Apple Picked These Folks For Their iPhone Launch

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

One of our great USPs we think, is our ability to pick up the phone and talk to the CEO’s and senior exec’s of the major industry players. Yesterday we had a call with Chris Riegel, CEO of STRATACACHE.

Chris founded the company back in 1999 and since then, at regular but not hurried intervals, has been on a small acquisition spree (firms like ActiVia) that has seen them be able to offer not only efficient content management, caching and load balancing services but latterly a digital signage offering.

They have partnered with 5 of the World’s largest Telco’s and in the US have scored major signage wins with the likes of AT&T Mobility’s Experience Store and iPhone digital signage network (I am told that this was 2007’s largest single rollout of digital signage in retail?)

If you are going to Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas then we thoroughly recommend listening to Chris Riegel yourself who will be discussing the AT&T implementation during a panel discussion, titled “Bringing It All Together,” on Thursday, February 28 at 4:30 p.m.

About ActiVia for Media

STRATACACHE’s award-winning digital signage software, ActiVia for Media, is the software solution behind the largest digital signage rollout in retail of 2007. ActiVia is a highly optimized, web-accessible solution for powerful digital marketing that combines STRATACACHE’s patented content delivery platform with state-of-the-art digital broadcasting technology. ActiVia for Media delivers mixed digital media, such as high-quality video advertisements, animated presentations, HTML files, flash demonstrations, and text-based messages to plasma screens or digital playout devices around the globe. With its new multi-layering features, ActiVia 3.2 can manage the digital signage lifecycle for multi-layered playlist creation, distribution, and monitoring of digital signage networks containing up to 100,000 concurrent devices.

ActiVia can be purchased as a customer-deployed solution, through a software as a service (SAAS) arrangement, or as a managed service via STRATACACHE or STRATACACHE partners worldwide.


STRATACACHE is the world leader in efficient, scalable and cost effective content distribution, digital signage/digital media presentation and application acceleration solutions for highly distributed, network connected organizations. Serving Global 2,000 customers in the retail, finance, service, manufacturing, and government markets worldwide, STRATACACHE’s products transparently solve large-scale content distribution, digital media, and application performance challenges while immediately providing tangible return-on-investment and dramatically improved user satisfaction. STRATACACHE is based in Dayton, Ohio, USA and is privately held. For more information please visit or e-mail

STRATACACHE are at DSE Booth #813

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