IOGEAR's 4-port Dual-View Mini DisplayPort KVMP Switch with Peripheral Sharing (GCS1924) and Wireless 3D Media Kit (GW3DMKIT) Honored by Consumer Electronics Association
New York, NY - November 14, 2011 - IOGEAR, a leader in convergence through connectivity products, today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the 4 -port Dual -View Mini DisplayPort KVMP Switch with Peripheral Sharing (GCS1924) and Wireless 3D Media Kit (GW3DMKIT). Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 32 product categories.
Honored in the Computer Peripherals category, the 4 -port Dual -View Mini DisplayPort KVMP Switch with Peripheral Sharing charts a revolutionary new direction in KVM switch functionality by combining a 4 -port Mini DisplayPort switch with a 2 -port USB 2.0 hub. With this technology, the GCS1924 allows users to access four computers from a single USB keyboard, USB mouse, and dual -view Mini -DisplayPort console monitors. GCS1924's independent switching feature allows the KVM focus to be on one computer while the USB peripheral focus is on another. This eliminates the need to purchase a separate USB hub or stand -alone peripheral sharing switch.
GCS1924 further improves on previous KVM designs with the latest Mini -DisplayPort and Mini -TOSLINK connectors. It provides digital video and audio from the computers with support for ultra high resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 and brilliant digital surround sound.
Earning honoree status in the Home Theater Audio/Video Accessories category, IOGEAR's Wireless 3D Media Kit (GW3DMKIT) brings home entertainment to a new level of connectivity, flexibility, convenience and décor. Capable of streaming Full HD 1080p / 3D content with digital audio up to 100 feet without line -of -site placement, the GW3DMKIT enables users to experience 3D, HD or standard definition content with more ease and affordability than ever before. Wirelessly stream HD audio/video with 3D support and connect up to four different HDMI® A/V devices such as, 3D/Bluray players, DVR/Set -top boxes and game consoles. Total IR control creates a complete system to keep your electronics hidden away for discrete, uninhibited audio/video streaming.
"CES is without a doubt the most important consumer electronics event. Trends are set and technology is launched that defines what's important for the coming year," said Doug Turner, vice president of sales at IOGEAR. "We're honored to have two products recognized by the CEA judges, especially considering it recognizes the importance of convergence and KVM technologies, two segments that are very important to IOGEAR."
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. The Best of Innovations honor is awarded to the products with the highest judges' scores and will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at the 2012 International CES.
IOGEAR's 4 -port Dual -View Mini DisplayPort KVMP Switch with Peripheral Sharing and Wireless 3D Media Kit will be displayed at the 2012 International CES, which runs January 10 -13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: the Official Press Event of the International CES from 4 -7 p.m. on Sunday, January 8 in the Venetian Ballroom of the Venetian.
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
• Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
• Aesthetic and design qualities
• 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 an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.
Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
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IOGEAR, headquartered in Foothill Ranch, Calif., manufactures innovative Home Electronics and Information Technology solutions that enable convergence through connectivity. Founded in 1999, the company develops products that help integrate technologies, share resources, decrease clutter and energy consumption, and reduce electronic waste. IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.
The company emphasizes the conservation of natural resources to both employees and customers through its GREEN initiatives program and "Road to a Million Trees" campaign. In partnership with Trees for the Future, one tree is planted for every product purchased on the IOGEAR site or through an IOGEAR GREEN initiative partner.
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