Here Are the Winners of the 2019 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards!


We are excited to announce the winners of our 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. Our awards are different than ANY other industry awards and the stats speak for themselves:

  • We had over 88,000 votes 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!

“These awards are truly representative of the AV industry’s favorites,” 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 came 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 very unique trophy (pictured above) at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Fla. that cost us over $200 each to produce. The trophies are handcrafted — one by one. And, NO, we don’t charge for the trophies nor do we allow sponsorships of them or these awards, ever.

So, here are the companies and products YOU chose as the best in AV for 2019:

  1. Favorite Overall NEW Product Launched in 2019: LG Rollable OLED
  2. Favorite Manufacturer-Based Training Program: Crestron
  3. Favorite Manufacturer Sales Support Team: Extron
  4. Favorite Manufacturer Technical Support Team: Kramer
  5. Favorite Manufacturer Social Media Presence: Zoom
  6. Favorite Control / Signal Processing Manufacturer: Extron
  7. Favorite Display Manufacturer: NEC Display Solutions
  8. Favorite Video Product Manufacturer: TIE: Crestron, Extron (literally, three votes separated the two winners)
  9. Favorite Video Product: LG OLED
  10. Favorite Audio Product Manufacturer: Bose Professional
  11. Favorite Audio Product: Shure MXA910
  12. Favorite Projection Screen Manufacturer: Draper
  13. Favorite Collaboration Board Manufacturer: Avocor
  14. Favorite Collaboration Software Manufacturer: TIE: Intel Unite, UC Workspace (seven votes separated these two winners)
  15. Favorite Mount Manufacturer: Chief
  16. Favorite Video Conferencing Manufacturer: Zoom
  17. Favorite Audio Conferencing Manufacturer: Poly
  18. Favorite Conferencing Product: Logitech MeetUp
  19. Favorite Wireless Collaboration Product: Barco ClickShare
  20. Favorite Cable / Connectivity Manufacturer: Belden
  21. Favorite Distributor: Almo Professional AV
  22. Favorite AV Dealer: AVI Systems
  23. Favorite Overall ProAV Systems Product: QSC Q-SYS
  24. Favorite Projector Line: Christie D4K40-RGB
  25. Favorite Flat-Panel Display: NEC P Series
  26. Favorite Video Wall Product: Samsung IF Series
  27. Favorite Digital Signage Product: BrightSign XD
  28. Favorite Rental or Staging Product: Epson Pro L Series
  29. Favorite AV-over-IP Product : Crestron DM NVX
  30. Favorite LED Company : Absen
  31. Favorite AV Website: AVIXA