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Achieving Recognition (and Maybe a Trophy?)

  • Even as the year gets off to a busy start with bigger and better-budgeted staged events and a new crop of products for display, audio, and all manner of event technology, were a bit enamored still of 04. How could we not be? Were busy sorting through the best the industry put forth in 2004: the best staged events and best new products.
  • The Rental & Staging Systems Awards, being conducted by Rental & Staging Systems magazine and the International Communications Industries Association, Inc., are in full and glorious swing. Well soon be judging the entries and preparing trophies for the AV Communications Excellence Awards Banquet, which will be presented at InfoComm 2005 in Las Vegas, June 810.
  • The Rental & Staging Systems Product Awards competition needs your vote now. Readers are encouraged to vote online at for their choices for best new products for the rental/staging market introduced in 2004.
  • Products were nominated by a panel of judges consisting of the staff of Rental & Staging Systems magazine and members of the ICIA Rental and Staging Council, with input from dozens of top staging industry professionals.
  • Log on now and cast your vote. The nominated products, by category, are:
  • Best Loudspeaker Product for the Staging Market
  • Best Audio Control/Mixing Product
  • Best Video Projection Product
  • Best Plasma or LCD Display Product
  • Best LED Product
  • Best Truss or Rigging Product
  • Best Lighting Product, Automated/Moving Luminaire
  • Best Lighting Product, Non-automated/moving Luminaire
  • Best Lighting Product/Lighting Control
  • Best Software Product: (Rental, Management, or Design)
  • Best Video Signal Processing or Distribution Product
  • Best Video/Broadcast or Video/Streaming Product
  • Best Product for the Rental market (smaller room; no hanging/rigging required)
  • Best Projection Screen Product
  • Best Digital Signage Product
  • Best General AV Product (road cases, wireless, intercom, test equipment, etc.)
David Keene is a publishing executive and editorial leader with extensive business development and content marketing experience for top industry players on all sides of the media divide: publishers, brands, and service providers. Keene is the former content director of Digital Signage Magazine.