Microsoft, Media Center Integrator Alliance Announce 2009 Ultimate Install Contest

Co-sponsoring this
year’s contest with Media Center Integrator Alliance, Microsoft again seeks
best residential project design based on Windows Media Center in custom
installation industry.

ORLANDO, Fla. — March 12, 2009 Today at the Electronic House Expo in
Orlando, Microsoft Corp., in cooperation with co-sponsor Media Center
Integrator Alliance, announced the 2009 Windows Media Center Ultimate Install
Contest. This industry design contest, now in its third year, seeks to
recognize the residential integration business that best utilizes Windows Media
Center in a custom home installation project. With the support of the newly formed
Media Center Integrator Alliance (MCIA), a group dedicated to driving awareness
and adoption of Windows Media Center technologies in the custom channel, the
Windows Media Center Ultimate Install Contest will represent the best of the
best in the ecosystem.

Last year, the winner of the Windows Media Center Ultimate
Install Contest was a home installation designed and implemented by Los Gatos,
Calif.-based integration firm cyberManor. The system was created for a family
in Sunnyvale, Calif., that desired a centralized, user-friendly entertainment
and automation system. The result was a complete integration solution with
Windows Media Center at the helm.

“Once again, custom installers have the chance to
demonstrate how a connected home can be designed using the Windows Media Center
platform,” said Kevin Collins, director of the Custom Installer Channel in the
Connected TV Business, Entertainment and Devices Division, at Microsoft.
“Microsoft and MCIA are excited to give custom installers the opportunity to
showcase their creativity, execution and personalized solutions for their
customers using all the products that make up the Windows Media Center
ecosystem.”

Contest Eligibility

The goal of Windows Media Center Ultimate Install Contest is
to identify the best implementation of the Windows Media Center platform as
designed and installed in a residential electronics system:

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One thought on “Microsoft, Media Center Integrator Alliance Announce 2009 Ultimate Install Contest

  1. Sorry off topic here… but I seem to hear an echo eveytime I click on my favorites link that brings me to your blog.

    Is it official? It has been a month since we have heard from Chris. I think his blog may be dead. I for one will mourn it as I really enjoyed the information and insite he gives.

    Here is hoping that this is not the last posting on a otherwise great blog!

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