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Newport Digital Technologies (NPDT) Provides Update on New Business Model

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

In a recent online shareholder conference call, Newport Digital Technologies, a specialist in digital signage, had an opportunity to go over a major shift in the company’s strategy, with a new business model centered largely around their growing partnership with Convergent Holdings. Convergent is known for delivering total solutions in the field of guest and customer experience technologies for businesses worldwide.

The presentation was given by Don Danks, Newport’s CEO, together with Brooks Pickering, the founder and CEO of Convergent. In particular, the presentation discussed how Newport has chosen to move away from competing in the increasingly discounted hardware market, where major producers and distributors are able to offer below-cost pricing, and partner with Convergent in their deployment and management of content on digital signage networks. Newport, over the course of their work in digital signage, has established contact with a range of customers requiring advanced digital signage solutions, needs which Convergent, with its proprietary technologies, is in an excellent position to meet.

One of the keys to Convergent’s unique technologies is their proprietary control software and wireless hardware capabilities, which allows the control of thousands of digital signage screens, with multiple and complex content schedules, to be handled across the nation by a limited staff. Originally targeting the hospitality market, helping hotels with the design, implementation, and management of complex electronics in guest rooms and public areas, Convergent is now focused on marketing and content management and associated system services for a wide spectrum of businesses. Convergent targets include supermarkets, sports venues, health care operations, convention facilities, retail, education, and gaming. In 2009, Convergent identified a significant piece of middleware software that was very unique in its capabilities, able to operate across multiple operating systems, and also able to speak to virtually any kind of software and control any remotely controlled device.

The arrangement calls for NPDT to be vendor neutral when it comes to hardware, requiring the company to move away from its earlier position as an authorized LG reseller. In addition, it requires the financial restructuring of NPDT, eliminating all balance sheet debt and increasing the authorized stock. A shareholder meeting will be held on 12/11/11 to finalize the approval for the issuing of new shares. NPDT and Convergent are now in discussions regarding having a more seamless relationship, where NPDT could acquire an exclusive license to some of Convergent’s proprietary technology.

Since the initial announcement of their joint venture in September, and the addition of Brooks Pickering to the NPDT Advisory Board, NPDT and Convergent have been working with major clients (currently undisclosed) as the first step in building a consistent pipeline of business for future revenue.

For more information, see the Newport Digital’s website at www.NewportLG.com

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT) Upcoming Shareholder Conference Call to Provide Update on Recent Business Developments

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Today after the closing bell, Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. announced that they will conduct a live shareholder conference call on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm PST (4:30 pm EST) to update shareholders on recent business developments, offer details on the progress of the recently announced restructuring plan and encourage stockholders to vote their shares in favor of increasing the number of authorized common stock.

The call in number for the conference call is 480-629-9664. An archived recording of the call will be available on the Newport Digital website (www.newportlg.com) shortly after completion of the call. NPDT’s CEO Donald Danks will host the call. He will be joined by Convergent Holdings CEO Brooks Pickering. NPDT announced this past September that it has entered into a strategic business agreement with Convergent Holdings, a technology driven company with expertise in wireless, interactive digital signage solutions.

“I look forward to providing an update to our shareholders on our progress,” Danks said. “Given our position as an early stage technology company with limited financial and human resources, we have had to work hard to develop strategic opportunities in the highly competitive wireless and digital signage markets that can propel NPDT to eventual profitability. We have been working with several clients, but have been impacted by limited capital budgets and long sales cycles. However, we do have promising opportunities in development through our new relationship with Convergent Holdings, and I look forward to sharing greater insight into those opportunities with all of our shareholders.”

“As part of our restructuring plan, it is also paramount that shareholders vote their shares to increase the authorized shares of the corporation,” he added. “As I mentioned in the press release announcing our restructuring, this increase in shares is essential in order to attract capital to execute our business plan with Convergent. I will provide more details during our shareholder call on November 21st.”

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT) Announces Restructuring Plan

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Today before the opening bell, Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. announced a comprehensive restructuring plan that includes seeking shareholder approval to increase its authorized shares in order to raise the capital necessary for the full execution of the Company’s business plan. Newport Digital will be holding a shareholders meeting on December 5, 2011, to request approval. Shareholders will be able to vote via the Internet for their convenience. The Company intends to complete a private placement and a reverse stock split to create a more suitable capital structure if shareholders approve an increase in authorized shares.

NPDT CEO Don Danks said, “For the past year our team has worked diligently with limited resources to increase revenues in the digital signage market. We have communicated these plans as well as business developments to our shareholders. In addition to last year’s 85% reduction of fixed costs, we further reduced our expenses to enable the Company to continue developing business opportunities with PetCo Park, a major retail marketing firm, become an authorized commercial display dealer, and partner with Convergent Technology to accelerate these projects and develop new channels of business by leveraging Convergent’s state-of-the art interactive technology solutions.

“Our team believes it is in the best interest of our shareholders to increase our authorized shares and execute a reverse stock split, which will allow us to create a more normalized capital structure. We will also be able to raise additional capital, while simultaneously lifting our stock price out of the sub-penny category and providing a solid foundation for building shareholder value. If we fail to increase the authorized shares or raise the needed capital, we will be unable to achieve our business goals or realize revenues from business opportunities already in development.

