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Envisioneering and Showstoppers Innovation & Design Awards

SEAFORD, N.Y., 15 Jan. 2014 –After three weeks of careful deliberation by five judges in North America and Europe, industry research firm Envisioneering recognized 18 companies for 22 innovations that break new ground in technologies for work, home and play.


Envisioneering judges selected the winners of the Innovation & Design Awards from more than 120 companies that launched new products during ShowStoppers, the product showcase event for journalists at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV.


The winners spanned from high-efficiency miniature power adapters to self-balancing robots, inflatable lighting to Ultrabook workstations, USB video adapters to Android-powered home computers, contactless scanners, and 360-degree cameras.


"The solder is still hot on many of the candidates evaluated by the judges,” said Richard Doherty, Envisoneering's Research Director and lead Judge. "They are pushing the boundaries of product and services design, often cramming in multiple technologies to deliver a maximum wow factor."


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. “Notable this year among the Honorees are increased use of biometrics for business and personal ID, and even an app which makes a game out conserving energy on your mobile device,” said Doherty.


“Our judges were excited to assess the bold companies that bring emerging technologies to market at ShowStoppers,” said Doherty. "Startups and multinationals alike have long recognized that ShowStoppers is one of the world's finest venues to introduce new products to top reporters and influencers from around the world.”


Envisioneering Innovation & Design Award Winners


  • Brother International Corp., ScanNCut Home 2.5 D Craft Printer

  • Cambrios Technologies, ClearOhm Fine-Dimension Touch Screen Technology

  • Damson Ltd., Incisor Diffuser Ambient Audio Technology for DLNA

  • DisplayLink, 4K USB 3.0 Adapter

  • Escort, MediaFlair Personal Mediacaster

  • Escort, Laser ShifterPro Signal Discrimination Technology

  • FINsix, High Efficiency VHF Compact Power Adapter Technologies

  • HP, ZBook Portfolio Mobile Workstation

  • Honeywell, Smart Thermostat with Voice Control

  • Fujitsu Computer Products of America, ScanSnap Rapid ix500 Color Duplex Scanner

  • Fujitsu Computer Products of America, SV600 Contactless Object Scanner

  • Geonaute, 360-Degree Action Camera

  • Lenovo, N308 Android Home Computer

  • Lenovo, ThinkVision 28 4K2K Smart Display

  • Lenovo, ThinkPad X1 Carbon

  • LiveScribe, LiveScribe 3 Smartpen

  • Magellan, Echo Personal Training SmartWatch

  • TCP, Smart Lighting System

  • The Gun Box, Fingerprint Security Lock System

  • Tivitas Interactive Inc., Haptic Mouse Feedback ViviTouchTechnology

  • Touch Jet Pte Ltd., TouchPico Interactive Video Projector

  • WowWee, Balanced Robot with Mobile Inverted Pendulum Technology


Envisioneering Innovation & Design Award Honorees


  • AGNITiO Corp., KIVOX Biometric Voice ID Software

  • AudiFly Hybrid, Triple Audio Drivers In-Ear Monitors

  • Dacor, Discovery IQ Cooking App

  • Dacor, WallOven

  • Dacor, WineStation

  • Fromm Works Inc., Quik Pod Explorer 3 Tripod

  • GTech, AirRam 100 Watt Eco Vacuum Cleaner

  • Hoyos Labs, ID Indentity Assertion Platform

  • Physical Enterprises Inc., Mio LINK 2

  • Mpowerd Inc., Luci Inflatable Solar Powered Lantern;

  • MetaMoJi, Virtual Workspace

  • simple human, Personal Sensor for non-Touch Grooming Convenience

  • MetaMoJi, Share Anytime Virtual Workspace

  • My Open Road Corp., Social Energy Conservation Game


About Envisoneering:

News media around the globe have deemed Envisioneering to be their most trustworthy resource for perspective and insight to major societal trends along with the technologies, people and public policies who 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.


About ShowStoppers

Now in its 20th 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, NAB and Sandbox Summit; and partners with the CEA LineShow


Richard Doherty

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Welcome to Envisioneering's Innovation & Design Awards for ShowStoppers @CES 2014!

For the first time, innovation recognition - and awards - come to ShowStoppers @CES!

Your new product is great! Its better, faster, lighter, stylish, cooler, greener than everything else out there!

Yet…Is it innovative? Does it combine great design and style elements?

Your hard work to bring innovation to market in all its forms will be recognized at ShowStoppers@CES 2014! The inventors, technologists, psychologists, marketers industrial designers and researchers at The Envisioneering Group will be reviewing your products,technologies and services to identify and recognize your most innovative features.

Envisioneering’s team include inventors, marketers, researchers  and designers whose skills at recognizing innovation in all its forms attract thousands of news media and TV quotes and interviews each year.

Envisioneering is world-renowned for its objective assessment of new technologies, product and services embodiments, and the talents who drive them to market. Envisioneering’s analysts are oft-quoted by print, web and video media for their assessments or “what’s next” in technology benefit, fun and value.

Envisioneering Research Director Richard Doherty has led Innovation review teams in Asia and the Americas at trade shows. He has also recognized top inventors for the US Patent Offices’  National Medal of Technology and Innovation - America’s “Nobel Prize," awarded by the President.

