NEXIA™ HOME INTELLIGENCE HONORED WITH GOLD EDISON AWARD

Nexia recognized in Smart Systems category for taking home automation to another level

CARMEL, Ind. (June XX, 2012) – The Edison Awards, celebrating its 25th year, has announced its winners for the internationally renowned 2012 Edison Best New Product Awards and Nexia™ Home Intelligence received a Gold award in the Applied Technology (Smart Systems) category. Nexia Home Intelligence is the smart home automation system from Trane and Schlage, America’s most trusted names in heating, cooling and security and brands of Ingersoll Rand, which gives homeowners the ability to control their home’s comfort, security, lights and more, from anywhere. Since 1987, The Edison Awards have recognized ideas at the forefront of new products, services, marketing, design and innovation. Winning an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business.

“The Edison Awards provide an exclusive platform for honoring innovation, recognizing innovators, and encouraging ongoing innovation among today’s development teams, researchers, designers, ‘intrapreneurs’ and entrepreneurs,” said Thomas Stat, the 2012 Edison Awards Steering Committee Chairman. “We’re inspired by our 2012 finalists and delighted to have this opportunity to recognize and promote the outstanding accomplishments they represent.”

Nexia Home Intelligence (www.nexiahome.com) is a new way to run your home — it brings all connected household items together in one place for easy home monitoring and total control of household functions from wherever you happen to be in the world. With Nexia, you can do things like unlock the front door and manage home security, adjust heating and cooling controls, monitor cameras to check on pets or children, even manage energy use, all from your smart phone or computer. All of these come together with scenes and schedules where you can pre-schedule the events you know you want to happen.

Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product development methods and innovative achievements garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name around the world. The ballot of nominees for the Edison Best New Product Awards™ is judged by a panel of more than 3,000 individuals, including members of the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), an organization comprising America’s top marketing professionals and academics. The panel also includes professionals from the fields of product development & design, engineering, science and education.

This year, the nominees were judged on a new set of evaluation criteria developed in partnership with Nielsen. These new criteria establish a new definition of innovation, leveraging the primary themes of Concept, Value, Impact and Delivery.

Winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Edison Awards were announced last night at the Capitale in New York. The annual Edison Awards program encompassed multiple events over a two-day period including an Opening Reception, Meet the Innovators Forum, Innovator’s Showcase and the Awards Gala, where the Awards were presented.

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