“To emphasize our commitment to NPDT and its shareholders, as well as significantly improve the Company’s balance sheet, management has agreed to convert all of the current debt, approximately $1.2 million, into equity at $.005 a share, which is currently approximately a 1000% premium to the current bid. Shareholders should also note that management does not and has not taken any cash compensation. Management is incentivized entirely through equity, and as a result, has our interests aligned with shareholders.

“Although we have faced considerable challenges bringing our technology solutions to market due to limited cash and human resources, it has not stopped management from developing promising opportunities. As previously announced, we have entered into a strategic business agreement with Convergent Holdings to advance our projects with the San Diego Padres PetCo Park as well as accelerate the deployment of retail in-store digital signage networks currently under development. Convergent founder and CEO Brooks Pickering joined as an advisor to provide added design and deployment experience and expertise of the most advanced solutions.”

In conclusion, Danks stated, “I recognize that NPDT shareholders are disappointed in the decline of our stock price. However, our comprehensive restructuring plan will allow us to capitalize on the business development opportunities that could lead to significant revenue growth and future earnings. This restructuring is critical and I ask for the support of all shareholders as these moves will provide the resources needed to seize these business opportunities.”

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Newport Digital Technologies (NPDT) Sees Boom in Digital Signage

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Newport Digital Technologies, specializing in digital signage solutions for a growing range of commercial applications, expects a boom in the market over the coming years, with digital signage establishing itself as the single best way for advertisers to tap the growing world of consumer data technology.

All of those new digital signs you see along roadways, in and around sports complexes, and increasingly in all manner of retail environments, are only a precursor of things to come. Digital signage, with its unique ability to instantly change and control messaging, is starting to be recognized as a key building block for what some believe will be an advertising sea-change. Until now, the advertising message has been largely disconnected from the consumer, a limited and singular attempt to grab and communicate before the viewer disappears. Advertisers now see a creative new potential, merging digital signage with other technologies, allowing a carefully structured set of communications to essentially follow the consumer, gently reinforcing the message right up to the point of purchase.

It’s just part of a new appreciation for the potential of digital signage as a remarkably powerful interface to the growing world of communications technology. The flexibility of its display options are unmatched, and are bolstered by the ability to be instantly updated based upon fully independent outside parameters. In other words, digital signage, itself a developing technology, can be an ideal front end to virtually any other developing technology.

It’s one of the reasons that digital signage is seen as one of the fastest growing markets, especially in the retail sector. In June, IMS Research released a report forecasting 40% growth worldwide for digital signage through 2013, to over $7 billion, citing its increasing acceptance in advertising. Shane Walker, Director of the Consumer Electronics Group at IMS, stated, “The tools are available today to create a consistent campaign that can reach an audience multiple times while in transit through billboards, street furniture, metro displays, video walls and in-store kiosks, all the while becoming more targeted through mobile device interaction.” Walker also envisions a time “in the not too distant future where it will be common for a digital signage installation to have the majority of its nodes (displays) individually IP addressable, touch-enabled and tied to a logistics service – such as UPS – which can handle order fulfilment, return requests and other types of customer service.”

For more information, see the Newport Digital’s website at www.NewportLG.com

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT) Announces Partnership with Convergent Holdings; Leverages Expertise for PetCo Park Project and Retail In-Store Digital Signage Networks

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Today before the opening bell, Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. announced that it has entered into a strategic business agreement with Convergent Holdings, Inc., a technology focused company specialized in wireless, interactive digital signage solutions, to advance the company’s projects with the San Diego Padres PetCo Park as well as the deployment of retail in-store digital signage networks currently under development.

Convergent founder and CEO, Brooks Pickering, has agreed to join Newport Digital as an advisor to provide added design and deployment experience of the most advanced solutions for NPDT’s clients. Recently, Mr. Pickering was the advisor to Deutsche Bank for the design and deployment of all guest experience technologies at the recently opened $3 billion Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a project that included: first-of-its-kind interactive room control, specialized projection systems, and the largest high-definition LCD video installation in the world.

“We are pleased and very excited to have Brooks and his team at Convergent working with NPDT on our current slate of projects including PetCo Park and our retail digital signage network opportunities,” stated Newport Digital CEO Donald Danks. “Brooks will not only help accelerate these projects, but his experience in designing and deploying state of the art solutions will help NPDT reach its goal of offering the best in interactive digital solutions that add value to our clients’ business. His work at the Cosmopolitan speaks for itself and we look forward to leveraging his advisory services to help make NPDT a leader in innovative guest experience solutions.”

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT) Rounds the Bases at PETCO Park

Friday, July 8th, 2011

When Newport Digital Technologies recently announced that they, along with SASCO Electric, had been chosen by the San Diego Padres baseball club to redesign all audio and digital signage opportunities for San Diego’s popular PETCO Park, it provided a spectacular opportunity for Newport to show what advanced digital technology can do, while effectively opening the door to stadium opportunities across the country.

