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CEA Names 2014 Mark of Excellence Winners

The winners of the 2014 Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by the CEA's TechHome Division, were announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Here's a look at the winning products, installations, and top integrator of the year.

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Category: Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year up to $50,000 Integrator: SmartHouse Integration Project: House on the Bay The room was a dark concrete bunker behind the garage. The size of the room was right but the low ceiling as a challenge. The change in ceiling elevations was due to the sunken living room on the main floor. Running cabling in the space took surgical precision grinding in the concrete ceiling and walls. All cabling was terminated at the wall mounted Middle Atlantic rack. The Digital Projections MVision 400 projector had to be mounted tight to the ceiling to allow for head room. The projection screen was fixed to the wall which had an additional 18” of ceiling height. Placement of the screen was critical to allow for the projector throw and to get as big a screen as possible. We installed the Stewart 160” Luxus Delux screen. Sound was critical for our client so we went with the JBL Synthesis LS 7.1 surround system. The Pioneer Elite surround receiver provided the horse power to make the room come alive. Control of the theater was done with the ELAN g! HR2 hand held remote and a serial interface with the main house HC8 system. We can share audio and video content as well as use the local Pioneer Elite Bluray player. Lutron Radio RA ll lighting integration provides the lighting scenes.
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Audio Product of the Year: WyreStorm AMP-001-010 HDBaseT D Class Digital Audio...
Automation Device of the Year: SafePlug Model 1313 Load Controller The SafePlug Model...
Best Education or Support Program: URC Education and Dealer Support and Services...
Control Product of the Year: iRule Pro iRule is a flexible, expandable control...
Energy Efficiency Product of the Year: Alarm.com Geo-Services Alarm.com...
Home Technology App of the Year: iSmartAlarm iSmartAlarm allows every user complete...
Human Interface Product of the Year: OmniTouch 7 / 99A00-1 The latest capacitive...
Lighting Control Product of the Year: Crestron HTT-B2EX Crestron's HTT-B2EX-BATT is a...
Motorized Product of the Year: Lutron Sivoia QS Triathlon Shade Lutron Electronics...
Multi-Room Audio/Video Product of the Year: Autonomic Mirage Audio System, MAS-8 The...
Installation Product of the Year: Metra Home Theater Group Evolv HDMI Cables Metra's...
Media Management Product of the Year: Fire-FX FFXPLAY 3.0 Welcome to the world of...
Rack or Mount Product of the Year: Wall-Smart for Touch Panels Make your Wall-Smart!...
Residential Security Product of the Year: Kwikset Kevo Kwikset’s Kevo is the...
Speaker of the Year: Stealth Acoustics StingRay StingRay is a hermetically-sealed and...
Structured Wiring Product of the Year: Quest Technology Cat6 LocJack Keystone...
Video Display Product of the Year: Screen Innovations Slate Slate was invented to...
Video Product of the Year: TiVo Roamio Pro TiVo Roamio combines the functionality of...
Wireless Product of the Year: Wilson Electronics CI 2070 Cellular Signal Booster The...
Category: Custom Home of the Year between $50,000 - $150,000 Integrator: Advanced...
Category: Health and Wellness Project of the Year & Home of the Year up to $50,000...
Category: Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year above $50,000 Integrator: VIA...
Category: Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year up to $50,000 Integrator:...
Category: Integrated Security Project of the Year Integrator: Advanced Technologies...
Category: Luxury Home of the Year between $150,000- $300,000 Integrator: Petrone...
Category: Retrofit Project of the Year above $50,000 Integrator: Custom Home Theater...
Category: Retrofit Project of the Year up to $50,000 Integrator: Digital Interiors...
Category: Specialty Project of the Year Integrator: Logic Integration Project: Luxury...
Category: Ultimate Home of the Year above $300,000 Integrator: VIA International...

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