The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) announced the finalists in its Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards competition. The finalists include 30 products in the Best New Product category; two finalists for the Horizon Award, which recognizes products yet to be released; and three finalists for the Sustainable Lifestyle Product Innovation award, which recognizes products with an eco-conscious focus.


The winners will be announced at the Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Banquet Saturday, Sept. 25 during CEDIA EXPO 2010. The banquet will also include the announcement of the 2010 inductees into CEDIA’s Product Hall of Fame as well as the winners of the Designer Awards competition, which honors the best projects completed by CEDIA electronic systems contractor members.


The finalists, listed by category, are:


Best New Product finalists

Actiontec Electronics Inc. - Ethernet over Coax MoCA Network Adapter

Audio Design Associates Inc. ~FM~ - Suite 32 Multi-Room AV System featuring Profiler

Autonomic Controls Inc. - Autonomic Mirage Media Server

Black & Decker - Kwikset SmartCode Lever with Home Connect Technology

Certified Cyber Solutions - Home Cyber Shield

Control4 - Control4® My Home

Dana Innovations / iPort - iPort CM-IW100T In-Wall Control Mount for iPod touch

Dana Innovations / TRUFIG - TRUFIG Solid Surface Solutions

Denon Electronics (USA) LLC - Denon AVR-4311CI Audio/Video Receiver

Digital Projection - M-Vision Cine LED; dVision 35-WQXGA XC

HAI (Home Automation Inc.) - Cellular Communication Center (C3)

Ihiji LLC - invision

Intelix LLC - HDautobahn

IOGEAR - Wireless HD Kit

Lutron Electronics Co. Inc. - RadioRA 2 whole-home lighting control system; Kirbe Vertical Drapery System

Marantz America - NA7004 Network Audio Player

Milestone AV Technologies (Chief) - FUSION™ Pull-Out Mounts

Niles Audio Corporation ~FM~ - DMG-1 Digital Music Gateway

Panamax - M4315-PRO Power Conditioner

Planet Waves/PWCIS - PO35XA/B/C Banana Jack

Remote Technologies Inc. - vIRsa Mouse IR Emitter

Runco International ~FM~ - Runco D-73 projector; Runco SignatureCinema SC-60d projector

Savant Systems LLC - iPad Automation Application

SÉURA - Hydra™ Waterproof Television

SpectraCal LLC - CalMAN Version 4

SurgeX - SurgeX XN120

ZeeVee Inc. - ZvBox 170


Horizon Award finalists

Crestron Electronics Inc. - UFO 4.3” Handheld Wireless Touchpanel -- UFO-4X

ELAN Home Systems - HR2 Handheld Remote Control

Sustainable Lifestyle Product Innovation finalists

Crestron Electronics Inc. - Viridian™ - Environmental Management and Control Software

HAI (Home Automation Inc.) - Omnistat2 Multi Stage Universal with Humidity Thermostat

NuVision - Lucidium NVUFX5LS Super Slim Edge Lit LED LCD


Additional product details can be found on CEDIA's Web site. CEDIA EXPO 2010 will be held Sept. 22–26 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Registration is now open at