Again this year we have the honor of sponsoring the InfoComm Rental & Staging Systems Best New Product Awards.
Award winners will be announced June 18th, in a ceremony the evening before the opening of the InfoComm 2007 show floor in Anaheim. But the trophies will not be engraved before you, our readers, cast your votes online. It's up to you to decide among the venerable entries, and select what you think were the most interesting new tools for the rental and staging market introduced in 06. (Entries were submitted by the manufacturers themselves this year.)
Vote online now, at www.rentalandstaging.com. Voting closes May 11.
This year's categories reflect both a broad spectrum of gear, and some new trends in staging. A Digital Signage category is added this year, as clients now expect AV not just on the stage but also throughout a venue. And HD Production has its own category, reflecting the increasing demand for HD IMAG and other HD content in shows.
Only rental & staging pros can vote (verified by email), so make your voice heard, and cast your votes now.
This year's categories are:
Best Loudspeaker for the Staging Market
Best Audio Control or Mixing Product
Best Video Projection Product/High-Lumen
Best Video Projection Product/10K Lumen or Less
Best Plasma or LCD Display
Best LED Product
Best Lighting Product
Best Video Signal Processing or Distribution Product
Best Video/Broadcast or Video/Streaming Product
Best Projection Screen
Best General AV Product
Best HD Production Product
Best Rental Management Software
Best Show Control Product
Best Digital Signage Product
Speaking of gear... Stay tuned in on these pages, and in our eNews, for updates on the Rental & Staging Systems Regional Events that we are launching to serve the industry this year. We will be bringing seminars and hands-on equipment demos to an area near you. Our goal is to bring product updates and training to you, in your area, for your staff, all of whom may not be able to attend a trade show in a given place on a given date.