Valotalive’s latest announcements – press releases and more
Announcement: August 25, 2022
Valotalive wins global digital signage award in corporate & workplace category
HELSINKI, FINLAND – Valotalive – a digital signage software for the modern workplace – is proud to announce that we have been awarded a global digital signage trophy. The awarded project is called Wärtsilä headquarters: More effective workplace communications with Valotalive digital signage software.
Global Digital Signage Awards in short
The global Digital Signage Awards are the annual international search for excellence and innovation across projects, creativity, products and services.
The Awards are completely independent and, over the last twelve years, have recognized great companies, projects, content, campaigns and products from across the world. Working hand-in-hand with media partner SIXTEEN:NINE, they are supported by leading companies keen to promote excellence and innovation throughout the sector.
Valotalive innovation at Wärtsilä HQ
Wärtsilä HQ solution is based on Valotalive´s modern content management software with plug-and-play integrations. Using these integrations Wärtsilä pulls content from multiple data sources. The automated updates include stock data, social media posts, 3rd party IoT software and the latest news from media intelligence services.
The solution includes an interactive media intelligence app from Valotalive. The QR code on the displays makes it possible for the target audience to enjoy the media coverage on the go using their mobile phones.
The 4K video wall for welcome videos and announcements can be easily updated on the fly with Valotalive´s content publishing tools.
Valotalive software improves workplace communication while making Wärtsilä HQ more productive, transparent and fun.
Congratulations Valotalive Team!
Tomi Paajanen, Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer
Tel. +358 44 530 9002
Announcement: June 21, 2022
Valotalive is heading to Digital Signage Summit Europe, Europe’s leading strategy conference for the Digital Signage industry – 6-7 July 2022 at Munich
HELSINKI, FINLAND – Valotalive – a digital signage software for modern workplaces – is excited to join Digital Signage Summit Europe (DSS), as an exhibitor, on the 6-7th of July 2022 in Munich. Our Founders Kaijus Asteljoki (CEO) and Tomi Paajanen (Chief Growth Officer) are pleased to meet potential Customers, Partners and Industry peers at Valotalive stand. Kaijus will also participate in the panel discussion “Market Compass Nordics: Shaping the Future of Digital Signage in Europe”
DSS Europe is back with a face-to-face event after 3 years and it’s titled Digital Signage Business Critical. During 2 days visitors will learn from acknowledged leaders in digital signage about the latest market trends and upcoming technologies to boost your digital signage business opportunities.
During the 2 days, the visitors to the Valotalive stand will be able to see the full capacity of the Valotalive workplace digital signage platform (stand 5, next to SoC showcase). With Valotalive product demos you will learn:
- How to automate content and data to digital signage screens using our 30+ integrations (e.g. Microsoft & Google and more)
- Why digital signage has become business-critical communication tool for our largest Customers in Europe (e.g Rexel, Wärtsilä, Neste etc) and how they use digital signage in offices, production facilities, distribution centres and lobbies
- Changing the game of interactive digital signage: How will the new Valotalive interactivity solution transform any digital signage display into an interactive solution?
Here are some of the highlights of this year’s edition of DSSE 2022:
✔ Strongest-ever speaker line-up: More than half of our 45+ speakers have the title CEO, President, Managing Director, or Managing Partner – Our very own CEO Kaijus Asteljoki is one of the speakers.
✔ Concept and content ‘rockstars’: Hear from the trailblazers creating exciting, innovative, and unique digital signage experiences
✔ Market Compass panels: Discover what’s driving change in DACH, UK, Nordics, and the Middle East
✔ Unmissable sessions from DS leaders and disruptors including Porsche, Hugo Boss, Stratacache, and Siemens
✔ Last but not least: The evening networking event at the nearby Airbräu beer garden will be included in the conference ticket.
Looking forward to meeting you 6 – 7 July in Munich!
Tomi Paajanen, Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer
Tel. +358 44 530 9002
Press Release: June 8, 2022
Verkkokauppa.com to collaborate with leading workplace digital signage software provider Valotalive
HELSINKI, FINLAND – Valotalive and Verkkokauppa.com have signed a cooperation agreement to make Valotalive’s digital signage solutions available to Verkkokauppa.com’s customers.
