San Francisco - Mavizon Technologies' AutoBot took the top
price in the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) annual i-Stage competition
held during the CEA Industry Forum at the Fairmont Hotel, here.
Mavizon Technologies will receive
$40,000, a turnkey exhibit at the 2011 International CES, and the option of a
booth at CES Unveiled in New York or Las Vegas. Mavizon Technologies was also
chosen by the audience as the Fan Favorite and took home an additional $2,500.
AutoBot is an automotive appliance
used to integrate the car with mobile devices that is user-installed and easily
synced with cloud-based software via a web utility. It brings an artificial
intelligence to the automobile through cloud-based social media integration,
and allows users to control nearly everything about the vehicle from a mobile
device or computer -- all without a monthly service fee, CEA said.
The i-Stage competition is a
technology event featuring innovative consumer technology products that will
soon come to market, CEA noted. Eight finalists unveiled their products before
a live audience and judges Monday.
Tremont Electric placed second in
the competition with its nPower PEG and was awarded $7,500, as well as the
option of a booth at CES Unveiled in New York or Las Vegas. The nPower PEG is a
small, lightweight device that recharges handheld electronics from the energy
users generate while walking, running or biking.
The eight i-Stage finalists,
listed by company and product name, included:
Anybots, Anybots QB; Eyecon
Technologies, Eyecon; Mavizon Technologies, AutoBot; Oxygen Audio North America,
O'Car; Pomdevices, Sonamba; Seeker Technology, PipSqueak; Sonomax Technologies,
Soundcage Earphones; and Tremont Electric, nPower PEG
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