CEDIA Announces Manufacturers' Excellence Award Winners Best New Product, Best New Technology, & Product Hall of Fame

The ten Best New Product winners were selected onsite at EXPO from a list of 30 finalists. The Best New Technology winner was also selected from a list of three finalists. All finalists' information can be found at www.cedia.org/awards.

DENVER (September 7, 2008) - The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) announced the winners of its Manufacturers' Excellence Awards during its CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles® Awards banquet on Saturday, September 6, 2008. Awards were handed out for Best New Product, Best New Technology, and the first inductees into the new CEDIA Product Hall of Fame. These awards recognize outstanding strides in product development and technology that enhances CEDIA residential electronic systems contractor businesses and simplifies the life of the end user.


The ten Best New Product winners were selected onsite at EXPO from a list of 30 finalists. The Best New Technology winner was also selected from a list of three finalists. All finalists' information can be found at www.cedia.org/awards. CEDIA will also highlight the winners in upcoming marketing materials and in a posted video on the CEDIA website of live coverage from CEDIA EXPO.

The Product Hall of Fame inductees will also be highlighted on the CEDIA awards page and the inducted products will be part of the first Product Showcase at CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta, GA. The Product Hall of Fame was developed to show the origins of the residential electronics industry and track the progression of product development and technology. The Product Hall of Fame Showcase will be introduced next year at CEDIA EXPO and all inducted products will be on display every year at EXPO.
Following is a list of the 2008 CEDIA Manufacturers' Excellence Award winners:

Best New Products
Sherbourn Technologies, Inc.
Product Name: IWA -1 (In Wall Amp -1)
www.sherbourn.com

Savant Systems, LLC
Product Name: ROSIE Remotes & OSD (On -screen Display)
www.savantav.com

SpeakerCraft
Product Name: MODE iPhone Interface
www.speakercraft.com

Milestone AV Technologies (Chief)
Product Name: PIWRF™ No -Profile In -Wall Swing Arm
www.chiefmfg.com

NuVo Technologies
Product Name: Essentia E6G
www.nuvotechnologies.com

Trippe Manufacturing Company
Product Name: AV550SC Audio/Video Backup Power Block
www.tripplite.com

Denon Electronics, (USA), LLC
Product Name: AVP -A1HDCI Ultra -Reference 12 Channel A/V Home Theater/Multimedia Preamplifier
www.usa.denon.com

Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Product Name: Crestron iServer™
www.crestron.com

Sonance ~FM~
Product Name: Sonance Visual Performance Series
www.sonance.com

Universal Remote Control, Inc.
Product Name: MX -6000 Touch Screen
www.universalremote.com

Best New Technology
Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Product Name: Adagio Digital Media System (ADMS)
www.crestron.com

Product Hall of Fame
Audio Design Associates, Inc. ~FM~
Product Name: System 56
www.ada.net

AudioControl
Product Name: SA -3050 Real Time Analyzer
www.audiocontrol.com

Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Product Name: Crestron SmarTouch TM (STS)
www.crestron.com

JBL Synthesis
Product Name: JBL Synthesis® One Multichannel Audio System
www.jblsynthesis.com

Jensen Transformers, Inc.
Product Name: ISO -MAX® CI -2RR Stereo Audio Isolator
www.jensen -transformers.com

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Product Name: HomeWorks Lighting Control System
www.lutron.com/resi

Runco International
Product Name: ARC -IV Aspect Ratio Controller
www.runco.com

Sonance ~FM~
Product Name: Sonance 1 In -Wall Speaker
www.sonance.com

About CEDIA
CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA Members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. CEDIA Members include residential electronic systems contractors who have emerged as the "fourth contractor" in the building and remodeling industries alongside electrical, plumbing, and HVAC professionals. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association's Web site at www.cedia.org.

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