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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Webinar to explore and address the growing opportunities for digital signage companies to do business in Taiwan.

Louisville, KY (PRWEB) The digital signage market is not just growing. It’s exploding. And it’s global.

On November 12, representatives from the Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA), Digital Signage Multimedia Association (DSMA), and American Institute in Taiwan will present Taiwan’s Growing Digital Signage Market, an informative discussion on the growth of digital signage in Taiwan and the opportunities for the United States. Attendees can register here.

The global digital signage market will be estimated at $13.2 billion by 2016, with an expected 35% CAGR. North America and Western Europe are currently the leading markets for digital signage, but strong growth is expected in China, Japan, and the rest of Asia- Pacific and Latin America in coming years. Taiwan leads the industry in areas such as panels, monitors, industrial personal computers, while the U.S. excels in system integration application and software.

The webinar will explore how many companies in Taiwan are actively seeking to purchase software, applications, content, and hardware-software integration solutions from U.S. companies.

“Part of our partnership with the DSMA is to explore the potential business opportunites between U.S. and Taiwan-based companies, to develop relatinships, and support the success of the digital signage industry globally,” said Paul Flanigan, Executive Director of the DSA. “This is a terrific chance to understand the first steps in building those relationships."

Scheduled to speak during the webinar:

  • Christopher J. Marut – Director, American Institute in Taiwan
  • Paul Flanigan – Executive Director of Digital Screenmedia Association
  • Nick Jane – Chairman of Digital Signage Multimedia Alliance Taiwan
  • John Wu – CEO of IAdea Corporation
  • Jeff Chang – Regional Business Development Manager of Intel Microelectronics Asia

The webinar will take place on November 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm ET. Attendees may register here.

About the Digital Screenmedia Association

The DSA is an independent, non-profit association, whose mission 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, food service, 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.

About the DSMA

The DSMA is the largest industry organization in the Asian-Pacific region addressing needs related to digital signage, interactive technologies, content strategy, and multimedia integration. Its members bring into the platform exceptional in-depth knowledge in areas including display technology, industrial computing, digital content, systems integration, and advertising.

About The American Institute in Taiwan

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is a non-profit, private corporation established shortly after the United States Government changed its diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing on January 1, 1979. The Taiwan Relations Act (PL 96-8) of April 10, 1979, authorized the continuation of "commercial, cultural and other relations between the people of the United States and the people on Taiwan." It also provided that "any programs, transactions, or other relations conducted or carried out by the President or any Agency of the United States Government with respect to Taiwan shall, in the manner and to the extent directed by the President, be conducted and carried out by or through the American Institute in Taiwan." The Department of State, through a contract with the Institute, provides a large part of AIT's funding and guidance in its operations. Congress, in passing the Taiwan Relations Act, also assumed an oversight role with respect to the Institute's operations.

AIT Washington, located in Arlington, Virginia, is the headquarters office of the American Institute in Taiwan. It serves as a liaison with its counterpart organization, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), as well as with U.S. government agencies.

AIT's Taipei Office (AIT/T) with a total staff of over 450 people undertakes a wide range of activities representing U.S. interests, including commercial services, agricultural sales, consular services and cultural exchanges. The Institute also operates a Chinese language school, trade center, and library. AIT has a branch office in Kaohsiung (AIT/K) that handles local commercial promotion, consular services, information and cultural work. Website.

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Equipped with Moki’s Platform, Outform’s interactive digital displays (iDISPLAY) will provide clients with a complete digital merchandising solution

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Moki (, a leading provider of software that enables mobile devices to bridge physical and digital worlds, today announced it will partner with Outform to provide increased security and remote management for Outform’s iDISPLAY tablets. The combined technologies will allow customers to manage display content and settings from one centralized dashboard.

“Moki’s technology is a great addition to our iDISPLAY tablets,” said Ariel Haroush, Outform CEO. “The ability to integrate Moki technology with Outform’s Pulse technology ('Moki Pulse') provides a powerful solution to visual merchandisers seeking a quick ROI as they manage digital displays in a complex retail environment. The Moki Pulse ability to remotely access tablets with easy-to-use management software gives customers a robust and complete digital merchandising solution.”

Outform’s iDISPLAY tablets provide in-store interactive digital displays for brands such as Motorola, Under Armour, Oakley and Toys R Us. The iDISPLAY allows brands to create customized in-store experiences to engage their customers.

In the past, remote management for tablets in the field was subject to a variety of operational challenges. The Moki-Outform partnership will allow brands to remotely monitor, control and support each tablet, no matter where it is located.

The combined technologies allow customers to:

  •     Manage and update the content of display tablets without having to physically interact with the devices, saving brands time and money.
  •     See when display tablets come online, monitor performance and control settings of individual devices, optimizing performance and ensuring maximum uptime.
  •     Troubleshoot remotely rather than send technical support personnel to manually address issues.

“Businesses are looking for a single source for both hardware and software to create and manage digital interactions in-store,” said Tom Karren, Moki CEO. “With Moki on board, Outform becomes a one-stop shop for this type of holistic solution.”

About Outform

Outform manufactures interactive hardware technology providing full-service turnkey solutions, in-house product design, logistics and project management. Outform’s roots lie in its creativity and understanding of shopper behavior which allows it to provide unique product marketing solutions to global brands that help them achieve increased sales and brand awareness.

iDISPLAY products are fully developed interactive digital displays built for commercial use. Outform considers every aspect of your commercial environment to find out where and how its technology can help you get the exposure you're looking for.

About Moki

Moki enables digital interactions in physical retail environments with its leading mobile software platform. The company was founded in 2012 and has enabled over 150,000 devices for digital interactions in physical environments. Moki’s platform provides management, analytics, and security to its customers.

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Exton, PA October 29th, 2014—Last Call Studio (LCS) was looking to enhance its in-store experience by integrating digital signage into its strategy. But before making the jump, LCS wanted to be sure that they were getting a bang for their buck, and looked to Scala for a solution.
Scala proposed to first test the digital signage network at a single store, collect and track incoming statistics and then adjust the strategy based on the findings. If successful, then more locations could be implemented into the game plan.
During testing, nine screens were installed promoting three product groups: dresses, shoes and handbags. Detailed, time-stamped sales and customer traffic data was recorded, along with comments and information from sales associates and customers.
“The use of in-store digital displays matched with Scala Advanced Analytics provided us the opportunity to dig deeper into targeted merchandise categories in a way we have never been able to. This allowed us to align inventory with digital messaging at peak shopping times, creating a more engaging experience between us and our customers.” Ignaz Gorischek, vice president, Store Development
Following Scala’s recommendation, LCS was able to reduce upfront costs and significantly increase conversion rates for the promoted products.
Read the full case study

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Motion Picture Exhibition Company driving resurgence of drive-in theaters with plans to increase U.S. total by 50 percent

CHICAGO - NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today its selection as exclusive supplier of digital cinema projectors to USA Drive-Ins, a motion picture exhibition company solely dedicated to the revitalization of the classic American drive-in.

The company will exclusively use NEC Display NC3200S and NC3240S digital cinema projectors in this initiative to increase the number of drive-in theaters in the U.S.  The locations will present family-friendly films in an all-American experience. USA Drive-ins has executed an agreement to partner with the iconic American restaurant experience Johnny Rockets.

“This effort embodies a deep belief that people should have greater access to movies and that families should experience the fun of going to the drive-in,” said Bill Dever, Managing Director of USA Drive-Ins.  “We are excited about partnering with NEC and GDC Technology, a digital cinema solutions provider.  These are both cutting-edge companies dedicated to providing the best movie going experience possible.”

 “We are delighted to be working with USA Drive-Ins to invigorate the classic American drive-in and make it available to families,” said Jim Reisteter, General Manager of the Digital Cinema Division at NEC Display.  “USA Drive-Ins is evoking a celebration of a uniquely American experience, and we’re honored to play a key part.”

“GDC welcomes this opportunity to bring the theater-going experience to more people and applauds USA Drive-Ins for its work,” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology.

Besides NEC’s and GDC’s roles in the project, Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN) is the project’s reseller and will provide installation, warranty and technical services from its state-of-the-art network operations center.

“We’re honored to be leading the USA Drive-Ins deployment with GDC Technology, serve our distinguished role as NEC’s master reseller for digital cinema projectors, and also to provide post-sale 24/7 technical support,” said Gary Cavey, President and CEO of Ballantyne Strong.

Besides the traditional drive-in locations, set for completion in the spring of 2015, USA Drive-Ins also is deploying “pop-up” drive-ins for which it will utilize NEC digital cinema projectors.

All NEC digital cinema projectors are Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) compliant, which allows exhibitors to capitalize on current and future growth opportunities, and can be centrally managed, freeing up on-site theater personnel for more strategic activities.

For more information on NEC’s digital cinema projectors, visit

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About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

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


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

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Leveraging Christie’s 360-degree digital delivery capabilities, the network contributes to the guest experience while generating new revenue sources for exhibitors
SHOWEAST/HOLLYWOOD, Fla – Christie® today announced the launch of its new media initiative, Christie Experiential Networks® (CEN). Based on the theme “From the Street to the Screens™,” the network features unique digital destinations such as the Christie double-sided digital standee, the experiential video wall and the hero screen; some of which will be introduced during ShowEast, Oct. 27-30, in Hollywood, Florida.

“Christie was at the forefront leading the conversion of film to digital projection, and we are today the first to deploy a refined experiential strategy that will transform the way exhibitors, brands, agencies and studios connect with moviegoers across the country,” said Kevin Romano, senior director, Global Media, at Christie. “From projection mapping to mobile, to augmented reality and gesture interactions, we are committed to delivering superior, content-driven experiences for the cinema industry.”

New Role, New Business Model

Christie Experiential Networks (CEN) adds a new layer to how Christie brings value to the cinema industry. With this new initiative, Christie becomes a network operator that supplies technologies and digital content to exhibitors’ lobbies.  Christie provides standard track installations at no cost to the exhibitor and can also provide personalized concepts for a competitive investment. CEN’s team of media specialists will manage advertising sales, in a revenue-share model with the exhibitors.

Experiential, Mass Media Style

From a brand and studio perspective, Christie’s new CEN provides access to a large-scale network of refined, multi-platform digital experiences for the consumer. Technologies and content strategy will, for example, enable studios to transform a trailer into a 4K gesture experience; or brands to create an interactive experience from an app, such as a 30-second ad or a static poster. Then the experience can be distributed on a national scale in top designated market areas. A variety of experience options are available for brands and studios.

More Entertainment Value Means More Guest Engagement, and More Revenues

CEN’s mission is to create new revenue streams for exhibitors, deliver refined media opportunities for brands and studios, and offer high-impact digital experiences for the consumer. Denys Lavigne, senior director, Experience Strategy and Creative Services, at Christie: “It is time that exhibitor lobby spaces become a legitimate part of the cinema experience and growth strategy for the industry. Experiential is growing everywhere; brands and studios are embracing it, and consumers expect it. With similar experiential projects that we’ve created for other industries, we observed that when customers are engaged there is more dwell time, which means higher brand impact, and a better overall experience.”

The Christie Experiential Networks programming will also integrate promotional elements such as discounts, special promotions and giveaways. Romano added, “Guests who interact with the digital displays will gain a direct and immediate benefit that makes their experience that much better.” These opportunities extend to studios, product marketers, advertisers, and exhibitors, who will be showcased on the new network as well as on the legacy systems Christie plans to integrate as one high-impact digital media within the exhibitor environment.

From the Street to the Screens - a 360-Degree Perspective

Christie is delivering this new media initiative as part of its 360-degree digital solution capabilities. Sean James, vice president, Global Professional Services, at Christie, said, “The industry might not be fully aware but Christie has developed a solid track record over the past five years in delivering next generation digital signage applications for our clients and partners. Our recent acquisition of Arsenal Media reinforced our unique position as a total solutions provider from strategy, hardware and software, to content, enterprise-level network operations center, maintenance and ongoing technical support. Now, with the addition of our media sales services, headed by Kevin Romano who has played a key role in the development of brand advertising in cinema, we feel we have built the ideal team to accompany the cinema industry in this next phase of innovation and growth.”

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit for more information.

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

A new digital signage record has been registered by The Russian Book of Records. The project realized by DigiSky in the Merсuriy City Tower (MIBC Moscow City) has become a record-holder with the official record of “The Highest Resolution of Indoor Videowall”.

