Innovations 2006 Honorees Recognized for Excellence in Consumer Electronics Product Design at 2006 International CES

2006 International CES
NEW YORK--()--Nov. 15, 2005--

  Honorees in 30 Product Categories Showcased in Innovations Plus at the Sands Expo and Convention Center  



The 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES(R)) today announced its Innovations 2006 Design and Engineering Awards Honorees. Sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA(R)), 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
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                                               TuneStage(TM) for
Audio Accessories       Belkin                 iPod(R)
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                                               I-Sonic Entertainment
Audio Components        Polk Audio, Inc.       System
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                        Fujitsu Computer
                        Products of America,   Palm Vein
Biometrics              Inc.                   Authentication System
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                                               GE Mobile 2.1 Digital
Computer Accessories    Jasco Products Company Speaker
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                                               Logitech(R) G5 Laser
Computer Components     Logitech               Mouse
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Digital Displays        eMagin Corporation     Z800 3DVisor
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                                               LG Electronics 50-inch
                        LG Electronics USA     Wireless Plasma
Digital Displays        Inc.                   Display
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                                               Kodak EasyShare-one
Digital Imaging         Eastman Kodak Co.      zoom digital camera
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Digital Imaging                                Kodak EasyShare Photo
Accessories             Eastman Kodak Co.      Printer 500
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Electronic Gaming       Powergrid Fitness Inc. Exer-station
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                        D-BOX Technologies,
Furniture               Inc.                   D-BOX(R) Quest(TM) X3ME
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High Performance Audio  Hi-Fi Research Ltd     DaVinci Horn
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                                               iRobot Scooba(TM) Floor
Home Appliances         iRobot Corp.           Washing Robot
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                                               Samsung Electronics'
                        Samsung Electronics    Four Door Convertible
Home Appliances         America                Refrigerator "Quatro"
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                                               SMS3-250 Smart Media
Home Networking         Russound               Server
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                                               Philips Home Theater
Home Theater            Philips Electronics    System
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                        Ace Computers/Ace      Ace LHS IIHD Limited
Integrated Home Systems Digital Home           Media Server
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Mobile Office/Home                             PowerSquid Surge
Office                  Flexity, LLC           Protector
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Mobile Office/Home
Office                  Sonare Technologies    Babble
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                                               Leadtek H.264 based
                                               Triple-Play Set-Top
Online/Intranet         Leadtek Research Inc   Box
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Personal Electronics    Celestron              SkyScout
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                        Samsung Electronics    YM-P1 Portable
Portable Audio          America                Multimedia Player
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                                               The "Fusion" Solar
                                               Messenger Bag w/
Portable Power          Innovus Designs Inc    optional PowerPac
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Retail Resources        MTI                    Intuition DS: RFID
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Robotics                RadioShack             Vex Robotics
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Software/Embedded
Technologies            Able Planet, Inc.      LINX(TM) technology
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Telephones              Firefly Mobile         Firefly Mobile Phone
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                        Alpine Electronics of
Vehicle Audio           America, Inc.          VehicleHub Pro
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                        Audiovox Electronics   XM Smart Digital
Vehicle Audio           Corp.                  Adaptor
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                                               Harman Kardon Drive +
Vehicle Audio           Harman Consumer Group  Play
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                                               Overhead HD Flipdown
Vehicle Video           Icon-TV                with PC
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Vehicle/Mobile                                 RaySat SpeedRay(TM)
Electronics             Raysat Inc.            3000
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                        Hillcrest              Spontaneous
Video Accessories       Laboratories, Inc.     Navigation(TM)
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                                               Scientific-Atlanta(R)
                        Scientific-Atlanta,    DVR with DVD
Video Components        Inc.                   Recorder/Player
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                        Samsung
                        Telecommunications
Wireless Communications America                SCH-i730
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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.

UPCOMING EVENTS
--  2006 International CES New York Press Preview
    November 15, 2005, New York, NY

--  CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES
    January 3, 2006, Las Vegas, NV

--  2006 International CES
    January 5-8, 2006, Las Vegas, NV

--  2006 CEA Winter Summit
    March 2-4, 2006, Vail, CO

--  CEA 2006 Winter Technology and Standards Forum
    March 6-10, 2006, Clearwater Beach, FL

--  CEA Spring Break
    March 14-17, 2006, Washington, DC

--  CEA Entertainment Technology Summit
    March 15-16, 2006, Washington, DC

--  Digital Patriots Dinner
    March 15, 2006, Washington, DC

--  EHX Spring 2006
    March 28-April 1, 2006, Orlando, FL

--  CONNECTIONS(TM) - The Digital Home Conference & Showcase
    May 2-4, 2006, Santa Clara, CA

--  2006 PARA Conference
    May 3-7, 2006, Hilton Head, SC

--  The 10th Annual Consumer Electronics CEO Summit
    June 21-24, 2006, Southampton, Bermuda

--  2006 SINOCES
    July 7-10, 2006, Qingdao, China

--  2006 CEA Summer Technology and Standards Forum
    July 24-28, 2006, Coronado, CA

--  CEA Industry Forum
    October 16-18, 2006, San Francisco, CA

--  2007 PARA Conference
    May 16-20, 2007, Coronado, CA

Contacts

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Tara Dunion, 703-907-7419
email: tdunion@ce.org
website: http://www.CE.org
or
Leah Arnold, 703-907-7626
email: larnold@ce.org
website: http://www.CESweb.org

Contacts

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Tara Dunion, 703-907-7419
email: tdunion@ce.org
website: http://www.CE.org
or
Leah Arnold, 703-907-7626
email: larnold@ce.org
website: http://www.CESweb.org