The goal is to provide the park with the highest quality video, audio, and digital signage capabilities, not only for fans but for potential advertisers. In particular, the Padres organization has stated its commitment to keeping PETCO Park at the cutting edge of visual and audio technology. The SASCO partnership is a critical part of the venture, since SASCO, one of the largest privately held electrical contract companies in the U.S., has done similar projects for the Los Angeles Angels’ Anaheim Stadium as well as for Dodger Stadium.

Newport is also a certified LG reseller, giving it access to some of the world’s most sophisticated digital display technologies, which will certainly be applied to the PETCO Park project. In addition, the company has long-standing technology sharing relationships with two of Taiwan’s most famous technology incubators, the Institute for Information Industry (III) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), representing a pool of 7,900 scientists and engineers, and authorizing Newport to develop and customize III and ITRI advanced technologies for commercial application anywhere in the world.

Newport and SASCO are now involved in Phase II of the PETCO Park project, evaluating the park’s current infrastructure, including structural engineering, power and video systems, and identifying specific update points to prepare for the actual installation of determined audio and signage solutions later in the year.

For more information, see the Newport Digital’s website at www.NewportLG.com

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT) Leverages Strategic Partnership with LG

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc., an information communications technology company with U.S. headquarters in Newport Beach, California, offers a diverse menu of LED lighting and signage solutions to fully serve every commercial venue, from healthcare to hospitality, including corporate communications, retail sales, food service, transportation and even government applications.

This diversity makes it possible for the Company’s customers to realize their full communications potential, whether they comprise a simple display or a highly networked file-sharing system of information.

Newport Digital Technologies does all this by virtue of its standing as an authorized LG Electronics (LGE) USA reseller, with access to all that the major Korean company – the second largest in the nation – has to offer in the way of technological expertise, engineering know-how and efficient, effective systems integration.

These LG products offer exhaustive and essential technological solutions in a seamlessly integrated fashion that is calibrated to meet individual needs, whether the entity is a large hospital, a major-name hotel, or a corporation aiming for 21st century internal communication capabilities.

Through Korean leader LG, Newport Digital Technologies has within its reach some of the most cutting-edge digital products and service offerings in the marketplace, all of them functioning in fully intrinsic fashion and capable of being tailored to the specific needs of the customer.

In addition, each business solution is backed and supported not only by LG’s network of representatives, but by Newport Digital Technologies highly skilled internal support staff and host of solutions. This means, among other things, that commercial enterprises can choose from a full range of technologically superior LCD monitors to serve as digital signage, in-room service and entertainment providers, and kiosk-based product placement.

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT) Management Team Negotiates Critical Partnerships

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Newport Digital Technologies, a California based company specializing in LED lighting and digital signage solutions for a wide range of applications, has staked its future growth on establishing critical partnerships. As an example, Newport Digital has become an authorized LG Electronics (LGE) USA reseller, providing the company access to LGE’s rich technology resources and solutions. The company is focused on selling these solutions to the sports, entertainment, retail, education, government, and hospitality markets. Newport Digital also has a long-standing relationship with Taiwan’s premier technology incubators, III and ITRI, which allows the company to access and develop advanced technologies generated by these two R&D powerhouses.

The ability to successfully identify, initiate, and monetize such global relationships is today considered one of the most important elements for long term growth. NPDT has been able to do this based almost completely on the business savvy of its management team.

• Richard Damion (Chairman, CFO) is the founder of NPDT, and has had over 40 years of experience in the development of numerous companies, including his work as president and CEO of Pacific Snax Corporation.
• Michael Lutton (Vice Chairman) has 30 years of experience with U.S. and Middle East companies, including executive positions at The Irvine Company. He is also a noted speaker and author.
• Donald Danks (CEO) was the CEO of iMergent, Inc., an AMEX listed e-commerce software company, where he oversaw revenue growth from $12 million annually to over $150 million.
• Richard Tanimoto (Sr. Managing Director) acts as the engineering communication link between NPDT and its engineering resource partner in Taiwan, III.
• Robert George, as member of the NPDT board, brings over 40 years of management and marketing experience, including the founding of two companies.

For more information, see the company’s website at www.NewportLG.com

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT) Provides Investors with Update on PETCO Park Digital Signage Project

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Today after the closing bell, Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. announced that they, along with SASCO Electric, initiated Phase II project launch with PETCO Park to provide full assessment of its current infrastructure, including structural engineering, power systems, video data/systems, and aesthetic requirements, to recommend all possible audio and digital signage opportunities that could create an enhanced fan experience in one of Major League Baseball’s premier stadiums. Phase II will also identify the areas that need to be updated for the installation of leading-edge digital signage and audio solutions later this year.

Once Phase II is completed, Newport Digital will make recommendations to the park for the installation of its leading-edge digital signage and audio solutions. As an authorized LG Electronics commercial display reseller, Newport Digital plans to integrate LG solutions into the project.

Mike Lutton, Vice Chairman of Newport Digital, said, “We are extremely excited and very pleased to commence Phase II of the digital signage and audio solutions implementation project in conjunction with SASCO Electric for PETCO Park and the MLB San Diego Padres baseball organization. We have tremendous resources as an LG reseller and we plan to provide PETCO Park with a comprehensive study of their infrastructure, upgrade plan and speedy installation of a state-of-the-art digital signage and audio system designed to take the Padres fan experience to the next level.”