This is the second record of the unique tower – in 2012 year Moscow tower “Mercuriy City” obtained the title of the highest building in Europe in frames of the “High-Rise Buildings Rating” by analytic company "Emporis". It is 29 meters higher than its London competitor – skyscraper The Shard.

“Mecuriy City” is elite hi-tech office space equipped with the most innovative technologies. The videowall was installed in the lobby of the building to display important, interesting and actual visual information for visitors of the business center. According to the client’s request the videowall was made in a custom configuration – several parts of the wall were installed on different walls of the lobby. Every part of the videowall displays special content, but one image is formed as the result.

Videowall is a construction of several displays, joined together by overall content. Videowalls could be made in any configuration. Videowalls can be used for informing visitors, advertising, as a décor of interior, in shop windows etc. Videowalls always attract attention not only by video content but also by its brightness, sizes and unusual form. The most frequent places of use of videowalls are malls, business centers, banks, large stores, exhibition centers, airports, railway stations and etc.

The record of the installation in “Mercuriy city” is that the videowall displays the most possible resolution of 42346x2304 pixels which is the real native resolution of LCD panels. The resolution of each display is 1366x768 pixels, so the general resolution of the videowall is 42346x2304 pixels. Each display receives the video signal of separate graphic card output via individual fiber optic line. So 93 individual video signals from control system, in real time comes to 93 displays. The control system which provides these set of video signals consist of 24 multimedia servers.

Physically the videowall is divided on several segments – to fit in the architecture and interior of the building, but is an organic whole from the multimedia system’s point of view. The real resolution of the videowall is achieved by delivering video signal on each display from individual video outputs of the graphic card. Full control system of this videowall is realized in Wings AV - the software and hardware solution from AV Stumpfl. Hardware system consists of 24 powerful graphic media servers Wings Engine Install, with the fifth generation of the software Wings Vioso on board. This system works with this videowall as one multimedia zone of such a high resolution and to display any content on it – video, graphic, pictures.

“We are ready to realize any idea from our clients. We are honored that the management of the "Mercuriy city" has chosen our company to implement this unusual installation," - says Ekaterina Pechkurova, Executive Director of DigiSky company.

DigiSky is one of the leading companies, providing turnkey solutions in Digital out-of-home field, music and audio spots services, audio branding for clients in such sectors as retail, retail real estate,  QSR, HoReCa, fitness industry, banks, hotels etc. all over Russian Federation and CIS.

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Friday, 24 October 2014

Christie expands its professional services portfolio with Christie Experiential Networks
SHOWEAST/HOLLYWOOD, Fla – Christie® announced its ShowEast presence, which focuses on complementing Christie’s industry-leading digital cinema projection and audio equipment with new, engaging experiential displays including media offerings and digital experiences assembled to drive revenue for its global, cinema customer base.

Specifically, Christie Professional Services will debut its new Christie Experiential Networks solutions for exhibitors, studios and brands. Built around the theme “From the Street to the Screens™,” it transforms patrons’ entire cinema experience with outdoor projection mapping and a fully interactive, multiplatform, revenue-generating digital hub inside.

In this context, Denys Lavigne, who leads Experience Strategy and Creative Services at Christie, will share his decades of knowledge of content creation and distribution on the "Monetizing Your Digital Investment-New Technologies to Serve the Exhibition Community" panel, scheduled for Tuesday, October 28, 8.30 a.m. – 9.30 a.m., Atlantic Ballrooms 2 and 3 at the convention center.

Christie is one of the few international companies to offer a 360-degree, completely integrated digital signage delivery, from strategy and content creation to system design and deployment of all visual displays, including software and content integration as well as enterprise-level network operations center, maintenance and ongoing technical support to keep those systems running 24/7.

Christie Expands Vive Audio Solution Options

Also, on Tuesday October 28 at 3.45 p.m. in auditorium 19 of the AMC Aventura 24 multiplex, ShowEast attendees can experience the rich, dynamic, detailed sound of the Christie Vive Audio™ line, integrated with Dolby® Atmos™. The demo will feature Christie’s latest LA4 line array screen channels and LA5S wall surround speakers, which are components of the world’s first cinema line array sound system specifically designed for auditoriums over 400 seats. These Christie Vive Audio Premium Large Format (PLF) speakers feature the patented 6-inch Christie planar ribbon driver technology, designed for motion picture playback of DCI digital cinema audio format and supporting leading formats such as Dolby® Atmos™, Auro 11.1, and 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound.

In addition to the LA4 and LA5S, the new speaker line includes the Christie LA4 and LA5 line array speakers, the Christie LA4S and LA5S line array surround, and the Christie LA4C and LA5C ceiling surround. These products raise the bar for cinema sound in very large and PLF auditoriums to provide a truly immersive experience on all levels of the audio spectrum and to every seat in the house.

“The introduction of Christie Vive Audio last summer was a true game changer, revealing more accurately the full, dynamic details of the new generation of surround sound technology. Its installation has quickly gained momentum among global exhibition,” said Kathryn Cress, vice president, Global & Corporate Marketing, Christie. “With its new line of premium, large-format speakers, Christie has again redefined audio excellence, providing exhibitors with a full-range of digital cinema sound solutions for every auditorium, regardless of acoustic environment or physical size.”

“Accurate motion picture playback is one of the biggest challenges to designing the perfect premium large-screen auditorium. The larger the room, the more critical the choice of speakers and their proper placement,” said Patrick Artiaga, director of business development, Audio Solutions, Christie. “As Christie Vive Audio PLF speakers were specifically designed for larger rooms, they provide an optimal audio solution to match the visual experience of today’s demanding PLF auditoriums. As well, Christie backs all of its visual and audio solutions with a technical support team whose industry expertise is unsurpassed, ensuring that moviegoers enjoy the ultimate immersive experience.”

The annual ShowEast conference, now in its 29th year, is being held at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida, Oct. 27-30.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit for more information.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

DFI Hires Ex-Advantech Executives as Corporate General Manager and Vice President of Global Sales

【Taipei, Taiwan】 - DFI is pleased to announce the two newest additions to the corporate management team--General Manager Franz Wei, and Vice President of Global Sales Edwin Lu. With the addition of these two experienced industry professionals, we are confident that DFI will grow significantly in the North American Industrial PC industry.  

Mr. Wei has several years of experience as a Vice President of Advantech, as well as other global companies in the high tech industry, and is highly regarded industry-wide. “I am extremely pleased to join DFI as General Manager,” said Mr Wei.  “I am excited to bring my years of industry experience to such a successful company and thought leader in the IPC space.”

Mr. Edwin Lu bring many years of successful sales leadership experience from his time at  Advantech and ADLINK. “I believe my sales leadership experience with industry-leading companies will enable me to add significant value to the DFI family of companies, specifically in creating an environment for aggressive sales growth in all regions where we have a presence.”

With the majority of computing devices embedded in electronic equipment and machines of all types, the embedded computer system is by far the most common form of computer in use today.  Computers continue to move rapidly away from the desktop and make their way into devices of all types, for both commercial and consumer use.  DFI has been a leading provider of custom embedded computer systems and board level products for over 30 years.

DFI is constantly expanding the markets of the Industrial PC industry worldwide to meet the needs of our customers.  In their new roles, Mr. Wei and Mr. Lu will work with all global teams to continue DFI’s rapid growth in the Americas and ensure that DFI maintains and increases it’s industry position and thought leadership.
About DFI Technologies
Established in 1981, DFI® is a leading supplier of high-performance computing technology worldwide. With more than 33 years of experience, DFI® focuses on innovative design and manufacture of leading-edge board and system level products for embedded applications requiring strict revision control and long life availability. DFI uses the latest technology platforms and manufacturing techniques to produce cost-effective products for use in medical diagnostic & imaging, ATM/POS, industrial control, kiosk, security & surveillance, digital signage, gaming, and other embedded applications. For more information, please visit us at:

DFI Technologies is the American affiliate of DFI, providing high quality, long life, custom computing solutions to meet the embedded computer needs of a variety of industries, including Gaming, Medical Device & Healthcare, Digital Signage, Interactive Kiosks, Transportation, Industrial Automation, Communications, and Security.  Located in Sacramento since 1985, and winner of multiple awards for fast growth, DFI Technologies excels in designing, integrating, and servicing small form factor, fanless, all-in-one, and multi-function industrial-grade PCs with the longest product lifecycle in the industry.  For more information, please visit

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Moki and North American Bancard Delivered custom Android kiosks for their Storefront mPOS solution.

Storefront's Custom Android Devices

More and more retailers are pulling out traditional checkout registers in favor of tablet-based payment kiosks. A leading payment servicer, North American Bancard (NAB) has partnered with Moki to deliver their sleek new payment kiosk, Storefront.

But, as NAB found out, the process of sourcing the custom hardware, enclosure, operating system and remote management can be quite challenging. Moki was able to help NAB jump several technical hurdles, resulting in a complete solution in significantly less time with increased control over the app and device.

To do this, Moki used the following tools to get PayAnywhere Storefront from an idea to reality:

  1. Launcher: A powerful app used to lock down the Android experience, was installed with the OS from the factory.
  2. Manager: Our cloud-based remote management platform was enabled, to track and manage each device.

A Fully Custom Experience

The PayAnywhere Storefront kiosk had to be simple and straightforward for retailers to own and operate. With Launcher, Storefront arrives pre-configured to run just the payment app and the necessary management apps.

Customers will not be bothered with the myriad of pre-installed apps or unnecessary settings -- just the ones needed to quickly authorize the kiosk and be ready to transact.

Below is a sample custom home screen, running on Android, that can be enabled by Launcher.

Control from Afar with Moki

Moki's Manager platform allows NAB to monitor device performance, remotely configure the merchant experience and silenty push critical updates without requiring user intervention.

Go Mobile With a Custom Android Kiosk.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

GTEC/OTTAWA – Canadian visual and audio technologies leader Christie®, is bringing its broad range of advanced visual displays, and processing and collaboration solutions to Canada’s Government Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC), which takes place October 27-30 at the Ottawa Convention Center. The four-day show attracts over 6,000 participants and is the primary forum for government and private sector communities to gather and exchange ideas and advance the business of ICT in government. Christie’s diverse solutions of single or multiscreen and 3D projectors, powerful compact LCDs, digital signage and collaboration and content management tools, lets government agencies and businesses display, monitor, control, interact and collaborate with their visual assets – from any source. The Christie booth includes the Christie Phoenix®, Christie® Brio Team+, Christie GS Series projector, Christie® MicroTiles® and a selection of flat panels all showcasing how Christie’s broad solutions deliver quality, dependability, and peace of mind at a low cost of ownership for government agencies and beyond.

Christie Phoenix allows collaboration anywhere at any time

Christie PhoenixChristie Phoenix enables seamless access and control of audio-visual data for thousands of simultaneous viewers regardless of location, breaking through the physical walls of any control room, broadcast set or boardroom to encompass a global workplace. It consists of one or more Christie Phoenix hardware nodes as well as web-based management software connected through using a standard IP network. Using the powerful Christie Phoenix, community-owned utility and gas companies, government agencies, along with transportation and telecommunications centers can make quicker and more accurate life-critical decisions, and share appropriate data even in the most challenging of environments. Christie Phoenix is renowned for ease of use and its ability to encode, decode and simultaneously display over 1000 video sources on multiple displays walls using multiple desktops.

Christie Brio – the future of collaboration

The award-winning Christie Brio family of meeting presentation and collaboration solutions allows users to connect, collect and share content through a single unit. The family includes Brio Team, Brio Team+ and Brio Enterprise. At GTEC, Christie will display Brio Team+, with an integrated wireless access point that eliminates the need for apps or additional hardware to mirror the full desktop of tablets, phones or laptops as 30 fps HD video sources in a collaboration session. Ideal for meeting spaces in corporate, academic and government facilities, Brio Team+ can also display high quality video content at native resolutions through DVI video inputs that support video output sources 2560x 1600 at 30Hz or 1920 x 1080 at 60Hz with HDCP.

Christie GS Series Projector

Making its GTEC debut is the Christie DHD555-GS. Part of the 1-chip DLP® Christie GS Series, the DHD555-GS eliminates the need for lamp and filter replacements, providing 20,000 hours of low-cost operation. It features wireless connectivity and a suite of optional lenses for greater installation flexibility. Christie GS Series provides clean, radiant images with up to 5400 ANSI lumens with Picture-in-Picture functionality, making it ideal for board and conference rooms, government buildings and agencies and a variety of small venue applications. Easy to install, the Christie DHD555-GS includes display port, HDMI, DVI and HDBaseT connectivity.

