CI’s Award Announcements

CI’s Award Announcements

Commercial Integrator is pleased to announce the winners of the 6th annual Commercial Integrator BEST Awards and the 3rd annual Integration Awards, presented with Tech Decisions.

The Commercial Integrator BEST Awards recognize the most noteworthy new products and technologies for 2014. This year’s entries were judged by a panel of accomplished integrators in the commercial industry, along with the editors of Commercial Integrator. Winners were chosen in 47 categories based on criteria including innovation, functionality, competitive advantages, and benefits to the installer.

The Integration Awards, presented by Commercial Integrator and Tech Decisions, recognize stand-out, problem-solving installations that address commercial customers’ needs. Winners were chosen in 10 categories by the editors of Commercial Integrator and Tech Decisions. Each entry was judged on the benefits that the integrated technology would have for the intended user, as well as the innovation demonstrated.

“It’s awards season,” says Commercial Integrator and Tech Decisions editor Tom LeBlanc. “We’re proud of both our Commercial Integrator BEST products awards and our Commercial Integrator and Tech Decisions Integration awards because they’re so competitive, and the winners reflect innovation that’s just fun to write about. We hope both provide some good takeaways for our readers.”

Awards will be presented today (June 18th) at the Commercial Integrator Booth # N462 during InfoComm at 4:00p.m. PST. Winners will have the opportunity for a photo with Commercial Integrator and Tech Decisions editors.

Following are the Integration Award winners for 2014:

Best Corporate Project – Whitlock (integrator); Cavanaugh Tocci (consultant), Verizon Innovation Center, San Francisco
Best Higher Education Project  AVI-SPL, Florida International University’s Restaurant Management Lab
Best Health Care Project  Level 3 Audio Visual, Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills
Best Hotel Project  NTX, Secrets the Vine Cancun, Mexico
Best House of Worship Project  Technical Innovation, Multi-Campus Live Video Expansion at 12Stone
Best Government Project  BlueWater Technologies, Complex AV/IT for Government Communications and Technical Center
Best Large Venue Project  Westbury National, Technological Razzle-Dazzle at NHL Arenas
Best Museum Project  Meyer Sound (integrator); Stouenborg (consultant), D’Mitri at The Blue Planet
Best Casino Project – Alpha Video & Audio and EGADS, Winstar Casino 360

Following are the BEST Winners for 2014:

Audio Components & Processors – Crestron Electronics, HD-XSPA 7.1 High-Definition Surround Sound AV Receiver
Audio Conferencing Solutions – Revolabs, Revolabs Executive Elite™ 4- and 8-channel wireless microphone systems
Audio Distribution Systems – Vaddio, EasyUSB Audio Bridge
Collaboration – Mersive, Solstice
Conference/Classroom Projectors – Epson America, Epson BrightLink 595Wi Interactive WXGA 3LCD Projector
Digital Signage Hardware – BrightSign, BrightSign 4K digital signage media player
Digital Signage Software -CastNET, CastNET Content Management System Software & Dataton AB, WATCHNET
Display Mounts – Peerless-AV, Full Service Video Wall Mount with Quick Release
Installed Loudspeakers & Subwoofers – Martin Audio Ltd, MLA Mini
Interactive/Video Whiteboards – Epson America, Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi Meeting Room Productivity Tool
Large Venue Projectors  – Digital Projection International, HIGHlite LASER WUXGA 3D
Matrix Switchers – AMX, Enova® DGX 64 Digital Media Switcher Enclosure
Media Servers – AMX, AMX Enzo Content Sharing Platform
Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras – Vaddio, RoboSHOT PTZ
Projector Mounts – OmniMount, OmniMount PJT40
Specialty A/V Cables, Interconnects, & IR Extenders – SunBriteTV, SB-HDWT
TVs/Video Monitors – LG Electronics, 98-inch Edge-Lit LED Widescreen Ultra HD display (98LS95A)
Venue/Line Array Loudspeakers – Meyer Sound, Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system
Video Components & Processors – RGB Spectrum, OmniWall Display Processor
Video Conferencing/Telepresence Solutions – Vaddio, BaseSTATION
Video Distribution Systems – Crestron Electronics, DM-MD32X32 DigitalMedia™ Switcher
Video Projection Screens – Screen Innovations, Screen Innovations FlexGlass™
Video Scalers – Barco, ImagePRO-II Jr & Extron Electronics, IN1608 IPCP
Video Walls Solutions – Prysm, TD2 Tile
Wireless Microphones – Revolabs, Revolabs Executive Elite™ wireless microphones

Control & Automation
Large-Scale Control Systems – ANC Sports Enterprises LLC, vSOFT
Lighting Controllers – Crestron Electronics, GL-IPAC-SW8 Crestron Green Light® Integrated Switching System
 – AMX, 19.4″ Modero X® Series G5 Panoramic Tabletop Touch Panel

Networking & Communications
Fiber-optic Transport – Extron Electronics, FOX II DP
IP Enabling Devices– ATX Networks, UCrypt
Network Management Solutions – ihiji, ihiji invision 2014
Networking (Wireless, Powerline, & Coax) & Storage – Black Box, ClimateCab™ Cabinets
Structured Cabling Systems – Quest Technology International Inc, LocJack Cat6 Locking Keystone Jack

Access Control Solutions – ASSA ABLOY, IN120 WiFi Lock
Surveillance Solutions – Smartvue Corporation, Smartvue S9M

Building Enhancements
Cell Signal Booster Technology – SureCall, SureCall Force-5 Cell Signal Booster
Lighting: Fixtures/LED/Fiber Optic – LumaStream, Inc, LumaStream Trinity 6 DMX
Power Conditioning, Surge Suppression & Energy – LynTec, RPCR Relay Panel

Dealer/Installer Aids
Accessories – Middle Atlantic Products, Universal Mounting Drawer
Best Integrator Communication Video – AVI-SPL, Highlight Reel: Collaborating with AVI-SPL
Best Whitepaper/Educational Document or Resource – Crestron Electronics, “Challenges of Distributing 4K Ultra HD Video”
Cabinets, Furniture, Racks, Mounts & Cases 
– Middle Atlantic Products, TechPed Technology Pedestal
Installation Tools & Testers – DVDO Inc., DVDO AVLab TPG
Programming, Design & Engineering Solutions – AMX, AMX Resource Management Suite (RMS) Enterprise Hosted Cloud Service
Project Management & Design/Web Software – AMX, AMX Rapid Project Maker Version 2.0
Training, Consulting & Publications/Business Services – Almo Professional A/V, Almo E4 AV Tour
Warranty Service Companies – Bankers Warranty Group, Removal and Reinstallation Benefit
About Commercial Integrator The Business Handbook for Professional Integrators, Commercial Integrator is a true business magazine for the pro market. Beyond products and installations, we tackle operational topics like job-estimating, project-bidding and big-picture market forecasting – anything that will give our 25,000* readers and website visitors an edge and grow their businesses. Published by EH Publishing.

About Tech Decisions Media The six highly targeted editorial websites are the most influential resources for end user/decision makers of commercial AV, IT, energy and security integration within Corporate, K-12, Higher Ed, Worship, Hospitality and Health Care facilities. Through exclusive case studies, peer interviews, white papers, special reports and technology roundups, the TD online editors provide end users with the information they need to do their job better 24/7/365. Honored as one of the “10 Great Media Websites” of 2012 from the editors of BtoB Media Business Magazine. Published by EH Publishing.

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