11Giraffes® Announces Certified Support for Philips® new Smart Commercial Displays

11Giraffes® leading digital signage software has certified support for Philips® new line of SoC commercial displays, featuring an internal quad-core Android media player. This partnership provides commercial clients with cutting edge technology, speed and connectivity. 
 

June 29, 2016 – Charlotte, NC and Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Philips Signage Solutions® and 11Giraffes® today announced that 11Giraffes leading digital signage software has certified support for Philips new line of SoC commercial displays, featuring an internal quad-core Android media player.  Android OS means smarter, faster and more intuitive displays.  Commercial clients will enjoy all the benefits of the state-of-the-art connectivity and content management possibilities.  While the remote management safeguards the lowest cost of ownership.

“We’re very pleased to be working with 11Giraffes digital signage portfolio. Their products were easy for us to integrate into our new Android D Series professional monitors. Also, any questions from our side were answered quickly, and in a professional way. We look forward to continuing our work with 11Giraffes,” said Mike Brooks, Sr. Product Manager at Philips.

 “Philips Digital Signage displays powered by embedded Android media players provide the market with a strong all-in-one solution making digital signage installations more efficient.  Our proven and long-standing development on Android for both touch and non-touch digital signage applications made certifying the Philips integrated solution a no brainer,” said Aaron Petrosky, Vice President of Corporate & Business Development at 11Giraffes. “11Giraffes digital signage software focuses on reseller support, and this partner addition further allows our resellers to provide an array of digital signage equipment options to their clients.  Philips provides our growing reseller ecosystem another advantage to enable the scalability of their networks across leading equipment providers and all major operating systems.”

11Giraffes digital signage software platform is sold worldwide through a network of sophisticated value-added resellers and ad networks. 11Giraffes was designed to be sold through channels and to enable sophisticated enterprises to utilize a digital signage web-based content management system to control their content and to allow for cost-effective solutions. To this end, 11Giraffes provides its service at a turnkey price and includes a vast library of digital signage content templates, thousands of licensed images and videos, and licensed RSS news, weather, sports, finance, health and other feeds. Limitless tools and features are all-inclusive in the software-as-a-service, as are, unlimited content storage/uploads in every file format. With 11Giraffes, clients do not need to buy countless add-on widgets and other costly upcharges that are common elsewhere in the digital signage industry. 

Petrosky adds, “11Giraffes software platform includes a cost-effective content management system, video walls tools and interactive solutions which seamlessly enable resellers to grow their digital signage services, revenues and profits.” 

11Giraffes digital signage software platform provides end users with winning software solutions, and is partnered with leading industry equipment manufacturers and worldwide value-added resellers.  Philips Displays is a leading digital signage display manufacturer that sells through a sophisticated worldwide distribution and reseller network.


About Philips® Signage Solutions

Philips Signage Solutions is a leading display manufacturer with a focus on bringing the most impactful signage solutions to the market. Making use of innovative technologies, broad ranges of professional displays are available, with the highest quality standards and operational excellence. Available for use in any vertical, there’s a Philips signage solution for everyone.    

http://www.pcommercialsolutions.com
 

About 11Giraffes®

11Giraffes® is a leading turnkey digital signage software company that provides brands and enterprises maximum control over their content.  11Giraffes is a user-friendly, feature-rich, stable and effective turnkey or self-service web-based content management and control system. 11Giraffes is available as a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service or an On-Premise solution.  11Giraffes is widely used by Retail (end caps and large/small displays), QSR, Franchises, C-Stores, Financial/Banking, Healthcare, Hospitality, Transportation, Corporate Communications, Government, SMBs, Enterprises, Digital Ad Networks, and is the #1 Solution for Resellers. 

www.11giraffes.com

 

Cima Network and 11Giraffes showcase Digital Signage Solutions for Cinemas Worldwide at CinemaCon 2016

April 11, 2016 – Las Vegas, NV – Cima Network and 11Giraffes take to the CinemaCon 2016 show floor at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas to exhibit leading digital signage software solutions for cinema owners and operators worldwide.  Cima Network enables cinemas robust digital signage from a proven scalable digital signage software platform that includes a best-in-class content management system, interactive touchscreens and video walls.  The solution can be a client self-service or a Cima Nework fully managed-service.  For clients that already have digital signage deployed and cannot scale or need better service, it is not a problem for Cima Network to take over networks with zero downtime or costs to recapitalize existing hardware.  Digital signage display and media player equipment partners include Elo Touch Solutions, Samsung, NEC Displays, Cenique and Seneca.

Bill Lockett, President at Cima Network states, “Whether it’s an individual custom project, or a large scale re-branding campaign Cima’s team can handle each with the highest level of detail and client consideration. Our clients are embracing digital signage solutions in rapid fashion, and it’s a natural extension of our already robust products and services for cinemas, retailers, QSRs, franchises, and many others.”

Cima Network cultivates lasting relationships by partnering with iconic brands and all stakeholders to create signage and environmental branding that engages, informs, directs and emotionally connects.  Cima Network supports brands and clients worldwide.

“Cima Network provides leading brands and enterprises with cutting-edge branding and in-store marketing services from design to implementation,” said Aaron Petrosky, Executive Vice President of Business & Corporate Development at 11Giraffes. “Cima is a go to expert for companies looking to elevate their brand and image in-store and beyond.  Digital signage solutions are a powerful way to enhance branding, communications and ROI, and having a hands-on digital signage software partner is a key to any successful digital signage deployment.”

Cima’s digital signage solution includes over 800 digital signage content templates, thousands of licensed images and videos, and licensed RSS news, weather, sports, finance, health and other feeds. Limitless tools and features are totally inclusive in the software-as-a-service, as are, unlimited content storage/uploads in every major file format. All major operating systems are supported from the single digital signage software platform ensuring maximum scalability and efficiency for enterprise deployments.

 

About Cima Network

Cima Network is an industry leading signage and environmental branding company offering traditional and digital signage solutions. Cima follows a core philosophy and fundamental process that entails multiple tailored services for the planning, development, management and implementation of a project or program. As a client advocate Cima emphasizes unparalleled transparency with a relentless approach to improving the products and services provided to customers.

 

Cima Network’s goal is not to sell to clients, but to align with them. As tailored fit single source provider offering flexible options, scalability and many value added services, Cima redefines what it means to be a turn-key signage company.

www.cimanetwork.com

 

About 11Giraffes®

11Giraffes® is a leading turnkey digital signage software company that provides brands and enterprises maximum control over their content.  11Giraffes is a user-friendly, feature-rich, stable and effective turnkey or self-service web-based content management and control system. 11Giraffes is available as a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service or an On-Premise solution.  11Giraffes is widely used by Retail (end caps and large/small displays), QSR, Franchises, C-Stores, Financial/Banking, Healthcare, Transportation, Corporate Communications, Government, SMBs, Enterprises, Digital Ad Networks, and is the #1 Solution for Resellers.

