LAS VEGAS, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- After six weeks of careful deliberation by five judges in North America and Europe, industry research firm Envisioneering today tapped 31 upstart entrepreneurs and industry leading companies breaking new ground in technologies for work, home and play.
Envisioneering judges voted winners of the Innovation & Design Awards from companies that launched new products during ShowStoppers®, the product showcase event for journalists at the International Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas, NV.
The 41 winning products ranged from a self-driven flying drone to an Android tablet hosting a 50 inch video projector, to biometric and voice print ID tools, to augmented reality glasses, to a sewing and embroidery system that can be guided with a pen design or used to copy a scanned sample pattern in cloth. The majority are shipping now or very soon.
"Most of these products excel in their category or categories," said Richard Doherty, Envisoneering's Research Director and lead Judge. "Many exhibitors actually out-engineer themselves, before any competitors might attempt to replicate a similar product."
Award candidates were judged for innovation, design and style in 26 categories of social benefit ranging from advanced audio and video delivery technologies to health and wellness to energy efficiency.
"Our judges are accomplished in evaluating emerging technologies and the bold teams which bring them to market at ShowStoppers," said Doherty. "ShowStoppers consistently attracts the newest products and the top innovators, who bring these products to life for presentation to news media, distributors and customers."
Award Winner List & Distinction
Envisioneering Innovation & Design Award Winners
Brother International Corporation
THE Dream Machine™ Innov-is XV8500D
My Design Center V
Sonic PenPal Embroidery
Epson Moverio Augmented Reality Smart Glasses
Dart Miniature High-Efficiencies Power Brick Technologies
HEXO+ Self-Driven Flying Camera
ZBook 15u Portable Workstation
Zvr VR Display
Onelink™ Wi-Fi Thermostat
Onelink™ Wi-Fi Smoke + Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm
Onelink™ Watch Safety & Personal Wellness Guardian
Biometric Mobile ID Technologies
Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 (8-inch) with AnyPen Technology
Lenovo ThinkVision X24 Ultra-Thin HD Display
Echo Fit - The Smart Sports Watch with Activity Tracking
International Safety Holdings, LLC
Brio Safe Safe Home Energy Products
Biometric Mobile ID Technologies
NanoTech Entertainment, Inc.
Nuvola NP-1 Streaming Media Player
UltraFlix 4K IPTV/OTT Streaming Service
Start-to-Finish Interior Design Platform
ReSound ENZO™ Super Hearing Assistance Technologies
Envisioneering Innovation & Design Honoree Award Winners
KIVOX Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK)
KIVOX Mobile 5.0
Boogie Board™ Play n' Trace Doodle Pad
Advanced Economical Tablet Technologies
Cel-Fi Duo 3G/4G/VOLTE Signal Booster
Oomi Starter KitZ-Wave Wireless Control Kit
Fugoo XL Multi-Driver Bluetooth Speakers
Fujitsu Computer Products of America Inc.
Fujitsu SnapSnap iX100
KidzControl™ Volume Limit Technology
1U™ Password Manager
Lyve App for Chromecast
Mad Catz L.Y.N.X.9 Mobile Hybrid Controller
My Open Road Corp.
My Open Road Social Energy Conservation App
Primera Trio™ Rotating-Head Compact Printer
Plex Media Server for Big ScreenGaming
YotaPhone 2 Dual-Screen Mobile Handset Technology
News media around the globe deem Envisioneering to be their most trustworthy resource for perspective and insight to major societal trends, along with the technologies, people and public policies that benefit from advanced digital technologies, services and products. It is a hard-won, decades-old honor and distinction we appreciate – and we do not take it lightly.
Beyond our core lab testing, publishing and social research business units, Envisioneering has a commitment to ensuring broad access of information to - and encouraging dialogues between - members of the creative community, distributors, financiers, educators, students, policy makers, standards' communities, news media and the general public.
Now in its 22nd year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to help generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand, and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES, CTIA and Mobile World Congress, among others, and the official press events at IFA, GITEX and NAB; and partners with CES, the CEA LineShow and CTIA.
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