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Projector of the Year (7,999 + under)

Projectors that are 7,999 lumens and under – including laser, hybrid, short throw and ultra short throw models.

£ 100.00 +VAT (20%)

Date product shipped: 

  • Products must have been shipped between 1 February 2017 and 31 May 2018


Brief explanation of product:

  • This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your product should win an award:

  • Outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Evidence of technological innovation:

  • This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand new development.
  • For example, does the product introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its product category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?
  • How easily does the product integrate with other products - both from the same vendor and others? Can the product operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the product been certified?


User benefit:

  • This should describe how the product has enabled the ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.
  • Some points to consider: is the product easy to install? Are the product's interfaces intuitive? Are the product's functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the product likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does the product provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will the product scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?
  • Does the product represent a cost-effective solution? Can the ROI be easily justified? If the product is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the product be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success:

  • Looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its product/technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. 
  • Ideally we’d like to see examples of customer demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Supporting material:

  • This can take the form of video, and/or bona fide testimonials supplied as text/pdf 

Projector of the Year (8,000 + over)

Projectors that are 8,000 lumens and over – including laser, hybrid, short throw and ultra short throw models.

£ 100.00 +VAT (20%)

Date product shipped: 

  • Products must have been shipped between 1 February 2017 and 31 May 2018


Brief explanation of product:

  • This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your product should win an award:

  • Outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Evidence of technological innovation:

  • This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand new development.
  • For example, does the product introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its product category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?
  • How easily does the product integrate with other products - both from the same vendor and others? Can the product operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the product been certified?


User benefit:

  • This should describe how the product has enabled the ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.
  • Some points to consider: is the product easy to install? Are the product's interfaces intuitive? Are the product's functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the product likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does the product provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will the product scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?
  • Does the product represent a cost-effective solution? Can the ROI be easily justified? If the product is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the product be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success:

  • Looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its product/technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. 
  • Ideally we’d like to see examples of customer demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Supporting material:

  • This can take the form of video, and/or bona fide testimonials supplied as text/pdf 

Display Product of the Year

Large format displays including 4K displays, LED, videowalls, LCDs, signage displays.

£ 100.00 +VAT (20%)

Date product shipped: 

  • Products must have been shipped between 1 February 2017 and 31 May 2018


Brief explanation of product:

  • This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your product should win an award:

  • Outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Evidence of technological innovation:

  • This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand new development.
  • For example, does the product introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its product category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?
  • How easily does the product integrate with other products - both from the same vendor and others? Can the product operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the product been certified?


User benefit:

  • This should describe how the product has enabled the ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.
  • Some points to consider: is the product easy to install? Are the product's interfaces intuitive? Are the product's functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the product likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does the product provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will the product scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?
  • Does the product represent a cost-effective solution? Can the ROI be easily justified? If the product is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the product be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success:

  • Looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its product/technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. 
  • Ideally we’d like to see examples of customer demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Supporting material:

  • This can take the form of video, and/or bona fide testimonials supplied as text/pdf 

Interactive Display Product of the Year

Interactive large format displays (LFDs), including 4K displays and videowalls, LCDs, signage displays and touch panels.

£ 100.00 +VAT (20%)

Date product shipped: 

  • Products must have been shipped between 1 February 2017 and 31 May 2018


Brief explanation of product:

  • This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your product should win an award:

  • Outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Evidence of technological innovation:

  • This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand new development.
  • For example, does the product introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its product category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?
  • How easily does the product integrate with other products - both from the same vendor and others? Can the product operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the product been certified?


User benefit:

  • This should describe how the product has enabled the ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.
  • Some points to consider: is the product easy to install? Are the product's interfaces intuitive? Are the product's functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the product likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does the product provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will the product scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?
  • Does the product represent a cost-effective solution? Can the ROI be easily justified? If the product is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the product be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success:

  • Looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its product/technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. 
  • Ideally we’d like to see examples of customer demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Supporting material:

  • This can take the form of video, and/or bona fide testimonials supplied as text/pdf 

Audio Product of the Year

Amplifiers, loudspeakers, mixing desks, microphones, and other audio products or software.

£ 100.00 +VAT (20%)

Date product shipped: 

  • Products must have been shipped between 1 February 2017 and 31 May 2018


Brief explanation of product:

  • This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your product should win an award:

  • Outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Evidence of technological innovation:

  • This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand new development.
  • For example, does the product introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its product category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?
  • How easily does the product integrate with other products - both from the same vendor and others? Can the product operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the product been certified?


