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The Best in the Industry
CE Pro recognizes these new products and technologies in its 5th annual CE Pro BEST Awards for new custom electronic products introduced in 2013.
Just the Best! We picked BEST products and announced them during CEDIA 2013 Expo.
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About the awards. Welcome to the 5th 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 5th 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 2013.
Criteria included:

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

Presentation of the awards takes place at CEDIA in the CE Pro Headquarters booth (#2137) on September 26th, 2013 at 4pm.



The 2013 BEST Winners
Accessories Winner
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Designed for the active user, Adventure Series creates a new category of cross-over earphones that deliver exceptional audio performance, fit and design for use in all environments.
Accessories Winner
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WeatherHawk 600 Series weather stations are the result of over 9 years of participation in the home automation and control industry. They measure wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, solar radiation, rainfall and snowfall. These high specification, industrial grade weather measurement systems enable a home owner to control home systems in response to weather, as well as monitor their weather at home from anywhere in the world. Easy to install, reliable Series 600 weather stations interface…
Audio, HDMI Cabling Winner
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Just Add Power’s HDMI Over IP has changed the game “Right Sized” Matrix — up to 4,000 sources and 65,000 displays World’s Fastest HDMI® Switching — Instant Integrated Video Wall without a processor Control Drivers for all integration platforms Delivers Video, Audio, LAN, RS232, CEC, USB, Video Wall, On Screen Display and more on a single cable Overcomes distance limitations (MILES, not meters!) HDCP compliant Analog Audio with programmable delay
Automated Shade Control System Winner
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animeo® IP is a total solar management system utilizing Somfy-powered intelligent motorized window coverings, digital keypads and weather sensors. Controllers, sensors and keypads can be added to both new and existing Somfy Digital Network installations for comprehensive solar management as either a stand-alone solution or integrated into third party systems.
Best App Winner
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VoicePod Mobile is an intelligent assistant that provides completely hands-free home control using natural language speech commands. This highly customizable iOS app leverages powerful cloud-based services for convenient one-step control of an entire home. Just say “Hello VoicePod” and tell your home what to do in your own words.
Business Operations Winner
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URC Master Dealers can showcase their best installations with high resolution images in a newly-launched, very cool online gallery complete with captions, customer testimonials and more to URC’s millions of visitors! URC is the only manufacturer in the CI industry offering this free benefit to its dealers.
Business Operations Winner
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D-Tools System Integrator SIX 2013 is a complete estimation, system design and project management solution. Easily scaled for large commercial integrators or small residential companies, SIX 2013 helps increase revenues while reducing time and cost associated with the integration of Audio Visual, energy, home automation, security and IT networking products.
Digital Phone System/Dedicated Intercom/Cellular Signal Booster Winner
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The AG Pro-Quint signal booster virtually eliminates dropped calls and slow data downloads on 4G, 3G and older generation cellular networks. Designed to provide reliable coverage for voice and data in larger buildings, the AG Pro-Quint enhances signals on all five frequency bands used for cellular communication in North America.
Flat Panel TV/Ultra HD Winner
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LG’s 55EA9800 Curved OLED TV represents the next generation of HDTV technology, using LG’s unique WRGB four-color pixel system to offers Full HD 1080p picture, a virtually infinite contrast ratio, amazing color accuracy and unmatched motion performance. It also features an immersive, modern aesthetic and 3D and Smart TV capability.
Floorstanding/Shelf Loudspeaker Winner
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The new Triton Seven brings Speaker-of-the-Year Award winning Triton Series performance into a more compact size and even more affordable price range. GoldenEar’s Triton Towers have set new performance and value standards all around the world. The new Triton Seven follows in this auspicious tradition.
HDMI/HDBase-T Extenders Winner
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Wyrestorm’s patent-pending AMP-001-010 is the first HDBaseT digital amplifier that combines and simplifies the relationship between HDMI, HDBaseT, and stereo 2.1 audio. It can be used as a single source/display extender or support multiple A/V sources, up to 56 displays—each with local amplification, full HD and source control.
HDMI/HDBase-T Extenders Winner
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The one video extender you need to have at all times. The Vanco HDMI/BT Boost Can transmit HDBASET over CAT5e or HDMI cabling. Don’t let HDMI hold you back any longer. Retrofit with HDBASET over HDMI! HDBASET go further, do more.
Headphones and Apple/Android Accessories Winner
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Designed for the active user, Adventure Series creates a new category of cross-over earphones that deliver exceptional audio performance, fit and design for use in all environments.
