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Vogelsanger Str. 78, 50823 Köln
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Telephone +49 221 921260-0
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EuroShop 2020 hall map (Hall 1): stand C96

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EuroShop 2020 fairground map: Hall 1

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Patrick Schröder

Bereichsleiter Digital Signage

Phone
0221-921260-26

Email
pschroeder@dimedis.de

Ibrahim Mazari

Leitung PR/Kommunikation

Phone
0221-921260-52
01701895790

Email
imazari@dimedis.de

Damaris von der Mark

Messe-Projektleitung

Phone
0221-921260-71

Email
dvondermark@dimedis.de

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Customer feedback terminals

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Content management for digital POS media

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In-store audio solutions

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Product category: Digital signage solutions

kompas Digital Signage Software

Do you also ask yourself how you can easily and efficiently manage your network of screens, terminals, steles and tablets and populate them with content? And use up-to-date software that relies on HTML5 and web technologies to do so?

kompas digital signage software is the complete solution for maintaining your digital signage network:
  • Book and schedule content
  • Create playlists
  • Rule-based booking
  • Manage rights
  • Set up locations
  • Monitor network
All this is possible quickly, easily and securely with the award-winning software from dimedis. kompas is ideal for larger, supra-regional networks. No other software on the market is as easy to install and especially well suited to quickly and easily replace existing software of DS networks.

kompas Digital Signage is a comprehensive and web-based content management system. You do not install any software and use a standard browser: This gives you access to your network from anywhere. kompas relies on HTML5 and uses content templates that you can freely design, such as for news, weather, departure schedules, Twitter, videos and photos.

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Product category: Digital signage solutions, POS communication software

Re-treaded route guidance on the dimedis stand

As another highlight dimedis presents a world premiere: the latest version of the wayfinding system kompas wayfinding on a stele shines for the first time completely in HTML5 and in a revised design. The EuroShop visitor can try out the wayfinding solution for a shopping centre. kompas wayfinding is an intuitive and intelligent wayfinding system. The interaction with the wayfinding system takes place via a touch screen. The software anonymously documents all actions and searches of the users and is thus a permanent survey tool

Each kompas wayfinding terminal dynamically calculates the route from the current location to the found destination. This means that a kompas wayfinding system will show your customers the right way at all installation locations. kompas wayfinding is a learning system: If terms are searched for that are not yet stored in the kompas wayfinding database, these terms are displayed on an administrator interface. In no time at all, these terms can be assigned to the different shops and locations.

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Product category: POS communication software

kompas Satellite

With kompas Satellite, digital signage screens no longer need their own player to play and display booked content. Instead, it is simply streamed over the connected network at the moment of display. Therefore, it does not matter which device is used to display the content, kompas Satellite runs on screens and tablets of all manufacturers. The hub PC fetches the content from the kompas server, then only a network connection at the POS is necessary to display the content on the tablets and screens via browser - works even without an external internet connection. Digital signage has never been so uncomplicated and cost-effective!

Behind kompas Satellite is a player that runs completely in the browser in the form of a portable JavaScript application that is responsible for displaying the content. The most important feature is that content such as images, videos or HTML content is not stored and played locally, as is usually the case, but is streamed live via a so-called hub.
kompas Satellite concentrates completely on the pure playback of content and does without more complex features. Especially for POS, kompas Satellite creates a very good and cost-efficient way to display content quickly and simply. Simply configure the browser of the end device to the hub, book content, done! The connected monitoring system allows the kompas user to view the status of the screens and a spot log at any time.

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Product category: Digital signage solutions

kompas Door Signage

With kompas Door Signage, simple e-Paper labels become digital signage door signs for a clear display of appointments and room occupancy. Using an advanced HTML5 template architecture, there are no technological limits to how information can be graphically presented on the e-Paper Labels. In addition, the data is always up-to-date thanks to the corresponding interfaces.

The used e-paper labels are battery powered and feature a high contrast display. Power is only consumed when the displayed content changes. As a result, the batteries last up to five years. Since the e-Paper Labels are updated via WLAN, no wiring is required. This makes them ideal as flexible digital door signs. So also ideal to retrofit existing buildings. kompas Door Signage offers a connection to all common calendar tools (e.g. Exchange and CalDAV). Mixed operation of conventional kompas players and e-paper labels is possible without any problems. The setup is very simple: Each monitor has its own label ID, this is registered via kompas, kompas finds the right e-Paper access point in the vicinity and can selectively equip the monitor with content.

kompas Door Signage supports any number of e-paper labels in a network and integrates them transparently into your digital signage network. The mixed operation of conventional kompas players and e-paper labels is possible without any problems.

