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CTIA Super Mobility 2016 Announces Finalists for the 10th Annual Emerging Technology Awards

Aug 12, 2016

Winners to be announced Sept. 8 at CTIA Super Mobility 2016 in Las Vegas recognizing the best mobile products, apps and services of the year

WASHINGTON, August 12, 2016 – CTIA Super Mobility 2016™, the largest wireless event in America, today announced more than 70 finalists for its 10th annual CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards. The program distinguishes cutting-edge mobile products and services for excellence in transforming networks, businesses, smart cities and connected consumers. Time Inc. Marketing, Technology and Telecommunications Vice President Newell Thompson will announce the winners at a live awards ceremony on Sept. 8 at 2:00 p.m. PT at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., USA.

“CTIA awards represent the wireless industry’s highest honors in innovation, functionality and technological importance,” said CTIA Show Director and Conventions AVP Heather Lee. “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
  • Nokia, Nokia IMPACT IoT Platform with Nokia Motive® Connected Device Platform
  • 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
  • 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.


  • 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.

CTIA Super Mobility 2016 press registration is open at bit.ly/supermobilitypressreg. For more information and to stay up-to-date on show news, please visit CTIASuperMobility2016.com


About CTIA Super Mobility 2016
CTIA Super Mobility 2016™ (CTIASuperMobility2016.com) is the largest mobile event in America and the only B2B marketplace dedicated to demonstrating products and strategies for smart cities, mobile-first enterprises and connected consumers around the globe. For three days, more than 30,000 technology and business professionals, 1,000 exhibiting companies and dozens of collocated partner organizations gather to discover next-generation technologies, people and ideas transforming everything wireless. Powered by CTIA for 30+ years, this award-winning trade show advances the association’s commitment to foster wireless innovation and enable connected life. CTIA Super Mobility 2016 takes place September 7-9, 2016 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA.

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