CEA ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 2009 MARK OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Platinum and Gold Awards Highlight Most Innovative Products in Home Technology

Arlington, Va., February 6, 2009 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the finalists for the 2009 Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by CEA's TechHome Division. Winners will be announced at an awards dinner on Friday, March 13, 2009, during the tenth annual Electronic House Expo (EHX) Spring 2009, which returns to the Orange County Convention center in Orlando, Florida, March 11 -14.


CEA's Mark of Excellence Awards honor outstanding innovation and achievement in custom home electronics products, services and installation technologies. Award entries are reviewed by a panel of industry experts and submitted in Supplier and Systems Integrators categories. New this year, each category will include both a Platinum and Gold award in recognition of outstanding achievement in the industry.

The Mark of Excellence Awards Dinner will be held at The Rosen Centre Hotel, on Friday, March 13 from 6 -10 p.m. To make a reservation, or for more information on the Mark of Excellence Awards program, please visit www.CE.org/MOE or e -mail MarkOfExcellence@CE.org.

The following are finalists for the 2009 Mark of Excellence Awards:

Supplier Finalists


Best Control System
AMX
Signature Series NetLinx Integrated Controller (NI -3101 -SIG)
www.amx.com

Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Adagio Media System with Advanced Image Processing
www.crestron.com

Exceptional Innovation
Life|ware v2.0.4 Home Control Software
www.life -ware.com

Savant
ROSIE System 12
www.savantav.com

Universal Electronics Inc
NevoS70 Controller
www.uei.com

ZigBee Alliance
ZigBee Home Automation profile
www.zigbee.org

Best Distributed Audio/Video Product

AudioControl
Architect Model 1160
www.audiocontrol.com

Russound
E -Series Multiroom System
www.russound.com

Savant
ROSIE System 12
www.savantav.com

ZeeVee
ZvPro250
www.zeevee.com

Best Freestanding Speaker

JBL, Inc.
JBL Control NOW Loudspeaker
www.jbl.com

PSB Speakers
PSB Imagine T Loudspeaker
www.psbspeakers.com

Best Green Product, Service, or Corporate Policy

AMX
ViewStat Color Communicating Thermostat
www.amx.com

APC
APC Back -UPS ES 750
www.apc.com

Control4
Control4® 4 Zone Amplifier
www.control4.com

Digitcom technology (S -BUS)
Smart Bus Control
www.smarthomeuae.com

D -Link Systems, Inc.
D -Link Green™ Initiative Corporate Policy
www.dlink.com

HAI (Home Automation, Inc.)
Omnistat2 Thermostat
http://www.homeauto.com/

NuVo Technologies, LLC
NuVo Technologies Corporate Environmental Policy
www.nuvotechnologies.com

SimpleTech, a Fabrik Company
SimpleTech [re]drive
www.simpletech.com

Best Human Interface Product

AMX
10" Modero Wall/Flush Mount Touch Panel with Intercom (NXD 1000Vi)
www.amx.com

Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Isys TPS -6X wireless touchpanel
www.crestron.com

ELAN Home Systems
VIA!Valet10.0 -EM 10" Tabletop/Under -Cabinet Touch Panel/Video Monitor
www.elanhomesystems.com

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Vierti dimmer
www.lutron.com

NetStreams, L.L.C.
TouchLinX IP -Based Amplified Touchpad
www.netstreams.com

Niles Audio Corporation
iRemote TS
www.nilesaudio.com

Remote Technologies, Inc.
RK1 In -Wall Controller Series (RK1 -2, RK1 -4, RK1 -8)
www.rticorp.com

Universal Remote Control, Inc.
URC Complete Control MX -6000 Two -Way Touch Screen
www.universalremote.com

Best Installation Product

AMX
AMX
www.amx.com

Chief Manufacturing
In -Wall Swing Arm Mount
www.chiefmfg.com

Chief Manufacturing
FUSION Micro -Adjustable Tilt Wall Mount
www.chiefmfg.com

Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Crestron Satellite Radio Antenna
www.crestron.com

SE2 Labs
SE2 Labs Remote Diagnostics
www.se2labs.com

Best Lighting Control Product

Crestron Electronics, Inc.
infiNET wireless iLux
www.crestron.com

Universal Remote Control, Inc.
Universal Remote Control Lighting by Lutron
www.universalremote.com

Best Media Server

Colorado vNet
Vibe Video Server/Player
www.coloradovnet.com

Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Crestron iServer
www.crestron.com

