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CE Pro Announces Winners of 2012 BEST Awards

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 4th annual CE Pro BEST (Best Electronic Systems Technologies) Awards, recognizing the most noteworthy new products and technologies for 2012.

“It was very tough for the judging panel this year, as evidenced by the several ‘ties’ in certain categories. In the end, 37 winning products will be receiving a BEST Award for 2012,” says Jason Knott, editor-in-chief.

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 2012. Criteria included innovation, functionality, competitive advantages and benefits to the installer.

All entrants and BEST winners will be highlighted in the November issue of CE Pro and can be viewed online at http://www.cepro.com/best.

Awards will be presented September 6, 2012 at the CE Pro Headquarters Booth #3645 at CEDIA Expo at 4:00 p.m.
Winners will have the opportunity for a photo with CE Pro editors.

Following are the CE Pro BEST Award Winners for 2012:

A/V Cabling – Cleerline Technology Group, NSF (Non-Strip-Fiber)

A/V Preamplifier/Processor/Switcher – Crestron, DM-MD6X6 6x6 DigitalMedia Distribution Center

Accessories - DVDO, Air                                

All-Inclusive Multi-Room Audio System – Savant Systems, SmartMedia (Distributed Audio) SSM-3100

Automated Shade Control – Lutron Electronics, Sivoia QS Wireless Honeycomb Shades

Digital Phone System/Dedicated Intercom -  Crestron, Rava SIP Intercom

Flat Panel TV -  LG Electronics, CINEMA 3D OLED TV with Smart TV (EM9600)                               

Floor Standing/Shelf Loudspeaker - PSB, Imagine T2

Furniture, Seating and Acoustical Treatments – Salamander Designs, Olivia Home Theater Sectional Seating

Headphones and Apple/Android accessories - Mozaex, BluWavs

Home Networking Device – Pakedge Device and Software, S24H 24-Port Gigabit Switch With Full PoE+ Ports

HVAC Integration System/Connected Thermostats – Alarm.com – emPower Home Energy Management & Automation Solution

In-Ceiling/In-Wall Loudspeakers (TIE) – Phase Technology – an MSE Audio Company, HS26 Pendant Speaker

In-Ceiling/In-Wall Loudspeakers (TIE) – Sonance, Invisible Series

Integrated Security System/Module/Device – Honeywell Security Products, LYNX Touch 5100

Keypads, Controls, Remotes & IR Extenders - URC, MXW-920 Waterproof Remote Control

Lighting Controls & Accessories - INSTEON, LED Bulb                                                    

Media Servers/Streaming Media – Autonomic Controls, Inc., Mirage Media Server MMS-5A

Monitoring Devices - SurgeX, Axess Elite

Mount/Lift/Rack/Media Concealment - SANUS, VisionMount VLF320 Super Slim Full-Motion Mount

Multi-Room Touchscreen - Savant Systems, Smart Control Phone

Multi-Zone Amplifier/Receiver – Denon Electronics, AVR-3313CI

No New Wires Transmission Technology/Retrofit - Kanex, ATV Pro            

On-Wall/Single Chassis Surround Loudspeaker – GoldenEar Technology, SuperCinema 3D Array

Outdoor A/V (TIE) – Leon Speakers, Boundary Series B404 Outdoor Speaker  

Outdoor A/V (TIE) - Séura, Storm Outdoor Television

Power & Thermal Management Accessories (TIE)  – 2D2C, SafePlug electrical receptacle for Control 4      

Power & Thermal Management Accessories (TIE) - SANUS, EcoSystem

Power Generating -  Rosewater Energy, Residential Energy Storage Hub                                            

Projection Screen – Elite Screens, Peregrine AcousticPro 4K                                            

Projector – Sony Electronics, 4K Home Theater Front Projector; VPL VW1000ES

Software Application - Simply Reliable Software, SmartOffice Online

Source Components/Digital – NAD Electronics, M51

Structured Wiring System – L-com, TRD695RA Series Cat6 Right Angle Ethernet Cables        

Subwoofer - Sunfire, HRSIW8

Tools, Testing & Calibration – Platinum Tools, VDV MapMaster 2.0    

Whole House Control – Control4, HC-800 Controller




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