Projector Screen of The Year
Criteria: Awarded to the screen shown to have provided the most innovation and commercial opportunities to installers.
What the Judges are looking for: The Judges will be looking specifically for improvements to viewing performance as well as ease of installation/flexibility
Projector of The Year
Criteria: Awarded to the project deemed to have pushed the boundaries of performance whilst offering ease of installation
What the Judges are looking for: The judges will look for improvements in picture, an installer-friendly approach to set up, calibration and installation.
Bracket/Rack or Mounting Product of The Year
Criteria: Awarded to the product deemed to have provided the most creative and user-friendly design to not just support a product, but enhance the experience
What the Judges are looking for: Judges will look for pure innovation and out of the box thinking where a supporting product takes the performance of its partner to a new level
Loudspeaker of The Year
Criteria: Awarded to the speaker which has demonstrated the best performance qualities, whilst offering a compelling and easy to install proposition for installer and customer alike.
What the Judges are looking for: Judges will be on the look-out for specific movement forward in the delivery of audio into the home in a fully integrated fashion, but whilst maintaining performance, or a product that delivers performance and a style statement in one package.
Cable Solution of The Year
Criteria: Awarded to the cable product judged to have improved the quality and reach of signal delivery to the highest degree.
What the Judges are looking for: The Judges will look for evidence of outstanding performance in terms of reach, manipulation, and ease of install.
Matrix/Signal Distribution Product of The Year
Criteria: The product judged to have delivered the most user/installer friendly route to solving the issue of multiple signal delivery, will win out here.
What the Judges are looking for: This category will be judged on which matrix delivers the widest possible features set for the best value, ease of set up will also be key.
Multi-Room/Zone Music Solution of The Year
Criteria: Providing an easy to install, high performance and expandable system will be key in this category.
What the Judges are looking for: The judges will look at audio performance, scalability, ease of installation and the level of future proofing.
Dedicated Touchscreen of The Year
Criteria: The category will go to the product deemed to have provided the most exciting and unique user experiences, whilst delivering an easy to integrate system for the installer.
What the Judges are looking for: The Judges will look for unique features, aesthetics and installer-friendly features.
TV/Display of The Year (conventional)
Criteria: Awarded to the best conventional TV product providing opportunities the smart building/custom install channel
What the Judges are looking for: The Judges will be looking for specific performance characteristics, functions of installation abilities which make the product a strong proposition for installers.
Integrated TV/Display of The Year
Criteria: Awarded to the best-integrated product defined as a set which integrates fully into the fabric of the home using bespoke frames, mirrors or similar.
What the Judges are looking for: The Judges will look for products which offer the most fully integrated products with offer installation flexibility as well as the aesthetic integration customers want.
Best Cinema Project
Criteria: Awarded to the cinema which shows, the most design flair, high performance whilst overcoming tricky project or technical challenges.
What the Judges are looking for: The Judges will look for installation know-how and adaptability to deliver something beyond the client’s expectations.
Best Commercial Integration Project
Criteria: Awarded to the product which delivers the highest customer satisfaction and technical innovation.
What the Judges are looking for: The Judges will search for a project which meets precisely its brief and then goes beyond to add a faultless end result.
Best Whole House Project
Criteria: Awarded to the project which deliver on all levels offering the customer a truly integrated solution which is not an add-on, but genuinely is part of the home’s utilities.
What the Judges are looking for: Judges will be looking for forward thinking, innovation and delivering real character into a project.
Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) Project of the Year
Criteria: Awarded to the project which demonstrates the most innovation, professional finish, attention to detail and skilled planning to bring the project in on time and to budget.
Distributor of The Year
Criteria: Award to the distributor judged to have offered the best support to installers
What the Judges are looking for: Judges will look for additions to product line up, improvements to field support, technical inquiries, logistics, training and any other forms of support innovation.
Manufacturer of The Year
Criteria: Awarded to the company judged to have delivered the best in line-up additions and support to installers.
What the Judges are looking for: Judges will look for product introductions, training support, and marketing innovation.
Training Initiative of the Year
Criteria: Best Smart Building training course is awarded to the course deemed to have provided the most skills installers can take into the field or apply to their business to see instant improvements.
What the Judges are looking for: The Judges will look for how the course delivers specific improvements to attendees’ knowledge and how these can be applied in the field.
Sales Person of The Year
What the Judges are looking for: Nominated by their own company or a third party, this salesperson will not only have posted impressive numbers in the last year, but demonstrated a high level of ability in establishing the client’s needs and delivering above expectation.
Special Recognition Award
What the Judges are looking for: The person deemed to have delivered an outstanding level of contribution to the industry. This award is decided by All Things Media, Editor in Chief, Daniel J Sait.
Entries for the 2018 Smart Building Awards will close on Friday 16 March 2018.