Winners of the CEDIA awards 2016 are annouced

The industry came together on Friday 11 July to commemorate excellence at the CEDIA Awards 2016. Hosted at the Guildhall in London, 400 home technology professionals enjoyed an evening of networking, comedy, high class dining, and of course, the celebration of 19 CEDIA Award winners.

Hosted by British satirical comedian, Marcus Brigstocke, the black-tie event was one not to forget. After attending a drinks reception, attendees were treated to a three-course dinner within the splendour of the Guildhall. Marcus, who is widely regarded for his comedy writing, acting and performing talents, kept the crowd entertained with industry anecdotes and jokes.

CEDIA received the most entries to date, with over 200 entries from more than 18 countries. In total, 19 awards were presented to deserving companies and individuals.  The last award of the evening was presented to Guy Singleton, who received the CEDIA Special Recognition Award for his volunteer work. Over the last 15 years, he has worked hard to develop industry recognised standards and has shared his technical expertise with others.

The full list of winning projects is as follows:

Best Media Room under £15k

Winner: Sound Sense (India) – Invisible Media Room

Best Media Room over £15k

Winner: TwentyTwo Integration (UK) – Canal Side Gallery Home Media Room

Highly Commended: De Opera Domotica (Netherlands) – Living cinema

Best Dressed Rack

Winner: SONA (UK) – More than skeletons in the closet

Best Home Cinema under £40k

Winner: M.E.G.A. AV Installations Ltd (UK) – Underground Cinema

Best Home Cinema £40k-£100k

Winner: Sphere Custom (South Africa) – House G&T

Best Home Cinema over £100k

Winner: Cyberhomes Limited (UK) – Vintage themed cinema

Best Lighting Scheme

Winner: De Opera Domotica (Netherlands) – World of Color

Best Yacht Installation

Winner: Archimedia (Dubai) – Majesty 155

Highly Commended: Bureau of Systems Integration Ltd (Ukraine) – Artpolars Luxury Yacht

Best Showroom

Winner: Intuitive Homes (UK) – Intuitive Homes Showhome

Best Custom Solution

Winner: Intuitive Homes (UK) – The Man Cave

Highly Commended: MESL (UK) – MY Quantum Blue: Sun Deck Cinema

Best Multiple Scheme for a Property Developer

Winner: Perfect Integration Ltd (UK) – Ryger House

Highly Commended: Konnectiv Technology (UK) – 3 Merchant Square

Best Integrated Home Under £100K

Winner: Inspired Dwellings Ltd (UK) – Riverside

Best Integrated Home £100K-£250k

Winner: Archimedia (Dubai) – Atlantis View Villa

Highly Commended: 3Logic I Art Cinema (Poland) – Highlander Residence

Best Integrated Home £250k

Winner: Sagar Smart Homes (UK) – Melbourne Super House

Highly Commended:  SMC (UK) – Oxfordshire Manor House

Best Technology Feature

Winner: Emily Brooks – The Daily Telegraph

Best Training Initiative

Winner: Invision UK (UK) – Luxul Network Training – Wired and Wireless

Highly Commended: Meridian (UK) – Meridian Audio Training

Best Innovative Product

Winner: Invision UK (UK) – Origin Acoustics Director Speakers

Best Trade Supplier

Winner: Invision UK (UK)

Special Recognition Award

Winner: Guy Singleton

“On behalf of everyone at CEDIA, we would like to congratulate this year’s winners and thank all those who dedicated their time and effort to enter the Awards scheme” comments Wendy Griffiths, Executive Director of CEDIA EMEA. “The awards evening was one to remember, as we came together as an industry to celebrate the best of the best. We hope that everyone enjoyed the evening as much as we did. It’s never too early to think about the CEDIA Awards, so we hope that this year’s scheme has inspired members to consider putting their projects forward for CEDIA Awards 2017.”

All CEDIA Award winners and highly commended projects are showcased in the annual CEDIA Awards 2016 yearbook. The yearbook celebrates the hard work and creativity put into each project with impressive imagery, project synopsis and kit lists included. CEDIA’s 2015 yearbook was awarded Best Publication at the TAF Awards 2015. Individuals can download the Awards yearbook fromwww.cediaawards.org with printed copies also available.

Headline sponsors, Core Brands, Aldous Systems (Europe) Ltd and Indigo Distribution, supported this year’s Awards ceremony alongside Bowers & Wilkins, Meridian Audio, Rako and Smart Buildings 2016 as sponsors. Concluding the evening in style, IFSEC International sponsored the after party where guests continued to celebrate in the medieval Crypts beneath the Guildhall.