Record-Setting 800 Entries Highlight Innovative Design and Product Advancements
New York, NY, November 10, 2004 — With more than 800 entries from 347 companies, the International CES today announced its Innovations 2005 Design and Engineering Showcase honorees. Sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the International CES Innovations Awards highlight product advancements in technology design and engineering. Winning entries will be showcased at the 2005 International CES, the world’s largest annual tradeshow for consumer technology, January 6-9, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The International CES Innovations Design and Engineering award 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 2005 International CES. CES Unveiled will take place Tuesday, January 4, 2005, from 4-7 p.m., in room S226, across from the press room, of the Las Vegas Convention Center. CES Unveiled participants who are also Innovations honorees include: Audio Products International, Cerwin-Vega, Eaton’s Electrical Business, Logitech, Meedio, NetGear, Sanyo Fisher, Shure and Wildseed.
With its distinguished reputation as a top consumer technology awards program, the International CES Innovations 2005 showcases the best products in design and engineering in 27 categories. The Best of Innovations honorees for 2005 are:
|Product Category||Company Product||Name|
|Assistive Technologies||Panasonic||Panasonic 2.4 GHz GigaRange cordless telephone|
|Audio||Sonos Inc.||Sonos Digital Music System|
|Audio Components||Krell Industries Inc.||Trio|
|Computer Accessories||FingerWorks Inc.||WinPad|
|Computer Components||LG Electronics USA Inc.||Flatron 1730 with f-ENGINE|
|Digital Displays||TCL — Thomson Electronics||RCA Scenium Profiles Rear Projection HDTV|
|Digital Imaging||Sony Electronics Inc.||Sony HDR-FX1 HDV camcorder|
|Eco-Design||Panasonic||SD Video Camera|
|Electronic Gaming||Powergrid Fitness||Kilowatt Sport|
|High Performance Audio||THIEL Audio||THIEL ViewPoint|
|Home Appliance||iRobot||iRobot Roomba Discovery|
|Home Data Networking||Niveus Media Inc.||Niveus A/V Storage Server|
|Home Theater||Sony Electronics Inc.||HD Digital Video Recorder|
|Integrated Home Systems||Control4 Corporation||Control4 Composer Software|
|Mobile/Vehicle Electronics Audio/Video||Scosche Industries Inc.||2005 Mustang Sub-Woofer System|
|Mobile/Vehicle Electronics Audio/Video||Toshiba America Consumer Products LLC||SD-P2700 Portable DVD Player|
|Mobile/Vehicle Electronics Navigations Safety and Security||XM Satellite Radio||XM NavTraffic Powered By NAVTEQ Traffic|
|Online/Internet||Akimbo Systems||Akimbo Player and Akimbo Service|
|Personal Electronics||Boardbug Ltd||The Boardbug Baby and Child Monitor|
|Portable Audio||Delphi||XM2Go Delphi MyFi|
|Portable Power||NetBit Electronics||Charge 2 Go|
|Retailing Resources||Salamander Designs||Synergy System Custom Configurator|
|Small Office/Home Office||Plantronics Inc.||Plantronics Next-Generation Bluetooth Headset System|
|Software/Embedded Technologies||Silicon Optix||Realta Advanced Image Processor|
|Software/Embedded Technologies||Design of Systems on Silicon, SA||200Mbps Power line AV chipset for In-home applications|
|Telephones||Motorola Inc.||Motorola Ojo Personal Video Phone|
|Video Components||Kaleidescape||Kaleidescape System|
|Wireless Communications||Motorola||Motorola Razr V3|
The International CES Innovations 2005 honorees will be featured throughout Innovations Plus, a new exhibit area at the 2005 International CES located within the Central Plaza just outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. Photos and descriptions of all honorees are posted online at 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 1,750 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 $90 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.
· CES New York Press Preview – November 10, 2004, New York, NY
· Fall Electronic House Expo – November 16-18, 2004, Long Beach, CA
· CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES – January 4, 2005, Las Vegas, NV
· International CES – Defining Tomorrow’s Technology – January 6-9, 2005, Las Vegas, NV
· PARA Management Conference – May 11-15, 2005, Coronado, CA