The International CES (Consumer Electronics Show), the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, completed successfully with mind-blowing technology and inspiring innovations.
Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), CES 2016, took place between 6 and 9 January, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Spanning the largest exhibit floor in the show's 49-year history, with 2.4 million net square feet of exhibit space and featuring more than 3,600 exhibitors who unveiled new products, including a record of 500 startups, the event kicked off with keynotes from the leaders of Netflix, GM and IBM.
The latest game-changing innovations took center stage. Dynamic SuperSessions and conference panels discussing the latest trends and public policies covering the entire spectrum of consumer technology where also featured.
""CES kicks off today as the global platform where emerging technology meets the marketplace. I'm like a kid in a candy store this week, surrounded by mind-blowing innovation that is truly improving the human experience,"" said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association. ""From robotics, 3D printing and unmanned systems to automotive tech, wearables and beyond, our world is changing as technology connects us all and works to solve the impossible. It is incredible we get to bring together so many industry visionaries, influencers and entrepreneurs this week at CES to showcase how tech is changing the world. The energy in Las Vegas right now is palpable.""
Companies big and small use CES to introduce the latest innovation to the global market. Around 20,000 products were launched; some of the major product debuts included: Bosch - In-Vehicle Audio/Video System with Personalized Haptic Touchscreen, including haptic control so drivers can feel the buttons on the screen and receive touch feedback. Casio -Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 powered by Android Wear, the first watch with a built-in microphone that is water resistance up to 50 meters and features a dual layer display structure that meets U.S. military standards. DISH - Hopper 3, powering up to seven home TVs at once, and comes with 16 tuners and a ""Sports Bar Mode"" that lets owners watch four regular HD channels at once on their Ultra HD TV. Hisense - 2016 line of TVs with ULED technology, which is three times brighter than OLED and has quantum dot technology. HS Innovation GmbH -RUN ROCKETS & DIGITAL SKI, high-end precision sensors attached to skis or running shoes that measure the exact movements of the skis or user's feet. Kia - The Drive Wise combines the current advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) with telematics, bringing faster and more accurate assistance for drivers. LG Signature OLED TV, featuring picture-on-glass design, a 2.57 mm panel, Dolby Vision technology and an integrated speaker system with a built-in woofer. Marathon Laundry - Smart laundry machine that customizes wash cycles and allows users to switch from washer to dryer without removing clothes. MobileHelp -Next-generation remote health medical alarm that pairs with smartphones. Qualcomm -Snapdragon 602A automotive processor, which will be used in 2017 Audi cars, allowing for high bandwidth in-vehicle Internet connectivity. Samsung - KS9500 SUHD TV, highlighting quantum dot technology, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 4K Ultra HD resolution capabilities with the world's first bezel-less design. Sony - 4K HDR TV (X930D series) features new slim backlight drive technology, voice recognition in 40 languages, Sony's exclusive Content Bar and ultra-thin design. Stream TV - Unveiled Ultra-D 4K Glasses-Free technology.
On the final day, the event ended with CES Innovation Awards as an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products.