|By PR Newswire||
|January 6, 2014 12:35 PM EST||
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Philips announced that the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has awarded six of its new products with the prestigious 2014 International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award. The CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer electronics products. Among the winners is the Philips Fidelio E5 Wireless Surround Cinema Speakers, which were deemed a "Best of Innovations" of all the honorees in the Home Theater Category.
"We are thrilled to have these six products recognized with this prestigious award from CEA," said Keith Michael, vice president of marketing for P&F, the exclusive electronics licensee for Philips in North America. "Philips has an exceptional heritage in audio, from inventing the world's first radio receiver in 1931 to the world's First Airplay 2.0 Docking Speaker in 2011 and these new innovations continue that tradition. For more than 10 years, CEA has recognized the insight, innovation and design that Philips puts forth and we are proud to have these awards as proof of their continuing innovation. At 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in January, we will unveil not only these six award winning products, but a complete suite of Philips innovative solutions for consumers at home and on-the-go."
Best of Innovations -- Home Theater Category
Philips Fidelio E5 Wireless Surround Sound Cinema Speakers (CSS7235Y)
The stylish E-Series is the ideal home cinema audio solution for consumers who want high-definition surround sound without the wires. These sleek speakers, the latest step in Philips' commitment to Surround on Demand, feature a unique design that allows the top to detach, creating four independent wireless speakers for a full surround sound experience. For added power and a theater feel, the E5 comes with a wireless subwoofer.
The E5 speakers are sleek pillars measuring just under 16" tall, featuring detachable tops that allow the system to go from stereo to Surround on Demand. Consumers will enjoy a true surround sound experience without the clutter of multiple speakers or unsightly wires running across the room. The products feature double BASS for richer sound and a deep bass, for a true home cinema experience. The premium soft-dome tweeter encased in the pillar ensures crystal clear sound. Consumers will experience a hassle-free setup with two HDMI inputs and the ability to enjoy music from their smartphone, tablet or laptop with aptX® and AAC Bluetooth streaming. The E5 is also equipped with NFC for one-tap pairing of devices. There are discreet buttons on the device for volume and source control. The E-Series is designed to blend seamlessly into your home environment. The lower half of the tower is covered in a luxurious black wool speaker cloth while the stainless grill features warm cedar accents along with a leather handle to assist in detaching and moving the detachable tops.
Innovation Award Honorees
Philips Blu-Ray TV Surround Base (HTL3525B) -- Winner in the Home Theater Category
Philips new TV Surround Base, offers consumers amazing sound quality in a beautifully designed wooden casing that fits seamlessly under their television. The TV Surround Base combines all of consumers' audio and video needs in one elegant solution that will blend into any room. Offering an integrated Blu-ray 3D player and the Philips Smart TV Internet TV service giving consumers access to the top Wireless Streaming services like VUDU®, NetFlix®, Pandora®, YouTube® and more for a full home cinema experience.
The TV Surround Base's wooden design is not only attractive -- it is also ideal for conducting sound. This space-saving speaker can support a flat screen television up to 55-inches in size, making it an innovative design complement to any room. Featuring an integrated subwoofer and virtual surround sound, the Philips TV Surround Base gives consumers a rich-sounding home cinema experience.
Philips BR-1X Wireless Portable Speaker (SB5200) -- Winner in Portable Media Players and Accessories Product Category
The BR-1X speaker gives consumers powerful sound for hours of fun on the go. Bluetooth pairing allows everyone to share their music at home and on the go and the speaker's two-inch drivers delivers immense sound. The unique indoor and outdoor modes mean they work for all occasions. The indoor mode offers deeper bass and crystal clear details, while the outdoor mode drums out loud, heavy audio. Consumers can connect multiple BR-1X for maximum sound impact and unlimited music streaming with friends.
Philips Fidelio Wireless Studio Speaker E2 (BT7000) -- Winner in the Home Audio/Video Components Category
The Philips Fidelio Wireless Studio Speaker E2 is the ideal solution for consumers who want high fidelity stereo sound without the wires. Space in the living room is at a premium and consumers do not want to sacrifice sound quality in order to save space. This new addition to the Fidelio family meets that need by delivering the sound quality Fidelio is known for in a truly unique and flexible design. These sleek pillars offer high-fidelity APT-X and AAC Bluetooth wireless streaming and simple set-up with one-touch NFC pairing with your device. An integrated subwoofer ensures deep, powerful sound so consumers can enjoy their music as the artist intended.
Philips Fidelio M1 Bluetooth Headphones (M1BTBL) -- Winner in the Headphone Category
Philips introduces the Fidelio M1BT Bluetooth® headphones, which combine the freedom of Bluetooth with the sound quality of the Fidelio brand, the M1BT is natural fit for those who have a passion for sound and music. Unlike other Bluetooth headphones, the M1BT utilizes the latest Bluetooth 4.0 standard along with APT-X, AAC and SBC for the superior music streaming.
To enjoy high-definition sound, the Philips Fidelio M1BT headphones are built with 40mm high magnetic intensity neodymium speaker drivers that provide a wide dynamic range, so the listener can hear those very subtle details of their favorite tracks. The acoustic closed-back architecture ensures excellent noise isolation whilst delivering a controlled and dynamic bass. Deluxe memory foam ear-pads, made from breathable materials, are designed to disperse pressure and heat build-up so that they not only sound brilliant but feel exceptional too.
