November 12, 2008
ZeeVee Named CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award Honoree
LITTLETON, Mass., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ZeeVee, Inc. today announced it has been named an International CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for ZvBox, its breakthrough home entertainment device. 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.
ZvBox allows Internet TV viewers to move from the small screens of their computers and the discomfort of their desk chairs to the superior viewing experience of the HDTV and the comfort of the couch. ZvBox is the first device that allows consumers to watch anything they can get online or on their computers on all the HDTVs in their homes. By connecting to the monitor output of the computer, ZvBox turns the computer screen into a new high-definition TV channel called Zv, which it then "localcasts" across the existing coaxial cable wiring to all the HDTVs in the home.
"The universe of Internet video and TV is rapidly expanding, including movies, episodes of popular series like 'Lost,' sports, shorts and all manner of special interest content," said ZeeVee Co-founder and CEO Vic Odryna. "ZvBox unleashes it, letting you watch what you want, when you want, how you want, on any and all of the HDTVs in your home - without additional set-top boxes and wires in the living room."
As a widely renowned consumer technology awards program that began in 1976, the prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards recognize achievements in product design and engineering. It is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)(R), 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.
ZeeVee's ZvBox will be displayed at the 2009 International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase will feature honorees by product category at the Sands Expo and Convention Center/The Venetian, Booth #72062. Best of Innovations honoree products will also be displayed at the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center, next to Experience CEA and at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES on Tuesday, January 6. You can also visit ZeeVee at Booth #21250.
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
Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect the 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 2009 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on http://www.cesweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
ZeeVee, Inc. develops technologies to bring all of the high quality video that is now available on the Internet and our computers to the living room without any restrictions. ZeeVee, Inc. is the creator of ZvBox(TM), a device that broadcasts everything on your computer display to all the HDTVs in the home by building a new HDTV channel. ZeeVee's Zviewer(TM) provides a "living room" video browser to any content. ZvRemote(TM) and ZvKeyboard(TM) help play that content from the couch. For more information, visit http://www.zeevee.com/.
CONTACT: Jill Searl of Beaupre & Co. Public Relations, +1-603-559-5824,[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.zeevee.com/