2017 Let’s Do Video Readers’ Choice Award Winners

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We’re so excited to announce the winners of The Fourth Annual LDV Readers’ Choice Awards!!!

Once again we had a record turn-out. We really appreciate all of our new readers and followers and we renew our commitment to give you leading coverage of the business collaboration industry moving forward.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote!!!

Congratulations to all our winners and finalists! Winners will be provided with an Awards Seal for promotional use.


Best Software-Based Videoconferencing Room Service:
Zoom Rooms (With Choice of Peripheral-Based Hardware Kit)

Finalists (alphabetical):
BlueJeans Rooms (With Dolby Conference Phone)
Cisco Spark (With Spark Room Series or Spark Board)
ClearOne Spontania (With Versa 150)
StarLeaf (With GT Mini 3330)
Videxio (With Partner Hardware Appliances)

Cloud video services designed for meeting/huddle room use (generally offered with a device or peripheral based “kit”)


Best Persistent Team Messaging Solution:
Cisco Spark

Finalists (alphabetical):
Microsoft Teams
Slack
StarLeaf App
Stride
Zoom Group Chat App

Team messaging solutions with persistent workspaces/rooms/channels and some form of video integration or support


Best Cloud Software Videoconferencing Service:
Zoom

Finalists (alphabetical):
BlueJeans
Cisco Spark
StarLeaf
Univago by Yorktel
Videxio

Offerings only available as a service, not as an independent hardware or software product


Best Video Services Partner:
Videxio

Finalists (alphabetical):
BlueJeans
Pexip
StarLeaf OpenCloud
Vidyo
Zoom

Platforms, software, or services leveraged (white-labeled or not) by video service providers


Best Interoperability Service or Platform:
StarLeaf

Finalists (alphabetical):
BlueJeans
Cisco Meeting Server
Pexip
Videxio
Zoom (With New Hardware Partnerships)

Video service or platform providing interoperability across multiple video platforms/protocols


Best Videoconferencing Analytics/Management Service or Offering:
Zoom Dashboard

Finalists (alphabetical):
BlueJeans Command Center
Cisco Spark Control Hub
StarLeaf Maestro
Videxio Analytics
Vyopta


Best New Skype-for-Business Related Product, Service, or Integration:
StarLeaf Medley

Finalists (alphabetical):
BlueJeans Add-In for Skype for Business
Logitech SmartDock
Videxio’s Skype for Business Gateway-as-a-Service
Yorktel’s Univago Enterprise Gateway
Zoom Skype-for-Business Integration

Must have been released in 2016 or 2017


Best Hardware Skype-for-Business Room System:
Logitech SmartDock with Logitech GROUP

Finalists (alphabetical):
Crestron RL2
Microsoft Surface Hub
StarLeaf GTm 5140 Huddle
VDO360 Clearwater

Must include at least a camera and a codec running native Skype-for-Business


Best Hardware Videoconferencing System for Huddle Rooms:
StarLeaf GT Mini 3330

Finalists (alphabetical):
BlueJeans Rooms with Dolby Conference Phone and Kit
Cisco Spark Room Kit
Collaborate PRO 300
Logitech Kit with Intel NUC and MeetUp
Zoom Room Kit

List price must be $4,999 or less. Must include at minimum a camera and codec (running proprietary or third party video software)


Best USB Huddle Room Video Camera:
Logitech MeetUp

Finalists (alphabetical):
AVer CAM520
ClearOne Unite
Huddly GO
PanaCast 2
VDO360 TeamCam

Plug-and-play USB devices with PTZ (digital or optical). May or may not include speaker/mic


Best Auto Tracking/Framing Video Camera:
Cisco Spark Room Series

Finalists (alphabetical):
Huddly GO
Lifesize Icon 450
PanaCast Intelligent Zoom
Polycom Eagle Eye Director II
Vaddio RoboTRAK

Camera solution that provides automated tracking/framing of meeting participants/speakers. May be digital or mechanical PTZ


Best Video Camera/Device for Desktop/Personal Use:
Logitech BRIO

Finalists (alphabetical):
AVer CAM340
Cisco DX80
Huddly GO
PanaCast 2

Webcams and personal devices (cameras designed with the ability to capture a single person sitting relatively close to the screen)


Best Wireless Bring-Your-Own-Device Sharing Solution:
Barco ClickShare

Finalists (alphabetical):
ClearOne Collaborate Share
Logitech ConferenceCam Connect
Mersive Solstice
Polycom Pano

Solutions allowing meeting attendees to wirelessly share content from their personal and mobile devices to the common meeting room display


Best Audio Peripheral:
Dolby Conference Phone

Finalists (alphabetical):
ClearOne CHAT 150
Jabra Speak Series
Logitech H820 Headset
Plantronics Voyager Focus UC
Polycom Trio

Can be any type of audio-related business communication product (headset, microphone, speakerphone, etc.)


Best New Business Communication Product or Service:
Cisco Spark Room Series

Finalists (alphabetical):
BlueJeans Rooms with Dolby Voice
Logitech MeetUp
StarLeaf App
Videxio’s Skype for Business Gateway-as-a-Service
Zoom Rooms for Touch

Must have been released in 2016 or 2017


Most Innovative New Business Communication Product or Service:
Vidyo.io

Finalists (alphabetical):
BlueJeans Rooms with Dolby Voice
Cisco Spark Board
ClearOne Collaborate Pro
Phoenix Audio Stingray
Videxio Live

Must have been released in 2016 or 2017


Once again, congratulations to all of our winners and finalists! Winners be sure to check your emails in the next few days for your awards seal!

To see all our winners from previous years, please use the following links (2016, 2015, 2014).

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