ActiveLight Announces 2005 DIGI Award recipients

The DIGI Awards, the first formal recognition of innovation and excellence in the digital signage industry, were presented to nine companies at the NSCA Systems Integration Expo in Orlando, Fla. The winning installations represent a range of industries, including corporate, retail, and transportation, and illustrate the expanding uses for digital signage worldwide.
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ActiveLight Announces 2005 DIGI Award recipients

Mar 15, 2005 4:05 PM

The DIGI Awards, the first formal recognition of innovation and excellence in the digital signage industry, were presented to nine companies at the NSCA Systems Integration Expo in Orlando, Fla. The winning installations represent a range of industries, including corporate, retail, and transportation, and illustrate the expanding uses for digital signage worldwide. D2 Sales received an award for its outdoor installation that successfully promotes Yahoo! Local, a new Yahoo! search product. The unique unit, complete with printer and Yahoo! yodel doorbell, has been featured in news broadcasts nationwide. Webpavement, another recipient, created a large-scale LED display network introducing the impact of eye-level digital signage to the streets of New York for the New York subway.

This year's DIGI award recipients in corporate, retail, and transportation categories of digital signage installations in each division are:

Corporate Installations
Under five screens: Sirius International (Hong Kong) for Cotco Holdings Digital Signage LED Selector--interactive touch-screen application to demonstrate a “Dynamic Range of Color Spectrum” in various types of LEDs manufactured by Cotco Holdings

Six to 25 screens: MITRE Corporate Communications for MITRE Corporation Digital Signage System--corporate communication to employees, visitors and tenants

More than 25 screens: Alpha Video for Ceridian Digital Signage System--realtime call center statistic displays and employee communication system

Retail Installations
Under five screens: Advanced Method for Seattle Design Center Digital Signage System--interactive building directories and way finding information

Six to 25 screens (tie): Microspace Communications and Helius for Flagstar Bank Digital Signage System--realtime marketing, training and corporate communication content to retail and banking locations via satellite OpenEye Displays for Regency Duty Free Shops Digital Signage System (New Zealand)--displays driving sales and increasing consumer awareness of promotions in airport duty-free shops

More than 25 screens: Mercury Online Solutions, for SunTrust Corporation Digital Signage System--five-channel program to engage and reach every customer at every bank visit

Transportation Installations
Under five screens: D2 Sales for Yahoo! Product Launch--installation to promote the launch of Yahoo! Local search product

More than 25 screens: Webpavement for New York Subway Digital Signage System --80 LED displays interconnected in urban street-level outdoor environment

No award was given in the six to 25 screens category.

“The winning entries feature new approaches and strategies for resolving challenges that will inspire anyone involved in digital signage,” said Brad Gleeson, president of ActiveLight, the founder and sponsor of the awards. “It's the truly innovative digital signage resellers, dealers, and integrators such as these that are demonstrating the power of digital signage and leading the way for the future.”

The nine division winners each received a $1,000 Visa Gift card and trophy. All partners including those involved in the software, content, fixture and hardware of the winning installations were also recognized with a certificate. The awards were judged by five journalists in the digital signage industry: David Keene, executive editor of Systems Contractor News and award chairperson; Darek Johnson, senior technology editor of Signs of the Times; Mark Mayfield, editor of Pro AV; Pete Putman, senior editor of Studio and Film and Video; and David A. Silverman, editor of Sound & Communications.

The DIGI Awards were presented by ActiveLight and sponsored by Systems Contractor News and Pioneer. Applications for the 2006 DIGI Awards will be available in October at www.activelight.com.

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