FinderCodes Named as CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honoree


FinderCodes LLC (www.FinderCodes.com) today announces that its patent-pending, electronic lost and found system for consumers has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for Personal Electronics.

Minneapolis, MN (I-Newswire) November 13, 2012 - FinderCodes LLC (www.FinderCodes.com) today announces that its patent-pending, electronic lost and found system for consumers has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for Personal Electronics. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.

The FinderCodes system combines the use of smart phones, QR codes and apps to fill the everyday need of recovering valuable lost items.

The AT&T®-branded FinderCodes kits substantially improve the chances of owners reconnecting with lost items by helping Good Samaritans instantly contact them, simply and safely. FinderCodes kits, available in seven different product lines, blend scannable QR codes, smartphones, the Internet and durable identification tags to enable a quick, secure and hassle-free return of lost valuables-including pets, electronics, luggage and more.

Users create an account with FinderCodes that includes contact information for returning lost items. After purchasing and registering the tags using a smartphone or computer, users attach the durable tags to basically any item that could be lost. Popular items include mobile phones, luggage, clothing and children's products.

"We created FinderCodes as a simple solution to solve a common problem of losing important belongings. Being honored by CES Innovations in the Personal Electronics category confirms our product is a leader in the space," said John Valiton, CEO of FinderCodes. "By combining QR codes, a proliferated but underutilized technology, and durable identification tags, our user-friendly system makes getting your lost items back, or being a Good Samaritan, easier than ever."

The Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
The FinderCodes system will be displayed in The Venetian at the 2013 International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas.

The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
• Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
• Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
• The product's intended use/function and user value
• Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
• How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace

Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on the CES Innovations page. For more information on FinderCodes, or to purchase a kit at $24.99 visit www.FinderCodes.com.


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About FinderCodes, LLC
FinderCodes LLC creates and markets cutting-edge, software solutions using QR Codes that track and connect things to people. The product is geared toward B2C and B2B customers alike. The company is led by a team of marketing, software development, and retail industry veterans located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The retail AT&T-branded FinderCodes asset recovery system facilitates the return of lost items to their owners. Product kits include unique QR Code ID tags that give a finder of a lost item multiple ways to contact an owner, including shared geo-location. Both owner's and finder's identity is kept confidential.

AT&T, the AT&T logo, and all other AT&T related marks shown herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies and are used herein by permission. This release is not issued by AT&T. AT&T and its affiliates assume no responsibility for the preparation, content or use of this announcement.






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