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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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Category: Health and Wellness Project of the Year & Home of the Year up to $50,000 Integrator: SmartHouse Integration Project: The Pearl The Pearl is an excellent example of a home system design with functionality for today's lifestyle and building in the necessary infrastructure for an aging home owner. Our client set out to build her last home. We worked very closely with the builder / designer to hide the technology but make it very accessible. The home’s integration and operation is managed through 2 ELAN g! 10” touch screens as well as 2 iPads and 2 iPhones. The home is designed with a master suite in the most private area of the home but it is also has 2 guest rooms that will be reconfigured at the appropriate time to accommodate a live in nurse and, if needed, have the home owner move to the second guest room for close proximity to her care giver. We created a secondary electronic infrastructure that will be used to reconfigure the control of the home from these new living arrangements. We have considered easy communications with her care giver, panic buttons strategically located for easy access, cameras in critical areas so care giver can observe, temperature control for each room, TV and audio with master control capabilities. Full security, fire, CO and water leak detection throughout.
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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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