11Giraffes digital signage software platform is sold worldwide through a network of sophisticated value-added resellers and to select large brands and enterprises. 11Giraffes was designed to be sold through channels and to enable sophisticated enterprises to utilize a digital signage web-based content management system to control their content and to allow for cost-effective solutions.

www.11giraffes.com

 

About CinemaCon and NATO

Since taking its first step in 2011, CinemaCon has evolved and grown to become the largest and most important gathering for the worldwide motion picture theater industry. CinemaCon is truly a global event attracting attendees from more than 80 countries.

The National Association of Theatre Owners is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 32,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 82 countries worldwide. Our membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world as well as hundreds of independent theater owners.  Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with a second office in North Hollywood, California, NATO represents its members in the heart of the nation’s capital as well as the center of the entertainment industry. From these vantage points, NATO helps exhibition influence federal policy-making and work with movie distributors on all areas of mutual concern, from new technologies to legislation, marketing, and First Amendment issues.

www.cinemacon.com

FASTSIGNS® Joins Google for Work Partner Program to Provide Chrome-Powered Digital Signage Solutions

CARROLLTON, Texas, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the leader in signs, graphics and visual communications, announced today it has become a Google for Work Partner and will expand their digital signage offering to include solutions powered by Chrome at participating FASTSIGNS® centers.

"Thousands of companies worldwide already rely on FASTSIGNS to provide digital signage and visual communications solutions for their businesses," explained Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. "As a Google for Work Partner, FASTSIGNS is excited to offer Chromebit and Chromebox devices from ASUS – another industry leader – as we help customers of all sizes, across all industries, communicate with their audiences using the power of digital signage."

Chromebox and Chromebit—both devices powered by Google's Chrome operating system—are reliable, secure and easy to manage platforms to run digital signage. These Chrome devices allow advertising and information to display on digital screens and help companies drive engagement, promote products, assist in wayfinding and more.

"We look forward to incorporating Chrome-powered digital signage solutions into our product mix," said Monson

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the leader in signs, graphics and visual communications, announced today it has become a Google for Work Partner and will expand their digital signage offering to include solutions powered by Chrome at participating FASTSIGNS(R) centers.

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the leader in signs, graphics and visual communications, announced today it has become a Google for Work Partner and will expand their digital signage offering to include solutions powered by Chrome at participating FASTSIGNS(R) centers.

About FASTSIGNS®
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the largest sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of more than 600 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in nine countries including the US, Canada, England, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Grand Cayman, Mexico and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).

FASTSIGNS consultants provide comprehensive visual marketing solutions and help companies of all sizes and across all industries attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables and marketing materials. Learn more about sign and visual graphic solutions at fastsigns.com. Follow us on Twitter @FASTSIGNS or Facebook at facebook.com/FASTSIGNS. Call 800-FASTSIGNS to be connected to a location near you. For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@fastsigns.com or call 214.346.5679).

ELO and 11Giraffes Integrate Digital Signage Solutions

Broad Portfolio of Professional Touchscreen Platforms Integrated with
Leading Provider of Digital Signage Software.

MILPITAS, Calif. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. — October 1, 2015 — Elo, a leading global supplier of touchscreen solutions, today announced that 11Giraffes, a leading digital signage software provider, has certified Elo’s I-Series touchscreen displays for use with its digital signage software platform.  Elo hardware combined with 11Giraffes software enables retailers and restaurants to create video content, build playlists, and schedule playback times locally, regionally or globally across an entire brand portfolio or franchisee network.  The result is an engaging brand experience that is easy to use, scalable and affordable.  The solution is available today through 11Giraffes’s reseller network.

“11Giraffes and Elo are committed to enabling our reseller channel partners with digital signage solutions that are simple-to-learn, scale from small business to enterprise applications, and have a proven track record of reliability,” said Craig Witsoe, Elo’s CEO.  “Our shared understanding of the interactive signage space, combined with 11Giraffe’s content-creation ability is the perfect solution for retailers and hospitality providers looking to simplify digital signage deployment, operation and maintenance.”

“The Elo interactive digital signage portfolio was easy to integrate with our Android™ signage software. The result is a reliable, consistent and widely available touchscreen platform we can offer to our resellers”, said Jim Marascio, 11Giraffes Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations.  “Elo I-Series hardware combined with 11Giraffes software provides an affordable, easy-to-use digital canvas that connects mobile, social, online, in-store, and in-house brand experiences.”  

Elo interactive hardware delivers professional-grade all-in-one touchscreen displays with integrated Google Android or Microsoft® Windows® operating systems designed specifically for commercial environments.  EloView cloud-based software enables simple device management, operating time scheduling, remote monitoring, unattended updates, and usage analytics.  11Giraffes software provides quick-to-learn web-based media content management including integrated content creation tools, RSS & social media feeds, online media storage, access to licensed professional video, high resolution graphics, in-store and on-hold music, and messaging capabilities.  11Giraffes is offered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) with managed securely via a web browser from anywhere in the world. There’s no need to purchase or maintain servers, storage or backups.


About Elo
lo Touch Solutions is a global leader in touchscreen solutions including interactive touchscreen displays from 10 to 70 inches. The inventor of the touchscreen, Elo now has 20+ million retail and hospitality installations in 80+ countries with products designed in California and built to last with a 3 year standard warranty. The Elo touchscreen experience has consistently stood for quality, reliability and innovation.  Elo intellectual property is protected by global patent, trademark and design registrations.  Learn more about Elo’s interactive displays at EloInteractive.com and Elo’s corporate website at EloTouch.com

11GIRAFFES INTRODUCES DIGITAL SIGNAGE SOFTWARE FOR GOOGLE CHROME

11Giraffes puts the power of cost efficiency, remote management, and scalable deployment in the hands of end-users and IT managers through their new digital signage software application for Google’s Chrome OS. 

Charlotte, July 29, 2015: Digital signage software company, 11Giraffes, now supports Google’s Chrome operating system with its digital content management platform.  The company worked closely with Google to build an application for use with the Google for Work platform.  A Google Android version of 11Giraffes digital signage media player has been available since 2012.  A variant of this Android version of 11Giraffes Digital Signage player now runs on Chrome OS. 

Using the 11Giraffes Digital Signage Chrome app, users may remotely manage the presentation of video and audio through the 11Girafffes web-based content management system.  The 11Giraffes Digital Signage app allows users to upload and schedule media, create touchscreen interactive applications and video walls, monitor playback, and traffic content to individual or groups of displays worldwide.

