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ESX 2016 announces Innovation Award winners

Ten finalists will compete in Texas for ‘best of show’ honors  (Click here to read full article)

by: 
Paul Ragusa
 - 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
FORT WORTH, Texas—The 25 Innovation Award winners (see full list below) were announced by ESX today, and 10 finalists will be chosen from that list to battle it out in the second annual ESX TechVision Challenge, an interactive competition held live at ESX 2016 in the Fort Worth Convention Center, Texas, on Tuesday, June 7.

The ESX Innovation Award recognizes achievements for companies that bring a new and exceptional product or service to the customer, or for those delivering innovative ways for companies to operate more efficiently and profitably.

“It is a great opportunity for these companies, manufacturers and service providers to show off their new products and services that help the industry leap forward,” ESX Chairman George De Marco told Security Systems News. “And it gives the industry, and dealers an opportunity to refresh their products that are out there in the marketplace.”

Among the 13 product categories, De Marco said the top three categrories that saw the highest increase were Intrusion Systems - DIY Security; Installation/Service Tools - Productivity Mobile Apps; and Video Surveillance - IP Cameras.

De Marco said that the 10 finalists compete for “Best of Show” product or service in a “Shark Tank” style competition before a panel of judges from the industry.

“In order to be crowned Best of Show, you really have to earn it,” said De Marco. “You have to get before a panel of judges and you really have to convince them, which makes it that much more meaningful."

De Marco pointed out that last year’s TechVision was so well received that the format will remain the same. “A lot of people are excited to possibly participate in the challenge this year as well,” he said. “I was very impressed with the professionalism and the amount of detail brought to TechVision last year.”

In addition to recognizing Innovation Award winners with an award, winning products will be recognized in a special Innovation Showcase exhibit on the show floor, and the best of show winner will be announced and recognized on Wednesday, June 8, at 2 p.m. in ESX Central, a new feature located at the center of the trade show floor that will be used for events, announcements and happenings.

“I think it is important to recognize these companies for delivering products that resonate with the end user, and create some excitement,” said De Marco.

ESX Innovation Award Winners by category:

ACCESS CONTROL

 

Assa Abloy/Yale Locks & Hardware

Subcategory: Electronic/Mechanical Locks               

Product: Yale nexTouch

 

Bristol ID Technologies

Subcategory: Cards & Credentials

Product: Dual Technology Student ID Card with Prox and MIRARE 1K Short Range RFID and Low Energy Mag Strip

 

Chester Tacka/Viking Electronics, Inc.

Subcategory: Telephone Entry Control/Intercom                 

Product: K-1775-IP

 

DMP

Subcategory: Controllers - Stand-alone, Networked or Appliance Based Systems              

Product: 96 Doors of Access Control

 

DEALER SERVICES

 

Alarm.com    

Subcategory: Marketing Support Services

Product: Customer Connections from Alarm.com

 

CSR Professional Services

Subcategory: Compliance Software/Service               

Product: Readiness

 

Honeywell

Subcategory: Business Operations & Financial Software                 

Product: AlarmNet 360

 

SkyBitz Local Fleets

Subcategory: Fleet Tracking              

Product: SA3000 Fleet Management Solution

 

DIGITAL HEALTH/WELL-BEING SYSTEMS

 

Cornell Communications, Inc.      

Subcategory: Mobile Tracking/mPERS         

Product: inform

 

Essence Security Ltd

Subcategory: PERS                

Product: VPD - Voice Panic Detector

 

FIRE/LIFE SAFETY 

 

Honeywell/ Fire-Lite Alarms

Subcategory:Detection Appliances - Smoke/Heat/Gas Detection Devices  

Product: SWIFT Wireless Fire Alarm Solution

 

INTRUSION SYSTEMS

 

Honeywell    

Subcategory: DIY Security    

Product: DragonFly

 

Interlogix

Subcategory: Notification Appliances - Motion, Contacts, Environmental 

Product: Flood/Freeze Sensor

 

M2M Services Ltd.

Subcategory: Cellular/Radio Communicators            

Product: MiNi01-4G Interactive Cellular Alarm Communicator

 

Qolsys

Subcategory: Controllers & Control Panels               

Product: IQ Panel 2

 

INSTALLATION/ SERVICE TOOLS

 

Appostle Concepts, LLC.    

Subcategory: Productivity Mobile Applications      

Product: LowVo

 

MOBILE APPS FOR CONSUMERS

 

Interlogix      

Subcategory: Residential App for Security/Life Style/Life Safety Systems 

Product: UltraSync

 

MONITORING (CENTRAL STATION)

 

MKS (Micro Key Solutions)

Subcategory: Dealer App                  

Product: Web Dealer

 

Secure Global Solutions

Subcategory: Enhanced/Verified Monitoring             

Product: nextStage

 

Bold Technologies

Subcategory: Software                       

Product: Manitou Cloud Services

 

DICE Corporation

Subcategory: Interactive Services for End User                     

Product: Matrix CRM Communications Gateway

 

I-View Now

Subcategory: Managed Video            

Product: Advanced Video Management & Device Health Monitoring Platform

 

SMART HOME

 

ipDatatel       

Subcategory: Home Automation/Home Control Systems     

Product: ipDatatel BAT-ZKI (ZigBee Keypad Interface)

 

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

 

EIZO Inc

Subcategory: Monitors                      

Product: DuraVision FDF2304W-IP

 

Telguard       

Subcategory: IP Cameras

Product: Arlo Wire-Free Video System Supported by Telguard
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