CEDIA ELECTRONIC LIFESTYLES® AWARDS CELEBRATE EXCELLENCE IN STYLE

As the impressive showcase occasion of the annual CEDIA Asia Pacific Expo, this year's CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Night has once again brought the residential custom installation industry together.

As the impressive showcase occasion of the annual CEDIA Asia Pacific Expo, this year's CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Night has once again brought the residential custom installation industry together to recognise and reward high quality and professional integration across the region.


Held at the exclusive Doltone House venue in Sydney on Wednesday 11th May, the Awards ceremony played to a packed audience of 300 guests drawn from across the globe in celebration of outstanding home technology projects and CEDIA member companies. Delighted winners from among the near 70 entrants to the scheme included CEDIA members companies from Australia, New Zealand and China.

"Yet again the Awards have showcased some amazing projects from right across the Asia Pacific Region" says Stephen Miller, CEDIA Asia Pacific's Executive Director. "The Awards night also succeeds as a networking highlight of a really successful Expo, giving us a fantastically entertaining evening for the global custom installation industry to enjoy and savour".

"Our thanks go to all those entrants who took part and to everyone who supported the Awards scheme, including guests, sponsors and judges. Finally, we send our warmest congratulations to all the winners and highly commended's who are doing such a great job in setting the highest possible standards for the industry".

Sponsors of the Awards night included Australian Smart Home Ideas, Amber Technology and AMX Australia. The overall CEDIA Awards scheme was sponsored by Australia Smart Home Ideas, and included category sponsors Connected Home Australia and Stunning Smart Homes.

Judging for the Awards was carried out by international industry experts. CEDIA US Chief Executive Officer, Utz Baldwin, joined by Robert Hallam, Chairman for CEDIA EMEA and Ken Erdmann, CEDIA US Past Chairman. These individuals have countless years experience in the industry through running their own custom installation companies, additional to their involvement with CEDIA globally.
CEDIA (the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) is an international trade association of companies specialising in the planning and installation of electronic systems for the home. These systems include home networking, home automation and communication systems, media rooms, single or multi -room entertainment systems, and integrated whole -house sub -systems providing audio, video, lighting control, security, HVAC and other services.
Categories and Winners:
Best Integrated Home Installation over AUD$500,000
Winner - Len Wallis Audio, NSW

Best Integrated Home Installation AUD$250,000 -500,000
Winner - Len Wallis Audio, NSW
Highly Commended - Electronic Living, QLD

Best Integrated Home Installation AUD$150,000 -250,000
Winner - Automation Associates, Auckland NZ
Highly Commended - Electronic Living, QLD

Best Integrated Home Installation AUD$100,000 -150,000
Winner - Automation Associates, Auckland NZ
Highly Commended - Ultimation, WA

Best Integrated Home Installation AUD$100,000
Winner - Advanced Lifestyle Solutions, VIC
Highly Commended - JFK Audio Visual, NSW

Best Media Room
Winners - Harvey Norman Commercial - Taren Point, NSW & Len Wallis Audio, NSW (two winners for this category)
Highly Commended - David Leisk Electronics, NSW & Electronic Interiors Brisbane, QLD (two winners)

Best Commercial Project
Winner - Harvey Norman Commercial - Mile end, SA
Highly Commended - Videopro, QLD

Best Dressed System - Residential
Winner - Soundline Auckland, NZ
Highly Commended - Automated Innovation, NSW

Best Home Theatre over AUD$150,000
Winner - Wavetrain Cinemas, NSW

Best Home Theatre AUS$75,000 - 150,000
Winner - Zene Privarte Theater, China

Best Home Theatre under AUD$75,000
Winner - Electronic Living, QLD
Highly Commended - Technology in Design, VIC

Best Project Design & Documentation
Winner - Liquid Automation, Auckland NZ
Highly Commended - Recluse AV / Smart Systems, VIC

Best Marine Project
Winner - Liquid Automation, Auckland NZ

Best Website
Winner - Smart Home Solutions, NSW
Highly Commended - Image Audio, NZ

For further information on the Awards and specific category winners, including images from the night, case study information and project pictures, please contact Helena Pennington, awards@cedia.com.au . For more details on CEDIA Asia Pacific, please visit www.cedia.com.au.

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