2003 Distributed Audio Award Contestants Announced

Second Annual Program Will Recognize Innovative Home Audio Products

Wayland, MA - October 1, 2003 - EH Events & Education announced today the products that are in contention for the 2003 Distributed Audio Awards. The Awards program, sponsored by CEA, will recognize the finest achievements in today's new distributed audio products. The program will culminate with the award ceremony, which takes place on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at Electronic House Expo in Long Beach, California.


Following is the list of companies and products in competition for the awards:

All -Inclusive Distributed Audio System
Crestron Electronics, Inc; Crestron Audio Six Pack
GE Interlogix; Smart ConnectionCenter Audio Series
NetStreams, L.L.C.; Musica
Niles Audio Corporation; ZR -8630AV MultiZone Receiver
NuVo Technologies; Simplese Dual Source, Four Zone Audio Distribution System
Opus Technologies, distributed by Marantz America; OPUS Technologies Distributed Audio System
Oxmoor Corporation, LLC; ZON Digital Whole House Audio System
Sonance; Architectural Audio By Sonance Amplified Volume Control (AVC)
Xantech Corporation; MRC88

Connectivity Products
Knoll Systems; VC226PM

Digital Audio Storage and Music Management Systems
Escient; FireBall E -120 Digital Music Manager
Sonace; Trio Triple Tuner

Distribution Amplifiers
AudioControl; The Architect Model 950
Crestron Electronics, Inc.; CNAMPX -16x60

In -Ceiling Speakers
M&S Systems; WaveGuide Ceiling Speakers
OnQ Technologies; OnQ Technologies Gold and Blue Line Series In -Ceiling Speakers
Russound; Advantage Twist & Tilt Loudspeakers
SpeakerCraft; AIM8 Five
THIEL Audio; THIEL HigherPlane Loudspeaker

In -Wall Speakers; $1,000 per pair and more
SpeakerCraft; Starlet 9

In -Wall Speakers; Less Than $1,000 per pair
M&S Systems; WaveGuide Speakers
OnQ Technologies; OnQ Technologies Gold Line and Blue Line Series In -Wall Speakers

In -Wall/In -Ceiling Subwoofers
Broan -Nutone; SS4110PB; 150 Watt in -wall powered subwoofer
Phase Technology; SUB 200 System

Installation Aids and Accessories
AMX Corporation Design; XPress v1.4
Crestron Electronics, Inc.; Crestron Digital Audio Tools
ELAN Home Systems; VIA!TOOLS 4.1
Panamax Corporation; MAX 5510 ACRegenerator

Multiroom Audio Controls/User Interfaces
AMX Corporation; Modero Touch Panel Family
Crestron Electronics, Inc.; Isys TPS -2000L
IntelliNet Controls; RS3000
Niles Audio Corporation; IntelliPad Ci TS -1 Touch Screen
Russound; CAV6.6/UNO -S2 System

Multiroom Controllers/Processors
Crestron Electronics; C2N -DAP8RC
ELAN Home Systems; System12 A/V Controller

On -Wall Speakers; $500 per pair and more
State of the Art Music; NLIGHTN

Wireless/No -New -Wires Transmission Media/Technology
Barix AG; Exstreamer/Instreamer

Additional information on these products can be obtained at www.virtualehx.com. Winners of the awards will be announced and recognized in a ceremony to take place during the Electronic House Expo this November in Long Beach, California. More information can be obtained at www.ehexpo.com, or by contacting Nancy Franco at nfranco@ehpub.com or 508.358.3400 x234.

Electronic House Expo is the trade show and conference of the $15 billion connected home industry. Held twice annually and sponsored by CEA's TechHome Division, CEDIA and CABA, the EHX trade show floor and conference program provide an invaluable forum for information exchange, education and new product demonstrations from leading manufacturers and service providers across the entire connected home spectrum of home networking, automation, entertainment, and security. EHX, produced by EH Events & Education and sponsored by CEA, is the only event to unite such a broad, quality audience of connected home professionals under one roof. Visit www.ehexpo.com for complete event information.

About EH Events & Education
EH Events & Education develops and produces world -class trade shows, conferences and events for the connected home industry. The EH Events & Education flagship event, Electronic House Expo (EHX), is the trade event of the connected home industry, joining thousands of industry professionals together with leading manufacturers and service providers. An integral business unit of EH, EH Events & Education provides the connected home industry with essential educational forums that promote awareness and commerce for this $15 billion market

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) represents more than 1,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA's members account for more than $80 billion in annual sales. CEA's resources are available online at www.CE.org, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.
CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Defining Technology's Future. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.

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