NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ChiaraMail Corp. today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its Envelope-Content Splitting (ECS) technology. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.
Envelope-Content Splitting is an e-mail technology in which the message content is separated from the mail headers (the "envelope") and sent to a "content server" prior to sending the message; thus, only the envelope passes through the mail network. This scheme has profound ramifications. For one, since the content is not available to mail servers, an ECS message is secure from eavesdropping. Another benefit of ECS is that, since the message content exists in a single location only, the sender may retain complete control of it indefinitely and may change or delete it after the message has been sent; the content can even be made to disappear several seconds after having been read or at a pre-determined time and date. ECS implementations, such as those provided by ChiaraMail, may include sender- and recipient authentication and effectively prevent e-mail address "spoofing", thus preventing many "phishing" attacks. Furthermore, ECS messages can significantly reduce mail resource requirements, since message content does not need to be sent to mail recipients. And since ECS messages are lightweight and consume less bandwidth than ordinary e-mail, the use of ECS can make the Internet significantly more efficient. ECS technology is available for popular desktop mail clients, including Mozilla Thunderbird and Microsoft Outlook, as well as for Android devices, in the form of ECSMail, an e-mail app. A browser-based, ECS-enabled mail client is under development and is expected to be available by December 2013.
"We are extremely gratified that the International CES has honored ChiaraMail by naming ECS as the most innovative technology for 2014 in the Software and Mobile Apps category. This award validates the hard work our engineers have put forth the last several years in developing ECS-enabling products for the enterprise and consumer markets", said Robert Uomini, CEO of ChiaraMail Corp.
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
- Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
- Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
- The product's intended use/function and user value
- Why the product deserves the Innovations award, including specifics regarding its unique/novel features and features that consumers would find attractive
- How the design and innovation of this product directly compare to other products in the market place
Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.
Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
About ChiaraMail Corp.: ChiaraMail develops and markets software that provides e-mail users with unprecedented control over their e-mail, protection from spoofing and phishing attacks, increased privacy for their mail, significant reduction in mail resource requirements and an overall increase in bandwidth efficiency of the Internet.
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