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2024 TNT Awards (Top New Technology): Winners Unveiled at ISE

Published: 2024-05-24Modified: 2024-05-24

Editor’s Note: This article on the 2024 TNT Awards was originally published on Jan. 31, 2024. Since then, we updated it on May 24, 2024.

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2024 kicked off in Barcelona, Spain, earlier this month, and in conjunction with the large trade show, CI announced the winners of the 9th annual Top New Technologies (TNT) Awards.

The awards program combines both Commercial Integrator and sister publication CE Pro to recognize new and outstanding products and services at ISE and throughout our industry.

As ISE is co-owned by CEDIA and AVIXA. The show brings together leading commercial and residential exhibitors. Appropriately, so, too, does the TNT Awards at ISE program, which honors top innovation in both market segments of the integration industry.

According to Dan Ferrisi, group editor, commercial and security, Emerald, “There are many reasons that members of the commercial AV community go to ISE, but foremost among them is to check out new products that will help integrators deliver outstanding outcomes to their clients. The technology innovations that the TNT Awards at ISE celebrate lie at the heart of those incredible end-user experiences. Across commercial environments and technology categories, this year’s submissions are just a fantastic representation of the very best that commercial AV has to offer.”

Coverage of the 2024 TNT Awards at ISE residential winners can be found on CEPro.com.

2024 TNT Commercial Winners

Audio Components

BCS speaker in black and white.

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Lenbrook
Bluesound Professional BCS300 In-Ceiling Pendant Speaker

CI is pleased to announce Lenbrook’s Bluesound Professional BCS300 In-Ceiling Pendant Speaker (BCS300-1) has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Audio Components category. The BCS300 is a seamlessly integrated, all-in-one in-ceiling or hanging pendant speaker solution featuring a built-in music streamer and amplifier. Using power over ethernet technology, it delivers audio to its desired destination in a discreet and simplified manner, requiring only a single ethernet cable connection to deliver both power and network connection. Learn more at bluesoundprofessional.com.

Audio Distribution Systems

ListenWifi Tech.

Courtesy / Listen Technologies.

Listen Technologies
ListenWIFI

CI is pleased to announce Listen Technologies’ ListenWIFI has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Audio Distribution Systems category. ListenWIFI from Listen Technologies is a Wi-Fi streaming solution that allows people to use their smartphones or venue-provided receivers to access audio for assistive or personal listening. The versatile ListenWIFI system features new hardware, including LWR-1050 Receivers, LA-490 Beacons, servers and enhanced software that simplifies system configuration and management. Learn more at listentech.com.

Automation Software

NanoSuite.

Courtesy / Nanolumens.

Nanolumens
NanoSuite

CI is pleased to announce NanoLumens’ NanoSuite has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Automation Software category. The NanoSuite software is a new approach to control, monitor and manage your DVLED display system. Learn more at nanolumens.com.

Digital Signage Hardware

LG

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LG Business Solutions
LG MAGNIT 4K 136-inch Micro LED Display

CI is pleased to announce LG Business Solutions’ LG MAGNIT has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Digital Signage Hardware category. The LG MAGNIT 4K 136-inch MicroLED Display delivers immersive and eye-popping visuals that make every viewing experience memorable. Complete with LG’s Office Meeting Mode, screen sharing and AI-enhanced processing, the LG MAGNIT contains numerous high-end features that deliver a premium display experience for any type of content in any commercial environment. Learn more at lg.com/us/business.

Digital Signage Software

Samsung VXT

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Samsung Electronics
Samsung VXT

CI is pleased to announce Samsung Electronics’ VXT has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Digital Signage Software category. Samsung VXT is amplifying digital signage management by empowering businesses across verticals with a scalable, easy-to-use platform designed to effortlessly streamline operations. Learn more at samsung.com/us/business/solutions/digital-signage-solutions/vxt-cms/.

Video Monitors

SHARP Collaboration Display. Happy female teacher talking to schoolgirl while writing on blackboard in the classroom.

Courtesy / SHARP

Sharp Electronics Corporation
PN-LC2 AQUOS BOARD Collaboration Displays

CI is pleased to announce Sharp Electronics Corporation PN-LC2 AQUOS BOARD Collaboration Displays has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Video Monitors category. Sharp’s PN-LC2 AQUOS BOARD collaboration displays are purpose-built for busy office environments that require quick, responsive operation and smart, integrated collaboration tools. These displays excel in delivering high contrast and exceptional visual clarity, making them the go-to choice for precision-demanding sectors like finance, engineering and healthcare. Learn more at sharpusa.com.

