Taking place October 15 - 16, 2008 at New York's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, The Digital Signage Show and KioskCom Self Service Expo continue to attract over 2000 pre-qualified attendees from a diverse range of industries – including retail, finance, hospitality, tourism, healthcare, government, gaming / entertainment, and restaurants / QSRs. Offering a comprehensive event for digital signage and self service audiences, Digital Signage Show, KioskCom organizers have continued to build on each year’s offering to ensure that all areas of a deployment, from the product to best practices to evaluating the results are covered as thoroughly as possible. In order to accomodate the increased interest, this year will see a 50-percent expansion in exhibit floor footage.
Attending the 2008 New York shows are another impressive roster of industry-leading exhibitors suited to meet all deployment needs. Among the 225 exhibitors attending the event are:
Nanonation - Nanonation will be showcasing its newest Smart Shelves, which trigger a specific media message based on the particular product that has been pulled from the shelf by a consumer. The company will also highlight their newest mobile technology using the iPhone that enables users to do employee training via a “mini kiosk” and can be used as a remote control to trigger digital content being played on a big screen. From kiosks to digital signage, Nanonation's platform seamlessly integrates digital media content and monitors, measures, and manages each customer interaction to drive sales, fuel profits and enhance the customer experience.
Hughes - Hughes will be showcasing its newest product, SPACEWAY 3, at this year’s show. The new SPACEWAY 3 platform represents the largest step forward in the history of satellite communications. This new satellite broadband platform will form the basis for the next generation of the HughesNet service. The high-powered SPACEWAY 3 satellite will enable very high speeds in both directions while using compact, cost-efficient terminals. SPACEWAY 3 will provide a variety of service options to meet every need - with upload speeds as high as 16Mbps and downloads as fast as 30Mbps. Hughes will have live feeds setup as part of the SPACEWAY 3 demos at this year’s event.
Reflect Systems - Reflect Systems will be showcasing its new interactive rich-media capabilities at this year’s show. New features will include the ability to deploy and update kiosk and point of service applications over the network, and the ability to enable powerful attract loop functionality, such as hyper-targeting based on geography, demographics and day-parts. Additional new capabilities that will be demonstrated are designed to further enable the seamless integration between interactive kiosk applications and dynamic digital signage. Reflect Systems offers software and services as turnkey offerings as well as hosted Software-as-a-Service solutions.
STRATACACHE - STRATACACHE will be showcasing its award-winning digital signage software, ActiVia for Media, at the show. ActiVia for Media is a highly optimized, web-based solution for powerful digital marketing that combines STRATACACHE’s patented content delivery platform with state-of-the-art digital broadcasting technology. ActiVia for Media delivers mixed digital media, such as high-quality video advertisements, animated presentations, HTML files, flash demonstrations and text-based messages, to plasma screens or digital playout devices around the globe. STRATACACHE has also incorporated new audience measurement features and functionalities within ActiVia for Media, and will be showcasing these capabilities for the first time at the show as well.
National Datacast, Inc - National Datacast, Inc will be highlighting its newest datacasting capabilities at this year’s show. As the leading single-source provider in the television data broadcasting industry, National Datacast can design, deploy, and manage a complete end-to-end solution for you – all customized to meet the unique requirements of your application. The company will showcase its extensive resources and advanced technology, which offers customers instant delivery, greater geographic command and customized content for one to one million, among other benefits.
Netkey - Netkey will be launching the latest version of its kiosk and digital signage management software, Netkey 6.7, at this year’s show. Netkey 6.7 delivers powerful new features for organizations deploying kiosks and digital signs, including Advanced Attract Loop Scheduling. With Netkey 6.7, kiosks can act as digital signs by running multiple types of schedulable content on screen when not in use, including advertisements, video, animations, and more. Netkey 6.7 offers comprehensive kiosk and digital signage application configuration and assembly, content scheduling and distribution, remote monitoring, and detail reporting. Netkey customers include Target, Borders, Bank of America, Avery Dennison, the U.S. Postal Service, and many others.
Genr8 Digital Media - Genr8 will be showcasing its newest product line, Genr8 Video Channels, at this year’s show. Designed to take a networks attraction rating to a whole new level, the channels will now allow company’s to mix advertising with stunning entertainment content that will enthrall, engage and truly capture their audience. Additionally, the company will have daily celebrity, sports, and news content on display at the event. Genr8 Digital Media is the digital production and distribution arm of World Wide Entertainment - one of Australia's largest independent content producers.
KenCast, Inc - KenCast will showcase its newest offering, Edgespan Signage at this year’s show. EdgeSpan is the future of fast, efficient, reliable media solutions and fully utilizes KenCast’s Fazzt software technology which has been trusted for over 14 years by the military for their most important data transmissions. EdgeSpan Signage is the most sleek and lean of the EdgeSpan family, allowing you to efficiently deliver 10 channels to an infinite number of screens, and display digital animations and rotating content that entertains, educates and interacts with customers. KenCast builds end-to-end hardware and software for data delivery, digital signage, digital cinema, mobile video and more.
Harris Corporation - Harris will demonstrate its expanded line of InfoCaster content creation and playout systems - the key components in the Harris Digital Signage solutions portfolio —-which offer unprecedented control and flexibility over a digital signage network. Set to debut at the show is InfoCaster Online, a Web-based creation and distribution module that contains Active Directory authentication for creating, scheduling and distributing digital content. Harris solutions support the end-to-end content delivery chain for digital signage - including creation, production, management scheduling, distribution and reporting - and are scalable to support small, multi-screen implementations at a single venue through enterprise-level installations that encompass large numbers of venues, zones and screens.
The events also boast an impressive list of more than 35 educational sessions and presenters, including key figures from Continental Airlines, the Georgia Aquarium and the US Postal Service (USPS), who will be making keynote presentations during the two-day conference.
Additionally, on Thursday, October 15 the Digital Signage Show hosts the DIGI Awards - a ceremony recognizing the most successful and innovative digital signage deployments that have taken place from 2007 to August 2008.
The co-located offering delivers strategic marketing and technical business solutions for organizations utilizing - or looking to utili self-service, digital signage and other customer-facing technologies. The shows are designed to help businesses plan for all phases of their customer-facing technology deployment from pre-launch strategy to budgeting and measuring ROI, while providing attendees with all of their technology solutions under one roof.
Named by Tradeshow Week as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Trade Shows in North America three separate times, The Digital Signage Show and KioskCom Self Service Expo continue its reputation as the most critical, strategic, largest and longest running conference and tradeshow for kiosks and self service media and technology, worldwide. The expo has maintained more than a decade of success by delivering critical content and strategies to ensure deployment success directly from end-user companies that utilize these technologies within their organizations.
For more information on The Digital Signage Show, visit www.thedigitalsignageshow.com.
For more information on Self Service Expo, visit www.selfserviceexpo.com.