As we predicted last month, Germany snatched the #1 position on the latest November SMIL Chart. Of course, this means we will soon see a German-based SMIL solution becoming available to end users. We will keep you up-to-date on the development there.

Also notable is the entry of India into the top 3 position. Yes we have been in contact with a number of strong software developers there looking to deploy digital signage in SMIL.

So here are the top 10 countries during the past month, ranked by the number of visits to the A-SMIL web site, the promoter of W3C SMIL as the standard for digital signage, who activity tracks an ever expanding list of digital signage companies announcing support for SMIL.

1. Germany (up 1)
2. United States (down 1)
3. India (up 5)
4. Sweden (back from September)
5. Canada (down 1)
6. Italy (back from September)
7. United Kingdom (down 2)
8. Japan
9. New Zealand
10. Denmark

SMIL offers a number of facilities that simplify programming for digital signage. The A-SMIL.org web site covers a wide range of topics in SMIL.

IAdea is a sponsor of this monthly report and offers a number of new SMIL-compliant digital signage appliances.

You may wish to also take a look at the October chart for comparison.