International CTIA WIRELESS 2009(®) Announces E-Tech Award Winners
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- From applications and accessories to enterprise networks and green practices, the winners of the 4th Annual CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards were announced today in a ceremony honoring the best innovations in wireless. International CTIA WIRELESS 2009® is the premiere event for the global wireless industry and runs through April 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Taking this year's Best in Show award is Top Global for its 3G UFO Personal Hotspot, which provides instant mobile access to the Internet. The winner of this prestigious award was determined by more than 40,000 combined online and text votes submitted by CTIA show attendees and wireless industry professionals. iLoopMobile and OpenMarket provided text-voting capabilities for this year's program.
"It's a privilege to win this award and we appreciate the support of the people who voted for us," said Alan Zhen Zhou, president and CTO of Top Global. "We spent a lot of effort developing this cutting edge product using Gobi™ technology from Qualcomm, which allowed us to design one product for the global marketplace." The CTIA Emerging Technology Awards program is designed to give industry recognition and exposure to the best wireless products and services in the areas of mobile consumer electronics and applications; enterprise and vertical market technology; 4G and network infrastructure; and environmentally friendly hardware and services. Nearly 300 applications were submitted in 18 categories and reviewed by a panel of 30 recognized members of the media, industry analysts and executives. Products were judged on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall "wow" factor. Award submissions are on display in the E-Tech Awards Showcase, located in the South Hall, Booth 114.
"With a broad spectrum of categories, ranging from consumer to enterprise to wireless health and energy applications, the E-Tech awards are an indicator of the phenomenal innovation taking place in the wireless industry," said Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director for CTIA. "We received a great response to the online and text voting campaigns for Best in Show and extend our congratulations to all of today's winners." The 2009 E-tech Award winners in each category are: 4G - Service Creation & Development First: Harris Stratex Networks, Inc., Wireless IP Services API Second: Anritsu Company, MD8430A Signalling Tester Third: Alcatel-Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent 8661 Directory Server 4G - Service Management First: Openet, Openet's Fair Usage solution Second: FusionOne, FusionOne's Handset Transfer Solution Third: Motorola, Inc., Motorola LTE Self Organizing Networks (SON) Solution Enterprise & Vertical - General Business Solution First: Sprint, TeleNav Vehicle Manager™ from Sprint Second: Intuit, Intuit GoPayment Third: Qualcomm, Gobi2000™ Enterprise & Vertical - Healthcare Solution First: iVisit, iVisit RX Second: Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, The Panasonic Toughbook H1 Enterprise & Vertical - Energy or Utility Solution First: Aeris Communications & Kyocera Wireless, Aeris AerCommand Green - Consumer Applications to Promote Green Practices First: ViralMesh, shopgreen Second: Nokia, Nokia Carbon Calculator Green - Consumer Hardware First: Motorola Inc., MOTO™ W233 Renew Second: Suntrica, Suntrica's Solar-Powered Chargers Third: USA Wireless Solutions, Biodegradable RPET Packaging by Innovative Plastech and USAWS Green - Green Network Hardware and Infrastructure First: Nokia Siemens Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio Base Station Second: VNL, VNL's WorldGSM Solar-powered GSM Base Station Third: Alcatel-Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent Sustainable Power Solution Mobile Applications & Widgets - Healthcare/Public Safety/ Transportation/ Public Services First: Rave Wireless, Rave Guardian Second: WeatherBug, WeatherBug Protect Third: OnStar, OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown Mobile Applications & Widgets - Mobile Entertainment/Social Networking First: FusionOne, FusionOne Network Address Book Second: MobiTV, Mobi4Biz Third: Intercasting Corporation, Intercasting's ANTHEM 2.0 Mobile Applications & Widgets - Mobile Marketing/Mobile Advertising First: Greystripe, GS.Rich Media Ad Formats Second: Alcatel-Lucent, Mobile Enhanced Reality Third: FeedHenry, FeedHenry - the Complete Widget Services Platform Mobile Applications & Widgets - Mobile Payments First: Sybase 365, mpass Second: First Data, First Data® GO-Tag™ Solution Third: Vesta Corporation, OneButton Top-Up Mobile Applications & Widgets - Pro-sumer/Business Productivity First: Cisco, WebEx Meeting Center Second: Nuance Communications, Nuance Voice Control (NVC) 2.0 Third: Expert System, COGITO Answers Mobile CE - Accessory First: AnyDATA, APT-210D Second: Samsung Telecommunications America, Samsung MBP-200 Third: Parrot Inc., Parrot MKi9200 Mobile CE - Fashion & Lifestyle Products First: Novatel Wireless, Novatel Wireless MiFi 2352 Intelligent Mobile HotSpot Second: PowerFilm Inc., USB + AA solar charger Third: Zeebo Inc., Zeebo Mobile CE - Phone/Smartphone First: HTC America, HTC Touch Pro2 Second: Research in Motion, BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone Third: Samsung Telecommunications America, Samsung Memoir™ Network Infrastructure - In-Building/Local Area Network Solution First: Motorola Inc., Motorola's CDMA 9100 Series KeepMeConnected Femtocell Second: Qualcomm, Femtocell Station Modem™ (FSM™) chipsets Third: Agito Networks, Agito Networks RoamAnywhere™ Mobility Router™ Network Infrastructure - Wide Area Network First: Alcatel-Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent Software-defined Multi-technology Architecture (SMA) for 4G Evolution of CDMA RAN Second: Nokia Siemens Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio Base Station Third: Fujitsu Network Communications, BroadOne™ LS LTE eNodeB About International CTIA WIRELESS 2009® As the largest wireless show in the world representing a $1 trillion global industry, International CTIA WIRELESS brings together all industries advanced by wireless technology for three days of intense learning and networking. Visit www.ctiashow.com.
CTIA -The Wireless Association® is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry, representing carriers, manufacturers and wireless Internet providers. CTIA is also recognized as the producer of two annual technology events: International CTIA WIRELESS 2009 takes place in Las Vegas, April 1-3; International CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2009 takes place in San Diego, October 7-9. For more association information, visit www.ctia.org.