Innovation Thrives at the 2014 International CES

  Innovation Thrives at the 2014 International CES

Major tech breakthroughs, product launches and tech executives garner world’s
                                  attention

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Business Wire

ARLINGTON, Va. -- January 16, 2014

With never-before seen tech breakthroughs and thousands of new products
launched, innovation took center stage at the 2014 International CES^®. Owned
and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)^®, the 2014 CES ran
January 7-10, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Technology of the future was widespread at the 2014 CES where executives from
every major industry came to see, touch, interact and do business at the
world’s intersection for innovation,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president
of International CES and corporate business strategy. “Amazing new products
emerged in the areas of wireless, apps, automotive, digital health and
fitness, 3D printing, startup tech and so much more. It was an incredible
event that brought the global tech community together and successfully
celebrated and showcased the amazing innovation that is a hallmark of our
industry.”

More than 3,200 exhibitors showcased their latest technologies and major tech
breakthroughs, launching some 20,000 new products to capture the world’s
attention, including the following product highlights:

3D Printing

  *3D Systems ChefJet
  *CEL Robox
  *MakerBot Replicator 3D printer series

Audio

  *Samsung HW-H600 and MX-HS8500 GIGA
  *ClearView invisible speaker Clio
  *LG SoundPlate

Automotive Electronics

  *Audi Traffic Light Assist and Audi Virtual Cockpit
  *BMW Active Assist
  *Corvette Performance Data Recorder
  *Cobra JumPak
  *Hyundai Blue Link
  *Open Automotive Alliance with Google

Computer Hardware & Software

  *Cronycle App
  *EyeLock Myris
  *Lenovo ThinkPad 8
  *Nvidia Shield
  *Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2

Connected Home

  *Alarm.com Wellness
  *LG EasyLoad Dryer Door and LG HomeChat
  *LG HomeChat
  *Moneual Rydis H68 Pro Robotic Vacuum
  *Okidokeys
  *Canary home security
  *Samsung DW80H9970 and Samsung RH9900
  *Sen.se Mother lifestyle management device

Digital Health and Fitness

  *Intel Edison Chip for wearable tech
  *Jaybird Reign Fitness wristband
  *Kolibree Smart Toothbrush
  *LG Lifeband Touch fitness activity monitor
  *Moneual Smart Wristband Baby Monitor
  *Razer Nabu
  *Reebok CrossCheck
  *Rest Mimo Baby Monitor
  *Scanadu Scout
  *Sleep Number X12 Smart Bed

Digital Imaging/Photography

  *Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH
  *Liquid Image Ego LS
  *Panasonic HC-W850
  *Polaroid Socialmatic
  *Samsung NX30

Electronic Gaming

  *Avegant Glyph
  *BenQ XL2720G
  *Gigabyte Brix Pro Steam Machine
  *iBuypower SBX Steam Machine
  *Oculus Rift Crystal Cove
  *Razer Project Christine
  *Sony Playstation Now

Startups

  *Airtime’s wireless HDMI dongle
  *Avegant Glyph
  *FINsix world’s smallest AC adapter
  *Oledcomm LiFi technology

Video

  *Dish Super Joey and Dish Virtual Joey app
  *LG 77EC9800 UHD OLED TV and LG webOS Smart TV
  *Panasonic 4K Ultra HDTV the new “Life+Screen” AX800 series
  *Samsung - 105-inch curved UHD TV and 78-inch U9000 curved UHD set
  *Sharp – Aquos HD TV lineup including new Aquos Quattron+
  *Sony 4k Ultra Short Throw Projector

Wireless and Wireless Devices

  *Cronycle App
  *Huawei - Ascend Mate2 4G Smartphone
  *LG G Flex
  *Martian Notifier
  *Mophie Space Pack
  *Sony Xperie Z1 Compact
  *Typo iPhone Keyboard Case

“CES is a tremendous venue to launch new products, meet with customers, press,
shareholders and partners,” said Sally Washlow, president of Cobra
Electronics.

Other major announcements like the Parrot Jumping Sumo, Sphero Robots and
Sonostar’s e-ink Smart Watch debuted in sensor technology, wearable tech, the
Internet of things, high-resolution audio and green technology. In total, the
2014 CES featured 25 market-specific TechZones and 15 major product
categories.

The International CES attracts highly sought after experts and brings together
leaders from a broad array of industries to survey and transact. The 2014 CES
featured more than 250 conference sessions and 850 speakers including
founders, presidents and CEOs from the following organizations:

  *AT&T
  *Audi
  *Cisco
  *Ericsson
  *Facebook
  *Go Daddy
  *Intel
  *MakerBot
  *Microsoft
  *Nest
  *Pandora
  *Pebble
  *Publicis
  *Qualcomm
  *Redbox Instant by Verizon
  *Salesforce ExactTarget
  *Sony
  *Twitter
  *Xbox, Microsoft
  *Yahoo
  *Zuckerberg Media

Additionally, Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA hosted U.S. Secretary of
Commerce Penny Pritzker on the CES stage during the “Innovation: Keeping
America Open for Business SuperSession.” And, new Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler had a one-on-one conversation with
Shapiro.

“CES is the world’s crossroad for innovation, strategic partnerships and
consumer excitement,” said Joellyn Gray, director of marketing for Fujifilm
North America.

Hollywood stars, musicians, sports legends and TV personalities attended the
2014 CES to promote the latest innovations in consumer technologies.
Television host, journalist and author Maria Menounos served as the
Entertainment Matters Ambassador for the Entertainment Matters at CES program.
Variety’s Breakthrough of the Year Awards celebrated a diverse range of talent
from the fields of film, television, music, comedy and more at a premiere red
carpet event. Actor,comedian,rapper andradio/TV personality Nick Cannon
hosted the awards where Olivia Munn was honored as Breakthrough Actress,
Janelle Monae was honored as Breakthrough Music Artist, Amy Schumer was
honored for Breakthrough Comedy, and actress Kristen Bell accepted the
Breakthrough Film honor on behalf of the film “Veronica Mars.” Other celebrity
sightings included: Pharrel Williams, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Shaquille
O’Neal, Tim Tebow and more. Plus, Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer, The
Walking Dead and Anthony Zuiker, creator and executive producer, CSI: Crime
Scene Investigation were both featured CES speakers.

CEA conducts an independent audit of attendance at the International CES and
verified numbers will be available this spring. For more news on the 2014
International CES, visit CESweb.org. 2014 CES video highlights are available
at: http://www.cesweb.org/News/CES-TV. CES b-roll is available at
http://www.cesweb.org/Press/CES-B-Roll.

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.

About 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  *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

  *2014 Technology & Standards Spring Forum
    May 19-23, 2014, Seattle, WA

  *CE Week
    June 23-27, 2014, New York, NY

       *CE Week Exhibits
         June 25-26, 2014, New York, NY

Contact:

Consumer Electronics Association
Tara Dunion, 703-907-7419
tdunion@CE.org
www.CE.org
or
Allison Fried, 703-907-7603
afried@CE.org
www.CESweb.org
 
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