Get to Know the 2013 Manufacturers' Excellence Awards Finalists

Aug 19, 2013

Congratulations to the 2013 CEDIA Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards finalists, which were announced Wednesday, August 14. The finalists include 31 products in the Best New Product category and two products in the Sustainable Lifestyle Product Innovation category.

The Manufacturers' Excellence Awards winners will be announced at a press conference on Friday, September 27 at 9:00 a.m. at CEDIA EXPO 2013. Winners will also be recognized at the annual Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Celebration on Saturday, September 28, along with other industry honorees. Tickets for CEDIA’s Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Celebration can be purchased through CEDIA EXPO registration or onsite at the show.

When planning your visit to CEDIA EXPO, be sure to visit these manufacturers' booths and check out these cutting-edge products!

Best New Product Finalists

Atlona: AT-PRO3HD66M (6x6 HDMI to HDBaseT Matrix Switcher) 

Atlona® is a leading provider of innovative connectivity solutions within the AV marketplace. Its PRO3HD66M matrix switcher, a proprietary design using Power over Category cable (PoCc), reliably routes inputs to outputs to enable viewing of several sources simultaneously. It also simplifies multi-room distribution for easy customization.

Autonomic Controls, Inc.: Mirage Audio System, MAS-8

Autonomic brings together the highest quality distributed audio experience with the most advanced methods of online delivery for residential and commercial applications. Autonomic’s multi-award winning Mirage branded products, including the Mirage Audio System MAS-8, have set the standard for controlling and distributing content to any number of rooms.  

Control4: Control4® Wireless Lighting

Control4, a leading provider of home and business automation systems, provides personalized control of lighting, music, video, energy and security. With a sophisticated design, expansive customization options, and myriad of innovative capabilities, this next-generation wireless lighting control system caters to evolutionary residential and commercial lighting needs worldwide.  

Control4: Control4® Wireless Music Bridge

Control4 is a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses, providing personalized control of lighting, music, video, energy and security. The Control4 Wireless Music Bridge enables Control4 customers to connect to streaming music services such as Pandora or Spotify on their personal smart devices from a Control4 system.  

Core Brands: Niles Cynema Soundfield

The Niles Cynema Soundfield System is the industry’s first in-wall soundbar that installs flush below any flat panel TV without the need to cut studs. With self-contained speaker modules that can easily be adjusted, the system combines superior audio performance, easy operation, and forward-thinking design for simpler installations.  

Core Brands: Niles SI-1650 Amplifier

The Niles SI-1650 16-channel amplifier delivers 50W per channel and includes a High Power Mode that produces 100W per channel for eight channels without bridging. When connected to home networks, the SI-1650 features a unique Web–browser configuration tool to set up EQ adjustments, volume levels, and high/low pass selection.  

Core Brands: Panamax SP-1000 SmartPlug

The SP-1000 SmartPlug provides low-cost energy monitoring, load control, and scheduled conservation in a compact form factor that plugs directly into any standard 120V, 15A outlet. Utilizing ZigBee® wireless communications, the SP-1000 can be monitored, controlled, programmed, and remotely accessed via Panamax/Furman’s cloud-based BlueBOLT® platform via the wired BB-ZB1 gateway.  

Crestron Electronics, Inc.: TST-600 5.7" Wireless Touch Screen

Introducing the next generation of wireless touchscreen control, TST-600 gives homeowners the freedom to control entertainment, lighting, thermostats, shades, and more, without the hassles of Wi-Fi. The feature-rich TST-600 offers a high-resolution 5.7" capacitive touch screen, extended-range 200’ dual-mode RF/WiFi wireless capability, Smart Graphics™, Rava™ SIP Intercom, H.264 streaming video.  

Fibaro: Home Center 2

Fibar Group manufacturers the innovative smart home system named FIBARO. Home Center 2 is an award winning Z-Wave gateway that allows any home or apartment to be converted into a smart home, increasing both security and comfort. Its key features are easy and quick installation, user-friendly interface and seamless design.  

Hidden Vision: Flip-Around TV Mount

This Flip-Around TV mount allows you to hide your TV behind a beautiful picture frame transforming the room from a dinner party to a Super Bowl party. When you’re ready to watch TV just flip it 180 degrees to reveal the television. There is nothing like it on the market.

