Cedar Rapids, IA (March 15, 2006)–Finalists were announced last week in the 4th annual NSCA Expo Innovations in Technology Awards. Spanning seven product categories, three finalists for each have been chosen out of more than 100 entries by an independent voting committee. During the NSCA Expo, starting tomorrow, March 16 and continuing through March 18 in Las Vegas, attendees will cast their vote for the winning products.
Judged against a standard of excellence and the impact each has on the advancement of the electronic systems industry, the 2006 finalists within the audio category are: Yamaha’s M7CL Digital Mixing Console, FiberPlex’s Light Viper VIS-4832 Digital Snake Head, and Shure, Inc.’s UHF-R Wireless System.
Finalists within the business productivity category are: Crestron’s SystemBuilder 2.0, SMART’s Bridgit 3.0 Conferencing Software, and D-Tools’ System Integrator 4.5. Within the control systems category, finalists include: Contemporary Research’s iC-Web Display Manager, AMX’s Mio Modero DMS Pinnacle, and Cabletime’s MediaStar Evolution.
Within the convergence category: Middle Atlantic’s PDLT Rack Light, Extron’s MGP 464 Four-window Multi-graphic Processor, and Com-Net’s Digital Paging. Within the security/fire/life safety category: Belden’s Safe-T-Line Cables, Gentex’s Emergency Notification Appliances, and TOA’s N-8000 Series IP Network Intercom Systems.
Within the video/display category: SMART’s Actalyst Interactive Digital Signage, Avocent’s Emerge Wireless Media Streamer, and Sony’s PCS-TL30 Video Conferencing System. Within the website category: Extron for www.extron.com, Crestron for www.crestron.com, and Intelix for www.AVoverCat5.com.
Each product will be on display in the Innovations in Technology Awards pavilion (near Main Registration) beginning with the opening day of Expo, March 16. Votes will be tallied after 4pm Friday, March 17. All eligible voters will be automatically entered into a drawing to win an iPod nano (4GB). Award winners will be on display Saturday, March 18 until the Expo closes at 2pm. For more information and to register for the Systems Integration Expo, visit www.nscaexpo.org.