PI wins inaugural award for their "Silver Standard" user interface at first ever annual Crestron awards ceremony

NEW YORK, NY - Sept. 14, 2005 - Performance Imaging, a worldwide leader in advanced control system design and installations, announced today that the PI "Silver Standard" Graphical User Interface (GUI) design has won Crestron's top award for User Interface Design at this years Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association's (CEDIA) EXPO 2005. Crestron honored PI at a ceremony inaugurating Crestron's first ever awards program at the convention center in Indianapolis last week.

During the awards presentation, Crestron founder and president, George Fedelstein presented the award to PI managing partner Michael Curtin. PI received the award for the development of the "Silver Standard", a series of Touch Panel "pages" carefully designed to ensure simple operation of complex systems in an intuitive and understandable format.

"We salute Crestron for recognizing that a simple Touch Panel design is the key element for a successful installation and a happy customer." said Mr. Curtin adding "After spending a huge amount of money on the electronic systems in their home or business, our clients better be able to understand how to use it. The touch panel is where the customer goes to turn on the music, adjust the temperature, watch a movie or dim a light, if they can't navigate through that in a simple intuitive way, we have failed our client. We have seen expensive, functionally working systems ripped out only because the customer couldn't figure out how to use them."

By removing the design of touch panel pages from the "System Programmer" and placing it in the hands of professional Graphic and User Interface Designers, customers experience the promise of "Systems Integration" or the art of combining complex technology onto a simple to use Touch panel. PI's stylish design approach blends elegant intuitive icons, concisely placed text and graphics and logically organized page flow.

PI has been an industry leader pioneering simple to use, intuitive, graphical interfaces which support their world class design and installation projects. Crestron's recognition of the Silver Standard supports PI's claim to having the premier user interface experience in the country.

About Performance Imaging
Founded in 1995, Performance Imaging LLC, is a one stop solution for advanced control and automation technology for commercial and residential installations. PI designed and installed systems enable users to centrally manage and control a variety of audio/video, lighting, temperature, security and communications technologies. By centralizing the management and control of these devices, PI customers experience simple intuitive operation of subsystems and are shielded from the complexity and negative architectural effects "wall acne" technology can promote. PI delivers these benefits by working with leading architects, interior designers, product manufacturers as well as the builder, developer, realtor community. PI has offices in NYC, Pawling, NY and Stamford CT. PI hopes to be opening their Miami office in November 2005.

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About Crestron Electronics Manufacturing

For 35 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate boardrooms, conference rooms, classrooms, auditoriums, and in quality homes.

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