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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Animators, movie studios, graphic designers and desktop power users benefit from powerful color calibration, profiling and control fFunctions

CHICAGO, Apr 30, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NEC Display Solutions of America , a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced Linux versions today of its SpectraView II™ software and MultiProfiler control application to better serve users in color-critical professions.

The SpectraViewII calibration software provides automatic monitor color calibration and profiling functions for supported NEC display monitor models. It uses a closed-loop process of measurements leveraging external sensors to make adjustments to a monitor’s lookup tables (LUTs) that provide for accurate, stable and repeatable calibration.

MultiProfiler was designed as a companion to NEC’s MultiSync PA and P Series professional displays and provides management of the technology in these models through an easy-to-use application, including complete control of the built-in Picture Mode presets and the ability to load ICC color profiles into the presets. MultiProfiler also enables keyboard shortcuts for common display functions like changing picture modes or inputs.

“Animators, movie studio professionals, graphic designers and desktop power users working in Linux now have access to the same color-critical and time saving tools as their colleagues using Apple’s Mac OS or Microsoft Windows,” said Art Marshall, Product Manager for Professional Desktop and Medical Displays at NEC Display Solutions. “SpectraView and MultiProfiler for Linux give them the color accuracy, control and versatility to drive productivity and better business results.”

"Linux support in the SpectraViewII software is a distinct advantage for us,” said Terry Bates, Director of Technology at Bron Studios, a British Columbia-based company focused on the development, production and exploitation of original live-action and animated motion pictures and series television. “Having native support on our primary development platform simplifies the process of calibration and conformance. The addition of support for our Photo Research PR-655 has further simplified our calibration procedure into a single process and reduced the hands-on time required.”

The MultiSync PA Series features a custom-designed color processor called the SpectraView Engine. The sophisticated processor utilizes internal luminance, temperature and time monitoring of the display as well as individual characterization and calibration of each unit during production to deliver high levels of color control, accuracy and stability.

The wide color gamut and high-contrast ratio LCD panels used on these monitors, coupled with the SpectraView Engine, accurately emulate color spaces like AdobeRGB, DCI, REC 709, sRGB, DICOM as well as fully customizable color gamuts and tone response curves (TRCs).

Several additional professional grade features also have been added to SpectraView. PhotoResearch spectroradiometers can now be used for calibration, which is ideal for users who require the ultimate in color accuracy by using these lab grade instruments. In addition, these sensors can be used to update the factory calibration data for newer MultiSync PA Series displays. Moreover, SpectraView now supports calibration to BT.1886, which has been adopted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as recommended for flat panels used in HDTV studio production.

Both SpectraView and MultiProfiler support 64-bit versions of Ubuntu 10.04 and higher, and variants including RedHat, CentOS and SUSE.

SpectraViewII is available for download by licensed users now at , for a $99 purchase at , or in an NEC professional display bundled with the SpectraView Pro Kit (SVII-PRO-KIT).

MultiProfiler is also available for free now at .

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.

SOURCE: NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Axiomtek’s OPS885, the World’s First IPSS compliant OPS Digital Signage Player

Taipei, Taiwan – With the explosive growth of digital marketing, along with traditional advertising channels, people are accustomed to receiving marketing messages from various sources each day. Digital signage advertisement can be the most effective tool to help differentiate from the competition, solidify brand positioning and communicate key messages. Unlike advertising through traditional media, advertising via digital signage can display dynamic content that can be quickly adapted and customized to the audience. The ever-changing technology has increased the level of sophistication of digital signage as a marketing medium. It can provide interactive features, human face detection, proactive detection, and 3D animation. Its effects can be immediate and highly influential to a consumer’s buying decision. Its benefits include flexibility and enhanced consumer experience. Digital signage advertisements are known to be one of the most effective tools to attract audience’s attention, effectively promote branding attributes and ultimately increase sales.

“In the past, a few different standards were in place for digital signage solutions, resulting in compatibility and interoperability issues between media players and displays.  Intel’s IPSS and OPS standards have helped solve these issues. Axiomtek has contributed its input and continued to work closely with Intel to streamline the design of digital signage solutions. IPSS/OPS compliant, Axiomtek signage players meet today's complex digital signage market needs. The advanced OPS885 pluggable signage player enables digital signage manufacturers to simplify the installation and maintenance. The system can be deployed faster at a lower cost and greatly enhance time to market and sales,” said Robert Wang, Director of Sales & Marketing of the Digital Signage Business Unit at Axiomtek.

Axiomtek’s OPS885 was awarded the 2014 Taiwan Excellence Award from Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs for its excellence in quality, design and research and development (R&D). The OPS885 is the world’s first Intelligent Pluggable Systems Specification (IPSS) compliant OPS digital signage player. Based on the requirements of the Intel® Intelligent Pluggable Systems Specification standard and unique system design, the OPS885 is an all-in-one solution that eases system integration and simplifies the design and deployment process as well as the management of digital signage networks. The award-winning OPS885 offers high performance and reliability of the 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor and Mobile Intel® QM87 Express chipset. It also offers superb graphic capability and support 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolutions, the highest-resolution signal available via broadcast media. This exceptional signage player comes with Intel® Active Management Technology 9.0 (AMT 9.0) for convenient remote diagnosis and cost-effective maintenance. It also features Intel® Retail Client Manager (Intel® RCM), a software solution that provides easy access to content and system management as well as business intelligence by integrating an easy-to-use digital signage content management system with analytics. Axiomtek’s OPS885 is an ideal choice for use in various environments including at shopping malls, corporate offices, education facilities, religious organizations, financial institutions, mass transit facilities, retail stores, restaurants and performing art centers.

For more information about digital signage players or ODM/OEM projects, please visit our global website or contact our sales representative at .  

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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Omnivex Moxie 6.11 continues to help organizations effectively share real-time content and data

Toronto, ON – Today Omnivex announced the release of the newest version of Omnivex Moxie. Moxie 6.11 provides several new tools that will significantly reduce the time required to develop complex content. Users can add sophisticated logic to their design without any coding or scripting using Moxie’s wizards. Moxie 6.11 also allows users to easily place multiple levels of content within other content, so they can design their own widgets and templates for reuse in multiple designs. Since design assets can be data dependent, they can produce a single design that with automatically customize itself for each location, significantly reducing the time and labor needed by other systems.

Also featured in Moxie 6.11 is a new video control feature for media that support kiosk applications, allowing customers to control viewing of video files at their own pace independent of any other Players that are running. Designers can decide which controls to expose, where to place them and what form they should take.

The Moxie sync service has been extended to allow multiple servers to share content and data based on requirements. This allows organizations to support independent departments or organizations with common and independent assets based on their business needs. It also allows them to easily ingest 3rd party file contributions automatically along with metadata governing its use and placement.

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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

UIEvolution has teamed with, a leading e-commerce retailer, to develop their new mobile website design: The site enhances the viewing experience of its mobile responsive 2website visitors with a responsive web design that is optimized for viewing on any device or screen size.

With more consumers accessing websites from their phones and mobile devices, designing a website to serve all platforms has become a tremendous feat. Responsive design means that the website can be viewed just as easily on a smartphone or tablet as on a desktop or even a TV screen, displaying the most appropriate web page layout that maximizes the customer experience.

Working together with UIEvolution, TireBuyer took their existing website and rebuilt the site to provide cross-browser and multiple device compatibility that adjusts automatically to suit the size of the web browser it is being viewed on.

“We have updated the look and feel of our mobile site to enhance our mobile customers’ shopping experience,” stated Mark Staudinger, President and CEO of TireBuyer. “UIEvolution’s deep mobile expertise was extremely helpful in building on the overall consumer experience we were looking for. With our new responsive site, we can give our customers a seamless shopping experience that is easier, whether on a desktop, tablet or mobile device.”

In the growing age of mobile browsers, consumers expect websites to function the same way across all devices. The new site ensures mobile website visitors can easily browse tire products, view detailed pages, purchase directly from their smartphones/tablets or easily find a local retail store. All elements of the page are sized and styled according to a smaller screen to deliver an enhanced user experience. Mobile visitors now have an improved display and navigation process using smaller menu bars throughout the site. They also experience a mobile-tailored map section embedded within the Installer section.

“UIEvolution is pleased to work with TireBuyer,” said Chris Ruff, CEO and President of UIEvolution. “TireBuyer truly understands that responsive design is ideal for their e-commerce business, offering a consistent overall design and customer experience across all devices. The TireBuyer mobile site provides a great shopping experience on mobile devices which, in turn, provides increased revenue generation with reduced chances of abandoned carts.”

With the mobile responsive design website, TireBuyer was able to keep the desktop site intact while adding a fully function custom mobile site, both designed to offer a simplistic and informed buying experience for all consumers that funnels purchases to local dealers.

To find out more about responsive design websites and how UIEvolution can help make your site stand out from the competition, please contact us today!  Email us at or call us at 425-460-0860.

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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Founding Director Salvini assuming Chair Of Organization focused on driving R&D, commercialization in thriving sector.

KITCHENER, Ont. – Christie® Chief Technology Officer Paul Salvini has been appointed chairman of the board of directors for the GRAND NCE, a federally-funded organization set up to drive research and development and the commercialization of Canada’s thriving digital media sector.

A founding director of GRAND, Dr. Salvini was named chair at a board meeting in late March, and immediately assumed his duties. Founding chairman Dr. Ian Kyer is providing guidance during the transition, and Salvini is also working closely with incoming scientific director Dr. Eugene Fiume, a University of Toronto professor.

"2014 is a renewal year for the organization, so this is an ideal time to make this transition," said Salvini, explaining the organization’s first five-year funding cycle will be completed this year and GRAND is now preparing for its second five-year cycle.

"We’ll be making the case in Ottawa that we need to continue to boot-strap the research and drive ideas to commercialization, so that Canada continues to be a leader in digital media, and doesn’t instead fall behind," explained Salvini.

Salvini’s day job is guiding R&D for Christie, broadly recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. Christie’s product line ranges from state-of-the-art cinema projection systems to mission critical command center display walls and systems. Much of that work emanates from Christie’s R&D hub in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.

GRAND NCE is a Network of Centres of Excellence that supports 23 research projects, divided into seven cross-pollinating themes that involve researchers at 27 universities across Canada. The organization has more than 60 industry, government, and non-profit partners. The goal of the GRAND NCE (Graphics, Animation and New Media / Graphisme, animation et nouveaux médias NCE Inc.) is to address complex issues in digital media, and transform multidisciplinary research into user-centred solutions. GRAND was created to explore the use and application of digital media in a variety of settings including entertainment, healthcare, education, environmental sustainability, and public policy.

Broadly, GRAND is helping drive the digital media sector forward by fostering a robust policy environment, focusing R&D on solution-driven products and services, encouraging collaboration, and both teaching and mentoring the next generation of digital media innovators.

"Paul Salvini has been a strong supporter and advocate for GRAND in his role on the board of directors," said GRAND’s current scientific director, Dr. Kellogg Booth. "We look forward to Paul’s continued leadership as the new chair of our board. Christie Digital is a key international player that is a valuable partner for GRAND. This type of engagement with the receptor community is essential for GRAND’s ongoing success." GRAND does its work across seven cross-pollinating themes that have been identified as the GRAND Challenge areas that will be the focus during the second five-year funding cycle.

  •     Living with Big Data (DATA).
  •     Digital Citizenship and Civic Engagement (CITIZENSHIP).
  •     Entertainment in an Always-Connected World (ENTERTAINMENT).
  •     Learning in the Digital Age (LEARNING).
  •     Patient-centred Healthcare and Wellness (HEALTH).
  •     Sustainable Communities (SUSTAINABILITY).
  •     Work in a Global Economy (WORK).

Salvini said the next period for GRAND will be very much about building on the world-class work done since inception. “We’ve done some remarkable research work across the country, and we’ve generated some highly qualified individuals,” he explained, “and now it’s time for them to create some real innovation either working with existing companies or building something on their own.”

"In our second five-year cycle GRAND will place increased emphasis on the needs of its industry partners,” said Dr. Eugene Fiume, who will assume the role of scientific director for GRAND next January. “We will be looking to Paul and others for guidance for how to best achieve the goals we have set."

Some of the exciting work emerging from GRAND programs will be on display in Ottawa next month at GRAND 2014, the network’s fifth annual conference and a showcase for the full range of multi-disciplinary digital media research and innovation work that’s spanning 27 universities across Canada.


The GRAND NCE (Graphics, Animation and New Media / Graphisme, animation et nouveaux médias NCE Inc.) is Canada’s largest digital media research network and knowledge mobilization engine with the goal of improving the quality of life of all Canadians and maintaining Canada’s role as a significant player in the global digital economy. Launched in 2009 through the federally funded Networks of Centres of Excellence program, GRAND addresses complex issues in digital media through receptor-driven interdisciplinary research, training, partnerships, and policies, as well as through the commercial development of emerging research technologies and innovation.

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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Christie® is a trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., registered in the United States of America and certain other countries.

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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Germantown, Md., — Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced that it has been awarded a contract by SSL Digital (Satellite Store Link) for 1,400 HX90 broadband satellite terminals to deliver digital video and signage content to Banorte - Ixe, the third largest bank in Mexico.

SSL Digital, a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo Medcom, will manage the network based on a previously operational Hughes HX System, distributing training videos, advertising, and other visual content to bank customers and employees. Terminals will be installed by SSL Digital at more than 1,300 Banorte Ixe branches plus corporate buildings across the country, with Hughes providing local technical support, including network design, configuration, and service from its Mexico City office.

“The efficiency and reliability of the HX System has been excellent, and the scalability enables us to effectively deliver new services to clients such as Banorte - Ixe,” said William Narchi, CEO of SSL Digital. “Hughes has been a great supplier to SSL since 2009, delivering reliable technology and expert technical support.”

SSL Digital is the largest service provider of digital signage solutions to banks in Mexico, managing more than 13,000 screens across 7,500 locations. The new service will give Banorte - Ixe visually interactive technologies to improve the banking experience and communicate more effectively with customers.

