With Honors

June 1, 2006 By: Barbara G. Goode, Sensors Sensors

Innovators recognized for product and service achievements

The Consumer Electronics Association has named Celestron's SkyScout the "Best of Innovations" in the personal electronics category. The handheld device instantly identifies and/or locates more than 6000 celestial objects viewable to the naked eye, enabled by a built-in GPS receiver and an inclinometer paired with two Analog Devices iMEMS motion sensors. SkyScout "combines sensor data with an internal GPS and a substantial celestial database to dramatically improve how people learn about astronomy," says Richard Hedrick, senior vice president and CTO of Celestron. And, he says, iMEMS "provided the precise and accurate tilt measurement required to enable a very consumer-friendly point-and-shoot product." (http://

Meanwhile Savi Technology garnered the top ranking among the world's "Leading Suppliers of Trade Visibility Solutions" in a recent ARC Advisory Group report. Subsidiary Savi Networks provides information services that leverage real-time data from its RFID network to improve the visibility, management, security, and integrity of ocean-going cargo container shipments and their contents for international shippers and their service providers. "Global trade visibility is the backbone of global trade management (GTM)," says Adrian Gonzalez, the report's author. (http://

Finally, was honored with two leading industry awards at the recent CTIA Wireless 2006 show., network services provider for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) fixed and mobile communications services, won the show's Wireless Emerging Technologies (E-tech) Award for its AerFrame offering. In addition, Andy Seybold's Outlook 4Mobility 2006 Innovation Award recognized the company for surpassing one million M2M subscriber devices. (http://

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