NDS Middle East Partner Conference 2017 & GITEX

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Monday October 9 2017

NDS Middle East has announced that they will host the NDS Middle East Partner Conference in Dubai this month. On Monday October 9th, partners from around the globe, and especially from the Middle East region will join NDS in Novotel WTC Dubai. The event will take place on the second day of GITEX 2017, the largest and most influential technology event for the Middle East. Join us in Dubai.

Focus on PADS4

The event will have a strong focus on PADS4, their digital signage platform, and how to benefit from data-driven display communication.  At the event many of the regional resellers will be present to hear all about the 2018 roadmap and new software features. Next to that, NDS will give a sneak peak of an exciting new PADS4 service to be announced real soon. The program also includes a guest keynote presented by Stewart Caddick , MD at RCD/ Connectiv about ‘How to turn data into dollars’. After the official program there will be an informal network mixer.

PADS4 POWERS LG WEBOS PLATFORM AT GITEX 2017

The partner event has strategically been planned around the GITEX Technology Week. During GITEX, NDS will support LG Electronics and Partner Tech. At GITEX, tech pioneers and futurists, business leaders and IT professionals will gather to experience the world’s most advanced technology and drive digital transformation.

WEBOS SMART SIGNAGE PLATFORM PARTNER

As strategic software partner NDS will showcase PADS4 to drive their interactive retail solution on LG’s embedded System-on-Chip (SoC) displays. With a dedicated native app included in PADS4 we support their HTML5 based platform enabling LG customers to set up cost-effective and time-saving signage solutions.
Booth Hall 6 MAC6-4

PARTNER TECH

PADS4 will also power the entire digital signage solution displayed on the booth of Partner Tech, a company that provides solutions to retail businesses, hospitality industries, banks, government organizations, shopping malls, dealers and resellers, corporate customers and system integrators.
Booth Hall 3 E3-1

NDS is looking forward to meeting their partners and industry peers at their event and during GITEX.

NDS Most Advanced Digital Signage Software Provider

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NDS Most Advanced Digital Signage Software Provider

We are very excited to announce NDS has been recognized as ‘Most Advanced Digital Signage Software Provider’ at The Netherlands Enterprise Awards 2017 organized by Worldwide Business Review Magazine.

As the front-door to the European business market, the Netherlands is truly bursting with exciting business opportunity. Every year small and large enterprises of the Netherlands aim to provide an impeccable standard of service across a vast variety of industries. As one of the world’s most open economies and ranked #2 for overall logistics performance worldwide, the Netherlands operates a highly competitive business market with a network of professionals tirelessly working to offer the best service and value.

The Netherlands Enterprise Awards 2017 are designed to celebrate the talent that has provided some of the best products and services in one of the most influential business regions of Europe.

CEO Willie-Jan Bons proudly posing with our two new awards.

Celebrating the very best that the Netherlands’ business market has to offer

Discussing the awards, Sophie Milner, Awards Coordinator, stated: “The awards are an opportunity to celebrate the very best that the Netherlands’ business market has to offer and to acknowledge the accomplishments made by the individuals responsible for their thriving industry. Congratulations and best wishes to all of my deserving winners.”

Every one of our winners can truly rest assured that their recognition was deserved, as we have carefully scrutinise everything from a nominee’s sector to their performance over the past 12 months, their commitment to innovation, their methods and even their competition to ensure that only the most deserving names walk away with one of our prestigious accolades.

Worldwide Business Review Magazine has made a online magazine with all the award winners. Read the interview with CCO Bjørn Pieper on page 10:

Proud Winner of the Netherlands Enterprise Awards

Our flagship product PADS4 was also awarded ‘Best Digital signage Solution’. Read all about that on the PADS4 website.

Guest panelist at DSAsia Forum, InfoComm India 2017

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CCO Bjørn Pieper shares insights at DSAsia Forum, InfoComm India 2017

NDS is honored to announce that our CCO, Bjørn Pieper will have a speaker slot at InfoComm India 2017, during the DSAsia Forum, taking place at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India, September 26, 2017.

He has been invited to be a guest panelist  at this pan-Asian event, held since 2015 by the Digital Signage Multimedia Alliance (DSMA Taiwan) This year it is debuting its first appearance in India in collaboration with InfoComm India 2017, the leading global Pro-AV trade show.

At the forum NDS will share insights and case studies on the topic of “Igniting the World of New Media”.

The event will take place on Tuesday September 26, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

You can find more details about the entire program on the official program page.

For those planning to visit InfoComm India, admission is free and you can register here.

NDS to expand in India

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NDS is always seeking new opportunities in markets and regions where data driven signage is not yet commonplace . One of those markets is India. India’s domestic IT market is forecast to expand at a compounded annual growth rate of 16.1% in the next four years. This growth is driven by several factors including governmental initiatives towards e-governance, Smart Cities and education digitization programs.

To be a part of this enormous growth market NDS is excited to announce our new Sales Director for the India region: Arun Muthaiah.

