20 Residential and Commercial Products Named 2019 IoT Integration Awards Winners

Spanning AV solutions to security products, the 2019 IoT Integration Awards Winners are making life easier for both integrators and end users.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — IoT is a lot more pervasive in commercial and residential technology than ever before, and therefore the market for IoT devices has grown, too.

According to market researcher Gartner, 8.4 billion networked devices were in use last year; 31% more than last year. By 2020, estimates say it will already be 20.4 billion devices. The global market value of IoT products is projected to reach $7.1 trillion by 2020.

IoT is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators and connectivity to enable these things to connect and exchange data.

This creates opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, resulting in efficiency improvements, economic benefits and reduced human intervention.

To that end, Security Sales & Integration teamed up with sister publications Commercial Integrator and CE Pro to create the 2019 IoT Integration Awards. Winners were originally announced during Total Tech Summit, which ran from November 4-6.

Residential IoT Winners

AUDIO / VIDEO

Barco Residential – Pulse Projector Software Platform

The Barco Residential Pulse Projector Hardware and Software Platform provides a unique unified user experience across projector models that allows custom integrators an unprecedented level of remote control over the projector from the best seat in the house, or from any remote location, to be able to truly finetune the best level of performance for their customers. At the same time the Pulse platform provides an upgradeable platform for new features, functions and performance improvements, resulting in a future proof platform to always deliver the best possible experience for clients.

CONTROL INTERFACE (TIE)

Control4 – Control4 OS 3

Control4 Smart Home OS 3 has been fully imagined as the first Smart Home Operating System. Bringing more than 1,000 new features across popular experiences like lighting, comfort, music, video, shading, and security, Control4 OS 3 interoperates with a broad and deep ecosystem of connected devices, controls them all from a single platform, and provides homeowners the personalization they want with the professional support they need. Control4 Smart Home OS 3 facilitates professional installation to make sure everything works together, while empowering families to make their smart home experience uniquely their own.

Crestron Electronics – Crestron Home OS 3

Crestron Home powered by OS 3 delivers a stunning new high-performance user interface for mobile devices and Crestron TSW touch screens. In tandem with best-in-class Crestron hardware, OS 3 unleashes the full potential of the Crestron Home operating system with no programming required and now with the best user interface.

HOME ENHANCEMENT (TIE)

Powershades – Power Over Ethernet Automated Window Shades

Introducing the industry’s first line of Power Over Ethernet (PoE) automated window shades. These new automated window shades, powered by a reliable, quiet PoE motor, bring increased flexibility, ease of installation, and potential cost savings to Powershades’ already feature-rich automated window coverings. With these PoE automated shades, a single run of CAT5 cable provides both power and communication, so there is no proprietary hard wiring necessary. Plus, Powershades’ PoE automated window shades offer all of the benefits of our ground-breaking RF automated shades, including cloud connectivity for smartphone

Leviton – Leviton Smart Load Center

Take power to new heights with the award-winning Leviton Load Center – the industry’s most intelligent circuit breaker system. With optional Internet connectivity, an all plug-on design for easy installation and safety features that exceed the UL standard, the Leviton Load Center offers unparalleled energy management of your home’s electrical system.

LIGHTING

Lutron Electronics – Maestro LED+TM dimmer for RadioRA 2 & HomeWorks QS

The Lutron Maestro LED+ Pro dimmer for RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks is the one dimmer for any job. It’s neutral optional for LEDs, making it retrofittable for any age home, with any wiring. It also works in both forward or reverse phase for dimming LEDs, incandescent, halogen, ELV, and MLV loads.

MISCELLANEOUS

LeakSmart – Protect by LeakSmart with Flow

The Protect by LeakSmart with Flow flow monitoring system offers complete home water protection monitoring and controlling your water activity, making your home more water efficient. Paired with strategically placed sensors at high-risk appliances, LeakSmart detects all water leaks and prevents water damage. At the first sign of unwanted water, the LeakSmart Sensor springs into action, sounding an alarm, sending an alert, and prompting the LeakSmart valve solution to shut off the main water supply. LeakSmart operates off a smart home protocol with battery backup that functions and protects even when power and WiFi are down.

NETWORK COMMUNICATION

Luxul – Epic Mesh

Providing integrators with flexible installation and placement, Luxul’s Epic Mesh comes with two tri-band dual-purpose mesh nodes that can each serve as either a router or satellite, and require no wired link between them. Simple to install, integrators turn one of the two nodes into a router using the Luxul Easy Setup App. The other node becomes the satellite, which is plugged into any available outlet to create a powerful wireless mesh. A 4×4 5-GHz dedicated backhaul channel ensures strong connectivity back to the router for the delivery of fast internet to IoT devices located anywhere in the home.

NETWORK SECURITY

Access Networks – Access Networks Core Systems with Live Monitoring Powered by Helix

With more networking horsepower at a lower cost and better margins for integrators than prior solutions, Access Networks Core Systems offer a custom solution at a non-custom price point. Designed with simplicity (for the integrator) and scalability (for the homeowner) in mind, Core Systems offer a solid foundation that can scale as the homeowners’ needs change. Core Systems create a premium experience with features and technologies that no one else in the channel provides. The enterprise-grade solutions included are a Sophos firewall/router, an Access Networks C120 wireless controller, a core Ruckus ICX switch, and a Helix monitoring device with proactive Live Monitoring.

PHYSICAL SECURITY – INTRUSION

Alula – Bat-Connect Communicator

Alula’s new BAT-Connect is the industry’s most comprehensive system takeover device, whether you are focused on indoor security, or monitoring from your porch, deck or garage. More than a basic communicator, this intuitive device connects intrusion security, video and automation with the award-winning Alula Smartphone App. Fueled by the secure Alula network, system control is delivered instantly to the Apple and Android smart devices your customers already love.

