Autonet Mobile Receives Two Prestigious Awards at SEMA 2008
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. November 12, 2008: Autonet Mobile, the world’s first in-car ISP, today announced that it was awarded both the SEMA Global Media Award and the Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice Award at the SEMA global tradeshow in Las Vegas this month. Both awards honored Autonet Mobile’s innovative product design and functionality.
The SEMA Global Media Award is judged by international journalists from 25 countries. The judging panel reviewed over 2,000 style and performance products at the show and chose 10 each that would be of most interest to their publications’ readers and most likely to succeed commercially in their respective countries. Popular Mechanics, the men’s magazine reaching over 9 million readers each month, awards its Editor’s Choice Award for outstanding product development innovation.
“Being recognized by the international journalist community – both through the SEMA awards and through the Popular Mechanics honor – is an exciting milestone for our company,” said Sterling Pratz, CEO of Autonet Mobile. “As consumers continue to demand new forms of in-car entertainment, we are seeing an incredible interest in internet connectivity for vehicle passengers. We’re pleased to see that our vision is resonating with the journalists who are so intimately involved in the industry.”
Autonet Mobile turns vehicles into secure mobile WiFi hotspots delivering reliable and easy-to- use Internet access. Passengers can now bring their own WiFi-enabled devices such as laptops, web tablets, digital cameras and Eye-Fi cards, PSPs, and other devices. The kids in the back seat can feed their Webkinz pets online, do homework, IM or play online games. Mom can check traffic or weather reports, book a dinner reservation or buy that last minute gift while dad is driving. Autonet Mobile retails for MSRP $499 and the monthly service plan for multiple users is $29.