Cnario and Vizrt Announce Strategic Partnership

Tel Aviv, Israel and Bergen, Norway - March 11, 2009.  Cnario, a global provider of digital signage software products and solutions, and Vizrt, a developer of real-time 3D graphics solutions and video assets management for the broadcast industry, today announced a strategic partnership.

This partnership extends Cnario’s digital signage platform with unprecedented 3D, live and video capabilities. Every single display managed by Cnario’s extensive content creation, management, control and monitoring solution can now be turned into a full 3D interactive kiosk. With Vizrt’s technology, each display can be addressed individually to maximize the impact of the message. Live content and specific announcements can be displayed as full 3D graphics. 

“Joining forces with Cnario boldly expands the use of our technology into new horizons. Our core technology is already adopted worldwide to cover elections, news and sports events. Whenever interactive graphics, video content and live data meet we are always there,” says Fran?ois Laborie, Executive VP Marketing at Vizrt. “With the recent evolutions of the digital signage market, it was only a matter of time before a key player decided to offer a higher level experience to its customers. Cnario has a perfect platform to address digital signage networks and we have the ideal solution to display content in a unique and unprecedented manner. Cnario has always charted the new territory and is regarded as an innovator in this market, and we are happy that they chose Vizrt to complete their extensive offering.”

“We were looking for a solution that could give us great 3D graphics and we found it in Vizrt’s revolutionary technology. Vizrt brings a wealth of expertise in real-time 3D graphics and a reputation as a supplier of advanced technology that is both reliable and practical. Vizrt’s technology also enhances the integration of the broadcast world with digital signage and offers content creators the opportunity to create high impact displays,” said Yael Elstein, Cnario’s Vice President Marketing. “We identified the need for Vizrt’s unique technology in digital signage environments, based on input from our customers. This partnership confirms our commitment to deliver the most advanced digital signage solutions to our customers. Vizrt’s technology, combined with our solutions, will give our customers a very powerful and cost-effective platform, enabling them to gain and maintain a competitive advantage.”

The Viz Multi Platform Suite technology uses Vizrt’s Viz Engine render technology to render and composite video, sound, graphics and text directly on the end-user device. This makes it possible to deliver specific and personalized 3D real-time graphics and video content that perfectly matches the client platform specifications. The user benefits from high video quality, along with the highest quality graphics and text for better readability. This technology is now integrated as an optional plug-in component for Cnario Products towards the global Digital Signage markets.

Cnario is setting the standard in digital signage, through innovative and comprehensive software platforms that manage and control digital signage networks, from single screen to multi-display. Highly engaging displays can be created in multi-layers anywhere, at any time, in any format, in any resolution, on any number of screens, all from standard PCs and networks. Cnario’s portfolio of digital signage solutions includes Cnario Messenger – a digital signage display, distribution and management platform; Cnario Advertiser – a revenue generating, distribution and ad management system; Cnario Entertainer – a platform for fully managing and operating complex high-quality video, audio and data-based displays; and C-Sign a digital signage solution for small and medium businesses (SMBs).

About Vizrt

Vizrt creates leading-edge content production tools for the digital media industry - from award-winning 3D graphics & maps through integrated video workflow solutions and online publishing tools.  We propose a new vision for content creation, management and delivery with an end-to-end solution from conception to multi-format distribution. Through constant innovation and a good measure of fun, we create software and services that push creative boundaries and develop new ways of telling stories. 
Vizrt's product suite is used by the world's leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions, including both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, utilize Vizrt solutions. Vizrt is a public company traded on the Frankfurt Prime Standard and on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154.
For further information please refer to
Contact for Cnario
David Kanaan
Kanaan Public Relations
Tel.: +972-3-5408188
Contact for Vizrt
Bjarne Berg
Ofra Brown
SCHWARZ Financial Communication
President & CEO
Frank Schwarz
+47 9055 7711
+47 5351 8040
+49 611 1745 398 11

Lou Carulli
Marketing Manager

104 West 27th St.
7th Floor
New York, NY 10001

(646) 237-8100