Kioskcom/Digital Signage Show – Day 1

November 11, 2009 by Dave Haynes

Back at the penthouse suite sipping on a glass of Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut and throwing things at the butler for giggles, and I have some time to write up my impressions from Day 1 before the limo comes and me and Flanigan go to Studio 54. It’s open on Tuesdays, right?
Busy show. Lotsa people and lotsa vendors on the DS side.
I think the DS side was busier than the kiosk side.
I spent a lot of time catching up with people and not enough seeing stuff. Tomorrow will be better for that. Amazed to see yet more new software platforms doing what looks to be the same stuff as the 300 other ones already out there. Why would you bother?
The show is at the Javits Center, which manages to price a bottle of water at $3.75. Pirates.
The booths are, generally, far more austere than they are at the DSE show. Less cost, same impact, probably.
Only complaint I heard was about the location of the speaker sessions. Too much ambient noise from the adjacent show floor made it hard to hear and stay focused.
Detailed posts on NEC and Digi Awards to follow… 

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