We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2nd annual Sound & Video Contractor Best of Show Awards.
We received a large number of entries and we’re proud of our comprehensive process–our judges saw and tested each entered product on the floor at InfoComm 2015. SVC judges represent a selected panel of industry experts, AV designers, integrators, and end users. Judges awarded points based on a series of criteria including: innovation; performance against category standard; richness/relevance of feature set; ease of installation/maintenance; and value/ROI. Products with highest total points were selected as winners. Congratulations to the 2015 winners!
Adder Technology AdderLink Infinity Manager (A.I.M.)
From the judges: A remarkable feature set and intuitive user interface make this system a key enterprise component.
Alcorn McBride Inc. A/V Binloop Uncompressed
From the judges: A classic market-driven product, this latest incarnation of the industry-standard solid-state A/V Binloop uniquely plays 2 channels of up to 4:4:4 10-bit 60fps 4K.
AMX by HARMAN AMX Enova DVX-3255HD
From the judges: A feature rich all-in-one system to handle media routing and control in the conference room or lecture
Audinate Dante Via
From the judges: This software app unleashes the full power of Dante beyond the dedicated Dante network.
Aurora Multimedia IPX-TCW3 IPBaseT Wall Plate Transceiver
From the judges: This bleeding-edge wall plate offers zero latency, zero compression and Dante, HDMI and USB-over-IP connectivity for audio, video, data and control: perfect for comprehensively future-proofed A/V facilities.
BenQ America Corp DH551F Dual-Sided Digital Signage Panel
From the judges: At first glance, the DH551F looks like a standard LCD display for digital signage… and then you walk past it, and notice it is double sided, at only 2” thick, offering versatile mounting and making double sided displays much simpler than two flat panels and a mount!
Black Box DCX3000 Matrix Digital KVM Switch
From the judges: The small form-factor, 30-port KVM matrix provides a digital upgrade for smaller control rooms and workgroups, with zero latency, and zero compression.
Cambridge Sound Management Qt Conference Room Edition
From the judges: Gives integrators a unique opportunity to solve acoustical problems created by the advent of the ‘modern office environment.’ by allowing them to identify potential leaky sound areas and offer sound masking solutions.
Christie Digital Systems USA Inc. FHQ981-L
From the judges: At 98”, it brings affordable 120Hz quad HD resolution, built in 10W speakers to smaller digital signage applications.
Crestron HD Streaming Transmitter/Receiver (DM-TXRX-100-STR)
From the judges: This product is an excellent compliment to the DM series products. Provides digital capabilities extending to any display.
Crestron Digital Graphics Engine 150 (DGE-150)
From the judges: This is a superb “simple” solution for the basic collaboration / hussle conference room system. All the functionality needed in a single box.
D-Tools SI 2015 with Mobile Install
From the judges: D-Tools continues to raise the bar in supporting small and medium sized integrators in maximizing productivity with further development of advanced mobile, drawing, and calendar functions within the SI 2015 platform.
Da-Lite Parallax UST 0.45
From the judges: An innovative screen technology that provides an impressive image in less than optimum lighting situations.
Digital Projection International INSIGHT 4K LASER
From the judges: By the numbers, this laser projector has the ability to last as many as 30 years, running 24/7.
Draper, Inc. Optically Seamless TecVision
From the judges: A new seaming process, fusing a base substrate and applied to TecVision creates a seamless image up to 23 feet high.
DVIGear DisplayNet: DN-100 Series HDMI 10GbE Transmitter / Receiver
From the judges: The system array is limited only by the number of installed endpoints and size (ports) of 10GbE switch, and supports diverse range of applications.
Epson America, Inc. PowerLite Pro G6970WU
From the judges: A premium, 6000 lumens video projector in a great form factor at a very affordable price point. With a rich set of features, this video projector is well suited for many corporate and educational applications.
EvertzAV MMA10G-HUB In Room AV Switch
From the judges: The rich feature set includes auto device recognition and very user friendly control and configuration software.
Focusrite RedNet MP8R
From the judges: The RedNet MP8R provides system integrators a versatile option for expanding distributed Dante networks using top grade mic preamps with a bonus feature being redundant power supplies.
FSR Inc. DV-MFMV-74 DV PRO MultiVU Seven Input Multi-Format Windowing Scaler
From the judges: This unit has just the right balance of flexibility and ease of operation.
IHSE USA, LLC 480 XV KVM Matrix
From the judges: The IHSE Flex-port feature with auto device discovery is a huge asset in installation
Kramer Electronics USA K-Touch V3.0
From the judges: The completely cloud-based solution, is device-agnostic and does not require installation. Enables integrators to add value by keeping the GUI simple for the end-user, make changes remotely, and give some control back to the client, while maintaining ultimate control of the system and relationship. Free up some budget for clients to buy more products!
