Sky Electronics celebrates 25 years

Company celebrates with re-launch event at InfoComm MEA
Manoj Thacker at InfoComm 2014.
Manoj Thacker at InfoComm 2014.

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Sky Electronics will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a re-launch event today at InfoComm MEA 2014.

The event, during which the company will showcase ongoing projects with key partners and customers, marks the evolution of Sky Electronics in becoming a digital signage provider to both the private and public sector.

"We've gone through the whole cycle of electronics, IT components, PC distribution and PC integration but over the last couple of years we have built digital signage as our focus, bringing together all our expertise in one platform," reveals Founder & Chairman of Sky Electronics, Manoj Thacker, who adds that the company is aiming is for its new streamlined business to reach $100 million in long-term investments.

Markets such as India, South-East Asia and parts of Africa are also coming into focus for Sky Electronics, which has established a strong commercial position in the UAE over the past quarter of a century.

As part of the partnership Sky Electronics has forged with Dubai World Trade Centre, visitors to GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK can see the company's digital signage used daily to communicate with visitors at all eight halls at the venue.

"Our screens are permanent fixtures for all exhibitions held here throughout the year, as many as 600 events," Thacker elaborates, confirming that Sky Electronics owns, manages and installs all digital signage provided for clients.

"We believe technology and integration of technology is not everyone's domain; clients have to focus on their own business. Dubai World Trade Centre's focus, for example, is on creating an environment and an experience for visitors whereas our role is to create technology platforms," he explains.

At today's event to mark the company's anniversary and re-launch, Thacker says he will acknowledge key partners and customers, such as Dubai Economic Department, and showcase the ways in which Sky Electronics benefits clients' end users.

Discussing the company background, Thacker comments: "As early adopters of technology, we have delivered many firsts in the industry, including the world's fastest computer in collaboration with Intel. Advanced technology is at the core of our business model. We have exclusive rights to some of the world's most innovative and patented products through long-term relationships with industry-leading companies across the globe."

Sky Electronics, which was founded in 1989, began its digital signage activities 15 years ago, specialising in building digital media solutions by combining AOpen digital engines with relevant displays and content management software.
ontrolled by interior vision cameras that can read and recognise movement near the glass of the screen. It can recognise QR codes, for example, which offers a lot of opportunities," he explains.

The Dubai-based company's offering includes a variety of touchscreens, digital display, holograms, drones, mechatronic and augmented reality technology for events. Fractal Systems is now in its third year of exhibiting at InfoComm and uses the event as a platform for building relationships.

"We are always looking for partnerships," confirms Sales & Event Manager Cédric Offredo. "About 80 percent of our business is with events and exhibition companies. This event is also very interesting because we meet a lot of similar companies that do not use the same technology as us so they are open to developing our technology further in several places, such as Asia and America."

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