DSE 2013 Announces 2013 Apex Award Finalists

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DSE ApexAward rgbDigital 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 thirty finalists for its Apex Awards for 2013. The annual DSE Apex Awards honor innovation in the development and deployment of technology in the global DOOH industry. Nominees are the end-use sites of the installation.

Chosen by an independent panel of six industry journalists*, this year’s Apex Award finalists were named from a field of nearly ninety entrants vying in ten 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 2013 on Wednesday, February 27, from 7-9 pm at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. DSE will also present the Apex Award of the Year to one of the Gold finalists.

The finalists include:

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+ Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society, Nominated by DRM Productions Inc.
+ Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Nominated by Intermedia Touch Inc.
+ Westfield San Francisco Centre (pictured, left), Nominated by Obscura Digital

Business Industry & Government
+ Arsenal Media Fountain of Content, Nominated by Arsenal Media
+ Christie West Wing, Nominated by Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc.
+ San Francisco Public Utility Commission, Nominated by Obscura Digital

Education & Healthcare
+ Florida Hospital – Wesley Chapel, Nominated by Sound Stage Inc.
+ Saint Louis University, Nominated by NEC Display Solutions
+ University of Waterloo Stratford Campus, Nominated by Westbury National Show Systems Ltd.

Event Venues
Antron Showroom, Nominated by Float4 Interactive
+ Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Nominated by Gefen
+ University of Oregon, Nominated by Haivision

Food & Beverage
+ Dee Daa Restaurants, Nominated by Arsenal Media
+ Starbucks Coffee Co., Nominated by Starbucks Coffee Co.
+ Top of Waikiki Restaurant, Nominated by Pacific Digital Signs

+ Tourisme Montérégie, Nominated by Arsenal Media
+ Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort, Nominated by Xpodigital
+ Wynn in Las Vegas, Nominated by JANUS Displays by Morrow Technologies

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+ Buffalo Wild Wings, Nominated by Wireless Ronin Technologies
+ Pepsi (pictured, left), Nominated by Intel
+ Telenet Mobile – Smart, Nominated by SpotScala Inc.

Public Spaces
+ Clear Channel Spectacolor – Times Square, Nominated by Clear Channel Spectacolor
+ Rumeli Hisari Castles, Nominated by Dreambox Visual Communications
+ Westfield Shopping Center, Nominated by Smart Spot and Scala Inc.

+ Build-A-Bear Workshop, Nominated by Build-A-Bear Workshop
+ Connections, Nominated by YCD Multimedia
+ Holt Renfrew Ltd., Nominated by Rose and Thistle Media

+ IGITerminal 3 & 1 Airport, Nominated by DelhiTimes Innovative Media Limited (Times OOH)
+ McCarran International Airport, Nominated by Four Winds Interactive
+ MTA Subway, Nominated by MRI (Manufacturing Resources International)

Registration for DSE’s Fourth Annual Awards Dinner, or any of the DSE 2013 educational events being held February 26-28, 2013, is now available online at www.digitalsignageexpo.net.

DSE’s Apex Awards were individually assessed and juried on the basis of originality and innovation by an independent panel of six industry journalists, all of whom have long reported on the digital signage sector, have published on the many facets of the industry, and are recognized as versant in current industry trends. Judges included:
+ Ben Skidmore, Publisher, Digital Signage Solutions
+ Lionel Tepper, Managing Director, ScreenMedia Daily
+ Tom Leblanc, Editor-in-Chief, Commercial Integrator
+ Mike Cearley, Senior Vice President & Partner, Global Social Strategy & Consumer Engagement, Fleishman-Hillard; Author & Publisher, 11th Screen
+ Jeff Wooten, Editor, Sign Builder Illustrated
+ Richard Lebovitz, Editorial Director, Digital Signage Expo