Press Releases

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2011

May 11, 2011
WireSpring's EasyStart Pro Makes Digital Menu Boards and Video Walls More Affordable

Designed for single-screen and multi-screen installations, EasyStart Pro can drive up to four independent displays without the need for expensive video wall controllers and other legacy equipment.

February 17, 2011
Latest Research Shows 14% Drop in Digital Signage Prices

WireSpring's "2010 Digital Signage Pricing Report" Examines What Customers Expect to Pay for Hardware, Software and Services.

2009

November 3, 2009
New Research Reveals 23% Drop in Digital Signage Prices

WireSpring's "2009 Digital Signage Pricing Report" Examines What Customers Expect to Pay for Hardware, Software and Services.

March 31, 2009
WireSpring's EasyStart Brings Vibrant, Low Cost Digital Signage to Small Networks and AV Integrators

The newest addition to WireSpring's product line, FireCast Digital Signage EasyStart is designed for networks with fewer than 10 screens and optimized for the Pro AV integration channel. EasyStart provides a ready-to-use hardware and software solution for only $1350.

2008

February 27, 2008
WireSpring announces major upgrades to FireCast digital signage and kiosk software

Deployed by companies like Wal-Mart, P&G and BP, WireSpring's FireCast software powers thousands of self-service kiosks and digital signage screens worldwide. Today the company announced a major upgrade to its Linux-based software platform, while improving upon the ease-of-use, reliability, and tight integration that the company is known for.

2006

September 26, 2006
Wal-Mart Mexico and Televisa launch digital signage and kiosk network, powered by WireSpring's FireCast software

In a partnership that unites two of Latin America's most dominant companies, Grupo Televisa ("Televisa") and Wal-Mart de Mexico ("Wal-Mex") have launched an in-store media network covering 292 Wal-Mex stores across Mexico. Consisting of over 5,000 digital signage displays and touchscreen kiosks, the network is centrally managed using FireCast software and media player hardware from WireSpring Technologies.

2005

March 22, 2005
Republic Bank upgrades in-branch digital signage network with FireCast suite from WireSpring

WireSpring Technologies, a developer of software for digital signage and interactive kiosk systems, today announced that Republic Bank has chosen FireCast to power its in-branch digital signage network. The FireCast software was deployed to 20 banking centers in Kentucky, replacing a legacy system from Impart Technology Group.

February 22, 2005
Digital Signage and Kiosk Provider WireSpring Joins Retail Broadband Alliance

WireSpring Technologies, a developer of software and technology for interactive kiosks and digital signage systems, today announced that it has joined the Retail Broadband Alliance, a forum that makes it easy for retailers migrating to broadband networks to increase revenue, cut expenses, and improve the customer experience.

February 15, 2005
WireSpring to provide digital signage insights at The Kiosk Show

WireSpring Technologies, a developer of software for interactive kiosks and digital signage systems, today announced it will be speaking at The Kiosk Show on February 23, 2005 in Orlando, Florida. WireSpring's seminar will focus on using dynamic POP displays and interactive kiosks to drive retail sales.

February 7, 2005
WireSpring, ZBMS and Diehl Motor Company team up to give away new Suzuki

WireSpring Technologies, a developer of software and technology for interactive kiosks and digital signage systems, today announced that Diehl Motor Company has given away a new Suzuki using the FireCast/ZBMS showroom kiosk system. The winner, James Wakefield, drove his new vehicle home on December 31 as part of Diehl’s year-end promotion. Diehl uses the kiosks in each of its locations to automate the customer registration and follow-up process, resulting in increased sales volume and higher customer satisfaction.

2004

September 28, 2004
Digital signage and kiosk technology leader WireSpring to speak at The Kiosk Show

WireSpring Technologies, a developer of software and technology for interactive kiosks and digital signage systems, today announced it has been invited to speak at The Kiosk Show on October 8, 2004 in Boston, MA. The Kiosk Show is a highly-focused event where kiosk and digital signage providers showcase turnkey solutions to an audience of pre-qualified buyers and end-users.

August 30, 2004
FireCast digital signage and interactive kiosk software by WireSpring reaches version 3.0

WireSpring Technologies, a developer of software and technology for interactive kiosks and digital signage systems, today announced the release of FireCast OS 3.0. The new version represents the third generation of the company's proven software platform for narrowcasting and self-service devices, and introduces a number of key features that customers and system integrators have requested.

