The LDI 2013 Awards for Best Booth Design and Best Debuting Products Of The Year were presented in an awards ceremony at 5:30pm, Saturday, November 23 on the LDI show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center. And the winners are:
Best Booth Awards
The Best Small Booth Award : Chauvet DJ
Chauvet DJ packed a great deal of creative and technology punch into a small space that is still easy to navigate. Allan Reiss and the Chauvet DJ product marketing team accepted the award.
The Best Large Booth Award: Robe Lighting, cited by our judges for its aesthetically pleasing overall design mixed with an effective lighting component, delivering you into an inviting and relaxing lounge-like environment. David Chesal and Nathan Wan accepted the award.
The most Creative Use of Light in a Booth: Philips Entertainment for a highly effective presentation of their product lines delivered with passion and flair by some of the industry’s brightest lights. Brad Schiller, Pete Borchetta, and Gregg Brooks accepted the award.
Best Product Presentation: Sew Eurodrive won for its Rube Goldberg-esque series of contraptions meant to show-off power transmissions and motion control systems. Apple Rock Displays and the SEW marketing team accepted the award.
Debuting Product of the Year Awards
Sound: The RPCM Mobile Power Distro from LynTec. The integrated Wi-Fi web-enabled monitoring and control system brings power distribution into the 21st century. Making full control and monitoring of power consumption possible from anywhere with your laptop or smart phone. LynTec president Mark Bishop accepted the award.
Honorable Mention goes to Concerto ZikLITE by Naotek, a DMX-controllable LED music stand light that offers individually control intensity as well as color temperature.
...and the Widget winner is: the E-Clamp Non-stripping Multi-connection Wire connector from Jowootech Co.,Ltd. This is a clever, affordable, water proof connection system for 24 to 10 gauge solid and stranded wires. Benjamin Yoon accepted the award.
Special Effects: The AquaMax hazer from CITC Special Effects Equipment, for its environmental focus and attention to health and safety, without loss of volume and sustainability.
Staging & Rigging:
The winner is X-Vision Channel Truss by Theatrixx Technologies. The built-in adjustable rigging points solve that bumper-to-truss conundrum with a simple solution that allows for the flexibility of rigging your video wall from truss without dealing with that bumper-to-truss connection. Jacques Tessier accepted the award.
Two Honorable Mentions:
1) coolux ID Tag: A uniquely addressable IR beacon on a battery-powered chip the size of a quarter, the next evolution in tracking systems for the stage;
2) Revolution Reveal G55 translucent LCD scrim system, from VER. This 55" full-color digital scrim blocked traffic at the aisle at the VER booth for very good reason.
...and the winner for projection is: Ayrton MagicPanel 602 distributed in the US by Morpheus Lights. This array of 36 RGBW LEDs on a continuous moving yoke blurs the line between lighting and projection in what the judges feel is the future of combined light/fx/projection technology. Valere Huart, Yvan Péard, Mark Fetto, and Paul Weller accepted the award.
Honorable Mention: Qolor FLEX LED Tape is available in single color, RGB, RGBA, and RGBW from City Theatrical.
The judges awarded two winners in the Lighting category:
1) The first winner is the innovative line of products by Fuel Lighting. Awarded an honorable mention at LDI 2012 this line of products has developed into a refined and full system of options and accessories, including The Angle Light System, a battery powered, wireless controlled, magnetic mounted, warm white LED Pinspot and the products that have been inspired by it. Paul Therrien accepted the award.
2) The second lighting winner is the A.LEDA B-EYE by CLAY PAKY and distributed by A.C.T Lighting: The B-Eye is an innovative LED fixture that works as a wash, beam and effect light. It can switch from a diffuse wash to parallel beams, and features individual LED control enabling controllable microbeams. Adding colors and moving patterns, it generates countless kaleidoscopic projections. Francesco Romangnoli, Bob Gordon, Brian Dowd, and George Masek accepted the award.