DECT Forum: CAT-iq Design Competition Blog and Video Message -- Leading Companies Inspire Students to Exciting Home Communication Devices

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Leading global companies of the home communication industry are pleased to sponsor the international CAT-iq Design Competition for the next generation of communication devices and services. The DECT Forum, the worldwide association of the home communication industry, arranges this competition in collaboration with Jakajima. “Surprise the customers, excite them!” says Erich Kamperschroer, Chairman of the DECT Forum, in his video message of the global CAT-iq Design Competition.

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The new video message of the Chairman can be watched at: and The CAT-iq Design Competition addresses students from various disciplines: industrial design, interactive design, electronic engineering and gaming design.

Additionally the DECT Forum has initiated a CAT-iq Blog in order to start a public discussion with comments and short articles about the unlimited opportunities of the CAT-iq technology. The new CAT-iq Blog is aiming at becoming the interactive tool towards the designer and developer world: hardware, software, network operators and designers.

The CAT-iq Blog is available at:

The home communication industry is challenging participants in the CAT-iq Design Competition in two basic areas:

Products – stylish non-computing hardware devices Innovative and new services that can be offered by telecom network operators For the winners of the CAT-iq Design Competition these prizes are available:

First prize: 10,000 € Second prize: 5,000 € Third runner-up prize: 1,000 € The registration closes on September 19, 2008. The deadline for the submission of entries is October 10, 2008. Winners will be announced on November 14, 2008. Interested design students find all details and contacts at and

About DECT Forum and Jakajima:

The DECT Forum and Jakajima arrange the Design Competition. The DECT Forum, located in Berne, Switzerland, is the international industry association representing the worldwide home communication industry. Jury members of the Design competition are: Vincent Buet (Philips), Pieter Hermans (Jakajima), Erich Kamperschroer (DECT Forum), Nicholas Rhodes (St. Martins College London), Sofia Svanteson (Ocean Observations), Lesley Taylor (SGW Europe), C.H. Tong (VTech).

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Jakajima is an independent market intelligence and innovation company for the telecom, ICT, and consumer-electronics trade chain. Jakajima is based in Nuenen, Netherlands. Please read more at

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