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WOW Vision adds Nucleus Master for Collab8 Eco-system

The WOW Vision Collab8 platform adds a vital new component to turn an enterprise, multiple unit deployment into a matrixed eco-system. The Nucleus Master allows content sharing among Collab8 locations, be they individual rooms or hubs within a space. This server acts virtually as a video matrix for the various Collab8 streams to other Collab8s.
A web interface to the Colllab8 Nucleus Master enables an administrator or super user to switch assign the routing for shared viewing. more

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Starin Announces Collaboration Renaissance meet-UPs

April 17, 2014 – CHESTERTON, IN – Starin, a business development partner to the AV/IT industry is hosting a series of special events about the collaboration culture shift, called the Collaboration Renaissance meet-UP.
BYOE is upon us. Bring Your Own EVERYTHING! People have their world of work and study right on their device, ready to access. We’re a mobile society and work spaces along with education spaces are changing to accommodate it. more

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tvONE Raises AV Performance Standards with its Newest CORIO®2 Universal Scaler

ERLANGER, KY, January 14, 2013 – tvONE (www.tvone.com), a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge video and multimedia processing equipment, is pleased to announce its newest CORIO®2 Universal Scaler. The C2-2855 is the first in a new generation of high performance scalers providing best-in-class video scaling and format conversion along with revolutionary, intuitive user interface tools. more

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Planar Announces Next Generation Clarity Matrix LCD Videowall System

New G2 Architecture combines the thinnest ultra-narrow LCD in the industry with best visual performance, easiest installation and 24×7 reliability

PORTLAND, Ore., January 14, 2014 – Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR), a global leader in display and digital signage technology, today introduced the next-generation Clarity™ Matrix LCD Video Wall System with G2 Architecture, delivering a new level of visual performance for Planar’s award-winning family of LCD video wall solutions. more

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Ask Proxima, Inc. Announces The Appointment Of Sam L. Malik As Vice President And General Manager Of Sales And Marketing

ASK Proxima, Inc., a new USA sales and distribution subsidiary of Shenzhen ACTO Digital Video Technology Co., Ltd. a high–tech enterprise specializing in research, development and manufacturing of digital video technology, announces today the appointment of Sam L. Malik to the position of Vice President and General Manger of Sales and Markting for ASK Proxima, Inc.
Malik is a long-time California resident who is based at ASK Proxima, Inc.’s headquarters located in Torrance, California. Malik will serve as the day-to-day general manager, drawing upon over 17 years of executive experience in the presentation industry. Most recently Malik was VP for Premier Mounts. Prior to that, he spent 3 years with SANYO as VP-GM for the Projector Display division. Previous to Sanyo, Malik had a 14-year career as Director of National Sales and Marketing for Toshiba America, where he oversaw the launch of his business unit and developed multiple distribution channels in North and South America.

Says Malik, “I am grateful for the opportunity to assume this key role with ASK Proxima Inc.’s management team”. With the ability to be involved in all aspects of launching this great brand name, I look forward to meeting the goal of growing and establishing ASK Proxima Inc, as the technology leader in the presentation industry, and continuing our sales growth in the consumer, commercial and Pro AV channels.”
According to Mr. Hiroyuki Taira, Executive Vice President of ASK Proxima, Inc., “We are very pleased to announce the addition of Sam Malik to Vice President of ASK Proxima Inc, and his new role as General Manager. His energy, depth of experience and comprehensive background in presentation technology make him well suited for this new position and responsibilities. We will rely on his leadership skills to provide the direction needed to effectively grow our organization.”
About ASK Proxima, Inc.:
ASK Proxima, Inc., which originated in Europe, is recognized as a leading international imaging display brand. ASK Norway, established in 1986, later merged with Proxima to enter the USA market. Eventually Infocus acquired this merger. Then in 2007, ACTO acquired the Infocus Technology Park in China, as well as the ASK Proxima brand. Visit www.askproximausa.com.

About Shenzhen ACTO Digital Video Technology Co., Ltd.:
ACTO Digital Video Technology Co., Ltd., founded in 1988, is a high–tech enterprise specializing in research, development and manufacturing of digital video technology products. ACTO is the world’s largest manufacturers of LCD and DLP projectors with an annual production capacity of 500,000+ units. It offers the latest expertise and technology utilizing the Sony BrightEra, LCD panels. ACTO is now returning to the USA market the earlier version of ASK Proxima’s brand of well-respected high performance projectors.
For additional information:
For more information about ASK Proxima, Inc. or Shenzhen ACTO Digital Video Technology Co., Ltd., please contact Mr. Steen Sorensen, Business Development for ASK Proxima, Inc. You may email him at info@askproximausa.com. Or visit www.askproximausa.com. You may also contact Leslie Stevens of Eclipse Marketing at leslie@eclipsemarketing.net or call 714.343.6401.

