GestureTek Mobile is Overall Winner at the 2008 Mobile Innovation Global Awards at the GSMA's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona



    
    Company wins prestigious award for popular gesture-controlled mobile
gaming
    and navigation software
    

    BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 13 /CNW/ -- GestureTek Inc., world leader in
computer vision control technology and provider of state-of-the-art gesture-
based interactive solutions for over twenty years, today announced that the
company's mobile business unit, GestureTek Mobile, has been selected as the
Overall Winner at the GSMA's Mobile Innovation Global Awards at the Mobile
World Congress in Barcelona.  The Award was presented to GestureTek at the
Global Mobile Awards gala evening at Barcelona's National Palace, in
recognition of the company's innovative gesture-controlled mobile gaming and
navigation software.
    GestureTek's EyeMobile Engine(R) takes mobile gaming and navigation to
new heights. This software-only solution uses the existing camera on a mobile
device to deliver a gesture-based interface to mobile applications. An
entertaining and intuitive alternative to conventional button interfaces,
EyeMobile allows users to do anything they would normally do with their mobile
device, such as play games, answer calls, make menu selections or scroll, pan
and zoom in on photos, simply by shaking, rocking or rolling their device.
With the EyeMobile Engine, handset manufacturers can offer all of the benefits
of gesture recognition technology, without the expense and real estate of
adding specialized hardware.  The EyeMobile Engine Application Programming
Interface (API) also provides application developers with the means to
integrate motion control into their applications, much as they do with current
conventional controls, such as keys and buttons.
    "We are thrilled to have won this award.   It demonstrates the growing
popularity of gesture-control solutions for mobile gaming and navigation, and
further reinforces the solid reputation that GestureTek Mobile has earned with
developers, mobile device manufacturers and carriers.   Similar solutions are
moving to laptops, consoles, PCs and set top boxes," says Bill Leckonby, CEO
of GestureTek.
    Since GestureTek Mobile's inception in 2006, the company's achievements
have been monumental:
    
    -- Embedded the company's software on more than 50 million mobile devices
       worldwide -- including those operating on the Microsoft Windows Mobile
       6 platform and various handsets from carriers such as Verizon, Alltel
       and Cellular South, as well as the NTT DoCoMo 904i, 905i and 705i
       series.
    -- Delivered the technology used in more than 100 gesture-controlled games
       and applications launched by developers worldwide.
    -- Introduced the world's first application that allows gesture-controlled
       navigation of maps with GPS integration.
    -- Won more than a half-dozen awards and accolades for mobile technology
       innovation, including LAPTOP Magazine's 'Best of CTIA', the NATPE
       Mobile ++ Top 12 hot mobile applications, BREW Game Developer's 'Best
       Up and Coming Application', International Mobile Gaming Awards and the
       IGN Editor's Choice Award.
    -- Featured its gesture-enabled games on Mobile Internet Devices based on
       Intel low power technologies at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in
       Las Vegas.
    -- Announced a partnership and investment agreement with Spain's leading
       telecommunications operator, Telefonica SA, to finance market growth
       and expansion and to further develop and commercialize new
       gesture-controlled gaming and navigation applications for the mobile
       marketplace, as well as for PCs, consoles and set-top boxes.
    -- Licensed the company's patents and technology to other industry giants,
       including Microsoft, Sony, Hasbro, NTT DoCoMo and many other game
       development companies.
    
    GestureTek is exhibiting at the GSMA's Mobile World Congress in the
Canadian Pavilion, Booth 2.1C58 and at the Telefonica Booth, 8B178 and 8B185,
as well as at booth IZ21 at the Innovation Zone in the Mobile Innovation
Marketplace.
    In addition to NTT DoCoMo and Telefonica, GestureTek's 3000+ clients
include leading organizations such as Cingular/AT&T Wireless, Verizon,
Samsung, Vodafone, CNN, BMW, Ford, Oracle, Intel, IBM, Federal Express and
Panasonic. Get more information about GestureTek and its technologies at
http://www.gesturetek.com.
    The Mobile Innovation Global Awards was launched by the GSMA, the global
association for mobile operators, to help companies developing innovative
mobile products and services reach mobile operators and bring their
innovations to end-users. The Awards also stimulate and showcase innovation
and align innovators with the needs of the mobile industry and its customers.
    
    About GestureTek Mobile
    
    GestureTek Mobile is a business unit of GestureTek Inc., the world
leader, pioneer and patent-holder in computer vision and gesture-recognition
technologies for information, presentation and entertainment systems. The
company's software lets users control interactive content, access information,
manipulate special effects or immerse themselves in an interactive 3D virtual
world, simply by moving their hands or body. GestureTek is the inventor of the
EyeMobile Engine, the world's first software-only solution that provides cell
phone users with the ability to play games, scroll menus, navigate maps and
browse web pages simply by shaking, rocking or rolling their cell phone.
GestureTek Mobile developed the first gesture-recognition software to be
embedded on DoCoMo, Verizon and Windows Mobile 6 mobile devices, and is the
first company to deploy a market-ready gesture-controlled mapping application
on a cell phone. For more information visit http://www.gesturetekmobile.com.




For further information:

For further information: Patti Jordan, Director, Marketing & 
Communications of GestureTek Inc., +1-416-340-9290, ext. 274, 
patti.jordan@gesturetek.com; or Liz Nida, Account Executive of SSPR, 
+1-719-634-8055, lnida@sspr.com, for GestureTek Inc. Web Site:
http://www.gesturetek.com

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