CUPERTINO, California - Seagate (NASDAQ: STX) today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honouree for GoFlex Satellite™ wireless mobile storage. Products entered in this prestigious programme are judged by a pre-eminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honour outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 32 product categories.
“We are pleased to be recognised by the CEA with such an esteemed award acknowledging innovation in engineering and design. With GoFlex Satellite™ mobile wireless storage, we wished to address a need in the market that had not as yet been addressed,” said Patrick Connolly, Vice President and General Manager of Seagate Branded Solutions. “A first for the industry, the GoFlex Satellite drive extends the limited capacity of mobile devices by wirelessly streaming media without the use of an external power source. We are proud of this successful accomplishment and strongly believe that this product is an example of how Seagate will continue to lead with innovative ways to address current market needs for storage products.”
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognising achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. The Best of Innovations honour is awarded to the products with the highest scores from judges and will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at the 2012 International CES.
About GoFlex Satellite™ Mobile Wireless Storage
GoFlex Satellite™ mobile wireless storage is the first battery-powered external hard drive to wirelessly extend the storage capacity of any Wi-Fi enabled mobile device. With a rechargeable lithium polymer battery, Wi-Fi access over 802.11 b/g/n and enough space for over 300 HD videos; this new member of the GoFlex® family is the perfect companion product for any tablet, iPad or smartphone. Devices are connected wirelessly directly to the GoFlex Satellite drive by use of the free GoFlex Media™ app, available on either iTunes or the Android Market, or a web browser. The GoFlex Satellite drive first became available during the summer of 2011 and has yet to be imitated. Please visit Seagate.com, Amazon and BestBuy.com to learn more about this award-winning wireless storage for your mobile devices.
The Seagate GoFlex Satellite™ external hard drive will be displayed at the Innovations Showcase in the Venetian Ballroom during the 2012 International CES, which takes place 10-13 January 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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 honouree reflect the 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 2012 Design and Engineering honouree 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.
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