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Product category: POS communication software

kompas Lift&Learn

To be seen for the first time at our stand: the integration of RFID at the POS. kompas plays out the content as soon as the customer takes the product off the shelf or lifts it up. The screen can then display further information or start a video to whet the appetite for the product. An ideal tool for staging products at the POS and supporting sales. With the help of Peakmedia, we have already successfully supported a sports shop in Austria with this technology.

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Product category: Digital signage solutions

kompas Smart Stocking

An intelligent digital-signage strategy on the basis of big-data analyses: this enables kompas to control targeted digital-signage campaigns through automated algorithms in order to actively promote products and thus efficiently manage inventory thanks to smart stocking.

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22 Jan 2020

Invitation to EuroShop

We would like to personally invite you to the EuroShop trade fair. Find out about important innovations and trends from dimedis in the field of smart retail at the EuroShop trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, the world's leading trade fair for the retail sector. Whether digital signage, interactive applications, door signage or digital wayfinding, kompas provides you with the ideal smart, digital solution!

Allow us to convince you of the advantages of kompas – the perfect tool to operate supraregional networks with extremely low maintenance and administrative costs. And also the tool of choice if you want to simply integrate third-party applications and create an integrated information system for your customers!

Contact us now to arrange a meeting! contact@dimedis.de

Special functions that we will be presenting at EuroShop:

  • kompas RFID
    kompas integrates RFID and offers Lift & Learn! It is an ideal tool with which to display products in a spectacular fashion at the POS and to support sales.

  • kompas wayfinding
    Première: our new wayfinding system for shopping malls. kompas wayfinding documents all the users' actions and search requests anonymously and thus serves as a permanent survey tool with which to evaluate customer needs!

  • kompas Feature "kompas Satellite"
    With kompas Satellite, digital-signage screens no longer require a built-in player to play and display booked content. This kompas function has been optimized for the POS and allows for a low-cost solution!

  • kompas Door Signage
    With kompas Door Signage, simple e-paper labels are transformed into digital-signage door signs for clear depiction of appointments and room occupation. In addition, corresponding interfaces ensure that the data is up to date at all times!

  • kompas Smart Stocking
    An intelligent digital-signage strategy on the basis of big-data analyses: this enables kompas to control targeted digital-signage campaigns through automated algorithms in order to actively promote products and thus efficiently manage inventory thanks to smart stocking.
“With kompas, we provide solutions for the entire customer journey in the retail sector. This allows you to integrate content such as advertising, emotional videos and photos as well as to implement interactive applications such as wayfinding and project configuration as well as the integration of smartphones and RFID. We would be happy to show you these concrete applications at EuroShop!” Patrick Schröder

Invitation
We are looking forward to meeting you. Test the latest version of kompas and discover the new functions kompas Satellite and kompas Door Signage at our booth.

Contact us now to arrange a meeting!

dimedis at EuroShop 2020
What: dimedis booth
Where: Messe Düsseldorf, Hall 1 / C96
When: 16. - 20. February 2020

What: Presentation on the subject "Digital signage in retail - what works, what doesn't?"
Where: Messe Düsseldorf, Omnichannel-Stage, Hall 6 | 03
When: 20.02.2020 from 11:20 – 11:40 pm

Further information on our trade fair presentation is available here: » Press release EuroShop

We look forward to meeting you at the EuroShop in Düsseldorf!

Patrick Schröder and the kompas team  

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17 Jan 2020

Invitation: dimedis presents digital and innovative Smart Retail solutions!

We would like to invite you personally to the EuroShop. Find out at the world's leading trade fair for retail, EuroShop in Düsseldorf, what dimedis has to offer in terms of important innovations and trends in the field of Smart Retail. Whether digital signage, interactive applications, door signage or digital wayfinding: kompas offers you exactly the right smart digital solution!
Let kompas convince you - your perfect tool to operate large, nationwide networks with extremely low maintenance and administration effort. And the tool of choice when it comes to easily integrating third-party applications and creating an integrated information system for your customers!

Arrange a meeting with us now: contact@dimedis.de

Special features to be presented at EuroShop




  • kompas Lift&Learn
kompas integrates RFID and offers Lift&Learn! An ideal tool to stage products at the POS and support sales.

  • kompas wayfinding
Premiere: Our new wayfinding system for shopping malls. kompas wayfinding anonymously documents all actions and search requests of the users, for you the evaluation of these customer needs is a permanent survey tool!

  • kompas feature "kompas Satellite
With kompas Satellite, digital signage screens no longer need to have their own player to play and display booked content. This kompas function is optimised for the POS and enables a cost-effective solution!

  • kompas Door Signage
With kompas Door Signage, simple e-paper labels become digital signage door signs for a clear display of appointments and room occupancy. Thanks to the corresponding interfaces, the data is always up to date!

