The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) today announced at the International CES New York Press Preview that LifeSize, the high definition video communications company, is an International CES Innovations 2007 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its product LifeSize® Team™. 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.
LifeSize Team is a high definition video communications system designed for distributed project teams and colleagues interacting in small conferencing environments. Based on the same innovative technology as LifeSize Room™ − a high definition video communications system for conference and board rooms – LifeSize Team delivers exceptional video and audio quality so participants can maximize their collaboration efforts across distances. LifeSize Team ensures that even subtle, non-verbal cues – raised eyebrows, folded arms and facial twitches that are essential for enabling true understanding – can be easily interpreted from afar so better group dynamics and decision making will take place.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition from the CEA community for LifeSize Team,” said Craig Malloy, CEO of LifeSize. “LifeSize is committed to offering the most innovative and best price-to-performance high definition video communications products on the market, and we are excited that an ever growing number of people and businesses are embracing the technology to alter the way they interact and communicate.”
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.
LifeSize Team 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 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 website 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.
More information on LifeSize Team is available by contacting a product specialist at +1.512.347.9300.