Christie MicroTiles and Christie Flat Panels – Ideal for any large display

Christie MicroTiles, the world’s first fully-creative modular building blocks to create digital canvases of any size or shape fit seamlessly into any décor or room. Combining both DLP® projection and LED, they produce brighter images and a wider colour palette than conventional LCD or plasma displays. They self-calibrate and are designed for maximum image quality in high ambient light environments such as control rooms, broadcast sets, educational facilities and many more indoor applications.

The booth also features the Christie FHD552-X LCD flat panel. This 55-inch ultra-narrow bezel (only 3.5mm when tiled) flat panel display offers full HD resolution, high pixel density, and LED-backlit screen so images look sharp at any distance – all with energy-efficient operation and low cost of ownership.

Christie flat panels are in numerous private and public spaces all over the world including the University of Waterloo’s Stratford Campus, with the tallest MicroTiles wall in the world, and the university’s Research Entrepreneurs Accelerating Prosperity (REAP), a research initiative that pays student researchers to develop new uses and markets for interactive display technologies. Download Christie Book of Shapes for more digital creativity using MicroTiles from around the world.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Robert Morris University implements a digital kiosk for freshman orientation

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired) - Industry Weapon, experts in simplifying and advancing the applications of digital signage, worked with Robert Morris University to reduce the communication breakdowns during orientation week by implementing an interactive kiosk on site. RMU found a way to provide information that was fun, engaging and informative.

The mission was to mitigate communication issues among faculty, staff, students and parents during orientation week. Printed handouts containing way-finding and schedule information had been easily lost and littered in the past. So RMU found an alternative that would use less paper while engaging and welcoming new students.

The solution had to be technologically advanced enough to entice potential students, but easy enough that parents could use it, comfortably. It also had to be inviting, so that prospective high school students could feel at home as soon as they entered the building.

Industry Weapon provided RMU with an interactive kiosk for a week; situating the kiosk right outside of the admissions office so new-coming students and visiting parents saw it immediately.

Industry Weapon also designed the applications, integrations and content accessed by the kiosk users. The entire campus was digitally recreated for the interactive way-finding app, allowing users to locate a direct route to the dorms or lecture halls. Way-finding also proved to be a great tool for parents, who were looking to unload their child's dorm supplies from the car as easily as possible.

The bookstore also ran content for the week, including top-selling items for incoming freshman and the newest clothing line for the upcoming year. The new line of hoodies, displayed on the kiosk, prompted users to mention the sale at the register for a discount.

The freshman orientation schedule of events was also available in calendar form. Students were able to see when and where the tours began and ended. This allowed students to manage their time before the next event.

Groups or individuals could also use the kiosk for a more self-gratifying amenity: the Selfie App. Users could take pictures of themselves complete with goofy hats and glasses, if they wanted. They then had the option to email the pictures and/or upload them to showcase on the kiosk for everyone to see.

"College students are very connected to their online personas. Having their photos transmitted across campus via the digital signage gave students a sense of accomplishment." - John Locke, Director of Student Life, RMU

The Instagram Application has been a huge hit on the rest of RMU's digital signage, so there was no question in incorporating it onto the orientation kiosk. The kiosk's Instagram integration automatically pulled all posted pictures to their account. These pictures were then displayed on the b-roll of the signage, playing as a slideshow while the kiosk wasn't in use.

Industry Weapon's interactive kiosks allowed students and parents access to way-finding, orientation schedules, bookstore information, and more. RMU's communication efforts were streamlined and less paper was used during 2014's orientation week. The selfie app was a neat addition that allowed new students to get involved and feel accepted. The kiosk had a positive effect on both the students and the staff.

About Industry Weapon

Industry Weapon (, a digital media company, specializes in simplifying and advancing the applications of digital signage. The SaaS solution enables subscribers to design, schedule and publish multimedia content and integrated data sources to screens, kiosks, tablets and mobile devices. Industry Weapon's solution is suited for all industries and includes 24/7 free training and support along with design and creative services.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Markham, ON - A leading North American telecommunications and media company with more the 15,000 employees chose the Audience software platform to power their recently installed digital signage network designed to enhance corporate communications throughout the company. (Name of the publicly owned corporation cannot be disclosed due to privacy concerns).

After an extensive RFP process and looking to provide a combination of company-wide news as well as hyper local, location specific information, the Audience software platform was picked to create, manage and distribute content through 106 employee facing displays in all corporate buildings and store locations.

The network is powered by a combination of Audience MS Windows and android media players. The Audience.Android solution provided by Capital Networks Limited was designed as an economical alternative to a full MS Windows deployment in order to expand the size and scope of any digital signage network.

Individual departments are provided access to the network to post department specific information alongside company-wide messaging, while maintaining a consistent look and feel across the entire network.

A combination of dynamic live data, automated data and manual updates including emergency messaging is automatically monitored and able to take responsive action if equipment failure or messaging errors are detected.

Resembling a broadcast television channel, the content is also able to be viewed on a variety of devices including desktops, laptops and tablets ensuring employee communication regardless of location.

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 operation, broadcasting, direct-to-home and place-based media. Capital Networks has sold Audience™ software through authorized resellers into a variety of market segments including Digital Signage, Cable TV, Education, Corporate and Municipal applications in more than 40 countries. Clients include: OLGC - Ontario, York Region Police - Ontario, United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, N.A.I.T. - Alberta, Pan Pacific Hotels - Singapore, Cablevision - New York, Rogers Cable TV - Toronto, Cox Communications, and many others.

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Version 3.4 of KioWare for Android is now available. Also available is Version 7.3.0 of KioWare for Windows. With External Device Support for a plethora of new devices, this latest release of KioWare Kiosk Software Products allows for integration with new payment, printing, and security devices.

Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI) has released new versions of their Windows and Android suite of KioWare kiosk software products. KioWare’s ability to integrate with credit card readers, printers, and other external devices provides deployers with an abundance of options when configuring a new kiosk payment system.

All KioWare products can be used to secure mobile devices such as tablets, desktops, and smartphones running on Android or Windows OS.

Disable Status Bar on Android

Android Security & Tablet lockdown with KioWare 3.4Version 3.4 of KioWare for Android, (Lite, Basic, & Full with Server) now disables the status bar that appears on devices running Android KitKat (4.4) and newer. This is a particularly significant security feature for the upcoming release of Android L. External devices enabling printing and card reading have also been added to the KioWare for Android product line (Basic and Full models). Star Micronics Printers such as the FVP-10 and the TSP650ii are now supported, as well as the compact Magtek Dynamag card reader.

Spanish Configuration Option for Android

KioWare for Android has added a Spanish Configuration option to the list of default languages offered; configuration options can now be displayed in Spanish, German or French languages as well as the original English configuration default.

Kiosk Software for WindowsEMV Compliant Devices, Bill Dispensors, Driver's License Form Fills

Version 7.3.0 of KioWare for Windows has also added significant new external device support to increase the capabilities of kiosks running KioWare. KioWare for Windows (Basic & Full) now supports devices on the ChipDNA platform by Creditcall. Through ChipDNA, Creditcall provides EMV-ready devices for both attended and unattended payments. These devices are EMV compliant and remove the need for implementers to go through the complex EMV certification process. Additional external devices now supported by KioWare for Windows (Basic & Full) include ARCA Envoy-based Bill Dispensers (for example, the Fujitsu F53) and any forthcoming Envoy-based devices. New to this version is support for the ScanShell 800R which allows driver’s licenses to be scanned and form fields populated with the data.

Kiosk Exit Routine Modification

KioWare for Windows (Lite, Basic, & Full) now allows kiosk deployers to modify the KioWare exit routine, allowing an addin to indicate that the exit pin is valid but that another event must occur prior to exiting. This allows the administrator to track exits, identify exiting users, and create an additional layer of permissions.

All KioWare kiosk software products lock down your device into kiosk mode, which secures the overall operating system, home screen and usage of applications. KioWare also offers KioWare Server which allows for remote kiosk management, usage stats, kiosk health monitoring and remote content updating.

All of these products are available as a free trial with nag screen. Existing clients with current support have the ability to upgrade.

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Monday, 20 October 2014

STiNO eyevis, a manufacturer for audiovisual communication software solutions, and MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, jointly showcase Digital Signage solutions at Viscom in Frankfurt from November 5 - 7 at booth 3.1E55. It includes the new iChannel 7 CMS cloud solution, AudioPlay InStore radio cloud service, ePromoter smart remote screen management solution for easy product promotions for the SME market segment, and touchPromoter multi touch and kiosk presentation software at the new Philips BDL4254ET as 42” multi touch display.

iChannel 7 is STiNO’s next generation cloud based content management system version 7.1 targeting a large number of vertical market segments providing an intuitive and easy to use web frontend with reports and proof-of-play functions for selling advertisements. Additionally it contains campaign management with playlist scheduling, device management, user role management just to name a few core software features and is offered as a SaaS or perpetual software license.

ePromoter is STiNO’s ground-breaking Android software solution that publishes content to large-format displays using an intuitive drag & drop interface from any Android smart phone, tablet, or smart display. This will allow the smaller shop or restaurant owners to use cost efficient digital marketing in their location without the need for network and server infrastructure. Additionally, STiNO offers a large selection of PowerPoint templates that can be easily edited by any user and saved as a slide show or video for use with the ePromoter manager.

"We are excited to demonstrate our products with the display products of Philips Signage Solutions at our stand. This allows us to present high quality but highly cost efficient product bundles for various digital signage applications", says Franz Hintermayr, CEO of STiNO eyevis GmbH.

"To address a multitude of vertical market segments, we need experienced software partners such as STiNO to showcase a broad spectrum of applications where our displays could be used in digital signage environments", says Stefan Klima, Sales Manager at MMD.
Visit us and schedule a meeting with our experts to get an overview of all our new developments and discuss with us about your requirements.
About STiNO eyevis GmbH

STiNO eyevis, a German manufacturer of digital signage software for audiovisual communication solutions, is offering intuitive web based content management software from stand-alone systems to dynamic digital signage networks to cloud based services. STiNO eyevis has a worldwide network of certified partners. As one of the few providers, STiNO eyevis is capable to support diversified hardware platforms from PC to SoC systems running Windows, Android and Linux operating systems. Support for interactive applications via multi-touch displays and remote management possibilities via mobile devices such as smart phones or tablet computers complete the extensive range of solutions in the digital signage environment.

About MMD

MMD is a wholly owned company of TPV, established in 2009 through a brand license agreement with Philips.  MMD exclusively markets and sells Philips-branded LCD displays worldwide.  By combining the Philips brand promise with TPV’s manufacturing expertise in displays, MMD uses a fast and focused approach to bringing innovative products to market.  MMD operates internationally with its European headquarters in Amsterdam and a local office in Prague to serve the Eastern European market.  Through its network of local sales agents MMD works with all major European IT Distributors and resellers.  The company’s design and development centre is located in Taiwan.

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Christie technology takes classroom visualization to a higher level  

CYPRESS, Calif – Christie® MicroTiles® are serving as a valuable learning tool at Stanford University in Stanford, California. Using a frame designed by rp Visuals, the approximately 1,440 square foot (32-units wide by 6-units tall) Christie MicroTiles wall is installed two feet off the ground in a Wallenberg Hall classroom and spans nearly the entire width of the room. The teaching space hosts journalism and social sciences, among other classes – as well as special events such as Election Night.

Moving from three projectors to multiple presentation possibilities using Christie MicroTiles

Opened in 2002, the Wallenberg Foundation decided it was time for a refresh, which included replacing the old projectors in the 60-seat theater with Christie MicroTiles. According to Bob Smith, Director of Technology Services, Office of the Registrar, the front row was often vacant because it provided a poor view and if the seats were filled, those audience members cast shadows on the screen.

This isn’t Stanford’s first experience with the technology: two years ago, a Christie MicroTiles video wall was installed in the Visitors Center. "From that installation, I knew the MicroTiles were gorgeous; they’re so rich, and they’re linear all the way down into the blacks. They’re just really beautiful things,” said Smith.

For this room, they needed the highest possible resolution combined with the ability to have multiple presentations running simultaneously in a variety of configurations.

