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New Crestron Home Technology Dominates Cedia Awards 2010

10-04-2010 09:08 AM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

Press release from: Crestron Electronics, Inc

New Crestron Home Entertainment and Control Products Honored with Eleven Awards at World’s Largest Home Technology Show; Crestron Dealers Rule CEDIA Designer Awards

CEDIA, Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association, announced the winners of the prestigious Electronic Lifestyles® Awards during its annual Awards Banquet at CEDIA EXPO 2010 in Atlanta. New Crestron products were honored with three Electronic Lifestyles awards in a wide range of home technology categories including home control, high definition surround sound processing, and energy management software. Crestron won a total of eleven product awards at the show. Crestron was also the control system in nearly ¾ of the winning Designer Award installations, including 15 of 16 Gold winners, more than any other company.

The CEDIA Designer Awards competition honors the best projects by CEDIA installers in categories such as Best Integrated Home, Best Media Room, and Best Large Home Theater.

"Crestron congratulates each winner in every category, and we commend their hard work, dedication and ingenuity in driving our industry forward," said Crestron Executive Vice President, Randy Klein. "We’re especially proud to have contributed to the success of so many of the dealers who were honored this year."

Recognizing only one winner out of hundreds of entrants for each category, the UFO-ER Handheld Wireless Touchpanel won the Horizon Award which honors the best in future home technology. Fusion Viridian™ Energy Management Software received the Sustainable Lifestyles Product Innovation Award for best energy saving solution. The PROCISE™ High-Definition

Professional 7.3 Surround Sound Processor won the first annual Attendees’ Choice Award, as voted on by installers attending the week long tradeshow.

“Crestron is proud to have our new generation of home technology products so well received by the industry experts here at CEDIA, and by our dealers,” said Crestron Director of Marketing, Vincent Bruno. “This is a strong statement that obviously confirms our dedication to home technology innovation, the CE industry, and our long term commitment to engineering the future.”

"CEDIA's Electronic Lifestyles® Awards represent the electronic systems industry's best work," said CEDIA CEO Utz Baldwin. "These award winners are at the leading edge of the innovation that will keep this industry moving forward."

A list of the Gold Level and Best Overall winning installations featuring Crestron technology follows. For a complete list of CEDIA Designer Awards winners and project details go to www.cedia.net/awards/#designer:

Best Large Home Theater Overall Winner
Future Home, Los Angeles, CA

Best Media Room Overall Winner
Audio Images, Tustin, CA

Best Hidden Installation Overall Winner
Engineered Environments, Alameda, CA

Large Home Theater Level I: $50,000-$107,000
Architectural Electronics, Winter Park, FL

Large Home Theater Level IV: $250,000-$302,000
Audio Images, Tustin, CA

Large Home Theater Level V: $400,000-$530,000
Epic Home Cinema, Marietta, GA

Large Home Theater Level VI: $1,000,000+
Future Home, Los Angeles, CA

Best Dressed System
Future Home, Los Angeles, CA

Integrated Home Level I: $77,000 - $140,000
DSI Entertainment Systems, Los Angeles, CA

Integrated Home Level II: $145,000 - $241,000
Architectural Electronics, Winter Park, FL

Integrated Home Level III: $280,000 - $375,000
Ambiance Systems, Clifton Park, NY

Integrated Home Level IV: $410,000 - $503,000
LaScala, Vancouver, BC

Integrated Home Level V: $505,500 - $770,000
Aurant, Salt Lake City, UT

Integrated Home Level VI: $1,000,000+
Engineered Environments, Alameda, CA

Best Documentation
Engineered Environments, Alameda, CA

Best Media Room Overall Winner
Audio Images, Tustin, CA

Best Hidden Installation Overall Winner
Engineered Environments, Alameda, CA

Best Special Project
Engineered Environments, Alameda, CA

About the award-winning products
UFO’s distinctive disc shape and 4.3” active-matrix touchscreen only begin to maximize today’s home control experience. Powered by the new Core 3 OS, UFO enables powerful new capabilities to easily create animated control objects, apps, and custom 3D effects. Never limited by distance, enhanced gestures navigation enables easy finger swipe browsing of music and movie libraries, TV/radio stations and home control apps while conveniently displaying cover art and metadata.

Viridian™ software provides homeowners with the first complete energy management system that unifies all home technology. Viridian combines home control, real-time usage monitoring, and scheduling of every environmental system/appliance on a single scalable platform. An assortment of charts, gauges, meters and graphs gives homeowners multiple real-time views of baseline and current energy consumption.

PROCISE™ combines advanced digital audio technology with an innovative retro design, to deliver a high definition surround sound experience that is amazingly crisp and clear. The only professional 7.3 surround sound processor available today, PROCISE produces a captivating audio performance designed for high-end home theaters and listening rooms.

For more information on Crestron home technology solutions, please visit: www.crestron.com/homeautomation.

For 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work.
Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, IP and environmental systems,

Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate
boardrooms, conference rooms, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. Crestron's leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best products, programs and services in the industry. In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia.

About CEDIA
CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For information on CEDIA, visit the association’s website at http://www.cedia.net/awards/#manu.

Crestron Electronics
15 Volvo Drive
Rockleigh, NJ 07647

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