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Friday, 30 January 2015

LIGHTNING RELEASES , 2015 Burlington ON - ADFLOW Networks, the industry’s leading provider of digital signage solutions, today announced that TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, will be deploying  ADFLOW’s digital signage systems at many of  its locations.

ADFLOW’s technology platform, in particular its customization capability, along with their demonstrated customer experience in the convenience store industry, were key factors in the selection.

Following an extensive test period and proof of concept, a nationwide deployment to many of the TA Truck Service and PetroLube Truck Service Centers is well underway. TravelCenters has integrated this digital signage with its enterprise ERP systems for the Truck Service division of its business, making it possible to present localized real-time pricing data from SAP.  In addition, the name and phone number of the branch manager, provided from the company’s PeopleSoft system, has been integrated with the ADFLOW digital signage network.  The approach ensures pricing information and the Branch Manager’s contact details are up to date and accurate on the menu boards.

ADFLOW Networks has become the digital engagement platform of choice for a growing number of petroleum and convenience store retailers in North America. “We are delighted to include TravelCenters as a customer,” said Gary Davies, Executive Vice-President, Sales and Marketing: “Our customers are looking for easy to deploy and easy to manage in-store digital signage that allow them to effectively target consumers and enhance the customer experience. With 24/7 installation expertise, technical support, project management and content consulting and creation services, our turn-key solution makes it easy to deploy.  Our system’s ability to be integrated into our customers’ media asset management, marketing supply chain and enterprise systems makes it easy and cost-effective for them to manage”.

About ADFLOW Networks

Headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, Canada with U.S. offices in Chicago, IL, ADFLOW Networks is an industry leader in delivering award-winning digital signage, interactive and marketing solutions to some of the most recognized retailers and brands in North America, all powered by ADFLOW’s Dynamic Messaging System™, using patented AdSecure™ technology.  Since 2000, ADFLOW has offered its turn-key solution featuring its software platform together with comprehensive services that help companies reshape their customer experiences.  From store design to screen placement, hardware selection, installation, and content services, ADFLOW has become a trusted partner to many Fortune 500 companies. As a result, ADFLOW has grown to be one of North America’s leading Digital Signage and Interactive Kiosk solution providers.

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

DAVACO announced today that the company will be attending Storepoint Retail February 8 – 11, 2015 at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas. The Storepoint Retail event provides a strategic level venue for specialty, big box, mall-based and/or department stores to connect with suppliers presenting their newest innovations.

Dallas, TX --(PR.com)-- DAVACO, Inc. (www.davacoinc.com), the North American leader of high-volume programs for retail, restaurant and hospitality brands, announced today that the company will be attending Storepoint Retail February 8 – 11, 2015 at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas. The Storepoint Retail event provides a strategic level venue for specialty, big box, mall-based and/or department stores to connect with suppliers presenting their newest innovations.

“Storepoint is a great venue for DAVACO as it offers a more focused forum for us to speak with executives seeking to innovate and expand their brand initiatives with reliable resources,” said Rick Davis, Founder and CEO. “We look forward to providing DAVACO updates on the types of recently completed and successful programs, as well as strengthening client relationships.”

DAVACO employs over 1,000 W-2 and T-4 professionals covering United States and Canada, who are highly trained and experienced in executing retail, restaurant and hospitality programs quickly and consistently. The company specializes in the management and execution of rollouts and remodels, including digital signage, fixture and graphic installations, in-store surveys and merchandising.

Storepoint Retail attendees who are interested in meeting with DAVACO should contact the company at or 877-7DAVACO/877.732.8226. More information is available at www.davacoinc.com.

About StorePoint Retail

Innovating the store interior for specialty and fashion Retail. StorePoint Retail; a new iteration of the original StorePoint Event, provides a strategic level venue for specialty, big box, mall-based and/or department stores to connect with suppliers presenting their newest innovations. The StorePoint Retail Event provides an intimate and focused forum designed to maximize productivity for retail and supplier executives seeking to innovate and expand their relationships and business. Through careful pre-event planning, a specific agenda is designed for each participant or participating company to maximize their exposure to each through pre-scheduled executive boardroom presentations, private one-on-one appointments, insightful, actionable content sessions and first-class interactive social events designed to develop and strengthen relationships in a casual and fun environment. Conducted in a business-intensive format, StorePoint Retail is a one of a kind, strategic trade forum for the industry. A first class event, where business gets done. www.storepointretail.com.

About DAVACO, Inc.

DAVACO is the leading total solutions provider of high-volume remodel, reset and rollout programs for retail, restaurant and hospitality brands throughout North America, including:

  •  Program and project management
  •  Fixture, equipment and graphic installations
  •  Digital signage and technology upgrades
  •  Hard and soft-line merchandising
  •  Site, marketing and pre-construction surveys
  •  Logistics and consolidation
  •  Design coordination
  •  Facilities maintenance programs
  •  ADA, safety and quality audits & remediation
  •  Sustainability
  •  Fixture and graphic manufacturing partnerships
  •  Special initiatives.

Founded in 1990, DAVACO is based in Dallas, Texas and operates offices in Toronto, Ontario. DAVACO employs over 1,000 W-2 and T-4 employees across North America. www.davacoinc.com www.davacoinc.ca

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Last week a massive fire consumed the Avalon Apartments, home to industry veterans, Jill and David Miller.  The couple previously worked with the Digital Signage Group, a Seattle area consultancy and reseller. They relocated to New Jersey as Jill accepted a position with Samsung in business development.

The fire destroyed everything and they walked out with only the clothes on their back. Their daughter, Hailey has created a gofundme account to help them get back on their feet. Here’s how Hailey describes it:

The Avalon Apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey went up in flames Wednesday evening. My parents lost everything in that fire including their cars.  We are trying to raise some funds quickly to help them.  They have nothing but the clothes they walked out in.  Any funds we raise will go to help them in the short term, and all funds above and beyond will be donated to other local families also in need.  

Thank you so much.  David and Jill are wonderful people and now they are in need!!!


Read more here

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

LEHI, UT--(Marketwired) - Moki announced today that Belly, the country's largest customer loyalty network and marketing solution, has selected Moki's Total Control to manage, secure and analyze 11,500 Customer Facing iPads that power Belly's loyalty program in over 10,000 businesses worldwide.

With Moki's Total Control, Belly can deliver its loyalty program without the complexities of mobile device management (MDM), which is a huge benefit especially as Belly continues to roll-out thousands of merchant locations. Additionally, Belly can make device, content and app changes without training merchants or adding the responsibilities of device administration tasks.

"Moki has increased the control we have over our fleet of devices," said Craig Ulliott, CTO and vice president of product at Belly. "Our merchants depend on Belly -- so with faster problem resolution and turnaround we can provide the highest quality merchant and Belly member experiences."

Belly's decision to select Moki, and to green light this major rollout, follows a highly competitive process involving several major MDM vendors. Belly chose Moki for its technical capabilities, ease of integration and impressive product quality.

"Belly is revolutionizing the way businesses identify, engage and reward their most loyal customers with highly engaging on-site digital interactions," said Tom Karren, co-founder and CEO of Moki. "Moki's collaboration with Belly continues to move forward our shared vision of physical digital convergence."

Moki is powering physical digital convergence with Customer Facing Devices. Currently, customers' experience with brands vary widely between physical locations and online. The future of retail lies in bridging this divide between digital and physical experiences. Previous attempts to bring digital experiences to physical locations like Foursquare, gamification and iBeacons have been unsuccessful because they lack context and relevance. Customer Facing Devices, like tablets, digital kiosks, mobile point of sale (mPOS), ruggedized devices, digital signage or headless devices, provide relevance and context to customers and increase sales and customer satisfaction.

About Belly

Belly is a leading loyalty program and marketing solution with more than 7,000 merchants and three million members. Belly revolutionizes traditional loyalty concepts and works with each business to design a customized, unique rewards program their customers actually want.

Using a tablet and single card or iPhone or Android app, Belly unlocks new opportunities for customer engagement and digital advocacy. Belly is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and received funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Silicon Valley Bank, Lightbank, NEA, DAG Ventures, Cisco, and 7-Ventures, LLC (a subsidiary of 7-Eleven, Inc.). For more information, visit www.bellycard.com.

About Moki

Moki's cloud-based software gives its customers Total Control over their Customer Facing Devices. Forward-looking organizations use Customer Facing Devices for digital interactions to elevate customer experience. Moki Total Control empowers organizations to remotely manage, secure, and analyze hardware, operating system, applications and content on Customer Facing Devices.

Iconic brands like The Juilliard School, Adidas, Estēe Lauder, Columbia Sportswear and the New York City Department of Health trust Moki. Founded in 2012, Moki is trusted by hundreds of customers in over 55 countries. Moki is headquartered in Lehi, Utah with offices in Palo Alto, Calif., Boston, Mass., and Worcestershire, U.K. Moki is backed by Epic Ventures, Pelion Ventures, and Allegis Capital.

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Reality Interactive is sponsoring Globalshop 2015, the world’s largest annual retail design and shopper marketing event. Additionally, Creative Director, Doug Hampton-Dowson is speaking at the event.

