SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Touchjet, the first company to create interactive Android touch technology on a large and portable scale, has been named a 2016 award finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™ for its innovative touch products. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison's persistence and inventiveness, honor the most innovative, creative and ingenious products and business leaders in the world.
Touchjet's first product, the Touchjet Pond Projector™, turns any flat surface (wall, ceiling, floor) into an interactive Android touchscreen up to 80" so families, professionals and educators can display and interact with any of the hundreds of thousands of Android apps on a large touchscreen. It had one of the most successful Indiegogo campaigns in history (top 20), securing more than $800k in funding in 2014. It launched in May 2015. The product is being well received by Touchjet's customers, as a recent survey showed that 70 percent of users strongly recommend the product and are mainly using it for streaming content, business presentations, collaborative learning and playing games.
The company's second product, the Touchjet WAVE™, turns any flatscreen TV or monitor into an Android touchscreen up to 80". The Indiegogo campaign for the WAVE launched in August and met its funding goal of $100,000 within 24 hours. It ended with $693,475 in funding on October 8, 2015.
"It's exciting to see companies like Touchjet continuing Thomas Edison's legacy of challenging conventional thinking," said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards' executive director. "Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers."
Award winners will be announced April 21, 2016 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic Ballroom of the Capitale in New York City.
"We are honored to be a finalist for this award in the spirit of Thomas Edison, a man who believed that real innovation impacted the world in meaningful ways" said Helen Thomas, CEO. "Our goal is to create products that have a positive impact on how people interact with the world around them, taking individuals off their phones or tablets so they can share what they're doing with the entire room and each other."
Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the finalists' success in meeting the award's stringent criteria of quality.
Founded in 2013, Touchjet brings people together in shared experiences using its patented touch technology. The company's first product, the Touchjet Pond Projector (formerly called Touchpico), turns any surface into a giant touchscreen. The Touchjet Pond Projector had one of the most successful Indiegogo campaigns ever, securing more than $900,000 in funding. With offices in both Singapore and the United States, Touchjet has a global team of top engineers and designers who are continuing to develop innovative applications for the company's touch technology. Visit www.touchjet.com for more information.
About the Edison Awards:
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.