Vision Technologies honored by Cabling Installation & Maintenance with 2018 Platinum Innovators Award

Sept. 18, 2018
Vision’s President and CEO John Shetrone accepted the award at the BICSI Fall Conference in San Antonio, Texas. 

(L to R) Patrick McLaughlin, Chief Editor, CI&M; John Shetrone, President and CEO, Vision Technologies

GLEN BURNIE, MD, September 18, 2018 Vision Technologies, Inc., a leading systems integrator announced today that its Wi-Fi and PON Installation for an Outdoor Multi-Use Development was recognized by the judges of the annual Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of cabling and communications system specifiers, designers, integrators and managers with vast professional experience.

Vision was honored with a Platinum level award, the program’s highest honors. Vision Technologies designed, installed, and commissioned a unified Wi-Fi and PON system for The Wharf, a mile-long, 24-acre, $2.2 billion mixed-use development along the Potomac River in Washington, DC. The system provides state-of-the-art, pervasive 802.11ac wireless services to residents, workers and guests traversing the outdoor, garage, and 6,000-person indoor-convert-venue areas. The entire implementation, testing and commissioning was accomplished on a fast-track, 30-day schedule. Passive Optical LAN helped The Wharf to overcome some specific challenges.

Vision’s President and CEO John Shetrone accepted the award at the BICSI Fall Conference in San Antonio, Texas. After thanking the presenters from Cabling Installation & Maintenance and the other manufacturing nominees, Shetrone commented, “It’s organizations like yours that add true value in the industry and we are honored to receive this prestigious award. We are proud of the work we did at the Wharf and grateful for the opportunity to provide an innovative solution to meet the challenges that lay before the development team to provide timely and quality connectivity to its customers.”

Alan Bergstein, publisher of Cabling Installation & Maintenance ( said "This prestigious program allows Cabling Installation & Maintenance to recognize the most innovative products and leaders serving the structured cabling industry. Our 2018 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact in the industry."

The Innovators Awards are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Innovative
  • Value to the User
  • Sustainability
  • Meeting a Defined Need
  • Collaboration
  • Impact

The 2018 Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards Honorees are featured in the November Issue of Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine as well as on

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