|By RealWire News Distribution||
|January 13, 2014 07:17 PM EST||
Leading ESL solution provider announces next stage in business evolution
Monday 13 January 2014: ZBD, the leading provider of fully graphic electronic shelf-edge labels (ESLs), has today re-branded as Displaydata to reflect its transition to a complete digital display solutions provider that enables retailers to revolutionise the digital experience at the shelf-edge.
Electronic shelf-edge labelling has evolved and is becoming one of the key strategic investments for retailer's Boards to consider as ESLs become far more than just a paper replacement technology. As omni-channel retailing has become a reality, retailers need a dynamic display solution that brings the best of the digital world into the store and provides an integrated customer experience.
Displaydata offers retailers exactly that: a complete solution for in-store pricing, product, promotional information and customer engagement at the shelf-edge. The solution encompasses a full software management suite, 2-way RF infrastructure and a complete range of ESLs with the option of Bluetooth LE.
The business has been built on a strong heritage of developing display technology in the retail sector. ZBD created the first bistable LCD and has an extensive intellectual property portfolio and unparalleled expertise in display design and manufacture.
The rebranding and strategic shift reflects the evolution of the business and establishes Displaydata as a holistic solutions provider for all retailers. It will also enable Displaydata to continue to expand on a global scale and build on existing client relationships and partnerships in the EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific regions.
Andrew Dark, CEO, Displaydata, said: "Following months of planning, we are delighted to announce our new broader solution range and re-brand from ZBD to Displaydata. The retail landscape has changed considerably over recent years and so has our business. We have evolved to offer more than just ESL technology and now have a complete digital display solution that enables retailers of all sizes to revolutionise the customer experience at the point where it matters most - the shelf-edge."
Displaydata will debut its new solutions at The National Retail Federation Big Show (Stand Number 4231) in New York on 12-14 January 2014, as well as launching significant additions to its product and software line-up.
The business transformation has been supported by investment from long-term partners Trillium International, DFJ Esprit, Lansdowne Partners and TTP Ventures and more recently Zebra Technologies Corporation.
Displaydata is a venture-backed private company established in 2000. It is the leader in the design and supply of fully graphic electronic shelf labels (ESLs) and dynamic digital display solutions for retailers.
Displaydata's Dynamic Solution Suite features fully graphic, high definition, zero power displays of up to three colours. These are connected with a high-speed two-way RF 'light touch' infrastructure, and controlled by a suite of management and information software. Centrally managed and fully scalable, the solution easily, wirelessly and instantly updates everything from an individual ESL to an entire retail enterprise.
Displaydata's ESL Bluetooth Beacons enable promotional offers and added-value information to be sent direct to customers' smartphones, for a more engaging and rewarding in-store experience.
Displaydata will debut its new branding at The National Retail Federation Big Show (Hall 3A, Stand Number 4231) in New York on 12-14 January 2014, as well as launching significant additions to its product and software line-up. For more information visit www.displaydata.com or contact:
Sarah Todd, Displaydata
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0)1344 292 110
Paul James, Bite
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (0044) 020 8834 3423
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
Nov. 27, 2015 10:00 AM EST Reads: 294
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
Nov. 27, 2015 10:00 AM EST Reads: 481
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
Nov. 27, 2015 09:45 AM EST Reads: 205
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
Nov. 27, 2015 09:15 AM EST Reads: 282
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ab...
Nov. 27, 2015 08:00 AM EST Reads: 372
The Internet of Everything is re-shaping technology trends–moving away from “request/response” architecture to an “always-on” Streaming Web where data is in constant motion and secure, reliable communication is an absolute necessity. As more and more THINGS go online, the challenges that developers will need to address will only increase exponentially. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Todd Greene, Founder & CEO of PubNub, exploreed the current state of IoT connectivity and review key trends and t...
Nov. 27, 2015 07:45 AM EST Reads: 418
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessi...
Nov. 27, 2015 07:30 AM EST Reads: 314
Continuous processes around the development and deployment of applications are both impacted by -- and a benefit to -- the Internet of Things trend. To help better understand the relationship between DevOps and a plethora of new end-devices and data please welcome Gary Gruver, consultant, author and a former IT executive who has led many large-scale IT transformation projects, and John Jeremiah, Technology Evangelist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), on Twitter at @j_jeremiah. The discussion...
Nov. 27, 2015 04:15 AM EST Reads: 708
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at Logz.io, explored the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and provided a hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files. He examined three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. Asaf Yigal is co-founder and VP of Product at log analytics software company Logz.io. In the past, he was co-founder of social-trading platform Currensee, which...
Nov. 27, 2015 04:00 AM EST Reads: 190
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
Nov. 27, 2015 04:00 AM EST Reads: 328
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now ...
Nov. 27, 2015 04:00 AM EST Reads: 217
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound...
Nov. 27, 2015 02:30 AM EST Reads: 454
Discussions of cloud computing have evolved in recent years from a focus on specific types of cloud, to a world of hybrid cloud, and to a world dominated by the APIs that make today's multi-cloud environments and hybrid clouds possible. In this Power Panel at 17th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the importance of customers being able to use the specific technologies they need, through environments and ecosystems that expose their APIs to make true ...
Nov. 27, 2015 02:00 AM EST Reads: 517
In today's enterprise, digital transformation represents organizational change even more so than technology change, as customer preferences and behavior drive end-to-end transformation across lines of business as well as IT. To capitalize on the ubiquitous disruption driving this transformation, companies must be able to innovate at an increasingly rapid pace. Traditional approaches for driving innovation are now woefully inadequate for keeping up with the breadth of disruption and change facin...
Nov. 27, 2015 01:30 AM EST Reads: 463
The cloud. Like a comic book superhero, there seems to be no problem it can’t fix or cost it can’t slash. Yet making the transition is not always easy and production environments are still largely on premise. Taking some practical and sensible steps to reduce risk can also help provide a basis for a successful cloud transition. A plethora of surveys from the likes of IDG and Gartner show that more than 70 percent of enterprises have deployed at least one or more cloud application or workload. Y...
Nov. 27, 2015 01:00 AM EST Reads: 463