July 21, 2006 in Computing News

SAMSUNG Electronics Contributes To Winner Of 2006 Archi-Tech AV Awards

IRVINE, Calif. (July 5, 2006) - Samsung Electronics America, Inc., contributed its SyncMaster 323T LCD display to an audio-visual project that received a 2006 ARCHI-TECH AV Award. The winning project was the Carnegie Library Interactive UX-User Experience, created by The Sextant Group and EDGE Studio.

ARCHI-TECH magazine and InfoComm International® announced that seven audiovisual or architectural design firms specializing in AV installations received a 2006 ARCHI-TECH AV Award. The ARCHI-TECH AV Awards honor the best audiovisual architectural projects in the industry.

Two grand prizes and five other winners were named from among the 46 projects submitted for consideration.

"To receive an ARCHI-TECH AV Award speaks to the quality of the products and the talents of the firms involved in creating these award-winning audiovisual projects," said Jim Forthofer, publisher, ARCHI-TECH.

"As the world-leading manufacturer of high-quality LCD displays, Samsung is constantly working to create the most innovative and attractive display products for the professional AV market, and the Carnegie Library project is an excellent example of how using the right display can make a difference," said Mark Pickard, senior product marketing manager, display products, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. "We are very pleased to have been selected to participate in this project, and are even more pleased that it has received this award."

The awards were presented at InfoComm International's third annual AV Awards Banquet in Orlando on June 6. Award winning projects will be featured in the July/August 2006 issue of ARCHI-TECH.

The winning projects are:

Grand Prize Winners

Best Project Over $1 Million: Lake of Dreams submitted by SPL Integrated Solutions, Columbia, MD.
Best Project Under $1 Million: Carnegie Library "Interactive UX" (User Experience) submitted by The Sextant Group, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, and EDGE Studio, Pittsburgh, PA.

Winners
Cisco Systems Executive Briefing Center submitted by Avidex AV, Redmond, WA.
Centers for Disease Control Visitors Center submitted by Communications Electronic Design (CED), Louisville, KY.
Movies Under the Stars submitted by Thomas Gregor Associates, El Segundo, CA.
San Jose Civic Center submitted by Shen Milsom & Wilke, headquartered in New York, NY.
CDC Global Communications Building submitted by Waveguide Consulting Inc., Atlanta, GA.

About Samsung's Information Technology Division

Samsung's Information Technology Division (ITD), located in Irvine, California, is a division of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). ITD markets a complete line of award-winning LCD and PDP display products, color and monochrome laser printers, fax machines and multifunction devices for professional, corporate and SOHO users. ITD also markets large-screen plasma displays designed specifically for the professional and commercial markets. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 120 offices in 57 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About ARCHI-TECH

ARCHI-TECH is a publication with an exclusive focus on combining the elements of design with the rapidly evolving technologies being used in commercial buildings. Each issue provides architects, integrators, and other specialized and highly influential designers cutting-edge information for today's commercial building market. ARCHI-TECH has a circulation of 28,000 and a readership of nearly 100,000.

About InfoComm

InfoComm International® is the international trade association of the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm's membership of over 3,600 companies and individuals include manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 70 countries.


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