Smith said the MicroTiles also allow people to sit closer to the screen and “allow us to flexibly adjust the visual rhetoric of the screen, making important things bigger, less critical things smaller, bringing things to the center, and moving other things to the side.”
Using Christie MicroTiles during 2012 American Presidential election

An early use of the MicroTiles was November 6, 2012 when the space served as a working newsroom for journalism students covering the 2012 election with the MicroTiles displaying multiple feeds simultaneously.

“What you saw there was a sort of mission control application where there were seven different screens up there – including CNN – two local channels with picture-in-picture and closed captioning, the New York Times webpage, a Google© analytics page, one person editing video and another sorting still images,” said Smith.  

“It was the apotheosis of a group work scenario. There was information that was common to everyone in the room spread across the top of the screen. And, at the same time, people who needed some smaller group sharing the space or just a larger display area were working in very close to the screen but down low and using the MicroTiles as an extension of their laptop. That was a really fun, early use of the space.”

Christie MicroTiles expand teaching possibilities

Smith said each class uses the wall in a different way, adding, “The result is that the MicroTiles have basically allowed us to take classroom visualization to a much higher level, with a much higher level of flexibility.

“You’ve got something (Christie MicroTiles) that is tremendously capable and very exciting with what the possibilities are. That would largely go to waste if you have to go to a 2-day seminar to learn how to operate them and become certified. The whole name of the game was to make it so anyone can walk in and operate it quickly.”

With a much wider color palette than conventional LCD displays, Christie MicroTiles display clean, saturated, lifelike colors. The modular display technology can be configured into nearly any shape and size to create a gorgeous digital canvas.

About Christie®

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit  

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Massive 4K LED display exemplifies LG's commitment to commercial display leadership

Dubai, UAE - LG Electronics has unveiled its new 98-inch class Ultra HD commercial-grade display at InfoComm for the first time in the MEA. Available now in the Middle East, model 98LS95A is redefining large-screen digital signage, with next-generation 4K Ultra HD capabilities paving the way.

In its third year of participating in InfoComm, LG Electronics is displaying the massive screen at their stand, booth #TA-C1, which showcases how LG Electronics has raised the bar for the digital signage industry in 2014 as their new focus is on higher-resolution, higher-brightness, energy-efficient LED and Ultra HD* technology.

"Technology is evolving every day and LG has established itself as a market leader in Digital Signage through innovative implementations and easy customization to meet various industry needs" said Kevin Cha - Middle East and Africa President, LG Electronics. "Our current and future product roadmap is becoming the new industry benchmark."

Cha added that "The Middle East is fast becoming a technologically advanced region and with Dubai aiming to become the world's first Smart City, our advanced technology couldn't have come at a better time to support in its visions." He continues to explain that LG Electronics contribute to improve overall customer experience with new opportunities in various verticals where organizations continuously explore effective and innovative ways of delivering their message to their audience. "Our display solutions are giving businesses new ways to communicate with their audience and as the digital world rapidly evolves, it is important that hardware optimizes the user experience and enhance those platforms."

LG's new 98-inch class 4K Ultra HD Display (98LS95A) leads the company's 2014 commercial-grade Ultra HD digital signage line-up, which delivers superior 3840 X 2160 resolution in a 16:9 aspect ratio and boasts four times the resolution of Full HD displays. The display, with a bezel width of just 14.6mm at its thinnest point, may be mounted in portrait or landscape mode for a wide range of commercial applications. These giant edge-lit LED displays offer an attractive alternative to traditional tiled video walls as for example, the 98-inch class model is equivalent to a 2x2 47-inch class array.

Other products featured at the LG Electronics stand included its line-up of Ultra HD Signage Displays, Digital Signage Video Walls 3.5mm bezel-to-bezel, SuperSign TV Outdoor 2,000 nit, 84" smart multi-touch experience, and many other displays to attract and engage customers. Experts also demonstrated its WebOS platform for partners and System Integrators on how to develop their own software on LG's platform with simple customization and management. The interactive demonstrations of key LG advantages included its comprehensive range of slim design signage solutions including displays with the narrowest bezel-to-bezel at 3.5mm.

Visit LG Electronics during InfoComm 2014 at booth #TA-C1 from 13-16 October 2014 to learn more about their latest technologies or visit their website for more information.

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

City of Industry, CA --( Axiomtek, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, has launched its new fanless touch panel computers featuring the new Intel® Celeron® processor J1900 (codename Bay Trail-D), the GOT5100T-834 with 10.4” SVGA TFT LCD and the GOT5152T-834 with 15" XGA TFT LCD. Both touch panel computers offer industrial grade color TFT LCD panel with 400nits brightness. The fanless design and waterproof enclosure (IP65-rated front panel) allow these panel PCs to offer high reliability and endure severe environments. These compact panel PCs also have slim and light design and offer low-power consumption, rich I/O connections, and optional wireless (3G/GPRS and Wi-Fi) connections. The GOT5100T-834 and GOT5152T-834 are excellent human machine interface platforms for applications in shopping center and supermarket as a self-service kiosk and factory and building automation fields.

The 10.4” GOT5100T-834 and GOT5152T-834 are equipped with two types of power input: DC power input (9~36VDC) with Phoenix type terminal block connector and AC power adapter (100~240VAC) with screw type connector. They support one 204-pin DDR3L SO-DIMM socket with memory capacity up to 8 GB. For better user experience, these computers offer integrated Intel® GFX graphics and advanced 3D graphics performance.

“With Axiomtek's unique thermal solution, the GOT5100T-834 and GOT5152T-834 can easily dissipate heat and keep the operations stable. Designed to work in harsh environments, both systems’ operating temperature range is in between 0°C to +50°C. These two touch panel PCs also have IP65-certified front bezels that help prevent the systems from spillage and other external damages,” said Ivy Lee, product manager of Product Marketing Division at Axiomtek.

To meet different application needs, the GOT5100T-834 and GOT5152T-834 provide two PCI Express Mini Card slots and a pre-installed internal WLAN antenna. One 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD bay and one CompactFlash™ socket are available for storage. Other rich I/O interfaces include three COM ports, (GOT5100T-834 with two COM ports), two USB 2.0, two USB 3.0, two Gigabit Ethernet, audio (Line-out), and a VGA connector (GOT5152T-834 only). They both are made with ease of installation in mind. They can be panel mounted, wall mounted, VESA mounted, or desk mounted. They both are certified with CE-EMC class A and class B to meet industry grade approval standards. The GOT5100T-834 and GOT5152T-834 are compatible with Windows® 7/ 8 Professional and Windows Embedded Standard 7/ 8.

The GOT5100T-834 and GOT5152T-834 are available for order now. For more product information and specifications, please visit our global website or contact our sales representative at .

Advanced Features:

  • 10-inch SVGA (800 x600) GOT5100T-834 and 15-inch XGA (1024 x768) GOT5152T-834 TFT fanless touch panel PCs
  • Fanless cooling system with Intel® Celeron® Processor J1900 at 2.0 GHz
  • One 2.5” SATA HDD/SSD bay and one CompactFlashTM socket (mSATA optional)
  • One internal WLAN antenna
  • Two USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports
  • Multiple COM ports with one RS-232/422/485 port by BIOS setting
  • Two PCI Express Mini Card slots
  • IP65 front bezel and wide range power input 9VDC – 36VDC
  • Supports panel mount, wall mount, VESA arm, and desktop stand

About Axiomtek Co., Ltd.

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), Single Board Computers and System on Modules (SBC & SoM), Embedded Computing Platforms (ECP), Fanless & Rugged Embedded System (eBOX, tBOX and rBOX), Touch Panel Computers (TPC), Medical PCs (MPC), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Digital Signage & Displays (DS), Industrial Network and Network Appliances (NA).

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Monday, 13 October 2014

KioWare has chosen ADT's powerful PROPORT™ tablet for demonstrating their Android Kiosk software at the Kiosk London Expo on October 15-16.

Traverse City, Michigan (PRWEB) - Applied Device Technologies is pleased to announce that KioWare has chosen to use the PROPORT™ tablet while demonstrating the KioWare application for Android at the Kiosk London Expo on October 15-16. The Expo is being held at the Barbican Centre in London and is the U.K.’s only conference and exhibition completely dedicated to the self-service industry.

The PROPORT is a powerful Android-based commercial tablet from AD Technologies that can be deployed as a kiosk, point-of-sale terminal, digital signage display, business process solution, and more. KioWare for Android is kiosk mode software designed to lock down Android devices. The software protects self-service applications by securing the OS, home screen and browser, as well as limiting the Android applications a user can run. Some versions offer an additional Server component, which can be installed on a machine running the Windows OS, and allows remote content updates and monitoring of the GPS location, health, and status of Android devices.

“AD Technologies is excited to support KioWare for Android with our hardware device. The robust nature of the PROPORT tablet makes it the perfect solution for running KioWare’s media intensive kiosk applications. The powerful combination of hardware and software provide a real one-two punch for businesses, and we see a huge growth potential in the purposed device market,” says Dan McKean, Vice President of Sales at AD Technologies.

James Kruper, President of KioWare, commented, "KioWare has long identified an opportunity for Android tablet manufacturers to provide a commercial quality Android tablet for self-service & kiosk usage. We are excited to see that ADT's PROPORT tablet fills that gap with its robust commercial-grade construction.”

ADT offers configurable, purposed or fixed devices, designed specifically for business and commercial applications. The PROPORT™ commercial tablet is their flagship product and is designed for integration with numerous peripherals and mounting solutions for full-featured installations. PROPORT provides a clean Android interface without “bloatware,” generous IO connections, built-in cable security, VESA mounting, and more. The device is also modular and can be customized or branded for OEM or key account customers.

About ADT

Applied Device Technologies was established in 2013. As a product development, sales and distribution company, our team draws on well decades of experience designing, marketing and producing commercial grade electronic devices and solutions. ADT’s goal is to provide customers with innovative products that drive business goals, facilitate customer demand and offer best of breed technology solutions to deliver value and easy to deploy end-to-end solutions.

About ADSI

Analytical Design Solutions Inc. (ADSI), the parent company of KioWare, was founded in 1991 to provide client server software development, ADSI developed KioWare award winning kiosk system software in 2001 for the Windows OS, 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.

Copyright © 2014 Applied Device Technologies. All rights reserved.

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Monday, 13 October 2014

Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) has unveiled its latest 4K technology products and display solutions at GITEX this year. These include its new large 4K LED LCD professional display and new 4K UHD TV that sets new industry standards for picture quality, design and intuitive smart features.

The professional series will have 98” TH-98LQ70 and 84” TH-84LQ70 in their line-up. The professional series will allow you to place the display in both horizontal and vertical which allows you to have that flexibility in the application.

The 98” TH-98LQ70 4K display is ideal for Boardroom / Digital Signage / Broadcast applications. Combined with Panasonic’s image capturing and workflow skills, it provides a one-stop solution for organizations with image creation need.

“There is a growing demand in the market for 4K technology and with the introduction of these new products, we are able to provide the best image quality and functionality to our customers,” said Takuya Haruta, Sales and Marketing Manager, System Solutions Department, Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa, “They not only enhance the viewing experience but also produce extremely detailed, dynamic and true-to-life images. At Panasonic we bring to our customers products in the forefront of technology.”

The TH-98LQ70 4K display is equipped with the company’s next generation of image enhancement technology. This technology converts non-4K source to 4K resolution (Up-Conversion) to create a higher level of picture quality, transforming ordinary resolution into vivid images with extreme sharpness. The display also features a protective glass panel on the front of the display and is equipped with an aluminum frame which makes it safe to be placed in crowded areas.

Panasonic has also introduced the new Video Wall solution, TH-55LFV70. It allows showing different images on the different displays and not confining to one image split across the screens. This option enables a multi-screen system to be configured and allows the user to show various images at the same time. The super narrow bezel video wall display is acknowledged for its high visibility and 700-cd/m2 high brightness, easy-to-see images even in bright places such as shopping malls and airports. The Video Wall also enjoys installation flexibility by providing the user with an installation frame (Option) to simplify the set-up process. This makes installation an easy process while also saving time and cutting labor costs. They can also be placed vertically or horizontally while ensuring 24-Hour operation. The Video Wall has taken installation process a step ahead with its ‘Failover and Failback Function’ support for emergency situations.

