-New IoT-connected home device monitors the temperature and time on appliances and candles, then sends alerts to mobile phones to help prevent house fires-

ST. JAMES, N.Y. and HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intelligent Product Solutions (IPS), a subsidiary of Forward Industries (NASDAQ: FORD) and award-winning product design firm, and EyeTemp today announced an Internet of Things (IoT)-connected heat-level alert device for home appliances. Designed by IPS and manufactured with its parent company Forward Industries, EyeTemp monitors the temperature and time on home appliances and then sends notifications to mobile phones to help protect homes and businesses from potential fires.

“Working with IPS enabled us to take the device from a beta version through refined industrial design and product quality software, and then through design for manufacturing to create the much-needed and easy-to-use product we are launching today,” said Danielle Michel, CEO of EyeTemp. 

The EyeTemp solution includes a small device that attaches via adhesive to any appliance or candle. A Wi-Fi-enabled device, it is designed to monitor the temperature and time “on” for any home appliance (ovens, stovetops, hair irons, space heaters, etc.) and candles. The device is paired with a mobile application (for iPhone and Android devices) that sends warning notifications and is easily rechargeable via a USB cable. It is now available via the EyeTemp web site ($49.99 per device), http://eye-temp.com.

“We worked with EyeTemp as a true partner to help design and bring this innovative product to market that will help keep homes and businesses safe from potential fires,” said Mitch Maiman, President and Co-founder of Intelligent Product Solutions.

CEO and Chairman of Forward Industries Terry Wise commented, “We’re very pleased to be collaborating with EyeTemp. This is yet another example of how, as part of Forward industries, IPS is now able to offer an expanded set of services that includes delivery of ground-breaking, high-tech finished goods to clients.”

About IPS

IPS, a subsidiary of Forward Industries (NASDAQ: FORD), is an award-winning global product design and development company that is headquartered in New York.  IPS offers expert product design and engineering services, including Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable technology solutions. Its clients are among the leading brands in consumer electronics, medical devices, enterprise and security solution providers, and IoT-connected solutions, including AdhereTech, Google, Physio Control, Zebra Technologies, and charity: water. To learn more about IPS, visit http://www.intelligentproduct.solutions or contact info@ips-yes.com or @IPSdesigners.

About EyeTemp

EyeTemp is a business founded by Danielle Michel, a veteran business woman and CPA. Based in St. James, NY, EyeTemp executives include partner Jeff Bergstein, who previously served as a senior executive at Arrow Electronics. For more information, visit  www.eye-temp.com and follow them on social media at @EyeTemp (twitter) @eyetemp_(Instagram) and Facebook.

About Forward Industries

Incorporated in 1962 and headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL, Forward Industries is a global designer and distributor of custom carry and protective solutions. The company has a 30-year-plus track record of Far Eastern sourcing capability. Forward has subsidiaries in Switzerland and the U.K. Forward’s products can be viewed online at http://www.forwardindustries.com/

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