Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Excellence Awards Winners Announced at KioskCom in Las Vegas

Excellence Awards Winners Announced at KioskCom in Las Vegas
Companies Receive National Recognition for Innovation in the Self-Service Industry
LAS VEGAS, NV (April 14, 2010) – KioskCom Self Service Expo and The Digital Signage Show have opened yet another successful conference at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.  Welcoming thousands of qualified buyers and more than 200 exhibitors, this year's event proved that more and more end-users are seeing the value customer engagement technology initiatives.
The event closed its first day with one of its most highly anticipated features, the official Self Service Excellence Awards presentation ceremony.  The awards are unique to the industry for their primary focus on both deployers and technology providers. Industry excellence was recognized in seven different categories, and also announced was the Overall Winner and Deployer of the Year.  The 2010 winners include:
·         Category: Best Retail Deployment: 
The Tire Information Center Interactive Kiosk, submitted by: Saitech International 
·         Category: Best Travel/Hospitality Deployment: 
US Airways Extends Self-Check-In to the Curb, submitted by: NCR Corporation
·         Category:  Best Entertainment/Gaming Deployment 
AT&T Experience Kiosk Project, submitted by: KioWare Kiosk Software

·         Category: Best Healthcare Deployment 
Fujitsu America / Allscripts - Med-Serv™ 50 Patient Kiosk Solution, submitted by: KIOSK Information Systems and Fujitsu America, Inc.

·         Category: Best Other Industry Deployment 
Greenopolis Recycling Kiosk/Waste Management, submitted by: Nanonation

·         Category: Best Overall Software Solution:  
AT&T Experience Kiosk Project, submitted by: KioWare Kiosk Software
·         Category: Best Hardware/Enclosure Design 
Ecast IQ™: Enclosure for Interactive Media Solutions
, submitted by: Ecast
·         Industry Deployer of the Year:
Chuck Simmers from Amtrak
Waste Management's Greenopolis Recycling Kiosk, submitted by Nanonation, took the Best of Show prize scoring the highest of all the winning entries. 
Entries were received from a host of sources nationwide and were judged solely on their own merit with winners not being limited to event exhibitors. The categories within the KioskCom Self Service Excellence Awards were judged by a panel of seasoned professionals representing firms that have deployed self-service technology, analyst firms, associations and media.
"These award winners are a prime example of the innovation that continues to come out of our industry," said Lawrence Dvorchik, General Manager for KioskCom.  "All of the entries we received exemplified how effective self service and other customer-engaging technologies can be and the ROI they bring to businesses across a variety industries and specialty areas."
Named by Tradeshow Week as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Trade Shows in North America three times, KioskCom Self Service Expo has continued its reputation as the most critical, strategic, largest and longest running conference and tradeshow for kiosks and self service media and technology, worldwide.  The expo has maintained more than a decade of success by delivering critical content and strategies to ensure deployment success directly from end-user companies that utilize these technologies within their organizations.
Building on their success, JD Events recently announced that KioskCom and The Digital Signage Show will converge to become Customer Engagement Technology World Beginning November 2010 in New York, this evolution will shine a spotlight on the expanding role of customer engagement in business success and improved ROI, addressing topics that are more reflective of what the industry has become and where it is going.
Customer Engagement Technology World will fuse the best resources and education tools KioskCom Self Service Expo and The Digital Signage Show have to offer with new, innovative features added to an already impressive mix of sessions and reasons to continue exploring the strategies and content solutions that create successful customer engagement.
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Tradeshow Week ceases publishing

LAS VEGAS — I have in my possession the last issue of Tradeshow Week. It was in today’s mail.

On Friday it was announced that the magazine is shutting down. I read the news on my iPhone on Sunday afternoon while watching The Apprentice. I often catch up on news while watching television by going through my various iPhone Apps and bookmarks. Tradeshow Week happens to be one of the mobile bookmarks I check on a regular basis.

By now most trade show industry insiders are aware of this somewhat shocking news.

For the record, it was announced on April 16 that Tradeshow Week is no longer publishing any additional print issues and that its Web site will close on April 30. Its parent company, Reed Elsevier, announced almost a year ago, in July 2009, its intentions to substantially exit its Reed Business Information-U.S. publishing business, while retaining some specific businesses.


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NAB Show Draws Big Numbers

News from Tradeshow week…

LAS VEGAS — The NAB Show drew 88,044 attendees to the April 10-15 show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, compared with 82,650 last year, a 6-percent increase, according to the Natl. Assn. of Broadcasters. "Content professionals from across the globe turned out in force at The NAB Show, and we're delighted by the extraordinarily positive feedback from both attendees and exhibitors," said NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton.