ecoATM's Kiosk Was Recognized for Innovation and Market Validation
SAN DIEGO - ecoATM, the award-winning San Diego start-up known for its commitment to the environment and its innovative kiosks that buy-back and recycle consumer electronics, announced today that it has been selected as a winner in the Clean Technology category for the 2011 TechAmerica High Tech Awards.
ecoATM was recognized in the CleanTech category, based on its significant innovations in using patented, advanced machine vision, electronic diagnostics, and artificial intelligence in the automated self-serve kiosks.
"We are extremely happy to receive this award from TechAmerica," said Tom Tullie, chairman and CEO, ecoATM. "This recognition validates the unique innovation of our system and its enormous potential."
The TechAmerica High Tech Awards were held on October 28 and showcased San Diego's most innovative technology companies. Nine awards were given across several categories, which includes Software; Internet/Web Commerce; Computers and Related Products; Communications Products and Services; SaaS/Cloud; Semiconductors & Analytical Instrumentation; Clean Technology; IT Service/Contract Services; and Outstanding Emerging Growth Company.
For the complete list of winners and other information please visit the TechAmerica Awards website.
Based in San Diego, Calif., ecoATM (http://www.ecoatm.com) is the first company to create an automated self-serve kiosk system that uses patented, advanced machine vision, electronic diagnostics, and artificial intelligence to evaluate and buy back used electronics directly from consumers for cash or store credit. ecoATM's eCycling stations provide a convenient trade-in solution that:
- electronically and/or visually inspect virtually any consumer electronic device,
- connects consumers in real-time with a broad worldwide secondary market to ensure best pricing, and
- pays consumers immediately in cash and/or store credit, and
- automatically administers trade-in / trade-up promotions for retailers and manufacturers.
TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry - the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,000 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry's largest advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members' top and bottom lines. TechAmerica is also the technology industry's only grassroots-to-global advocacy network, with offices in state capitals around the United States, Washington, D.C., Europe (Brussels) and Asia (Beijing). Learn more about TechAmerica at www.techamerica.org.
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