2014 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 2014.
The 2014 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 2014.
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Winner in Touchscreens
19.4-inch Modero X® Series G5 Panoramic Tabletop Touch Panel, AMX

Utilizing the best materials and unrivaled industrial design, the 19.4” Modero X G5, the flagship of AMX control panels highlights the best of what’s possible with AMX technology. Faster processing, gesture-based control, high-quality video streaming and…

Winner in TVs/Video Monitors
98-inch Edge-Lit LED Widescreen Ultra HD display (98LS95A), LG Electronics

LG’s 98LS95A edge-lit 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…

Winner in Dealer/Installer Aids Training, Consulting & Publications/Business Services
Almo E4 AV Tour, Almo Professional A/V

The E4 AV Tour, sponsored by Almo Pro A/V, is the nation’s most popular one-day A/V training event. Since its inception in December 2009, the tour has hosted over 6,000 attendees and issued over 4,000 CTS renewal units. Our goal is to provide free, quality educational…

Winner in Media Servers
AMX Enzo Content Sharing Platform, AMX

Enzo is a flexible content sharing platform for meeting rooms that provides Instant On, Instant Access to Content, Instant Meeting Start and Instant Sharing. Enzo makes it easy to access and share information with others in your meeting and can adapt to the changing…

Winner in Dealer/Installer Aids Project Management & Design/Web Software
AMX Rapid Project Maker Version 2.0, AMX

AMX Rapid Project Maker Version 2.0 is the cloud-based configuration software designed to guide integrators through setting up technology quickly, easily and reliably. RPM assists integrators in selecting, configuring and connecting devices and generating the files…

Winner in Dealer/Installer Aids Programming, Design & Engineering Solutions
AMX Resource Management Suite (RMS) Enterprise Hosted Cloud Service, AMX

RMS Enterprise Hosted Cloud Service is the new subscription-based configuration application that allows users to take advantage of all the benefits and features of the Resource Management Suite Enterprise (RMS) software including monitoring and maintaining of devices…

Winner in Unified Communications Video Conferencing/Telepresence Systems
BaseSTATION, Vaddio

Vaddio’s new BaseSTATION is a meeting room solution that enables meeting room participants to use their own personal applications on their own devices (tablets, laptops and network computers.)
By connecting via HDMI or VGA, the room’s monitor connects…

Winner in Digital Signage Digital Signage Hardware
BrightSign 4K digital signage media player, BrightSign

The BrightSign 4K digital signage media player delivers the highest standards in technology for the new 4K ecosystem. It plays native 4K H.265 10-bit video files at 60 frames per second via HDMI 2.0. Priced under $1,000, BrightSign 4K is the industry’s most reliable,…

Winner in Digital Signage Digital Signage Software
CastNET Content Management System Software, CastNET

CastNET Content Management Systems (CMS) software an enterprise-level software for creating and managing content for large-scale digital signage solutions. CastNET excels at offering a multi-user, web-browser workflow that allows large organizations to easily delegate…

Winner in Dealer/Installer Aids Training, Consulting & Publications/Business Services
Challenges of Distributing 4K Ultra HD Video, Crestron Electronics

4K video delivers stunning beauty and resolution. But like most new technology, it comes with challenges, too. Enormous bandwidth (10 Gbit/s) is required. This places unprecedented demands on infrastructure. Learn what you need to know to be successful with 4K signal…

Winner in Networking & Storage
ClimateCab Cabinets, Black Box Network Services

ClimateCab™ Cabinets: Save by cooling only the cabinet, not the entire room.
Cool and protect IT equipment in remote locations, wiring closets, and industrial environments with these NEMA 12 cabinets. They include air-conditioners and are sealed against dust…

Winner in Video Distribution Systems
DM-MD32X32 DigitalMedia™ Switcher, Crestron Electronics

While others are “getting ready,” Crestron is shipping the world’s first and only end-to-end 4K distribution system right now with DigitalMedia™. You need 4K to distribute higher resolutions, such as 2880x1800 output from Apple® laptops, that require…

Winner in Dealer/Installer Aids Installation Tools & Testers

DVDO AVLab TPG is the first pocket-sized test pattern generator supporting full 4K Ultra HD at 50/60Hz resolution.

