The following images and text show the Winners, High Commendations and Finalists for the 2020 Digital Signage Awards presented on February 12, 2020 at the Tobacco Theater, Amsterdam.
This generative, audio-visual artwork was commissioned by developers, Lincoln Harris, to open their newest marquee building in Charlotte, Legacy Union, which boasts the largest interior native 4K LED Display in the World (70’W x 36’H). Second Story’s remit was to create a media artwork for this wall that would set the emotional tone for the building – and become a beacon and landmark for the local community. The purpose of the artwork was to celebrate the vibrancy of the city, create an atmosphere and ambiance for the building, and instil a sense of pride in their employees.
Others considered for the Grand Prix Award:
ESI Design – Statue of Liberty Museum
Nanolumens – Legacy Union – Bank of America Tower Lobby Display
Nanovo for eobuwie.pl – wholly new digital in-store experience
NECSUM part of Trison – Entertainment & Experience Lagoh
Studio Banana – Immersive multimedia experience at Olympic House
There was a point about 10 years ago when most digital signage industry observers assumed BroadSign was a dead company walking. It was the height of the Great Recession and the Montreal company, which had been a high flyer in the industry, was in Life Support mode.
By early 2012, BroadSign sought Chapter 11creditor protection, but tried to assure customers and a sceptical ecosystem that all was actually well. Turns out it was… albeit gradually.
Under the guidance of main company investor Burr Smith, who took over as CEO, BroadSign came back stronger than ever and is now a dominant, very successful software player on the advertising side of digital signage. In 2019, a company that was running on financial fumes just a few years earlier started acquiring rival companies.
A company has to have smart, dedicated people to get through tough times and then prosper. That happens through strong leadership, which is why Burr Smith is the Outstanding Individual 2020.
Others considered for this Award:
Henrik Andersson, CEO, Instorescreen
Bart Kresa, founder and projection design innovator, BARTKRESA studio
SignageOS, innovative digital signage company
Barry Thurston, CEO, Beaver Group (now part of TRISON)
An immersive multimedia experience based on different use cases has been crafted within the central atrium of Olympic House, the new institutional home of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne. Aiming to transmit the values of the Olympic Movement to partners, visitors, delegations, and staff, the Olympic Experience ranges from artistic and emotionally powerful experiences to storytelling modes that showcase its universality and the global footprint of the organisation, along with the best of Olympism, both past and present, so that viewers can understand its impact and the powerful international collaboration that takes place within the building.
Commissioned by developers, Lincoln Harris, to open their newest marquee building in Charlotte, Legacy Union boasts the largest interior native 4K LED Display in the World (70’w x 36’h). The remit was to create a media artwork for the wall that would set the emotional tone for the building – and become a beacon and landmark for the local community.
IAdea Corporation for XDS-1088-H 10-Inch Interactive Display with HID reader
RMG Corp (Korbyt) for the University of Kentucky
ZetaDisplay for KPN De Link LED facade
A custom solution of outdoor and indoor MAX LED technology has transformed Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral from a heavily historic story to an experience that transcends past, present and future happenings and creates memorable experiences. KSCVC now has a competitive edge over the many tourist attractions in Florida. Critical to the success of the project was complex systems integration to ensure the InfiLED LED display technology was installed with dynamic video content and design, managed by RMG Networks in cooperation with KSC, Delaware North, and NASA.
On the 165-meter LED curtain located on the facade of the “Plac Unii City Shopping” in Warsaw, Mindshare Poland with Screen Network promoted FOX TV emergency services dramas (911 and Chicago Fire). A system of cameras and sensors detected approaching emergency vehicles. As the ambulance raced trough traffic the screen displayed a special message – “Attention! Help is coming”.
Technical implementation was by Screen Network ‘s Think DOOH unit – the owner of the largest DOOH network in Poland (23,000+ screens).
AMP Capital for Karrinyup Shopping Centre
Signpost India for CP Lyf
With over 4 million square feet of new facilities on campus since 2013, the University of Kentucky (UK) had a tremendous opportunity to build a digital signage network within a state-of-the art campus footprint. The University saw the opportunity to create a connected digital signage network as a key step in building a “smart campus” environment, creating a hub of communication that fostered collaboration. The University, with RMG’s KORBYT® digital signage software platform, began its venture to transform campus communication and elevate engagement starting with the Gatton Student Center, a newly renovated $200 million, 378,000 ft2 facility featuring 40-plus digital screens.
Scala for FUTURAMEDIA pharmacy digital signage network
Sharp Electronics Corporation for Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
At Hurtigruten it is neither the ship nor the remote destinations that are the stars, it is the memories they leave behind. When crafting the ships, every last detail is about creating lifelong memories.
