Global appliance leader Equator Advanced Appliances’ Super Combo EZ 4400 CV has received a first place International Home + Housewares (IHA) Global Innovation Award (gia). Equator has long been recognized worldwide as an innovative problem-solving brand, and the EZ 4400 continues that stellar tradition. Winners for best in product innovation were announced Saturday evening during the invitation-only gia dinner at the IHA Show in Chicago. The Super Combo took first place in the Household Electrics + Home Environment category. The show continues through today.