Cloud-based digital signage delivery system provider StrandVision Digital Signage announced today it is celebrating 10 years in business.
StrandVision was established by Mike Strand in August 2003 as an Internet-based subscription electronic sign software service under the name of Online-Kiosks.net. Strand had previously founded StrandWare, a barcode label software company.
The new company, soon renamed StrandVision Digital Signage to better reflect its mission, took a different approach by delivering low-cost, high-availability Internet-hosted digital signage services through a soon-to-be-patented software-as-a-service technology, the company said.
The Internet delivery system eliminated the need for complex and expensive onsite hardware. It served content to subscribers' televisions, including LCD and plasma displays, as well as computer screens and websites. Its Web-based service made it easy for administrators with limited technology and design expertise to set up, maintain and quickly distribute weather, news, text messages, graphics, and video content to their digital signage networks over their normal Internet networks using standard equipment that they often had on hand.
Since then, StrandVision has delivered more than 6 billion digital signage content pages to customer displays, the announcement said. The company also has experienced average annual growth of 42 percent and maintains a 99 percent customer retention rate. It also is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau. Customers range from industrial distributors and manufacturers to hotels, schools, colleges and churches across North America and around the world. Employee communications has emerged as a primary use for StrandVision Digital Signage networks for companies of every size.
"We had a new vision that took advantage of the evolving Web, the wider distribution of high-speed, low-cost, reliable Internet services and the increasing comfort level of people working with office-level applications," Strand said in the announcement.
"It's been an exciting 10 years," he added. "Despite an historic recession, we managed to continue to grow and help our customers promote their products and communicate with their employees. We're excited about the prospects for the next 10 years and look forward to meeting many new customers and building lasting relationships."
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