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on 19 August 2016

Cenique and Canonical partnering to create certified digital signage and audience measurement solutions


Companies to provide plug and play digital signage and audience measurement solution based on Ubuntu Core.

London, UK – August 19, 2016 Canonical, today announced that it is entering in a partnership with Cenique to provide digital signage players that are certified for Ubuntu.

Cenique is an emerging leader in the Retail and Digital Out of Home (DOOH) industry, providing the DIY and SME markets the next generation Intelligent Digital Signage and Audience Measurement Solutions. Cenique provides its customers with both standard and customized hardware and software solutions, creating a perfect solution for their signage and audience measurement deployment needs.

In their quest to continuously expand their breadth of capabilities, Cenique is turning to a platform that matches its current mode of operation of providing an a la carte menu of features for Retail and Digital Out of Home (DOOH) deployments. Ubuntu Core with its app store and software management functionality offers the range of add-on services they’re looking to support, like various Content Management Systems (CMS) applications, remote management and update capabilities. The company therefore looks to take advantage of the many options available on Ubuntu with an eye on providing its customers with the perfect solution for their application.

Furthermore, Cenique is also looking to adopt snap as a packaging format for their digital signage and audience measurement applications. Through snap, Cenique can simplify the installation of the applications for their customers, while increasing the security and stability of their solution.

“Digital Signage technologies are benefiting from the fast-pace innovation of IoT. The ‘display only’ digital signage player now needs to be able to do a lot more – count passer-bys, offer wifi access, serve advertising based on time of day, weather conditions, offer interactive content, etc. Having Ubuntu certified players by Cenique means advertisers can benefit from the wealth of applications available on Ubuntu Core out of the box, and embrace this new era in Digital Signage,” said Thibaut Rouffineau, head of devices marketing at Canonical.

Shylesh Karuvath, Co-Founder & CEO says “Partnering with Canonical and their Ubuntu Core platform gives us the ability to expand from our current ARM based platform to multiple hardware platforms and IoT devices, opening new possibilities for Cenique. Ubuntu Core also enables us to be more focused on our Software Applications rather than on the OS and Distribution”

About Canonical
Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, the leading Operating System for cloud and the Internet of Things. Most public cloud workloads are running Ubuntu, and most new smart gateways, self-driving cars and advanced humanoid robots are running Ubuntu as well. Canonical provides enterprise support and services for commercial users of Ubuntu.

Canonical leads the development of the snap universal Linux packaging system for secure, transactional device updates and app stores. Ubuntu Core is an all-snap OS, perfect for devices and appliances. Established in 2004, Canonical is a privately held company.

About Cenique
An emerging leader in Retail and Digital Out of Home (DOOH) industry, Cenique provide DIY and SME markets the next generation Intelligent Digital Signage and Audience Measurement Solutions. Cenique’s solutions are used by customers on most continents around the Globe in applications ranging from brand owners, retail chains, advertising network operators, corporations, professional baseball and basketball teams, universities, and many more.

Cenique is headquartered in Hong Kong with offices in North America and distributions points around the world. Visit www.cenique.com to learn more about our products and how we can work with you and your industry.

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