The annual CEDIA Electronic Lifestyle® Awards organised by CEDIA Asia Pacific were a feature of the gala dinner that fittingly capped off the opening day of CEDIA Expo 2010 held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.  

Guests at the dinner, which was held at the majestic Plaza Ballroom witnessed some of Asia Pacific’s best and most interesting custom installations of home technology ever seen in this part of the world.  

Winners as far away as China and NZ were recognised for their efforts alongside local installers who impressed judges, all of whom had travelled to Australia just for the Expo and to adjudicate on the entries.  

Around 300 CEDIA members, custom installers and their guests from Asia Pacific, America and the UK were present at the evening.  

CEDIA Asia Pacific Executive Director, Stephen Miller, was delighted with the evening’s events.  

“Once again the judges, all highly skilled custom integrators from the UK and US, had an extremely hard time choosing the winners. And no wonder, with a record number of entries this year across 10 categories and winners from around Australia and overseas.  

“It’s amazing to see such a consistent level of high quality work right across this sector – not just from the winners but from all category entrants,” said Miller. “The judges commented that the standard of work they witnessed here was equal to anything they had seen internationally.”   

Categories and Winners:

Best Integrated Home Installation over $300,000 – Home Theatrix (Qld)
Highly Commended – Len Wallis Audio (NSW)
Best Integrated Home Installation $150,000-$300,000 – Len Wallis Audio (NSW)
Highly Commended – Cableman (Vic)
Best Integrated Home Installation under $150,000 – Automation Associates (NZ)
Equal High Commended – Electronic Living (Qld) – Integrated Technologies Australia (Vic)
Best Media Room – (Vic)
Best Commercial Project – Urban Intelligence (Vic)
Highly Commended – Len Wallis Audio (NSW)
Best Dressed System – Residential – Automation Associates (NZ)
Best Home Theatre over $100,000 – Suite Control (NSW)
Best Home Theatre $50,000 - $100,000 – Zenetech Beijing (China)
Highly Commended – Electronic Interiors Brisbane (Qld)
Best Home Theatre under $50,000 – Cable Man (Vic)
Best Special Project – Domestic – Automated Innovation (NSW)
Highly Commended – Surround Sounds (WA)
Best Project Design & Documentation – Electronic Living (Qld)
Highly Commended – Liquid Automation (NZ)
Best Marine Project – Liquid Automation (NZ)
Highly Commended – CHM Electronics (NSW)
Best Website – Integrated Technologies Australia (Vic)