And the Winners of Best of CeBIT America Are…

Hundreds entered eWEEK/PC Magazine Best of Show Awards for CeBIT America, but these winners and finalists stand head and shoulders above the rest.

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Hundreds entered eWEEK/PC Magazine Best of Show Awards for CeBIT America, but these winners and finalists stand head and shoulders above the rest.

CeBIT America, PC Magazine, and eWEEK announced this afternoon the winners of this years eWEEK/PC Magazine Best of Show Awards for CeBIT America. The awards select outstanding products and technologies from show-floor participants.

"These products represent a broad cross section of products and capabilities that impact everyone from the small business user up to the enterprise. Each impressed the editors of PC Magazine and eWEEK with their new and innovative approaches to the high-tech needs and desires of the computing marketplace," said Michael J. Miller, PC Magazines editor-in-chief and Editorial Director of Ziff Davis Media.

In order to be considered for these awards, products had to be displayed at the show (on the show floor or in a public meeting room) and had to be newly available between February 1st and October 31st of this year.

Here are the winners and finalists in each category, followed by the overall Best of Show award winner.

Enterprise IT Hardware
Winner: NEC Express5800/320LB high availability fault-tolerant server

EmergeCore Networks IT in a Box multifunction server appliance
HP Compaq Thin Client t5700 thin client computer (Check Prices)

Enterprise Platform Software
Winner: Siemens Enterprise Networks OpenScape communications platform

SandCherry SoftServer telecom platform
Unimax 2nd Nature Application Framework data synchronization technology

Enterprise Storage
Winner: CommVault Systems Galaxy 4.2 backup and recovery software

FalconStor Software IPStor Enterprise Edition storage services platform
HP StorageWorks MSL630 Ultrium tape library

Enterprise Systems Defense
Winner: Check Point Software Technologies with Application Intelligence security gateway solution

3Com Corp. Embedded Firewall Solution
Trust Digital PDASecure Palm OS security software

Enterprise Systems Management
Winner: CrossTec Corp. NetOp Remote Control 7.6 remote control software

American Power Conversion (APC) InfraStruXure data center solution
Fluke Networks OptiView WAN Analyzer (Check Prices)

Enterprise Applications
Winner: Exact Software Supplier Portal for e-Synergy Web-based BPM solution

Expertcity DesktopStreaming 4.0 help desk application
Perseus Development Corp. SurveySolutions 6 Web survey software

Winner: Fujitsu LifeBook P5000 ultraportable notebook computer

HP Compaq Business Notebook nx7000 widescreen portable (Check Prices)
Toshiba Portégé R100 ultraportable (Check Prices)

Mobile and Wireless Devices
Winner: Handspring Treo 600 Palm OS PDA

Creditel PowerSwipe portable point-of-sale system
NEC MobilePro 900 Handheld PC (Check Prices)

Personal Hardware
Winner: Iomega Super DVD Drive multi-format optical media burner

Gyration Media Center Remote Control
Alestron WorldCard Office multilingual, portable business-card scanner (Check Prices)

Personal Software
Winner: Shortcut Software Development S-Spline PRO digital image enhancement utility

Ahead Software Nero 6 Ultra Edition CD/DVD burning and authoring suite (Check Prices)
Mindjet MindManager for Tablet PC visual brainstorming software.

Digital Imaging
Winner: Smart Technologies DViT (Digital Vision Touch) technology for interactive whiteboard displays

Lexmark C912 color laser printer with banner printing
Universal Laser Systems VersaLaser desktop etching system

Winner: Hitachi 4GB, 1-inch hard disk drive

Devlin Electronics KSM-104 ruggedized kiosk keyboard
SanDisk Connect Plus compact flash memory and Wi-Fi combo card

Best of Show
Winner: NEC Express5800/320LB high availability fault-tolerant server

NEC adapted high-end, proprietary, fault tolerant technology to Windows/Intel architecture. They worked with Intel to modify CPU design and Microsoft to adapt Windows OS. The result? Technology that was $250,000 just one year ago is now $26,000. The Express 5800/320 LB offers data and application integrity, remote serviceability, and is completely modular, including the CPU, storage, PCI boards and power supplies. Each can be removed or replaced like a toner cartridge without bringing down the server.