NEC, Intel and Microsoft today said that the 3 companies will enter into a strategic relationship to provide an integrated digital signage offering for the global market, including Japan. NEC will integrate solutions and services including content management and media distribution with digital signage platform based on Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Intel Core i5/i7 processors. The companies have discussed collaboration in the areas of hardware, software, system integration and services.
NEC's joining this alliance will further promote the concept of intelligent digital signage and embody next-generation digital signage products. This includes a strategic cloud computing collaboration, which's intended to eventually increase alignment between NEC, Intel and Microsoft.
Emphasis of this proposed collaboration is as follows: