CTA Names 2016 Mark of Excellence Award Winners at CES

The TechHome Division of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has recognized the top projects and products/technologies in consumer electronics for custom installation. Products from LG, Sony, Dish, Crestron, Savant and others are recognized. System 7 of Boston wins Integrator of the Year.


Recognizing groundbreaking consumer electronics technologies and installations, the TechHome Division of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) held the 2016 Mark of Excellence Awards at CES 2016 in 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 nearly 160 entries are judged by an independent panel of industry experts. Winners of these prestigious awards receive exposure via the websites and print publications from the CTA, CE Pro, ThisOldHouse.com and Greenbuilder Media.

Check out the gallery of all Mark of Excellence entries.

The winners are:

Audio Product of the Year: Sony Electronics Sony STR-DN1060 Receiver

Automation Device of the Year: URC MRX-8 Compact Network Whole-House Controller

Best Education or Support Program of the Year: Bedrock Learning Online Training Courses

Control Product of the Year: Logitech Harmony Elite

Mark of Excellence Disruptor Award: Keyssa Kiss Connector

Energy Efficiency Product of the Year: LG Electronics EcoHybrid Heat Pump Dryer

Home Technology App of the Year: Roomie Remote Simple Control

Human Interface Product of the Year: Savant Remote

Installation Product of the Year: D-Tools System Integrator 2015

Lighting Control Product of the Year: Savant Metropolitan

Media Management Product of the Year: FIREFX Modular Media System

Motorized Product of the Year: Crestron QMT 3/5 Series Shade Hardware

Multi-room Audio/Video Product of the Year: Metra Home Theater Group M3B

Rack or Mount Product of the Year: OmniMount RE12W – 12U Wall Mount Rack System

Residential Security Product of the Year: Canary for the Canary Security System and Kwikset Signature Series Deadbolts with Home Connect

Speaker of the Year: Definitive Technology W Studio Micro Sound Bar System

Structured Wiring Product of the Year: Legrand Intuity

Video Display (TV or Projector) Product of the Year: LG Electronics Flat OLED 4K TV

Video Display Product of the Year (Screens): EPV Screens PolarStar eFinity ISF

Video Product of the Year: DISH 4K Joey

Wireless Product of the Year: Luxul XWS-2510 Wireless Controller Kit

Wireless Networking Product of the Year: Luxul AV Series

Custom Home of the Year (installed price between $50,000 – $150,000): Pure Custom Integrations for the Bluffs Project

Health and Wellness Project of the Year: Cybermation for the Avant-Garde Technology Liberation Project

Home of the Year Under $50,000: Advanced Technologies – Bonsignore Project

Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year Under $50,000: Pure Custom Integrations for the Multi Display Family Time Project

Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year Above $50,000: Electronics Design Group for the aptly named Home Theater of the Year Project

Innovation Award: SmartHouse Integration for the Sarasota Modern Project

Integrated Security Project of the Year: Futurian Systems for the High Security Hemp Project

Lighting Control Project of the Year: SmartHouse Integration for the Sarasota Modern Project

Luxury Home of the Year between $150,000- $300,000: Osbee Industries for the Classic Upper East Side Brownstone Project

Multiroom Audio/Video Project of the Year: Level 3 Audiovisual for the Saint Xavier University Project

Retrofit Project of the Year Under $50,000: Logic Integration for the Colorado Home Digital Upgrade

Retrofit Project of the Year Above $50,000: SmartHouse Integration for the Sarasota Modern Project

Specialty Project of the Year: Core Brands/eHome Lifestyle for the Gary Sinise Foundation’s Ross Home

Sustainable Project of the Year: Core Brands/Sakab Design for the Sunset Green Home

Ultimate Home of the Year above $300,000: Futurian Systems for the Ultimate Play House and Logic Integration for the Nature Preserve Colorado Project

Integrator of the Year Award: System 7 of Boston, Mass