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:3C! vidision's versatile media display series to be unveiled at ISE 2010

A broad suite of digital media screen systems that blend demands for both durability and aesthetics are being introduced next week at Europe’s largest AV and systems show by Austrian computing solutions firm :3C! vidision.
The Media series developed by Vienna-based :3C! vidision features digital signage, digital way-finding, point of sale and interactive display systems tuned to the needs of retailers, the hospitality sector and public building operators. A wide cross-section of the products will be on display and demonstrated at :3C! vidision’s booth 11i35 at Integrated Systems Europe, Feb. 2-4, at Amsterdam’s RAI exhibition center.
The Media series has three core lines:
• Interactive MediaKiosks with all-in-one, touch-driven widescreen LCD displays, embedded PCs and rugged enclosures, designed to tolerate constant operation and the wear and tear associated with any public access equipment. Sizes range from 12-inch HD-ready display panels all the way up to interactive 42-inch touch screens with 1080P HD video playback;
• The MediaSign Series, intended for interactive way-finding and large facility messaging for malls, hotels or department stores, integrating as many as four FullHD 1080P screens. :3C! vidision MediaSigns offer  eye-catching display area dimensions of up to 1.8m high and 27cm wide, and can combine with elegant floorstands or be mounted to walls or ceilings;
• A versatile MediaTower Series, designed to address the many, varied demands of the retail, fast food and out-of-home advertising industries. The all-in-one digital signage display system offers portrait 46-, 52- or 65-inch Full HD screens with various touchscreen options, and the design manages to be both attractive and ready to withstand heavy public usage.
The ISE show will also feature the launch of a pair of Intel Atom-driven units for the digital signage and kiosk sectors. The tiny AtomBox 1080P is a fanless, digital signage-optimized media playback and kiosk engine capable of driving full HD video while only running at 35 percent CPU load, and measures just 178mm square and 35mm high. The AtomKiosk is an all-in-one player/LCD in 12.1-, 18.5-, 21.5- and 23.6-inch units, capable of 1080P HD playback. Both have optional touch and multi-touch screens. The Atom units are very aggressively priced to compete with competitive offshore products.     :3C! vidision’s product designs put a premium on made-in-Europe engineering quality. 
“Our background is in building Industrial Workstations and interactive control screens that need to work – always – in the most demanding manufacturing and facility environments. Downtime isn’t allowed with our customers,” said Fred S. Mandelbaum, managing partner of :3C! vidision.
Mandelbaum’s collective companies have been supplying high-availability computing solutions and industrial control systems to most of the leading manufacturers in the automotive industry, globally, since 1994. The company has also been involved in interactive technologies for the banking and retailing sectors for more than a decade. Many kiosk and DOOH projects, such as Spar’s WineAdvisor and the bank TV solution for Raiffeisen, have been operating for seven years and are still growing.
Mandelbaum stressed highest-quality European engineering doesn’t necessarily equate to premium pricing and said the product line his firm will be showing at ISE 2010 compares favorably in costs with systems being imported from Taiwan and South Korea.  He also noted what ISE-goers will see is what they can get.
“We’ll have examples of everything at the show, and none of it will be vapourware,” added Mandelbaum. “Everything we’ll show is in production, and shipping to clients.”
:3C! vidision takes a modular toolkit approach to digital signage and Interactive products and designs specifically to the challenges presented by public access installations. Units have full metal casings and frames and are thermally optimized to guarantee long-term 24/7 uptime. All units have a five to seven year design life cycle, and 10-year spare parts availability.