Las Vegas, Nev., USA – 13 February 2014 – Visualization pioneer Barco LiveDots is proud to announce that it was recognized along with Niles Creative Group for their innovative LED display at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation category with a 2014 DSE Silver Apex Award. Barco received the honor at Digital Signage Expo’s opening-night banquet at the Sands Expo & Convention Center.
Chosen from a field of more than 100 entrants, the winning project was a collaboration between Barco LiveDots and Niles Creative Group, which partnered in the design, development and execution of a uniquely interactive, 360-degree LED video wall located in the Freedom Hall foyer of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
An awe-inspiring tribute to Americana The wall is comprised of Barco LiveDots C5 LED display tiles, comprising four individual 21’ x 50’ surfaces, mounted with 90-degree corner joints to form a 360-degree, 200’ x 21’ seamless display installed 27’ in the air. A video exhibition entitled “We the People” presents a theatrical tribute to Americana, featuring photorealistic, seamless imagery wrapping the foyer’s upper walls, and delivering crisp detail and rich color despite bright ambient light. Click here for detailed information on the installation.
The ultimate crossroads of creativity and technology “We are honored to be selected for this prestigious award, which not only recognizes the technological and creative powers of our combined team, but also showcases an innovative approach to celebrating this country’s great history and tradition,” comments Carl Rijsbrack, Chief Marketing Officer for Barco LiveDots.
Barco was consulted by renowned media artist David Niles of Niles Creative Group to provide the technological expertise necessary to create a new display solution to achieve his vision. Niles designed, built and installed an innovative media and content delivery system and software to show an amazing experience.
"The Apex Awards were created to foster innovation and recognize excellence in the digital signage industry. The work of the recipients of this award represents the best of the best," said Richard Lebovitz, editorial director for Digital Signage Expo. "Recognition of this project, and the collaboration behind it, should be particularly satisfying to the recipients because it is the product of a shared vision and a great working relationship."
About Niles Creative Group Founded in 1986 by media artist David Niles, the award-winning Niles Creative Group (NCG) is a unique production and design facility in show business for more than 35 years. NCG is internationally known for its concept-to-completion capabilities in combining cutting-edge technology and art. The company conceives, designs and executes large format audio visual projects from start to finish for an international roster of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, providing original content and programming. With studios in New York City and Palm Beach Florida, NCG is home to a talented and dedicated team of professionals drawn from all aspects of the entertainment world. For more information, visit www.nilescreative.com.
About Barco LiveDots LiveDots, a Barco company, offers a complete range of high impact LED screens for permanent installations and the rental and staging market. Based on decades of experience, Barco LiveDots offers display solutions in any shape or size: from the most straight-on, cost-effective LED tile for 24/7 use to the top-end display solutions. Barco LiveDots supports high-profile brands in over 50 world capitals and its equipment sets the scene for more than 2,500 events every year.
About Barco Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.158 billion euro in 2013.
About Digital Signage Expo Digital Signage Expo 2015 will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, March 10-12, 2015. 2015 Apex entry forms will be available online this March and submissions are due by October 1, 2014. DSE is the world’s largest and longest running conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to the digital signage, interactive technology and digital-out-of-home (DOOH) industries. Launched in 2004, DSE was the first event dedicated to the digital signage market and has been a significant contributor to the growth of this fast-paced industry. Professional end user attendance represents decision-makers from key industry categories such as retail, restaurant, healthcare, education, hospitality and transportation, as well as other key stakeholders, including advertising executives, brand marketers and systems integrators.