DPA Microphones Awarded Danish Sound Award for its Innovation, Global Presence

November 17, 2022

Denmark’s top sound companies gathered at the Technical University of Denmark’s DTU Skylab last week in celebration of this year’s Danish Sound Award recipient ― DPA Microphones, the first-ever company to earn this recognition. Presented to professionals that drive innovation in the industry, the Danish Sound Award sheds light on the globally outstanding audio technology […]

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Announcing the 2022 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

June 8, 2022

We are excited to announce the winners of our 11th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Our awards are different from ANY other industry awards. First of all, the votes and nominations come from the AV community — we don’t believe in pay for play. We believe in winning because of a good old-fashioned popular vote — […]

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Nominations for the 11th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Are OPEN!

April 26, 2022

It’s that time of year again! The 11th annual Readers’ Choice Awards nominations are officially open. We have given out our annual rAVe Reader’s Choice Awards on the InfoComm show floor every year, and 2022 in Las Vegas will be no different. However, before opening the awards for voting, we need your nominations. This is […]

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Announcing the 2021 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

November 4, 2021

We are excited to announce the winners of our 10th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Our awards are different from ANY other industry awards. First of all, the votes and nominations come from the AV community — we don’t believe in pay for play. We believe in winning because of a good old-fashioned popular vote. Each […]

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Awards, Recognition and Spotlights

January 12, 2021

Several years ago, I won an award. I was so happy and proud that I was emotional upon hearing the news. I felt that I’d represented my industry, my colleagues, my company, and myself well enough to have even been considered. My colleagues at my company were happy for me, and my manager asked that […]

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CEDIA Announces Winners of 2020 CEDIA Awards

October 9, 2020

Following a memorable evening showcasing the best work and products in home technology integration, CEDIA has announced the winners of 2020 CEDIA Awards in the Americas region, global honorees and manufacturers. Eleven unique projects from integrators located in the United States, Canada and Mexico have been honored as the best of the best in the […]

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The Nicest Guy in AV, Dan Dugan, Just Won an Emmy!

October 9, 2020

Dan Dugan, the inventor of the automatic microphone mixer, will be awarded an Emmy at the upcoming 72nd Engineering Emmy Awards. His award, for “Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development”, honors his invention of gain sharing automixing technology and will be presented in a live-streamed ceremony on Thursday, October 29. In a press release issued earlier […]

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Announcing the 2020 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

June 26, 2020

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 […]

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Voting is OPEN for the 9th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards

June 15, 2020

We’ve counted up the 26,000+ nominations for our annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards, and here are your finalists! But your work here is not done, readers — we need to determine the winners. That’s where you come in. You can submit your votes and secure your picks by using the box below. There are only […]

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Nominations Now Open for Ninth Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

June 1, 2020

We weren’t sure whether to continue with the Readers’ Choice Awards this year. To be honest, with COVID-19 affecting so many different aspects of our work and our lives, it didn’t seem like the right time. That’s when it hit us. We began giving out these awards as a way to let our audience tell […]

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AVIXA Announces AV Experience Awards Finalists

April 29, 2020

[center][/center] AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, announced the AV Experience Awards finalists. This awards program recognizes the innovative integration of content, space, and audiovisual technology to enrich experiences. “We are extremely impressed by the diverse range of AV projects that were submitted from across the globe. From Brazil to Qatar, we saw projects […]

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L-Acoustics Gets Recognized With Coolest Award Ever!

March 11, 2020

I have been reading Fast Company magazine for nearly 20 years. I regard it as one of the few innovative, forward-looking business pubs in the world — behind WIRED. So, when I saw this from L-Acoustics, I wanted to give the company kudos and recognition! L-Acoustics has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list […]

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CEDIA Accepting Entries for 2020 CEDIA Best New Products Awards

February 10, 2020

Entries are now being accepted for the 2020 CEDIA Best New Products Awards and Product Hall of Fame programs. The honors, open to CEDIA member manufacturing companies and trade suppliers, include hardware and software categories. The Best New Products Awards recognize hardware and software technology that offer exceptional innovation and installation value for the industry, enhancing the lifestyle of […]

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NSCA Announces Three Honorees of 2020

February 7, 2020

NSCA has announced three award honorees for 2020. Recipients will be honored during the 22nd annual Business & Leadership Conference (BLC) held Feb. 26-28, 2020, in Irving, Texas. The 2020 Per Haugen Lifetime Achievement Award went to Michael Hester — a former NSCA president who also served on the NSCA board of directors. Hester’s career […]

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CEDIA Launches New Awards Website

December 18, 2019

CEDIA has launched a design-forward website to showcase CEDIA Award winners’ and finalists’ projects as well as the year’s Best New Product and Product Hall of Fame winners. In addition to the newly launched website — CEDIA Award winners and finalists have all received a personalized case study to utilize when talking with clients and […]

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AVIXA Announces New Categories to Annual Awards Program

December 18, 2019

AVIXA announced two new categories to its annual awards program: The Emerging Talent Award and Event Design Professional of the Year Award. The award winners will be recognized during a ceremony at InfoComm 2020 in Las Vegas on June 17, 2020. “The annual AVIXA Awards program honors ProAV professionals making significant impacts in all corners […]

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Rack Centre Wins the Data Centre Operations Team of the Year Award

December 13, 2019

LAGOS, NIGERIA, DECEMBER 12, 2019 – Rack Centre, the first and only truly carrier neutral state-of-the-art Tier III Constructed Facility Certified data centre in Africa offering colocation, content distribution, interconnect and Cloud services announced it has won The Operations Team of the Year Award at the Global Data Centre Dynamics (DCD) award ceremony recently held […]

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CEDIA Names Michael Sherman 2019 Young Professional of the Year

December 6, 2019

CEDIA has announced Michael Sherman as the recipient of the 2019 CEDIA Young Professional of the Year award. Sherman is the owner/director of Henri, a CEDIA Member of Excellence company based in France. The award recognizes Sherman as an emerging leader who is making an impact on the home technology integration industry. The award elevates […]

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NSCA Continues Ethical Awards Program with No Entry Fees (Which We Celebrate!)

