WET SOUNDS IS NAMED INNOVATIONS 2008 DESIGN AND ENGINEERING AWARD HONOREE
Houston, TX. November 13, 2007 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) announced that Wet SoundsTM is an International CES Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the WS-420 at the International CES New York Press Preview. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade press to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products. This is Wet SoundsTM second Innovations award. The Wet SoundsTM PRO 80 wakeboard tower speaker was selected as a 2007 Honoree.
The WS-420 is a revolutionary marine audio equalizer. It is the world’s first marine audio equalizer designed for boats with wakeboard tower speakers. It incorporates multiple functions into a slim half din chassis. By using unique dual purpose control knobs for volume and adjustments, the WS-420 allows the user to independently control the volume of the wakeboard tower speakers and the in-boat speakers. It also allows independent four band parametric equalizer adjustments for the wakeboard tower speakers and the in-boat speakers. Adding to the feature set is a subwoofer boost control and frequency adjustment, 12 volt line driver, conformal coated circuit board, rubberized control knobs, auxiliary input and dual illumination. The WS-420 also includes a built in microphone for rider communication. Making the WS-420 the perfect teaching tool for ski and wakeboard schools.
Wet SoundsTM continues with their innovative approach to marine audio by adding the Boat LinkTM feature to the WS-420. For the ultimate party cove experience, the Boat LinkTM gives boat owners the ability to link multiple WS-420 equipped boats together in a cove for one source distributed to multiple linked boats.
The Wet SoundsTM WS-420 will be displayed at the 2008 International CES show, which runs January 7-10, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase will feature honorees by product category at Innovations Plus at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
Products entered into Innovations 2008 are judged on the following criteria:
• Engineering qualities of the product, including technical specifications and materials used
• The product’s intended use/function and user value
• Aesthetic and design qualities (using visuals provided)
• Unique and novel features
• Contributions to consumers’ quality of life
• Impact on the manufacturer’s business model
Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and
engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various
technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs. Innovations honoree products are featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations, where you can see a list of product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
Wet SoundsTM is extremely proud to be named Innovations Award Honoree for the WS-420. Wet SoundsTM will continue to deliver innovative products and solutions for the dealer network and customers they serve. Yobooth 4411 at the International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Wet Sounds, Inc.