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display alliance news 9.3.2010

Control4 InfinityEdge Dedicated In-Wall Touch Screens.
Control4, a leader in affordable IP-based control and entertainment systems, today announced a new generation of dedicated in-wall touch screens. Control4® InfinityEdge™ Touch Screens come in 5-inch and 7-inch sizes and feature edge-to-edge capacitive glass and a low profile design at incredibly affordable prices of $599 and $899 (MSRP) respectively.  InfinityEdge™ Touch Screens also feature intercom capability, which can be enabled through the purchase of a $499 (MSRP) license. Read the full press release at control4.

Digital mall directories just make sense.
Mall directories going digital just makes sense, as the store listings are always changing and each time that happens stuff needs to get printed and people need to crack the cases open and change them and on and on. Never mind digital gives shoppers the ability to search by keywords or name instead of scanning long lists, and some companies (like another Toronto company, Jibestream) are doing things like digital couponing and instant emails. They also have to be well-built to deal with 17 year old boys and shopping carts and other types of ongoing abuse, yet still look nice. Read Dave Haynes full article at sixteen:nine.

GoGo Cast co-branding DOOH network screens with LG Electronics.

On-demand, out-of-home digital media company GoGo Cast Inc. announced recently that it will co-brand its Go-Screens with LG Electronics' 42-inch LCD digital signage monitors and integrated media players to deliver GoGo Cast's targeted messaging. GoGo Cast president and CEO David Paolo says that this alliance capitalizes on the complementary strengths of the two companies. Sourced from digitalsignagetoday.

Help Wanted - Digital Signage Sales.
Keywest Technology is a thriving digital signage solutions company providing everything from software components to turnkey systems in a growing market. We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated sales professional to nurture and close opportunities in the United States. Location of this position is in Lenexa, Kansas (Kansas City region). This position does not require any cold calling, but it does require B2B sales experience. Some travel will be necessary. Find out more at keywesttechnology.

AUO, CMI, CPT seeking other business to ease oversupply of small- to medium-size panels.

Panel makers AU Optronics (AUO), Chimei Innolux (CMI) and Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) are transferring their small- to medium-size production capacity to other production such as OLED, e-paper or touch panels to ease the oversupply of small- to medium-size panels, according to market sources. Sourced from digitmes.

Samsung Galaxy S Featuring Corning Gorilla Glass.
Corning announced that Corning Gorilla glass has been designed into the Samsung Electronics Galaxy S. The Samsung Galaxy S features a 4-inch super AMOLED display, while weighing roughly 119 grams in a slim, highly durable design. The enhanced super AMOLED display is enabled in part by using Corning Gorilla glass as the protective cover. Gorilla glass is an environmentally friendly alkali-aluminosilicate thin sheet glass that is both scratch resistant and durable. Read more at trendygadget.

Taiwan equipment makers venturing into green energy industry.

More Taiwan-based equipment suppliers, which used to see sales contributed by their panel customers account for 70-80% of their total revenues, are venturing into the production of equipment for the green energy industry as a number of industry giants such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and AU Optronics (AUO) have moved into the sector, an official from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has commented. Read more at digitimes.

Toshiba goes all LED with new HDTVs at IFA 2010.
Besides that Android tablet, Toshiba's brought a whole slew LED-lit LCD televisions to IFA 2010. The REGZA WL Series is the company's first range of 3DTVs, available in 40-, 46- and 55-inch sizes with LED backlighting, 7,000,000:1 contrast ratios, it 3D Resolution+ upscaling tech and one pair of active shutter glasses bundled with each one. Read more at engadget.

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