VIA International Gains Industry-Wide Recognition at CEDIA Expo 2013

Nation's Largest Home Technology Integrator Honored with Nine Prestigious Awards

San Francisco, California October 16, 2013


VIA International, the full-service home technology provider for today's sophisticated, luxury homeowner, has been honored with nine distinguished awards for its integrated home technology projects at the 2013 CEDIA Expo, the leading trade show for new home technology integrated into home theater, home automation, home security, home networking and home lighting. In addition to taking home five CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards, VIA swept all three HGTV Pro People's choice awards and earned the Crestron Most Extreme Makeover award. This industry-wide recognition is a testament to VIA's depth of talent and expertise.

"Achieving this level of recognition is a remarkable accomplishment and is a testament to the deep domain experience of our entire staff," said Randy Stearns, CEO and founding partner of VIA International. "We couldn't have achieved this level of distinction without the hard work and dedication of our employees, and the unwavering support of our design and installation partners as well as our clients. These wins belong to the entire VIA family and we look forward to even greater success in the coming years."

VIA International provides its clientele with an unparalleled "digital concierge" experience - a premium, white-glove service offering the highest levels of attentiveness and expertise paired with sophisticated, exciting and intuitive state-of-the-art technology. By providing the only full-service digital concierge offering in the industry, the company delivers the highest quality consultation and design, engineering, project management, implementation, programming, client aftercare support and system monitoring.

VIA International was named a winner of nine awards including:

CEDIA Best Integrated HOME - Level VI ($761K +)
HGTV Pro's "People's Choice" Best Home Theater
HGTV Pro's "People's Choice" Best Media Room
The Contemporary Mountain Home, Aspen, CO VIA Team:
Technology Advisor - David Raife
Project Manager - Travis Beery
Design - Justin Rounsefell and Mike Klausing
Installation - Aron Mooney
Software Design - Chris Hunt

CEDIA Best Integrated HOME - Level IV ($226K - $325K)
Crestron Most Extreme Makeover
Beverly Hills Smart Home Retrofit, Beverly Hills, CA VIA Team:
Technology Advisor - Josh Colletta
Project Manager - Scott Smith
Design - Sam Davisson, Robert Krueger & Tony Vistante
Installation - Chuck Brown, Jason Steuer
Software Design - Todd Leiter

CEDIA Best Media Room
"Bel Air Circuit" Media Room, Beverly Hills, CA VIA Team:
Technology Advisor - Josh Colletta
Project Manager - Scott Smith
Design - Sam Davisson, Robert Krueger & Tony Vistante
Installation - Chuck Brown, Jason Steuer
Software Design - Todd Leiter

CEDIA Best Integrated HOME - Level VI ($325K - $760K)
HGTV Pro's "People's Choice" Best Integrated Home
Brentwood (Los Angeles), CA
VIA Team:
Technology Advisor - Eric Thies
Project Manager - Nick Wood
Design - Robert Krueger & Tony Vistante
Installation - Anthony Navarrete, Enrique Rivera, Eric Bowman & Mike Bilicic
Software Design - Andrew Fallstead

CEDIA Best Special Project
LEED Platinum Estate, Malibu, CA VIA Team:
Technology Advisor - Chris Montreuil
Project Manager - Scott Smith
Installation - Scott Conners, Chuck Brown
Engineer - Tony Vistante
Software Design - Andrew Fallstead

About VIA International

VIA International is the home technology provider for today's sophisticated, luxury homeowner. Our clients enjoy state-of-the-art home technology, an intuitive user experience and concierge-level service. VIA International was founded in 2013 as a platform for a merger between six industry-leading regional home technology companies - Engineered Environments, Paragon Technology, DSI Entertainment Systems, Cyber Sound, S3 Aurant, and Studio AV - all based in Western United States. The company designs and implements turn-key home technology solutions in the luxury home market, including entertainment, environmental control and communication systems, as well as system monitoring and other services. For more information about VIA International please visit http://www.viahome.com.

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