PITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that its A-BUS® Direct audio solution won CE Pro magazine’s Best Electronics Systems Technology Award for In-ceiling Speakers. Judges cast their votes at the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) EXPO 2009 in Atlanta. The A-BUS Direct multi-room audio speaker needs only a single cable between the audio source and the speaker location. It is a “plug-and-play” alternative to a traditional system that requires multiple cables.
“This award underscores our ongoing commitment to innovation,” said Dave Richards, structured wiring manager, Residential Products Division, Eaton Corporation. “It is particularly gratifying when a third party such as CE Pro has such high regard for one of our products.
A-BUS Direct is used in retrofitting and new construction. Its high-quality sound, simple installation, flexible control and energy-saving design make it ideal for any home.”
Unlike other CAT5 volume control and speaker combinations, the A-BUS Direct design matches amplification to the speakers and eliminates speaker cable loss. The universal design is intended to allow the speakers to work with any manufacturer’s A-BUS equipment. A-BUS is a registered trademark of LeisureTech Electronics Sydney, Australia.
CE Pro is a leading trade magazine for professionals who sell and specify electronics products to the residential market, and to owners of small- and medium-sized businesses. For more information about CE Pro, visit the publication’s Web site at www.cepro.com .
CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. Founded in 1989, the association in 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in the field of residential electronic systems design and installation. The organization is based in Indianapolis, IN. For more information about CEDIA, visit the group’s Web site at www.cedia.org .
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and industrial automation products and services. Eaton’s global electrical product lines, including Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, Santak®, and MGE Office Protection Systems™ provide customer-driven PowerChain Management® solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, and OEM markets worldwide.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com .