Exton, PA (PRWEB) August 30, 2007
Scala, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end digital signage software, today announced Inc. today ranked Scala Inc. on its first-ever Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. The Inc. 5000, an extension of Inc. Magazine's annual Inc. 500 list, catches many businesses that are too big to grow at the pace required to make the Inc. 500, as well as a host of smaller firms. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.
"The Inc. 5000 provides the most comprehensive look ever at the most important part of the economy - the entrepreneurial part," said Inc. 5000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. "The expansion of the list has allowed us to tell the stories of larger companies, older companies, and a wealth of companies in industries like Manufacturing and Construction that are underreported in the business media".
"Being recognized as the sole representative of the Digital Signage industry in the Inc. 5000 list is a great achievement and validates Scala's global leadership position in the Digital Signage industry", says Gerard Bucas, CEO Scala Inc. "We are proud to be recognized for this august honor".
Scala's primary focus continues to be on providing end-to-end software solutions for centrally controlled digital signage networks used in a variety of applications. Scala products continue to service our traditional cable TV, corporate communications, government and education markets as well as the rapidly increasing opportunities for digital signage networks deployed in retail, public spaces (e.g. airports, shopping malls, etc) and entertainment venues (theaters, amusement parks, casinos, etc).
In North America Scala has further expanded its presence and domination of the market for digital signage in the important gas station market with more then 650 gas stations now using Scala software. One of the largest US Outdoor/Billboard operator in the USA continues to expand its network using Scala software to drive the largest LED Digital Billboard network in the USA. Another interesting project is the deployment Scala software in office buildings throughout the USA. The largest US shopping mall operator is now deploying Scala software in more than 60 malls throughout the USA, with more to come. Scala has also made significant inroads into the casino market.
In Europe a number of new projects have been won with Aral (German gas stations), Dutch Railways (news & advertising on trains), Audi, Pharmacy Advertising Channel in Poland, Advertising Channel in Romania (retail stores and banks), Shell Retail in Norway (new displays added for carwash advertising), Hansa Banki in Lithuania, Telenor in Norway, DnB Nor Eiendom in Norway, IKEA in UK, etc. The rejuvenated Life Channel in the UK is alive and well again and is still one of the largest Digital Signage networks in Europe. Rabobank also continued to expand its Scala based network in 2006.
In Latin America, Scala software is now widely deployed for advertising at duty free airport stores. In China the Company has won a number of important projects with major transportation firms and in Japan, Scala just closed a large deal with a major industry player for their ASP hosted solutions. In Macau, the world's largest casino, features internal digital signage and at the main entrance a giant outdoor LED display all driven by Scala software. In Saudi Arabia Scala software is now used by one of the leading banks there.
The 2007 Inc. 5000, as revealed online at http://www.inc.com , reported median revenue of $9.4 million and median three-year growth of 140 percent. Complete information on this year's Inc. 5000, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000. The list features a profile for each company, almost all of them written as a result of Inc. interviews with management. In addition, the list is searchable according to numerous criteria, including industry, city, state, region, and year founded.
The 2007 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based and privately held, independent - not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies - as of December 31, 2006, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2003, and $2 million in 2006.
About Scala, Inc.
Scala, Inc., the world's largest provider of software for digital signage software used in retail, education, entertainment, government and other industries, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2007. The Company's cutting-edge multimedia software platform powers thousands of digital signs around the world including the digital signage networks of Rabobank, IKEA, Bloomberg, Burger King, T-Mobile, Virgin MegaStore, EuroDisney, Futuramedia, McDonalds, Warner Brothers, Shell, Esso, Ericsson, The Life Channel and many more. Since InfoChannel is proven, scalable, and easy to manage, it is the platform of choice for many digital display networks ranging in size from 1 screen to thousands of screens with uses including advertising displays, touch screens, retail TV, LED billboards, lobby signage, digital menu boards, interactive kiosks, and more. Scala, Inc. pioneered the industry of digital signage in 1987, and is today headquartered near Philadelphia, PA with operations in California, the UK, France, Norway, The Netherlands, China and Japan. More information is available at http://www.scala.com.
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