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In one of the biggest Chinese technology deals of 2008, Chinese Internet portal has entered into a definitive agreement worth about USD1 billion with Focus Media Holding Limited to acquire substantially all of the assets of Focus Media’s digital out-of-home advertising networks, including LCD display network, poster frame network and in-store network.

Focus Media will retain its Internet advertising division, the movie theater advertising network portion of its commercial location network and certain traditional billboards.

SpanImage announces first deployment of digital signage in Muscat, Oman


SpanImage, the UAE’s leading digital signage firm, announced today Oman Oil Marketing Company (OOMC) has chosen their digital solution to act as the communication platform to its visitors and employees to display current information on services, promotions, policy change and major regional and local news.

DC’s Newseum Deploys Noventri Technology – The News Becomes a Digital Experience


Noventri announces installation of proprietary digital signage technology at DC’s Newseum. High-end digital signage is part of the museum’s efforts to create an interactive environment for patrons and news related history.

Smithsburg, Maryland, December 18, 2008 – Noventri announces that the Newseum, a digitally savvy museum that delves into the history and industry of news, is using Noventri for digital scheduling, informational and directional displays throughout 10 of the museum’s floors. Newseum officials felt it was essential to appeal to the Web 2.0 generation by presenting the history of news and news reporting through an interactive environment that uses a multitude of video screens, touchscreens and digital signs.

Design Reactor Collaborates with Cisco on Signage Solutions


Design Reactor has become a member of Cisco’s Academy of Digital Signage (ADS) through which it will offer digital signage solutions.

Design Reactor claims to provide integrated digital marketing services by combining intelligence, strategic planning, and technology to deliver effective, results-driven marketing communications.Cisco deals in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate.

Scala Partners with Alpha Japan to Deliver the First Large-Scale Deployment of Digital Signage in Tokyo Convenience Stores


Scala, the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for the digital signage and advertising management markets, today announced Alpha Japan has selected Scala’s award winning digital signage platform to power its ASP service named “Primix™ VISION”, primarily focused at retail customers. With 150 systems deployed and another 300 scheduled to deploy by mid-2009, Alpha Japan has demonstrated is success in the Japanese marketplace.

Four Winds Interactive and USA TODAY Enter Into Digital Signage Business


Four Winds Interactive and USA TODAY have partnered on a digital signage initiative that will bring an unprecedented digital concierge to each new and redesigned lobby in the Courtyard by Marriott(R) brand. Debuting late last year as a prototype, the GoBoard(TM) acts as an interactive digital information center for guests, showcasing live news from USA TODAY and running off of the Four Winds Interactive digital signage software platform. Now available in eight hotels, Courtyard expects to rollout the GoBoard and lobby redesign at 150 hotels by the end of 2009.

The Marketplace Station Introduces In-Store Digital Stations at Whole Foods Market to Help Marketers and Consumers


Planet-Tek Systems_logoPlanet-Tek Systems, a leader in digital signage management solutions, is launching The Marketplace Station™ series of digital signage “stations” at Whole Foods Market locations in Toronto (Yorkville) and Oakville, in November 2008. The stations, with targeted full-motion communications in select store departments, will help marketers in store heighten their point-of-purchase initiatives, and will benefit consumers with product info and food/lifestyle ideas.

“Our partnership with Whole Foods will see us providing 10 unique digital stations to reach thousands of consumers each week while they shop” says George Andreoglou, President of Planet-Tek Systems. “The Marketplace Station™ communicates with consumers from the moment they enter the store with “The Welcome Station” and continues to be part of their in-store shopping experience from department to department with stations such as “The Produce Station” and “The Ecological Station.”

NEC Seguente mini Express5800/51Ma Desktop PC

NEC releases in Japan the Seguente mini Express5800/51Ma compact desktop PC. NEC’s Seguente mini is powered by Intel’s Core 2 Duo or Celeron processor, up to 4GB of RAM, integrated graphics and 160GB hard drive.

The Seguente Express5800/51Ma comes with a DVD SuperMulti burner, and Ethernet port. It runs Windows Vista Business OS. This Seguente mini Express5800/51Ma is so small measuring 195 x 181 x 93mm and weighs 2.5kg. It offers D-sub and DVI outputs.

Source: NEC

NEC Wins 2008 DIGI Award from The Digital Signage Group Internal PC Named Best Media Player at the Digital Signage Show


NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading stand-alone provider of commercial LCD displays and projectors, today announced that it received a DIGI Award for Best Media Player for its high-end MPD-SBC-16 single board computer, an innovative solution for digital signage deployments. The fourth annual awards from The Digital Signage Group were presented recently at the Digital Signage Show in New York and honor excellence in the digital signage industry.

SmartAVI is first to combine all the functions of a Video Switch, Audio Switch, RS-232 an Infrared Switches into one cost effective and space saving HD compatible unit.