Hurtigruten teamed up with ProntoTV to start the journey the moment the guests arrive. The guests are welcomed in a spectacular way with breathtaking views through the world’s tallest LED screen at sea. The ships are carefully equipped with Digital Signage to enhance the journey for the guests, giving information and entertaining the guests during the voyage.
To deliver the most extravagant and electric experience possible to guests and talent alike, KAOS day and nightclub in the Palms Casino chose to outfit their space with one of the most ambitious digital display integration projects in history. With creative goals far beyond the scope of traditional display manufacturers, KAOS and the Palms Casino partnered with an intrepid manufacturer based locally in NanoLumens, who installed over 120 curved displays into the club space to transform the environment into a place unlike any club-goers had ever seen.
Futuroscope for Orientation Connectée
Sensory Interactive for Caesar’s Bluewaters Dubai LED Feature
The new Statue of Liberty Museum gives the 4.3 million annual visitors to the Statue of Liberty the opportunity to learn about and honor the Statue’s history, influence, and legacy in the world. Throughout the exhibit and experience design of the museum, ESI Design used immersive and interactive media in new and unexpected ways to tell the important cultural story of Liberty and bring the Statue’s history to life. The new museum creates access for all visitors to Liberty Island – regardless of age, language, culture or ability.
This distinctive project showcases the marriage between heritage and digital technology. Large scale, custom LED panels, were integrated in this building: the former U.S. Embassy, an architectural gem that stands in the most unique location, right in front of Parliament Hill. VIF Télé implemented 15 custom-build LED displays each placed in a respective window, which spread across three facades and two floors. Content can be applied to a specific window as well as large-scale visuals across the entire group of windows. The 100 Wellington is now permanently dedicated for Indigenous Peoples. Digital signage has been an integral element in the reconciliation between the Government of Canada and the Indigenous Peoples
SNA Displays for San Francisco MOMA: The Chronicles of San Francisco
With 590 square feet of motion-activated LED displays, ESI Design created a first-of-its-kind, epic- scale digital media band that playfully reacts to passers by. The Boston Media Band at 110 High Street in Boston’s Financial District is precisely architecturally integrated into the building’s interior and exterior, and highlight the city outside and the bay just beyond it with custom, generative Boston-specific content. The building is owned by LaSalle Investment Management, with the new 110 High Street entrance designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects.
McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is the gateway to one of the most luxurious cities in the world. Spurred by studies showing consumers engage more thoroughly with digitally delivered ads than with static content, McCarran and their signage partner, Lamar Advertising, recognized an opportunity for a technological overhaul in their airport environment. For a complete revamp of their baggage claim area signage, they turned to NanoLumens, who installed 60 LED displays, ranging in size from the towering 64-foot by 9-foot soffit displays to the slim 12.5-foot by 3-foot carousel toppers.
Elo for Jabbrrbox Private Mobile Offices
NECSUM part of Trison for Digital Experience Lagoh, Seville
Stingray for C.E.C.I Trois-Rivières
The main objective of the project was to introduce the e-commerce pure-player brand into the world of traditional trade. The eobuwie.pl company also wanted to increase brand recognition through a strong presence in shopping malls, which increased sales on the internet as well. The project implemented by Nanovo for eobuwie.pl connects the online and offline worlds. The brand’s stores are a new kind of space in Polish shopping malls. These are the first commercial outlets where there are no products in the salesroom. This is a wholly new digital in-store experience.
Userful Corporation helped redefine the in-store shopping experience for Riachuelo – one of Brazil’s largest department stores – inaugurating a new concept store in their Sao Paulo flagship store. The goal of the installation was to bring an entirely digital shopping experience to the physical store. When shoppers enter the mall, they are pulled into the store by a combination of screens, colors and engaging content displayed throughout the entire 2,290m2.
Altabox Econocom for Orange
Altabox Econocom for Parfois
AMP Capital for Karrinyup Shopping Centre
Entwined for Nextra Queen Street Mall and National Network
Nanolumens for Innisfree Cosmetics NYC display overhaul
Nanolumens for Suria KLCC Shopping Mall display
Scala B.V. for ICI Paris XL
YCD Mulitmedia for MICROSOFT’s London flagship store
Lagoh is the largest center of experiences and leisure in Europe. In this exclusive project, technology is brought to life and shared with visitors through an impressive hologram fountain, where the the spirit of the lake can be seen, for instance, or engaging in interactive, crazy, funny 360o games in a large cylinder. Different elements of digital architecture welcome visitors inside the centre using delicate artistic content pieces with Sevillian influences. This new concept transforms millions of pixels into unique digital experiences and takes digital signage to new levels of innovation.
Kuwait National Cinema Company (KNCC), the leading entertainment company in Kuwait and the gulf region, selected ONELAN to support the relaunch of its premium Cinescape brand across its 13 cinemas. The results deliver eye-catching and immersive cinematic experiences before movie-goers even enter the cinemas.
