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Hydro One Selects Scala to Operate Digital Corporate Communications Network

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Scala logoHydro One, the largest electricity transmission and distribution company in Ontario, has installed a digital signage network to broadcast and monitor corporate communications to a few Grid Operations locations across the province.

Working with The Data Works, a Scala Certified Partner, Hydro One set up a 10-screen digital network that broadcasts the company’s mission statement and policies, statistics on health and safety, customers and customer service, and the environment. It will also include employee news such as upcoming social or work-related events, employee milestones, new hires, building maintenance and news stories.

“With the help of Scala, we were able to respond quickly to Hydro One’s needs and deliver them the capability they needed for their network,” said Richard Hyde, President, The Data Works. “The process was simple, and Hydro One can now grow their digital network and achieve their communications goals.”

Hydro One’s Grid Operations Operating Performance and Customer Service department will be creating the content and maintaining the system with technical support from an internal IT service, Power Systems Information Technology. Team members will use Scala 5 software, including Scala Content Manager, Player and Designer.

“Our communications department uses Scala software to manage and maintain multiple display screens located in Hydro One field offices across the province,” said Kristin Brand, Grid Operations Technician. “Scala Content Manager is easy to use and allows us to quickly diagnose system errors and schedule content to individual or groups of display screens.”

“We are excited to be working with The Data Works to help Hydro One, one of Ontario’s largest utility companies, connect their Operations Locations and their employees to enhance communications,” said Andy McRae, General Manager of Scala, Canada. “This is a perfect use of our technology.”

About Hydro One

Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes and businesses across the province of Ontario. It owns and operates Ontario’s 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 123,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.3 million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.

About The Data Works Inc.

The Data Works Inc., a Scala Certified Partner, is a Vancouver Island-based systems integrator providing one-stop shopping for digital display networks. It combines advanced LCD products and cutting-edge computer and networking technologies with world-class software to deliver total display solutions for a wide range of applications. For more information, please visit

About Scala

Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, Scala is a leading global provider of digital signage and advertising management solutions. Scala is the world’s first connected signage company, offering the leading platform for content creation, management and distribution in digital signage networks and the first unified platform for advertising management of both traditional and digital signage networks. The company’s digital signage customers include Rabobank, IKEA, Burger King, T-Mobile, Virgin MegaStore, Warner Brothers, The Life Channel, Rikstoto, Repsol, NorgesGruppen, Audi, ECE Flatmedia, Kaufhof (Metro Group) and thousands more. Advertising management customers include CBS Outdoor, Clear Channel Outdoor and Magic Media, among others. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, USA, and has subsidiaries in Canada, The Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany and Japan, as well as more than 450 partners in more than 60 countries. More information is available at

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