NSCA, a not-for-profit association representing the commercial integration industry, announced the winners of its ninth annual Excellence in Product Innovation Awards, a recognition program for manufacturers and products that have a profound impact on systems integrators. 

Any manufacturer that produces low-voltage products for installation by integrators in the commercial space is eligible to apply for this award. The awards were announced on Feb. 28 at NSCA’s 25th annual Business & Leadership Conference in Irving, Texas. 

Winners were named in each of the following categories, including an overall Grand Prize Winner: 

  • Ease of Customization: Shure MXA920 Ceiling Array Microphone
  • New Revenue Potential: MAXHUB V6 Classic Series Collaboration Display
  • Recurring Revenue Potential: Skykit Dashboard Connections
  • Retrofit/Installer-Friendly: IPVideo Corp. HALO Smart Sensor 3C
  • Technology Platform: Axis Communications AXIS Camera Application Platform 4.0
  • Trail-Blazing Innovation: Q-SYS vCore Virtualized Processor
  • Overall Grand Prize Winner: Owl Labs Meeting Owl 3 

Additional considerations were made during the judging process in regard to how the products impact user experience (i.e. scalability, versatility, deployment cost, ease of use, ROI, ADA compliance, energy efficiency, etc.) The judging panel included NSCA’s director of business resources, the editor of Commercial Integrator, and a panel of integrators from across North America. 

“Every year, manufacturers submit more products for consideration, and we’re inspired by the innovation we continue to learn about,” says NSCA Director of Business Resources Mike Abernathy. “As the judging team evaluates each nomination, we see innovation and forward-thinking progress behind every product. It’s clear that manufacturers are working hard to create systems to create the experiences that end-users now expect integrators to help them create.”