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May262010

DA News 5.25.10

Through a program called TENQ ('tank"), water coolers featuring built-in display screens are available to secondary and vocational schools across Europe.

Subway is looking for a solution where they can attract more customers to their site and show time-sensitive promotional material. Ben Mapstone IT Manager at Subway mentioned, "When we heard all the sign content was managed online and was delivered over the Internet we had to see how this worked, We arranged an introduction and demo of the system and were amazed at how easy it was to configure, use and manage”.

Vasco Travel has included digital signage as part of its new turn-key franchise package. Branded as Vasco TV, the network has several roles: to feature a variety of videos and images to attract shoppers to the agency; inform them of the latest vacation deals; promote Vasco’s participation in the HBC Prime Points loyalty program and Deferred Payment Plans; and display advertising from preferred suppliers. Dynamic content, such as vacation hot-spot weather feeds, is also being shown to entice shoppers into booking the vacation of their dreams. Read the full article here.

Shipments of large-size LCD panels with LED backlights are forecast to reach 276.7 million units in 2010, up 134.9% from 117.8 million in 2009. Usage of LED backlighting is soaring due to its substantial advantages compared to the older CCFL technology, including slimmer design, reduced weight, lower power consumption and mercury-free attributes for a greener, more environmentally friendly solution. Read the full article here.

Launch of new LED-backlit models and replacement demand are expected to boost LCD TV sales in the second half of 2010, and vendors and channels will step up promoting 42-inch sets, prices of which will drop, the sources noted. Full article here.

The government of Brazil and the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) have identified display technology as a key component of their plan to encourage high tech investment and manufacturing. Full article here.

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