Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The morning press - digital signage news for April 30

Here are some of today's interesting clips from the web:
  • CBS Acquires Int'l Outdoor Advertising Group - CBS acquired International Outdoor Advertising Group, the leading out-of-home company in South America, for $110 million cash. The deal expands CBS Outdoor's presence in Latin America, adding more than 17,000 advertising faces in in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.
  • Redgate Media acquires MediaShell - MediaShell is a leading out-of-home advertising company that specializes in poster networks in office buildings, shopping malls, and residential buildings. The company covers over 500 locations each in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzen, with an additional 1,200 locations in Guangzhou, giving it a solid reach to China’s most affluent demographics, both at home and in the workplace.
  • D-Link Enters Digital Signage Market - D-Link will offer solutions for wired and wireless in-store media networks. Special hardware and chipsets in the digital displays will allow configuration of a system of networked display stations managed by a back-end content server. Wither Cisco goes, D-Link follows, I suppose.
  • Electrograph and Minicom partner for digital signage solutions - The agreement gives Electrograph resellers direct access to Minicom’s remote management, distribution and extension systems and strengthens Electrograph’s position as the number-one distributor of digital signage AV displays and accessories.

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