The BEST of InfoComm 2019 Awards

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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)

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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

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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

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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! Go vote here. 

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

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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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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rAVe 2018 Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

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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 […]

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QSC Founders Receive 2018 Adele De Berri Pioneer Award from AVIXA

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QSC founders, Pat Quilter, Barry Andrews and John Andrews were named this year’s recipients of the Adele De Berri Pioneer of AV award from AVIXA the trade association representing the audiovisual industry worldwide. Each year AVIXA recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions to the industry. The Adele de Berri award champions AV and information […]

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AVIXA Announces 2018 Award Winners, to Be Honored at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas

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AVIXA has announced the 2018 recipients of its annual awards. Honorees will be recognized in a ceremony on InfoComm 2018’s Center Stage at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Wed., June 6, at 4 p.m. Each year, AVIXA recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions, leadership, and commitment to excellence. In 2018, the AVIXA Awards Committee […]

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Voting is OPEN for the 7th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards

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Vote NOW for the 7th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards The nominations are in and now you can go vote for the 7th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards! You nominated them and now it’s time for you to vote for the best of the best. Check out the list of the top companies and products […]

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The DSE 2018 Awards Are Announced

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You can’t enter a product in them. You can’t ask us to nominate you. And, you can’t get an award by advertising or sponsoring us or paying for it. And, there are NO Awards entry fees! We sent reporters to EVERY booth/stand at DSE 2018 and we selected the TOP products in every possible product category […]

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The 2018 rAVe Readers’ Choice Award Nominations Are Now OPEN!

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It’s that time of year again! Our Readers’ Choice Awards are open for nominations now 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 haven’t heard every year at InfoComm we give out our annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards […]

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Digital Signage Expo Announces 2018 APEX Award Winners

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announced the independently judged winners of its APEX Awards for 2018 at the 14th Annual APEX Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, March 28. McCann Systems and bluemedia took home the top honors of the night, winning the APEX Installation of the Year and APEX Content of the Year awards, respectively. The two overall winners were selected from the […]

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THE ISE 2018 Awards Are Announced

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You can’t enter a product in them. You can’t ask us to nominate you. And, you can’t get an award by advertising or sponsoring us or paying for it. And, there are NO Awards entry fees! We sent reporters to EVERY booth/stand at ISE 2018 and we selected the TOP products in every possible product category […]

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NSCA Announces 2018 Excellence in Business Awards

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NSCA has announced the winners of the 2018 Excellence in Business awards in six categories: Business Performance: Infinity Sound, Grand Prairie, Tex. Customer Experience: JKL Technologies, Newbury Park, Calif. Differentiating Strategies: ET Group, Toronto, ON Employee Engagement: Avidex, Bellevue, Wash. Strategic Transformation: Tech Electronics, St. Louis, Mo. Talent Development: Bluewater Technologies, Southfield, Mich. “As usual, this year’s submissions were very impressive,” […]

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CEDIA Now Accepting Awards Entries for 2018 Competition

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CEDIA has announced that the 2018 CEDIA Awards program is now open and accepting entries for both the home technology professional awards and the manufacturer awards. “CEDIA’s Awards program recognizes technical excellence and product innovation, and celebrates the many ways technology enhances the home,” said Jenny Scott, CEDIA director of member engagement. “We are excited to be able to […]

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NSCA Opens Business Awards

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Systems integrators are encouraged to apply at no cost for NSCA’s 2018 Excellence in Business Awards. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 17, 2018. Winners will receive recognition throughout the year in various NSCA and industry publications, as well as reduced admission to NSCA’s 20th annual Business & Leadership Conference ($999 as opposed to $1,499).Companies with solid […]

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InfoComm Announces 2017 Oceania Regional Awards Winners

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InfoComm International, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry worldwide, has announced the 2017 recipients of its Oceania Regional Awards. The winners of five categories were named and celebrated during the awards ceremony held on the first show day at Integrate expo in Melbourne. InfoComm recognises outstanding AV professionals for their achievements and commitments […]

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Best of InfoComm 2017 Awards Announced

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We’re back from InfoComm 2017 and we saw a lot of products. A lot. It’s tough to pick out the best and the brightest from the thousands of products and hundreds of exhibitors introduced on the ortow floor. But after much consideration, our entire team picked what we thought were the best things on the show […]

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CEDIA Announces 2017 Americas and Asia Pacific Home Technology Professional Awards Finalists

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CEDIA has announced the 2017 Americas and Asia Pacific finalists for the Home Technology Professional Awards competition. The CEDIA Awards honor the best projects completed by home technology professional members in the past year. The projects were evaluated by a global panel of judges with various areas of industry expertise. Winners for the Asia Pacific region will be announced […]

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InfoComm Announces 2017 Award Winners

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InfoComm International just announced the 2017 recipients of its annual awards. Each year, InfoComm recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions, leadership and commitment to excellence. In 2017, the InfoComm Awards Committee, a panel of volunteers, received nominations from across the AV industry and named winners for the Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV, Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement, CTS Holder […]

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CEDIA Accepting Nominations for 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

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CEDIA is now accepting nominations for its Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be given to the winner on September 6 at the 2017 CEDIA Show in San Diego, Calif. The CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding, creative, innovative and visionary leadership in the growth and advancement of the technology design and […]

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Vote NOW for the 6th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards

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We received over 5,000 nominations for our 6th Annual rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards! And, now it’s time for you, the readers, to vote. You nominated them and now it’s time for you to vote for the best of the best. Here’s a list of the top companies and products in each of the 24 categories of […]

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