IHS Markit Announces Innovation Awards Winners at ShowStoppers @ IFA in Berlin

IHS Markit Announces Innovation Awards Winners at ShowStoppers @ IFA in Berlin

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LONDON (August 31, 2018) – IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced winners of the IHS Markit Innovation Awards. Presented at the ShowStoppers® IFA press event on Thursday, August 30, 2018, the awards showcased the most innovative technology products submitted by event exhibitors.

“This was our second straight year hosting and judging the Innovation Awards at ShowStoppers @ IFA, and we extend our warmest congratulations to all the technology groundbreakers who participated in the event,” said Tom Morrod, research director at IHS Markit. “Once again we saw some extraordinary entries on display here in Berlin. While it’s difficult to choose only one victor in each category, the winners demonstrated extraordinary vision and creativity.”

The winners, by category, of the 2018 IHS Markit Innovation Awards at IFA are:

AR, VR and gaming: MERGE Cube from MERGE, a holographic object that can be held in the palm of the hand.

Fitness, wearables and health devices: ReSound LiNX Quattro™ from GN Hearing, a high-dynamic-range hearing aid.

Mobile accessories: Spire Studio from iZotope, a one-touch professional recording studio.

Mobile computing: Pocketalk from Sourcenext, an AI-powered, instant voice translation device.

Personal entertainment: Jabra Elite Active 65t from Jabra, wireless earbuds for sports, music and calls.

Smart home and appliances: Airthings Wave Plus from Airthings AS, a wirelessly connected, battery-operated indoor air-quality monitor with radon detection.

Video displays and devices: Dell 27 USB-C Ultrathin (S2719DC) from Dell, an ultra-thin USB-C monitor with glass light-guide plate (LGP) technology.

The following products earned honorable mentions: Bitdefender BOX by Bitdefender; Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1 by Dell; Mophie Charge Stream Vent Mount by ZAGG; Polaroid Mint by Polaroid; and Quiet Mark by Quiet Mark Approvals Ltd.

Judges

The following technology industry research analysts at IHS Markit, and internationally recognized journalists, judged the awards at IFA 2018:

IHS Markit judges: Paul Gray, Jusy Hong, Daniel Knapp, Tom Morrod, Ken Park, Roeen Roashan, Gerrit Schneemann and Bing Zhang.

Journalist judges: Vladimir Brandalik, Tech Lifestyle; Andrew Grush, Android Authority; and Luboš Horčic, Stereo & Video.

Upcoming ShowStoppers Event

The next ShowStoppers press event is ShowStoppers @ CES on January 8, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Exhibitors at the upcoming ShowStoppers event can submit up to three candidate products, technologies or services for the IHS Markit Innovation Awards. IHS Markit and ShowStoppers have agreed to an embargo on any announcements that should not be made public prior to the awards. For more information, visit http://awards.showstoppers.com/.

About IHS Markit (www.ihsmarkit.com)

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions.

IHS Markit is a registered trademark of IHS Markit Ltd. and/or its affiliates. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners © 2018 IHS Markit Ltd. All rights reserved.

About ShowStoppers

Now in its 24th year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES, Mobile World Congress and Mobile World Congress Americas, among others; the official press events at CE Week, IFA, and NAB; and partners with CES and CE Week.

IHS Markit is a registered trademark of IHS Markit Ltd. and/or its affiliates. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners © 2018 IHS Markit Ltd. All rights reserved.

Save these dates

Upcoming ShowStoppers press events are:

  • ShowStoppers @ CES, 8 Jan. 2019 in Las Vegas, NV., USA.
  • ShowStoppers @ Mobile World Congress 2019, 24 February, in Barcelona, Spain

iZotope obsesses over sound for musicians, music producers, engineers

At iZotope, we’re obsessed with great sound. Our intelligent audio technology helps musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers focus on their craft rather than the tech behind it. We design award-winning software, plug-ins, hardware, and mobile apps powered by the highest quality audio processing, machine learning, and strikingly intuitive interfaces. iZotope: the shortest path from sound to emotion.

Founded in 2001, iZotope is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit us at www.izotope.com

Monoprice Takes on Price-Gouging Competitors Through Affordable 3D Printers, Audiophile Gadgets & More

At Showstoppers, press will get a first-look at the latest products in Monoprice’s European catalog, including standout items from its 3D Printing, Premium Audio, Cable and Smart Home categories. With the availability of these new items, the brand continues to disrupt the consumer electronics space internationally and make its direct-to-consumer technologies more accessible than ever throughout Europe.