  • kompas Smart Stocking
Intelligent digital signage strategy based on Big Data analytics: This is how kompas uses automated algorithms to control targeted digital signage campaigns to actively promote products and thus efficiently manage inventory thanks to Smart Stocking.

"With kompas, we offer you solutions for the entire customer journey in retail. With it, you can integrate content such as advertising, emotional videos and images as well as implement interactive applications such as wayfinding, product configuration up to integration of smartphones and RFID. We will be happy to show you these concrete applications at EuroShop!"
Patrick Schröder

Invitation
We look forward to talking to you. Get to know our latest digital signage developments at EuroShop.
Arrange a meeting with us now: contact@dimedis.de

Test kompas in the latest version and experience new features at the booth with kompas Satellite and kompas Door Signage.

dimedis at the EuroShop 2020
What: dimedis booth
Where: Messe Düsseldorf, Hall 1 / C96
When: 16 - 20 February 2020

What: Lecture on "Digital signage in retail - what works, what doesn't?"
https://events.euroshop.de/de/veranstaltung/digital-signage-im-handel-was-funktioniert-was-nicht
Where: Messe Düsseldorf, Omnichannel-Stage, Hall 6 | 03
When: 20.02.2020 from 11:20 - 11:40 a.m

For further information about our trade fair appearance, please click here: " Press release EuroShop

We are looking forward to meeting you at the EuroShop in Düsseldorf!

Patrick Schröder and the kompas team

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15 Jan 2020

EuroShop 2020: dimedis presents digital and innovative Smart Retail solutions

Cologne, 19 December 2019 - At the world's leading trade fair for retail, EuroShop in Düsseldorf, dimedis will present the use of digital displays and wayfinding systems for retail and introduce important innovations and trends in the field of smart retail. From February 16 - 20, 2020, dimedis will show the multiple award-winning digital signage software kompas as well as the retreaded wayfinding system kompas wayfinding at its own booth (Hall 1 / C96).

EuroShop visitors will learn on site how kompas Digital Signage supports them to strengthen the communication to the customer. Another central topic: an intelligent digital signage strategy based on Big Data analysis. Thus, kompas uses automated algorithms to control targeted digital signage campaigns in order to actively advertise products and thus efficiently manage stock levels thanks to smart stocking. dimedis will be demonstrating on site specifically how digital signage applications can reduce purchase cancellations and how the advantages of online retailing will also find their way into stationary retailing. Special features that will be presented at EuroShop are interactive applications such as a new wayfinding system for shopping malls, digital signage and RFID, the seamless and easy integration of all screens and digital door signs into digital signage. With kompas Satellite, digital signage screens no longer need to have their own player to play and display booked content. This solution is optimal for POS and enables an affordable solution for simple applications.
kompas Door Signage presents a complete solution for meeting rooms and door signage and is part of the Smart Building strategy of dimedis GmbH.

Patrick Schröder, Head of Digital Signage at dimedis, about the showcase at EuroShop: "EuroShop is the world's leading trade fair for the retail industry. We want to show with kompas: In addition to information and inspiration, digital signage today must offer more, namely a clear added value in the value creation. With Smart Stocking, for example, merchandise can be actively and automatically advertised via kompas. This helps retailers effectively and increases profits. With kompas, we offer solutions for the entire customer journey. From advertising and emotional videos and images to wayfinding, product configuration and the integration of smartphones and RFID. We will show these concrete implementations at EuroShop."

EuroShop visitors will be able to test the latest version of the award-winning software for themselves and get to know the features that are particularly relevant for the POS.

kompas RFID
To be seen for the first time at our booth: the integration of RFID at the POS. kompas plays out the content exactly as soon as the customer takes the product from the shelf or lifts it up. The screen can then display further information or start a video to whet the customer's appetite for the product. An ideal tool to stage products at the POS and to support sales. With the help of Peakmedia, we have already successfully supported a specialist sports shop in Austria with this technology.

kompas Feature "kompas Satellite
With kompas Satellite, digital signage screens no longer need to have their own player that plays and displays booked content; instead, this content is streamed via the connected network at the moment of display. This means that various monitors in any format can be controlled within the network. This solution is ideal for POS and provides a low-cost solution for simple applications.
The most important feature is that the player does not store the content locally, but kompas streams content such as images, videos or HTML content live from a so-called hub to the corresponding end devices.

