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             CEA ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 2007 MARK OF EXCELLENCE
                                  AWARDS
                      Awards Highlight Cutting Edge Products in Home Technology Industry

              Arlington, Va., February 5, 2007 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) today
       announced the finalists for the 2007 Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by CEA’s TechHome
       Division. Winners will be recognized at the Mark of Excellence Awards Dinner on Friday, March 9,
       2007 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, during the 8th annual Electronic House Expo (EHX) Spring 2007,
       which returns to the Orange County Convention center March 6-10.

               CEA’s Mark of Excellence Awards honor outstanding innovation and achievement in
       custom home electronics, services and installation technologies setting trends in the custom home
       electronics industry. Award entries are reviewed by a panel of industry experts and submitted in
       three categories: Supplier, Systems Integrators and Training and Support Programs.

               In honor of these achievements, the Mark of Excellence Awards Dinner will be held at The
       Rosen Centre Hotel, Grand Ballroom D, on Friday, March 9 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets to the banquet
       are $99 for CEA members and $109 for non-CEA members. Larger parties may reserve a table for
       10 attendees at the price of nine. To make a reservation, or for more information on the Mark of
       Excellence Awards program, please visit www.CE.org/MOE. For additional inquires, contact
       moe@CE.org or (703) 907-7432.

               The eighth annual EHX Spring 2007, sponsored by the CEA’s TechHome Division and
       produced by EH Events & Education, runs Tuesday, March 6 through Saturday, March 10, with
       exhibits on March 8 – 10. The EHX conference program will feature 60 conference sessions, seven
       boot camps, nearly 100 free manufacturer training courses and a number of other special
       presentations. The exhibit floor will include more than 350 manufacturers and distributors of
       custom electronics products for the home including home theater, multi-room audio, media centers,
       home networking, home automation, lighting control, structured wiring, security and advanced
       electrical products. More than 11,000 industry professionals are expected to attend.

       The following are finalists for the 2007 Mark of Excellence:
                                                                        Model
Category                       Company           Entry Name                             Company URL
                                                                        Number
Supplier Finalists:

Best Audio Components          Crestron          Adagio Audio Server    AAS             www.crestron.com
                                                                               7.2-Channel
                                                    Harman Kardon@AVR
                               Harman Kardon                                   Audio/Video     www.harmankardon.com
                                                    745
                                                                               Receiver
                               NuVo
                                                    NV-M3 Music Server                         www.nuvotechnologies.com
                               Technologies, Inc.
                                                    Adagio Entertainment
Best Distributed Audio/Video   Crestron                                        AES             www.crestron.com
                                                    System
                               ELAN Home            V883 Component Video
                                                                                               www.elanhomesystems.com
                               Systems              Controller
                               NuVo                 NV-I8GMS - Grand
                                                                                               www.nuvotechnologies.com
                               Technologies         Concerto System
                               Pinnacle Systems     Pinnacle PCTV To Go                        www.pinnaclesys.com

Best Human Interface           Crestron             Isys i/O WiFi              TPMC-8X         www.crestron.com
                               ELAN Home            Ole' Film Interactive
                                                                                               www.elanhomesystems.com
                               Systems              Touchpad
                               Exceptional
                                                    Lifeware 1.0.2                             www.exceptionalinnovation.com
                               Innovation
                                                    ControlWare for
                               Superna                                                         www.supernasystems.com
                                                    PC/PDA/MCE


                               Simply Reliable
Best Installation Products                          SRS Design                                 www.simplyreliable.com
                               Software
                                                                               Hi-Wirez™
                                                    Hi-Wirez Active HDMI
                               VizionWare                                      3000-HDMI-      www.vizionware.com
                                                    Digital Interconnects
                                                                               10M
Best Integrated Systems        Crestron             Adagio                     AES             www.crestron.com
                               Exceptional
                                                    Life|link                                  www.exceptionalinnovation.com
                               Innovation
                               Superna              Superna Digital Home                       www.supernasystems.com

