NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 12, 2012) - ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, today announced it has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree. ViewSonic was nominated for its VSD220 -- an interactive, touch-enabled Smart Display integrated with the Android 4.0 OS, that enriches the way consumers experience the web. A panel of engineers and members of the media judge entries submitted to this prestigious program. The cutting-edge consumer electronics products are honored for their outstanding design and engineering across 29 product categories.
Ideal for entertainment and commercial applications, the VSD220 Smart Display fuses dual-point optical touch functionality with 1920x1080 Full HD resolution for an innovative, rich user experience. With a multicore OMAP 4 processor from Texas Instruments (TI) and the Android "Ice Cream Sandwich" operating system, consumers are guaranteed fast web browsing, seamless application multitasking and robust computing capabilities. The display also features a built-in 1.2MP webcam and SRS Premium Sound speakers to support a range of multimedia activities including videoconferencing, photo-taking, graphic-rich gaming and glitch-free video viewing.
"The ViewSonic Smart Display sets the stage for the new era of PC-less computing, revolutionizing how people work and play. With a Full HD touch display, outstanding computing capabilities and enhanced interactivity, the VSD220 exceeds a broad spectrum of consumer and business demands," said Jeff Volpe, president of ViewSonic Americas. "ViewSonic is thrilled to be recognized for our commitment to connected computing, and we look forward to showcasing the VSD220 Smart Display, as well as a range of other monitor and projector innovations at CES this year."
The Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, producer of the International CES, the world's largest annual innovation event, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
Entries are judged on the following criteria:
- Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
- Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
- The product's intended use/function and user value
- Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
- How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace
Products chosen as Innovations honorees reflect innovative design and engineering. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product, or offer dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.
The VSD220 will be displayed in The Venetian at the 2013 International CES, January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 pm, Sunday, January 6 in the South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay.
Innovations honorees are featured on the 2013 International CES website, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
ViewSonic's VSD220 Smart Display is currently available in North America for an ESP of only $399. For further information, visit ViewSonic.com or follow ViewSonic on the Company blog, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Founded in 1987, ViewSonic's mission is to be the preferred global brand of visual solution products as we continue to focus on display-centric product offerings including LED monitors, projectors, digital signage displays, and cloud computing solutions. ViewSonic continues to pioneer in visual technology innovation to build a connected and ever-reaching digital future. ViewSonic® Corporation is headquartered in Walnut, California. For further information, please visit ViewSonic.com.
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