All-in-One Digital Signage From DT Research
Large touchscreen LCD enables digital sign and kiosk applications to run simultaneously
San Jose, Calif.-based DT Research, Inc., offers the WebDT Signage System, an all-in-one, system that illustrates the convergence between digital signs and kiosks. The WebDT Signage system offers 37-in. and 47-in. flat-panel displays with optional infrared touchscreens that can be activated over eight independent zones or over the entire display. Businesses can now use one computerized system to display dynamic content, execute self-service applications, run interactive educational programs or operate a combination simultaneously.
The WebDT Signage System is a comprehensive solution consisting of a display-integrated media player with remote-management software for device and content administration.
The WebDT Signage System includes the following components:
WebDT Display-integrated Media Player – The DS3700 and DS4700 models offer all-in-one 37-in. and 47-in. LCD-integrated computing displays, which run the Microsoft Windows XP Embedded operating system with x86 processors. A wide variety of media types can be displayed. They include image, audio, motion, Adobe Flash, Microsoft Powerpoint and many other standard media files. The optional infrared touch screen (IR Touch) offers superior durability compared to other touch-screen technology and makes this system ideal for countless applications. The efficient design and VESA-compatible mounting make location changes quick and easy. The DS3700 and DS4700 systems each incorporate an accessible computing element, facilitating upgradeability and serviceability for each system.
WebDT Content Manager – A Web browser-based application manages content scheduling and distribution, including device grouping, playlist creation, multi-zone preset and customizable templates, ticker feeds, reporting, auto-recovery and general system administrator functions. Unlike other content management applications, the WebDT Content Manager is easy to use and often requires only minimal, self-guided training.
WebDT Device Manager – All computing displays can be remotely monitored and controlled from any location that has network/Internet access, ensuring optimal uptime and issue resolution. Installation of operating systems and applications can be administered remotely. Unique auto-recovery functionality restarts the system without onsite manual intervention.
The WebDT Signage System creates a unique and powerful medium for capturing an audience’s attention at key locations. A comprehensive system of innovative hardware and intuitive software that is automated and remotely controllable delivers dynamic advertising, information, news and training. Large and small business alike can take advantage of this resource-effective solution that delivers dynamic communications to the right place, at the right time.
Stop & Shop puts customers center stage
QUINCY, Mass. Stop & Shop is launching a new multimedia campaign with the tagline, “Stop & Shop works for me.” According to reports, the campaign features customers giving testimonials on the role of the supermarket in their lives.
The campaign was created by Mullen in Wenham and, according to reports, Stop & Shop reviewed customer letters, spoke to customers outside of its stores and used its consumer advisory board to find the best shoppers for the campaign.
The new TV ads will reportedly appear during shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Ugly Betty” and “Dancing With the Stars.” In addition to the TV spots, testimonials from other Stop & Shop customers will be posted on www.stopandshop.tv, a separate micro-Web site.
Office Depot touts corporate citizenship
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. Office Depot has released its annual Corporate Citizenship Report, highlighting its commitment to community, ethics, diversity and environmental sustainability.
According to the report, Office Depot donated its one millionth backpack as part of its National Backpack program, doubled the number of factories in the company’s social accountability program, increased sales of products from underutilized businesses and reduced absolute greenhouse gas emissions from North American facilities by more than 10%.
“Office Depot’s success as a global company is built on our vision of ‘delivering winning solutions that inspire worklife,’ as well as our values of integrity, innovation, inclusion, customer focus, and accountability,” said Steve Odland, chairman and ceo of Office Depot. “This year’s Corporate Citizenship Report is one more step in our constant effort to acknowledge and validate the importance of both.”