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Digital Signage Experts Group Appoints New Certified Instructor

August 16, 2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Digital Signage Experts Group (DSEG) is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Tom Jones, Technology Solution Engineer (TSE) at Ingram Micro Inc. as a DSEG Certified Instructor. Having completed the DSEG Train the Trainer Program, Mr. Jones is licensed to conduct the Digital Signage Certified Experts on behalf of the organization. In addition, DSEG has appointed Mr. Jones to join the DSEG Advisory Board and collaborate with the other Advisory Board members to help guide the direction of the organization. more

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6th Pro AV Spotlight Award Winners Announced

NewBay Media has announced the winners of the 6th Annual Pro AV Spotlight Awards, awarded in cooperation with InfoComm International. Chosen from entries received in nine categories, the Pro AV Spotlight Awards honor installations across the breadth of AV vertical markets.

“We received a very high level of submissions, and it was wonderful to see how AV has become so deeply integrated into the work that organizations do,” says Cynthia Wisehart, editor of Pro AV Today and Sound & Video Contractor. “We saw remarkable examples of how AV is used as key infrastructure for collaboration and productivity—going far beyond what a traditional IT network can provide to support creativity, research, and commerce. We also saw that the use of AV for high-impact communications is breaking new ground. Architects and designers are truly taking advantage of modern displays and the advances in resolution, interactivity, flexibility, and energy use. On the audio side, we saw how intelligibility and detail literally transform the way people experience communication and music. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to this year’s winners.” more

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InfoComm International and NewBay Media announce winners of 1st Annual People’s Choice Awards

InfoComm attendees have chosen the winners of the 1st annual People’s Choice Awards from among fifteen installations in the categories of Corporate, Education, Healthcare, Government and Arts & Leisure. A panel of technology managers, journalists, and industry educators chose the fifteen finalists from among submitted entries. InfoComm attendees then voted for the winners at a special exhibit on the show floor. Here are the winners: more

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InfoComm International and NewBay Media announce finalists for the 1st annual People’s Choice Awards

Fifteen outstanding AV installations will be presented in an exhibit on the show floor June 12-13 at InfoComm 2013 in Orlando, where registered attendees will vote with their badges to choose the winners.

Fairfax, VA – InfoComm International and NewBay Media are pleased to announce the finalists for the 1st annual People’s Choice Awards. These finalists were selected from among submitted entries by a panel of industry experts including journalists, technical directors, and industry educators.

Now it’s up to InfoComm attendees to pick the winners in five categories: Corporate, Education, Healthcare, Arts/Leisure and Government.

Registered attendees can drop by the People’s Choice pavilion (#1087) to vote during show floor hours between 9a.m. Wednesday, June 12th and 3p.m. Thursday, June 13th. Voting will close Thursday at 3p.m. Winners will be announced Friday June 14th. Read the in-depth feature from Sound & Video Contractor‘s June issue!

Here are the finalists:

CORPORATE

GE Customer Experience Center
Markham, Ontario, Canada
Advanced for GE Energy

Verizon Innovation Center
Waltham, Massachusetts
Whitlock with Cavanaugh Tocci Associates for Verizon Wireless

EDUCATION

Northeastern University Visitor Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Whitlock with Cavanaugh Tocci Associates for Northeastern University

James B. Hunt Jr. Library of the Future at North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina
The Sextant Group & AVI-SPL for North Carolina State University Library

Perimeter Institute Expansion
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Westbury National for Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

HEALTHCARE

Goodman Hall at IU Health Neuroscience Center
Indianapolis, Indiana
Sensory Technologies for Indiana (IU) Health

Health Science & Education Building at Downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus
Phoenix, Arizona
Audio Video Resources for University of Arizona

Simulation Center at Dwight Schar College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Ashland, Ohio
SoundCom Systems for Ashland University

ARTS & LEISURE

The View from The Shard
London
Dataton, DJ Willrich, Event Communications, Mirage Associates for The View from The Shard

Comal Restaurant Acoustic System
Berkeley, California
Meyer Sound & BugID for Comal Restaurant

SFJAZZ Center at Robert N. Miner Auditorium
San Francisco, California
Aurbach Pollack Friedlander, BBI Engineering, SIA Acoustics for SFJAZZ

GOVERNMENT

Santa Barbara Emergency Operations Center
Santa Barbara, California
Electrosonic for County of Santa Barbara

Minneapolis School Board Meeting Room
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alpha Audio & Video for Minneapolis Public Schools

The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management
Springfield, Missouri
TLC Engineering, TechSpa & Killian Digital for Springfield-Greene County

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DSE Announces 2013 Apex & Content Award Winners

Atlanta – Digital Signage Expo® (DSE), the world’s largest and longest running International Conference and Tradeshow dedicated exclusively to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), today announced the independently judged winners of its Apex & Content Awards for 2013 at its 4th Annual Awards Dinner Sponsored this year by the Digital Signage Federation.

