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.

CTA Names 2018 Mark of Excellence Award Winners

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 www.cepro.com.)

Check out a gallery of all the 2018 Mark of Excellence Awards finalists here, and just the winners here.

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 YearCherry 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