Home Networking Device Winner
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The Pakedge C36 macrocell wireless access point (WAP) controller makes it easier to configure and manage every WAP in a large wireless network by using automated, “intelligent” configuration tools. Created specifically for custom installations and media streaming, the C36 features Pakedge’s sleek A/V Housings ID that’s both attractive and functional.
Home Theater Source Components (Digital & Analog) Winner
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More powerful than a DVR. The watch-anything, go-anywhere TV solution. TiVo Roamio Pro gives you the power to watch any show, anywhere, anytime. Stream shows directly to your smartphone or tablet to watch around the house, or even take your shows to go.
HVAC Integration System/Connected Thermostats Winner
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Geo-Services from Alarm.com allows your home to automatically adjust based on your location, giving you even greater convenience. By creating a geo-fence around your home, you can set rules to automatically adjust settings whenever you’re approaching or leaving your home – or only when everyone in the family has left.
In-Ceiling/In-Wall Loudspeakers Winner
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The Trunami In-Wall Subwoofer broadcasts big, booming sound with a High-Excursion-Spider-Suspension (HESS) designed 8" woofer and two 6.5" Bass Augmenting Drivers (BAD). Retrofittable, the Trunami mounts between a 16" stud in a standard depth wall and comes with an easy-to-install magnetic cloth grill that makes for a small on-wall footprint.
Integrated Security System/Module/Device/Surveillance Cameras Winner
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Kwikset revolutionizes the door lock with Kevo, the first deadbolt intelligent enough to communicate with a smartphone and unlock with a simple touch. The innovative Kevo mobile app transforms smartphones into electronic keys (eKeys), enabling authorized users to send delete eKeys at any time.
Lighting Controls/Motorized Shade Controls & Accessories Winner
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Control4® Wireless Lighting offers a comprehensive solution for controlling a range of load types – including 120V, 240V, and 277V options. With adaptive phase dimming, no minimum load wattage and 0-10V control, Control4 Wireless Lighting meets the needs of residential and commercial projects while addressing the evolutionary adoption of LED technologies.
Marketing Programs Winner
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URC Master Dealers can showcase their best installations with high resolution images in a newly-launched, very cool online gallery complete with captions, customer testimonials and more to URC’s millions of visitors! URC is the only manufacturer in the CI industry offering this free benefit to its dealers.
Media Servers/Streaming Media/DVRs Winner
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More powerful than a DVR. The watch-anything, go-anywhere TV solution. TiVo Roamio Pro gives you the power to watch any show, anywhere, anytime. Stream shows directly to your smartphone or tablet to watch around the house, or even take your shows to go.
Mount/Lift/Media Concealment Winner
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The SANUS® VLF525 full-motion wall mount secures 51" – 70" flat-panel TVs up to 125 lbs. This revolutionary mount offers an aesthetic design and an enjoyable installation experience with many user-friendly features, a template, electronic stud finder, level, and safety lock.
Multi-room A/V Components (Amplifiers, Source Components and Preamplifiers) Winner
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The Krell Foundation is a 7.1- channel AV processor that features comprehensive home automation system integration, 10 HDMI inputs and 2 HDMI outputs, balanced audio circuitry, automatic setup and room EQ. The Foundation is housed in a slim form factor that exudes Krell aesthetic, while preserving space in equipment racks.
Multi-room A/V Components (Amplifiers, Source Components and Preamplifiers) Winner
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The Mirage Audio System (MAS) is the ultimate distributed audio solution. The MAS is composed of Autonomic’s Mirage Media Servers together with a choice of two digital amplifiers, two in-wall control options and applications for iOS and Android devices that can be matched in any configuration.
Multi-room A/V Components (Amplifiers, Source Components and Preamplifiers) Winner
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The TiO StealthStream 1 (AZSS1) features a powerful 100-watt amplifier, built-in streamer and integrated Bluetooth receiver. Extremely compact, the AZSS1 can be installed in a single-gang installation and is perfect for retrofit applications. The AZSS1 is controlled via the TiO Home App on an Android tablet or TiO touchscreen.
Outdoor Audio Winner
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SLS High Output is the perfect solution for large spaces requiring very high volume and even sound levels such as residential estates, resort gardens, or indoor installations including bars/clubs with vaulted ceilings. The state-of-the-art satellites and subwoofer are designed for playback volumes from background music to rock concert levels.
Power & Thermal Management Devices Winner
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Tripp Lite’s SRCOOL12K Self-Contained Portable Air Conditioning Unit with the SRCOOLNET accessory brings cold air to hot spots, overheating racks and isolated areas in any integrated home installation while also giving the integrator the ability to remotely manage and monitor the AC unit’s temperature settings.
