If you’re familiar with our annual Integration Awards program, you know there’s never been a lack of AV project entries in some of the categories, including corporate, higher education, bars and restaurants and health care. Those have been popular markets for a while, even as they’ve evolved along the way.
You might notice this year, though, we’ve added and updated the vertical markets included in the 2020 Integration Awards to reflect some of the progression and changes in the industry that now embraces interactivity and an evolution in sports entertainment.
That means you’ll see the first Integration Awards winners in the immersive experience category and the esports project category alongside the winners in some of the categories we know you enjoy. We think you’ll enjoy seeing the way AV can be and has been used in so many different vertical markets.
As always, the winners in each Integration Awards category this year were chosen by a panel of industry experts—namely, our editorial team. We evaluated each entry this year on the solution deployed, the AV projects’ buildout/challenges and customer reaction to the installation.
While none of us have ever actually installed a AV systems in any of these environments, we know what we like and enjoy the spirited debate that comes with choosing each of the winners.
You probably won’t be surprised that some of this year’s winners were easy to pick and others gave us some pause and made the decision extremely difficult.
Even if we didn’t choose your entry or your favorite entry as a winner, chances are you’ll see them featured on our site or in the magazine soon.
Enjoy the stories of this year’s Integration Awards winners and, if your entry wasn’t among the ones we chose, perhaps you can find inspiration in something this year’s honorees did and create something even more impressive in time for the 2021 edition.
Click on each story to learn more about the installation:
- Museum: Electrosonic — New Spy Museum
- Bars & Restaurants: Automation Arts — The Mecca Sports Bar & Grill
- Large Venue: Solotech — Colosseum
- Corporate Campus: McCann Systems — 145 Broadway, Kendall Square Tech Headquarters
- Small Office: Teatrx — Choice Properties Calgary
- Meeting Room: Teatrx — Riverland East Tower
- Higher Ed: Pinnacle AVL — University of Southern California
- Casino: McCann Systems — Linq hotel + Experience
- Mission Critical: Domotek — Fishtech Group
- Healthcare: Level 3 Audiovisual — University of Texas Health – Cizik School of Nursing Simulation Center
- K-12: Snap Install — Sherlock School
- Esports: Adtech Systems — Central Connecticut State University
- Immersive Experience: Midtown Video — Miami Hurricanes Football Recruiting Experience
Watch our website in the coming weeks for more information on these projects!
Click here to view the slideshow of 2020 Integration Awards