The kit is the first packaged product that enables do-it-yourselfers and professionals to easily and affordably complete a clutter-free, non-invasive installation of a flat-panel television in a home or business.
LAS VEGAS, NV, January 10, 2004 - TechTV today announced that DeCorp Americas was awarded the accessories award at TechTV's 'Best of CES' for its FlatWire ReadyTM Flat -Panel Television Installation Kit. The kit is the first packaged product that enables do -it -yourselfers and professionals to easily and affordably complete a clutter -free, non -invasive installation of a flat -panel television in a home or business.
FlatWire Ready wiring solutions are patented ultra -thin, surface -mounted wires and associated connectors and installation products that deliver high performance and optimize flexibility in decorating decisions. The wires virtually disappear under paint, wallpaper or carpet.
"CES features the latest in technology, showcasing products that will change the way we work and live," said Robb Sexton, president and CEO of DeCorp Americas. "It is truly an honor to receive this award. The recognition is a testament to the value of our FlatWire Ready solutions, which provide an easy -to -install, affordable, and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional installation and wiring methods."
TechTV, an established authority on the hottest new products and technology, chose the best and brightest from more than 5,000 new products making their debut at the 2004 International CES. The contest was only open to exhibitors at the show and only to those products that were introduced at the 2004 International CES or available for sale after Dec.1, 2003.
The TechTV appointed panel of technology journalists selected winners in each category according to their innovative appeal, usability, usefulness, and value. In addition to the 10 category winners, a single product was honored as Best of Show.
DeCorp Americas' FlatWire Ready Flat -Panel Television Installation Kit was the winner in the 'accessories' category, defined as peripheral devices and software that enhance the other categories without replacing them. It included innovative apparel, adapters, carrying cases, and add -ons.
"Our judges were really impressed with this year's submissions and the level of innovation and design," commented Andrew Hawn, TechTV's product lab director, and coordinator of the contest. "Each year the competition seems to get tougher and tougher, but we know consumers will really love these 10 new products."
The winners were announced on Saturday, January 10, 2004 at an awards ceremony that took place in the Grand Lobby at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the show is taking place. CES attendees, show finalists, TechTV staff and talent, judges and a host of media outlets gathered at the event to witness the unveiling of this year's finalists and winners. Additional information on each of the finalistst and winners can be found at www.techtv.com/ces
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About DeCorp Americas
DeCorp Americas, Inc., a privately held company located in the Nashville, Tenn. area, is the developer of the FlatWire Ready patented wiring and interconnection technologies.
DeCorp offers a full line of audio (speaker and line -level), video, (coax, composite, S -video and component), data (CAT 5e and 6 equivalent), low -voltage and AC electrical (14 AWG) wires and interconnects. This new wiring paradigm is now available for life's style, eliminating the need to place devices or design rooms around outlets and wiring. The FlatWire Ready product family and its unique wiring method allows consumers to install virtually any device that requires a wire interface anywhere on the surfaces of walls, ceilings and floors within homes and offices. This wiring method is safe, easy -to -install and offers a lower installed -cost -per -foot than traditional invasive installation techniques.