As a Google for Work Partner application, the 11Giraffes Digital Signage app may be deployed and managed on Google Chromebox devices using Google’s Chrome Management Console.  The web-based Chrome Management Console allows IT departments to easily configure and manage Chrome OS devices across enterprise networks in corporate, education and non-profit environments.

“Based on our success with Google Android digital signage, adding support for Google Chrome made good business sense”, said Jim Marascio, 11Giraffes Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations.  “Chrome OS devices provide a powerful, yet low-cost, PC hardware platform for digital signage.  And Google’s ARC project made migrating from Android to Chrome, then maintaining a single code base for both platforms, very efficient.”

11Giraffes Digital Signage media player app is immediately available with Chromebox devices sold through Seneca.  The 11Giraffes Digital Signage app is also available through the Google Chrome Web Store to be deployed via Chrome Management Console.  The app may also be run without Chrome Management Console and on Chrome OS devices sourced through other distribution channels.


About 11Giraffes
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, 11Giraffes provides innovative, scalable, reliable and easy-to-use digital signage and in-store audio solutions to companies worldwide. The company’s software and hardware products are distributed through a large network of value added resellers who place its products in a wide range of industries including retail, hospitality, QSR/restaurant, automotive, financial, medical and dental offices, country clubs, and convenience stores. 11Giraffes is committed to creating products that extend brands, deliver messages, and speak to customers.  www.11giraffes.com

11Giraffes Announced as Exclusive Digital Signage Provider for RetailNOW 2015

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Charlotte, July 15, 2015: The Retail Solution Providers Association (RSPA) has selected 11Giraffes as the exclusive digital signage provider for RetailNOW 2015.  In this capacity, 11Giraffes will provide digital signage services for the exhibit hall, schedule and announcement boards surrounding the educational session spaces, and information and welcome screens near registration.

As the exclusive digital signage provider, the 11Giraffes software platform will be used for digital signage and interactive content management and presentation throughout the show.  The company is also creating custom video content for RSPA.  11Giraffes coordinated with distribution and hardware partners SYNNEX and Samsung to complete the solution for RSPA.

11Giraffes Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations, Jim Marascio, will present “Delivering Modern In-Store Experiences” as one of the event’s educational sessions.

“We are so grateful to have smart, generous members like 11Giraffes.  With their partnership, we are able to offer, for the second year in a row, digital signage at RetailNOW 2015 to help enhance the attendee experience” said Kelly Funk, RSPA President and CEO.

“By incorporating scheduling information, wayfinding, news and announcements, along with the RSPA’s branding and custom videos into the RetailNOW environment via digital signage, 11Giraffes is demonstrating how our signage platform is perfect for trade show and corporate communications applications,” said Jim Marascio, 11Giraffes Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations.  “We’re all used to seeing digital signage in retail, hospitality and restaurant environments.  Working with RSPA allows us to demonstrate ancillary applications to resellers and others attending RetailNOW.”

Billed as “where the industry meets”, RetailNOW 2015 is expected to draw over 2,000 attendees, representing a dozen countries and all markets of the retail technology industry.  The trade show runs August 2-5 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  

 

About 11Giraffes
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, 11Giraffes provides innovative, scalable, reliable and easy-to-use digital signage and in-store audio solutions to companies worldwide. The company’s software and hardware products are distributed through a large network of value added resellers who place its products in a wide range of industries including retail, hospitality, QSR/restaurant, assisted living, automotive, financial institutions, medical and dental offices, country clubs, and c-stores. 11Giraffes is committed to creating products that extend brands, deliver messages, and speak to customers. 

www.11giraffes.com

 

About RSPA
The RSPA is the only association dedicated to the Point of Sale and retail technology industry.   Our members include resellers, software developers, hardware manufacturers, distributors and other service providers that bring technology products and services to the marketplace.

RSPA accelerates the success of its members in the point of sale ecosystem by providing knowledge and connections.   RSPA provides live, face to face education and networking annually at its two signature events, RetailNOW® (www.GoRSPA.org/RetailNOW) and INSPIRE® (www.GoRSPA.org/INSPIRE).  Other member benefits include a legal hotline, webinars, industry advocacy, a bi-monthly magazine and discounted shipping and event access.   Learn more by going to www.GoRSPA.org.

11Giraffes Introduces Support for Seneca Media Players

Seneca
Seneca

Seneca to offer media players through 11Giraffes resellers, focusing initially on applications incorporating live television.

Charlotte, North Carolina and Syracuse, New York, May 19, 2015 – 11Giraffes and Seneca announced the companies have partnered to provide digital signage solutions utilizing 11Giraffes software and Seneca media player hardware. Available immediately through authorized 11Giraffes resellers, Seneca’s HD1.3 is certified for use with 11Giraffes content management and playback software.

The relationship between 11Giraffes and Seneca begins with the 11G-HD1.3 to address a need for media players supporting real-time encoding and pass-through of external video. Examples include waiting rooms and sports bars where live television is incorporated within the digital signage presentation. 11Giraffes will include support for additional Seneca hardware in the near future.

“It is exciting to know that 11Giraffes recognizes the engineering leadership Seneca designs into its products, and we are most proud of that. This collaborative partnership will simplify technology in digital signage installations.” said Steve Maser, Seneca Vice President Sales and Marketing.

“Our resellers asked for a standalone media player that enabled live TV to be included as part of the digital signage programming. Seneca helped us identify and certify the right hardware, including an internal video encoder, that met our price point for this solution” added 11Giraffes Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations, Jim Marascio. “Their ability to engineer the total solution, including the sourcing of components, software imaging, staging and fulfilling orders directly to our resellers was a significant factor in our selection.”

Seneca media player hardware, running 11Giraffes media player software, integrates within the 11Giraffes software-as-a-service digital signage platform, enabling users to create media, upload existing content, schedule, traffic, distribute and monitor remotely administered digital signage networks worldwide. Additional Seneca media players will be offered to address other application requirements.

About 11Giraffes

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, 11Giraffes provides affordable, innovative and easy-to-use digital signage and in-store audio solutions to companies worldwide. The company’s software and hardware products are distributed through a large network of value added resellers who place its products in a wide range of industries including retail, corporate, hospitality, QSR/restaurant, assisted living, automotive, financial institutions, medical and dental offices, country clubs, and c-stores. 11Giraffes is committed to creating products that extend brands, deliver messages, and speak to customers.

www.11giraffes.com

About Seneca

For over 35 years, Seneca has met the needs of customers in diverse industries with original and partnered technology solutions. As a leading U.S.-based Custom Computer Manufacturer, Seneca serves the evolving needs of our Digital Signage, Digital Security and Surveillance, and Digital Broadcast customers nationwide. By establishing the highest standards for our products, we forge long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships that deliver results. Our success is built on service and consistent performance at every stage of the extended technology lifecycle.

