Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ADFLOW entering Latin America through partnership with Logic Supply

ADFLOW Networks has established a strategic partnership with Logic Supply, to offer Latin American clients access to a pre-configured and pre-certified hardware and software solution for digital signage in office, retail, manufacturing and advertising environments.

By working closely with Logic Supply equipment (Logic Supply Industrial MiniPC’s) ADFLOW Networks has been certified to seamlessly integrate with Logic Supply’s line of media players. By completing a rigorous certification process, the companies have established a highly cost-effective solution for their Latin American Digital Signage clients that offers both high-performance and simple implementation.

“As a leading provider of enterprise digital signage software for content management and distribution, we consider our partnership with Logic Supply highly valuable for Latin American customers, as this facilitates immediate access to the latest generation of Logic Supply Video-players such as the DTS-MC600, capable of connecting up to 7 screens. All of the available systems will be configured to perform at optimal level with our content management software,” says Gary Davies, EVP, Sales & Marketing at Adflow Networks.

“By working with ADFLOW Networks to complete their software certification process, we will now be able to offer a fully compatible Digital Signage platform for our clients that eliminates the time and money associated with software verification. We’ve identified a real need in the Latin American market for a validated MiniPC platform and are very pleased that we’ve been able to partner with ADFLOW Networks to bring these pre-certified solutions to market,” says Jairo Blanco, Logic Supply Sales Manager for Latin America.

Source ADFLOW Networks.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

BroadSign appoints new CEO


Montreal, QC. July 15, 2014. Leading provider of digital signage software and solutions, BroadSign International, LLC, today announced that its Board of Managers has appointed Burr Smith, President of BroadSign’s main shareholder, Jedfam, as Chairman and CEO. Former CEO, Brian Dusho, is assuming the position of BroadSign’s Vice Chairman.

The executive transition aligns with news that BroadSign has secured a line of credit from Silicon Valley Bank.

“As BroadSign plans to take on new initiatives in this period of unprecedented growth, I believe it is time to fully invest my attention into the company,” said Burr Smith, Chairman and CEO at BroadSign. “I am proud that the structural and financial foundation of BroadSign has enabled the corporation to raise capital solely on the power of its earnings. The business has reached a point where it can stand on its own two feet; debt-free, profitable and well-financed for future endeavours.”

“I am excited that the accomplishments realized during my tenure as CEO have led the company to this momentous deal,” added Brian Dusho, Vice Chairman at BroadSign, “and look forward to further developing other key initiatives that will assist in driving the value and market share of BroadSign.”

BroadSign has over 67,000 active player subscriptions and more than 200 digital signage networks running its cloud-based platform in over 35 countries. Its Android-based smart player, BroadSign Xpress, has sold over 6,500 units since made available to the market in September 2013.

“BroadSign is now in the position where it can grow its current portfolio by taking advantage of an increasing amount of opportunities,” said Jean Beaudry, COO at BroadSign. “As such, we are grateful for Silicon Valley Bank’s confidence in the strength of BroadSign’s operations.”

Silicon Valley Bank is an American-based high-tech commercial bank that targets industries such as software and hardware.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ingram Micro expands IT services by acquiring Rollouts

SANTA ANA, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingram Micro Inc. ( NYSE: IM ) today announced an acquisition transaction with Rollouts, a Chaska, Minnesota based IT services company specializing in providing on-demand field technicians and rapidly-deployable workforces to businesses and IT solution providers throughout the United States and Canada.

Rollouts' unique and national technicians network, experienced project management team and extensive online project tracking tool are expected to immediately enhance the high-value portfolio of professional services now available to Ingram Micro channel partners.  As an integral part of Ingram Micro Professional Services, Rollouts will build upon its specialization within key vertical markets including retail, healthcare, finance, education and the public sector, to empower Ingram Micro channel partners with the technical expertise and field-deployable resources needed to realize the promise of technology.

"Ingram Micro is maximizing value for our channel partners by bringing to market the solutions, services and support they need to compete more effectively, scale their market reach and expand their technical expertise and professional services capabilities with ease and greater cost efficiency," says Paul Bay, president, North America Technology Solutions, Ingram Micro Inc.  "Adding Rollouts' proven and highly scalable workforce and project management services to our professional services portfolio will further enable our channel partners to pursue larger deals with confidence and look to Ingram Micro Professional Services as an extension of their own IT services practice."

Rollouts' current CEO Mark Webster will lead the services practice as director, North America Deployment Services, reporting to Greg Richey, director, Professional Services for Ingram Micro.

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About Ingram Micro Inc. Ingram Micro helps businesses realize the promise of technology.  No other company delivers the full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Ingram Micro's global infrastructure and deep expertise in technology solutions, supply chain, cloud and mobility enable its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that comes from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. Discover how Ingram Micro can help you realize the promise of technology.                 

SOURCE Ingram Micro Inc.