ShowStoppers has pioneered and championed showcasing the finest of advanced technology products and services.

 Immediate and Sustainable Award Promotion Value
By applying for an Innovation & Design Award, your company can:
  • Showcase your leadership, ingenuity, and innovation in front of the most influential audience of key decision-makers from across the globe who attend and follow ShowStoppers at CES!
  • Promote your Innovation and Design Award throughout the year to your backers,. partners, retailers, affilaites and consumers.
  • Enhance your industry standing by affiliating your company with ShowStoppers and Envisioneering.

Promotion Opportunities Abound At ShowStoppers @CES 2014

Award recognition is excellent for triggering "second-day" news stories:
During CES
Throughout the year with funders. partners, retailers and consumers.

Envisioneering and ShowStoppers will produce a news release summary of all Award winners on or about January 2, 2014. ShowStoppers may elect to promote any or all awardees in its promotional activities before, during and after CES 2014.

(ShowStoppers may elect to offer a special ceremony for Award winners at this or future ShowStoppers events or venues. Photos and celebratory comments of Award winning managers, designers and tech creators may be used for promotion at future ShowStoppers events, promotional materials and product showcases.)

Judging Criteria

Envisioneering’s international team of technologists, marketers and industrial designers will assess each product, technology or service in Delphi team peer review. 

This is Envisioneering’s 35th year at CES. Our people have seen it all. We’re accomplished at spotting distinctive innovation and design, and we’re pleased to acknowledge and reward the people who bring these to market at ShowStoppers@CES!

For the highest awards, Award applicants will be contacted to resolve judges’ questions not clarified by the candidate application materials provided. 


Award Application and Submission Process

Exhibitors may submit up to three candidate products, technologies or services for Innovation & Design Award consideration.

Envisioneering and ShowStoppers agree to an embargo on any announcements which are NOT to be made public prior to 7 January 2014 at ShowStoppers@CES.

After submission, ShowStoppers exhibitor Award applicants agree to accept and respond to questions from Envisioneering’s judges and to respond within 72 hours. Alternately, a brief telephone call may be suggested within a 48 hour window at the judges' discretion. In extreme cases - especially for the highest awards to avoid ties - Envisioneering may request a Skype call, or a hands-on product to our Seaford, NY lab and offices.

Deadlines for Award Applications

Submit candidates by 20 December 2013 on the website. Payment of the $150 Award Judging Application fee (supporting 1 to 3 submissions) is completed here:PayPal Pro Payment Form

Late submissions up to 27 December will carry an additional $100 charge covering last minute judging costs.


Awards will be announced during last week of December 2013. Exhibitors may promote their Award status after that date.

Winners will receive a PDF and eps file of their award certification. Physical Awards in laminated plastic, engraved plastic or metal plaques may be ordered for delivery at ShowStoppers @ CES on 7 January 2014.

Physical Plastic and Metal Plaques

Special arrangements can be made to delivery earlier in Las Vegas for additional shipping fees and handling, for promotional suite use, dealer meetings outside of ShowStoppers, etc. Information on this will accompany your Award emailing in late December.

 


Richard Doherty is a co-founder and Director of The Envisioneering Group. Doherty’s prime focus is on researching and articulating the impact of advanced digital  technologies, services, products, industry initiatives and standards efforts on consumers, industry and society. During Doherty’s 40 year career he has garnered more than a dozen U.S. patents, while holding a multitude of career-defining positions, such as Director of the Urban Vehicle Design Group at Pratt Institute, Engineer for Data General Corp., Chief Engineer of Lourdes Industries, Inc., Founder and President of Optronic Labs and since 1983, Co-Founder and Director of The Envisioneering Group.

Elisabeta Durica is content creator, curator, researcher and psychologist working for Envisioneering Group for the past 3 years. She is focused on social media, neurosciences' breakthroughs, psychology's latest discoveries and the way technology combine with the humanistic approach in a futuristic outcome. Elisabeta covers events like World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, IFA Berlin and TEDx. Her stories are trying to capture beyond the physical products and into the wide frame of possibilities.

 

Gert Svendsen is a business analyst with focus on new technologies and business development. He has been publishing a lot of articles and videos for different media during the last couple of years from all kind of events and from January 2014 all the activities will be consolidated in his new consultancy company. He is holding the position as Chairman of the Technical Working Group of the Danish Electronic Association (BFE DTU), member of the European Broadcasting Union Forum for Advanced Media in Europe (EBU FAME) and member of The Digital TV-Group in UK.

Renata Gataveckaite has a Ma in social psychology and is working as consumer electronics industry analyst since 2006Her working spectrum involves analyzing data, conducting market research, gathering data, making analytical insights and writing reports. Renata's fields of interests are innovations in technology, consumer behavior, industry marketing and comparative analysis in field.


Auri Rahimzadeh is an accomplished technophile writer and book author. He has written three books: Hacking the PSP, Geek My Ride, and co-authored Hacking Digital Cameras. Rahimzadeh has contributed to many digital entertainment technology standards, including HDTV and DVD, and is former west coast research director at The Envisioneering Group, a prominent consumer electronics research firm. Having taught side by side with Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, Auri continues to share a passion for technology education for children and teens. Currently Mr. Rahimzadeh is president of The Auri Group, an Indianapolis-based mobile application development firm.