Visix Wins Two 2017 AVA Digital Awards for Interactive Signage Designs


Visix has been honored with two AVA Digital Awards for interactive digital signage designs. The international competition recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communication. 

A platinum award was presented for the company’s HTML5 design for College of Charleston with wayfinding, 3D floor maps, text message integration, energy dashboard, augmented reality triggers, social media integration and an interactive historical timeline. A gold award was given to Visix’s portrait digital signage design for Coppin State University, which includes multiple interactive directories, wayfinding maps and an energy dashboard. An honorable mention was awarded to their University of Kansas interactive module featuring floor maps, pricing and photo slideshows for on-campus student housing.

AVA Digital Awards judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whole work serves as a benchmark for the industry. Winners were selected from over 200 categories. Work ranges from audio and video productions- to websites that present interactive components such as video, animation, blogs, and podcasts- to interactive social media sites- to other forms of user-generated communication. A full list of winners is available on the AVA Digital Awards website here.

Visix’s creative team has been honored with more than 80 awards for their digital signage designs. For a full list of awards, go here.

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..