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CEA Names 2011 Mark of Excellence Finalists

Winners will be announced March 18 during the TechHome dinner at EHX Spring.


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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced the finalists for the 2011 Mark of Excellence Awards.

Winners will be announced March 18, 2011 at EHX Spring in Orlando, Fla.

The Mark of Excellence Awards honor outstanding innovation and achievement in custom home electronics products, services and installation technologies. Entries are reviewed by a panel of experts and submitted in Supplier and Systems Integrators categories.

View past winners: 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003.

Below are the 2011 finalists. (Editor's Note: Photos and captions courtesy CEA.)

Supplier Finalists

Audio Product of the Year
Atlantic Technology — AT-1 Floorstanding Loudspeaker
dreamGEAR — Cinema Sound iPad Dock
iLuv Creative Technology — iMM747 Audio Cube Docking System
NuVo Technologies — Music Port Elite
Paradigm — Reference MilleniaSub with PT-2 Wireless Transmitter
PS Audio — PerfectWave DAC with PerfectWave Network Bridge
SmartHome UAE — Z-Audio MRM Distribution Pack
SRS Labs — SRS TheaterSound SurroundSound Technology

Control System Product of the Year
Crestron — PMC3-XP Prodigy Expander and Control System with Onscreen Display
Elan Home Systems — Elan g! System
Jetlun — JIM Gateway Lite Management Device
Remote Technologies, Inc. (RTI) — T2-C+ Universal System Controller
Savant Systems — TrueControl Automation App
URC — Network Keypad Solution (KP-4000 Keypad/MRX-1 Base Station)

Green Product of the Year
Crestron — Fusion Viridian Energy Management System
Home Automation, Inc. (HAI) — Omnistat2 Thermostat with ZigBee Wireless and IHD control
Lutron — Diva Light Dimmer
Mitsubishi — LaserVue 75-inch TV

Human Interface Product of the Year
Crestron — Mobile Pro G App
URC — Super Remote SR3

Installation Product of the Year
Control4 — InfinityEdge 7-inch Touchscreen
Crestron — Sonnex Tools Multiroom Audio Setup
Remote Technologies, Inc. (RTI) — vIRsa Mouse IR Emitter

Media Server of the Year
Autonomic Controls — Mirage Media Server MMS-2
Home Automation, Inc. (HAI) — Music Gateway
Kaleidescape — Blu-ray Movie Server

Multiroom Audio/Video Product of the Year
Anthem — MRX 700 A/V Receiver
Crestron — Sonnex Multiroom Audio System
NuVo Technologies — Freestanding Renovia System

Security Product of the Year
2Gig Technologies — Go!Control Panel Security and Home Management System
Cernium — Archerfish Solo Surveillance System
Home Automation, Inc. (HAI) — Wireless Driveway Sensor

Software Application of the Year
Crestron — Mobile Pro G
DTools — System Integrator 5.5
Remote Technologies, Inc. (RTI) — Virtual Panel

Speaker of the Year
GoldenEar Technology — Triton Two
KEF Audio — T Series
Meridian — DSP3200 Digital Active Loudspeaker
Niles Audio — ICS Ceiling Mount Loudspeakers
Paradigm — Reference MilleniaOne

Structured Wiring Product of the Year
Crestron — DigitalMedia 8G Cable
Home Automation, Inc. (HAI) — Hi-Fi 2 by HAI Multiroom Audio System
Motorola — SBG6580

Video Product of the Year
Crestron — 32x32 DigitalMedia Switcher
Mitsubishi — 82-inch 3D Home Cinema TV
LG — Infinia PX950
Runco — 3Dimension Series D-73d

Wireless Product of the Year
Crestron — PTX3 Prodigy Handheld Touchpanel
Wilson — AG Pro 75 Cell Phone Signal Booster

Integration Finalists

Custom Home of the Year (installed price between $50,000 and $150,000)
Digital Interiors — Tampa Beach House
DSI Entertainment Systems — Forester Residence
SmartHouse Integration — San Remo

Home of the Year (installed price up to $50,000)
Custom Home Theater Systems and Automation — Historic 1840 Colonial Salt Box
Electronics Design Group — Fine Tuned

Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year
Audio Video Interiors — Heller Home Theater
DSI Entertainment Systems — Hidden Hills Home Theater
Electronics Design Group — Velvet Dream
Electronics Design Group — Golden Glow
Electronics Design Group — Cinemawide Spread

Innovation Award
Futuristic Home — Zinberg Project
Link Your House — High Tech Project Room

Integrated Security Project of the Year
Link Your House — Dixon Estate

Luxury Home of the Year (installed price between $150,000 and $300,000)
Audio Video Interiors — Norman Luxury Home

Multiroom Audio Video Project of the Year
Audio Video Interiors — Norman Residence
Custom Home Theater Systems and Automation — Historic 1840 Colonial Salt Box
SmartHouse Integration — San Remo

Retrofit Project of the Year (over $100,000)
Audio Video Interiors — Connelly
DSI Entertainment Systems — Beverly Hills Home of the Year Project

Retrofit Project of the Year (under $100,000)
Custom Home Theater Systems and Automation — Historic 1840 Colonial Salt Box

Specialty Project of the Year
Home Entertainment, Inc. — Vegas Style Sports Bar/Game Room

Ultimate Home of the Year (installed price above $300,000)
Audio Warehouse — Private Residence
DSI Entertainment Systems — Malibu Beach House Private Residence
DSI Entertainment Systems — Beverly Hills Home of the Year Project

Universal Design Project of the Year
Futuristic Home — Zinberg Project

TechHome Integrator of the Year
Fultech Solutions — Jacksonville, Fla.

Training and Support Program of the Year
Audio Video Interiors — Staff Professional Development and Industry Partner CEU Programs
URC ­— URC University




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About the Author

Maxine Giza
Maxine is an assistant web editor for cepro.com. She graduated from Emerson College with a M.A. in journalism and Endicott College with a B.S. in communications. She joined EH Publishing in 2011.

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