NSCA Announces Excellence in Product Innovation Awards

nsca-epi-1115NSCA is excited to announce that entries are being accepted for its second annual Excellence in Product Innovation awards. And, NSCA says that this recognition program honors 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 for this award. Industry manufacturers may nominate their own products.

One winner will be named in each of the following categories, along with one overall Grand Prize Winner:

  • Installer-Friendly
  • Interoperability
  • Retrofit-Friendly
  • New Revenue Potential
  • Recurring Revenue Potential
  • Ease of Customization

Additional considerations are made during judging in regard to how the product impacts user experience (scalability, versatility, deployment cost, ease of use, ROI, ADA compliance, energy efficiency, etc.).

“This is a very different type of recognition for manufacturers,” says NSCA Executive Director Chuck Wilson. “Our focus is to recognize manufacturers that are totally committed to our channel, and offer an innovative product specifically designed to help integrators generate more revenue, earn more profit, reach new customers, or open new markets. The response to this program last year was remarkable; it raised the bar by showcasing innovative solutions that truly make a difference.”

Entries are being accepted through Jan. 15, 2016. Winners will be announced at NSCA’s 18th annual Business & Leadership Conference on Feb. 25, 2016, in Dallas, Tex.

To enter, go here. For NSCA members, the first product entry is $299 (subsequent entries are $199 each). For non-members, the first product entry is $499 (subsequent entries are $399 each). Products submitted for consideration must be announced by Feb. 1, 2016, and must be available for sale and shipment on or before April 1, 2016.

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