December 6, 2019

NSCA just opened its 2020 Excellence in Business Awards entry period. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 17, 2020; there are no entry fees. Winners will receive recognition in various NSCA and industry publications, blogs, social media channels and newsletters, as well as recognition at NSCA’s 22nd annual Business & Leadership Conference on Feb. 26-28, […]

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The BEST of InfoComm 2019 Awards

August 7, 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Best of InfoComm Awards! Unlike ANY other awards program at InfoComm, manufacturers can’t pay to enter — in fact, they can’t even nominate their own products. We are NOT pay-for-play. What do we mean? Well, EVERY OTHER product award program in and around InfoComm are what are known as pay-for-play. Pay-for-play […]

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This Is Why You Can’t Trust Most AV Awards (Except Those From InAVate and rAVe)

June 3, 2019

It’s called “pay-for-play” and it’s simply unethical — and even illegal in some industries. But in the 70+ year-old AV industry, it’s business as usual. Most of our industry’s awards are not real awards. Sure, manufacturers promote winning them as if they are. And, the magazines that dole them out pretend like they are, too. […]

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My Friend (and Projection Shootout Partner) Steve Somers Named AVIXA 2019 Distinguished Achievement Winner

May 22, 2019

Extron and AVIXA jointly announced that Steve Somers, recently retired vice president of engineering from Extron, the winner of the 2019 Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award. Each year the trade association representing the commercial AV industry worldwide recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions, leadership and commitment to excellence. The Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award […]

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Vote NOW in the 2019 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards

April 29, 2019

Over the past month, we received over 18,000 nominations. And, here are the finalists for the 2019 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards! But, you only have 10 days to vote! So, do it NOW! Voting will close on May 10, 2019 sharply at 2 p.m.! We’ll announce the winners shortly before InfoComm 2019! Find out who […]

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Nominations for the 8th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards are OPEN!

April 15, 2019

It’s that time of year again! We are now accepting nominations for the 8th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards and we need you (our readers) to tell us who you think the best of the best is in the AV industry. In case you didn’t know every year at InfoComm we give out our annual rAVe Readers’ […]

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DSE Announces Digital Signage APEX Award Winners

April 1, 2019

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announced the winners of the 2019 APEX Awards. The announcement was made at the 15th Annual APEX Awards Ceremony on March 27 in Las Vegas. The APEX awards are judged and presented by The Digital Signage Federation. Here are videos of all the winning installs. The APEX Installation of the Year […]

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Here Are the Best of ISE 2019 Awards – AV’s Only NOT-Pay-for-Play Awards

March 15, 2019

You can’t enter a product in them. And, you can’t ask us to nominate you. And, you can’t get an award by advertising or sponsoring us or paying for it. There are NO award entry fees. We sent reporters to EVERY booth/stand at ISE 2019 and we selected the TOP products in every possible product […]

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NSCA Announces 2019 Excellence in Business Award Winners

February 25, 2019

NSCA has announced the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Business awards in five categories: Customer Experience: Beacon Communications, Englewood, Colo. Differentiating Strategies: Horizon AVL, Blackwood, NJ Employee Engagement: Spinitar, La Mirada, Calif. Strategic Transformation: Vistacom, Allentown, Penn. Talent Development: Innovative Collaboration, Winter Park, Fla. “Every year during this process, we’re more and more impressed […]

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Zoom Named Frost & Sullivan’s Company of the Year in the Global Video Conferencing Industry

December 11, 2018

Analyst firm Frost & Sullivan announced that Zoom is named the 2019 Company of the Year in the Global Video Conferencing Industry. The selection of this award is derived from primary market analysis and in-depth interviews conducted by the Frost & Sullivan industry analyst team. According to Frost & Sullivan the Company of the Year […]

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NSCA Makes 2019 Excellence in Business Awards Free – No More Pay-for-Play!

November 29, 2018

Systems integrators are encouraged to apply at no cost for NSCA’s 2019 Excellence in Business Awards. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 18, 2019. Winners will receive recognition throughout the year in various NSCA and industry publications, blogs, social media, and newsletters, as well as reduced admission to NSCA’s 21st annual Business & Leadership Conference […]

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Crestron Now Accepting North American Entries for 2018 Global Home Technology Awards

September 7, 2018

Crestron announced today it is now accepting North American entries for the 2018 Global Home Technology Awards. The annual competition recognizes the most innovative and spectacular achievements in residential system design that feature Crestron home automation and control technology. Crestron Technology Professionals, Crestron dealers, designers, architects, Crestron Service Providers, and partners are all eligible to […]

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CEDIA Names 2018 Volunteers of the Year

August 23, 2018

CEDIA has announced the 2018 volunteers of the year. Each year, CEDIA recognizes three members: a new volunteer, a training volunteer,\ and an overall volunteer. These volunteers are nominated by staff for their efforts and contributions that help develop and refine CEDIA programs and offerings. Amanda Wildman — Volunteer of the Year; TruMedia Amanda joined […]

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The BEST of InfoComm 2018 Awards

July 17, 2018

Unlike EVERY other InfoComm awards program, we don’t let companies enter themselves AND we don’t take money to apply for awards. EVERY other InfoComm awards program is pay-for-play and are NOT to be believed. They aren’t real. They are, in fact, #FakeAwards Now, I am not saying rAVe’s Best of InfoComm 2018 Awards are perfect, […]

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