MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ORWL by Design SHIFT has been named a 2017 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.
“It’s exciting to see companies like Design SHIFT continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ executive director. “Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers.” Award winners will be announced April 20, 2017 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic Ballroom of the Capitale in New York City.
“We are very excited to have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Edison Awards. This further validates our company as an innovator in the industry of secured desktop PCs”, comments Olivier Boireau, CEO of Design SHIFT. “ORWL is the industry’s first PC with side channel protection giving us a unique market positioning.”
Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists’ success in meeting the award’s stringent criteria of quality. The voting panel includes members of:
Chief Marketing Officer Council (CMO)
Design Management Institute (DMI)
American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Georgia State Marketing Roundtable (GSU)
Product Development and Management Association (PDMA)
Assoc. of Technology Mgmt & Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
Past Edison Award winners
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.
About Design SHIFT:
Design SHIFT is building digital security providing privacy in new generation of computers a, more than ever, demanding world. From designing, engineering to manufacturing cycles, the company enables developers and users in healthcare, government agencies and financial institutions to build trusted encrypted networks, multimedia hubs and other services that will allow individuals and organization to communicate better, more securely. More information at www.design-shift.com.
ORWL is a unique new category of desktop PC designed for banking technologies to protect sensitive data. ORWL requires two factors of authentication, a key and a password. It protects against physical attacks and will erase the SSD encryption key if tampered with, enabling new privacy and security applications. The innovation offers physical protection in a consumer computer available to the mass market. ORWL runs many standard OS out of the box, it is open source. The security is based on two subsystems: the security subsystem is in control of supplying power and managing encryption key/access control, and the PC subsystem provides the standard computing environment. More information at http://www.design-shift.com/orwl/