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Niles Sweeps CEDIA Expo With Multiple Awards

Custom Audio Company wins four prestigious awards at CEDIA EXPO 2006

MIAMI, FLORIDA, September 25, 2006 — Niles Audio Corporation, the First Name in Custom Installation, dominated the awards circuit at CEDIA EXPO 2006, the premier trade show for the custom installed electronics industry. In all, the company won four of the top awards at the show, including an Electronic House 2006 Product of the Year Award for the company’s IntelliControl ICS whole-house audio system, a Residential Systems RESI Award for Best Combined Product Family for IntelliControl ICS, a Custom Retailer Exc!te Award for Most Exciting Outdoor Speaker System for Niles PS6si Outdoor Planter Speaker and an Exc!te Award for Most Exciting Distributed Audio System for IntelliControl ICS
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“It’s truly been Niles’ year,” said Frank Sterns, President of Niles Audio Corporation. “Receiving these prestigious awards for IntelliControl ICS and the PS6si proves we have succeeded in our vision of providing reliable, application-specific products that enable professional custom installers to design and install systems that delight their customers.”

The revolutionary IntelliControl ICS
whole-house distributed audio system was responsible for three of the four awards. IntelliControl ICS accommodates all of today’s popular sources — including Sirius and XM satellite radio, HD Radio, iPod, IP-based music sources, legacy audio sources such as CD players, media servers and AM/FM radio — delivering detailed information to and from its keypads, touchscreens and wireless remote controls.

At the heart of the system is the GXR2 Modular Multizone Receiver, the first receiver to use interchangeable source card modules. IntelliControl ICS allows simultaneous listening and control of a variety of music or programs to different rooms or zones throughout the house. The receiver accommodates any combination of up to six modules, and with additional GXR2s, the system is expandable to up to 30 zones, each with fully independent choice of source and control. New to the system is a RS232G Bi-directional Gateway, which seamlessly integrates subsystems such as Lutron lighting controls and Escient and ReQuest music servers with IntelliControl ICS.

IntelliControl ICS comes with a choice of four system control devices, including a unique wireless remote control dubbed the iRemote, which supplies all of the “metadata” (song title, artist, album, etc.) to users’ fingertips, allowing them to scan, select and play content from their ICS system just as if they were standing in front of a CD rack, satellite receiver or holding an iPod in their hands.

Other ICS system controllers include a color touchscreen display and wall-mountable keypads, available with or without LCD displays. All control devices provide real-time user
feedback in the form of metadata menus for intuitive source navigation and operation. Quick and easy access to an entire library is now beautifully simple.

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The PS6si is an innovative and powerful outdoor speaker that also holds live plants and flowers. The speaker cranks out serious sound thanks to a proprietary, 6.5″ dual voice coil woofer and two 1″ fluid-cooled Tetron tweeters, which are mounted at opposing angles to project a stereo soundstage of amazing depth and clarity. Designed to handle the harshest of environments, the PS6si is made of fiberglass and is protected by a UV-resistant paint. Its 10-gallon capacity and three drainage holes ensure plants will stay healthy, while screens allow for acoustic transparency and keep bugs and debris at bay.

The awards were announced at CEDIA EXPO, the industry’s premier national trade show, in Denver, Colorado. The Exc!te Awards are sponsored by Custom Retailer and recognize the most exciting products in a variety of categories. The Resi Awards are sponsored by Residential Systems and recognize excellence in concept, design and manufacturing. The Electronic House Product of the Year Awards were selected by Electronic House editors based on reviews released throughout the year, product demos, installer feedback, innovative features and overall value. IntelliControl ICS beat out literally hundreds of competing products to win each of the four coveted awards.

“IntelliControl ICS provides consumers with a flexible solution to whole-house audio and the PS6si provides superior sound from a discrete location, with a design so concise that it surpasses the military standards for corrosion, temperature, UV and water resistance,” Sterns added. “Receiving several industry accolades for these two amazing products proves that Niles has accomplished our corporate mission of designing and manufacturing the highest-quality AV products on the market today.”

Talking Points
• Niles announces that its IntelliControl ICS has dominated the awards circuit at CEDIA EXPO 2006
• IntelliControl ICS won the Electronic House Product of the Year Award, a Residential Systems Resi Award for Best Combined Product Family and an Exc!te Award, presented by Custom Retailer, for the most exciting distributed audio product for 2006.
• The Niles PS6si Outdoor Speaker also won an Exc!te Award for most exciting outdoor speaker.
• IntelliControl ICS is a whole-house distributed audio system that accommodates all the popular digital sources — including Sirius and XM satellite radio, HD Radio, iPod, legacy audio sources, IP-based music sources and AM/FM radio. The system can also accommodate subsystems such as lighting controls and music servers.
• The Niles PS6si is a high-quality, all-weather outdoor speaker that doubles as a terra-cotta style planter accommodating live plants and flowers.

Corporate Information
Niles Audio Corporation, based in Miami, is a 28-year-old company recognized as the First Name in Custom Installation. As a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of audio/video custom installation products, Niles Audio is guided by seven principles: a commitment to reliable, high-performance, application-specific, product design, a complete and up-to-date product assortment with just-in-time delivery, extensive training and technical support, exemplary customer service and strong dealer relationships. Niles is a brand based on strength, reliability and outstanding performance with a wide range of award-winning, innovative products.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting Mike Detmer at Niles Audio Corporation, 12331 SW 130th Street, Miami, FL 33186 (1-800-BUY-HIFI; ext. 197) or by visiting: www.nilesaudio.com.

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