SOUNDCAST SYSTEMS IS NAMED INNOVATIONS 2007 DESIGN AND ENGINEERING AWARD HONOREE

New York, New York, November 8, 2006The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) today announced SoundCast Systems as an International CES Innovations 2007 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for AudioCast ACP 200 at the International CES New York Press Preview.  Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade press to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products.

            “This award is a great honor for SoundCast Systems as it validates the tremendous time and effort we put into the research and development of this terrific next generation wireless audio product,” said Rusty Bennett, vice president of SoundCast Systems. “We are proud to have our work recognized, and SoundCast Systems will continue to set the highest of standards for the leading audio technology.”

            The AudioCast ACP 200 offers a convenient wireless way to link a digital music player and a home stereo. The AudioCast can connect any digital music device with a stereo signal output, including portable MP3 players, portable CD players, PCs or home electronics products, to any audio reproduction system such as a home theatre or pair of amplified speakers. Consumers can even use multiple receivers with each AudioCast transmitter to create separate music zones in their home. The AudioCast provides an interference-free, steady audio stream that allows consumers to access their digital music collections, including iTunes, wirelessly without interference.

As a widely renowned consumer technology awards program that began in 1989, the prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards recognize achievements in product design and engineering. It is sponsored by CEA, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the voice of industrial design, committed to advancing the profession through education, information, community and advocacy.

SoundCast Systems’ AudioCast ACP 200 will be displayed at the 2007 International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase will feature honorees by product category at Innovations Plus at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Booth #68747. New for 2007: High-Performance Audio (HPA) Innovations Honorees will also be exhibited in The Venetian on the third floor, across from the San Polo Ballroom. Best of Innovations honoree products will also be displayed at the Grand Lobby of Las Vegas Convention Center, next to Experience CEA, and at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES. Visit www.CESweb.org/innovations for details on Innovations 2007 Design and Engineering Honorees.

Products entered into Innovations 2007 must be available to market to U.S. retail outlets or the company Web site between January 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007. The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Engineering qualities of the product, including technical specifications and 
                materials used
  • The product’s intended use/function and user value
  • Aesthetic and design qualities (using visuals provided)
  • Unique and novel features
  • Contributions to consumers’ quality of life
  • Impact on the manufacturer’s business model

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 honoree products are featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations, where you can see a list of product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.