11Giraffes joins CorpComm Expo as Founding Partner for Corporate Communications Digital Signage Applications

CorpComm
CorpComm

11Giraffes Digital Signage Platform joins the new CorpComm Expo as founding partner. CorpComm Expo is from the creators of other leading digital signage events.

April 27, 2015 - Charlotte, North Carolina – 11Giraffes® today announced that its leading digital signage software platform will be on display at the new CorpComm Expo September 30 to October 1, 2015 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. 11Giraffes, along with other digital signage industry leaders, joined CorpComm as a founding partner for the inaugural corporate communications event. The event is from the creators of Digital Signage Expo and is dedicated to end users in corporate communications and educational campus communications.

“As we continue to enjoy working with large corporations and educational institutions to provide effective and efficient communication via digital signage and other digital media, CorpComm is a natural fit” said Aaron Petrosky, Vice President of Corporate & Business Development at 11Giraffes. “Our growing client roster of organizations utilizing our platform for internal and external communications will only benefit from more enterprise users on our system, as we constantly enhance features and content on our digital signage software-as-a-service.”

11Giraffes digital signage platform is sold worldwide through value-added resellers and to select large brands and enterprises. 11Giraffes was designed to be sold through channels and to enable sophisticated enterprises to utilize a digital signage web-based content management system to control their content and to allow for cost-effective solutions. To this end, 11Giraffes provides its service at a turnkey price and includes nearly 800 digital signage templates, thousands of licensed images and videos, and licensed RSS news, weather, sports, finance, health and other feeds. Unlimited bandwidth and content storage is also included in the service.

Petrosky adds, “When we were initially building out our solution for VARs (value-added resellers) many years ago, what we found was that to be successful you truly had to make it easy for end users to understand and utilize on a daily basis. Therefore, including unlimited content, storage and bandwidth as a basic part of the system was a necessity. Large enterprises have found that they can greatly benefit from such a system, and just add their own unique content at will. It’s a win-win.”

11Giraffes digital signage platform provides end users with winning software solutions, and is partnered with leading industry equipment manufacturers like Samsung, HP, NEC, Seneca Data, and others.

About 11Giraffes

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, 11Giraffes provides affordable, innovative and easy-to-use digital signage and in-store audio solutions to companies worldwide. The company’s software and hardware products are distributed through a large network of value added resellers who place its products in a wide range of industries including retail, corporate, hospitality, QSR/restaurant, assisted living, automotive, financial institutions, medical and dental offices, country clubs, and c-stores. 11Giraffes is committed to creating products that extend brands, deliver messages, and speak to customers.

www.11giraffes.com

About CorpComm Expo

CorpComm Expo, produced by Exponation, LLC, will be held at the Atlanta World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, USA. CCE is the world’s first and only conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to technologies that specifically serve the needs of corporate professionals. Professional end user attendance will include C-level and middle management professionals in Corporate Communications Marketing, HR, IT, Administration, Construction & Planning, Business Services, and others with oversight for internal digital communications technologies.

Guiding the development of the educational programs for this conference are industry professionals on CCE’s founding Advisory Board from organizations such as: Bloomberg, Eastman Chemical, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Mohawk Industries, Monsanto, Sodexo, and Thomson Reuters.

CorpComm Expo is being produced and presented by Exponation, LLC, the same show management team that has successfully produced Digital Signage Expo (DSE) since 2004 and in fewer than a dozen years has grown that event to be the premiere industry and trade show in its category in the world. DSE hosts over 4,000 attendees from the US and 70 countries worldwide. During that period DSE has been recognized on four distinct occasions as one of the “Fastest 50” growing trade shows in North America.

www.corpcommexpo.com

FASTSIGNS® Joins 11Giraffes Team of Digital Signage Resellers

FASTSIGNS®
FASTSIGNS®

11Giraffes Digital Signage Platform Approved by FASTSIGNS For Sale Within Its Network of Independently Owned and Operated Franchise Centers

Charlotte, North Carolina, December 3, 2014 – 11Giraffes announced that its digital media platform has been approved by FASTSIGNS as a digital signage solution that may be sold by its franchise centers. 11Giraffes was formally introduced to franchisees in an online meeting on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

The 11Giraffes platform was designed to be sold through channels like FASTSIGNS. These resellers seek digital signage solutions that require little training, scalability for small to enterprise applications and that have a proven track record of reliability. 11Giraffes created a training and certification program enabling FASTSIGNS franchisees to easily and efficiently begin selling digital signage as both a managed or end-user administered service. The digital signage software works with hardware devices already approved for sale by FASTSIGNS.

“FASTSIGNS® has evaluated 11Giraffes and we feel that the capabilities of the platform make it a solid option for our franchisees to offer their clients” said Wayne Rasor, FASTSIGNS Digital Signage Product Specialist.”

“Because of their understanding of the retail signage space and ability to create content that speaks to their clients’ customers, FASTSIGNS franchisees are a perfect fit for our software platform” added 11Giraffes Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations, Jim Marascio. “The fact that our solution is so easy for franchisees to adopt will make it a platform that allows them to grow their businesses with both existing and new clientele.”

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the worldwide franchisor for the more than 560 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® sign, graphic and visual communications centers. For nearly 30 years, FASTSIGNS has worked with businesses and organizations, of all sizes and industries, raise their visibility and achieve their goals through customized, comprehensive digital and static signage solutions.

The 11Giraffes digital media platform will be initially offered in conjunction with Samsung Smart Signage Platform displays or standalone media players from Cenique. Video wall solutions will also be offered. Complete digital signage solutions, including hardware, software, content and installation are immediately available through FASTSIGNS franchisees that have been certified as 11Giraffes value added resellers.

About 11Giraffes

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, 11Giraffes provides affordable, innovative and easy-to-use digital signage and in-store audio solutions to companies worldwide. The company’s software and hardware products are distributed through a large network of value added resellers who place its products in a wide range of industries including retail, hospitality, QSR/restaurant, assisted living, automotive, financial institutions, medical and dental offices, country clubs, and c-stores. 11Giraffes is committed to creating products that extend brands, deliver messages, and speak to customers.

www.11giraffes.com

New Digital Signage Video Wall by 11Giraffes Helps Flagship Locations Command a Presence

New Digital Signage Video Wall

11Giraffes Targets Flagship Locations By Supporting Over 200 Synchronized Displays in Full High Definition Digital Signage Video Wall

Charlotte, North Carolina, October 1, 2014 – 11Giraffes announced the introduction of a new video wall solution designed for use in flagship retail locations, public spaces, large enterprise applications and other venues desiring very large format, high definition video. 11Giraffes’ Synchronized Video Wall modularly tiles high definition displays in any shape, configuration or orientation desired to build eye-catching video walls that may scale to include over 200 screens.

