VIA Launches VIA ALTA Portal Digital Signage System for Small Business Owners

Provides ultra-reliable, easy-to-use solution featuring Capital Networks Audience™ Software and Portal subscription

Taipei, Taiwan, 11 March, 2015 – VIA Technologies, Inc and Capital Networks today announced the launch of the VIA ALTA Portal digital signage system for small business owners operating stores, restaurants, coffee shops, and other retail locations.

Combining the VIA ALTA DS system with Capital Networks Audience™ software and a one-year subscription to the Capital Networks cloud-based Portal, the VIA ALTA Portal provides the most convenient and cost-effective solution for small businesses to share high-impact multimedia content such as product information, menu items, and special offers with their customers.

System installation is a snap, requiring just a power outlet, Internet connection, and external display with Full HD resolutions of up to 1080P. Content creation and management is also a breeze using the Capital Networks Audience™ software and Portal service. Business owners can access it using their PC or notebook, and instantly publish the latest updates to the VIA ALTA DS signage system over the cloud without the need to upload them manually using a USB stick.

“For too long digital signage has been out of reach for small business owners because of its high cost and complexity,” commented Richard Brown, VP of Global Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “The VIA ALTA Portal provides an ultra-reliable, easy-to-use solution designed to meet their specific signage requirements.”

“With its ability to deliver dynamic time and location specific information, digital signage is becoming an essential tool for engaging with consumers in any shopping and dining location,” commented Jim Vair, Vice President Business Development, Capital Networks Ltd. “With the VIA ALTA Portal, small business owners can create and display rich and powerful content that instantly commands their customers’ attention using our award-winning Audience software and portal.”

VIA ALTA Portal

The VIA ALTA Portal combines the VIA ALTA DS system with Capital Networks Audience™ software and a one-year subscription to the Capital Networks portal, and can be ordered online at www.viaembeddedstore.com/systems/arm-systems/alta-portal.html for customers in the US and Canada at a special introductory price of $799 plus shipping.

VIA ALTA DS

The VIA ALTA DS is a sleek, fanless system measuring just 180mm x 120mm x 25mm (W x H x D). Key features include:

  • High-performance 2D/3D graphics and HD video playback capabilities
  • HDMI port that supports standard displays and TVs.
  • Supports landscape and portrait mode
  • 1GB DDR3 SDRAM and up to 16GB eMMC Flash memory onboard
  • Four USB 2.0 ports; one 10/100 Ethernet port; Audio-out/Mic-in
  • Auto power on when plugged
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1-year warranty

Full product specifications for the VIA ALTA DS 2 can be found at: http://www.viatech.com/en/systems/android-signage-players/

Capital Networks Audience™ Portal

The Audience™ Portal gives Capital Networks and its partners the ability to create and maintain a network of end-user accounts with this cloud based solution. The portal also acts as a content submission and management tool for approved end-users, allowing them to update any number of digital signage displays, including advanced scheduling options, through the use of simple online “fill in the blank” forms.

The Audience™ Portal also includes a library of digital signage layouts and looks for customers to choose from when launching a new digital signage display. Quotes for custom layout services can also be requested and a wide variety of data feed services are available including: Weather, News, Lottery, Twitter and Sports.

About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc is a global leader in the development of highly-integrated embedded platform and system solutions for M2M, IoT, and Smart City applications, ranging from video walls and digital signage to healthcare and industrial automation. 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 many world’s leading hi-tech, telecommunications, consumer electronics industry brand names. www.via.com.tw

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: Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLGC), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), BBC, Peel Regional Police – Ontario, Plan Group, Cablevision – New York, Rogers Communications, Sheridan Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, and many others.

VIA PR Contact

Richard Brown
Phone: (886)-2-2218-5452 #6201
Fax: (886)-2-8218-6752
Email: RIBrown@via.com.tw
VIA Technologies, Inc.