With a powerful set of capabilities, including up to 60 Mbps of multicast throughput, the HX90 is an ideal platform for delivering digital signage services to many locations.

“Research shows that digital signage in banks influences customer purchase behavior, driving demand for new services such as online bill paying, direct deposit, and new mortgages or refinancing,” said Nick Marzella, vice president of Latin America sales at Hughes. “We are honored that SSL Digital has expanded its HX System in order to deliver this critical content to its most prestigious banking customer in Mexico.

About SSL Digital

SSL (Satellite Store Link), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grupo Medcom, provides an integrated corporate communications solution offering services such as Multicast, Dynamic Digital Signage and more. SSL provides complete design, installation, network management, advertising, content development and technical support principally for clients in the sectors of retail banking, pharmaceutical, convenience stores, and more generally, sectors with a highly dispersed network of retail outlets. Based in Mexico City, SSL operates its own private teleport and data center for its customers, offering maximum confidentiality and security. Visit for more information.

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 4 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit

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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Second largest bank in Russia to upgrade its ATM fleet with advanced NCR software and hardware

MOSCOW--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, today announced it has begun modernizing the ATM network of VTB24, one of the leading providers of financial services in Russia, with NCR SelfServ™ cash recycling functionality. The modular self-service systems help to improve the quality and reliability of service and make everyday financial transactions more convenient for customers.

A cash recycling ATM dispenses cash deposited by one customer to the next customer withdrawing money. The cash recycling feature has been approved by the Russian Central Bank in early 2013. Since then, VTB24 has upgraded 65 of the existing intelligent deposit ATMs within its network to recycling functionality in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Cash recycling allows VTB24 to free up their bank tellers to provide superior customer service and engage new clients. At the same time, the bank reduces the number of monthly visits from CITs by half because the ATM does not have to be replenished as often, thus reducing costs for cash collection.

“The implementation of cash recycling functionality will allow us to reduce operational expenses of our ATM network as the number of replenishments will be decreased. Also, the ATMs don’t have to be carried to the plant but are upgraded in the branch. As a result, our customers profit from higher network availability,” commented Aleksey Degtyarev, vice president and head of the self-service network of VTB24. “This is the first project in Russia of such kind. Overall, the cooperation with NCR has been so positive we will continue the modernization in several megacities this year.”

The plan is to upgrade more than 100 units in other regions of Russia and to buy additional cash recyclers throughout 2014.

“With the Central Bank’s approval of the cash recycling module, financial institutions throughout Russia are now evaluating and making plans to upgrade their ATM networks in order to effectively interact with their customers and secure their position as an attractive financial institution," emphasizes Igor Stukanov, Area Industry Leader Finance at NCR Russia. “We are proud to lead this modernization project with one of the leading banks in Russia. As banks begin to upgrade their network, it is important that they turn to a solutions provider with experience. NCR is the leading ATM supplier for over 27 years.”

About VTB24 Bank

VTB24 Bank is one of the major players on the Russian Retail banking services market. We are part of the international VTB Bank Group and focus on servicing of individuals, private businessmen, and small businesses. The Bank network includes 1024 branches and subsidiary offices in 72 regions of Russia. We offer basic banking products to our clients that are accepted in the international financial practices. The Bank’s staff adheres to the values and principles of the international VTB Bank Group. One of the Group’s major tasks is the maintenance and improvement of the developed financial system (

About NCR

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 485 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with approximately 29,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Moki’s Launcher Helps PayAnywhere Storefront Deliver a New Payment Processing Solution for Small Businesses

SALT LAKE CITY – Moki (, the leader in mobile app security and operations, today announced it has partnered with North American Bancard (NAB) to secure and manage its mobile point-of-sales solutions for in-store payment processing. NAB is delivering its new mobile payment platform, PayAnywhere Storefront, on custom-built in-store kiosks controlled by Moki’s Launcher.

PayAnywhere provides the usability and low operating costs to brick-and-mortar businesses previously available only through mobile payment apps. The result is a more intelligent, intuitive and user-friendly way to process in-store payments, while also securely minimizing hardware and processing costs.

The payment solution uses a purpose-built Android device to create a custom merchant experience. Launcher enables PayAnywhere Storefront to control which apps are available to its merchants, remotely configure the user experience, and silently update critical apps without requiring user intervention.

“We needed to create a mobile point-of-sale solution that kept costs to our customers at a minimum while creating a secure and merchant-friendly experience,” said Tracy Metzger, Chief Information Security Officer at North American Bancard. “By integrating Moki’s Launcher into our PayAnywhere Storefront solution, we were able to do just that.”

“Moki’s solutions allow forward-thinking companies like North American Bancard to use mobile technology to engage customers in more meaningful ways,” said Tom Karren, CEO and co-founder of Moki. “For anyone building a controlled kiosk solution using Android devices, Launcher delivers the best customized experience for users, while maintaining the security needed to protect critical data.”

Launcher provides secure, customized and remotely controllable desktop experiences for Android. Key features include control of app availability and app updates, configurable home screen branding and screen-savers and secure monitoring and tracking of deployed devices.

To learn more about Launcher from Moki, please visit
For more information about PayAnywhere, visit   
About North American Bancard

North American Bancard helps clients succeed in all facets of merchant payment processing, including solutions for Credit, Debit, EBT, Check Conversion and Guarantee, Gift & Loyalty Cards and much more. NAB processes more than $16 billion per year in payment transactions and is a trusted payment solutions provider for over 250,000 businesses throughout the United States.

About Moki

Moki helps enterprises thrive in the app era through solutions that secure, monitor and support mobile apps. These solutions are used by enterprises across a variety of industries to create a more secure mobile app infrastructure. Moki’s mission is simple: secure mobile apps through visibility, insights and runtime security.

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA /24-7PressRelease/ -- DFI TECH today announced the availability of its latest solution to power the Digital Signage and Kiosk industries' most challenging environments. The F80 is designed around Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC), defining a new smaller form factor, providing more speed and processing power, while also supporting up to two high definition displays with Intel's HD graphics.

"We continue to develop innovative, industry leading solutions that solve real problems with the release of our F80 solution for Digital Signage and Interactive Kiosks" said David Lu, CEO of DFI TECH. "Our enhancements to Intel's NUC, address a variety of limitations and enable us to deliver advanced computing capabilities to support a variety of applications in extreme environments."

In designing the F80, DFI TECH created several enhancements and modifications to the NUC that essentially redefine it, extending its use across a variety of more extreme applications, such as high heat and heavy dust environments.

DFI TECH also addressed several overheating issues with the NUC, while simultaneously removing all moving parts, making the F80 fanless and less prone to accumulating dust in the unit. Going fanless also enables reduced acoustic impact. These innovations greatly enhance the usage of the F80 in automotive, hospitality, industrial automation, and other rugged environments requiring high reliability and extended life.

The smaller form factor also enables the F80 to be used in a number of applications not previously feasible. In-vehicle use, restaurant kitchens, cosmetic counters, manufacturing floors, and hotel rooms are just a few of the environments requiring a compact form factor that the F80 excels in.

Even with the smaller form factor and reduced footprint, DFI TECH also added several expansion slots to cater to environments that might require multiple monitors, keyboards, POS, bar coding, touch screen and other requirements.

The F80 is available for immediate order. To learn more about the F80, please call DFI TECH at (916) 568-1234 or visit our website at

About DFI Tech

For over 30 years DFI Tech has been a leading provider of hard systems tailored to meet the unique needs of companies in several industries, including Gaming, Digital Signage, Interactive Kiosks, Industrial Automation, Medical, and Broadcast. Well known for their custom integration services, multi-year lifecycle support, and extremely responsive customer service, DFI continues to lead the industry in delivering innovative solutions that meet the needs of demanding applications in a variety of industries. To learn more, call (916) 568-1234, email us at , or visit our website at

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Exceptional performance leads to supplier award

WOKINGHAM, UK - Wincor Nixdorf, the retail and banking solutions provider, today announced that Tesco, one of the world's leading retailers, has named it ‘2013 IT Supplier of the Year' for outstanding performance providing end-to-end IT solutions including hardware and services. This is the second consecutive year that Wincor Nixdorf has received a supplier accolade thanks to its commitment to excellence, and the first year that Tesco has named it overall IT supplier of the year.

Over 2013 Wincor Nixdorf delivered a number of outstanding projects to Tesco, most notably ensuring 100 percent availability of all checkout terminals across the retailer's European store network during the critical 22nd-23rd December shopping days. This highlight followed a year of exceptional service delivery during which time Wincor Nixdorf ensured high availability of checkout terminals month after month.

In addition to this, Wincor Nixdorf also piloted its latest cash solutions to very positive feedback and deployed its system integrator model - where Wincor Nixdorf is the primary IT service provider - across Asia, Malaysia and China. This model simplifies Tesco's business processes as it only needs one point of contact rather than having to deal with multiple suppliers and thanks to its success in Malaysia and China, Wincor Nixdorf is now looking to expand this to Thailand and South Korea.

Mike McNamara, CIO at Tesco said, "Wincor Nixdorf consistently goes above and beyond our expectations to deliver successful IT projects that optimise our business operations. Furthermore, the team's service delivery is second-to-none and the fact that they were able to ensure 100% availability of all our checkout terminals during the busiest days of the Christmas season demonstrates this. As a strategic partner, Wincor Nixdorf is constantly looking for new ways to help achieve our core business objectives and is integral in helping us realise our number one priority - ensuring customers get a seamless shopping experience."

Craig Bevan, Wincor Nixdorf's Tesco General Manager commented, "We are delighted that Tesco has named us ‘2013 IT Supplier of the Year', taking our award for ‘Service Supplier of the Year' in 2012 one step further. We are committed to delivering first-class solutions every day and it is great that Tesco has recognised this. Continuous improvement is integral to how we operate so we look forward to continuing to raise the bar over 2014 to help Tesco achieve its business objectives."

Tesco and Wincor Nixdorf have a long-standing partnership that began over 20 years ago when the British retailer placed its first order for POS systems. In May 2012, Tesco transferred maintenance and service of all hardware systems for 2,700 stores in its British and Irish home markets to Wincor Nixdorf. This came on top of the service business for 1,000 stores in five Central and Eastern European countries already under contract. Today, Wincor Nixdorf provides standardised services across borders for all of Tesco's European operations as the retailer's preferred systems integrator and strategic partner.

About Wincor Nixdorf

Wincor Nixdorf is a leading provider of IT solutions and services to retailers and retail banking. Its expertise lies in bringing together hardware and software and services to create global IT solutions to ensure the optimisation and smooth control of business transaction processes whilst at the same time cutting costs and complexity for the end user. With headquarters in Paderborn, Germany Wincor Nixdorf operates worldwide with subsidiaries in over 41 countries.

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Educational and/or corporate campus-wide emergency alert capability

Clinton, NJ – Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce that its newest line of ProScale™ digital scaler/switchers, the VP-770, VP-771, VP-773, VP-774, VP-773AMP and VP-774AMP are all equipped with a unique built-in Mass Notification & Emergency Communication (MNEC) feature.

This essential feature provides the ability to have an education facility, corporate campus, or stadium-wide emergency notification immediately displayed on connected projection screens and monitors.  When connected to a network, the Kramer ProScale digital scaler/switchers can be set up to automatically display an alert message.  Notifications include flexible options such as the inclusion of an audio alert siren, and the choice of displaying either a text crawler or a text window.  The system can even have the Kramer ProScale digital scaler/switchers power up displays that are off in order to display these important messages.

Messages with “Extreme” and “Severe” headers appear nearly full screen and cover any other content. Messages with lower levels of severity appear as text crawls along the bottom of the image. The new Kramer line of presentation switchers only requires an ethernet connection to the appropriate campus network.
Emergency alert messages are composed and transmitted using the XML-based Common Alert Protocol (CAP) application. This allows a warning message to be consistently disseminated simultaneously over many warning systems to multiple proprietary applications and devices. These CAP alerts can include specifics about weather (hurricanes, flooding, storms, etc.), safety and security, as well as secondary functions, such as alert tones, horns, buzzers, and sirens.

The system complies with the official national warning system standard in the United States, the Emergency Alert System (EAS), which works in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and a number of US national emergency agencies.

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

About Kramer Electronics

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

Kramer’s product line includes audio, video and computer signal processing equipment including: distribution amplifiers (DAs), switchers, matrix switchers, scalers, presentation scaler/switchers, digital and analog decoders and encoders, fiber and twisted pair range extenders, table mounted cable management products, cables, cable accessories and more.

Kramer also offers broadcast quality routers, distribution amplifiers, multi-viewers and controllers through its Sierra Video product line, digital signage products and high-end rental and staging scaler/switchers.

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

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

For lawyers, vast changes in advertising mediums make it difficult for them to effectively promote their services. Livewire Digital, in partnership with Blue Zebra Kiosks, is giving attorneys a new, powerful alternative—dedicated kiosks that offer legal tips to consumers.

Placed in areas where pedestrians congregate, these interactive kiosks allow users to Blue Zebra Kiosk Main Menuconfidentially inquire about legal situations where they might need the help of an attorney. By selecting a category, such as workers comp, medical malpractice, or wills, individuals can receive legal advice on the screen and view a recommended lawyer’s name for each area of specialty. The person can then choose how to receive the information.

“Our kiosks provide legal information and lawyer referrals to consumers,” says David Entin of Blue Zebra Kiosks. “These kiosks are located in high foot−traffic locations, such as shopping malls and medical facilities. Consumers can easily find information on a specific legal topic and instantly get a printout, text, or email with useful legal tips and referrals for attorneys and related services.”

Livewire Digital partnered with Blue Zebra Kiosks, providing multiple screens and graphics that attract consumers. The centerpiece of Livewire’s contribution is its unique eConcierge® platform and content management system, which allows the kiosk client to monitor activity and safeguard and update the information seamlessly from a remote site. Livewire also provided the easy-to-use interface, functional design spec, screen flow and design layout, along with the requirements for the kiosk hardware and necessary interfaces.

