Travelex choses e-media systems for their bureaus

by Omid Hajilou, Travelex Group Technology Director

Travelex is the world's largest operator of airport currency exchange facilities with over 300 branches across Europe, North America and Australasia. We have progressed from the use of our traditional currency rate boards by adopting Sentel-AVC's innovative e-media systems. This has enabled us to install a centrally managed rate board system, which also incorporate flexible av-media display points using NEC 42" plasma monitors.

The e-media system allows us to control the plasma screens in any way we desire. We can display currency information on one side, along with animated posters, videos and messages on the other side.

Using Sentel-AVC's Midas ViewPoint application on Windows, we can update and even view sites globally, in real-time. In total, it took less than 2 weeks to have the pilot system up and running. With Sentel-AVC's active involvement, this has been a trouble free Technology experience!

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Above: Simon Phillips, European Head of Retail, opens the new Terminal 4 Travelex Bureau at Heathrow.

Above: The real-time currency-data linked presentation on this 42" plasma panel is generated by the latest e-media system running Midas ViewPoint.  The left-side of the screen shows vertically smooth scrolling currencies and other information, while the right-side shows 3D animated posters interleaved with mpeg2 video.  The display cycles through several pages to give variety - screen transitions include advanced 3D effects as used by professional TV studios.