CEDIA Expo: CEDIA Briefs

Control4 Names Top Dealers
At its annual awards ceremony, Control4 named DataSmart of Houston, Texas, its Dealer of the Year.

“DataSmart has worked hard to drive new opportunities and grow their business dramatically in what many have found to be challenging economic times,” said Jim Arnold, Control4’s senior vice president of sales.

The new Control4 4Thought award, which recognizes one dealer that has gone above and beyond for their community through service, donation and contribution, went to Neuwave Systems, Raleigh, N.C. The company used Control4 automation to create a smart home for a young woman who was paralyzed just a month before her wedding. The following dealers were also recognized at the event:

• Million Dollar Club Inductees:
Home Entertainment by D-Tronics, McAllen, Texas; Tunnel Vision Technology, Chicago, Ill.; Bethesda Systems, Bethesda, Md.; Audio Visions, Strongsville, Ohio; Audio Video Unlimited, Coquitlam, B.C.; A/V Alternatives, Royal Oak, Mich.; Valley Home Theater & Automation, Dublin, Calif., and Aveon of Houston, Texas.

• Regional Top Sales Awards:
Total Home Technologies (Northeast), Neuwave Systems (Southest), Abt (Central), DataSmart (Midwest), iWired (West), Technology Design Associates (Northwest) and Total Concept Home Systems (Canada)

• Regional MVP:
Sound & Vision (Northeast), Theater Xtreme (Southeast), SoundCheck (Central), TheaterWorks of Colorado (Midwest), Hood Branco Innovations (Western), Beyond Hi-Fi (Northwest) and Advance Electronics (Canada)

• Best New Dealer:
Imagine Audio Video (East) and Gator Tech Integration (West)

• Tech Support Awards:
Cabling Technologies (Northeast), iHome Integration (Southeast), Century Entertainment & Furnishings (Central), Macauley Communications (Midwest), Creative Control Design (Western), Premier Sight and Sound (Northwest) and Cable & Son Telecom (Canada)

Fresh AIR
DVDO showed off its new Air WirelessHD system, which operates at 60GHz to deliver professional grade full 1080p video, and 7.1 surround sound audio for 2D and 3D HD content. The system also transmits HDMI management and control signals, including commands from the Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) protocol. Air consists of a wireless transmitter, a wireless receiver, and a receiver-mounting clip that secures to the wall or to the top of the HDTV.

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