|[January 07, 2014]
2014 International CES Kicks off with Record Amount of Innovation
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
The 2014 International CES® opens today as a record breaking show with
more than 3,200 exhibitors across the largest show floor in history -
more than two million net square feet of exhibit space - breaking last
year's previously set record of 1.92 million net square feet. Innovation
and the promise and power of technology drove this year's preshow press
events that kicked off with CES Unveiled LAS VEGAS on Sunday night with
99 tabletop displays where exhibitors provided a sneak preview of their
show floor product launches. Twenty five exhibitors then revealed new
products during CES Press Day on Monday. Owned and produced by the
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2014 International CES
opens today and runs through Friday, January 10.
"CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business
of consumer technologies and features the largest showcase of innovation
on the planet," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "We couldn't
be more excited to open today's record breaking show and see the magic,
wonder and energy of consumer technology come to life as leaders from a
broad array of industries come together to survey and transact."
New Intel CEO Brian Krzanich delivered a Tech Titans keynote address
Monday evening to highlight innovation at the ingredient level. Krzanich
explored how connected devices create immersive experiences that change
the way we live, work and play. Over the course of his keynote, Krzanich
demonstrated a half-dozen products that seamlessly connect devices and
people to create "technology experiences," all of which will be
available in 2014. New products include:
Smart earbuds that when paired with an app on your smartphone
monitor pace, location and even heart rate, using sensors built into
the earbuds themselves.
"Jarvis," a hands-free headset that interacts with a smartphone.
A new smart watch that unlike others in the category requires
no tethering devices, has its own connectivity and includes smart geo
fencing, to track a wearer's location.
Wearables are a key component of Intel's vision of the connected
future. Throughout his address, Krzanich announced several partnerships
with creative industries like fashion, animation and gaming. Together
with Barneys, Opening Ceremony and the Council of Fashion Designers of
America, Intel is working to promote wearable devices in fashion.
Krzanich also announced that its latest chip, Edison, part of its
Quark family of SoCs, will feature "a full Pentium class PC in the form
factor of an SD card." This ultra-low power, 22nm Dual Core SoC can be
used to power wearable devices. "We're creating a network of devices,
all smart, all coming together, all powered by Edison," he said.
Rupert Stadler, chairman of the board of management of AUDI AG,
delivered a second Tech Titans keynote address Monday night to discuss
the future of innovation in the automotive industry and its direct
impact on the consumer technology market. Stadler envisions a future
where cars drive themselves and where roads might one day guide
vehicles. Helping to build that future is its partnership with Nvidia
and its Tegra K1 as the processor of choice and AT&T (News - Alert) to introduce in-car
LTE in the U.S.
Audi introduced its highly anticipated Sport Quattro LaserlightV8 hybrid
concept car. The vehicle can go 90 miles on a single gallon of gas and
will be available in piloted driving mode. With laser headlights three
times stronger than LEDs, it can light the road for nearly a third of a
mile. Sadler emphasized the synchronization of Audi and the electronics
industry debuting, "the full spectrum of what it means to be a leader in
Pre CES media events kicked off Sunday night with CES Unveiled LAS
VEGAS: The Official Press Event of CES. Ninety-nine exhibitor tabletops
drew one of the largest media crowds in Unveiled history with companies
such as 3M Touch Systems, Arrayent, Inc., Bell'O International,
Chevrolet, DISH, Escort, Fitbug, Holi, Lenovo (News - Alert), LG, Liquid Image, Molami,
Off-Grid Solutions, Orbotix, Parrot, Pure, Samsung, Sculpteo,
Soundfreaq, Tobii Technology, Velodyne, Xdroid Inc. and Yurbuds.
Product announcements continued on Monday, January 6 with 2014 CES Press
Day, featuring 25 exhibitor press conferences. Major product
LG - LG G Flex - curved OLED display with world's first curved
battery (6" HD display; Lifeband Touch fitness activity monitor with
OLED display and Bluetooth connectivity; LG Homechat with
voice-messaging/texting option to appliances.
