2022 FINALISTS

Congratulations to the companies and individuals have been shortlisted for the 2022 AV Awards.

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Distributor of the Year

Distributors of AV technology across all markets and regions which provide equipment and support to the dealer channel on behalf of the AV manufacturers they represent. In most cases distributors provide all the services and support elements that are available directly from the manufacturers, including inventory to accommodate immediate needs, warranty processing, service support, project and design assistance as well as demonstration equipment, sales training and sales assistance.

Sponsored by  

Audiologic

Exertis

Maverick AV Solutions

Midwich


Integrator of the Year

Integrators that serve customers either locally or internationally across all regions, and are committed to the complete project; from design, construction and installation, from delivery to training, and from commissioning to service and maintenance.

Sponsored b y  

Aura

AVI-SPL

Electrosonic

First Impression audiovisual

Hereworks Audio Visual Integrator to Master Systems Integrator

IDNS

Kinly

Pioneer Group

Project Audio Visual



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Manufacturer of the Year

Any organisation involved in the research, design and production of AV technology.

Sponsored by 

Absen

BenQ

Clevertouch

Crestron

CTOUCH Europe

Epson

Genelec

Optimal Audio

Promethean 

SMART Technologies GB 


Rental, Staging and Virtua l Production Business of the Year

Organisations that provide the AV solutions customers need, whether they have a special message to deliver to an intimate group or a ‘Big Bang’ to thousands. They can provide assistance in the initial planning stages, concept and theme development, staging requirements, AV equipment requirements, pre-production planning, production, procurement, contract management, site analysis and selection, scripting and logistics, and virtually anything else customers may need to ensure their message hits the mark, either in the physical or virtual space.

Sponsored by  

4Wall Europe 

80six 

Bild Studios 

Evoke Studios

Lux Machina


Broadcast and Media Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in televised events, corporate broadcast, studio-based broadcast productions. This category also covers virtual productions and online events.

Sponsored by 

ARRI Solutions and Qvest - A bright future for WELT

Bild Studios - Al Wasl – The Interactive Experience

Proximus and Lawo - Proximus ViCoNG Project


Corporate Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in finance, legal, telecoms, IT, property, real estate, chemical / petroleum - excludes corporate lobbies, which should be entered into retail project.

Sponsored by  

Concept AV Australia - SafetyCulture Global Headquarters

Creative Technology - DP World Pavilion

First Impression audiovisual -  The Siemens Digital Experience Center

Float4 -  The Globe at AT&T Discovery District

Genelec -  Supercell's new HQ

Kinly -   Boston Consulting Group

Pioneer Group - Nomios  New Workspace 

Studio Giggle -  CVC Annual Investor Meeting

Visavvi -   Arco Head Office

White Light -  SmartStage® Hybrid at MI-GSO / PCUBED

ZetaDisplay -   DNB Hybrid Workplace



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Education Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in all kinds of learning environments such as higher, primary, secondary, further education and auditoriums - and covering applications such as lecture capture and distance learning.

Sponsored by 

Clevertouch & Interactive AV Solutions - Off-grid media lab, South Africa

Comcen - Hwb Edtech DPS Framework, Wales

Engage Works - Sky Up Academy Studios - On Tour, UK and Ireland

GVAV - The Digital Aviation Research & Technology Centre, Cranfield University

Igloo Vision - KIOSC Immersion Room, Swinburne University of Technology

Informationsteknik Scandinavia - Campus Albano, Stockholm University

Niavac - Met LIVE virtual classroom, Belfast Metropolitan College

Reflex, part of Aura - Computer Science & Engineering School, University of Westminster

Royal College of Physicians, Recursive & Pure AV- RCP at the Spine, Liverpool

SMART Technologies GB - ALP Schools, UK

Stouenborg- Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark


Events and Entertainment Project of the Year

Temporary installations using AV and experiential technology in live events, corporate events, entertainment shows, awards ceremonies, experiential events, opening and closing ceremonies, sponsored events, exhibits, sales conferences, product launches, exhibition events, music events, outdoor events and festivals, etc.

Sponsored by 

BenQ UK - BenQ Education Roadshow

Bild Studios - Closing Ceremony, Expo 2020, Dubai

BRC Imagination Arts - Johnnie Walker, Princes Street

Dushow - Global Citizen Live, Paris

Electrosonic - Illuminarium, Atlanta

Solotech - ABBA Voyage

Sonosphere - 5G Festival Audio



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Leisure and Hospitality Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in cruise ships, sports and leisure facilities, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hotels and resorts, travel agents, tour operators, casinos and F&B - excludes large stadiums which should enter venue project of the year. However, if you have installed into hospitality areas this would be included here.

Sponsored by 

AOTO - Outernet London

Eclipse Digital Media - Wembley Park Estate Digital Transformation

Electrosonic - Illuminarium, Atlanta

embed signage - Krispy Kreme UK & Ireland

Peerless-AV - Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook

proAV - ICON Gym for THG

Tripleplay by Uniguest - Digital Signage & IPTV, Resorts World Las Vegas

Trison UK - Marugame Udon Integrated Digital Brand Engagement, London


Public Sector Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in government, military, law enforcement, emergency services, health, medical, transport, energy and utilities, and command and control rooms.