Livewire Digital’s CEO, David McCracken, says, “We know that information kiosks like Blue Zebra’s are becoming more and more necessary, providing instant information for all types of businesses. In this case, not only do we provide an inviting, user-friendly interface for this innovative marketing tool, our software allows the client to continually customize sponsorships differently for each kiosk, as sponsorship agreements change and new locations are added.”

Blue Zebra chose to introduce their kiosk in a select market where they felt these legal information kiosks could prove the value of their product. They continue to add more kiosks in the test market and plan to expand to other markets in the near future. The kiosks have a small footprint, are practically silent, use very little electricity, and do not share the host’s Internet connection. Attorneys pay to advertise on the kiosks, and host locations receive a monthly fee.

About Livewire Digital

Livewire is an award-winning leader in interactive technology based in York, Pennsylvania. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Livewire specializes in self-service solutions for casinos & gaming, ticketing, hospitality, retail, human resource, digital signage and custom applications.

We bring clarity to complexity with a track record of implementing solutions that add value and really work. Livewire`s expertise in transactional self-service systems is field proven every day by clients such as HSBC/Bank of Bermuda, Foxwoods Casino, Sports Authority, T-Mobile, Vail Resorts and Washington State Ferries.

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Alpharetta, GA – KORE M2M Systems Group, a leader in M2M optimized OSS/BSS application software, has deployed an M2M service management platform for Singapore’s StarHub, which in turn provides M2M services to enterprises, service providers and developers. The feature-rich platform from KORE will be locally hosted and fully integrated with StarHub’s mobile network and business systems, ensuring that StarHub’s customers’ data privacy is fully protected.

The introduction of the customized StarHub-branded M2M portal is one of a series of initiatives undertaken by StarHub to advance its M2M solutions and to offer creative pricing packages designed specifically to meet the needs of various M2M applications and business models. Through the platform, StarHub also offers end-to-end solutions such as fleet and asset management and IP surveillance solutions. In addition, StarHub will offer starter kits for developers to test new devices and build new applications.

“We are pleased to have chosen KORE for our M2M service management platform,” said Michael Ng, vice president of managed services & solutions at StarHub. “StarHub is driving M2M awareness, adoption and innovation in Singapore by collaborating with partners in our M2M ecosystem. The platform is the first step towards enabling us to offer valuable, differentiated and complete M2M services to our M2M partners and customers.”

KORE is providing StarHub with a robust business management platform for controlling all aspects of a connected device’s lifecycle, from StarHub’s M2M SIM ordering to SIM provisioning and SIM states to network usage, billing and troubleshooting. Through tight integration with existing mobile network elements and business systems, StarHub is able to provide differentiated services to service providers, enterprises and developers while at the same time, automating major business processes in order to speed up and minimize the cost of delivering and supporting M2M services.

“Leading operators like StarHub have identified the growth that M2M markets can provide and the revenue opportunities they represent particularly in the face of slowing growth in traditional business lines,” said Pat Verrington, vice president at KORE. “KORE has delivered a complete service platform with the applications required for operators to monetize their networks, control costs, optimize M2M services delivery and provide an ideal end-user experience.”

About KORE Systems

KORE M2M Systems Group Inc. was formed exclusively to provide solutions to operators worldwide that help them maximize their M2M potential. With more than 10 years of practical experience supporting large-scale multi-carrier platform services in a number of world markets, KORE leverages this proven success and 'know how' in serving the M2M market to deliver optimally integrated and customized solutions to operators including a carrier-grade, redundant, flexible and scalable 2nd generation M2M connected device platform. KORE Systems augments the M2M SDP with technical, marketing and project resources and expertise to deliver an M2M optimized solution to operators who are just getting started or who are looking to improve and scale an existing M2M business.

For more information about KORE Systems Group and our M2M service delivery platform, please contact us or visit us at:

About StarHub

StarHub is Singapore's fully-integrated info-communications company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates a mobile network that provides 4G, 3G and 2G services. It also manages an island-wide HFC network that delivers multi-channel pay TV services (including HDTV, Internet TV and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapore’s fibre-based Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans along with a host of advanced media-rich value-added services, such as IPTV for commercial entities.

Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore's most innovative info-communications providers, and the pioneer in 'hubbing' - the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. StarHub, listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange since October 2004, is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and the MSCI Singapore Free Index.

For more information about StarHub, please visit

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Transaction strengthens Zebra’s asset tracking portfolio to create a global leader in Enterprise Asset Intelligence for the Connected Age

Motorola to become singularly focused on driving continued leadership in mission-critical communications for Government and Public Safety customers

Lincolnshire, Ill. and Schaumburg, Ill. ─ Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) and Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Zebra will acquire Motorola’s Enterprise business for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition will be funded through a combination of cash on hand and new debt. The transaction, which was approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, is subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

"This acquisition will transform Zebra into a leading provider of solutions that deliver greater intelligence and insights into our customers' enterprises and extended value chains," stated Anders Gustafsson, Zebra’s chief executive officer. "The Enterprise business will generate significant value for our shareholders by driving further product innovation and deeper engagement with our customers and partners. It positions Zebra as a leading technology innovator, with the accelerating convergence of mobility, data analytics and cloud computing."

"Our Enterprise business is an ideal fit for Zebra," stated Greg Brown, Motorola Solutions chairman and CEO. "This transaction will enable us to further sharpen our strategic focus on providing mission-critical solutions for our government and public safety customers. Upon closing of the transaction, we intend to return the proceeds to our shareholders in a timely fashion."

With 2013 pro-forma sales of approximately $2.5 billion (excluding sales of its iDEN products), Motorola’s Enterprise business is an industry leader in mobile computing and advanced data capture communications technologies and services. Through this transaction, Zebra will enter the segment where Motorola’s Enterprise business competes and strengthen its position in key industries including Retail, Transportation & Logistics, and Manufacturing and serve approximately 95 percent of the Fortune 500.

Zebra Technologies, with 2013 sales of $1.0 billion, is an industry leader in barcode and enterprise printing, asset tracking, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and motion and location sensing. The combination of these technology offerings and asset tracking solutions, together with Motorola’s Enterprise business, will create an industry leader in enterprise asset intelligence for the Connected Age.

The combined Zebra Technologies with Motorola’s Enterprise business would have had pro-forma sales in 2013 of approximately $3.5 billion. Approximately 4,500 employees are expected to join Zebra upon completing this transaction. Motorola Solutions will retain its iDEN product portfolio that was part of its Enterprise business and will continue its Government business, including its professional commercial radio product portfolio.

Motorola Solutions will continue to manufacture, design, integrate and deliver industry-leading voice and data communication solutions for government and public safety customers worldwide. Motorola Solutions sells these secure, mission-critical and innovative products, services and solutions with unique software designs that are the cutting edge in public safety technology. It also holds a unique portfolio of intellectual property.

Strategic Fit for Zebra

The transaction will significantly expand Zebra’s geographic reach; the combined company will have about 20,000 channel partners in more than 100 countries, and will hold a robust portfolio of intellectual property, with approximately 4,500 U.S. and international patents issued and pending. Key benefits to Zebra and its shareholders include:

  •     Stronger combined platform with multiple growth opportunities
  •     New and comprehensive product, technology and IP portfolio
  •     Leading end-to-end solutions across key industries with global reach
  •     Highly diversified business mix
  •     Creating synergies by maximizing efficiencies and scale
  •     Attractive growth and free cash flow profile

Strategic Rationale for Motorola Solutions

"Last year, we undertook a thorough review of our strategy and concluded that the synergies between our Government and Enterprise businesses were not as great as the value we could create by being singularly focused on our core Government & Public Safety business," Motorola's Brown said. "Going forward, we will have absolute clarity of purpose and mission as we serve customers globally with our suite of mission-critical communications solutions. This business is truly distinctive in its industry leadership, strong pipeline position, long-term track record of consistent profitability and cash flow, and an array of growth opportunities."

Transaction Details

Under the agreement, Zebra will acquire the Enterprise business from Motorola Solutions in an all-cash transaction valued at $3.45 billion, which Zebra management expects to be immediately accretive on a cash earnings basis. Zebra expects to fund the transaction with approximately $200 million of available cash on hand and $3.25 billion that is fully committed to be raised through a new credit facility and the issuance of debt securities. The transaction is not subject to a financing condition and is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

Morgan Stanley is serving as financial adviser to Zebra and is providing a fully underwritten financing commitment for the debt component of the transaction. Kirkland & Ellis LLP is serving as legal advisor to Zebra.

Goldman, Sachs & Co., and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are serving as financial advisers to Motorola in connection with this transaction. Winston & Strawn LLP is serving as legal adviser to Motorola. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is serving as legal adviser to the Motorola Board of Directors.

About Zebra

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

About Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers. Through leading-edge innovation and communications technology, it is a global leader that enables its customers to be their best in the moments that matter. Motorola Solutions trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “MSI.” To learn more, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom or subscribe to our news feed.

Forward-looking Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ from those expressed or implied in the company’s forward-looking statements. When used in this release and documents referenced herein, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "intend," and "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying these statements. Similarly, statements herein that describe the proposed transaction between Zebra and Motorola Solutions, including its financial impact, and other statements of managements' beliefs, intentions or goals also are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions and are subject to the risks and uncertainties inherent in both Zebra's and Motorola’s respective industries, including the Enterprise business, market conditions, general domestic and international economic conditions, and other factors. These factors also include the satisfaction of the conditions to closing of the transaction (including receipt of regulatory approvals), the completion of the acquisition of the Enterprise business from Motorola Solutions, the successful financing of the transaction, the expected timeline for completing the transaction, the successful integration of the operations by Zebra, and Zebra's ability to implement plans, forecasts and other expectations with respect to the Enterprise business after the acquisition is completed and the ability of Motorola Solutions to return proceeds of the transaction to its shareholders and the timing thereof. Customer acceptance of Zebra’s products and solutions and competitors' product offerings, and the potential effects of technological changes are inherent risks associated with the ongoing combined business. The continued uncertainty over future global economic conditions, the availability of credit, capital markets volatility, may have adverse effects on Zebra, its suppliers and its customers. In addition, a disruption in Zebra’s ability to obtain products from vendors as a result of supply chain constraints, natural disasters or other circumstances could restrict sales and negatively affect customer relationships. Profits and profitability will be affected by Zebra’s ability to control manufacturing and operating costs. Because of a large investment portfolio, interest rates and financial market conditions will also have an impact on results. Foreign exchange rates will have an effect on financial results because of the large percentage of Zebra’s international sales. These and other factors could have an adverse effect on Zebra’s sales, gross profit margins and results of operations and increase the volatility of Zebra’s financial results. Descriptions of the risks, uncertainties and other factors that could affect Zebra’s future operations and results can be found in Zebra’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A detailed description of other risks and uncertainties affecting Zebra is contained in Item 1A of Zebra’s 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. . . A detailed description of other risks and uncertainties affecting Motorola Solutions, is contained in Item 1A of Motorola Solution’s 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available for free on the SEC’s website at, on Zebra’s website at and on Motorola Solutions’ website at The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date hereof and none of Zebra, Motorola Solutions or any of their respective affiliates assumes any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, developments or otherwise, except as required by law.

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Friday, 18 April 2014

NCR installs over 1,200 new ATMs with voice guidance in Lloyds Banking Group branches, featuring U.K.’s first contactless card capability

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced today that Lloyds Banking Group selected NCR SelfServ™ cash dispense and cash deposit ATMs to upgrade over 1,200 ATMs in the U.K. The new solutions replaced legacy ATMs used by Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland and TSB for more than a decade, improving availability and banking services for consumers. The new ATMs feature bigger screens, voice guidance for visually impaired customers and two-sided thermal receipt printing. This is also the first installation of contactless card readers in ATMs in the U.K., providing Lloyds Banking Group with the ability to activate that service when they wish.

Lloyds Banking Group selected NCR to modernize its ATM estate as the solutions have more effective upgrade capabilities and include the latest technology. The new ATMs will allow Lloyds Banking Group to innovate in the future without having to invest in replacements. The SelfServ ATMs include larger 15-inch screens, designed to create a bigger visual impact on the street, with faster service and a more engaging experience for consumers. In the future, the contactless card capabilities will allow customers to carry out small transactions quickly and securely, thereby decreasing transaction time, cutting down queues and improving service. In addition, the new NCR SelfServ ATMs are Windows 7 certified - an important feature with Windows XP support from Microsoft ending this month.

“Consumers are increasingly aware of the value that technology can provide when they bank with us and demand a compelling experience,” said Gillian Sephton, head of ATM channel and branch security at Lloyds Banking Group. ”We have a long history with NCR, and this deal is testament to that relationship. We are delivering on the expectations of our customers through this ATM real estate upgrade. Moving to NCR SelfServ ATMs provides us with the flexibility we need as we invest in the future for our customers.”

Over 1,200 NCR SelfServ 22, NCR SelfServ 25 and NCR SelfServ 34 ATMs replaced legacy ATMs that have reliably served Lloyds Banking Group customers for up to 20 years. The deal included NCR installation services and second line maintenance, ensuring longevity. As NCR seeks to make life easier for customers, such as Lloyds Banking Group, and the consumers and businesses that use their facilities, the installations were conducted at night to reduce disruption.

”Time-starved consumers want quick, secure access to banking services and technology, such as ATMs, providing them with choices that can make their lives better,” said Rachel Nash, director of financial services at NCR U.K. “This new breed of ATM achieves that by improving the consumer experience with better access for the visually-impaired, queue-reducing measures, such as contactless readers, and bigger screens which respond quickly to commands. What works for consumers will also provide huge benefits for financial institutions, such as Lloyds Banking Group, as they seek to run their business more effectively and improve services.”

Lloyds Banking Group was the first U.K. customer to deploy NCR SelfServ ATMs when they were launched in 2008. NCR SelfServ ATMs have been purchased in more than 130 countries around the world, making it the most successful ATM launch in the company’s history. NCR has led the world in ATM shipments for 27 consecutive years.

