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Microsoft, Intel, NEC Team for Digital Signage

Microsoft will supply the software. Intel will bring the hardware, and NEC will work on the applications and integration. Together, they hope to expand and mature the digital signage market, announcing a strategic alliance that aims to develop a prototype to exhibit at the National Retail Foundation's conference in January.

The new collaboration builds on an existing digital-signage partnership between Microsoft and Intel, announced at the NRF's show at the beginning of the year. The new digital signage platform will be based on Windows Embedded Standard 7 and powered by Intel's Core i5/i7 processors. Small Business Computing has the story.

NEC, Intel and Microsoft announced Wednesday that they're planning a strategic alliance aimed at creating a next-generation platform for digital signage using the three companies' technologies.

"The proposed collaboration will result in an optimized digital signage platform that addresses the retail and digital signage market's need for a more streamlined, high-performance and highly reliable solution that supports digital content, interactivity, intelligence and life-cycle management," a joint statement said.

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Microsoft, Intel and NEC Team on Digital Signage Platform