HDS Report: Signage Can Display Terrorism Status Alerts

From: HomelandDefenseStocks.com
Published: Tue Feb 15 2005

POINT ROBERTS, WA, February 15th, 2005 – www.HomelandDefenseStocks.com (HDS) and www.BorderAndPortSecurity.com (BPS), investor news portals for the Homeland Defense and Security Sectors, are pleased to offer investors an exclusive report regarding the current use of, and demand for Digital and Electronic Signage Networks.

Electronic Signage Networks (ESN) are LED, LCD, or plasma based screen display solutions that are utilized within the Homeland Defense sector in airports, borders, ports, highways, and other public areas to inform and manage crowds of people during emergency or disaster scenarios. Electronic Signage Display solutions are in high demand for use by first responders, firefighters in building stairwells for example, or by law enforcement officers at the scene of road accidents or traffic related incidents. ESN are also in demand in the commercial sector for their high degree of efficiency in distributing and managing local and nationwide visual advertising campaigns and public information distribution.

The HDS and BPS websites do not make recommendations, but offer a unique free information portal to research news, exclusive articles, interviews, investor conferences and a growing list of participating public companies in the sector.

HomelandDefenseStocks.com featured profiled companies: OnScreen Technologies (OTCBB: ONSC) and Markland Technologies (OTCBB: MRKL). (HDS is compensated by companies as disclosed in disclaimer below)

Article Excerpt: Electronic Signage Networks within Homeland Defense: Keeping the Public Visually Informed

By Brian Eriksen Noer, HomelandDefenseStocks.com
February 2005

In North America today, an informed public is a high priority. Throughout the Homeland Defense, commercial, and corporate sectors, displaying visual messages in a timely, efficient, and highly controllable manner is a much sought after and therefore profitable enterprise. Many companies within the Electronic Signage Networks (ESN) industry are currently developing and supplying solutions that work hard to incorporate the indispensable elements of: ease of use, portability, effectiveness, diversity of usage, and extreme manageability.

Companies like NEC Solutions (NASDAQ: NIPNY), OnScreen Technologies (OTCBB: ONSC), Sarnoff Corporation, Markland Technologies (OTCBB: MRKL), Panasonic (the North American headquarters of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. - NYSE: MC) and Automated Digital Signage Networks, Inc. all provide either complete signage solutions or products that enable the distribution and eventual public display of information and data more efficiently.

"We think that the plasma display market in general will show a healthy rate of growth over the next few years, especially on the consumer side," said Keith Yanke, product marketing manager with NEC Solutions (America), Inc. "The commercial sector, specifically digital signage, is also healthy. Judging by our market research data and client feedback, we expect 2005 to be a very good year for digital signage."

Leslie Wherett, Marketing and Creative Manager with Panasonic Corporate Systems Company, agreed quoting a study by The Digital Signage Directory, stating that the market is poised to increase by 300% in the next five years. Wherett attributes this phenomenal increase to the fact that, "point of purchase sales increase by about one and a half times in a retail outlet utilizing digital signage."

"We have to reverse the dumbing of our highways and consciously build a more intelligent roadway system," said Steve Velte, President of Product Division with OnScreen Technologies. "This segment of the market is showing robust, almost double digit gains, which is impressive at a time when a lot of technology spending is down."

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