Sponsored by

Adaptive IT - Kensington Square Tailored Dementia & Senior Care Home, Loveday & Co

AtlasIED - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Daktronics - Joint Medical Operations Center, San Diego

DisplayNote - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Kinly - Dutch House of Representatives

Renkus-Heinz - Los Angeles International Airport

Sony - North West Ambulance Service



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Retail Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in digital signage, digital out of home (DooH), retail, showrooms and corporate lobbies.

Sponsored by 

BRC Imagination Arts - Johnnie Walker, Princes Street

Displayplan - Boots Electrical Beauty Play Tables

Esprit Digital - St James Quarter, Edinburgh

inurface media - Dr. Martens, Carnaby Street

inurface media - Sports Direct, Birmingham New Street

LCI Productions - Boscombe High Street

Samsung - Aldi SHOP&GO concept store, London

Trison Necsum - Falabella flagship store

Trison Necsum - Yas Mall digital art experience

ZetaDisplay - Fredrik & Louisa Flagship Store, Steen & Strøm


Themed Entertainment and Attractions Project of the Year

Permanent installations using AV and experiential technology in entertainment environments - cinema, visitor attractions, museums, theme parks, heritage and visitor attractions, galleries, science centres and themed attractions.

Sponsored by

AVI-SPL - The Museum of the Future

Electrosonic - Skydeck Chicago, Willis Tower

Electrosonic - Social Lab, Museum of Tolerance

Electrosonic - Summit One Vanderbilt

INTERTON Group - House of Hungarian Music

Kraftwerk Living Technologies - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai

Musion 3D - BAF Historical Hologram, Bangabandhu Military Museum

Powersoft and HOLOPLOT - Illuminarium, Atlanta

Rockwell Group - FUTURES exhibition, Smithsonian Institution


Venue Project of the Year

Installations using AV and experiential technology in large venues - houses of worship, stadiums, conference halls, historic venues, theatres, exhibition venues, musical entertainment and performance venues.

Sponsored by 

ADI - Burnley FC: Turf Moor Digital Transformation

Audio Plus - Cavatina Hall, Bielsko-Biała, Poland

Daktronics - Climate Pledge Arena

Electrosonic - Illuminarium, Atlanta

Electrosonic - Summit One Vanderbilt

First Impression audiovisual - Our House, Amsterdam

L-Acoustics - Resorts World Theatre

RMS Proaudio - Cartuja Center CITE, Seville

Rockwell Group - Illuminarium Experiences

Tripleplay by Uniguest - MetLife Stadium Digital Signage & IPTV


Audio Technology of the Year

Pro audio technology involved in installations across all sectors, except production.

Sponsored b y

APEX Audio - CloudPower Class-D amplifiers

DiGiCo -   DiGiCo Quantum225 digital mixing console

L-Acoustics - L-ISA Ambiance virtual acoustics system

Meyer Sound - PANTHER large-format loudspeaker

Perlisten Audio - Perlisten loudspeakers and subwoofers

Renkus-Heinz - Iconyx Compact RD1 with Dante AoIP

Sound Particles - Space Controller

Yamaha - ADECIA Ceiling and Tabletop conferencing solutions


Collaboration Technology of the Year

Video conferencing, telepresence, audio conferencing, web conferencing, or any other software environment, or ecosystem that delivers eco-system collaboration rather than communication functionality. Interactive touch screens should enter Communication Technology of the year, if they are supporting collaboration environments.

Sponsor ed by 

Airtame - Airtame hybrid conferencing solution

AVer Europe - AVer PTC310UV2 tracking camera and PTZLink software

DTEN - DTEN ME Pro desktop solution

Jabra - Jabra PanaCast 50

Lightware - TAURUS UCX

Logitech - Logitech Scribe 

MAXHUB - MAXHUB UC-S10 Pro soundbar

NDI - NDI 5

Shure - MXA920 ceiling array microphone

UC Workspace



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Communication Technology of the Year

Any pro audio, video or lighting hardware technology that supports connectivity, communication and collaboration. This category focuses on basic communication functionality and includes all infrastructure devices, interactive screens and cameras, such as PTZ.

Sponsored by  

Arthur Holm - DynamicMC camera & microphone

Avocor - Google Meet Series One

Biamp - Launch, the one-touch device discovery & tuning feature

Bird AI - Bird Hub, smart VC hub 

CTOUCH Europe - CTOUCH Heartbeat

Lightware - TAURUS UCX universal 4K HDMI switch

MAXHUB - MAXHUB UC-M40 360° all-in-one camera

Prowise - Prowise Touchscreen Ten G2

SMART Technologies GB - SMART Board 6000s Series V3 with Tool Explorer

Vaddio - IntelliSHOT auto-tracking camera

Yamaha - ADECIA conferencing solutions


Control and Management Technology of the Year

All audio, visual and lighting technologies fulfilling the role of management and control in a pro AV environment, including apps and software. Commercial control systems include keypads, control panels (audio, video, lighting), touch panel controls, remote controls used in both AV applications and applied integrated systems for energy control, building management and lighting control. This also includes integrated physical access control such as keypads, serial controllers, IP-enabled controllers, and 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.

