Atlanta, GA – February 20, 2008 — The Whitlock Group, in partnership with Visix, Inc., has been awarded the 2008 DIGI Award in Education Application, Excellence in Technology for their deployment of the AxisTV unified communications software solution at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). The Whitlock Group is a leading audiovisual integration firm and Visix Premier Partner.
The 2008 DIGI Awards from The Digital Signage Group honor excellence in the digital signage industry by selecting 14 winners in seven categories: Retail, Corporate, Entertainment, Education, Healthcare, Public Venue and Judges’ Choice. Judges for the distinguished awards included Alan Brawn, Principal, Brawn Consulting; Bill Collins, principal of Decision Point Media Insights; Ed Weil, Sourcebook Director-Content, Inc.magazine; Lyle Bunn, Principal, Lyle Bunn Consulting; and David Keene, Executive Editor of Digital Signage Magazine and DIGI Awards Chairman. Sean Matthews, President, Visix, Inc., will join other winners on a panel at the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas, February 27-28, 2008. The panel, entitled “Bringing It All Together”, DIGI Award Winners Share What It Takes to Implement a Winning Digital Signage Project will be held Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 4:30pm.
The AxisTV Enterprise solution deployed at VCU provides the university with a sophisticated, campus-wide communication solution to deliver news, announcements, schedule changes, and critical weather and emergency alerts to more than 30,000 students and approximately 17,000 full and part-time employees. An integrated suite of application tools delivers timely content to thousands of overlapping endpoints including large screen displays, televisions, desktops, cell phones and RSS enabled devices.
About The Whitlock Group
The Whitlock Group is a systems integration firm focused on the design, procurement, engineering, installation and service of audiovisual, videoconferencing, video-streaming, digital signage, video-production and broadcast solutions. As a systems integration firm, The Whitlock Group delivers complete solutions that seamlessly integrate the audio, video, display and system controls to create unique and compelling multimedia solutions.
The Whitlock Group is an authorized representative of over 400 manufacturer product lines. By offering such a large range of manufacturer choices, The Whitlock Group is fully prepared to design and deliver systems tailored to best fit your specific needs and applications. As each situation is different from the next, every product functions differently in one application over another. Therefore, The Whitlock Group has chosen to represent a comprehensive spectrum of product lines so we can offer independent, best-choice solutions for every application.
As an experienced and widely respected systems integration firm, The Whitlock Group has developed an impressive portfolio of successfully completed projects, including turnkey broadcast and production facilities, presentation systems, network operations centers, business videoconferencing centers and electronic boardrooms.
About Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University, located on two downtown campuses in Richmond, Va., ranks among the top 100 universities in the country in sponsored research and enrolls 30,000 students. VCU offers more than 195 certificate, undergraduate, graduate, professional and doctoral programs in 15 schools and one liberal arts college. VCU is also the largest-single employer in the Richmond area, with more than 10,700 full-time and 6,000 part-time employees. The University is also the first major research university in the country to develop a homeland security and emergency preparedness undergraduate degree and will offer a master’s program in the fall of 2008.
About The Digital Signage Group
The Digital Signage Group is a specialty distributor 100% focused on Digital Signage. We assist Pro AV and IT dealers with project consulting and coordination, constructing project teams, and a robust line of specialized software and hardware solutions for diverse digital visual messaging applications.
We also co publish the Digital Signage Resource Directory and Digital Signage Magazine. More information is available at www.tdsg.net or by calling 866-591-1974.
Visix, Inc. designs, develops and supports a suite of software applications that allow users to create, import and manage their visual communications from anywhere and to deliver those messages to virtually any endpoint.
The company offers digital signage software, room and event scheduling solutions, and applications for targeted messaging to desktops and portable devices. Each of these products works independently or can be integrated into scaleable deployments from a single display to large networks. This comprehensive approach to on-time communications – from concept to delivery – provides systems including software, hardware and distribution accessories, as well as multi-tier service and support options to manage and maintain dynamic visual communications.
Contact Visix at 800.572.4935 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Parties interested in additional information about Visix, AxisTV, MeetingMinder™, and MessageBlox™ visual communications products should visit the Visix web site at www.visix.com.