Configuring the Interactive Environment

Doug’s seminar,“Configuring the Interactive Environment”, will use the Time Warner Cable Flagship Store as a case study to discuss the complex process of planning a store transformation. This process is often underestimated by brands. In this seminar, Doug will emphasize the importance of the key players in the project working together to achieve the projects’ goals. The four basic principles that will be covered are:

  •     Considering the customer
  •     Planning the physical environment
  •     Understanding the placement of technology used
  •     Keeping content relevant for the audience

Doug has presented this case study previously at the Digital Signage Expo and at Customer Engagement World, both in 2014. For his presentation at the Digital Signage Expo, Doug was named a “Recognized Faculty Member” based on scores given to him by seminar attendees.

About Globalshop 2015

Each year over 12,000 retail professionals including designers, space planners and marketers attend Globalshop. Globalshop is an opportunity to experience the newest retail innovations from the top suppliers in the industry. The conference program features practical takeaways from each session, with specialized conference tracks so each attendee can find the content that is most relevant to them.

Globalshop 2015 will be held at the Mandalay Bay convention Center in Las Vegas, NV from March 24 – 26, 2015.

At Reality Interactive’s booth, visitors can view videos from our project work, experience our “Flinger App” and ask us any questions. Come say hi to us at booth 1900. Configuring the Interactive environment will take place on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 3:00PM to 4:00PM in the Islander F room.

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Taipei, Taiwan - IBASE Technology Inc. (TASDAQ: 8050), a leader in the manufacture of industrial computers and digital signage systems, is proud to announce the uniquely designed ARTSI-32TM digital signage display system has received the coveted Taiwan Excellence Award 2015. The Taiwan Excellence Awards is hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and is aimed to enhance the added value and international competitiveness of Taiwan products. Participating products are judged based on four categories including R&D, Design, Quality and Marketing. The IBASE ARTSI-32TM has been awarded for its innovation and seamless design.

The ARTSI-32TM is a digital signage display system that features two tiers of distinct full HD 32-inch displays in the front and back of the unit. Even though it does not utilize any 3D hardware device, it is capable of simulating attractive 3D visual effects, making it a very good marketing and promotion tool. Inside the system box is placed the product to be promoted. Through the front transparent LCD screen, passersby are able to see the displayed item without any obstruction, as well as the regular-brightness rear LCD panel. This innovative setup allows the product to be viewed from different perspectives. The video content of both the outer transparent LCD screen and the inner normal-brightness LCD screen displays can be synchronized and managed to create a seamless presentation of the sample product. Viewers could see the outer LCD screen image, the sample product itself, and also the image in the rear LCD screen. Together, they can project visual effects and 3D depth of the displayed merchandize.
 
The ARTSI-32TM is unprecedented in the market. Combined with the appropriate multimedia advertising content design, it can produce attractive 3D visual effects. Depending on site installation requirements, the system has a removable base support and could be positioned upright or horizontal. In addition, assembly from the box can be done manually without the use of any tool. For convenience and safety, the ARTSI-32TM comes equipped with a digital signage player. Aside from the digital signage player inside the system, there is plenty of room for the user to put own choice of player or PC. To increase system reliability, the product has built-in heat dissipation holes for cooling fan installation. The patent applications for this product in Taiwan, USA and Europe are in progress.
 
About IBASE Technology

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

 

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Scala, Inc. announces Mike Gopal as Area Sales Consultant for the Middle East and Turkey. Reporting to Damon Crowhurst, VP, EMEA, Mr Gopal started in January, 2015. He will be responsible for building on and further expanding Scala´s leading Digital Signage position in this expanding market.

With deep experience in the AV sector through his years at AMX, and more recently working with ESCO Singapore, Mike joins Scala from WOW Vision where he served as the Regional Sales Manager – GCC & Africa.

“I am very pleased that I was able to convince Mike to join us, and lead our growth in this strategic market,” said Damon Crowhurst, VP EMEA. “His extensive local knowledge, complemented by his in-depth knowledge of all things AV and digital signage will ensure our local customers are able to have the highest quality of service and sales support. Scala has a great reputation in this market with a fantastic existing client base thanks to the efforts of AIMS over the past ten years, and implementing a local presence should enable us to build on this early success.

Mike understands the challenges our clients and Partners face in their communications strategy, and the key role that Digital Signage has to play within that. His passion for digital communications combined with his entrepreneurial personality make him the perfect match for Scala.”

In his new role at Scala he will be working closely with our existing partner channel, whilst seeking to establish new partnerships with those providing credible services in this sector.

Mike is one of a number of new hires in the Scala EMEA organization for 2015 and can be contacted on .

Sean Wilms has also joined Scala and is based out of the Sittard office. He is responsible for sales across a number of Eastern European markets, including Poland, Hungary, Israel and Slovenia.  Joining the services team is Daniel Ceker, who is based out of Finland, and David Neys joined Scala to lead the Netherlands based services team.

“After a very successful 2014 that saw over 20% year on year growth, we have further strengthened our team to ensure the high level of service that we are able to offer our customers and partners is maintained, whilst ensuring that the skill set we bring to retail is optimized for the nature of the engagement, particularly with regards to analytics and ROI,” said Damon Crowhurst.

About Scala

Scala has a passion for creating intelligent digital signage solutions that move employees, consumers, and products. Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, our solutions increase sales, improve brand loyalty, optimize the customer experience, and reinforce business objectives.

Scala is known for its innovation and leveraging best-of-breed technologies such as mobile and predictive analytics to create award-winning solutions that are easy-to-use yet infinitely customizable to meet our clients’ unique needs. Our solutions can be found all over the globe across multiple industries. Our software powers the digital communications of companies like Rabobank, IKEA, Bloomberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Burger King, TMobile, Virgin Megastores, Disneyland Resort Paris, McDonald’s, Warner Bros., Mercedes-Benz, DNB, Hard Rock Hotel, Shell, Esso, Ericsson and IBC-13.

Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, Pa., with multiple subsidiaries across Europe and Asia, and over 500 partners in more than 90 countries.

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Monday, 26 January 2015

EWING, N.J. & SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq:OLED), enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED® technology and materials, and LG Display Co., Ltd., the world’s leading innovator of display technologies, today announced the signing of a new OLED Technology License Agreement and Supplemental Material Purchase Agreement. The agreements run through December 31, 2022.

Today's announcement builds on a long-term relationship between the two companies. Under the license agreement, Universal Display has granted LG Display non-exclusive license rights under various patents owned or controlled by Universal Display to manufacture and sell OLED display products. In consideration of the license grant, LG Display has agreed to pay Universal Display license fees and running royalties on its sales of these licensed products over the term of the agreement. Additionally, Universal Display will supply phosphorescent materials to LG Display for use in its licensed products.

“We are excited to enter into these agreements with our long-term partner LG Display, a global technology innovator who is leading the charge for OLED TVs, evidenced by its recent CES showcase of new 4K models ranging from 55”, 65” and 77” in flexible, curved and flat form factors,” said Steven V. Abramson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Display Corporation. “The growth of our relationship demonstrates the continued acceptance of our OLED technology and phosphorescent materials by the display industry for cutting-edge, high performance, energy-efficient commercial OLED displays. We look forward to the continued collaboration in support of LGD’s advancements in expanding the thriving OLED product roadmap, including the advent of new form factors that redefine what a display can and will be.”

“This is a win-win partnership for both companies. We expect this strategic alliance with Universal Display will bring synergies in accelerating the growth of OLED technology, and based on strengthened OLED business, LG Display is committed to deliver differentiated products to customers and the market,” said Sang Deog Yeo, President and Head of OLED business unit of LG Display.

About Universal Display Corporation

Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: OLED) is a leader in developing and delivering state-of-the-art, organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies, materials and services to the display and lighting industries. Founded in 1994, the Company currently owns or has exclusive, co-exclusive or sole license rights with respect to more than 3,300 issued and pending patents worldwide. Universal Display licenses its proprietary technologies, including its breakthrough high-efficiency UniversalPHOLED® phosphorescent OLED technology, that can enable the development of low power and eco-friendly displays and lighting. The Company also develops and offers high-quality, state-of-the-art UniversalPHOLED materials that are recognized as key ingredients in the fabrication of OLEDs with peak performance. In addition, Universal Display delivers innovative and customized solutions to its clients and partners through technology transfer, collaborative technology development and on-site training.

Universal Display Corporation and the Universal Display logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Universal Display Corporation. All other company, brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks. To learn more about Universal Display, please visit http://www.udcoled.com.

About LG Display

LG Display Co., Ltd. [NYSE: LPL, KRX: 034220] is the world’s leading innovator of display technologies including thin-film transistor liquid crystal displays (TFT-LCD), OLEDs and flexible displays. The company manufactures and provides display panels in a broad range of sizes and specifications primarily for use in TVs, notebook computers, desktop monitors, and various other applications including tablets, mobile devices. LG Display currently operates fabrication facilities in Korea and China, and back-end assembly facilities in Korea, China, and Poland. The company has a total of approximately 53,000 employees operating worldwide. For more news and information about LG Display, please visit www.lgdnewsroom.com.

