VenueVision Teams Up With TimeHighway.com To Bring Auto Dealership Online Service Appointment Solution to Canada



    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - VenueVision Media Systems, a recognized
leader in Digital Signage Solutions to the automotive industry announces today
an agreement with TimeHighway.com of Naples, Florida for the exclusive
Canadian Distribution rights to the TimeHighway's online service appointment
scheduling solution.
    TimeHighway.com is the most convenient and easy-to-use program allowing
busy clients to set their desired appointment time at their convenience.
TimeHighway is not an appointment request form; it is the premier real-time,
online service scheduling system that is customizable to current dealership
processes. TimeHighway is an approved interface vendor with Reynolds &
Reynolds and ADP, and an exclusive supplier to Acura USA and preferred
supplier to Toyota USA.
    The TimeHighway solution incorporates the following features and
benefits:

    
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    Features                          Benefits
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    Express Check Out                 Simple and Effective
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    Email confirmation and reminder   Delivers Quantifiable Results
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    Optional Service History          Unique and User Friendly
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    Service Maintenance Schedule      Increases CSI, Client Loyalty and
     and Reminders                     Retention
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    Text messaging                    Maximizes Available Appointment Hours
                                       and Increases Revenue
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    Express Check-in                  Available 24 Hours per Day,
     (coming soon)                     7 Days per Week
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                                      Customized to Your Business
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                                      Spend More Quality Time
                                       with Your Clients Building
                                       Relationships
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    VenueVision's Linkview360(R) is a cost effective digital signage solution
that provides customers with an enhanced in store experience. Linkview360's
rich media content includes new and used vehicle promotional videos, F&I,
accessory, service promotions/specials and content highlighting the importance
of timely vehicle maintenance procedures. Much like an airport flight status
display, Linkview360(R) presents real time appointment arrivals and vehicle
service repair order status on flat panel displays located throughout the
dealership, keeping customers informed of status updates as they occur.
Customers can also access this information online, via the dealer's web site
or by automated email notification. Linkview360(R) has a proven track record
of improving dealership CSI and digital signage has been proven a very
effective medium for generating incremental revenue. In addition, management
dashboards incorporated into the solution serve to improve service department
productivity by improving communications with dealership personnel.
    "The addition of the TimeHighway.com online appointment solution will
significantly enhance the existing Linkview360(R) suite of digital signage and
DMS integration automotive solutions" said David Kinnear, President of
VenueVision. "This will help our clients to continue to improve CSI, customer
satisfaction and retention."
    "We are very excited to team up with VenueVision to market our service
scheduling solution in Canada," said Karen Dillon, President of
TimeHighway.com. "It was important for us to partner with a company who had a
footprint in the Canadian market and who shared our vision - to provide the
best-in-class product, along with outstanding service and support."
    These solutions will be marketed in Canada through Dealer Media
Management, a joint venture between VenueVision and Roy, Speed & Ross.

    For more information or to book an online demonstration please contact
your Roy, Speed & Ross representative today or call 1-888-291-9991

    The Linkview360(R) suite of products will be available in the United
States through TimeHighway.com.

    About TimeHighway.com

    In the past year, TimeHighway.com has concentrated on product and
technology development and system scalability and has emerged as the premier,
real-time, online service appointment scheduling tool for dealerships.
TimeHighway.com replaces telephone-based scheduling with Internet technology
that enhances the effectiveness and customer satisfaction of the dealership.
By scheduling appointments directly through the dealer web site, customers
make confirmed appointments instantly without call-backs. TimeHighway.com puts
the service department's schedule on the dealership web site, making it
possible to schedule appointments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from
anywhere. All appointments are scheduled on the web site through
TimeHighway.com - both by the dealership and customers. When customers access
the dealer web site, they select their services, choose from the available
time slots and make their appointment. It is simple, effective, and opens a
whole new world for the dealership's customer, creating an electronic "link"
for communications never before possible.

    About VenueVision(R)

    VenueVision(R) was founded on the strength of its technological and
software expertise and creative design capabilities. Based in Mississauga,
Ontario, VenueVision(R) provides reliable, innovative and cost effective
Digital Signage and Database Integration solutions that deliver time sensitive
information and advertising to a wide range of clients in several sectors
including automotive, retail, professional sports, airports, governments and
corporations in both Canada and the United States. Today, the VenueVision
network is at work in over 200 locations driving content to over 1,500
displays. VenueVision(R) is recognized as a leader in the Digital Signage
industry and is continually developing new applications to provide enhanced
value and return on investment for their clients in the automotive sector.

    About Roy Speed & Ross

    Roy, Speed & Ross ("RSR") is a national sales company marketing Global
Automotive Technology Solutions to the automotive retail industry. RSR
operates out of its head office in Burlington, Ontario and employs 32 full
time and 15 part time employees across Canada.
    The company acts as a filter of new technological advances, researching
and evaluating each thoroughly. Only those solutions that best leverage their
proven systems, processes and sales support model are presented to their
clients. In just over 10 years RSR has been successful in selling and
supporting its primary product, globali.com, to over 750 Canadian dealerships
across the country. RSR has earned a reputation in the industry as extremely
process-driven and results oriented. Sophisticated hiring practices ensure
that their sales and support staff have the right personality and mindset to
effectively promote the technology-based products they represent.





For further information:

For further information: on VenueVision(R) contact: David M. Kinnear,
CMA, President and CEO, VenueVision(R) Corporation, (416) 361-1300 or
1-866-401-1300, davidk@venuevision.com; on TimeHighway.com contact: Karen
Dillon, President, TimeHighway.com, (239) 593-4620, kdillon@timehighway.com;
on Dealer Media Management contact: Amanda Paetkau, National Sales Manager,
Roy Speed Ross, (905) 631-5865 or 1-888-291-9991, apaetkau@royspeedross.com;
www.timehighway.com, www.linkview360.com, www.venuevision.com,
www.royspeedross.com

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