FRITZ! – That sure sounds German. Ja, richtig!

FRITZ! stands for intelligent WiFi – Engineered in Berlin.

With its FRITZ! product line, AVM is a leading manufacturer of broadband and Smart Home devices for DSL, cable, LTE (4G) and fiber optics in Germany and Europe. Intelligent Mesh networking, Multi-user MIMO, crossband repeating and MIMO powerline provide loss-free streams on all devices, no matter where they’re located in your home. What makes FRITZ! unique, is FRITZ!OS. It reveals intriguing potentials in your home network and its auto update function provides new features and latest security standards.

Independent test reports frequently confirm the outstanding quality of FRITZ! products. To date we have received more than 1000 awards. We are looking forward to your review!

Meet Chris, your new digital assistant.

Chris from German AutoLabs is a new smart device that helps you stay safely connected on the road.

Distracted driving is a huge problem on today’s roads. Drivers take calls, send text messages and check their social media while driving, which distracts them from the road and causes accidents.

Chris solves this problem. A voice assistant that works just like a co-driver, Chris enables drivers to stay safely connected while they drive. Branded ‘the Alexa for automotive’, Chris connects with drivers’ smartphones and lets them control calls, messages, navigation and music by voice, so they can stay focused on driving and aren’t tempted to pick up their phones. Chris also works offline, so losing signal in a tunnel isn’t a problem.

For scenarios in which only a simple command is needed, such as skipping a song, Chris also has a gesture sensor. The driver can use easy hand gestures to choose which contact to call or to turn up the volume. This provides an easy and less-distracting alternative to fiddly infotainment systems.

Unlike pre-installed systems, Chris works in any car, regardless of its age or model. It looks great on any dashboard, supports iOS and Android, is easy-to-install and not as costly as a built-in infotainment system.

Chris will be launched at IFA 2018, and is available for 299,99 EUR.

Immersive experiences continue with Dell Cinema and Dell Mobile Connect



Dell’s commitment to thoughtful design and truly immersive cinematic experiences on the PC continues with this generation of new products. Launched at CES 2018, Dell Cinema is the combination of several cutting-edge technologies all working in concert to give the viewer an immersive, captivating experience on their PCs. Dell Cinema is available across the XPS portfolio and new Inspiron products starting this autumn.

* CinemaColor: a collection of technologies that deliver richer, more vibrant color & details to the screen. * CinemaSound: delivers a dynamic soundstage to customers with MaxxAudio ProR, an intelligent audio enhancement solution that boosts volume and clarifies every tone that creates studio quality sound. * CinemaStream: an enhanced video streaming experience enabled by Dell-exclusive technologies that allow users to prioritize streaming and interactive video content, resulting in a smooth, stable video experience and less buffering.

Also introduced at CES 2018 is Dell Mobile Connect – an award-winning software designed to provide complete wireless integration between your Dell PC and smartphone, enabling users to, for example, receive a phone-call, send text messages, or book an Uber from your desktop without digging into your pocket for your phone, and distracting you from your tasks at hand.

Today, Dell Mobile Connect is the only iPhone to PC integration solution available for consumer PCs*, and coming this autumn, we’re releasing a new update to Dell Mobile Connect that brings a new level of iOS-PC integration that even Apple does not provide between iPhones and Macs. Beyond texts and calls, all iOS apps notifications will be shown on your Dell PC, such as WhatsApp messages, calendar reminders and beyond. Both Dell Cinema and the enhanced Dell Mobile Connect are available on all Windows 10 consumer, gaming and small business PCs purchased after January 2018.

Dell Mobile Connect

*Available on Dell consumer XPS, Inspiron, Vostro, and Alienware PCs with Bluetooth purchased in January 2018 or later. PCs purchased before January 2018 are not supported to ensure the highest level of quality you expect from Dell. Expanding to machines purchased before January 2018 is under investigation. The companion mobile app is compatible with iOS 10 and above and Android 5 and above.

Dell’s first premium consumer Chromebook announced at IFA 2018

Dell is enhancing the Inspiron lineup with its first premium Chromebook, the Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1.

It’s built for customers who want a premium 2-in-1 convertible, upscale features, thoughtful design, roomy 14-inch FHD IPS display and seamless integration with Google applications and ecosystem. An aluminum, narrow side bezel design delivers sleek looks and a compact footprint that bolsters mobility with to up to 15 hours* of battery life.