All statements in this document that are not historical, such as those relating to Universal Display Corporation’s technologies and potential applications of those technologies, the Company’s expected results as well as the growth of the OLED market and the Company’s opportunities in that market, are forward-looking financial statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements in this document, as they reflect Universal Display Corporation’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in greater detail in Universal Display Corporation’s periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, in particular, the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Universal Display Corporation’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013. Universal Display Corporation disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement contained in this document.  

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Monday, 26 January 2015

CYPRESS, Calif. – Whether it’s the London Stock Exchange, Stanford University, the Cleveland Museum of Art or numerous other locations including museums, sports facilities, universities and more, Christie® MicroTiles®  continue to be a benchmark in visual display technology and now ship with a three-year warranty effective January 1, 2015.  

“Extending the warranty from two to three years demonstrates Christie’s continued confidence in MicroTiles,” said Don Shaw, senior director of product management, Christie. “Christie MicroTiles keep getting better and offer an unprecedented viewing experience.”

Winner of numerous industry awards since launching in November 2009, Christie MicroTiles have been continually improved:

  •   Screens are now manufactured with the latest diffusion materials offering the best brightness and wide viewing angles
  •   S310 screens seams reduced to 0.7 mm for near-seamlessness in a tiled display
  •   New lens materials provide superior reliability under demanding conditions
  •   Digital Micromirror Devices (DMDs) have an enhanced seal to safeguard against humidity
  •   Modified connection points make it easier to fine-tune the alignment of tiles
  •   Firmware includes automatic notification of system warnings and events
  •   Factory calibration advancements ensure the best possible color matching between tiles

With over 50,000 units in nearly 1,000 installations worldwide, Christie MicroTiles are the definitive standard for high resolution, direct-view tiled displays.
 
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 www.christiedigital.com.  

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Monday, 26 January 2015

Axiomtek’s OPS883-H, an OPS digital signage player with Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processor (Haswell Refresh), HDMI/DisplayPort and 4K resolution.

City of Industry, CA--(PR.com)-- Axiomtek, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, has announced the launch of its latest 4K supported Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) compliant digital signage player – the OPS883-H.

This outstanding player is powered by a 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processor (codename: Haswell Refresh) with an Intel® H81 chipset. It offers stunning 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) content via an HDMI port. The OPS883-H is ideal for multi-display applications for use at places such as airports, shopping malls, business offices, school campuses, hotels, religious establishments, banks, retail stores, restaurants and performing art centers.

“The Axiomtek OPS883-H provides superb graphical performance, 4K display resolution support and dual display presentation,” said Vincent Chi, product manager for Axiomtek’s Product and Marketing Division. “Measuring only 200mm wide, 30mm high, and 119mm long – the system has a space-saving design for. Using the standard Open Pluggable Specification, the advanced OPS883-H enables digital signage vendors to offer an easy to install and maintain OPS player to their clients. The flexible signage system also can be deployed faster at a lower cost in order to greatly enhance time to market and sales.”

This smart pluggable signage module can be connected to an OPS-compliant display via a standardized JAE TX-25 plug connector. To fulfill different application needs, the unit has a wide choice of I/O ports including one DisplayPort, one UART, one USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, one COM port, audio (in/out) and one Gigabit Ethernet port. This slim-type OPS system has one internal PCI Express Mini Card slot to connect Wi-Fi or 3G/ LTE modules to satisfy users wireless needs and features one easy-to-access 2.5” SATA HDD for storage. Also, it supports the TPM 1.2 feature which is designed maintain the system’s security. It has a built-in Watchdog Timer to reset the system after a crash or major error. This high performance Intel® quad-core/dual-core OPS system is also fully compatible with the Windows® 7 and 8.1 operating systems.

The OPS883-H is available now. For more digital signage product information or pricing, please visit http://us.axiomtek.com or contact a sales representative at .

Main Features:

  •  OPS compliant signage player with JAE TX-25 connector
  •  4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processor (Haswell Refresh) with Intel® H81 chipset
  •  One 204-pin DDR3 1600 SO-DIMM system memory supporting up to 8 GB
  •  Dual display supported (HDMI supports 4K resolution)
  •  One internal PCI Express Mini Card slot
  •  Wide operating temperature range from 0°C to +45°C (32°F to 113°F)

About Axiomtek Co., Ltd.

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

Axiomtek Co., Ltd. established in 1990, has more than 60 distributor partners globally. Axiomtek offers Industrial PCs (IPC), Single Board Computers and System on Modules (slot CPU card, small form factor embedded boards & SoM), Fanless & Rugged Embedded System (eBOX, tBOX and rBOX), Touch Panel Computers (TPC), Medical PCs (MPC), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Digital Signage player (DS), Industrial Network and Network Appliances (NA).

As an associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, Axiomtek continuously develops and delivers cutting edge solutions based on the latest Intel® platforms.

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

​​BES/NEW DELHI – Christie® is bringing its leading visual solutions to members of the broadcasting industry at the 21st International Conference & Exhibition on Terrestrial and Satellite Broadcasting (BES Expo 2015) from January 15 to 17 at Pragati Maid​an in New Delhi, India.

At booth No. 69, Christie’s India partner Falcon Technologies is showcasing a suite of innovative, reliable and financially accessible visual solutions that are ideal for the broadcast arena in a simulated television studio setting, complete with a news anchor’s desk. Visitors will be able to experience the highly versatile Christie® MicroTiles® arranged in an array of four units by four units in the backdrop, as well as a row of four units fitted in front of the desk.

Christie MicroTiles are renowned for their ability to maintain color depth, high contrast and high brightness at 3200K. With their ultra-high resolution images and color fidelity and saturation – especially rich, deep blacks – the MicroTiles’ unique qualities make them the ultimate digital canvas for creating eye-catching sets that are perfect for high-definition television broadcasts.

Another highlight at the booth is the affordable and easy-to-use Christie QuadHD84 LCD panel featuring Quad HD resolution (3840 by 2160) and true 60Hz refresh update rate for normal/natural display. Equipped with unmatched resolution and performance capabilities, the 84-inch panel offers an easily deployable and affordable Quad HD display solution. It can be easily installed as a wall-mountable or free-standing display, and is the perfect solution for presenting complex, detailed animation, data or live content for studio backdrop visualization, delivering powerful presentations or for accurate monitoring and collaborations – best suited for the broadcasting industry.

High-definition contents shown on the MicroTiles and QuadHD84 displays are driven by the Christie Spyder X20, a versatile hardware-based video processor combined with the flexibility of a universal routing switcher. Its integrated source monitoring enables simultaneous, real-time, full frame rate monitoring of all inputs. The Spyder X20 provides users with a 20-megapixel bandwidth to blend, window, and mix and scale any source format and then routes the signal to any destination device or combination of display devices – quickly and easily.

“Broadcasters can depend on Christie’s advanced visual solutions to effectively engage, entertain and inform viewers with dynamic and functional broadcast sets powered by Christie technologies which offer unmatched performance and reliability. In today’s highly competitive broadcast world, broadcasters can now engage and ‘wow’ their audience with unlimited creative possibilities of a dynamic set using Christie display and signal processing solutions,” said Karan Sawhney, director, Falcon Technologies. “We’re pleased to showcase various Christie products at BES Expo and with our good track record in servicing India’s broadcast industry, we’re hopeful that more broadcasters can make use of Christie solutions to deliver the best visuals to their viewers.”

In recent years, Christie’s visual solutions have become the popular choice of a number of television broadcasters in South Asia. In India, major television stations such as India Today Group and the Kerala-based Malayala Manorama TV utilize the Christie Spyder video processor in their news studios, while Doordashan has installed the Christie FHD551-X LCD panels in its facility. Recently, the Chennai-based News7 Tamil became the latest TV channel to harness the outstanding capabilities of Christie MicroTiles and Spyder X20. Its video wall in the studio is made up of 170 MicroTiles arranged in a curved array of 34-by-5 units measuring over 45 feet long, making it one of the longest video walls installed in India’s broadcast market.

In Bangladesh, three leading TV stations– Maasranga TV, Gazi TV and SA TV – deployed over 260 Christie MicroTiles as the main backdrop displays in their studios. These three broadcasters also rely on the Spyder X20s to manage high resolution contents on the screen with multiple windows.

“We are heartened by the response of South Asian broadcasters in embracing our advanced visual solutions, particularly the Christie MicroTiles and Spyder video processor which provide flexibility and versatility with almost boundless application possibilities and configurations limited only by the imagination,” said Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific. “We’re hopeful that through our participation in BES Expo 2015, we can reach out to more TV networks and strengthen our position as one of the market leaders of the broadcast arena in this region.”

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 www.christiedigital.com​.

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

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Hergiswil, Switzerland -- SpinetiX, the Swiss manufacturer of Digital Signage Products, will be at Integrated Systems Europe 2015 showcasing its latest product developments, including the release of a new strategic cloud-based service. SpinetiX will be joined on the stand by its European Distribution Partners, giving all visiting dealers an opportunity to meet their local country representative.

During this year’s ISE show, SpinetiX, along with its network of European distribution partners – will be presenting its latest product developments.

