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RTI’s vIRsa Mouse IR Emitter and Virtual Panel Control Interface Honored With 2011 Mark of Excellence Awards

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — March 24, 2011 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that both its vIRsa Mouse infrared (IR) emitter and its Virtual Panel control interface have been honored with a 2011 Mark of Excellence Award, presented by CEA’s TechHome Division. Awarded at a reception on Friday, March 18, during the 12th annual Electronic House Expo (EHX) 2011 in Orlando, Fla., the vIRsa Mouse was named the Gold award winner in the “Installation Product of the Year” category while the Virtual Panel received the Gold award in the “Software Application of the Year” category.
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KEF T-Series Take Home Gold from CEA Mark of Excellence Awards

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

KEF, the renowned manufacturer of innovative, reference-quality loudspeakers, has announced its T Series Flat Panel Loudspeaker line has been awarded Gold in the “Speaker of the Year” category by the 2011 CEA TechHome Mark of Excellence Award committee.
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KEF T Series Flat Panel Speakers Named CEA Mark of Excellence Award Finalist

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

KEF, the renowned manufacturer of innovative, reference-quality loudspeakers, has announced the new T Series Flat Panel Loudspeaker line has been named a finalist for “Speaker of the Year” by the 2011 CEA TechHome Mark of Excellence Award committee.

 

As one of the thinnest high performance home theater and flat panel audio systems, the KEF T Series complements today’s stylish flat panel televisions and offers serious audiophile quality sound from exceptionally thin speakers.

 

The CEA Mark of Excellence Awards program recognizes the best in home electronics products, services and installed technology. Winners of this year’s award will be announced at the CEA Mark of Excellence Dinner Reception held Friday, March 18 at EHX 2011 in Orlando, Fla.

 

“We are proud to have the CEA Mark of Excellence Awards program recognize the truly unique design of the T Series,” said Alec Chanin, president of KEF America. “The T Series was designed to deliver superior sound in the form of a low-profile, ultra-thin flat panel speaker. By combining KEF’s legendary sound with this innovative design, we’ve developed the perfect flat panel loudspeaker for virtually any setting.”

 

The new T Series combines two landmark KEF innovations: a radical new ultra-low profile bass and midrange driver, and a large, fully vented new tweeter. Both the drivers and tweeter are incorporated into cabinets only 35mm deep, delivering true high-fidelity sound in a thin speaker that perfectly complements the aesthetics of the latest flat screen TVs. Sweet and pure midrange performance is assured by a new large diaphragm tweeter developed directly from the Concept Blade loudspeaker project.

 

The T Series also features KEF’s innovative Selecta-mount system which uses a clever internal connecting system to automatically adjust the crossover depending on how the loudspeaker is mounted, giving users the freedom to place the loudspeakers wherever they want and still enjoy great sound.

 

Judged by independent systems integrators, manufacturers, consultants and members of the media, the CEA panel recognizes the industry’s most outstanding products across 31 product categories, including home theater speakers.

 

Attendees to EHX 2011 can demo the T Series at the KEF Booth 1101A.

 

About KEF

KEF, a division of GP Acoustics, is a UK-based company that has earned a reputation as the premier manufacturer of stunning, audiophile-quality speakers for modern home theater, hi-fi and custom installation applications. KEF products, distributed around the world, have won awards on both sides of the Atlantic. KEF is a brand name long associated with style, quality and technical innovation. Founded in 1961 by a British electrical engineer named Raymond Cooke on the banks of the River Medway, KEF is driven by a passionate belief in the power of innovation and quality. Still occupying the same riverbank site, KEF remains passionate about its patented, proven technologies such as Uni-Q® and ACE®. These characteristics, traditions and, above all, quality, secure KEF’s reputation as a world class manufacturer of the best speakers in the world.

 

About KEF America, Inc.

KEF America, a division of KEF Audio, offers loyal North American audiophiles a line of innovative speakers and components unmatched in the industry for quality and innovation. Headquartered in Marlboro, New Jersey, KEF America shares the same guiding principles as its British counterpart: ground-breaking design, exceptional sound and an unshakeable commitment to excellence. For additional information about KEF and its award-winning products and unique technology, please visit www.kef.com.

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Stephanie Scola, Marketing Manager

KEF America

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Email: sscola@kefamerica.com

Web: http://www.kef.com

Niles Audio ICS Ceiling Mount Loudspeakers Named CEA Mark of Excellence Finalist

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Niles Audio, The First Name In Custom Installation®, announced that its new ICS Ceiling Mount Loudspeakers have been selected by the 2011 CEA TechHome Mark of Excellence Awards as a finalist for “Speaker of the Year”. Niles’ ICS Ceiling Mount Loudspeakers provide an uncompromising combination of designer-oriented aesthetics, high quality sound performance and ease of installation. The loudspeaker lineup was developed with the interior decorator in mind, offering a small footprint and low-profile, magnetically-attached grilles that give the unobtrusive appearance that today’s customers desire.

