Jan. 2006 (U.S.A.)
International CES Awards
"2006 International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award"
(Vehicle Audio Electronics Category)
- • Powered LAT subwoofer system: PLV-7/PLT-5
- • Factory system upgrade device for audio/visual "VehicleHub Pro": VPA-B222
"Technology Is A Girls Best Friend Award"
(Mobile/Automotive Electronics Category)
- • Transportable navigation system "Blackbird": PMD-B100
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world's largest technology tradeshow, Alpine captured the "2006 International CES Awards" with three new products. These prizes are awarded by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the sponsor of the CES.
The awards and the awarded products:
"2006 International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award" (Vehicle Audio Electronics Category) This award is given in recognition to products in thirty different categories that demonstrate high innovation in their function, design and quality.
• Powered LAT Subwoofer System: PLV-7/PLT-5 Judges for this award gave us high marks for our application LAT (Linear Array Transducer) technology – the first time it's been used in the car audio industry – which delivers high-power low frequency sound even in tight installation spaces.
• Factory system upgrade device for audio/visual "VehicleHub Pro" : VPA-B222
Two aspects of this breakthrough product impressed the evaluators: 1, the capability of adding aftermarket components such as amps or processors to a factory installed system, and 2, the advanced, comprehensive operation of the special ORB commander. This product captured the coveted "Best of Innovations Award" —the most prestigious prize at the event, chosen from among the thirteen winning products in the same category.
"Technology Is A Girl's Best Friend Award" (Mobile/Automotive Electronics Category)
This newly created award recognizes the purchasing power and influence of women and their preferences for products that offer true benefits to their lives.
• Transportable navigation system "Blackbird" : PMD-B100
This product combines a comprehensive navigation system with MP3 playback in a single compact, highly portable device. What makes the device special is its ability to easily upgrade an existing Alpine AV head unit by connecting it to the docking station.