Winner in Audio Distribution Systems
EasyUSB Audio Bridge, Vaddio

The EasyUSB Audio Bridge is for integrating professional audio equipment into USB-based PC applications —  Unified Communications, lecture capture, recording or any other application that requires professional audio. Existing meeting room audio equipment can…

Winner in Matrix Switchers
Enova® DGX 64 Digital Media Switcher Enclosure, AMX

The Enova DGX 64 Digital Media Switcher includes all the features that have made it an industry leader and now with the addition of DXLink Fiber boards can transmit audio, control, Ethernet, and now 4K and Ultra High Definition (UHD) video content up to 10 Km at 10…

Winner in Conference or Classroom Projectors
Epson BrightLink 595Wi Interactive WXGA 3LCD Projector, Epson America

The ultra-short throw BrightLink 595Wi is the world’s first 3LCD, touch-enabled, interactive projector. The BrightLink 595Wi delivers dynamic images and takes kinesthetic learning to new heights, supporting up to six fingers for annotation and dual-pen support.…

Winner in Interactive Whiteboards
Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi Meeting Room Productivity Tool, Epson America

The BrightLink Pro is an interactive, standalone, all-in-one productivity tool that makes meetings more collaborative and efficient. Seamlessly turning nearly any flat surface into a digital whiteboard, users can annotate on blank pages or on existing images or documents,…

Winner in Fiber-optic Transport
FOX II DP , Extron Electronics

The FOX II DP represents the highest level of performance for Extron FOX Series fiber optic products. It can be used in point-to-point applications or with a FOX Matrix switcher for an HDCP-compliant distribution system supporting DisplayPort video up to resolutions…

Winner in Display Mounts
Full Service Video Wall Mount with Quick Release, Peerless Industries

Designed for quick service access in recessed applications, the DS-VW795-QR provides the versatility demanded by integrators. Equipped with a simple push release feature and the ability to support 65-95” displays up to 225 pounds, the mount is suitable for a wide…

Winner in Lighting Controllers
GL-IPAC-SW8 Crestron Green Light® Integrated Switching System, Crestron Electronics

Crestron GL-IPAC-SW8 provides affordable, reliable performance for smaller lighting systems. Supporting up to 8 circuits of lighting loads, it features inputs for keypads, occupancy sensors, and photo sensors, plus an LCD display for easy system setup. It’s the…

Winner in Audio Components & Processors
HD-XSPA 7.1 High-Definition Surround Sound AV Receiver, Crestron Electronics

The Crestron HD-XSPA is a powerful surround sound processor, multi-channel amplifier, and DigitalMedia™ room box in one that makes it easy to enjoy spectacular 4K video and 7.1 audio in any room as part of an integrated AV, presentation, and video conferencing system.…

Winner in Dealer/Installer Aids Training, Consulting & Publications/Business Services
Highlight Reel: Collaborating with AVI-SPL, AVI-SPL

In this video, you’ll take a quick tour of some of AVI-SPL’s latest and greatest projects including the Avaya Video Exchange, HELP Pain Clinic, Revel Casino, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Adventist Health System, Rialto Public Schools, Johnson Controls,…

Winner in Large Venue Projectors
HIGHlite LASER WUXGA 3D, Digital Projection International

Digital Projection International unveils a new dimension in professional projection with the 10,000 lumen HIGHlite LASER projector.  Long-life image stability and color performance joins limitless tilting capabilities in this future-focused imaging solution. …

Winner in Network Management Solutions
ihiji invision 2014, ihiji

ihiji invision is the only zero maintenance cloud-based remote network management solution for commercial integrators. It’s easily set up, uses only small, low-cost onsite appliances, and features a centralized web-based dashboard with visibility into multiple…

