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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:

Category Company Product Name
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
Personal Electronics Celestron SkyScout
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
Robotics RadioShack Vex Robotics
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.

About CEA:
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.


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