Proud Sponsor of the 16:9 DSE 2019 Mixer – Capital Networks News

Proud Sponsor of the 16:9 DSE 2019 Mixer

For the past few years, Dave Haynes has reached out to us and said “Well…I’m doing it again”.

Well…we’re doing it again too.

For the 10th straight year, since Dave started hosting the social highlight of the week at DSE, Capital Networks is very proud to once again sponsor the 16:9 DSE Mixer. Year after year the mixer gets rave reviews as a great event for meeting up with old friends as well as striking up conversations with new connections. Always sold out, the waiting list usually starts about 24 hours after the tickets become available.

16:9 DSE Mixer – SOLD OUT!

Besides the free drink tix, another benefit of sponsorship is that Dave posts a “thank you” to his digital signage news site, where he says nice things about the sponsors, thanking them for the support. You can read some of the nice things he said about us below.

Our thanks to Dave for once again hosting and putting in all the hard work that makes this annual event the great time that it is.

Dave Haynes


The following is taken from the 16:9 Mixer profile of Capital Networks:

I think Toronto-based Capital Networks may be the longest-running sponsor of the annual 16:9 Mixer ahead of Digital Signage Expo, going back many, many years.

I have known these guys for 20 years and think I was, when I ran ops for a digital OOH company, one of the software company’s larger clients. That’s way in the past, but they’ve been fast friends ever since, as well as big-time supporters of 16:9. The company’s ad banner has been atop 16:9 for I dunno how long – many years.

The company, which has its roots in broadcast software and still does that as well as digital signage, will soon celebrate 28 years in business. President Jim Vair has been there at least 20 years, and has been gradually taking over from founder Bil Trainor, who is semi-retired and living within putting distance of the first hole of the golf course he’s a member at – north of Toronto.

Bil (yup, one L – he jokes his parents were poor and couldn’t afford two Ls when he was born) may actually be the nicest man in digital signage. Very funny, old school gentleman.

Anyway, Capital has not done a booth at DSE for 2-3 years – putting its trade show dollars instead into some highly-focused vertical market events, where the company is often the only vendor on the exhibit hall floor offering digital signage solutions.

Vair and account exec Kelly Smith, now like me a DSF board member, will be around the show meeting with partners and clients, and checking out tech that may fit customer needs.

Click here to read the full article on 16:9.

Have a great time at the mixer!

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“I can honestly say it has been a long time since I have been so impressed with a company. I can assure you, you now have my business for all future purchases and I will be more than happy to refer other businesses to you. Company service like that exhibited by your staff is exceptionally rare, and I commend you for the obvious company-wide attitude that your customers are a priority.”

- Shelia Hogue, Marketing Manager, Glasgow EPB

“Once again, I want to express my gratitude towards the friendly, patient and knowledgeable Capital Networks Technician Jim Osmond. He has been a big help to both myself and Chippewa Valley Schools. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Jim Osmond and the Capital Networks Tech Department are definitely one of the reasons Chippewa Valley Schools continues to use Audience.”

- James Calderone CVC-TV Coordinator

"We have 100% trust in our AudienceTM server. It's reassuring to know that we are connecting to another AudienceTM system when we collaborate with the BBC, and both servers performed flawlessly and helped make the whole show look great!"

- Gary Brown, Principal Lecturer, University of Portsmouth

"Staff reception of the PRP TV system has been very favourable, with unsolicited content being sent to Corporate Communications for broadcast on the system. This new tool provides strengthened internal communication and employee engagement."

- Taufic Saliba, Staff Sergeant, Peel Regional Police

"As Jamaica's first all digital supplier, we have a reputation for reliability, flexibility, speed, cost-effectiveness and the latest, best technology. Capital Networks and the AudienceTM platform supports us on all these fronts."

- Michael Look Tong, Director Media Services, Flow Jamaica