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rVue Online Digital Out-of-Home Media Planner Launched

We’ve all seen it. Advertisers either spending days on DOOH media planning or avoiding the media altogether with the same objections: fragmentation within the industry, lack of reach and the time it takes to create a strategic media plan. From emails and phone tag, to spreadsheets and middlemen, sophisticated ad planners found their time consumed by the most mundane portion of the planning process.

On the other side of the equation, networks were reluctant to allocate inventory to third parties, slash pricing or pay higher commissions, instead wishing to maintain some control over their inventory valuation and commoditization.

Times have changed. DOOH has grown and evolved while advertisers are turning away from traditional media and looking for innovative digital solutions. The rVue, Inc. executive and technology team has been immersed in the Digital Out-of-Home for years, consistently building solutions that drive efficiency and ease of use.

rVue, Inc. announced the launch of its web-based DOOH media planner, which blankets the industry by connecting participating networks with ad agencies and advertisers looking to advertise on digital signage screens and billboards. The open and free-to-use rVue Media Planner enables agencies to easily create a DOOH media plan, saving them precious planning time and expanding their DOOH reach by introducing them to participating networks they may not currently have on their radar.

rVue’s “social networking meets search engine” approach connects advertisers with networks that fit their search criteria. There is no cost or obligation for advertisers, agencies or networks to use the media planner and no inventory allocation or aggregation is required. Networks are, however, encouraged to put their “best foot forward” by maintaining their profile with accurate and current data, such as audience demographics, impressions and third party studies as well as location, content and technology specifications and other relevant information. This becomes the basis by which agencies evaluate networks for their media plan. Networks always maintain the “final say” by being able to accept or reject any offer made to them.

The media planner is just one of the core software offerings within rVue’s suite of technology. Currently, rVue has enrolled more than 35 networks representing over 157,000 touchpoints in major DMAs in the United States and Canada, with several European networks becoming available in early 2010. As part of a strategic relationship, BroadSign Open’s more than 230 digital signage networks in 25 countries are automatically eligible to adopt the system.

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ONTrack Network and rVue – Betting on Digital Out-of-Home

As an advertiser, imagine being able to reach millions of some of the most well-educated, affluent consumers around. We’re talking about 98 million consumers – you heard right – 98 million viewers gathered in casinos, high-end restaurants and bars, sports venues and entertainment destinations throughout North America, completely focused on the live horse races being broadcast on in-house screens. Imagine your ad being seen by this extraordinarily valuable audience, drawing the same attention as the race itself.

Imagine no more…thanks to ONTrack Network and rVue, access to this highly-targeted audience is now a reality. With over 60 years of experience in the horse racing industry, TelePhoto Technologies, Inc., through its ONTrack Network, has placed 66,000 digital signage screens in over 1,100 racetracks and off-track betting sites throughout the U.S. and Canada. In a fragmented media world, ONTrack delivers the full attention of extremely desirable, hard-to-reach consumers directly to  and rVue is the media platform that now makes it happen with incredible ease.

rVue, a free Software as a Service (SaaS) model available to the advertisers, digital out-of-home (DOOH) industry and developed by Fort Lauderdale-based Argo Digital Solutions, Inc. (Argo), empowers media planners and advertisers with the tools necessary to search target markets, plan media campaigns, place and buy network advertising, upload and distribute high-quality content and monitor results. Effectively reaching quality and receptive audiences offered by networks like ONTrack makes rVue a valuable platform for advertisers and agencies alike. rVue continues to partner with the best and most compelling venues around.

“ONTrack believes that rVue is here to change the media landscape for digital out-of-home,” states Ted Bradley, ONTrack’s Chief Sales Officer. “With rVue, we have a reliable and trusted partner with the know-how, fortitude and experience to provide advertisers with real value through their media platform. We are very excited about the opportunity to partner with rVue and deliver our premier locations to ad agencies.”

“The effectiveness of digital out-of-home in this type of entertainment venue is impressive,” says Jason Kates, CEO and founder of Argo Digital Solutions. “ONTrack is the perfect example of a robust network who has positioned themselves perfectly to give advertisers an edge in the DOOH marketplace.”

To learn more about ONTrack Network, race on over to www.ontnetwork.com. For more information on rVue, visit www.rVue.com.

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Nobelvision Has Recently Joined The Growing List Of Rvue Network Partners

NobelVision™, a digital out-of-home network comprised of nearly 700 professional dental offices throughout North America, has recently joined the growing list of rVue network partners. rVue, the digital out-of-home search engine developed by Argo Digital Solutions (Argo), offers advertisers a unique and cost effective way to reach the highly targeted, affluent and able-to-buy audience captured by this healthcare venue.

