Minicom and NEC Expand Partnership

Player-to-Screen Distribution System to Be Added to Six New Product Lines

ZURICH, Switzerland, December 13 -- Minicom is proud to announce the expansion of its partnership with NEC Display Solutions. The joint Minicom and NEC venture began in February of 2006 with the announcement of the integration of the DS Vision 3000 receiver with NEC's Mutleos line of display screens. The partnership will now be enlarged to incorporate Minicom receivers in a total of seven different models of NEC screens.

"NEC Display Solutions is a world leader in the LCD public display market while Minicom is a world leader in the player-to-screen last mile," says Ronni Guggenheim, President of Minicom Europe. "Together, we can offer a unique quality solution for the booming digital signage market."

Each NEC screen will be fitted with one of Minicom's DS Vision 3000 remote receivers enabling them to receive HD video content from the DS Vision 3000 broadcaster. Instead of buying a separate external receiver and installing it themselves, users can now buy the NEC screens and plug the broadcast unit cable directly into the screens' dedicated CAT5 receiver slot.

The DS Vision 3000 is an advanced CAT5-based multimedia distribution system delivering dynamic real-time content to multiple screens up to 300m (1000ft) away.

"Our cooperation with Minicom is a classic win-win situation,"
says Thorsten Prsybyl, Product Line Manager of Public Displays for NEC Display Solutions. "Being able to fully integrate the DS Vision 3000's receiver unit into all our new LCD public displays provides our customers with the best solution available on the market today."

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About Minicom Advanced Systems
Minicom is a leader in the development of multimedia distribution systems for digital signage with over 150,000 screens worldwide displaying content via Minicom technology. Founded in 1988, the company has a global presence in over 50 countries, with regional headquarters in North America and Europe. In 2006 Minicom was named a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 company, a testament to the success of its technological innovations in generating company growth.

About NEC Display Solutions
NEC Display Solutions Ltd. with its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, is a 100 percent subsidiary of the NEC Corporation, Tokyo. The European headquarters of NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH are based in Munich, Germany and look after Europe, the Middle East and Africa. NEC Display Solutions benefits from the technological skills and technologies of the NEC Corporation and, with its own Research and Development Division, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of commercial desktop LCD monitors, special displays for the medical sector as well as for color-critical applications, and Public Displays - large format screens for displaying information and advertising.

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