A little bit later than usual this year here’s #DSTop10 – our very own personal take on the ‘Top10 Digital Signage Vendors 2011‘.
The most obvious thing about the list is that global technology provider EnQii who has earned top place for the last three years in a row has been pushed down into second place by BroadSign who top the list for the first time ever!
BroadSign have impressed us mightily over the past 12 months; continuing to win good business in the ad sales arena with both traditional OOH (we all know who they are) and DOOH folks alike, becoming LG Electronics’ SuperSign Premier partner with a particularly good piece of software, working hard to support the industry GLOBALLY and continuing to innovate.
The full #DSTop10, in order (with last year’s position in parentheses), is as follows: –
1 – BroadSign (3)
2 – EnQii (1)
3 – Scala (4)
4 – STRATACACHE (2)
=5 – Omnivex (5)
=5 – SignageLive (=6)
7 – WireSpring (=6)
8 – C-nario (9)
9 – YCD Multimedia (new entrant)
10 – Dynamax (10)
The annual list is intended as an objective, arm’s-length analysis of the strengths and overall offer of companies providing software, hardware and related services to clients running digital screen networks.
Several variables affect the selection of top vendors, including: global presence; management team; financial stability; track record; product roadmap and development team size; breadth of solution; customer service; and the sophistication of the technology options.
Remember that some well-known and respected companies, such as Real Digital Media and Nanonation, were not considered for the list because they do not actively market and have offices outside of North America.
Notable absentees from the list are Haivision / CoolSign who were last year’s number eight and Harris Broadcast who narrowly missed the list.