Canadian projects win 2018 Digital Signage Awards

Several Canadian projects and professionals topped the list of winners for the 2018 Digital Signage Awards, which were announced earlier this month during the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) audiovisual (AV) industry show in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Montreal-based Stingray Business topped the retail category and was a finalist for overall achievement with its latest work for Canadian retailer Sports Experts (pictured, left), which transformed two stores—a 3,995-m2 (43,000-sf) location at Cadillac Fairview’s (CF’s) Carrefour Laval shopping mall in Laval, Que., and a 2044-m2 (22,000-sf) location at the Place Ste-Foy mall in Quebec City—with digital, immersive customer experiences (CXs). The stores’ features include 30.5-m (100-ft) light-emitting diode (LED) ‘ringboards,’ display cubes with transparent screens, synchronized video walls with department-specific content, shoe display cases with radio frequency identification (RFID) chips and kiosks connected to Sports Events’ new transactional website.

Denys Lavigne (pictured, right), meanwhile, won in the outstanding creative individual category. He was president and chief strategist for Montreal-based digital signage content developer Arsenal Media until it was acquired by Christie Digital Systems in 2014. He is now senior director of Christie 360, the company’s experiential studio.

In the transport and travel category, a special commendation went to NanoLumens’ flower-shaped passenger information display at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Canadian finalists for awards included Advanced of Mississauga, Ont., in the retail category for Nike’s Air Jordan Store in Toronto, plus Cineplex Digital Media (CDM) of Waterloo, Ont., in the content and creativity category for its work for Bank of Montreal (BMO), Disney, Thinkway and Toys R Us.

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