The 8th Generation Intel® CoreT i3-8130U CPU and up to 128GB of onboard eMMC storage ensures quick, responsive performance, while the USB Type-C ports, standard backlit keyboard and standard EMR pen with its own garage bay in the system base deliver the latest in convenience. Combined with speed, simplicity, security of Chrome OS and access to millions of Android apps on Google Play, the new Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1 is built with style and power delivering flexibility and productivity for today’s mobile consumer.

*Battery life is based on Google Chrome Power LoadTest available at <> power-testing <> Test results are for comparative purposes only. Actual battery life may be significantly less than the test results and varies depending on product configuration and use, software, usage, operating conditions, power management settings and other factors. Maximum battery life will decrease with time.

iZotope enables songwriters, musicians to capture, edit, share music

Spire Studio from is a one-touch, professional-quality, portable recording studio that enables songwriters and musicians of all genres to capture, edit, collaborate and share music. Whether at home or on the road, Spire is designed to be everything you need to go from a moment of inspiration to a finished track without the frustration of set up times and cables.

Earin presents wireless earphones

Earin presents the Earin M-2, part of the company’s line of True Wireless Earphones. The M-2 is now offered in white and is available for purchase online and will release with select retail partners in Europe this quarter. The M-2 earphones create a seamless user experience like no other – answering calls, playing/pausing music, and accessing digital assistants. 

Earin creates audio products of extraordinary quality for people who love music. Following one of the most successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns to date, the company was established in 2014 with a simple aim – to create high fidelity audio devices without compromise. Located in Malmö, Sweden, the dedicated team of audio technicians, engineers and industrial designers are continually exploring the potential of sound and technology. Earin wireless earphones are dedicated to sound like no other. From the incredible acoustic detail and clarity, to the breathtaking immersive audio experience, Earin sets a new standard for wireless audio.

IHS Markit to Judge Innovation Awards at ShowStoppers at IFA 2018

IHS Markit to Judge Innovation Awards at ShowStoppers @ IFA 2018

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LONDON (August 1, 2018) – IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, will again host and judge the Innovation Awards at ShowStoppers® @ IFA, the media reception during IFA in Berlin, Germany. The awards will take place on 30 August 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Messe Berlin Fairgrounds, South Hall.

About the awards

The IHS Markit Innovation Awards provide exhibitors at ShowStoppers @ IFA with an opportunity to showcase their leadership, ingenuity and innovation to an audience of key journalists from around the globe.

“Showstoppers continues to be the place where startups and industry leaders break new ground in gear, gadgets, apps and devices, showcasing highly sought-after technologies and tools for work, home and play,” said Dave Leon, partner, ShowStoppers. “The Innovation Awards recognize outstanding design, engineering and vision in products that will define the future for consumer and business users.”

This year’s awards will recognize the most innovative products in the following categories:

  • AR, VR and gaming
  • Fitness, wearables and health devices
  • Mobile accessories
  • Mobile computing
  • Personal entertainment
  • Robotics and drones
  • Smart home and appliances
  • Video displays and devices

Judges for the awards are renowned industry analysts at IHS Markit who cover the gamut of technology sectors related to each ShowStoppers event:

  • Paul Gray, research and analysis director, TV, consumer electronics and devices
  • Jusy Hong, research and analysis director, smartphones
  • Daniel Knapp, PhD, senior director, media and advertising
  • Tom Morrod, research director, consumer, displays, media, security and telecom
  • Ken Park, research and analysis director, TV, consumer electronics and devices
  • Roeen Roashan, senior analyst, healthcare technology
  • Gerrit Schneemann, senior research analyst, smartphones
  • Bing Zhang, research and analysis director, TV, consumer electronics and devices

Benefits for award winners

Category winners receive an IHS Markit Innovation Award display trophy and are featured in a news release issued by IHS Markit and ShowStoppers.

Awardees also receive a digital award badge for use on their company website and may be featured in promotional activities during and after IFA such as photos, celebratory comments and social media posts.

Award application process

Exhibitors at ShowStoppers can apply for an award and obtain more detailed information by visiting

Companies may submit up to three candidate products, technologies or services for 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.

About IHS Markit (

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 24 [th] 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.

ShowStoppers is a registered trademark of LL&J LLC. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners © 2017 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