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November 15, 2005 17:45 ET

Innovations 2006 Honorees Recognized for Excellence in Consumer Electronics Product Design at 2006 International CES

NEW YORK--(CCNMatthews - Nov 15, 2005) -

Honorees in 30 Product Categories Showcased in Innovations Plus at the Sands Expo and Convention Center

The 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) today announced its Innovations 2006 Design and Engineering Awards Honorees. Sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), the producer of the International CES, and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the International CES Innovations Awards highlight product advancements in technology design and engineering.

"With a more than 1,000 entries from 160 companies, the Innovations program continues to grow in size and prestige year after year," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. "Innovations has become a hallmark for the best designed products in consumer technology and we are excited to showcase this year's honorees at the 2006 International CES."

Winning entries from 30 product categories will be displayed at the 2006 International CES in the all-new Innovations Plus at the Sands. In addition to Innovations honorees, CES' Innovations Plus at the Sands features emerging technologies and includes more than 12 hot product TechZones, 75 conference sessions including Industry Insiders, International Gateway exhibitors and Dave Graveline's "Into Tomorrow" live radio broadcasts. The 2006 International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, runs January 5-8, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards program provides manufacturers and developers the opportunity to have their products judged by an independent panel of journalists, designers and engineers. The Best of Innovations designation is awarded to products that earned the highest honors from the panel of judges. These "best of the best" products will be on display during CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the CES and in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center. CES Unveiled will take place Tuesday, January 3, 2006, from 4-7 p.m., in the Bellini Ballroom at the Sands.



The Best of Innovations honorees for 2006 are:

Category Company Product Name
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TuneStage™ for
Audio Accessories Belkin iPod®
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I-Sonic Entertainment
Audio Components Polk Audio, Inc. System
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Fujitsu Computer
Products of America, Palm Vein
Biometrics Inc. Authentication System
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GE Mobile 2.1 Digital
Computer Accessories Jasco Products Company Speaker
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Logitech® G5 Laser
Computer Components Logitech Mouse
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Digital Displays eMagin Corporation Z800 3DVisor
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LG Electronics 50-inch
LG Electronics USA Wireless Plasma
Digital Displays Inc. Display
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Kodak EasyShare-one
Digital Imaging Eastman Kodak Co. zoom digital camera
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Digital Imaging Kodak EasyShare Photo
Accessories Eastman Kodak Co. Printer 500
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Electronic Gaming Powergrid Fitness Inc. Exer-station
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D-BOX Technologies,
Furniture Inc. D-BOX® Quest™ X3ME
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High Performance Audio Hi-Fi Research Ltd DaVinci Horn
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iRobot Scooba™ Floor
Home Appliances iRobot Corp. Washing Robot
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Samsung Electronics'
Samsung Electronics Four Door Convertible
Home Appliances America Refrigerator "Quatro"
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SMS3-250 Smart Media
Home Networking Russound Server
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Philips Home Theater
Home Theater Philips Electronics System
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Ace Computers/Ace Ace LHS IIHD Limited
Integrated Home Systems Digital Home Media Server
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Mobile Office/Home PowerSquid Surge
Office Flexity, LLC Protector
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Mobile Office/Home
Office Sonare Technologies Babble
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Leadtek H.264 based
Triple-Play Set-Top
Online/Intranet Leadtek Research Inc Box
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Personal Electronics Celestron SkyScout
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Samsung Electronics YM-P1 Portable
Portable Audio America Multimedia Player
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The "Fusion" Solar
Messenger Bag w/
Portable Power Innovus Designs Inc optional PowerPac
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Retail Resources MTI Intuition DS: RFID
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Robotics RadioShack Vex Robotics
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Software/Embedded
Technologies Able Planet, Inc. LINX™ technology
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Telephones Firefly Mobile Firefly Mobile Phone
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Alpine Electronics of
Vehicle Audio America, Inc. VehicleHub Pro
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Audiovox Electronics XM Smart Digital
Vehicle Audio Corp. Adaptor
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Harman Kardon Drive +
Vehicle Audio Harman Consumer Group Play
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Overhead HD Flipdown
Vehicle Video Icon-TV with PC
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Vehicle/Mobile RaySat SpeedRay™
Electronics Raysat Inc. 3000
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Hillcrest Spontaneous
Video Accessories Laboratories, Inc. Navigation™
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Scientific-Atlanta®
Scientific-Atlanta, DVR with DVD
Video Components Inc. Recorder/Player
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Samsung
Telecommunications
Wireless Communications America SCH-i730
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For more information on the Innovations 2006 Design and Engineering Awards, plus photos and descriptions of all honorees, visit www.CESweb.org/innovations.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 2,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA's members account for more than $122 billion in annual sales. CEA's resources are available online at www.CE.org, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.

CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Defining Tomorrow's Technology. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.



UPCOMING EVENTS
-- 2006 International CES New York Press Preview
November 15, 2005, New York, NY

-- CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES
January 3, 2006, Las Vegas, NV

-- 2006 International CES
January 5-8, 2006, Las Vegas, NV

-- 2006 CEA Winter Summit
March 2-4, 2006, Vail, CO

-- CEA 2006 Winter Technology and Standards Forum
March 6-10, 2006, Clearwater Beach, FL

-- CEA Spring Break
March 14-17, 2006, Washington, DC

-- CEA Entertainment Technology Summit
March 15-16, 2006, Washington, DC

-- Digital Patriots Dinner
March 15, 2006, Washington, DC

-- EHX Spring 2006
March 28-April 1, 2006, Orlando, FL

-- CONNECTIONS™ - The Digital Home Conference & Showcase
May 2-4, 2006, Santa Clara, CA

-- 2006 PARA Conference
May 3-7, 2006, Hilton Head, SC

-- The 10th Annual Consumer Electronics CEO Summit
June 21-24, 2006, Southampton, Bermuda

-- 2006 SINOCES
July 7-10, 2006, Qingdao, China

-- 2006 CEA Summer Technology and Standards Forum
July 24-28, 2006, Coronado, CA

-- CEA Industry Forum
October 16-18, 2006, San Francisco, CA

-- 2007 PARA Conference
May 16-20, 2007, Coronado, CA



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