CHANTILLY, Va., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) announces that i4C Innovations Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary will begin offering Voyce™ - the unprecedented wearable technology health and wellness experience for dogs and their pet parents - through private invitation pre-order today. A limited number of customers who submit their pre-order by December 31st, will receive their Voyce band in February 2015.
Named one of the year's hottest new technology innovations by leading media outlets, Voyce will be available for pre-order via private e-mail invitation starting today. Those who want to be "the first" to experience Voyce with their dogs and be eligible for private pre-order, must register at www.MyDogsVoyce.com.
SHIPMENTS TO BEGIN A limited number of the initial pre-order group will receive Voyce in February 2015. i4C Innovations will announce the launch date for consumer mass market availability of Voyce – anticipated in March 2015 - at the NAVC (North American Veterinary Community) Conference on January 18, 2015.
Developed in collaboration with biomedical engineers, dog experts and Cornell University, one of the nation's top veterinary institutions, Voyce is the first comprehensive dog health and wellness monitoring and management system which aims to keep dogs healthy by providing insight to pet owners and caregivers that can help pet's live a longer, more fulfilled life. Voyce is a highly sophisticated wearable health monitor coupled with a powerful member portal that provides 360-degree insight into a dog's well being, strengthening the bond between pet parent and dog.
"We are excited to be at the forefront of pet wellness and innovation with the launch of Voyce," said Michael R. Stanfield, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intersections Inc. "We are confident that Voyce will assist pet parents in improving the health and well-being of their closest friends and Voyce will be a leader in the growing wearable technology category," he added.
"We are thrilled to announce the availability of The Voyce Experience to dog lovers who will now have the opportunity to understand their dog like never before," said Jeff Noce, President, i4C Innovations. "By combining innovative technology with exclusive expert content, we are delivering an unprecedented health and wellness experience for pet parents that will enable them to provide the best possible care for their dog."
The Voyce band is attractive, lightweight, and worn comfortably around a dog's neck like a collar. The band does not require skin contact or prongs and uses non-invasive, radio frequency-based technology to monitor key wellness indicators including resting heart and respiratory rates, sleep, rest, activity, calories burned and more. The dust-proof, waterproof band is completely sealed and uses a lithium-ion rechargeable battery that lasts up to 7 days.
HOW VOYCE WORKS The Voyce Experience™ begins when pet parents log into the Member Portal and complete a personal profile of their dog at mydogsvoyce.com. The band collects key wellness indicators and syncs wirelessly with the Voyce Member Portal, which displays trending information in an easy-to-understand format. Voyce then matches the data with the pet's profile and pairs it with exclusive rich content covering such topics as health, nutrition, training, behavior and much more from the world's leading veterinarians, dog training, nutrition, and pet authorities like Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, PhD, NY Times Best-Selling author of Inside of a Dog.
The Voyce Member Portal allows pet parents to set goals and reminders, including the ability to set medication and appointment reminders and track their dog's body mass index score; enables pet owners to store important medical records for access anytime, anywhere; and is sharable with the pet parent's choice of caregivers, including veterinarians and pet service providers. Voyce also features a symptom checker, and a robust searchable library of exclusive content that provides pet parents with a trusted online resource to research everything from how to train a puppy to methods for making your aging dog more comfortable, allowing for a better quality of life.
Through www.MyDogsVoyce.com, Voyce members can readily access their dog's personalized portfolio of data and information virtually through a desktop or mobile device, anytime anywhere.
Voyce is available for pre-order in four sizes and will retail at $299 plus a monthly membership subscription of $9.95 per month. To become eligible for private pre-order and learn more about Voyce, dog lovers can visit www.MyDogsVoyce.com.
About i4C Innovations: i4C Innovations is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intersections Inc. At i4C Innovations, we love dogs. And we know that no one else knows your dog the way you do. Every day, we're inspired by our own pets and the desire to have a more rewarding and enduring relationship with them. We created Voyce because we believe in a world where pet parents don't have to guess anymore—where thanks to our comprehensive approach to pet wellness, people understand their dogs on a deeper level, allowing them to create richer relationships.
About Intersections (www.intersections.com): Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX) is a leading provider of identity risk management, privacy protection and other subscription based services for consumers. Our core services monitor personal information for our consumers, aggregate it into digestible, consumer-friendly reports and alerts, and provide personalized education and support to help our customers understand their information and take the actions they deem appropriate. Since its business was founded in 1996, Intersections has protected the identities of more than 36 million consumers. To learn more, visit http://www.intersections.com/.
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