We are delighted to have been awarded Best New Hardware at the CEDIA Awards 2017 for our 218 Zone Controller. The ceremony took place on Friday 29th September, as the industry gathered together to award excellence and professionalism of CEDIA® members. A total of 430 industry professionals arrived at the event which took place at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, ensuring an enchanting evening for all.

With seven other finalists including the likes of Bang and Olufsen and Barco Residential in the same category hoping for success, we faced some tough competition, but in the end the magic of the 218 Zone Controller won the hearts of the judges. On winning the award, our CEO John Buchanan commented, "We are over the moon to have won Best New Hardware for our 218 Zone Controller at the CEDIA Awards 2017. We constantly strive to create products that are innovative and relevant for our dealers and customers, and winning this award has really inspired us with our ongoing commitment to the industry."

The 218 has a comprehensive range of audio input and output options, including our Speakerlink, optical, and analogue inputs, and digital and analogue outputs, so it can be used in a huge array of applications, and its versatility is what really sets it apart as an award winning product.

A small, compact unit, the 218 takes up only 1U on a rack and needs no dedicated cooling or ventilation. It has a number of installation options meaning it can happily live in a rack, behind the TV or even discreetly in a cupboard. The 218 fits seamlessly into an existing home automation system, and an iPad app enables straightforward control of functionality such as volume and switching of sources.

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The 218 Zone Controller contains all of the functionality needed to create a Hi-Res Audio zone.