The Commercial Integrator BEST Awards program recognizes superlative solutions for an integration business.
The awards highlight the most noteworthy new products and services that can impact commercial integrators’ businesses in 2014. Categories included Audio/Video, Control and Automation, Networking and Communications, Security, Building Enhancements, and Dealer-Installer Aids.
The winners of the BEST Awards were chosen by a panel of industry experts, integrators and the editors of CI and sister publication TechDecisions.
The goal of CI BEST Awards, as with all of CI’s content, is to offer information that can help integrators become more efficient and more profitable, and we think these innovative products do just that,” says Tom LeBlanc, editor-in-chief. “Thank you to the panel of judges, integrators and CI and TechDecisions staff for their time-consuming efforts toward evaluating these products.”
Criteria included innovation, functionality, competitive advantages and benefits to the installer. Check out this slideshow of all the winners for a closer look at this year’s winning products.
The Commercial Integrator 2014 BEST award winners are:
Audio/Video Audio Components & Processors: Crestron Electronics HD-XSPA 7.1 High-Definition Surround Sound AV Receiver
Audio Conferencing Solutions: Revolabs Executive Elite 4- and 8-Channel Wireless Microphone Systems
Audio Distribution Systems: Vaddio EasyUSB Audio Bridge
Collaboration: Mersive Solstice Software
Conference/Classroom Projectors: Epson BrightLink 595Wi Interactive WXGA 3LCD Projector
Digital Signage Hardware: BrightSign 4K Digital Signage Media Player
Digital Signage Software: TIE! CastNET Content Management System Software ANDDataton AB WATCHNET
Display Mounts: Peerless-AV Full-Service Video Wall Mount with Quick Release
Installed Loudspeakers & Subwoofers: Martin Audio MLA Mini
Interactive/Video Whiteboards: 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 Enzo Content Sharing Platform
Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras: Vaddio RoboSHOT PTZ
Projector Mounts: 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 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 FlexGlass
Video Scalers: TIE! Barco ImagePRO-II Jr. AND Extron Electronics IN1608 IPCP
Video Wall Solutions: Prysm TD2 Tile
Wireless Microphones: Revolabs Executive Elite Wireless Microphones