Netkey is a company that provides applications and management software for self-service kiosks and digital signage.[1] The Netkey software suite consists of packaged applications, an integrated development environment (IDE) for the assembly of kiosk applications, and server software providing kiosk and digital signage remote monitoring, content management and scheduling, data and usage capture, and reporting. The company also has a professional services group that provides business consulting, software configuration and installation, customization, and application design.[2]

NCR Netkey, Inc
TypePublic NYSE: NCR
IndustryComputer software
HeadquartersEast Haven, Connecticut
Key people
Dusty Lutz, general manager
ProductsNCR Netkey Software Platform, NCR Netkey Applications, kiosk software, digital signage software, professional services

History edit

Netkey was founded by Alex Richardson in 1983 at Yale University’s Science Park technology incubator. The original name of the company was Lexitech. In 2000, Alex Richardson changed the name of the company from Lexitech to Netkey after raising substantial Venture Capital from five (5) leading institutional venture capital firms. Richardson established Netkey's software development center, its operational management team, recruited both its Board and Advisory Board of Directors, and established its worldwide direct and indirect sales organization. He also established the company's IP (Intellectual Property) program. Richardson is co-holder of two multi-channel technology patents. In 2006, he was inducted into the Kiosk Industry Hall of Fame and in 2007 received the Kioskcom "Kiosk Innovator of the Year" award for his interactive store window innovations. The company has been awarded three patents for technology related to kiosk software.[3] In 2002, the company was named the "premier provider of kiosk software" and the market share and technology leader by industry analysts Frost & Sullivan.[4] In 2007 Netkey acquired Webpavement, a provider of digital signage software.[5] On November 2, 2009, it was announced that NCR Corporation purchased Netkey.[6]

Notable clients edit

Netkey's customers include:[7]

References edit

  1. ^ Archived 24 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine[dead link]
  2. ^ "Who's Who: Alex Richardson". KioskMarketplace. Archived from the original on 13 November 2006. Retrieved 19 February 2008.
  3. ^ U.S. Patents Nos. 5,761,071, 5,826,267, and 6,078,848
  4. ^ "Frost & Sullivan Names Netkey Market Share Leader". KioskMarketplace. Archived from the original on 7 May 2007. Retrieved 10 April 2002.
  5. ^ "Netkey Acquires Webpavement". KioskMarketplace. Archived from the original on 23 November 2007. Retrieved 28 August 2007.
  6. ^ "NCR Acquires Netkey". NCR Corporation. Retrieved 2 November 2009.
  7. ^ "Our Customers". Archived from the original on 2 July 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011.

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