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CES 2006 Innovations Honorees Chosen
Honorees in 30 Product Categories Showcased in Innovations Plus at the Sands Expo and Convention Center
New York, NY – The 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today announced its Innovations 2006 Design and Engineering Awards Honorees. Sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the producer of the International CES, and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the International CES Innovations Awards highlight product advancements in technology design and engineering.
“With a more than 1,000 entries from 160 companies, the Innovations program continues to grow in size and prestige year after year”, said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. “Innovations has become a hallmark for the best designed products in consumer technology and we are excited to showcase this year’s honorees at the 2006 International CES.”
Winning entries from 30 product categories will be displayed at the 2006 International CES in the all-new Innovations Plus at the Sands. In addition to Innovations honorees, CES’ Innovations Plus at the Sands features emerging technologies and includes more than 12 hot product TechZones, 75 conference sessions including Industry Insiders, International Gateway exhibitors and Dave Graveline’s “Into Tomorrow” live radio broadcasts. The 2006 International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, runs January 5-8, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards program provides manufacturers and developers the opportunity to have their products judged by an independent panel of journalists, designers and engineers. The Best of Innovations designation is awarded to products that earned the highest honors from the panel of judges. These “best of the best” products will be on display during CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the CES and in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center. CES Unveiled will take place Tuesday, January 3, 2006, from 4-7 p.m., in the Bellini Ballroom at the Sands.
The Best of Innovations honorees for 2006 are:
|Audio Accessories||Belkin||TuneStage™ for iPod|
|Audio Components||Polk Audio, Inc.||I-Sonic Entertainment System|
|Biometrics||Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.||Palm Vein Authentication System|
|Computer Accessories||Jasco Products Company||GE Mobile 2.1 Digital Speaker|
|Computer Components||Logitech||Logitech G5 Laser Mouse|
|Digital Displays||eMagin Corporation||Z800 3DVisor|
|Digital Displays||LG Electronics USA Inc.||LG Electronics 50-inch Wireless Plasma Display|
|Digital Imaging||Eastman Kodak Co.||Kodak EasyShare-one zoom digital camera|
|Digital Imaging Accessories||Eastman Kodak Co.||Kodak EasyShare Photo Printer 500|
|Electronic Gaming||Powergrid Fitness Inc.||Exer-station|
|Furniture||D-BOX Technologies, Inc.||D-BOX Quest™ X3ME|
|High Performance Audio||Hi-Fi Research Ltd||DaVinci Horn|
|Home Appliances||iRobot Corp.||iRobot Scooba™ Floor Washing Robot|
|Home Appliances||Samsung Electronics America||Samsung Electronics’Four Door Convertible Refrigerator “Quatro”|
|Home Networking||Russound||SMS3-250 Smart Media Server|
|Home Theater||Philips Electronics||Philips Home Theater System|
|Integrated Home Systems||Ace Computers/Ace Digital Home||Ace LHS IIHD Limited Media Server|
|Mobile Office/Home Office||Flexity, LLC||PowerSquid Surge Protector|
|Mobile Office/Home Office||Sonare Technologies||Babble|
|Online/Intranet||Leadtek Research Inc||Leadtek H.264 based Triple-Play Set-Top Box|
|Portable Audio||Samsung Electronics America||YM-P1 Portable Multimedia Player|
|Portable Power||Innovus Designs Inc||The “Fusion” Solar Messenger Bag w/ optional PowerPac|
|Retail Resources||MTI||Intuition DS: RFID|
|Software/Embedded Technologies||Able Planet, Inc.||LINX™ technology|
|Telephones||Firefly Mobile||Firefly Mobile Phone|
|Vehicle Audio||Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.||VehicleHub Pro|
|Vehicle Audio||Audiovox Electronics Corp.||XM Smart Digital Adaptor|
|Vehicle Audio||Harman Consumer Group||Harman Kardon Drive + Play|
|Vehicle Video||Icon-TV||Overhead HD Flipdown with PC|
|Vehicle/Mobile Electronics||Raysat Inc.||RaySat SpeedRay™ 3000|
|Video Accessories||Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.||Spontaneous Navigation™|
|Video Components||Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.||Scientific-Atlanta DVR with DVD Recorder/Player|
|Wireless Communications||Samsung Telecommunications America||SCH-i730|
For more information on the Innovations 2006 Design and Engineering Awards, plus photos and descriptions of all honorees, visit www.CESweb.org/innovations.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 2,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA’s members account for more than $122 billion in annual sales. CEA’s resources are available online at www.CE.org, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.
CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES – Defining Tomorrow’s Technology. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.