Created for and owned by Nobel Biocare, the world leader in esthetic dental solutions, the NobelVision™ Network is operated by Creative Marketing and Merchandising Media Solutions (c3ms) and delivers entertaining and informative programming to a captive audience of patients and caregivers in reception areas of oral surgeons and general dental practitioners throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to continued development within North America’s market, this rapidly-growing network is poised to expand to Europe, the Middle-East, and Asia in the near future, aggressively taking its current 1,000 screens to 2,500 screens by year-end 2010.

NobelVision™ is a customized in-office channel of dental healthcare information specifically designed to deliver quality educational, informational and entertainment segments to a targeted, health conscious audience via an IP-based, networked narrowcast system. With dwell times exceeding 30 minutes, the NobelVision™ Network provides advertisers with a unique opportunity to market their products and services to a captive audience with known demographic and statistical data. Through full-motion, full-color video content, NobelVision™ engages their audience at a time when they are highly attentive and receptive.

“We are looking forward to benefitting from Argo’s expertise and understanding of how digital out-of-home media should be viewed and positioned within the planning, buying and execution cycles,” states Ray Heiser, President and CEO of c3ms’ NobelVision™ Network. “The rVue search platform has taken an innovative approach to DOOH advertising, giving our network a unique opportunity to be targeted by advertisers and agencies on a global scale.”

c3ms is a premier integrator/operator of digital signage solutions in medical and dental reception areas. Creative marketing and merchandising media solutions from c3ms deliver value for practitioners by helping them grow their practice. For patients, value is provided through informative and entertaining programming while they wait for appointments. Advertisers have access to a highly-targeted, able-to-buy captive audience.

NobelVision™ adds yet another place-based media outlet to rVue’s extensive list of advertising venues. rVue’s full-cycle media search engine platform is unique to the industry in that it empowers media planners and advertisers with the tools necessary to search target markets, plan media campaigns, place network advertising, upload and distribute high-quality content and monitor their reach, simplifying the process of buying digital out-of-home.

“NobelVision’s™ network model and overall development strategy geared towards accelerating their growth over the next few years is impressive,” says Jason Kates, CEO and founder of Argo Digital Solutions. “The global expansion projected for their network will reinforce the power and scalability that rVue’s automated platform brings to the digital out-of-home arena and we are proud to welcome them into rVue.”

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Adverto TV’s Digital Network Now Available through rVue Addressable Advertising Exchange

Adverto TV, a leading provider of digital place-based media in supermarkets, deli’s, bagel shops, convenience stores and grocery stores, recently enrolled its rapidly growing network into rVue, Argo Digital Solutions’ (Argo) addressable advertising exchange for digital out-of-home (DOOH). The automated platform will enable advertisers to reach consumers when they are not at home and closest to the point of purchase.

Adverto TV strategically deployed its network in the fastest growing markets in the country, targeting densely populated areas of New York. By doing so, they have amassed a broad audience base, with plans for continued expansion and growth into other markets. Offering digital advertising opportunities at crucial junctures in stores, malls and restaurants, Adverto TV provides advertisers with a consumer reach that spans a dynamic marketplace, ranging from consumer packaged goods, health and beauty aides to travel and leisure.

“Out-of-Home advertising has dramatically altered the way consumers receive information,” states Michael Stanley, Vice President of Marketing at Adverto TV. “Our digital signage marketing networks provide advertisers with timely, effective and measurable impact by reaching consumers at the point-of-purchase when they are naturally receptive to selling messages. With rVue’s web-based user interface, advertisers will now be able to plan, buy, upload and track their media campaign online, all in one place.”

Adverto TV is a cutting-edge provider of in-store and point-of-purchase (POP) marketing, utilizing LCD screens, smartly placed in high-traffic, highly-visible locations throughout their retail partners stores. With over 130 screens throughout the New York area, advertisers have access to over six and half million monthly viewers, characterized by a broad set of demographics.

The addition of Adverto TV into rVue comes on the heels of tens of thousands of rVue screen enrollments with other network partners such as LevelVision College, Hercules Networks and Waiting Room Promotions. In addition, rVue’s strategic alliance with BroadSign, a leading provider of software solutions for digital signage, creates unique opportunities for any of the 160-plus BroadSign-powered networks who can now benefit from rVue’s web platform.

While rVue is often associated with other industry aggregators, this full-cycle media exchange is unique in that it empowers media planners and advertisers with all the tools necessary to plan media campaigns, place network advertising, upload and distribute high-quality content and monitor their reach, simplifying the process of buying digital out-of-home.

“Partnering with networks like Adverto TV only enhances the advertising opportunities available to media planners and ad agencies through rVue,” says Jason Kates, CEO and founder of Argo Digital Solutions. “Adverto TV caters to our advertisers with state-of-the-art, strategically-placed LCD screens that optimize the consumer’s overall in-store experience in some of the most desirable and high-trafficked venues available.”