Improved tools allow dealers to easily create valuable applications out of the increasing number of publicly available open data sources. Included are new text effects and powerful graph modules, bringing data to the screen in inspiring new ways. Publishing content has also been enhanced, simplifying the use NAS devices or of cloud-based storage services such as Dropbox, avoiding the need to invest in hardware. Altogether, the latest product developments offer new exciting opportunities to dealers for machine-to-machine automation.

Moreover, ISE will mark the announcement of a new strategic service from SpinetiX. For the first time in its history, the company will introduce a cloud-based monitoring service, enabling dealers to manage their entire install base of players from anywhere. Thanks to this new dashboard, proactive maintenance is possible – ensuring dealers’ risks and costs of site visits are kept to a minimum, while preserving maximum uptime and customer satisfaction.

SpinetiX invites all visitors to the show to discover more about SpinetiX’s latest news and take the opportunity to meet their local sales representative on stand 8K205. Plan your visit to ISE now and join us! Your free invitation code is available at spinetix.com/go/ise.

About SpinetiX

SpinetiX is an award-winning Swiss manufacturer of digital signage products that was founded in 2006 by a team of entrepreneurs committed to engineering excellence. The company now works closely with a structured ecosystem of international partners that deploy digital signage networks worldwide. SpinetiX is the manufacturer of the HMP Hyper Media Player series which include built-in content management, turning any digital display into an autonomous and networked device. Elementi is SpinetiX’s fully-featured digital signage design tool for the PC. More information is available at spinetix.com.

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce industry veteran Michael DiBella has been appointed to the position of Director of Collaborative Solutions.  In this role, Michael will be responsible for targeted business development to grow and support the VIA wireless collaboration product line.

Michael will work closely with senior management to promote VIA products by highlighting their unique value proposition for the meeting spaces marketplace. He will be creating and leveraging a mix of sales and marketing tools targeted to Kramer’s dealer/integrator channel, while also creating end-user awareness which will drive sales potential through the dealer/integrator channel; positioning Kramer’s wireless & streaming solutions in untapped and competitive market verticals, including Corporate and Education segments.

DiBella comes to Kramer Electronics USA with an extensive background and track record of success in sales and marketing strategies. Along with a B.A. in Communications from Curry College, DiBella has over 20 years of experience in strategy, execution and analytics.  Over these past 20 years, DiBella has acquired an extensive background in identifying trends and defining go-to market strategies.

“We are extremely pleased and also very excited to announce the addition of Michael DiBella to the Kramer Team,” stated Dave Bright, President of Kramer U.S.  “Michael brings a wealth of firsthand experience and knowledge to the position, and he is already well-known and highly respected in the Pro AV world.  VIA is one of Kramer’s most important product launches and Michael will be leading the effort in the U.S.”

DiBella brings a great deal of experience to this position.  Prior to joining Kramer, DiBella previously conceptualized, developed and implemented the marketing and release of wireless connectivity devices to the Pro AV market for Crestron Electronics.

“I am very excited about joining the team at Kramer,” DiBella stated.  “The VIA product is the current evolution of technology that has been proven in the marketplace since 2004 and the opportunity for this product at this time, especially when huddle spaces are such a hot trend in both educational and corporate markets, is very exciting.”

DiBella currently resides in White Plains, New York with his wife and son.

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, 20 January 2015

Starting at less than $1,000, the carts help stretch education budgets

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Black Box Corporation, a leading technology solutions provider, announced today its LCC Series Mobile Device Carts start at less than $1,000, including the cost of shipping, liftgate service, and inside delivery, rarities in the industry. They are available assembled, unassembled, and with or without charging timers.

Black Box LCC Series Carts secure and charge up to 30 iPads®, Chromebooks®, tablets, or laptops. They have a locking rear access panel for safety, as well as superior rear cable management. The one-size-fits-all shelf has slots that accommodate a majority of mobile devices on the market, now and in the future.

 

The carts' durable construction and quality is not often seen at this price point. They come with three PDUs, and a timer and front cable management bars are also available.

Every cart includes a lifetime, no-questions-asked warranty; electronics are warranted for three years. The warranty even covers accidental damage. Black Box maintains large inventories for immediate shipments.

"Our LCC Carts give you the best value and lowest lifetime cost based on life-use expectancy," said Justin Schaeffer, product manager. "They are a sensible solution for schools on a tight budget that still need to implement 1:1 initiatives."

Black Box mobile device solutions also include stackable, scalable Lockers and Universal Charging Carts, which can accommodate all sizes of iPads and Chromebooks, including the brand new 15-inch Chromebook. All solutions are guaranteed for life.

The Black Box Storage and Charging Cart Selector makes it easy to find the best charging and storage solution. For more information on the complete line of carts and lockers, visit www.blackbox.com/tabletcarts.

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading technology solutions provider dedicated to helping customers build, manage, optimize, and secure their IT infrastructure. Black Box delivers high-value products and services through its global presence and more than 4,000 team members. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at http://www.blackbox.com.

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc.

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Three-megapixel 21-inch color display with LED backlighting includes integrated front sensor to maintain calibrated brightness

CHICAGO - NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today Food and Drug Administration 510(K) market clearance of the MultiSync® MD210C3 LCD, a cost-effective display with LED backlighting for diagnostic applications in healthcare organizations.

The 3-megapixel, 21.3-inch MD210C3 is an affordable diagnostic monitor designed to meet the needs of healthcare facilities using Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) in diagnostic imaging.

Calibrated at the factory to the DICOM grayscale function for luminance, the MD210C3 includes a front sensor to maintain calibrated brightness, elevating the level of trust that medical imaging personnel have in the display’s performance.  A human sensor reduces LCD brightness when the user leaves monitor, saving power and extending the life of the display.  In addition, all digital-connectors, including DisplayPort and a two-port USB hub, enable advanced connectivity for any type of workstation.

“The MD210C3 display is the latest in a line of NEC MultiSync Medical Series diagnostic displays to receive FDA 510(K) market clearance for radiology,” said Art Marshall, Product Manager for Professional Desktop and Medical Displays at NEC Display Solutions.  “Healthcare practitioners will enjoy its 3-megapixel color imaging and high-quality panel in their work environments.”

The MultiSync MD210C3 display is available at a minimum advertised price of $4,299 and ships with a five-year limited parts and labor warranty, including Advanced Overnight Exchange, 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 www.necdisplay.com.

About VUKUNET

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 www.vukunet.com, or call (877) 805-VUKU. 

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

From idea to interface in minutes

SILICON VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired) - JohnRyan Technologies ("JRT"), a leader in total store messaging systems for leading retailers and banks, today announced the release of FrameWorks™, an on-line toolkit to help agencies and end users effortlessly create, precision-target and schedule sophisticated digital signage content to large and diverse networks.

Through dynamically generated interfaces, FrameWorks allows central and remote users to collaborate on the creation of dynamic digital messaging using on-line interfaces created instantly with industry-standard tools. These interfaces:

  •     Automatically enforce workflows and hierarchies, including authority limits and approval systems
  •     Enable multiple users to edit portions of the same message, with each section capable of being independently scheduled and targeted to a unique range of sites or screens
  •     Precision-target messages effortlessly, based on metatags
  •     Tie created outputs to business rules governing the length and topical make-up of Playlists

The system's tools require no user training or locally installed software.

"FrameWorks reflects the 'new media' orientation of our Silicon Valley team. It brings simplicity to a set of features which are often overly complex," said Joe Donovan, head of product development at JohnRyan Technologies. "In particular, by integrating creation into the scheduling work flow, the system helps marketers avoid tedious approval and management steps without loss of control over content quality and compliance."

About JohnRyan

JohnRyan Technologies is a wholly owned unit of JohnRyan. JohnRyan Technologies' digital communications platform and tools help clients, integrators and agencies manage and sustain high-performance digital signage networks through award-winning and affordable content, granular local targeting and proactive operational monitoring. Based in Minneapolis, Madrid, London and Silicon Valley, JohnRyan supports major retailers with traditional and digital POS marketing across thousands of locations worldwide.

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Thursday, 15 January 2015

The April 29 conference in Boston will explore the growing trend of consumers using Bitcoin and other virtual currencies as a method of payment.

Louisville, KY (PRWEB) - Virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, are gaining traction with consumers and merchants as a way to pay for a growing variety of goods and services. The Virtual Currency Today Summit (VCTS) will explore this trend and how businesses can benefit from it. The conference takes place on April 29 at the Hilton Boston Back Bay.

Overstock.com is among a growing number of retailers who have begun accepting Bitcoin as payment for merchandise. Judd Bagley, Overstock.com's Director of Communications, will be at VCTS to speak about his company's adoption of Bitcoin and how their customers have responded.

David J. Cotney, Commissioner of Banks for the Massachusetts Division of Banks, will take part in a panel discussion at VCTS about virtual currency regulation. The session will address issues such as how much self-regulation is necessary to fend off government involvement or whether government involvement is needed to facilitate mainstream consumer and merchant adoption.

