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CE Pro Announces Winners of 2012 CE Pro BEST Awards

 Winners chosen based upon innovation, functionality, competitive advantage, and benefits to the installer

FRAMINGHAM, MA – September 6, 2012 – CE Pro is pleased to announce the winners of the 4th annual CE Pro BEST (Best Electronic Systems Technologies) Awards, recognizing the most noteworthy new products and technologies for 2012. 

"It was very tough for the judging panel this year, as evidenced by the several 'ties' in certain categories. In the end, 37 winning products will be receiving a BEST Award for 2012," says Jason Knott, editor-in-chief.

The winners of the CE Pro BEST Awards were chosen by a panel of credible industry leaders along with the editors of CE Pro, to join an exclusive group of products deemed the most noteworthy for 2012. Criteria included innovation, functionality, competitive advantages and benefits to the installer.

All entrants and BEST winners will be highlighted in the November issue of CE Pro and can be viewed online at

Awards will be presented today (September 6) at the CE Pro Headquarters Booth #3645 at CEDIA Expo at 4:00 p.m. Winners will have the opportunity for a photo with CE Pro editors. 

Following are the CE Pro BEST Award Winners for 2012:

  • In-Ceiling/In-Wall Loudspeakers (TIE) – Phase Technology – an MSE Audio Company,  HS26 Pendant Speaker
  • In-Ceiling/In-Wall Loudspeakers (TIE) – Sonance,  Invisible Series 
  • Floor Standing/Shelf Loudspeaker - PSB, Imagine T2
  • On-Wall/Single Chassis Surround Loudspeaker – GoldenEar Technology, SuperCinema 3D Array
  • Subwoofer - Sunfire, HRSIW8  
  • All-Inclusive Multi-Room Audio System – Savant Systems, SmartMedia (Distributed Audio) SSM-3100
  • Multi-Zone Amplifier/Receiver – Denon Electronics, AVR-3313CI
  • No New Wires Transmission Technology/Retrofit - Kanex, ATV Pro
  • Source Components/Digital – NAD Electronics,  M51
  • Media Servers/Streaming Media - Autonomic Controls, Inc., Mirage Media Server MMS-5A
  • A/V Preamplifier/Processor/Switcher – Crestron, DM-MD6X6 6x6 DigitalMedia™ Distribution Center
  • Flat Panel TV -  LG Electronics, CINEMA 3D OLED TV with Smart TV (EM9600)
  • Projector – Sony Electronics, 4K Home Theater Front Projector; VPL VW1000ES
  • Projection Screen – Elite Screens, Peregrine AcousticPro 4K
  • Mount/Lift/Rack/Media Concealment - SANUS, VisionMount® VLF320 Super Slim Full-Motion Mount
  • Furniture, Seating and Acoustical Treatments – Salamander Designs, Olivia Home Theater Sectional Seating
  • Whole House Control – Control4, HC-800 Controller
  • Multi-Room Touchscreen- Savant Systems, Smart Control Phone
  • HVAC Integration System/Connected Thermostats - - emPower Home Energy Management & Automation Solution
  • Keypads, Controls, Remotes & IR Extenders - URC, MXW-920 Waterproof Remote Control
  • Lighting Controls & Accessories - INSTEON, LED Bulb
  • Integrated Security System/Module/Device – Honeywell Security Products, LYNX Touch 5100
  • Power & Thermal Management Accessories (TIE)  – 2D2C, SafePlug electrical receptacle for Control 4
  • Power & Thermal Management Accessories (TIE) - SANUS, EcoSystem™
  • Outdoor A/V (TIE) – Leon Speakers, Boundary Series B404 Outdoor Speaker
  • Outdoor A/V (TIE) - Séura, Storm Outdoor Television
  • A/V Cabling – Cleerline Technology Group, NSF (Non-Strip-Fiber)
  • Structured Wiring System – L-com, TRD695RA Series Cat6 Right Angle Ethernet Cables
  • Automated Shade Control – Lutron Electronics, Sivoia QS Wireless Honeycomb Shades
  • Digital Phone System/Dedicated Intercom -  Crestron, Rava™ SIP Intercom
  • Home Networking Device –Pakedge Device and Software, S24H 24-Port Gigabit Switch With Full PoE+ Ports
  • Power Generating -  Rosewater Energy, Residential Energy Storage Hub
  • Monitoring Devices - SurgeX, Axess Elite
  • Tools, Testing & Calibration - Platinum Tools, VDV MapMaster 2.0
  • Software Application - Simply Reliable Software, SmartOffice Online 
  • Accessories - DVDO, Air
  • Headphones and Apple/Android accessories - Mozaex, BluWavs                                      


To view all entrants and BEST award winners, visit


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