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InfoComm International and NewBay Media announce winners of 1st Annual People’s Choice Awards

InfoComm attendees have chosen the winners of the 1st annual People’s Choice Awards from among fifteen installations in the categories of Corporate, Education, Healthcare, Government and Arts & Leisure. A panel of technology managers, journalists, and industry educators chose the fifteen finalists from among submitted entries. InfoComm attendees then voted for the winners at a special exhibit on the show floor. Here are the winners:

CORPORATE

GE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE CENTER
Markham, Ontario, Canada
Advanced for GE Energy
Located at GE Digital Energy’s new $50 million, 200,000 square-foot headquarters, the Experience Center is an immersive, museum-like environment that educates GE’s customers and partners on digital energy products and solutions through interactive touchscreens, kiosks and a 58ft. 180-degree curved Prysm LPD videowall.

EDUCATION

JAMES B. HUNT JR. “LIBRARY OF THE FUTURE” at NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
Raleigh, North Carolina
The Sextant Group & AVI-SPL for North Carolina State University Library
The new James B. Hunt Jr. Library serves students from the engineering, textile, and design schools and so needed to engage them with an immersive visual and auditory experience that was just as innovative and robust as the building itself.

HEALTHCARE

SIMULATION CENTER at DWIGHT SCHAR COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES
Ashland, Ohio
SoundCom Systems for Ashland University
In this simulation lab, a total of 32 Heli-rom beds and head-wall units give the appearance of a fully functional hospital wing. The patients are robotic, simulation mannequins programmed to give life-like responses to a range of conditions. Through a building-wide AV system, student nurses are recorded, studied and critiqued in an experiential environment that improves learning outcomes.

GOVERNMENT

THE SPRINGFIELD-GREENE COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (OEM)
Springfield, Missouri
TLC Engineering, TechSpa, & Killian Digital for Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management
The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) in Missouri moved from an outdated, 100-year-old-plus building to a new purpose-built facility. The OEM operates on the basement and ground levels. A 911 call center on the second floor is set up for 32 live operators, and all rooms are linked to share data and display.

ARTS & LEISURE

SFJAZZ CENTER at ROBERT N. MINER AUDITORIUM
San Francisco, California
Auerbach Pollack Friedlander, BBI Engineering, SIA Acoustics for SFJAZZ
SFJAZZ Center is the new home of SFJAZZ, one of world’s preeminent organizations promoting jazz performance and education. The purpose of the audio system was to provide uniform, high-quality sound reinforcement for performances, recording, and broadcast in a small flexible auditorium that seats 350 to 700 people.

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