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CEA Names 2007 Mark of Excellence Award Winners

Awards recognize more than 20 industry leaders in custom electronics.

Orlando, FL–The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced the winners of the 2007 Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by CEA’s TechHome Division, March 9, in Orlando, Florida.

According to CEA’s Annual State of the Builder Survey, as buyer demand goes up, builders rely heavily on custom technology installers. The study also found the majority of builders believe the home technology market has a positive impact on builder revenue and remains important to the successful marketing of new homes. CEA’s Mark of Excellence Awards honor these industry leaders in custom electronics products, services and installations, who are instrumental in changing the shape of the connected home. Industry trend setters were honored in three categories – Supplier, System Integrators and Training and Support Programs.

The following are winners for the 2007 Mark of Excellence Awards:

Best Audio Components
NuVo Technologies, Inc.
NV-M3 Music Server

Best Distributed Audio/Video
Adagio Entertainment System

Best Human Interface
Exceptional Innovation
Lifeware 1.0.2

Best Installation Products
Hi-Wirez Active HDMI Digital Interconnects
Hi-Wirez 3000-HDMI-10M

Best Integrated Systems
Superna Digital Home

Best IP-based Products
Isys i/O WiFi

Best Lighting Controls
Monster Cable Products, Inc.
Home Theater and Lighting Controller 300 and IlluminEssence Lighting Products

Best Media Servers
HDCodex DML-1600

Kaleidescape Inc.
The Kaleidescape 1U Server/ Entry Level System

Best Speakers

Best Structured Wiring Distribution Devices
Impact Acoustics
RapidRun Digital

Best Video Components
Kaleidescape Inc.
The Kaleidescape Movie Player 2

Best Video Displays
Optoma Technology Inc.
HD81 Projector and Video Processor

Best Wireless Products
Isys i/O WiFi

Systems Integrators Finalists:

Best Home Theater/Media Room
Home Systems
Home Basement Renovation and Theater Project

Best Lighting Control Project
Sound Solutions, a division of Solution Enterprises, Inc
Altamira Project

Innovation Award
Steve Smith’s Lou Gehrig’s Project

Production Home of the Year
Link Your House
Carter Grove Plantation Project

Home of the Year
Sawyers Control Systems
Payne Residence Project

Luxury Home of the Year
Electronics Design Group
Shore to Please Project

Ultimate Home of the Year
Sound Solutions, a division of Solution Enterprises, Inc.
Altamira Project

Systems Integrator of the Year:
Ambiance Systems

Best Training and Support Finalists:
ELAN Home Systems
ELAN Dealer Support Programs