Portland, OR (November 11, 2014) — Lightspeed Aviation today announced that it has been named a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree for their Zulu PFX ANR aviation headset. Products entered into this prestigious program are judged by an expert panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the consumer electronics trade media assembled to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories. Zulu PFX won in the In-Vehicle Accessories/Control/Navigation category.
Leveraging advances in smart technology and cutting-edge innovations in personalization technology, Zulu PFX delivers the quietest aviation headset available and the only one that adapts to the user's ears, environment, and preferences. It is also the only aviation headset with firmware upgradability, allowing it to evolve with new features. In more than one way, it represents a new category of aviation headset.
"We are honored by this very prestigious recognition," said Allan Schrader, President and CEO of Lightspeed Aviation. "We've been delighted with the outstanding reception Zulu PFX has received within the aviation community since we began shipping it last summer and now we are truly humbled to be counted among the world's innovation giants."
The CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International Consumer Electronics Show and an organization that has been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace and the unique/novel features present. Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.
"Our engineering team did a remarkable job of making sure every aspect of Zulu PFX was intelligently designed to meet the needs of our pilot customers," said Schrader. "It's a great example of our deep understanding of our customers, our commitment to innovation, and our ability to execute great ideas."
2015 CES Innovation Honoree products are featured on CESweb.org/Innovation, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL.
Lightspeed Aviation is a leading manufacturer of premium aviation headsets. Since introducing its first product at EAA AirVenture in 1996, Lightspeed has established a reputation for leading innovation in aviation headsets with a number of first to market advances, including Bluetooth integration, Auto Shutoff™, and, with Zulu PFX, Streaming Quiet™ ANR. This has earned Lightspeed a loyal customer following among professional, commercial, and private pilots.
Lightspeed also creates shared values with both employees and customers by generously participating in corporate charity matching programs and through its funding of the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation, which supports growth and compassion-related causes with an aviation focus.