A congratulatory round of ‘ataboys goes to three Caster clients who were named winners of the prestigious 2009 Innovative Housing Technology Awards.
According to a release issued by the sponsor, “Now in its ninth year, the award program—owned by CE Pro, TecHome Builder and Electronic House—honors the most innovative products, builders and CE pros serving the homebuilding industry. The awards are presented every June in conjunction with the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Francisco.”
A seasoned panel of tech building industry experts and journalists evaluated the 2009 finalists and made the tough choices, clearly using sound judgment in choosing the victors. The winners represent best practices by CE pros, builders, home technology makers and IT innovators.
Without further ado, Ringo, can we have a drum roll please…
Winner – Home Theater Category: Paradigm RVC-12SQ In-wall Subwoofer with X-800 Amplifier and Perfect Bass Kit
Even with IHTA abolishing the “Longest Product Name” category for 2009, Paradigm manufactured a winner here with a structurally sound, high-powered in-wall subwoofer that includes a bracketing system, room correction and amplification. You might ask how an in-wall subwoofer is beneficial to builders? I’m glad you asked:
The RVC-12SQ benefits builders because it solves the last major challenge of architectural audio. With floor space at a premium, the demand for unobtrusive A/V solutions will continue to grow, and builders who can offer a full home theater or entertainment solution will differentiate themselves. While the subwoofer is only part of the equation, its importance to audio performance cannot be understated. The RVC-12SQ is also the first subwoofer to offer freestanding performance from inside the wall with no risk of structural damage or weak audio playback.
Winner – Home Theater Category: OmniMount MotionPicture Series Power55
Power55 is a unique solution that tilts, pans or swivels the TV to achieve optimal viewing in multiple rooms. OmniMount provides builders with every tool necessary to install it, an installation template, level, and a labeled hardware kit, for a quick, easy and perfect installation every time and anywhere in the room regardless of construction challenges.
Winner – Integrated Home Control and Networking: Control4 Home Controller HC-200
With the HC-200, you are no longer tied to a coffee table cluttered with remotes. Instead, a single remote and easy-to-use on-screen interface allow you to enjoy the same intuitive Control4 navigation on every video display in your home. Adjust and control the lights either individually or collectively. Manage your home theater system. Free your digital music collection and easily stream it to any room throughout the home. Check the status of your doors and windows, and adjust the thermostat – through convenient, easy-to-use, powerful on-screen menus.
This is a proud day and we’d like to thank our mothers, the academy and all the journalists and tech experts who made these awards possible. We couldn’t have done it without your support and look forward to bigger thing in the years to come.
Posted by: Nick