It’s a celebration of all the best the custom integration industry has to offer this week at CEDIA Expo 2023. There’s the Best Awards, the Home of the Year Awards, the CEDIA Smart Home Awards, but now, URC has joined in on the celebration, announcing the winners of its own annual Unsurpassed Awards.
Launched in 2014, URC’s Unsurpassed Awards celebrate excellence and creativity in residential and commercial automation installations. Entries are accepted from domestic URC dealers and International distributors. Categories for consideration include: Best Residential, Best Commercial, Most Unique, and Best International.
According to URC, entries in the 2023 Unsurpassed Awards highlight both residential and commercial installations featuring creative system design, innovative product use cases, distinctive environments, and advanced implementations with a mix of prior winners and newcomers to the competition.
“The categories were so competitive, it challenged our ability to select winners,” states URC in a press release announcing the winners.
The Winners of the 9th Annual URC Unsurpassed Awards
The complete list of award-winning installations includes:
- Best Residential Installation – USA
- Most Unique Installation – USA
- Best Commercial Installation – USA
- Best International Installation
Some noteworthy callouts include Custom Integrated Solutions, a firm hailing from Youngstown, Ohio, and a first-time winner in the competition.
The team came through a truly amazing residential installation that includes a massive, 30-zone HDA (High-Definition Audio) system with 14 amplifiers and combined with an Autonomic MMS-Se 5 Music Streams streamer and numerous Paradigm speakers bringing concert-quality sound throughout the guest house, poolside, lakeside, and throughout the primary home.
Returning champion Elite Audio wowed judges for their massive commercial installation which featured 32 audio zones, 17 Autonomic AU-MMS-1E music streamers, a noise masking system and 15 Samsung TVs.
Another prior winner, Automation Sensation came in with one of the most unique installations in the competition. The design-forward entry uses URC’s HDA (High-Definition Audio) for incredible audio distribution and extensive Lutron lights and shades to set a “dramatic stage for epic entertainment.”
Lastly, in the international category, Potter Home Digital took home an award for its Total Control conversion over in the United Kingdom, having originally started the project to fix a simple security issue on the original control system.
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