Power Management, Generation, Surge Suppression and Storage/Remote Services Winner
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The BlueBOLT® network management feature provides integrators with a cloud-based, full system power and energy management platform, facilitating a self-healing network that can be used from any Internet-enabled device, anywhere in the world with no additional cost to the end user.
Projection Screen Winner
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Providing an immersive experience for the home theater enthusiast, Stewart Filmscreen’s Director’s Choice DC-100 offers a slim frame design, intelligible control system, and screen-protecting fully closing horizontal masking.
Projector Winner
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Display Development’s IW7, In-Wall Architectural Display System, designed for shallow-depth installation, provides a TV alternative, delivering a larger and far superior viewing experience with the added benefit of full concealment when not in use. The VP 100 video scaler adds processing and flexibility, while Smart Cooling technology delivers efficient, reliable operation.
Racks, Furniture, Seating and Acoustical Treatments Winner
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New RCS Series racks from Middle Atlantic Products bring professional quality into the residential environment at a great value point. Industrial strength construction and features, pre-configured with doors, shelves, and more in three useful sizes. Includes built-in active cooling system to protect electronics and improve system reliability.
Software Application Winner
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D-Tools System Integrator SIX 2013 is a complete estimation, system design and project management solution. Easily scaled for large commercial integrators or small residential companies, SIX 2013 helps increase revenues while reducing time and cost associated with the integration of Audio Visual, energy, home automation, security and IT networking products.
Soundbars/On-Wall/Single-Chassis Surround Loudspeaker Winner
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Niles’ Cynema Soundfield is the world’s first in-wall soundbar that makes home entertainment audio a completely invisible experience. The Niles Cynema Soundfield delivers some serious sound quality and amplification, something that other soundbar manufacturers struggle to do with on-wall or tabletop models.
Structured Wiring System Winner
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LocJack, a new innovative, award winning and patented Cat3/Cat5E/Cat6 locking security keystone jack, from Quest Technology. It is designed with a locking feature built into the jack, not in the cable, and is intended for securing data and voice cables from accidental or intentional removal or insertion by unauthorized personnel.
Subwoofer Winner
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2nd generation of Artison's RCC technology eliminates cabinet vibration which projects low frequency signals from a small slot between multiple drivers. This design is both efficient, easy to install and very small yet provides state of the art bass for the end user.
Switchers Winner
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The Gefen 4x4 Matrix for HDMI 4k/2k provides seamless switching among four sources using HDMI and four independent displays supporting 4k Ultra HD resolutions. Any source can be routed to any or all displays at any time. Fast Switching Technology vastly improves HDCP authentication for an instant delivery of content.
Tools, Testing & Calibration Winner
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CalMAN 5.2 is a powerful video calibration software tool, yet intuitive to use. It delivers precise calibrations of every kind of display in the minimal amount of time possible, supporting a wide variety of hardware, and offering tailored steps for every situation the professional calibrator might encounter.
Touchscreens, Keypads, Controls, Remotes & IR Extenders Winner
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The new 19" Modero X® Series Touch Panel, featuring the G5 graphics engine and quad core processor, offers residential users several industry firsts including a beautiful, panoramic, multi-touch screen, pinch-to-zoom access to multiple applications with minimal navigation and now faster, smoother transitions and the unheard of capability to run apps.
Whole House Control Winner
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The award-winning iTach Flex is the first multi-functional smart end-point that connects almost any electronic device (serial, IR, relay) to a WiFi or TCP/IP network so it can be controlled and automated using an Android smartphone or tablet, iPhone, iPad, or PC.
Whole House Control Winner
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Xandem TMD is the world's most aesthetic (hidden) motion detection product. It installs inside walls or behind furniture so that users never have to see unsightly motion detectors. It sees through walls and obstructions, is very immune to false triggering, and is easily integrated with automation and security systems.
Wireless A/V Solution (Amps, Source Components, Signal Distribution Solutions) Winner
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Built on infiNET EX® wireless technology, new IOEX Control Modules provide a cost-effective way to extend control to any room and to a wide variety of third-party devices. Retro-fit friendly, IOEX control modules let you control virtually any device from a Crestron control system without pulling wire and damaging walls.
Wireless Speakers Winner
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Melody is a portable Bluetooth® Speaker designed for indoor and outdoor enjoyment with its circular weather resistant enclosure. The powerful 8-speaker omni-directional system delivers 360-degree audio perfection with the latest Bluetooth v3.0, Apt-X® and AAC wireless technology. Melody features a sleek design, integrated handle and built-in 20-hour playtime rechargeable battery.

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