Russ Curry, Ministry of New Media
Touch-screen presentations are always appealing at trade shows and the joint stand from Totem Multimedia and Tharsis Software is no exception. Yes, you’ve got it – Totem supplies the err, totems, and Tharsis does software…
Although new to the retail environment, Tharsis has a solid background in providing solutions for French National Television (France 2 & France 3) as well as developing a 3D touch-wall for the French National Space Research Centre. They are currently studying proposals for museums and they hope to attract retail clients by their presence at the show.
Not strictly part of the Digital Media Zone (but situated just opposite), since a lot of their activity is currently for traditional display units, Octagone Displays has started up a Digital Signage division. Their first successes are a chain of 150 franchised DYI stores in the south of France serviced by COFAQ, and a string of individual bakeries. The company also has a strong presence in Algeria and Morocco.