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Essential Install | Smart Building Awards Get Smart For A Truly Rewarding Experience! The Smart Building Awards are back with a big bang in 2018 with a revamped format combined with a new enhanced awards night. 8 PRESENTED BY ESSENTIAL INSTALL MAGAZINE The Smart Building Awards will move to an full evening of entertainment in 2018. Newley acquired events experience within the company means the Smart Building Awards are coming back in a big way for 2018. Whilst the awards themselves have been successful in finding and rewarding the very best in the business, via the tried and tested approach of deciding the awards with a panel of expert judges, the awards evening itself has taken a relaxed approach in recent years. This is all set to change in 2018 as not only will the most above board, representative and meaningful trade awards in the business be up for grabs again, they will be presented during an evening of fun, fine food and top class entertainment. Fresh from putting on a dazzling evening at the ED&I networking dinner (ATMs trade show for the electrical sector) the event team will swing into full action planning a similar night for the Smart Building Awards. The ED&I networking dinner featured music from Old Dirty Brasstards, a brass band with a difference, mixing brass instruments with cutting edge tunes, and one of the UK’s top comedians and free style rappers, Chris Turner. The team will be working on a similar format for the Smart Building Award ceremony, so expect a slick evening of awards, entertainment, not to mention a three course meal, all served in the Solario Suite at Sandown Race Course, the home of EI Live! The event will take place on the evening of May 9, the first day of the EI Live! show, which itself is taking place May 9-10. Keep your eyes on the sky for more news on the event, how to be there on the night and how to enter! Categories for 2018 Projector Screen of The Year Criteria: Awarded to the screen shown to have provided the most innovation and commercial opportunities to installers. Projector of The Year Criteria: Awarded to the project deemed to have pushed the boundaries of performance whilst offering ease of 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Dedicated Touch-Screen of The Year Criteria: The category will go to the product deemed to have provide the most exciting and unique user experiences, whilst delivering an easy to integrate system for the installer. TV/Display of The Year (conventional) Criteria: Awarded to the best conventional TV product providing opportunities to the smart building/custom install channel. 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. Project Categories Best Cinema Project Criteria: Awarded to the cinema which shows the most design flair and high performance whilst over coming tricky project or technical challenges. Best Commercial Integration Project Criteria: Awarded to the product which delivers the highest customer satisfaction and technical innovation. Best Whole House Project Criteria: Awarded to the project which delivers 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. Company Categories Distributor of The Year Criteria: Award to the distributor judged to have offered the best support to installers. Manufacturer of The Year Criteria: Awarded to the company judged to have delivered the best in line-up additions and support to installers. 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. People Categories Sales Person of The Year What the Judges are looking for: Nominated by their own company or a third party, this sales person 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. August 2017 | 1