Re-launched wayfinding system at the dimedis booth
As a further highlight, dimedis presents a world premiere: the latest version of the kompas wayfinding on a stele shines for the first time completely in HTML5 and in a revised design. The EuroShop visitor can try out the wayfinding solution for a shopping centre. kompas wayfinding is an intuitive and intelligent wayfinding system. The interaction with the wayfinding system takes place via a touch screen. The software anonymously documents all actions and searches of the users and is thus a permanent survey tool.

kompas Door Signage
With kompas Door Signage, simple e-paper labels become digital signage door signs for a clear display of appointments and room assignments. Using an advanced HTML5 template architecture, there are no technological limits to how information can be graphically presented on the e-Paper Labels. In addition, the data is always up-to-date thanks to the corresponding interfaces. The e-Paper Labels used are battery-powered and feature a high-contrast display, with power only being consumed when the content displayed changes. As a result, the batteries last up to five years. Since the e-Paper Labels are updated via WLAN, no wiring is required. This makes them ideal as flexible digital door signs. So also ideal to retrofit existing buildings. kompas Door Signage offers a connection to all common calendar tools (e.g. Exchange and CalDAV). The mixed operation of conventional kompas players and e-paper labels is possible without any problems.
at the EuroShop, dimedis and its partner simple will also present specially designed housings with scratch-resistant acrylic glass, which can be screen-printed as desired. The housings can be mounted in different ways - screwed to walls, attached to glass with suction cups or fixed to ferrous surfaces with magnets.

More information about the kompas features can be found online here: www.kompas-software.de/kompas

About kompas
kompas® was developed by dimedis GmbH from Cologne and is one of the most powerful and flexible digital signage software solutions on the market. kompas is intuitive and easy to use for digital signage users via drag&drop and is used on more than 10,000 players with over 16,000 screens in Europe. kompas thus controls one of the largest digital signage networks in Germany. The kompas software is completely based on HTML5. The kompas product family includes the award-winning kompas wayfinding.
kompas has won several awards: in 2008, 2011 and 2015 the software received the viscom Digital Signage Best Practice Award and in 2011 the POPAI Digital Award Gold for "Best Digital Media Technology". More information is available at www.kompas-software.de

About dimedis
dimedis stands for digital media distribution. The software company, founded in Cologne in 1996, develops web-based software solutions. The main focus is on digital signage, digital wayfinding as well as visitor and admission management for trade fairs and events. The main products are kompas, kompas wayfinding and FairMate. Among the references of dimedis GmbH are the trade fairs in Düsseldorf, Stockholm, Cologne, Hamburg and Stuttgart, Messe Dortmund, Reed Exhibitions Deutschland, Bosch, snipes, EnBW, Lanxess, BVB, HUESKER, Stadtwerke Karlsruhe, K+S as well as shopping centre operators such as Abu Dhabi Mall. The company currently employs over 70 people. Information is available at www.dimedis.de or blog.dimedis.de.

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13 Jan 2020

dimedis with EuroShop presentation: "Digital signage in retail - what works, what doesn't?"

The software provider dimedis is exhibiting digital and innovative smart retail solutions at the world's leading trade fair for the retail industry EuroShop in Düsseldorf. In addition, Patrick Schröder, Head of Digital Signage at dimedis, will give a presentation entitled "Digital Signage in Retail - What Works, What Doesn't?". At the Omnichannel Stage in Hall 6 | 03 on Thursday, 20 February at 11 a.m., Patrick Schröder will describe what is important when using digital and interactive screens and kiosk systems at the POS. Which pitfalls should be avoided, where do many retailers make mistakes and how can digital signage be used? How do you succeed in retaining customers, increasing the time they spend in the stationary store and boosting sales with digital signage? The speaker will give practical tips such as choosing the right locations, content and strategies, and will use concrete practical examples to show which applications work particularly well. He shows that digital signage today must do more than just display content: Digital signage must be an elementary part of the customer journey. At the POS, more intelligence is required in digital signage applications, for example by integrating RFID to play out content when customers take a certain product from the shelf. The presentation shows that digital signage needs to help retailers strengthen communication with customers and benefit from an intelligent digital signage strategy based on Big Data analytics. Today, automated algorithms can already be used to control targeted digital signage campaigns, for example to actively advertise slow-moving goods and thus efficiently sell off stock thanks to smart stocking.

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02 Jan 2020

EuroShop 2020: dimedis presents digital and innovative smart retail solutions

Digital signage in the retail sector with kompas – kompas strengthens the shop-customer communication – Big data and digital signage – Control intelligent marketing campaigns with kompas – Use of RFID at the POS – kompas Satellite: door signage and low-price entry-level solution for the POS

Cologne, 02 January 2020 – At the world’s leading trade fair for the retail sector, EuroShop in the German city Düsseldorf, dimedis will be demonstrating the use of digital displays and wayfinding systems for retailers as well as presenting important innovations and trends in the field of smart retail. From February 16–21, 2020 dimedis will be presenting the multi award-winning digital-signage software kompas as well as the completely revamped wayfinding software kompas wayfinding on its own booth (Hall 1, Booth C96).

