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Published on : Wednesday, July 6, 2016
The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) received a 2016 Telly Award last week for its MIA Airport Official 2.0 mobile app video. The airport’s upgraded mobile app was launched in February. As part of its outreach efforts to educate users on all of the new app features, MDAD – in partnership with Diamond View Studios – produced, wrote and directed the video tutorial. Nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries were received, making this year’s Telly Awards one of the most competitive.
“MIA Airport Official 2.0 is an example of how we are integrating world-class technology into our customer service,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González. “We are honored to receive this prestigious award for our efforts to make traveling through MIA easier than ever.”
MIA Airport Official 2.0, which was developed by SITA, has a number of new features:
•Scan your boarding pass or search for flights by destination, airline and flight number;
•Subscribe to flight notifications and receive updates for flight, gate and baggage carousels changes, as well as an option to share your flight information;
•Navigate airport maps with blue-dot beacon technology for detailed way-finding;
•Powerful search engine with extensive database of amenities;
•Visual directions with walk times to find your gate, restaurants and more; Location-aware technology that pins your location and anticipates your needs;
•Geo-fence technology that recognizes and welcomes you, whether you’re driving or flying to MIA;
•Customizable personal profile with the option to save your favorite shops and restaurants;
•Weather information in Miami and throughout the world; and,
•“Near me” feature that provides the closest dining and shopping options.
MIA Airport Official 2.0 is available for free at the iPhone and Google Play app stores. The app’s location-based features require Bluetooth, location services and Wi-Fi network settings to be turned on.
A prestigious panel of more than 600 accomplished industry professionals – each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council – judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work – judged against a high standard of merit against each other. Less than 10 percent of the entries are chosen as Winners of a Silver Telly, the highest honor. Other outstanding work is awarded a Bronze Telly.
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.