CEA ANNOUNCES 2009 MARK OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS

Awards Honor Industry Leaders in Custom Home Electronics

Arlington, Va., March 16, 2009 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® has announced the winners of the 2009 Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by CEA's TechHome Division. The winners were recognized at an awards dinner on March 13th at the tenth annual Electronic House Expo (EHX) Spring 2009 in Orlando, Florida.


CEA's Mark of Excellence Awards honor outstanding innovation and achievement in custom home electronics products, services and installation technologies. Award entries were reviewed by a panel of industry experts and submitted in Supplier, Training and Support and Systems Integrators categories. These leaders are instrumental in shaping the future of the connected home.

Ian Hendler, director of business development, Leviton, was also honored as the recipient of this year's TechHome Leadership Award in honor of his significant contributions to the growth and success of the TechHome industry. Hendler's participation in tech home training initiatives includes leading seminars and discussion groups at the International CES, EHX and other industry events. He has also authored content for Wiley Publishing's popular title, "Smart Homes for Dummies" and trade articles on various topics. This award honors Hendler's industry dedication and service.

New this year for the Mark of Excellence Awards, each category included a Platinum and Gold award recognizing outstanding achievement in the industry. In order to receive a platinum and/or gold award the entries had to receive an exceptionally high score from the judges. In some cases, judges did not grant a gold award in certain categories.

The following are the winners of the 2009 Mark of Excellence Awards:
SUPPLIER AWARDS

Best Control System
Platinum
Savant
ROSIE System 12
www.savantav.com

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


Best Lighting Control Product
Platinum
Crestron Electronics, Inc.
infiNET wireless iLux
www.crestron.com

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


Best Speaker System
Platinum
Sunfire Corporation
Sunfire HRS
www.sunfire.com



Best Distributed Audio/Video Product
Platinum
Savant
ROSIE System 12
www.savantav.com

Gold
ZeeVee
ZvPro250
www.zeevee.com


Best Media Server
Platinum
Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Crestron iServer
www.crestron.com

Gold
Fusion Research
Genesis BD
www.fusionrd.com


Best Subwoofer
Platinum
BG Radia
BGX THX Ultra2 Subwoofer
www.bgcorp.com

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

Best Green Product, Service, or Corporate Policy
Gold
HAI (Home Automation, Inc.)
Omnistat2 Thermostat
www.homeauto.com

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


Best Security Product
Platinum
HAI (Home Automation, Inc.)
OmniPro II 3.0 w/ Access Control
www.homeauto.com

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


Best Structured Wiring Product
Platinum
HAI (Home Automation, Inc.)
Network Digital Video Recorder (NDVR)
www.homeauto.com

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

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

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


Best Software Application
Platinum
HAI (Home Automation, Inc.)
WL3 for Windows Home Server
www.homeauto.com

Gold
ZeeVee
Zinc
www.zeevee.com


Best Video Component
Platinum
SE2 Labs
ITC One (Integrated Theater Console)
www.se2labs.com

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

Best Installation Product
Platinum
Chief Manufacturing
In -Wall Swing Arm Mount
www.chiefmfg.com

Gold
SE2 Labs
SE2 Labs Remote Diagnostics
www.se2labs.com


Best Freestanding Speaker
Gold
JBL, Inc.
JBL Control NOW Loudspeaker
www.jbl.com

Platinum
PSB Speakers
PSB Imagine T Loudspeaker
www.psbspeakers.com


Best Video Display
Platinum
LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics 42 -inch Class LCD 1080p HDTV
www.lgusa.com

Gold
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
LaserVue TV
www.mitsubishi -tv.com






Best Wireless Product
Platinum
NuVo Technologies, LLC
NuVo Technologies Wireless Control Pad
www.nuvotechnologies.com

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

SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR AWARDS

Best Digital Convergence Project
Platinum
Futurian Systems Ltd.
The Elegant Estate
www.futuriansystems.com


Best Integrated Security Project
Platinum
Advanced Technologies
The Blair House Security and Automation
www.advancedtechnologiesbr.com

Gold
eLifespaces
Mountainside Retreat
www.elifespaces.com


Home of the Year (installed price up to $35,000)
Platinum
Mercedes Homes/ S&S Electric
The Hinen Family Residence
www.ss -electric.com

Gold
Future Smart Homes Today
Seaside Home
www.fsht.com

Best Multi -Room Audio/Video Project
Platinum
All Around Technology
Modernist Renovation
www.allaroundtech.com

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


Best Lighting Control Project
Platinum
Audio Video Interiors
Dick Ski Residence
www.audiovideointeriors.net

Gold
eLifespaces
Mountainside Retreat
www.elifespaces.com


Custom Home of the Year (installed price between $35,000 - $100,000)
Platinum
Advanced Technologies
The Blair House Custom Home
www.advancedtechnologiesbr.com

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

Best Green Project
Platinum
SmartHouse Integration LLC
Carey Residence/Codding Cottage
www.smarthouseintegration.com


Best Retrofit Project
Platinum
forTech Solutions, Inc.
White House
www.fortechsolutions.com

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


Luxury Home of the Year (installed price between $100,000 - $500,000)
Platinum
Home Systems
Saddle River Residence
www.homesystemsusa.com

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

Best Home Theater/Media Room
Platinum
MEDIA DESIGN ASSOCIATES
"Piece de Resistance"
www.mda -usa.com

Gold
Home Systems
Pestone Theater
www.homesystemsusa.com


Best Universal Design Home
Platinum
Link Your House
Mathon Residence
www.linkyourhouse.com


Ultimate Home of the Year (installed price above $500,000)
Platinum
All Around Technology
Modernist Renovation
www.allaroundtech.com

Innovation Award
Platinum
DSI Entertainment Systems
Drasdo
www.dsientertainment.com

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


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


TechHome Integrator of the Year
Platinum
EPI Systems Integration
EPI Systems Integration
www.episi.com


Best Training and Support Program
Platinum
HAI (Home Automation, Inc.)
HAI Factory Training
www.homeauto.com

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

Mark of Excellence Winner photos are available online: www.CE.org/MarkofExcellence.

About EHX and CE Pro:
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. Produced by CE Pro Magazine, EHX is held twice annually and sponsored by CEA's TechHome Division. CE Pro is the leading content provider for the custom electronics industry, and EHX brings together this same 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 and www.cepro.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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

* Digital Patriots Dinner
April 22, 2009, Washington, DC
* CEA Washington Forum
April 22 -23, 2009, Washington, DC
* LA Games Conference
April 28 -29, 2009, Hollywood, CA
* CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase
June 2 -4, 2009, Santa Clara, CA
* Digital Downtown
June 10 -12, 2009, New York, NY
* 13th Annual CEO Summit
June 17 -20, 2009, Dana Point, CA
* 2009 SINOCES
July 9 -12, 2009, Qindao, China
* 2009 CEA Industry Forum
October 18 -21, 2009, Phoenix, AZ
* CES New York Press Preview featuring CES Unveiled @ NY
November 10, 2009, New York, NY

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