Honeywell Cable: Tuxedo Touch with Total Connect  

Honeywell is a global manufacturer of security and automation solutions for residential and commercial applications. The company is committed to developing technologies that create “connected homes.” Tuxedo Touch with Honeywell Total Connect makes the path to these connected homes easier and more-affordable than ever.  

Hunter Douglas: Hunter Douglas Platinum™ Gateway Integration System

Hunter Douglas, the leading name in custom window fashions, offers a full range of styles renowned for their superior quality, design and advanced operating systems. Its latest innovation, the Platinum™ Gateway combines form with function to seamlessly integrate Hunter Douglas motorized window fashions with third party systems.  

ihiji: ihiji Client Care Plan

ihiji is a company focused on disruptive technologies and the creator of invision, a scalable, flexible cloud-based platform for remote monitoring and management, support, and documentation of network devices and automation systems. The recipient of numerous innovative technology awards and repeated recognition, ihiji delivers increased end-user satisfaction and integrator efficiency.  

Kaleidescape, Inc.: Kaleidescape Cinema One

Kaleidescape Cinema One delivers the ultimate movie experience, providing easy access to your entire collection in the highest audio/video quality available, and new ways to enjoy the finest moments of your favorite films with family and friends. It comes at a breakthrough price-point, making it perfect for any movie lover.  

Kordz Pty Ltd: Neo-S3

Kordz, the long-length HDMI connectivity specialists, have co-developed with PhaseHD, Inc in Canada the NEO-S3 double ended dongle solution for upgrading new or existing installed long length passive HDMI cables to be 4K capable up to 35m. Less than 1” mounting depth at each end, and true plug-n-play.  

Kwikset: 2nd Generation SmartCode™ Deadbolt Lock with Home Connect technology

Kwikset, the leader in residential security, manufactures and markets a complete line of door locks and door hardware, including door knobs, door levers, deadbolts, handlesets, pocket door hardware and electronic keyless entry locks for residential and light commercial applications.  

Legrand: Four-Port Coax Network Adapter

Legrand continues to offer the best in home networking solutions with the Four-Port Coax Network adapter. Easily create a high-speed home network using existing coax wiring with the On-Q Four-Port Coax Network Adapter; the ideal solution for retrofit home networking projects.  

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.: The Lutron Coulisse Collection

Lutron Electronics and Coulisse, world-wide supplier of window décor, teamed up to offer The Lutron Coulisse Collection. Oriented on design and innovation, the collection includes more than 700 types of high-fashion fabrics and materials for roller shades, XL pleated fabrics and a variety of materials for Venetian blinds.  

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.: Lutron XL Pleated Shade

The XL Pleated shade is a new addition to Lutron’s extensive shade offer. With its sleek, color-coordinated headrail and hembar, the pleated shades give a crisp, polished look to any space. These shades come in a wide range of colors, textures, and patterns to complement any décor.  

PRIMA Cinema, Inc.: PRIMA Cinema

The Hollywood premiere finally comes home. Until PRIMA Cinema™, only a select few industry insiders were able to watch a theatrically released movie in their home. No longer. PRIMA Cinema brings blockbuster premieres directly to private home theaters, making movie nights special.     

Snap AV: Binary™ HDBaseT16x16 Matrix Switcher with HDMI and HDBaseT Outputs

SnapAV is proud to introduce its new Binary HDBaseT 16 x16 Matrix Switcher, featuring simultaneous HDMI and HDBaseT outputs, control system drivers for easy plug and play, and sophisticated EDID handling. IR Routing and built-in Surge Protection and High ESD make this switcher a go-to product for custom integrators.  

Snap AV: EA-MINI-3D-35 Episode® 35 Watts per Channel Digital Mini-Amplifier

SnapAV is proud to announce its new line of Episode Mini Digital Amplifier, designed specifically for behind the TV applications and engineered to work perfectly with the Episode Soundbar family. Its small form factor and feature-packed design makes this amp a must have for flat panel solutions.  

