DHE Media is taking a different approach to tablet publishing with its dINK platform. Instead of focusing on the design aspect of publishing for tablets, dINK lets companies approach publishing as an information workflow problem, allowing them to easily deliver relevant information to customers and their employees.
The platform also allows companies to easily turn tablets into kiosks, with all of the user permission controls and administrative features that go along with kiosks. Ultimately, dINK will allow anyone to create interactive kiosks using tablets.
The platform consists of the kiosk module, a story composer to easily plug in text, video or other media, and an HTML5-driven client for playing back content on any tablet. To monitor how users interact with tablet publications, dINK also offers a Smart Reporting module that keeps track of events and interactions, which is easily exportable to CRM and customer profiling systems.
DHE Media has already landed some large multinational enterprise customers, who are using the dINK platform for internal publishing, such as corporate newsletters and employee training manuals, and external publishing, such as magazines and brochures. The company competes with OnSwipe and Adobe, both of which focus more on the design elements of tablet publishing.
Founders Jan Dheedene, CEO, and Benoit Quirynen, CTO, have decades of experience in platform development and product innovation between them. The company currently has five employees, including the founders.
DHE Media was founded in 2010 and has received €850K in funding from two seed funds, as well as cash from the founders.
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