Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest and longest running International Conference and Tradeshow dedicated exclusively to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), today announced the finalists for its Apex Awards for 2012. The annual DSE Apex Awards honor innovation in the development and deployment of technology in the global DOOH industry. Nominees are the end-use site of the installation.
Chosen by an independent panel of five industry journalists, this year’s Apex Award finalists were named from a field of 88 entrants representing 18 countries and vying in 11 major digital signage categories. Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex Awards will be presented in each category at a special awards banquet slated for the opening night of DSE 2012 on Wednesday, March 7th from 7-9 p.m. at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
bloomfield knoble, inc. has been named a finalist in “Interactive Self-Services” for it’s work for the 2011 Central Kansas Revival (CKR). bloomfield knoble, along with it’s partners StreamZap and Harbor Industries, built self-service kiosks using iPads and LocPad software. CKR used them as map locators for self service; digital signage to point people to various locations; digital signs announcing the event for that particular location (time and name of event – like meeting room signage) and as a self-service donation station (3G iPads were used so people could make credit card donations). Volunteers also used LocPad iPads for internal communication, scheduling, emergencies, etc.
We are very proud of the nomination and excited to have been named a finalist for the Apex Award for our work for CKR in 2011. At bloomfield knoble, we believe that LocPad, which empowers anyone to convert their tablet (running iOS or Android) into a digital sign or interactive self-service application, is a future-forward digital signage application in the prototype stage. We believe that temporary events and festivals are areas under-served by the digital signage industry. As such, we installed LocPad software on iPads, which were then placed into specially designed stands. Together, these software / hardware / fixtures created a solution that could be used as both digital signage and interactive self-service.
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 180 exhibitors will 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 program is comprised of 11 pre- and post-show educational events, 32 seminars, 40 targeted Industry Vertical Discussion Groups and over 40 free presentations staged in three on-floor theaters.
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