MediaTile's system fully integrates three main components of a digital signage network – a commercial-grade display with embedded media player, network connectivity using cellular broadband services, and a web-based broadcast portal for advanced content management. The company has gained an edge by producing an independent cellular-based Digital-Sign-in-a-Box system that can be deployed with no IT knowledge.
"Customer feedback on the Digital-Sign-in-a-Box system has been outstanding with many claiming that it took half of the time at about half of the cost to achieve their desired return of investment with MediaTile's solution when compared to the deployment of traditional digital signage systems," notes Ko. "The persistent effort of MediaTile to improve its solution is evident by the recent enhancement for supporting digital advertisements which are updated automatically from remote sources, support for multiple connectivity options including Satellite, Cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet, and the addition of remotely controlled touch screen configurations."
The digital signage industry is currently enjoying rapid growth, especially in the US and Canada. Any company interested in digital signage deployments can purchase the Digital-Sign-in-a-Box system and deploy it by simply adding power to the display. Further, an entire network of digital signs can be easily managed from a PC and web-browser using MediaTile's secure broadcast portal service.
The customer has full control of the digital signage broadcast network. More importantly, MediaTile displays support industry standard media formats, enabling customers to use their existing media. Putting every effort into cost cutting for its customers, MediaTile gives customers full control over management of media and playlists using the Broadcast Portal. Users are given the convenience of updating their content at any time just with the touch of a few buttons from their browser. The entire system is licensed for use on a monthly basis using the software-as-a-service, or application service provider (ASP) model. New system features are provided on an ongoing basis through automatic software updates entirely transparent to the customer. In short, no additional third party technical support is required in the entire implementation or deployment of a signage network.
"Speaking for the entire MediaTile worldwide staff, distribution agents and partners, we are excited and honored to receive this year's Digital Signage Technology Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan for our all-in-one, turnkey Digital-Sign-in-a-Box solution," said Keith Kelsen, CEO and Chairman of The MediaTile Company. "MediaTile has always been a leader and innovator in digital signage and receiving this award is an important recognition of our ability to deliver the best possible value in the industry. It also confirms that my original vision was absolutely correct – that far more companies are demanding digital signage and don't want to be bothered with the details of technical implementation."
To achieve seamless integration and deliver this turnkey solution, MediaTile has partnered with industry leaders who provide the company's underlying cellular-based broadcast network. MediaTile also has tie-ups with local companies in the US, Canada and throughout the world to manage deployment services and on-site installation.
"The Digital-Sign-in-a-Box has reduced the extra costs and hassle associated with traditional digital signage system configuration, such as on-site networking support, separate content management software, and the ongoing maintenance and support of components from multiple third parties," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Yin Fern Ko. "This is because each integrated system contains a high definition LCD screen, a built-in media-player computer and internet connection based on cellular-broadband technology, and a web-based broadcast portal which enables a user to manage content using a standard internet-based web-browser."
For this simple, all-in-one, fully integrated Digital-Sign-in-a-Box system that can be easily deployed and operated by customers and eliminates many of the costs and complexities associated with digital signage broadcast networks, Frost & Sullivan is pleased to present The MediaTile Company with the Award for Technology Leadership in the field of digital signage solutions.
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About The MediaTile Company
MediaTile (mediatile.com) is an established worldwide supplier of easy to deploy and use digital signage solutions, and the world's first provider of cellular-based digital signage networks. MediaTile enables retailers, brands, banks, corporate offices and narrowcasters of all types to deploy and operate digital signage networks in far more places, in much less time, and realize ROI sooner. With our unique and patent-pending cellular-based approach, our award-winning Digital-Sign-in-a-Box and web-based Broadcast Portal, we've made on-site network management, application software, and upgrades a thing of the past. Now you can realize all the advantages of digital signage without any of the headaches. MediaTile products and services are available worldwide through our affiliate offices.
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