Sponsored by 

7thSense - Medialon Manager V7 Pro

Christie - Pandoras Box Version 8 Software License

Clevertouch - ClevertouchLive

Liberty AV Solutions - Arranger, AVoIP platform

RTI - Integration Designer 11, control application programming software

SEADA - SWNet IoT system

Sony - TEOS 3.0 Workplace Solutions

Xyte - Connected Device Management Platform (CDMP)


Digital Signage Technology of the Year

Digital signage technology solutions including 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. Displays should enter Visual Technology or Communication Technology of the year.

Sponsored by 

7thSense - Delta Media Server 2.7

Clevertouch - ClevertouchLive

HYPERVSN - HYPERVSN SmartV

ICON Multimedia - DenevaDS experience platform

NowSignage - NowSignage enterprise features 2022

ZetaDisplay - Engage digital signage software



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Event Technology of the Year

All proaudio, video and lighting technology involved in events, production, rental and staging.

Sponsored by  

7thSense - Delta Media Server 2.7

DiGiCo - KLANG

INFiLED - Virtual Studio Solution

Lightware - UBEX ultra bandwidth extender


Processing and Distribution Technology of the Year

All technologies fulfilling the role of processing and distribution in a pro AV environment. Includes processors, signal routing and switching to include signal switchers, transmitters and matrix switchers (routers) that transmit and replicate control information and IP-based AV signals outside specialist applications (such as broadcast).

Sponsored by  

7thSense - Juggler Pixel Processor

Inogeni - U-CAM – USB 3.0 to HDMI converter

NewTek - TriCaster 1 Pro

NovaStar - MX40 PRO & VMP

VuWall - PAK Node, IP video wall solution

WyreStorm - NetworkHD 4K60 4:4:4 10GbE SDVoE transceiver


Support Technology of the Year

All support technology including brackets, mounts, cages, visualisation, simulation, tools, accessories, monitoring, power and design tools.

Sponsored by 

ELEMENT ONE - V-FREE automatic screen disinfection system

euromet - STORM outdoor projector enclosure

Projecta - Projecta SightLine Cable-Drop System 

Samsung - Samsung Signage Set Up Assistant

Vogel's - RISE 5308 motorised display lift trolley

Xyte - Xyte CDMP - Support Center


Visual Technology of the Year

All display technology, including projectors, LFD, LED and mixed reality.

Sponsored by  

AOTO - RM Series, fine pixel pitch LED display

Christie - M 4K25 RGB pure laser projector

Digital Projection - Satellite MLS

Epson - EB-PU2220B 20,000lm laser projector

Panasonic Connect Europe - PT-FRQ60 Projector Series 

Sony - BRAVIA 4K HDR Display line up 

The LED Studio - The Edge Connect LED display

Vivitek - DU9900Z Digital Light Processor projector

AV Professional of the Year

Individuals working in the AV/IT, events or production industry, whether for an end-user organisation, a vendor or working on a freelance basis. Nominations should recognise an individual who has made a significant contribution and/or shown impressive leadership in the management of an in-house contract or vendor service-driven team.

Sponsored b y  

Brandon Harp, Account Manager & Senior Experiential Technology Consultant - Electrosonic

Juan Jose Vila, Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Operating Officer - Equipson

Justin Paveley, Engineering Director - Kinly

Kiel Hillier, Head of AV Product - Northamber

Bill Stewart, Head of Technical & Support Services - Project Audio Visual

Nick Pidgeon, Managing Director - Visualization

Laila Hede Jensen, Chief Commercial Officer  - ZetaDisplay


Channel Team of the Year

For any team working within channel businesses (manufacturers, distributions, integrators, resellers, consultants, production and rental companies), including sales, R&D, delivery, service teams, marketing, etc.

Audiologic

BenQ UK

Epson UK

SMART Technologies GB


End-User Service Team of the Year

This category recognises in-house AV/IT/support, production and events service teams who would typically look after the technology procurement, service selection, delivery, implementation and maintenance/management internally of an AV service, project or event. The team may be outsourced, but must only serve the primary end-user organisation.

Astreya

Kinly - Deutsche Bank Events-as-a-Service Onsite Team


Rising Star of the Year

This category is open to individuals under the age of 30 working in all sectors of the supply chain, including end-users, freelancers and contractors. The aim of this award is to recognise a young or emerging professional who has made a standout contribution to the technical, operational, or commercial performance of their team or company. Winners will be offered an opportunity to join the judging team for the 2023 AV Awards.

Sponsored by  

Jess Golding, European Brand & Marketing Director - Absen

Laura Harle, Head of Marketing - BenQ UK

George Chamberlain, Network Engineer - Datapath

Joshua Knight, Show Technician - DRP Group

Ross Bristo, Technical Sales Manager - Epson UK