Installer Loudspeakers

OmniBeam software

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Renkus-Heinz
OmniBeam

CI is pleased to announce Renkus-Heinz OmniBeam has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Installer Loudspeakers category. With OmniBeam, Renkus-Heinz is changing the perception that beam steering is knowledge and time-intensive — for niche applications only. Per the company, the new algorithm delivers unmatched sound and coverage for 100% of venues with minimal effort, every time. The result is custom-tailored coverage for the most consistent front-to-back audio experience possible. Learn more at renkus-heinz.com.

Display Mounts

Wall Mount System

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Chief
Tempo Flat Panel Wall Mount System

CI is pleased to announce Chief’s Tempo Flat Panel Wall Mount System has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Display Mounts category. With OmniBeam, Renkus-Heinz is changing the perception that beam steering is knowledge and time-intensive — for niche applications only. The Chief Tempo Wall Mount System is an all-in-one configurable wall mounting system designed to improve efficiency by streamlining installation workflow. AV professionals can increase productivity and cost savings with this new system, especially for mass rollouts, says Chief. Tempo Wall Mount System can also help standardize AV room installations. Learn more at legrandav.com/products/chief.

Projector Mounts

Fly model

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Tempest
Fly

CI is pleased to announce Tempest’s Fly has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Projector Mounts category. Tempest Fly is an ultra-lightweight rental and staging projector enclosure system, featuring an innovative chassis that folds flat into less than half its volume for ultra-compact shipping and storage, says the company. Fly enables rapid setup and teardown, with minimal tools, saving on time and labor. Learn more at tempest.biz.

Network Management Solutions

SmartThings for Business poster.

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Samsung Electronics
SmartThings for Business

CI is pleased to announce Samsung Electronics SmartThings for Business has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Network Management Solutions category. Samsung’s SmartThings for Business is the the future of intelligent business integration. Users can effortlessly connect and control IoT devices with unparalleled ease. Featuring a simplified setup, robust security and outstanding reliability, Samsung’s award-winning solution empowers integrators to enhance operational efficiency, bolster security and improve customer satisfaction. Elevate your projects with SmartThings for Business .Learn more at samsung.com/us.

Power Conditioning, Surge Suppression and Energy Solutions

Nice-DC12-IP_Front-1_500px

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Nice
Nice DC-12 IP Smart Power Manager

CI is pleased to announce Nice’s DC-12 IP Smart Power Manager has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Power Conditioning, Surge Suppression and Energy Solutions category. The Nice DC12-IP Power Manager and Conditioner offers advanced power management and protection features to simplify and manage energy consumption. Learn more at na.niceforyou.com/products/smart-home/dc12-ip-smart-dc-power-manager/.

Project Management and Design / Web Software

X-Verse poster

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XTEN-AV LLC
X-VRSE by XTEN-AV 

CI is pleased to announce X-VRSE by XTEN-AV has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Project Management and Design/Web Software category. The Nice DC12-IP Power Manager and Conditioner offers advanced power management and protection features to simplify and manage energy consumption. Learn more at na.niceforyou.com/products/smart-home/dc12-ip-smart-dc-power-manager/.

Conference Projectors

Christie 4K860 projector

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Christie
Christie 4K860-iS

CI is pleased to announce Christie’s 4K860-iS has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Conference Projectors category. The Christie Inspire 4K860-iS 1DLP laser projector is designed for small- to mid-sized environments without breaking the bank. The compact, lightweight, fixed-lens projector gives users an outstanding size-to-brightness ratio along with 4K UHD resolution, 24/7 whisper-quiet operation, and an IP5X dust-resistant optical engine. Learn more at christiedigital.com.

