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2008.5 DIGI Awards Honor Digital Signage Excellence

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New York, October 15, 2008 -- The DIGI Awards, the industry’s preeminent Awards program recognizing the most successful and innovative new content, products, and applications in the digital signage industry, recognized this year’s winning entries during a special ceremony Thursday, October 15 in New York. Held at New York’s Jacob K. Javit’s Convention Center during The Digital Signage Show and KioskCom Self Service Expo, the fourth annual DIGI Awards ceremony presented 17 trophies to teams responsible for outstanding digital signage deployments between 2007 and August 2008. And for the fist time, the Best New Products in several key digital signage categories were recognized.

Judges for the event were Alan Brawn, Principal, Brawn Consulting; Lyle Bunn, Principal, Lyle Bunn Consulting; David Keene, Executive Editor of Digital Signage Magazine and the DIGI Awards Chairman. The Digital Signage Group is the co-sponsor of the DIGI Awards.

“As we moved the venue for the Awards presentation from a spring timeframe to October, the move to The Digital Signage Show in New York worked out quite well,” commented David Keene, Executive Editor of Digital Signage Magazine and the DIGI Awards Chairman. “Judging by the increased number of entries, including many from around the world, and the quality of those entries, the digital signage industry continues to ramp up to meet rapidly growing demand. So were pleased to once again be the publishing partner and Producer for these important Awards, which offer a roadmap of where we’re heading in terms of tech trends, marketing models, and end user expectations for Digital Signage. So the ‘2008.5’ Awards were a resounding success… and next year, we will, of course, go back to one Awards program per year, each autumn.”

Recipients of the 2008.5 DIGI Awards included those integrators, service providers and resellers who not only met but also exceeded the expectations of clients and peers alike.

This year’s DIGI Awards honorees were:

Winner: BestRetail Application, Local Campaign

• Digital Display & Communications for Future Shop

Winner, Best Retail Application, National Campaign

• Reatrix Systems for Sears Wishbook

Winner, Best Interactive or Wayfinding Application

• Openeye Global for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Corporate Applications

Winner, Award for Excellence in Creativity

• Digital Display Group, for the University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Business

Corporate Applications

Winner, Award for Excellence in Technology

• STRATACACHE for AT&T Executive Briefing Center

Entertainment Application

Winner, Excellence in Creativity

• C-Nario for Casino Da Madiera

Winner, Excellence in Technology

• Scala for UBC TV/Ullevaal Stadium

Public Venue Application

Winner, Excellence in Creativity

• MODERNISTIC, for Best Buy

Public Venue Application

Winner, Excellence in Technology

• Omnivex/Jacob Hattelamd Visions, AS for Fjord 1 Bogn Billag

Judges Award for Innovation in Sourcing Digital Signage

• Digital Display & Communications for Rogers Telecommunications Nexgen Store.

Best Product, Measurement/Analytics

• Artisan Complete for Ncapsule

Best Product, Software

• Admira Digital Signage Software

Best Product, Flat Panel Displays

• TRED Systems, EMD2 Hybrid Sign

Best Product, Screen Material

• Acceleroptics, XLV-100 Digital Display

Best Product, Media Player


Best Product, Connectivity

• Minicom Advanced Systems, DS Vision 3000

Winner, Best Use of Content

• Digital Display & Communications, for Holt Renfrew

The DIGI Awards continue to expand, year after year, in both number of categories and entries, and offers the industry’s most comprehensive snapshot of where the industry is headed.

For more information on entering next year’s DIGI Awards, visit www.digitalsignageweekly.com or www.digitalsignagedirectory.com.

And look to the pages of Digital Signage magazine, and its eNews, for detailed highlights of the winning entries in the coming weeks and months.

For more information on The Digital Signage Show, visit www.thedigitalsignageshow.com.

Media Contact:

David Keene

Executive Editor

NewBay Media

Chair of the Judges Panel/DIGI Awards




DIGI Awards at the Digital Signage Expo

The digital signage design and equipment provider teams involved in winning entries of the DIGI Awards are invited to participate in a special panel discussion to be held during the Digital Signage Expo held in Chicago, May 17th at 4:30pm. The panel will address "Bringing It All Together", DIGI Award Winners Share What It Takes to Implement a Winning Digital Signage Project." Members of the winning teams can contact David Keene at scneditor@aol.com for information.

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Apply now for The 2008 DIGI Awards

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DIGI Awards Open to Entries

The 2007 DIGI Awards are now open to entries. From retail stores to live events to public spaces, the success of dynamic digital signage as a powerful medium for advertising, information, and entertainment is becoming more evident every day.

Digital Signage Show New York, DIGI Awards Open Registration

The Digital Signage Show New York - to be held October 15 - 16, 2008, at the Javits Convention Center - will emphasize exhibits specifically for those organizations looking to purchase and successfully deploy digital signage and other customer-facing technologies. Online registration is now open. The Digital Signage Show New York is also the new home for the DIGI Awards - the Digital Signage Industry's Premier Awards program, honoring the most successful and innovative digital signage deployments. Entries to the DIGI Awards - in the categories of Content, Products or Applications - must be deployments started and completed from 2007 through August 2008.