CE Pro Announces 2015 Best Awards Winners
The winners of the 2015 CE Pro Best Awards will be presented during CEDIA Expo 2015. Awards recognize the most noteworthy new products and technologies for 2015.
"The BEST Awards offer by far the greatest amount of exposure for every submission ... not just the winners ... more exposure than any other awards program in the custom installation industry," says Jason Knott, editor-in-chief at CE Pro.
All submissions will appear on CEPro.com and in the December 2015 print edition of CE Pro.
An unbiased judging panel of a dozen credible industry leaders, along with the editors of CE Pro, performed the judging independently. Each of the 182 submissions was judged on its own merits for innovation, functionality, competitive advantages and benefits to the integrator. Since the products were not judged against each other but independently, this year CE Pro is presenting multiple winners for high-scoring products in certain categories.
This year there are eleven primary categories: Loudspeakers, Multiroom A/V, Video & Home Theater, Media Servers & Sources, Whole-House Control, Control Subsystems, User Interfaces (Hardware/Software), Networking & Communications, Business Solutions & Services, and Peripherals & Enhancements.
A bonus "Most Promising" category has been added this year to recognize products that are shipping within six months after CEDIA Expo 2015
"The scores are simply tallied up and the winners are selected. So the recognition for the winners is really coming from custom integrators in the field, not just from CE Pro. I congratulate all the winners and all the entrants," adds Knott.
All entrants and BEST winners will be featured in the December issue of CE Pro. Awards will be presented Oct. 15 at the CE Pro booth #3504 at CEDIA Expo at 4:00 p.m. Winners will have the opportunity for a photo with CE Pro editors while enjoying a beer.
Loudspeakers: SpeakerCraft Atmos Height Modules Meridian DSP320 Polk Omni S6 Thiel Audio TM3 Definitive Technology W Studio Micro Soundbar Beale Street Audio In‐Ceiling Subwoofer GoldenEar Technology SuperSub XXL NEAR Nearscapes
Multiroom A/V: Metra Ethereal HDM‐GA1 Gigabit Accelerator Infrared Resources IR-OP IR over Power Extender Just Add Power UHDIP Lumagen RadiancePro
Video & Home Theater: Simplified Acoustics 3D Starfield AudioControl Bijou 600 Screen Innovations Revolve Sony VPL‐VW350ES Projector LG EF9500 Artison Nano Backpack WiSA‐Powered Audio Hub Paradigm Premium Wireless Amplifier
Media Servers & Sources: Dish 4K Joey
Whole‐House Control: Crestron Pyng Crestron Pinpoint Proximity Detection Beacon ClareHome App/Graphical User Interface
Control Subsystems: Qmotion Transitions Shade Collection Electrolux BEAM Precision Powerhead IC Real Tech IC720 Yale Digital Door Viewer Vantage Controls InFusion LiteTouch Retrofit Insert
User Interfaces (Hardware/Software): Dish Carbon UI/Hopper with Voice iPort Surface Mount Savant App
Networking & Communications: SureCall Fusion5 Krika mini Pakedge BakPak 3.0
Business Solutions & Services: Ihiji Service Manager D‐Tools SI 2015 Mobile
Peripherals and Enhancements: Vanco Concealer Future Automation HSE Leon Speakers ToneCase Nexus 21 Speakeasy Poker Table Torus Power TOT AVR
Most Promising: Sony VPL‐VW5000ES Projector