Scala B.V – Healthy living with digital communication
ZetaDisplay AB – ATG Sports
This generative, audio-visual artwork was commissioned by developers, Lincoln Harris, to open their newest marquee building in Charlotte, Legacy Union, which boasts the largest interior native 4K LED Display in the World (70’W x 36’H). Our remit was to create a media artwork for this wall that would set the emotional tone for the building – and become a beacon and landmark for the local community. The purpose of the artwork was to celebrate the vibrancy of the city, create an atmosphere and ambiance for the building, and instill a sense of pride in their employees.
Carrefour Voyage is the travel brand of the famous French Supermarket, a pioneer in the Hypermarket sector. Faced with a fast-changing retail landscape, Carrefour Voyage wanted to leverage its physical estate, by enhancing the in-store experience. Offering the best elements of online, whilst retaining the traditional benefits and service levels provided by their bricks and mortar operation. Pixel introduced four unique digital touch points to support the store team and help them inspire customers.
Signet for PTC Customer Experience Center
The “Steel City” is a visualisation of steelworks of the future. Over 200 semi-transparent acrylic models are placed on a 24-square-metre LED wall, which serves as a projection screen for demonstrating Industry 4.0 scenarios by literally making the “Steel City” glow. Visual impact is extended by a dense layer of information, accessed through specially developed haptic interfaces, merging seamlessly with the corresponding animations and turning the installation into a memorable experience.
AMP Capital – ‘The Timepiece’ – Karrinyup Shopping Centre
Stingray – Atlantic Lottery – Flagship store
Lincoln Harris’s newest marquee building in Charlotte – Legacy Union – boasts the largest interior native 4K LED Display in the World (70’W x 36’H). and celebrates the vibrancy of the city, creating an atmosphere and ambiance for the building, and instilling a sense of pride in their employees.
Technology is brought to “life” and shared with an impressive hologram fountain as the “super hero” of the lake or through interactive experiences with the funny, crazy 360o games in a large cylinder of fun at the Lagoh Center, Seville.
Beaver Trison for The FA Group
ZetaDisplay – KPN De Link LED facade
Extensive experience acquired through years of partnerships with major OEMs and pioneering global AV projects, has brought Peerless-AV to the forefront in the LED market with universal, dedicated and custom DvLED mounting solutions for both indoor and outdoor uses. Not only are these solutions quick and easy to install, but they are quality assured, modular for easy transportation and damage prevention, and precision engineered with display specific adaptors and mounting patterns. Peerless-AV was first to market with its SmartMount® Universal LED Mounting System, which has been successfully installed in numerous leading banks, finance institutions and major blue chip organisations across the globe.
The Lott is Australia’s official lottery, and in 2019 they launched their flagship store in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall. The result is a digital landmark that creates excitement through their dynamic product content and novel digital signage activations. Entwined created a powerful API driven solution that synchronises their 1600+ digital signage outputs across Australia with their time- and location-critical content. The Lott are now leading Australian retail by utilising a powerful, secure and synchronised digital signage network.
Christie Digital Systems for Christie MicroTiles LED
PRODVX Europe for APPC – 10SLB
Hurtigruten teamed up with ProntoTV to create an experience from the moment the guests arrive; with the world’s largest LED display at sea to exploring in the expedition launch area and learning in the science center. At sea and in remote areas of the world where Hurtigruten operate, you can expect to find rough seas, a harsh environment as well as lack of internet. This required special maritime engineering and design to install the nano coated hardware as well as a specially designed hybrid CMS for both offline and online usage, where local content still is possible to update.
The Korbyt platform has now integrated computer vision along with machine learning algorithms to allow for built-in audience analytics and self-tuning content. Korbyt users get richer and more relevant content automatically scheduled in a maintenance free fashion.
LobbySpace for Simple Digital Signage Software
Tripleplay for TripleSign Digital Signage: C2
Valotalive for native Microsoft Power BI integration with unmatched security
Believed to be the largest native 4K display ever installed indoors, the 4.7mm pixel pitch NanoLumens LED display in the lobby of Bank of America Tower measures 64 feet wide by 36 feet tall and asserts the Legacy Union high rise development as the epicenter of Uptown Charlotte. Replete with an immersive digital content experience from Second Story, entitled “Unify,” the dynamism of the display cascades out through tall two-story floor-to-ceiling windows to the grassy plaza outside to capture the attention of the entire local community.
Inspired by Karrinyup Shopping Centre’s unique design and positioned on the junction of both the centre’s past and its future, ‘The Timepiece’ was born. It’s a first to market execution for Australia, with sleek lines, striking finishes and innovative digital design.
UTG Digital Media for LED staircase and 195ft ticker
The call for entries for the 2021 Digital Signage Awards opens on June 1 and closes on September 30, 2020. The celebration of the Winners, High Commendations and Finalists will take place at a dinner event on February 3, 2021.