Sign & Digital Graphics

June '19

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12 • June 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Principal Lighting Group to Acquire Assets of Aries Graphics Principal Lighting Group LLC, the parent company of San Angelo, Texas-based LED signage module manu- facturer Principal LED, announces an agreement to acquire certain assets of Ventura, California-based Aries Graphics, a maker of software products for the sign industry that are sold under the brands LED Wizard, Sign Wizard and Neon Wizard. It was a cash transaction expected to close in about 45 days; and terms of the deal were not announced. "We are very excited to continue the journey of Aries Graphics as part PLG," says Jeff Fassett, president of Aries Graphics. "We believe PLG has the resources and commitment to the sign industry to help take our industry leading software to the next level. Together we look forward to launching LED Wizard 8, which will dramatically improve the productivity for sign shops in the process of estimating and producing LED chan- nel letters and sign cabinets." Adds, PLG's co-founder, J. Bryan Vincent, "Aries Wizard software platform is an instrumental piece of the estimating process and fits directly with our mission of simplifying the lives of our customers." Intersection Selects Broadsign to Power Ads on Nationwide Digital Signage Network New York-based Intersection, which provides digital displays to transportation hubs in cities across the country, selects Montreal-based Broadsign International, a maker of automated digital software for the digital signage industry, to power advertising on Intersection's network of digital displays across the U.S. Intersection's display network features more than 3,500 displays in some of the largest media markets in the country, and it is focused around transportation hubs and other transit networks, such as LinkNYC. Intersection says it will use Broadsign's content management system, Broadsign Control, to deliver advertising and dynamic HTML5 content to its national network. From a unified plat- form, Intersection will be able to manage branded content on the more than 3,500 Link kiosks, urban panels, interactive station platform displays and bus shelters it operates nationwide. American PERMALight Offers Certified Installer Program Torrance, California-based American PERMALight Inc., a manufacturer of photoluminescent printable sub- strates for use in certain types of signage, announces its certified installer program. The company notes that each application area and installation location has different requirements demanding specific solutions. American PERMALight's certified installer program is designed to update installers nationwide about local codes, including how to determine each project's marking needs and requirements to provide luminous egress path markings that address the needs of both the building and the client's budget. The company will also assist with quoting, provide support for surveying and train indi- viduals on how to properly install each product. For more information or to apply for the certified installer program, visit Mimaki USA Announces Partnership with Gravograph Suwanee, Georgia-based Mimaki USA, makers of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, announces a stra- tegic partnership with Duluth, Georgia-based Gravograph, a part of the Gravotech Group. The partnership enables Mimaki USA to distribute Gravotech's full line of products, including software, consumables, and machinery, throughout the U.S. However, Mimaki is only rolling out certain products at this time. The partnership will integrate complementary Gravograph laser, rotary engraving, and materials solu- tions to Mimaki's portfolio of printing systems. "Mimaki and Gravotech engineers have teamed together to seamlessly drive the Gravograph lasers through the Mimaki FineCut operating software to enhance their customers' print and cut productivity," says Dan Schimelman, general manager, North America for the Gravotech Group.

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