Traditional video walls scale content across displays. This reduces video quality and restricts the experience to standard aspect ratios. 11Giraffes’ Synchronized Video Wall allows for full high definition video, up to 1920 x 1080 resolutions, to play on each display in landscape, portrait, and even angled orientations. The entire solution is managed using 11Giraffes digital signage content management system and presented using either PC-based media players running 11Giraffes media player software or Samsung Smart Signage Platform (SSP) displays.

“By synchronizing HD video playback across multiple displays, we’re able to create eye-catching arrays in any shape and size,” says 11Giraffes Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations, Jim Marascio. “Synchronized Video Walls are managed through our existing cloud-based interface. In doing so, this product complements our existing digital signage platform by allowing brands to create the ultimate visual experience in flagship locations, while concurrently allowing management of more traditional signage across an entire brand portfolio.”

The solution is priced to be very competitive with existing video wall alternatives, and is immediately available through 11Giraffes and authorized 11Giraffes resellers. For more information and a demonstration video, visit www.11giraffes.com/synchronized-video-wall.


About 11Giraffes
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, 11Giraffes provides affordable, innovative and easy-to-use digital signage and in-store audio solutions to companies worldwide. The company’s software and hardware products are distributed through a large network of value added resellers who place its products in a wide range of industries including retail, hospitality, QSR/restaurant, assisted living, automotive, financial institutions, medical and dental offices, country clubs, and c-stores. 11Giraffes is committed to creating products that extend brands, deliver messages, and speak to customers.
www.11giraffes.com

11Giraffes & Samsung Partner to Deliver Streamlined, Cost-Effective Digital Signage Solutions for Retail, Restaurant, Waiting Rooms and More

Samsung’s Smart Signage Platform

Charlotte, North Carolina, August 26, 2014 – 11Giraffes announced today a partnership with Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a leading provider of commercial displays for use in digital signage applications. The two companies now offer the 11Giraffes digital signage platform for use with Samsung’s Smart Signage Platform (SSP) family of devices. Samsung’s SSP consists of commercial digital displays with integrated media players. The integrated platform eliminates the need for external media players and streamlines the deployment process, saving time and money for integrators and businesses alike.

By integrating its content management system with the Samsung SSP, 11Giraffes is able to deploy an industry leading digital signage solution that eliminates the need for external PCs or media players. The Smart Signage Platform offers a streamlined solution that reduces the total cost of ownership for digital signage deployments, providing hardware, installation and operating cost savings.  The combined platforms will make life easier for any organization looking to transition from static signage to rich, interactive digital displays.

“While simplifying the installation process and reducing the cost of digital signage deployment, our implementation of SSP has retained all of the enterprise scheduling, remote content management, network monitoring and reporting functionality associated with the 11Giraffes platform,” says 11Giraffes Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations, Jim Marascio. “Additionally, SSP allows for the presentation of live television as part of the solution. As such, SSP is perfect for sports bar and waiting room applications.”

“We are truly excited to add 11Giraffes to the Samsung SSP Partner ecosystem,” says Minson Chen, Samsung Business Development Manager responsible for developing the SSP Platform. “The 11Giraffes solution brings an intuitive interface to empower organizations to leverage a powerful platform yet can scale with features needed to support the most demanding large scale enterprise networks. This capability combined with the cost savings and simplicity offered by Samsung SSP-enabled D-series displays present a strong value proposition to our end customer.”

The relationship between Samsung and 11Giraffes enables 11Giraffes and its resellers to offer the Samsung SSP-enabled displays through existing distribution channels. Samsung will also recommend the 11Giraffes digital signage platform through its sales channels.


About 11Giraffes
Headquartered in Charlotte, 11Giraffes provides affordable, innovative and easy-to-use digital signage and in-store audio solutions to companies worldwide. The company’s software and hardware products are distributed through a large network of value added resellers who place its products in a wide range of industries including retail, hospitality, QSR/restaurant, assisted living, automotive, financial institutions, medical and dental offices, country clubs, and c-stores. 11Giraffes is committed to creating products that extend brands, deliver messages, and speak to customers.
www.11giraffes.com

About Samsung Smart Signage
The Samsung Smart Signage Platform, available on selected Samsung commercial displays, is an integrated system-on-chip technology that eliminates the need for an external media player.  It provides organizations with a streamlined, cost-effective solution to easily deliver dynamic content and messaging to their audience. Featuring a dual-core CPU, full codec video processor, and 4GB or 8GB of storage depending on the model, the Smart Signage Platform supports JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3, enabling the development of dynamic, customized signage solutions. To find out more, visit samsung.com/smartsignage.

11Giraffes Announces NEC OPS Digital Signage Media Players Support

NEC OPS Digital Signage

Charlotte, July 23, 2014 – 11Giraffes announced today a partnership with NEC Display Solutions, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, to offer the 11Giraffes digital signage platform on NEC’s Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) family of devices. The OPS media players may be inserted directly into any compatible NEC display, creating a cable-free and fully turnkey digital signage solution.

By supporting NEC’s OPS platform, 11Giraffes is able to deploy interchangeable systems faster and at a reduced cost, as compared to separate display and media player hardware. Installing digital signage equipment based on OPS architecture helps implement scalable digital signage applications with the flexibility to meet the requirements of individual customers. NEC’s OPS offering also aids 11Giraffes’ clients in future-proofing technology investments.

11Giraffes’ media player software is certified for use on the NEC OPS-DRD, OPS-PCIC and OPS-PCIA devices. In doing so, the companies offer solutions for OPS Android devices, as well as Linux and Windows OPS PC hardware.

“NEC’s OPS platform allows us to offer our media player software fully integrated within its displays, while retaining the serviceability benefits of modular components,” says 11Giraffes Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations, Jim Marascio. “By supporting Android, Linux and Windows versions of NEC’s OPS product line, we can simplify installation and maintenance, reduce the installation footprint, and further increase reliability, while retaining all of the benefits of 11Giraffes’ digital signage solution.”

“NEC Display has been at the forefront of supporting the OPS standard, and our partnership with 11Giraffes opens up additional options for our valued customers and the marketplace at large,” said Richard Ventura, Vice President of Marketing and Solutions Operations at NEC. “Multiple video formats, high-definition content and 24x7 run times are just some of the benefits of the NEC OPS platform.”

The relationship between NEC and 11Giraffes enables 11Giraffes and its resellers to offer the NEC hardware through existing distribution channels. NEC also will recommend the 11Giraffes digital signage platform through its sales channels.


