2017

Global Display Solutions (GDS) and A2A Smart City announce the installation of a new e-Tela™ digital display developed by GDS using e-paper technology that can be used at bus stops based on the LoRa wireless network

2016

GDS issued a €8M Minibond to be subscribed by Duemme SGR. The bond is listed on the ExtraMot Pro market segment operated by Borsa Italiana

GDS was named winner of the GOLD APEX AWARD in the Food and Beverage category for Starbucks Drive Thru digitalization

2015

GDS won the Silver Apex Award in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation category for the largest floor display installation at the National Museum of Astana, Kazakhstan

2014

GDS launched EnerlightTM Technology for Railways

2013

GDS and E Ink® Holdings announced they entered into a Joint Agreement to develop epaper sign solutions

2012

Acquisition of HANTAREX brand, an historical digital signage displays manufacturer specialized in retail and airports

Brand new 70″-72″ Sirius D6 launched with an innovative design for easy maintenance and best in class optical performances

IP54 Optically bonded TFT Video Wall for Railways

2011

New Reverse Vending machine for recycling

GDS is going green with new PV plants on the roof of its factories

2010

GDS Energy and GDS Led Street Lighting divisions created

Sirius high brightness displays (up to 4000 cd/sqm) launched in the market

New GDS photovoltaic system manufactured

New LED street light lamps launched

2009

BF Technology, DOOH display system provider, joins GDS Group

Panaro colour LED displays

2008

GDS ADM, kiosk division created following acquisition of ADM Italia

Future Innovation Award – Camera di Commercio Vicenza

Sunlight readable high brightness LED backlight TFT display

Quick Product Development Award – Blue chip OEM

GDS ADM first voting kiosk tested in Italy

2007

Acquisition of EMSEI – medical and military MS

GDS Sferal WWT relaunches the Compuprint brand, active since 1971

GDS Sferal WWT, printers and mechatronics EMS capability established following acquisition of CPG and FinMek

Dual Interconnected Thermal Management System for DOOH displays (patent pending)

Digi Awards – The Digital Signage Group ‘Transportation application – Creativity in technology’ for 32″ and 45″ outdoor displays

Supplier of the Year – Blue chip OEM

Panaro monochrome LED displays

First bonded 70″ display

2006

GDS acquires US based Clearview and G-Bond technology

World’s largest bonded panel presented at SID (65″)

2005

GDS expands operations capability into China

HDTV Award G-Series

2004

GDS establishes operations capability in both Romania and Brazil

Thermal management system

2003

Aquisition of EMS activity

Patented piezo inverter design

2002

Formal merger and acquisitions, Fair Electronics, ETC and Cabel

2001

CA&G and Emco merge operationally

Development of bonding technology

1999

CA&G and Emco engage in strategic alliance

1998

Sunlight readable Mitra CCFL TFT display launched at SID

1996

Sunlight readable Helios HCFL TFT display (3000 cd/sm)

1984

Sunlight viewable CRT display

1979

CA&G and Emco Electronics founded

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