CTIA Announces 2013 E-Tech Award Winners Verizon Wireless Verizon Messages Named "Best of Show"

LAS VEGAS, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA–The Wireless Association® today announced the winners for the 2013 Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards, at CTIA 2013™. Hosted by CNBC Technology Correspondent Jon Fortt, the eighth annual awards ceremony, held on the show floor at the Las Vegas Sands Expo & Convention Center, honored the industry's most innovative new wireless products and services in mobile apps, consumer electronics, enterprise & vertical markets and network technology.

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In addition to the winners of the 15 categories spanning the wireless and mobility ecosystem, Verizon Messages from Verizon Wireless was named "Best of Show." The best online winner was VMware for its Horizon Workspace 1.0. Show attendees had the opportunity to vote online and via text for the nearly 100 E-Tech submissions that were on display.

"This year's awards highlight the awe-inspiring and significant impact the wireless industry has on every sector and on our daily lives. We're pleased to showcase the vision and ingenuity from our industry at CTIA 2013, which is North America's largest mobile marketplace," said CTIA Vice President and Show Director Robert Mesirow.  "Our transition to Super Mobility Week in September 2014 will provide innovators with an even greater platform to showcase their amazing products and services in time for the holiday buying season."

E-Tech award submissions were judged on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall "wow" factor. Online judging for the awards categories was conducted by a panel of highly-respected industry experts, reporters and analysts.

The 2013 CTIA E-Tech Awards winners (first, second and third place) are:

Enterprise Solution – General Business

  1. Ericsson, Connected Vehicle Cloud
  2. GPS Dashboard LLC, "Check in" App for Salesforce.com
  3. uTest, Applause

Enterprise Solution – M2M, Sensors, RFID & NFC

  1. ORBCOMM Inc., ORBCOMM's GT 1100
  2. Kionix, Inc., KMX61G
  3. Cisco, Cisco 819 Ruggedized Integrated Services Router

Enterprise Solution – Mobile Cloud

  1. LogMeIn, Cubby
  2. Canvas, Inc., MyCanvas
  3. Averail, Averail Access

Enterprise Solution – Security, Fraud & Privacy

  1. Red Bend Software, Red Bend's TRUE™ Solution for BYOD
  2. Fixmo, Fixmo SafeZone with Secure Gesture Authentication
  3. mSIGNIA, Behavioral Enhanced Risk-Based Authentication and Security

Mobile Apps – Automotive, LBS, Navigation & Safe Driving

  1. QNX Software Systems, Chevrolet MyLink
  2. General Motors, Siri Eyes Free Integration
  3. Telenav, Scout by Telenav

Mobile Apps– Money – Payments, Banking, Mobile Commerce, Shopping & Rewards

  1. LevelUp, LevelUp White-Label
  2. mobeam, inc., Mobeam®
  3. MobileBits Corporation, SAMY

Mobile Apps– Productivity, Utility & Public Safety

  1. Pervasive Group Inc., MMGuardian Parental Control
  2. Intrado Inc., Intrado® 911Link™ Mobile
  3. Opera Software, Opera for Android Browser

Mobile Apps– Content, Social, Media & Entertainment

  1. NTT DOCOMO, INC., Hanashite Hon'yaku (World's first automatic voice translation service)
  2. Harman International, Aha by Harman
  3. AT&T, Inc., AT&T U-verse Easy Remote

Mobile CE– Accessories

  1. Lilliputian Systems, Inc., Nectar Mobile Power System
  2. Digital Innovations, LLC, ChargeDr™ USB Charge Booster
  3. Novatel Wireless, The Next Generation MiFi 2 by Novatel Wireless – AT&T MiFi Liberate

Mobile CE– Connected Lifestyle

  1. Samsung Telecommunications America, Samsung Galaxy Camera
  2. AT&T, AT&T Digital Life
  3. BodyMedia, BodyMedia CORE 2

Mobile CE– Smartphones & Handsets

  1. Samsung Telecommunications America, Samsung GALAXY S 4
  2. HTC, HTC One
  3. Samsung Telecommunications America, Samsung Galaxy Note II

Mobile CE– Tablet/Netbooks

  1. Samsung Telecommunications America, Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0
  2. Texas Instruments DLP, Smart Devices SmartQ U7 Tablet
  3. KUPA, KUPA UltraNote X15

Network Infrastructure– Green Telecom & Smart Energy Solutions

  1. Nokia Siemens Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks, Ballard Power Systems develop fuel cell backup power for mobile networks
  2. Wideband Antennas, Wideband Antenna's Smart Antenna System
  3. Hughey & Phillips, HORIZON LED Medium Intensity Obstruction Light

Network InfrastructureIn-Building Network

  1. SpiderCloud Wireless, FIRST SCALABLE AND MULTI-ACCESS 3G, WI-FI AND 4G/LTE SMALL CELL SYSTEM
  2. Ruckus Wireless, Ruckus SmartPoint
  3. Broadcom Corporation, BCM617xx Series

Network Infrastructure– Wide Area Network

  1. Nokia Siemens Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks Liquid Applications
  2. Vasona Networks, Vasona Networks SmartAIR1000
  3. Nokia Siemens Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks Liquid Radio Software Suites

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CTIA Shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. CTIA 2013™ takes place May 21-23, 2013 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas and MobileCON™ 2013 takes place Oct. 16-18, 2013 at the San Jose Convention Center in Silicon Valley. Visit www.ctiashows.com.

About CTIA                                                                                                            
CTIA–The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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