Monster - DNA WirelessPro Headphones - wireless, noise
cancelling with controls built in; GODJ - Portable, standalone DJ
device that fits in hand.
Sharp - Aquos HD TV lineup including new Aquos Q+ with 10
million more sub pixels, built in upscaling, audio and Bluetooth
streaming (first on market to play UHD content); Smart Central - App
compiles all content into one search function.
Huawei (News - Alert) - Ascend Mate2 4G Smartphone- curved shape, 6.1 display,
LTE Cat4 150mbps, Bluetooth 4.0, Quad core 1.6 Ghz processor,
multi-screen tech, 4050mAh battery (two days performance), reverse
charging to charge other devices, 6.1 enhanced HD (EHD), 5MP front
camera and panoramic selfie.
Tarsier - MoveEye - 3D glasses with stereo cameras that allow
interaction with what's on the screen, "direct interaction."
Livio Radio - SmartDeviceLink to standardize a way to bring
apps into the dashboard of all vehicles.
DISH - New additions to the Hopper lineup of whole-home DVR
service, SuperJoey which when paired with the Hopper allows users to
record up to eight shows at once and 2,000 hours of content; Wireless
Joey streams content to any TV in the house.
VOXX - Myris - Iris identifying authenticator for increased
online security; 360Fly - 360 degree self-contained waterproof
mountable camera; Soundboard power Plus - 5200mAH charging power plus
wireless audio capabilities.
Panasonic - Toughpad FZ-M1 7 inch rugged tablet; 4K Ultra HDTV
the new "Life+Screen" AX800 series with voice activation and face
recognition technology and advanced personalization; 4K Varicam -
first waterproof 4K professional camera; Toughpad 4K tablet with
20-inch LCD display - first to offer 4K resolution.
Intel - New brand RealSense - revolves around a thin, embedded
3D-sensing camera that can be embedded in desktops, laptops, tablets,
etc. RealSense 3D cameras will scan objects for 3D printing.
TouchJet Pte. - TouchJet - A precise touch enabled pico
projector with a built-in Android OS that transforms any empty wall
into an interactive 80 inch tablet.
Hisense (News - Alert) - VIDAA smart TV platform - Android powered, lets users
seamlessly toggle between live TV, on demand entertainment, recorded
programming, personal content, apps and more with a single touch of a
Formula E - Revealed and demoed first electric racing car;
Qualcomm will begin to integrate Snapdragon into the cars adding WiFi (News - Alert)
Samsung - 105" curved UHD TV - world's first and largest curved
UHD, has 11 million pixels with auto depth enhancer giving a 3D effect
without glasses; Bendable TV - 85" push button Ultra HD turns from
flat panel to curved; New PRO tablet series 12.2" with full size
Toyota - North American debut of Toyota's fuel cell sedan
concept with 300 mile driving range, zero-to-sixty in 10 seconds, no
emissions and hydrogen tank refueling in 3-5 minutes.
MakerBot - Replicator 3D printer series including the Mini,
Replicator and Z18 with 100 micron layer resolution, full color LCD
displays, app and cloud enabling with onboard camera options for print
monitoring and sharing.
SKULPT - SKULPT device calculates body composition via
electrodes sensing the difference between muscle and fat - provides
exercise advice based on individual goals and progress.
Sony - First in-home video download 4K service from Sony
Pictures Entertainment; 4K Handicam; Life Log smart wear experience;
Xperia Z1 compact smartphone with 20 megapixels.
Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology
event is "International CES." Subsequent references to the show
can be shortened to "CES." Please do not use "Consumer
Electronics Show" to refer to the International CES.
The International CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive
on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving
ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40
years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced
to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES
features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and
produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology
trade association representing the $208 billion U.S. consumer
electronics industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and
pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's most relevant issues
are addressed. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org
and through social media: http://www.cesweb.org/social.
2014 International CES
January 7-10, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
CEA Winter Break
March 18-21, 2014, Vail, CO
Digital Patriots Dinner
April 29, 2014, Washington, DC
CES on the Hill
April 30, 2014, Washington, DC
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