Best IP-based Products         Crestron             Isys i/O WiFi              TPMC-8X         www.crestron.com
                                                    iControl Starter Kit and
                               iControl Networks                                               www.icontrol.com
                                                    Service
                                                    NetStreams Streaming
                               NetStreams LLC                                  SMM100          www.netstreams.com
                                                    Music Manager
                                                                               CB-102-S/104-
                               Superna              HD ControlBox                              www.supernasystems.com
                                                                               S
                                                    Home Theater and
                               Monster Cable        Lighting Controller 300
Best Lighting Controls                                                                         www.monstercable.com
                               Products, Inc.       and IlluminEssence
                                                    Lighting Products
                                                    Indigo Intelligent
                               SmartLabs, Inc.      Lighting Control Server                    www.smartlabsinc.com
                                                    2
Best Media Servers             2Wire                2Wire MediaPortal                          www.2wire.com

                               CodexNovus           HDCodex DML-1600                           www.codexnovus.com
                         Interact-TV Inc.     ProTelly Media Server                  www.interact-tv.com
                                              The Kaleidescape 1U
                         Kaleidescape, Inc.   Server/ Entry Level                    www.kaleidescape.com
                                              System
                         Mondo USA            XL 7000                   DM7000       www.mondo-usa.com
                                              Niveus Media 2007
                         Niveus Media         Summit Series – Rainier                www.niveusmedia.com
                                              Edition
                         Sooloos              Sooloos System                         www.sooloos.com
                                              RCC 600 In-Wall
Best Speakers            Artison                                                     www.artisonusa.com
                                              Subwoofer
                         Audiovox             Acoustic Research Home
                                                                        HD510        www.audiovox.com
                         Corporation          Decor Speaker System
                         KEF                  KEF Ci3-80QT                           www.kef.com
                                              Klipsch RT-12d
                         Klipsch Audio
                                              Digitally Controlled                   www.klipsch.com
                         Technologies
                                              Subwoofer
                                              SubContractor Series
                         Velodyne
                                              SC-IW (In-Wall)                        www.velodyne.com
                         Acoustics
                                              Subwoofer
Best Structured Wiring   Cooper Wiring
                                              MediaSync                              www.cooperwiringdevices.com
Distribution Devices     Devices
                         Impact Acoustics     RapidRun Digital™                      www.impactacoustics.com
                                              The Kaleidescape Movie
Best Video Components    Kaleidescape, Inc.                                          www.kaleidescape.com
                                              Player 2
                                              NetStreams Panorama
                                                                        Model
                         NetStreams LLC       Video Distribution                     www.netstreams.com
                                                                        PAN6400VDC
                                              Center
                                              LG Electronics, 47-inch
Best Video Displays      LG Electronics       Full HD LCD Integrated                 www.lgusa.com
                                              HDTV 47LB1DA
                                              LG Electronics 50-inch
                                              Plasma Display with
                         LG Electronics                                              www.lgusa.com
                                              Built-in HD DVR
                                              50PC1DRA
                         Optoma               HD81 Projector and
                                                                                     www.optomausa.com
                         Technology, Inc.     Video Processor
                         Optoma
                                              BigVizion                 HDBV3100     www.optomausa.com
                         Technology,Inc
                                              Vidikron Vision Model
                         Vidikron             120 CineWide with                      www.vidikron.com
                                              AutoScope
                         CentraLite
Best Wireless Products                        StarLite                  Launch PAK   www.centralite.com
                         Systems, Inc.
                         Crestron             Isys i/O WiFi             TPMC-8X      www.crestron.com
                                              Motorola Bluetooth
                         Motorola                                                    www.motorola.com
                                              Mobile Phone Link
                                 NuVo                   NV-WIPS Wireless iPod
                                                                                  www.nuvotechnologies.com
                                 Technologies, Inc.     Dock
Systems Integrators Finalists:
                                 Electronics Design     Gentleman's Lounge
Best Home Theater/Media Room                                                      www.EDGonline.com
                                 Group                  Project
                                                        Home Basement
                                 Home Systems           Renovation and Theater    www.homesystemsusa.com
                                                        Project
                                 The Home Theater       Traina's Quite Home
                                                                                  www.THTConnection.com
                                 Connection Inc.        Theater Project
                                 Electronics Design     Historic Renovation
Best Lighting Control Project                                                     www.EDGonline.com
                                 Group                  Project
                                 Sound Solutions, a
                                 division of Solution   Altamira Project          www.soundsolutions.com
                                 Enterprises, Inc
                                                        Customized Fan and
Innovation Award                 Ambiance Systems                                 www.ambiancesystems.com
                                                        Window Project
                                 Futuristic Home
                                                        Roslyn NY Project         www.fhihomes.com
                                 inc.
                                                        Steve Smith's Lou
                                 SETNET                                           www.setnetpro.com
                                                        Gehrig's Project
                                 Audio Video
Production Home of the Year                             Seacrest Project          www.aveonline.tv
                                 Entertainment Inc.
                                                        Carter Grove Plantation
                                 Link Your House                                  www.linkyourhouse.com
                                                        Project
                                 Comporium              Integration Cornu-
Home of the Year                                                                  www.comporium.com
                                 Communications         COPE-ia Project
                                 Sawyers Control
                                                        Payne Residence Project   www.sawyerscontrols.com
                                 Systems
                                 Smartis, Inc.          Fairfield Barn Project    www.smartisinc.com
                                 Cyber Home             Metzger Residence
Luxury Home of the Year                                                           www.cyberhomeinc.com
                                 Networks, Inc          Project
                                 Electronics Design
                                                        Shore to Please Project   www.EDGonline.com
                                 Group
                                 Priority Cabling
                                                        Conquest Manor Project    www.prioritycabling.com
                                 Services
Ultimate Home of the Year        eLifespaces            Main Residence Project    www.elifespaces.com
                                 Sound Solutions, a
                                 division of Solution   Altamira Project          www.soundsolutions.com
                                 Enterprises, Inc.
Systems Integrator of the Year   Ambiance Systems       Ambiance Systems          www.ambiancesystems.com
                                 DSI Entertainment      DSI Entertainment
                                                                                  www.dsientertainment.com
                                 Systems                Systems
                                 Guardian Home          Guardian Home
                                                                                  www.guardianprotection.com
                                 Technologies           Technologies
                                 Sound Solutions, a     Sound Solutions, a
                                 division of Solution   division of Solution      www.soundsolutions.com
                                 Enterprises, Inc.      Enterprises, Inc.
Best Training and Support
Finalists:
Best Training and Support          ELAN Home             ELAN Dealer Support
                                                                                                        www.elanhomesystems.com
Program                            Systems               Programs
                                   Exceptional           Life|ware Training
                                                                                                        www.exceptionalinnovation.com
                                   Innovation            Certification Program
                                   Russound, FMP,
                                                         Russound TEC                                   www.russound.com
                                   Inc.