Migration to Windows 7 will be a necessity for financial institutions, such as Lloyds Banking Group, in 2014. The move is also an opportunity for greater security and regulatory compliance, and allows financial institutions to reduce costs in the long term as XP support and resources become limited and therefore more expensive. More important is the improved customer experience that Windows 7 will enable through features that include gesture and multi-touch control. For more detail on Windows 7 migration on NCR ATMs read this white paper.

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 485 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with approximately 29,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Web site:
Twitter: @NCR_UK, @NCRCorporation

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

New partnerships with Everbrite, Toshiba, Spectrio trigger deployments using Comqi"s digital signage platform and services
NEW YORK – Marketplace momentum from emerging partnerships focused on vertical markets and enterprise opportunities highlight a strong Q1 and continuing 2014 outlook for shopper engagement technology firm ComQi.

The New York-based software and services firm is actively collaborating on quick service restaurant menus and messaging with Everbrite, one of the largest and most well-established retail sign companies in North America, and on retail and other out-of-home digital projects with Toshiba.

Another partnership with Spectrio builds ComQi’s shopper engagement technology and services into the solutions package of one of America’s top all-inclusive audio/video marketing companies.

“These are strong, very active partnerships that we’ve collectively invested a lot of time and resources to spin up, and we’re now starting to see the results in orders and field deployments,” says Stuart Armstrong, President and Chief Revenue Office for ComQi. “We expect to see business from these partnerships continue to accelerate in rest of 2014 and 2015.”

The partnership with Milwaukee-based Everbrite leverages that firm’s more than 80 years of experience building signs and visual identification plans for retailers. The ComQi EnGage digital signage platform, and supporting services, is now embedded into a full-turnkey offer provided to Everbrite customers in Quick Service Restaurant and other retail sectors.

Toshiba America Business Solutions started in 2013 deploying digital signage projects that use ComQi EnGage as a central component as part of its newly launched ellumina Digital Signage Managed Business Services turnkey solution. Toshiba re-branded ComQi’s software as “Experience Manager”, a platform supporting services that directly addresses the needs of customers within a variety of vertical markets.

One of Toshiba’s signature projects is a network of more than 800 screens – scheduled, managed and supported using EnGage software and media playback devices – at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, home field of the San Diego Chargers NFL team.

“We started rolling out a store of the future project in 2013 and Q1 of 2014 with a major automotive brand at its U.S. dealer stores, underpinned by ComQi’s EnGage digital signage and video on demand capabilities,” said Aaron Kleinhandler, CEO of Spectrio. “Combining the multiple screen sizes with mobile and tablets, and our music and messaging services, creates a full audio-video experience designed to help staff and inform customers.”

These partnerships are on top of a set of already strong collaborative efforts forged earlier between ComQi and partners. PlayNetwork uses EnGage system in verticals such as fashion retailing. Aceso and VGSi are active in health care, and EWI is lighting up screens in auto dealerships.

This broad spectrum of partners takes advantage of ComQi’s diverse and unique shopper engagement technology suite, which includes:

  •     EnGage Content Management System:  A comprehensive web-based platform to define, manage and measure highly-targeted digital customer touchpoints;
  •     Passport: A cloud-based platform that power communication and interaction between digital displays and shoppers’ mobile devices;
  •     EnGage On-Site Manager: Easy-to-use web tools that let store-level staff manage on-screen messaging;
  •     EnGage Video on Demand: Smartphone and tablet controls that let retailers store, train, demonstrate and assess video content on media players on demand. Approved staff can connect to screens, and then browse and play from the content library.

About ComQi

ComQi is a global leader providing a cloud-based Shopper Engagement Technology that influences consumers at the point of decision, in-store, using all digital touch-points: digital signage, mobile, video, touch, web, and social networks. ComQi’s mission is to deliver an end-to-end solution that is tailored to engage consumers by optimizing communications and marketing strategies that provide the best ROI. Passport, ComQi’s mobile solution, is a targeted communication channel between the retailers and the shop-pers, through the stores’ displays and the shoppers’ smartphones and tablets.

Through the Passport interactions, retailers enhance their marketing campaign for shoppers to experience a unique and personal connection with their brand. Visitors are stimulated by an entertaining digital dialogue, reinforcing the brand identity and the consumer brand relationship. Simultaneously, retailers gain valuable detailed data analytics and business intelligence on the shoppers.

ComQi’s hundreds of customers include leading brands around the world, such as Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works, Meijer, H&M/Weekday, Six Flags, AT&T, McDonald’s and The Premier League (in the UK), CinemaxX (in Germany), Toys ‘R’ Us (in China), and Carrefour and Credit Lyonnais (in France).

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Adding New Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Officer

Reflect, the premier turnkey digital media solutions provider for out-of-home customer experiences, today announced the addition of Dick Doyle as Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer. Dick brings over 20 years of retail marketing, management and sales experience to Reflect.

In his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, Dick will be responsible for strategic business development and client relationship management. “It’s exciting to be joining a company with the reputation and momentum Reflect has in the marketplace. I am eager to grow current and new client relationships to bring innovative in-store digital media solutions to retailers and brands,” said Dick.

Dick’s background in executive management, marketing and sales in the consumer packaged entertainment, technology, and CPG industries allows him to bring over twenty years of experience to Reflect’s leadership team. Prior to joining Reflect, Dick was most recently Executive Vice President, Integrated Customer Solutions, for Acosta Sales and Marketing - who purchased Mosaic Sales Solutions in 2012. As part of Mosaic’s leadership team for more than 10 years – Dick built and led some of Mosaic’s largest client teams serving brands and retailers from Disney to Walmart & Best Buy. Dick holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Boston College.

Servicing brands like Target, Best Buy, GameStop, and Verizon Wireless for over a decade, Reflect’s reputation as the go-to turnkey solution provider for in-store digital media has led to rapid growth including nine new clients in the last eight months. “I am very, very excited that Dick has joined Reflect. His experience working with Fortune 100 companies in North America brings invaluable experience and insight into our organization. I am confident his experience will bring measurable business value to our current and future customers,” said Bill Warren, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Reflect.

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Screens, a new, young Israeli media company, has successfully completed installation and digital media broadcast in over 100 bars and pubs in Israel. The company installed Android tablets and TV screens connected to Android streamers in the hottest hang-outs for young Israelis. The ad and content network is based on cutting-edge NoviSign technology, which enables creating, broadcasting and managing content on multiple screens in a cost-efficient way.

The installations were made in the leading bars and restaurants that are well-known as trend-makers, dictating the next-best-thing in many diverse fields from dining to fashion to vacation spots and so on. With an exposure of more than 200,000 people every week, the broadcasts are a paradise for advertisers.

In an ever-changing world, any business, especially in the highly dynamic entertainment market, must adopt the latest available marketing and technological tools in order to stay in the game. By harnessing cloud-based capabilities together with Android availability, the business can update its customers in real-time, at any given moment, enabling rich and interactive content, with no special IT capabilities required.

Screens-Innovative Ad Platform believes the simplicity of usage, combined with rich content and a prestige spread, targeted nationwide is exactly what the next generation of advertisers is looking for. Instead of shooting in all directions, the NoviSign software platform enables creating a focused and accurate campaign that is also interactive and dynamic, reaching exactly the 'right people' with the right profile and, no less important, with the ability to spend money.

Screens, based on NoviSign's innovative broadcast solution, enables any bar, restaurant, or club to present real-time content: from preparations for an event, through the event itself and after the event, as well, including a promotion for future events. Using Facebook, Twitter, 4Square, and Instagram, the platform lets clients and customers participate in the scene as it happens. Combining real-time social capabilities with advertising tools on premises creates a unique opportunity for owners and the advertisers, without the usual annoying 'hard marketing' the customers might feel when it is pushed aggressively as in most other types of media.

Screens is taking ownership over the entire solution: from screen set-up through NoviSign's software implementation and training and including support and additional services.

Gil Matzliah, NoviSign CEO: “Screens is taking the advertising world to the next level by distributing a dynamic advertising arena, combining social networks and real-time content to a highly valued market of young adults. Screens is a great example of creative integration of technology, broadcasting, marketing and advertising.”

How exactly does it work?

Screens installs a set of screens in the customer’s premises (TV screens, smart screens, tablets, projectors, etc.). Using NoviSign's Digital Signage software for Android, Screens installs the application and sets up the network. With NoviSign's easy-to-use CMS (Content Management System), the business manager can control the content, manage it and broadcast it to the entire network or to each segment or screen separately. Screen's representative trains the local staff on how to use NoviSign's software from basic campaigns to multi-user interactive real-time campaigns.

Screens offers advertisers to share in 'advertising real estate' and establish ad hoc creative business collaborations.

About Screens

Screens is an Israeli advertising and media company that provides a unique advertising platform for the young adult population (ages 21-35) in recreational and entertainment businesses in the hottest spots in the main cities of Israel. Learn more about Screens at

About NoviSign

NoviSign offers a complete, end-to-end Digital Signage software as a service solution, based on easy-to-use off-the-shelf components. With NoviSign, businesses can create, manage and broadcast a campaign to specific locations in real-time. The NoviSign platform with its unique editing capabilities for creating campaigns, includes specially configured interactive ways to promote a business. The broadcasts, displayed on screens or tablets at the business’s various locations, encourage visitors at each venue to interact with the screens through their smartphone devices for entertainment, information, and promotions. To read more about NoviSign Digital Signage, please visit the company website: for more information, email .

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Agreement taps NCR’s broad service network and communications expertise to support CradlePoint’s growing global customer base

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, and CradlePoint, the leader in cloud-managed 3G/4G networking solutions for distributed enterprises, announced today an agreement that provides CradlePoint customers with expanded field service and support globally. Under the agreement, NCR, through its Telecom & Technology line of business, will provide on-site installation, hardware maintenance and remote monitoring services that support CradlePoint’s cloud managed networking solutions.

CradlePoint’s existing and new enterprise customers with geographically dispersed locations will significantly benefit from access to the more than 13,000 NCR badged service professionals and managed service centers globally, allowing CradlePoint to continue its focus on delivering world-class wireless networking solutions to the market.

“We chose to partner with NCR because of their reputation for customer focus and service value,” said Ryan Adamson, COO for CradlePoint. “With NCR, we will provide our customers unparalleled access to their field service technicians in North America and internationally, which will give our customers a complete solution approach from installation and professional services to their ongoing networking needs. We’re very excited to announce this new strategic service agreement with NCR to our customers because of the value and consistent delivery model it will provide.”

“NCR provides CradlePoint global reach and scalability to help them further expand their business into new markets,” said Sophia Williams, vice president and general manager, Telecom & Technology line of business, NCR Corporation. “By leveraging NCR’s deep domain experience in IT services and tele-communications, CradlePoint can continue the growth momentum that it has experienced throughout North America and deliver proven and reliable solutions that improve operations, lower costs and optimize customers’ network connections.”

About CradlePoint

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

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 485 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with approximately 29,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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Twitter: @NCRCorporation

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - York, PA, United States - KioWare software now available to federal, state, & local government agencies through a GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract -
Analytical Design Solutions, Inc. dba KioWare, a premier provider of secure kiosk software, is pleased to announce the award of their General Services Administration (GSA) Information Technology Schedule 70 Contract (IT Schedule). KioWare’s GSA Schedule Contract Number GS-35F-277BA is valid through March 29, 2019 and has three five-year extension options.

As an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, government-wide contract, KioWare’s GSA IT Schedule can be utilized by federal, state, and local buyers to secure the company’s kiosk software solutions at pre-negotiated pricing, terms and conditions. All KioWare software products lock down devices into kiosk mode, which secures the overall operating system, home screen and usage of applications. Also known as a wrapper, KioWare serves to restrict access within a device, turning the device into a secure, self-service kiosk. KioWare product lines range from basic browser lockdown to server-based remote monitoring, with software that works on both the Windows and Android OS.

KioWare is sold throughout the world in over 80 countries to businesses, as well as federal, state/regional, and local government buyers. KioWare’s clients include the US Air Force, Coast Guard, Army Reserves, and Army Corps of Engineers, Department of State, and more than 50 cities and counties nationwide.

“KioWare’s success in the marketplace can be attributed to our high commitment to customer service. We pride ourselves on listening and acting on customer feedback.” explained Jim Kruper, President of Analytical Design Solutions, Inc. “Typically this translates into new software features. However, as we expanded into the federal market we learned our customers valued the ability to purchase through GSA Schedule Contracts because of the amount of time they saved during the procurement process.”

As an SBA certified small disadvantaged business, purchases through the KioWare’s GSA Schedule Contract count towards an agency’s small business goals. For more information on purchasing KioWare’s kiosk lockdown solutions through the GSA Schedule Contract, please contact Christina Hamberger at 717-843-4790 ext. 470 or .

About ADSI, developers of KioWare Kiosk Software

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

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

MEDI TV is a creative and innovative digital advertising channel broadcasting to hospitals in the Republic of Croatia. Created by POS Marketing, a full service marketing agency based in the city of Zagreb, MEDI TV provides patients and visitors with informative and education content about hospital services and expected waiting times. Patients and hospitals alike are enthusiastic about MEDI TV for its ability to efficiently and cost-effectively create an ambience that is fresh and interesting. Already installed in numerous sports clinics, university hospitals and general hospitals, MEDI TV is recognized as a highly successful new media and its goal is to install the service at all 35 hospitals throughout the nation.

