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Crestron Dealers Dominate Prestigious Electronic Lifestyles Awards at CEDIA Expo

Three out of four Designer Award winners, which recognize the
best of the best, are Crestron integrators

ROCKLEIGH, NJ, September 18, 2009 – The annual Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Electronic Lifestyles® Awards has become the industry standard for excellence in the art and science of home technology design and integration. When the judges announced the winners in more than 30 categories at CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta, GA., 75% of the winning projects featured Crestron home technology solutions. Entries were evaluated by two panels consisting of members from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), American Institute of Architects (AIA), and CEDIA and scored on technical merit and design/aesthetics, ensuring the very best projects were recognized.

The Designer Awards competition, which recognizes integrators in high profile categories including Best Large Home Theater, Best Media Room, Integrated Home and Technical Design, produced 58 total medal winners. Seventy-five percent of those winners are Crestron dealers. Even more notable, seven out of eight, or nearly 90% of the 25 first place winners were Crestron integrators. In the Industry Awards competition, the Electronic Systems Contractor of the Year, Electronic Systems Technician of the Year and Residential Electronic Systems Contractor Volunteer of the Year awards were also taken home by Crestron dealers.

“Crestron congratulates each one of the winners in all of the categories, and we applaud their hard work, dedication and innovation in driving our industry forward,? said Crestron Executive Vice President, Randy Klein. “We are especially proud to have contributed once again to the success of so many of the dealers who were honored this year.?

Here is a list of the Gold Level winning installations featuring Crestron. For a complete list of winners and project details go to www.cedia.net/awards/industry_recognition09.php

Electronic Systems Contractor of the Year – S.E.A.L. Solutions Inc., Sound Beach, NY
Electronic Systems Technician of the Year – Jason Spence, Audio Video Interiors,
Medina, OH
Residential Electronic Systems Contractor Volunteer of the Year – Michael Creeden, M+R Digital Innovations, Inc., Spring Grove, IL
Best Large Home Theater Overall Winner – La Scala, Vancouver, BC
Best Integrated Home Overall Winner – T & T Automation (N.A) Ltd. Burnaby, BC
Large Home Theater Level II $75,000 – $150,000 – DSI Entertainment Systems, Van Nuys, CA
Large Home Theater Level III $151,000 – $210,000 – Erskine Group LLC, Smyrna, GA
Large Home Theater Level IV $211,000 – $290,000 – Electronics Design Group, Piscataway, NJ
Large Home Theater Level V $291,000 – $390,000 – Graytek Solutions Ltd, Coquitlam, BC
Large Home Theater Level VI $391,000 – $670,000 – La Scala, Vancouver, BC
Large Home Theater Level VII $700,000+ – OPUS Audio/Video/Control, North Haven, CT
Integrated Home Level II $100,000 – $215,000 – Ambleside Logic, Hillsborough, CA
Integrated Home Level IV $261,000 – $450,000 – Architectural Electronics, Inc., Winter Park , FL
Integrated Home Level V $451,000 – $500,000 – Genesis Audio & Video ~FM~- Irvine, CA
Integrated Home Level VI $501,000 – $600,000 – Graytek Solutions Ltd, Coquitlam, BC
Integrated Home Level VII $601,000 – $800,000 – Innerspace Electronics, Inc., Port Chester, NY
Integrated Home Level VIII $801,000 – $1,000,000 – La Scala-Yes, Vancouver, BC
Integrated Home Level IX $1,000,001 – $1,400,000 – Audio Video Interiors, Medina, OH
Integrated Home Level X $1,400,001+ – T & T Automation (N.A.) Ltd., Burnaby, BC
Media Room Technical Design – Genesis Audio & Video ~FM~, Irvine, CA
Special Project – Technical Design – DSI Entertainment Systems, Inc., Van Nuys, CA
Best Dressed System – Audio One Sound and Video Inc., N. Miami Beach, FL
Best Showroom – AudioVisions, Inc., Lake Forest, CA
Green Business Practices Recognition – Aurant, Salt Lake City, UT
Best Documentation – La Scala, Vancouver, BC

About Crestron
For 40 years Crestron has been the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate boardrooms, conference rooms, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. Crestron’s leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best products, programs and services in the industry.

In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia.

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