If it's almost March, it's time to start planning for InfoComm, and it wouldn't be InfoComm if the promise of awards was not in the air.
InfoComm International and Rental & Staging Systems magazine have announced the 2007 Rental & Staging Systems Awards, which will be conducted by Rental & Staging Systems magazine. Equipment manufacturers exhibiting at InfoComm 2007 are eligible to enter one product per category. (Products submitted for Award consideration must have been introduced in the calendar year 2006.)
We're doing things a bit differently this year. For the first time, equipment manufacturers can enter their own products for consideration. (Entry procedures at: www.rentalandstaging.com. Entry Deadline: March 16, 2007.) But we're again seeking feedback from stagers as to what you considered the best and most innovative new products introduced in 06. And of course our readers will have the last word, by voting on the entrants and picking the winners.
The awards will be presented at InfoComm 2007 being held the week of June 15-21, 2007 in Anaheim, California.
Best New Products for the Rental & Staging Market:
Best Loudspeaker for the Staging Market
Best Audio Control/Mixing Product
Best Video Projection Product
Best Plasma or LCD Display
Best LED Product
Best Lighting Product (general, combined luminaire and control)
Best Software Product: (Rental, Management, or Design)
Best Video Signal Processing or Distribution Product
Best Video/Broadcast or Video/Streaming Product
Best Projection Screen
Best General AV Product (road cases, wireless, intercom, test equipment, etc.)
Best HD Production Product
Best Rental Management Software
Best Show Control Product
Best Digital Signage Product
So if you're an equipment provider, enter now. And if you're an end-user of the gear that this industry relies on for great shows day in and day out, encourage your favorite gear suppliers to enter, and start sharpening your pencils.