About Argo Digital Solutions:
Argo’s innovative digital media technologies connect advertisers to consumers around the world. As a web-based media company, Argo continuously focuses on providing the tools to deliver rich media, DOOH and mobile technology solutions. Founded in 1995 by Jason M. Kates, Argo’s global headquarters is in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more information, visit www.argodigitalsolutions.com.

To learn more about Adverto TV, visit www.Adverto.tv.

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Theresa Fletcher Joins Argo Digital Solutions As Chief Revenue Officer

Argo Digital Solutions (Argo) announced today that it has appointed Theresa Fletcher as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer. Fletcher was selected for this position based on her notable track record of success in high-level business strategy, driving sales, market share and bottom line profitability for Fortune 100 media companies.

In her previous position as Area Vice President/General Manager of Comcast Spotlight, Fletcher was responsible for market consolidation and reorganization within the 17th largest DMA in the country and, in turn, increased the company’s revenue over 500% to $150 million. Prior to Comcast, Fletcher’s career included key executive positions within Continental Cablevision, Media One and AT&T where she was largely responsible for turnaround management following the company’s mergers and acquisitions, cross-functional collaboration, profit and loss management, business reengineering, strategic planning and competitor analysis – all leading to accelerated growth and profitability.

Fletcher was tapped by Argo for her vast array of experience in developing sales strategies that compliment multi-platform initiatives such as online, television, videos on demand, addressable advertising and Hispanic advertising. She has earned a stellar reputation for taking challenging opportunities and fragmentation and turning them into highly profitable enterprises with integrity. The appointment of Fletcher to this position marks another jewel in Argo’s management crown as the company has strategically expanded its executive team to include an impressive list of technology, financial, media and marketing leaders.

In her new position, Fletcher’s first area of focus is to further accelerate the current momentum and success of rVue, the company’s addressable advertising exchange for digital out-of-home (DOOH). Launched in its latest generation a few months ago, rVue has been enrolling networks almost daily. Originally developed and utilized by Argo’s team of engineers to manage and distribute high quality content within large and complex networks under the company’s control, today’s rVue is built for with the DOOH and advertising industries in mind. It connects fragmented networks and advertisers, simplifies media planning and makes the distribution of high quality content distribution easy and powerful. Unlike media aggregators, Argo’s rVue model provides a ‘pay-per-click’ approach, reminiscent of Google and eBay, which empowers DOOH networks and advertising agencies to take greater control and be rewarded. Through rVue, advertisers can complete a media buy, deliver high quality content and obtain results easily, while adding one of the fastest growing new medias to their media toolbox.

About Argo Digital Solutions:
Argo’s innovative digital media technologies connect advertisers to consumers around the world. As a web-based media company, Argo continuously focuses on providing the tools to deliver rich media, DOOH and mobile technology solutions. Founded in 1995 by Jason M. Kates, Argo’s global headquarters is in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more information, visit www.argodigitalsolutions.com.

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Hercules Networks’ ACMs Now Available To Major Advertising Agencies Through rVue

Hercules Networks, which offers Automated Charging Machines (ACM’s) for cell phones, PDAs and mp3s in theme parks, malls and bars in top DMAs throughout the country has recently enrolled its expansive digital signage network into rVue, Argo Digital Solutions’ addressable advertising exchange for digital out-of-home (DOOH).

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ACM’s offer convenience to those on-the go, as well as a highly targeted advertising medium for the major advertisers trying to reach them where they make purchasing decisions. Projecting a growth of more than double its number of screens by 2009, Hercules’ CEO Paul King’s initial attraction to Argo’s rVue exchange was it’s simplicity and automated ‘pay-per-click’ approach to DOOH, reminiscent of Google and eBay’s models for the Internet.

“It’s an incredible challenge to engage an audience for any length of time through advertising, but ACM’s can do just that by providing a 10 minute captive audience while customers wait for their phone, PDA or Ipod to charge,” said Paul King, CEO of Hercules Networks. “The partnership with rVue will dramatically increase our ability to offer a simple and integrated out-of-home solution to advertisers and media planners.”

Last month, Argo launched an enhanced, next generation version of rVue, which connects digital out-of-home networks with a growing list of advertising agencies and media planners looking to reach targeted consumers while they are on-the-go and near the time of purchase. This development has generated a second quarter, six figure digital media buy through the platform by a leading provider and innovator of eye care services, with an anticipated result of more than 9 million impressions. rVue’s automated approach is unique to the industry, has reduced the average time it takes to create a media plan in DOOH and allows advertisers and outlets to control the process.

“This is truly a pioneering and long-awaited technology that has come alive thanks to Hercules Networks,” notes Jason Kates, CEO of Argo Digital Solutions. “We now have the ability to give our advertisers the opportunity to utilize customized brand content and cutting-edge technology to drive sales with access to a more captive audience than ever before. ACMs are a huge step in the development of DOOH.”