Valotalive will strengthen its position in the domestic market by introducing its award-winning content management software to Verkkokauppa.com’s range, so that corporate customers can now easily buy the software along with media equipment or displays.
Verkkokauppa.com is Finland’s most popular and most visited domestic online retailer, its deliveries cover around 75 per cent of the Finnish population within the next day. Verkkokauppa.com’s strategy identified an increase in B2B sales as an important area for future growth.
“Valotalive’s products will bring an extremely high-quality and modern addition to the communications solutions offered by Verkkokauppa.com, and this will flexibly serve corporate customer’s needs,” says purchasing manager Antti Aulavuori from Verkkokauppa.com
“The cooperation will significantly strengthen Valotalive’s position in Finland, as online purchasing is rapidly becoming increasingly common, especially in small and medium-size companies. In addition to better serving our corporate customers, we hope to expand in the public administration sector, where Verkkokauppa.com already has an existing customer base,” explains Valotalive’s CEO Kaijus Asteljoki.
More information is available from:
Tomi Paajanen, Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer
Tel. +358 44 530 9002
Tero Soini, Sales Manager, B2B
Tel. +358 40 621 5745
Verkkokauppa.com in short
Verkkokauppa.com empowers its customers to follow their passion by providing a wide product assortment of around 80,000 products. Verkkokauppa.com Oyj serves its retail and corporate customers through its webstore, megastores, 24h kiosk and network of collection points as well as fast deliveries and various services. As Finland’s most popular and most visited domestic online retailer, its deliveries cover around 75 percent of the Finnish population within the next day. The Company has four megastores: in Oulu, Pirkkala, Raisio and Helsinki, where its headquarters is also located. Verkkokauppa.com employs more than 750 people and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange with the ticker VERK.
Press: November 6, 2020
Valotalive and Elisa Videra announce managed service partnership for digital signage
HELSINKI, FINLAND – The partnership between Valotalive and Elisa Videra offers a best-of-breed digital signage total solution for enterprise customers globally. Elisa Videra combines the award-winning Valotalive workplace digital signage platform with Elisa Videra’s managed service capabilities.
“We are very excited about this partnership. Valotalive is an integral part of our Digital Signage portfolio and further strengthens our ability to offer large enterprises more innovative digital signage workplace solutions globally as a fully managed service.”Owe Ekman Vice President, Global Portfolio and Solutions, Elisa Videra.
The workplace digital signage market is growing fast despite the global pandemic. The main drivers are the increased need for data transparency in the workplace and the improved employee communication to align with the work´s new normal. The partnership addresses this accelerated market demand by offering a unique one-stop-shop for enterprises including digital signage hardware, Valotalive software platform, onsite installations, global deliveries and support.
With Elisa Videra’s managed digital signage service, running on Valotalive, customers can manage content to reach the right audiences and securely distribute live KPI metrics and other information to all employees. The solution breaks down data silos that were only accessible to executive management or specified teams.
“We are proud to be partnering with Elisa Videra, a leader in visual communication managed services in Europe. Enterprise digital signage deals are getting more complex with hundreds of service points implemented. There is a growing market demand for enterprise-level global managed service providers with global service capabilities. Together Elisa Videra and Valotalive transform the enterprise workplaces to be more productive, transparent and fun.”Tomi Paajanen Chairman & Chief Growth Officer, Valotalive
Elisa Videra in short
Elisa Videra is a company specialized in providing video collaboration solutions and managed service to large global enterprises. Elisa Videra operates globally and has delivered over 20,000 Endpoints in more than 100 countries. Elisa Videra is a part of the Elisa group, which is a telecommunications and digital services company. Elisa is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Large Cap with approximately 180,000 shareholders. In 2019, revenue was 1.84 billion euros, and the company employed 4,900 people in Finland and Estonia, and in 13 countries internationally.
Press: 20th of December 2019
Valotalive Announces First-Ever Overlay Technology for Workplace Digital Signage (patent pending)
Valotalive Overlay Technology (patent pending) transforms the way to use the content on digital signage displays. The “content-on-content” solution is based on a modern web-based technology combined with Valotalive’s unique architecture designed to bring the best out of your precious screens.
