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The Best in the Industry
CE Pro recognizes these new products and technologies in its 6th annual CE Pro BEST Awards for new custom electronic products introduced in 2014.
Just the Best! We picked BEST products and announced them during CEDIA 2014 Expo.
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About the awards. Welcome to the 6th annual CE Pro BEST Products Awards program.
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The BEST Winners

BEST Awards Winners

CE Pro congratulates this year's winners of the CE Pro BEST (Best Electronic Systems Technologies) Awards.

Winners are announced at CEDIA Expo and on CEPro.com.

The winners of the 6th annual BEST Awards were chosen by a panel of industry leaders along with the editors of CE Pro, to join an exclusive group of products deemed the most noteworthy for 2014.
Criteria included:

  • innovation
  • functionality
  • competitive advantages
  • benefits to the installer

Presentation of the awards takes place at CEDIA in the CE Pro Headquarters booth on September 11th, 2014.



The 2014 BEST Winners
A/V Preamplifier/Processor/Switcher/Amplifier/Receiver Winner
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DigitalMedia flawlessly handles 4K distribution, eliminating the complexities of mixing various high-definition resolutions and video together with audio in one system. Distribute point-to-point, uncompressed HD video over copper or fiber and stream, all from the same matrix frame. DM is card-based for maximum flexibility and easy reconfiguration as your needs change.
A/V Preamplifier/Processor/Switcher/Amplifier/Receiver Winner
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The enVision PCS with Remote Portal monitors energy conditions and settings while providing surge protection and remote power management capabilities. Part scope meter, part surge protector, and part energy diagnostics device, the enVision PCS is an energy management Swiss Army Knife that streamlines troubleshooting and maximizes uptime and system performance.
Accessories Winner
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Sleeve Buttons are the world’s first independently programmable buttons on an iPad case. This means that the user can use iPad for tasks un-related to automation control, and Sleeve Buttons will always be available to provide critical functions.
Architectural Speakers Winner
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The AIM II is the first architectural speaker series to deliver the performance of a 3-way design from a 2-way speaker. Available in 13 models, SpeakerCraft’s engineers refined every element of the series’ industrial design to dramatically improve aesthetics, create easier installation, and produce the clearest, loudest sound.
Architectural Speakers Winner
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Sonance Architectural Series Discreet Opening System takes a system approach to distributed audio that offers superior acoustic and aesthetic benefits while perfectly aligning with high-end downlights in the refined space.
Audio, HDMI Cabling Winner
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RapidRun Optical is the leanest-longest, fastest-strongest modular cabling solution on the planet.™
Best App Winner
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The new Control4® Composer Express app for iOS and Android is a powerful, portable systems configuration tool for Control4 dealers, which will simplify and accelerate the setup process for home and business automation systems.
Best App Winner
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Crestron Pyng™ is the world’s first luxury home automation app that enables complete setup and control right from the iPad®. Create lifestyle scenes for each room, schedule events, and much more without ever opening a laptop. The whole home is ready for the customer in minutes.
Central Vacuum Winner
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The Vroom Garage Vac, the perfect accessory for any modern garage, workshop or condo, is equipped with a 40-foot expandable hose and powerful 12-amp motor for tackling hard to reach messes. Needing only 2.5 sq. ft. of wall space, the Vroom Garage Vac can be conveniently installed anywhere.
Digital Phone System/Dedicated Intercom/Cellular Signal Booster Winner
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Cel-Fi Pro, Nextivity’s third-generation all-digital LTE and UMTS smart signal booster, addresses the issue of poor indoor cellular coverage. It is the first all-digital booster in the market and a true plug-and-play booster: no cables or antennas are necessary. Cel-Fi Pro is available on Cel-Fi.com or through authorized resellers.
Flat Panel TV/Ultra HD Winner
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LG’s 77EC9800 4K OLED TV represents the ultimate in display technology, as the first of its kind available to the US market offering four times the resolution of Full HD for an ultra-clear picture, a virtually infinite contrast ratio, and vibrant color accuracy.
HDMI/HDBase-T Extenders Winner
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2G+ AVP (Audio Video Professional) Transmitters and Receivers add in new Audio Mixing capabilities between HDMI audio and Multiple Analog audio sources, as well as Dolby licensing with Dolby 2 channel down mix and IP controlled variable Analog Audio out.
Home Networking Device Winner
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The BakPak Cloud Management System presents integrators with the capability to remotely and securely monitor, manage and maintain client networks via smartphone or web browser. This unique capability enables the development a unique business opportunity - a managed networking management service with a recurring revenue stream.
HVAC Integration System/Connected Thermostats Winner
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Savant’s SmartClimate processor is a centralized HVAC processing unit, delivering precise control of up to 8 zones of wired thermostats and sensors with extreme configuration flexibility. The CLI-8000 simplifies the integration of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
In-Room Speakers Winner
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The PSB Imagine X1T is a deceptively slim and discreet floor-standing design with bandwidth and high SPL output capabilities that defy its size. This dual-woofer transitional two-and-a-half way design features identical 5.25-inch woofers and one-inch titanium dome tweeter that delivers refined sound with tonal, spatial and dynamic accuracy. Like all Imagine Series woofers, the X1T’s cone materials have been specially developed for optimal control, allowing for a simpler more cost effective crossover design.
In-Room Speakers Winner
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Meridian celebrates the 25th anniversary of the world’s first digital loudspeaker with the new Special Edition DSP Digital Active Loudspeakers range, providing the most revealing and lifelike performance of any Meridian loudspeaker to date. The DSP8000SE and all Special Edition models, feature the latest innovations in digital loudspeaker system design.