Specialty AV Cables or Connectors

Pure Fi HDMI Pro

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Pure Fi
Pure Fi Pro HDMI 2.1 Active Optical Cable

CI is pleased to announce Pure Fi’s Pro HDMI 2.1 Active Optical Cable has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Specialty AV Cables or Connectors category. The new modular Pure Fi High Speed HDMI Active Optical Cable (AOC) enables professional installers to deliver ultra-high-resolution video transmission over extended runs of up to 1,000 feet with near-zero latency or EMI interference. The solution provides optical connectivity that supports HDMI 2.1a capabilities, including up to 8K video content at 60 Hz. Pure Fi designs, engineers and manufactures its proprietary chipsets and system in-house, giving the company full control of the entire manufacturing and distribution process. Pure Fi’s deep expertise in optoelectronics enables the company to drive high-speed data over long distances to create smarter connected solutions for the professional AV market. Learn more at pure-fi.com.

Audio Conferencing Components

Crestron Flex Pods

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Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Crestron Flex Pods

CI is pleased to announce Crestron’s Flex Pods has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Audio Conferencing Components category. Crestron Flex Pods provide organizations with more choice in their microphone and speaker selections with flexible, high-quality audio for hybrid meetings. Crestron Flex Pods provides a modular approach for adding high-quality tabletop audio to meeting spaces that is flexible, reliable and easy to use. No matter where the people are in the space, the solution can be moved to ensure optimal range and reach so everyone can hear and be heard clearly. In-room participants experience consistent audio levels as volume levels are synchronized across all Crestron Flex Pods in the room. Users can easily mute and unmute and adjust the speaker volume right on the Crestron Flex Pods, putting the control where the people are. Learn more at crestron.com.

Cameras

Jabra PanaCast 50 Black Horizontal Front LB

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Jabra
Jabra PanaCast 50

CI is pleased to announce Jabra’s PanaCast 50 has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Cameras category. The Jabra PanaCast 50 is an intelligent video bar that gives all meeting participants an equal experience. With a unique, seamless 180-degree field of view in Panoramic-4K, premium, high-definition audio, an ultra-advanced system architecture with nine advanced Edge processors, including two state-of-the-art Edge AI processors, and a simple, plug-and-play setup, PanaCast 50 is a future-ready video solution for small and medium-sized meeting rooms. Research shows that today, 80% of all meetings globally are either fully virtual or hybrid. So, it is more important than ever that employees have an equitable experience, regardless of where they are joining from. To address this need, Jabra has introduced new features to PanaCast 50 delivering improved experiences via firmware upgrades. In collaboration with Microsoft, Jabra introduced new AI-powered capabilities to the PanaCast 50 video bar including Microsoft IntelliFrame with multiple video streams, face and voice recognition functionality and Jabra Intelligent Meeting Space. The new features leverage AI tools to revolutionize meeting experiences in a hybrid work world. PanaCast 50 is one of the first Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows video bars to enable Microsoft IntelliFrame with multiple video streams, making hybrid work meetings more collaborative and inclusive. PanaCast 50 is also one of the first front-of-room devices to work with Microsoft’s intelligent speaker functionality for Teams Rooms. Learn more at jabra.com.

Collaboration

Barco Clickshare

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Barco
ClickShare Bar Pro

CI is pleased to announce Barco’s ClickShare Bar Pro has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Collaboration category. The ClickShare Bar Pro is an innovative video collaboration bar that enables wireless conferencing. The carbon-neutral All-in-One solution brings sharp views and crystal-clear audio for high-quality meeting experiences. ClickShare continues to offer its well-known simplicity and ease-of-use experiences through its wireless ClickShare portfolio in hybrid meeting rooms. The newly added video bar will only amplify working seamlessly with any laptop and on any videoconferencing platform. With the bar, initiating a wireless video call is simple. It just takes a single click on the ClickShare Button or in the ClickShare App. The video bar incorporates advanced stereo audio and video capabilities powered by AI. For IT managers, it brings easy installation, reduced total cost of ownership and unparalleled flexibility. With just one device needed to equip an entire meeting room along side a display, the deployment is significantly simplified, and installation cost is reduced. Learn more at barco.com.

