(Playa Vista, CA) January 3, 2012 – Belkin, a global leader in consumer electronics, and Evoz, creator of health and wellness technologies for parents, today announced a joint venture to create products that will give parents the ability to use any smartphone as a baby monitor. Using the Evoz baby monitoring app and service, Belkin and Evoz will collaborate on products that will help give busy parents peace of mind by allowing them to listen to their baby anytime, anywhere right from their smartphone through any existing Wi-Fi network.

“Belkin is a trusted name in the consumer electronics industry, with the right experience in both wireless networking and smartphone accessories to help us meet the growing need for reliable baby monitoring products that give unlimited range and flexibility to new parents, said Avishai Shoham, chief executive officer of Evoz. “We are excited to get to work creating technology that will positively impact mobile parents and their children.”

“Our research shows that both moms and dads today take their smartphones with them everywhere,” said Jamie Elgie, senior director of Belkin’s mobility business unit. “With the introduction of the new baby monitor with Evoz, parents can now hear their baby wherever they are on something they are already carrying, with crystal clarity, and for a price similar to that of existing non-smartphone-based baby monitors.”

Additional news surrounding the relationship and a prototype product will be available at the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas, January 10-13, at the Belkin booth (#30651) in the South Hall.

 

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At Evoz, our vision is to enable active parents to monitor the health and wellbeing of their baby from anywhere in the world. Evoz uses intelligent crying identification technology and sends smart alerts to parents when their child is crying. We believe that technology is changing the way people connect with one another, and can positively impact mobile parents and their children. Evoz can also be found on the web at myevoz.com, facebook.com/neverhaveenoughtime, and on Twitter at Twitter.com/EvozMonitors

At Belkin, we are inspired by people to realize the potential of technology. With more than 200 patents and a history of world-class innovation and insight, Belkin delivers product solutions to make consumers’ lives easier. Belkin’s portfolio reflects the convergence of home networking and entertainment, energy management, home automation, and mobile accessories. Belkin also provides robust enterprise solutions for public and private sector organizations. A privately held company founded in 1983, Belkin has more than 1,200 employees in 21 countries. Headquartered in Playa Vista, Calif., Belkin can also be found on the web at Belkin.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/belkin.