One of the largest privately held electrical contracting companies in the United States, SASCO Electric has previously completed similar design projects for the Los Angeles Angels’ Anaheim Stadium and for Dodger Stadium.

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT) Becomes LG Electronics Commercial Display Reseller and Announces Partnership with TechVentures Capital Investment Corp

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Today after the closing bell, Newport Digital Technologies announced a strategic business agreement with TechVentures Capital Investment Corp and its principal, Roy Koo. The company also told investors that it has become a reseller for LG Electronics (LG) Commercial Display products in the United States.

Newport Digital Technologies plans to focus initial sales efforts on the business-to-business commercial markets with emphasis on sports and entertainment facilities, hotels and hospitality venues and digital signage networks in retail stores. As previously announced, the company has already been retained by the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball to revamp their digital signage and audio systems in Petco Park to optimize the fan experience.

Koo, the founder of TechVentures Capital Investment Corp, will become a10 percent stakeholder in NPDT through the Koo Family Trust. Koo will also be a board advisor for NPDT as the company looks to expand its presence in the U.S. digital signage market.

Through these new relationships, NPDT also intends to launch a division that will be focused on deploying proprietary out-of-home digital signage networks (DSNs) in select retail chains based on a recurring advertising revenue model. The company plans to explore similar revenue-sharing alliances with existing DSNs as well.

NPDT CEO Donald Danks stated, “LG is one of the world’s strongest brands in consumer and commercial electronics. With LG commercial display solutions, we plan to expand our digital signage marketing efforts into several large markets in the United States targeting opportunities in the hospitality, health care, retail, sports and entertainment and government and education markets.

“We plan to be opportunistic in leveraging key relationships to expand sales into these niche markets while keeping a very low fixed cost business model. We will be sharing more details about our plan for growth in these markets and our move into the out-of-home digital signage network business in the near future,” Danks concluded.

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT) is “One to Watch”

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. offers a rich portfolio of competencies in LED lighting and digital signage. Utilizing its technological expertise and creativity, the company enables its customers to take full advantage of the nearly limitless possibilities offered by increasingly sophisticated applications.

Newport Digital is targeting the sports, entertainment, retail, education, government and hospitality markets. Leveraging partnerships with established electrical contracting and installation partners in the U.S., the company is able to develop and install virtually any digital signage or LED lighting solution, including out-of-home digital signage networks that deliver a powerful in-store advertising platform to retail brands seeking greater return on advertising budgets.

The company has also established partnerships with Taiwan’s premier technology incubators, III and ITRI, under which the company develops and customizes their advanced technologies to meet the needs of businesses across the globe. Having a pool of more than 7,900 engineers and scientists, these R&D powerhouses have developed cutting edge capabilities in fields such as Information Communications Technology (ICT), electronics, and nanotechnology.

Newport Digital’s management team has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience within the technology industry as well as the corporate world. Maintaining a strong track record of delivering exceptional results, the team retains almost two centuries of combined experience. Leveraging each team member’s area of expertise, Newport Digital has established a solid foundation to penetrate emerging technology markets.

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Newport Digital Technologies Inc. (NPDT.PK) to Provide San Diego Padres’ PETCO Park with Digital Signage Solutions

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. was excited to announce today that they, along with SASCO Electric, have been appointed by the San Diego Padres baseball club to do a full analysis and assessment of all possible audio and digital signage opportunities for PETCO Park.

Following the assessment, NPDT and SASCO will, over the next few seasons, coordinate the installation of the recommended solutions to promote the highest possible fan experience throughout one of Major League Baseball’s premier stadiums.

SASCO Electric is one of the largest privately held electrical contracting companies in the United States. SASCO has previously completed similar design projects for the Los Angeles Angels’ Anaheim Stadium and for Dodger Stadium.

Mike Lutton, Vice Chairman of NPDT, stated, “We are extremely excited and very pleased to be working with the San Diego Padres organization and with SASCO Electric on this project. We plan to provide PETCO Park with the best solutions to generate the highest quality video, audio and digital signage experience for their fans as well as their advertising partners.”

“The Padres organization is committed to creating an unsurpassed fan experience at PETCO Park,” commented Padres Vice President of Facilities Mark Gugliamo. “We are also committed to keeping PETCO at the cutting edge of visual and audio technology and we are confident that SASCO and NPDT can deliver and implement the quality solutions our fans are looking for.”

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT.OB) Appoints Donald Danks to Chief Executive Officer Position

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. today announced the appointment of Don Danks as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Bringing more than 25 years of public company senior management experience, Mr. Danks has specific expertise in financing and developing the business model for early stage public companies.

Previously, Mr. Danks was the CEO for iMergent, Inc., an ecommerce software and services company listed on the American Stock Exchange. During his approximate 9-year tenure at iMergent, he oversaw annual revenue growth from $12 million to more that $150 million, improving the company’s market capitalization from under $3 million to a high of approximately $400 million.

Mr. Danks has also been involved in the creation, funding and development of several early-stage companies. He has raised more than $100 million in early stage capital, assisted in the development of business plans, recruited senior management, built institutional ownership and oversaw ongoing corporate finance needs.

