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CE Pro Announces BEST Awards Winners at CEDIA Expo (Updated with Video)

Winners chosen based upon innovation, functionality, competitive advantage, and benefits to the installer.


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CE Pro is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 CE Pro BEST (Best Electronic Systems Technologies) Awards, recognizing the most noteworthy new products and technologies for 2013.

“This was by far the hardest year ever for the judges. Every one of the 178 entries reviewed by the 11 judges was deemed to be a worthy product,” says Jason Knott, editor-in-chief for CE Pro.

The winners of the CE Pro BEST Awards were chosen by a panel of credible industry leaders along with the editors of CE Pro, to join an exclusive group of products deemed the most noteworthy for 2013. Criteria included innovation, functionality, competitive advantages and benefits to the installer.

All entrants and BEST winners will be featured with a write-up and photo in the November issue of CE Pro and can be viewed online here.

Awards will be presented September 26 at the CE Pro Headquarters Booth #2137 at CEDIA Expo at 4:00 p.m. Winners will have the opportunity for a photo with CE Pro editors.

Here are the winners:

In-Ceiling/In-Wall Loudspeakers - TruAudio, Trunami

Floorstanding/Shelf Loudspeaker – GoldenEar Technology, Triton Seven

Soundbars/On-Wall/Single Chassis Surround Loudspeaker – Core Brands, Niles Cynema Soundfield

Subwoofer – Artison, RCC 320 SM

Wireless Speakers – Soundcast Systems, Melody by Soundcast

Multiroom A/V Components (TIE) - Autonomic, Mirage Audio System

Multiroom A/V Components (TIE) – Krell Industries, Krell Foundation

Home Theater Source Components/Media Servers/Streaming Media/DVRs – TiVo Inc., Roamio DVR Series

Wireless A/V Solution (TIE) - Crestron, IOEX Wireless Control Modules

Wireless A/V Solution (TIE) – TiO, StealthStream 1

Flat Panel TV/Ultra HD -  LG Electronics USA, 55EA9800 Curved OLED TV

Projector – Display Development, IW7 In-Wall Architectural Display System

Projection Screen – Stewart Filmscreen Corp., Director’s Choice 100

Mount/Lift/Media Concealment - SANUS, VLF525 Full-Motion Mount

Racks, Furniture, Seating and Acoustical Treatments – Middle Atlantic Products, Residential Configured Rack System (RCS Series)

Power Management, Generation, Surge Suppression and Storage/Remote Services – BlueBOLT, Network Management Feature

Whole House Control (TIE) – Global Cache’, iTach Flex

Whole House Control (TIE) – Xandem Technology, Xandem TMD – Completely Hidden Motion Detection

Touchscreens, Keypads, Controls, Remotes, Tablets and IR Extenders – AMX, 19.4” Modero X® Series G5 Panoramic Tabletop Touch Panel (MXT-1901-PAN)

HVAC Integration System/Connected Thermostats - Alarm.com – Geo-Services for Energy Management

Lighting Controls & Accessories – Control4, Control4® Wireless Lighting

HDMI Extenders (TIE) – Vanco International, HDBaseT BOOST

HDMI Extenders (TIE) – Wyrestorm, AMP-001-010 HDBaseT Class D Digital Amplifier

Switchers – Gefen, 4x4 Matrix for HDMI 4k/2k

Integrated Security System/Module/Device/Surveillance Cameras – Kwikset, Kevo

Best App  – HouseLogix, Inc., VoicePod Mobile

Power & Thermal Management Accessories – Tripp Lite, Portable AC Unit with SRCOOLNET Accessory

Outdoor Audio – Sonance, SLS High Output System

Audio, HDMI Cabling – Just Add Power, 2G+ HD Over IP

Structured Wiring System – Quest Technology International, LocJack Keystone Security Jacks

Automated Shade Control – Somfy Systems, Inc., animeo® IP Automated Total Solar Management System

Digital Phone System/Dedicated Intercom/Cellular Signal Booster -  Wilson Electronics, AG Pro-Quint indoor cellular signal booster

Home Networking Device – Pakedge Device and Software, C36 Macrocell Wireless Access Point Controller

Tools, Testing & Calibration – SpectraCal, CalMAN 5.2

Marketing Programs – URC, Master Dealer Portfolio Program

Software Application – D-Tools, System Integrator SIX 2013

Accessories - WeatherHawk, Series 600 Weather Station

Headphones and Apple/Android Accessories – Westone Laboratories Inc., Adventure Series Alpha




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