NSCA Announces EPI 2021 Winners

NSCA 2NSCA announced the winners of its seventh 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 Feb. 25 at NSCA’s 23rd annual Business & Leadership Conference, which was held virtually.

Winners were named in each of the following categories, including an overall Grand Prize Winner:

  • Ease of Customization: Shure Incorporated’s Shure Audio Ecosystem
  • New Revenue Potential: SureCall’s Fusion Professional
  • Recurring Revenue Potential: Liberty AV Solutions’ CXDetect
  • Retrofit/Installer-Friendly: Da-Lite’s Tensioned Designer Contour Electrol with Agility Battery Motor
  • Technology Platform: AtlasIED’s Atmosphere
  • Trail-Blazing Innovation: SurgeX’s Squid
  • Overall Grand Prize Winner: Visionary Solutions, Inc.’s PacketAV Duet Wallplate Encoder w/ Bluetooth

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 director of business resources, the editor of Commercial Integrator and a panel of integrators from across North America.

“This year, we received more entries for the Excellence in Product Innovation awards than ever before,” said NSCA Director of Business Resources Mike Abernathy. “It’s clear that our industry’s manufacturers are excited to get their products out in front of integrators to help them save time and find new revenue streams.”

Additional Excellence in Product Innovation entries this year included:

  • 22Miles TempDefend
  • Alarm.com OpenEye Cloud Connect
  • Alarm.com Smarter Business Temperature Monitoring
  • AmpliVox Sound Systems AmpliVox Titan 96-Channel PA System
  • ASSA ABLOY Norton 6300 Low Energy Door Operator with Programming Interface
  • AVer Information VC520 PRO
  • AVI-SPL Mobile
  • Axis Communications, Inc. AXIS A8207-VE MkII Network Video Door Station
  • Axis Communications, Inc. AXIS C1410 Network Mini Speaker
  • BenQ ECS DuoBoard
  • Biamp TesiraCONNECT TC-5D
  • Bluesound Professional BSP500 Loudspeaker
  • Bluesound Professional BSW150
  • Bose Videobar VB1 All-in-One USB Conferencing Device
  • Chief HFSTS Tablet Floor Stand, Column Mounted
  • Christie Griffyn 4K32-RGB
  • ClearOne COLLABORATE Versa Lite CT
  • ClearOne BMA 360
  • Cleerline SSF 8K Ultra High Definition HDMI Active Optical Cables
  • Crestron Electronics, Inc. Crestron 70 Series Touch Screens
  • Crestron Electronics, Inc. Crestron Flex
  • Crestron Electronics, Inc. DM NVX
  • Defendify Cybersecurity Platform
  • Digital Projection International Satellite Modular Laser System
  • dormakaba Americas Switch Tech
  • Draper Foundation Mount System
  • D-Tools, Inc. System Integrator
  • Dynacord MXE5 Matrix Mix Engine
  • FSR Keystone Snap-in Charging Port compatible with USB-C® Devices
  • HIVE Enabled Classroom Hall Technologies
  • HoverCam eGlass
  • iRoom, Inc. touchDock
  • iRoom, Inc. iTop OnWall
  • Just Add Power 2GΩ/3G ST1 Sound Transceiver
  • Kramer VS-34FD
  • Kramer KIT-400
  • Kramer K-SPIDER
  • Kramer DSP-62-AEC
  • LEA Professional LEA Connect Series Amplifiers
  • LenelS2 LenelS2 Elements Cloud-Based Security Management Solution
  • Liberty AV Solutions DigitaLinx Adapter Ring 2.0
  • Liberty AV Solutions Support Space by Teleportivity
  • Liberty AV Solutions DigitaLinx “TeamUp+” Series 4K60 Web-Conferencing Switcher/Hub
  • Medeco Security Locks Medeco 4 (M4) High Security Key System
  • Mersive Technologies Solstice
  • Middle Atlantic Products Pre-Configured for Forward BGR Series Rack
  • Mimo Monitors Mimo Myst Link
  • Nextivity Cel-Fi QUATRA 4000 Fiber HUB
  • Nightingale Security Blackbird Block IIA – Robotic Aerial Security System
  • Planar HRO Series
  • Premier Mounts LFC-L
  • Primex OneVue System
  • PTZOptics EPTZ ZCam
  • Roland Professional A/V VC-100UHD
  • RTS intercom systems OMS (OMNEO Main Station)
  • SAVI Server Pro with SAVI 3
  • Sharp Electronics Corporation Synappx Workspaces
  • Sharp Electronics Corporation Windows Collaboration Display
  • Sharp NEC Display Solutions 20000-Lumen Professional Installation Projector NP-PX2000UL
  • Sharp NEC Display Solutions 65” Ultra High Definition MultiSync® Commercial Display ME651
  • Sharp NEC Display Solutions 165” FE Series UHD LED Kit LED-FE009i2-165
  • Shure Incorporated IntelliMix Room
  • SnapAV OvrC
  • Spectrum Industries Core Lectern
  • Spectrum Industries Pivot Premier Workstation
  • Spectrum Industries Adjustable Height SLIM Lectern
  • Symetrix Inc. xIO Bluetooth
  • Universal Remote Control URC’s High-Definition Audio (HDA)
  • Vaddio EasyIP Ecosystem
  • Venstar Inc. Explorer IAQ Wi-Fi SchoolStat
  • Visionary Solutions, Inc. PacketAV Duet 2 • Encoder & Decoder
  • Xilica Solaro QR1 G2
  • Xilica Designer
  • Yamaha Unified Communications ADECIA

Read more about the winners as they are profiled throughout the year on NSCA’s website at www.nsca.org