Snap AV: WB-600-IPVCE-12 Wattbox IP+ Controllable 12 Outlet (8 Controlled) Rack Mount Power Conditioner

SnapAV is proud to introduce Wattbox IP+, its new line of IP-enabled surge/power conditioners. The WB-600-IPVCE-12 offers the same unique form factor and optional faceplate for versatile rack-mounting as its original model, but now offers the benefits of IP control, with remote management, auto-reboot, programming and scheduling.  

Snap AV: WPS-750-BUL-IP Wirepath Surveillance 750-Series IP Outdoor Bullet Camera

SnapAV is proud to introduce its new line of Wirepath Surveillance IP Cameras. Featuring the WPS-750 IP Bullet camera, this camera offers an incredible array of enhanced surveillance capabilities in a single package, with incredible picture quality and control system integration, designed specifically for the custom integrator and their needs.  

Somfy Systems, Inc.: animeo® IP Automated Total Solar Management System

Somfy Systems is the global leader in strong, intelligent, quiet motors and control systems for both interior and exterior solar shading with over 100 million motors sold and produced since 1969. With animeo® IP, Somfy continues its tradition of engineering sophisticated natural light automation solutions.  

Sonance: SLS High Output

The Sonance Landscape Series High Output Satellite/Subwoofer system is ideal for large spaces requiring very high playback volume and even sound distribution for resort gardens, estates tennis and basketball courts, swimming pools and walkways. This state-of-the-art 70v system offers playback volumes ranging from background to rock concert levels.  

Sonance: Sonarray SR1 System

The SONARRAY SR1 SYSTEM by Sonance raises the bar on outdoor entertainment. The system consists of 8 satellite speakers and 1 subwoofer that present an easy 8-ohm load to an amplifier. The SR1 SYSTEM provides high quality sound with continuous coverage in outdoor spaces up to 2000 square feet.  

Sonance: Visual Performance VP66 In-Wall Speaker

Sonance is proud to announce the new Visual Performance VP66 in-wall loudspeaker featuring ground-up engineering using state-of-the-art computer modeling, simulation and measurement software including FineMotor, FineCone MOTiv, Klippel Distortion analyzer and Clio FW10. The VP66 delivers best-in-class acoustic and visual performance while retaining its visual appeal.  

Vantage: Equinox 73 & Companion Tablet Apps

Vantage, the leader in lighting-centric integrated control systems for luxury spaces, announces the impending release of Equinox 73 and companion mobile tablet apps for Android and iOS. These new interfaces complement the most luxurious decor while providing a remarkably easy-to-use single layer interface for immediate management of automation systems.  

Weboost: CI 2070

The CI 2070 cellular signal booster from Weboost (formerly Wilson Electronics), manufacturer of North America’s top-selling line of cellular signal boosters, universally enhances coverage and signal strength for all cellular devices operating on all five wireless frequency bands used for 4G, 3G and 2G cellular communication in North America.  

Wyrestorm: Wyrestorm's™ AMP-001-010 HDBaseT D Class Digital Audio Amplifier

Wyrestorm is a global manufacturer of leading digital HD audio and video distribution technology products. Wyrestorm’s patent-pending AMP-001-010 HDBaseT D Class Digital Audio Amplifier is the world’s first all-in-one HDBaseT, digital amplification extender solution with ARC and HDBaseT repeating functionality combining the benefits of HDMI, HDBT and local amplification.  

Sustainable Lifestyle Product Innovation Finalists

Crestron Electronics, Inc.: Crestron Fusion EM Software  

Fusion EM offers the first complete energy management system that unifies whole-home control, environmental systems, and energy consumption monitoring on one fully-integrated platform. Accurate real-time and historical energy usage data, rather than estimates, are displayed in easy-to-read color graphics where it can be used to make intelligent energy savings decisions.  

Somfy Systems, Inc.: animeo® IP Automated Total Solar Management System

Somfy Systems is the global leader in strong, intelligent, quiet motors and control systems for both interior and exterior solar shading with over 100 million motors sold and produced since 1969. With animeo® IP, Somfy continues its tradition of engineering sophisticated natural light automation solutions.

1 Comment

  1. 1 jari becker 15 Jun
    that's really nice to know



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