Integrated Security System/Module/Device/Surveillance Cameras Winner
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The Linear GD00Z Z-Wave Garage Door Controller works with virtually all garage door opener models and brings safety, security and IoT connectivity to one of the most frequently used entry points in a home.
Integrated Security System/Module/Device/Surveillance Cameras Winner
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The LYNX Touch 7000 is the newest, most-advanced version of Honeywell’s popular all-in-one security system. Their first all in one controller that supports up to four video cameras, the LYNX Touch 7000 also controls everything from thermostats to garage doors and lights.
Lighting Controls/Motorized Shade Controls & Accessories Winner
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The only trackless motorized drapery rod in the market. We removed the unsightly wires and external motors, engineering a sleek, sophisticated, battery-operated drapery rod. The motors are within the rod itself, so you get an elegant aesthetic that’s so easy to install you won’t believe it’s motorized.
Marketing Programs Winner
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Build credibility with referrals and generate new leads online with Mercury Collection websites by One Firefly. The fully-loaded digital marketing solution is packed with engaging content focused on lifestyle and user experience. Lead capture forms are intuitively embedded throughout. Mobile responsive design automatically resizes to screen resolution. Monthly payment available.
Media Servers/Streaming Media/DVRs Winner
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The MMS-2A delivers reference quality audio through two independently controlled streams to multi-room systems from 4 to 96 zones. The cloud-based MMS-2A will blend and synchronize an entire music collection with popular online streaming services. The MMS-2A interfaces with Apple and Android devices as well as all major control systems.
Mount/Lift/Media Concealment Winner
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Nexus 21 Model L-90 is a highly innovative new lift system that conceals and reveals large TV screens (75” to 95” and above, up to 200 lbs). Made in USA, it is quiet, fast, and costs less than half the price of old-style rack and pinion lifts.
Multi-room A/V Components (Amplifiers, Source Components and Preamplifiers) Winner
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Pioneer’s Elite SC-89 9.2-channel home theater receiver offers the best quality entertainment anywhere in the home. Built with Dolby Atmos technology, the receiver offers a multi-dimensional Dolby Atmos experience optimized by the SC-89’s built-in Class D3 amplification technology and MCACC Pro acoustic calibration system.
Outdoor A/V Winner
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Everything you love about the SLIM-300 is now in a weatherproof body, an industry first, the SLIM-H2O. We took all the components and amped them up to handle what Mother Nature throws at them. The same great sound and quality you love to complete your outdoor sound system needs.
Projection Screen Winner
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Zero Edge™ FLEX is the first flexible form factor available in sizes up to 160" diagonal, that ships in a traditional fixed-frame box and assembles onsite for easy navigation in tight spaces and reduced shipping costs. Zero Edge FLEX™ is available with Slate™, Maestro Weave, Pure™ White, and Pure™ Gray.
Projector Winner
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Digital Projection International proudly unveils the revolutionary INSIGHT LASER 4K, the industry's premier lamp-free, ultra-bright, 4K resolution projector for elite home entertainment.
Racks, Furniture, Seating and Acoustical Treatments Winner
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CINEAK’s CIC automation module allows control of motorized chairs via a control system. The cutting-edge technology, enables the use of the RS-485 and IP protocol to individually address/control the chairs and create luxury features such as; all-off, memory settings, etc. Now phones, tablets, and touch panels can operate the chairs!
Software Application Winner
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Salez Toolz is a sales intelligent software that sets a new standard by seamlessly presenting solutions, building budgets, and quickly closing sales. Through visually engaging pictures and symbol-rich icons, customers make their choice and sign-off, right on your tablet. Results are shorter sales-cycles, higher close rates and increased profitability.
Soundbars/On-Wall/Single-Chassis Surround Loudspeaker Winner
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Leon’s EDGE-OTO-2.1 is a custom- made solution that brings together Leon’s HzOTO powered soundbar, Media Décor TV frame, OTO-Rx wireless subwoofer receiver and A8-400 powered subwoofer. It offers instant access to high quality audio, extreme functionality, true simplicity and high design for a multitude of environments.
Subwoofer Winner
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World’s smallest high performance, vibration free subwoofer from a company dedicated to innovating the “State of the Art”
Tools, Testing & Calibration Winner
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DVDO AVLab TPG is the first pocket-sized test pattern generator supporting full 4K Ultra HD at 50/60Hz resolution.
Touchscreens, Keypads, Controls, Remotes & IR Extenders Winner
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RTI's elegant T3x remote control combines a sleek 3.5-inch edge-to-edge touchscreen with features such as haptic feedback, a built-in camera and microphone, integrated grip sensors, an accelerometer, and wireless control options such as WiFi, 433-MHz RF, and 2.4-GHz ZigBee compatibility for incredible control in both standalone and integrated system settings.
Whole House Control Winner
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Avaliable in three configurations, the new ELAN g1 Series brings the award-winning ELAN Home Control Platform to the broadest market of consumer and commercial customers.
Wireless A/V Solution (Amps, Source Components, Signal Distribution Solutions) Winner
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Bluesound is an all-new brand from the owners of prestigious audiophile brands NAD and PSB that combines advanced technologies from both brands. It is a wireless, high-performance digital audio designed for both digital music lovers and audiophiles. Bluesound is the first truly HD wireless digital music system with a premium, audiophile-grade feature set that delivers a family of dedicated, multi-room wireless streaming digital music players.

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