User benefit:

  • This should describe how the product has enabled the ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.
  • Some points to consider: is the product easy to install? Are the product's interfaces intuitive? Are the product's functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the product likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does the product provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will the product scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?
  • Does the product represent a cost-effective solution? Can the ROI be easily justified? If the product is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the product be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success:

  • Looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its product/technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. 
  • Ideally we’d like to see examples of customer demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Supporting material:

  • This can take the form of video, and/or bona fide testimonials supplied as text/pdf 

AV Accessory of the Year

All support products, including projection screens, pro AV furniture, trolleys and stands, mounts, brackets, cages and rigging.

£ 100.00 +VAT (20%)

Date product shipped: 

  • Products must have been shipped between 1 February 2017 and 31 May 2018


Brief explanation of product:

  • This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your product should win an award:

  • Outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Evidence of technological innovation:

  • This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand new development.
  • For example, does the product introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its product category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?
  • How easily does the product integrate with other products - both from the same vendor and others? Can the product operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the product been certified?


User benefit:

  • This should describe how the product has enabled the ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.
  • Some points to consider: is the product easy to install? Are the product's interfaces intuitive? Are the product's functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the product likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does the product provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will the product scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?
  • Does the product represent a cost-effective solution? Can the ROI be easily justified? If the product is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the product be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success:

  • Looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its product/technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. 
  • Ideally we’d like to see examples of customer demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Supporting material:

  • This can take the form of video, and/or bona fide testimonials supplied as text/pdf 

Audio + Video Management + Control Product of the Year

All products/technologies fulfilling the role of control in a pro AV environment, including apps and software.

Commercial control systems include keypads, control panels, touch panel controls, remote controls used in both AV applications and applied integrated systems for energy control, building management and lighting control. Also includes integrated physical access control includes keypads, serial controllers, IP-enabled controllers, edge-based, extenders.

 
Standalone software includes all software that is not integrated or packaged with other products for AV asset management, design, show control, collaboration, content creation, scheduling, content management and room management for many solutions such as digital signage, collaboration, cinema, live events, command and control.

£ 100.00 +VAT (20%)

Date product shipped: 

  • Products must have been shipped between 1 February 2017 and 31 May 2018


Brief explanation of product:

  • This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your product should win an award:

  • Outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Evidence of technological innovation:

  • This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand new development.
  • For example, does the product introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its product category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?
  • How easily does the product integrate with other products - both from the same vendor and others? Can the product operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the product been certified?


User benefit:

  • This should describe how the product has enabled the ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.
  • Some points to consider: is the product easy to install? Are the product's interfaces intuitive? Are the product's functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the product likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does the product provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will the product scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?
  • Does the product represent a cost-effective solution? Can the ROI be easily justified? If the product is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the product be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success:

  • Looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its product/technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. 
  • Ideally we’d like to see examples of customer demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.

 

Supporting material:

  • This can take the form of video, and/or bona fide testimonials supplied as text/pdf 

Audio + Video Processing + Distribution Product of the Year

All products/technologies fulfilling the role of video processing and distribution in a pro AV environment.

Video processors, signal routing and switching includes signal switchers, transmitters and matrix switchers (routers) that transmit and replicate control information and IP-based AV signals outside specialist applications (such as broadcast). 

Streaming media, storage and distribution - AV servers; media players, servers and storage

£ 100.00 +VAT (20%)

Date product shipped: 

  • Products must have been shipped between 1 February 2017 and 31 May 2018


Brief explanation of product:

  • This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your product should win an award:

  • Outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Evidence of technological innovation:

  • This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand new development.
  • For example, does the product introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its product category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?
  • How easily does the product integrate with other products - both from the same vendor and others? Can the product operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the product been certified?


User benefit:

  • This should describe how the product has enabled the ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.
  • Some points to consider: is the product easy to install? Are the product's interfaces intuitive? Are the product's functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the product likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does the product provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will the product scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?
  • Does the product represent a cost-effective solution? Can the ROI be easily justified? If the product is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the product be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success:

  • Looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its product/technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. 
  • Ideally we’d like to see examples of customer demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Supporting material:

  • This can take the form of video, and/or bona fide testimonials supplied as text/pdf 

Digital Signage Product of the Year

Digital signage solutions use displays, media players, servers, software and managed services to display content in out-of-home (OOH), public environments, and by multiple individuals simultaneously to convey information, advertising, or other forms of messaging.

£ 100.00 +VAT (20%)

Date product shipped: 

  • Products must have been shipped between 1 February 2017 and 31 May 2018


Brief explanation of product:

  • This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your product should win an award:

  • Outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Evidence of technological innovation:

  • This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand new development.
  • For example, does the product introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its product category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?
  • How easily does the product integrate with other products - both from the same vendor and others? Can the product operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the product been certified?


