rAVe 2018 Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced
We are excited to announce the winners of our 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. Our awards are different than ANY other industry awards and the stats speak for themselves:
- We had over 92,000 voters for the final awards!
- The nominations for the awards came SOLELY from you – the AV community.
- We have a system that GUARANTEES that if anyone voted twice, we didn’t count it.
- 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. And, as you know, pay-for-play awards are #FakeAwards!
“I am proud of the work our team does to put this together,” commented rAVe’s 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 come from the AV community from all over the world. The winners should be bragging about these wins more than any other 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 trophy at InfoComm that cost us over $300 each to produce. The trophies are handcrafted – one by one. And, no, we don’t charge for the trophies or allow sponsorships of them or these awards, either.
So, here are the companies and products YOU chose as the best in AV for 2018:
- Favorite Overall New Product of 2018: Logitech MeetUp
- Favorite Manufacturer-Based Training Program: Biamp
- Favorite Manufacturer-Based Sales Support Team: Extron
- Favorite Manufacturer-Based Technical Support Team: Crestron
- Favorite Social Media Accounts: Premier Mounts
- Favorite Control/Signal Processing Manufacturer: Extron
- Favorite Display Manufacturer: LG Electronics
- Favorite Audio Manufacturer: Bose Professional
- Favorite Video Manufacturer: Sony
- Favorite Projection Screen Manufacturer: Da-Lite
- Favorite Mount Manufacturer: Chief
- Favorite Conferencing/Collaboration Manufacturer: Zoom
- Favorite Cable/Connectivity Manufacturer: Belden
- Favorite Distributor: Almo Professional AV
- Favorite AV Website (tie): Barco and Extron (they were literally 8 votes apart)
- Favorite Overall Systems Product: Crestron Mercury
- Favorite Conferencing/Collaboration Hardware Product: Barco ClickShare
- Favorite Audio Product: Shure MXA910
- Favorite Video Product: LG’s OLED
- Favorite Projector Line: Epson Pro L Series
- Favorite Flat-Panel Display Line: NEC Display P Series
- Favorite Video Wall Product: Barco UniSee
- Favorite Digital Signage Product: BrightSign Media Players
- Favorite Rental or Staging Product: Leyard CarbonLight
- Favorite AV Dealer: Diversified