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Bluetooth SIG Announces Finalists for Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards

Finalists reflect diverse products and markets enabled by Bluetooth® technology

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced the finalists of its Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards last night from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Breakthrough Awards recognize the best Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart enabled products and applications on the market today, as well as innovative prototypes of products coming soon. The Student category, in its second year, highlights young innovators from around the world for their potential contributions to the Bluetooth market.

“The submissions for this year’s Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards really run the gamut, from fun and novel to life-improving,” said Mark Powell, executive director of the Bluetooth SIG. “Our finalists this year touch on practically every market, including smart home, health and wellness, retail, accessories, consumer electronics, and even public transport. Bluetooth wireless technology is the common thread that brings all these devices, and the broader Internet of Things, together."

Finalists by Category:

Breakthrough Products

BusAccess®, smart public transport application and product (GeoMobile GmbH)

Microsoft Band, fitness tracker (Microsoft Corporation)

Nova,smartphone flash accessory and application(SneakySquid LLC)

SMART kapp, Bluetooth enabled whiteboard (SMART Technologies)

SwingTracker, motion monitor for softball/baseball bats (Diamond Kinetics)

Zuli Smartplug, smart plug/outlet adapter (Zuli)

Breakthrough Applications

Cub Connect™, lawn tractor and application (Cub Cadet)

Oral-B Application, electronic toothbrush and application (Procter & Gamble)

ReSound Smart™, hearing aid and application (ReSound)

Riccardo Application, in-store beacon system and retail application (AMP Media Group)