Integration projects are simple, right?
The client’s organization has a challenge that it needs to overcome. The integration firm or consultant designs a solution. Technicians and programmers implement the system. Problem solved.
Well, while those events may technically occur, projects rarely are so simple. And some projects stand head and shoulders above others, with more immense challenges and impressive solutions. Our third annual Commercial Integrator and TechDecisions Integration Awards aim to highlight those lofty projects with the hope that our coverage will spur ideas and carry lessons for other integration firms.
Once again it’s our pleasure to showcase some of the best integration projects carried out in the past year. Throughout the year we get in-depth looks at some of the creative and innovative solutions that installers develop for their clients, and for our third annual installation of our project awards program we were thrilled to get nearly 100 entries this year across 10 vertical markets: corporate, government, health care, higher education, hotels, house of worship, museums, restaurants/bars/clubs, large venues and casinos.
The editors and writers of Commercial Integrator teamed up with the editorial staff of our TechDecisions sister websites to pore over the entries. Just like in past years, some projects immediately rose to the top of our consideration, while others merited spirited debate. Regardless of which projects won, one constant element shown through in each piece of work: the tenacity and originality of thought and design that each firm brought to bear on its work, the client being the ultimate winner in the end.
And so we are pleased to present coverage of the winners for this year’s award-winning projects, which were formally announced at InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas.
- Best Corporate Project: Whitlock’/article/avi_spl_serves_up_5_star_integration_at_restaurant_management_lab’ target=’_blank’>AVI-SPL
- Best Health Care Project: Level 3 Audio Visual
- Best Hotel Project: NTX
- Best Restaurant & Bar Project: Serious Audio Video
- Best HOW Project: Technical Innovation
- Best Government Project: Bluewater Technologies
- Best Large Venue Project: Westbury National
- Best Museum Project: Stouenborg
- Best Casino Project: Egads