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CEDIA Reveals Best-of-the-Best in the Manufacturer’s Excellence Awards


Best New Product and Best New Technology Finalists Announced

Indianapolis — Innovation. Value. Performance. These are only some of the words that best describe the top finalists of the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Manufacturer’s Excellence Awards for Best New Product and Best New Technology.

Submissions came in from across the country. Thirty finalists were selected for the Best New Product award and three finalists were selected for Best New Technology. Ten winners for Best New Product and one winner for Best New Technology will be announced at the annual Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Banquet at CEDIA EXPO 2008 on September 6.

A jury of CEDIA Residential Electronic Systems Contractor members decided which submissions made the finals. Competition is fierce for the prestigious awards as each finalist must display to the judges innovative technology, value to the technician and business, performance and enhancement to the client’s lifestyle. Along with the honor of being selected as a finalist, each finalist will be showcased on CEDIA’s Web site with product descriptions at and given a finalist plaque to display in their booth during EXPO.

Winners for the Designer awards, Electronic Systems Technician (EST) of the Year, Electronic Systems Contractor (ESC) of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and the all-new Product Hall of Fame inductees will also be announced at the Electronic Lifestyles Awards® Banquet. CEDIA EXPO is September 3-7 in Denver, Colo. at the Colorado Convention Center.

Best New Technology Finalists

Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Product Name: Adagio Digital Media System (ADMS)

Exceptional Innovation Product
Name: Life|ware Visual Project TM

Niles Audio Corporation ~FM~
Product Name: IntelliControl ICS IM-NET Network Audio Integration Card

Best New Product Finalists

Product Name: 5.2” Modero ViewPoint Touch Panel (MVP-5200i)
Product Name: Communication EXPerience Kit
Product Name: ViewStat Color Communicating Thermostat

Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Product Name: Crestron iServer TM
Product Name: Isys® TPS-6X

Denon Electronics (USA), LLC
Product Name: AVP-A1HDCI Ultra-Reference 12 Channel A/V Home Theater/Multimedia Preamplifier

Epson America, Inc.
Product Name: Ensemble HD 1080

Gefen, Inc.
Product Name: GefenTV Home Theater Scaler Pro

HAI (Home Automation, Inc.)
Product Name: Omnistat2 RC-2000

Milestone AV Technologies (Chief)
Product Name: PIWRF TM No-Profile In-Wall Swing Arm

Niles Audio Corporation ~FM~
Product Name: iRemote TS

NuVo Technologies
Product Name: Essentia E6G

Pantel Corp.
Product Name: 32” Outdoor Wireless Weatherproof LCD HDTV

Remote Technologies, Inc.
Product Name: T3-V Universal Controller

Savant Systems, LLC
Product Name: ROSIE Remotes & OSD (On-Screen Display)
Product Name: ROSIE System 12

Screen Research USA
Product Name: LeWing

Sherbourn Technologies, Inc.
Product Name: IWA-1 (In Wall Amp-1)

Product Name: Black Diamond TM Projection Screen

Sim2 USA, Inc.
Product Name: Grand Cinema C3X 1080

Sonance ~FM~
Product Name: iPort MV Series Digital Media System
Product Name: Visual Performance Series

Product Name: MODE iPhone Interface
Product Name: TIME Mini

Sunbrite TV
Product Name: Model 4610HD All-Weather Outdoor LCD Television

Trippe Manufacturing Company
Product Name: AV550SC Audio/Video Backup Power Block

Universal Electronics, Inc.
Product Name: NevoS70

Universal Remote Control, Inc.
Product Name: MX-6000 Touch Screen

Vantage Controls, Inc.
Product Name: Bticino Axolute Keypad Station

Yamaha Electronics Corporation
Product Name: YSP-4000 Digital Sound Projector

Early bird registration for CEDIA EXPO 2008 ends at 5:00 p.m. PDT on July 16. Online registration for CEDIA EXPO 2008 will end August 28 at 5 p.m. PDT. For more information or to register visit


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