Fusion Research
Genesis BD
www.fusionrd.com

Kaleidescape, Inc.
Kaleidescape 1080p Mini Player
www.kaleidescape.com

ZeeVee
ZvBox
www.zeevee.com

Best Security Product

AMX
Metreau Entry Communicator with Display (MET -ECOM -D)
www.amx.com

AVerMedia Technologies, Inc.
EB1704HB WiFi -4 CMOS
www.avermedia -usa.com

HAI (Home Automation, Inc.)
OmniPro II 3.0 w/ Access Control
http://www.homeauto.com/

Phantom Technologies
iBoss Home Parental Control Wireless N
www.phantomtechnologies.com

Sequel Technologies, Inc.
ST8 Security System with Ethernet Module
www.sequeltechnologies.com

Best Software Application

Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Crestron Control App for iPhone
www.crestron.com

Exceptional Innovation
Life|ware Visual Project
www.life -ware.com

HAI (Home Automation, Inc.)
WL3 for Windows Home Server
www.homeauto.com

ooma Inc.
ooma Hub and Scout
www.ooma.com

ZeeVee
Zinc
www.zeevee.com

Best Speaker System

Sunfire Corporation
Sunfire HRS
www.sunfire.com

Best Structured Wiring Product

HAI (Home Automation, Inc.)
Network Digital Video Recorder (NDVR)
http://www.homeauto.com/

Motorola, Inc.
SURFboard® SB6120 DOCSIS® 3.0/Euro -DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
www.motorola.com

Panamax/Furman
MIW -SURGE In -Wall Surge Protection System
www.panamax.com

Best Subwoofer

Altec Lansing
Expressionist BASS
www.alteclansing.com

BG Radia
BGX THX Ultra2 Subwoofer
www.bgcorp.com

Velodyne Acoustics
Optimum -10 Subwoofer
www.velodyne.com

Velodyne Acoustics
SC -600 IW (In -Wall) Subwoofer
www.velodyne.com

Best Video Component

AVerMedia Technologies, Inc.
AVerTV Hybrid TVBox 11
www.avermedia -usa.com

LG Electronics USA
LG BD300 Network Blu -ray Disc Player
www.lgusa.com

Motorola, Inc.
DCX Series Set -Top
www.motorola.com

SE2 Labs
ITC One (Integrated Theater Console)
www.se2labs.com

Best Video Display

Elite Screens, Inc.
Kestrel Projection Screen
www.elitescreens.com

LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics 42 -inch Class LCD 1080p HDTV
www.lgusa.com

LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics 47 -inch Class 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV
www.lgusa.com

LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics 60 -inch Class 1080P Plasma HDTV
www.lgusa.com

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
LaserVue TV
www.mdea.com

Optoma Technology, Inc.
HD8200 Home Theater Projector
www.optomausa.com

SunBriteTV
Model 4610HD All -Weather Outdoor LCD TV
www.sunbritetv.com

Best Wireless Product

Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Isys TPS -6X wireless touchpanel
www.crestron.com

Motorola, Inc.
7107 -65 Netopia 4 -port Ethernet High -Performance Wireless Gateway
www.motorola.com

NuVo Technologies, LLC
NuVo Technologies Wireless Control Pad
www.nuvotechnologies.com

Plantronics, Inc.
Plantronics Calisto Pro Series
www.plantronics.com


Systems Integrator Finalists

Best Digital Convergence Project

Digital Interiors, Inc.
Atlanta Magazine Dream Home
www.diiatl.com

Futurian Systems Ltd.
The Elegant Estate
www.futuriansystems.com

Best Green Project

Advanced Technologies
Parade of Homes "Green" House
www.advancedtechnologiesbr.com

SmartHouse Integration LLC
Carey Residence/Codding Cottage
www.smarthouseintegration.com

Best Home Theater/Media Room

Advanced Technologies
The Blair House Theater
www.advancedtechnologiesbr.com

Digital Interiors, Inc.
Atlanta Magazine Dream Home, Home Theater
www.diiatl.com

Fultech Solutions, Inc
Stevens' Home Cinema
www.fultechsolutions.com

Home Systems
Pestone Theater
www.homesystemsusa.com

MEDIA DESIGN ASSOCIATES
"Piece de Resistance"
www.mda -usa.com

Worthington Entertainment Systems
"The Royal Prince Theater"
www.wowtheater.com

Best Integrated Security Project

Advanced Technologies
The Blair House Security and Automation
www.advancedtechnologiesbr.com

