EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Nov. 2, 2006 – StrandVision LLC (www.strandvision.com), a provider of Internet-based digital signage services, is now including animated radar weather maps as part of its online information package.
The no-charge service for United States subscribers supplements their locally-sourced digital signage content, which can include advertising, photos, graphics, hours of operation, employee news, etc. StrandVision’s standard package of automated information feeds includes local and national news, weather and currency rates. Other specialized optional feeds are also available.
The new service supplements StrandVision’s text weather forecasts with full-color weather maps that show a loop weather animation similar to the Doppler radar sequence that is seen on broadcast television. Both the forecasts and the radar maps are updated every ten minutes. Organizations, such as distributors or retail outlets with installations in multiple locations, can select to have the appropriate local maps and forecasts automatically shown based on the zip codes of their individual locations.Commented Mike Strand, StrandVision founder and CEO, “We’ve had several requests from our customers for this weather enhancement. We had a more basic radar image included in our standard package. After seeing how well the radar animation draws viewers’ attention to the signage, we decided it is a logical extension of the text weather forecasts and to include it in all of our subscriptions. Existing customers will automatically see the additional service as part of their automatic updates.”.
StrandVision LLC, previously Online-Kiosks, delivers low-cost, high-availability hosted digital signage services. StrandVision’s patent-pending approach eliminates the need for complex and expensive onsite hardware since it uses standard Unix/Linux or Windows PC equipment. It delivers content directly over the Internet to televisions and computer displays in subscribers’ offices and businesses. StrandVision’s easy-to-setup and easy-to-update Web-based service enables administrators and authorized users to maintain and quickly distribute text messages and graphics, including advertisements and video content, national and local weather and news, and other information of interest. It is ideal for medical and dental offices (patient education), banks (video merchandising), industrial distributors (vendor-sponsored advertising), employee break rooms (events and benefits) and other business applications. StrandVision Digital Signage services are available directly from StrandVision and through registered affiliates and system integrators (www.strandvision.com/digital_signage_installers.html). Additional information about StrandVision and a free trial subscription are available at www.strandvision.com, by calling 715-235-SIGN (7446) or emailing sales@StrandVision.com.
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