CEA Announces 2004 Mark of Excellence Awards Finalists

CEA`s Mark of Excellence Awards Spotlight the Finest in Installed Technology; Winners to be Announced at EHX Spring 2004

Arlington, Va., February 16, 2004 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced today the finalists for the 2004 Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by CEA's TechHome Division. Winners will be recognized during an awards banquet on Wednesday, March 10, during the Electronic House Expo (EHX) Spring 2004. EHX Spring 2004 runs March 11 -13 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.


CEA's Mark of Excellence Awards recognize the finest achievements in home automation, home networking and installed technology. Each year installing dealers and manufacturers compete for the coveted awards that are judged by experts within the industry. The following are finalists for the Mark of Excellence Awards:

Category
Product Name Company

Supplier Finalists

Whole House Audio
PlugLink(tm) Wireless Access Point Asoka USA
Systemline by Atlantic Atlantic Technology
Exstreamer and Instreamer Barix
C2N -DVP4DI Crestron Electronics Inc.
Simon & Alarm.com GE Security
Smart Connection Center &
NetworX NX -8E GE Security
Audacious Sound, 14/4 Sound &
Category 5e Under One Jacket Genesis Cable Systems
Cat5 Camera Module Greyfox Systems
Compact Structured Media(tm) Enclosure Leviton Mfg. Co. Inc.
ZR -8630AV MultiZone Receiver Niles Audio Corp.
OnQ Home Lighting System OnQ Technologies
HomeSTAR Professional Series Page -A -Lock Online LLC
Russound CAV6.6 with UNO -S2
Multi -Source A/V System Russound
Remote Life t -ORB
Sylvania Wireless Lighting Control Unical

Components
Modero ViewPoint Touch Panel AMX Corp.
MAX MultiMedia Server AMX Corp.
G4 Computer and Web Control AMX Corp.
Design XPress -Home Theater AMX Corp.
BVD -20/BVR -20 - Balanced Video
Distribution System Audio Control
PE8700 Home Theater Projector BenQ America Corp.
Companion Amego CorAccess Systems
e -Control2 Crestron Electronics Inc.
D -Tools, System Integrator v3.5 D -Tools Inc.
ELAN University ELAN Home Systems
FireBall E -120 Digital Music Manager Escient
FireBall DVDM -100 DVD and Music Manager Escient
Digital Cinema Source Faroudja
55 -Inch Plasmavision Slimscreen Fujitsu General America
Gateway Connected DVD Player Gateway Inc.
InFocus ScreenPlay 5700 InFocus Corp.
RS3000 IntelliNet Controls
Harmony Remote SST -659 Family Remote Intrigue Technologies Inc.
861 V4 Reference Surround Controller Meridian Audio Ltd.
T163 A/V Tuner Preamplifier NAD Electronics
108 Mbps Wireless Firewall Router NETGEAR
IntelliPad Ci TS -1 Touch Screen Niles Audio Corp.
OnQ Speaker Bracket OnQ Technologies
OnQ Broadband Hybrid Network Package OnQ Technologies
ShowCenter Pinnacle Systems
PRISMIQ MediaPlayer PRISMIQ
Video Xtreme VX -4c Runco International
UNO -IR2 Infrared Keypad Russound
BoosterLinc Smarthome Inc.
AIM Speakercraft
NLightN Flat Panel Speakers State of the Art Music Inc.
5 x 16 Multiswitch T2
THIEL HigherPlane THIEL Audio
Designer Toolbox Vantage Controls
Flagship A/V Receiver Yamaha Electronics Corp.

Dealer Finalists

Home Installation
Castille Automated Home Theater Audio/Video Entertainment
Reno IP Home Control Project cyberManor
White Digital Interiors Inc.
Barber eLifespaces
Southeast Florida ETC Inc.
Johnson Residence Grand Home Automation Inc.
RoseLink(tm) Technology Package
at Roseland Riverside West InfiniSys
The Beverly Residence Media Systems
Owner's Suite - Pro Sports Stadium Media Systems
Mid -Level Network and Audio Out -of -Sight Service
HomeNet SupportSoft
Houston Sound Solutions
Tech Home of TechValley Tangora Technologies Inc.

Dealer of the Year
Custom Electronics Inc.
ETC Inc.
Mesa Home Systems
S&S Electronic Co. Inc.
Sound Solutions

Mark of Excellence Awards Banquet tickets are $99 for CEA members or $109 for non -members. Larger parties can reserve a table of 10 attendees for the cost of nine. To make reservations, please visit www.CE.org/moe. For further information, please contact Anne Legarreta at CEA at (703) 907 -7658 or e -mail: annel@ce.org.

About EHX
Electronic House Expo (EHX) Spring 2004, produced by EH Events & Education and
sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association's TechHome Division, is the fastest growing trade event serving the $15 billion connected home industry. More than 4,000 professionals come to see more than 125 exhibitors displaying the latest in home networking, home automation, structured wiring, distributed audio, home theater and video, HVAC, lighting control, security and energy management. The EHX conference program consists of several boot camps and more than 50 seminars to educate attendees on the basics of the industry, along with the latest trends and technologies to stay in tuned with the connected home.

About CEA
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 1,500 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 $90 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 Tomorrow's Technology. 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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