Show attendees will be able to check out the latest technologies available from Monoprice’s UK and German product catalogs, including new and popular items from the brand’s 3D printing, Premium Audio, Smart Home categories, and more. Some items on display will include Monoprice’s newest 3D printers, such as the MP Select Mini Pro and MP Delta Pro – both drastically less expensive than other leading printers on the market – and affordable audiophile gadgets from the brand’s Monolith line, including planar headphones and more.

The e-tailer has been focused on building out its platforms serving the UK and Germany, as well as Italy, Spain, and Switzerland since launching localized versions of its site last year. With the addition of a Berlin headquarters and Netherlands distribution center, Monoprice’s products are more convenient than ever, giving consumers access to two-day shipping and additional tech support.

Divacore. Cut Cables. Add Music.

Divacore, the French audio specialist, unveils a new generation of earphones at IFA Show in Berlin.

Building on the success of the Divacore AntiPods – the best-play time, most technically advanced true wireless earbuds* – the new earbuds are engineered to deliver an even better fit and music experience as well as incorporating new design and color choices.

In IFA 2018, Divacore has great global ambitions with NoMad and NoMad+, a new generation of 100% wireless earphones.

Nomad — Cut cables. Add Style. Perfect fit, safe mode for Outdoor sports, slim size, lightweight design for comfort, making the earbuds the perfect everyday solution.

Nomad+ — Cut cables. Add Energy. A ‘+’ version for those doing travel, including a powerbank.

“Our new generation earbuds are testament to our industry-leading engineering capabilities, stemming from our Divacore wireless audio heritage, for both daily on-the-go and travel use. This is a whole new range of superior sound products, based on our vast knowledge and customer feedback from earlier true wireless generations,” said David Grasso, CEO at Divacore.

Meet Nuheara: The Market Leader in the Intelligent Hearing and Hearables Sector

In April of 2014, analyst Nick Hunn coined the term ‘Hearables’, shining a light on a previously overlooked category of wearables for the ear. With the growing adoption of voice recognition and hands-free technology, the ear is an increasingly logical access point for seamless control over not just one’s hearing, but also an assortment of connected smart devices. Over the past several years, a bevy of start-ups and electronics giants alike have attempted to harness the potential of in-ear wearable technology.

While most contenders have failed despite tremendous hype, Australian-based Nuheara has quietly emerged as the leader in the hearables sector, delivering transformative, smart hearing solutions that are accessible and affordable to everyone. Beginning with the fulfillment of early pre-orders of IQbuds in January of 2017, the company has consistently delivered on product development goals on-time, a rarity in both the crowdfunding and hearables space.

IQbuds BOOST, the 2nd generation of IQbuds released in March of 2018, offer personalized hearing enhancement using the same NAL-NL2 prescription formula used by audiologists around the world to calibrate high-end hearing aids. Today, thousands of happy customers around the world are hearing speech and sounds from their music and in their everyday lives they haven’t heard in years, thanks to IQbuds BOOST. Stop by our booth at ShowStoppers and in Hall 7.2B, Stand 203 to learn more about this life-changing technology.

mitte turns plain tap water into mineralized water

mitte® is on a mission to improve lives by turning plain tap water into mineralized water. We are revolutionizing the way people drink water at home with the world’s first water purifying and enrichment system which will enable consumers to make personalized pure and healthy* water.  The Mitte machine which was first presented at CES 2018 in Las Vegas will hit the market next year after an overly successful US kickstarter campaign with 360% overfunded.

Moritz Waldstein, founder and CEO of Mitte: “We are delighted that our game changing development has gained tremendous support. We hope to enable people around the globe to finally get good and healthy water.“  The US and Europe are key markets for Mitte as water contamination and plastic pollution increases with more than 57.3 billion plastic water bottles are sold annually.

Inspired by nature, the sustainable design supports our commitment to improving lives. We know a better you also means a better world, that’s why we are dedicated to reducing environmental impact by eliminating plastic bottle waste.

Meet the Alexa-enabled Home Phone that has found its voice from Motorola

Motorola are delighted to announce the launch of the world’s first Alexa-enabled Wireless Home Telephone. A real  game changer for the Home Telephone – a product long considered a lifeline for many and responsible for connecting billions of conversations between billions of people worldwide every day; Motorola introduces Alexa and voice recognition  to a wider audience.

From the simplest of setups to one-touch Alexa access for ‘Alexa, call Mum’ connecting those amazing conversations over the landline or ‘Alexa, call Dads Echo’ for Alexa to Alexa calling to other Alexa devices. It doesn’t stop there for the Home Telephone either; after some years of being forgotten in the corner the Motorola Alexa-enabled Wireless Home Telephone allows you to sit back and control the home with ‘Alexa, switch off the lights’ to control any “Works with Alexa” lighting device.

