Tuesday, August 23, 2005

NEC Bluefire works with Scala or Webpavement

Guess what folks - the NEC Bluefire computer that was designed for digital signage works with Webpavement's Sign Host Player or the Scala IC3 Player. You do have a choice!

Choosing the Webpavement or Scala software is a user preference // similar to the preference of using a MAC or a Windows PC.

A recent press release caused a stir up to digital signage providers such as Webpavement. A letter was quickly crafted to clear things up by NEC's Pierre Richer – Vice President, Visual Systems Division.

We look forward to working more closely with NEC.

Here is the letter from NEC.
From: Pierre Richer – Vice President, Visual Systems Division
Re: NEC’s Recent Signage Announcement
Date: August 22nd, 2005

Many of you may have seen a recent press release from NEC outlining a partnership with a specific software company to serve the in-theater-advertising segment of the digital signage market.

This announcement caused a great deal of confusion among our channel and signage partners.
This memo will hopefully clear up the following points.

This press release has nothing to do with the Visual Systems Division.The press announcement was released by one of our sister divisions and is focused exclusively on the in-theater-advertising market.The charter for this sister division is to create a network of in-theater advertising outlets. They will not be serving any advertising opportunities outside the theater market.

The Visual Systems Division works with a wide range of software partners to create digital signage solutions. The Visual Systems Division works with all qualified signage companies and we encourage our customers and channel partners to work with their preferred vendor. We also provide an extensive list of vendors to those customers or channel partners that do not have a preferred partner. This allows them to research all the options and make their own decisions based on their business needs.


Anonymous said...

Have you ever useda BlueFire VC device? It really isn't very impressive. Except for NEC's marketing power, I don't know why anybody would want to partner with them just to be able to use a BlueFire.

Webpavement Digital Signage said...

We agree with you about the inaugural celeron vc that was introduced a year or two back.

The new VC based on the 3GHz Pentium 4 processor, ATI graphics and an 80GB hard drive is the only Bluefire we recommend.