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May272010

D.A. News 5.27.2010

ASI recently announced that it has created an extensive offering of turnkey digital signage solutions to address the market’s interest for easy-to-use digital signs. Full article here.

LG is partnering with fashion retailer Topshop to supply a range of commercial display screens to support the retailer’s latest high profile launch — the Kate Moss Summer ’10 collection. LG says its continued investment in the latest digital signage technologies is driven by the belief in its importance to the future of retail. Full article here.

Minneapolis-based Rear Window Media is pioneering a new kind of digital signage placement
, and the company’s name says it all. Rear Window Media is deploying digital signs in the rear windows of cars in Minnesota and Texas, and is looking to move into other markets as soon as possible. "We are tying to market it as a safe alternative to digital billboards, because it encourages drivers to keep their eyes on the road." Full article here.

French network operator Futuramedia experienced a 40% increase in turnover on its pharmacy network in 2009. Mr Taieb, CEO of Futuramedia told us “Our media, close to brands and products in retail outlets, is the last point of contact before the act of purchase. There is no waste, and the impact on the consumer, ready to buy, is maximum. ‘Sell-Out’ Reports made both by merchandisers and by the IMS Institute clearly demonstrate and average increase in sales of between 20% – 30%”. Full article here.

Taiwan-based optical glass processing service provider G-Tech Optoelectronics (GTOC), a member of the Foxconn (Hon Hai) Group, plans to establish a 6G production line and expects to finish installing equipment by the third quarter and start mass production in the fourth, according to company chairman Tony Chung. The company expects to enter large-size panel businesses such as cutting, coating and reinforcement, at the 6G plant, said G-Tech, adding that large-size products should bring more contributions to its revenues helping to boost profits. Full article here.

The cost of LEDs used as light sources in pico projectors is expected to drop by 10% in the second half of 2010, and Taiwan-based LED players expect to enter the supply chain for built-in pico projectors for handsets, according to market sources. Full article here.

Chinese digital out-of-home giant Focus Media Holding beat analysts’ expectations in the first quarter thanks to rocketing ad sales on its LCD screen network.
Revenue from advertising on the LCD screens was up 46 percent compared with the same period a year earlier – recovering better even than Focus’s Internet advertising business, where revenue grew 32 percent. Full article here.

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