2003 Distributed Audio Award Winners Announced

Innovations in Multiroom Audio Recognized at EHX

Long Beach, CA - November 12, 2003 - The 2003 Distributed Audio Awards winners were announced at EHX Fall 2003. Thirty -seven contestants in this program competed in thirteen individual categories to win the top honors. Winners were announced during a networking reception last night at the Renaissance Hotel.

This years winners are listed by category below:

All Inclusive Distributed Audio System
NuVo Technologies - Simplese Dual Source, Four Zone Audio Distribution System

Connectivity Product
Knoll Systems - VC226PM

Digital Audio Storage and Music Management System
Escient - FireBall E -120 Digital Music Manager

Distribution Amplifier
AudioControl - The Architect Model 950

In -Ceiling Speakers
THIEL Audio - THIEL HigherPlane Loudspeaker

Installation Aids and Accessories
ELAN Home Systems - VIA!TOOLS 4.1

In -Wall Speakers ($1,000 or more per pair)
SpeakerCraft - Starlet 9

In -Wall Speakers (Less than $1,000 per pair)
OnQ Technologies - Gold Line and Blue Line Series In -Wall Speakers

In -Wall/Ceiling Subwoofer
Phase Technology - SUB 200 System

Multiroom Audio Controls/User Interface
Crestron Electronics, Inc. - Isys TPS -2000L

Multiroom Controller/Processor
ELAN Home Systems - System12 A/V Controller

On -Wall Speakers
State of the Art Music - NLIGHTN

Wireless/No -New -Wires Transmission Media/Technology
Barix - Extreamer, Instreamer

Best Overall Distributed Audio Product
Barix - Extreamer, Instreamer

The second -year program, which is sponsored by CEA, has been established to recognize the best innovations and technologies in multiroom audio. Finalists in the program demonstrated their products to the panel of judges on Monday, November 10th. Winners were chosen based on these product demonstrations.

Registration for the Electronic House Expo, which runs through tomorrow, Thursday, November 13, is still available online at www.ehexpo.com, or on -site at the Long Beach Convention Center. Exhibit hall passes are $75 and qualified media badges are also available.

Electronic House Expo, a Tradeshow Week Fastest 50 Event, 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, 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.

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