YCD Expands Offering with Integration of YCD|RAMP(TM) and C-Nario Messenger
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Press release date: April 5, 2012
Enhanced features meet the growing demand for an advanced digital marketing solution
New York - YCD Multimedia, a global leader in providing smart digital media solutions to the retail business world, today announced the integration of its Retail Advertising and Merchandising Platform (RAMP) with C-nario Messenger digital signage software. C-nario Messenger was developed by C-nario, a company recently acquired by YCD.
The integrated solution enables YCD partners and customers to leverage the power of C-nario Messenger's advanced multi-display playback engine with the user-friendly graphical interface of YCD|RAMP. This optimized, web-based, platform creates a more efficient and retail-focused solution to provide the ultimate customer experience.
Developed for marketing professionals, YCD RAMP addresses the needs and challenges of retailers for quick time-to-market of promotional campaigns, offering a single, comprehensive platform to manage in-store digital media and workflow. A new promotional campaign can be uploaded by third-party agencies and approved by the corporate headquarters. YCD|RAMP allows for distribution to all, or any subset of location, region or personnel. In addition, the digital campaign can be scheduled for immediate playback or later day-parting. With built-in content creation technology, a retailer can create customized content and generate tailored promotions to suit local needs.
C-nario Messenger is a complete digital signage display, distribution and management software platform that provides better-than-broadcast quality playback in any shape, size and resolution. C-nario Messenger is characterized by its superb multi-display playback engine, as well as its advanced management, monitoring and control tools. In addition, the system is based on open architecture, which makes it easy to customize and adapt to different needs.
"The combination of YCD|RAMP and C-nario Messenger creates a powerful solution enabling retailers to create and implement truly spectacular displays that strengthen the brand with efficient campaign management," said Dani Zeevi, YCD's CTO. "This is only the first step in our integrated product roadmap which aims to introduce a complete suite of integrated, RAMP-based solutions, through cooperation with leading hardware and software partners."
This joint effort will, for the first time, enable a single retail-centric solution for content management that covers all digital marketing strategy with great efficiency. The new integrated solution addresses a direct and consistent customer demand for a simple digital marketing platform across all points of contact.
About YCD Multimedia
YCD Multimedia is an industry leader providing corporations and organizations worldwide with advanced digital media solutions and applications within the retail environment, as well as other industries. YCD's flexible platforms help businesses attract clients, reinforce branding and ensure a measurable impact on their business. YCD's end-to-end offering combines strategy, professional services and technology to increase profits, optimize product mix and enhance the customer experience. To date, the company has partnered with over 2,000 customers, including Fortune 500 corporations and some of the world's most recognized brands, such as Coca-Cola, Toyota, Estee Lauder, Ferrari, Hilton Hotels, Cartier, and Hugo Boss. Founded in 1999, YCD Multimedia is headquartered in the United States with offices in the United Kingdom and Israel, and has an international network of resellers serving clients around the globe. In October 2011 YCD acquired C-nario, a global provider of digital signage software solutions. For more information, visit www.ycdmultimedia.com