October was an extremely busy month for us with trade shows and conferences, so it was easy to get wrapped up in our full schedules. Now that we’re all back in the office and settling into our normal routines, I’ve had time to reflect on how rewarding this fall has been for the entire Peerless-AV team.

My day got even better when I began to think about how our teams’ hard work has been recognized with FIVE major awards and also were recognized as one of Chicago’s Top 100 Innovations.  Not only am I excited because our products have been recognized, but this speaks to the high performance of the entire Emerging Technologies Division.  Every day, I am grateful for the wonderful employees at Peerless-AV and their unstoppable determination to be the best they can be.

Fall Awards 1Our Xtreme™ 55″ Outdoor Display was voted a Top 100 Finalist in the 2015 Chicago Innovation Awards.  The sole mission of the Chicago Innovations Awards is to celebrate, educate and connect innovators across all industries in the Chicago region.  I am always thrilled when Peerless-AV products bring home awards, but this one holds special meaning to me.  I love knowing that a product I helped create is making a difference in my hometown.
Fall Awards 2While receiving nominations for awards is always exciting, it is even more gratifying when readers or users take the time to nominate us for awards. At Peerless-AV, we strive to offer a full range of products for our customers, so it feels great that our Designer Series™ Universal Ultra-Slim Articulating Wall Mount has won the Sound & Video Contractor Innovative Products Award. These awards are given to companies that offer electronic and mechanical innovation across the full range of Pro-AV products. I can’t think of a better way to be reassured that we are providing everyday solutions to our customers.

Also, it was very exciting is that our new Xtreme™ Outdoor Soundbar won not one, not two, not three, but FOUR awards at CEDIA!!!  I believe this product, which is the industry’s first truly outdoor powered soundbar, will be a game-changer in the residential AV market and I’m glad to see that industry experts have recognized that as well.  The soundbar won a 2015 EXC!TE Award, presented by Technology Integrator, Residential Systems Best of Show and TWICE Best of Show and rAVe Publication’s Best of CEDIA Award in the “Best New Outdoor Audio Product” category.
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Fall Awards 3Finally, I would like to recognize our marketing team for doing an excellent job (as they always do) with putting together our booth at the show.  Because of their hard work and creative vision, our booth was selected by CEDIA’s E³ Exhibiting Effectiveness Evaluation Team to be a part of their Standout Exhibits Reports. This report features companies that stood out for being imaginative, creative, and effective at attracting attendees.  Peerless-AV is the only company to be featured twice in this report!

In short, I just can’t stop smiling because the team I love to work with every day and the products I loved working to create have been recognized by industry experts.  If you haven’t seen these products in action, feel free to contact me or any of your friends at Peerless-AV so you can see them in person.