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.
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
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
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