Additional speakers and panelists for VCTS will include:

  •         Sam Ditzion, CEO of Tremont Capital Group
  •         Bruce Fenton, Managing Director at Atlantic Financial Inc.
  •         Kurt Helwig, President & CEO of the Electronic Funds Transfer Association (EFTA)
  •         Will Hernandez, Editor of MobilePaymentsToday.com
  •         David Long, Principal & Senior Consultant for Northern California Fraud Prevention Solutions
  •         George Peabody, Sr. Director at Glenbrook Partners
  •         Byrne Reese, VP of Product at Bitreserve
  •         David Wilford, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Wave Crest Group, Ltd.

"We're really excited about the speakers we've lined up for this event so far," said Kathy Doyle, EVP and Publisher of Networld Media Group, organizer of VCTS. "Our attendees will certainly be impressed with the high level of virtual currency experience and expertise these individuals bring to the podium."

Networld expects VCTS attendees to come from a variety of industries, including retail, hospitality and financial services. Virtual currency solutions providers, cash networks and exchanges, industry analysts and regulatory authorities are also expected to be in attendance.

Registration for VCTS is open at virtualcurrencytoday.com/summit. Doyle said that Early Bird pricing, which was originally set to expire on January 16, will be extended through January 31.

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 ATMmarketplace.com, DigitalSignageToday.com, FastCasual.com, KioskMarketplace.com, MobilePaymentsToday.com, PizzaMarketplace.com, QSRweb.com, RetailCustomerExperience.com, VirtualCurrencyToday.com and ChurchCentral.com. 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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Thursday, 15 January 2015

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

Chris has comprehensive experience working with brands and retailers to develop a cohesive in-store marketing strategy for today’s retail environments. Chris relies on his consultative sales style and his attention to detail to develop targeted and effective solutions for his clients. His commitment to defining and producing the desired end user experience will add to the continued success of the most innovative brands and retailers throughout the retail marketplace. Chris will work with Fortune 500 retail and brand marketing clients, out of the West Coast office.

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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

DAVACO the North American leader of high-volume programs for retail, restaurant and hospitality brands, announced today that the company will be celebrating its 25 years in May, 2015.

Dallas, TX--(PR.com)-- DAVACO, Inc. (www.davacoinc.com), the North American leader of high-volume programs for retail, restaurant and hospitality brands, announced today that the company will be celebrating its 25 years in May, 2015.

"We are honored to be a part of our clients' successes to help make change happen for global brands for 25 years. As the market leader in providing total solutions, we have become a trusted and reliable partner for brands with high-volume initiatives," said Rick Davis, Founder and CEO, DAVACO, Inc. "We pride ourselves on running a business that is financially stable, having amazing management and field teams of industry professionals, and offering up customized business strategies that provide impactful, speed to market solutions. The company remains committed to The DAVACO Way of offering outstanding customer service and looks forward to the next 25 years."

For 25 years DAVACO has strategically and deliberately broadened its services and diversified its client base – adding new industries and expanding its presence to provide total solutions for brands across the country and around the world. In 1990, the company initially started as a store fixture installation company known as Fixture Perfect Inc. Starting with its first client, the company developed execution solutions that allowed retailers to open stores faster and more efficiently. Soon these speed-to-market strategies helped forge partnerships with other retail brands, enabling execution of brand initiatives with a single point of contact. Over the years, the company’s service offerings and client expansion continued. The integration of technology was an important service offering as a key business advantage and laying the foundation of future growth. Today, DAVACO is the leading provider of retail, restaurant and hospitality services and is the largest company of its kind.

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

More information is available at www.davacoinc.com or info@davacoinc.com.

About DAVACO, Inc.

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

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

The display satisfies the surging need for effective MultiView functions and top-of-the-line visual quality

SYDNEY, Australia – 12 January 2015: MMD, a leading display technology company and brand licensing partner of Philips Monitors, has unveiled the Philips 4K Ultra High Definition 40" UltraClear Display (Model BDM4065UC). The display satisfies the surging need for effective MultiView functions and top-of-the-line visual quality, and is especially suited for computer-aided design, finance and science professionals looking to achieve more in a comfortable workspace. Users are also able to enjoy video games, photograph editing and movies at the highest standards.

Performance focused

At 3840 x 2160 pixels, the Philips 4K Ultra High Definition 40" UltraClear Display offers four times the resolution of Full HD, showing even the minutest of details in full clarity. It also features VA panel technology to deliver constant, crystal clear images across wide viewing angles.

The display incorporates Philips quality enhancement technology with SmartImage and SmartUniformity, which ensures refined picture quality and consistent colour accuracy.

The professional touch

Due to the 3840 × 2160 resolution, designers or professionals can view four Full HD detailed images on-screen simultaneously. An even more expansive panoramic view can be achieved by putting two displays side by side, made viable by the ultra-narrow bezel design that renders the screen border almost unnoticeable.

Revolutionary FlickerFree Technology utilises Direct Current (DC) dimming to regulate brightness and eliminate flicker, which in turn mitigates eye fatigue for healthier viewing.

Equipped for possibility

The Philips 4K Ultra High Definition 40" UltraClear Display uses a range of added features to provide convenience through customisation. Users can utilise Philips SmartControl Premium to fine-tune various aspects of the display with their computer mouse. Adjustable elements include colour, brightness, screen calibration, DisplayPort support, expanded ECO mode and more.

Super Speed USB 3.0 and MHL technology provide practical convenience. USB 3.0 allows fast file transfers and rapid device charging. MHL technology allows playback of compatible mobile device content on the 40" screen while simultaneously charging the device.

About MMD

MMD is a wholly owned company of TPV established in 2009 through a brand license agreement with Philips. MMD exclusively markets and sells Philips branded LCD displays worldwide. By combining the Philips brand promise with TPV’s manufacturing expertise in displays, MMD uses a fast and focused approach to bringing innovative products to market.
For additional information, please visit www.mmd-p.com.

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Award-winning Pandoras Box product suite to complement Christie,s Spyder in delivering advanced applications for multi-media experiences
 
CYPRESS, Calif. – Christie®, the global leader in visual displays and audio technologies, announced today that it has acquired Cologne-based coolux GmbH (‘coolux’), a world-renowned developer and supplier of 3D compositing and rendering systems, best known for its Pandoras Box product family. coolux will be integrated into Christie’s Global Market Solutions team, maintaining its office in Cologne, Germany.
 
Jennifer Smith, executive vice president, Global Market Solutions, said, “Christie is committed to deepen its marketplace lead in supplying a total solution for advanced applications such as projection mapping, broadcast delivery and all manner of large-scale digital canvas creation, so the fit between our products and services and those of coolux is a natural one.”
 
Continuing, Smith said, “Pre-visualization capability when creating stunning, experiential events – including real-time rendering of same – is increasingly important in the creative plans of entertainment designer and creative visionaries. The acquisition is a boon to those who need multiple display technologies to come together to create both continuous and non-continuous digital canvases, but most importantly, to be able to create and manage the content that flows onto these canvases,” added Smith.
 
coolux CEO Jan Huewel, who will report to Jennifer Smith in his new position of senior director, Processing Solutions, commented that “In a world where visual and audio experiences are assuming new importance in inspiring and moving audiences, content orchestration and synchronized content delivery is paramount and with today’s news, Christie, with its already impressive presence in this arena, has gained another leading-edge product line and development team to ensure it keeps its lead.”
 
Initial reactions to the news of the acquisition was positive among global leaders in augmented reality and experiential-marketing projects, exemplified by award-winning projection designer Bart Kresa of BARTKRESA design Inc., who said “I’ve used coolux and Christie products in a number of my productions and value both for their feature-rich gamut and reliability, so I’m excited about what Christie will come up with in future, leveraging its expertise and that of the coolux team.”
 
coolux has become a welcome feature at various industry shows, including ISE, NAB, LDI and InfoComm, and this presence will continue in the Christie experiential marketing booths at said shows, beginning with the NAB 2015 show in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 13-16, 2015.
 
coolux, on its own and in combination with Christie products, has earned an enviable track record in delivering impactful 3D visualisation and composting solutions and driving many notable events (details available upon request).
 
About Christie

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

“Christie” is a trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., registered in the United States of America and certain other countries.  All other brand names and product names are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade names of their respective holders.  
 

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Monday, 12 January 2015

(BUSINESS WIRE)--At NRF 2015, Intel is showcasing the latest retail technology available in the market today and deployed by brands like Beef O’Brady’s*, Best Buy*, Harlequin* books, Nebraska Furniture Mart*, and Neiman Marcus*. The Intel-based retail innovations are driving forward the Internet of Things for retail and utilize the latest analytics, personalization and security features to deliver engaging and customized shopping experiences while protecting customer data. Demonstrations include the SteadyServ* iKeg, the MemoMe Mirror and a range of point-of-sale tablets in the Intel booth (#2543) at NRF’s Big Show from Jan. 11-13 in New York at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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Saturday, 10 January 2015

Digital signage leader bringing new capabilities to its large-screen displays, helping variety of organizations realize business objectives

CHICAGO - NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the MultiSync® X981UHD display, a 98-inch ultra-high-definition (UHD) model with features and functionality to help organizations see their content in a whole new way.

