NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 10, 2016) - eMagin Corporation (NYSE MKT: EMAN), a leader in OLED Micro Displays and at the forefront of the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) revolution, announced today that it has it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Digital Imaging product category with BlazeSpark™, which offers the most advanced NIR night vision technology for consumers.
Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.
BlazeSpark will allow consumers to see clear, high-resolution images in the dark by inserting their Android™ cellphone in to a revolutionary case that will display what the night vision sensor is seeing. A BlazeSpark app can be downloaded from Google Play™, which will allow users to share their experience worldwide, record, chat and live stream content within the BlazeSpark network or to other social media sites.
Kenneth "Kip" Kokinakis, President of eMagin's HMD Group, said, "We are extremely proud to have been awarded this prestigious honor by CES, the world's launching pad for new innovation and technology products for consumers. This award represents the hard work and dedication that our talented team has put into designing next-generation technology products."
BlazeSpark and its sister product BlazeTorch™, are part of eMagin's product offering focusing on active users and sports enthusiasts. BlazeTorch is a wearable headset that utilizes eMagin's OLED micro displays providing completely hands-free operation during night-time activities.
Dan Cui, Chief Marketing Officer for eMagin's HMD Group, said, "A growing number of outdoor enthusiasts are expanding their daytime sports and activities into the night. Mountain biking, hiking, and wildlife viewing, to name a few, will be a singular experience using our innovative night vision technology. BlazeSpark and BlazeTorch provide users with a complete ecosystem for participating, capturing, and sharing the excitement the night has to offer."
The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the producer of CES 2017, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
eMagin Corporation's BlazeSpark will be displayed at CES 2017, which runs January 5-8, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. A selection of Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled New York, which features dozens of exhibitors and networking opportunities and runs 3:00-7:30 PM November 10 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.
Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present and how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace. Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.
CES 2017 Innovation Honoree products are featured on CES.tech/Innovation, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL. BlazeSpark and BlazeTorch are available for pre-order at www.blazethenight.com.
About eMagin Corporation
A leader in OLED microdisplay technology, OLED microdisplay manufacturing know-how and mobile display systems, eMagin manufactures high-resolution OLED microdisplays and integrates them with magnifying optics to deliver virtual images comparable to large-screen computer and television displays in portable, low-power, lightweight personal displays. eMagin's microdisplays provide near-eye imagery in a variety of products from military, industrial, medical and consumer OEMs. More information about eMagin is available at www.emagin.com.
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BlazeTorch and BlazeSpark, are trademarks pending by eMagin Corp. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. All other names are the products of their respective owners.