Bjørn Pieper, Chief Commercial Officer NDS, says: “We are happy to welcome Arun to our global sales force. He brings with a wealth of experience having worked in various roles both in UAE & India attaining strong back ground in enterprise sales, key account management, marketing, trend analysis and market monitoring. His focus for NDS in India is to create Brand awareness, Strengthening its distribution network, Clients acquisition, and Channelising regional support for the client as well as for the partners.”

Meet Arun Muthaiah, Sales Director NDS India

Arun has been involved in small, medium and large business development projects focusing on E-commerce, startup operations, new product launch & strategic branding. Some of the brands I was associated in the past are Monster.com, Airtel, WebEx (Cisco), Firefly e-Ventures, Aircharter International and D Media Group.

Arun Muthaiah - Sales Director NDS India

Arun Muthaiah – Sales Director NDS India

“I am excited to initiate and embark the journey of NDS in India. I truly believe ‘Success is where preparation and opportunity meets’. As the quote rightly explains I expect to bring NDS in India as a successful global digital signage company marking its existing global impression with right planning and execution”, Arun adds. “I am a resident of Bangalore, India. Besides my work, I love travelling, cars, and photography. To sum up, my vision is to place NDS in the region with the most compelling digital signage solution possible. Namaste NDS.”

“All at NDS give Arun a warm welcome and wish him the very best developing and growing our business in India”, Bjørn concludes.

 

NDS Middle East appoints New Technical Director

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It is with great pleasure to introduce Sethu Bhuvan as our new Technical Director for NDS Middle East. Sethu is an Information Technology Executive with 22+ years’ experience in the industry in various profiles including Application Developer, Program/Project Manager, ERP Consultant, Technical Manager, Pre-Sales and Business Development Manager.

Debojit Das, Sales Director at NDS Middle East says: “Sethu has extensive experience in managing complete lifecycle of large ICT project implementations and has worked in many customer-facing engagements as the single point of contact. ERP, CRM, bespoke development and systems integration have been his forte.
He will be instrumental in developing the NDS Middle East channel and the systems integrators network across the region, imparting training to their technical and sales personnel and being the single point of contact for all technical needs for the PADS4 digital signage platform”.

Seasoned Digital Signage Expert

Sethu’s recent assignment has been with LG Electronics Gulf where he was Presales and Technical Manager handling Digital Signage for the entire Gulf Region. In this span of 4.5 years with LG, Sethu could contribute to the growth of LG to gain the largest market share in the region. He was the only LG Level 4 Certified Sales Engineer in the entire Middle East region, and one among the total 6 worldwide.

Sethu says: “During my time at LG major digital signage projects were won and successfully implemented. Notable preojects among them being Abu Dhabi Airport Midfield Terminal, Dubai International Airport, Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program, Emirates Flight Training Academy. I have organized many Information Display Tech Seminars across the region and have presented LG Digital Signage.

I’m from India, I live in Dubai, love playing squash, love traveling and listening to music.”

I’m extremely thrilled and feel honored to join the esteemed team of NDS as Technical Director Middle East.

You can reach Sethu at sethu.bhuvan@nds.global and connect with him on LinkedIn.

Meet NDS at InfoComm 2017

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Next week we will be heading to Orlando to join our US partners BTX and ICS at InfoComm 2017, promoting PADS4, our data-driven digital signage software. You will also find us at the LG booth as WebOS Smart Signage Platform partner to support LG’s embedded System-on-Chip (SoC) displays. With a dedicated native app included in PADS4 we support their HTML5 based platform enabling LG customers to set up cost-effective and time-saving signage solutions.

InfoComm 2017 is the largest professional AV trade show in North America, featuring the latest technologies for audio, video, display, projection, lighting and staging, digital signage, conferencing, digital content creation, networking, signal distribution and much more.

We will look forward meeting you at one of the following booths, powered by PADS4:

  • BTX Technologies, booth 3901
  • ICS Technology, booth 4354
  • LG Electronics USA, booth 1626

The event will be held from 14 till 16 June in Orange County Convention Cente in Orlando, Florida.

2016 – NDS Moving Forward

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2016 was a year of significant growth and progress for NDS and we saw an increasing demand for our product, PADS4. We restructured and repositioned the company to invest in growth – without losing sight of our corporate responsibility to our employees and stakeholders.

As part of our growth, we launched NDS Middle East as a full subsidiary in Dubai. At home, and abroad, we increased staff by 15% to integrate strong global professionals who bring value and knowledge to our team. We expanded into existing markets, while investing in upcoming markets. And, most importantly, we retained a focus on our product, PADS4, so we can continue to develop new features, services, and other products to deliver digital signage solutions. Throughout all of this, we continued to see strong double digit revenue growth (20+%)*.

New Corporate Identity

In 2016, we chose to rebrand our product and our company to better meet market demand. Net Display Systems is now NDS, with an improved mission, a new corporate identity, and the renewed realization that our expertise in data connectivity is our biggest asset.