Visitors to EuroShop will learn on the spot how kompas digital signage helps them strengthen the communication with the customer. Another central issue: an intelligent digital-signage strategy on the basis of big-data analyses. This enables kompas to control targeted digital-signage campaigns through automated algorithms in order to actively promote products and thus efficiently manage inventory thanks to smart stocking. At the trade fair, dimedis will be demonstrating on the basis of concrete examples how the number of cancelled sales are reduced using digital-signage applications and how the advantages of online retailing will also be adopted in the brick-and-mortar retail sector. Special functions that will be presented at EuroShop comprise interactive applications such as a new wayfinding system for shopping malls, digital signage and RFID, and the seamless and simple integration of all screens and digital door signs into digital signage. With kompas Satellite, digital-signage screens no longer require a built-in player to play and display booked content. This solution is perfect for the POS, offering a low-price option for simple applications. kompas Door Signage represents an all-in-one-solution for meeting rooms and door signs and is part of dimedis GmbH’s smart building strategy.

Patrick Schröder, Head of Digital Signage at dimedis, talks about the exhibition at EuroShop: “EuroShop is the world's leading trade fair for the retail sector. With kompas, we want to demonstrate that, besides information and inspiration, today’s digital signage must offer more, namely a clear-cut increase in added value. With smart stocking, for example, goods can be promoted actively and by means of automation using kompas. This helps the retailers effectively and increases their profits. With kompas, we provide solutions for the entire customer journey. From advertising and emotional videos and photos to wayfinding to project configuration to the integration of smartphones and RFID. We will be presenting these concrete applications at EuroShop.”
Visitors to EuroShop will be able to test the latest version of the award-winning software themselves and, in particular, get to know the features that are relevant to the POS.

kompas RFID
On display for the first time at our booth: the integration of RFID at the POS. kompas starts playing the content the moment the customer takes the product off the shelf. The screen can then display additional information or start a video in order to increase the customer’s desire to own the product. An ideal tool with which to display products in a spectacular fashion at the POS and to support sales. With our Austria-based partner Peakmedia, we have already been able to successfully support a specialist sport shop in Austria with this technology.

kompas feature: "kompas Satellite”
With kompas Satellite, digital-signage screens no longer require a built-in player to play and depict booked content; instead, this is streamed in real time via the connected network. This enables various monitors in the network to be controlled, irrespective of their format. This solution is perfect for the POS, offering a low-price option for simple applications.
The most important feature here is that the player does not save the content locally but rather that kompas streams content such as pictures, videos or HTML content from a so-called hub live to the corresponding end device.
kompas Satellite controls various small screens and e-ink devices that do not have their own mini PC (source: dimedis)
kompas Satellite controls various small screens and e-ink devices that do not have their own mini PC (source: dimedis)
Completely revamped wayfinding on the dimedis booth
As a further highlight, dimedis will be presenting a world première: the latest version of kompas wayfinding on a column dazzles through the comprehensive use of HTML5 for the very first time as well as its new design. The visitor to EuroShop can try out the wayfinding solution for a shopping mall. kompas wayfinding is an intuitive and intelligent wayfinding system. The interaction with kompas wayfinding takes place via a touchscreen. The software documents all the users' actions and search requests anonymously and thus serves as a permanent survey tool.

kompas Door Signage
With kompas Door Signage, simple e-paper labels are transformed into digital-signage door signs for clear depiction of appointments and room occupation. Using a state-of-the-art HTML5 template architecture, there are no technological limits to how information is graphically presented on the e-paper labels. In addition, corresponding interfaces ensure that the data is up to date at all times. The e-paper labels used are battery-powered and stand out due to the high-contrast image, whereby current is only consumed when the displayed content changes. This results in a battery life of up to five years. As the e-paper labels are updated via WLAN, no cables are required. This makes them an ideal solution for use as flexible digital door signs. They are thus also ideal when retrofitting existing buildings. kompas Door Signage also provides you with a connection to all common calendar tools (e.g. Exchange and CalDAV). Mixed operation of conventional kompas players and e-paper labels is also no problem.

Together with its partner simple, dimedis will be presenting custom-designed housings with scratch-resistant acrylic glass that can be screen-printed according to individual requirements The housings can be installed in various ways – screwed to walls, attached to glass using suction cups, or mounted on ferrous surfaces using magnets.


