DSE Announces 2012 Apex Award Winners

Digital Signage Expo® (DSE) announced the independently judged winners of its Apex Awards for 2012 at its 3rd Annual Awards Dinner, sponsored this year by the Digital Signage Federation. David Keene, Executive Editor of Digital Signage magazine, was one of the Judges for the 2012 APEX Awards.

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, nominated by ZEBRADOG, won the first ever DSE 2012 Apex Award of the Year.

More than 200 industry luminaries gathered in a Caesars Palace ballroom on Wednesday evening, March 7, to celebrate the winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex Awards, presented in 11 categories from a field of 88 entrants representing 18 countries.

In addition, DSE for the first time presented an Apex Award of the Year to the judges’ top pick among the Gold Apex Award winners. The annual DSE Apex Awards honor innovation as demonstrated in the deployment of technology in the global digital signage industry.

The 2012 Apex Award winners are:

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 Comércio de Alimentos (McDonald’s Brazil), nominated by Megamidia Publicidade e Comunicacao

GOLD: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, nominated by Samsung Electronics America – Enterprise Business Division
SILVER: Montérégie 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

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

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.

The winner of the DSE 2012 Apex Award of the Year is Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, nominated by ZEBRADOG. Judges for the DSE 2012 Apex Awards were David Keene, executive editor, Digital Signage Magazine; Richard Lebovitz, editorial & educational services director, Digital Signage Expo; David Silverman, editor, Sound & Communications; Ben Skidmore, publisher, Signage Solutions Magazine; Lionel Tepper, managing director, ScreenMedia Daily.

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