We also rebranded PADS4, our digital signage software package, with its own website, a new look and feel (interface), and a new platform to inspire and inform our partners and customers. We feel that this will enable our partners to better deliver PADS4.

More Partner Centric

Our global partner network spans over 75 countries and has enabled us to see the kind of growth that makes change and new developments possible. That’s why we are focusing on developing NDS as an even more partner centric organization, where partners have access to our expertise, time, and Market Development Funding (MDF).

To align with, understand, and support our partner’s needs, we added local staff in UAE, Australia, Canada, US and Mexico. NDS will also expand their professional product training seminars and services for content creation, solution consultancy, and other services to help our partners.

Moving Forward to 2020

In 2016, we set the base for a Next Generation PADS4 product, which will be introduced by the first quarter of 2019. With the unique capabilities of PADS4, our client base, and our strategic alliances, we will be able to contribute significantly to new technological trends, ensuring yearly growth and turnover.

NDS is a strong, financially stable, and independent company. We believe that our focus and agile approach to market demands, commitment to quality and capability, and local representation and services will enable us to continue to grow. Looking forward to 2020, we are committed to developing quality solutions to meet market demand, so that we can remain the leading data-driven digital signage software manufacturer. For now we can say that the first quarter of 2017 has certainly given us a very good head start!

Sincerely,

Bjørn Pieper
CCO, NDS
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*Details of our financial year 2016 can be found in our annual report, registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.

NDS to showcase Smart Airport Signage at Passenger Terminal Expo 2017

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During Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE) 2017, the world’s largest annual airport exhibition, NDS will showcase their Smart Airport Signage concept. The event will take place on 14-16 March in Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands.

NDS will showcase that their visual communication software offers more than the average FIDS. Next to up-to-date flight information their Smart Airport Signage concept also serves the overall journey experience of travelers with solutions for wayfinding, advertising, queue management, digital menu boards and emergency messages.

The Smart Airport Signage concept is powered by PADS4 digital signage software. This software is a robust and dynamic digital signage solution that fits the mission-critical airport environment. You can find NDS in hall 8 at booth 3040. NDS will also support NEC Display Solutions at booth 2040 to display their next-generation Flight Information Display System (FIDS) computing platform, using digital displays integrated with Raspberry Pi compute modules.

For more information about Smart Airport Signage visit www.fids.com.

Meet the new NDS

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We are pleased to announce that as of February 6th, 2017 Net Display Systems has officially rebranded to become NDS.

New corporate identity

Our new corporate identity precedes our new website and a rebrand of PADS4, our digital signage software. We believe that these internal changes will allow us to continue to meet the requirements of the digital signage industry, so that we can continue to lead with newer and more flexible solutions.

In 1994, we founded to meet a growing need for data based digital signage solutions. At the time, our focus on software rather than hardware and on data distribution enabled us to stand out, by providing a service that no one else was offering at the time.

Today, more than 20 years later, data distribution and strong software solutions continue to be a focus of our brand. And, as technology advances and devices become cheaper and more efficient, the digital signage industry is shifting towards data and software.

NDS a worldwide recognized leader in data driven signage software

This shift enabled us to experience rapid growth in 2016, as companies around the globe began to search for data driven solutions for communication, information, wayfinding, and branding. Our PADS4 product is a leader in data-driven digital signage solutions, and NDS is a worldwide recognized leader in the niche. But, we know that a history of strong solutions is not enough. To continue to lead, we must develop new solutions and new implementations for data. As technology continues to change, so must we.

That’s why, in 2017, Net Display systems will become NDS. While a simple abbreviation, NDS is a change which better represents our focus on driving simple, creative solutions for our users. NDS reflects our renewed commitment to being a strategic partner for our clients, and will enable us to become more flexible and solutions oriented.

Visit the new PADS4 website

With the new identity of PADS4 we have launched a brand new product website. We invite you to find out more about PADS4 and how our digital signage software improves the visual communication for and within your organization. Please explore what we can do for your digital signage requirements at www.pads4.com.

NDS Middle East appoints new Sales Director

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NDS with its vision to strengthen and further grow the Middle East market, has appointed a new Sales Director; Debojit Das based out of Dubai.

A technology evangelist with a passion for solution consultancy, Debojit joins the NDS team to spearhead the growth in Middle East.

“Debojit is a thorough gentleman and a pleasing personality, he also brings in wealth of experience in Pro Av and IT industry”, says Bjørn Pieper, Chief Commercial Officer at NDS. “He has been a key player in major technology projects in Airports, Corporate, Government, Manufacturing, Telecom and Retail sector across MEA, and South East Asia over the last two decades”, he continues.

Debojit’s association with NDS has been established both as a partner and end user even before coming on board with multiple iconic projects in Middle East. His area will encompass major evolving markets like UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon etc. “I’m excited to generate new growth for NDS and looking forward to be part of a team of digital signage experts’”, Debojit says. “I believe that in adding value to every opportunity, you add value to your own future”.

All at NDS welcome him to the NDS family on a warm note and wish him the very best!

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