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Recon Instruments Named 2012 Edison Award Winner for MOD Live – World’s First & Only HUD for Alpine Goggles

27 Apr 2012

Edison Awards honors companies and individuals for excellence in innovation

NEW YORK – April 27, 2012 – Recon Instruments is proud to announce it has been named a 2012 Edison Award Winner for MOD Live, the world’s first and only Heads-up Display (HUD) for alpine goggles.  Named after Thomas Edison, an Edison Award™ is one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business.

“It is an honor to be recognized by such an esteemed panel of judges and be awarded the Edison Award for successfully bringing the world’s first HUD, MOD Live, to the market. HUD solutions have captured the imaginations of forward thinkers for years, none more so than we have seen this year. We are proud to have been the first to introduce it to the market in an unobtrusive, aesthetic manner and we are looking forward to bringing this technology to the masses in the form of a sunglasses solution in the near future.”

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, members of the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.

“As the pace of innovation quickens and the “race to next” becomes ever more competitive, it’s increasingly important to take a moment out of our hectic lives to recognize excellence in innovation and greatness in the teams of innovators who make our future. We are honored to present Recon Instruments with an Edison Award as one of the leading innovators of today and tomorrow,” says Thomas Stat, 2012 Edison Awards Steering Committee Chairman.

MOD Live provides skiers and riders with real-time information including  Jump  AnalyticsNavigation, SpeedBuddy Tracking, Smartphone Connectivity, and Music Playlist access direct-to-eye.  MOD Live even transforms into a wireless viewfinder when paired with Contour action cameras so the user can see what they are about to film via the micro-LCD screen mounted inside the goggle frame.

MOD Live is available for $399.99 or €360 at and the major sports retailers across the world.

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About Recon Instruments

Recon Instruments strives to innovate and lead direct-to-eye communications in any fast-paced environment, such as action sports. A multi-patent and patent-pending technology platform integrates Micro Optics Display systems with state-of-the-art sensor and GPS technology, providing easy access to navigation, communication, and performance-based information. With offices in Vancouver and London, and boundless testing grounds on Whistler and beyond, Recon Instruments is dedicated to advancing the performance, participation and ethos of sport. Trust your instruments.


About the Edison Awards

The Edison Awards represent the spirit of innovation personified by Thomas Edison, inspiring America’s drive to remain in the forefront of creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.  Sponsors of the 2012 Edison Awards include:  Nielsen, USA TODAY, Discovery Communications, SCIENCE, CSRware, applepeak and ViridiSTOR.  For more information about the Edison Awards and a full list of winners, visit


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