The X981UHD display – with a 3840 x 2160 native resolution – delivers four times the resolution of full HD, and coupled with its 60 Hz refresh rate through a DisplayPort connection, gives viewers an immersive experience and clarity they have not seen before.

NEC Display is bringing the award-winning color adjustment capabilities of its high-end professional graphics displays to digital signage.  Through the new SpectraView Engine, organizations have the ability to manipulate the color of certain sections within the display to enhance their business needs. This allows them greater flexibility with providing more realistic and visually appealing content when colors matter most.

The display also has the ability to enhance content non-native to the resolution of the panel.  Expanding on normal upscaling, when a full high-definition signal is brought into the system, the new UHD Upscaling feature takes into account the brightness and color of surrounding pixels and adjusts the target pixels accordingly to provide an even sharper and richer image. This is ideal when the display is used for presentation purposes as not every source involved will output native UHD.  In addition, if multiple sources need to be viewed concurrently, Multi Picture Mode can be enabled allowing up to four sources to exhibit simultaneously on the display.  These sources can be rotated and resized allowing flexibility for branding objectives in retail, video conferencing in corporate, and monitoring in command and control.

“The new 98-inch UHD display is not only our largest display to date, but also our most state-of-the-art as far as features and functionality,” said Keith Yanke, Senior Director of Product Marketing at NEC Display.  “NEC is bringing new aspects to its large screen display lineup, including full 3840 x 2160/60Hz playback, its SpectraView Engine, and Multi Display Mode options which truly set the display apart from other UHD displays on the market.”

Key Benefits:

  •     Investment protection through 3-year parts and labor warranty, including the backlight
  •     First-class image quality due to a high performance S-IPS LCD panel, 500 cd/m2 maximum brightness, and 10-bit color performance
  •     Full metal chassis with integrated temperature sensors, fans, and LED direct backlighting allow for 24/7 continuous runtimes by protecting the unit while minimizing heat output
  •     Added flexibility via a multitude of digital inputs, including DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI as well as landscape and portrait orientation compatibility
  •     Unprecedented color adjustment, external control and networking capabilities through full NEC Display Solutions software support (NaViSet Administrator, PD Comms, SpectraView, MultiProfiler and NEC Display Wall Calibrator)

The X981UHD display will be available in February 2015 at a minimum advertised price of $39,999.

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 www.necdisplay.com.

About VUKUNET

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 www.vukunet.com, or call (877) 805-VUKU. 

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Friday, 09 January 2015

Companies to co-develop business models around three growth areas

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired) - CES 2015 - Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and leading Belgian telecommunications and IT services provider Proximus announced today at CES 2015 that they have consolidated their partnership to drive joint innovation and business development. The renewed partnership will enable Proximus to provide its customers with faster, tailored and innovative services across its entire portfolio. Cisco will benefit from Proximus' technology research and local go-to-market expertise, in order to co-create new service provider offerings.

Within the framework of this renewed agreement, Proximus and Cisco have defined three areas for growth: next-generation video delivery for consumers, smart city services for government organizations and service orchestration for business-to-business customers.

Next Generation Video Delivery: Proximus already has a very successful mass market video offer through traditional digital TV set top boxes. By centralizing digital TV functionality on Proximus' open cloud architecture instead of the consumer's digital video recorder (DVR), the telecommunications provider plans to move faster, accelerating delivery of new personalized video capabilities. For instance, an open cloud based architecture makes it easy to integrate digital TV with third party applications like cloud sourced program ratings and recommendations. And subscribers who run out of DVR space for their favorite programs could in the future simply rent more storage in the cloud. With Cisco Videoscape, both partners will develop a next generation, cloud based TV offer for Proximus.

Smart and Connected Cities: Cities are facing new constraints such as traffic congestion or demographic pressure. Cities of tomorrow need to be safer, more efficient, sustainable, comfortable and interactive. Together with Cisco, Proximus has developed a smart and connected cities framework that goes further than city-wide and free wireless internet. The partnership will accelerate the development of smart and connected cities (S+CC) business models that both monetize coverage and improve life for consumers and income for businesses.

Service Orchestration and SDN: Future proof network and IT infrastructure must be able to meet exponential growth in traffic and have a native ability to enable new services. With Cisco's network service orchestration technology, Proximus customers would be able to configure their network services online. Network orchestration also allows to fully automate the subsequent provisioning and management of both virtual and physical networks, further improving customer experience and agility.

Supporting Quotes:

Dominique Leroy, CEO, Proximus - "This long term agreement not only reinforces our existing cooperation, it also shows Proximus' commitment to innovation and improving customer service. We want to build a future that will benefit our customers, our employees, our shareholders and our partners. That transformation strategy will help us return to growth."

John Chambers, chairman and CEO, Cisco - "As the leading service provider in Belgium and Luxembourg, Proximus has an extensive innovation track record. Proximus sees the benefits of transforming networks to a software-based, agile platform. We are expanding our collaboration to embrace the benefits of the Internet of Everything (IoE) with cloud-based video solutions, virtualized managed services solutions and much more. Together with Proximus, we will co-develop a transformation roadmap towards more agile and cost efficient infrastructure that can sustainably cope with growth in volumes, rightsizing of operational resource and changes in skills and competencies."

About Cisco

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

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Friday, 09 January 2015

EDISON, NJ--(Marketwired) - Star Micronics America, a leading global manufacturer of mobile, POS, and customer engagement solutions, will be exhibiting their new solutions at the 104th Annual National Retail Federation Convention.

The event will be held from January 11th through 13th at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. NRF's Annual Convention and EXPO offers solution providers, not only the chance to showcase their innovative technologies, but also the chance to create new networking opportunities.

Star will display their new mobile POS, customer engagement, cash management, and digital receipt technologies in booth #3925. Bring your own device, and participate in Star's browser-based printing demo for the opportunity to enter a drawing for a $200 Visa gift card or an Apple Watch.

Star's new innovations on display include:

  •     AllReceipts.com, Digital Receipt Solution - The fast, secure and easy route to digital receipt solutions, available on all Star thermal receipt printers.
  •     AsuraCPRNT - Interactive all-in-one mini kiosk and customer engagement device with an integrated printer and optional 2D imager and magnetic stripe reader.
  •     Bluetooth Printing Solutions - MFi certified Bluetooth desktop printers for retail receipts, kitchen tickets, labels, hotel invoices, field service reports, ticketing, secure prescriptions, and more.
  •     Browser-based Printing Solutions - WebPRNT technology for printing from browser-based applications to Star WebPRNT and Bluetooth printers.
  •     Mobility Printing Solutions - MFi certified Bluetooth 2", 3" and 4" portable printers compatible with iOS, Android and Windows operating systems.
  •     ProxiPRNT - Proximity hardware management enables remote access of point of sale peripherals based on the physical proximity of the tablet or smartphone device being used by the sales staff.
  •     SMD2 Cash Drawers - Secure cash management in a variety of sizes and colors, available with standard, printer driven interface or with Star's DK-AirCash wireless option for MFi certified Bluetooth or Ethernet communication.

Star Micronics' solution partners include:

  •     eMobilePOS - Mobile POS for tablets and smartphones
  •     Fiverun - Cloud-based enterprise retail platform
  •     ProductPlay - Browse videos about consumer products
  •     Riiwards - Online marketing and loyalty solution for small businesses
  •     ShopKeep - Feature-packed iPad point of sale

Star Micronics will also feature an array of tablet enclosure partners and Socket Mobile Bluetooth scanners.

For more information about Star Micronics' customer engagement solutions, visit www.starmicronics.com and www.asuracprnt.com.

About Star Micronics America

Star Micronics America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Star Micronics Company Ltd., one of the largest POS and customer engagement technology manufacturers world-wide. Star Micronics also manufactures high-precision machine tools and precision parts. Star Micronics Company Ltd. is ranked as one of the Top 50 "Most Stable" Japanese companies on the Japanese Nikkei. For more information, visit www.starmicronics.com or call 800-782-7636.

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Friday, 09 January 2015

High-definition, high contrast ratios deliver superior visual quality

CHICAGO - Today’s businesses are looking to elevate their conference rooms and boardrooms into centers of collaboration and productivity.  Part of this process involves giving organizations a reliable display product that also offers the flexibility, control and a lower total cost of ownership necessary for companies to realize their business objectives.

To address these issues, NEC Display Solutions of America announced today the MultiSync® E705 and E805.  These displays are feature-rich, large-screen displays with superior visual quality ideal for presentation applications.

The displays each come with an OPS (Open Pluggable Specification) option slot for future proof expandability, allowing PC’s, a tuner module, an HDBaseT receiver, and other options to integrate directly into the display, simplifying installations and reducing the points of failure.  In addition, full bidirectional RS-232 and LAN control allow for unabridged communication capability and full compatibility with new or legacy control systems.

A full scheduler feature and commercial-grade thermostatic cooling capabilities also allow the E705 and E805 to fit perfectly within educational institutions and digital signage applications where these types of features are necessary.

