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NSCA Announces 2018 Excellence in Product Innovation Award Winners

NSCA announcex the winners of the fourth annual Excellence in Product Innovation awards, a recognition program for products that have a profound impact on systems integrators.

Any manufacturer that produces low-voltage products for installation by integrators in the commercial space is eligible to apply for this award. The awards were announced on February 28 at NSCA's 20th annual Business & Leadership Conference in Irving, Texas.

Winners were named in each of the following categories, along with an additional overall grand prize winner. The 2018 winners are:

* Ease of Customization: Shure SystemOn Audio Asset Management Software
* Retrofit/Installer-Friendly: Cambridge Sound Management Qt Active Emitter, Fusion Edition
* New Revenue Potential: Razberi CameraDefense
* Recurring Revenue Potential: Videxio Professional Video Calls
* Technology Platform (new category in 2018): Crestron Electronics DigitalMedia
* Trailblazing Innovation (new category in 2018): Nureva HDL300 Audio Conferencing
* Overall Grand Prize Winner: Middle Atlantic Proximity Series Sliding Mounting Plate

Additional considerations were made during the judging process in regard to how the products impact user experience (i.e. scalability, versatility, deployment cost, ease of use, ROI, ADA compliance, energy efficiency, etc.) The judging panel included NSCA's executive director, the editor of Commercial Integrator, and a panel of integrators from across North America.

"We received so many entries that are using awesome technology," says NSCA executive director Chuck Wilson. "The judging team had their work cut out for them this year. Every product we reviewed is offering something unique and different to our industry -- but these winners stood out for their ingenuity and use of technology."

Additional Excellence in Product Innovation entries included:
* AmbiSonic Systems Immersive 6.5HD-AW-L
* AME/American Music Environments AME-2020 Digital Media System
* AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection enVision 30-Amp
* Barco UniSee
* Belden Inc. 4K UHD Media Cables
* BrightSign Series 4 digital signage media players
* Chief PAC527 Extra-Large In-Wall Storage Box
* Christie Velvet CorePlus
* Crestron Electronics 3-Series 4K DigitalMedia Presentation System 350
* Crestron Electronics Mercury Tabletop Conference System
* Crestron Electronics DigitalMedia 4K60 4:4:4 HDR Network AV Encoder/Decoder
* Da-Lite FullVision
* Da-Lite Tensioned Advantage with Parallax
* D-Tools, Inc. System Integrator 2017 (SI 2017)
* Dynacord C Series Power Amplifiers
* Electro-Voice EVID-S Commercial Louds
peakers * Epson Pro L1755UNL WUXGA 3LCD Laser Projector with 4K Enhancement
* Extron HC 404
* Jeron Electronic Systems, Inc. Provider 790 Nurse Call for Clinics
* Just Add Power 3G+4+ Tiling Transmitter
* Kramer Electronics Kramer Control
* Lighthouse Technologies Lighthouse Technologies Dynamic Series
* Lightware Visual Engineering Event Manager Built-in Control Feature
* Lightware Visual Engineering UBEX Ultra Bandwidth Extender
* Listen Technologies ListenTALK
* LynTec NPAC (Networkable Power Automation Control)
* Mercury Security Mercury Bridge Controllers (MS and M5 Series)
* Meyer Sound Ashby Ceiling Loudspeakers
* Meyer Sound Ashby Self-Powered Ceiling-Mount Installation Loudspeakers
* Middle Atlantic Products T5 Series Conference Tables
* NanoLumens AWARE
* NanoLumens Nixel Series
* Nextivity Cel-Fi QUATRA
* Nortek Security and Control Smart Mighty Mule Garage Door Opener with Spott Platform
* Revolabs, part of Yamaha UC, Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System for Huddle Rooms
* RTI Integration Designer APEX
* Spectrum Industries Optio Collaboration Table
* Spectrum Industries Pivot Workstation
* System Surveyor
* TesiraLUX Biamp Systems
* Vaddio OneLINK Bridge AV Interface
* Vanguard LED Displays, Inc. Axion Series Fine Pixel Pitch LED Video Display
* Xtreme Power Conversion Corp J60

Read more about the winners as they are profiled throughout the year on NSCA's website, in NSCA's quarterly newsletter, and in Commercial Integrator.


(2 March 2018)

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