CEDIA Announces Best New Product Finalists

CEDIA has announced the finalists for its 2018 Best New Product Awards program in advance of the 2018 CEDIA Expo, which opens in San Diego September 4.

As usual, the list is dominated by hard-core custom-installation gear but there are still plenty of products for S & V readers to ogle over. We’ve categorized the finalists into AV/home theater gear and everything else. Winners will be announced at the Expo on Wednesday, September 5.

AV/Home Theater

AirTV Wi-Fi-enabled network TV tuner

Barco Residential Prometheus III 4K DLP projector

NAD Masters M17 V2 preamp/processor

Nexus 21 Transcend Pro motorized over-mantel TV mount

Peerless-AV Xtreme Outdoor Soundbar

MSE Audio/Phase Technology OS-440 outdoor smart amplifier

MSE Audio's Rockustics Cherry Bomb full-range outdoor speaker

Samsung The Wall 146-inch microLED display

SnapAV Autonomic Streaming Soundbar + TuneBridge App

Sonance VP52R UTL Ultra-Thin-Line in-wall/ceiling speaker

Sony VPL-VW885ES 4K LCoS laser projector

Sony Bravia XBR-65A8F 65-inch OLED 4K TV

Trinnov Audio Altitude 16 preamp/processor

Custom Installation Product Finalists

Access Networks Core2 and Core 3 custom networks systems

Atlona OmniStream AV over IP platform (R-type)

Cleerline Technology Group Cleerline SSF-CleerFiber optical cable

Inneos InvisiCable through-the-wall cable system

iPort LuxePort smart home control panel

LumaStream Idol downlight system (IDL6)

Lutron Palladiom automated window shade system

Metra HDM-GA2 Gigabit Accelerator for HDMI cables

Savant Multistat Wi-Fi-enabled smart thermostat

Séura Smart Mirror

SnapAV Araknis 310 routers

SnapAV Binary Media over IP (MoIP) system

SnapAV OvrC-Enabled Lutron RA2 Select main repeater

Sonnen ecoLinx Smart Energy Management System

WyreStorm NetworkHD 600 Series 4K HDR AV Over IP Using SDVoE

Yale Assure Lock for Andersen patio doors


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