Winner in Video Scalers
ImagePRO-II Jr, Barco

The perfect solution for basic applications, ImagePro-II Jr. offers high-performance scaling, high-speed source acquisition and high-quality image presentation for low total cost of ownership. It converts any input signal format to any output format, supporting Universal…

Winner in Access Control

The IN120 WiFi lock, available from ASSA ABLOY Group brands CORBIN RUSSWIN and SARGENT, offers the ease and flexibility of WiFi in a streamlined design. It uses 802.11b/g/n WiFi infrastructure for easier, more cost-effective installations. Featuring HID multiCLASS SE…

Winner in Video Scalers
IN1608 IPCP, Extron Electronics

The Extron IN1608 IPCP is a scaling presentation switcher with the advanced capabilities to deliver a complete system, including multi-format switching and scaling, DTP twisted pair extenders, a 100 watt audio amplifier, and system control. It greatly simplifies system…

Winner in Structured Cabling Systems
LocJack Cat6 Locking Keystone Jack, Quest Technology Int'l, Inc.

Quest Technology introduces LocJack, our patented Cat6/Cat5E/Cat3 locking keystone jack for securing data/voice cables from accidental or intentional removal or insertion by unauthorized personnel. LocJack’s locking feature is built into each jack providing a…

Winner in Lighting Fixtures/LED/Fiber Optic
LumaStream Trinity 6 DMX, LumaStream, Inc

The LumaStream Trinity 6 DMX provides digital power conversion with a digital control interface for high-power LED applications where higher drive currents are required. The Trinity 3-in-1 platform combines digital power conversion, constant current drivers, and superior…

Winner in Venue/Line Array Loudspeakers
Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system, Meyer Sound

The new self-powered LYON™ line array system brings the uncompromising power and clarity of a linear system to the most demanding installations. In a compact package designed for flexibility, LYON provides tremendous headroom and precision so the audience hears a…

Winner in Loudspeakers & Subwoofers
MLA Mini, Martin Audio Ltd

The ultra-compact MLA Mini brings revolutionary MLA cellular array technology to an exceptionally wide range of smaller-scale installed sound applications from churches to ballrooms, concert hall, and theatres, delivering the ultimate in fidelity, consistency and control.

Winner in Projector Mounts
OmniMount PJT40, OmniMount

OmniMount’s PJT40 projector mount with tool-less MicroDial™ and QuickLock™ technology speeds up projector installations. The mount offers +/-16.5 degrees of pitch and roll (controlled by hand) and supports up to 40 pounds. A complete out-of-box solution, the…

Winner in Video Components & Processors
OmniWall Display Processor, RGB Spectrum

RGB Spectrum’s cost-effective OmniWallTM Display Processor combines the versatility of a matrix switcher with the power of a video wall processor to offer unprecedented flexibility. The HDCP-compliant OmniWall processor supports a range of signal types, resolutions…

Winner in Dealer/Installer Aids Repair, Support and Warranty Services
Removal and Reinstallation Benefit, Bankers Warranty Group

Created as a program enhancement, the Removal and Reinstallation Benefit does just that and more. The program alleviates the customer from the hassle of handling the Pro A/V products on their own. This stress free option of professional removal, repair, and reinstallation…

Winner in Unified Communications Audio Conferencing
Revolabs Executive Elite™ 4- and 8-channel wireless microphone systems, Revolabs Inc.

Revolabs’ next-generation Executive Elite wireless microphone system for unified communications solutions within boardrooms and conference rooms is the industry’s first and only solution to offer customers a cloud server option. Advanced features include…

Winner in Wireless Microphones
Revolabs Executive Elite™ wireless microphones, Revolabs Inc.

