The third annual Cabling Innovators Awards presentation ceremony was held Monday, September 25, 2017 as part of the BICSI Fall Conference and Exhibition. In total 45 awards were distributed. The program was initiated in 2015 to recognize innovative products and systems as well as their uses and applications. The Cabling Innovators Awards program is intended to recognize ingenuity and innovation where it is found in the value chain of cabling-system design, installation and administration.
Participants in the program were invited to self-nominate their products, technologies, systems, programs or projects. A judging panel comprising industry professionals screened the entries and determined their level of innovation.
Honorees earned a silver award if their entry demonstrated that their innovation represented marked improvement over previous methods, approaches, or product and system use. Similarly, honorees earning a gold award demonstrated excellent innovation with clear benefits, making substantial improvement over previous methods, approaches, or use. And platinum-level honorees showed a level of innovation that the judging panel characterized as groundbreaking.
Following is a rundown of the products, systems, and projects that were honored at each level.
CommScope—High Speed Migration Platform
D-Tools Inc.—System Integrator 2017 (SI 2017)
Fluke Networks—DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer
Major Custom Cable—MTP cables that don’t break
Milliken Infrastructure Solutions—Vis Divide
Panduit—HD Flex 2.0 Fiber Cabling System
Prysmian Group—FlexTube Cable
Southwire Tools and Equipment—M300P Professional VDV Cable Mapper
Tripp Lite—AC Charging Cart for Chromebooks
Vision Technologies Inc.—Integrated Technology Delivery of a Passive Optical Network
AFC Cable Systems—MC Luminary Multizone
Clearfield Inc.—FieldShield YOURx Platform
Comtran Cable—VITALink CI Free Air Cables
Corning Optical Communications—ALTOS Binderless FastAccess Technology
Corning Optical Communications—EDGE8 Solutions
Corning Optical Communications—ALTOS Light with FastAccess Technology
DINTEK Electronic Ltd.—TechBench Installation Kit
Panduit—Frontera: Mission CEED
Panduit—Angled Termination Solutions
Specified Technologies Inc.—EZ-Path Retrofit Device
Superior Essex and Platformatics—West Baden Springs Hotel
Tripp Lite—3-Phase Automatic Transfer Switch PDU
Viavi Solutions—SmartClass Fiber MPOLx MPO Optical Loss Test Sets
Chatsworth Products Inc.—Motive Cable Management System
Fluke Networks—FI-500 FiberInspector Micro
Paige DataCom Solutions—Game Changer Cable
Panduit—OptiCam 2 Fiber Termination Tool
Patton Electronics Co.—CopperLink 1100 Series PoE Extender
Rittal Corporation—Lefdal Mine Datacenter