Enhancing the patient experience

POS Marketing is providing 40” screens with a built in PC and also takes care of content creation, management and implementation, while installation is completed by a partner company. There is no charge for the service as POS Marketing believes in giving nonprofit, charitable organizations the ability to promote themselves and communicate details of their healthcare programs. Upon arrival at the hospital, patients obtain a number at the reception or check-in desk and then go to the waiting area. Connected to the hospital waiting system, MEDI TV displays estimated waiting times so patients can see when their turn has arrived. The service provides a way to reduce the perceived waiting time since the on-screen content provides a welcome and stimulating distraction. With the content running in one-hour loops, patients are provided with the right information at the right time; educating them about pertinent healthcare issues and the human body, including advice for the prevention of illnesses and diseases.
Further content running on the screens consists of information provided by the hospital itself, including working hours and names of doctors within the hospital and on-duty. Leading pharmaceutical companies in Croatia are given the opportunity to buy ad space, especially to promote medicines that can be bought without a receipt, and charitable organizations can run adverts free of charge.

Providing infotainment

MEDI TV content is created centrally by POS Marketing using Scala Designer and includes a wide-range of media formats such as videos, HTML, RSS feeds, alerts and messages. Scala Content Management is used to centrally manage all content, and Scala Player ensures content is displayed at the right moment on the right screen. For ongoing maintenance purposes, POS Marketing utilises Scala Advantage.

POS Marketing is an enthusiastic and dedicated Scala Partner. Marketing Director, Krešimir Švigir, commented, “We especially like to work with Scala because of its reliability, ease of use and scalability. We can effortlessly change the content of all hospital locations from one central point.”


MEDI TV is a smart, cost-effective communications channel that is generating positive feedback from hospital staff and patients. Patients benefit from improved ambiance, they also feel better informed and the perceived wait time is shortened. For more information, visit the MEDI TV Facebook page.

About POS Marketing

POS Marketing in Zagreb (Croatia) is a full service marketing agency. POS Marketing is specialized in marketing analysis, media, creation, PR and events, audio and video production, consultancy and outdoor advertising. They work with Scala for many years, having realized projects for among others T-Mobile, FINA, Hypo Alpe-Adria Bank and Focus Grupa.
More information:

About Scala

Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, Scala loves creating intelligent digital signage solutions that move products, consumers, and sales metrics. Scala solutions increase sales, improve brand loyalty, optimize customer experience, and reinforce business objectives. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, Pa., and has subsidiaries in The Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany, Japan and India, as well as more than 500 partners in more than 90 countries. For more information, visit:

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Mvix partners with the prestigious Indoor Billboard Advertising Association (IBAA) to offer an affordable digital signage solution to its members.

Sterling, VA (PRWEB) - Mvix, an industry leader in HD digital signage solutions has partnered with the prestigious Indoor Billboard Advertising Association (IBAA) to offer an affordable digital signage solution to its members. Since 1998, the IBAA has served as the information clearinghouse, promotional arm, and regulatory agency for advertising companies throughout the United States and Canada. Digital signage advertising has been known to significantly lower CPM rates, enhance recall rates, and improves stickiness.

"We are excited to be able to support the digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising industry by being a part of the IBAA,” said A. Jay, Director of Business Relations at Mvix. “As we continue to work with IBAA members, we hope to help promote the concept of dynamic digital signage in the indoor advertising space.”

As part of the new joint-venture, Mvix will provide a fully-managed, end-to-end solution to advertisers and agencies to establish a dynamic digital advertising network. “By minimizing upfront capital, functional and technical requirements, this network could offer significantly high ROI to ad agencies,” said A. Jay. Details of this new digital signage solution will be unveiled at the upcoming IBAA Annual Conference (May 15-16th, 2014) at the Luxor, Las Vegas.

“With many IBAA Member companies looking for a cost effective solution to add digital technology to their offerings, Mvix’s innovative joint-venture solution is a potential game changer in our industry,” said John Koenig, Executive Director of IBAA. “The digital signage solutions proposed by Mvix will provide member firms with an opportunity to help modernize indoor advertising products. Ability to provide dynamic ad space, monitor and update content remotely over the network, and proof of play reports are features of significant interest to our member firms and their advertising clients.”

Members of IBAA have been at the forefront of indoor advertising to a captive audience at bars, nightclubs, fast-food venues, convenience stores and hotels. Indoor Advertising allows advertisers to broadcast their message directly to a receptive targeted audience via gender, region, lifestyle, age, and other select demographics.

Founded in 2005, Mvix is the market leader in affordable digital signage solutions and video-wall appliances, interactive digital kiosk systems, and cloud-based signage software. Mvix products encompass a wide spectrum of price and functionality – from individual, low-cost digital signage systems to comprehensive turnkey packages for enterprise-scale installations, and serve clients ranging from media companies, advertisers to universities, healthcare institutions, retailers, and fast-food concepts. Mvix is an industry pioneer and has helped increase digital signage adoption by providing web-based software free of subscription obligations.

To learn more information about Mvix’s digital signage solutions, visit Mvix's Member Page or

For more information on the IBAA and its upcoming annual conference, visit:

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Four-megapixel 30-inch color display built on GB-R LED backlight and includes integrated front sensor

CHICAGO (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the Food and Drug Administration 510(k) market clearance of the 30-inch MultiSync® MD302C4 LCD, a widescreen display for diagnostic review applications in healthcare organizations.

The 4-megapixel, 30-inch display featuring an IPS panel is designed to provide precise color reproduction and wide viewing angles. Factory-calibrated uniformity control provides accurate imaging across the screen.

“Receipt of FDA 510(k) market clearance for the MD302C4 display is the first for an NEC MultiSync Medical Series display with GB-R LED backlight,” said Art Marshall, Product Manager of Professional and Medical Displays at NEC Display Solutions. “The backlight means up to 44 percent less power consumption for users and complements the enhanced productivity features found in this display.”

The MD302C4 monitor includes out-of-the-box calibration to the DICOM grayscale display function for luminance. An integrated front sensor constantly monitors and adjusts brightness to maintain the factory DICOM GSDF calibration. The MD302C4 also includes a human presence sensor that can automatically dim the screen to conserve power and display life, as well as a Quick QA function for checking DICOM conformance without a computer. The monitor’s stand has four-way ergonomic functionality, including height-adjust, swivel, tilt and pivot.

Its 14-bit lookup table provides 1,024 levels of gray out of a palette of 4,096, when using a 10-bit DisplayPort or HDMI connection. The display meets the needs of healthcare facilities requiring consistent and accurate medical imaging using Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS).

The MD302C4 feature set includes:

  •     30-inch IPS panel and 4-megapixel resolution with wide viewing angles
  •     1000:1 contrast ratio and 180 cd/m² calibrated brightness (340 cd/m² typical brightness)
  •     Integrated tri-stimulus (three-color) front sensor, which receives more light information than brightness-only sensors and is extremely accurate and stable
  •     Factory adjusted ColorComp™ digital uniformity correction
  •     Factory calibrations to the DICOM grayscale function for luminance
  •     GammaCompMDtm QA software for worry-free calibration and conformance to the DICOM standard
  •     14-bit internal lookup table (LUT), which provides for more finely detailed, high-definition rendering of color images and crisper display of even the most delicate shadings
  •     Integrated three port USB 2.0 hub with DisplaySync Pro, which easily connects two computers to up to 3 peripherals
  •     DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, DVI-D, and HDMI inputs
  •     150mm height adjustability in landscape orientation (103mm in portrait), as well as pivot, tilt and swivel
  •     Medical certifications, including UL60950-1, UL60601-1 and FDA 510(k) clearance
  •     Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant
  •     Five-year limited warranty with Advanced Overnight Exchange

The MultiSync MD302C4 is available at an estimated street price of $3,999. The display ships with a five-year limited parts and labor warranty, including Advanced Overnight Exchange, which is one of the best warranties in the industry.

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 . Follow us on our social media channels: Facebook , YouTube , Twitter and LinkedIn .


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

SOURCE: NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Visit Christie at Booth #EE1-01

INFOCOMM CHINA/BEIJING – Christie, a global leader in display and visualization solutions, showcases its powerful Christie® Brio™ meeting presentation and collaboration solution for the first time in China at InfoComm China 2014, April 9-11.

A communication breakthrough, Christie Brio is the future of meeting room presentation and collaboration. It provides a single unit environment to share information and work together across multiple sites for effortless productive meetings. It helps remove technical barriers to get people connected fast, with no extra software or dongles to be installed, reducing frustration and increasing productivity.

The ease of connectivity is enabled with an integrated system, using wired or wireless connections, to automatically coordinate up to five simultaneous video and audio presentations, and present them on one or two meeting room displays. Whether using Macs or PCs, iPads, Android tablets or smartphones, participants and presentations can be added to a virtual meeting in the correct aspect ratios.

“With Christie Brio, collaboration has never been easier. Exchanging of ideas and decisions can now be done effectively and efficiently, gathered into a single unit,” said Jonathan Lim, director of sales, Vista Systems, Christie Asia Pacific. “The struggle to collect, organize and display content for meeting sessions are now a thing of the past. Christie Brio is the solution to connectivity frustrations and the future for presentation sharing technology. Its efficient ability to connect people from everywhere, no matter the geographical difference, changes the way the world shares information, and allows decision makers to focus on what matters most.”  

Connected via locally-managed IP networks, using Christie Brio means presentations and high quality media are shared between sites – no matter the location – as fast and easy as a phone call, but with a much richer participation experience.

Christie Brio also enables participants to display high-quality uncompressed 1080p video sources within a meeting room or stream video up to 30 fps. And its interactive whiteboard allows participants to edit on shared resources such as notes or sketches, boosting efficiency and effective sharing.

Benefits of Christie Brio

  •     Just a couple of mouse clicks adds your information to the composited meeting room screen generated by a Christie Brio node. The nodes can be quickly connected via locally-managed IP networks to form a multi-site meeting where all participants see the same content.
  •     In addition to video and audio, all participants can use the interactive whiteboard to share and draw in real time, regardless of geographic locations.
  •     Display high-quality uncompressed 1080p video sources within a meeting room or stream video between sites at up to 30 fps.
  •     Guaranteed security since no personal device information or content is loaded or saved on a Christie Brio node.
  •     No personal device information or content is loaded or saved on a Christie Brio node. Communication with or between nodes can be limited to invited users only.

“We’re proud to showcase Christie Brio to the China market at InfoComm Beijing 2014,” added Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific. “As the industry leader of display and visualization solutions, Christie Brio’s launch in China will transform the industry standard of presentation sharing technology, change the way people share and work together, and pave the way for effective and productive team collaborations. Christie foresees the future needs of consumers and this is how we stay on top of the competition.”

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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Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Neve Avivim Country Club, which is a pillar in its neighborhood's sports and recreational activities, is located in the heart of the prosperous, well-kept Ramat Aviv neighborhood, a suburb of Tel-Aviv.
The country club operates several Digital Signage screens on its premises, with regular 42" TV screens and Android players (MK Family) running NoviSign Android Signage player software, connected to a secured Wi-Fi. The country club management (mostly the Marketing team) manages the content on a daily basis.

The NoviSign Digital Signage solution was implemented in the venue almost three years ago and contributed to enhancing the connection between management and its customers – the virtual arena around the sports club and other facilities is very much active. But still, the country club managers sought a better way to update visitors with real-time activities. Today, the country club operates a ‘live and kicking’ Facebook page. In fact, every couple slides on the NoviSign screens appears a request for the clients to 'like' the Neve Avivim Country Club page to enable broadcasting updates directly to the client's smartphone or PC. In that sense the newly released NoviSign Facebook widget for Digital Signage fits the Neve Avivim Country Club like a glove!

The country club selected their Marketing manager (Itay) to serve as NoviSign's focal point for the setup of the widget. Itay logged into NoviSign and added a recently composed slide. The Facebook widget was dragged into the designed page. The next step was to log into the desired Facebook page. Itay simply inserted the country club’s Facebook credentials, and the available Facebook albums immediately appeared. Itay chose the spinning room for one slide, the cafeteria for another, and, last but not least, a slide of the children’s area. The newly composed screens now presented the relevant Facebook albums, but obviously this was not the sole idea. The Facebook widget is dynamically updated. With no need to use any CMS (including NoviSign's), an update in the country Club's Facebook is reflected on the screen!

The Spinning club members can view themselves on the screen on their way out after the morning session. A member celebrating his birthday can see the management congratulatory message as he comes in, and Aunt Sarah can watch dear Ben, a three year old boy, smiling on the swing.

Itay, Marketing manager: "The NoviSign based Digital Signage System enabled us to dynamically update our visitors on coming events, plans, and changes. The new widget from NoviSign, adding the popular Facebook page, has taken the dynamic nature to a much higher level"

Moshe, CEO: "The new Facebook widget we implemented became very popular in a matter of days. This is a great addition to NoviSign's offering. We are waiting for more similarly attractive and interactive capabilities. This completely upgraded the level of communication within our community."

To learn more about NoviSign’s newest Facebook widget, please click on this link:

To read more about NoviSign Digital Signage, please visit the company website:

For more information, email

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014

Shanghai Anmao is establishing a sales network nationwide for driving the growth of NCR Retail business solutions

SHANGHAI (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NCR Corporation , the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced the appointment of a major channel partner, Shanghai Anmao Information Technology Company, as its reseller for the full range of NCR POS (point-of-sale) solutions, including the NCR SelfServ Checkout.

NCR offers a complete complement of hardware, software and services geared to make every day easier at fueling stations, hypermarkets and supermarkets as well as convenience stores and specialty retailers.

“China represents a tremendous opportunity for NCR to solve problems that matter to retailers and our relationship with Anmao will complement our direct sales force, making our technology solutions accessible to many more retailers here,” said Gerald Huang, general manager of NCR Retail in Greater China. “As a hardware-enabled, software-driven business we have become a one-stop-shop for all things related to consumer transactions in retail. Anmao allows us to greatly extend our reach in China. ”

The China retail market is highly competitive and retailers are looking to deploy advanced and flexible store automation technologies that create a competitive advantage. With a national sales force dedicated to retail and its various market segments, Anmao is the perfect complement to expand NCR software, hardware and services throughout China.

“The relationship with NCR presents a significant opportunity for offering retailers in China proven end-to-end solutions that will add value to their operations and enhance the shopping experience,” said James Zhang, General Manager of Anmao. “Anmao will be providing our local experience, expertise, and our strong understanding of the local market requirements for a very complimentary go-to-market strategy. We are delighted to be working with NCR.”

