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ViewSonic Showcases First IP-Based Network DisplayVisual display leader also delivers digital signage solutions starting at under $1000 (May 18, 2005)
ViewSonic Corp., a worldwide visual display leader, today announced industry-leading digital signage technology and simple, comprehensive solutions designed to address audiovisual requirements in commercial workplace and public settings. At this week's Digital Retailing Expo in Chicago, the company is demonstrating a wide range of unique configurations, including the industry's first networked display featuring integrated IP networking technology and its first out-of-the-box digital signage bundle for under $1,000. ViewSonic's digital signage strategy leverages the company's leadership in visual technology and furthers the company's vision of the visual experience by providing solutions that range from a single display for small businesses to enterprise solutions that support multiple displays in several locations.
"The marriage of our awarding-winning visual and media networking technologies for displaying public information represents a great opportunity for our partners and the whole industry," said Jeff Volpe, vice president of marketing, ViewSonic. "ViewSonic's solutions are setting the precedent for functionality, expandability, ease of use and affordability in a wide variety of applications, from airports and hotel lobbies to retail stores."
Designed for large-scale installations in markets like retail, hospitality and healthcare, ViewSonic's high-end digital signage solution features industry standard Internet Protocol (IP) networking capabilities within large-screen displays to create the first networked displays that can directly decode video over IP and be remotely managed from virtually anywhere in the world via the Internet. ViewSonic combines its award-winning display and media networking technology with Tivella, Inc.'s Tivella Administration Server to completely eliminate the need for a local PC or video converter box typically required in other digital signage offerings. This streamlined solution significantly improves the total cost of ownership of a digital signage system by increasing reliability, enhancing flexibility and simplifying installations.
For mid-sized businesses and corporate users, the WMG120 Media Gateway provides a seamless solution for broadcasting stored content to up to ten displays in digital signage applications. With a built-in router and 802.11 b/g WiFi, the WMG120 can support the broadcast of digital content over Ethernet or wireless.
For small businesses or store owners with a need to power one to three displays, ViewSonic is offering its first out-of-the-box digital signage solution for an estimated street price of $799. Available now through authorized ViewSonic resellers, the bundle includes an N1750w LCD and a WMA100 Media Adaptor to be used in conjunction with a PC. Video, audio and graphic content stored on a PC can be broadcast easily to the WMA100 and N1750w for nearly all digital advertising and promotional applications.
ViewSonic(R) Corp., a worldwide leader in visual display products, offers comprehensive display solutions for today's business, education and consumer electronics markets. The company's products have won more than 2,000 awards globally from independent publications and organizations.
Headquartered in Walnut, Calif., ViewSonic was founded in 1987 and is a privately held corporation.
For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corp. at tel: 800.888.8583 or 909.869.7976; fax: 909.468.3736; or www.ViewSonic.com.
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