Benefits of Each Display

  •     Full-metal chassis and commercial-grade panel with LED backlighting, which give organizations eco-friendly, durable displays
  •     Internal 10W speakers and carrying handles, lowering the necessary components for certain projects and simplifying overall installation
  •     Integrated temperature sensors and thermostatic cooling fans to enhance lifetime of displays
  •     Comprehensive input panel, including (2) HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI and VGA connections to accommodate a multitude of laptop brands offering extensive flexibility for presenters
  •     Infrared sensor and button lock options to bolster security
  •     ECO Mode, which cuts power consumption to help users lower their overall total cost of ownership
  •     Custom input detect and auto start-up options give users flexibility with source recognition

“The E Series large-screen displays come with a rich feature set and full external control, all at an attractive price point for this market,” said Keith Yanke, Senior Director for Large-screen Displays and Projectors at NEC Display Solutions.  “NEC is committed to giving organizations more display options to help them reach their current goals, while managing their technology investments for the future.”

The E705 and E805 displays are available now at a minimum advertised price of $3,199 and $5,599, respectively. The displays ship with a 3-year parts and labor warranty, including the backlight.

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

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

About VUKUNET

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 www.vukunet.com, or call (877) 805-VUKU. 

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Friday, 09 January 2015

Taipei, Taiwan - CAYIN will take part in the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) trade show in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on February 10-12, 2015. CAYIN will take this opportunity to discuss smart digital signage trends in 2015 and demonstrate its new 4K video wall solutions.

Technology plays a big part in our everyday lives. Consumers are shifting their focus to more delicate and personal solutions. Integration with mobile devices, extended applications, and diverse solutions such as two-way, data-driven, cloud-based services become crucial to the goal of living smarter. These elements also offer enormous potential for the digital signage market.

Use Digital Signage to Get the Most Out of Big Data

Digital Signage advanced monitoring and reporting software can generate complete statistics and charts, which give media owners a comprehensive understanding of out-of-home media. Moreover, media owners can reach their target audience and provide them valuable information or services at the right time, to the right place, and serving the right needs by integrating dynamic mobile data.

Interactive Digital Signage Empower Internet of Things

The concept of the “Internet of things in smart cities” has attracted increasing attention in recent years, paving the way of digital signage towards unlimited innovation in diverse industries. Whether combined with mobile devices, RFID, augmented reality, somatosensory, facial recognition, or omni-channel technology, digital signage builds a bridge of communication between people and brands or even cities. Through the network connection, digital signage can integrate both physical and virtual components and serve as a powerful marketing channel.

Extended Software Development Creates New Opportunities

With CAYIN powerful SDK (software development kit), digital signage can empower competitive advantages of each industry in the near future. Developing proprietary management tools via HTTP-based APIs and creating unique applications can also improve the efficiency of resource integration between vertical markets and take digital signage to the next level.

CAYIN sincerely welcomes you to visit ISE 2015, the largest professional AV and system integration trade show in Europe, on February 10-12, 2015. You are more than welcome to visit CAYIN and share its innovative ideas in the digital signage world. Booth No. 8-F235

About CAYIN Technology

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

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Thursday, 08 January 2015

Exton, PA —“The future is here. The future is now.” We’ve all heard it before (and will hear it again), but now is the time to see things in action—and Scala is ready to oblige.

One of the most beneficial things retailers can do is create a unified experience between their in-store and online worlds. This year’s focus is to further enhance the full package of retail, coordinating tools and technologies with customer data findings, to build an engaging and memorable customer experience.

NRF’s annual BIG Show may be just around the corner, but we want to give you a sneak peek at our line-up anyway:

Scala Solutions

Connected Café

Ordering coffee is now a breeze with our self-serve application. There’s no need for ticket numbers anymore — once customers are in the vicinity of the stand, beacon technology will detect their presence and customers can place and transmit their orders to the Barista. When their coffee is ready, customers will be notified via phone notifications and their  pictures will show up on the main display. No time lost waiting for your coffee. Enjoy a Cup o’ Joe at the BIG Show!

Lift and Learn

Transform your in-store experience right at the Point-of-Sale with Scala’s ‘Lift and Learn’ solution, featuring Adidas Golf footwear. Stretched LCD screens are used  to not only entice customers, but also help them compare and learn more information about products. The 'Lift and Learn' display is connected to Scala Content Manager system, allowing retailers to make pricing adjustments instantly using POS data across their network from one central location.

Consumer Fling App

In addition, Scala has created a mobile info application. By holding a smart phone near an beacon tagged product, the article info of that product will show up on the smart phone and the shopper can “swipe” that information from their phone to a large playback screen and look at “the bigger picture”.

Style Advisor

Bring a seamless customer experience to your sales floor with the ‘Style Advisor’ interactive display. It works as an assistive selling tool that allows sales associates to trigger outfit styles on two stacked portrait screens from a tablet when customers approach the area. Outfit choices are relevant to customer gender and specific topics such as latest trends, casual basics or a black tie party. The sales associate app also provides additional product information, browses through other style options and help shoppers pick out clothes for the fitting room.

Heat Map

By aggregating data streams related to customer movement with beacon technology, a heat map is generated and made available to management and staff showing where customers are spending their time in-store. This information gives store planners and managers critical information needed to further optimize planograms and resource planning, messaging, and operations.
Each of these solutions will be featured at NRF this year. Stop by the Scala booth (#1045) for your personal walkthrough.
Keep track of Scala before, during and after NRF.

Scala Booth Partners

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 and managed services for enterprises and governments globally. HughesON™ is its brand for a comprehensive portfolio of fully managed network and digital media solutions.

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 www.hughes.com.

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).

About Sharp Electronics

Sharp's professional and commercial displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide range of sizes. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to our award-winning ultra-thin bezel video walls, to the innovative AQUOS BOARD™ interactive display systems, Sharp products help you communicate, collaborate and disseminate information brilliantly.

For more information, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. For online product information, visit Sharp’s web site at www.sharpusa.com/monitors.

About Seneca

Seneca is a recognized leader in design, integration and manufacturing services for media players and content servers used in digital communications.  The exclusive HD family of media players are tested to perform in specific usage environments ranging from digital menu boards, to video walls to self-service kiosk solutions. For additional information about Seneca, please visit senecadata.com.

About Premier Mounts

Premier Mounts continues to be the industry leader and innovator for projector mounts, flat-panel display mounts, and carts and stands. The company has a long history of creating OEM and custom products for many manufacturers in the A/V industry. The customer service team works hard to shorten response times, invest in product training and make customer phone calls a positive experience. Products must pass stringent quality-assurance inspections, safety check and certification programs, and all mounts come with the complete Premier Mounts hardware pack and Lock-It™ security hardware. Premier Mounts has set the standard for positive customer experiences with easy-to-understand installation manuals, complete installation hardware sets and trend-setting designs. www.mounts.com

About MediaVue

MediaVue provides purpose built players and technical solutions engineered for the Digital Signage industry. As the premier partner for enterprise customers, we support over 90 Scala partners across a global network of integrators and end users. Our staff of technical solutions experts is here to support you during all aspect of your project. www.mediavuesystems.com

About Instorescreen

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. www.instorescreen.us

About Dot2Dot Communications

Dot2Dot Communications delivers a unique combination of 30+ years’ hands-on experience, industry-leading proprietary ad management software, and sole Canadian distributorship for the world’s leading digital signage software company, Scala Inc. Our award-winning fully integrated solutions are backed by best-in-class partners to provide a full range of services from installation and network hosting to content strategy, creative design, scheduling, and audience measurement. Dot2Dot Communications is independently owned. www.dot2dotcommunications.com/

About Scala

Scala has a passion for creating intelligent digital signage solutions that move employees, consumers, and products. Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, our solutions increase sales, improve brand loyalty, optimize the customer experience, and reinforce business objectives.

Scala is known for its innovation and leveraging best-of-breed technologies such as mobile and predictive analytics to create award-winning solutions that are easy-to-use yet infinitely customizable to meet our clients’ unique needs. Our solutions can be found all over the globe across multiple industries. Our software powers the digital communications of companies like Rabobank, IKEA, Bloomberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Burger King, TMobile, Virgin Megastores, Disneyland Resort Paris, McDonald’s, Warner Bros., Mercedes-Benz, DNB, Hard Rock Hotel, Shell, Esso, Ericsson and IBC-13.

Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, Pa., with multiple subsidiaries across Europe and Asia, and over 500 partners in more than 90 countries.

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Wednesday, 07 January 2015

Now almost any device is a full-fledged digital media player

SILICON VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired) - JohnRyan Technologies ("JRT") today announced the release of its digital signage Portable Player, a web-based media Player application useable across all types of hardware and operating systems. Unlike other web-based players, when used in conjunction with JohnRyan's Quick Messenger digital signage content platform, the Portable Player offers:

  •     An "on line" preview function showing live programming scheduled to any screen, including any local versioning of a message that is being rendered "on the fly"
  •     An integrated on-line visualizer, showing a network-wide view of what's playing where, and the business logic that led to that result
  •     Seamless integration with JohnRyan's full suite of remote surveillance tools, including Proof of Play, system-level diagnostics and a patent-pending self-healing screen monitoring solution
  •     These features improve up-time while providing real-time strategic control to network operators and content managers

"The Portable Player and other soon-to-be-announced products reflect the 'new media' orientation of our Silicon Valley team," says Joe Donovan, JRT's Director of Product Development. Formerly head of engineering for Yahoo News and Yahoo Weather, Donovan's development team is comprised exclusively of world-class developers drawn from some of Silicon Valley's most technically elite engineering organizations.

