We challenged manufacturers and service providers that cater to the connected home to show us their best technologies. Dozens of vendors responded with submissions to the EH Product of the Year Awards, recognizing the best Technology, Products and Services for the Electronic House.
Innovation is alive and well in home electronics. Home technology companies from across the globe submitted their latest and greatest products to Electronic House’s annual Products of the Year contest. Some were amazing… others not so much.
And after hours of careful study and deliberation, the judges discovered several bright, shining stars among the hundreds under consideration.
Lisa Montgomery (Editor of Electronic House) has been researching and reporting on new technologies for the home for more than 15 years, covering everything from security sensors to 3D TVs.
Grant Clauser (Electronic House Technology and Online Editor) has been covering the consumer electronics industry for more than 10 years, and is an ISF-trained video calibrator.
Julie Jacobson (Electronic House Editor-at-Large and co-founder of EH Publishing) brings more than 19 years of experience in the custom electronics industry.
Rick Ho (President of London Audio, London, Canada) has been designing and installing electronic systems for homeowners for 22 years, and has served multiple terms as president of CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) Canada.
Scott Varn (Owner of Harmony Interiors, Asheville, N.C.) has been designing and installing electronic systems for homeowners for 12 years, with an emphasis in engineering and design.
Donny Hackett (Donny Hackett Design, Hendersonville, Tenn.) has been designing unique, one-of-a-kind home theaters since 1990. Specializing in custom motorization of screens, projectors and other components, his work is featured in magazines and the reality show Motorize This.
Robert Archer is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications before joining the staff of CEPro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and has taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA).
Arlen Schweiger is managing editor of CE Pro, and frequently contributes product I reviews to Electronic House.