Announcing the 2020 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Winners


We are excited to announce the winners of our ninth annual 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards. Our awards are different from ANY other industry awards, and the stats speak for themselves:

  • We had more than 205,000 votes for the final awards!
  • Nominations for the awards came SOLELY from you — the AV community.
  • We don’t charge entry fees — we do not allow for entrants to pay fees to enter their products nor do we charge them to win an award. ALL but one other AV awards program in the industry charges an entry fee or is pay-for-play.

“These awards are truly representative of the AV industry’s favorites,” commented rAVe’s co-founder, Gary Kayye. “We will NEVER allow anyone to pay to enter these awards. We want these to be free from biases or financial influence. The nominations came from the AV community from all over the world. The winners should be bragging about these wins, as these are truly representative of the best-of-the-best in AV products, companies and technologies.”

Each winning company will be presented with a unique trophy (pictured above). The trophies are handcrafted one by one. And NO, we don’t charge for the trophies or allow sponsorships of them (or these awards) ever.

So here are the companies and products YOU chose as the best in AV for 2020:

  • Favorite Overall New Product of 2020 – Barco ClickShare Conference
  • Favorite Manufacturer-Based Training Program – Extron
  • Favorite Manufacturer Sales Support Team – LG
  • Favorite Manufacturer Technical Support Team – Kramer
  • Favorite Manufacturer Social Media Presence – Logitech
  • Favorite Control / Signal Processing Manufacturer – Crestron
  • Favorite Display Manufacturer – Samsung
  • Favorite Video Product Manufacturer – Extron
  • Favorite Audio Product Manufacturer – Bose Professional
  • Favorite Projection Screen Manufacturer – Da-Lite
  • Favorite Mount Manufacturer – Chief
  • Favorite Conferencing / Collaboration Manufacturer – Zoom
  • Favorite Cable / Connectivity Manufacturer – Liberty
  • Favorite Distributor – Almo Professional A/V
  • Favorite AV Dealer – AVI-SPL
  • Favorite AV Presenter/Speakers/Personality  – Gary Kayye
  • Favorite Overall AV Systems Product – Crestron NVX
  • Favorite Conferencing / Collaboration Hardware Product – Barco ClickShare Conference
  • Favorite Conferencing / Collaboration Software Product – Microsoft Teams
  • Favorite PTZ Camera Manufacturer – Vaddio
  • Favorite Audio Product – Shure MXA910
  • Favorite Video Product – Logitech MeetUp
  • Favorite Projector – Epson LightScene
  • Favorite Flat-Panel Display – LG OLED and Samsung QLED (TIE)
  • Favorite Video Wall Product – Barco UniSee
  • Favorite Digital Signage Product – BrightSign
  • Favorite Rental or Staging Product – Epson Pro L Series Laser Projectors

Congratulations to all the winners!