Scala Partners with TruMedia to Integrate AlliO Systems with Its Digital Signage Platforms

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Partnership makes new audience measurement features available for Scala’s customers

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“We are very impressed with TruMedia’s audience measurement solutions, and we are pleased to be able to offer Scala partners the opportunity to measure their viewing audience,” said Gerard Bucas, Chief Executive Officer of Scala.

Scala has partnered with TruMedia Technologies, the world’s leading provider of real-time audience measurement and proactive advertising solutions, to provide the AlliO audience measurement system and AlliO Proactive Marketing Solution (PROM) to Scala Certified Partners.

AlliO PROM is an application programming interface (API) that enables real-time integration between the AlliO audience measurement system and Scala’s digital signage software platform. Using PROM, end users can adapt their digital signage content to match viewing audience demographics for proactive advertising.

Three new features are available for Scala’s customers using Scala 5 Player (Release 5 or later):

  • Targeted Carousel: Defines different play lists for the specific demographic groups; it then customizes the choice of ads from the carousel of play lists to target the current audience.
  • Always Right: Uses several demographic-oriented versions of the same brand. When the brand is designated to play, the right demographic-oriented ad plays according to the audience on site.
  • Play List Sync: Enables the generation of a per-ad audience report by uploading Scala playlogs into TruMedia’s portal (a Web-based reporting system).

In addition, Scala and TruMedia announced that Samsung’s PROM will be Scala-enabled.

TruMedia’s AlliO uses sensors to analyze facial images of people watching the displays in real time, providing business-critical data such as audience counts, individual exposure times, and gender and age group demographics. This data can be used to select specific media appropriate for the audience. This allows for better media planning and targeted advertising.

“We are very impressed with TruMedia’s audience measurement solutions, and we are pleased to be able to offer Scala partners the opportunity to measure their viewing audience,” said Gerard Bucas, Chief Executive Officer of Scala. “Now they can accurately target their content to the viewer and maximize advertising effectiveness.”

“We are pleased to add Scala to our growing list of Premium PROM Partners” said Moti Gura, Chairman of TruMedia. “Proactive Marketing sets digital signage apart from any other medium by making it possible to target the ad to the viewing audience in real time and save precious advertising dollars.”

About Scala
Driving more than 300,000 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, Audi, ECE Flatmedia, Kaufhof (Metro Group) 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, Germany and Japan, as well as more than 450 partners in more than 60 countries. More information is available at http://www.scala.com.

About TruMedia
TruMedia Technologies Inc. (http://www.tru-media.com) is the leading provider of real-time, automated audience measurement solutions for the out-of-home display industry. Its proprietary and field-tested video analytics technology measures visual attention towards posters, digital signs, TV monitors, display windows and in-store product displays. The company’s solutions accurately track exposure to media, advertising and merchandise and can be used to proactively change content. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., TruMedia has sales offices and research and development facilities in Israel. The company’s privacy policy ensures that it will not record, share or store any images or personally identifiable data.

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