According to Retail Banking Research, China's installed base of Electronic Point-of-Sale (POS) technology is forecast to double by 2016.

Apart from its retail market presence, NCR also provides consumer transaction technologies for the financial, hospitality and travel industries in China, and operates a manufacturing plant in Beijing. NCR is currently the leading automated teller machine (ATM) provider in China as well as a key self-check-in solution provider for major airlines in China.

About Shanghai Anmao Information Technology Co, LTD

Anmao is a professional retail information technology product and solution provider. The team has more than a decade of experience in retail automation development and services with a strong sales network in China. ( )

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 485 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with approximately 29,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014

When you walk into a retailer and can't find what you're looking for, what do you do? You walk. That's bad news for you and the retailer.

Now, imagine the retailer has tablet kiosks giving you access to their entire product catalog -- and, they ship it to your door for free. Kiosks for the win!

Curious? Let us show you how Fanzz Sports used MokiTouch kiosks to do just that.

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Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Mellon expands its digital signage activity with LG’s innovative commercial display solutions

Athens – Mellon Technologies and LG Electronics Hellas have announced the expansion of their cooperation, which started in 2013 with the deployment of LG’s Digital Signage displays featuring IPS technology for the advanced queue management system delivered to the Electricity Authority of Cyprus by Mellon.

This partnership combines Mellon’s proven capabilities in delivering customer flow management and digital signage solutions for busy waiting areas, with the technological innovation in digital displays of LG, enabling the two companies to create a unique offer with more advanced products and services, shorter lead-times and improved quality.
With the support from LG, Mellon will be able to offer to its customers a wider range of applications and solutions, amongst which:

  •     Integrated indoor and outdoor digital signage solutions,
  •     Special purpose displays (dealing room, call centers etc),
  •     Touch screens,
  •     Desktop monitors,
  •     Custom content creation and management solutions for vertical markets,
  •     Indoor and outdoor LED lighting systems,
  •     Installation and technical support services.

“At Mellon, we are constantly looking for ways that will enable us to better support our customers in the new digital world of communication, and our recent partnership with LG Electronics Hellas is a great example of our commitment,” said Michael Pappas, Business Development Manager, Mellon Technologies.

“With Mellon Technologies we have a partner who specializes in digital signage solutions for crowded customer service areas. The breadth of our portfolio will enhance Mellon’s offering with a state-of-the-art, fully customizable range of professional display and lighting solutions,” commented John Mantas, Commercial Director Business Solutions, LG Electronics Hellas.

About Mellon Technologies

Mellon Technologies, parent company of Mellon Group of Companies is one of the largest Greek IT companies with a leading role in the field of electronic transactions. Today Mellon Technologies provides a wide range of technologically advanced solutions for organizations with strong consumer business, representing international leading companies such as Gemalto, Ingenico, Diebold, Fiserv, NemoQ, Experian, Robur, Altitude Software, THALES e-security, Matica Systems etc.
For more information please visit Mellon’s website at    

About LG Electronics Hellas

LG Electronics Hellas was founded as a subsidiary company in 2002 , in the context of international strategy for more rapid and efficient development. The aim is to contribute dynamically both to the Greek and the European market, based on the long experience of the company, its technological superiority and emphasis on quality after sales service. In 2012, LG Electronics Hellas completed 10 successful years in Greece and during those years is a leader in all developments of the digital era and well-established in the mentality of consumers and its partners. During these years, the company has launched a wide variety of new products, has applied new technologies in manufacturing mobile and digital devices and continues to strengthen its leading position in the domestic market with the introduction of innovative consumer and professional solutions. For further information, please visit

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Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Company’s 4K Digital Signage Media Players To Support MPEG-DASH

LOS GATOS, CA – BrightSign, LLC®, the market leader in digital signage media players, announced that its new 4K digital signage media players will be demonstrated at NAB 2014 in the Elemental Technologies and Tightrope Media Systems booths. The company also revealed today that its 4K players will support MPEG-DASH, which enables high-quality streaming of media content over the Internet.

"4K opens up so many possibilities in digital signage and other industry applications, but it’s important to understand and avoid the potential pitfalls of a wrongly deployed 4K system," said Jeff Hastings, BrightSign’s CEO. “As BrightSign continues to expand into the 4K market, we are working with a wider range of partners and demonstrating new technology for supporting the 4K ecosystem at NAB.”

MPEG-DASH is critical when it comes to broadcasting 4K content via the Internet. The protocol takes content from standard HTTP servers and separates that content into individual segments, enabling network bandwidth optimization in real time for maximum streaming efficiency. Efficiencies are maximized because the highest possible bit rate segment will be streamed at any given time, depending on the network resources available at that time. And because network resources fluctuate constantly, MPEG-DASH continuously evaluates those resources to maximize playback quality, without causing stalls or requiring re-buffering.
Optimizing playback quality and eliminating the risk of network overload are important, especially when broadcasting movies, live sporting events or other lengthy content.

"BrightSign and Elemental are like-minded in their pursuit of 4K in its purest, most impressive form," said Keith Wymbs, chief marketing officer for Elemental. "Our ongoing interoperability work with BrightSign has yielded a complete 4K solution for digital signage, and we expect BrightSign's new players to catalyze growth in the marketplace as it shifts to 4K."

This past weekend BrightSign demonstrated the latest 4K video technology at the JB&A Video Workflow Pre-NAB Event. BrightSign demonstrated its new 4K player – the industry’s first sub-$1,000 commercial-grade solid-state digital signage media player – the only player of its kind to deliver true 4K, with H.265 encoding and HDMI 2.0 for playback at 60 fps.

Additionally, BrightSign’s players power 4K demonstrations in several NAB booths, including Elemental Technologies (booth #SU2724) and Tightrope Media Systems (booth #C6508).

Visit for more information about BrightSign’s new 4K player, and to learn how BrightSign is leading the next wave of innovation with 4K digital signage.

About BrightSign

BrightSign, LLC is the market leader in digital signage players. Based in Los Gatos, California, the company develops products, software and networking solutions for digital signage. BrightSign solid-state digital sign controllers set new standards for both stand-alone and networked digital signage applications with their superior video quality, reliability, affordability, ease of use and interactivity. Online information about BrightSign units is available at For US sales inquiries, please contact or call +1-408-852-9263. For European sales inquiries, please email Pierre Gillet: or call
+44-1223-911842. Follow BrightSign at and

BrightSign and the BrightSign logo are registered trademarks of BrightSign, LLC in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Specifications subject to change without notice.

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Monday, 07 April 2014

AccuWeather Global Weather Center - AccuWeather, Inc. has accepted an invitation to participate in the Microsoft Corp. Perceptive Pixel Pilot Partner Program. The official agreement allows AccuWeather, as one of a select number of program partners, to bring Microsoft's latest touchscreen products to its broad range of business partners and customers that span across a variety of industries.

With the addition of Perceptive Pixel devices to its product lines, AccuWeather now provides enhanced touchscreen performance to its StoryTeller® Interactive Touchscreen Solution - a turnkey presentation solution for broadcasters, businesses, and venues, powered by a proprietary suite of specialized applications. StoryTeller allows users to easily build and deliver interactive stories and presentations. With specialized apps for traffic, crime, media, weather, and social media, it's an invaluable tool for newsrooms, public venues, and corporate meetings. Additional applications for timelines, mapping, 3D modeling, and more provide the flexibility for creating engaging interactive content on virtually any topic.

"We're extremely pleased to be selected to represent Microsoft's Perceptive Pixel products," said Ryan Ayres, vice president of AccuWeather Display Systems and Services. "We believe these new 55" and 82" touchscreen displays will deliver the highest performance and responsiveness to our broadcast clients and business partners who rely on AccuWeather's StoryTeller platform and software. For anyone looking for ultimate touchscreen performance combined with the ability to easily import or create dynamic interactive content, our StoryTeller system and software, combined with Perceptive Pixel devices, are simply the best combination out there.

About AccuWeather, Inc. and

Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ for nearly 3 million locations worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers - a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 72,000 third-party websites. In 2014, the company will launch the AccuWeather Channel, an "All Weather, All the Time™" multi-platform national channel for forecasts with Superior Accuracy.

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Monday, 07 April 2014

Multi-year strategic partnership aims to evolve digital strategy and execution across the entire Fenway Sports Group family

BOSTON – Sapient (NASDAQ: SAPE) and the Boston Red Sox today announced a partnership designed to help guide the club’s digital strategy and improve its connection with fans through technology. The organizations will collaborate to imagine and build enhanced experiences that reflect the real-time nature of today’s world, while preserving the deep history and tradition of America’s favorite pastime.

“We are thrilled to embark on this exciting partnership with Sapient,” said Sam Kennedy, EVP and COO of the Boston Red Sox. “As baseball fans are increasingly connected, their expectations will continue to evolve. With Sapient’s guidance, we hope to offer fans new ways to experience the game that deepens their connection to the team and Fenway Park.”   

The multi-faceted partnership will launch publicly on Opening Day at Fenway Park, April 4, 2014, when Sapient’s logo will debut on Fenway Park’s iconic “Green Monster.” SapientNitro, a Sapient business unit and the global leader in connecting capabilities across story and technology, will work with the Red Sox to create a roadmap for the evolution of the baseball experience through interactive, multi-channel environments that amplify the ballpark experience, augment the rich history and story of Fenway Park, identify opportunities for greater customer service and establish a foundation for stronger engagements with and connection to the next generation of Red Sox fans.

“We are living in a time of unprecedented change in people’s lives, as highly-connected consumers move seamlessly between physical and digital environments,” said Bill Kanarick, Chief Marketing Officer of Sapient. “With this rapid evolution comes an unprecedented opportunity to take already powerful experiences and treasured traditions and extend them in new and exciting ways. We are honored to be a part of the Red Sox family, and to be entrusted with the evolving experience of the most passionate baseball fans in the world, while maintaining the tradition of the game we love and the legacy of Fenway Park.”

As part of the partnership, Sapient will be the digital strategy partner of Fenway Sports Group (FSG), the parent company of Liverpool Football Club (UK), Roush Fenway Racing, NESN (New England Sports Network), and Fenway Sports Management. In this capacity, Sapient will work with FSG on advancing their business in a rapidly-changing environment driven by evolving expectations of increasingly-connected, always-on consumers.

“Fenway Sports Management has enjoyed a productive multi-year relationship with Sapient that began with SapientNitro helping to evolve the digital presence for our client LeBron James,” said Mark Lev, Managing Director of Fenway Sports Management. “We look forward to building on that relationship as we embark on this new partnership, with a focus on defining future experiences that capitalize on the real-time world we live in.”

For more information on this partnership, please visit

About Sapient

Sapient is a global services company that helps clients transform in the areas of business, marketing, and technology. The company operates three divisions that enable clients to gain a competitive advantage and succeed in an increasingly digital world. SapientNitro, Sapient Global Markets, and Sapient Government Services fuse insight, creativity, and technology to drive innovation and to help clients navigate complex business problems. Our approach is the subject of case studies used by MBA programs at Harvard and Yale. The company has operations in The Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit

About Fenway Sports Group

Fenway Sports Group is a leading sports, media and entertainment company that owns and operates a portfolio that includes the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball and Fenway Park, Liverpool Football Club of the English Premier League and Anfield Stadium, NASCAR’s Roush Fenway Racing (50% stake), New England Sports Network (80% stake), and Fenway Sports Management (formerly FSG), a leading sports sales and management consulting advisory firm.

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Monday, 07 April 2014

Opening in LA May, 2014!

Flixio Studios is pleased to once again partner up with long-time client Starbucks on a new Digital initiative — this time expanding on their LaBoulange bakery subsidiary.

Flixio was chosen to design and implement a Digital Solutions strategy for their new flagship bakery in Los Angeles, CA – opening May, 2014.  Part of this strategy is a 12-screen large-format display that alternates between branded photography, menu items and promotional video.

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Monday, 07 April 2014

Durable, reliable ultra HD LQ70 series displays join additional new Panasonic AV solutions at NAB booth C3607

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leader in delivering technology solutions for government, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced two new large-format 4K LED displays along with other new professional AV technologies at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show.

As interest grows in 4K content capture, production and distribution, Panasonic engineered these 4K LED backlit LCD display store-produce stunningly sharp images in a streamlined form factor with the system expandability required for professional 4K applications. The 98” TH-98LQ70 and 84” TH-84LQ70 4K displays are ideal for a number of growing 4K resolution B2B applications including broadcast production, eye-catching digital signage for retail, rental and staging, design and simulation as well as command and control rooms. These displays, combined with Panasonic’s imaging capture and workflow technologies, provide a one-stop solution for organizations with image creation needs.

These displays deliver exceptional clarity with an astounding 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution and are equipped with the company’s next generation of image enhancement technology. This new technology up-converts non-4K sources to a higher level of picture quality – transforming ordinary Full HD resolution and a variety of PC signals into breathtakingly vivid images.

“We are receiving a growing demand of inquiries from our customers for high resolution workflow and display solutions, ranging from broadcast and industrial production to retail signage and event staging,” said Art Rankin, Senior Director of Professional AV Technologies, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “With the introduction of our LQ70 Series of 4K displays, we’re providing unmatched image quality in a slim yet ruggedized form factor to guarantee reliable, uninterrupted use by a wide variety of businesses, organizations and government agencies.”

LQ70 Series displays are equipped with a protective glass and also feature a ruggedized aluminum frame. The series’ durability was built on a strong legacy of durable Panasonic products including professional plasma displays and Toughbook® mobile computers and tablets.

These displays can be installed both vertically and horizontally to meet a wide range of installation needs. Additionally, the LQ70 Series were designed with the same screw holes as Panasonic’s existing large-format plasma displays to minimize installation time and costs. The displays are also built with SLOT3.0 architecture which provides for easy interface changes to match various applications. The 98” TH-98LQ70 and 84” TH-84LQ70 displays will begin shipment in September 2014.

