CHK America and Connectpoint® Relocate to Goleta

With the rapid growth of CHK’s technology spin-off company, Connectpoint® this move consolidates digital signage manufacturing and wayfinding under one roof.

CHK America, Inc. and recent spin-off entity Connectpoint® relocated to a newly designed office and warehouse space in Goleta at 175 Cremona Drive. The new office and warehouse expansion enables Connectpoint® and CHK to accelerate growth in software engineering, manufacturing and design services. With neighbors like The Decker Corporation and Medtronics, CHK and Connectpoint® are excited to expand in a thriving business park.

CHK America, the foremost authority in the transit industry for wayfinding strategies and design, recently spun-off its technology division Connectpoint®. Connectpoint produces a suite of solar-powered, ePaper digital display products that are recognized as the first-to-market in the transit industry.

Connectpoint’s collection of digital signage products broadcast real-time arrivals, alert messaging and customized ad campaigns. Comprised of E Ink’s ePaper digital displays, a Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stop® is the easiest medium to read outdoors and with solar power it requires no electrical infrastructure. This attribute allows it to be deployed at bus stops, 99.9% of which have no electrical power.

“By moving our warehouse from Ventura to Goleta and combining corporate headquarters with manufacturing we believe this will streamline manufacturing and our sales/marketing resources will be leveraged more efficiently, commented Rick Wood, CEO and president of CHK America and Connectpoint®.

About Connectpoint®

Connectpoint® suite of products offer advanced solar and battery-powered, ePaper, real-time digital signage for “smart transit” and “smart city” applications efficiently accelerating transit needs and enabling a true mobility system. Connectpoint® products do not require electrical infrastructure and addresses the issues of cost efficiency and reliability for real-time departure information. Connectpoint’s Digital Bus Stop®, SmartStop® and Interactive Kiosk have high-resolution imagery broadcasting service change updates, rider alerts, schedule changes, real-time departures in addition to interactive trip planning. Weatherized and wireless, Connectpoint® Digital Signage, is easily deployed on existing bus stop poles and bus shelters within 30 minutes. Our content management system CPAM (Connectpoint Asset Management) easily integrates all your legacy systems into one content portal. Connectpoint has powered hundreds of transit agencies across 12 states.

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About CHK America, Inc.

Established in 1999 as a subsidiary of The Cook Hammond & Kell Group, one of the largest independent wayfinding design companies in the world, CHK America, under the leadership of CEO Rick Wood, has become synonymous with the highest caliber customer information solutions for today’s evolving public transportation industry. The same pioneering research also yielded the company’s 8 Second Rule, setting the industry’s standard for communicating complex public transit information to customers quickly and efficiently. In brief, the 8 Second Rule validated customers’ frustrations with any travel information service that takes longer than eight seconds to convey pertinent information.

Crediting its success to the superior talents and experience of the CHK America team as much as to its innovative research and pioneering customer wayfinding solutions, CHK America products currently engage over 2 billion people throughout the United States, fully 20% of America’s public transportation customers. Between customized information design and multi-modal transit agencies in the U.S., from WMATA in Washington, DC, the RTA, CTA in Chicago IL and Capital Metro in Austin, TX to the MTA in Los Angeles, CA.

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