-friendly panel with mercury-free LED backlight. The 4LH310’s high contrast (1450:1), horizontally-aligned IPS panel has 178 degree vertical and horizontal viewing angles; it delivers exceptional imagery with superb color accuracy and exhibits minimal changes in color due to the viewing angle. The 4LH310’s 3D-LUT with six-pole color correction includes a look-up table for each signal level, and applies 10-bit image processing to each RGB color to balance the six coordinate axes of the three primary colors (RGB) and their complementary colors (CMY), minimizing color drifting at low light levels and keeping colors vividly natural.

A true cinema production tool, the 4LH310 supports the DCI-P3 color space (native LCD is more than 96% DCI P3), and facilitates digital cinema workflow with a LUT upload function. The 4LH310 can also accurately display industry standard color space of ITU-R BT.709.

The 4LH310 is equipped with Focus-in-Red and Zoom functions to help achieve precise focusing when shooting with a 4K/2K/HD camera.  Taking advantage of the monitor’s 4K resolution, a Quad Display function displays a waveform monitor (WFM) and a vectorscope (VSC) as well as one of the Focus-in-Red, Y Map and Zebra assist functions simultaneously with a full-pixel image from a 2K (2048 x 1080) or HD input source. This function also allows a single 4LH310 to be used as four 2K/HD monitors, displaying full-pixel images without resizing. The 4LH310 will display HD/SD closed captioning with an SDI or video input.

The 4LH310 incorporates diverse video inputs and remote terminals to deliver superb operability in a system configuration, connection with almost any 4K equipment and support of various display modes. These include 3G/HD/SD-SDI (with BNC x 4 active loop-through) HDMI 1.4a, Disport Port1.1, GPI, RS-232C and RS-485. Other key features include pixel-to-pixel mapping, a color audio level meter, worldwide 59.94/50Hz compatibility, VESA screws for mounting and a supplied stand.

For more information about Panasonic’s entire line of LCD production monitors, visit

Panasonic Solutions for Business

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

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

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

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

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Friday, 03 January 2014

The official HDBaseT certification ensures interoperability with other products from leading vendors in the industry

Clinton, NJ – Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce that its line of HDBaseT range extenders has been officially certified by the HDBaseT Alliance. Kramer Electronics will be showcasing the officially−certified HDBaseT range extender family at the coming ISE 2014 show.

Kramer’s TP−580RXR/TXR standalone and WP−580RXR/TXR wallplate HDBaseT range extenders can send an HDMI signal up to 436 ft. (130m) when using Kramer’s BC−DGKat623 DGKat™ cable, compared to 328ft (100m) when using any other standard industry cable.  In addition, low cost HDBaseT certified range extenders, the TP−580R/T and WP−580R/T are also available and can send an HDMI signal up to 230 ft. (70m).

For demanding applications, Kramer offers a special XTRA (Long Reach) Mode, supported on the TP−580TXR/RXR and WP−580TXR/RXR models, allowing 1080p 60Hz HDMI signals with 8−bit color to reach all the way to 590 ft. (180m) when using Kramer’s DGKat623 DGKat cable.

The TP−582T & TP−581T transmitters send the HDMI input signal, along with the Ethernet 100BaseT, RS−232 and IR input signals as an integrated HDBaseT signal to a distance of 430 ft. (130m) when using Kramer’s BC−DGKat623 DGKat cables. The TP−582R receiver converts the twisted pair signal back to Ethernet 100BaseT, RS−232, IR and HDMI outputs, and de−embeds the audio (in certain models) to S/PDIF and TOSLINK® audio outputs.

“The certification of Kramer’s lines of HDBaseT range extenders ensures interoperability between various devices using HDBaseT technology, and reflects our quest, as a manufacturer, to ensure that installers and users alike will be able to achieve seamless AV integration,” stated Ezra Ozer, Kramer Electronics’ VP of Marketing.

“By successfully completing the HDBaseT certification process and applying the HDBaseT logo, Kramer is sending a clear message to its customers, that it understands the need to guarantee interoperability with all current and future HDBaseT products,” said Micha Risling, Marketing Chair of the HDBaseT Alliance. “As the HDBaseT product ecosystem continues to grow, the HDBaseT certification process provides all alliance members with a formal framework that ensures cross vendor interoperability and standard compliance.”

All of Kramer’s Range Extenders are currently in stock and available from Kramer Electronics sales companies around the world.  For more information on all Kramer & Sierra Video products, please visit

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

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

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

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Friday, 03 January 2014

Minneapolis, MN. — WAND Corporation, an award-winning developer of digital menu content and restaurant technology solutions, gained recognition recently for excellence in digital content deployed in international markets. The Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA) awarded WAND's multi-language content the coveted silver crown for point of sale digital content under $10,000. Also acknowledged by the DSA was WAND's ability to fit the environments of different cultures, to engage targeted customers, and to satisfy the client's strategic objectives.

WAND's entry showcased custom-made content that was deployed in locations like Singapore and Ukraine for Texas/Church's Chicken. "WAND consistently delivers brilliant creative strategies," said Mike Mader, Senior Vice President of Global Strategy at Texas/Church's Chicken. "Their turn-key digital solution allows for a seamless implementation process to domestic and international markets." Each market often requires a different language in addition to promotional items, marketing messages, and video.    
"This is a really exciting award to receive," said Dave Perrill, president of WAND Corporation. "Winning this award proves our investment in top notch creative talent is paying off for our customers."

Custom-made content is just one component of WAND's integrated Total Restaurant Management solution. Powered by the cloud, this platform increases overall customer satisfaction and average check size. In addition, restaurant owners can use a single interface to take control of, and gain insights from, POS, Digital Menus, and Back Office Solutions. This detailed, multi-pronged approach is what crushed the competition at the DSA.  
About WAND Corporation

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

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