The Mansfield Reformatory and DRM Productions won Bronze in the Arts Entertainment and Recreation category at the annual Digital Signage Expo. Held each year in Las Vegas, Nevada, DSE recognizes the best use of digital signage through the APEX Awards. In January, DRM Productions and the Reformatory were notified they were a finalist in their category.
The Mansfield Reformatory commissioned DRM Productions to develop the kiosks to entertain and inform visitors to the Reformatory that first received inmates in 1896. Touch screens were built into cabinets that look like a 1930s radio, designed and built by local craftsman, Tim Smith. Visitors, using the kiosks, can explore different locations as they walk through the facility.
DRM Productions, the home of Retriever Digital Signage, wrote, shot and assembled the video selections that are placed on six kiosks spread throughout the historic prison. The interactive application used on the kiosks was also developed at DRM Productions. Visitors may select as many segments as they wish at each location.
In the Bull Pen area guests can learn about stories that relate to that section of the prison. Near the warden’s office they can see and hear the history of that location and so on throughout the facility. Since Shawshank Redemption was filmed at the prison there are links on all kiosks to that production and other Hollywood films shot at this historic site.
The Digital Signage Expo is the world’s largest international trade show dedicated to digital signage, interactive technology and Out-of-Home networks.
The APEX awards for digital signage highlight the best of the best in 10 different categories. APEX, Awards for Publication Excellence is an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media.
See our Case Study on the Reformatory for more details.