DSE 2012 Announces 2012 Apex Award Finalists

Atlanta - Digital Signage Expo® (DSE), the world's largest and longest running International Conference and Tradeshow dedicated exclusively to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), today announced 33 finalists for its Apex Awards for 2012. The annual DSE Apex Awards honor innovation in the development and deployment of technology in the global DOOH industry. Nominees are the end-use site of the installation.

Chosen by an independent panel of five industry journalists, this year's Apex Award finalists were named from a field of 88 entrants representing 18 countries and vying in 11 major digital signage categories. Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex Awards will be presented in each category at a special awards banquet slated for the opening night of DSE 2012 on Wednesday, March 7th, from 7-9 p.m. at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. DSE will also present for the first time an Apex Award of the Year to one of the Gold finalists

The finalists include:

Arts, Entertainment, Recreation
Bally Total Fitness
Museum of Design, Atlanta
Parx Casino

Business, Industry & Government
Christie Network Operations Center
Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Education & Healthcare
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

Event Venues
HP Pavilion at San Jose
Sun Life Financial BuzzWall Kodak Theater
LIVESTRONG Sporting Park

Food & Beverage
Arcos Dourados Comerico de Alimentos
Holyfields Restaurant GmbH & Co., KG
Starbucks Coffee Co.

Monteregie Tourism Association
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (Four Winds Interactive)
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (Samsung)

Interactive Self-Services
Build-A-Bear Workshop Retail Stores
Central Kansas Revival
CTM Media Group

New Concept
Experience Station
Diji-Taste by Kraft Foods
Red Leaf Retail Concepts, Inc.

Public Spaces
Costa Rica Shopping Centers
Oxford Properties Group/Scarborough Town Centre
Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies - The Grove & The Westfield San Francisco Centre

Benetton Live Windows
Sony Stores

Melbourne Airport
New Mexico Rail Runner Express
Port Columbus International Airport

Registration for DSE's 3rd Annual Awards Dinner, or any of the DSE 2012 educational events being held March 6-9th, is now available online at www.digitalsignageexpo.net.
Some of the APEX nominees also submitted videos which you can see at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL616A09921F225C1F&feature=plcp

Mark your calendar now: Digital Signage Expo® 2012, co-located with the Interactive Technology Expo and Digital Content Show, is scheduled for March 6-9, 2012, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. To reserve exhibit space contact Jeanne Phillips, (770) 649-0300, Ext 16. Or, for more information, visit www.digitalsignageexpo.net. You can follow DSE on Twitter at DSExpo, or for all DSE 2012 updates, use #dse2012. For year-round news and information on digital signage, visit DSE's new Digital Signage Connection web portal at www.digitalsignageconnection.com.

About Digital Signage Expo
Digital Signage Expo, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA, is the world's largest and longest running conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to the digital signage, interactive technology and digital-out-of-home (DOOH) industries. Launched in 2004, DSE was the first event dedicated to the digital signage market and has been a significant contributor to the growth of this fast-paced industry. Professional end user attendance represents decision-makers from key industry categories such as retail, restaurant, healthcare, education, hospitality and transportation, as well as other key stakeholders, including advertising executives, brand marketers and systems integrators.

Over 180 exhibitors will feature technology and services including hardware, software, network, delivery and content from around the globe. DSE also offers the largest and most diversified digital signage and digital out-of-home educational program anywhere in the world, with more than 100 educators and the largest variety of educational opportunities, including a live installation tour and structured curriculum leading to professional re-certification in eight educational tracks. The program is comprised of 11 pre- and post-show educational events, 32 seminars, 40 targeted Industry Vertical Discussion Groups and over 40 free presentations staged in three on-floor theaters.

For more information, contact Communications Representative
Geri D. Wolff, Market Works International, Inc. (386) 447-0018

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