       About EHX:

                 Electronic House Expo, a Tradeshow Week magazine Fastest 50 event for three years running, is the fastest
       growing trade event of the $13 billion custom electronics industry. Held twice annually and sponsored by CEA’s
       TechHome Division, EHX attracts a large and dynamic audience of custom electronics integrators, retailers and allied
       trades to interact with leading suppliers of audio/video entertainment, digital convergence, networking and
       communications, comfort and control, and security and electrical products.

       About EH Events:
                 EH Events, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., develops and produces world-class expositions and conferences
       for the technology and construction industries. The EH Events portfolio includes: Electronic House Expos (EHX) Spring
       and Fall, the TecHome Builder Conference and Expo (TBX), and Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX). EHX
       Fall was named the fastest growing show in America by Tradeshow Week magazine in 2003, and both EHX Spring and
       Fall were named among the fastest 50 growing tradeshows by Tradeshow Week magazine in 2004 and 2005.


       About CEA:
                 The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the
       consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and
       strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 2,100 corporate members involved in the design, development,
       manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications,
       information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold
       through consumer channels. Combined, CEA's members account for more than $140 billion in annual sales. CEA's
       resources are available online at www.CE.org, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics
       industry.
                 CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES – Defining Tomorrow’s Technology. All profits from
       CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering
       standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.

      UPCOMING EVENTS
        CEA Winter Retreat                                             Hometech Middle East 2007
          February 26-28, 2007, Vail, CO                                 May 13-15, 2007, Dubai, UAE
        Digital Music Forum East                                       SINOCES 2007
          February 27-28, 2007, New York, NY                             July 6-9, 2007, Qingdao, China
        EHX Spring 2007                                                CEA Industry Forum
          March 6-10, 2007, Orlando, FL                                  October 15 - 17, 2007, San Diego, CA
        CEA Washington Forum                                           EHX Fall 2007
          March 26-28, 2007, Washington, DC                              November 6-9, 2007, Long Beach, CA
        Digital Patriots Dinner                                        2008 International CES
          March 27, 2007, Washington, DC                                 January 7 – 10, 2008, Las Vegas, NV
        CONNECTIONS ™: The Digital Home Conference
          and Showcase
          May 1-3, 2007, Santa Clara, CA

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