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Kioskcom/Digital Signage Show Las Vegas

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KioskCom Self Service Expo and The Digital Signage Show closed another successful co-located conference at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, May 6-7. Welcoming more than 1,400 qualified buyers and over 200 exhibitors, this year's event proved that end-users weren't letting economic fears impact their kiosk and digital signage deployment decisions.

"This was a great show that allowed vendors and exhibitors to creatively collaborate on top industry trends," says Hadley Green, Project Coordinator for Walgreen Co. "I left the show with multiple contacts and am excited about the potential of the projects discussed."
For more than a decade, the event has provided attendees with access to thought leaders, new technologies, forums and case studies from well-known companies including Avery Dennison, Dave & Buster's, Harrah's Entertainment, Hollywood Entertainment, Live Nation Inc., McCarran Airport, Mayo Clinic, Redbox, Rolls-Royce, Sprint-Nextel, SuperShuttle, SanDisk, United States Postal Service, Vanguard Car Rental and more.

Each year, one of the anticipated events on the conference agenda for KioskCom is the official Self Service Excellence Awards presentation ceremony. The Awards are unique to the industry for their primary focus on both deployers and technology providers. Industry excellence was recognized in seven different categories, and also announced was the Overall Winner and Deployer of the Year. The 2009 winners include:

Category: Best Retail Deployment: Indigo Next Generation Retail Kiosk, submitted by: Indigo Books & Music
Category: Best Travel/Hospitality Deployment: Hertz Drives Efficiency and Customer Satisfaction with Self-Service, submitted by: NCR Corporation
Category: Best Entertainment/Gaming Deployment: Ecast EQTM Interactive HD Entertainment and Promotion at Point of Purchase, submitted by: Ecast
Category: Best Healthcare Deployment: Adventist Health System Drives Revenue, Efficiencies with Self- Service, submitted by: NCR Corporation
Category: Best Other Industry Deployment: The Library of Congress Experience, submitted by: Library of Congress
Category: Best Overall Software Solution: Cabela's E-Commerce Kiosk Program, submitted by: Netkey
Category: Best Hardware/Enclosure Design: Outdoor, Full Payment Media Kiosk Delivers Results, submitted by: Innovative Control Systems, Inc.
Overall Winner: The Library of Congress Experience, submitted by: Library of Congress
Industry Deployer of the Year: Jo Ann Jenkins, chief operating officer, Library of Congress

Since 2003, the Self-Service & Kiosk Association has inducted individuals into its Hall of Fame. This year's honor was extended to three deserving individuals:
Gregg Kaplan - President & COO of Coinstar Inc.
Rick Malone - Founder & President of KIOSK Information Systems
Bradley Walker - Founder & CEO of Nanonation

In addition to the spring shows in Las Vegas, both The Digital Signage Show and KioskCom Self Service Expo host a co-located fall event in New York City. This year's event will take place November 10-11, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

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KioskCom, Digital Signage Show Keynote Roster

KioskCom Self Service Expo and The Digital Signage Show have announced the much-anticipated keynote presentation roster for this fall's event in New York. The co-located shows - which will be held from October 15 - 16, 2008 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - attract attendees from a diverse range of industries - including retail, finance, hospitality, tourism, healthcare, government, gaming/entertainment, and restaurants/QSRs. The events boast an impressive list of educational sessions and presenters, including key figures from Continental Airlines, the Georgia Aquarium and the US Postal Service (USPS).

AzureFire Digital Signage Division Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known for its bright lights and giant signage. The marquees, billboards and illuminated wonders of the Wynn, Treasure Island, The Venetian, Bally’s and Planet Hollywood–used to be neon, now they are mostly digital. But underneath all that signage is a revolution on a smaller and equally mind-boggling scale. It is a revolution in the handling, placement and content of the smaller digital signage by a start-up called AzureFire, LLC, founded by Austrian entrepreneur Helmut Kuhn, who hopes to unearth a new world of possibilities for digital signage. Helmut Kuhn comments, “This is an awesome place for signs. But mostly people think of the big, blazing neon and gigantic LED signs. AzureFire concentrates on the smaller signs, the ones you see in hotels, shops, lobbies of movie theatres, etc. We want to them to shine more brightly, too. We want to stoke those little lights as well.” Right now, AzureFire is focusing on the Hospitality industry