New LED Displays and Projectors

Among the professional displays and projectors shown at NAB will be a new multi-touch interactive LED display and 1-chip DLP™ lamp-free projector, just announced today.

    Multi- touch TH-80LFB70U Interactive LED Display: This 80” interactive display features high-speed, multi-touch interactive capabilities to promote participation and collaboration in the classroom and the boardroom. Users can draw and write directly on a document or image on the screen, and wirelessly sync with any Windows, Android or iOS device using embedded Miracast™ functionality. The TH-80FLB70U also sports embedded DIGITAL LINK which is fully HDBaseT-compatible, facilitating users with a simplified AV infrastructure by transmitting HD video, audio and control signals over a single CAT5e or higher specification Ethernet cable for up to 100 meters (328ft.).The TH-80FLB70U will be available this month from authorized Panasonic resellers with an MSRP of $19,999.The 65-inch TH-65LFB70U and 50-inch TH-50LFB70U models will be available in June.
    TH-47LFV5U Video Wall Display: The 47” TH-47LFV5U can run continuously, leveraging a cooling fan that can be set to operate automatically at high temperatures. Additionally, the display offers high definition resolution and a wide viewing angle on an anti-glare surface, making it ideal for high-traffic areas such as airports, museums and retail stores. The display is also well-suited for the surveillance market and broadcast studios, offering a super narrow bezel for seamless multi-screen layouts. It’s built with pre-calibrated uniformity for multi-screen usage so that installation is simple and fast. The TH-47LFV5U will be available from authorized Panasonic resellers this month with an MSRP of $5,199.
    PT-RZ670U Lamp-Free Projector: The new PT-RZ670U is a 1-chip DLP lamp-free projector featuring 6,000 lumens of brightness– an ideal solution for large, brilliant 24/7 continuous signage applications, such as sports bars, and where flat panel displays are simply not large enough or have limited installation flexibility. Expanding signage possibilities, it features Geometric Adjustment for projecting onto specially shaped screens. With its lamp and filter-free design, the projector can run without maintenance for up to 20,000 hours, reducing total cost of ownership and minimizing strain on staff or the need for AV specialists. The PT-RZ670U, available in WUXGA and WXGA resolution, is capable of total 360-degree rotation (vertical, horizontal and tilting) and is also equipped with DIGITAL LINK which is fully HDBaseT-compatible, facilitating users with a simplified AV infrastructure by transmitting HD video, audio and control signals over a single CAT5e or higher specification Ethernet cable for up to 100 meters (328ft.). The projector features a wide selection of optional lenses and includes a black or white cabinet option. The WUXGA PT-RZ670U and WXGA PT-RW630U will be available from authorized Panasonic resellers in Fall 2014.
    PT-DZ16KU Full HD High Brightness Projector: The new PT-DZ16KU is a 3-chip DLP projector that is specifically designed to reduce total cost of ownership, for customers who worry about high maintenance. Featuring a maintenance-free Eco filter life of up to 12,000 hours, and a lamp life cycle of up to 3,000 hours and lamp relay mode for 24/7 operation this projector enables huge cost savings. Thanks to a highly efficient optical design this projector houses 16,000 lumens of brightness in a relatively compact body. With native Full HD 1080p (1,920 x 1,080) resolution and 10,000:1 contrast ratio the PT-DZ16KU is capable of delivering super large, crisp and detailed images. The PT-DZ16KU will be available from authorized Panasonic resellers this month. MSRP for the PT-DZ16KU is $94,999.

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Panasonic Solutions for Business

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

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

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

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

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Monday, 07 April 2014

At the 2014 CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit, top retail analyst Nikki Baird will explore< prudent courses for retailers in the perilous new territory between rapidly advancing technology and consumers’ tolerances for being tracked.

Networld Media Group announced that Nikki Baird, managing partner with Retail Systems Research (RSR), has joined the speaker roster for its 2014 CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit, which will convene on August 18–20 this year in Chicago.

“In the area of consumer privacy,” says Baird, “technology has moved faster than policy and ethics. The ability to track customers, from online to in-store, has opened up a world of possibilities. But with great power comes great responsibility. Consumers decide daily how much information to share in return for benefits from retailers. But there are plenty of instances where the consumer is not even aware they are being tracked.

“These are uncharted waters that must be navigated carefully to benefit both retail organizations and customers while avoiding backlash and irreparable harm to brands.”

Baird’s session, “Privacy: Shifting Attitudes, Unintended Consequences,” will explore how retailers and restaurants can best navigate the challenging space between consumers’ demands for relevance and personalization and their fears around privacy.

Baird is one of the most recognized analysts covering the retail industry and has written research and articles on topics ranging from in-store marketing and technology, store performance management, supply chain and multi-channel fulfillment, retailer-manufacturer collaboration, merchandising and loyalty & promotions management. She has been quoted as a subject matter expert in The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and National Public Radio. Prior to becoming an analyst, Baird has been a retailer, software provider and consultant in the retail space.

“The focus of Nikki Baird’s session could not be more top of mind among retail and restaurant executives at this time,” says Networld Media Group’s Senior VP of Events David Drain. “We are excited to be convening so many brand thought leaders in one place at one time, so that huge issues such as consumer privacy versus behavioral tracking and analysis can be explored and debated thoroughly for the benefit of all.”

Both seats and sponsorships for the Summit are limited, Drain says. Early bird registration is now open.

About Networld Media Group

Founded in 2000, Networld Media Group is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media communications company specializing in digital media, associations and events in the mobile, self-service, digital signage, retail, food service and financial services industries. Online properties include,,,,,,,, and The company produces executive summits in the fast casual, retail, ATM and mobile payments industries. Its custom media division develops premium content and marketing services for associations such as the ATM Industry Association.

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Friday, 04 April 2014

Nuti recognized for his “strategic vision, integrity and demonstrated leadership in bringing innovation to the global marketplace”

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bill Nuti, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of NCR (NYSE: NCR) was honored Wednesday in New York City with the Atlantic Legal Foundation's Annual Award for 2013 in recognition of his “strategic vision, integrity and demonstrated leadership in bringing innovation to the global marketplace.” Each year, since 1988, the Atlantic Legal Foundation has honored a person who exemplifies the ideals and principles of public service and private enterprise.

Since joining NCR in 2005, Nuti has orchestrated a multi-year reinvention of the iconic company, transforming NCR into the global leader in consumer transaction technologies. Under Nuti’s leadership, NCR has shifted to a hardware-enabled, software-driven business, built a global manufacturing network in five countries, acquired several high-growth companies in the software and SaaS space, and expanded into new markets, adjacencies and underpenetrated emerging markets. Currently, NCR enables more than 485 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business.

“I am truly honored to accept this Annual Award from the Atlantic Legal Foundation because it recognizes not only the reinvention of NCR and the impact the company is having in running the everyday transactions that make life easier, but also the gift of reinvention within each of us,” said Nuti. “The idea of reinvention has been a guiding force throughout my life. At NCR, we will continue to push the limits of what is possible to create the next generation of consumer experience innovation.”

Atlantic Legal Foundation Chairman H. Dan Fisk added: "The Atlantic Legal Foundation is especially pleased to recognize Bill Nuti, as one of the most deserving honorees among the Foundation's highly distinguished list of past honorees, and congratulates him on his achievements."

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 485 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with approximately 29,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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Thursday, 03 April 2014

Thanks to NCR interactive video technology - NCR APTRA Interactive Teller helps FirstCapital work toward 24x7 service to local community

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In order to better serve customers working night shifts in the oil, medical and other businesses of West Texas and the Texas panhandle, FirstCapital Bank of Texas now offers live teller service 24 hours a day, five days a week and will soon expand that to 24 x 7 service. With interactive video software from NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technology, FirstCapital customers can bank with a live video teller and conduct up to 95 percent of typical teller transactions – beyond what can be done at an ATM.

With NCR APTRA™ Interactive Teller, a live teller takes remote control of the device while on video chat over its screen. FirstCapital’s interactive tellers work out of the Lubbock, Texas branch and can support customers at any of the bank’s 10 Interactive Teller kiosks. The latest Interactive Teller unit went live March 19, as part of the bank’s new branch opening in Amarillo.

“FirstCapital Bank is committed to bringing customers an array of quality financial products with personalized service that no other bank in The Panhandle and West Texas can offer,” said Brad Burgess, CEO, FirstCapital Bank of Texas. “For more than 15 years, we have been providing customers with a complete package of banking products and services with a personal smile and handshake by hometown, friendly people. Soon, we will be leveraging new NCR technology to be able to deliver our signature personalized banking by hometown friendly people 24 hours per day, seven days per week.”

FirstCapital worked hand-in-hand with NCR and FTSI. FTSI is one of NCR’s largest financial services solutions partners, serving Texas, California and the Pacific Northwest since 1998. FirstCapital’s Interactive Teller units are available both in lobbies and drive-thru banking.

“We’re proud of FirstCapital’s investment in APTRA Interactive Teller technology,” said Susan Napier, President/CEO of FTSI. “Their new enhanced and expanded service options will differentiate them as a service leader in their community, while lowering long-term operating costs which will positively impact their profitability.”

“FirstCapital is a terrific example of how Interactive Teller is helping transform customer service in local communities,” said Jed Taylor, general manager, NCR Interactive Services. “The people in West Texas and the panhandle need more than traditional banker’s hours, and FirstCapital is using the efficiency and convenience of technology to deliver banking service when and where their customers need it.”

About FirstCapital Bank of Texas

FirstCapital Bank of Texas was chartered in November of 1998 and has offices in Amarillo (2), Lubbock (1) and Midland (4), Texas. FirstCapital Bank presently employs over 170 team members across the three markets it serves. We also have an accomplished Board of Directors who are well respected in the communities in which they live. Our Board brings expertise in fields such as oil and gas, real estate and medicine.

FirstCapital Bank of Texas is the only community bank serving the financial needs of the three major financial centers in the Panhandle and the Permian Basin Regions of Texas. Each market brings economic diversification to the Company. Amarillo includes a strong emphasis in cattle, government and general business and Lubbock brings a major university, medical and agricultural market. Midland and the Permian Basin Region is one of the largest energy producing regions in the country.

The Company and its team members strive towards a common vision of “Making Every Customers Dream a Reality” and exemplify that vision in each interaction we have with our customers. We focus primarily on providing a broad range of financial services to small and medium size business and retail financial services for the owners and employees of those businesses. The Company also has a strong mortgage lending presence in all of the markets served.

As of February 2014, First Bancshares of Texas, holding company for FirstCapital Bank of Texas, reported Total Consolidated Assets of $810,374,024.

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About FTSI

FTSI is the largest independent provider of ATM services for credit unions and community banks in the Western Region of the United States. Connecting clients with financial industry technologies since 1998, FTSI offers a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge ATM management solutions including hardware, software, cash services and first and second line maintenance, in addition to consultative services to assist clients in a variety of areas. FTSI helps financial institutions increase ROI on their ATM channel, while allowing branch and administration employees to focus on customer-facing activities. FTSI connects leading technology with superior customer service to create turn-key solutions for customers.

Web sites:
Twitter: @FTSIUS

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 485 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with approximately 29,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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Twitter: @NCRCorporation

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Wednesday, 02 April 2014

Brighton, ONT – Lyle Bunn ( announced the surpassing of several milestones in providing advisory and educational services related to Digital Signage and Place-based screenmedia. Bunn has helped to train 10,000 professionals, advised over 300 organizations, brands and networks in their media planning and optimization, and has had over 280 articles and whitepapers published.  

Lyle Bunn’s industry contributions have been recognized by his being named one of the 11 Most Influential People in Digital Signage by and one of 50 Innovators and Influencers by Sign & Digital Graphics Magazine. In 2005 Lyle was the only individual named in the Digital Signage Top 10 list, among firms such as Clear Channel, 3M, Thompson Media and others by Digital Signage Forum. He has been recognized as Distinguished Faculty of Digital Signage Expo, as Adjunct Faculty of InfoComm International and with an Honorary Doctorate by Digital Signage Expert Group for his educational contributions. Bunn serves on the judging panel of several industry awards.

10,000+ end user, brand, agency and supply professionals have benefited from live and online/webinar training delivered by Lyle Bunn. Over 3,500 people have used his SPEED Digital Signage Training Program and as many have participated in webinars for network operators. Many more have benefited from live conference and corporate presentations including network planning and optimization sessions.

More than 300 corporations, brands and network operators in retail, food services, financial, transportation, hospitality, sports/entertainment, consumer services, education and in staff communications have been served by Lyle Bunn through business and network planning, design, vendor sourcing, investment and optimization services.

Bunn has been devoted to place-based media success for the past 13 of his 39 year career in the information technology and telecommunications industries, which has included roles in industry development, research, engineering, application, planning, publishing, association management, sales, management, training and consulting.

“I look forward to ongoing contributions, and with it, further increasing industry size and the success of the organizations and professionals through place-based media,” said Bunn.

For additional information contact:

Lyle Bunn

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Wednesday, 02 April 2014

Star Micronics transforms the customer engagement experience with the launch of its AsuraCPRNT. A robust and feature rich interactive communication platform, the AsuraCPRNT combines the company’s expertise in printing with peripheral management.
Used as a stand-alone terminal or able to be integrated into any infrastructure, this unique and interactive platform can provide thousands of applications and hundreds of solutions. Standing at 15 inches tall, the AsuraCPRNT offers more features and functionality than the larger, more expensive kiosks commonly used in the same environments. At its heart is a reliable ARM processor that manages a seven-inch touch-screen and high-speed three-inch printer. The AsuraCPRNT is available with optional integrated MSR and 2D imager, making it flexible to meet customer needs in any industry.
The AsuraCPRNT’s computing power offers the capability to display and deliver audiovisual messages on its own screen as well as on external digital signage, applications such as managing queues and loyalty programs, tracking inventory, operating as a self-service kiosk and so much more. It provides developers with the perfect platform to create applications that engage the customer and provide an interactive in-store experience. The AsuraCPRNT also has the ability to drive content to digital devices such as smartphones, merchant tablets and digital signage and is optimized to support connection of external USB peripherals such as a biometric scanner, WiFi/3G/4G dongle, camera and many others.

