Digital Signage Expo, the trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks, has announced 33 finalists for its Apex Awards and 31 finalists for its Content Awards for 2014.

The annual DSE Apex Awards honor innovation in the development and deployment of technology in the global digital out-of-home industry. Nominees are the end-use sites of the installation. The annual DSE Content Awards recognize originality in content applications tailored specifically for the many and varied global DOOH audiences. Nominees are content developers, whether advertising agencies, network operators or end-use network owners.

This year's Apex Award finalists were chosen by an independent panel of nine industry journalists from a field of more than 100 entrants vying in 11 major digital signage categories. The 2014 Apex Award finalists are:

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

  • Basic Fit, nominated by Scala
  • Crayola Experience, nominated by GestureTek Systems Inc.
  • Freedom Hall, George W. Bush Presidential Center, nominated by Barco

Business, Industry & Government

  • Christie Digital Systems, nominated by Arsenal Media & RP Visual Solutions
  • GE Digital Energy, nominated by Advanced
  • HP Enterprise Services Briefing Center - The Experience, nominated by AMS Pictures

Education & Healthcare

  • County of Midland - Centennial Library, nominated by Array Interactive
  • Queensland University of Technology's The Cube, nominated by MultiTouch Ltd.
  • RealityDeck at Stony Brook University, nominated by Gefen

Event Venues

  • Buffalo Sabres Hockey Club, nominated by Westbury National Show Systems Ltd.
  • Samsung Turkey, nominated by Dreambox Visual Communications
  • Seattle Mariners - Safeco Field, nominated by ANC Sports Enterprises

Food & Beverage

  • Church's Chicken Int'l, nominated by WAND Corp.
  • Juicy's, nominated by WAND Corp.
  • Sodexo @ State Street Financial, nominated by Sodexo

Hospitality

  • Boulder Station Hotel & Casino, nominated by BrightSign
  • MGM Properties, nominated by NEC Display Solutions
  • The Queen Mary, nominated by Insteo

Interactive Self-Service

  • Garrett Popcorn Shops, nominated by elevate DIGITAL
  • Heidi.com, nominated by Intel Corp.
  • Umajin, nominated by Intel Corp.

Professional & Personal Services

  • Banamex Citi Group, nominated by SSL Digital
  • DNB, nominated by Scala
  • Scotiabank, nominated by Cineplex Digital Solutions

Public Spaces

  • BMW i Window Into the Near Future, nominated by kbs + Spies & Assassins
  • Gertrude Street Projection Festival, nominated by tkm9
  • Kazakhstan Telecom/A1 Productions, nominated by Arsenal Media

Retail

  • Adidas, nominated by The Integer Group
  • Digicel Group, nominated by T1Visions Inc.
  • Holt Renfrew, nominated by Gridcast Media

Transportation

  • Boston Logan International Airport, nominated by Four Winds Interactive
  • CBS Outdoor, nominated by Manufacturing Resources International
  • Show Media Executive Transportation Network/Blackberry Campaign, nominated by Show Media

This year's Content Award finalists were chosen by an independent panel of nine industry professionals and named from a field of nearly 90 entrants also vying in 11 major digital signage categories. The 2014 Content Award finalists are:

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

  • GestureTek Systems Inc., for content created for Crayola Experience - Art Alive!
  • Niles Creative Group, for content created for Freedom Hall, George W. Bush Presidential Center
  • Unified Field Inc., for content created for Space Shuttle Atlantis Digital Interactives

Business, Industry & Government

  • AMS Pictures - Creative Strategy, for content created for HP Enterprise Services - Innovation Story
  • Arsenal Media, for content created for Christie Cypress Lobby
  • Materials & Methods, for content created for Interactive Art Video Wall at SECU

Education & Healthcare

  • Go2 Productions, for content created for Simon Fraser University
  • Second Story Interactive Studios, for content created for The Emerging Issues Commons: Connections Experience & The Pulse
  • Visix Inc., for content created for Western Iowa Tech Community College

Event Venues

  • Array Interactive, for content created for San Francisco Giants @Cafe Social Media Headquarters
  • Arsenal Media, for content created for Montreal Congress Center Digital Signage
  • Dreambox Visual Communications, for content created for Samsung Smart TV Launch - 3D Video Mapping

Food & Beverage

  • ARAMARK Sports Entertainment & Allure Global, for content created for M&T Stadium - Optimized Digital Menuboards
  • Equalize Advertising Solutions, for content created for Pear Street Bistro

Hospitality

  • Digital Kitchen, for content created for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Insteo, for content created for The Queen Mary

Multi-platform

  • MaxMedia, for content created for AT&T Store of the Future
  • Seenspire, for content created for Seenspire Content Feeds
  • Young & Rubicam, for content created for DrinkUp

Professional & Personal Services

  • Motion Ads, for content created for BBVA - Bancomer
  • SSL Digital, for content created for Banamex Virtual Hostess
  • Wells Fargo Digital Signage Team, for content created for Wells Fargo In-Store Digital Signage Network

Public Spaces

  • Dreambox Visual Communications, for content created for Samsung S4 Launch - 3D Video Mapping
  • Kbs+ Spies & Assassins, for content created for A Window Into the Near Future
  • Pearl Media, for content created for LoopNet

Retail

  • MaxMedia, for content created for AT&T Michigan Avenue Flagship Store Lifestyle Walls
  • Seenspire, for content created for Hummel Product Launch - In-store Experience
  • SSL Digital, for content created for Palacio de Hierro

Transportation

  • Art of Context, for content created for Boston Logan International Airport
  • Pearl Media, for content created for LifeTime
  • Seenspire, for content created for Eindhoven Airport - Branded Content Channel

Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex and Content Awards will be presented in each category at a special awards banquet slated for the opening night of DSE 2014 on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 7-9 p.m. at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. DSE will also present the Apex Award of the Year and the Content Award of the Year to one of the Gold finalists respectively. Seating is limited, but awards dinner tickets may be purchased at: http://www.digitalsignageexpo.net/dse-2014-awards-dinner

Digital Signage Expo 2014, co-located with the Digital Content Show, is scheduled for Feb. 11-13, 2014, with access to the Exhibit Hall Feb. 12 and 13 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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