Canadian Gaming Awards Review: Fantastic Venue and Awesome AV

Held at the historic Carlu in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The Canadian Video Game Awards (CVAs) set place on November 21, 2014. This year’s awards were a culmination of both 2013 and 2014, encapsulating the audience for a real treat.


In the VIP reception section the Canadian Video Game Awards utilized digital signage by engaging the attendees with a photo booth where they could interact with an on screen display, which included advertising and any photo’s were immediately uploaded to the twittersphere. Inside the award ceremony chambers the CVA’s needed to find a way to effortlessly switch between awards to be given out in a category for both 2013 and 2014. In order to do this the CVA’s turned to digital signage.

The elegant display surrounding both sides of the stage helped engage award attendees and get them to take note of the signage displaying lively animations to keep their attention. The AV performance was impressive. Behind the presenters attendees were constantly blasted with various graphic design animations accompanied with enthralling, originally composed songs.


While nominees were being announced their games were placed on the illustrious 20ft by 30ft high definition projected display. The display was clear and crisp and truly brought out the detail and artwork the game designers had worked so meticulously on creating their masterpieces.

If you missed your chance to attend the CVAs this in 2014, they will be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 2015, for anyone who has interest in digital signage, game design and development, broadcasting, or video games themselves this is an event that you should make time to see in 2015.


Big Gaming Event Happening in Toronto

Canada will gather this week to celebrate its world-class video game developers at the 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards ceremony to take place in Toronto, Ontario on November 21, 2014.  The Canadian Videogame Awards will be held at the beautiful Carlu in the heart of downtown Toronto.

As the third largest developer of video games in the world, this show celebrates Canada’s spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment. The CVAs have always been designed to be “by the industry and for the industry” with an interest in engaging public and fan participation.

The 2014 show will include games developed in Canada and released in 2013 and 2014. The awards will be awarded separately, based on nomination year, in one ceremony. Award nominations for 2013 have already closed and the adjudication process will continue as planned. Nomination details for 2014 will be announced in June.

The Canadian Videogame Awards are produced by Reboot Communications and Greedy Productions, and are officially endorsed by DigiBC, Interactive Ontario and the Entertainment Software Association of Canada. The producers are joined by a national industry committee of developers and leaders of the Canadian digital entertainment industry.

Watch the 2014 Canadian Videogame Awards Promo video here:

AV Awards 2014

Shortlist unveiled for AV Awards 2014 today revealed the shortlisted nominees for this year’s AV awards.

The panel of independent judges – consisting of end-users and consultants – had a difficult task on their hands on the judging day held at Barclays HQ in London.

This year’s winners and losers will be revealed on 26 September at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane.

Renowned as a highlight of the industry calendar, the event celebrates achievement and provides an opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new contacts. Full details can be found here.

Nominees include:

Digital Signage Project of the Year

Sponsored by Unicol

  • Beaver Group EAT Digital Menus
  • ONELAN/Allen Creative Tesco Café Digital Menu Solution
  • ONELAN/Vanti Library of Birmingham
  • Pixel Inspiration Argos in-store Digital Media Network
  • proAV Limited Manchester City Football Club
  • Signagelive Ltd Data Driven Content Engine

Projector of the Year (5,000 lumens and below)

  • BenQ MW853UST
  • Digital Projection Titan 3-Chip LED
  • Epson EB-595Wi
  • Panasonic PT-RZ370

Specialist Projector of the Year (above 5,000 lumens)

Sponsored by Saville AV

  • Barco N.V. F50 Panorama projector
  • Digital Projection HIGHLite Laser
  • Panasonic PT-DZ16K

Systems Product of the Year

  • Crestron Crestron 4K
  • Equipson BlueLine Digital System
  • Green Hippo Par4Keet Player
  • Kramer Electronics (UK) Ltd Kramer K-Touch
  • NewTek, Inc. TriCaster 460 Mobile-Scale Multi-Camera Video Production System
  • tvONE CORIOgrapher software from tvONE
  • Vision Techconnect Matrix

Display Product of the Year

  • Genee World Ltd G Touch
  • Samsung Electronics UK ME95C
  • Samsung Electronics UK UD55D
  • SiliconCore Technology Orchid 1.9mm Pixel Pitch LED Display

Audio Product of the Year

  • Avid S3L
  • Biamp Systems TesiraFORTÉ
  • Peavey Commercial Audio MediaMatrix Kiosk2Go
  • Phoenix Audio Technologies The Spider
  • Shure MX Wireless

Business Installation of the Year

Sponsored by Shure

  • Feltech Babcock International London Fire Brigade Immersive Learning Facilities
  • Holovis 11 metre Geodesic Dome Solution at Schindler HQ
  • Kulu Valley Platform at Fidelity Worldwide Investments
  • Meyer Sound Constellation at Jyske Bank corporate headquarters

Collaborative Communications Project of the Year

Sponsored by Maverick

  • Polycom RealPresence Group Series 500
  • Questmark Ltd Quality Improvement Innovation Centre – Questmark and South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
  • Vidyo and CERN Vidyo selected by CERN to Connect 20,000 Scientists for Mass Global Collaboration

Education project of the year

Sponsored by Casio

  • CDEC Limited PhoenixAcademy Innovate Teaching
  • University of Bath Video Streaming Service

Live event of the year

  • BARTKRESA design Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • CS LIVE Serco Global Pulse Awards
  • Panasonic PT-DZ21K Maria Rud at Durham Cathedral

Reseller Integrator of the Year

Sponsored by Sahara

  • CDEC Limited
  • Pacific Computers
  • Snelling Business Systems


If you haven’t already done so, you can hear their thoughts on the judging process and what makes the AV awards so special here.