Best Matrix / Signal Distribution

General Criteria

The Smart Building Awards 2024 are trade-only awards, meaning consumers are not permitted to enter any category. Each award will be judged fairly by an expert panel based on the criteria set out for each category. The judges will individually score each entry,

There is a qualifying period which will define which entries will be valid. This period will be between January 2023 and June 2024. That means any product launched, or project completed, before or after these dates will not be eligible to enter.

Each category will have a 500-word limit, while a further 250 words will be available to explain why you think you deserve to win the award. There will be different criteria for each award category, and while it’s not mandatory to meet every criteria point, there will be a certain number of boxes you will have to check before your entry is eligible.

The awards are completely FREE to enter and there is no limit on the number of categories or number of submissions you can tender.  Entries will close on 2 August 2024.

Best Matrix / Signal Distribution Criteria

Who can enter: The best matrix/signal distribution category can be entered by either a distributor or manufacturer who has announced or released a matrix or signal distribution product during the qualifying period. A representative, such as a PR company, may also enter their client.

When entries close: Your entry should be submitted by 2 August 2024.

What we’re looking for: With so many screens in one house, it’s important to be able to get a single source to multiple rooms – but why is your matrix/signal distribution product the best at that?

  • Picture Quality: What kind of picture quality can the matrix/signal distribution product support? Does it ensure that there’s no degradation in resolution or HDR features between source and destination?
  • Ease of Install: How easy is it to get started with your matrix/signal distribution product? Is it easy to install and hook everything up that needs to be hooked up?
  • Connections: How many connections are offered? What connections are they? Do they offer the latest HDMI standard, for instance?
  • Other: Describe in detail what sets your product or platforms apart from the competition, what is it main purpose? How does it achieve this? Does the product do anything to future proof any install it is included in? What are some of the key abilities and technologies embraced by the product? What has been included to mean installation is as efficient and easy as possible?

Entry Judging: This entry will be judged based on a rounded assessment of the product based on the words, images and other information provided.

Additional Materials Required: In order to judge on design, please supply up to three images of the product. We also require an image of the company’s logo. Entrants may also supply up to one page of supporting evidence, such as testimonials, press coverage, case studies, spec sheets.

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