Major distributor of replacement automotive parts begins rollout of leading place-based media software solution
CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – (February 12, 2013) – ScreenScape Networks Inc. (“ScreenScape”) announced today they’ve been chosen by Uni-Select Inc. (“Uni-Select”) to power a retail digital signage network that will connect the Uni-Select network of Canadian installers and wholesalers.
Leader in the Canadian industry, Uni-Select is the 6th largest distributor of replacement automotive parts in the United States and the leading independent distributor of automotive paint and related products. The Uni-Select network now includes more than 3,500 points-of-sale in North America.
ScreenScape is a software service that simplifies the process of creating digital media and presenting it to customer’s retail stores. It is used by thousands of businesses across Canada including car dealerships, automotive service centres, parts stores, and various community venues.
“Uni-Select creates value by expertly managing its supply chain and by driving its sales and marketing organizations to be more market and customer driven,” stated Steve Bujold, Director of ASP Business Solutions, Uni-Select. “By helping us extend our digital marketing strategy to the places where our customers make key purchasing decisions, ScreenScape is a natural fit for us. Our suppliers are very excited by our use of ScreenScape, and so are we.”
“It’s gratifying to see the automotive industry embracing ScreenScape as they have over the past year,” said ScreenScape President Kevin Dwyer. “Uni-Select and its partners join leading OEM manufacturers, automotive service centres, and new car dealers on the ScreenScape platform. We invite other industry and community partners to discover the power of place-based media for themselves. By sharing the same infrastructure for retail marketing these industry giants are opening up new efficiencies and new opportunities for rich collaboration that is truly customer-centric. ”
Founded in 1968, Uni-Select is a major distributor of replacement parts, equipments, tools and accessories for motor vehicles in North America. Leader in the Canadian industry, Uni-Select is the 6th largest distributor in the United States and the leading independent distributor of automotive paint and related products. With 6,100 employees, the Uni-Select network includes over 2,500 independent jobbers and services more than 3,500 points of sale in North America. Uni-Select is headquartered in Boucherville and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)
under the symbol UNS.
About ScreenScape Networks
ScreenScape makes software that helps businesses connect and control screens over the Internet. Using a simple plug & play device, ScreenScape customers can turn any screen into a connected digital sign. Once a screen is connected it can be updated, monitored and managed over the Internet using ScreenScape.com. Brand marketers and retail networks use the technology to publish digital signage content on screens inside their stores. Health clinics, university campuses and other kinds of venues use it to engage and entertain their visitors. It’s part of a growing technology arena called place-based media that is rapidly turning TV screens outside the home into location-specific media channels.
For more information, please contact:
ScreenScape Networks Inc.
(902) 368-1975 | firstname.lastname@example.org | http://screenscape.com
P.O. Box 291, 133 Queen Street, Third Floor Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K4 Canada