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CEA Names 2014 Mark of Excellence Winners

The winners of the 2014 Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by the CEA's TechHome Division, were announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Here's a look at the winning products, installations, and top integrator of the year.

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Audio Product of the Year: WyreStorm AMP-001-010 HDBaseT D Class Digital Audio Amplifier WyreStorm’s AMP-001-010 HDBaseT D Class Digital Audio Amplifier is one of the first HDBaseT products to offer enhanced product features beyond the core 5Play HDBaseT feature set. By adding a compact 30W D-Class amplifier to a fully functioning HDBaseT Cat5e/6 extender, the AMP-001-010 simplifies the relationship between HDMI, HDBaseT and 2.1 Stereo audio allowing the integrator to improve the sound quality of any display without the need to accommodate a large AV receiver or add an array of audio analog converters. Fully functional as a single source, single display set-up, the AMP can also be easily extended to multiple displays using the HDBaseT repeating port, allowing the connection of a further six displays, each with local amplification, full HD and source control capabilities. The AMP-001-010 has been designed as an accessory to Wyrestorm’s PP & POE HDBaseT matrix devices providing a self-contained full HD and audio distribution solution without the need to mix digital and analog technologies. With much content now being generated from the displays themselves, the product recognizes and deliveries this by enhancing the audio quality from embedded TV features such as Netflix by utilizing the audio return channel (ARC) function contained within the HDMI link.
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Audio Product of the Year: WyreStorm AMP-001-010 HDBaseT D Class Digital Audio...
Automation Device of the Year: SafePlug Model 1313 Load Controller The SafePlug Model...
Best Education or Support Program: URC Education and Dealer Support and Services...
Control Product of the Year: iRule Pro iRule is a flexible, expandable control...
Energy Efficiency Product of the Year: Alarm.com Geo-Services Alarm.com...
Home Technology App of the Year: iSmartAlarm iSmartAlarm allows every user complete...
Human Interface Product of the Year: OmniTouch 7 / 99A00-1 The latest capacitive...
Lighting Control Product of the Year: Crestron HTT-B2EX Crestron's HTT-B2EX-BATT is a...
Motorized Product of the Year: Lutron Sivoia QS Triathlon Shade Lutron Electronics...
Multi-Room Audio/Video Product of the Year: Autonomic Mirage Audio System, MAS-8 The...
Installation Product of the Year: Metra Home Theater Group Evolv HDMI Cables Metra's...
Media Management Product of the Year: Fire-FX FFXPLAY 3.0 Welcome to the world of...
Rack or Mount Product of the Year: Wall-Smart for Touch Panels Make your Wall-Smart!...
Residential Security Product of the Year: Kwikset Kevo Kwikset’s Kevo is the...
Speaker of the Year: Stealth Acoustics StingRay StingRay is a hermetically-sealed and...
Structured Wiring Product of the Year: Quest Technology Cat6 LocJack Keystone...
Video Display Product of the Year: Screen Innovations Slate Slate was invented to...
Video Product of the Year: TiVo Roamio Pro TiVo Roamio combines the functionality of...
Wireless Product of the Year: Wilson Electronics CI 2070 Cellular Signal Booster The...
Category: Custom Home of the Year between $50,000 - $150,000 Integrator: Advanced...
Category: Health and Wellness Project of the Year & Home of the Year up to $50,000...
Category: Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year above $50,000 Integrator: VIA...
Category: Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year up to $50,000 Integrator:...
Category: Integrated Security Project of the Year Integrator: Advanced Technologies...
Category: Luxury Home of the Year between $150,000- $300,000 Integrator: Petrone...
Category: Retrofit Project of the Year above $50,000 Integrator: Custom Home Theater...
Category: Retrofit Project of the Year up to $50,000 Integrator: Digital Interiors...
Category: Specialty Project of the Year Integrator: Logic Integration Project: Luxury...
Category: Ultimate Home of the Year above $300,000 Integrator: VIA International...

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