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CEDIA Announces Manufacturers’ Excellence Award Winners

Awards were handed out for Best New Product, Best New Technology, and the first inductees into the new CEDIA Product Hall of Fame during CEDIA EXPO.

Denver, CO–The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) announced the winners of its Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards during its CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards banquet on Saturday, September 6, 2008. Awards were handed out for Best New Product, Best New Technology, and the first inductees into the new CEDIA Product Hall of Fame. These awards recognize outstanding strides in product development and technology that enhances CEDIA residential electronic systems contractor businesses and simplifies the life of the end user.

The ten Best New Product winners were selected onsite at EXPO from a list of 30 finalists. The Best New Technology winner was also selected from a list of three finalists. All finalists’ information can be found at CEDIA will also highlight the winners in upcoming marketing materials and in a posted video on the CEDIA website of live coverage from CEDIA EXPO.

The Product Hall of Fame inductees will also be highlighted on the CEDIA awards page and the inducted products will be part of the first Product Showcase at CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta, GA. The Product Hall of Fame was developed to show the origins of the residential electronics industry and track the progression of product development and technology. The Product Hall of Fame Showcase will be introduced next year at CEDIA EXPO and all inducted products will be on display every year at EXPO.

Following is a list of the 2008 CEDIA Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards winners:

Best New Products
Sherbourn Technologies, Inc.
Product Name: IWA-1 (In Wall Amp-1)

Savant Systems, LLC
Product Name: ROSIE Remotes & OSD (On-screen Display)

Product Name: MODE iPhone Interface

Milestone AV Technologies (Chief)
Product Name: PIWRF No-Profile In-Wall Swing Arm

NuVo Technologies
Product Name: Essentia E6G

Trippe Manufacturing Company
Product Name: AV550SC Audio/Video Backup Power Block

Denon Electronics, (USA), LLC
Product Name: AVP-A1HDCI Ultra-Reference 12 Channel A/V Home Theater/Multimedia Preamplifier

Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Product Name: Crestron iServer

Sonance ~FM~
Product Name: Sonance Visual Performance Series

Universal Remote Control, Inc.
Product Name: MX-6000 Touch Screen

Best New Technology
Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Product Name: Adagio Digital Media System (ADMS)

Product Hall of Fame
Audio Design Associates, Inc. ~FM~
Product Name: System 56

Product Name: SA-3050 Real Time Analyzer

Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Product Name: Crestron SmarTouch TM (STS)

JBL Synthesis
Product Name: JBL Synthesis One Multichannel Audio System

Jensen Transformers, Inc.
Product Name: ISO-MAX CI-2RR Stereo Audio Isolator

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Product Name: HomeWorks Lighting Control System

Runco International
Product Name: ARC-IV Aspect Ratio Controller

Sonance ~FM~
Product Name: Sonance 1 In-Wall Speaker