The SMAhome Award Ceremony took place on April 21st at 11 a.m. at SMAhome International Exhibition and Conference in Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taiwan. 12 finalists competed for five award categories – Top of Excellence, Top of Innovation, Top of ID Design, Top of Integration, and Top of Popularity.
Award entries were peer-reviewed and anonymously judged by an influential jury panel of experienced system integrators, prominent service providers and established professionals.
Charlie Wong, general manager of the organizer, Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd. Taiwan Branch, made an opening speech at the award ceremony.
“The primary aim of SMAhome Award & Competition is to create a global awareness and understanding for good-design smart home products of the original manufacturers. The ultimate aim of SMAhome Awards is to push designers, companies and brands worldwide to develop superior smart home products that facilitate the smart home market and bring true convenience of the smart living style,” said Wong.
Alex Hsieh, chief technology officer of Kbro Co. Ltd., served as one of the judges for the award. “As a service provider, we are glad to see the great improvements these finalists have made to solve the users’ doubts about connected home, such as the double data encryption to lower the risk of transmission threats or the easy installation procedure,” said Hsieh. “Not just the winners, but all these finalists have distinguished features and specialties. I can see many potential cooperation opportunities with them.”(Kbro: Smart Home is in the Process of Evolution)
SMAhome Award 2016 Winners:
Top of Excellence: IC722 Z-Wave by StarVedia Technology Inc. (About IC722)
Top of Innovation: Fibaro Smart Home System submitted by FLH Co., Ltd. (About the system)
Top of ID Design: The Intelligent Hub Shuttle by MivaTek Limited Taiwan Branch (About Shuttle)
Top of Integration: CAP-HOMEY Smart Integrated System by Cap-Tech International (About CAP-HOMEY)
Top of Popularity (Listed in no particular order): SecuFirst Smart Home Connect SK-01 by HomeON International Limited (About SK-01); Electronic Smart Home Kit by Competition Electronic (Zhuhai) Co., Ltd (About the Kit).
As the winner of Top of Excellence Award, Jeffrey Wu, president of StarVedia Technology Inc., said that the company wants to make products that will bring real benefits to the users. “Our product integrates smart home with IP camera surveillance. We think truly smart products will put a smile on our users’ faces for the benefits they bring to the users, and this is our goal which we have been working towards. As a Taiwanese company, we would like to promote Taiwan through the great products we offer.” (StarVedia Further Consolidates its Smart Home Prowess in Software with Hardware Design)
Hanna Zamo_na, Fibar Group's international sales manager for Europe and Asia, said that the Top of Innovation Award is the company's first award in Asia. “Winning the award is a real honor for us. Fibaro is a company from Poland that has won many awards all around the world, including Europe and the United States. This is our first award in Asia. We are grateful that the jury panel appreciates our innovation, and we are honored to be here to receive the award. Fibaro puts all the heart in our devices, to make life more comfortable and convenient for every human through innovative technology.”