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.
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.