11.02.15

Winners revealed after InAVation Awards 2015 goes down a storm

Some of the biggest names across the AV integration and manufacturing industries came together on February 10 in Amsterdam to celebrate talent, engineering skill and creativity across all aspects of the AV industry in the 9th annual InAVation Awards ceremony. Read on for a full list of all 2015 winners.

This year’s InAVation Awards ceremony, held at the Gashouder in Amsterdam, has been hailed a resounding success by organisers and attendees.

The event kicked off with the Technology Awards that recognise the best products, software and tools launched in the last year. This year InAVation Awards judges had to select finalists from nearly two hundred entries. Shortlisted companies then went up for a public vote which was weighted in an effort to select the best products (not simply those from the largest companies!). Using a points-based system, votes from technical managers, consultants, end users and integrators scored higher than those from manufacturers or distributors.

A whopping 24,452 legitimate votes were cast and the recently introduced points system created close competition. Right to the final day of voting there was everything to play for in five categories with four companies serious contenders for the Large Format Display Award.

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.

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 InAVate EMEA’s February edition. 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
Publitec