ICIA Announces Best Installation Products Awards at InfoComm 04

Systems Contractor News' Polled Readers to Determine 11 Winners

ATLANTA, June 9, 2004 - Systems Contractor News magazine and the International Communications Industries Association, Inc.® (ICIA®) are pleased to announce the winners of the Best Installation Products as chosen in a readers' poll. The awards were presented at ICIA's AV Communications Excellence Awards Banquet, June 8 at InfoComm. The Awards Banquet, a sold -out, high -profile event at InfoComm 04, is a forum for AV professionals to celebrate the successes of leaders and pioneers in the industry. Held following the Manufacturers Industry Forum and Opening Welcome Reception, the banquet recognized outstanding individuals and products in audiovisual industry.

Awards for install -specific products were given in 11 categories.

Systems Contractor News Installed Product Awards 2004 - - Award -Winners

• Best Loudspeaker Product:
EAW (Eastern Acoustic Works) DSA Series

• Best Audio/Mixing Product:
Polycom(R)SoundStation VTX 1000

• Best Portable Audio Product:
Listen Technologies LR -600 Wireless Speaker/Receiver

• Best DSP Product:
Biamp Systems AudiaFlex

• Best Video Projection Product

• Best Projection screen:
Da -Lite Screen Company Integrated Screen Control

• Best Video Emissive Display:
Sharp Electronics LC -M3700 LCD Monitor

• Best Control Product:
AMX Modero ViewPoint 8400

• Best Software Product:
Crestron Electronics RoomView 4.0

• Best Video Signal Processing or Distribution Product - Tie:
Analog Way Octo - FX, OFX802
Extron Electronics Systems 5 IP

• Best Rack/Mount Product:
Premier Mounts

About Systems Contractor News

Systems Contractor News is an online magazine dedicated to advancing the business of sound, video & electronic systems. Systems Contractor News and its sister magazine, Rental & Staging Systems magazine, and parent company CMP Information are the official publishers of the InfoComm Show Daily, the onsite magazine of ICIA's InfoComm conference and trade exposition, and Live From InfoComm (www.livefrominfocomm.com).

About ICIA

The International Communications Industries Association, Inc. (ICIA) is the premier trade association for the professional audiovisual communications industry. ICIA is the founder of InfoComm, the conference and trade exposition for audiovisual communications professionals who come to learn about the latest technologies and available services as well as new and alternative applications. ICIA also co -founded with CEDIA® and NSCA® the Integrated Systems Events in Europe, China and Singapore. ICIA serves its worldwide membership as the pre -eminent provider of education, training and certification.

As a key industry event, InfoComm is the educational and interactive marketplace for manufacturers, distributors, dealers, systems integrators, rental -and -staging companies, independent representatives, independent design consultants, architects, facilities managers, engineers, presentations designers and end users, including AV and IT professionals, sales and marketing staff, meeting planners and purchasers. InfoComm attracts a broad spectrum of market sectors, including business, government, military, education, religion, health care, entertainment and conventions. More information is available at www.infocomm.org.

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