“We are very excited to have Mr. Danks joining NPDT as our CEO,” stated NPDT Chairman Richard Damion. “We already have a stellar management team, and it will be strengthened by Mr. Danks’ prior experience in guiding companies from emerging revenue stages into aggressive revenue growth stages. Mr. Danks has the ability to clearly set the strategic vision for our company, our clients and our shareholders. He has strong ties to institutional investors and the capital markets in general, which will provide the resources to grow the company, allowing our management team to execute its business strategy.”

“My focus will be to support a very talented group led by our President, Weiling Tsao,” said Mr. Danks. “Weiling was instrumental in building graphic chip leader ATI into a world class organization that was ultimately acquired by AMD. My role here at NPDT will be to make sure he is focused on bringing NPDT’s RFID and Digital Signage product solutions to market, maximizing the revenue and earnings potential of this very unique company.

“In addition, my goal is to educate the investment community on NPDT’s unique, risk-managed and highly leveragable business model,” Danks added. “While NPDT is early stage, it has sophisticated and fully developed RFID and wireless digital signage products and solutions that are currently being introduced and channeled through Ingram Micro, with the potential to bring substantial and profitable revenue growth in the near term. Because of our relationship with Taiwan’s leading R&D institutes, III and ITRI, as well as our relationship with key engineering and manufacturing partners in Taiwan, NPDT has the potential to scale revenues quickly.”

According to the press release, the current NPDT CEO, Michael Lutton, will move up to the Vice Chairman position on the NPDT Board of Directors and will work closely with Mr. Danks.

Mr. Lutton commented, “I have known Don for more than 20 years and recruited him to come into NPDT as an advisor over a year and half ago. With his knowledge and understanding of NPDT’s business model, his skill set perfectly matches the needs and opportunities of the company. I look forward to working with him as a board member to maximize the potential of this business and am thrilled to have Don joining our team.”

NPDT President and COO, Weiling Tsao concluded, “Mr. Danks’ addition to the team will be very valuable to our execution going forward. His expertise in the public markets will allow me to do what I do best in building and scaling revenues of our current and future products. The shareholders will benefit from Mr. Danks’ involvement. I am very happy he is joining the NPDT family.”

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Newport Digital Technology, Inc. (NPDT.OB) Announces Introduction of RFID Products Compliant with Secure RFID Protocol

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. announced early this morning that they have introduced Secure RFID Protocol compliant reader-writer (RW), inlays, tags, and integrated circuit chips to its N37B RFID product offering. This secure protocol supports data protection and confidentiality of multiple data profiles for business-sensitive data and consumer privacy protection. Hitachi, Ltd., a global technology leader, will provide the Secure RFID Protocol related technology and support the company in developing the product. They will also handle business development and marketing support.

The Secure RFID Protocol, developed by Hitachi based on the ISO 18000-6 type C Standard and EPC C1Gen2 Standard, provides enhanced security functions including communication distance control that restricts the communication range of tags and limits access to multiple memory banks within the tags through password authentication. This protocol accomplishes a high level of security for business-sensitive data and consumer privacy protection.

“NPDT delivers technology-driven solutions to end-users through our strategic alliances with global partners such as Hitachi and Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI),” stated Weiling Tsao, NPDT President. “NPDT’s N37B is a culmination of an excellent team effort by our partners, allowing NPDT to bring a unique and viable solution into the marketplace, ultimately providing a strong revenue model for NPDT through our sales channel partner, Ingram Micro and system integrators on a worldwide basis.”

“We are very happy to work with NPDT on this mobile computing RFID enabled solution,” commented Mr. Toshitaka Kawaguchi, Hitachi’s Executive Manager. “The combination of Hitachi’s Secure RFID Protocol and NPDT’s N37B product offering meets the highest security standards and expectations of end-users for RFID applications. With NPDT’s guidance, we believe achieving ISO and EPC Global standards is an important step in the product’s evolution.”

Mr. Paul Chang, ITRI’s Identification and Security Technology Center (ISTC) Manager, said, “Through our strategic alliance with NPDT, ITRI and NPDT co-developed an innovative and value-added RFID device, the Mini Reader Module, which meets the standards set by the Electronic Product Code (EPC). ITRI’s Mini RFID Reader is the first of its kind to be introduced as the smallest RFID module in the world. Our Mini RFID Reader integrates a proven technology in supporting readability of Hitachi’s Security RFID Protocol, taking the N37B to the highest technology standards. We are thrilled to support NPDT and Hitachi in the RFID integration process, meeting the fast growing demand in the marketplace. This technology alliance allows products like the N37B, with the option to bundle Hitachi’s Security RFID Protocol, to take advantage of the enormous market opportunity for applications such as warehousing and logistics.”

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT.OB) Announces a Co-Marketing Campaign with Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM)

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. announced this morning that it has developed a co-marketing campaign with the Ingram Micro Data Capture/POS Division to introduce the N37B ruggedized mobile computing device solution to the distributor’s U.S. value added reseller (VAR) channel. NPDT has begun a campaign that incorporates both internal sales and VAR reseller engagement activities, including attendance at the Ingram Micro Data Capture/POS Partner Invitational, GovEd Alliance events, and an upcoming WebEx scheduled to take place June 17, 2010.

