CE Pro Announces Winners of 6th Annual BEST Awards

Awards recognize the most noteworthy new products and technologies for 2014, to be presented at CEDIA Expo 2014.

CE Pro Editors · September 13, 2014

CE Pro is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 CE Pro BEST (Best Electronic Systems Technologies) Awards, recognizing the most noteworthy new products and technologies for 2014.

“The BEST Awards offer the most exposure for submissions than any other awards program in the custom installation industry,” says Jason Knott, editor-in-chief at CE Pro. “All submissions will appear on and in the November 2014 print edition of CE Pro. The awards are independently scored by the CE Pro editors and a team of integrators in the field who evaluate the submissions based on their innovation, their benefit to the integrator and their ultimate benefit to the consumer.

“The scores are tallied up and the winner is selected. So the recognition for the winners is really coming from custom installers in the field, not just from CE Pro. I congratulate all the winners and all the entrants.”

All entrants and BEST winners will be featured in the November issue of CE Pro and can be viewed online at Awards will be presented today (September 11) at the CE Pro Headquarters Booth #826 at CEDIA Expo at 5:00p.m. Winners will have the opportunity for a photo with CE Pro editors.

Following are the CE Pro BEST Award Winners for 2014:

  • A/V Switchers – Crestron, Crestron DigitalMedia 4K
  • Accessories – Sonance, Launchport Sleeve Buttons
  • Architectural Speakers (Less than $1,000 per pair) – SpeakerCraft, AIM Series 2
  • Architectural Speakers (More than $1,000 per pair) – Sonance, Architectural Series Discreet Opening System
  • Audio, HDMI Cabling – C2G, RapidRun Optical
  • Best App (TIE) – Control4, Control4 Composer Express
  • Best App (TIE) – Crestron, Crestron Pyng
  • Central Vacuum – H-P Products, Vroom Garage Vac
  • Digital Phone System/Dedicated Intercom/Cellular Signal Booster – Nextivity, Cel-Fi PRO
  • Flat Panel TV/Ultra HD – LG Electronics, LG 77EG9700 Ultra HD 4K OLED TV
  • HDMI/HD-BaseT Extenders – Just Add Power, Just Add Power 2G+ AVP
  • Home Networking Device – Pakedge Device & Software, BakPak Cloud Management System
  • Home Theater/Multi-room AV Components (Amplifiers, Receivers, Source Components and Preamplifiers) – Pioneer Electronics, Pioneer Elite SC-89 AV Receiver
  • HVAC Integration System/Connected Thermostats – Savant Systems, LLC, Savant SmartClimate
  • In-Room Speakers (Less than $1,000 per pair) – PSB Speakers, Imagine X1T
  • In-Room Speakers (More than $1,000 per pair) – Meridian Audio, Special Edition DSP8000 Digital Active Loudspeaker
  • Integrated Security System/Module/Device/Surveillance Cameras (TIE) – Honeywell Security, LYNX Touch 7000
  • Integrated Security System/Module/Device/Surveillance Cameras (TIE) – Linear LLC, Linear GD00Z Z-Wave Garage Door Controller
  • Lighting Controls/Motorized Shade Controls & Accessories – QMotion Advanced Shading Systems, QMotion Motorized Drapery Rods
  • Marketing Programs – One Firefly, Mercury Collection
  • Media Servers/Streaming Media/DVRs – Autonomic, Mirage Media Server, MMS-2A
  • Mount/Lift/Media Concealment – Nexus 21 Concealment Systems, TV Lift Model L-90
  • Outdoor A/V – TruAudio, SLIM-H2O
  • Power Management, Generation, Surge Suppression and Storage/Remote Services – SurgeX, enVision PCS w/ Remote Portal
  • Projection Screen – Screen Innovations, Zero Edge Flex
  • Projector – Digital Projection International, INSIGHT LASER 4K
  • Racks, Furniture, Seating and Acoustical Treatments – CINEAK, CINEAK Intelligent Control (CIC) Automation Module
  • Software Application – Abacus Prime LLC, Salez Toolz APEX
  • Soundbars/On-Wall/Single-Chassis Surround Loudspeaker – Leon Speakers, EDGE-OTO-2.1
  • Subwoofer – Artison, RCC Nano 1
  • Tools, Testing & Calibration – DVDO, Inc., DVDO AVLab TPG
  • Touchscreens, Keypads, Controls, Remotes, Tablets and IR Extenders – Remote Technologies, Inc., T3x Remote Control
  • Whole House Control – ELAN Home Systems, ELAN g1
  • Wireless A/V Solution (Amps, Source Components, Signal Distribution Solutions) – Bluesound, Bluesound

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