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Samsung and AOpen announce new strategic alliance

Samsung, the world leader in commercial display technology and AOpen, the global market leader in commercial media player technology for the digital signage industry announced today a strategic alliance to promote their respective products and services to the digital signage/DOOH markets through their extensive networks of distributors and channel partners.

“Building on our heritage as a worldwide leader in consumer display technology, Samsung drives innovation in commercial display technology,” said Tod Pike, senior vice president at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “By working with strategic partners such as AOpen we are able to continue to broaden our world-class suite of products and services and provide integrators and customers alike with cost-effective ways to offer engaging, dynamic visual experiences in any venue.”

To emphasize their alliance, Samsung and AOpen will be demonstrating the latest in video wall technology. Featuring Samsung’s brilliant, ultra-thin bezel 460UT-2 LCD displays and powered by AOpen’s rugged and reliable Digital Engine DE67 media player utilizing the Intel Core i7 Processor, the video wall will also showcase AOpen’s Open Service solutions strategic partner, SoftSync Inc.

SoftSync will demonstrate its patent-pending SoftSync software, which allows for cost-effective display control and synchronization of stunning high definition digital content across multiple displays with no loss of fidelity. SoftSync eliminates the need for expensive videowall processor and scaler hardware in large, multi-display digital signage deployments such as video wall and menu board installations, reducing the cost of such installations by thousands of dollars.

Samsung will be exhibiting its extensive commercial display lineup including the ME65B, a 65″ display with an innovative touch overlay option, the H Series Hybrid TV displays, the UD22B square videowall display and the NL22B transparent all-in-one showcase display.

About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division

As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to bringing meaningful innovation to businesses of all types from small/medium businesses to the Fortune 500 elite and public agencies alike. Samsung offers a complete portfolio of solutions including virtualization, printing, displays, notebook and tablet PCs and digital signage; all designed to move businesses forward while helping to reduce operating cost and the environmental footprint. Samsung EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC) and is among the world’s largest technology companies. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/business or call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ.

About AOpen, Inc.

Founded in 1996, AOpen, Inc. is headquartered in Taiwan with offices in America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. As the leading manufacturer of digital signage hardware solutions world-wide, AOpen delivers innovative and reliable products and services for digital signage and other vertical application markets. Partnered with the industry’s leading software and services providers, AOpen now offers complete digital signage network solutions under its Open Service banner. Open Service delivers a sophisticated ecosystem of premium solution providers via our channel market partners. For more information, please visit us at www.aopen.com or www.usa.aopen.com

About softsync, Inc.

SoftSync provides digital media synchronization software and integration services for companies operating multi-screen display digital media networks. Softsync software can frame synchronize playback on multi-screen displays or time synchronize content on dispersed screens throughout retail environments. Softsync serves retail, hospitality, large venue, and government sectors in the US and Europe. Softsync is based in Bloomington, Minnesota with a development group in Arhus, Denmark. For more information, please visit us at www.soft-sync.com.

Source: AOpen

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