LAS VEGAS, NV (01.11.2017) – The Epsilon Electronics booth was robbed of 7 units during the recent CES Show in Las Vegas. Among the units stolen Sunday evening were two conceptualized units, which have yet to go on sale to the public.
“We are taking this situation very seriously,” said Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Epsilon Electronics Inc., Paul Goldberg. “We are working closely with local authorities and Las Vegas Convention Center staff to make sure the perpetrators are brought to justice.”
“The targeted theft of prototypes suggests that the purpose is to copy our hard work and compromise our investment in product development,” Goldberg continued. “Whoever is to blame represents the very lowest level of integrity in our business and must be stopped.”
In light of this situation, Epsilon is offering a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the capture and conviction of those involved.
While 7 units were stolen overall, the most valuable unit was the Soundstream VRN-DD7HB dual-screen source unit, which is pictured below. This unit has garnered a great deal of notoriety in conjunction with the CES Show in the media and on social media. This unit is due to be released to the public in March and is patent-pending.
The units stolen appear to have been targeted given that they were newer models, two of which debuted at CES.
As a result of the robbery, the Epsilon Electronics suffered not only loss of property, but damage to their booth as well. The image below depicts the Epsilon booth as it was discovered on the morning of Monday, January 9.
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