Best Multi-room / Zone Music System

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 Multi-room / Zone Music Solution  Criteria

Who can enter: The best multi-room/zone music system category can be entered by either a distributor or manufacturer who has announced or released a multi-room or zonal music system 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: Multi-room and zonal music systems continue to grow in popularity, so why should installers choose your system?

  • Audio Quality: What makes the sound quality of your multi-room/zone music system stand-out? Is it the size of the driver or a unique technology employed to maximise the speaker’s sound? Does the protocol between the multiple speakers ensure that the sound always sounds crisp, clear and in-sync?
  • Ease of Install: Is your multi-room/zone music system as easy as plug and play, or does it feature handy tools for installers to fine-tune the speakers to ensure it sounds the best that it can?
  • Design: What is special about your multi-room/zone music system’s design?
  • Other: Explain how the audio quality, fast response times and ease of use set your platform/product apart? What music delivery software does your platform support? Is the platform supplied with regular software updates/performance enhancements? Explains anything else that offers installers and end-users value for money?

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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