DSE Announces Apex Award Finalists For Digital Signage Projects

January 9, 2013 by Dave Haynes


Digital Signage Expo has announced the finalists for its annual Apex Awards, which recognize and celebrate  great projects and deployments in the sector.

The finalists were selected by an independent panel of six industry journalists (all good people, but as I have told DSE many times, people who do this stuff – not write about it – should be the judges). And that’s enough about that.

The 30 chosen were from a stack of 90 or so entries in 10 categories. The Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex Awards will be presented in each category at an awards banquet on for the opening night of the DSE 2013 trade show, on Wednesday, February 27th, from 7-9 pm at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

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DSE will also present the Apex Award of the Year to one of the Gold finalists

The finalists:



Arts Entertainment & Recreation

Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society, Nominated by DRM Productions Inc.

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Nominated by Intermedia Touch Inc.

Westfield San Francisco Centre, 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


Interactive Self-Service  

Buffalo Wild Wings, Nominated by Wireless Ronin Technologies

Pepsi, 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 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)


I’m familiar with many but certainly not all these projects. Arsenal Media is once again up for awards in several categories (five if you lump in office-mates Float 4, and the content awards are still to come), and good to see Vince Mitchell from Pacific Digital (poor man suffers in relative obscurity in Honolulu) get a nod.

Congratulations to all the nominees.

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