VIA Announces the VIA Embedded Digital Signage ISV Program, with Capital Networks its Founding Partner

VIA ALTA DS and Capital Networks Audience™ for Android™ combine to create leading edge digital signage solution

Taipei, Taiwan, 11th September, 2012 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient computing platforms, today announced that Capital Networks, a leader in broadcast media and software development for digital signage since 1991, has teamed up with VIA through the VIA Embedded Digital Signage ISV Program. The recently released VIA ALTA DS will leverage Capital Networks Audience for Android software to create a complete Android digital signage solution for an ever widening range of applications in the digital market from kiosks, POS systems, video walls, and menu boards to TVOIP, cloud streaming, and Out of Home Advertising across a broad spectrum of retail, hospitality, education, and entertainment environments.

Capital Networks Audience for Android is one of the first Android software packages designed for digital signage and allows users to create, control, distribute and display content with enhanced features including real-time scheduling, automated data feed ingestion, as run logs for content verification and command and control capability for emergency messaging. By leveraging the sleek, energy efficient VIA ALTA DS platform, content will be displayed in stunning 1080p for enhanced customer engagement.

“We are excited to partner with VIA through the VIA Embedded Digital Signage ISV Program, providing us with a hardware partner with world class operations,” said Jonathan White, Vice President and CTO. “Participating in the VIA ISV program has been a fantastic experience allowing us to combine our Android development expertise with VIA’s hardware know-how to create a powerful new digital signage solution for the ever growing digital market.”

“We are excited about this partnership with Capital Networks as it has laid the groundwork for successful development of Android applications for our VIA ALTA DS trough the VIA Embedded Digital Signage ISV Program,” commented Epan Wu, Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division. “Their focus and energy has been remarkable throughout the process and has helped create what will become the standard in the new era of Android digital signage.”

The VIA ALTA DS system is backed by VIA’s worldwide software support and is compatible with the latest Digital Content Management software. Independent Software Vendors and System Integrators interested in purchasing development kits and working with VIA Embedded to develop solutions based on the system are invited to visit the following link to learn more about the VIA Embedded Digital Signage ISV program:
http://www.viatech.com/en/solutions/digital-signage/digital-signage-isv-program/

For more information about the VIA ALTA DS System please visit:
http://www.viatech.com/en/systems/android-signage-players/alta-ds/

For more information about Capital Networks Audience for Android, please visit:
http://www.capitalnetworks.com/products/audience-software/android

About Capital Networks Limited

Capital Networks Limited is a privately held company based in Markham, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1991, Capital Networks is a respected leader in the supply and support of advanced multimedia systems to communications companies engaged in cable television, broadcasting, digital signage and place-based media. Capital Networks has sold Audience™ software into a variety of market segments including Education, Corporate, Municipal and Retail applications in more than 40 countries. Clients include: OLGC, BBC, Peel Regional Police, United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, Open Text, Cablevision, Rogers Cable TV, Cox Communications and many others.
http://www.capitalnetworks.com/news/capital-networks-releases-android-digital-signage-solution

About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc is the foremost fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, client, ultra mobile and embedded markets. Combining energy-saving processors with digital media chipsets and advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon enables a broad spectrum of computing and communication platforms, including its widely acclaimed ultra compact mainboards. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world’s top OEMs and system integrators. www.via.com.tw

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