June 24, 2004
WireSpring announces FireCast private labeling and OEM programs for digital signage and interactive kiosk networks

WireSpring Technologies, a developer of software and technology for interactive kiosks and digital signage systems, today announced the availability of private labeling and OEM programs for its FireCast product line. These programs are designed to help value-added resellers, network operators, and hardware manufacturers/OEMs leverage the turnkey FireCast product line for kiosks and dynamic digital signage, while maintaining their valuable brand equity.

May 26, 2004
iFuel delivers lower gas prices at new kiosk-based fueling stations powered by WireSpring's FireCast kiosk software and White Mountain Solutions' hardware

WireSpring Technologies, a developer of software and technology for interactive kiosks and digital signage systems, today announced that iFuel LLC has completed the deployment of the first iFuel-enabled fueling station at the Jubilee Supermarket in Evanston, Wyoming. iFuel uses website and kiosk technology to create a fully-automated payment system, helping customers save money on gas purchases and providing 24/7 access to purchase histories and other account information online.

May 5, 2004
FireCast digital signage and kiosk software to be distributed in Scandinavia by About Video Technology AB

WireSpring Technologies, a developer of software and technology for networked digital signage and kiosk systems, today announced that About Video Technology AB has been named the preferred FireCast distributor for Scandinavia. This announcement follows the successful deployment of FireCast dynamic digital signage and kiosk software to a number of retail, entertainment, and banking customers in the region, including 35 Siba retail stores.

April 14, 2004
WireSpring releases new FireCast Media Appliance player for digital signage and kiosk applications

WireSpring Technologies, a developer of software and technology for networked digital signage systems, today announced the availability of the new FireCast Media Appliance for dynamic digital signage applications. The FireCast Media Appliance features high-quality video output over VGA, S-Video and composite signals, and is optimized for signage applications using high-resolution plasma screens, LCD displays and computer monitors.

February 18, 2004
Four financial institutions deploy FireCast kiosk and digital signage software

WireSpring Technologies, a developer of software for kiosks and digital signage systems, today announced that four banks and credit unions have deployed its solutions in their retail branches. These customers include America's Credit Union (Fort Lewis, WA), Fremont Federal Credit Union (Fremont, OH), ORNL Federal Credit Union (Oak Ridge, TN), and X-Change (Sweden).

February 11, 2004
WireSpring named "Vendor of the Year" by Zimmerman Partners Advertising

Zimmerman Partners Advertising, the nation's 19th largest advertising and marketing firm, has recognized WireSpring Technologies, a Fort Lauderdale-based developer of software for interactive kiosks and digital signage systems as its "Vendor of the Year". WireSpring is a provider of software, remote management, and tech support for Zimmerman's nationwide interactive network.

2003

April 7, 2003
WireSpring announces public beta for version 2.5 of FireCast Linux kiosk software

WireSpring Technologies, a developer of software for public information terminals, today announced the beginning of a public beta test period for version 2.5 of FireCast, the Linux-based kiosk software suite. Marking the last stage of testing prior to the official release of the new software, the 60 day beta test gives kiosk owners and integrators the opportunity to preview the upcoming release and suggest any final changes.

2002

August 14, 2002
WireSpring introduces V2.0 of FireCast Linux kiosk software

WireSpring Technologies, a developer of software for public information terminals, today announced the release of FireCast 2.0, the second generation of its Linux-based kiosk software suite. Version 2.0 represents a significant advance over previous FireCast releases and brings new levels of functionality to the kiosk industry's premier packaged Linux solution.

January 21, 2002
35-year IBM veteran joins WireSpring Technologies as Chief Financial Officer

Robert E. Bonchick, a 35-year IBM veteran and former CFO of the $6-billion-a-year storage systems division, has joined WireSpring Technologies as its new Chief Financial Officer. Bonchick joins the management team as the top financial executive and is expected to be instrumental in WireSpring's sales and profit growth.

2001

September 24, 2001
WireSpring names new VP of Sales and Marketing

Michael N. Smith, a former top executive with Concurrent Computer Corporation and a veteran of GE, has joined WireSpring Technologies as its new vice president of sales and marketing. WireSpring, a Cenetec technology accelerator company and developer of software that advances the performance and cost-effectiveness of interactive information terminals or kiosks, has also gained two senior management veterans as advisors.

August 1, 2001
WireSpring joins Cenetec Accelerator as newest client company

WireSpring Technologies, a developer of software that advances the performance and cost-effectiveness of interactive information terminals, is the latest client to enter the accelerator program at Cenetec, the technology accelerator company. WireSpring joins Cenetec after successfully completing QuickStart, Cenetec's new 90-day, pre-acceleration program.

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