The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) announces the winners of the second 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 was eligible to apply for this award. The awards were announced on Feb. 25 in Dallas, TX, at NSCA’s 18th annual Business & Leadership Conference.
One winner was named in each of the following categories, along with an overall Grand Prize Winner that received the highest score overall. The 2016 winners are:
—Ease of Customization: Revolabs Executive Elite
—Installer-Friendly: Shure QLX-D Digital Wireless Systems
—Interoperability: Audinate Dante Via
—New Revenue Potential: Biamp Systems Oreno
—Recurring Revenue Potential: Crestron PinPoint App
—Retrofit-Friendly: Vivitek NovoPRO
—Overall Grand Prize Winner: Audinate Dante Via
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.
“The entries this year were outstanding, from every manufacturer in every category,” says NSCA executive director Chuck Wilson. “The competition this year was very strong, which made voting extremely difficult – we had so many great products to review. Our focus is to recognize manufacturers that are totally committed to our channel, and every product that entered is making use of advanced technology that can truly help integrators offer something different and creative.”
Read more about the winners as they are profiled throughout the year in NSCA’s biweekly newsletter, quarterly print newsletter, and Commercial Integrator.