Charlottetown, PEMay 30, 2012

Ottawa, ON and Charlottetown, PE – May 30, 2012 – Canadian Blood Services is partnering with ScreenScape to develop a place-based media network that will power digital displays at their permanent collection sites and bring its messaging to their donors and staff across Canada.

ScreenScape bills itself as an online service for engaging audiences inside real world places. It’s part of a growing technology trend called place-based media that helps marketing savvy organizations to optimize the use of digital media to reach audiences in specific places. Using a ScreenScape Group Canadian Blood Services will be able to distribute educational and promotional messaging to its office locations and permanent donor clinics in cities across the country.

“We see this as an opportunity to engage with Canadians in new ways and in new places. They have made this kind of technology easy to deploy, easy to use and entirely accessible to organizations like ours,” commented Steve Harding, Executive Director, Development, Canadian Blood Services.

All ScreenScape customers share a common technology infrastructure. As an open platform ScreenScape offers Canadian Blood Services the opportunity to connect with its other members, known collectively as the ScreenScape Community.

“We are also excited by the potential which the ScreenScape Community offers us to communicate with Canadians in public places, like medical centres, shopping malls, local skating rinks, and so on,” said Harding. “We see all kinds of potential to use this technology in conjunction with our community partners to encourage more Canadians to rally together to save lives.”

“We would like to welcome Canadian Blood Services to the ScreenScape Community,” said ScreenScape President and CEO, Kevin Dwyer. “We see many great examples of ScreenScape being used to educate and inform patients, and to complement the delivery of healthcare services. This one is special given the life-saving nature of the work and the great public service that Canadian Blood Services provides. It’s an honour and a privilege to be working with Canadian Blood Services to help them pursue their mandate and we encourage all members of the ScreenScape Community to subscribe to their content to extend the power and reach of this network.”

 

About Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization that manages the supply of blood and blood products in all provinces and territories outside of Quebec. Canadian Blood Services also oversees the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network, and provides national leadership for organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Canadian Blood Services operates 42 permanent collection sites and more than 20,000 donor clinics annually. The provincial and territorial Ministries of Health provide operational funding to Canadian Blood Services. The federal government, through Health Canada, is responsible for regulating the blood system.

To book an appointment or for more information, visit us at http://www.blood.ca or call 1 888 2 DONATE.

About ScreenScape Networks

ScreenScape makes software that helps businesses connect and control screens over the Internet. Using a simple plug & play device, ScreenScape customers can turn any screen into a connected digital sign. Once a screen is connected it can be updated, monitored and managed over the Internet using ScreenScape.com. Brand marketers and retail networks use the technology to publish digital signage content on screens inside their stores. Health clinics, university campuses and other kinds of venues use it to engage and entertain their visitors. It’s part of a growing technology arena called place-based media that is rapidly turning TV screens outside the home into location-specific media channels.

For more information, please contact:
ScreenScape Networks Inc.
(902) 368-1975 | screenscape@screenscape.com | http://screenscape.com
P.O. Box 291, 133 Queen Street, Third Floor Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K4 Canada

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