Kamy Merithew to Speak at Workshop â€œAfter Hoursâ€™ Uses for Digital Signage Networksâ€?
(January 27, 2009) – Duluth, Georgia â€“ Wegener Corporation (Nasdaq: WGNR), a leading provider of equipment for television, audio and data distribution networks worldwide, today announced that Kamy Merithew, vice president of marketing for WEGENER, will be a featured speaker at a free workshop, entitled â€œAfter Hoursâ€™ Uses for Digital Signage Networks,â€? on Wednesday, February 25th from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. The workshop is taking place during Digital Signage Expo 2009 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
This annual convention, now co-located with Interactive Technology Expo and the Out-of-Home Network Show, provides the largest concentration of exhibits and resources devoted to the creation, management, and presentation of digital signage networks. As a leading provider of comprehensive, networkable digital signage solutions, WEGENER will also exhibit and demonstrate its products at booth #2156 in the convention center.
In recent years, digital signage networks have been growing in popularity as a cost-effective means of building and reinforcing brand and corporate identities, as well as informing and entertaining customers in retail, hospitality, transportation, and other public venues. During the workshop, Merithew will focus on â€œafter hoursâ€? uses for digital signageâ€”specifically how retailers can use their digital signage networks to better communicate with their employees before and after store operating hours.
â€œDigital signage networks give corporations a dynamic, paperless means of communicating with employees who are dispersed across their retail sites,â€? said Merithew. â€œIt also offers point-to-multipoint distribution of information about sales training, theft prevention, security drills, employee benefits, and other timely corporate communications. This workshop will focus on techniques to maximize the scheduling of time-specific and repetitive content to serve multiple audiences.â€?
The workshop will also cover how conditional access can be used to reconfigure video and audio outputs, effective uses for background music channels, and how to support remote access and multiple users for regional or departmental services. WEGENERâ€™s digital signage solution is unique, because its companion WEGENERÂ® CompelÂ® network control system is optimized for complex, regionalized control over schedules, content and delivery; Compel is currently used in many commercial, ad-supported network operations and digital signage solutions.
â€œWeâ€™re extremely pleased to participate in Digital Signage Expo 2009, a show which is fast becoming the industryâ€™s premier digital signage event,â€? said Ned L. Mountain, president and chief operating officer of WEGENER. â€œWeâ€™re also looking forward to educating operators on the many opportunities that exist for corporations to extend the use of their digital signage networks to communicate with employees and provide back office training.â€?
WEGENERÂ® (Wegener Communications, Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wegener Corporation (Nasdaq: WGNR), is an international provider of digital video and audio solutions for broadcast television, radio, telco, private and cable networks. With over 30 years experience in optimizing point-to-multipoint multimedia distribution over satellite, fiber, and IP networks, WEGENER offers a comprehensive product line that handles the scheduling, management and delivery of media rich content to multiple devices, including video screens, computers and audio devices. WEGENER focuses on long- and short-term strategies for bandwidth savings, dynamic advertising, live events and affiliate management.
WEGENERâ€™s product line includes: iPumpÂ® media servers for file-based and live broadcasts; COMPELÂ® Network Control and COMPELÂ® Conditional Access for dynamic command, monitoring and addressing of multi-site video, audio, and data networks; and the UnityÂ® satellite media receivers for live radio and video broadcasts. Applications served include: digital signage, linear and file-based TV distribution, linear and file-based radio distribution, Nielsen rating information, broadcast news distribution, business music distribution, corporate communications, video and audio simulcasts.
WEGENERÂ® can be reached at (770) 814-4000 or at