2023 EC&M Product of the Year Gold Award Winner Honored at NECA Show

Oct. 1, 2023
NFPA takes home first runner-up honor for its NFPA LiNK in this year's Product of the Year competition.

Winning the Gold award in EC&M's 2023 Product of the Year competition, NFPA LiNK took home the first runner-up spot out of the digital tools and software category. EC&M editors were on-site in Philadelphia combing the show floor and stopped by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) booth to present this prestigious honor in person.

This product is an application-based platform containing real-time code information and situational content. It offers NFPA codes and standards, expert commentary, and supporting content to practitioners working in electrical, fire, and life safety. Subscribers can add personalized notes, in addition to bookmarking and sharing specific sections of code. They can also quickly search all NFPA codes and standards by keyword or phrase. Users have the flexibility to use the platform online or offline via mobile, tablet, laptop, or desktop devices.
The photo at right shows EC&M''s Group Editorial Director Mike Eby (right) presenting Kyle Spencer (left), director of subscription services for NFPA, and Erik Hohengasser, electrical technical lead (center) at NFPA with the trophy.

This year’s competition featured products introduced to the market between Jan. 1, 2022, and Dec. 31, 2022. A hand-picked panel of judges narrowed down the 110 entries to 34 category winners for the first phase of the competition. These category winners were then narrowed down to our three finalists through an online poll available to EC&M readers, who cast their votes to determine the three award-winning products.

About the Author

Ellen Parson | Editor-in-Chief - EC&M

Ellen Parson is the Editor-in-Chief for EC&M. She has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She's been a business-to-business writer and editor for more than 25 years, most of which have been covering the construction and electrical industries. Contact her at [email protected].

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