Leading Asian digital signage provider Signbox Microsystems, is Pleased to Announce the Appointment of Francis Regan as Senior Software Engineer

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To support the aggressive growth plans for 2012 and beyond, Signbox Microsystems Pte Ltd hired Regan to continue the development of innovative new products and services as well as to support existing digital signage deployments. This technical appointment strengthens the software team and is designed to accelerate product and software development as well as enhance overall support.

"It’s obvious that Singapore is going to play a significant role in helping Asian digital signage reach the next level in innovation and technology, through its wide range of products and services" said Regan

Regan is a recent graduate from the prestigious Master of Technology, Software Engineering program at the National University of Singapore (NUS), recognised as one of the leading universities in Asia and the world. During his time at NUS, Regan had the invaluable opportunity to magnify his technical expertise through his work with Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. Regan was previously employed at ZEiSys Technologies, a leading provider of Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing solutions. While there, he took part in the technical deployments for high-profile clients such as IAP, PowerCENTRAL, and US-DOD.

A key part of Regan’s role will be spearheading the development of new products and modules to enrich the Signbox digital signage solution as well as the enhancement of existing modules such as the recently released signEye and signFB, the facial recognition and social media integrated tools. Regan’s appointment will be crucial for the timely release of Signbox’s future products such as signTweet which will allow business to display their Twitter stream across their digital signage network.

signEye uses sophisticated digital signage facial recognition and audience measurement algorithms to determine the demographic characteristics of the individuals looking at a digital sign allowing for the displayed content to change dynamically with the audience. At the same time, signEye provides extensive viewer count information such as age group, gender, possible impressions, actual impressions, and length of impression.

signFB allows businesses to leverage social networking and digital signage spend by bringing the company’s Facebook feed to their digital signage network allowing customers to see live updates and post real-time comments at the business premises. Users can also scan QR codes from the digital screens to easily “Like” a business’ Facebook page.

Stuart Lakin, Director at Signbox Microsystems, says,”We're delighted to have Francis join our team and his appointment highlights the speed at which we are growing. With his advanced degree from one of the leading universities in Asia, as well as his deep technical expertise, Francis will be a great addition to the team as we strive to meet our goals and targets for 2012 and beyond.”

“The digital signage industry has always fascinated me and I was amazed by the technology that Signbox has developed. It’s obvious that Singapore is going to play a significant role in helping Asian digital signage reach the next level in innovation and technology, through its wide range of products and services. I am extremely happy to be part of the Signbox team so I can be a part of that transformation process,” says Regan.

Regan will be based at Signbox’s headquarters in Singapore. He received his B.E. in Computer Science in 2009 from Hindustan College of Engineering in Chennai, India. He further received a Diploma in Management from Madras University, which he pursued concurrently to working. His strong results earned him a rare spot in the Master of Technology in Software Engineering programme at the National University of Singapore, whose Computer Engineering faculty is ranked 12th globally.

About Signbox Microsystems Pte Ltd

Signbox Microsystems (http://www.signbox.tv/) is a world leader in digital signage solutions, bringing together revolutionary software to enhance the signage opportunities open to corporations and organisations. By giving customers the power to deploy and manage their digital signage network from the server through to the player, and regardless of the number of signage locations or distances between each, Signbox allows customers to communicate to a target audience in real time. Signbox partners with top technology companies such as Intel and IBM and has a long list of blue-chip reference customers. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Singapore.

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