The TH-85X940M 4K UHD TV builds on Panasonic’s award winning picture technologies to delivers ultra-high definition image quality in 4K. The LED backlight equipped with a high number of local-dimming zones help to bring out delicate details and highly nuanced expressions. It also features Studio Master Drive technology to achieve smooth gradation images and highly detailed black expression even in very dark scenes by adjusting the image in extremely fine brightness levels. Additionally, it delivers precise noise reduction and motion image compensation from a variety of sources such as broadcasts and web content.
Arabic voice interaction is also available to control the TV applications.

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Monday, 13 October 2014

ShadowSense touch technology makes displays a perfect fit for retail signage, way finding and self-service applications

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired) - Baanto International Inc. announces that NEC Display Solutions Europe has added the innovative ShadowSense touch technology to five displays in its Professional (P) Series large format range available in sizes from 40- to 80-inches. The high performance, high brightness, and feature set that customers expect from NEC's flagship large format range, are now complemented with up to six simultaneous touch points for multi-touch applications.

Unlike other optical systems, ShadowSense touch technology does not require any drivers, and uses high performance sensors, which provide flawless operation in bright ambient light conditions and deliver optimum performance, stability and accuracy. Coupled with the NEC displays it becomes an ideal solution for around-the-clock usage in busy environments requiring reliable multi-touch technology. These include interactive retail signage, way finding or self-service kiosks in shopping centres, fast-food restaurants, airports, cinema complexes and more. These ShadowSense equipped displays are a natural fit for meeting rooms or classrooms requiring an interactive whiteboard to drive engagement and participation.

"Consumers are increasingly touch focused - from smartphones and tablets through to interactive whiteboards in meeting rooms and self-service kiosks in fast-food restaurants and leisure venues. This factor is rapidly driving touch functionality in the digital display market," said Daniela Dexheimer, Product Manager Solutions at NEC Display Solutions Europe. "Our new P Series large format displays incorporate ShadowSense touch technology for multi-touch capabilities that businesses can rely on to provide accurate results 24/7."

"Baanto is excited to be partnering with NEC in offering ShadowSense touch solutions to the EMEA market," remarked Joe Kotas, President of Baanto, "With the explosion in demand for interactive solutions, customers are recognizing that the high performance and advanced features of ShadowSense touch will enable them to develop more sophisticated, more engaging, and more reliable applications." Mr. Kotas went on to say; "Quite simply, we believe that attracting and captivating end users is critical to a successful interactive product and the touch system has to support, not degrade those goals. Therefore touch systems that compromise a touch monitor by catastrophically failing in brightly lit environments or slowing down the application performance due to clunky touch drivers are being supplanted by ShadowSense touch systems.

Product Availability

The NEC P403 SST, P463 SST and P553 SST large format displays are available from end of October 2014, and the P703 SST and P801 SST will be available from December 2014

About Baanto

Baanto International Ltd. is a leading developer of innovative, high performance, and cost effective touch sensing solutions. Baanto is developing products incorporating both active and passive implementations of its technologies for touchscreens and interactive white boards in sizes ranging from 8" to over 267". Baanto has a direct and partner presence in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, enabling it to provide its customers with proven technical and sales support worldwide.

About NEC Display Solutions

NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH has its European headquarters in Munich, Germany and is responsible for all business activities in EMEA. NEC Display Solutions benefits from the technological know-how and technologies of the NEC Corporation and, with its own Research and Development, is one of the world's leading manufacturers offering the widest product range of display solutions in the market. The display product portfolio ranges from entry-level to professional and speciality desktop LCDs, via large-size Public Displays for Digital and Retail Signage. The Projector range offers products for all needs, from portable devices via business projectors to products for permanent operation (such as PoS applications) and digital cinema projectors.

Further information can be found online at:

Baanto™ and ShadowSense™ are trademarks of Baanto International Limited. All other trademarks, where applicable, are the property of the respective owners.

For more information visit:

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Monday, 13 October 2014

DAVACO is attending the Association of Retail Environments (A.R.E) Industry Summit being held November 5 – 7, 2014 at Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, California. The three day event includes keynote speakers, breakout sessions and a variety of networking opportunities. Attendance is open to all members of A.R.E, which includes retailers, designers, visual merchandisers and suppliers of retail products and services.

Dallas, TX --( DAVACO, Inc. (, the North American leader of high-volume programs for retail, restaurant and hospitality brands, announced today that the company is attending the Association of Retail Environments (A.R.E) Industry Summit being held November 5 – 7, 2014 at Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, California. The three day event includes keynote speakers, breakout sessions and a variety of networking opportunities. Attendance is open to all members of A.R.E, which includes retailers, designers, visual merchandisers and suppliers of retail products and services.

“As members of A.R.E since 1991, DAVACO has been a long-time supporter of this organization and its commitment to retailers and their environments,” said Rick Davis, Founder/CEO, DAVACO. “We have always recognized the importance of a dynamic retail environment, and we’ve spent nearly 25 years partnering with national retail brands to execute in-store initiatives that result in positive change.”

DAVACO employs over 1,000 W-2 and T-4 employees across North America, who are highly trained and experienced in executing retail programs quickly and consistently. The company specializes in the management and execution of retail rollouts and remodels, including digital signage, fixture and graphic installations, in-store surveys and merchandising.

“Never before has there been a greater expectation for the store environment and the consumer experience,” said Davis. “As omni-channel retailing continues to influence the in-store strategy, we anticipate brands will be seeking new and unique approaches to both the design and the functionality of their space. This is a very exciting time for the retail industry and DAVACO is poised to meet the needs of global brands.”

More information is available at or .

About ARE

The Association for Retail Environments is a non-profit trade association advancing the retail environments industry and our member companies. These international leaders in the retail built environment include store fixture suppliers, retail design firms, suppliers of visual merchandising products, suppliers of materials and equipment for the industry, and service providers such as 3PLs and installers. Through on-site, online, and on-target venues, we connect retailers and brand marketers with the professionals who bring their brands to life.

About DAVACO, Inc.

DAVACO is the leading total solutions provider of high-volume remodel, reset and rollout programs for retail, restaurant and hospitality brands throughout North America, including: ▪ Program and project management ▪ Fixture, equipment and graphic installations ▪ Digital signage and technology upgrades ▪ Hard and soft-line merchandising ▪ Site, marketing and pre-construction surveys ▪ Logistics and consolidation ▪ Design coordination ▪ Facilities maintenance programs ▪ ADA, safety and quality audits & remediation ▪ Sustainability ▪ Fixture and graphic manufacturing partnerships ▪ Special initiatives. Founded in 1990, DAVACO is based in Dallas, Texas and operates offices in Toronto, Ontario. DAVACO employs over 1,000 W-2 and T-4 employees across North America.

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Friday, 10 October 2014

Industry leaders team up to bring industry’s first mobile payment and customer engagement platform to operators nationwide.

SEATTLE, Wash. (PRWEB) - Mobile managed services provider BYNDL Inc. has appointed Burdette Beckmann Inc. (BBI) as its agent to sell the BYNDL mobile payment and customer engagement platform into the U.S. vending industry. BYNDL enables operators to provide mobile payments and in-app customer support, transforming anonymous transactions into personalized interactions. Operators can drive business benefits by extending consumer relationships beyond the point of sale with BYNDL’s mobile app.

“BYNDL and BBI are a natural fit because we both understand that operators can drive business value above and beyond payments through mobility,” said Lori Salow Marshall, founder and CEO of BYNDL. “Ninety per cent of BBI’s customers run cash/coin-only machines and want to accept other forms of payment. The BYNDL service is the most cost-effective way for machines to accept credit and debit as well as PayPal and Apple Pay. Mobile payments are table stakes.”

BYNDL selected BBI because of their geographic footprint, as well as their understanding of vending operators and brand merchandising. “Understanding effective merchandising in 1.3 million snack machines and 2,000 micro markets enables BBI to better represent the value BYNDL brings beyond payments with couponing, loyalty and cross-promotions,” said Chip Kelly, president of BYNDL. “BBI impressed our team with their technical acumen and well-managed sales engagement, meeting the needs of vending operators through their field sales team of 55 vend/OCS specialists covering over 10,000 operator accounts.”

“With fewer consumers carrying cash, we view BYNDL’s mobile payments and customer engagement platform as a way for vending operators to grow their sales. BYNDL is a leading mobile payment service, but the customer engagement platform brings much more than payments alone,” said John Seeberger, vice president of BBI. “The BYNDL app gives operators a way to learn more about the consumers who buy their products, and it gives them an efficient way to capture and respond to consumer input without bothering location managers or rolling out trucks.”

BYNDL provides an open platform that can work with any mobile device, VMS, hardware, mobile app and payment processor. BBI will also sell partner hardware solutions that are compatible with BYNDL. Operators can choose the hardware solutions that best suit their needs, with the knowledge that BYNDL has the ability to work across hardware partners.

BYNDL developed its platform to help operators increase revenues, loyalty and customer engagement by leveraging the fast-growing consumer adoption of mobile technology. The BYNDL mobile payment and customer engagement platform extends consumer relationships beyond the point of sale.

Consumers can pay with their phones and report issues directly to operators through the mobile app. The platform collects consumer preference and purchase data to better understand each consumer’s history across all machines, dates and locations to provide more targeted and personalized offers.

BYNDL delivers their mobile payments, in-app customer support, and partner marketing campaigns and loyalty programs via the stand-alone BYNDL app, or through other apps or games where BYNDL software is embedded.

About BBI

Burdette Beckmann Inc. (BBI) is a sales and marketing agency that has represented snack, confectionery, beverage and food manufacturers since 1955. The company employs hundreds of sales professionals and assigns dedicated and specific sales teams to established and new business channels.


Seattle-based BYNDL Inc. is a mobile managed services provider that empowers unattended retail with a mobile payment and customer engagement platform. The BYNDL platform provides a combination of mobile tools and services to drive sales, loyalty programs, demand generation and in-app customer service, providing a personalized experience for consumers at kiosks, micro markets, digital signs and vending machines. BYNDL uses mobility to transform anonymous unattended retail transactions into a tailored, high-touch, interactive experience for brands, operators and retailers to connect with their consumers. For more information, please visit

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Friday, 10 October 2014

Connected car leader leverages experience and insight to drive automotive connectivity and Internet of Things (IoT) discussions.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) - UIEvolution, Inc., a global software company delivering innovative cloud solutions that create seamlessly connected experiences on multiple screens, announces today it has been selected to present at OPEN Automotive 2014, an event hosted by the GENIVI Alliance, on the relationship between automotive connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT). The event takes place October 8, 2014 in Detroit, bringing together key industry stakeholders and innovators to discuss the future of automotive within IoT.

Having been a pioneer in the mobile space long before smartphone applications, UIEvolution understands that the automotive industry is different than the smartphone industry; drivers want their car connected to the rest of their life, but that connection needs to be in a safe manner. UIEvolution’s products and solutions are developed with this end-user in mind. And with more than 279 million connected vehicles projected to be on the roads by 2021, and technology and services for the 'The Internet of Things' forecasted to generate global revenues in excess of $8 trillion by 2020, UIEvolution’s leadership is paramount as the 'automotive within IoT' rapidly gains attention.

UIEvolution's VP of Automotive Business Development, Peter Bentley, will join executives from Ford Motor Company and Nielsen to lead a discussion titled “The Car is Connected, Where are the Applications?”. The panel, moderated by Chris Barker, Senior Vice President at Wagener Edstrom Communications, will take place at 10:30am EST on October 8, 2014.

Jennifer Hodges, UIEvolution's VP of US Automotive, will join executives from Pandora, Wind River and Lixar IT to participate in a discussion titled “Economic Opportunity Within Automotive IoT, How is it Really Going?”. The panel, moderated by Egil Juliussen, PhD, Director & Principal Analyst at IHS iSuppli Market Research, will take place at 2:00pm EST on October 8, 2014.

UIEvolution has licensed its software technology for millions of in-vehicle systems worldwide, supplying some of the world’s largest automotive OEM and Tier 1 manufacturers including Toyota, Lexus, Clarion, DENSO, Fujitsu ten, Pioneer, Panasonic and others. To learn more about UIEvolution’s many products and solutions, visit us online at or visit with us at the OPEN Automotive 2014 on October 8, 2014.

