Global Cache, the leading independent manufacturer of IP and WiFi connectivity products for the control and automation market, today announced it has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the soon-to-be launched iTach Flex.
New York, NY and Jacksonville, OR, USA - November 12, 2012 - Global Cache, the leading independent manufacturer of IP and WiFi connectivity products for the control and automation market, today announced it has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the soon-to-be launched iTach Flex. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.
Global Cache's iTach Flex, an industry first, is a smart end-point that WiFi or network enables electrical devices instantly. The Flex adds intelligence to the enabled device, allowing events and tasks to be triggered with simple macro commands. In addition, the Flex supports HTML for web browser control from anywhere in the world and includes a real-time clock to support timed events for true automation.
The Flex's extremely small footprint, slightly larger than a pack of gum, is ideally suited for transparent coupling and seamless integration to any device in homes or businesses. The Flex's unique hardware form offers the ability to bridge products and systems in a way never available before by featuring a WiFi or network connection and a standard 3.5mm jack that supports almost any type of protocol using Flex Link cables. Additionally, the 3.5mm jack supports sensor input, connecting off-the-shelf sensors to the network, the Internet, and the cloud instantly. Almost any state change, including temperature, power, security alarms, and more, can be sent over the Internet to inform the user that an event or status change has occurred. For example, a text message can be sent to an end user informing them of an open garage door or a serious water leak in the home.
"We're thrilled to be launching the new Flex at CES and ISE in early January," said Robin Ford, Global Cach�'s VP of Business Development. "This product is a culmination of 10 years' experience in the control and automation industry, the market changing advent of smartphones and tablets, and listening to input from thousands of customers. We believe this revolutionary little device is a game-changer for us and our partners as we continue to work with them for system and software solutions."
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.
Global Cache's iTach Flex will be displayed in booth number 35352 and in The Venetian at the 2013 International CES, which runs 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 p.m. on Sunday, January 6 in the South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay.
The Innovations entries are judged based 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 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 2013 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on http://cesweb.org/Awards/CES-Innovations-Awards.aspx, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
About Global Cache, Inc.
Global Cache is well-known for state-of-the-art products that WiFi and network enable devices in control and automation systems. Our award-winning iTach family of products and GC-100 network adapters connect almost any electrical device to any network, with the next generation of iTach, the iTach Flex, adding intelligence as well as connectivity. Our products are based on open systems and industry accepted standards to work seamlessly with other control software and hardware. In addition, Global Cach� provides IR learners, sensors, receivers, and conversion cabling to connect previously unconnected systems to a network. Global Cach� sells through distributors, VARs, and OEMs. For more information on Global Cach� and our products and services or to place an order, visit online at www.globalcache.com or call us at 541.899.4800.