Further information about kompas’s functions is available online here: https://www.kompas-software.com/en/Products/kompas_-_Digital_Signage_Software/kompas

About kompas
kompas, developed by the experts in digital media distribution at dimedis GmbH, is one of the most powerful and flexible Digital Signage systems on the market. kompas offers Digital Signage users an intuitive interface built around drag-and-drop usability. More than 6,500 players in Europe with over 12.000 screens are controlled by kompas, making it the driving force behind one of the largest advertising networks in the country. The kompas software is stable and relies on HTML5. Another part of the kompas family of products is the award-winning kompas wayfinding.
kompas received the VISCOM Digital Signage Best Practice Award in 2008, 2011 and 2015. And the POPAI Digital Award Gold for "Best Digital Media Technology" in 2011. For more information please visit: www.kompas-software.com

About dimedis
dimedis stands for digital media distribution. Founded 1996 in Cologne, the software company is specialized in trade fair- and digital signage solutions. FairMate is a visitor management solution and kompas a digital signage and wayfinding system. The customers are amongst others Messe Düsseldorf, Stockholm, Köln, Hamburg und Stuttgart, the Messe Dortmund, Reed Exhibitions Germany, Bosch, snipes, EnBW, Lanxess, BVB, HUESKER, Stadtwerke Karlsruhe, K+S and shopping malls like the Abu Dhabi Mall. More than 70 employees currently work for dimedis.
For more information please visit: www.dimedis.eu or blog.dimedis.de.


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02 Dec 2019

Messe Dortmund expands its infrastructure with innovative multi-function columns and relies on kompas digital signage in the process

 Messe Dortmund is further expanding its existing digital-signage network by installing 18 innovative multi-function columns, so-called “InfoS” throughout the exhibition grounds. These information columns with a height up to 3.5 meters combine analog (constantly visible) with digital (temporary and alternating between visible and invisible) information for a targeted trade fair visit. The 18 information columns are controlled by the digital-signage software solution kompas from dimedis. The absolute highlight: screens are located on two opposite faces of the information columns, which, besides easily understandable visual route guidance, also display digital content. This includes up-to-the-minute information about the ongoing trade fair program, advertising from participating exhibitors, image campaigns with photos and videos as well as warnings and evacuation instructions that can be displayed at short notice in the event of unforeseen occurrences.

With the exception of the power supply cables, the columns are completely wireless and operate via the trade fair’s in-house WLAN network. Every content update is sent to the columns via WLAN and saved locally in each column’s own fail-safe industrial mini PC, a slot-in computer integrated into the display to ensure that the most recently transferred content is still stored locally in the event of a network failure.

65-inch screens from Philips in portrait format are used. The information columns have a lockable roller system and can be pushed to a new location by a single person if required. The upper section of the information column with an LED backlight functions as an eye-catcher and directs the trade fair visitors to the respective halls and the nearest service points.

The columns designed by the Austrian company Typico based in Lochau are square-shaped with a side length of 1 meter. The multi-function columns are located at all intersections on the exhibition grounds and thus act as an easily recognizable source of information as well as an orientation aid. The columns were used for the first time during Germany’s largest sustainability fair, FAIR FRIENDS, in September 2019.

Thomas Malms, dimedis’s head of product development and integration for kompas, talks about the new digital-signage project at Messe Dortmund: I am convinced that the information column concept will be exceedingly well received by the visitors, on the market and by advertisers. This is the starting signal for a new approach towards sensible combinations of digital and analog media.”
Messe Dortmund uses kompas in the North Entrance, in the congress center, in the Mercure Hotel Dortmund Messe und Kongress and in the exhibition halls for the digital menu boards in the restaurant areas. Messe Dortmund has been relying on kompas since 2008 to control the total of 120 digital-signage installations on the entire exhibition grounds.

About kompas
kompas®, developed by the experts in digital media distribution at dimedis GmbH, is one of the most powerful and flexible Digital Signage systems on the market. kompas offers Digital Signage users an intuitive interface built around drag-and-drop usability. More than 10,000 players in Germany with over 16.000 screens are controlled by kompas, making it the driving force behind one of the largest advertising networks in the country. The kompas software is stable and relies on HTML5. Another part of the kompas family of products is the award-winning kompas wayfinding.

kompas received the VISCOM Digital Signage Best Practice Award in 2008, 2011 and 2015. And the POPAI Digital Award Gold for "Best Digital Media Technology" in 2011. For more information please visit: www.kompas-software.com

About dimedis
dimedis stands for digital media distribution. Founded 1996 in Cologne, the software company is specialized in trade fair- and digital signage solutions. FairMate is a visitor management solution and kompas a digital signage and wayfinding system. The customers are amongst others Messe Düsseldorf, Stockholm, Köln, Hamburg und Stuttgart, the Messe Dortmund, Reed Exhibitions Germany, Bosch, snipes, EnBW, Lanxess, BVB, HUESKER, Stadtwerke Karlsruhe, K+S and shopping malls like the Abu Dhabi Mall. More than 70 employees currently work for dimedis.