About 11Giraffes
Headquartered in Charlotte, 11Giraffes provides affordable, innovative and easy-to-use digital signage and in-store audio solutions to companies worldwide. The company’s software and hardware products are distributed through a large network of value added resellers who place its products in a wide range of industries including retail, hospitality, QSR/restaurant, assisted living, automotive, financial institutions, medical and dental offices, country clubs, and c-stores. 11Giraffes is committed to creating products that extend brands, deliver messages, and speak to customers.
www.11giraffes.com

11Giraffes Named Exclusive Digital Signage Provider for RetailNOW 2014

RSPA Florida

Charlotte, July 17, 2014 – The Retail Solution Providers Association (RSPA) has selected 11Giraffes as the exclusive digital signage provider for RetailNOW 2014. In this capacity, 11Giraffes will provide digital signage services including interactive wayfinding within the exhibit hall, schedule and announcement boards surrounding the educational session spaces, and information and welcome screens near registration.

As the exclusive digital signage provider, the 11Giraffes software platform will be used for digital signage and interactive content management and presentation throughout the show. The company is also creating custom video content for RSPA. 11Giraffes coordinated with distribution and hardware partners SYNNEX, Hewlett-Packard and Outform to complete the solution for RSPA. Additionally, 11Giraffes incorporates anonymous viewer analytic software from Cenique for reporting viewer counts and demographics during the trade show.

11Giraffes Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations, Jim Marascio, will present as part of a panel discussion during the show.

“By incorporating wayfinding, touch screen interactivity, news and announcements, scheduling information, and anonymous viewer analytics into the RetailNOW environment via digital signage, 11Giraffes is demonstrating how our signage platform is perfect for trade show, retail, hospitality and public space applications,” said Jim Marascio, 11Giraffes Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations.

Billed as “where the industry meets”, RetailNOW 2014 is expected to draw over 2,000 attendees, representing a dozen countries and all markets of the retail technology industry. The trade show runs August 3-6 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.


About 11Giraffes
Headquartered in Charlotte, 11Giraffes provides affordable, innovative and easy-to-use digital signage and in-store audio solutions to companies worldwide. The company’s software and hardware products are distributed through a large network of value added resellers who place its products in a wide range of industries including retail, hospitality, QSR/restaurant, assisted living, automotive, financial institutions, medical and dental offices, country clubs, and c-stores. 11Giraffes is committed to creating products that extend brands, deliver messages, and speak to customers.
www.11giraffes.com

Cenique and 11Giraffes Announce Audience Measurement License Agreement

Cenique

Charlotte, North Carolina – Cenique, a developer and supplier of Intelligent Android-based digital signage solutions, and 11Giraffes, developer of software for digital signage and audio applications, are pleased to announce a new Context Aware Marketing service created through the integration of Cenique’s IntelliSense Audience Measurement (AVA) solution with the 11Giraffes Digital Media Platform.

Now, 11Giraffes customers deploying Cenique’s Android-based media players, pre-loaded with 11Giraffes media player software and Cenique’s IntelliSense software, will enjoy the additional benefits of near real-time access to viewer counts, gender, age and dwell time as well as the flexibility to trigger content based on viewer demographics.

“We believe integration of an audience measurement capability into digital signage applications helps fuel the continued growth of the DOOH industry, providing the key impression data needed by network operators of in-store digital signage, leading to overall greater sales uplift”, said Ron Levac, President of Cenique North America. “Integrating with 11Giraffes comprehensive digital media suite provides that intelligent, end-to-end solution customers are looking for.”

The companies will be demonstrating their combined solution at InfoComm in the Stampede booth, #C7336, in Las Vegas, June 18-20. Attendees will be shown the comprehensive 11Giraffes digital media platform powered by Cenique’s Android media players. The integrated solution will demonstrate the use of viewer demographics to trigger gender specific digital ads as well as report a complete suite of analytics per display and per individual ad, providing the granularity to determine what content is effective and what content needs updating.

“By integrating Cenique's AVA solution with the 11Giraffes platform, brands and network operators can now glean the effectiveness of playlists, influence customer activity and generate CPM reports for in-store digital signage”, said Jim Marascio, CTO and VP of Operations at 11Giraffes. “Our goal has always been to design our media platform to generate value for our clients by being full-featured while remaining easy to manage, reliable and scalable. One way to accomplish this is to enable easy partner integration so that we may deliver diverse options to our clients. Providing a Context Aware Marketing solution in partnership with Cenique is a great example.”


About Cenique
Cenique, with offices in NC and Hong Kong, is delivering the next generation of intelligent digital signage solutions, called IntelliSense. IntelliSense solutions leverage the popular Android mobile OS, delivered pre-loaded with popular CMS solutions. Cenique products also incorporate Audience Measurement (AVA) software and sensors providing network operators and end-users alike the real-time metrics needed to rationalize and optimize in-store digital and static signage investments.
www.cenique.com

About 11Giraffes


Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, 11Giraffes provides affordable, innovative and easy-to-use digital signage and in-store audio solutions to companies across the United States and Canada. The company’s software and hardware products are distributed through a large network of North American dealers who are placing its products in a wide range of industries including retail, hospitality, QSR/restaurant, assisted living, automotive, financial institutions, medical and dental offices, country clubs, and c-stores. 11Giraffes is committed to creating products that extend brands, deliver messages, and speak to customers in the moment that matters.
www.11giraffes.com

Cenique and 11Giraffes Partner to Provide ‘Context Aware Messaging’-Enabled All-In-One Android Digital Signage Media Players

Cenique

Charlotte, North Carolina – Cenique, a developer of Android based solutions for retailers, and 11Giraffes, a software company providing a digital signage and music solution, are pleased to announce the availability of a new family of Android based pre-configured Media Players compatible with the 11Giraffes Platform.

Cenique specializes in Android based solutions designed specifically for the digital signage industry. Cenique’s small form factor C110 media player and their newly introduced All-In-One Digital Display S-series are now compatible with the 11Giraffes Digital Media Platform, providing one of the industry’s most flexible and powerful digital signage, music and audio messaging solutions on the market. Cenique is also the first to develop an Android based Audience Measurement tool, named IntelliSense. It delivers fully automated, real-time shopper insight and analytics at a fraction of the cost of current solutions. Using computer vision and anonymous human presence detection, IntelliSense counts impressions and duration of engagement while tracking the viewer’s gender, age range, time of day, and day of week and integrates this data with proof of play reports. This powerful addition allows for digital signage content to be customized and changed dynamically based on these viewer demographics creating “Context Aware Messaging”.

Cenique President, Ron Levac, says “11Giraffes has been helping brands communicate more effectively with their customers for years. Combining their offering with our Android based devices creates a new cost / value proposition. We are excited about introducing Cenique to their user community”.

“Several large brands 11Giraffes works with are asking for improved viewer diagnostics and context aware messaging.” said Jim Marascio, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations at 11Giraffes. “We are always looking for partners that complement our service with features that create value for our clients. Cenique does this both with their IntelliSense software and broad family of media player devices.”


