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

New York, NY, November 15, 2005 - The 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES(r)) today announced its Innovations 2006 Design and Engineering Awards Honorees. Sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA(r)), 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:

Product Name

Audio Accessories
TuneStage(tm) for iPod(r)

Audio Components
Polk Audio, Inc.
I -Sonic Entertainment System

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Palm Vein Authentication System

Computer Accessories
Jasco Products Company
GE Mobile 2.1 Digital Speaker

Computer Components
Logitech(r) G5 Laser Mouse

Digital Displays
eMagin Corporation
Z800 3DVisor

Digital Displays
LG Electronics USA Inc.
LG Electronics 50 -inch Wireless Plasma Display

Digital Imaging
Eastman Kodak Co.
Kodak EasyShare -one zoom digital camera

Digital Imaging Accessories
Eastman Kodak Co.
Kodak EasyShare Photo Printer 500

Electronic Gaming
Powergrid Fitness Inc.
Exer -station

D -BOX Technologies, Inc.
D -BOX(r) Quest(tm) X3ME

High Performance Audio
Hi -Fi Research Ltd
DaVinci Horn

Home Appliances
iRobot Corp.
iRobot Scooba(tm) Floor Washing Robot

Home Appliances
Samsung Electronics America
Samsung Electronics'Four Door Convertible Refrigerator "Quatro"

Home Networking
SMS3 -250 Smart Media Server

Home Theater
Philips Electronics
Philips Home Theater System

Integrated Home Systems
Ace Computers/Ace Digital Home
Ace LHS IIHD Limited Media Server

Mobile Office/Home Office
Flexity, LLC
PowerSquid Surge Protector

Mobile Office/Home Office
Sonare Technologies

Leadtek Research Inc
Leadtek H.264 based Triple -Play Set -Top Box

Personal Electronics

Portable Audio
Samsung Electronics America
YM -P1 Portable Multimedia Player

Portable Power
Innovus Designs Inc
The "Fusion" Solar Messenger Bag w/ optional PowerPac

Retail Resources
Intuition DS: RFID

Vex Robotics

Software/Embedded Technologies
Able Planet, Inc.
LINX(tm) technology

Firefly Mobile
Firefly Mobile Phone

Vehicle Audio
Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.
VehicleHub Pro

Vehicle Audio
Audiovox Electronics Corp.
XM Smart Digital Adaptor

Vehicle Audio
Harman Consumer Group
Harman Kardon Drive + Play

Vehicle Video
Icon -TV
Overhead HD Flipdown with PC

Vehicle/Mobile Electronics
Raysat Inc.
RaySat SpeedRay(tm) 3000

Video Accessories
Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
Spontaneous Navigation(tm)

Video Components
Scientific -Atlanta, Inc.
Scientific -Atlanta(r) DVR with DVD Recorder/Player

Wireless Communications
Samsung Telecommunications America
SCH -i730

For more information on the Innovations 2006 Design and Engineering Awards, plus photos and descriptions of all honorees, visit

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, 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.

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