Horizon Technology Announces the Launch of the Horizon Display Brand. Newly Designed Web Site Communicates their Large Touch Screen Integration Capabilities

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Horizon Display now stands alone as a wholly owned subsidiary of Horizon Technology. Horizon Display will be branded uniquely and separately from Horizon Technology. They aim to support the growing demand of large format displays used in Interactive Digital Signage, Pro AV, Self Service & Touch Screen Kiosks, as well as within the Aerospace & Defense sectors. Visit their newly designed web site to see the difference.

If business owners of any degree, whether it's clothing, whether it's a bank, whether it's a grocery store, don't get on the digital signage wave, they're going to be left behind

Once just the Display Solutions division of Horizon Technology, Horizon Display's recent success and growth has led to the need to brand themselves as a separate business entity. Through supply channels established by Horizon Technology, Horizon Display has positioned itself as the leading provider of large format displays integrated with various touch screen technologies. Several industries have begun to invest heavily in such applications, being as digital out-of-home media has become the hot new way to gain a competitive advantage.

In a recent interview conducted by Horizon Display's Marketing Coordinator Steve Gladden, AV Consultant/Digital Signage Expert Alan Brawn from Brawn Consulting was quoted as saying "The buzz word of the digital signage universe is content but a friend of mine corrected me and said the buzz word should be relevance. In this regard, the most relevant ingredient in the digital signage niche is interactivity. Everywhere we go displays are prompting us to interact. The most recent research shows we are confronted with screens of one type or another 8.5 hours per day! Just imagine not being able to interact with all that information. Interactivity is exploding before our very eyes and fingers and is just a matter of when and not if."

Some expert analysts are expecting more than 30% growth in a market often referred to as Interactive Digital Signage, Self Service , or Touch Screen Kiosks. That would bring the Total Area Market to nearly $1 Billion. Horizon Display conducted their own research, and by using a combination of large format display growth rates, and expected adoption rates of interactive media, they reached similar conclusions. In 2010 Horizon foresees the total market exceeding the billion dollar mark.

"If business owners of any degree, whether it's clothing, whether it's a bank, whether it's a grocery store, don't get on the digital signage wave, they're going to be left behind," said Mr. Gladden "This movement is similar to the movement of the Internet. This is a new dawn in marketing."

Horizon Display has recently contributed to boosting their own capacity in order to meet the demand they expect to see grow aggressively through 2010 and beyond. Just 18 months after investing in a state-of-the-art integration lab and clean room, they expanded their facilities into a new and larger manufacturing site. The quantum shift towards adding valuable technology to plasma and LCD open frame panels and monitors gave rise to Horizon Display's need for additional integration space.

"We felt the investment was essential to continue delivering on our promise of the fastest inquiry-to-implementation times in the market, as well as ensuring that the quality and ease of use of our products were not compromised," remarked Kurt Johnson, CEO of Horizon Display.

To help better differentiate themselves and to deliver the most impactful message, Horizon Display designed a website with the B2B buyer in mind. The web site will soon include information on market trends, client case studies, video profiles, and a blog for those who prefer social media.

Horizon Display is an Industry Difference Maker

Horizon offers the following suite of "Solutions-on-Demand"

  •     Touch Screen Integration
  •     Sunlight Readability
  •     Protective Substrates
  •     LCD Kitting
  •     Privacy Filters

Horizon has been recognized by Tier 1 OEM's as having the most stringent integration standards

  •     Member of the prestigious NEC Integrator Select program
  •     Only authorized Samsung Integrator in North America

About Horizon Display:
Horizon Display is a display solutions integrator with ISO 9001:200 certification. Horizon Display designs, engineers, and integrates a full range of standard & custom LCD solutions, including touch screen displays, sunlight readable & high bright displays, LCD kits, LCD open frames, controller boards, and LCD Screens. For more information about Horizon Display visit http://www.horizondisplay.com

About Horizon Technology:
As an ISO 9001:2000 certified company, Horizon Technology delivers unprecedented market liquidity in the distribution of service and production parts for computing and technology applications. Founded in 1996, Horizon's headquarters are located in Lake Forest, California with sales, purchasing, and logistics support provided through offices in: Boston, Singapore, and Taiwan. Services include strategic proactive and reactive worldwide sourcing, fulfillment services, inventory management, test repair, as well as services for excess and obsolete materials. For more information about Horizon Technology, please visit http://www.horizontechnology.com.

About Brawn Consulting:
Brawn Consulting is an audio visual consulting, training, educational development, and market intelligence company with national exposure to major manufacturers and integrators in the industry. Building on the concepts that "knowledge equals strength" and "clear differentiation through the creation of value" their team is dedicated to educational and program development with the ultimate goal to "grow your AV IQ". Learn more at http://www.brawnconsulting.com

About Samsung Electronics:
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies The company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Network Business, and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit http://www.samsung.com

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.:
Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., is a leading provider of innovative LCD displays and integrated display solutions. NEC Display Solutions develops leading-edge visual technology and customer-focused solutions for the consumer, enterprise, professional, medical and digital signage markets. For more information visit http://www.necdisplay.com.

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