Softeq Development Corporation Wins Gold at the 2013 International Business Awards for DURATEQ Assistive Technology product

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The DURATEQ has won First Place in the Electronics category of the International Business Awards 2013, a leading awards program recognizing outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.

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 Embedded Development Company 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

About Softeq

Headquartered in Houston, TX, Softeq Development Corporation is a provider of firmware engineering, embedded systems and mobile product development, including award-winning assistive technology solutions. Softeq has been serving large and Fortune 500 companies worldwide since 1997, including Samsung, Hewlett-Packard, Canon, NVIDIA, Disney, and SanDisk among others. Learn more at


DURATEQ® is a registered trademark of Softeq Development Corporation. The DURATEQ ATV serves the needs of guests with disabilities at sights and public venues of any kind, delivering assistive listening, descriptive narration, close captioning, and foreign language translation. With an extended battery and a broad range of accessories, DURATEQ comes as a ready-to-deploy, easy to customize and maintain solution to all the accessibility challenges of a modern place of interest. For more information, visit

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