Ottawa-based Corel has been around a long time as a competitor to Adobe for publishing and graphics.
Somehow or other, one of their guys is leading a session on digital signage at the International Sign Expo trade show this week.
“CorelDRAW(R) Graphics Suite has always been the leading choice for sign makers,” said Gerard Metrailler of Corel, in a press release. “We have consistently worked with our customers to understand their needs and introduce innovations that enable them to take advantage of new business opportunities and remain competitive in an increasingly dynamic market. Digital signage is becoming more and more pervasive and this show provides us with an excellent opportunity to meet with signmakers and share best practices for integrating digital signage into any business enterprise.”
As far as I can tell, iVideoToGo Platinum, which is for home movies, is the only thing Corel has that even does motion graphics.
It’s the biggest sign show on the planet. Surely they could have had someone actually doing real digital signage come in and run a session.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.