About Cenique


Cenique opened in the U.S. this past June with an existing presence in Hong Kong since April 2012. Visit Cenique at DSE in the Stampede-Global booth Feb 12-13. For more information, please contact Alisa Grasso, Director of Marketing at alisa.grasso@cenique.com.

About 11Giraffes


Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, 11Giraffes provides affordable, innovative and easy-to-use digital signage and in-store audio solutions to companies across the United States and Canada. The company’s software and hardware products are distributed through a large network of North American dealers who are placing its products in a wide range of industries including retail, hospitality, QSR/restaurant, assisted living, automotive, financial institutions, medical and dental offices, country clubs, and c-stores. 11Giraffes is committed to creating products that extend brands, deliver messages, and speak to customers in the moment that matters. (www.11giraffes.com)

NanoTech Entertainment and 11Giraffes Partner Offering Affordable Total 4K Digital Signage Solution

NanoTech

Combining NanoTech’s NP-C Commercial 4K Streaming Media Player with 11Giraffes Web-based Digital Media Platform Provides Turnkey, PnP Solution for Managing, Scheduling and Delivering a Complete 4K Ultra HD Digital Signage System.


Charlotte, North Carolina – NanoTech Entertainment (OTCPINK: NTEK), a leader in the deployment and delivery of 4K Ultra HD; and 11Giraffes®, a leading, innovative provider of digital signage and music solutions software, announced today a technology/platform partnership involving NanoTech’s Nuvola NP-C™ commercial-grade 4K networked and interactive media player and 11Giraffes digital signage Software as a Service (SaaS).

With the partnership, NanoTech, 11Giraffes and their respective channel partners will offer a complete, PnP solution for cost-effectively managing, scheduling and delivering 4K digital signage with the amazing clarity and depth of color that the 4K resolution provides. Going beyond full-screen 4K playback, this combined solution will enable multiple Ultra HD and HD video zones, music, apps and a variety of interactivity, including touchscreen inputs.

Designed to deliver four-times the resolution of full HD plus substantially more vivid colors; the Nuvola NP-C is about half the cost of other similar devices on the market. In addition, since the affordable solid-state player is bundled with the highly versatile monthly subscription software, businesses that adopt the NanoTech/11Giraffes turnkey 4K digital signage solution can further control their costs.

NanoTech’s Nuvola NP-C is a commercial-grade solid-state, networked and interactive media player. With 16GB of internal Flash and optional expanded storage, it supports local file playback in addition to streaming 4K Ultra HD video to any 4K-capable display. It can also be used for playback of multiple HD lower-resolution video zones. Compatible with most 4K and HD display and television brands as well as various content delivery services, the player has MicroSD and USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connections for accessories and storage attachments. The player connects to 4K displays using an HDMI 1.4a output port that supports 5.1 channel audio through the HDMI cable. The Nuvola connectivity includes onboard Ethernet, Integrated WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities. Housed in a rugged metal case, the NP-C chassis is designed for tough environments that require 24/7 operation and a wide variety of mounting options.

“In making our debut in the 4K market, we wanted a proven 4K media player that was specifically designed for commercial environments because this facilitates easy deployment and ongoing management,” said 11Giraffes Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations, Jim Marascio. “NanoTech’s commercial-grade, solid-state player fits that bill. 11Giraffes is pleased that our partnership with NanoTech leverages the expertise of both companies so we can each offer a complete solution that is more feature-rich and provides more value to our clients than the individual components.”

Aaron Taylor, NanoTech’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, agreed and added, ”11Giraffes software integrates seamlessly with our dynamic 4K networked media player to provide easy, end-to-end content management that ranges from mixing content to scheduling, network delivery and reports. The flexibility of the NanoTech/11Giraffes solution makes it ideal for 4K TV manufacturers to display the detail of their panels, for product demonstrations at trade shows and digital signage venues where competition for visitor time is fierce. With the ability to display content with four times more pixels than current high-definition allows, the NanoTech/11Giraffes 4K solution will definitely make people who are passing by the displays stop for a closer look.”

The NanoTech/11Giraffes 4K digital sign solution will be demonstrated at the upcoming Digital Signage Expo taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 12 and 13.

DSE Meetings - To schedule a meeting and/or demonstration during DSE2014, email sales@ntek.com.

Availability and Pricing
MSRP pricing for the NP-C is $699. For more information about Nuvola, please visit, http://www.nuvola4k.com. For more information on solutions available through the 11Giraffes dealer network, visit www.11giraffes.com.


About 11Giraffes


Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, 11Giraffes provides affordable, innovative and easy-to-use digital signage and in-store audio solutions to companies across the United States and Canada. The company’s software and hardware products are distributed through a large network of North American dealers who are placing its products in a wide range of industries including retail, hospitality, QSR/restaurant, assisted living, automotive, financial institutions, medical and dental offices, country clubs, and c-stores. 11Giraffes is committed to creating products that extend brands, deliver messages, and speak to customers in the moment that matters. (www.11giraffes.com)

11Giraffes® Expands Offering to Include Touchscreen Interactive Digital Signage

Interactive PR

11Giraffes Interactive merges traditional digital signage with touchscreen interactivity, providing large brands with a scalable, cost-effective and customer-engaging in-store media solution.


Charlotte, North Carolina – 11Giraffes announced the introduction of an interactive digital signage application. The new 11Giraffes InteractiveSM touchscreen application enhances retail, restaurant, hospitality, showroom and waiting area environments with a combination of traditional digital signage and interactive video on demand. This cost-effective solution allows viewers to use intuitive tablet gestures to scroll through an image-based list of available video content. Once selected, videos may be used for education or entertainment.

11Giraffes Interactive allows large brands to control agency and partner content remotely via the 11Giraffes digital media platform. Playback and touchscreen activity is logged, providing analytics regarding viewer engagement and content effectiveness. This reporting, coupled with the remote monitoring features available within the existing 11Giraffes digital media platform, provides brands with the tools necessary for determining return on investment and continuous content strategy improvement.

The 11Giraffes Interactive software was designed with the input of two national retail brands to be used both in addition to, and as an aid for, their existing in-store sales teams. It is designed for use with the Outform™ iDISPLAY™ Tablet devices, and is offered on commercial tablets ranging in screen size from 7” to nearly 22”, or on larger touchscreen monitors.

“Existing interactive digital signage solutions require large capital expense investments due to the fact that they are usually custom-built for each application. With 11Giraffes Interactive, we provide a platform that can be made applicable to customer facing environments ranging from retail to restaurant to healthcare.” says 11Giraffes Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations, Jim Marascio. “By simply inserting relevant branded and partner videos into our intuitive touchscreen template, brands create a tool that enhances the customer experience, informs, educates, and is easy to maintain.”


