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NEW YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Washington, August 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Investorideas.com, (http://www.investorideas.com ) a global news source covering leading sectors including tech, issues an updated directory for 3D Printing stocks for investors following the sector. According to a recent report titled "3D Printing Market (Technologies, Materials, Applications and Geography) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Forecast-2013-2020", the global 3D printing market will reach $8.6 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 20.6% from 2014 to 2020. The surge in growth is primarily due to rising demand for faster and more efficient ways to manufacture complex design objects using a wide array of materials. Source:http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140819005541/en/Research-Markets-Global-3D-Printing-Market-Technology#.U_S5DNhMvcs 3-D Printer Stocks - August 2014  Arcam AB h... (more)

Latin American Stocks Q&A: An Exclusive Interview with Colombia's Trade Commissioner, Alvaro Concha

NEW YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Investorideas.com, (www.investorideas.com) a global news source covering leading sectors including Latin American stocks, issues an exclusive Q&A with Alvaro Concha, Proexport Colombia Trade Commissioner in Canada since 2011. Mr. Concha discusses recent news and events, including an IT forum held in New York in late July, and shares insights into the significance of the anniversary of the Colombia - Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Since the FTA came into effect (August 15, 2011), 434 Colombian companies have exported to Canada for the first time, with the majority coming from manufacturing (41.5 percent), agribusiness (34.8 percent) and apparel (22.8 percent). According to the government's statistics agency, DANE, Proexport Colombia reported record growth in the two countries' trade relationship, with... (more)

IBC 2009 Exhibitor Profiles

IBC 2009 takes place Sept. 11 - 15, 2009 at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam. Business Wire is the official news wire for IBC 2009. Breaking news releases, advisories, photos, and multimedia are available at Tradeshownews.com, Business Wire's trade show, conference, and event news resource. Listed below are IBC 2009 exhibitor profiles.   Company: A & C LTD Stand: 11:E10 Media Contact: Frank Fletcher Phone: 44 (0)20 8427 5168 E-mail: [email protected] Web: www.powerpod.co.uk   A & C is an Academy Award Winning manufacturer of robotic camera systems for TV & Film. It has accumulated extensive experience in designing and manufacturing Remote Camera Systems over twenty five years.   Principle products are the POWER-POD, PEE-POD & TRACK-POD ranges.   Options include full memory playback with Touch Screen Control.     Company: ADI video technologies, ltd. Stand: Hall 5, stand... (more)

Digital Signage Software Provider BroadSign International Names Patrick (Rick) J. Engels President, Moves Headquarters to Minnesota

MINNETONKA, Minn., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- BroadSign International, a worldwide provider of digital signage software, announced today that Patrick (Rick) J. Engels will join their organization as President and Chief Operating Officer. He comes to BroadSign from Petters Group Worldwide, where he served as their CFO and Media/Marketing portfolio manager. Petters Group is the largest shareholder of BroadSign International. Engels is assuming leadership of BroadSign at a time when adoption of digital signage as a medium and demand for digital signage software are accelerating globally. He will operate from the new BroadSign corporate headquarters in Minnetonka, MN, located at the main administrative offices of Petters Group Worldwide. "Rick will oversee and lead our day-to-day operations, as BroadSign continues to expand its market share within the digital signage indust... (more)

Synergex Launches New Video Game Assembly Service: Bringing Added Depth to Supply Chain Management

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/14/07 -- Synergex Corporation ("Synergex"), (TSX: SYX), a leading provider of business solutions today announces its latest video game assembly service to enhance its highly regarded supply chain management solutions. Synergex' video game assembly service consists of highly sophisticated automation that bundles spindled discs with DVD style cases, bilingual printed components and applies a "cigarette" style cellophane wrap to create retail ready finished products. Synergex has the capacity to assemble any video game software product, regardless of platform. Synergex' video game assembly capabilities can also extend beyond the boundaries of video games to other software and movies in other countries. This solution allows Synergex to capitalize upon and service its customers' needs to rapidly distribute video game products ... (more)

