SHENZHEN, China, June 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Taoping, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAOP), a leading provider of internet-based ad distribution and ad display terminal sharing systems in China, today announced that it has entered into contracts for the sales of 3,000 cloud-based elevator ad terminals to be installed in office buildings and residential communities throughout two cities on the southern bank of the Yangtze River, including Zhenjiang, a prefecture-level city and Danyang, a county-level city under the administration of Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province. 

Signed with Zhenjiang Taoping IoT Technology Limited (“Zhenjiang Taoping”) and Danyang Taoping IoT Technology Limited (“Danyang Taoping”), the contracts are expected to generate sales and service revenue to TAOP of about $1 million. Today’s news is the thirty-second in a series of announcements since May of 2017 on TAOP’s sales of its cloud-based ad terminals. Each transaction is expected to generate recurring service and commission revenue from customers’ use of the Company’s Yunfa advertising distribution system and Taoping Net/ App ad screen sharing platform.

Zhenjiang Taoping and Danyang Taoping have recently joined the Taoping Alliance, a nationwide advertising resource sharing platform jointly founded by TAOP and Shenzhen Taoping New-Media Limited. Since its establishment in May 2017, the members of Taoping Alliance have increased to fifty members with the coverage of over twenty-three provinces and provincial cities throughout China.

“We are glad that Zhenjiang Taoping and Danyang Taoping have officially joined Taoping Alliance,” said Mr. Jianghuai Lin, the Chairman and CEO of TAOP, “It shows TAOP Alliance has vertically penetrated into the nationwide county-level market. Also by continuing to integrate the national screen resources, our ‘Smart IoT Terminal - Cloud Services - Taoping Web’ media ecosystem model enables the terminal owner to allow the advertisers or individuals to distribute real-time ads to designated terminals and engaging better with the targeted consumers.”

Mr. Lin reiterated that by 2018, the Company expects to sell an additional 120,000 cloud-based ad terminals with market penetration in 100 cities with coverage for 200 million people throughout China.

About Taoping Inc.

Taoping Inc. (formerly known as China Information Technology, Inc.) Nasdaq: TAOP, is a leading cloud-based ad terminal and service provider of digital advertising distribution network and new media resource sharing platform in the Out-of-Home advertising market of China. The Company provides the integrated end-to-end digital advertising solutions enabling customers to distribute and manage ads on the ad display terminals. Connecting cloud-based ad terminal owners, advertisers and consumers, it builds up a resource sharing “Smart IoT Terminal - Taoping Net/ App – Taoping E-store” media ecosystem to ultimately achieve the mission “our technology makes advertising and branding affordable and effective for everyone.” To learn more, please visit http://www.taop.com/.

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