About 11Giraffes


Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, 11Giraffes provides affordable, innovative and easy-to-use digital signage and in-store audio solutions to companies across the United States and Canada. The company’s software and hardware products are distributed through a large network of North American dealers who are placing its products in a wide range of industries including retail, hospitality, QSR/restaurant, assisted living, automotive, financial institutions, medical and dental offices, country clubs, and c-stores. 11Giraffes is committed to creating products that extend brands, deliver messages, and speak to customers in the moment that matters. (www.11giraffes.com)

Retail Radio℠ Adds In-Store Music to 11Giraffes® Digital Media Platform

Retail Radio

The 11Giraffes and Retail Radio content partnership allows business clients and brands to receive music, audio messaging and digital signage solutions managed through a single online software-as-a-service platform and presented to a single media player.

Charlotte, North Carolina – Today, 11Giraffes and Retail Radio announced a best-in-class audio content distribution partnership available throughout the United States and Canada. The relationship provides 11Giraffes entire value-added reseller network access to Retail Radio commercial music programming via the 11Giraffes digital media platform. Similarly, Retail Radio will offer its music service via the 11Giraffes platform to accounts requiring the advanced scheduling features available through the 11Giraffes solution.

Retail Radio custom and catalog music programming may be selected, scheduled and delivered using 11Giraffes cloud-based software, which also delivers digital signage, audio messaging, and integration with third-party software systems. All audio and video business media services are presented via a single right-sized and cost-effective in-store media player providing clients with unparalleled value. Now, brands and clients have access to a complete retail media solution packaged as a single scalable, easy to use, feature-rich and cost-effective digital media service.

“The operating and capital expense savings realized through a truly converged solution of in-store music and digital signage delivered by a single service provider are significant,” says 11Giraffes President and CEO, Rudy Alexander. “The 11Giraffes converged digital media solution is now available to every current and prospective client. Where previously we could only offer this opportunity through the resellers of select content providers, our partnership with Retail Radio makes this combination of business critical services available to everyone through a single platform and via a single device.”

Digital media clients and brands can now benefit from a fully converged digital media solution, or begin a la carte then add additional services at a later date without the need to purchase more equipment, or manage separate systems. “Retail Radio is committed to delivering innovative music and audio services to our clients. By leveraging their digital signage expertise and proprietary digital media platform to create winning solutions for clients, the content partnership with 11Giraffes makes perfect sense” says Retail Radio President, Bill Louie. “We differentiate on service, and the ability to reduce client capital expenditures and create client usability efficiencies through a single, cost-effective solution serves the market well.”


About 11Giraffes


Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, 11Giraffes provides affordable, innovative and easy-to-use digital signage and in-store audio solutions to companies across the United States and Canada. The company’s software and hardware products are distributed through a large network of North American dealers who are placing its products in a wide range of industries including retail, hospitality, QSR/restaurant, assisted living, automotive, financial institutions, medical and dental offices, country clubs, and c-stores. 11Giraffes is committed to creating products that extend brands, deliver messages, and speak to customers in the moment that matters. (www.11giraffes.com)

11Giraffes® White Paper Advises Retailers Planning Digital Signage Deployments

Charlotte, North Carolina – Today, 11Giraffes released a new white paper analyzing challenges facing retailers when selecting a digital signage platform and the partners required for successful rollout planning and execution. The white paper, titled “Four Steps to a Successful Retail Digital Signage Deployment”, includes examples and advice gathered from Bass Pro Shops’ experience with its requirements, selection and deployment.

“11Giraffes contribution to the retail industry’s education in planning in-store media applications is an important component of our belief in value through partnership and collaboration” says 11Giraffes Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations, Jim Marascio. “We expect that the insight provided from Bass Pro Shops’ experience will help others in the retail space not only see the value of in-store media, but also more efficiently and effectively pilot and deploy.”

This white paper is a must read for retailers considering or planning 2014 network rollouts. The white paper may be read or downloaded free-of-charge at https://11giraffes.leadpages.net/retailwpweb/.


About 11Giraffes


Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, 11Giraffes provides affordable, innovative and easy-to-use digital signage and in-store audio solutions to companies across the United States and Canada. The company’s software and hardware products are distributed through a large network of North American dealers who are placing its products in a wide range of industries including retail, hospitality, QSR/restaurant, assisted living, automotive, financial institutions, medical and dental offices, country clubs, and c-stores. 11Giraffes is committed to creating products that extend brands, deliver messages, and speak to customers in the moment that matters. (www.11giraffes.com)

Captive Marketing Brings Audio Messaging Service to 11Giraffes® Business Media Platform

Charlotte, North Carolina – 11Giraffes and Captive Marketing have established a strategic partnership enabling 11Giraffes dealers to source audio messaging services through Captive Marketing. These messages may then be scheduled, delivered and presented for commercial in-store and on-hold applications via the 11Giraffes digital media platform. Additionally, 11Giraffes business media platform will be introduced to Captive Marketing resellers for fulfillment of in-store and on-hold audio and digital signage applications to their clients.

Through the aggregation of new content partners, and the flexibility of its software as a service platform, 11Giraffes provides a simple and scalable one-stop solution for digital signage, in-store and on-hold music and messaging applications. Captive Marketing’s end-to-end service for in-store and on-hold message creation brings a new content offering to dealers who may not have previously been able to sell audio messaging services on the 11Giraffes business media platform.

“We are seeing continuing demand and growth for messaging on-hold and customized voice productions from clients who are savvy and want to stand apart from their competition. Thus, a relationship with 11Giraffes to expand our voice audio productions service made good business sense.” said Jeff Grund, Captive Marketing Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations.

“This relationship leverages both organizations’ services to benefit our dealer network, and their clients, in a very collaborative way. 11Giraffes is proud to partner with Captive Media in this significant endeavor.” said Jim Marascio, 11Giraffes Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations. “We welcome Captive Marketing to our growing content partner list and look forward to introducing the 11Giraffes platform to their resellers and clients.”


About 11Giraffes


Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, 11Giraffes provides affordable, innovative and easy-to-use digital signage and in-store audio solutions to companies across the United States and Canada. The company’s software and hardware products are distributed through a large network of North American dealers who are placing its products in a wide range of industries including retail, hospitality, QSR/restaurant, assisted living, automotive, financial institutions, medical and dental offices, country clubs, and c-stores. 11Giraffes is committed to creating products that extend brands, deliver messages, and speak to customers in the moment that matters. (www.11giraffes.com)

About Captive Marketing
Captive Marketing is a leading, innovative provider of messaging on-hold. Our custom voice productions are crafted with your company's brand image in mind. We offer straightforward, affordable and easy-to-use delivery systems including our web update option. This self-managed service allows our mp3 customers to easily update content in minutes, and communicate marketing/advertising messages locally, regionally or across an entire brand portfolio. For more information on Captive Marketing, visit captivemarketing.us.