The Bluetooth functionality, new to the M1 range, allows users to enjoy both their music and phone calls wirelessly. Controls on the ear 'cans' make it easy to switch tracks without pulling out a music player. The M1 Bluetooth edition works with a wide range of Bluetooth smartphones, tablets and music players.
Philips WeCall Bluetooth HD Conference Speaker (AECS700) -- Winner in Portable Media Players and Accessories Category
Philips WeCall is a smart Bluetooth® HD conference speaker, makes hands free calling from your smartphone a truly pleasurable experience. The WeCall, is a compact speaker combines both high-quality sound and voice performance, even at ranges up to 16 feet. It comes with the Philips WeCall app that manages scheduled conference calls and will dial and call participant numbers at the touch of a button. The WeCall app not only automatically dials into conference calls when they appear on the calendar; it also enters the conference call ID number for the consumer making it the perfect virtual assistant in the office and on the road.
The Philips WeCall uses four high-quality, intelligent microphones and advanced noise and duplex acoustic echo cancellation technology to enable complete 360 degree voice pick-up from anywhere in the room. This means you can speak naturally and be heard clearly from across a room, at distances of up to five meters. Although small in size, the speaker is powerful enough to ensure full clarity whether speaking alone, in a small group of colleagues or in a meeting room full of noisy participants.
The WeCall works with all Bluetooth-enabled smartphones and comes with a travelling pouch and USB cable for complete mobility. The USB cable can be used for charging the battery, as well as for connecting to your smart device when Bluetooth® is not available. The built-in lithium ion battery allows for approximately 8 hours usage.
All of these Innovation award winners will be on display at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas in Philips in Ballroom 1 of the Renaissance hotel adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center.
For further information on the latest Philips innovations from 2014 International CES please visit www.woox.com/news.
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settle...
Feb. 25, 2017 03:30 PM EST Reads: 1,559
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business – from apparel to energy – is being rewritten by software. From ...
Feb. 25, 2017 03:30 PM EST Reads: 2,476
Building a cross-cloud operational model can be a daunting task. Per-cloud silos are not the answer, but neither is a fully generic abstraction plane that strips out capabilities unique to a particular provider. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry at VMware, will discuss how successful organizations approach cloud operations and management, with insights into where operations should be centralized and when it’s best to decentraliz...
Feb. 25, 2017 03:15 PM EST Reads: 1,952
TechTarget storage websites are the best online information resource for news, tips and expert advice for the storage, backup and disaster recovery markets. By creating abundant, high-quality editorial content across more than 140 highly targeted technology-specific websites, TechTarget attracts and nurtures communities of technology buyers researching their companies' information technology needs. By understanding these buyers' content consumption behaviors, TechTarget creates the purchase inte...
Feb. 25, 2017 02:30 PM EST Reads: 1,698
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloud Academy will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloud Academy is the industry’s most innovative, vendor-neutral cloud technology training platform. Cloud Academy provides continuous learning solutions for individuals and enterprise teams for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and the most popular cloud computing technologies. Ge...
Feb. 25, 2017 02:15 PM EST Reads: 1,682
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
Feb. 25, 2017 02:15 PM EST Reads: 2,275
SYS-CON Events announced today that Addteq will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Addteq is one of the top 10 Platinum Atlassian Experts who specialize in DevOps, custom and continuous integration, automation, plugin development, and consulting for midsize and global firms. Addteq firmly believes that automation is essential for successful software releases. Addteq centers its products an...
Feb. 25, 2017 02:15 PM EST Reads: 212
Wooed by the promise of faster innovation, lower TCO, and greater agility, businesses of every shape and size have embraced the cloud at every layer of the IT stack – from apps to file sharing to infrastructure. The typical organization currently uses more than a dozen sanctioned cloud apps and will shift more than half of all workloads to the cloud by 2018. Such cloud investments have delivered measurable benefits. But they’ve also resulted in some unintended side-effects: complexity and risk. ...
Feb. 25, 2017 02:00 PM EST Reads: 1,939
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusion, a leading provider of cloud services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Fusion, a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, is the industry’s single source for the cloud. Fusion’s advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including cloud...
Feb. 25, 2017 02:00 PM EST Reads: 4,019
Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, will provide a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services ...
Feb. 25, 2017 01:45 PM EST Reads: 1,973
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
Feb. 25, 2017 01:15 PM EST Reads: 2,186
Have you ever noticed how some IT people seem to lead successful, rewarding, and satisfying lives and careers, while others struggle? IT author and speaker Don Crawley uncovered the five principles that successful IT people use to build satisfying lives and careers and he shares them in this fast-paced, thought-provoking webinar. You'll learn the importance of striking a balance with technical skills and people skills, challenge your pre-existing ideas about IT customer service, and gain new in...
Feb. 25, 2017 12:45 PM EST Reads: 2,851
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Feb. 25, 2017 12:45 PM EST Reads: 2,879
Column Technologies exhibited at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016. Established in 1998, Column Technologies is a global technology solutions provider with over 400 employees, headquartered in the United States with offices in Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. Column Technologies provides “Best of Breed” technology solutions that automate the key DevOps principals and help our customers meet today’s DevOps and Dig...
Feb. 25, 2017 12:45 PM EST Reads: 1,192
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, vice president of DevOps Product and Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies, has been named co-conference chair of DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017. The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Feb. 25, 2017 12:45 PM EST Reads: 2,066