NPDT’s N37B ruggedized mobile computer is a full featured device, certified by AT&T, for industrial applications such as inventory management, asset tracking, healthcare, law enforcement, field service/sales applications, and meter reading. Built to military standards, MIL-STD-461F and MIL-STD-810F, the device is an ideal solution for government and military applications as well.

As a result of this on-going marketing campaign, NPDT anticipates increased mindshare within the ruggedized mobile computer market. According to the press release, the market for mobile computer devices is estimated to be US$7 billion.

Mike Lutton, NPDT CEO, stated, “We are very excited to begin co-marketing our products with Ingram Micro. Their extensive VAR customer base and highly focused sales staff will enable us to get the N37B in front of our target customers and grow our market share faster than we could do on our own. We will work closely with Ingram Micro’s VARs and system integrators to establish partnerships that will enable us to better serve customers from the initial sales process with customer-specific applications all the way through to the service and activation processes.”

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT.OB) Led by a Well Rounded Management Team

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

More than most other companies, Newport Digital Technologies Inc., a leading worldwide provider of WiMAX and related solutions, is dependent upon a management team that is not only technologically savvy, but comfortable in a global environment.

• Chairman – Mr. Richard Damion
Founder of the company, Richard Damion is one of the country’s premier enterprise builders. He has over 40 years of experience developing, operating, and selling numerous enterprises. By forming a close collaboration with a huge pool of Taiwan’s best R&D professionals in the Institute for Information Industry (III) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), both based in Taiwan, he has allowed NDT to apply world class technology to a wide variety of customer needs.

• CEO – Mr. Michael Lutton
With a career spanning 30 years operating companies throughout the U.S. and the Middle East, Mr. Lutton oversees corporate finance, long term strategic planning, working with buy and sell side analysts, and corporate communications. He has held executive positions at the Irvine Company, PM Realty Group, and PLC, and is a noted speaker and author.

• President & COO – Mr. Weiling Tsao
A 27 year executive level veteran of the semiconductor, computer, and consumer electronics industries, in both the U.S. and Asia, Mr. Tsao is in charge of all day-to-day operations for NDT, where he has played a critical role in establishing the company as a viable company partnered with Taiwan’s R&D powerhouses, III and ITRI.

• Senior Managing Director – Mr. Richard Tanimoto
Representing 27 years of experience in the high tech industry, Mr. Tanimoto acts as the engineering communication link between NDT and III (the Institute for Information Industry).

• Director – Mr. Robert George
With over 40 years of corporate management experience, including the founding of two companies, Mr. George brings both managerial and marketing experience to the board.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.newportdt.com

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT.OB) Announces Upcoming Conference Call to Review Progress and Provide Outlook

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. announced this afternoon that it will conduct a shareholder conference on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 4:30 PM Eastern time to provide an update with regards to the progress made in executing its business model and to provide an outlook for the rest of the current year.

Mr. Michael Lutton, NPDT CEO and Weiling Tsao, NPDT President, will host the call. Those wishing to join the call can do so with the following access phone numbers: 877-311-2008 (toll-free for U.S. and Canada only) and 719-266-2041 (toll for International calls only). The investor access code is 926910.

Newport Digital will be accepting written questions from shareholders. Anyone wanting to ask a question of the NPDT team should email their question to mlutton@newportdt.com or fax to 949.219.0528. There will also be a brief question and answer session at the conclusion of the call.

Michael Lutton stated, “We look forward to updating shareholders on the tremendous progress we have made over the past year. While we are still pre-revenue, there have been many key developments in NPDT that have put our company in an exceptional position to ramp revenue and reach profitability in the coming quarters.”

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT.OB) Constructing an Unassailable Fortress in the Tech Sector

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. is constantly focused on securing innovative and highly marketable new intellectual property via its exclusive partnerships with two of the world’s leading technology incubators based in Taiwan and consisting of some 8k of the planet’s top engineers and scientists:

• The Institute for Information Industry (III) is a global leader in RFID and WiMAX with a proven track record for outstanding design and implementation of large scale information systems, like Taiwan’s massive e-Government project, whose success is rivaled only by the III’s success in developing strategic relationships within Taiwan’s IT industry.

• The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is another technology pioneer with a reputation for advanced manufacturing systems and known widely as a hotbed for discrete areas of operation, such as nanotechnology, engineering advanced materials, chemical science and integrated electronics with a special focus on biomedical applications.

The Company gains co-ownership of all intellectual property developed cooperatively by III and ITRI, in addition to global distribution exclusivity for any related technology or products, making NPDT the recipient of some of the hottest new technology as it comes off the intellectual assembly line and a veritable checkpoint organization guarding the bottleneck between the laboratory and the marketplace – which is also an inestimable position for investment capital.

Hard at work constructing a streamlined network of partners in licensing, sales and distribution, NPDT is also cultivating third-party component and original design manufacturer (ODMs) relationships to create a sophisticated architecture that is able to fully exploit the commercial possibilities of the Company’s key technology position, which unifies innovation with localized logistics to create tightly integrated systems that are custom designed to meet the specific needs of the individual client.