This year Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex Awards were presented to winners in 10 categories from a field of 90 entrants:

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
GOLD: Westfield San Francisco Centre, Nominated by Obscura Digital
SILVER: Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Nominated by Intermedia Touch Inc.
BRONZE: Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society, Nominated by DRM
Productions Inc.

Business, Industry & Government
GOLD: San Francisco Public Utility Commission, Nominated by Obscura Digital
SILVER: Christie West Wing, Nominated by Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc.
BRONZE: Arsenal Media Fountain of Content, Nominated by Arsenal Media

Education & Healthcare
GOLD: University of Waterloo Stratford Campus, Nominated by Westbury
National Show Systems Ltd.
SILVER: Florida Hospital – Wesley Chapel, Nominated by Sound Stage Inc.
BRONZE:Saint Louis University, Nominated by NEC Display Solutions

Event Venues
GOLD: Antron Showroom, Nominated by Float4 Interactive
SILVER: Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Nominated by Gefen
BRONZE: University of Oregon, Nominated by Haivision

Food & Beverage
GOLD: Dee Daa Restaurants, Nominated by Arsenal Media
SILVER: Top of Waikiki Restaurant, Nominated by Pacific Digital Signs
BRONZE: Starbucks Coffee Co., Nominated by Starbucks Coffee Co.

Hospitality
GOLD: Swan & Dolphin Resort, Nominated by Xpodigital
SILVER: Tourisme Montérégie, Nominated by Arsenal Media
BRONZE: Wynn in Las Vegas, Nominated by JANUS Displays by Morrow
Technologies

Interactive Self-Service
GOLD: Pepsi, Nominated by Intel
SILVER: Telenet Mobile – SmartSpot – DOBIT, Nominated by Scala Inc.
BRONZE: Buffalo Wild Wings, Nominated by Wireless Ronin Technologies

Public Spaces
GOLD:
Westfield Shopping Center, Nominated by Scala Inc.
SILVER: Samsung Galaxy S3 Turkey Launch Projection Mapping, Nominated by Dreambox Visual Communications
BRONZE: Clear Channel Spectacolor – Times Square, Nominated by Clear Channel
Spectacolor

Retail
GOLD:
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Nominated by Build-A-Bear Workshop®
SILVER: Connections, Nominated by YCD Multimedia
BRONZE: Holt Renfrew Ltd., Nominated by Rose and Thistle Media

Transportation
GOLD:
CBS Outdoor, Nominated by MRI (Manufacturing Resources
International)
SILVER: McCarran International Airport, Nominated by Four Winds Interactive
BRONZE: IGITerminal – 3 & 1 Airport,Delhi, Nominated by Times Innovative Media Ltd. (Times OOH)

The DSE 2013 Apex Award of the Year winner is:

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Nominated by Build-A-Bear Workshop®

This year Gold, Silver and Bronze Content Awards were presented to winners in 10 different categories from a field of 70 entrants:

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
GOLD:
Second Story Interactive Studios, for content created for Vault of the
Secret Formula: Bubble-izer
SILVER: Intermedia Touch Inc., for content created for Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
BRONZE: Arsenal Media, for content created for Christie, The Discovery Wall

Business, Industry & Government
GOLD:
Arsenal Media, for content created for The Fountain of Content
SILVER: Obscura Digital, for content created for Digital Arts Wall, San Francisco
Public Utilities Commission
BRONZE: Arsenal Media, for content created for Christie, Kitchener West Wing Lobby

Education & Healthcare
GOLD:
Intermedia Touch Inc., for content created for Miami Children’s Hospital
SILVER: Arsenal Media, for content created for Wilfrid Laurier University, 100th Anniversary
BRONZE: Visix Inc., for content created for University of Iowa Interactive Wayfinding

Event Venues
GOLD:
Oklahoma City Thunder, for content created for Chesapeake Arena
SILVER: Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, for content created for MLSE Live
BRONZE: Insteo, for content created for Vitec Group

Food & Beverage
GOLD:
Groupe Viva, for content created for Le 2 Pierrots
SILVER: Allure Global Solutions, for content created for Moe’s Southwest Grill – Digital Menu Boards
BRONZE: Arsenal Media & Jaime Burns, for content created for Dee Daa Restaurants

Hospitality
GOLD: Arsenal Media, for content created for The Tourisme Montérégie
Experiential Tower
SILVER: X20 Media, for content created for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
BRONZE: Swan & Dolphin Resort, for content created for “ELLA” RFID Reader Project

Multi-Platform
GOLD: Arsenal Media and Converse Marketing, for content created for
Caterpillar Global Mining,Touchpoint Digital Program
SILVER: Elevate Digital, for content created for Groupon
BRONZE: Intelligent Multimedia Ltd., for content created for IML Challenges

Public Spaces
GOLD: Pearl Media, for content created for Chevy Interactive 3D Projection
SILVER: Vanten K.K., for content created for Ganbatte 365
BRONZE: Monster Grupo Creativo S.A. de C.V., for content created for
Banamex S.A.

