EcoDog Captures CommNexus GadgetFest 2009 Title

Nov 05, 2009, 14:34 ET from CommNexus San Diego

Beats Out Mobile Industry Heavyweights Nokia and Others in Annual "Greatest Gadget" Showdown in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EcoDog's FIDO Home Energy Monitoring Systems, a technology that provides room-by-room visibility of where energy dollars are spent in the home, swept the title at the annual GadgetFest, an event organized by CommNexus on November 3 in San Diego.

EcoDog captured both the Judges' vote with the top score and the overall crowd vote with the debut of FIDO - Your Home Energy Watchdog, winning the 2009 GadgetFest Greatest Gadget award. EcoDog provides a new level of visibility to electricity consumption, and their suite of products will enable homeowners to optimize household electricity use with savings of 15 - 25% or more every month. By capturing the GadgetFest Gadget crown EcoDog joins a list of champions that includes recent titlists Google's GrandCentral, Direct TV's Slingbox and the Motorola Q phone amongst others.

Verizon Wireless finished second presenting their Droid phone, set for release this Friday, November 6.

"All the companies showed off what's new and next in the world of mobile communications, demonstrating that innovation, imagination and new ideas are still coming from the mobile industry every day," said CommNexus CEO Rory Moore.

The list of judges included Technology Correspondent for San Diego 6 TV, Steve Kovsky and Vice President of GSMA Mobile Innovation, Andy McGuire. The event was co-hosted and moderated by KenRadio's Ken Rutkowski and Andy Abramson.

Capturing the GadgetFest crown is EcoDog, Inc. "It's an honor to receive the Greatest Gadget award. We were up against great companies with very cool products. This win validates how our technology solves problems that people face everyday. We're excited that our FIDO home energy-monitoring system took first-place honors, and we look forward to developing more products to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprints, while saving money," said Ron Pitt, EcoDog's CEO, who handled both award winning demonstrations.

In addition to EcoDog and Verizon Wireless, other companies participating included Nokia, SilverPlus, Inc., ClimateMinder, FLO TV, and TelCentris.

About GadgetFest

Every year, CommNexus San Diego, the premier network of communications companies in the San Diego region, challenges tech companies within and beyond the San Diego region to enter their latest technologies into GadgetFest and compete for the coveted title of "Greatest Gadget." Last year's winner was Motorola. The previous year's winner, GrandCentral, was acquired by Google shortly after GadgetFest, and Motorola's Q phone, Sling Media's Slingbox, and the RAZr were all released publicly at GadgetFest before any other major trade shows. The competition is preceded by a Mini CES-style trade show and gives you the opportunity to experience the latest technologies as well as network with industry representatives from all parts of the globe.

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