NY-based Hercules Networks produces and distributes Automated Charging Machines (or ACM’s) that charge consumers cell phones while they are on-the-go. A rapid, 10-minute charge gives the consumer a quick boost of juice, and gives advertisers a 10-minute captive audience. ACM’s can charge up to 18 devices simultaneously by providing the most common charging tips on every ACM. The company recently installed charging stations at the Boston Celtics Stadium through a partnership with ATT, and is also negotiating to put ACM’s in Las Vegas casinos. Visit www.herculesnetworks.com for more information.

Argo Digital Solutions, Inc. is the leading digital media and technology company that provides innovative solutions that moves the analog to digital. Through rVue, Argo’s addressable advertising exchange with an Internet based, ‘pay-per-click’ approach, high-traffic venues can access HD video content, create play lists, dramatically enhance the shopping experience and monetize their network. Advertising agencies can reach their target audience at or near the time of purchase. The technology is platform-agnostic and can work independently or layer on most current industry applications. From its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Argo has served the nation’s most respected and recognizable brands including AutoNation, Blockbuster and Subway with innovative technology solutions that drive ROI. Learn more at www.argodigitalsolutions.com and www.rVue.com.

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LevelVision LLC Has Recently Enrolled Its Expansive Digital Signage Network In College Bookstores Into rVue, An Addressable Advertising Exchange For Digital Out-Of-Home

Digital outdoor and LCD technology innovator LevelVision LLC has recently enrolled its expansive digital signage network in college bookstores into rVue, Argo Digital Solutions, Inc.’s (Argo) addressable advertising exchange for digital out-of-home (DOOH). With digital signage in almost 300 college bookstores in 234 cities across 44 states, LevelVisionTM:College joins rVue’s rapidly expanding directory of outlets connecting to media planners, major advertisers and paid advertising.

LevelVisionTM:College’s widespread coverage includes 49 of the top 50 DMAs, 11 of 12 NCAA Division I conferences and utilizes BroadSign Open. The company’s initial attraction to Argo’s rVue exchange was the quality of its technology and its automated “pay-per-click” approach to digital out-of-home, reminiscent of Google and eBay’s models for the Internet.

“The decision to integrate BroadSign Open and rVue into our venue-based ad network was an easy one. LevelVision specializes in inventing innovative media technology solutions. Through rVue, our unique and impactful digital floor screens will be accessible to a wider range of ad agencies looking to reach college students – when they’re on-campus and at-retail. It is a powerful solution that helps monetize networks with an easy to use, web-based user interface,” says Bob Martin, President and CEO of LevelVision LLC, who was formerly an award-winning media director at Universal McCann.

Last month, Argo launched an enhanced, next generation version of rVue, which connects digital out-of-home networks with a growing list of advertising agencies and media planners looking to reach targeted consumers while they are on the go and near the time of purchase. rVue’s automated approach has reduced the average time it takes to create a media plan in DOOH and allows advertisers and outlets to control the process.

“LevelVision’s floor-based video screens, as seen in the LevelVisionTM:College bookstore network, deliver an unavoidable and attractive advertising impression – truly an innovative and engaging way to reach 18-24 year old college students. Their locations are high-quality, high-traffic and highly desirable to advertising agencies targeting this often difficult to reach demographic,” notes Jason Kates,” CEO of Argo Digital Solutions. “We are proud work with LevelVision and welcome their network into rVue.”

About Argo:

Argo Digital Solutions, Inc. (Argo) is the leading digital media and technology company that provides innovative solutions that moves the analog to digital. Through rVue, Argo’s addressable advertising exchange with an Internet based, ‘pay-per-click’ approach, high-traffic venues can access HD video content, create play lists, dramatically enhance the shopping experience and monetize their network. Advertising agencies can reach their target audience at or near the time of purchase. The technology is platform-agnostic and can work independently or layer on most current industry applications. From its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Argo has served the nation’s most respected and recognizable brands including AutoNation, Blockbuster and Subway with innovative technology solutions that drive ROI. Learn more at argodigitalsolutions.com and rVue.com.

With offices in San Francisco and Roanoke, LevelVision is a media solutions company that brings advertising and information to previously unreachable, highly desired public and retail commercial locations. Its extensive patent portfolio provides it with a worldwide market for dynamic displays that deliver digital advertising and informational messages that are highly engaging to consumers in out-of-home locations. The Company’s media solutions are scalable, network-capable, and easy-to-use right out of the box. For retailers, LevelVision(TM) provides a new source of recurring revenue from in-store advertising and increased sales. For brands and advertising agencies, LevelVision(TM) effectively engages people closer to the point of decision, creating a new marketing dimension (“proxemic marketing”) that is micro-targeted. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.levelvision.com.

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