Retail
GOLD: Rose and Thistle Media, for content created for Holt Renfrew Ltd.
SILVER: All Things Media LLC, for content created for Mercedes-Benz USA, AMG
Digital Signage
BRONZE: AKQA, for content created for RBS Group

Transportation
GOLD: Inwindow Outdoor, for content created for Beneful Virtual Dog
Park/Columbus Circle Interactive Wall

“The DSE 2013 Content Award of the Year winner is:

Inwindow Outdoor, for content created for Beneful Virtual Dog
Park/Columbus Circle Interactive
Chris Gibbs, President of Exponation, LLC, which produces Digital Signage Expo said, “Because innovation and creativity are essential to driving growth in our industry, it is our unique pleasure and privilege to be able to provide a forum that not only nurtures and recognizes these amazing leaps forward, but also one in which all of us can come together and truly appreciate the work that is being produced in our field worldwide. That is why we are pleased to present the 2013 winners who have distinguished themselves in this way.”

Mark your calendar now: Digital Signage Expo® 2014, co-located with the Interactive Technology Expo and Digital Content Show, is scheduled for February 11-13, 2014, with access to the Exhibit Hall February 12 & 13 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. To reserve exhibit space contact Jeanne Phillips, (770) 817-5903. Or, for more information, visit www.digitalsignageexpo.net. You can follow DSE on Twitter at DSExpo, or for all DSE 2014 updates, use #dse2014. For year-round news and information on digital signage, visit DSE’s new Digital Signage Connection web portal at www.digitalsignageconnection.com.

About the Independent Panel of Apex Award Judges
DSE’s Apex Awards were individually assessed and juried on the basis of originality and innovation by an independent panel of six industry journalists, all of whom have long reported on the digital signage sector, have published on the many facets of the industry, and are recognized as versant in current industry trends. Judges included:
• Ben Skidmore, Publisher, Digital Signage Solutions
• Lionel Tepper, Managing Director, ScreenMedia Daily
• Tom Leblanc, Editor-in-Chief, Commercial Integrator
• Mike Cearley, Senior Vice President & Partner, Global Social Strategy & Consumer Engagement, Fleishman-Hillard; Author & Publisher, 11th Screen
• Jeff Wooten, Editor, Sign Builder Illustrated
• Richard Lebovitz, Editorial Director, Digital Signage Expo

About the Independent Panel of Content Award Judges
DSE’s Content Awards were individually assessed and juried on the basis of originality in content applications developed specifically for digital signage by an independent panel of six industry professionals, all of whom have long worked in the digital signage sector and have developed hands-on expertise in many facets of the industry, Judges included:
• Nancy Hoffman, Client Relationship Lead, [ADi] Animation Dynamics Inc.
• Craig Huff, Graphic Design Manager, Bell Canada at Vancouver Convention Centre
• Maria Kozlova, Art Director, mkgrafix.com
• Anne White, Principal, Hypehouse
• Daniel Wilkins, SVP/Digital Out-of-Home, Wilkins Media Company
• Florian Vollmer, SVP Design, Design Principal, InReality, an Info Retail Company.

About Digital Signage Expo
Digital Signage Expo 2014, to be held February 11-13, 2014, with access to the Exhibit Hall February 12 & 13 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas USA, is the world’s largest and longest running conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to the digital signage, interactive technology and digital-out-of-home (DOOH) industries. Launched in 2004, DSE was the first event dedicated to the digital signage market and has been a significant contributor to the growth of this fast-paced industry. Professional end user attendance represents decision-makers from key industry categories such as retail, restaurant, healthcare, education, hospitality and transportation, as well as other key stakeholders, including advertising executives, brand marketers and systems integrators.

Over 200 exhibitors feature technology and services including hardware, software, network, delivery and content from around the globe. DSE also offers the largest and most diversified digital signage and digital out-of-home educational program anywhere in the world, with more than 150 educators and the largest variety of educational opportunities, including a live installation tour and structured curriculum leading to professional re-certification in eight educational tracks. The 2014 program will be comprised of 14 pre- and post-show educational events, 32 seminars, 40 targeted Industry Vertical Discussion Groups and 42 free workshops staged in three on-floor theaters.

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For more information, contact Communications Representative
Geri D. Wolff, Market Works International, Inc. (386) 447-0018

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