2004 Distributed Audio Award Winners Announced Multiroom Audio Innovations Recognized at EHX

The program, which is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association, has recognized 17 products for their innovation, functionality and practicality.

Framingham, MA - November 24, 2004 - The 2004 Distributed Audio Award winners were announced last week in a ceremony at Electronic House Expo in Long Beach, California. The program, which is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association, has recognized 17 products for their innovation, functionality and practicality.


2004 Distributed Audio Award Winners

All -Inclusive Distributed Audio System: $1,000 or more per room
Xantech, MRC88

All -Inclusive Distributed Audio System: Less than $1,000 per room
Sonance, Sonance DAB1

Amplifiers, Controllers & Receivers
Audio Design Associates, Inc. (ada), HTR -2400 Home & Theater A/V Receiver

Connectivity Products
On -Q Home, Entertainment Connection Center

In -Ceiling Speakers: $1,000 or more per pair
Boston Acoustics, DSi495

Installation Aids and Accessories
Sencore Electronics, SP295C SoundPro Audio Analyzer

In -Wall Speakers: $1,000 or more per pair
Polk Audio, LC265i with ENC265

In -Wall Speakers: Less than $1,000 per pair
Boston Acoustics, DSi460T2

In -Wall/In -Ceiling Subwoofers less than $1,000
Boston Acoustics, VRiSub85

Multiroom Audio Media Servers
Meda Systems, Inc., Bravo Digital Media Server

Multiroom Audio Source Components
Bose Corporation, Bose(R) Lifestyle(R) BUILT -INvisible(R) AV -18 Media Center

On -Wall Speakers: $1,000 or more per pair
Boston Acoustics, P400

On -Wall Speakers: Less than $1,000 per pair
Klipsch Audio Technologies, Klipsch Reference Series RVX -42

Outdoor Speakers
Niles Audio Corporation, RS8Si Weatherproof Rock Loudspeaker

Racks, Mounts & Enclosures
Middle Atlantic Products, ASR Adjustable Shelving Rack

User Interfaces/Keypads
Remote Technologies Inc (RTI), T2+ Universal System Controller

Wireless/No -New -Wires Transmission Media/Technology
Philips Consumer Electronics, Philips SL400i

Best Overall Distributed Audio Awards Product Meda Systems, Inc., Bravo Digital Media Server

A panel of five industry experts judged the products to determine the best in category, as well as one overall best product. For a complete listing of products in competition for the awards, please visit www.virtualehx.com, or contact Nancy Franco for additional information on the program, nfranco@ehpub.com.

Electronic House Expo, a Tradeshow Week magazine Fastest 50 event, is the trade show and conference of the $16 billion electronic home industry. Held twice annually and sponsored by CEA's TechHome Division, the EHX trade show floor and conference program provide an invaluable forum for information exchange, education and new product demonstrations from leading manufacturers and service providers across the entire electronic home spectrum of home networking, automation, entertainment, and security. EHX, produced by EH Events & Education, is the only event to unite such a broad, quality audience of electronic home professionals under one roof. Visit www.ehx2004.com for complete event information.

About EH Events & Education
EH Events & Education develops and produces world -class trade shows, conferences and events for the electronic home industry. The EH Events & Education flagship event, Electronic House Expo (EHX), is the trade event of the electronic home industry, joining thousands of industry professionals together with leading manufacturers and service providers. An integral business unit of EH, EH Events & Education provides the electronic home industry with essential educational forums that promote awareness and commerce for this $16 billion market.

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) represents more than 1,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA's members account for more than $80 billion in annual sales. CEA's resources are available online at www.CE.org, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry. CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Defining Technology's Future. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.

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