For more information please visit: www.dimedis.de

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21 Nov 2019

Messe Düsseldorf digitizes door signs at its headquarters and relies on kompas Digital Signage

Messe Düsseldorf continues to upgrade its existing digital signage network and installs 35 digital door and room signs at its headquarters. These replace and supplement analogue notices at offices, meeting rooms, association and journalist offices. The digital signage software solution kompas from dimedis controls and networks the door signage screens. 20 e-paper screens in the size of 7.5 inches as well as 15 LCD screens with a size of 10 inches from IAdea are used. kompas integrates all common calendar tools to dynamically display the occupancy of the rooms on the screens. In addition, the screens do not require a separate power supply: the 10-inch devices with color display are powered by a Power-over-Ethernet cable and the e-paper devices have a battery that lasts about five years. The screens display appointments dynamically, highlighting current events and hiding past ones.
Messe Düsseldorf relies on kompas to digitize their meeting rooms and door signs (Photo: dimedis)
Heike Schlott, Organisation Officer at Messe Düsseldorf, about the project: "We chose kompas Digital Signage because the software perfectly integrates our existing booking workflow. Now the appointments we book with Outlook are clearly displayed at the respective rooms - there was no need to learn a complicated software."


Thomas Malms, head of product development and integration kompas at dimedis, about the new digital signage project at Messe Düsseldorf: "Messe Düsseldorf is already using kompas to play digital content from kompas on steles and screens throughout the exhibition grounds and to control the network. The trade fair is now consistently taking the next step in the digital transformation and is using the new kompas module Door Signage with Exchange connection to equip the meeting rooms with digital signs. The system can be expanded at will, theoretically thousands of rooms can be integrated into the system. The kompas e-Paper displays are factory-prepared for mounting on glass and concrete - they also adhere to metal surfaces using magnets. WLAN networks are not interfered with by the e-Paper radio - making a switch from analogue to digital door signs a breeze. And kompas integrates all common calendar tools. The system requires hardly any maintenance and works even where there is no WLAN and no electricity."

kompas Door Signage

With kompas Door Signage, simple e-paper labels become digital signage door signs for a clear display of appointments and room assignments. Using an advanced HTML5 template architecture, there are no technological limits to how information can be graphically presented on the e-Paper Labels. In addition, the data is always up-to-date thanks to the corresponding interfaces. The e-Paper Labels used are battery-powered and feature a high-contrast display, with power only being consumed when the content displayed changes. As a result, the batteries last up to five years. Since the e-Paper Labels are updated via WLAN, no wiring is required. This makes them ideal as flexible digital door signs. So also ideal to retrofit existing buildings. kompas Door Signage offers a connection to all common calendar tools (e.g. Exchange and CalDAV). Mixed operation of conventional kompas players and e-paper labels is possible without any problems. The setup is very simple: Each monitor has its own label ID, this is registered via kompas, kompas finds the right e-paper access point in the vicinity and can selectively equip the monitor with content.

More information about kompas features can be found online here: http://www.kompas-software.de/kompas



About kompas

kompas® was developed by dimedis GmbH from Cologne and is one of the most powerful and flexible digital signage software solutions on the market. kompas is intuitive and easy to use for digital signage users via drag&drop and is used on more than 10,000 players with over 16,000 screens in Europe. kompas thus controls one of the largest digital signage networks in Germany. The kompas software is completely based on HTML5. The kompas product family includes the award-winning wayfinding kompas wayfinding. kompas has won several awards: in 2008, 2011 and 2015 the software received the viscom Digital Signage Best Practice Award and in 2011 the POPAI Digital Award Gold for the "Best Digital Media Technology". Further information is available at www.kompas-software.de



About dimedis

dimedis stands for digital media distribution. The software company, founded in Cologne in 1996, develops web-based software solutions. The focus is on digital signage, digital wayfinding as well as visitor and admission management for trade fairs and events. The main products are kompas, kompas wayfinding and FairMate. Among the references of dimedis GmbH are the trade fairs in Düsseldorf, Stockholm, Cologne, Hamburg and Stuttgart, Messe Dortmund, Reed Exhibitions Deutschland, Bosch, snipes, EnBW, Lanxess, BVB, HUESKER, Stadtwerke Karlsruhe, K+S as well as shopping centre operators such as Abu Dhabi Mall. The company currently employs over 70 people. Information is available at www.dimedis.de or blog.dimedis.de.


About Messe Düsseldorf Group

With around 367 million euros in sales in 2017, the Messe Düsseldorf Group was able to maintain its position as one of the most successful German trade fair companies. At the events in Düsseldorf, more than 29,000 exhibitors presented their products to 1.34 million trade visitors in this trade fair year. Around 50 trade fairs are held at the Düsseldorf venue in the five competence areas of machinery, plant and equipment, trade, crafts and services, medicine and health, lifestyle and beauty, and leisure, including 23 of its own N° 1 fairs and 15 strong partner and guest events. In addition there are around 3,300 congresses, corporate events, conferences and meetings organised by the subsidiary Düsseldorf Congress with around 640,00 congress visitors. In addition, the Messe Düsseldorf Group organises 70 of its own events, participations and commissioned events abroad and is one of the leading export platforms worldwide. In terms of internationality at capital goods trade fairs, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH ranks first. At its own events in the machinery, plant and equipment field of competence, around 74 per cent of exhibitors and 73 per cent of trade visitors came to the Rhine from abroad in 2017, and customers from a total of around 180 countries attended trade fairs in Düsseldorf. Sales bases for 140 countries (76 foreign representatives) and competence centers in 8 countries make up the Group's global network. Further information: www.messe-duesseldorf.de