Cyber Home Networks, Inc.
David Silver Security
www.cyberhomeinc.com

eLifespaces
Mountainside Retreat
www.elifespaces.com

Sawyers Control Systems
Manhattan Brownstone
www.sawyerscontrols.com

Best Lighting Control Project

Advanced Technologies
The Blair House Lighting Integration
www.advancedtechnologiesbr.com

Audio Video Interiors
Dick Ski Residence
www.audiovideointeriors.net

Cyber Home Networks, Inc.
Silver Residence - Lighting Control
www.cyberhomeinc.com

eLifespaces
Mountainside Retreat
www.elifespaces.com

forTech Solutions, Inc.
White House
www.fortechsolutions.com

Hi -Tech Home
Cobb Smart Home
www.hitechhome.net

iLuxe Innovation,LLC
Our Mountain Home, William & Elizabeth Green Residence
www.iLuxeInnovation.com

Best Multi -Room Audio/Video Project

Advanced Technologies
The Blair House Multi room A/V
www.advancedtechnologiesbr.com

All Around Technology
Modernist Renovation
www.allaroundtech.com

Hi -Tech Home
Ratzlaff Smart Home
www.hitechhome.net

Media Design Associates
Woodfield Project
www.mda -usa.com

Best Retrofit Project

Audio Video Interiors
Dodero Residence
www.audiovideointeriors.net

Cyber Home Networks, Inc.
Lyons Lake Retrofit - Sullivan County NY
www.cyberhomeinc.com

Cybermation, Inc.
"Lazarus" Retrofit
www.cybermationinc.com

eLifespaces
Old Mount Pleasant
www.elifespaces.com

forTech Solutions, Inc.
White House
www.fortechsolutions.com

Hi -Tech Home
Turner Luxury Home
www.hitechhome.net

Best Universal Design Home

Link Your House
Mathon Residence
www.linkyourhouse.com

Community of the Year

Mercedes Homes/ S&S Electric
Community of Toulon
www.ss -electric.com

Custom Home of the Year (installed price between $35,000 - $100,000)

Advanced Technologies
The Blair House Custom Home
www.advancedtechnologiesbr.com

Hi -Tech Home
Ratzlaff Smart Home
www.hitechhome.net

T1 Technologies, Inc.
Sunland
www.t1technologies.com

Home of the Year (installed price up to $35,000)

Future Smart Homes Today
Seaside Home
www.fsht.com

Mercedes Homes/ S&S Electric
The Hinen Family Residence
www.ss -electric.com

Innovation Award

DSI Entertainment Systems
Drasdo
www.dsientertainment.com

forTech Solutions, Inc.
White House
www.fortechsolutions.com

Luxury Home of the Year (installed price between $100,000 - $500,000)

Baumeister Electronic Architects
Hi -Rise Luxury Residence and Gallery
www.bavi.net

Cybermation, Inc.
Scott & Kim Carlson Estate
www.cybermationinc.com

Digital Interiors, Inc.
Atlanta Magazine Dream Home
www.diiatl.com

eLifespaces
Mountainside Retreat
www.elifespaces.com

Hi -Tech Home
Turner Luxury Home
www.hitechhome.net

Home Systems
Villa Papillon
www.homesystemsusa.com

Home Systems
Saddle River Residence
www.homesystemsusa.com

SmartHome UAE
E60 Emirates Hills Villa - Dubai
www.smarthomeuae.com

TechHome Integrator of the Year

cyberManor Inc.
cyberManor Whole House Media Center Integration Project
www.cybermanor.com

Digital Interiors, Inc.
Digital Interiors
www.diiatl.com

DSI Entertainment Systems
DSI Entertainment Systems
www.dsientertainment.com

EPI Systems Integration
EPI Systems Integration
www.episi.com

Ultimate Home of the Year (installed price above $500,000)

All Around Technology
Modernist Renovation
www.allaroundtech.com


Best Training and Support Program Finalists


D -Tools, Inc. D -Tools University
www.d -tools.com

HAI (Home Automation, Inc.)
HAI Factory Training
http://www.homeauto.com/

On -Q/Legrand
On -Q University
www.onqlegrand.com


About EHX
Electronic House Expo, a Tradeshow Week magazine Fastest 50 event for five years running, is the fastest growing trade event of the $13 billion custom electronics industry. Held twice annually and sponsored by CEA's TechHome Division, EHX attracts a large and dynamic audience of custom electronics integrators, retailers and allied trades to interact with leading suppliers of audio/video entertainment, digital convergence, networking and communications, comfort and control, and security and electrical products. For more information, visit www.ehxweb.com.

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $172 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,200 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org.

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