CEDIA Names 2011 Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards

Winners include 10 Best New Products one Sustainable Lifestyle Product Innovation winner, and five inductees into the Product Hall of Fame.

Steve Crowe · September 12, 2011

CEDIA named the winners of its Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards at the Electronic Lifestyles Awards Banquet during CEDIA Expo 2011.

The Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards honored 10 Best New Product winners, one Sustainable Lifestyle Product Innovation winner, and five inductees into the Product Hall of Fame.

Here are the winners:

Best New Product
Harman’s Lexicon DD-8 Multiroom Power Amplifier
Crestron Sonnex Multiroom Audio System
Crestron DM-MD6x6 DigitalMedia Distribution Center
Kaleidescape M700 Disc Vault
Atlona KIT PRO HD3 Custom Installation Kit
Lutron’s Sivoia QS Venetian Blinds with Intelligent Tilt Alignment
Middle Atlantic BGR Series Breakthrough Next-Generation Rack
Savant Telephony
RTI RTiPanel Application

Click here for more about the Best New Products winners and finalists.

Sustainable Product Innovation Award
Harman’s Lexicon DD-8 Multiroom Power Amplifier

Attendee Choice Award
Crestron’s Sonnex Multiroom Audio System

Product Hall of Fame Inductees
Lutron’s Sivoia Automated Shading System
Niles SI-1230 12-Channel Power Amplifier
Middle Atlantic Products’ RSH Series Custom Rackmounts
URC MX-500 Infrared Learning Remote Control
RTI Integration Designer Programming Software

Designer Awards

CEDIA also announced the winners of its Designer Awards, honoring the best projects completed by CEDIA members in the past year. Winners were named in categories such as Best Integrated Home, Best Media Room, Best Hidden Installation, and Best Home Theater.

The 2011 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award went to Don Stewart, executive VP and a corporate partner/principal of Stewart Filmscreen. Stewart has been active in the video and motion picture industries for more than 30 years and is recognized worldwide for his technical expertise in projection screen designs and systems. Stewart was instrumental in the development of screen materials to support the introduction of CRT projectors to the consumer market.

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