Lockheed Martin announced today its MONAX 3G wireless communications system won the 2011 Edison Best New Product Award.
MONAX uses commercial-off-the shelf smartphone technology coupled with the security and portability of a ground or air-based MONAX XG base station which accomadates hundreds of users at one time. According to Lockheed, MONAX increases frequency flexibility, range and voice, video and data transmission performance.
“Lockheed Martin is known for innovation in the defense and aerospace industry, but to be honored among the world’s best inventors and innovators is truly special,” said Macy Summers, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions-Defense vice president of Advanced Development & Ventures. “MONAX is a unique offering for our military customers who are looking for both creative and affordable solutions.”
The annual Edison Awards recognize companies, leaders, innovative products and services created in the enterprising spirit of Thomas Alva Edison. Apple took home honors for the iPad, API Technologies won for its Hawk i Video Aiming device, Microsoft came away with honors for its Kinect for Xbox 360.