Hillcrest Labs’ Kylo Web Browser for TV Named as CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award
New York, NY and Rockville, MD, November 9, 2010 – Hillcrest Labs today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for Kylo™, the free Web browser for television. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 35 product categories.
The Kylo Web browser for TV was developed for the millions of consumers who view online content on their PCs or Macs® connected to the TV. Kylo lets users access sites across the Internet, with a browser that was designed to provide optimized presentation of websites for viewing from a distance in the living room, family room or dorm room. The Kylo browser works with any mouse, but is ideal for use with Hillcrest’s Loop pointer, the award-winning, in-air mouse that is powered by Hillcrest’s Freespace® in-air pointing and motion-control technology. The Kylo Web browser for TV is available for free via download at http://www.kylo.tv. The Loop pointer is available for just $49 as part of a current promotion via Hillcrest Labs or Amazon.com at http://www.hillcrestlabs.com/loop.
“It is a great honor to be named as a CES Innovations Award Honoree for the second year in a row, first for our groundbreaking Loop pointer, and now for our Kylo TV browser,” said Dan Simpkins, founder and CEO of Hillcrest Labs. “The combination of the Kylo TV browser and Loop in-air pointer lets consumers access the full Internet on TV and is an easier to use alternative compared to most costly over-the-top video peripherals.”
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. It is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow.
Hillcrest’s Kylo browser will be displayed at the 2011 International CES, which runs January 6-9, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase will feature honorees by product category in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center and will also be featured at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES on Tuesday, January 4.
posted November 22, 2010