WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International CTIA WIRELESS® today announced the five finalists of The BIG Idea Contest, an inaugural competition that recognizes new and innovative concepts for wireless products, applications and services. After viewing and ranking more than 45 submissions, more than 5,000 mobile industry professionals voted online to choose the five BIG Idea finalists:

* GreatCall, Inc. – Mobile Personal Security

* LOC-AID Technologies, Inc.– LOCAIDER

* Smith Micro Software – Secure On Device API – SODA

* XPOUS LLC – iGenApps: The App Generator

* ZoomSafer – FleetSafer Vision

The five BIG Idea finalists will briefly present during International CTIA WIRELESS on Tuesday, March 22 at 11:30 a.m. on the Exhibit Innovations Stage. The top three submissions with the highest number of votes will be announced and declared the winners of The CTIA WIRELESS BIG Idea Contest. The winners will make full-length presentations to show attendees on March 22 and March 23.

"CTIA received a wide range of submissions demonstrating the exciting mobile innovations on the horizon, and we congratulate the BIG Idea Contest finalists," said Robert Mesirow, CTIA vice president and show director. "Show attendees can expect to see some of the best and brightest entrepreneurial minds presenting the next big ideas in wireless."

Although voting ended February 10, BIG Idea submissions are still available for viewing at