Presented annually, the Mark of Excellence Awards program recognizes the best in home electronics products, services and installed technology. Winners of the 2011 Mark of Excellence Awards will be officially announced at a special reception on Friday, March 18 at EHX 2011 in Orlando, Fla.

“The new ICS Ceiling Mount Loudspeakers redefine designer aesthetics and superior sound,” said Mike Detmer, president of Niles Audio. “This advanced loudspeaker lineup addresses the unique needs of custom installers and the specific demands of their customers by offering uncompromised aesthetics, predictable audiophile-grade performance and simplified installation.”

All Niles’ ICS Ceiling Mount Loudspeakers feature a unique, integrated custom-tuned Rear Wave Control (RWC) enclosure that ensures consistent, predictable audio performance while significantly reducing unwanted sound from bleeding into adjacent rooms. Each loudspeaker features a unique shape that easily fits through a cut out hole to greatly simplify installation, making it the perfect retrofit solution for any project.

The thin-bezel, ultra-low profile grilles—available in round or square—are magnetically attached, reducing installation time and providing a clean, crisp finish. The grilles are also rust-resistant, eliminating service calls for loudspeakers installed in moisture-prone areas. Niles’ patent-pending spring-loaded mounting clamps accommodate for a variety of mounting service materials; giving installers additional flexibility.

All ICS Ceiling Mount series feature Niles’ patented and award-winning Directed Soundfield pivoting woofer and tweeter technologies, which enable the woofer and tweeter to be pivoted independently up to 15 degrees in any direction. Directed Soundfield technology allows professional custom installers to place the loudspeakers where they look the best in the ceiling and direct the loudspeaker sound into the optimum listening area.

The loudspeakers can also be specified along with the matching RWC surround effects loudspeaker from Niles to create a high-performance home theater system. Additionally, the loudspeakers have been voiced specifically to bring the best out of compressed music from sources like iPods, Pandora and Rhapsody while boasting the capability to handle more dynamic sources like Blu-ray discs.

All models are designed with a custom-tuned rear enclosure, and premium components, including copper caps, high-level crossovers, and Kapton voice coil formers to ensure exceptional sonic performance. For superior sound quality, the ICS Loudspeaker “Elite Performance” models feature Niles’ proprietary IMPACT (Improved Aluminum Ceramic Technology) driver material for the woofer and tweeter. The “SI” models include both a dual offset tweeter array as well as a dual voice-coil woofer to deliver stereo imaging from a single loudspeaker, making them ideal for applications that are unable to support more than one loudspeaker.

About Niles Audio
California-based Niles Audio is a 33-year-old company recognized as The First Name in Custom Installation®. The company is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of audio/video custom installation products and accessories and is guided by its vision to be the world’s leading provider of products and services that enable professional custom installers to design and install systems that delight their customers. To that end, Niles pursues a mission to provide solutions for end users which enable simple and easy access to home entertainment and that integrate seamlessly with other low voltage subsystems like lighting, internet, security and HVAC in residential and light commercial environments. Niles conducts its business with a promise to treat its customers, employees, suppliers and stakeholders with fairness and respect and to foster teamwork, innovation and a commitment to be the best in everything it does. Additional information may be obtained by visiting www.nilesaudio.com.

About The AVC Group, LLC
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video, and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: NILES® Audio (www.nilesaudio.com), ELAN® Home Systems (www.elanhomesystems.com), Xantech® (www.xantech.com), ATON® (www.atonhome.com), and Sunfire® (www.sunfire.com). The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s (www.nortek-inc.com) Home Technology Group.

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Niles Audio
Mike “Sparky” Detmer, President
Ph: 800-289-4434, ext. 197
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Web: http://www.nilesaudio.com

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RTI’s MRP-64 Multiroom Control Processor and U2 Weather-Resistant Controller Named as 2010 TechHome Mark of Excellence Award Winners

Friday, April 9th, 2010

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — March 31, 2010 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that its MRP-64 multiroom control processor and U2 weather-resistant controller have both been honored with a 2010 TechHome Mark of Excellence Award. Presented at the eleventh annual Electronic House Expo (EHX) Spring 2010 in Orlando, Fla., the MRP-64 was named the Platinum Award winner in the “Multi-Room Audio Video Product of the Year” category, while the U2 received the Gold Award in the “Human Interface Product of the Year” category.

Presented by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the TechHome Mark of Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement and innovation in trend-setting custom home electronics products. A judging team comprised of systems integrators, manufacturers, members of the trade press, and industry consultants selected the winners in each of the award categories. (more…)

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