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2013 BEST Winners

The Commercial Integrator BEST Awards program recognizes superlative solutions for an integration business. Winning manufacturers across various product and service categories were recognized in a ceremony at InfoComm 2013. Below is the 2013 list of winners.
The 2013 BEST Products
The Commercial Integrator BEST Awards program recognizes superlative solutions for an integration business. Judging criteria included: innovation, functionality, competitive advantages and benefits to the installer.
The BEST products and services were recognized at InfoComm 2013.
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Winner in Touchscreens
19.4” Modero X® Series Panoramic Tabletop Touch Panel (MXT-1900L-PAN), AMX

The 19.4” Modero X Series Tabletop Touch Panel provides several industry firsts including a panoramic, capacitive, multi-touch screen that provides users access to multiple applications with minimal navigation. The distinctive low-profile design allows presenters…

Winner in Video Distribution Systems
64x64 DigitalMedia™ Switcher, Crestron Electronics

The most powerful DigitalMedia™ switcher yet, DM-MD64X64 is built to meet the high-definition and analog AV distribution requirements for large commercial facilities such as stadiums/arenas, universities, and corporate enterprises. Key new features include a built-in…

Winner in Networking (Wireless, Powerline, & Coax) & Storage
64X64 DigitalMedia™ Switcher (DM-MD64X64), Crestron Electronics

The most powerful DigitalMedia™ switcher yet, DM-MD64X64 is built to meet the high-definition and analog AV distribution requirements for large commercial facilities such as stadiums/arenas, universities, and corporate enterprises. Key new features include a built-in…

Winner in TVs/Video Monitors
84WS70MS-B LED Widescreen Ultra HD Display , LG Electronics

LG’s 84WS70MS-B LED Widescreen Ultra HD Display offers four times the resolution of a FULL HD (1080p) television and is the sharpest picture available on a large-screen commercial grade display. This exceptional picture technology creates astonishingly vivid images…

Winner in Interactive Whiteboards
AQUOS Board, Sharp

Share your greatest ideas in brilliant Sharp AQUOS® HD 1080p quality with Sharp AQUOS BOARD™ Interactive Display Systems! The advanced dual-touch screen lets you open and close documents, enlarge or shrink images, even make annotations with the touch of a finger…

Winner in Dealer/Installer Aids Training, Consulting & Publications/Business Services
Vendopalooza, AVAD

Vend-O-Palooza is AVAD’s exclusive touring trade show, offering dealers and integrators throughout North America exclusive opportunities to manage and grow their businesses. At “Vendo”, dealers interact with leading manufacturers, demo new products, attend…

Winner in Surveillance
Nurse Command & Control Center (NCIP), AVI-SPL

AVI-SPL’s Nurse Command & Control Center (NCIP system) provides a variety of camera observation systems to promoting patient care and safety within the hospital walls. These systems employ video masking technology to protect privacy and may be deployed to monitor…

Winner in Venue/Line Array Loudspeakers Digital Signage Digital Signage Hardware
XD1230 Digital Signage Player, BrightSign

BrightSign’s XD digital signage players are the industry’s first solid-state players with PC-class performance. They’re just as capable as PC-based solutions, yet they cost less (priced from $450), are more reliable (99.9% uptime) and consume less energy (one…

Winner in Video Walls
Clarity Matrix MultiTouch Interactive LCD Video Wall, Planar Systems, Inc.

The Clarity Matrix MultiTouch LCD Video Video Wall is a touch screen video wall ideal for public spaces or collaboration environments. Utilizing the latest touch technology, Clarity Matrix MultiTouch enables up to 32 touch points and allows multiple users to simultaneously…

Winner in Conference or Classroom Projectors
CP-WX8255A Projector, Hitachi

The Hitachi CP-WX8255A is a convenient and easy-to-use installation projector with advanced technology and 5,500 ANSI lumens brightness in a low-profile design. Center lens design, advanced control and multiple lens options make the CP-WX8255A an ideal projector for…

Winner in Motorized Window Treatments
Automated Shades, Crestron Electronics

Featuring Quiet Motor Technology™, Crestron’s complete line of quiet motorized roller shades, Roman shades, and drapery track systems offer designer-inspired fabrics and hardware finishes to match any commercial décor. Crestron shades integrate seamlessly with…

Winner in Loudspeakers & Subwoofers
CS 1226T SpeedMount® Ceiling Speaker System, Extron Electronics

The Extron CS 1226T is a patented low profile, plenum rated two-piece speaker system designed for division-of-labor applications. The CS 1226T SpeedMount® ceiling speaker system consists of the CS 120P ceiling tile enclosure and a CS 26T two-way speaker cartridge.…

Winner in Dealer/Installer Aids Project Management & Design/Web Software
D-Tools System Integrator SIX, D-Tools, Inc.

