EDITORS CHOICE 09.02.16

Winners revealed at memorable InAVation Awards 2016

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Tonight the 10th edition of the InAVation Awards topped off the first day of ISE 2016 in impressive style with a glamourous evening celebrating the outstanding achievements of the integration industry in 2015. From the world’s first 4K operating theatre, to a 5D ocean experience in China, the winning projects at the InAVation Awards 2016 demonstrated creativity and skill across all areas of AV.

For the tenth year running, InAVation Awards gave its attendees a chance to celebrate the entire industry’s success stories of 2015 on Tuesday February 9, 2016 at the Gashouder in Amsterdam.

Combining first-class entertainment, fine dining and networking, 26 accolades in total were handed out to recognise significant achievements in manufacturing, integration and leadership.

The 2016 edition of the InAVation Awards was labelled a huge success by organisers and attendees alike. Publisher of InAVate magazine and founder of the awards, Dan Jago commented: “Over six hundred members of the industry have travelled from every corner of the globe to be here tonight.” He added, “We have seen a huge increase in both the quantity of, and effort being put in to entries, with projects being presented in print, audio and even video formats.” 

With the awards now in its tenth year, Jago concluded: “For ten years, the awards have attracted the industry elite, and it continues to grow each year.”  

The awards kicked off by revealing the winner of technology categories, highlighting products, software and tools launched last year and voted for by InAVate readers. This year a record 32,393 legitimate votes were cast, an increase of over 30% from last year’s final count of 24,452 votes. 

A point-based system weighted votes from members of the industry, with technical managers, consultants, integrators and end users accruing the most points, followed by manufacturers and distributors. After the technology awards, the much sought-after ‘Distributor of the Year’ award was handed to TD Maverick. 

Carefully selected by a panel of expert judges, the winning projects followed, with entries spanning 30 countries, vying to take first prize. With previous winners coming from Canada and Singapore, this year’s International category was particularly hotly contested, with entries up 300% from last year. This year’s winning international project came from China, in an inspiring project on such a scale it currently has two world records to its name.

The award for ‘Consultant of the Year’ closed the awards ceremony, recognising consultant Detlef Hartmann’s personal contribution to outstanding AV projects in the EMEA region.

See the full list of 2016 project winners below. Full coverage of the awards will be published in InAVate’s special February edition – register here to ensure you don’t miss out. 

Project Awards Winners: 

Most InAVative Control Room

Electrosonic - Barclays Global Command Centre, Radbroke Hall

Most InAVative Retail Installation
Edigma - Alegro Setúbal Shopping Center

Most InAVative Education Facility 
Croc Incorporated - Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics

Most InAVative Corporate Facility

Vanti - UBM HQ 

Most InAVative Visitor Attraction 
Kvorning / AV-Huset Faengslet Prison Museum

Most InAVative Government Facility
Telmaco - Parliament of Malta

Most InAVative Leisure and Entertainment Facility

Shadok AV Piechula - Katowice International Conference Center

Most InAVative Live Event 
AV Media - Retail Summit 2015, Czech Republic

Most InAVative Healthcare Project 
Jones AV – Oslo University Hospital

Most InAVative Transport Facility
Clear Channel Italy – Fiumicino Airport

Most InAVative International Project 
Kraftwerk Living Technologies – 5D Castle Theater at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom

Consultant of the Year 
Detlef Hartmann - Hartmann Mathias und Partner