Dubai Duty Free & Connectiv Join Forces to Capture Passengers' Attention with ONELAN

Top Quote Dubai Duty Free in partnership with Connectiv, the Digital media specialist for the duty and travel retail industry, has selected ONELAN's Linux-based Net-Top-Box (NTB) signage appliances for its duty free advertising network. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 27, 2013 - A key operational requirement was to deliver real-time dynamic scheduling of content to match advertising to specific airport locations and flights - a key element of the Connectiv offer to airport retailers. This will enable advertisers to target specific groups of passengers more accurately as they transit the airport. For example, advertising in Chinese can be delivered to passengers travelling to or from China. This is achieved using the advanced scheduling capabilities of ONELAN's new Content Management System (CMS) whereby dynamic metadata can be used to change the playback behaviour of the signage network in real-time, based either on manual intervention or automatically from flight information data.

    Later phases will introduce ONELAN's enterprise platform, Cyclone, to add managed workflow, hierarchical metadata for improved targeting and automatic playlist creation, and a media sales system for inventory and campaign management

    ONELAN is a global leader of digital signage and IPTV solutions and a proud investor in UK engineering talent. The company develops high quality, innovative solutions for all types of screen-based communications for applications including retail, advertising networks, corporate communications, education, health, public signage and hospitality.
    With a solid foundation and long history of profitable growth, ONELAN is headquartered in the UK, with offices in South America, China and Germany. ONELAN has over 300 partners in 50 countries. The business has received numerous awards since its foundation in 2000, including most recently the AV magazine Digital Signage Project of the Year and the Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade.

    About Connectiv
    Dubai based Connectiv is a company uniquely specialising in managing and selling digital media systems within the duty-free/travel retail sector, targeting passengers at retail shops in airports globally. Every airport is different, with a different passenger profile, a different mix between business and leisure, a different demographic balance. Thus, every duty-free/travel retail environment requires its own unique digital media offer.

    Connectiv's goal is to become the prime mover in the management of duty-free/travel retail digital networks and sales of advertising airtime, working with brands to provide a single point of purchase for a wide range of airport retail media assets.

    Connectiv brings together two experts in travel retail and digital marketing. Managing Director Stewart Caddick has been involved in the planning and design of travel retail environments since the early nineties, working worldwide from Hong Kong to the US. As a consultant to Dubai Duty Free sine 1997 he has worked closely with its team in evolving the retail offer. Bernard Menhem - Head of Sales & Marketing - formerly Head of Digital at Abu Dhabi Media, has a wealth of experience in creating and marketing digital media campaigns.

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