D-Tools System Integrator SIX is a complete estimation, system design and project management solution that scales to fit the needs of your business – from large commercial integrators to small residential companies, SIX can help you increase revenues and reduce time…

Winner in Audio Components & Processors
DMP 128 Series, Extron Electronics

The Extron DMP 128 Series are 12x8 audio digital signal processors featuring Extron ProDSP, automixing, and available AEC plus Dante audio networking. The DMP 128 Series offers a configuration approach to DSP that simplifies mixing, routing, conferencing, and room optimization,…

Winner in Specialty A/V Cables & Interconnects
DXW-2E, Aurora Multimedia Corp.

Aurora Multimedia HDBaseT Beyond Competition

DXW-2E HDBaseT decora Wall Plate taking HDMI and VGA/YPbPr with auto switching over CAT-x cable up to 600ft with Ethernet, RS232, IR and Power. Compatible with compliant HDBaseT displays.

Aurora Multimedia:…

Winner in Video Components & Processors
EMX-HD-AUD, Hall Research

Audio Extractor w/EDID Management is a “Problem Solver” says Hall Research Tech Support and Sales Team. “Whenever you need to diagnose or resolve HDMI issues this is the product we specify.” The EMX-HD-AUD can fix problems caused by incompatibility of…

Winner in Matrix Switchers
Enova DGX 32 Digital Media Switcher Enclosure (AVS-ENOVADGX32-ENC-A), AMX

The Enova® DGX 32 is far beyond a modular 32x32 digital media switcher with built-in controller - it functions as the centerpiece of a complete integrated solution that manages and distributes analog and digital audio and video including HDMI/HDCP, control and Ethernet.

Winner in Large-Scale Control Systems
Enova DVX 3155-HD 10x4 All-In-One Presentation Switcher, AMX

The Enova® DVX-3155HD is an all-in-one controller, AV matrix switcher, scaler, analog to digital signal converter, twisted pair transmitter and amplifier with built-in professional grade audio processing. Easily integrate HDCP into system designs and enjoy hassle free…

Winner in Display Mounts
FlexWall VWC60 2x2 Flying Frame Video Matrix, Crimson AV

Crimson’s VWC60 Video Matrix Ceiling Mount System is a simple solution for multi-display installations that can be configured up to 4 units high with infinitely expandable width. Proprietary telescoping pipes enable quick and easy tool-free lateral adjustments after…

Winner in Acoustical Treatments
Geometric Uniform Diffuser, RealAcoustix LLC

The GuD Panel (Geometric Uniform Diffuser) is the world’s most efficient acoustic diffuser. RealAcoustix, known for it’s beautiful architectural acoustic products, has done it again. The GuD panel represents 4 years of research in developing a diffuser that…

Winner in Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras
GroupSTATION, Vaddio

Vaddio’s ClearVIEW HD-22 brings true 3-Chip broadcast camera performance to a Single-Chip camera. Based on third-generation Maicovicon MOS imaging sensor technology, the HD-22 improves color and brightness uniformity, ensuring an improved high definition image quality.…

Winner in IP Enabling Devices
iTach Flex, Global Caché

The award-winning iTach Flex is the first multi-functional smart end-point that connects almost any electronic device (serial, IR, relay) to a WiFi or TCP/IP network so it can be controlled and automated using an Android smartphone or tablet, iPhone, iPad, or PC.

