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2020 NECA Showstopper Winners Announced

Oct 7, 2020


By Colleen Beaty

The annual Showstopper Showcase at the NECA Convention and Trade Show highlights the newest products and services on the market. Open every day starting at 11:00 am, the Showcase gives attendees a chance to explore the newest products available, while a panel of anonymous, expert judges determine the winners on a variety of factors. The entries, from small manufacturers and large corporations, were diverse and innovative.

While 88 products were submitted to the Showcase, hoping to be awarded a Showstopper honor, only 17 could actually win. These winners are listed in alphabetical order below and will be featured in the January 2021 issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. You can also view the 2019 Showstopper Showcase winners.

3M - 3M Virtual Reality Safety Training

3M™ Virtual Reality Safety Training software apps can be incorporated into workplace training programs to create memorable, interactive learning opportunities to practice hands-on skills and reinforce knowledge in a safe environment.

Davis Plug, LLC - Davis Multi-Plug

The Davis Multi-Plug is a four-prong, straight-blade, industrial electrical plug that does nine different NEMA configurations in one package, so you will always have the right configuration for the job.

DeepHow - DeepHow - AI Enabled Labor Up-skilling Solution

DeepHow’s artificial-intelligence-enabled Labor Up-skilling Solution converts real work into training. Use a smartphone to record information device and create a library of content that can be organized into micro-training modules and add language translations to make consistent training accessible to your diverse workforce.

DEWALT - DEWALT Double Ended Nut Drivers

DEWALT’s double-ended detachable Nut Drivers offer two-in-one versatility for extreme-torque applications. The detachable sockets allow for easy cleaning and are reversable. The industrial-strength magnet offers maximum fastener retention, and the advanced hardening process means they can withstand the power of an impact driver.

Eaton - Eaton's B-Line series seismic bracing cable kit

The B-Line series seismic bracing cable kit system is designed to brace nonstructural equipment and distribution systems to help minimize damage in a seismic event.

Enespro, PPE - Enespro Airlite 12 Cal Vented Lift Front Stand

Enespro Airlite 12 Cal vented, lift-front shroud has an antimicrobial FR lining that eliminates the need for a balaclava. The OptiShield™ gray shield improves color recognition and the toric lens reduces glare. It has auditory vents for improved sound and communication.

FLIR - FLIR C5™ Compact Thermal Camera

FLIR C5™ compact 5-megapixel, thermal camera has a large 3.5-inch, integrated touchscreen and comes with professional features including built-in FLIR Ignite™ cloud connectivity, Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging and 1-Touch Level/Span.

Fluke Corp. - Fluke 67 MAX Clinical Thermometer

The hand-held, noncontact Fluke 67 MAX Clinical Infrared Thermometer is optimized for measuring human temperature. Its built-in Body Mode accounts for the difference between surface skin and core body temperature. It is accurate within about 0.5°F over a measurement range of 71.6°F to 109°F.

GlenGuard - Ariat Women's FR Featherlight Work Shirt

The 5.3 oz. Ariat Women’s flame-resistant, Featherlight work shirt, made of GlenGuard fabric, features Moisture Movement Technology™ to keep wearers cool and dry. It has a button-down front and collar, pocket pen slot and shoulder-mounted gas detector loop. The design offers greater arm mobility seam construction for maximum range of motion.

Greenlee Tools Inc. - Remote Cable Cutter with Cut Confirmation

Remote Cable Cutter with Cut Confirmation “removes the target” from the test area when cutting electric cables. It has a cutting capacity of up to 4.13 inches. Users can select between manual and remote options. A mechanical break stops blade travel when trigger is disengaged.

Hubbell Wiring Devices-Kellems - Twist-Lock Edge 

The Twist-Lock Edge screwless termination locking receptacle uses a strong, levered spring within the device to apply pressure as strands relax over time, keeping wires tight and decreasing installation time by some 80%.

iToolco - All Jack

The All Jack lift supports the weight of your workpiece while you anchor it into position with an industrial gas shock. It reaches from 58–162 inches and has a 175 lb. load capacity.

Legrand - Smart Outdoor Switch w/GFCI, Wi-Fi

The Smart Plug-In Outdoor Switch with GFCI function lets you control power or set the exact lighting you want, extending safe, smart home control to patios, decks and pool areas. Control it manually or with an app.

Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc. - Decora Smart® Voice Dimmer / Amazon Alexa Built-in

The Decora Smart Voice Dimmer with Amazon Alexa Built-in combines easy Wi-Fi lighting with the convenience of the Alexa voice assistant. It offers full-range dimming performance, scheduling and does not require a hub. It also works with Google Assistant, IFTTT and more.

Milwaukee Tool - M18 FUEL™ ANGLER Pulling Fish Tape 

M18 Fuel™ Angler battery-powered Pulling fish tape wire puller has a Powerstate™ brushless motor that provides the ability to pull wire through a 200' run with 360° degrees of bends. It is compatible with four anti-binding steel and nonconductive drums. 

Schneider Electric - Energy Control Center

The packaged, factory-tested energy control center for buildings simplifies microgrid projects with a switchboard and controls. Load and source data is collected and analyzed to make autonomous decisions that optimize energy consumption.

Trimble - Trimble Accubid Anywhere

Trimble Accubid Anywhere gives you the benefits of Estimating, Change Management, and Pricing in one easy-to-manage solution in the cloud, so that you can work anytime, from anywhere.