Google, Microsoft, LG, Panasonic and Samsung to Exhibit at CES on the Hill

  Google, Microsoft, LG, Panasonic and Samsung to Exhibit at CES on the Hill

  Major name companies join startup companies at technology showcase for DC

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- April 9, 2013

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA):

        CES on the Hill, produced by the Consumer Electronics Association
        (CEA)^®, occurs at the nation’s capital on Tuesday, April 16 to
        highlight innovation and provide policymakers the opportunity to
        interact with technology companies and products that are
        revolutionizing daily life. This invitation-only event brings together
WHAT:   members of Congress, key Hill staff and top media to see first-hand
        the influence these technologies have in driving some of the most
        critical, current technology policy debates including intellectual
        property and consumers’ fair use rights, privacy, secure access to
        health care services, wireless spectrum allocation, e-cycling and safe
        Companies were selected to exhibit based on their product’s connection
        to today’s most pressing tech policy issues. Attendees will get rare
        hands-on demonstrations of Ultra HD and new technologies for medical
        solutions, electronics recycling, energy efficiency and more. Selected
        CES on the Hill exhibitors and technologies include:

  *American Automation & Communications Inc. – Provides control,
    communication and entertainment systems for the home
  *AT&T – It Can Wait virtual reality simulator shows what it’s like to text
    while driving, revealing hindered capabilities first-hand
  *BlackBerry – BlackBerry 10 and solutions like BlackBerry Balance
    demonstrate how technological advances are improving privacy and
  *DIRECTV – Energy-efficient Genie lets you enjoy a full HD DVR experience
    on every TV in your home, without seeing a box in every room
  *DISH – Hopper with Sling whole-home HD DVR and dishNET high speed Internet
  *ecoATM INC. – Automated self-serve e-cycling kiosk that uses advanced
    machine vision, electronics diagnostics and artificial intelligence to
    evaluate and buy back used electronics directly from consumers
  *Google – Chromebooks and Chrome OS deliver a computing experience that is
    faster, easier and more secure
  *HealthSpot  – Promoting the HealthSpot Station which enables patient
    access to medical diagnostics from board certified doctors via
    high-definition video conferencing and interactive, digital medical
  *HTC – The new HTC One  will show the world’s first zero-gap full metal
    unibody design and more than 300 new features
  *Intel Corp.  –  Showing its mobile collaborative model, a mobile medical
    device used by physicians
  *LG Electronics USA – Ushering in a new era in home entertainment, the LG
    84-inch Ultra HD set, with 8 million pixels, four times Full HD resolution
  *Livio – The FM Connect system allows FM broadcasters to have two-way
    communication with listeners in the car using connected smartphones
  *Microsoft Corp. – Showcasing integrated technology of Xbox with Kinect,
    Surface Pro, Windows 8 laptops and Windows 8 phones
  *Panasonic – Smart Viera TVs with My Home Screen, Swipe & Share 2.0, Touch
    Pen, voice guidance and voice interaction, plus bone conduction headphones
    and 20-inch 4k tablet
  *Pandora Internet Radio – Brings the Music Genome Project to life on more
    than 1,000 connected devices
  *Qualcomm – Showcasing cutting edge wireless technology enabled by
    Snapdragon processors, plus wireless solutions to improve health care and
  *Samsung Electronics – Bringing Series 8000 LED Smart TV and Samsung For
    Enterprise (SAFE) mobile security built into the Samsung Galaxy mobile
    phones and tablet
  *UltraViolet – Free, cloud-based digital rights collection that gives
    greater flexibility with how and where consumers watch purchased movies
    and TV shows
  *Verizon – Displaying how its advanced technology delivers powerful
    solutions to some of society’s most pressing problems in healthcare and
    public safety
  *VOXX International Corp. – Car Connection telematics OBD and Klipsch
    advance home and personal audio

New for this year, CES on the Hill will include a dedicated Eureka Park
showcase area for exhibitors like those at the Eureka Park TechZone at the
2013 International CES^®. CES on the Hill Eureka Park exhibitors highlighting
some of the hottest startups and entrepreneurs include:

  *Aereo – Internet-based broadcast streaming service that allows subscribers
    to view live as well as time-shifted streams of over-the-air television
  *AWARE Technologies – Vehicle Alert Transmitter broadcasts a warning
    message over ordinary car radios when an emergency vehicle is approaching
    increasing the response time of drivers and allowing them to pull over
  *Dock-n-Lock – A safe driving system to prevent dangerous texting and
    talking while driving. Installs like a breathalyzer and requires the
    driver to “dock and lock” the phone before starting the vehicle
  *FutureDash – EnergyBuddy Home Energy Monitoring System provides real-time
    feedback of electrical energy consumption through vivid dashboard displays
    on smartphones, tablets and computers
  *Phone2Action – Mobile advocacy platform helps organizations and candidates
    acquire and engage supports
  *SubPac – A low frequency tactile audio technology transfers low
    frequencies directly to the body and provides a new physical dimension to
    the music experience
  *Troop ID – A digital identification product that provides reputable
    organizations with a secure digital channel to provide benefits, services
    and skill training opportunities to service members, veterans and their
    families without fear of fraud

Also, the ninth annual CEA Digital Patriots Dinner, scheduled for Wednesday,
April 17, will honor Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), Congressmen Jared Polis
(D-CO) and Greg Walden (R-OR) and DISH Network CEO Joseph Clayton for their
support of tech innovation.

WHEN:         CES on the Hill
              April 16, 2013
              5:30-6 p.m. Media tours begin and will run throughout the event
              6-8 p.m. CES on the Hill Showcase and Reception
              Rayburn House Office Building Cafeteria (B-357)
              Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street
              Washington, DC 20003
              Digital Patriots Dinner*
              April 17, 2013
              6:30-10:30 p.m.
              Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
              1127 Connecticut Ave, NW
              Washington, DC 20036

*Proceeds from the Digital Patriots Dinner will be donated to Bright
Beginnings and the CEA Foundation. Bright Beginnings is a
nationally-accredited child and family development center that provides
comprehensive educational, therapeutic, health and family service programs for
homeless families with young children. The CEA Foundation is a national
foundation with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with
technologies to enhance their lives. Focused on strategic support of programs
to impact these communities, the foundation launched its first series of
grants in 2012.

REGISTER:  Press is encouraged to register for both events in advance via the
            following links: Digital Patriots Dinner and/or CES on the Hill.

CONTACT:  Tara Dunion              or   Allison Fried
           Phone: 703-907-7419               Phone: 703-907-7603
           E-mail:            E-mail:

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association
promoting growth in the $209 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More
than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including
legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education,
industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and
strategic relationships.CEA also owns and produces the International CES –
The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into
CEA’s industry services.Find CEA online: and Follow CES at and through both CEA
and CES social media channels.


  *CES on the Hill
    April 16, 2013, Washington, DC
  *Digital Patriots Dinner
    April 17, 2013, Washington, DC
  *Technology & Standards Spring Forum
    May 20-24, 2013, Denver, CO
  *CE Week
    June 24-28, 2013, New York, NY
  *2013 CEA Industry Forum
    October 20-23, 2013, Los Angeles, CA
  *17^th Annual CEO Summit
    October 23-25, 2013, Rancho Palo Verdes, CA
  *2014 International CES New York Press Preview
    November 12, 2013, New York, NY
  *2014 International CES
    January 7-10, 2014, Las Vegas, NV


Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Tara Dunion, 703-907-7419
Allison Fried, 703-907-7603
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