Winner in Power Conditioning, Surge Suppression
MD2-ZB, Panamax

The MD2-ZB SmartPlug provides energy monitoring, individual outlet control, scheduled conservation, and surge protection in a compact form factor that plugs directly into any standard 120V, 15A outlet. Utilizing ZigBee® wireless communications, the MD2-ZB can be monitored,…

Winner in Audio Distribution Systems
Mirage Audio System, Autonomic Controls

The Mirage Audio System (MAS) is the ultimate distributed audio solution. The MAS is composed of Autonomic’s Mirage Media Servers together with a choice of two digital amplifiers, two in-wall control options and applications for iOS and Android devices that can be…

Winner in Paging Systems Unified Communications Video Conferencing/Telepresence Systems
Mommy's Hear, AVI-SPL

Mommy’s Hear provides 24-hour virtual access for live interaction with infants within Neonatal Intensive Care Units. AVI-SPL’s NICU monitoring system allows parents and family members to not only monitor their children’s progress remotely, but to speak to them…

Winner in Video Scalers
PDS Series (902, 901, 701), Barco

The PDS Series meets the industry’s requirements for an easy-to-use, high-quality and affordable seamless switcher offering more digital inputs. Available in three models, the PDS includes one 3G//HD/SD/SDI and four universal analog inputs for maximum versatility,…

Winner in Cooling Devices for TVs/Racks
PowerCool Series, Middle Atlantic Products

Middle Atlantic Products’ PowerCool™ Series is a family of single-space power and cooling solutions that provides installers with a convenient option for ensuring system reliability that saves space and reduces installation overhead by combining components.

Winner in Dealer/Installer Aids Programming, Design & Engineering Solutions
Rapid Project Maker (NSS-RPM), AMX

Rapid Project Maker is the cloud-based configuration tool that configures the project, creates a user interface and generates easy to follow instructions on how to install the system. Users can even store their projects on AMX.com, allowing access from anywhere. Simple,…

Winner in Unified Communications Audio Conferencing
Executive HD™ MaxSecure , Revolabs Inc.

Revolabs Executive HD MaxSecure wireless microphone system and compatible microphones are the perfect solution for environments requiring exceptional audio quality with the highest security encryption of the audio signal. The Executive HD MaxSecure supports the Advanced…

Winner in Lighting Controllers
Stairwell LED Fixture, Lutron Electronics Co. Inc.

The Lutron Stairwell LED fixture provides an energy-saving solution with a concealed wireless control and architectural design. Utilizing integral LEDs as the light source lowers power usage and maintenance, saving up to 70% of lighting energy while meeting building…

Winner in Large Venue Projectors
TITAN WUXGA Quad 2000 3D, Digital Projection International

DPI’s new 20,000 lumen TITAN 1080p Quad 2000-3D projector delivers an incredibly bright, compact and efficient display for venues of any size.  Audiences can expect dazzling imagery from the TITAN Quad 2000, even in rooms with ambient light.  Advanced capabilities…

Winner in Video Projection Screens
Visionary Electriscreen, Stewart Filmscreen

Accommodating any project, the Visionary Electriscreen is Stewart Filmscreen’s installer friendly screen that comes with easy-to-install ceiling recessed all aluminum screen housing, quiet motor, and a protective housing when the screen is not in use.

Winner in Cabinets, Furniture, Racks, Mounts & Cases
VTC Series Mobile Videoconferencing Cart, Middle Atlantic Products

Middle Atlantic Products’ VTC Series Mobile Videoconferencing & Presentation Cart System provides unparalleled support for the technology powering today’s AV systems. Designed with generous equipment mounting space, the VTC Series is a versatile mobile cart…

Winner in Media Servers
WATCHPAX solid-state media player , Dataton

The WATCHPAX™ solid-state media server delivers full audio and video capability for each display source. Built-in WATCHOUT™ software is accessible by a user interface via TCP/IP. Users can manage stills, 3D objects, interactive elements, animations, graphics, video…

Winner in Digital Signage Digital Signage Software
X2O Remote Expert, X2O Media

The Remote Expert interactive video chat application on the X2O visual communications platform enables customers to engage in real-time video conference calls with customer service agents, directly from touchscreen displays. Perfect for retail, banking, and healthcare…

Winner in Accessories
zBoost DataBlast Upgrade , Wi-Ex

The DataBlast UPGRADE allows installers to add on to their current customers who already have a 2G/3G booster and create a 4G Data Zone providing multiple users a strong signal putting an end to dropped calls and slow data including 4G.

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