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Resi Awards Finalists Announced

39 products compete for 13 Residential Systems magazine industrial design prizes.

New York, NY–Residential Systems magazine has selected the 39 finalists for its second-annual Resi Awards, which honor the most innovative product designs in the custom installation industry. An esteemed panel of custom installers and industrial designers judged this years entries on their aesthetic appeal, ergonomic design, and installability.

This years Resi finalists once again demonstrate the importance of sophisticated designs for todays home electronics, said Jeremy Glowacki, editor of Residential Systems. All of this years finalists combine innovative engineering with elegant design, offering custom installers with products that surpass the aesthetic and performance needs of their demanding clients.

The judges have recognized three Resi Awards finalists in each of the contests 13 product categories. Thirteen category winners will be announced at the 2005 Resi Awards reception, held at 5 p.m. during CEDIA EXPO in Indianapolis, IN, September 8, 2005, in Room 146 of the Indiana Convention Center.

This years Resi Awards finalists are:

A/V Controller/Receiver: Denons AVR-5805, ELANs S12, and Nexus Audio Systems Model C-6

Combined Product Family: Acoustic Innovations Showcase Personal Theaters, D-BOX Technologies Quest Integrated Motion Simulator, and Netstreams DigiLinX System

Custom Install Accessory: Chief Manufacturings iC-SP-UC1 Under Cabinet Swing Down Mount, Chief Manufacturings Reaction Series PDR Dual Arm Wall Mount, and Fluke Networks CableIQ

Home Networking Product: iPorts In-Wall Docking Station, Kaleidescapes Kaleidescape System 3000/3500, and Sonos Digital Music System

In-Wall, On-Wall or Outdoor Speaker: KEF Americas Ci380QT Motorized In-Ceiling LCR Speaker, Sonances Mariner 82 Outdoor Speaker, and SpeakerCrafts AIM LCR Three

Power Management Product: Monster Powers HTS 2000 MKII, Panamaxs M1500-UPS, and Richard Grays Power Companys PowerHouse

Remote Control – Handheld: Logitechs Harmony 880, Universal Electronics Nevo SL, and Univeral Remote Controls MX-950 with MRF-300 Base Station

Source Component or Power Amp: Denons DVD-5910 Universal DVD Player, ELANs D1650 16-Channel Amplifier, and Monster Powers MPA 5150 Five-Channel Power Amplifier

Touchscreen Control System: Crestrons Isys i/O TPMC-17-CH, Media Access Solutions eSommelier, and Russounds UNO-TS2

Tower or Bookshelf Speaker: Artisons Sketch Tower, M-Designs Eleganza StreamLine Towers, and NHTs NHT Xd System

Video Display: InFocus ScreenPlay 61md10, Samsungs TX-RS3079WH, and SIM2 Multimedias HTL40 LINK

Video Projector: Marantzs VP-12S4, Optomas H79, and Runcos CineWide with AutoScope

Wall Keypad Controller: Colorado vNets Wall-Mounted Keypad, Crestrons iLux CLS-C6 Six-Zone Integrated Lighting Controller, and Remote Technology Inc.s K4 In-Wall Universal Controller

Residential Systems is the custom installers most highly regarded publication. A CMP Entertainment Media
magazine, it was the first trade title to provide the burgeoning custom installation marketplace with vital business and new product information with industry-leading editorial and production standards.
For more information about Residential Systems or the Resi Awards, contact Jeremy Glowacki at
212.328.0426 or visit
For advertising information, contact publisher Phil Holtberg at 212.378.0413.

CMP Entertainment Media produces magazines, books, web sites, trade shows and events for musicians and
the professional audio, video, and installation industries, including Pro Sound News, Guitar Player, Surround Professional, Bass Player, Medialine, Systems Contractor News, Keyboard, EQ, Residential Systems, Rental & Staging Systems, Videography, Government Video, Television Broadcast, Digital Cinematography, Sports
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Government Video Technology Expo and Surround 2005.