Aluminum Pole Displays suit mass transit applications.

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Developed to comply with U.S. public transportation fire-smoke-toxicity regulations, 2 x 20, 9 mm VFD Pole Displays replace molded plastic poles with those made from flame-resistant aluminum. Units communicate through serial or USB interface, come with selectable pole lengths from 2–22 in., and can be finished with selected lens and paint colors. Typical applications include ferries, trains, and buses.

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World's First All-aluminum Customer Pole Display Added to IEE's Extensive Retail POS Product Line

New metal customer displays designed to meet fire, smoke and toxicity safety regulations.

Van Nuys, Calif., – IEE, Inc., renown for its innovative, cutting-edge display technologies, now offers the world’s first all-aluminum pole display, expanding the company’s existing line of high-quality, high-reliability retail POS display peripherals.

Developed to comply with US public transportation fire-smoke-toxicity (FST) regulations, IEE’s new 2X20 9 mm vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) pole displays are replacing molded plastic poles with those made from flame-resistant aluminum.  This makes the new displays ideal for use in mass transit applications such as ferries, trains and buses.

The new VFD Pole Display is designed to communicate through either a serial or USB interface. It comes in selectable pole lengths from 2” to 22”, and can be finished with selected lens and paint colors.

Steve Motter, vice president of IEE, noted, “Our customer came to us with a set of application-specific requirements and a tight delivery schedule.  IEE’s design engineering team worked closely with the customer to design a POS equipment solution that met the public transportation FST regulations.”

Motter continued, “As a U.S. small business, we take pride in the IEE culture of listening and responding to our customers’ needs.  We’re uniquely positioned to efficiently manufacture our displays in high volume, yet dynamic enough to offer design customization for our customers.  Everything we do, from conceptual design to full rate manufacturing, is done from our headquarters in Van Nuys, California.”

Pricing and delivery for an aluminum pole display is dependent upon configuration.

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About IEE:

IEE’s legacy began in 1946 with the development and manufacture of cutting-edge defense displays for the United States military.  Building on the proven, rugged display technologies for which it is renown, IEE also develops reliable, durable and cost-effective displays for the retail and industrial environments.

IEE provides the most advanced retail displays, from customer pole displays available with the largest number of languages and emulation modes for flexible implementation, to full-featured POS scanners that go beyond simple price verification to provide an interactive in-store customer experience.

The company is also forging the path for 3D imaging in retail displays and is constantly evolving its sunlight-readable, touch-screen outdoor kiosks that come in screen sizes up to 19”. All design, development and manufacturing is housed in IEE’s Van Nuys, Calif. headquarters.

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