Each year, the best digital signage applications are recognized by the prestigious DIGI Awards presented by NewBay Media’s Digital Signage magazine. The best new products for the digital signage and DOOH (Digital Out of Home) markets are also honored. The winners for 2018 were just announced, and the roster is filled with innovative digital signage integrators and innovators pushing the whole industry forward.
“The entry process through the fall of 2017 saw another great crop of applications and innovative products,” said NewBay Media executive editor David Keene. “While digital signage is now so pervasive that it’s often taken for granted– or part of the AV world in general– dedicated digital signage and public display and networking technology as well as content platforms are evolving with new features, and designers, integrators and end users are pushing the boundaries of place-based and interactive systems.”
Best Digital Signage Applications, Winners:
Best Content, Ambient: C&G Partners for “Stolen Heart: The Theft of Jewish Property in Berlin’s Historic Center, 1933–1945.”
Best Digital Signage Content, Merchandising: Cineplex Digital Media for the Toys ‘R’ Us Concept Store, with an “endless aisle” of messaging.
Best Deployment, Entertainment: Four Winds Interactive for the AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami. The XFINITY East Plaza boasts a 16’ x 9’ LED video wall and five cylindrical screens for the home team’s fans– and for special event attendees.
Best Deployment, Entertainment– Temporary Installation: Premier Mounts– Premier Dedicated Solutions for the Cinemark Century Orleans 18 and XD Theatre, located inside The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, during CinemaCon 2017. Direct-lit LED technology for High Dynamic Range (HDR) to the cinema screen.
Best Retail Roll-Out: Vector for the Banco Atlántida in Spain, interactive floor projection
Best New Technology Innovation: Seneca for The Seneca XK-Dock
Best New Technology Innovation– Display: Planar and Leyard for the Leyard LED MultiTouch interactive video wall
Best New Generation Display Device, Large Screen: Sharp Electronics Corporation for The PN-V701 is largest LCD monitor (70 inch) specifically designed for video walls.
Best 4K Display Device: LG Electronics USA Business Solutions for The LG OLED Wallpaper commercial display.
Best New Generation Display Device, DirectView LED: Lighthouse Technologies Ltd. For The A2.5-89 and A2.5-118, 2.5MM pixel pitch LED.
Best Media Player: BrightSign for The BrightSign HO523 OPS Media Player.
Best 4K Content Routing Device: Hall Research for the 4K Javelin Active Plenum HDMI extension cables.
Best Digital Signage Mounting Device: Peerless-AV for Peerless-AV’s Floor to Ceiling Cable Mount (DSF265L & DSF265P).
Judges Choice Award: Samsung Electronics America for their LED Cinema Screen
Congratulations to all the winners!