Marvell Unveils Applications Processor PXA168

Marvell has announced the PXA168, the first in a family of applications processors targeted at new mass market opportunities in computing and digital consumer devices. The Marvell PXA168 is based on a new architecture that delivers the processing capabilities of an entry-level laptop to instant-on, digital consumer devices by enabling full-featured web surfing, Internet widgets, multi-format video, Adobe Flash-based content playback, image processing, video conferencing and advanced graphical user interfaces at consumer price points with ultra-low power for longer battery life. Incorporating Marvell Sheeva technology, this new class of applications processor is scalable beyond 1GHz to enable converged consumer devices. Devices powered by the Marvell PXA168 can include connected digital photo frames, portable navigation devices, portable media players, automotive da... (more)

Tempest About Teens Using Twitter Stirred by Twits

One of the reasons I decided to strike out on my own and focus on writing for this industry was to perhaps help influence the way companies are presenting themselves to the industry and media and also calm down some of the crazy hype out there. I just, for example, read something about a software company making a "quantum leap" in something or other. Adrian's crew flagged that one. I read press releases all the time that are suspect, and increasingly, in this frenzied effort to feed the 24-hour news beast, stuff that then gets written out of that PR without much thought as to what's being reported. This mild rant is actually not about the DS/DOOH industry, but it could be just as easily. All day, I have seen reports on my RSS newsreader from mainstream news and technology blogs about the report from Morgan Stanley that says teens aren't using Twitter. Hmmm, I though... (more)

Halifax's DIME closes deal to roll lifestyle screen network in Atlantic Canada chain drug

Digital Signage Journal on Ulitzer Toronto, Montreal and the Kitchener-Waterloo region (home to BlackBerries) have a lopsided amount of the activity going on in the digital signage sector, but there's absolutely stuff shaking elsewhere. If you subscribe to Google Alerts you see the daily release from PEI-based ScreenScape --- nice product but enough with the carpet-bombing PR, guys. Anyway, there are other things shaking down east, as well, including news of a rollout in an Atlantic Canada drug chain called Pharmasave. Says the release: Halifax/Dartmouth-based Innovative Properties Inc. through its wholly-owned subsidiary DIME - Dynamic Integrated Marketing Enterprises Inc. - has done a deal with Pharmasave Drugs (Atlantic) Ltd. of Dartmouth, NS to out a screen network called "LIVE WELL WITH PHARMASAVE" into its 73 stores throughout Atlantic Canada. "We chose DIME b... (more)

Is a Smartphone a Digital Signage Player Too?

Spotted this on Engadget, which was picking up on an iSuppli analysis of the build cost of the new Google Nexus One smartphone. iSuppli reports a preliminary estimate of $174.15 for the cost of materials needed to build each handset. The research firm also congratulates Google on keeping a bill of materials comparable to most recent smartphones while having "the most advanced features of any smart phone ever dissected by iSuppli's Teardown Analysis Service." Costliest of all things was the 1GHz Snapdragon ($30.50), followed by the AMOLED display ($23.50) and memory ($20.40) from Samsung. The Bluetooth and 802.11n WiFi transceiver cost $8.20, and perhaps the most egregious spend was $12.50 on a 5-megapixel camera that many of us might never use. Like many people in the industry I have been watching the evolution of these phones and thinking they will pretty quickl... (more)

The Good Thing About Standards

“The good thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from.” – Dr. Tanenbaum And so we picked SMIL, an open web standard developed by the W3C (the fellows that brought us HTML, CSS and all the other things that make the internet work) for our new light-weight digital signage player which, thanks to Microsoft Silverlight, runs on a variety of platforms such as Windows, OS X, Linux, Symbian and Windows CE. As some of you may remember, we released SMIL support for our Oxygen media platform a few months ago. Since then a lot has happened! Our partner IAdea has rolled out a few hundred units of their XDS-100 players that are managed by our platform. Furthermore we are working with many partners and customers to roll out more SMIL-based digital signage installations. We see great future for SMIL in the Digital Signage industry, because it makes it easier to... (more)

On DRM and Piracy

This morning I happened to be standing within earshot of a couple men in their 60s who were having a casual conversation. I've heard these folks talking before. If I were to rank their computer experience, I would have to put them into the category of people who are typically the butt of jokes of entry-level support technicians worldwide. These are the guys who pay the Geek Squad to come to their house to set up their WiFi and their HD TV. There's nothing wrong with this, mind you - I just want to nail home the point that the people I'm about to discuss are average joes, with less than average computer skills. So one guy starts complaining to the other that the subtitles on this movie he was watching weren't working properly. I didn't think too much of it and went about my business. Then I hear that he is talking about the VLC player and he's complaining that the s... (more)