Newport partnering with Convergent for PETCO, retail digital signage

Sept. 6, 2011

Newport Digital Technologies Inc. announced today that it has entered into a strategic business agreement with Convergent Holdings Inc., a technology company with expertise in wireless, interactive digital signage solutions, to advance NPDT's projects with the San Diego Padres' PETCO Park as well as the deployment of retail in-store digital signage networks currently under development.

Convergent founder and CEO Brooks Pickering will join NPDT as an advisor to provide added design and deployment experience and expertisefor NPDT's clients. Pickering was recently the advisor to Deutsche Bank in designing and deploying all guest experience technologies at the recently-opened $3 billion Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a project that included "first-of-its-kind" interactive room controls, specialized projection systems and the largest high-definition LCD video installation in the world, according to the announcement.

"We are pleased and very excited to have Brooks and his team at Convergent working with NPDT on our current slate of projects including PETCO Park and our retail digital signage network opportunities," said NPDT CEO Donald Danks in the announcement. "Brooks will not only help accelerate these projects, but his experience in designing and deploying state of the art solutions will help NPDT reach its goal of offering the best in interactive digital solutions that add value to our clients' business. His work at the Cosmopolitan speaks for itself and we look forward to leveraging his advisory services to help make NPDT a leader in innovative guest experience solutions."

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Topics: Customer Experience , Entertainment Venues , Networks , Planning / Integration , Retail , Stadiums / Arenas

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