Interactive Whiteboards

LG CreateBoard

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LG Business Solutions
LG CreateBoard with ChromeOS Flex certified slot-in OPS

CI is pleased to announce LG’s CreateBoard with ChromeOS Flex certified slot-in OPS has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Interactive Whiteboards category. The LG CreateBoard is a purpose-built solution that addresses a variety of needs for in-person, remote and blended collaboration. The LG CreateBoard is among the most specialized solutions available, offering an up-to 40-point multi-touch interactive display that enables live annotations of digital files and provides tools for content creation, sharing and management. The LG CreateBoard line includes 55-, 65-, 75- and 86-inch models ensuring students and employees can view what is being presented regardless of location or room size. With an updated ChromeOS Flex certified slot-in OPS daily use is simplified and in-demand features and flexibility are added to Createboard rooms. CreateBoard advances collaboration standards with technology that creates flexible and interactive environments, enhances access to collaboration and online information, and maximizes the potential of today’s users. Learn more at lg.com/us/business.

Videoconferencing Components

Crestron Videobar 70

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Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Crestron Videobar 70

CI is pleased to announce Crestron’s Videobar 70 has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Videoconferencing Components category. Videobar 70 is the first all-in-one collaboration bar from Crestron, extending the options available in the Crestron Flex portfolio. Combining intelligent video, high-quality audio, and the Android OS into a single form factor, Crestron Videobar 70 makes it easy to add engaging and productive hybrid meetings to your medium and large spaces. Specialized microphone arrays are built right into the bar to accurately detect where the audio is coming from for truly accurate speaker tracking. The Crestron Videobar 70 is native to Microsoft Teams platform or Zoom software with no extra computing needed and delivers the best meeting room capabilities with plenty of computing power to ensure it will support future innovations and feature sets without having to replace hardware. Learn more at crestron.com.

Video Streaming Solutions

Epiphan Video Pearl Nexus

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Epiphan Video
Pearl Nexus

CI is pleased to announce Epiphan Video’s Pearl Nexus has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Video Streaming Solutions category. Built upon the Pearl Family, Pearl Nexus records and streams up to three channels of 1080p video with a suite of creative controls and cloud management tools. A complete array of video inputs (SDI, HDMI, USB, SRT, and NDI), in addition to professional audio inputs (XLR, USB, and 3.5 mm), make Pearl Nexus the most flexible appliance in the industry. The included 1 TB SSD drive, CMS integrations, and automated file management ensure all content gets safely recorded and delivered exactly where it needs to go. Learn more at epiphan.com.

Category Cable Distribution

Valens VS6320 HDBaseT-USB3 Extension IC

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Valens Semiconductor
VS6320: HDBaseT-USB3 Extension IC

CI is pleased to announce Valens Seminconductor’s VS6320: HDBaseT-USB3 Extension IC has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Category Cable Distribution category. The Valens VS6320 chipset extends SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps), high-speed USB 2.0 (480Mbps), control signals, and power over a standard Category 6A cable for distances of up to 100 meters (328 feet). The chipset supports all USB transfer types: Control, Bulk, Interrupt and Isochronous. The VS6320 is the first ever ASIC-based USB 3.2 extension solution, facilitating a new wave of next-gen USB peripherals in a variety of industries. In contrast to existing USB extension solutions, which require an FPGA, an external extension box, or an expensive active cable the VS6320 can be embedded within the end-product (e.g., cameras). The result is a standardized technology operating over a simplified cabling infrastructure that improves product and installation aesthetics. Learn more at valens.com.

Coax Video Distribution

Zycast 4k U5 Single Channel 4K (HEVC) Encoder Modulator with Simultaneous RF and IP Out

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ZyCast Technology, Inc.
U5 Single Channel 4K (HEVC) Encoder Modulator with Simultaneous RF and IP Out

CI is pleased to announce ZyCast Technology, Inc.’s U5 Single Channel 4K (HEVC) Encoder Modulator with Simultaneous RF and IP Out has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Coax Video Distribution category. The ZyCast Single Channel U5 4K (HEVC) Encoder represents a significant leap in video encoding technology. It seamlessly encodes content into various RF standards, including DVB-C, DVB-T/T2, QAM B (J.83B), and ISDB-Tb, offering users outstanding flexibility. The encoder harnesses the power of HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding) technology, optimizing video compression to reduce bandwidth needs while preserving exceptional visual quality up to 4096 x 2160 pixels. This ensures a captivating viewing experience for audiences. A standout feature is its dual capability of RF and IP outputs, facilitating versatile content distribution. The inclusion of SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) support enhances streaming reliability, especially on unpredictable networks, ensuring secure, high-quality video delivery to endpoints. Learn more at zycasttech.com.

