mPower Technologies Inc., the wholly owned consumer products division of mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTC.BB:XDSL - News), today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its mPower Emergency Illuminator, designed by the Porsche Design Studio. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers, and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 36 product categories.
The mPower Emergency Illuminator utilizes a groundbreaking battery technology developed by mPhase Technologies to offer Power On Command(TM) when and where you need it. The mPower Reserve Battery offers an unprecedented minimum shelf life of 20 years and has an immediate activation to full power. Through an intricate battery design, mPhase developed a way to eliminate power dissipation before initial activation.
The mPower Illuminator provides an intense beam of white light using a high-performance LED, and is equipped with an accessory USB connection that can be used to charge electronic devices such as BlackBerries and iPhones.
"We are honored to win this peer reviewed Innovations Design and Engineering Award from the Consumer Electronics Association," said mPhase CEO Ron Durando. "The combination of the sleek, cutting edge design by the Porsche Design Studio and the unique 'first of its kind' emergency capabilities make the mPower Emergency Illuminator an extraordinary consumer product.
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. It is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (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.
The mPower Emergency Illuminator will be displayed at the 2010 International CES, which runs January 7-10, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase will feature honorees by product category in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center and will also be featured at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES on Tuesday, January 5.
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
-- How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace
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 2010 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.