Blue Hill, ME â€“ July 22, 2010 â€“ Hydro-Photon, Inc., the leader in handheld UV water purifiers, is pleased to announce that the SteriPENÂ® Adventurer Opti received top honors at the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The Adventurer Opti received the Gold Award for Innovation in the Accessories category.
Miles Maiden, Hydro-Photon's founder who designed the Adventurer Opti said, â€œWe are honored to receive this prestigious award. As a company we are constantly challenging ourselves to breathe innovation into each and every product introduction. Bringing this innovative product to market was truly a group effort and all involved share in this fantastic prize.â€
About the SteriPENÂ® Adventurer Opti:
The innovative SteriPEN Adventurer Opti combines a sleek, portable water purifier with a handy LED flashlight that serves as a convenient backup light when camping or taking a nighttime walk. Featuring a patent pending optical water sensing system, the Adventurer Opti uses germicidal UV light to destroy viruses, bacteria and protozoa in drinking water. Pocket-sized and weighing only 103g (3.6 oz.), the Adventurer Opti will purify 1L water in 90 seconds flat. The SteriPEN Adventurer Opti is not only fast, light, easy and effective, it is the sustainable choice as well. Using Adventurer Opti with a reusable bottle equates to up to 16,000 less plastic bottles (0.5L) in our landfills.
About the OutDoor Industry Award:
In its fifth year, the OutDoor Industry Award, represents an important endorsement of quality among manufacturers, dealers and consumers. It stands for outstanding quality in design and provides consumers with orientation on a widely diverse market. Of the 412 entries in 2010, the jury selected a total of 47 award winners.
Eight of the entries, including SteriPEN, also took home a Gold Award for outstanding achievement in design and innovation. The entries were rated on the basis of the following criteria: degree of innovation, design quality, workmanship, choice of materials, environmental compatibility, sustainability, functionality, utility, safety, trendsetting character as well as brand value/branding.
About Hydro-Photon, Inc.
Headquartered in Blue Hill, Maine, USA, Hydro-Photon, Inc. is a world leader in handheld, ultraviolet light water purifiers. The SteriPEN brand sets the standard for fast, light, easy and effective water purification. The SteriPEN product line includes the SteriPEN Classic, Traveler, Protector, JourneyLCD and Adventurer Opti. Hydro-Photon is privately held and information about the company, SteriPEN products, dealers, and independent lab test results can be found at www.steripen.com