About UIEvolution

UIEvolution is a global connected screen solutions company specializing in highly scalable mobile products and services. We help companies take full advantage of mobile to extend their brand, deliver their unique business objectives and connect the mobile lifestyle of their customers to other consumer devices; phone, tablet, TV, automotive, digital signs and more. We understand that technology and connectivity should enhance, never distract, from life experiences. From our inception in 2000, and long before it was cliché, we have called this The User’s Experience Matters. And for nearly 15 years we have made software and provided services that deliver this vision. Headquartered in Seattle with an office in Tokyo, UIEvolution has a proven track record with clients like Toyota, AT&T, Microsoft, Disney, Princess Cruises, Samsung, Mitsubishi, and NTT.

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Friday, 10 October 2014

Introducing WP−577VH: The New Wall Plate Switcher Transmitter

Kramer Introduces a New Wall Plate Switcher/Transmitter

Kramer Electronics is pleased to introduce the WP−577VH, a 2−gang Decora wall plate CATx switcher/transmitter for HDMI, VGA and stereo audio with support for RS−232 data and control.

The WP−577VH has auto switching capability. It will automatically switch to either the last connected input, or a selected priority input, and transmits the signals to a compatible DGKat twisted pair receiver (such as the TP−578H). These automatic switching features make the WP−577VH an ideal solution for a Bring−Your−Own−Device environment such as boardrooms, hotel rooms and hospitality venues. The use of Kramer DGKat technology allows for easy installation of the WP−577VH and signals can travel up to 70m (230ft) at 1080p60 over CATx cabling. The WP−577VH also has automatic analog audio detection and embedding. Stereo audio can be embedded into the signal (either HDMI or VGA) or transmitted by itself without video.

The WP−577VH can be powered via a single connection to either the transmitter or receiver through Kramer’s Power Connect Plus™ system. K−Link™ compatibilitygives the unit the flexibility to either control remote devices, or be controlled by Kramer Protocol 3000, and to send data to external RS−232 devices.

The WP−577VH provides signal reclocking and equalization, is HDTV compatible and HDCP compliant, and offers a maximum date rate of 4.95Gbps (1.65Gbps per graphic channel). The unit also passes EDID from the display to the source.

The WP−577VH is in stock and available from Kramer offices around the world.


Can I remotely switch the inputs on the device?
The K−Link functionality allows switching between data and control modes on the DGKat RS−232 lines, so that you can control the device itself (switching, mode indication, etc.) using Protocol 3000, or control an external device connected to the RS−232 port of the WP−577VH. You can also change between the two modes on the fly using a special Protocol 3000 command.

Can the device be remotely powered?
Yes. The device uses the PowerConnect Plus mechanism that allows it to be powered by a compatible remote device such as the TP−578H or the VS−62D. Note however that the WP 577VH requires more power than can be supplied by the older generation DGKat product such as the TP−572+. The WP−577VH can also supply power to a remote device, both PowerConnect and PowerConnect Plus through auto negotiation.

Can the device send an audio signal when there is not video connected?
Yes. The WP−577H supports an audio only mode. The audio is sent over a blank video to the remote receiver where it can either be de−embedded (as in the case of TP−578H) or heard on an HDMI display.

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Friday, 10 October 2014

New CELLCAST service provides high reliability and cost effectiveness.

Raleigh NC (PRWEB) - Microspace Communications is extremely excited to announce several new managed network solutions aimed directly at digital signage networks. First, within the VELOCITY CellCast service, we have introduced a no-capital expenditure (cap-ex) wireless solution for large, medium or small signage networks. Microspace’s no-cap offer allows companies to upgrade and lease a wide range of products without having to buy more equipment.

While delivering dedicated bandwidth for content delivery and now a no cap-ex hardware option, Microspace also expands how CellCast is managed in the following ways:

Pooled Data—The ability to deliver large amounts of information and a combination of various forms of video and data is an absolute necessity, which is why we created a pooled data plan that protects against overages of your network’s bandwidth.

Network Management & Custom Notifications—Network management monitoring is a key feature of Microspace’s CellCast. Our advanced monitoring and control provide a true enterprise level service with 24/7 visibility of your network. This means that sites with connectivity or hardware issues can be immediately identified and resolved from Microspace’s award winning Network Operations Center. Along with this management CellCast now offers customized notifications for individual business needs with signage networks.

Simplified Installation and Setup—In order to better serve enterprise customers’ needs of reliable content delivery connections that are easily shared with existing networks, Microspace has simplified network installation and setup. This new process allows companies to change their signage content quickly and without hassles.

In addition to signage, CellCast can also be configured and sold as a parallel network supporting failover system for retail Point of Sale (POS) transactions. This added value to current signage operators and integrators provides a secure link with an enterprise grade router to protect customer’s information.

“CellCast is the perfect solution for retail locations that require digital signage connectivity. A single CellCast router provides a fully managed wireless and Wi-Fi environment that keeps signage content off the end customer’s network, which is becoming an important issue with recent retail network security scares,” said Curt Tilly, Director of Enterprise Media, Microspace.

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Friday, 10 October 2014

Kicks off a push into bringing digital interactions to the physical retail world

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Moki (, a leading mobile software platform company, today announced that Chander Chawla, a renowned mobile industry veteran, has joined the company as vice president of marketing and product strategy. For the last 15 years Chawla has been a force of innovation in the mobile industry, leading the growth of public Wi-Fi and wearable devices at T-Mobile and National Semiconductor respectively. With Chawla on board, Moki is opening an office in Palo Alto, CA to better serve its growing customer base.

“Chander’s deep knowledge of the mobile ecosystem and proven track record of business scaling make him an ideal fit for our executive team,” said Tom Karren, CEO of Moki. “This is a key moment for such a leader to join Moki as we get into our next growth phase.”

Moki's revenues have grown more than 300 percent in the last year. The next phase of exponential growth will come from bringing the power of digital interactions to the physical retail world. In the United States alone, the annual retail sales exceed $4 trillion. Younger consumers want to be more informed in a physical retail environment and they’re bringing their digital buying habits to retail stores. Retailers are providing tablets and other devices in stores to inform the customers about products and brands. They are also using tablets to replace old point of sale terminals to do more secure transactions and understand their customers better. This convergence of digital and physical business is creating a huge opportunity for Moki.

“Moki’s explosive growth parallels the evolution of the digital business industry,” said Karren. “Companies recognize the necessity and boundless potential of utilizing mobile devices to enhance their brands, and Moki enables their visions to be carried out in the most effective, secure manner possible.”

“I am very excited about joining Moki and working with a world-class executive team to bring digital interactions to the physical retail world,” said Chawla. “We are at the beginning of a new growth S-curve in this space and Moki is the best positioned company to make it happen.”

Prior to Moki, Chawla was Managing Partner and President of Applied Innovation Advisors, where he advised the Swedish government on innovation policy for economic growth. Before Applied Innovation Advisors, Chawla held various leadership roles at National Semiconductor, T-Mobile, and SIEMENS.

As the vice president of marketing and product strategy, Chawla will focus on scaling the business globally. He will be based out of Moki’s Palo Alto office.

About Moki

Moki enables digital interactions in physical retail environments with its leading mobile software platform. The company was founded in 2012 and has enabled over 150,000 devices for digital interactions in physical environments. Moki’s platform provides management, analysis, and security to its customers.

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Thursday, 09 October 2014

New release makes Artisan platform the first to seamlessly manage apps with native and HTML5 components as one unified code base.

Artisan announced that it has extended its Mobile Experience Management (MEM) platform capabilities to hybrid apps. Companies offering native apps that include components built in HTML5 can now leverage Artisan’s integrated MEM platform to optimize the entire app without employing disparate platforms or multiple point solutions. By unifying the app management experience, Artisan has created the first and only platform to support rich analytics, A/B testing, and personalization in apps that have both HTML5 and native components as if it were one single code base.

As a sample use case, a company may build the checkout process within its native app as a web-hosted HTML5 workflow. If it wants to collect analytics on user behavior throughout that app, including the checkout process, it can leverage Artisan for both the native and HTML5 areas – rather than have to use another solution to analyze the checkout process separately. Artisan seamlessly integrates the HTML5 portion of the app with the native elements, automatically collecting and providing all of the analytics together. Artisan can then run an A/B test that modifies both the native and HTML5 components of the app as one seamless experience, regardless of which part of the app is built in which technology.

Artisan provides the first and leading MEM platform that fully integrates mobile marketing automation capabilities for apps, including push notifications and in-app messages with analytics, testing, and personalization. This unified offering empowers marketers to understand, experiment and engage with mobile customers, integrate native and hybrid apps into their overall marketing campaigns, and provide a consistent omni-channel brand experience.

“The success of a mobile app depends on the quality of the user experience, which means that companies need to be able to optimize the performance of their app holistically without worrying about the underlying technology,” said Bob Moul, CEO, Artisan Mobile. “At Artisan, we’ve fully integrated the app management process to give marketers the power to easily and quickly provide a mobile experience that keeps users engaged and coming back. Adding support for hybrid apps is another step we’ve taken to ensure marketers can focus on driving conversions rather than being bothered with time-consuming technical challenges.”

About Artisan

Artisan is the creator of the industry's first Mobile Experience Management platform. Artisan significantly accelerates the path to user engagement and creates new opportunities for business growth. By bringing the capabilities of online Customer Experience Management and Web Marketing Optimization to the mobile app world, Artisan helps organizations drive mobile adoption, retention, conversion, and revenue. Artisan is venture-backed by FirstMark Capital and is proudly located in Old City Philadelphia.

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Wednesday, 08 October 2014

By Christopher Hall,

The recent Digital Screenmedia Association Symposium in Dallas brought together a wide spectrum of technology providers, end-users and brands to explore the connected experience.

The discussions were far-reaching — some touching directly upon digital signage and some somewhat more tangentially related to the medium — and provided both practical and high-level perspectives on improving consumer engagement via connected experiences.

Marketing and engagement strategies are in many cases transitioning from the old one-to-many approach to the new one-to-one strategies and relationship building. And whether it's through mobile and loyalty or digital signage experiences the way brands build relationships and learn about their customers is undergoing seismic shifts on an ongoing basis.

"We've gone from 'Mad Men' to 'math men,'" one speaker said at last week's event, in discussing how data-driven marketing has changed her brand's approach to market. "We count everything."

Looking at engagement

The symposium's opening session, "The Shopper and the Solution," looked at how the explosive growth of interconnected experiences has led to a new way of thinking about consumer engagement. Christina Moore, the senior manager of shopper insights at Frito-Lay North America, and Tom Nix, CEO of digital signage software provider Scala, opened the day's discussion by talking about the state of omnichannel experiences as seen through the eyes of PepsiCo-Frito-Lay and Scala.

Given the constant barrage of messaging and information most people are constantly under these days from all sources, engagement efforts must be targeted, Moore and Nix said. Sending someone who never uses coupons a coupon is waste of time; marketers have to engage people in the channels they, the people, prefer.

"I think that's the biggest challenge," Moore said. "Communicating is easy … connecting is hard."

In looking at the mountain of data available to engage those consumers, Moore said the difficulty lay in understanding which metrics matter. But collecting all the data available is paramount.

"We've gone from 'Mad Men' to 'math men,'" she said. "We count everything."

Looking ahead at the retail and shopping experiences of tomorrow, Moore said she saw a future in which brick-and-mortar stores would have the same physical footprint they do now, but with much smaller amounts of space devoted to inventory and more devoted to experience areas where shoppers can take cooking classes or learn how-to — while having their groceries delivered by Amazon.

"Our society has accepted that we're going to be our own inventory picker," she said, indicating she thinks that may not be true for much longer.

Engagement though digital experiences

The aesthetics of digital signage and designing spaces, whether it's interior design or architecture, are changing — and becoming more closely intertwined.

The idea behind digital signage is now in many cases as much about providing a digital experience as about advertising a sale or delivering a message. And design, specifically the design of a physical space, is becoming more and more about connecting people to place with experiences — experiences that can be provided or enhanced by digital signage.

A look at how the two can work, and in some cases already are working, together brought Justin Molloy, the director of education for The Society for Experiential Graphic Design, together with Matt Schmitt, the president and co-founder of in-store digital media solutions provider Reflect at the Symposium.

"We don't want to just throw technology at the wall," Schmitt said during the duo's presentation, "Connecting People to Place Through Digital Experiences," that looked at how digital signage can help create the built space as an integrated design element as much as bricks or mortar are. "[Designers] want to understand how it complements the environment."

Digital signage and screen media have changed, as have the perceptions of them by outsiders, Molloy said. They are becoming viewed by architects and designers as a key part of a tool kit for creating branded experiences, and have moved beyond being seen as useful primarily for wayfinding or dynamic messaging, he said.