About JohnRyan

JohnRyan Technologies is a wholly owned unit of JohnRyan. JohnRyan Technologies' digital communications platform and tools help clients, integrators and agencies manage and sustain high-performance digital signage networks through award-winning and affordable content, granular local targeting and proactive operational monitoring. Based in Minneapolis, Madrid, London and Silicon Valley, JohnRyan supports major retailers with traditional and digital POS marketing across thousands of locations worldwide.

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Wednesday, 07 January 2015

We live in a connected world, one where our smartphone is the hub that controls everything around us. Our Vision Video showcases this, as well as our true vision at UIEvolution - that products and technology should be so intuitive that people experience life rather than technology. From our inception, and long before it was cliche, we called this "The User's Experience Matters".

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Tuesday, 06 January 2015

Taipei, Taiwan - IBASE Technology Inc. (TASDAQ: 8050), a world-leading manufacturer of IPC motherboards and systems, rolls out a new Mini-ITX motherboard adopting the Intel® Q87 chipset and the new generation of Intel® Core™ processors. The high-computing MI981 motherboard is designed to provide high performance and flexibility for functional expansions, and is ideal for applications in industrial control, factory automation, communications and gaming industries.
 
By integrating the 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors manufactured on 22nm process technology with 3-D tri-gate transistors, the MI981 provides more excellent computing and graphics performance and enhanced security over earlier platforms built with the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processors. High-end graphics capabilities can be experienced with the available display interfaces, including VGA CRT, DVI-D, LVDS and Display Port. TPM version 1.2 helps assure computer platform integrity and iAMT 9.1, when used with a software management application, allows remote system monitoring, upgrading and repairing.
 
IBASE’s MI981 supports two DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM memory slots for a maximum capacity of 16GB. It provides advanced and essential I/O connections such as six USB 3.0, six USB 2.0, six serial ports, four SATA III ports and two Gigabit Ethernets. Adding expansion cards is made possible by two Mini PCI-E, one mSATA and one PCI-E(16x) slots. Last but not least, the MI981 features IBASE’s iSMART green technology with intelligent scheduler and power savings that offers better environmental performance.
 
MI981 features:

  •     4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 Processor, up to 4.0GHz
  •     2x DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM, Max 16GB
  •     Supports DVI-D,VGA,LVDS and DisplayPort
  •     2x Intel® PCI-E Gigabit LAN
  •     6x USB3.0, 6x USB2.0, 6x COM, 4x SATA III
  •     2x Mini PCI-E slots, 1x mSATA , 1x PCI-E(16x)
  •     Watchdog timer, Digital I/O, iAMT(9.1), TPM(1.2), iSMART3.0

About IBASE Technology

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

IBASE is an Associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. From modular components to market-ready systems, Intel and the 250+ global member companies of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance provide scalable, interoperable solutions that accelerate deployment of intelligent devices and end-to-end analytics. Close collaboration with Intel and each other enables Alliance members to innovate with the latest technologies, helping developers deliver first-in-market solutions. Learn more at: intel.com/IoTSolutionsAlliance.
 

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Tuesday, 06 January 2015

Automotive industry veteran will deliver innovative experiences to drivers
 
Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) - UIEvolution, Inc., a leading global vertical cloud SaaS provider delivering solutions to consumer-focused enterprise companies in the Automotive, Cruise and Hospitality industries, today announced the appointment of Derek Rohloff as Vice President of Automotive Worldwide Content & North American Sales. Mr. Rohloff will be responsible for the continued growth and development of UIEvolution’s automotive content programs and North American OEM business development.

Derek comes to UIEvolution with more than 20 years of experience in the evolving automotive entertainment and content field. He was recently leading automotive strategic growth for iHeartMedia. His background also includes work with Visteon and Ford Motor Company. Derek’s connection to the Detroit automotive ecosystem will be a valuable asset for UIEvolution as it continues to expand its automotive offering, customers and partnerships.

“UIEvolution is committed to delivering the most innovative and immersive automotive experience in the market,” UIEvolution CEO and President Chris Ruff said. “By bringing in Derek with his deep experience and understanding of the connected vehicle infotainment market, we are showcasing our commitment as a dynamic organization that will continue to lead the development of a robust automotive ecosystem.”

UIEvolution is one of the largest, private automotive certified connected services software companies in the world. UIEvolution has licensed its proven software technology for millions of in-vehicle systems worldwide, supplying some of the world’s largest automotive OEMs and Tier 1 manufacturers including Toyota, Lexus, Clarion, DENSO, Fujitsu Ten, Pioneer, Panasonic and others.

For more information on UIEvolution’s Connected Car program, click here or visit the UIEvolution Team at the Consumer Telematics Show January 5, 2015 and 2015 International CES January 6-8, 2015.

About UIEvolution

UIEvolution is a vertical cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider specializing in highly scalable products and services across a broad range of markets, tailoring Automotive, Cruise, Hotel, Retail and more. We understand that technology and connectivity should enhance, never distract, from life experiences. From our inception in 2000, and long before it was cliché, we have called this The User’s Experience Matters. And for nearly 15 years we have made software and provided services that deliver this vision. Headquartered in Seattle with an office in Tokyo, UIEvolution has a proven track record with clients like Toyota, Lexus, Princess Cruises, Samsung, AT&T, Microsoft, Disney, Mitsubishi, and Panasonic. http://www.uievolution.com

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Tuesday, 06 January 2015

Industry Weapon and Storeworks to unveil technology at National Retail Federation

Industry Weapon and Storeworks will showcase a new communication solution for retailers looking for effective targeted marketing and personalized brand experiences. Leveraging Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, Industry Weapon’s CommandCenterHD platform and Pivot by Storeworks’ BYOD mobile app, Shoppers are engaged with relevant communications on both digital signage and their personal mobile devices.

With the solution, shoppers will be exposed to dynamic content designed specifically for their buying habits based on consumer intelligence. No longer are shoppers bothered by fruitless communications intended for limited buying personas.

“Low Energy Bluetooth beacon technology provides our customers with an excellent opportunity to tailor their digital signage content to be even more relevant to the consumer. The result provides the consumer with a greater affinity to the customer’s brand.”
-Christian Armstrong, Director of Client Services, Industry Weapon


Brand affinity is not to be taken lightly. According to Gartner Group, 80% of a retailer’s future revenue will come from just 20% of their existing customer base.

“By focusing on and rewarding their most loyal customers, retailers have the potential to save millions in wasted marketing efforts chasing someone with zero brand loyalty.” - Troy Stelzer, President, Storeworks Technologies

“Utilizing the rich data of a robust loyalty program and our Pivot BYOD app, in conjunction with BLE technology, retailers can focus their efforts on those guests that truly impact their bottom line and give them a one-of-a-kind experience that reinforces loyalty to their brand.”


The technology works in a multi-faceted system: Shoppers enter the store with the retailer’s opt-in app preloaded onto their mobile device. Beacons, placed strategically throughout the store, engage the mobile app via Bluetooth as shoppers cross over invisible thresholds. The smartphone communicates the beacon’s ID number to the phone, prompting the device to communicate with the in-store POS server. The POS in turn responds by triggering targeted content to in-store digital signage while simultaneously presenting a tailored offer to the shopper’s mobile devices.

For example, as Rose, a female millennial shopper walks past the beauty section of a department store, the system will communicate relevant demographics and information from Rose’s BYOD profile to the server. Digital signage would then play pre-loaded messages advertising the store’s latest cosmetic products that complement Rose’s profile and likely intent. Simultaneously, an exclusive offer for the same products will be delivered to Rose’s mobile device reinforcing the message and further enticing her to buy.

Industry Weapon and Storeworks will be debuting the new solution in the HP booth (#2439) at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Conference, January 11-14th in New York City. This solution is just one example of how digital signage software is able to integrate with multiple technology devices to streamline marketing activities and enhance overall shopping experiences. As POS, beacon and digital signage technology continues to evolve and converge, retail brands will reap endless benefits.

About Industry Weapon

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

About Storeworks

Storeworks (www.storeworks.com), is a preeminent Store of the Future consultancy and technology implementations partner focused on transforming retail brand experiences through the thoughtful application of technology. Storeworks breathes life into retailers’ vision by incorporating solutions that engage customers whenever, wherever and however they want, with seamless brand harmonization.  
Pivot by Storeworks is a dynamic, enterprise platform that allows retailers to seamlessly adapt to meet the constantly shifting demands of today’s consumer. Designed specifically for Tier 1 retail, Pivot, both device and OS agnostic, is built on a software solution framework focused on reusable architecture containing business rules, services, and a suite of features that provide a wide range of retail functionality, and capable of running on consumer & associate mobile devices, kiosks or other self-service platforms, and traditional brick and mortar registers.

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