POY 2010

Sky-Skan — 2010 POY Winner

Sky-Skan Lights up the Sky, Wins 2010 Product of the Year

A Nashua-based company that helps make the night skies come alive in virtual settings won the 2010 Product of the Year (POY) award from the New Hampshire High Technology Council (NHHTC).  Sky-Skan, a company that designs and installs the world’s top full-dome planetariums and visualization theaters, won for its latest product: a unique, new planetarium projection system called Definiti 3D 8K.

At the event, which was attended by more than 300 people, The NHHTC honored the top five companies competing for the POY award with Judges Awards.  Those five finalists were selected by the judges from a larger pool of candidates in October.  The five displayed their products during a reception before the evening event, and then made seven-minute pitches as part of their effort to encourage the audience to vote for their product.  The popular vote and previous judging by a panel of business and technology experts were equally weighed, and Sky-Skan took top honors.

The four other 2010 finalists and Judge’s Award winners were Ektron Inc., Nashua; Hypertherm Inc., Hanover; VGo Communications Inc., Nashua; and Warner Power, Warner.

The winner earned the prestigious NHHTC Product of the Year crystal trophy, which was designed by Pepi Herrmann. The Sky-Skan name was added to the trophy, and the trophy and an exhibit of their product are on display in the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport for one year.