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DURATEQ Wins Gold at the 2013 International Business Awards

August 26, 2013

August 27, 2013 — Houston, TX — The DURATEQ®, the thinnest, lightest, most durable and full-featured assistive device for public venues, has won First Place in the Electronics category of The International Business Awards 2013.

Softeq illustrated the DURATEQ’s origin, featuring hardware design and technology platform selection, multi-service support capabilities, user-friendliness and easy customization, as well as the team behind the product and the recent achievements of 2012, a record year.

The DURATEQ provides accessibility services for visitors of museums, theme parks, sports and educational venues who have vision and/or hearing impairments. The DURATEQ device helps those with disabilities to truly be immersed in the real-time experience through assistive listening, descriptive narration, multiple foreign language translation, and handheld closed captioning. The DURATEQ assistive solution is currently installed at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, The World of Coca-Cola, Disney theme parks, The Mount Rushmore National Memorial and AT&T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium) — all in all at over two dozen of America’s most frequented landmarks.

The DURATEQ was reviewed by a jury of 250 international executives who, after several rounds of judging, named Softeq the Electronics Company of the Year.

“We are honored and delighted with the DURATEQ’s win, and congratulate the other champions and medalists of this year’s Stevie® Awards Program. This milestone is a credit to Softeq’s exceptional electrical design, firmware and software development talent. We extend our thanks to the dedicated DURATEQ team and our esteemed customers who share our same goal of equality for persons of all abilities,” said Terry Marshall, Product Marketing Manager, DURATEQ Division at Softeq.

The 2013 International Business Awards, a leading awards program open for companies regardless of geography, industry, size and business model, received over 3,300 nominations from 50 nations and territories. The winners will be honored at a Gala Banquet on October 14 in Barcelona, Spain.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at