HELSINKI, FINLAND – Today we are very proud to announce a new innovative Overlay Technology to our platform (patent pending). Overlay Technology offers vast opportunities to use content on top of content to drive data transparency and employee experience around the workplace.
The solution uses a modern web-based HTML5 technology combined with Valotalive unique architecture to bring the best content out of your precious screens.
What is Valotalive Overlay Technology and how does it work?
“The overlay technology provides a novel and refreshing way of combining multiple data sources to the screen. The customer creates an Overlay App that uses some data source for content and binds it to selected screens. It renders on top of everything and can utilize the whole screen but leaves most of the screen transparent for the normal content to show through. It is a really nice platform to be creative for example for product launches and other memorable events.” Says Mikko Korpelainen, CTO of Valotalive.
Which are the overlay content use cases for workplace digital signage?
✅ Bring fun to your workplace. One very relevant content example right now is the Christmas greetings: Valotalive customers can use our turn-key Snow App to design a very unique season surprise to their audience. This short sneak preview video shows you the looks.
✅ Make data transparent to your employees. Overlay content is a great tool to highlight the importance of the selected KPI data updates. For example, an elevator manufacturer could have a CEO in an elevator going up and down on a screen with greetings to the employees.
✅ Create a unique employee experience. With overlay content, HR can introduce the faces of new employees to greet the digital signage audience.
Valotalive in short
Valotalive is an international award-winning digital signage service from Finland whose modern digital signage solution helps customers to place content from workplace applications onto digital signage and to visualise data more easily and data-securely. Valotalive’s cloud service already offers more than 30 integrations that organisations can use to automate their digital signage communications by importing content from intranet platforms, social media services, business intelligence tools, and news and weather services. Our customers in more than 50 countries use Valotalive to boost their communications in offices, foyers, production facilities, and customer spaces. Our references include customers such as Wärtsilä, Neste, Hartela, Futurice, Puuilo, Visma and Rexel.
Kaijus Asteljoki, Co-Founder & CEO
t +358 400 701 629
News: 7th of February 2018
High Commendation from Digital Signage Awards 2018
The winners for global digital signage awards were announced along the Digital Signage Summit at ISE Amsterdam. We are excited to tell you that Valotalive was among the finalists and received a High Commendation for the Workplace Digital Signage Category!
The team developed a data visualization application for Wärtsilä called Wärtsilä EHS that presents the strategic health & safety information on Wärtsilä’s info screens & Intranet globally to reach all the employees.
The application automatically visualizes real-time data from the Synergy data management cloud in an easy to understand format.
The information is globally localized – showing global and local information on their 200+ locations – reaching their 18.000 employees.
Press: 10th of October 2017
Longtime Angry Birds Brand Ambassador Peter Vesterbacka Joins Valotalive Advisory Board To Build Global Profile
ESPOO, FINLAND – Workplace communications platform provider Valotalive has added Peter Vesterbacka, the longtime global brand ambassador for the wildly popular Angry Birds game franchise, to its advisory board.
Vesterbacka will use his global reputation and contacts to serve as Valotalive´s Brand Ambassador, accelerating the Espoo, Finland company from the startup phase to a growth phase for its next-generation platform. Valotalive makes it easy to put important workplace communications – from KPIs to social media messaging – on any screen around offices and facilities.
Vesterbacka was among the best-known executives at Rovio – called the “Mighty Eagle” around Rovio (also based in Espoo) as the Angry Birds franchise became a global phenomenon. He has also been the founder of Slush and MobileMonday and the co-founder at Lightneer and Fun Academy.
“We are growing fast and aiming high, but it´s very important to enjoy every step of this exciting journey,” says Tomi Paajanen, Valotalive´s Chief Growth Officer. “I have known Peter for couple of years and I am confident that he will be an amazing asset to us. Our partnership with Peter will be based on an unprecedented B-A-T approach that will keep things simple, effective and very fun.”
Our BAT approach means:
- Brand – Establish Valotalive as a global brand;
- Attitude – Grow with a best in the world mindset;
- Traffic – Drive traffic and online sales.
It is a honor to have Peter onboard with us and we are looking forward to a new era of growth and fun!