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Scala is now the software of choice for aspiring multimedia designers at Dennis Gabor Applied University

We believe that using Scala as an education and training tool provides students with significant opportunities to develop their skills across a range of competencies not found in other software programs

Scala, the leading provider of end-to-end connected digital signage software, today announced that Mikropo, its certified partner in Hungary, has provided Dennis Gabor Applied University's students access to Scala software. The university will use the software as a tool for the creative development and education of its students. This marks the first time Scala has been used in an educational capacity in Hungary.

Dennis Gabor Applied University was established in 1992 and is a private institute accredited by the Hungarian Government. The aim of the university is to provide students with a thorough grounding in a range of technical subjects including Information Technology, Technical Engineering and Business Management which leads to internationally recognized degrees at BSc and BA standards. To date, more than 10,000 students have successfully graduated from the university and have entered the international information technology, Web development and computer-aided design markets, among others.

Having identified that Scala's creative and technical competencies could be useful to educators and students at Dennis Gabor Applied University, Mikropo worked with the university to offer students the opportunity to use Scala as a content creation and design tool to complement their multimedia-focused syllabus.

"In less than two days, students have been able to use Scala to apply academic knowledge to real-life projects by first storyboarding ideas the old-fashioned way and then designing the implementation solution in Scala. It took very little time for students to understand how Scala works and to become proficient users. This has made my role as an educator significantly easier as Scala is simple to use, features many multimedia applications and provides a good creative foundation for students. Scala was a good choice for us!" said Csilla Muhari, Educator and Scala trainer at Dennis Gabor Applied University.

Consequently, Dennis Gabor Applied University selected Scala as its multimedia creation software of choice over creative products from Microsoft, Adobe and Corel.

"We believe that using Scala as an education and training tool provides students with significant opportunities to develop their skills across a range of competencies not found in other software programs," said Laszlo Molnar, Managing Director of Mikropo. He went on to say, "For example, students can create animated content that contains live information from the Internet, generate multimedia applications that change according to external factors such as the weather or the news, and can embed a range of different sub-applications from databases into their own Scala-controlled multimedia environment."

Oscar Elizaga, Scala's VP of Operations for EMEA said, "I anticipate that the partnership between Dennis Gabor Applied University, Mikropo and Scala will promote a better understanding of the interrelationship between the many dynamic elements of multimedia creation, many of which now change in real time. I am delighted that Dennis Gabor Applied University selected Scala to help students learn to compose, design and control multimedia for the benefit of their studies, and I also hope that in time these students successfully emerge into the marketplace and continue to use Scala in their business lives."

About Mikropo

Mikropo is one of the leading digital signage developers, integrators and full-service businesses in Hungary. They focus not only on the creation and deployment of digital display solutions with their partner, Scala, but also on software sales and development.

Mikropo designs for and provides a portfolio of leading technologies including LED walls, 360 degree displays and 3D displays, deployed as part of a network, for sale individually or for rental on a needs basis. For more information on Mikropo, visit http://www.mikropo.hu.

About Scala Inc.

Driving more than 200,000 screens worldwide, Scala is a leading global provider of digital signage and advertising management solutions. Scala is the world's first connected signage company, offering the leading platform for content creation, management and distribution in digital signage networks and the first unified platform for advertising management of both traditional and digital signage networks. The company's digital signage customers include Rabobank, IKEA, Burger King, T-Mobile, Virgin MegaStore, Warner Brothers, The Life Channel, Rikstoto, Repsol, NorgesGruppen and thousands more. Advertising management customers include CBS Outdoor, Clear Channel Outdoor and Magic Media, among others. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, USA, and has subsidiaries in Canada, the Netherlands, France, Norway and Japan, as well as more than 450 partners in more than 60 countries. More information is available at http://www.scala.com.

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