Japanse monster lumbers into space
October 23, 2008 by Dave Haynes
Another monster company has declared it is wading into the space, and immediately laid down what it is doing and what is will be charging.
Japanese conglomerate Marubeni already has investments in energy, food, textile, light metals, paper pulp, transportation, infrastructure and shipping, information technology, construction, and steel manufacturing. It also big on the Japanese financial market, and it is the trading house that has declared it starting a “low-cost digital signage service” with eyes on building it out through distributors.
Marubeni plans to charge no more than 14,000 yen to set up displays and a monthly service fee of less than 10,000 yen per display.
Usually, it can cost as much as 10 million yen to introduce digital signage, which displays product information, advertisements and news on large panels, because system development is expensive.
But Marubeni can offer the service at such a cheap price, as it uses its own data center and transmit information to displays via the Internet, company officials said.