Awards & Commendations

CEDIA is the leading global authority in the $19 billion home technology industry.

CEDIA represents 3,700 member companies worldwide and serves more than 30,000 industry professionals that manufacture, design, and integrate goods and services for the connected home.

CEDIA is the brand of custom-installed home lifestyle experiences that define a pathway to prosperity for members and ultimate contentment for clients. This is achieved by engaging all integrators and manufacturers, regardless of level of development and geography, with forward-looking insight and the education, tools, relationships, and support necessary to provide clients with best-in-life experiences at home.

For the past decade, Synergy has entered the CEDIA marathon a few times. We make submissions of our best work and over time we have accumulated many awards. Here’s a list of our accomplishment as published by CEDIA themselves:

COMMENDATION

YS RESIDENCE

Best Integrated Home Over £250,000 (315,000 Euros) | 2009

Synergy Technologies have delivered an unprecedented level of integration for this 44,000 sq ft property in Lahore and received a Highly Commended accolade in the process. The property boasts intelligent automation and high-performance audio and video systems throughout. Each one of the twenty-eight-wall mounted Creston touch panels offers total control of all the functions, from lighting and environment through to AV and surveillance. Anyone in the family can watch their choice of movie through the extensively deployed Kaleidescape system and listen to their choice of music through the Imerge sound via high-performance Bowers * Wilkins speakers. In addition to the CEDIA awards-winning 3.400 sq ft dedicated home cinema in the basement, there is a projector-based system in the pool room and a smaller home cinema near the bedrooms And, because of the sheet size of the property, a customized paging facility has been designed for each of the thirty-two audio zones so occupants can retreat… but not too far!

WINS

YS HOME CINEMA

Best Home Cinema Installation Over £100,000 (125,000 Euros) | 2009

Big is indeed better with this, the winner of the over £100,000 category. A commercial-grade system delivered within a spectacular property in Lahore, Pakistan, this is home cinema on a scale rarely seen and was a ‘stand-out’ winner for the judges.

‘I don’t want a home cinema; I want a cinema in my home” said the client and our teame delivered a solution that celebrates the golden age. The 3,400 square feet cinema certainly rivals the very best commercial cinemas in terms of AV performance and ambiance. An essay to use Creston system allows full control and operation without the need for a dedicated projectionist, while a D-Cine Premiere DP90 2K digital cinema projector by Barco and a curved screen provide for a breathtaking image and a truly immersive movie experience. The front speakers and subwoofers have been positioned behind the perforated screen whilst a Tannoy Vnet active speaker system, fed through a Meridian 861 surround sound processor, provides the level of sound quality required to do justice to the visual set-up. The AV system is complemented by a Kaledescape movie server which delivers easy access to the complete library and an excellent picture quality through a 1080p movie player. The cinema boasts its own, dedicated control room which has been made a separate AC zone to ensure reliability despite outside temperatures of over 122°F !

SM MEDIA ROOM

Best Media Room £15,000 (18,000 Euros) | 2013

A high-performance media room cleverly integrated within a large open-plan space. The brief was to build a discreet media room within a multi-purpose living area. The solution needed o be completely concealed, when not in use, and achieve the optimum acoustic performance without impacting the interior design.

To create an ‘invisible’ system, Synergy Technologies mounted a Cineversum HD/3D projector on a motorized lift alongside a power-driven Draper Premier CinemaScope format screen; which reveals a 60” LED TV when out of view. The Bowers and Wilkins front speakers and subwoofers are located within a cabinet surrounding the screen area with the remaining speakers hidden in the ceiling.

To address the acoustic challenges presented by the granite floor and expansive glazing, extensive absorptive and diffusive elements have been integrated into the ceiling along with dual-lined acoustically absorbent drapery.
The power room serving the media room area has also been fitted with a TV for picture viewing, so as not to miss a scene from movie being played. A Creston control system enables simplicity of use, accessed through a wireless touch panel.

As a huge fan of action movies, the client was completely satisfied that the ‘electrifying’ sound quality had been achieved.

IA MEDIA ROOM

EMEA Winner | Best Media Room Level III: £80,000 (90,000 Euros) and over | 2017

Requiring a space where the family and friends can escape the worries for their daily lives, the client turned to Synergy Technologies to create a sanctuary that delivers an immersive AV experience. After spending time at the integrator’s showroom, the client took a keen interest in the AV performance that could be achieved, as well as the room design, acoustics and comfort levels.

To meet the requirements of superb performance and immersive sound, the integrator specified a B&W 800 Diamond Series system with a Mcintosh MX-160 processor to deliver the 3D audio. For the visual element, Synergy Technologies opted for a DILA projector to achieve the best contrast of black levels and a Screen Innovation projection screen in cinemascope format.

Simplicity of operation held prime importance as the room was to be used by all family members. Synergy Technologies leveraged innovative GUI methods to achieve this.

To avoid a full fabric paneled cinema, look and to keep the speakers invisible, Synergy Technologies concealed the surround speakers behind the wood finish perforated acoustic panels. The integrator carried out extensive listening tests as well as frequency response measurements to identify the best speaker positions in the panels, and carefully tweaked the wall elevation design and the distance of the speaker baffle behind the acoustic panels to achieve a completely invisible appearance, with no discernible loss in sonic performance.

GLOBAL Winner | Best Media Room 2017 £15,000 (18,000 Euros) | 2017

Synergy Technologies ticked all the boxes with this project, and created a fun, yet practical and multi-functional media room. The overall aesthetic of the room, audio and video calibration, and personal touches – like the height of variable coffee table that can double as a dinning table during movie watching- made this project stand out from other regional winners.

The judges were particularly impressed with the attention to detail on specifics, such as the acoustic treatment, and the precise calibration of the speakers behind it. Not only were the judges impressed by this project, but so was the client – who has been enjoying the room ever since.

FINALIST

MM HOME CINEMA

Best Home Cinema Over £40,000 – £100,000 (48,000 – 120,000 Euros) | 2013

A holiday home in Pakistan features a contemporary-styled home cinema. For a true cinematic experience, the system includes a CineVersum BlackWing Four HD Projector, with anamorphic lens, and a curved Stewart Cine-W fixed screen to enable movies to be watched a super-wide CinemaScope format. Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series speakers, linked to a Rotel surround sound processor and power amplifiers, provide the optimum sound accompaniment. CinemaTech leather recliners also enhance he viewing experience.

Working with the architect, wooden louvred have been fitted on the walls, with back lighting, to hide the acoustic treatments concealed within fabric cladding; as the client was adamant, they should not be visible.

Best Home Cinema Over £100,000 (130,000 Euros) | 2016

The client is a seasoned audiophile and building a private cinema was one of his wishes. Furthermore, he wanted all equipment to be out of sight and to “celebrate the true theatrical spirit of the 1920s.”

Synergy Technologies looked at French cinemas from the early 20th century. The final design concealed all speakers, while keeping the aesthetics of the room. The audio system consists of 33 speakers and 24 invisible surround and height channels. The video system features a Sony VL-VW5000es projector, a 202” Stewart Filmscreen Cine-W screen, and a motorized curved curtail track.

The Meyer Sound RM server can monitor the status of different speakers’ temperature and operation. The detailed user interface is loaded onto an iPad Pro A simpler user interface can be access via the client’s iPhone or an iWatch.