2004 Distributed Audio Awards Contestants Announced

Third Annual Program Recognizing Multiroom Audio Technology to Honor Industry`s Finest

Framingham, MA - October 11, 2004 - Electronic House Expo has announced the fifty -five contestants for the 2004 Distributed Audio Awards, sponsored by CEA. The third annual program will honor products displaying exceptional innovation, functionality, and value. Winners will be announced in a ceremony held in conjunction with EHX on November 16, in Long Beach, California.

Following is a list of the fifty -five products, listed by category. Additional information on these products can be found at http://www.virtualehx.com.

Middle Atlantic Products, ASR Adjustable Shelving Rack Panamax, MAX In -Wall Family Russound, RNET Sencore Electronics, SP295C SoundPro Audio Analyzer

*All -Inclusive Distributed Audio System* Gibson Audio, Wurlitzer Digital Jukebox Leviton, Entertainment & Applications Platform M&S Systems, Xtreme Digital Music System XDM4600 NetStreams, DigiLinX NuVo Technologies, Concerto OWI Inc, DAVES Sonance, DAB1 Sony Electronics Inc, CAV -M1000ES Custom Integrated A/V System Speakercraft, MZC -66 Xantech, MRC88

*Amplifiers, Controllers, Receivers, Servers & Source Components* AMX Corporation, MAX Audio Design Associates, Inc. (ada), HTR -2400 Home & Theater A/V Receiver Bose Corporation, Bose(R) Lifestyle(R) SA -3 Amplifier Bose Corporation, Bose(R) Lifestyle(R) BUILT -INvisible AV -48 Media Center with uMusic (TM) audio playback system Bose Corporation, Bose(R) Lifestyle(R) BUILT -INvisible(R) AV -18 Media Center Crestron Electronics, Inc., C2N -TXM XM Satellite Radio Tuner Denon Electronics, LLC, AVR -5805 ELAN Home Systems, D1650 Digital Power Amplifier Escient, FireBall E2 -300 Knoll Systems, Knoll GS12 12 Channel Amplifier Matrix Audio Designs, Series 4, 6 & 8 Multi -Room Controllers Meda Systems, Inc., Bravo(tm) Digital Media Server Parasound Products, Inc., Ztuner ReQuest Multimedia, AudioReQuest Russound, CAM6.6T Multi -Room Receiver Russound, SMS3 Smart Media Server Russound, ST2 -XM

*Connectivity & Wireless Products*
AMX Corporation, NXA -WAP200G
On -Q Home, Home Entertainment Connection Center Philips Consumer Electronics, Philips SL300i Philips Consumer Electronics, Philips SL400i

*Speakers & Subwoofers*
Bose Corporation, Bose(R) ADAPTiQ(R) In -wall speaker Bose Corporation, Bose(r) 151(r) SE environmental speaker system Boston Acoustics, DSi460T2 Boston Acoustics, DSi495 Boston Acoustics, P400 Boston Acoustics, VRiSub85 coNEXTion Systems, z600c ceiling speaker Klipsch Audio Technologies, Reference Series RVX -42 Niles Audio Corporation, RS8Si Weatherproof Rock Loudspeaker Polk Audio, LC265i with ENC265 Polk Audio, RM6900 SpeakerCraft AIM LCR THIEL Audio, ViewPoint TRUAudio, DV -6 Dual Voice Coil, InCeiling loudspeaker

*User Interfaces & Keypads*
Bose Corporation, Bose(R) Personal(R) music center II Crestron Electronics, Inc., Isys i/O TPMC -10 GE Security, Residential Solutions, GE Touchscreen Niles Audio Corporation, IntelliPad Ci TS -1 Wall Mounted Touch Screen Keypad Remote Technologies Inc (RTI), T1 Universal System Controller Remote Technologies Inc (RTI), T2+ Universal System Controller

Electronic House Expo is the trade show and conference of the $16 billion electronic home industry. Held twice annually and sponsored by CEA's TechHome Division and CEDIA, 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 electronic 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 electronic home professionals under one roof. Visit www.ehx2004.com for complete event information.

About EH Events & Education
EH Events & Education develops and produces world -class trade shows, conferences and events for the electronic home industry. The EH Events & Education flagship event, Electronic House Expo (EHX), is the trade event of the electronic 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 electronic home industry with essential educational forums that promote awareness and commerce for this $16 billion market.

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 1,700 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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