CTA Names 2018 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has named the winners of the 2018 TechHome Division Mark of Excellence Awards for products and projects.
Recognizing groundbreaking consumer electronics technologies and installations, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) — in conjunction with CE Pro — announced the winners of the 2018 Mark of Excellence Awards at CES 2018, Las Vegas.
Presented in an evening ceremony at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, the Mark of Excellence Awards recognize some of the best residential and commercial custom installation projects performed by professional integrators, as well as top consumer technology products and services that are primarily targeted at the custom installation channel.
The 195 entries were judged by an independent panel of industry experts. Winners of these prestigious awards receive exposure via the websites and print publications from CTA and CE Pro. Every entry will be featured in the March 2018 edition of CE Pro.
The program also includes individual recognition. Brad Smith, president of Audio Video Design in Westwood, Mass., was named as the CTA TechHome Division Integrator of the Year Award. Helen Heneveld, principal of Bedrock Learning and a fixture in the custom electronics industry since 1989, was recognized with the TechHome Leadership Award. (More details on that recognition will be forthcoming on cepro.com.)
Product/Services Category Winners
Audio Product of the Year: Amplification: Control4, Triad One Streaming Amplifier
Audio Product of the Year: Preamplification: Meridian Audio, 218 Zone Controller
Audio Product of the Year: Source Components: Sony Electronics, Sony STR-ZA3100ES 7.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver
Automation Device of the Year: Control4, Control4 System with OS 2.10
Best Education or Support Program of the Year: Control4, Pakedge Certified Network Administrator (PCNA) hands-on, online curriculum and certification
Disruptor Award: Sony Electronics, Sony XBR-77A1E BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR OLED TV
Emerging Technologies: Whisker Labs, Whisker Sensor Platform
Energy Efficiency Product of the Year: HiberSense, Inc., HiberSense Connected Climate Control for Every Room
Human Interface Product of the Year: Savant, Savant TrueImage
Installation/System Management Product of the Year: D-Tools, Inc., System Integrator 2017 (SI 2017)
Lighting Control Product of the Year: Lutron Electronics, Inc., RA2 Select
Loudspeaker of the Year: Architectural: James Loudspeaker, 42SA-4
Loudspeaker of the Year: Outdoor: AmbiSonic Systems, Immersive HD Model 6.5HD
Loudspeaker of the Year: Soundbar (tie): Peerless-AV, Peerless-AV Xtreme Outdoor Soundbar and Sony Electronics, Sony HT-ST5000 7.1.2ch 800W Dolby Atmos Sound Bar
Loudspeaker of the Year: Wireless: RIVA Audio, RIVA Arena Voice
Miscellaneous Home Technology Enhancements of the Year: RoseWater Energy Group, HUB SB-20
Motorized Product of the Year: Nexus 21, Transcend Pro Surface Motorized Over-Mantel Mount
Multi-room Audio/Video Product of the Year: HEOS by Denon, Denon HEOS Super Link
Networking Product of the Year: Luxul, Epic Series Routers
Rack or Mount Product of the Year: Metra Home Theater Group, Large Full-Motion In-Wall TV Mount
Security Product of the Year: August Home, August Smart Lock Pro
Video Display Product of the Year (Display): Sony Electronics, Sony VPL-VZ1000ES Ultra-Short Throw 4K HDR Home Theater Projector
Video Display Product of the Year (Screen): EPV Projection Screens, DarkStar UST eFinity
Video Product of the Year: DISH Network, AirTV Player
Video Surveillance Product of the Year: Cherry Labs, Cherry Home
Whole-house Control Product of the Year: Brilliant, Brilliant Control
Project Award Category Winners
Custom Home of the Year Between $50,000 - $150,000: Advanced Integrated Controls, Hilton Head Luxury Home
Health and Wellness Project of the Year: Innovative AV, U.S. Army SSG Christopher Walker’s Customized Smart Home by the Gary Sinise Foundation
Home of the Year Up to $50,000: SmartHouse Integration, Island Get Away
Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year Under $50,000: TYM Smart Homes & Home Theaters, The Holladay Cinema
Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year $50,000 – $150,000:Andrew Lucas London, Highbury
Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year $150,000+: Millennium Systems Design, Two Unbelievable Rooms: One Small Space
Innovation Award: BPS, Inc., Tequesta
Integrated Security Project of the Year: Casaplex, LLC, Robinson Beach House — Security
Lighting Control Project of the Year: BPS, Inc., Tequesta
Luxury Home of the Year Between $150,000 – $300,000 (three-way tie): Atlantic Control Technologies, DC Modern Penthouse; Advanced Communication Technologies, Boston Suburbs Luxury Home; and Andrew Lucas London, Highbury
Multiroom Audio/Video Project of the Year: ListenUp, Roswell, NM Home
Retrofit Project of the Year Above $50,000: Advanced Integrated Controls, Hurricane Mathew Retrofit
Specialty Project of the Year: BPS, Inc., Tequesta
Ultimate Home of the Year Above $300,000: BPS, Inc., Tequesta
Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Emerging Technology: Andrew Lucas London, Andrew Lucas Virtual Smart Home
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