Featuring a sophisticated Fortune 500 look and feel, Revolabs’ redesigned Executive Elite Microphones provide superior audio pickup, improved signal-to-noise ratio, easy one-button operation, and enhanced signal communication over wireless links. Easily expandable,…

Winner in Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras
RoboSHOT PTZ, Vaddio

RoboSHOT represents a whole new era in integrated robotic HD PTZ camera technology. The broadcast quality Tri-Synchronous “On-Air” motion, combined with the new Range-Set optical image range adjustment, result in an extremely smooth and controlled HD video…

Winner in Power Conditioning, Surge Suppression & Energy
RPCR Relay Panel, LynTec

LynTec’s RPCR relay panel brings branch circuit control and monitoring to any existing breaker panel. With relay functionality and a built-in Web server for control, troubleshooting, and monitoring directly from any Web-enabled device. The unit provides remote…

Winner in Specialty A/V Cables & Interconnects & IR Extenders

SunBriteTV’s Wireless HD Transceiver (SB-HDWT) is a weatherproof device capable of wirelessly transmitting a HD signal up to 150 feet away for devices such as HD set-top boxes, Blu-ray players and DVRs. Pair the HDWT with a SunBriteTV outdoor television to create…

Winner in Video Projection Screens
Screen Innovations FlexGlass™, Screen Innovations

Screen Innovations’ FlexGlass(tm) Ambient Light Rear-Pro IS THE solution every Pro AV integrator has been looking for. FlexGlass is the rear-projection ambient light rejecting screen material that is flexible, lightweight and truly portable, offering unmatched…

Winner in Surveillance
Smartvue S9M, Smartvue Corporation

Smartvue S9M provides a fast, cost-effective centrally managed cloud surveillance solution for businesses with 1 to 1000’s of locations and supports up to 6 cameras per location. Starting at $199, S9M includes remote HD monitoring, ONVIF support, plug and play…

Winner in Unified Communications Collaboration
Solstice, Mersive

Solstice software by Mersive - the only pure software wireless collaboration product - enables unlimited users to connect and share content simultaneously to a shared display using a range of devices and applications over an existing network. Solstice integrates with…

Winner in Accessories
SureCall Force-5 Cell Signal Booster, SureCall

The Force-5™ cell signal booster from SureCall® represents true best-in-class cell signal enhancement technology.  The Force-5 was the first self-contained cell booster on the market to support 2G, 3G and 4G service for all carriers simultaneously.  And…

Winner in Video Walls
TD2 Tile, Prysm

Prysm’s TD2 tile which launched in 2013, used Laser Phosphor Display technology to create videowalls with market leading resolution, uniformity and viewing angles. Designed to be incredibly lower power, the videowalls can be built into any size or shape from individual…

Winner in Cabinets, Furniture, Racks, Mounts & Cases
TechPed Technology Pedestal, Middle Atlantic Products

Middle Atlantic’s TechPed is an installation-friendly Technology Pedestal that provides under table support while housing equipment and cables; a simple to integrate, easy to service solution ideal for conference rooms and collaboration spaces to meet market demands…

Winner in IP Enabling Devices Video Components & Processors Video Distribution Systems
UCrypt, ATX Networks

ATX’s UCrypt IP & RF digital gateways transition content into RF or IP-based networks. The devices decrypt select programs from the digital tier, re-encrypt them with Pro:Idiom® or leave them in-the-clear and retransmit them via QAM 64 or 256, or over GigE-based…

Winner in Accessories
Universal Mounting Drawer, Middle Atlantic Products

The Universal Mounting Drawer was designed with an innovative pattern to mount small devices to the drawer bottom. Providing abundant cable management and device tie down points, the unique design accommodates nearly any mounting hole pattern.  Ideal for securely…

Winner in Large-Scale Control Systems
vSOFT, ANC Sports Enterprises, LLC

vSOFT is a powerful digital display control system that simplifies live event signage presentations with live content editing,  schedules synchronized content for 24/7 media applications, and provides real-time sponsor reporting.  It creates controls, modifies…

Winner in Digital Signage Digital Signage Software

Control your entire show on any device. WATCHNET is powerful multi-tasking server software for custom control, scheduling and managing of Dataton WATCHOUT multi-display shows.

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