Digital Screenmedia Association Announces 2012 DSA Industry Excellence Award Winners

The following is reprinted with permission from the Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA). For more information, go to http://www.digitalscreenmedia.org.

The 2012 DSA Industry Excellence Awards, which recognize the best digital signage, mobile, self-service and interactive kiosk technology projects were presented recently at an event in conjunction with Customer Technology Engagement World.

The Digital Screenmedia Association has announced the winners of its DSA Industry Excellence Awards, which honors the best digital signage, mobile and self-service kiosk technology deployments across all vertical market segments.

The awards were presented during a gala event at The City Club of San Francisco, in conjunction with the Customer Engagement Technology World trade show and conference.

The 2012 winners are:

Network Operator of the Year
Monster Media

Industry Deployer of the Year
George Yunis, ARAMARK

Screenmedia Integration Award
SoloHealth Station by SoloHealth

Best Corporate Communications Deployment – Self-Service / Interactive Kiosks
Project: Kiosk solution for delivery confirmation at Deacero metal processing facility
Client: Deacero
Submitted by: Alveni

Best Digital Out-of-Home Campaign Deployment – Self-Service / Interactive Kiosks
Project: Kraft Diji-Touch
Client: Kraft Foods
Submitted by: Intel Corporation

Best Financial Services Deployment – Self-Service / Interactive Kiosks
Project: Digital Marketing & Merchandising Network
Client: Zions Bank
Submitted by: Broadcast International
Also contributing: Thomas Arts

Best Healthcare Deployment – Self-Service / Interactive Kiosks
Project: Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Interactive “PLAY” experience
Client: Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital at Memorial West
Submitted by: vislogix
Also contributing: Creative Arts Unlimited

Best Retail Deployment – Self-Service / Interactive Kiosks
Project: Digital HearMe Sound Station
Client: Build-A-Bear Workshop
Submitted by: Nanonation

Best Travel/Hospitality Deployment – Self-Service / Interactive Kiosks
Project: ComQi & CTM’s Ettractions.com ExploreBoard
Client: CTM Media Group Inc.
Submitted by: ComQi

Best Digital Out-of-Home Campaign Deployment – Digital Signage
Project: ASICS New York City Marathon Campaign
Client: ASICS
Submitted by: Inwindow Outdoor
Also contributing: CBS Outdoor, Vitro and OAG

Best Entertainment/Gaming Deployment – Digital Signage
Project: Georgia Aquarium Digital Box Office Solution
Client: Georgia Aquarium
Submitted by: Allure Global Solutions

Best Financial Services Deployment – Digital Signage
Project: Digital Marketing & Merchandising Network
Client: Zions Bank
Submitted by: Broadcast International
Also contributing: Thomas Arts

Best Government Deployment – Digital Signage
Project: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Marquee and Video Wall
Client: Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
Submitted by: Sensory Interactive
Also contributing: Daktronics, Utile

Best Healthcare Deployment – Digital Signage
Project: Saint Luke’s Hospital History and Donor Walls
Client: Saint Luke’s Health System
Submitted by: Sensory Interactive
Also contributing: R2W, Forcade Associates

Best Corporate Communication Deployment – Digital Signage
Project: Joy Mining Machinery Signage (Black Box iCOMPEL)
Client: Joy Mining Machinery
Submitted by: Black Box

Best Food Service Deployment – Digital Signage
Project: Restaurant Associates at the American Museum of Natural History
Client: Compass Group Restaurant Associates
Submitted by: ComQi

Best Retail Deployment – Digital Signage
Project: Westfield Olympic Mall London by Esprit Digital
Client: Westfield Shoppingtowns Ltd.
Submitted by: Esprit Digital Ltd.

Best Travel Deployment – Digital Signage
Project: Washington State Ferries
Client: Washington State Ferries
Submitted by: Four Winds Interactive

Best Digital Out-of-Home Campaign Deployment – Mobile
Project: Screach Interactive Mulitplayer Billboard Game
Client: Swiftcover.com Insurance
Submitted by: Screenreach Interactive
Also contributing: Ocean Outdoor

Best Entertainment Deployment – Mobile
Project: X2O Rogers Cup Experience
Client: Cisco Systems
Submitted by: X2O Media

Best Retail Deployment – Mobile
Project: The Smart Antenna
Client: PinPoint Media Group
Submitted by: iSIGN Media Corp.

Best Travel Deployment – Mobile
Project: Copa Airlines Goes Mobile
Client: Copa Airlines
Submitted by: NCR Corporation

“The quality of the submissions was really high this year,” said David Drain, DSA Executive Director. “Our mission is to advance the growth and excellence of digital screenmedia and these award-winning projects provide outstanding examples of what an effective customer engagement technology project looks like.”

A prestigious panel of judges was assembled for the DSA awards:

Self-Service Kiosk Award Judges

  • Sarah Canepa Bang, President/COO, FSCC
  • Jeff Kent, Chief Technology Officer , Cineplex Entertainment
  • Dan LaFayette, Sr. Solutions Research Analyst, Lowe’s
  • Faith MacPherson, Director HR Transactional Services, Avery Dennison
  • Jared Miller, Managing Director – Self-Service & Emerging Technology, United Airlines
  • Jennifer Nye, Associate Manager, Retail Channel Marketing, Kohler
  • Frank Roscoe, Director of SSM Division, Qpay
  • Janet Webster, President, Creative Solutions Consulting

Digital Signage Award Judges

  • Lyle Bunn, Strategy Architect, BUNN Co.
  • Magda Gonzalez , Marketing Manager , Westfield Media Group
  • Pat Hellberg, Owner, Kaicon
  • Polly Hillert, Corporate Communications, USAA
  • Eric Himes , Director, Digital Media Services, Marshall University
  • Gary Kayye, Founder, rAVe [Publications]
  • Mark Lopez, Director of Digital, Two West
  • Cindy Lycans, Center Operations Program Mgr, U-Haul International
  • Joe Matriss, Managing Director, Park Cast Network
  • Shonan Noronha, Editor, IT AV Report
  • Barnaby Page, Editor, Screenmediamag.com
  • Sean Scott, President, SIGNINDUSTRY.com
  • Ken Werner, Principal, Nutmeg Consultants
  • Russell Young, Director, Strategic Alliances, SapientNitro

Mobile Award Judges

  • Lyle Bunn, Strategy Architect, BUNN Co.
  • Sarah Canepa Bang, President/COO, FSCC
  • Mike Cearley, SVP, Digital Strategy, Fleishman-Hillard
  • Jared Miller, Managing Director – Self-Service & Emerging Technology, United Airlines
  • Dave Soper, Innovation Officer , Lincoln Financial Group
  • Janet Webster, President, Creative Solutions Consulting
  • James Wester, Editor, MobilePaymentsToday.com