Best products in 35 categories unveiled at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.
January 06, 2011 by Steve Crowe
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Electronic House has announced the winners of its 2011 Product of the Year Awards during an awards presentation at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.
Covering 35 different categories, the winning entries were chosen by a panel of industry experts, integrators and the editors of Electronic House. Judging criteria included creativity, innovation, incorporated equipment, obstacles overcome, aesthetics, and lifestyle benefits.
A/V Racks & Rack Accessories
Salamander Designs Professional Audio Rack Mounts
Now, for the first time, it is possible to own Pro Audio Rack Mounts that look like furniture. Salamander has added rack mounting capability to its Synergy System line and to all nine decorator styles in its Chameleon Collection of A/V cabinets. The Synergy rack mounts are available for single, twin, and triple-width cabinets in open and full-door configurations in many heights, supporting up to 42 rack space units. Twenty-inch high cabinets, for example, support 10-rack units, 30-inch cabinets support 15 rack units, and 40-inch cabinets support 21-unit racks. The Chameleon Collection rack mounts are available in all nine Chameleon styles (Berlin, Hampton, Sonoma, Geneva, Barcelona, Corsica, Elba, Oslo, and Venice) and in each of four different configurations. Additional features include a strong, extruded aluminum frameworks soft-closing door dampers and lacing bars for managing cables.Using the mounts, it is possible to isolate hot running gear in cabinet segments, which are thermally managed by an automatic active cooling system. All the rack mounts are constructed of premium components with exceptional attention to detail, reliability and durability. And whether someone selects the Ready-to-Assemble Synergy System or fully assembled Chameleon Collection units, he or she can be assured the racks will be rock solid for supporting electronic gear.
Remote Home Monitoring and Management
ADT Security Services, Inc. Pulse Interactive Solutions
ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions is a new smart home solution that goes beyond traditional home security to provide a new level of control, accessibility and connection with the home. As connectivity and interactivity are driving the way people live and manage their homes, ADT Pulse gives you a way to manage your home from wherever life takes you and takes into consideration the needs of today’s always-connected consumer. It includes a flexible, full-featured security system for intrusion and fire detection to meet the needs of virtually any residential security application. But it’s also more than just remote security—it is controlling lights, thermostats and seeing video. ADT Pulse provides you with anywhere, anytime access to your home via smartphones or personal computers. Via secure access from web-enabled devices, you can easily get a quick status of your home, remotely arm and disarm your security system, adjust lighting or thermostat levels, or view real-time video or stored video clips from security cameras covering different areas of your home. Customized schedules for turning the lights on or off can be programmed, event-based text messages can be sent to mobile devices, and so much more.
Whole Home Control
Savant Systems Savant TrueControl iPad App
Savant’s latest TrueContol Automation App transforms the iPad into the ultimate remote for your Savant Automation, Control and Entertainment System. Savant’s TrueControl App provides a truly comfortable and lead-edge way for controlling your audio and video systems, lighting, security, climate and any other subsystem or technology. Savant’s TrueControl incorporates a number of innovative core features including: Category and Services Docks, Navigation Bar and Active Content, User Customization including backgrounds, categories & channel favorites, Supports TrueImage Control™, Multi-Room Control, Push-to-Talk (PTT) Intercom Communication, Guest Access and Remote Access, Internet Music and Subscription Services (Rhapsody, Pandora, last.fm, etc.) and Screensaver mode including slideshows.
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