NEC Introduces New Visual Controller for Digital Signage

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New BlueFireVC raises the bar, setting new standard in performance

Scala, Inc. (http://www.scala.com), the world’s leading software platform for digital signage, today announced that NEC Unified Solutions is introducing a new controller for digital signage networks that is bundled with Scala’s award winning InfoChannel 3 software. The new BlueFireVC will significantly raise the bar over all other systems used today for controlling a network of flat panel displays.

Based on a 3GHz hyperthreaded Pentium 4 processor with 80GB hard drive and an integrated graphics subsystem from ATI, the new BlueFireVC will set a new standard for digital signage controllers. The BlueFireVC comes bundled and preconfigured with Scala’s InfoChannel 3 Player (Release 7.4) and Microsoft Windows XP embedded operating system, making it incredibly easy to deploy a successful digital signage network.

“We’re pleased to have Scala’s support in this major new upgrade to the BlueFireVC,” said Russell Young, Solutions Manager for Digital Signage at NEC Unified. “For our customers, life just got easier.”

“We couldn’t be any more excited about the new BlueFireVC. With a compact “hang on the back of the screen” form factor, the BlueFireVC allows each screen to be IP addressable without the need for big servers in the back room,” said Jeff Porter, Scala Executive Vice-President. “It’s a cleaner solution all around with awesome performance.”

The new NEC BlueFireVC is expected to be available by the end of June from NEC Unified and their distribution partner ActiveLight.

For more information and ordering details, please contact NEC Unified Solutions at http://www.necunified.com, ActiveLight at http://www.activelight.com or Scala at http://www.scala.com.

About NEC Unified Solutions, Inc

NEC Unified Solutions Inc., a leader in integrated communications solutions for the enterprise, delivers the industry’s most innovative suite of products, applications and services that help customers achieve their business goals. With more than a century of communications and networking expertise, NEC Unified Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of NEC America and affiliate of NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY), offers the broadest range of communications services and solution choices, flexible product platforms and applications, and an open migration path to protect investments. NEC Unified Solutions, Inc. serves the Fortune 1000 and customers across the globe in vertical markets such as hospitality, education, government and healthcare. For more information, visit http://www.necunified.com, or call (877) 463-2267.

About Scala, Inc.

Scala, Inc. (http://www.scala.com) pioneered the industry of digital signage in 1987, and is today headquartered near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with operations in California, the UK, The Netherlands and Japan. As flat panel and networking technologies catch up with Scala's vision, Scala finds itself with over a 15-year head start, helping it to win some of the largest digital signage engagements and most respectable partners in the industry. Companies that are standardizing their digital signage equipment on the Scala InfoChannel 3 platform include Tesco, Best Buy, T-Mobile, ShopRite, ASDA (Wal*Mart UK), Virgin MegaStore, Bloomberg, Kiwi, Azizia-Panda Supermarket, McKee Foods, Burger King, Muvico, Warner Brothers Movie World, RaboBank, Nedbank, Santiago Airport, Dubai Airport. A network of over 250 Value Added Resellers across the globe offer Scala InfoChannel® solutions, and constitute our sales and support force that extends to every continent but Antarctica.

Contact:    

Richard F. Trask

Director of Marketing

Scala Broadcast Multimedia

610-363-3344

dick.trask@scala.com

Dana Burger

Director, Corporate Communications

NEC Unified Solutions, Inc.

214-262-6000

dburger@necunified.com

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