CES Press Release

Consumer Technology Assn. Names 2018 Mark of Excellence Award Winners

Framingham, MA – 01/08/2018 – Recognizing groundbreaking consumer electronics technologies and installations, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) — in conjunction with CE Pro magazine — held the 2018 Mark of Excellence Awards at CES 2018, Las Vegas.
Presented in an evening ceremony at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, the Mark of Excellence Awards recognize some of the best residential and commercial custom installation projects performed by professional integrators, as well as top consumer technology products and services that are primarily targeted at the custom installation channel.
The 195 entries were judged by an independent panel of industry experts. Winners of these prestigious awards receive exposure via the websites and print publications from the Consumer Technology Association and CE Pro.
The winners in the Product/Services categories are:
Audio Product of the Year: Amplification:
Control4, Triad One Streaming Amplifier
Audio Product of the Year: Preamplification:
Meridian Audio, 218 Zone Controller
Audio Product of the Year: Source Components:
Sony Electronics, Sony STR-ZA3100ES 7.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver
Automation Device of the Year:
Control4, Control4 System with OS 2.10
Best Education or Support Program of the Year:
Control4, Pakedge Certified Network Administrator (PCNA) hands-on, online curriculum and certification
Disruptor Award:
Sony Electronics, Sony XBR-77A1E BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR OLED TV
Emerging Technologies:
Whisker Labs, Whisker Sensor Platform
Energy Efficiency Product of the Year:
HiberSense, Inc., HiberSense Connected Climate Control for Every Room
Human Interface Product of the Year:
Savant, Savant TrueImage
Installation/System Management Product of the Year:
D-Tools, Inc., System Integrator 2017 (SI 2017)
Lighting Control Product of the Year:
Lutron Electronics, Inc., RA2 Select
Loudspeaker of the Year: Architectural:
James Loudspeaker, 42SA-4
Loudspeaker of the Year: Outdoor:
AmbiSonic Systems, Immersive HD Model 6.5HD
Loudspeaker of the Year: Soundbar:
Peerless-AV®, Peerless-AV® Xtreme™ Outdoor Soundbar
Sony Electronics, Sony HT-ST5000 7.1.2ch 800W Dolby Atmos® Sound Bar
Loudspeaker of the Year: Wireless:
RIVA Audio, RIVA Arena Voice
Miscellaneous Home Technology Enhancements of the Year:
RoseWater Energy Group, HUB SB-20
Motorized Product of the Year:
Nexus 21, Transcend Pro Surface Motorized Over-Mantel Mount
Multi-room Audio/Video Product of the Year:
HEOS by Denon, Denon HEOS Super Link
Networking Product of the Year:
Luxul, Epic Series Routers
Rack or Mount Product of the Year:
Metra Home Theater Group, Large Full-Motion In-Wall TV Mount
Security Product of the Year:
August Home, August Smart Lock Pro
Video Display Product of the Year (Display):
Sony Electronics, Sony VPL-VZ1000ES Ultra-Short Throw 4K HDR Home Theater Projector
Video Display Product of the Year (Screen):
EPV Projection Screens, DarkStar® UST eFinity
Video Product of the Year:
DISH Network, AirTV Player
Video Surveillance Product of the Year:
Cherry Labs, Cherry Home
Whole-house Control Product of the Year:
Brilliant, Brilliant Control

The winners in the Project Awards categories are:
Custom Home of the Year Between $50,000 - $150,000:
Advanced Integrated Controls, Hilton Head Luxury Home (Bolton)
Health and Wellness Project of the Year:
Innovative AV, U.S. Army SSG Christopher Walker’s Customized Smart Home by the Gary Sinise Foundation
Home of the Year Up to $50,000:
SmartHouse Integration, Island Get Away
Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year Under $50,000:
TYM Smart Homes
& Home Theaters, The Holladay Cinema
Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year $50,000 – $150,000:
Andrew Lucas London, Highbury
Home Theater/Media Room Project of the Year $150,000+:
Millennium Systems Design, Two Unbelievable Rooms: One Small Space
Innovation Award:
BPS, Inc., Tequesta
Integrated Security Project of the Year:
Casaplex, LLC, Robinson Beach House — Security
Lighting Control Project of the Year:
BPS, Inc., Tequesta
Luxury Home of the Year Between $150,000 – $300,000:
Atlantic Control Technologies, DC Modern Penthouse
Advanced Communication Technologies, Boston Suburbs Luxury Home
Andrew Lucas London, Highbury
Multiroom Audio/Video Project of the Year:
ListenUp, Roswell, NM Home
Retrofit Project of the Year Above $50,000:
Advanced Integrated Controls, Hurricane Mathew Retrofit
Specialty Project of the Year:
BPS, Inc., Tequesta
Ultimate Home of the Year Above $300,000:
BPS, Inc., Tequesta
Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Emerging Technology
Andrew Lucas London, Andrew Lucas Virtual Smart Home
Integrator of the Year Award:
Audio Video Design, Brad Smith, President
2018 TechHome Leadership Award:
Helen Heneveld, Bedrock Learning
About CES:
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About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ is the trade association representing the $351 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.
ABOUT CE PRO: Launched in 1994, CE Pro magazine was the first publication to address the home systems integrator channel and is widely recognized as the best publication in the category. Written specifically for installing professionals who recommend, select, or purchase technology-related products for homeowners, as well as homebuilders and SMB (small/medium business) owners, CE Pro’s daily online news, thought-leading columns, strategic how-to features, and educational forums provide the necessary information to help them run and grow their businesses. For more information about CE Pro, please visit www.cepro.com.
ABOUT EH Media: EH Media is an integrated media company and the leading provider of independent business and consumer content and information serving the consumer, commercial & custom electronics, security, information technology, pro audio, robotics, and supply chain markets through multimedia publications, websites, newsletters, and expos. EH Media provides resources to millions of professionals and consumers worldwide. www.ehmedia.com
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