2018 LDV Readers’ Choice Awards Winners


We’re so excited to announce the winners of The Fifth 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 Webex (with Webex Roomkit or Webex Board)
MS Skype Room System (With Logitech SmartDock)
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:
StarLeaf App

Finalists (alphabetical):
Cisco Webex Teams
Microsoft Teams
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:

Finalists (alphabetical):
Cisco Webex Meetings
MS Skype for Business

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

Best Video Services Partner:

Finalists (alphabetical):
StarLeaf OpenCloud

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

Best Interoperability Service or Platform:

Finalists (alphabetical):
Cisco Meeting Server
Synergy JOIN

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

Best Videoconferencing Analytics/Management Service or Offering:
BlueJeans Command Center

Finalists (alphabetical):
StarLeaf Maestro
Videxio Analytics
Zoom Dashboard

Best Hardware Skype-for-Business Room System:
Teamline by StarLeaf

Finalists (alphabetical):
Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub
Logitech SmartDock with MeetUp or GROUP
Microsoft Surface Hub
Polycom Trio

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

Best Hardware Videoconferencing System for Huddle Rooms:
Logitech SmartDock with MeetUp

Finalists (alphabetical):
Cisco Webex Room Kit Mini
Dolby Voice Room
Polycom Trio (with Eagle Eye)
StarLeaf GT Mini 3300
Zoom Recommended Room Kits

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 CAM340
Huddly GO
Polycom EagleEye IV USB
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:
Logitech Rally

Finalists (alphabetical):
AVer CAM540
Cisco Webex Room Kit
PanaCast Intelligent Zoom
Polycom Eagle Eye Director II
VDO360 Autopilot

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

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

Finalists (alphabetical):
Cisco Webex Share
Crestron AirMedia
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:
Polycom Trio

Finalists (alphabetical):
Jabra Speak Series
Logitech P710e
Phoenix Audio Stingray
Plantronics Voyager 6200 UC
Shure Microflex Advance

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

Best New Business Communication Product or Service:
Zoom Voice

Finalists (alphabetical):
Cisco Webex Room Kit
Logitech Rally
Synergy JOIN
Teamline by Starleaf
Videxio Meeting Connect

Must have been released in 2017 or 2018

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 (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014).


About Author

David Maldow is the Founder & CEO of Let's Do Video and has been covering the visual collaboration industry, and related technologies, for over a decade. His background includes 5 years at Wainhouse Research, where he managed the Video Test Lab and evaluated many of the leading solutions at the time. David has authored hundreds of articles and thought pieces both at Telepresence Options, where he was managing partner for several years, as well as here at Let's Do Video. David often speaks at industry events and webinars as well as hosting the LDV Video Podcast.


  1. viktor.hedstrom@quickchannel.se'

    Hi David,
    I would suggest to add best streaming and recording platform integrating with video conferencing. The solutions that enables a Virtual Meeting Room (VMR) become a potential studio, webinar host or a on-demand video training room.

    Best regards,
    Viktor Hedström

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