DSE 2012 Announces 2012 Apex & Content Award Winners

Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex Awards were presented to winners in 11 categories

March 8, 2012


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), last night announced the independently judged winners of its Apex & Content Awards for 2012 at its 3rd Annual Awards Dinner Sponsored this year by the Digital Signage Federation.

This year Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex Awards were presented to winners in 11 categories from a field of 88 entrants, representing 18 countries, as:

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

GOLD Parx Casino, nominated by Cisco
SILVER Museum of Design Atlanta, nominated by Prism Technologies,Inc.
BRONZE Bally Total Fitness, nominated by Helios Interactive Technologies, Inc.

Business, Industry & Government

GOLD Radio-Canada/Telecine Multimedia, nominated by Scala, Inc.
SILVER Harley-Davidson York Vehicle Operations, nominated by Cisco
BRONZE Christie Network Operations Center, nominated by Arsenal Media

Education & Healthcare

GOLD Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, nominated by ZEBRADOG
SILVER Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, nominated by Westbury
National
BRONZE CTV, nominated by Sistem 9 Medya

Event Venues

GOLD Sun Life Financial BuzzWall at Kodak Theater, nominated by Arsenal
Media
SILVER HP Pavilion at San Jose, nominated by Daktronics
BRONZE LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, nominated by Cisco

Food & Beverage

GOLD Holyfield's Restaurant GmbH & Co. KG, nominated by Scala &
Newroom Media
SILVER Starbucks Coffee Co., nominated by Wireless Ronin Technologies
BRONZE Arcos Dourados Comİrcio de Alimentos (McDonald's Brazil), nominated
by Megamidia Publicidade e Comunicacao

Hospitality

GOLD The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, nominated by Samsung Electronics
America - Enterprise Business Division
SILVER Montİrİgie Tourism Association, nominated by Arsenal Media
BRONZE The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, nominated by Four Winds Interactive

Interactive Self-Service

GOLD CTM Media Group, nominated by ComQi
SILVER Build-A-Bear Workshop®, nominated by Build-A-Bear Workshop®
BRONZE Central Kansas Revival, nominated by bloomfield knoble, inc.

New Concept

GOLD Experience Station, nominated by Intel & Inwindow Outdoor
SILVER Red Leaf Retail Concepts, Inc., nominated by Red Leaf Retail Concepts,
Inc.
BRONZE "Diji-Taste" by Kraft Foods, nominated by Intel Corp.

Public Spaces

GOLD Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies - The Grove & The Westfield
San Francisco Centre, nominated by Inwindow Outdoor
SILVER Oxford Properties Group/Scarborough Town Centre, nominated by
Capital Networks, Ltd.
BRONZE Costa Rica Shopping Centers, nominated by IMC

Retail

GOLD Benetton Live Windows, nominated by Fabrica
SILVER Fresh, nominated by Christie Digital/Christie Digital Managed Services
BRONZE Sony Stores, nominated by Convergent Media Systems

Transportation

GOLD Melbourne Airport, nominated by Cisco
SILVER Port Columbus International Airport, nominated by Columbus Regional
Airport Authority
BRONZE New Mexico Rail Runner Express, nominated by Scala, Inc.

New The DSE 2012 Apex Award of the Year winner is:

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, nominated by ZEBRA DOG

This year Gold, Silver and Bronze Content Awards were presented to winners in nine different categories from a field of 83 entrants, representing eight different countries, as:

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

GOLD iA Interactive for content created for Cinİpolis
SILVER Prism Technologies for content created for Museum of Design Atlanta -
Atlanta: Beyond Bricks & Sticks
BRONZE Saddle Ranch Digital for content created for Martin-Lawrence Galleries

Business, Industry & Government

GOLD Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for content created for Velocity News
Network
SILVER Flixio Studios for content created for CubeSmart Interactive Kiosk
BRONZE Arsenal Media for content created for Christie Network Operations Center

Education & Healthcare

GOLD Second Story Interactive Studios for content created for University of
Oregon Ford Alumni Center
SILVER Gilmore Group for content created for Walgreens' "Arm Yourself"
Campaign
BRONZE Sistem 9 Medya for content created for CTV

Event Venues

GOLD Arsenal Media for content created for Miami Dolphins BuzzWall at Sun
Life Stadium
SILVER Orlando Magic for content created for Orlando Magic Digital Signage at
Amway Center
BRONZE Insteo for content created for Activision's Call of Duty XP Event

Food & Beverage

GOLD Newroom Media for content created for Holyfields Interactive Self-Service
Ordering Kiosk
SILVER PlayNetwork for content created for Dick's Last Resort Original Series -
Reel World Dicks & Dick's Quickies
BRONZE WAND Corp. for content created for Smashburger Corporate Digital Menu
Board Initiative

Hospitality

GOLD Arsenal Media for content created for Montİrİgie Tourism House
SILVER Blue Pony Digital for content created for Aria Casino - Jean George
Steakhouse
BRONZE TPW Productions, LLC for content created for Ho-Chunk Gaming More
Action

Multi-Platform

GOLD DOOHgood
SILVER Aerva & Kodak for content created for Your New York Minute in Times
Square
BRONZE Groupe ViVA for content created for Cars Trivia

Public Spaces

GOLD Pearl Media for content created for Lexus CT Earth Night 3D
SILVER Insteo for content created for LA Live - TapouT
BRONZE Daktronics Creative Services for content created for Samsung 'Tis the
Season Holiday Greeting

Retail

GOLD St. Joseph Content l Alchemy for content created for The Shoppes at
Ocean Drive - Romero Britto
SILVER Kinetik 3D for content created for Southern Comfort Glasses-Free 3D
POS Campaign
BRONZE Insteo for content created for KODI Boutique

New "The DSE 2012 Content Award of the Year winner is:

Second Story Interactive Studios
for content created for
University of Oregon Ford Alumni Center

Chris Gibbs, President of Exponation, LLC, which produces Digital Signage Expo said, "Because innovation and creativity are essential to driving growth in our industry, it is our unique pleasure and privilege to be able to provide a forum that not only nurtures and recognizes these amazing leaps forward, but also one in which all of us can come together and truly appreciate the work that is being produced in our field worldwide. That is why we are pleased to present the 2012 winners who have distinguished themselves in this way."

Mark your calendar now: Digital Signage Expo® 2013, co-located with the Interactive Technology Expo and Digital Content Show, is scheduled for February 26-March 1, 2013, 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.

Close to 180 exhibitors 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.

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