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05 Nov 2019

Messe Dortmund upgrades with innovative multifunctional steles and relies on kompas Digital Signage

Messe Dortmund is further upgrading the existing digital signage network and installing 18 innovative multifunctional steles, called "InfoS", throughout the exhibition grounds. These up to 3.5 metre high information columns combine analogue (permanently visible) as well as digital (temporary as well as changeably visible) information around a targeted trade fair visit. The digital signage software solution kompas from dimedis controls the 18 info pillars. A special feature: The information pillars have integrated screens on two opposite sides, which display digital content in addition to a visually easy to grasp route guidance. This includes up-to-the-minute information on the current trade fair programme, advertising from participating exhibitors, image campaigns with pictures and videos, as well as warning and evacuation information that can be displayed at short notice in the event of unforeseen events.

Apart from the power supply, the pillars operate exclusively without cables via the trade fair's in-house WLAN network. Any content updates are distributed to the steles via WLAN and stored locally in the company's own fail-safe industrial mini-PC, a plug-in computer integrated in the display, so that in the event of a network failure the most recently transmitted content continues to be played locally.

65 inch screens in portrait format from Philips are used. The info pillars have a lockable roller system and can be moved by just one person if required. The upper area of the info pillar acts as an eye-catcher with LED backlighting and guides visitors to the respective exhibition halls and the nearest service destinations.

The floor plan of the stele, for whose technical construction the company Typico from Lochau in Austria is responsible, is square with a side length of one meter. The multifunctional stelae can be found at all junctions of the site and thus guarantee an orientation and information-giving recognition value. The info steles were used for the first time at Germany's largest sustainability trade fair FAIR FRIENDS in September 2019.

Thomas Malms, head of product development and integration kompas at dimedis, about the new digital signage project at Messe Dortmund: "I am convinced that the info steles concept will be excellently received by visitors, the market and advertisers. This is the starting signal for a new way of thinking towards a meaningful combination of digital and analogue media."

Messe Dortmund uses kompas in the North Entrance, in the Congress Centre, in the "Mercure Hotel Dortmund Messe & Kongress" and in the exhibition halls for the digital menu boards in the restaurant areas. Since 2008, Messe Dortmund has relied on kompas to control a total of 120 digital signage installations throughout the exhibition grounds.

More information about kompas features can be found online here: http://www.kompas-software.de/kompas

About kompas
kompas® was developed by dimedis GmbH from Cologne and is one of the most powerful and flexible digital signage software solutions on the market. kompas is intuitive and easy to use for digital signage users via drag&drop and is used on more than 10,000 players with over 16,000 screens in Europe. kompas thus controls one of the largest digital signage networks in Germany. The kompas software is completely based on HTML5. The kompas product family includes the award-winning wayfinding kompas wayfinding. kompas has received several awards: in 2008, 2011 and 2015 the software received the viscom Digital Signage Best Practice Award and in 2011 the POPAI Digital Award Gold for the "Best Digital Media Technology". More information is available at www.kompas-software.de

About dimedis
dimedis stands for digital media distribution. The software company, founded in Cologne in 1996, develops web-based software solutions. The main focus is on digital signage, digital wayfinding as well as visitor and admission management for trade fairs and events. The main products are kompas, kompas wayfinding and FairMate. Among the references of dimedis GmbH are the trade fairs in Düsseldorf, Stockholm, Cologne, Hamburg and Stuttgart, Messe Dortmund, Reed Exhibitions Deutschland, Bosch, snipes, EnBW, Schalke 04, BVB, HUESKER, Stadtwerke Karlsruhe as well as the shopping center operators ECE, SEC, mfi and Abu Dhabi Mall. The company currently employs over 70 people. Information is available at www.dimedis.de or blog.dimedis.de.

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dimedis stands for digital media distribution. Founded in Cologne in 1996, the software company develops web-based software solutions.
Its main focus is on digital signage, digital wayfinding, and visitor and entrance management for trade fairs and events. These sectors are covered by three main products: kompas digital signage, kompas wayfinding and FairMate.

More information:  https://www.dimedis.eu/

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Export content max. 10%
Number of employees 50-99
Foundation 1996
Area of business
  • Shopfittings, shop furnishings, store design & visual merchandising
  • POP Marketing
  • Retail technology

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