InAVation Awards 2015 winners revealed

AUTHOR: Inavate

The InAVation Awards 2015 were held on February 10 at the Gashouder in Amsterdam. The event celebrates and honours achievement, skill and creativity across all aspects of the professional AV industry and was attended by some of the biggest names from across AV integration.

This year InAVation Awards judges had to select finalists from nearly two hundred entries. Finalists for the categories were decided by a weighted public vote. Using a points-based system votes from technical managers, consultants, end users and integrators scored higher than those from manufacturers or distributors.

A total of 24,452 legitimate votes were cast and many categories were hotly contested till the very end. In the Project Awards we saw strong entries from all corners of the EMEA region. The Awards also saw projects entered from beyond EMEA as, for the second year running, an international project was rewarded. In fact, this year’s Most InAVative International Project comes to APAC as it was won by Electronics & Engineering for their integration work for the Singapore Sports Hub.

The full list of winners can be viewed below and a full list of winners and finalists can be found on the InAVation Awards Website. Detailed coverage will be published in the coming issues of InAVate. To register click here.

Project Awards Winners:

Most InAVative Retail Installation (sponsored by B-Tech International)

BMW Showroom integrated by MCS (UK)

Most InAVative Education Facility (sponsored by Kramer)
Leicester Schools Project integrated by CDEC (UK)

Most InAVative Corporate Facility (sponsored by Unicol)
Sandvik Coromant Centre integrated by Visuell Design (Sweden)

Most InAVative Visitor Attraction (sponsored by Christie)
Bletchley Park integrated by DJ Willrich (UK)

Most InAVative Government Project (sponsored by Bosch)
Nuclear Security Summit 2014 integrated by Jacot Audiovisueel (the Netherlands)

Most InAVative Leisure & Entertainment Facility (sponsored by InAVate APAC)
Sochi 2014 Olympic Games Main Press Centre integrated by Polymedia (Russia)

Most InAVative Live Event (sponsored by ElectroVoice)
Olympic Park Sochi – Letna 2014 integrated AV Media (Czech Republic)

Most InAVative Healthcare Project (sponsored by AMX)
Kunnskapsportalen integrated by Jones AV (Norway)

Most InAVative International Project (sponsored by InfoComm) 
Singapore Sports Hub integrated by Electronics & Engineering (Singapore)

Most InAVative Display Technology Application (sponsored by InAVate EMEA)
Manchester City Etihad Stadium integrated by Pioneer (UK)

Project Manager of the Year (sponsored by AMX)
Sami Nazzal, INTE

Technology Awards Winners:

Most InAVative AV Mounting Product or Accessory

Chief Manufacturing - LVS1U Video Wall Mount

Most InAVative Audio Product
Biamp Systems – TesiraForté

Most InAVative Collaboration Product
Kramer – Via Collage

Most InAVative Video Processing and Distribution Product
Crestron – 4K Digital Media Solutions

Most InAVative Projector
Christie – GS Series

Most InAVative Display Product
Green Hippo – Par4Keet video player

Most InAVative Control Product
Crestron – DMPS3-4K-150-C

Most InAVative Loudspeaker
Tannoy – CMS 3.0

Most InAVative Conferencing Product
Extron – SMP 351

Most InAVative Integration Tool
Stardraw – Stardraw Design 7.1

Most InAVative Large Format Display
SiliconCore Technology – Magnolia 1.5mm LED

Most InAVative Video Processing and Distribution Product (Switchers)
Extron – DTP CrossPoint 84

Distributor of the Year