LG Electronics VH7B Direct Backlit LED Display
From the judges: A huge breakthrough in bezel thickness, reducing the pixel-to-pixel bezel size down to just 1.8mm, making LCD display videowalls much closer to seamless.
Mackie DL32R with Dante
From the judges: Already a truly unique mixing product melding consumer GUI and pro-grade I/O, Dante compatibility insures users, installers and rental firms that this Mackie mixer will play well with others.
Martin Audio CDD Series
From the judges: Martin Audio invests in a very attractive, increasing trend: Coaxial speaker technology in live sound. The CDD Series is truly world-class installation sound reinforcement.
Matrox Graphics Inc. Mura IPX Series
From the judges: A flexible platform with great performance for extended desktop and videowall applications.
Middle Atlantic Products DisplayStation Carts, Stands & Monitor Walls
From the judges: While newer to the market the integrated power and cable management sets the Middle Atlantic display station carts apart from the competition.
NEC Display Solutions of America NP-PH1202HL
From the judges: Takes LaserPhosphor technology to the next level. The projector displayed a bright, crisp 12,000 lumens image, which was VERY impressive. Truly a bright projector that would be very applicable to large venue installations.
From the judges: Remote AC control and monitoring is increasingly important and this unit delivers the right features along with network extension.
Planar Systems, Inc. DirectLight LED Video Wall System
From the judges: Ultra-fine pitch direct view LED video wall system scales to nearly any size or shape. The Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall Calculator, helps to assist in the sale by providing a simulated representation of the video wall along with important product specifications specific the video wall design.
Premier Mounts Symmetry Series
From the judges: This series can radically reduce the time needed to deploy menu boards or videowalls, by simplifying the installation using modular rails.
QSC Audio Products, LLC Q-SYS Core 110f
From the judges: The Flex I/O channels, GPIO and the configurable network ports provide a very versatile unit.
Renkus-Heinz ICONYX GEN5
From the judges: Impeccable live sound via innovative proprietary technology, and the results of beam steering technology are truly impressive, improving work efficiency, too.
RGB Spectrum MediaWall V Display Processor
From the judges: Offers up to 4K resolution I/O, single-wire connectivity, and scalable, “drag-and-drop” windows, with integrated IP capabilities, auxiliary outputs, user-friendly features, and an intuitive, easy-to-operate control interface.
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America 120″ Class 4K Ultra-High Definition 6 Commercial LCD Display
From the judges: Massive image size and Sharp quality UHD images offer a powerful and flexible alternative to projectors, which makes a much closer viewing distance available to the audience.
Shure Inc. MOTIV Digital Microphone Product Line
From the judges: These devices strongly extend Shure’s microphone quality and reputation into the mobile device market. This provides a great way for AV integrators to help their clients focus on real-time, on-the-go, audio and video capture in every environment.
SiliconCore Lavender 1.2mm LED
From the judges: High brightness and among the slimmest pixel pitch available in direct-view LED, the Lavender shows real promise in competing with flat panels and projectors for indoor display.
Sony Electronics VPL-FHZ65 laser projector
From the judges: Laser technology in a superb form factor well suited for most small / medium video projection environments.
Sony Electronics SRG-300SE
From the judges: Sony’s first live IP streaming PTZ camera is simple to install for live streaming, or recording for on-demand viewing. Embedded H.264 audio is synced in the viewer software via the time-date stamp for minimal noticeable delay.
Stewart Filmscreen LuminEsse ‘Edgeless’ Fixed Frame Wall Screen
From the judges: This is a great looking front projection solution for the corporate screening room, living room or home theatre environment.
Symetrix Inc. SymNet Radius 12×8 EX
From the judges: Feature-packed with digital signal processing capability and Dante-ready via 64×64 I/O, featuring 12 mic/line inputs and 8 outputs, all scalable thanks to its option card slot.
Vaddio RoboSHOT 12 USB
From the judges: Vaddio has brought their expected camera quality to a USB3 and POE based camera with simultaneous 3 axis motion and a great field of view for more powerful unified communications and videoconferencing.
From the judges: This approach to wireless connectivity for up to up to 64 users can solve many problems; the new WIPG-2000s flagship adding capabilities like cross platform connectivity (including iOS), USB based presentation, and an upgraded control interface.
Yamaha Corporation of America, Professional Audio Division Rivage PM10 Digital Audio Console
From the judges: The new flagship live console features notable refinements built into the evolved PM series, making it a logical upgrade for PM Series-based pros and new users alike.