NEC Opens Voting for Best of InfoComm Award

NEC Display opened up a website where YOU can have a say in the first Best of InfoComm Award to be bestowed on the best product or service at InfoComm 09.  The winning company will be awarded $25,000 to give to the charity of their choosing.  As you probably know by now, InfoComm 09 will take place on June 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.  Public voting for the award competition, sponsored by NEC Display, is open through June 5, 2009 and can be found here.

The five entries with the most public votes will be announced at the NEC booth on June 17 and then judged by the following panel of industry leaders:
•    Lyle Bunn – Principal and Strategy Architect, BUNN Co.
•    Gary Kayye – Futurist and Founder, rAVe Publications
•    David Keene – Executive Editor, NewBay Media
•    Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D. – Executive Director, InfoComm International
•    Steve Sechrist – Sr. Editor/Sr. Analyst, Insight Media
•    Chuck Wilson – Executive Director, National Systems Contractors Association

So, go vote here.
Obviously, contests that require that somebody go and express an opinion help manufacturers refine their products, and are good for the industry. My only question with this one is the absence of anyone who daily buys, sells, or installs these products from the judging panel.
–JRR