Sound Solutions
, a trailblazer in the emerging home technology industry, wins the CEA MARK OF EXCELLENCE AWARD for "High End System Of The Year"



Los Angeles, CA - March 12, 2004 - Sound Solutions, a division of SEi, announced today that the Home Automation & Network Association, presented by the TechHome Division of CEA (Consumer Electronics Assoc.), has honored Sound Solutions with the Mark of Excellence Awards for High End System Of The Year.

The High End System of the Year honors the company that demonstrates the Ultimate in Home Automation Design - The Biggest and the Best, providing creative solutions and which exceed client expectations. Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA commented, "CEA's Mark of Excellence award recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit of this fast growing industry by showcasing companies that go above and beyond in the home networking and automation industry."

Says Sound Solutions' David Epstein: "We have over 27 years of experience delivering technology to the home, and we are honored to be acknowledged with this prestigious award." To qualify, the system had to total at least $50,000. Sound Solutions' entry was "$552,548.

The project encorporates several buildings and vast outdoor areas on a sixty-thousand square foot estate. All controls for the various subsystems (audio/video, CCTV, pool/water, security, motorized window treatments, lighting) are elegantly centralized via easy-to-operate colored touchpanels. Live music in various locations is distributed throughout the estate's audio system. Over 110 individually programmed lighting control stations allow virtually limitless lighting scene selection throughout. To protect valuable antiques and rugs from intense sun, the motorized drapes are synchronized to an astrological clock which tracks sunrise and sunset times. And a pocket touchpanel allows control on the fly while wandering the grounds.

Sound Solutions specializes in providing high performance audio, video, film, control and automation systems for residential and corporate clients encompassing the upper echelon of the entertainment and business communities. They offer a broad range of design and consulting services, from conceptual planning and review of the systems and technology available now and anticipated in the future, to fully installed systems. Sounds Solutions and its custom control products have been featured in Electronic House, The Robb Report, Audio/Video Interiors, Security Dealer, Utility Automation, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Los Angeles Times, CE Pro, CNN and the History Channel's Modern Marvels. Additional recognition includes the 2002 HANA award for Luxury Home System, and Dealer of the Year, placement on CE Pro's Top 50 Dealers List, and most recently, the CEDIA award for Best Integrated Home.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) represents more than 1000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing and distribution of consumer as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. CEA also sponsors and manages the International Consumer Electronics Shows (CES).