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Rental & Staging Systems executive editor David Keene (center) presented High End Systems' Richard Belliveau (left) and Grif Palmer with the Rental & Staging Systems Award for the Best Automated Luminaire, for HES' DL-1 Digital Light Engine, at the AV Communications Excellence Awards Banquet at InfoComm.The winners of the second annual Rental & Staging Systems Awards were presented at ICIAs smash-hit AV Communications Excellence Awards Banquet, June 8 at InfoComm. The Awards Banquet, a sold-out, high-profile event at InfoComm, enabled more than 500 AV professionals to celebrate the success of leaders and pioneers in the industry. The success of the banquet (held the night prior to the opening of the show floor) was a great kick-off to InfoComm, and a chance for the industry to honor their peers.

The Rental & Staging Systems Awards were co-sponsored by Rental & Staging Systems magazine and the International Communications Industries Association, Inc. (ICIA), to recognize extraordinary accomplishment in product development, and in a broad array of staged events, large and small, in the corporate staging as well as the entertainment market. Winners of awards for the Best Staged Events of 2003 were selected by an independent panel of judges headed by Awards Chair and Rental & Staging Systems magazine executive editor David Keene. New Product Award winners were selected via a special Rental & Staging Systems magazine reader poll.

In the July issue of Rental & Staging Systems magazine, a special extended feature will list all winners in both the Best Product and Best Staged Event categories. Special advertising/sponsorship opportunities will be available for winning companies to highlight their winning entry with extended coverage and extensive company contact information.

Judging for the Rental & Staging Systems Awards was based on fulfillment of the event producers concept, professionalism of show production and execution, advanced technology used in the event staging, creative use of technology and satisfaction of end user client.

The winners of the Best Staged Events are:
Best Overall Staging for a Corporate or Association Event, Large Venue
(Technology budget greater than $200K): Tie:
Duocom for the 14th World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf;
Show Department, Inc for the Walgreens Managers Meeting
Best overall staging for a corporate or association event, large venue
(Technology budget greater than $50K, less than $200K): Tie:
Alford Media for the Proctor and Gamble Awards Ceremony;
and: Colortone for Cinecraft Productions, Big O Tires
Best overall staging for a corporate or association event, smaller budget
(Technology budget less than $50K):
Eleven Producciones LTD for the Mazda 20th Anniversary Meeting
Best overall staging for non-corporate entertainment event:
Scharff Weisberg for the Sinatra, His Voice, His World, His Way show at Radio City Music Hall
Best overall staging for event
(Technology budget less than $10K):
Staging Solutions for the Houston Metro Light-Rail Opening
Best use of AV technology for a trade show booth for a corporate client:
Cleveland Corporate Services for the Milacron booth at the NPE show
Most innovative use of technology, smaller format event:
Alford; for the BellSouth You Call the Play booth at the Atlanta Braves stadium
Most innovative use of technology, outdoor event:
Duocom for Montreals Urban Passenger, Live on the Conveyer Pier

Also announced at the banquet were the winners of the Best Rental/Staging Products awards, as chosen by Rental & Staging Systems readers in a special readers poll.

The winning rental/staging products in 14 categories are:
Best Loudspeaker Product for the Staging Market:
EAW (Eastern Acoustic Works) SLAM (Small Line Array Module) KF730
Best Audio/Mixing product for the Staging Market:
DiGiCo D5 Live FM Digital Mixing Console
Best Video Projection product for the Staging Market:
Christie LX65 LCD Projector
Best Plasma or LCD Display product for the Staging Market:
NEC Solutions America 61" XGA native resolution plasma display
Best Video Emissive Display product for the Staging Market (non-Plasma/LCD:)
Barco MiPIX intelligent LED pixel block
Best Truss or Rigging product for the Staging Market:
JELCO's EZ-LIFT for Large Screen Monitors
Best Lighting Product for the Staging Market/Automated Luminaire:
High End Systems DL-1 Digital Light Engine
Best Lighting Product for the Staging Market/Standard Luminaires:
Wybron Nexera
Best Lighting product for the Staging Market/Lighting Control:
ETC Emphasis
Best Software product for the Staging Market (Rental, Management, or Design):
Unique Business Systems R2 Rental Businessware
Best Video Signal Processing or Distribution product for the Staging Market:
Vista Systems Montage
Best Video/Broadcast Product:
Sony DXC-D50 Camera with Triax
Best Projection Screen Product:
AV Stumpfl Monoblox Mobile Projection Screen. System 64 Monoblox
Best General AV Product for the Rental and Staging Market (road cases, wireless, intercom, test equipment, etc.):
ClearCom's CellCom wireless intercom

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