User benefit:

  • This should describe how the product has enabled the ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.
  • Some points to consider: is the product easy to install? Are the product's interfaces intuitive? Are the product's functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the product likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does the product provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will the product scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?
  • Does the product represent a cost-effective solution? Can the ROI be easily justified? If the product is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the product be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success:

  • Looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its product/technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. 
  • Ideally we’d like to see examples of customer demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Supporting material:

  • This can take the form of video, and/or bona fide testimonials supplied as text/pdf 

Production Product of the Year

All technologies contributing to pro AV production, including audio.

£ 100.00 +VAT (20%)

Date product shipped: 

  • Products must have been shipped between 1 February 2017 and 31 May 2018


Brief explanation of product:

  • This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your product should win an award:

  • Outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Evidence of technological innovation:

  • This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand new development.
  • For example, does the product introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its product category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?
  • How easily does the product integrate with other products - both from the same vendor and others? Can the product operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the product been certified?


User benefit:

  • This should describe how the product has enabled the ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.
  • Some points to consider: is the product easy to install? Are the product's interfaces intuitive? Are the product's functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the product likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does the product provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will the product scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?
  • Does the product represent a cost-effective solution? Can the ROI be easily justified? If the product is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the product be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success:

  • Looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its product/technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. 
  • Ideally we’d like to see examples of customer demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Supporting material:

  • This can take the form of video, and/or bona fide testimonials supplied as text/pdf 

Collaboration Environment of the Year

Video conferencing, telepresence, audio conferencing, web conferencing, or any other software environment, or ecosystem that delivers meaningful collaboration rather than basic communication functionality.

£ 100.00 +VAT (20%)

Date product shipped: 

  • Products must have been shipped between 1 February 2017 and 31 May 2018


Brief explanation of product:

  • This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your product should win an award:

  • Outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Evidence of technological innovation:

  • This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand new development.
  • For example, does the product introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its product category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?
  • How easily does the product integrate with other products - both from the same vendor and others? Can the product operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the product been certified?


User benefit:

  • This should describe how the product has enabled the ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.
  • Some points to consider: is the product easy to install? Are the product's interfaces intuitive? Are the product's functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the product likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does the product provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will the product scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?
  • Does the product represent a cost-effective solution? Can the ROI be easily justified? If the product is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the product be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success:

  • Looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its product/technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. 
  • Ideally we’d like to see examples of customer demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Supporting material:

  • This can take the form of video, and/or bona fide testimonials supplied as text/pdf 

Collaboration Product of the Year

Any hardware product that can support the collaboration process. It includes infrastructure devices and cameras such as PTZ, wide angle, 3D presentation, dual-tracking, electronically tracking, dome, night vision, and omni-directional zoom, etc. This category does not include webcams.

£ 100.00 +VAT (20%)

Date product shipped: 

  • Products must have been shipped between 1 February 2017 and 31 May 2018


Brief explanation of product:

  • This should be clear, concise, devoid of waffle and marketing-speak.


Tell us why your product should win an award:

  • Outline why you’re entering this category and convince the judges why your entry should be considered.

 

Evidence of technological innovation:

  • This can be about spotting a game-changing product, or it may be a unique and groundbreaking approach to a tough or complex problem. It can be an interesting twist on an existing technology or a brand new development.
  • For example, does the product introduce new capabilities, or provide such significant improvements in standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its product category? Does it break new ground, redefine the category or define a new subcategory within the overall field?
  • How easily does the product integrate with other products - both from the same vendor and others? Can the product operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the product been certified?


User benefit:

  • This should describe how the product has enabled the ‘customer’ to win business, transform/improve internal processes, or any other ‘benefit’ defined/articulated by the customer.
  • Some points to consider: is the product easy to install? Are the product's interfaces intuitive? Are the product's functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the product likely to require the regular help of professional services? Does the product provide useful reports, audits, etc? Will the product scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?
  • Does the product represent a cost-effective solution? Can the ROI be easily justified? If the product is expensive or represents an additional cost for most environments, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the product be cost effective to maintain (TCO)?


Commercial success:

  • Looks at how the vendor/manufacturer has measured the market impact of its product/technology. Sales may have gone through the roof or the product may have made a huge impact on a new market, for example. 
  • Ideally we’d like to see examples of customer demographics and perhaps some information about the entrant’s business.


Supporting material:

  • This can take the form of video, and/or bona fide testimonials supplied as text/pdf