SmartAVI is pleased to announce the latest addition to their popular line of HD compatible Video Matrix’s. SuperMatrix is the first point to point matrix that supports audio, video, RS-232 and IR all on a single frame. The SuperMatrix combines all these signals and sends them through a single cat5 to various types of receivers that decodes and reproduces the signals while maintaining all of the integrity of the source signal.

SmartAVI’s SuperMatrix routes up to 16 multi format video (UXGA, Component, S-Video and  Composite), Stereo Audio, Infrared and RS232 signal sources to 64 Remote LCD TV’s and speakers located at up to 1,699 ft away using inexpensive CAT5.

Westinghouse Introduces New Advanced Digital Signage Software For Businesses

Westinghouse Digital Electronics, one of the leading LCD TV manufacturers in the U.S.*, now gives businesses a dynamic twist to attract customers and advertise like never before. With its new neonSource, neonNow and neonPlayer products, businesses have an advanced way to turn their entertainment or information displays into powerful digital signage tools. Created for the hospitality education, food service, retail and point-of-sale industries, the neonSource and neonNow software solutions give businesses the ability to easily create professional digital signs and ads like never before.

Isenzo Mediacaster v2.0 released – Now with GPS and VOD support

GPS support for networks in motion:

The new GPS module allows you to create location-sensitive display solutions for transport networks like busses, taxis or trains. Enter waypoints, create hot-zones and assign specific content to each zone. Then plug any compatible GPS receiver into your player PC and watch the content change depending on the player’s location.

Push Video On Demand:

Push VOD allows end-users to interrupt the scheduled programming on a player and pull up a custom menu of VOD content using a standard remote control. With full trick-play and PIN-based access control for added security, it’s a great value-add for any network. Perfect for delivering corporate announcements, staff training videos or other communication that needs to be accessed on an ad-hoc basis.

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Source: Isenzo

Harris Corporation Awarded $140 Million Order Under New IDIQ Contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received a $140 million order to provide systems integration and information technology (IT) services to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). NGA, a major intelligence and combat support agency of the Department of Defense, is acquiring the services under a new multi-vendor five-year, IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity) contract. Harris will perform the contract through its National Intelligence Programs business.

Harris was one of four companies that received the IDIQ award under the agency’s Applied IT Solutions (AITS) contract, which covers a broad range of engineering support, integration services, and related material needed to accelerate access to NGA’s GEOINT (geospatial intelligence) data and services and to transform the use of GEOINT across its customer base. The contract also provides continuity for NGA programs currently supported by Harris for imagery access and retrieval, such as the Web-based Access and Retrieval Portal (WARP).

Harris Corporation InfoCaster Digital Signage Systems Deployed at World Market Center Las Vegas

Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, announces that its InfoCaster™ digital signage systems are driving broadcast-quality graphics and live video/audio content to more than 150 screens throughout World Market Center Las Vegas. World Market Center Las Vegas is a dynamic new showcase for the home and hospitality contract furnishings industry in the heart of Las Vegas, one of the fastest-growing home furnishings markets in the country. World Market Center went live with Harris digital signage in July to coincide with the Summer 2008 Las Vegas Market, held July 28 – August 1, 2008.

Dubai office tower to get tallest LED screen

A 100m-high LED screen claimed to be the world’s tallest is to be erected on the side of a new office building in Dubai.

The screen is being built by Daktronics, whose recent work includes a giant display for Lamar Advertising on New York’s Times Square, as well as LED installations at the Argosy casino in Riverside, Missouri and the Grand Lisboa casino in Macao.

Framed in buffed aluminium, the screen on the side of the Podium building in the Dubailand development is expected to be visible 1.5km away. It will carry advertising, messaging and art, according to developer Tameer Holding.

The 35-storey structure will feature two storeys dedicated to retail at ground and mezzanine level, with the bulk of the building given over to office space.

Source: Daktronics

Neoti Puts Local Faces On Its Digital Signage Network

Neoti Broadcast Network, the community digital signage across Indiana and Ohio, is to run an Atheles of the Month program on its digital signage displays in the Fort Wayne area. The idea is to honor students from the community who excel either on the field or in the classroom.

Neoti offers a combination of affordable local advertising and relevant local information. The company is steadily growing its network and aims to become the the largest community network operator in the USA

Source: aka.TV

Clear Channel Install Digital Signage Into New Orleans Airport

Clear Channel Interspace Airport Advertising has installed its latest 65″ high definition LCD digital signage screens and interactive kiosks in the Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans.

The key applications will include interactive screens in the baggage areas – supporting hotel and tourist information with integrated mobile media Bluetooth wireless.

Clear Channel’s Interspace Airport Advertising business is partnered with aorund 200 airports internationally and the roll out of its digital signage option is gently gathering pace.