Digital Signage Expo Opens Call for 2014 APEX Awards Nominations

Adds New Category, Sets October 4, 2013 Deadline

Atlanta - Digital Signage Expo® (DSE), the world's largest International Tradeshow and Conference dedicated to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), is now accepting nominations for its 11th Annual APEX Awards.


New for 2014, DSE has added a Professional & Personal Services category to differentiate services provided by banks, insurance companies, accounting firms, brokerages, and salons from the general retail category. The definition of the "Interactive Self-Service" category has also been broadened to include submissions from the burgeoning automated retail sector

To qualify, nominees must have a new or current digital signage or interactive technology program installed between November 1, 2012, and November 1, 2013. Submissions deadline is Friday, October 4, 2013, and forms are available at: http://www.digitalsignageexpo.net/dse-apex-awards.

Nominations will be evaluated by a panel of independent judges on the basis of:

*Challenge - The size, scope or unique requirements of the deployment and what problems had to be solved or overcome to ensure successful implementation.

* Solution - The degree to which the solution was "cutting edge" (new, unique, or innovative).

*Result - The quantitative extent to which the digital signage or interactive technology deployment benefitted the viewer and achieved the installation's goals.

Nominees remain the venue where the installation was deployed. The nominating companies can be the venues themselves, the technology providers that provided the installation hardware and software, the architects and design firms who conceived the project, as well as the system integrators who did the installation.

The 5th Annual Apex & Content Awards Dinner will be held on Wednesday, February 12th from 7:00-9:00pm.

Richard Lebovitz, Editorial Director of Exponation, LLC, who oversees the Awards process said, "Innovation is at the heart of what drives growth in the digital signage industry, and DSE's APEX Awards recognizes originality in those applications that demonstrate true advancements."

Mark your calendar now: Digital Signage Expo® 2014, co-located with the Interactive Technology Expo and Digital Content Show, is scheduled for February 11-13, 2014, with access to the Exhibit Hall February 12 & 13 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. To reserve exhibit space contact Jeanne Phillips, (770) 817-5903. Or, for more information, visit www.digitalsignageexpo.net. You can follow DSE on Twitter at DSExpo, or for all DSE 2014 updates, use #dse2014. 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 200 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 2014 program will be comprised of pre- and post-show educational events, 28 general conference seminars, as well as targeted Industry Vertical Discussion Groups and free presentations staged in on-floor theaters.

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