By Keri Algar
SYDNEY, NSW: The European Imaging Sound Association (EISA) awards for 2010-2011 have applauded a number of top suppliers for new products combining advanced technology, desirable features, ultimate expressions of design and value for money.
Sony, Panasonic, Pioneer, Samsung, Philips and LG were granted winning places by the European association in the categories of audio and home theatre, in-car electronics, photo, video, and mobile devices.
Sony walked with five awards in categories spanning 3D TV, digital imaging and in-car entertainment. The Bravia KDL-52HX900 won the EISA European 3D LCD TV award, the Handycam HDR-AX2000E the European High-end Camcorder category.
Speaking of the awards Toby Barbour, general manager of consumer marketing, Sony Australia said, ““The results at this year’s EISA Awards demonstrate Sony’s global dedication to quality and innovation across multiple product categories to entertain and excite consumers around the world.”
Pioneer was presented with three EISA awards including the new XW-NAC3 digital iPod speaker system which was named European Sound Station.
The Pioneer AVIC-F20BT won the European In-Car Navi-Media System category and the TS- SW3001 was awarded European In-Car Subwoofer.
The EISA judges were notably impressed with the Pioneer subwoofer, saying the compact system offered power and performance whilst demanding little space –a particular consideration for Europe’s relatively smaller vehicles.
Panasonic received the European Multimedia Camera award for the Lumix DMC-G2 and the European Travel Compact Camera for the Lumix DMC-TZ10.
Speaking of the awards Alistair Robins, group marketing manager of Lumix Panasonic Australia said, “This award for the G2 demonstrates how much LUMIX has achieved in a short time with the G Series.”
“Our TZ Series continues to go from strength to strength, with GPS the latest feature to add additional convenience for the LUMIX community, and versatile and creative shooting functions true to the LUMIX philosophy of making it simple to achieve pleasing results.”