CEDIA Announces Finalists for ‘Best New Product’

Did CEDIA Get It Right?

cedia logoCEDIA, the trade association for residential custom integration specialists, announced this week the finalists in the contest to find the Best New Products. The organization will announce the winner at its upcoming EXPO on September 15 at 3:00PM in the CEDIA booth #4710.

See the winners and tell us what you think…

The finalists selected by CEDIA are:

Company Product   Company Product
Amazon Echo Nexus 21 Concealment Systems CL-65 TV Flip-Down
Artison Nano Backpack P5 Pakedge by Control4 NK-1 Controller
Autonomic eSeries Mirage Audio System MAS-4-2e RoseWater Energy Group Residential Energy Management Hub
Autonomic eSeries MMS-1e Music Streamer Savant Savant Pro Remote
Control4 EA Series Controllers Screen Innovations Zero-G
Datasat RS20i Seura Seura Storm Ultra Bright 84″ Outdoor TV
DISH Network Hopper 3 SnapAV OvrC Pro
DOMOTZ Domotz PRO Sonos PLAY:5
Grimani Systems CinemaOne Home Theater Audio Ensemble Sonos Trueplay
IC Realtime ALLie Home 360×360-Degree Lifestyle Video Camera Sony XBR-75X940D 4K HDR Ultra HD TV
iPort Surface Mount with Buttons Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K SXRD Home Cinema Projector
Lutron Electronics Sivoia QS Triathlon WIDR Shades Sony STR-ZA5000ES 9.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver
Lutron Electronics Lutron Connect Bridge and App TiVo BOLT+
Middle Atlantic Products DC Power WilsonPro 4000R

Did They Get It Right?

In addition to announcing the finalists in their booth at the show, CEDIA is also planning to honor the winners at a special party at Gilley’s Thursday night called the CEDIA Celebration. All Expo participants are invited to the party.

We’ve written a few stories about some of these products. For example, we talked about voice control in this article about Nexia who is piggybacking on Amazon’s Alexa. And we were quite impressed with Artison’s new Backpack solution at the last CEDIA Expo and we told you about Backpack here.

But – overall – did CEDIA get it right?? Give us your thoughts in the “Comment on This Post” section below. Did they pick a dud?? Did they miss a superstar? Let us know what you think!

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