International CES 2014 sees innovation thrive.January 23, 2014 -
Hosting 3,200+ exhibitors, 2014 International CES® featured premiere technological breakthroughs and ~20,000 new product launches. Product highlights were spread throughout such diverse categories as 3D Printing, Audio, Computer Hardware and Software, Connected Home, Digital Health and Fitness, Digital Imaging/Photography, Electronic Gaming, Startups, Video, and Wireless/Wireless Devices. Additionally, CEA's Gary Shapiro hosted U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on CES stage.
Innovation Thrives at the 2014 International CES
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Press release date: January 16, 2014
Major tech breakthroughs, product launches and tech executives garner world's attention
Arlington, Va. – 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 Systems ChefJet
MakerBot Replicator 3D printer series
Samsung HW-H600 and MX-HS8500 GIGA
ClearView invisible speaker Clio
Audi Traffic Light Assist and Audi Virtual Cockpit
BMW Active Assist
Corvette Performance Data Recorder
Hyundai Blue Link
Open Automotive Alliance with Google
Computer Hardware & Software
Lenovo ThinkPad 8
Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2
LG EasyLoad Dryer Door and LG HomeChat
Moneual Rydis H68 Pro Robotic Vacuum
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
Rest Mimo Baby Monitor
Sleep Number X12 Smart Bed
Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH
Liquid Image Ego LS
Gigabyte Brix Pro Steam Machine
iBuypower SBX Steam Machine
Oculus Rift Crystal Cove
Razer Project Christine
Sony Playstation Now
Airtime’s wireless HDMI dongle
FINsix world’s smallest AC adapter
Oledcomm LiFi technology
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
Huawei - Ascend Mate2 4G Smartphone
LG G Flex
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:
Redbox Instant by Verizon
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 and radio/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.
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: Image removed by sender. CEA Social Media.
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