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Wednesday, 02 April 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: RNIN), a leading digital marketing technology and solutions provider, has appointed John Walpuck as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Walpuck will succeed Darin McAreavey, who resigned as Chief Financial Officer effective as of the close of business on April 2, 2014. Mr. Walpuck brings nearly 20 years of diverse operational, financial and technology industry experience to Ronin. His directly related experience in the technology industry includes digital broadcasting, digital media monetization, and digital media services. He has served as an executive officer for publicly traded and privately held companies ranging in size from $25,000 in startup capital to over $20 billion in revenue. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago, is a Certified Management Accountant, Certified Public Accountant, and holds other professional certifications.

“John’s diverse background and experience perfectly align with our current needs and objectives. His financial and operational experiences speak for themselves. However, he has also demonstrated the ability to step outside those roles to help companies drive significant revenue growth,” noted Ronin’s president and CEO, Scott Koller. “Having the position of chief operating officer reestablished will also help support Wireless Ronin’s aggressive growth initiatives. In the near-term, he will be responsible for facilitating the integration of Broadcast International (BI), a transformative merger we expect to close this quarter.”

Walpuck commented: “I am very excited to join Ronin at this pivotal stage of the company’s development, especially given the pending merger with Broadcast International. We believe that adding Broadcast’s technology to the RoninCast software platform will create the most comprehensive offering in the industry. It will also position the company to capitalize on additional technology and growth opportunities in the constantly evolving industry landscape.”

About Wireless Ronin Technologies

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

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This release contains certain forward-looking statements of expected future developments, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect management's present expectations and estimates regarding operating efficiencies, increased revenue opportunities, potential new markets, cost savings, the ability to effectively compete in a highly competitive market and the value of certain assets relating to the potential transaction described herein. Nevertheless, and despite the fact that management’s expectation and estimates are based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable and data management believes to be reliable actual results from the potential transaction are subject to future risks and uncertainties, any of which could materially affect actual performance. Risks and uncertainties that could affect such performance include, but are not limited to, the following: the adequacy of funds for future operations; estimates of future expenses, revenue and profitability; the pace at which the company completes installations and recognizes revenue; trends affecting financial condition and results of operations; ability to convert proposals into customer orders; the ability of customers to pay for products and services; the revenue recognition impact of changing customer requirements; customer cancellations; the availability and terms of additional capital; ability to develop new products; dependence on key suppliers, manufacturers and strategic partners; industry trends and the competitive environment; the impact of the company’s financial condition upon customer and prospective customer relationships, and the impact of losing one or more senior executives or failing to attract additional key personnel. These and other risk factors are discussed in detail in the cautionary statement set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 11, 2014.

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Wednesday, 02 April 2014

Ideal HDMI troubleshooting tool

Clinton, NJ – Kramer Electronics, a worldwide supplier of innovative and reliable signal management products, is pleased to introduce the PT-1C EDID Processor.  

The PT-1C draws its power from the HDMI cable and is housed in a compact Kramer Pico-Tools™ enclosure.  The key to its versatility are the four DIP-switches located on the back panel.
Many installers have experienced problems with the way Apple handles HDCP, especially when integrating Video Conferencing systems.  One of the DIP-switches on the PT-1C turns HDCP on or off.  When placed immediately downstream from a Mac with the HDCP off, the Mac outputs a non-encrypted signal that solves these issues with Apple’s implementation of HDCP.  The PT-1C does not bypass HDCP rules and cannot remove HDCP from a signal if it is present.

Another DIP-switch on the PT-1C limits color depth.  In situations where bandwidth on certain legacy equipment does not support Deep Color, the PT-1C can be used to ensure that only 8-bit color is passed.

The audio DIP-switch provides a means for limiting the output of an upstream device to 2-channel LPCM (Linear Pulse Code Modulation) for cases where the target EDID is asking for an audio type that other system devices do not support.

Finally, the EDID lock switch allows the user to lock in the EDID from the connected display or other displays/EDID sources.

The PT-1C is in stock and available from Kramer sales offices around the world.

For information about all of Kramer Electronics, Sierra Video, Minicom Digital Signage and Kramer Powered by Calibre products please visit  

About Kramer Electronics

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

Kramer’s product line includes audio, video and computer signal processing equipment including: distribution amplifiers (DAs), switchers, matrix switchers, scalers, presentation scaler/switchers, digital and analog decoders and encoders, fiber and twisted pair range extenders, table mounted cable management products, cables, cable accessories and more.

Kramer also offers broadcast quality routers, distribution amplifiers, multi-viewers and controllers through its Sierra Video product line, digital signage products and high-end rental and staging scaler/switchers.

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

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Wednesday, 02 April 2014

The Scala Americas Partner Conference takes place from April 1-4 in Austin, Texas.
Exton, PA — It’s a family reunion! Scala Certified Partners are gathering down south for a rally to amplify the already enthusiastic tone for the rest of the year.
What’s in store for Scala’s Certified Partners?
Along with discussing the latest industry trends and cutting edge technologies, the Austin agenda revolves around meeting new faces and socializing with fellow brilliant minds, celebrating current successes, and forecasting the future. Take a look at the timeline:
Tuesday, April 1: A warm welcome

The Scala Team and their Partners will share a few laughs and catch up during a relaxed welcome reception and cocktail hour.
Wednesday & Thursday, April 2-3: All together now
•    Keynotes from guest speakers Bryan Eisenberg, Manolo Almagro, Michael Hess and key Scala executives
•    Technical breakout sessions with Scala R&D and Scala services experts
•    Sales breakout sessions with Scala sales leaders
•    Latin American focused breakout sessions
Find the full schedule with more details here.

Friday, April 4: Give the people what they want

Due to high demand, Scala is hosting training sessions that offer Certification in Scala Enterprise along with a Programming Workshop.
Celebrate good times (come on!)
The Scala family will be joining together for a pub crawl down Austin’s famous 6th street. They’ll soak in some of the city’s culture while enjoying the great company on Wednesday evening.

Scala APC Sponsors
Shuttle Computer Group

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

Christie, a global visual technologies company, offers diverse solutions for business, entertainment, and industry. With expertise in film projection since 1929 and professional projection systems since 1979, we've established a reputation as the world’s single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions for cinema, large audience environments, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and virtual reality, simulation, education, media and government. As a market leader, Christie has installed over 100,000 projection solutions worldwide.

MediaVue provides industry certified players and technical solutions engineered for Digital Signage networks. As a Scala Partner, they support Scala powered networks across a global ecosystem of integrators and customers.  Their Technical solutions experts support all hardware related aspects – more info can be found at
AMD Embedded Solutions

AMD Embedded Solutions designs and integrates technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers, tablets, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new era of surround computing.

As a leading innovator in digital signage and a worldwide partner of Scala, IBASE offers digital signage players that meet a wide variety of market and performance requirements. IBASE digital signage players will help deliver superior graphics that attract, entertain and maximize the visual experience.
InStore Screen

Instorescreen is the premiere manufacturer and provider of professional digital signage products. Our products are attractive, fully featured, built from grade “A” components with a robust and rugged casing making them retail proof and reliable. We also design and build customized solutions just for your application. These projects start by fully understanding your brand to design a product that aligns with your marketing investment and company profile. Using our proven technology you will have a cost effective and reliable solution allowing you to focus on communicating with your customer, instead of worrying about technology and maintenance.

IAdea has fused the Scala Android Player into its Android media player and 10-inch signboard products for the highest performance, reliability and ease of deployment possible. IAdea will demonstrate the new “dual display” capability of the digital signboard. In addition to showing content on the small screen, the device can now (with one player license) project the same content to a second display via HDMI connection. This feature is great for product promotion, event showcase, and waiting queue applications where two screens can provide consistent message to viewers up close and from afar. It has already helped Scala partner win a 7,500-player project in 2014.
Seneca Data

Seneca is a leading custom computer manufacturer, remanufacturer, and value-added distributor with over 30 years of industry experience. Through engineering expertise and services that bring value to the total technology lifecycle, Seneca meets the needs of SMB, government, education, ISV, OEM, commercial, and retail customers.
Now Micro

As a leading manufacturer of purpose-built computers, Now Micro specializes in small form factor PC hardware for intelligent systems solutions, including digital signage, point-of-sale (POS), and interactive kiosks in the retail, quick-service restaurant (QSR), entertainment, and hospitality industries.
Now Micro provides original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) and independent software vendors (ISV’s) with connected, secure, and complete embedded computer solutions.
Now Micro offers bespoke system design services to meet customers’ unique requirements for even the most demanding environments. Our extensive knowledge in the embedded computing marketplace produces superior, quality products that lower costs, reduce risk, and accelerate time-to-market.

Sharp is dedicated to improving people's lives through the use of advanced technology and a commitment to innovation, quality, value, and design. From Ultra HD Displays, to IZGO technology, to award-winning MFP solutions, to the latest in LED lighting, Sharp has always blazed the trail.
We are proud of our accomplishments and excited about the future. We invite you to find out more about us, the value we place upon Corporate Social Responsibility, our on-going commitment to strong business ethics, and the numerous awards won by our innovative products.
Make Sharp part of your journey.

ZOTAC International is one of the largest producers of NVIDIA VGA and motherboard solutions worldwide.
ZOTAC doesn't just mean top tier quality, it is also synonymous with high performance, absolute reliability and unparalleled value. With a range of products featuring overclocked performance, excellent cooling properties, and unique packaging ZOTAC products routinely meet - and exceed - users' expectations.
ZOTAC's unwavering commitment to our users is to bring the latest products quickly to the market with the best value. Needless to say ZOTAC is the right choice for those who demand the highest quality graphics solutions.

LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative mobile phones, home entertainment products, home appliances, and air conditioning systems and energy solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. For more information, please visit
Option Wireless

Option connects Things to the Cloud. With more than 20 years of experience and many industry’s firsts in the wireless industry, the Company is ideally positioned to bring the most efficient, reliable and secure wireless solutions to business markets (B2B) and industrial markets (M2M).
The Company partners with system integrators, value added resellers, application platform providers, value add distributors and network operators to bring tailor made solutions to end-customers.
Option is headquartered in Belgium, has a production engineering and logistics facility in Ireland and maintains offices in Europe, the US, Greater China, Japan and Australia.
Premier Mounts

For more than 30 years, Premier Mounts has built a reputation for quality and innovation in the audio visual industry. Originally focused on LCD and CRT projector mounts, Premier Mounts later developed one of the first after-market plasma-display mounts, the PDM series of plasma wall mounts, and holds many patents for ground breaking features that have become the standard for mounting products.
From the original concept to the final product, the Premier Mounts custom design group supports each project with a team of highly qualified designers, engineers and customer service representatives to make each idea a reality.

Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use.  The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations.  In Interbrand’s 2013 Annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, the Panasonic brand rose to number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report. Learn more about Panasonic at

About Scala

Scala has a passion for creating intelligent digital signage solutions that move consumers, employees and products. 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. Learn more

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Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Agency becomes digital AOR and profit sharing partner for e-commerce division of specialty coffee and tea company

New York, NY (PRWEB) - Razorfish, one of the world’s fastest growing digital and technology agencies, today announced its role as digital Agency of Record (AOR) and profit sharing partner for the E-Commerce division of Peet’s Coffee & Tea, the premier specialty coffee and tea company in the United States. The partnership model is one that is new to the agency and launches an innovative approach to committing Razorfish to the growth of Peet’s e-commerce business.

Razorfish will share day-to-day responsibility for driving growth of Peet’s e-commerce business, from collaborating on strategy-setting and road mapping to planning and executing media strategy and spend. This breadth of partnership will allow both companies to innovate, test and acquire insights in a way that will enable Peet’s to markedly enhance its online presence by holistically leveraging Razorfish’s full suite of end-to-end capabilities.

“We’re excited to work with a well-established digital partner like Razorfish that understands the needs of our growing e-commerce business,” said Jon Weinberg, VP of Strategy & E-Commerce for Peet’s Coffee & Tea. “This new partnership enables us to rapidly enhance Peet’s roast-to-order online experience and introduce new digital features and capabilities that customers want most.”

“Since its inception, Peet’s has been the trusted destination for consumers seeking premium quality coffee and tea products with unparalleled freshness,” said Pete Stein, global CEO of Razorfish. “We’re delighted by the opportunity to help enhance their digital service offerings and further fuel their online expansion.”

Work on the account has already begun and is being managed by Razorfish’s West Region.

About Razorfish

Motivated and inspired by what's next, Razorfish helps its clients navigate the unknown, drive change and transform business. One of the first pioneers of marketing in the digital age, Razorfish has a unique blend of technology, creativity and media at its core. The agency’s world class capabilities in strategic consulting, experience design, brand building, technology platforms, data services, retail/commerce and media services enable transformational work for clients including Delta Air Lines, McDonald’s, Mercedes-Benz USA, Microsoft, Nike China, Unilever and Uniqlo. Razorfish’s team of 3000 experts spans 19 regions, including Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Razorfish is part of Publicis Groupe. For more information, visit, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Razorfish. Here for tomorrow.™

About Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Inc. is the premier specialty coffee and tea company in the United States. The company was founded in 1966 in Berkeley, Calif. by Alfred Peet. Peet was an early tea authority who later became widely recognized as the grandfather of specialty coffee in the U.S. Today, Peet’s Coffee & Tea offers superior quality coffees and teas in multiple forms, by sourcing the best quality coffee beans and tea leaves in the world, adhering to strict high-quality and taste standards, and controlling product quality through its unique direct store delivery selling and merchandising system. Peet’s is committed to strategically growing its business through many channels while maintaining the extraordinary quality of its coffees and teas.

For more information about Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc., visit

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