Do more with Alexa, do more with your Home Telephone – whether its adding items to your shopping list or booking a cab; finding your phone or controlling your vacuum cleaner; checking the train times or changing the TV channel and adjusting the heating after a 7-minute workout – all of these Alexa skills and ‘Works with Alexa’ devices are one-touch away from the dedicated Alexa key on the handset.

This is the power of voice. Available later in 2018.

Stop by SGW Global at Showstoppers and in Hall 26 on Stand 239 to learn more about Motorola’s new Alexa-enabled Wireless Home Telephone and to see a demo of the product in action. SGW Global specializes in the innovation, manufacture, design, sales and distribution of consumer electronic products and are the official licensee of the Motorola brand for Fixed Line & IP Telecommunication products globally excluding Latin America. See and learn more about us by visiting www.sgwglobal.com.

ZAGG International to launch new universal wireless charging solutions and wireless audio range at IFA Showstoppers 2018

mophie®, a ZAGG Inc company and a leading brand in wireless charging, is unveiling new universal wireless charging solutions in the charge stream family of products. The charge stream vent mount, charge stream powerstation wireless, and charge stream powerstation wireless XL enhance the line-up of charge stream products, which includes the pad mini. The mophie family of universal wireless charging products ensures fast and convenient wireless charging that is optimized for Apple, Samsung and other Qi-enabled smartphones.

IFROGZ®, a ZAGG Inc and a leading company in audio is also introducing the SOUND HUB wireless earbud family, featuring the SYNC, XD2, TONE and PLUGZ. With the introduction of SOUND HUB SYNC, wireless audio is more customizable than ever as its Bluetooth® receiver turns anything with a 3.5mm jack into a wireless device. Each wireless earbud in the SOUND HUB family features an IPX-2 water resistant rating to weather the toughest workout, and IFROGZ’s Earbud Tips for Life™ warranty.

To experience the #powerofwireless and the SOUND HUB wireless range first-hand, make sure you drop by ZAGG at ShowStoppers and booth, 116 iZone, Hall 15.

Olloclip expands range with launch of Multi-Device Clips

Olloclip unveils a global launch of their first Multi-Device lens system, letting Android users join in on the creativity. For the first time Olloclip will now be usable on leading smartphones such as the popular Samsung Galaxy range, Google’s Pixel phones, and Huawei’s latest models. olloclip continues to enhance the mobile photography experience, maintaining the ease-of-use, accuracy, and slim form that is synonymous with the brand.

The Multi-Device features an expanding clip design that ensures a flush alignment of the camera and lens, even with a screen protector or thin case. The clip can also be easily switched from front to rear-facing camera lenses in a matter of moments, while the user can select their lenses from olloclip’s extensive Connect X range. These recently launched interchangeable lenses can be easily attached and removed from the lens clip, allowing photographers to choose the best combination for any situation.

Every Connect X lens is compatible with the new olloclip Multi-Device Clip:

  • Super-Wide: Four-element lens with more than 120-degree visibility
  • Ultra-Wide: A 155-degree action camera field-of-view
  • Telephoto: 2X optical zoom to get twice as close to the action
  • Fisheye and Macro: Unique 180-degree wide-angle spherical effect and microscope like magnification
  • Macro 7X +14X: Get detail oriented and see beyond the naked eye
  • Macro 21X: Turn your phone into a microscope

Home to Healthier Screen Habits

TechDen looks to give parents complete transparency and accountability of screen time within the home while developing healthy habits around family use of technology.

We have created the first ever product to combine an app parents use to manage screen time with a physical home that stores and charges kids’ phones and tablets. The Den takes an “out of sight, out of mind” approach to teach kids healthy habits around device use, promote a positive balance with technology and create more family time.

TechDen is dedicated to helping families achieve harmony with technology. Our unique charging and storage device, The Den, teams up with the TechDen App to foster healthy habits for parents and kids.

  • Manage multiple devices at once
  • Securely charge and store two devices
  • Use with the TechDen app for complete device management
  • Create schedules to remotely lock and unlock each door
  • Set time limits for device usage
  • Receive notifications about device removal and time usage

Health habits. Healthy relationships.

We created TechDen to encourage healthier screen use based on the kind of predictable routine kids respond to better. It lets families collaborate to set schedules and rewards, building trust and teaching kids to properly control their tech time. Most of all, it creates more opportunities for the best interactions—the ones that happen face-to-face.