SOURCE: MediaTile (The MediaTile Company)

December 04, 2007 03:55 ET

MediaTile Adds UK and French Distributors and New Executive Staff to Meet Growing Demand for 3G Cellular Digital Signage in Europe

MediaTile Hires VP Sales for European Region, Worldwide VP of Operations, and Adds UK and French Distributors

LONDON and PARIS and SCOTTS VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - MediaTile today announced that it has added distributors in the UK and France, and has hired two new senior executives to meet the growing demand for its 3G cellular digital signage solutions across Europe. Bandwidth Technologies International Group, (BTIG) Ltd, of London, England, and Cellular Digital Signage France, of Paris, France, will join Greece, Germany, Italy, Benelux, and Scandinavia in MediaTile's expansion. These Distributors will handle distribution and support centers in their respective countries for MediaTile's popular Digital-Sign-in-a-Box™ products and Broadcast Portal services. MediaTile has also announced that it has brought two new senior executives on board, Jean van Damme, as Vice President of European Sales, and Tony Stramandinoli, as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations.

"We are seeing tremendous interest and demand for our 3G cellular digital signage solutions, and our new UK and French distributors will enable us to accelerate digital signage adoption in those regions," said Keith Kelsen, CEO and Chairman of The MediaTile Company. "With the unique combination of simplicity and sophistication, our Digital-Sign-in-a-Box enables businesses to deploy and operate advertising, educational and informational broadcast networks without any on-site technical expertise, computer configuration or network setup."

"The MediaTile solution is unlike anything we've seen in the digital signage and broadcast market," said David Harper, Managing Director for BTIG Ltd. Nick Powley, Marketing Specialist for BITG, added that, "BTIG researched all of the competitors before choosing to work with MediaTile and found that only MediaTile enables you to simply add power and MediaTile displays begin broadcasting playlists, and can be remotely controlled over the web from anywhere with internet access -- customers are always amazed when we demonstrate the system."

"MediaTile lets us bring the business value of digital signage broadcast networks to many more companies," said Jean Pierre Bachette-Peyrade, Managing Director of Cellular Digital Signage France. "By eliminating the technical barriers of deploying and operating a broadcast network, MediaTile's Digital-Sign-in-a-Box enables more businesses to reach and influence their customers or employees."

MediaTile has also brought on board two new senior executives to manage the demand for, and adoption of MediaTile systems: Mr. Jean van Damme, VP Sales for Europe, and Mr. Tony Stramandinoli, SVP Worldwide Operations. Mr. Jean van Damme, based in Ghent, Belgium, will be responsible for European sales, distribution, and business development activities. Mr. van Damme will add new distribution partners across Western and Eastern Europe while fulfilling interest and demand from existing partners in Scandinavia, Benelux, Italy, Greece, Germany, France and the UK.

Mr. Stramandinoli, based in Scotts Valley, CA, will oversee hardware deployments of MediaTile's unique, all-in-one Digital-Sign-in-a-Box systems and the operation and support of MediaTile's customer-facing command and control center, the Broadcast Portal. Mr. Stramandinoli comes to MediaTile from SMC Corporation, a world-leading provider of networking solutions, where he directed Operations and Product Development.

"I am delighted to have Mr. van Damme and Mr. Stramandinoli on board to support our accelerated growth," continued Kelsen. "MediaTile's mission is simple -- to enable more businesses to communicate directly with their target audiences and realize a higher 'return on message' than with traditional mediums. We offer nothing less than a new generation of broadcasting that is more efficient and effective at delivering messages and engaging customers."

MediaTile provides a comprehensive, all-in-one digital signage platform that is both easy to deploy and use. Unlike other environments, MediaTile stands behind the entire end-to-end solution and backs it up with a 24x7 system uptime guarantee of 99.9%. The MediaTile solution is comprised of the following elements:

--  MediaTile's patent-pending 3G Cellular-Digital-Signage technology is
    truly unique -- it eliminates many of the traditional technology barriers
    that companies face when deploying digital signage broadcast networks and
    enables clients to deploy signs in far more places than even they thought
--  MediaTile's Digital-Sign-in-a-Box™ is an award-winning industry
    first -- a fully integrated commercial display that incorporates a high-
    definition monitor, embedded PC and built-in networking; it enables
    customers to deploy a digital signage network quickly and easily. Just plug
    it into a standard power source and it's ready to broadcast. Use cellular
    broadband support, or optionally connect via Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable.
--  The MediaTile Broadcast Portal and Services -- deliver a powerful, yet
    easy way to control and manage a digital signage network using a web-based
    application that is accessible through a standard internet browser. Control
    a signage network of several to thousands, all at the touch of a few

About The MediaTile Company

MediaTile is the world's first provider of cellular-based digital signage networks. MediaTile enables Retailers, Brands, Banks, Facilities and Narrowcasters of all types to deploy and operate digital signage networks in far more places, in much less time, and realize ROI sooner. With our unique and patent-pending cellular-based approach, our award-winning Digital-Sign-in-a-Box and web-based Broadcast Portal, we've made on-site network management, application software, and upgrades a thing of the past. Now you can realize all the advantages of digital signage without any of the headaches. MediaTile products and services are available worldwide through our affiliate offices. For more information visit:

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    MediaTile Corporate
    Mike Foster
    The MediaTile Company
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    MediaTile Europe
    Jean C.J. van Damme
    The MediaTile Company, Europe
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