"Where does the screen end and where does the drywall begin?" he asked. "The traditional silos that have existed for so long have blurred."

The SEGD is a collective that bills itself as a "global, multidisciplinary community of professionals who plan, design and build experiences that connect people to place," according to its website, and it includes a range of "graphic and information designers, fabricators, architects, exhibition designers, technology integrators, interaction designers, brand strategists, students, wayfinding specialists, teachers and others who have a hand in shaping content-rich, experiential spaces."

"People are creating experiences that connect people to place," Molloy said. "They're creating that relationship between content and space."

(Click here to read a more in-depth look at this session from Digital Signage Today.)

The technology of engagement

In "The Technology of Consumer Engagement," experts looked at how engagement is more than just a screen, but the seamless experience provided by screens spread over different channels and locations working together. Scott Silverstein, the global technical marketing manager for digital communications solutions at Arrow Electronics, led a panel discussion with Greg Clore, vice president of information technology at Dave & Buster's Inc., and Tom LaPlante, CIO for TopGolf.

One of the key ideas explored in this session was the idea of offering customers as many avenues of engagement as possible, rather than trying to limit them to one approach or screen — and allowing and enabling them to pick which way to interact back with them.

"Our customers should never have to stand in line to give us money," Clore said.

Who are you engaging?

The next session, "Defining the Connected Consumer," looked more at analytics and gathering information about consumers in order to better understand them and market back to them.

Manolo Almagro, the SVP and managing director of digital and retail technologies for TPN Retail, led a panel discussion with Matt McCoy, the COO and co-founder of Scanalytics; Mike Cearley, the SVP and senior partner for global social strategy at Fleischman-Hillard; and Renee Adams, director of CRM for Radio Shack.

Cearley made a potent point, ironically, about how critical it is for brands to know their own story first before trying to know their consumers' stories.

"It's much easier to tell your story across any channel if you know what it is," he said, pointing to brands such as Nike, Red Bull and GoPro that have well-defined identities and stories to tell.

Cearley also provided a key insight when the panel was asked "How do you take data sets and turn them into insights?" His initial two-word answer was, "Smart people."

"We get overwhelmed with data because we've never had this much before … and it's only going to get more expansive," he said. "We're going to need smart people who can create a signal or music out of the noise and synthesize data."

Omnichannel is a bad idea

In the last full session, "The Future of Engagement," designed to pull the day's discussions together, Chute Gerdeman Chief Experience Officer Jim Crawford and TwoWest Chief Executive Officer Ethan Whitehill engaged in a lively discussion of the future of the connected store with Margot Myers, the director of global marketing and communications for the Platt Retail Institute.

And the topic again turned to telling stories. "Every store has a story," Whitehill said. "How do you tell that story with technology? How do we enhance that story for the shopper?"

Most retail still happens though brick-and-mortar stores, the panel said, in large part because the in-store experience still provides a sense of community and meaning. Shoppers shop for both utility and meaning, which brick and mortar provides like no other, they said.

"You do it because of the task, and the treat," Whitehill said. "Brick and mortar delivers that better than any other experience."

The biggest challenges facing retail technology and technologists are lack of imagination and lack of meaning, Crawford said. "They're just tools," he said. "We lack the discernment that can pull everything together."

Later in the discussion Crawford offered this pointed observation about the discussion about omnichannel that has taken over retail and customer engagement. "Omnichannel is a buzzword; it's the latest evolution of a bad idea. Channels are fundamentally the wrong way to think about the world."

Innovation and execution

To wrap things up at the end of the day, Ron Bowers, the SVP of business development for in-store merchandising solution and kiosk provider Frank Mayer and Associates, offered a look at "What Do We Do Now?"

Bowers said that, in order for a retail engagement strategy to be successful, the interests of the brand marketer, the retailer and the customer have to be in balance — "digital merchandising is just a tool."

"The best technology is the technology that falls away and lets the product come through," he said. "Innovation is only as good as the execution of it."

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Wednesday, 08 October 2014

Taipei, Taiwan - IBASE Technology Inc. (TASDAQ: 8050), a world-leading manufacturer of industrial motherboards and embedded systems, has launched the FWA6604 compact network appliance that is a device with four Gigabit Ethernet ports based on Intel I211-AT Gigabit Ethernet controllers. The model comes in two flavors - a fanless version powered by an Intel® Atom™ E3815, 1.46GHz processor and another one built around an Intel® Celeron® J1900, 2.0GHz processor.
The cost effective FWA6604 security appliance offers stable performance with low power consumption. It supports up to 4GB of DDR3L-1333 SO-DIMM memory and two LAN ports with advanced LAN bypass function.  Measuring 187mm by 115.8mm, the FWA6604 platform is suitable in multiple security applications including network intrusion prevention, VPN, content filtering, data leak prevention, as well as, unified threat management (UTM).
Already available, FWA6604 is delivered with a 40W power adaptor and optionally provided with a VGA and console cable. Expansion and storage are provided by one Mini PCI-E slot, one CF socket, one Micro SD socket and one SATA interface.

  •     Onboard Intel® Atom™ E3815 SoC, 1.46GHz (Fanless) / Intel® Celeron® J1900 SoC, 2.0GHz
  •     Advanced LAN Bypass
  •     4x Intel® I211-AT GbE ports
  •     1x DDR3L-1333 SO-DIMM, Max. 4GB
  •     1x CF socket, 1x SATA connector, 2x USB 2.0
  •     Support 1x 2.5” HDD

About IBASE Technology

Founded in 2000, IBASE Technology (TASDAQ: 8050) is an ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001 certified company that specializes in the design and manufacturing of industrial PC products. IBASE provides OEM/ODM services tailoring products to customers' requirements. Current product offerings from IBASE include single board computers, Mini-ITX boards, Disk-Size SBC, COM Express CPU modules, embedded systems, panel computers and network appliance for various applications in the automation, digital signage, gaming, entertainment, medical, military and networking markets. IBASE is committed to delivering innovative, practical and dependable solutions for an ever-evolving industrial computing landscape. For more information, please visit

IBASE is an Associate member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance. From modular components to market-ready systems, Intel and the 250+ global member companies of the Alliance provide the performance, connectivity, manageability, and security developers need to create smart, connected systems. Close collaboration with Intel and each other enables Alliance members to innovate with the latest technologies, helping developers deliver first-in-market solutions. Learn more at:

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Tuesday, 07 October 2014

City of Industry, CA --( Axiomtek, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, has announced the arrival of the eBOX560-880-FL, a palm-sized, fanless embedded computing system utilizing high performance Intel® Haswell ULT multi-core SoC. The eBOX560-880-FL adopts an IP40-rated rugged aluminum cold-rolled steel enclosure to withstand vibration of up to 3 Grms (with SSD) and has a unique thermal solution to support the temperature range from -20°C to +50°C (-4°F to +122°F). Supporting 4K2K resolution via HDMI, the eBOX560-880-FL is ideal for passenger information system, Kiosk, entry-level gaming, video surveillance, and other automation & embedded applications.

Axiomtek eBOX560-880-FL offers a choice of new 4th Generation Intel® Celeron® 2980U or Core™ i5 4300U SoC onboard processors, featuring lower power consumption and expanded list of useful features. The embedded box offers one 204-pin DDR3L 1600 SO-DIMM system memory supporting up to 8 GB, advanced 3D Intel HD Graphics capability without requiring the use of discrete graphics card, and Intel® platform protection technology (Execute Disable Bit) that can reduce exposure to viruses and malicious-code attacks and prevent harmful software from executing and propagating on the server or network.

“The eBOX560-880-FL is a super compact box computer measuring only 141.5 x 106 x 55 mm (5.57 x 4.17 x 2.16 inches), making this system a great choice for space-constraint environments. It is designed with rich industrial grade features to meet the demands of rugged operations. Its wide operating temperature range is unique for an embedded box of such size. In addition, the unique fanless design requires zero fan maintenance and offers dust-free and noiseless operation,” said Vincent Ji, product manager of Product & Marketing Division at Axiomtek.

The eBOX560-880-FL has one internal PCI Express Mini Card slot (USB + PCIe signal). The storage interfaces include a 2.5” SATA HDD and one mSATA. This turnkey embedded platform allows systems integrator and users to launch their application faster and enhances time-to-market, saving deployment time and cost.

The feature-rich and flexible eBOX560-880-FL offers two independent displays: DisplayPort and HDMI. To fill different application needs, the box system reserves a wide choice of I/O ports including 2 COM ports (1 x RS-232/422/485 and 1 x RS-232), four USB 3.0 ports, and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. It also supports VESA mount, wall mount, DIN-rail mount (optional) which can be used for different panels and display applications. The built-in Watchdog Timer can automatically and remotely reset the system after a crash or system error. The eBOX560-880-FL has CE certification and full power protection with OVP (over voltage protection), OCP (over current protection) and SCP (short circuit protection).

The eBOX560-880-FL is available now. For more product information or pricing, please visit Axiomtek global website or contact their sales representative at .

Main Features:

-4th Generation Intel® Celeron® 2980U 1.6 GHz or Core™ i5 4300U 1.9 GHz Haswell ULT SoC
-Wide operating temperature range from -20°C to +50°C
-One 204-pin DDR3L 1600 SO-DIMM system memory supporting up to 8 GB
-Full I/O including optional dual display via DisplayPort and 4K2K resolution HDMI
-Four USB 3.0, two COM, and two Gigabit Ethernet
-Two SMA antenna opening
-One 2.5" SATA HDD and mSATA
-One internal PCI Express Mini Card slot
-IP40-rated dust-proof construction

About Axiomtek Co., Ltd.

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), Single Board Computers and System on Modules (slot CPU card, small form factor embedded boards & SoM), Fanless & Rugged Embedded System (eBOX, tBOX and rBOX), Touch Panel Computers (TPC), Medical PCs (MPC), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Digital Signage & Displays (DS), Industrial Network and Network Appliances (NA).

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Tuesday, 07 October 2014

Editors recognize cloud providers and technology vendors with robust cloud programs for the IT Channel  

Greenville, SC - SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a leading distributor of IT products and services, today announced that it has been named to the inaugural CRN Cloud Partner Program Guide, a list of the leading technology vendors with cloud-related partner programs designed to benefit members of the indirect IT channel and their cloud initiatives. This guide offers solution providers a valuable resource for locating and exploring the IT industry's top cloud technologies, programs and offerings, and a way to connect with the organizations making these cloud technologies and partner programs available specifically through the IT channel.

SYNNEX is being recognized for ongoing efforts around the development of its CLOUDSolv program. Much of the program's success is the result of SYNNEX' ability to enable all reseller types in their cloud practice, from cloud-centric and cloud-competent to cloud novice. The program has evolved from one that simply aggregates cloud services to one that drives complete, robust solutions. SYNNEX now provides hybrid solutions that include a mix of on-premise, public cloud and device attach, along with associated cloud services. SYNNEX continues to invest ahead of the curve by adding cloud programs and services and CLOUDSolv Live events and enhancing its overall CLOUDSolv platform.

"As solution providers move from a traditional distribution model to a more service-focused approach, significant business model and process changes need to take place. SYNNEX is helping our reseller customers capture tremendous growth through the transition to cloud. Our CLOUDSolv program fully supports this transition," said Peter Larocque, President, North America Distribution, SYNNEX Corporation. "SYNNEX is proud of this recognition by CRN as we remain dedicated to enhancing our cloud strategy and helping resellers build their own cloud practice."

"Cloud computing is a game-changing technology, and it's imperative that the IT channel be able to quickly identify those organizations most deeply committed to helping solution providers grow their cloud-related revenue," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. "Each cloud provider and vendor noted by the CRN editors has been chosen based on its robust cloud partner program, as well as the unique and enthusiastic ways in which it has embraced the channel as a go-to-market strategy."

The Cloud Partner Program Guide will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at  By combining tools like the new Cloud Partner Program Guide with conferences like The Channel Company's upcoming NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo, solution providers will have access to the most relevant and up-to-date information available to advance their cloud strategies and solutions.

