Digital AV Wins Innovation Award in Indiana

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Digital AV, a Fort Wayne based software integrations company, has won the Northeast Indiana Innovation Award based on the total integration of a local high technology manufacturing company with digital signage.

Scala Inc. (http://www.scala.com), the world's leading software platform for digital signage, today announced Digital AV, a Scala Certified Partner based in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, has been awarded the Northeast Indiana Innovation Award in the services sector for a new innovation in applied technologies.

Digital AV, a Fort Wayne based software integrations company, won the award based on the total integration of a local high technology manufacturing company with digital signage. The company, BAE Systems, installed a series of networked plasma monitors throughout its Indiana facility displaying critical plant and corporate information driven by a specialized software suite named Scala InfoChannel. Digital AV is one of the largest integrators of Scala in the United States. The application has since been expanded to other BAE locations throughout the country and now includes manufacturing facilities in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Texas.

Innovation Award judges included the CEO's and Founders of some of the largest companies in Northeast Indiana including Steel Dynamics and Biomet Corporation. Semi-finalist winners met with the judges on September 22, 2006 for the final time. Entries were judged by whether the innovation had proved itself as a commercial success or had a clear path towards becoming a commercial success.

Tom Johnson, President of Digital AV said the award was "a fine compliment" and that he looked forward to continued innovation through corporate digital signage networks in years to come. Digital AV was started in 2003 as a solution provider to OEM companies for corporate communications beyond e-mail systems and web pages. "Our customers were developing budgets for corporate communication systems that were never really reaching the employees," Johnson said. "Digital signage in the corporate environment brings a whole new level to inter-plant communications putting a face on the systems that companies have spent so much time and money to develop."

"Other DAV customers range from universities to sports stadiums and everything in-between," he said. "Almost any organization with people to reach and ideas to transmit are candidates for digital signage and we are fortunate to be riding the first wave of this important new technology."

Final judging for "Innovator of the Year" will be announced at a November 10th luncheon.

About Scala, Inc.

Scala, Inc. (http://www.scala.com) is the world's leading provider of software for digital signage software used in retail, education, entertainment, government and other industries. The company's cutting-edge multimedia software platform powers thousands of digital signs around the world including the digital signage networks of Tesco, Best Buy, T-Mobile, ShopRite, Virgin MegaStore, Bloomberg, Burger King, Kiwi, Azizia-Panda Supermarket, McKee Foods, Muvico, Santiago Airport, RaboBank and Warner Brothers Movie World. Since InfoChannel is proven, scalable, and easy to manage, it is the platform of choice for many digital display networks ranging in size from one screen to thousands of screens with uses including advertising displays, touch screens, retail TV, LED billboards, lobby signage, digital menu boards, interactive kiosks, and more. Scala, Inc. pioneered the industry of digital signage in 1987, and is today headquartered near Philadelphia, PA with operations in California, the UK, Norway, The Netherlands, France, China and Japan.

About Digital AV

Founded in 2004, Digital AV is the Midwest's largest dynamic digital signage company. Located in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Indiana, DAV is a leader in digital signage development and service.

DAV specializes in the deployment of a variety of digital signage technologies linking to special IP addresses through networked LANs, FTP distribution networks, broadcast servers, Cat-5 distribution networks and broadcast satellite.

DAV is a fully authorized dealer for LG Electronics, LG Commercial, Scala InfoChannel, Premier Mounts, Equus Computer, Sampo Professional and many other quality lines of professional AV products.

Display mediums quoted on a daily basis include LCD and Plasma displays, LED blocks and walls, Plasma walls and many other specialty displays.

Deployments include universities, stadiums, convention centers, museums, corporate / industrial sites, churches, hospitals and retail stores. With technology showrooms in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne their customer list is impressive.

Additional capabilities include comprehensive content development, content management and content systems controls.

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