EA Partners with Symbicon for Outdoor Digital Signage

With the recent closing of ElectroGraph distributors our US distribution of Symbicon products was also gone.   We were contacted recently by the good folks in Finland at Symbicon LTD about becoming a new direct partner of their products here in the U.S.A.   They are interested in partners such as Electronic Art who can provide a complete custom solution and integration for customers.  So we are now negotiating a partnership with Symbicon LTD for their product line.

Symbicon has a great line of outdoor LCD enclosures that provide full environmental control.  Heat in the winter and cooling in the summer, super high bright screens for daylight readability and completely sealed and durable enclosures.   Many options are available such as integrated PC, Wifi, various finishes and more. Being from Finland, they build these to resist some very cold and harsh climates.  Many ski resorts in Europe and the USA use these products for outdoor marketing, wayfinding and promotion.  These units are super engineered and well made.   Electrograph had one in their booth at the DSE show in February 2009 which was huge!  Just what you need outside to message to large crowds.

See our Symbicon page for more details and spec PDF docs.

Informational screens at Helsinki mall

Informational screens at Helsinki mall

Outdoor 57inch LCD on Chicago train station

Outdoor 57inch LCD on Chicago train station

Symbicon outdoor LCD 57 inch in Saalbach

Symbicon outdoor LCD 57 inch in Saalbach

82 inch LCD in Austrian ski resort

82 inch LCD in Austrian ski resort

EA Partners with Zebra Printers

While we’ve been selling, integrating and recommending Zebra printers in kiosks and self service solutions for years, we’ve finally joined their VAR partner program.  By partnering with Zebra we get access to many internal resources for marketing, support and new product development.

Kiosk Print Station shown as a grocery app.

Kiosk Print Station shown as a grocery app.

We recently showcased the new Zebra Kiosk Print Station at our booth in KioskCom, Las Vegas 2009. It is an off the shelf printer enclosure for all in one kiosks or point of sale devices. The new product can be wall mounted or table top mounted to provide printing capabilities to your kiosk terminal in a very small footprint. Made by Zebra, who manufactures printers that are used in retail, POS, and many kiosks. We first saw the kiosk print station at the National Retail Federation show back in January (NRF in NYC) where Zebra was unveiling the new product.  I think this will be a big hit with applications such as gift registries, loyalty card programs, product locators and HR applications.  We have one at our office if you’d like to see one in person. And, those of you who subscribe to our E-Newsletter got a special promo price last month to kick it off!  Those of you who don’t subscribe should consider it to get monthly specials on hardware as well as brief information about recent projects and happenings at Electronic Art.

More details on the Zebra Kiosk Print Station are available in the kiosk section of our web site. And if you are looking for a kiosk enclosure that includes a printer, you know you’re in good hands with Zebra components!

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