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CTIA Super Mobility 2016 Announces Finalists for Emerging Technology Awards

By Ken Briodagh August 15, 2016

CTIA Super Mobility 2016 is coming up in September, and the largest wireless event in America is ready to name what it has determined are the more than 70 best innovations in the industry this year. These are the finalists for the 10th annual CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards, a program that sets out to recognize cutting-edge mobile products and services for excellence in transforming networks, businesses, smart cities and connected consumers.

The winners will be announced by Newell Thompson, VP, Marketing, Technology and Telecommunications, Time Inc , on Sept. 8 at CTIA Super Mobility 2016 in Las Vegas.

“CTIA awards represent the wireless industry's highest honors in innovation, functionality and technological importance,” said Heather Lee, Show Director and AVP, Conventions, CTIA. “We look forward to showcasing how these mobile products and services will benefit businesses and consumers.”

A panel of 35 industry experts, reporters and analysts judged submissions in 15 different award categories.

The 2016 CTIA E-Tech Awards finalists are:

Everything Intelligent: Celebrating exceptional network developments.

In-Building Wireless (Small Cell, WiFi and LAN)
Nextivity, Cel-Fi GO
NUU Mobile, NUU Konnect i1
Parallel Wireless, Parallel Wireless Land Mobile LTE (LMLTE) In-A-Box solution for Public Safety
SpiderCloud Wireless, US National Small Cell Rollout
Teleworld Solutions, Inc., SmallCellSite.com

Wide Area Networks (5G, 4G and LTE Advanced)
Cohere Technologies, OTFS (Orthogonal Time Frequency and Space)
Cradlepoint, AER3100 LTE-A edge Routing Solution with Enterprise Cloud Manager
Nokia, Future Cell
Pivotal Communications, Holographic Beam Forming (HBF) Antenna and Radio
Samsung Electronics America, Samsung 5G Radio Access, Phase 1 Trial System

Everything Industrial & Enterprise: Recognizing excellence in mobile business, software, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), device management, security, privacy and innovations driving smart cities and industrial connectivity. 

Industrial IoT (IIoT, M2M, Sensors, RFID, NFC etc.)
Comtech Telecommunications Corp., Location Studio
IoTium, IoTium-Secure, Extensible, Scalable, Open Network Infrastructure aaS for Industrial IoT
Nokia, Nokia IMPACT IoT Platform with Nokia Motive Connected Device Platform ORBCOMM, ORBCOMM IoT Toolkit
Silver Spring Networks, Starfish Platform

Mobile App Development Platforms
Canvas, Canvas 8.0
Gurtam Inc., Wialon
Kony, Inc., Kony Visualizer 7.0

Mobile Cloud
AT&T, AT&T Collaborate
Ericsson, Ericsson Cloud Manager 16.0
ItsOn Inc., ItsOn Platform
ORBCOMM, ORBCOMM IoT Toolkit
Twilio, Twilio Wireless

Mobile Customer Experience Management & Data Analytics
7Signal, Mobile Eye
Aptilo Networks, Aptilo SMP Venue Wi-Fi Manager (VWM)
B2X, B2X SmartCare Technology Platform
LogMeIn, LogMeIn Rescue Lens
UnfoldLabs Inc., RedGreen-App Manager, Speed Booster, App Lock, Battery Saver 

Mobility Management Solutions (MDM, MAM, Access Management, etc.)
FutureDial, Inc., FutureDial Lean One-Touch Single Station Solution (S3)
Parallel Wireless, Enabling Smart Nation with M1 and Parallel Wireless In-vehicle HetNet Technology
Samsung Electronics America, Samsung KNOX
SOTI Inc, MobiControl 13.0
Verizon, VerizonMDM

Mobile Money (Payments, Banking, Retail & E-Commerce)
ItsPayd, Inc., ItsPayd, Inc.
Samsung Electronics America, Samsung Pay
TATA Communications, TATA Sponsored Data Exchange and Rewards

Mobile Security & Privacy
Nokia, NetGuard EndPoint Security
OptioLabs, OptioCore
Samsung Electronics America, Samsung KNOX
SAP Mobile Services, SAP Authentication 365
Sensory, TrulySecure 2.0: Voice+Face Authentication SDK

Mobile Enterprise Innovation
ATrack Technology Inc., AX9 OBDII Vehicle Telematics
harmon.ie, Collage
HeyWire, HeyWire LiveText Agent for Salesforce 
Modus Group, LLC., Modus for Fleet
Nokia, Nokia Unmanned Aerial System Traffic Management (UTM)

Everything Smart Consumer: Honoring IoT and smart tech that connect consumers with state-of-the-art content, wearables, CE devices and accessories.

Accessories
Moshi, IonBank 3K
Samsung Electronics America, Samsung Gear 360
Samsung Electronics America, Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Portable SSD T3
Scosche Industries, EZFL-Flatout LED (micro)

Connected Life (Car, Transportation, Home, Wearables & Health)
AT&T, 19Labs GALE: 21st Century First Aid Kit (Partner Solution)
HARMAN, HARMAN'S Pupil-Based Driver Monitoring System
Nima, Nima
Samsung Electronics America, Samsung Gear Fit2
ZTE USA Inc., ZTE Mobley

Devices & Gadgets
CAT, Cat S60
LeEco, Le Max2
Motorola Mobility, Moto Z Family and Moto Mods
Samsung Electronics America, Samsung Galaxy S7 & and Galaxy S7 Edge

Entertainment (Games, Audio, Music & Video)
3D Vision Technologies Limited, WhooshVR Mobile App
Samsung Electronics America, Samsung VR
Speck, Pocket-VR™ with CandyShell Grip
SteelSeries, SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless iOS Game Controller
TouchTunes, TouchTunes Mobile App

Everything Good: Showcasing mobile products, services & solutions making a difference in society.

Aeris, SweetSense Remote Monitoring Sensor Platform
Ericsson, Connected Water
KORE, PRiSMPro and Position Logic
LaaSer Critical Communications LLC, LaaSer
Sierra Wireless, Airlink® MP70 LTE-Advanced Vehicle Router

Additionally, all awards entrants will have the opportunity to feature their products in the awards showcase at CTIA Super Mobility 2016 and be eligible to earn the "Crowd Favorite" distinction by popular vote. "Crowd Favorite" online voting is open now through Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 9:00 a.m. PDT.

Good luck to all the finalists!



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