The company had been looking for an engaging way to capture the attention of the millions of time-pressed fliers racing between terminals in airports across Spain. Digital signage proved just the ticket, providing Aldeasa with an opportunity to not only stimulate sales from purchases of luxury brands sold in its retail stores but also a platform to generate additional revenues from airtime ad sales.
Working with Match Ingenieria de Sistemas in cooperation with ASVideo Aldeasa created a multi-location, 80-screen, 14-channel digital signage network — all centrally managed using Scala Content Manager and Player software.
The new digital signage network, first launched in Palma de Mallorca Airport, has recently expanded to Spain’s Malaga airport and the country’s main international airports in Barcelona and Madrid. Designed to provide customers with the latest information and promotional offers, the network includes more than 14 channels of product, price and promotional content relevant to the specific zone the customer is shopping in at each airport. The network also provides Aldeasa’s staff with the ability to upload custom messages directly to the screens for specific promotional use.
Additional Aldeasa digital signage network highlights include:
• Madrid Barajas Airport — The latest addition to the Aldeasa network, is the platform at Terminal 4 of Madrid Barajas Airport and consists of four video walls and 10 single screens, all powered by Scala software. One video wall is set up in the Sport Area of Terminal 4. It is a two-by-two screen resembling a soccer goal, and is exclusively used by Adidas for commercial purposes. Three video walls in the same terminal consist of a three-by-two set-up, using 40-inch screens. The installations are placed at strategic spots in the 8,000-square-meter terminal. These video walls display various eye-catching Aldeasa promotional offers and advertisements of products offered in the Aldeasa stores such as Toblerone as well as luxury brands such as Hugo Boss and Versace .
• Barcelona International Airport — In Barcelona, Aldeasa installed a signature digital showpiece near the arrival area of Terminal 1. Using Scala Player software, engaging content is distributed to a massive sign cube that is 3 meters wide and 2 meters deep and holds two LED screen panels that are 2-by-2 meters each. Video content flows from one screen panel wrapping around to the other. These large panels enable Aldeasa to inform arriving passengers where to buy duty-free goods and to promote specials at the point of arrival.
• Malaga International Airport — Aldeasa dramatically enhanced the stopping power of its newest retail concept called “The Shop” — one of the largest (2,300 square meters) commercial areas in any European airport — located in Malaga Airport. Seven stand-alone, 46-inch screens display various content streams of Aldeasa and luxury brands. Two huge video walls positioned strategically play duty-free brand promotions and other promotional content in a dynamic loop.
• Palma de Mallorca Airport — Here, Scala powers 16 screens each placed in key areas of the Aldeasa store to perfect visibility toward customers. Four zones were created within the store as a result of research into customer buying habits and their movements within the store. And seven content channels were set-up to reflect and promote each core product category.
“The Aldeasa retail airport network proves that Scala software is the leading solution for a multi-location, multi-channel, centrally managed digital signage network,” said Oscar Elizaga, Vice-president of Scala EMEA, India and Latin America. ”The graphic excellence of the Scala solution and the top-quality services of ASVideo enable luxury brands and Aldeasa to capitalize on the large number of air travelers in Spain.”
Aldeasa's main line of business involves airport retail distribution spread over four continents, with a wide variety of shops and with brands of the highest international prestige. They offer traditional duty-free products such as perfumes, cosmetics, food, tobacco products and beverages, as well as clothing, leather goods and toys. Aldeasa (aldeasa.es) currently manages retail areas in 49 domestic and international airports. It has 242 shops around the world, over 60,000 m2 of retail space and more than 3,700 employees in 20 countries over four continents.
ASVideo (asvideo.net) was established in 1989 as a video production company, offering creation and editing services to the digital signage business sector. Initially, the principal activity of AS Video was the creation and production of video material for pharmacological companies and hospitals. In 2003, AS Video create a new division dedicated to the creation of content for the emerging digital signage market, specifically regarding interactive applications given that, in the company’s view, interactivity is the reason for future customer engagement once the broadcast media element has been fully understood and by customers.
In 2004, AS Video chose Scala as its preferred digital signage creation and management application as it provided a comprehensive suite of features and benefits required by AS Video to fulfill its content creation requirements. Subsequently, AS Video has become a leading reference partner to Scala in content creation and script designing in Spain.
High-profile clients include Warner Bros. theme park, Madrid Polytechnic University, Valencia Subway, Carrefour TV, Banesto Bank, Telefonica Product, Bonalba Golf TV, Aldeasa, SESCAM (Health Care service of Castilla-La Mancha) and INFINITI.
Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, Scala (scala.com) is a leading global provider of digital signage and advertising management solutions. Scala is the world’s first connected signage company, offering the leading platforms for content creation, management and distribution in digital signage networks and the first unified platform for advertising management of both traditional and digital signage networks. The company's digital signage customers include Rabobank, IKEA, Burger King, T-Mobile, Virgin MegaStore, Warner Brothers, The Life Channel, Rikstoto, Repsol, NorgesGruppen, Audi, ECE Flatmedia, Kaufhof (Metro Group) and thousands more. Advertising management customers include CBS Outdoor, Clear Channel Outdoor and Newad, among others. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, USA, and has subsidiaries in Canada, The Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany, Japan and India, as well as more than 500 partners in more than 90 countries.