On the cutting edge of emergent technology, and with a strong hand in rapidly growing wireless broadband space, NPDT is well-positioned both as a solutions provider with a rich set of core competencies and as an innovator with access to revolutionary new developments in everything from RFID and digital signage to VoIP and security/surveillance.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.newportdt.com

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Newport Digital Technologies Inc. (NPDT.OB) Leverages InfoComm International Influence within the Technology Markets

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

InfoComm International is a global trade association focused on the rapidly evolving multimillion dollar audio and video (AV) industry. InfoComm provides information about technologies, trends and training within the AV industry. The organization provides special events, including an annual tradeshow to encourage and promote networking and advancements in the industry.

InfoComm’s conferences house more than 900 exhibitors to showcase the latest technologies and products in the AV industry. The conference attracts more than 32,000 professionals from more than 90 countries to convene and discuss, network and learn about pro-AV solutions through expert-led sessions, labs, exhibits and workshops.

InfoComm 2010 (June 9-11, 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center) will feature integrated display, projection, audio, conferencing, lighting and staging, digital signage and communications systems solutions. Attendees will have access to more than 10,000 new audiovisual products, as well as a line-up of first-time class offerings.

The tradeshows also offer companies within the AV industry the opportunity to raise awareness of their products and services. Newport Digital Technologies Inc. (NPDT.OB) is one such company that will showcase its technology at InfoComm 2010.

“Exhibiting at InfoComm 2010 will provide NPDT with enormous exposure to more than 32,000 professionals at the most comprehensive information communications marketplace in the world,” NPDT CEO Michael Lutton stated in the press release. “InfoComm is the perfect exhibition to promote world-class products such as NPDT’s wireless LED Digital Signage and N37B RFID mobile computing device.”

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Newport Digital Technology, Inc. (NPDT.OB) Reports Success at RFID Journal Live! 2010 in Orlando, Florida

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Today before the opening bell, Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. announced its successful participation in the RFID Journal Live! trade show held in Orlando, Florida. The event, hosted by more than 2,800 attendees, generated hundreds of quality sales leads, many of which represent immediate sales opportunities for NPDT’s N37B RFID product offering. “We are focused on aggressively executing the sales effort, allowing us to maximize the sales potential for NPDT,” stated Weiling Tsao, NPDT President.

RFID Journal Live! is an avenue for companies to exhibit how to properly use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to improve operations by cutting costs, boosting efficiencies and enhancing customer service. At the trade show, Newport Digital featured its leading-edge N37B mobile computing device that offers a secure protocol RFID chip and a total solution for supply chain/logistics applications.

Drew Nipper, Senior Sales Director for NPDT commented, “We are thrilled with the reception of NPDT’s N37B product offering at RFID Journal Live! 2010. Our unique RFID solution addresses a very diverse and broad marketplace for the N37B, validating its strong feature sets. As a result, the response by potential clients was extremely positive for this device. We look forward to maximizing the sales potential of the N37B for NPDT and exceeding our expectations.”

“Potential clients were very impressed with the advanced technology and flexibility of configuration for our handheld computing device,” added Joseph Ray, Wal-Mart Account Manager for NPDT. “Many industry members were amazed at NPDT’s ability to bring such a powerful and unique RFID solution to market so quickly and with such maturity and applicability. RFID Journal Live! placed us squarely in the spotlight as the newest participant with products and services superior to those presently available. We strongly believe that NPDT is in the right place at the right time to take full advantage of the fast growing RFID market.”

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT.OB) Goes To School

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Newport Digital Technologies Inc., through its partnership with two premier technology incubators, both based in Taiwan: the Institute for Information Industry (III) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), has developed a rich portfolio of competencies, based upon the latest achievements in wireless broadband networking. But none has a greater potential for social change than eLearning, the new approach to school and training, featuring next-generation WiMAX broadband wireless technology.

With the pace of new discoveries increasing daily, and the participation of more and more countries in an information-based global economy, the need for better ways of transferring knowledge has never been greater. Traditional models of education, based upon individual classrooms and instructors, are proving too labor-intensive to be affordable. In addition, continuing changes in what must be learned requires education to be a lifelong process, available to all age groups in a highly flexible form.

Wireless broadband technology, together with the emergence of low-cost personal computing and innovative online educational applications, has opened up new ways to meet this need, a worldwide market that has already grown to over $50 billion. The solution is e-Learning, enabled by developments in Internet and multimedia technologies. It’s an approach that offers clear and major benefits, from the highest governmental and organizational levels down to the individual learner.

• First of all, it makes training and education affordable, regardless of who is footing the bill. Instead of addressing a few dozen students, the best instructors will be able to reach tens of thousands. The cost per student will be a small fraction of the traditional model, making it available to a larger number of people in this country and around the world.

• Education will also be more flexible, geographically and otherwise. People living in areas with a poor educational infrastructure will now have access to many of the same educational opportunities as anyone else. Workers in a remote field environment can be trained on site. Individuals unable to easily leave their home, or with a difficult time schedule, can still be reached. People with special educational needs can have their requirements met. Although some may question the loss of physical interaction between student and teacher, the compensation will be a much more dynamic electronic interaction, providing more effective visual aids and information linkage.

• A side benefit of eLearning is a smaller impact on the environment. Extensive travel to and from physical centers of education, with all of the associated pollution, will be replaced with logging in, requiring only a small amount of power per user. Even paper usage will be reduced, as information is increasingly displayed electronically.

