Westinghouse Introduces New Advanced Digital-Signage Software
Westinghouse Digital Electronics, Santa Fe Springs, Calif., provides sophisticated, easy-to-use solutions to create and showcase dynamic, original ads and content.
neonSource lets businesses showcase ads on any size flat-panel display while customers are watching selected programming. Available in landscape mode, it allows users to create their own content. Businesses can advertise their latest product solutions, informational messages, daily specials and promotional launches throughout the day on a timed rotation. The programming remains uninterrupted as ads are dynamically inserted around it on the sides, top and bottom of the screen.
neonSource is perfect for a bar or restaurant showing a sporting event on TV. Businesses can run banner ads or include text insertion about drink or food specials or other promotional offers. It can combine movies, animations, text, graphics and live TV/video into a single frame. The graphic- and icon-based user interface allows for simple frame creation, which includes the ability to drag-and-drop media files to create a content wheel of video and banner ads.
neonNow is preloaded with easy to use, professionally designed templates. A simple icon-based drag-and-drop user interface design allows for simple insertion of logos, ads or videos. It runs in both portrait and landscape modes. It is a compact content-management box with a horizontal set-top-box style chassis.
neonPlayer is a compact content-management box with a horizontal set-top-box style chassis. It has a front power button with display-status LED, and emits very little noise and heat for green-conscious business owners. Key system features include: 2.3GHz Dual Core CPU; a 160 GB hard disk drive; 10/100/1000 LAN (RJ-45); HDMI / VGA output; Analog audio output; and YPbPr Input. The software supports up to 1920 x 1080 resolution. Supported video formats include: MPG1/2/4, H.264, AVI, WMV, SWF and FLV. Supported image formats include: BMP, GIF, JPG, WMF, EMF and PNG.
Westinghouse’s commercial LCD monitors include the 42-in. VM-42F140S and 47-in. VM-47F140S . Both feature 1920 x 1080 resolution. Features include: Autosource technology that automatically turns the TV on and adjusts it when an external source is detected; DPMS timer for convenient on/off application for lower power consumption; Safety and security with Anti-tip Over/Theft-Deterrent rings; Front Panel and Remote Lock for security in public environments; Start Input and Volume for consistent setup on power up. Both monitors are Energy Star and ROHS compliant and use Recyclable materials.
Weis Markets completes rollout of generic Rx plan
SUNBURY, Pa. Weis Markets said it has completed the chainwide rollout of its new generic prescription plan offering a 90-day supply of more than 350 generic prescriptions for $9.99.
The generic prescription plan was introduced in 59 store pharmacies located in Central Pennsylvania, and Northeast Pennsylvania (including Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and the Pocono’s), New Jersey and Elmira, N.Y. This plan is now available in all 118 Weis Markets in-store pharmacies.
The plan was initially introduced in August in 59 Weis Markets pharmacies in Harrisburg, Lancaster and York along with all of its in-store pharmacies in Maryland West Virginia.
“We’re extremely pleased with the strong customer response to our generic prescription plan and have decided to roll it out chainwide. Increasing healthcare and prescription costs remain a huge issue for our customers and their employers. Our generic prescription plan offers strong savings and gives more choices to physicians and customers such as state and federal employees who are often limited to mail order,” said David Hepfinger, Weis Markets president and coo.
Best Buy opens women-focused store
AURORA, Colo. Best Buy’s new store in Aurora, Colo., a suburb of Denver, features skylights, wood paneling and flat-screen televisions in model rooms, in an attempt to appeal more to women shoppers.
Best Buy consulted local female customers for ideas for the store, said Ginger Sorvari Bucklin, Best Buy’s director of Winning With Women. The women consulted said they wanted to see how products could work together and see them in a real-life setting.
The store is also designed to appeal to moms with young children, featuring items like shopping carts shaped like cars.