Commercial IoT Winners

AV AND COLLABORATION/COMMUNICATION (TIE)

NEC Display Solutions of America – NEC ALP (Analytics Learning Platform) 

NEC ALP is a powerful business intelligence analytics platform that delivers real-time content and data measurement. It combines NEC’s advanced video analytics with its digital signage expertise to make businesses smarter through big data, content matching, and delivering relevant, impactful content to customers. ALP Pro optimizes message delivery with automated content creation and recommendations for targeted customers using AI-based analytics, enabling businesses to customize their content based on age, gender, events, and weather. 

Leyard and Planar, a Leyard Company – Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Display 

The Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Display makes it possible to create truly see-through installations with a virtually frameless glass design by utilizing cutting-edge Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology, eliminating the need for a backlight or enclosure. With 38 percent light transmissivity, the glass delivers all the benefits of interactive digital signage while allowing consumers to see the product or scenes behind the display. Available in 55-inch with full HD resolution, Planar LookThru is ideal for retail merchandising, corporate displays, museum exhibits, award or trophy cases in education or corporate settings, tradeshow exhibits and a wide range of architectural applications.

ACCESS CONTROL

Altronix Corporation – Tango1B 

Revolutionizing the power of access control, Tango1B is a PoE driven Power Supply/Charger delivering 12 and 24VDC simultaneously for deploying access control. Powered by any 802.3bt PoE power source up to 90W, Tango1B harnesses the new IEEE standard. This industry game-changing solution eliminates the need for an electrician, dedicated conduit and wire runs – providing tremendous savings by using low-voltage installers and wiring methods. Tango1B also provides battery charging for Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries (LiFePO4) for added ROI. The unique stackable design of the Tango1B allows for the use of compatible Altronix sub-assemblies, utilizing a single footprint – saving valuable enclosure space. 

INTRUSION/FIRE

Singlewire Software – InformaCast Fusion 12.7.1 

InformaCast Fusion is a mass notification system from Singlewire Software that allows organizations to add value to existing devices by leveraging them for safety and communication. With the ability to reach mobile and on-premises devices and well as collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams, InformaCast Fusion offers the speed, reach and flexibility organizations need to utilize technology that’s already in place to keep people safe and informed. Connect to IP phones, IP speakers, desktop computers, panic buttons, digital signage, mobile phones, door access control systems and more can all integrate with InformaCast to provide organizations with a powerful mass notification ecosystem. 

MISCELLANEOUS

Identiv – Kraft Singles Reward Scratch Game 

Identiv has teamed up with Kraft Heinz, Walmart, TPG Rewards, and NXP Semiconductors to create the Kraft Singles Reward Scratch Game, powered by Identiv NFC tag and NXP chip technology. Available only at Walmart and embedded into Kraft Singles 24-count IRC labels, consumers are invited to use their mobile phone to tap the tag and “Find the Golden Single” in a scratch-and-win game that could earn them a $50 Walmart e-gift card. TPG Rewards manages the promotion, including game details, data analytics, gift card distribution, and tap counts. The label also features a $0.50 coupon and access to exclusive Kraft recipes. 

SMART BUILDING CONTROLS (TIE)

Crestron Electronics – Crestron XiO Cloud

XiO Cloud is Crestron’s unifying cloud-based platform for remotely provisioning, monitoring, and managing Crestron devices across an enterprise or an entire client base. Crestron XiO Cloud enables organizations to simultaneously configure and deploy an unlimited number of Crestron products, thereby reducing installation time by up to 90%. 

System Surveyor – Camera Advisor 

Camera Advisor by System Surveyor brings unprecedented visual collaboration to the field. Working with customers on location, system integrators can choose the right camera for specific video surveillance needs. On an iPad or Android-based tablet, integrators can quickly show customers different camera resolutions and quality. Integrated into the System Surveyor intelligent design platform, Camera Advisor further streamlines system design, installation, and maintenance. The easy-to-use platform gathers all system requirements and IoT assets in a single place. This enables extended teams to collaborate like never before to increase sales, complete projects faster, improve customer satisfaction levels, and enhance long-term service levels. 

Schneider Electric – EcoStruxure Building 

EcoStruxure Building is Schneider Electric’s open, collaborative Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart buildings that delivers significantly enhanced value across the building ecosystem. Its end-to-end IP architecture enables quick connectivity of IoT devices for faster commissioning and provides for edge control and collaboration between building systems and third-party systems and devices, used in education, commercial, healthcare, manufacturing, and many other critical environments. EcoStruxure Building’s apps, analytics and services layer enables condition-based real-time decision-making, improving responsiveness and predicting service faults before they even occur. 

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE (TIE)

Arcules – Arcules Cloud-based Video Surveillance, Access Control and Analytics 

The Arcules Cloud-based Video Surveillance, Access Control and Analytics service combines untapped video and sensor data with the latest technologies in cloud and artificial intelligence to deliver actionable business and security intelligence for modern organizations. The cloud-based service is designed to ensure security, scalability, streamlined operations and system management — all from a single, easy-to-use interface. 

MOBOTIX – M73 

The MOBOTIX M73 is an entire video surveillance solution, housed within a single decentralized IoT device. Featuring three separate sensors, the M73 can be fully customized to any applications’ needs with the ability to utilize optical, thermal, infrared, day / night, or audio functionalities simultaneously. Equipped with the new MOBOTIX 7 Universal Plug-In platform, the M73 benefits from a variety of AI-based applications which can be applied to the device depending upon deployment needs. Built for maximum robustness, physically and digitally, the M73 features both a weatherproof form factor and comes armed with MOBOTIX cybersecurity defenses. 

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