2013 Product of the Year winners

Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers have cast their votes for the 2013 Product of the Year; Read about the winners.

Chris Vavra, Content Specialist, and Amanda McLeman, Project Manager

Winners of the ninth annual Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year awards included products for critical power applications, top-notch fire and life safety technologies, and a host of cutting-edge techie gadgets.

Download the official press release here (PDF).

A total of 112 products qualified as finalists for the 2013 Product of the Year award. We left the final say up to the readers. Here are the winners, starting with the Most Valuable Product and followed by the 30 individual winners for each of the ten sub-categories (see table below).

Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2013 Product of the Year: Most Valuable ProductArc-Resistant Front Accessible Switchgear, Eaton
Eaton’s arc-resistant switchgear is engineered to enhance operator safety, while the front-accessible design minimizes equipment footprint for utility, industrial, data center, institutional, hospital, and water and wastewater facilities. The front-accessible design enables the equipment to be installed against the wall. Eaton’s switchgear meets UL 1558 and ANSI C37.20.7 arc-resistant standards for personnel protection. Arc-resistant switchgear is engineered to protect personnel from dangerous arcing faults by redirecting or channeling the arc energy out the top of the gear. The switchgear is designed to protect the operator around the entire perimeter of the equipment.

Gold Award
Silver Award
Bronze Award
Electrical distribution
USB Duplex TR Receptacle,
Cooper Wiring Devices
Series 6001 Energy Storage
Grid-Connect Inverter,
Evolution Series Switchboards,
General Electric
Emergency, on-site,
standby power
Liebert NXL 1100
kVA/1100 kW UPS,
Emerson Network Power
CleanSource High Density UPS,
Active Power
Equipment-level sensors, controls
XV Series HMI-PLCs,
EL3100 Ground-Fault,
Phase-Voltage Indicator,
Integrated Network Zone System,
Fire, life safety, mass notification
Wheelock Exceder Series LED Notification Appliances,
Cooper Notification
Vortex 500 Fire Suppression System,
Powerfoil X2.0,
Big Ass Fans
R2-Series PURY-P72,
Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating
SB Series,
Lighting, lighting controls
Square D Emergency
Lighting Control Panelboard,
Schneider Electric
LED Vapor Tight,
Honeywell Lighting Solutions
Halo HU20 Magnetic
LED Undercabinet,
Cooper Lighting
Networked BAS, energy management systems
Facility Prime Mobile Application,
Siemens Industry Inc.
SmartStart BAS Control Module,
Cerus Industrial
Power Xpert Reporting 3.0,
Plumbing, water management
ARMOR Wall Mount
Water Heater Series,
Lochinvar LLC
ICU Hand Washing
Sink, Faucet System,
American Standard
M•Press Metering Faucet,
Moen Commercial
Software: design,
modeling, analysis
Big Ass Fans
Steam DesignPro 6.0,
Spirax Sarco
ESP-System Syzer,
Test instruments, meters,
data loggers
Ti125 Thermal Imager,
Fluke Corp.
Dual-Protocol Interval
Data Recorder,
CNX Wireless System,
Fluke Corp.

View the full list of finalists for the 2013 Product of the Year competition here.