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From co-operation to acquisition NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS Stand: 5-R20

S[QUADRAT] Stand: 8-A100 The acquisition of S[quadrat], a provider of LED solutions, was announced yesterday by NEC Display Solutions, as the company looks to expand its display technology portfolio to include complete LED systems for indoor and outdoor solutions. Over the past three years NEC has promoted the S[quadrat] product portfolio across all major markets. The new acquisition will, the company says, enable NEC to integrate and further develop its LED solutions and continue to develop its professional services and additional support capabilities. “We have been working closely with NEC for a couple of years now and we are really looking forward to join forces to create an even stronger impact to the market,” said Andreas Brockschmidt, sales and marketing director, S[quadrat]. “With our highly skilled expert team and long-term experience within the field of indoor and outdoor LED systems, we can offer professional and specialised added value and leverage the scale and value proposition to the NEC channel partners with service offerings like project planning, installations and maintenance.” Hisatsugu Nakatani, president of NEC Display Solutions, said:

From roof hatches to windows: new COO for Seloy Live SELOY LIVE Stand: 15-S290 Jukka Vänskä is to take over as COO of Seloy Live, leading the manufacturer of interactive glass and its renowned Sense touch window. Highly experienced in industrial engineering, consumer electronics, electromagnetic technology and the automotive industry, Vänskä was previously sales director for a Finnishbased manufacturer of glass/plastic emergency exit roof hatches for buses. Said Vänskä: “During my 20 years working for various global businesses I have gained experience across various areas of responsibility, engaged with many different negotiations and dealt with diverse set of customers, all over the world. With my experience and skills I believe that I can guide Seloy Live to a growth path that is both controlled and sustainable.” Boasting an MSc in industrial engineering and management, Vänskä initially spent 20 years in the handheld electronics industry, providing global OEM solutions for cellphone consumer interfaces.

Jukka Vänskä, new COO of Seloy Live

Seloy Live offers unique ‘Supercharged’ glass products. Intended primarily for retail, corporate and public usage, the company’s interactive portfolio embeds touch technology securely inside glass, enabling it to also function as a regular window when switched off. The company is currently working with POS payment solution experts POSeidon Digital to create a ‘window shop’ to allow customers to continue making purchases after stores close – part of POSeidon’s Live Products technology solutions.

New music server makes debut LODE AUDIO Stand: 5-R34

Brockschmidt, during stand building yesterday: “We are really looking forward to joining forces”

“NEC is offering the broadest visual solutions portfolio in the industry and is seen as a trusted advisor and total solutions provider. The acquisition of the S[quadrat] business will enable NEC to bring even greater value and benefits to our customers

and partners by extending the service offerings. S[quadrat] and NEC follow the same strategic direction, focusing on high customer satisfaction performed by high quality products, sales leadership excellence and intense customer relationship building.”

Making its debut at ISE is the new LA4-D music server from Lode Audio. Lode Audio co-founder Alex Miller said: “We showed the prototype at CEDIA in September and found our conversations with custom integrators extremely helpful in refining the design and capabilities of the LA4-D. Lode Audio is dedicated to the CI channel and interested in working with the best integrators. “Clients ask for Sonos because they’ve never been shown a music server platform that sounds better and is as intuitive to use. It’s time they

heard and experienced what they’ve been missing.” The LA4-D 4-zone music server features coaxial and optical SPDIF as well as analogue stereo per zone outputs, with all outputs simultaneously active for every zone, offering highly flexible installation options. Analogue outputs use 32-bit Burr Brown DACs and a volume passthrough feature enables the control of third party amps via Lode apps.

The LA4-D: “sounds better than Sonos”

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