To learn more about CLOUDSolv through SYNNEX Corporation, visit

About SYNNEX Corporation           

SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a Fortune 500 corporation, is a leading business process services company, optimizing supply chains and providing customer care solutions for its clients. The Company distributes a broad range of information technology systems and products, and also provides systems design and integration services. The Concentrix segment offers a portfolio of end-to-end outsourced services around process optimization, customer engagement strategy and back-office automation to clients in ten identified industry verticals. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX has over 50,000 employees worldwide. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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Tuesday, 07 October 2014

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Copenhagen, Denmark - Scala, Inc. has announced it is driving a very large-scale digital signage network, running over 500 screens across 20 medical facilities, on behalf of Region Hovedstaden, the regional authority of Copenhagen, Denmark - /
The Scala network, named Info-TV, centralises relevant national, regional, facility and department-level healthcare information on-screen to provide information to people located in the waiting rooms of the facilities run by the authority.

Deployed by local Scala system integrator ATEA following a public tender for centralised digital signage and support, Info-TV is part of a project by Region Hovedstaden to improve overall patient satisfaction during their interactions with the public healthcare system.

The deployment at Region Hovedstaden includes 520 Scala players, driving a similar number of 42” and 55” screens split into a dynamic frame and a scroll feed.

Scala was chosen because it was a proven digital signage technology platform that could handle the complexity of the project and provide easy management of the content on each screen coming from different ‘broadcasters’: the region, the hospital and the clinical department.

“We are managing 500 discrete playlists and channels, no two channels are similar,” explained Jacob Simonsen, technical project leader and consultant at Region Hovedstaden. “Using the Scala player and content manager, we can schedule, plan and manage different types of programming and manage this great volume of content in a centralised manner. Scala was the only provider that could handle the management and distribution of content to such a wide network.”

Anders Rusbjerg Jensen, product manager at ATEA, noted that the excellent teamwork of both ATEA and Scala Nordic was key to the success of the Scala solution. “We really enjoyed the challenge of working with an organisation the size of Region Hovedstaden. We are certain that the positive collaboration between all of our teams ensured that the customer was always at the receiving end of fast and professional service.”

About Region Hovedstaden
Region Hovedstaden, known as The Capital Region of Denmark in English:

• manages hospitals, performs research, provide mental health service, provide services for the disabled and undertakes environmental duties;
• collaborates with municipalities and the business community on developments concerning traffic, business and education;
• is a public authority headed by democratically elected politicians.

About ATEA

Atea ( is the leading Nordic and Baltic supplier of IT infrastructure with approximately 6,100 employees. Atea is present in 83 cities in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Atea delivers IT products from leading vendors and assist its customers with specialist competencies within IT infrastructure services with its approximately 3,700 consultants and 7,500 technology certifications.

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.

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Tuesday, 07 October 2014

Greece-based telecommunications company, WIND Hellas, recently launched a new store that promises to transform the way their customers shop.

As one of the largest telecommunication companies in Greece, WIND Hellas has opened its first new concept store in Marousi, Athens with an impressive launch. The newly refurbished store utilises several digitally interactive displays in a bid to reduce paper, eliminate pushy face-to-face sales and ultimately enhance the experience for the shopper.

In a dramatic drive to provide shoppers with a higher level of autonomy WIND has enlisted help from Acquire Digital to develop advanced digital point of sale (POS) systems that assist with the sales of handsets, mobile phone plans and broadband.

Mr. Kostas Tsaganos, WIND Chief Commercial Officer, at the launch said, ‘With the launch of our new stores we re-introduce WIND into the Greek retail market. We have completely changed the customer experience by creating a store that is digital, innovative, unique in the Greek market, and at the same time, is human-centric and friendly. Our investment will boost the market and at the same time will provide the Greek customer with a retail experience of international level.’ Customers can now easily determine product suitability by using the interactive POS display, comparing key features like camera spec and phone memory while simultaneously obtaining a comparison of monthly charges.

The store now boasts a large touch screen POS wall, which allows customers to browse handsets and tariffs; and an innovative Top 5 table top which displays physical mobile handsets in the more traditional fashion but plays engaging videos when handsets are picked up by customers.  Neil Farr, Managing Director at Acquire Digital said, ‘one of the major challenges for the team was primarily understanding the vast array of tariffs available in Greece. We had to find a way of presenting these in a simpler format while providing customers with the ability to discover the best options and deals for them.’

The POS wall is powered by the advance Acquire software engine and underwent further development to create a unique solution designed for the project. The end-user interface, comprising of an easy-to-up-date database was also specifically designed by the Acquire team to enable shop staff to make easy and instant changes to data displayed on the digital screens.

Neil Farr attended the opening of store and added, ‘this is a great investment for WIND and one that will set them apart from its competitors. At a time when other UK-based mobile phone companies are going into administration it is clear that mobile phone companies are not exempt from falling behind as a result of failing to move with the times. By working with us WIND have succeeded in making their in-store experience much more appealing by empowering the customer.’

WIND will continue to work collaboratively with Acquire Digital to roll out the concept store across the country by the end of 2015.

About Acquire Digital

Acquire Digital, part of the Working Solutions Group was established in 1997. Based in the UK the company specialise in the development of software for interactive solutions and Digital Signage content management.  As well as their award-winning product range they also develop pioneering custom-built solutions to clients across all industries and sectors.

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

About WIND Hellas

WIND Hellas is one of the major Companies in Greece with more than 3.5 million customers. WIND was founded in 1992, and within 20 years has been established as a technology pioneer and has offered innovative products that revolutionised communication.

Today, WIND Hellas is the only integrated telecom operator in Greece offering Mobile, Fixed and Internet services, from a single point of sale and service, under a single bill.

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Tuesday, 07 October 2014

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – From October 29 to 31, CAYIN will take part in Integrated Systems Russia. CAYIN will take this opportunity to debut SMP-NEO series digital signage players and to showcase how digital signage plays a powerful touchpoint across different applications in the new omnichannel world.
SMP-NEO has a whole new user interface. Integrating the cloud service, web-based skin editor, intelligent scheduling, and a variety of multimedia formats, SMP-NEO allows users to easily design and manage their own digital content. Moreover, the unprecedented integrations with popular web services such as Twitter, weather, news, and video streaming and with other external devices, including touch screens and mobile devices, can provide interactive applications with great flexibility and successfully create competitive advantages for any business.

Ravel Chi, vice president of CAYIN Technology, said, “The high performance of SMP-NEO series can greatly enhance the efficiency and innovation of communication. During the show, visitors will be able to experience the possibilities of interactive digital signage for diverse communication. ”

With the adjustment in economic structure, Russia’s investment potential has once again received attention recently. By attending the Seventh Integrated Systems Russia, CAYIN hopes to provide state-of-the-art digital signage solutions and further cultivate close relationships with local digital signage partners.

CAYIN sincerely welcomes you to visit us from October 29 to 31 in Moscow Exhibition Centers. More innovative digital signage solutions will be unveiled during the show. Booth No. 2-239

About CAYIN Technology

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

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Thursday, 02 October 2014

Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc., is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About one in eight women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

During the month of October Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. has planned a variety of companywide events, to raise money and support Breast Cancer Awareness. Visually, our corporate website will go “pink” in recognition of Breast Cancer awareness and benefit the cause.

Fund raising proceeds will benefit Aurora Health Care Foundation’s “Pink Possible” program, which provides breast cancer education, prevention and survivorship activities. Specifically funds will be used to help support community outreach that emphasizes the importance of screenings and early detection, as well as provide patients with information and resources designed to improve their knowledge about the disease and overall quality of life before, during and after treatment.

Aurora Health Care is the leading breast cancer care provider in Wisconsin, and is home to seven Comprehensive Breast Health Centers.

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Thursday, 02 October 2014

Easy-to-operate country-wide Android digital signage network enables ClearChannel internal communications news content to be run centrally from Paris headquarters

Tel Aviv, Israel, - NoviSign announces today that ClearChannel Outdoor (NYSE:CCO) has deployed its innovative digital signage platform across their whole network of 37 offices in France, ClearChannel’s second biggest market globally. The service is used to operate ClearChannel News – the company’s internal digital news service that shows client project examples, client wins, local news, weather & traffic and internal corporate updates.

Regis Taine, Technical Director at ClearChannel France, selected the system and had it up and running within just two months from the start of testing. "The system runs on Android, requires no work from the IT department to install and maintain, and is inexpensive. That is why we chose NoviSign", explains Mr Taine. 1-2 screens in every office run a playlist of constantly revolving, locally relevant content. The system is mangaged by the central communications department in Paris using simple web-based cloud-hosted tools, and replaced a range of internal newsletters and emails.

"We are delighted that such a large company as ClearChannel Outdoor trusts us with their internal communications on a daily basis," said Gil Matzliah, CEO of NoviSign. "We work hard to deliver a reliable and scalable service, with an intuitive user interface and customers like ClearChannel demonstrate our ability to satisfy the high demands of enterprise clients, delivered at an attractive price."

About Novisign

( NoviSign offers Digital Signage Software as a Service – Your dynamic digital sign will be up and running in minutes with NoviSign Web-based service to load and broadcast your sign screens. Update your advertising campaign by locale, event, and time to attract potential buyers to your store, service, website and more. Low-cost software as service, no special hardware needed and easy setup! More than 5000 customers trust NoviSign for their digital signage needs.

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Wednesday, 01 October 2014

MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors and Signage solutions, has announced that it will showcase its latest innovations for work and play at GITEX Technology Week 2014. The event, which takes place from October 12th to 16th in Dubai, UAE, will see MMD exhibiting its latest products featuring the company’s brand-new SoftBlue display technology. The company will also show off its UltraClear 4K displays, gaming monitors that feature NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology.

Large Screen Sizes and Higher Resolution

Among new products to be showcased at the event, include the company’s 288P6 UltraClear 4K monitor.  Four times the resolution of a Full HD monitor, these displays offer more screen space and clarity for detail-rich entertainment such as movies and games, as well as data-intensive office applications.

Philips BDM3470 will also be on display – this is an UltraWide QHD that offers an aspect ratio of 21:9, in addition to offering panoramic view for more productivity and viewing area.

Designed for the wellbeing of your eyes

Philips will also showcase display solutions that come with the brand-new Philips SoftBlue display. This technology reduces eye fatigue by eliminating emissions of blue light at harmful wavelengths.

Home and Office of the Future

By eliminating the need to have individual desktops for each employee, the Philips cloud base this new solution offers support for both VMware infrastructure and Citrix infrastructure, two of the most popular virtualization service providers in the world.

In addition, the company will also show off its range of multi-touch Smart All-in-Ones that are powered by the Android operating system. These smart all-in-ones take tasks such as streaming HD videos, music, e-Learning, and web surfing to a whole new level.

Level up Your Game

Gamers visiting GITEX Technology Week will be also showcased the brand new Philips NVIDIA G-SYNC gaming monitor. Ensuring the smoothest gaming experience, this 27-inch monitor updates content nearly 2.5 times faster than a standard monitor, giving players the split-second response speed.

Signage Solutions on Focus

At GITEX Technology Week 2014, MMD, the brand license partner for Philips Signage Solutions will launch for the very first time, the BDL5588XL 55-inch Ultra Narrow Video Wall Display unit. The stunning display unit comes with an ultra-narrow bezel of 3.5 mm active-to-active, and offers impactful picture quality, thus allowing users to create the most memorable visual experience.  The video wall display unit also comes with SmartPower technology for energy saving capabilities and FailOver to keep your content up and running. In addition to the new video wall launch, the Signage division will present Philips Multi-Touch solutions and Professional Philips Signage Displays for 24/7 use.

A New Chapter in Hospitality TV

In addition, TP Vision will also showcase its 47-inch Signature Professional LED TV - the 47HFL7009D/12. The new 47-inch masterpiece Philips hospitality TV is like a painting on your wall, because it is a bezel-less LED TV. The Philips 7009 features' Ambilight as well as a complete set of hospitality features and offers Philips OXIGEN. Philips' OXIGEN is a unique connectivity and management feature that offers Smart TV apps with many dedicated services for the hospitality sector.

"GITEX offers us a unique opportunity to get out and actually meet our partners and customers in the region," explained Vineeth Sebastian, Regional Sales Director MEA. "It gives us the chance to get first-hand feedback about our products and solutions. We realize the importance display technologies will play in the future of ICT and recognize significant opportunities to expand our client base here. At GITEX, we not only aim to solidify our leadership position in the region’s display solutions segment by offering cutting-edge solutions and products, but also to continue at pioneering new market opportunities."

You can see the wide range of world class Philips display solutions during GITEX Technology Week 2014 at their stand C8-30 at Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE.

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