DSN EMEA Vol. 2 No. 16

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VOL. 2 ISSUE 16 - APRIL 25 , 2013

 We're Not Obvious Enough

With smartphone ownership up almost 34% Y-o-Y, and a 10X rise for near field communication (NFC) smartphones, you wouldn’t expect only a 2% increase in NFC awareness by consumers (from 6% to 8%). 
This big gap reinforces the need for the industry to further educate consumers on the benefits of the interactive advertising technologies, says CBS Outdoor International after completing its latest Interactive Europe report, a pan-European survey covering nearly 5300 urban consumers in six countries. 



  Director for Amscreen Solutions   

Amscreen hires former O2 head of sales Paul Atherton as Commercial Director to build a new solutions division responsible for the selling of digital signage solutions in the UK and overseas. Atherton will report directly to company CEO Simon Sugar.


Europe’s largest Digital Outdoor Network, Amscreen runs a network of 5000+ screens.


After adding new screen sizes to its portfolio, Amscreen now offers a variety of low-cost scalable digital signage solutions intending to offer one-stop shopping to a broader market.


To further that goal, Amscreen is developing their own plug-and-play technology, cloud-based software and managed services.  READ MORE



  BroadSign Has Xth Anniversary

BroadSign celebrates its 10th anniversary with the release of a new version of its SaaS platform. BroadSign X offers enriched functionality with more simplified workflows and a greater degree of network automation.

OK, you read “X”. But BroadSign want you to pronounce it as TEN (as in X as in Roman numerals).


The BroadSign X (TEN) software version follows the introduction of BroadSign Xpress, the company’s first Android media player hardware... READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW FEATURES




  Ingram-Micro: Scala for All Europe 

More vendors are lining up to join the giant of IT distribution as it pushes into AV and digital signage. Scala will now expand its relationship with Ingram Micro (for Scala's digital signage software including SaaS offerings) from just Nordics to all of Europe.


Nathalie Andersen, Director ProAV Digital Signage, Ingram Micro Europe, says, “…We look forward to extending Scala’s reach within the European market whilst offering to our channel partners Scala cutting edge software and recurring revenue streams .”




  AOPEN: "DE67-HAI-- Our Most Powerful Digital Engine Yet"

AOPEN launches the Digital Engine DE67-HAI. Its most powerful player yet, the DE67-HAI supports the latest Intel Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) 8.0 firmware and 3rd generation Intel Core processor family.


AOPEN’s most powerful small form factor device, this system offers a range of high end features...  READ MORE ABOUT THE FEATURES




  Armagard Wins Queen's Award 


It took 3 years of growing export sales by 300%:  UK-based Armagard wins the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.


Armagard exports protective enclosures to ensure safe working environments for outdoor digital signage screens, computers, printers and other electrical hardware and have been awarded the 2013 Queen’s Award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth because of their success in overseas markets.  READ MORE


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