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Residential Systems Selects 2006 Resi Awards Finalists

Thirty-six products compete for industrial design excellence recognition.

New York, NY–Residential Systems magazine has selected the 36 finalists for its third-annual Resi Awards, which honor the most innovative industrial designs of products in the custom installation industry. A six-person esteemed panel of custom installers and industrial designers judged this year’s entries.

“This year’s Resi finalists are a beautiful collection of sophisticated home electronics product designs,” said Jeremy Glowacki, editor of Residential Systems. “These companies should take great pride in their investment in high-quality product designs. Not only do our judges appreciate their great attention to detail, but so do their dealers and consumers.”

Resi Awards judges have recognized three finalists in each of the contest’s 12 product categories. Each category winner and one Resi of the Year award will be announced at the 2006 Resi Awards reception, held during CEDIA EXPO in Denver, CO, September 13, 2006, in Room 608 of the Colorado Convention Center.

This year’s Resi Awards finalists are:

A/V Controller/Receiver: Anthem by Sonic Frontiers (Paradigm Group) — Statement D2; Denon Electronics — AVR-4306; Escient — FireBall DVDM-552 DVD and Music Manager.
Combined Product Family: Crestron — Adagio; Niles — IntelliControl ICS; Russound — CAA66.
Custom Installation Accessory: dnp Denmark — Supernova Flex Screen; OmniMount — Moda Wall Furniture; Planet Waves — Cable Station.
Flat-Panel Wall Mount: Chief Manufacturing — MAC-500; OmniMount — UCL-X Wishbone Series; OmniMount — World Mount Series 4-in-1.
Home Networking or IT-based Product: Exceptional Innovation — Life-ware; Kaleidescape — Kaleidescape Music; Superna — HD ControlBox.
Speakers: Polk Audio — LCi-RTS100; Sonance — Virtuoso V834D/V834DR; Stealth Acoustics — Model B1630 Flat-Panel Subwoofer.
Power Management Product: Middle Atlantic Products — PDLT Series; Panamax — EX Family; Tripp Lite — HT7300PC.
Source Component or Power Amplifier: Classe’ Audio — CDP-300 DVD Player; ReQuest — AudioReQuest S.Series S4.2500; Rotel of America — RMB-1077 Power Amplifier.
Touchscreen or Handheld Remote Control System: Colorado vNet — CA1-70 Color Touchscreen; Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI) — T2-C; Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI) — T4.
Video Display: Fujitsu General America — Plasmavision P55XTA51US HDTV; Optoma Technology — BigVision Built-in DLP; Sharp — LC-57D9OU HDTV AQUOS.
Video Projector: Optoma Technology — HD81; Runco — RS-1100 CineWide; SIM2 USA — C3X LITE.
Wall Keypad Controller: Colorado vNet — TP1-1D Touchpad; Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI) — RK3 Universal System Controller; SpeakerCraft — MODE 3.1.

For more information about Residential Systems or the Resi Awards, contact Jeremy Glowacki at 212.378.0426 or visit

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