Omnivex Takes Home Gold in the 2011 APEX Awards

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Omnivex Moxie digital signage software deployment recognized with a win

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Omnivex receives Gold APEX Award in the Transportation Category for their deployment at Destination Shuttle Services in Los Angeles.

The addition of the digital signage system has improved our ability to communicate important information with our customers, while also providing us with a new revenue stream through the sale of advertising space on the screens.

During a presentation ceremony held last night at Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Omnivex Corporation, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and premier provider of digital signage software, accepted the Gold APEX Award in the Transportation Category for their deployment at Destination Shuttle Services in Los Angeles, California. Omnivex software is used by Destination Shuttle Services to deliver location specific digital content on their shuttle buses and in surrounding hotels for customers traveling to and from LAX.

DSS provides hotel shuttle services for over 2.5 million people annually both to and from LAX and the surrounding hotels. The company was looking for a way to effectively communicate with their customers, both onboard the shuttles and at the hotels. The deployment, one of the first of its kind, uses Omnivex Moxie and GPSLink software along with GPS coordinates to determine the most appropriate content to display based on the current location of the shuttle bus. The screen onboard the bus shows information based on the shuttle's location and whether it is carrying arriving or departing passengers. Meanwhile, large touch screens inside the hotels utilize Omnivex software to deliver interactive content and information for hotel guests, such as the estimated wait time until the next shuttle arrives at the hotel, flight departure status and advertising about local sites and attractions.

The annual DSE Apex Awards honour innovation in the development and deployment of technology in the global DOOH industry. This year’s APEX Award winners were chosen by a panel of industry experts from a field of 78 entries, in 10 major digital signage categories. Chris Gibbs, President of Exponation, LLC which produces Digital Signage Expo said, "We received an extraordinary number of entries for both the Apex and Content Awards for 2011, which is not only a reflection on the continued growth of the digital signage, interactive technologies and Out-of-Home Network industry, but it is also clear that the work being done is raising the bar significantly in terms of quality and excellence. We are pleased to present the 2011 winners who have distinguished themselves in this way."

"We are thrilled to receive this recognition," said Jack Lott, CEO of Destination Shuttle Services. "The addition of the digital signage system has improved our ability to communicate important information with our customers, while also providing us with a new revenue stream through the sale of advertising space on the screens," he said following the Awards Dinner. Lott will be a featured speaker on Thursday February 24 at DSE, where he will be discussing various aspects of the deployment. Also in attendance at the Awards Dinner were representatives from Microsoft, Hyundai and iBase who all played important roles in the success of the installation at DSS.

Last year, two Omnivex customers were recognized with a win in the APEX Awards. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment won a Bronze APEX Award in the Stadiums & Arenas category for their Omnivex Moxie powered digital signage project at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers won a Bronze APEX Award in the Hospitality category for their Moxie powered menuboard digital signage deployment throughout the concession stands in their Rose Garden Arena. To learn more about Omnivex' customers and awards, visit them in booth 1214 at DSE.

About Destination Shuttle Services

In the year 2000, the City of LA was looking for a trip reduction solution to and from LAX that would not only reduce congestion and emissions but be efficient and convenient for passengers while assuring a quality experience. Destination Shuttle Services responded by creating the first of its kind private "green" transit system in Los Angeles, Shuttle Smart. This system consolidates the airport shuttle services of thirteen individual hotel properties in the LAX area. The consolidated services have reduced 55% of hotel shuttle trips through LAX, eliminating over 100,000 hours of idling buses each year and over 6.6 million pounds of carbon dioxide each year, thus reducing pollution and supporting a healthier environment. For more information, visit http://www.dss-lax.com.

About Omnivex

Founded in 1991, Omnivex Corporation is a leader in software development for digital signage networks and electronic displays. Omnivex software is used by over 2,000 customers, including many Fortune 500 companies, to manage all aspects of digital signage networks, including content management, real-time data acquisition and distribution, and remote device monitoring and management. Omnivex and our customers have been recognized with numerous awards for excellence in digital signage. For more information, visit http://www.omnivex.com.

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