IP Video Distribution

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Audinate
Dante AV-H

CI is pleased to announce Audinate’s Dante AV-H has won the 2024 TNT Award in the IP Video Distribution category. Dante AV-H is an embedded software solution that allows OEMs to incorporate Dante control into existing H.264-based IP video products. Dante AV-H brings greater interoperability to AV-over-IP products, providing easy-to-use discovery, connectivity, and manageability while using the familiar, reliable H.264/265 codecs already supported in common hardware. Using Dante AV-H, all video and audio routing and configuration is done in the familiar and easy-to-use Dante Controller software — a single application that manages both audio and video for greater visibility and ease. Dante AV-H is less complicated and more flexible to install than point-to-point products, and with its low bandwidth requirement, is the perfect AV solution for the demands of modern networks. Learn more at audinate.com.

Matrix Switchers

BZBGEAR BG-8K-1212MA-1

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BZBGEAR
BG-8K-1212MA | 12×12 8K Matrix Switcher w/ Audio De-Embedder

CI is pleased to announce BZBGEAR’s BG-8K-1212MA | 12×12 8K Matrix Switcher w/ Audio De-Embedder has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Matrix Switchers category. The BG-8K-1212MA is a highly versatile 12×12 8K HDMI matrix switch designed for professional and gaming applications.

It boasts twelve HDMI 2.1a inputs and twelve HDMI 2.1a outputs, making it ideal for scenarios where multiple sources need to be switched to various displays effortlessly or when one source needs to be displayed across all screens simultaneously. The matrix switch ensures exceptional picture and audio quality, supporting 8K resolutions and various high-quality audio formats.

Gamers, in particular, will appreciate its ability to display games at 4K@120Hz, ensuring a smooth and immersive gaming experience with high-resolution graphics and fluid frame rates. This feature is especially crucial for fast-paced games, enhancing reaction times and overall gameplay realism.

In terms of connectivity and quality, the BG-8K-1212MA supports a wide range of resolutions including 8K@60Hz 4:2:0, 8K@30Hz 4:4:4, and 4K@120Hz 4:4:4 with HDR—all delivered with 48 Gbps of uncompressed bandwidth to maintain signal integrity. All HDMI ports are HDCP 2.3 compliant and the device incorporates auto downscaling on all outputs to ensure compatibility with older displays.

The switcher offers multiple control options, including front panel controls, IR remote control, RS-232, and TCP/IP via a web GUI. An included IR receiver allows remote control even when the unit is hidden for a clean installation. Users can access advanced features such as EDID management mapping, and network settings through the web interface or control software via the RS-232 connection.

Learn more at bzbgear.com.

Videowall Hardware

Planar DirectLight Pro in Corporate Environment

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Planar
Planar DirectLight Pro Series

CI is pleased to announce Planar’s DirectLight Pro Series has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Videowall Hardware category. Premium Planar DirectLight Pro Series fine pixel pitch LED videowalls raise the bar on versatility and lifetime value. Leveraging key advantages of Planar’s highest-selling LED platforms, the ground-up designed LED videowall features higher brightness, an advanced high bandwidth architecture, multiple cabinet sizes and several controller options to support a wider array of use cases. The series is available in a range of popular pixel pitches down to sub-1 milimeter, including models in 0.9, 1.2, 1.5 and 1.8 millimeter pixel pitches, and offers 1,000-nit brightness in constant operation, providing vibrant colors and greater image detail even in higher ambient light environments. Using two cabinet sizes and a 5G video architecture, the platform is designed to be deployed efficiently in custom video wall dimensions and resolutions. Learn more at planar.com.

Videowall Software

Samsung signage setup assistant

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Samsung Electronics
Samsung Signage Setup Assistant

CI is pleased to announce Samsung Electronics’ Signage Setup Assistant has won the 2024 TNT Award in the Videowall Software category. The Samsung Signage Setup Assistant streamlines the management and calibration of Samsung’s Smart LCD and LED signage. It offers a unified solution across both display types, functioning as a mobile app remote control. Unlike traditional PC-based management, which requires repetitive manual tasks such as calibration and layout configuration, The mobile solution uses a smartphone camera to simplify the process. With automated cabinet layout and uniformity calibration for LED signages, and uniformity calibration for LCDs, the installation and calibration processes are much more efficient. Learn more at samsung.com/us/.

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