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Vertigo Digital Displays Acquires Vertigo Group

Vertigo Digital Displays announced October 27th the acquisition of Vertigo Group digital division assets and the establishment of the new company dedicated to the design and development of digital display solutions for outdoor applications. The company has been funded through a partnership between founding partners of TargetPath LLC, Brad Gleeson and Scott Hix, and Chilin Technology, the OEM backlighting, plastics and display systems company within the Chi Mei group of Tainan, Taiwan.

The new company will focus on the continued development of advanced, engineered outdoor LCD display solutions first developed by Vertigo Group for customers such as Titan Outdoor's Chicago Transit Authority project, Lamar?s Vancouver Skytrain platforms, and Astral Media's “Info-to-go” digital wayfinding pillars. Managing the new company will be Vertigo Group?s original founders, Ralph Idems (COO) and Chris Bolton (CTO), along with digital signage industry veteran Brad Gleeson, who will serve as the new company?s President and CEO.

“We are pleased and excited to be able to continue the development and delivery of the advanced display solutions first pioneered by Vertigo Group, under this newly funded company,” said Brad Gleeson, Vertigo Digital Displays CEO. “We have known Ralph and Chris for several years and have tremendous respect for the products and business they had built. With much of the original team returning, and with the support and encouragement of the previous company?s customers and suppliers, as well as our strategic investors at Chilin Technology and TargetPath, we feel extremely confident in the future prospects for Vertigo Digital Displays.” he said.

Vertigo Digital Displays' products include the Vertigo Universal Outdoor Display, which is the integrated outdoor display deployed on hundreds of Chicago commuter train rail platforms. Consisting of a modular design for ease of service and maintenance, and Vertigo?s revolutionary Environmental Control Unit (patent pending) for reliable outdoor performance, the Vertigo Universal Outdoor Display is the first digital signage solution of its type to offer this modular configuration designed to be deployed in harsh environments. The Universal Outdoor Display is available in a wide range of sizes and configurations, is rated for temperatures from -20C to +50C and is IP65-rated for exposure to rain and bad weather.

Vertigo Digital Displays LLC designs, engineers and manufactures integrated media systems including advanced display enclosures and digital display solutions, as well as street furniture, transit shelters and digital information kiosks. Based in Markham Ontario, Canada, Vertigo has delivered innovative media display solutions to most of the largest outdoor media companies in the world. For more information:

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