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT.OB) Video Chart for Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Today’s video takes another look at NPDT. It is time to start looking at Newport as a longer term trade as the chart appears to have possibly found a bottom. Watch the video to see what we see.

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT.OB) to Showcase Its Cutting-Edge Technologies at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. announced this morning that it will be an exhibitor at InfoComm 2010 conference and exhibition, on June 5th – 11th at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada. InfoComm is the leading trade show for industry professionals in the audiovisual, information communications and systems integration industries.

NewPort Digital will showcase the latest technologies for wireless LED Digital Signage for commercial, municipal and industrial applications. The company will also display the leading-edge N37B mobile computing device, which offers a secure protocol RFID chip and a total solution for applications in supply chain/logistics for manufacturing, retail packaging/consumer goods, waste management, and pharmaceutical/healthcare.

“Exhibiting at InfoComm 2010 will provide NPDT with enormous exposure to more than 32,000 professionals at the most comprehensive information communications marketplace in the world,” stated NPDT CEO, Michael Lutton. “InfoComm is the perfect exhibition to promote world-class products such as NPDT’s wireless LED Digital Signage and N37B RFID mobile computing device.”

“InfoComm is an important conference for us. We are eager to participate in this tech savvy environment, allowing NPDT to showcase our leading-edge products,” commented Weiling Tsao, NPDT President. “Consequently, we anticipate, in years 2010 and 2011, NPDT revenues will increase dramatically as a result of our solid business model and strong business relationships with our R&D and sales channel partners.”

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Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT.OB) and the Exciting Possibilities of RFID Technology

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Newport Digital Technologies Inc. is a leading global digital solutions provider specializing in some of the most quickly emerging technology segments. One of the technology segments that the company is focusing on is Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID.

RFID technologies open up an exciting new world of possibilities for a wide variety of businesses and governments to increase the efficiency of their operations. RFID allows them to securely capture, track and manage their critical data in real-time. The data may range from pallets in a warehouse, to goods in a shopping cart, to data from passports and credit cards and perhaps even from ID cards on students or patients.

A compelling solution for governments to increase the quality and efficiency of their services is also provided by RFID technology. For instance, the security and convenience of citizens can be improved by the use of e-ID initiatives (passports, etc.). RFID is playing an increasingly critical role in enabling governments to increase food safety through better tracking of livestock and agricultural products. Such technologies may also improve the quality of education services and even reduce congestion in major cities through the roll-out of sophisticated ‘smart’ transportation management systems.

Of course, RFID technologies can also be used widely in various industrial applications. The technology can play a vital role in reducing the cost of transporting goods across their global supply chain by enabling faster and cheaper means of delivery and more accurate and efficient tracking of assets as they are shipped. Companies can optimize their fleet management, route planning and customer service by increasing the accuracy of deliveries around the globe through RFID technologies.

In manufacturing, RFID enables companies to streamline their production processes. In retail, costs can be reduced by greater visibility of their inventory as it moves across their supply chain. RFID can also provide hands-free identification of the contents in a shopping cart, which allows for instant billing while reducing shoplifting. RFID technology is also used in the healthcare field with applications including patient identification, medical monitoring and managing of medical equipment. In addition, RFID technologies can provide a higher degree of patient safety standards by avoiding errors in the dispensing of drugs.

Newport Digital Technologies is looking to capitalize on all these many varied opportunities in RFID over the months and years to come.

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Newport Digital Technologies Inc. (NPDT) Recent Appointment of Seasoned Industry Veteran

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Technology Solutions Company Newport Digital Technologies Inc. earlier this month announced the appointment of Steve Ruey-Long Chen, former minister of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan (MOEA) and former board chairman of the Institute for Information Industry (III), to the company’s advisory board.

Chen will guide the company’s recently implemented business strategies in correlation with its ventures in RFID, WiMax, Wireless Digital Signage, Security and VoIP products and services. Several of these solutions have been developed and implemented in Taiwan through NPDT’s technology partners, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and (III).

“We are pleased to have Steve come aboard and assist us with our business strategy and technology solutions for NPDT. Steve’s vast business and political experience, coupled with a deep understanding of technology makes this a winning combination that will greatly benefit NPDT,” Richard Damion, NPDT chairman stated in the press release.

Chen has a diversified background, including economic development, international trade relations, and supervision of major state-owned enterprises. In the press release, Chen noted his optimism for the future of NDPT in the communications technology market.

“NDPT is a company with creative and visionary ideas. I am positive that the distinguished leadership, together with excellent marketing expertise will make NDPT a very successful Information and Communication Technology (ICT) company. It is my great pleasure to join NDPT as a member of the advisory board. I look forward to working very closely with all my colleagues from NDPT,” Chen stated.

Weiling Tsao, president of NPDT, said Chen’s experience will strengthen current relationships, as well as future endeavors in the communications market.

“As the former board chairman for III, Steve will offer invaluable assistance in strengthening our relationship with III and ITRI, and subsequently other strategic R&D partners. We look forward to interacting with Steve on many different business and technological levels, harnessing his incredible business skills and technology acumen.

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