InfoComm International and NewBay Media announce winner of 1st Annual People's Choice Awards

A panel of technology managers, journalists, and industry educators chose the fifteen finalists from among submitted entries.

InfoComm attendees have chosen the winners of the 1st annual People's Choice Awards from among fifteen installations in the categories of Corporate, Education, Healthcare, Government and Arts & Leisure. A panel of technology managers, journalists, and industry educators chose the fifteen finalists from among submitted entries. InfoComm attendees then voted for the winners at a special exhibit on the show floor. Here are the winners:


CORPORATE

GE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE CENTER
Markham, Ontario, Canada

Advanced for GE Energy

Located at GE Digital Energy's new $50 million, 200,000 square-foot headquarters, the Experience Center is an immersive, museum-like environment that educates GE's customers and partners on digital energy products and solutions through interactive touchscreens, kiosks and a 58ft. 180-degree curved Prysm LPD videowall.

EDUCATION

JAMES B. HUNT JR. "LIBRARY OF THE FUTURE" at NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
Raleigh, North Carolina

The Sextant Group & AVI-SPL for North Carolina State University Library

The new James B. Hunt Jr. Library serves students from the engineering, textile, and design schools and so needed to engage them with an immersive visual and auditory experience that was just as innovative and robust as the building itself.

HEALTHCARE

SIMULATION CENTER at DWIGHT SCHAR COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES
Ashland, Ohio

SoundCom Systems for Ashland University

In this simulation lab, a total of 32 Heli-rom beds and head-wall units give the appearance of a fully functional hospital wing. The patients are robotic, simulation mannequins programmed to give life-like responses to a range of conditions. Through a building-wide AV system, student nurses are recorded, studied and critiqued in an experiential environment that improves learning outcomes.

GOVERNMENT

THE SPRINGFIELD-GREENE COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (OEM)
Springfield, Missouri

TLC Engineering, TechSpa, & Killian Digital for Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management

The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) in Missouri moved from an outdated, 100-year-old-plus building to a new purpose-built facility. The OEM operates on the basement and ground levels. A 911 call center on the second floor is set up for 32 live operators, and all rooms are linked to share data and display.

ARTS & LEISURE

SFJAZZ CENTER at ROBERT N. MINER AUDITORIUM
Berkeley, California

Auerbach Pollack Friedlander, BBI Engineering, SIA Acoustics for SFJAZZ
SFJAZZ Center is the new home of SFJAZZ, one of world's preeminent organizations promoting jazz performance and education. The purpose of the audio system was to provide uniform, high-quality sound reinforcement for performances, recording, and broadcast in a small flexible auditorium that seats 350 to 700 people.

Featured Product

VMP EREN-42E1K 19-inch Equipment Rack Enclosure

VMP EREN-42E1K 19-inch Equipment Rack Enclosure

Now shipping, the new 42 rack space EREN-42E1K 19-inch Equipment Rack Enclosure is newest and largest member of VMP's EREN Series. "The EREN Series has been designed for use with a multitude of security, audio, video, and communication components, and the EREN-42E1K is a sizable upgrade in both depth and weight capacity to our popular EREN-42E 19-inch equipment rack enclosure," explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. "The EREN-42E1K has a usable depth of 33 inches and a durable load capacity of 1,300 lbs. (a 30 percent increase from the EREN-42E) to fit just about any and every need." The cost-effective, portable, and fully welded EREN family of 19-inch equipment rack enclosures has been designed for installations where protected components are a necessity. The EREN Series, which comes complete with integrated cooling fans and lockable, removable side panels (with optional locks) allows for the organization of multiple electronic components, while at the same time protecting them from thermal issues, as well as damage or theft. Additional EREN Series specifications include: works with all standard 19-inch rack equipment and accessories; rails threaded with standard 10-32 threading; tempered glass front door; double swing steel rear door; adjustable front and rear rails; vented top and bottom; top and bottom cable routing knockouts; reversible hinged front and rear door; casters and leveling feet; ships assembled; EREN-42E1K MSRP: $1,499.00