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Rental & Staging Systems Awards Presented at InfoComm

Rental & Staging Systems Awards Presented at InfoComm

At the AV Communications Excellence Awards Banquet at InfoComm, Bob Leon of Colortone Audio Visual Staging & Rentals (CSR), of Cleveland,Ohio (on right) received a Rental & Staging Award from Rental & Staging Systems executive editor David Keene.Rental & Staging Systems magazine and the International Communications Industries Association, Inc., (ICIA), presented the third annual Rental & Staging Systems Awards at the AV Communications Excellence Awards Banquet June 7, 2005, at InfoComm, the largest tradeshow for the professional audiovisual industry.

The Rental & Staging Systems Awards honor outstanding accomplishments in design and AV production for a broad collection of staged events for both corporate and entertainment venues. Each entry was evaluated by a panel of judges and the ICIA Rental and Staging Council. Entries were judged on the fulfillment of the event producer's concept, the professionalism of show production and execution, the advanced technology used in the event staging, the creative use of technology, and the satisfaction of the client.

The 2005 winners of the Rental & Staging Systems Awards, Best Staged Events of 2004, are:

Best Overall Staging, Tech Budget Less Than $10K
* Project: Iron Chef Awards Dinner
Recipient: AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Best Overall Staging for Corporate or Association Event, Tech Budget Less Than $50K
(Two winners)
* Project: Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Recipient: Colortone Audio Visual Staging & Rentals (CSR), Cleveland,Ohio
* Project: Libertage Launching
Recipient: Eleven Producciones, Ltd., Bogota, Columbia

Best Overall Staging for Corporate or Association Event, Tech Budget $50-$200K
* Project: Dr. Pepper Bottlers/EMG
Recipient: Alford Media Services, Coppell, Texas

* Project: Carrier-North America Dealer Meeting
Recipient: Dodd Technologies, Pendleton, Indiana

Best Overall Staging for Corporate or Association Event, Greater Than $200K
* Project: Final Fantasy Concert and Press Conference
Recipient: AV Concepts, Tempe, Arizona

Best Use of Videoconferencing/Streaming Technology in a Staged Event or Trade Show Booth
* Project: NASA SFA Canadian Space Agency Recognition Event
Recipient: JSC Information Management & Media Services, Houston, Texas

Best Smaller or Outdoor Event
* Project: Dedication of the WWII Memorial and Opening Ceremony for the National Museum of the American Indian
Recipient: Video WallTronics, Inc., New Castle, Delaware

Best Staging for Non-Corporate Entertainment Event
* Project: Toby Keith Musical Performance at the 2004 NFL Kickoff Event
Recipient: Scharff Weisberg, Long Island City, New York