Symon Launches Enterprise Digital Video Network Appliance

Centrally Controls, Schedules and Delivers Multimedia Content to Broadcast and

Digital Signage



May 18, 2005, 01:00 ET from Symon Communications, Inc.

    DALLAS, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Symon Communications, Inc., a global
 provider of broadcast and digital signage solutions, announced today the
 launch of the Symon Digital Appliance (SDA-500(TM)) at the Digital Retail Expo
 in Chicago.  The SDA series of advanced network-manageable products combines
 Symon's expertise in data collection and visual display technology, maximizing
 the efficiency and flexibility of delivering broadcast and digital signage
 content while minimizing costs.
     "We continue to launch new initiatives that increase the value of
 purchasing and owning Symon digital signage solutions.  We are extremely proud
 of our newest product line in our broad portfolio, the SDA-500 broadcast
 appliance," said Charles Ansley, Symon Communications president and CEO.  "A
 real benefit for new and existing Symon TargetVision(R) customers is the
 consolidation of many broadcast features into the SDA-500 for a lower total
 cost of ownership (TCO) in broadcast and digital signage for a wide array of
 business applications."
     Symon TargetVision digital signage solutions give retailers the tools to
 easily create, schedule, and broadcast unique content with the SDA-500 for any
 type of retail outlet.  Using strategically placed flat-panel LCD or plasma
 displays, the SDA-500 delivers information with impact to the retail
 environment to maximize its reach.  This greatly enhances the frequency with
 which product messages can be delivered.  Messages with dynamic real-time data
 integration and content delivery are created using an integrated lineup of
 innovative Symon Communication components: the Symon Enterprise Server(TM)
 (SES), Symon Design Studio(TM) and Symon Digital Appliance(TM).
     The advertising community will realize a greater number of impression
 opportunities per campaign, and therefore, a lower CPM (cost per thousand).
 The SDA-500 is a powerful, easy-to-implement, dynamic digital signage solution
 for timely, flexible sharing of retail and advertising information of all
 kinds, including content from live external feeds, news, weather and up to the
 minute current advertising messaging.
     With its suite of solutions, Symon leverages its proven, real-time
 infrastructure, combined with the ultimate in vibrant, graphical and animated
 video messaging.  The result is a complete digital signage, infotainment, and
 even an emergency communication system that can be used in virtually any
 environment.
     Customizable, tailored for unique audiences and automated, a Symon digital
 signage network and SDA-500 delivers rich promotional messages featuring
 graphics, text and moving images.  Symon solutions help retailers connect with
 consumers on both emotional and needs levels, while persuading them to make
 smart buying decisions based on the timeliness and relevance of the content.
 The significance of a Symon solution is its flexibility in streaming eye-
 catching content and refreshing it, virtually anytime, anywhere.
 
     About Symon Communications, Inc.
     Symon Communications produces quality software and hardware solutions for
 digital signage and many other business applications.  This information
 includes business metrics, workforce efficiency, broadcast and digital
 signage, and operations alerts.  Symon products include browser-based
 Community workforce management software and Vista data presentation tools,
 Symon TargetVision visual messaging systems, patented NetLite wallboards, and
 the Symon Enterprise Server data management system.  Installed in more than
 6,000 locations worldwide, more than four million clients view Symon products
 daily.  Symon has provided award-winning products since 1980.  Symon is
 privately held and maintains a global direct sales and distributor network
 from its headquarters in Plano, Texas.  For more information, visit
 http://www.symon.com or call 800-724-4044.
 
     * Symon, Community, Symon2000, Symon Vista, Symon Express, DeskView, Symon
 Digital Appliance (SDA), Symon TargetVision, NetBrite and NetLite are
 trademarks of Symon Communications, Inc.  All other trademarks mentioned
 herein are the sole property of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Symon Communications, Inc.
    DALLAS, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Symon Communications, Inc., a global
 provider of broadcast and digital signage solutions, announced today the
 launch of the Symon Digital Appliance (SDA-500(TM)) at the Digital Retail Expo
 in Chicago.  The SDA series of advanced network-manageable products combines
 Symon's expertise in data collection and visual display technology, maximizing
 the efficiency and flexibility of delivering broadcast and digital signage
 content while minimizing costs.
     "We continue to launch new initiatives that increase the value of
 purchasing and owning Symon digital signage solutions.  We are extremely proud
 of our newest product line in our broad portfolio, the SDA-500 broadcast
 appliance," said Charles Ansley, Symon Communications president and CEO.  "A
 real benefit for new and existing Symon TargetVision(R) customers is the
 consolidation of many broadcast features into the SDA-500 for a lower total
 cost of ownership (TCO) in broadcast and digital signage for a wide array of
 business applications."
     Symon TargetVision digital signage solutions give retailers the tools to
 easily create, schedule, and broadcast unique content with the SDA-500 for any
 type of retail outlet.  Using strategically placed flat-panel LCD or plasma
 displays, the SDA-500 delivers information with impact to the retail
 environment to maximize its reach.  This greatly enhances the frequency with
 which product messages can be delivered.  Messages with dynamic real-time data
 integration and content delivery are created using an integrated lineup of
 innovative Symon Communication components: the Symon Enterprise Server(TM)
 (SES), Symon Design Studio(TM) and Symon Digital Appliance(TM).
     The advertising community will realize a greater number of impression
 opportunities per campaign, and therefore, a lower CPM (cost per thousand).
 The SDA-500 is a powerful, easy-to-implement, dynamic digital signage solution
 for timely, flexible sharing of retail and advertising information of all
 kinds, including content from live external feeds, news, weather and up to the
 minute current advertising messaging.
     With its suite of solutions, Symon leverages its proven, real-time
 infrastructure, combined with the ultimate in vibrant, graphical and animated
 video messaging.  The result is a complete digital signage, infotainment, and
 even an emergency communication system that can be used in virtually any
 environment.
     Customizable, tailored for unique audiences and automated, a Symon digital
 signage network and SDA-500 delivers rich promotional messages featuring
 graphics, text and moving images.  Symon solutions help retailers connect with
 consumers on both emotional and needs levels, while persuading them to make
 smart buying decisions based on the timeliness and relevance of the content.
 The significance of a Symon solution is its flexibility in streaming eye-
 catching content and refreshing it, virtually anytime, anywhere.
 
     About Symon Communications, Inc.
     Symon Communications produces quality software and hardware solutions for
 digital signage and many other business applications.  This information
 includes business metrics, workforce efficiency, broadcast and digital
 signage, and operations alerts.  Symon products include browser-based
 Community workforce management software and Vista data presentation tools,
 Symon TargetVision visual messaging systems, patented NetLite wallboards, and
 the Symon Enterprise Server data management system.  Installed in more than
 6,000 locations worldwide, more than four million clients view Symon products
 daily.  Symon has provided award-winning products since 1980.  Symon is
 privately held and maintains a global direct sales and distributor network
 from its headquarters in Plano, Texas.  For more information, visit
 http://www.symon.com or call 800-724-4044.
 
     * Symon, Community, Symon2000, Symon Vista, Symon Express, DeskView, Symon
 Digital Appliance (SDA), Symon TargetVision, NetBrite and NetLite are
 trademarks of Symon Communications, Inc.  All other trademarks mentioned
 herein are the sole property of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Symon Communications, Inc.