NSCA Announces New Excellence in Product Innovation Awards

November 13, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, Nov. 13, 2014 – NSCA is excited to announce a new recognition program for products that have a profound effect on systems integrators: the Excellence in Product Innovation award.

Any manufacturer that produces low-voltage products for installation by integrators in the commercial space is eligible for this award. Industry manufacturers may nominate their own products; integrators may also submit nominations for products that have had a significant effect on installations.

One winner will be named in each of the following categories, along with one overall Grand Prize Winner:

  • Installer-friendly
  • Interoperability
  • Retrofit-Friendly
  • New Revenue Potential
  • Recurring Revenue Potential
  • Ease of Customization

Additional considerations will be made during the judging process in regard to how the product impacts user experience (i.e. scalability, versatility, deployment cost, ease of use, ROI, ADA compliance, energy efficiency, etc.)

“This is a very different type of recognition for manufacturers,” says NSCA Executive Director Chuck Wilson. “Our focus is to recognize manufacturers that are totally committed to our channel, and have innovative products specifically designed for system integrators to help them generate more revenue, earn more profit, reach new customers, and open new markets. Our Excellence in Product Innovation awards program will raise the bar by showcasing innovative solutions that truly makes a difference.”

Entries are being accepted through Jan. 23, 2015. Winners will be announced at NSCA’s 17th annual Business & Leadership Conference’s Welcome Dinner on Feb. 26, 2015, in Tampa, FL.

To enter, visit nscaawards.ehpub.com. For NSCA members, the first product entry is $299 (subsequent entries are $199 each). For non-members, the first product entry is $499 (subsequent entries are $399 each). Products submitted for consideration must be announced by Feb. 1, 2015, and must be available for sale and shipment on or before April 1, 2015.

About NSCA
The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry. NSCA is a powerful advocate for all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers, and other allied professionals. NSCA is dedicated to serving its contractor members and all channel stakeholders through advocacy, education, member services, and networking designed to improve business performance. For more information, visit www.nsca.org.


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