2015 International CES

GEEK heaven.  TechyMike will plan on going next year!  

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) runs this year, in Las Vegas, from Jan 5 (for Keynotes and such) while the exhibit floor will be open Jan 6 thru 9.

The CES traditionally is THE place for consumer facing vendors (see, I still know how to use buzz words, haha) to announce their latest products for the consumer market.

Visit these sites to see very detailed and cool overviews of what technology will be at the CES, and go to CNET for live show updates next week:

Follow the show as it happens at CNET

The Verge (what to expect)

BBC Technology News (what to expect)

One of the major focuses this year is the “Internet of Things”.  WTF is that you ask?  Well……one of the quotes in the Press Release below explains very nicely what is meant by “The Internet of Things”, I will copy it here:

“The ‘Internet of Things’ is the hottest topic in tech right now,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. “It’s all about the opportunity to connect everyday items  like cars, home security systems and kitchen appliances to networked devices like PCs and smartphones for greater control and management of our everyday lives. We’re excited that the 2015 CES will bring together all of the companies and products that are making this a reality.”

It appears as though the exhibit floor will be split into East and West areas.  I took the liberty of copying the technology that will be highlighted in each of these areas.  Free advertising for CES, I am sure they don’t mind….

Tech East

Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC), the Westgate Las Vegas (Westgate) and the Renaissance Las Vegas (Renaissance)

Tech East is where innovations in audio, automotive electronics, gaming, video, wireless devices, wireless services, digital imaging/photography or anything “i” comes to market. A convenient transportation system will connect Tech East and Tech West and run continually throughout the show.

LVCC

  • Exhibits showcasing product categories such as:
    • Audio
    • Automotive electronics
    • Computer hardware/software/services
    • Content creation & distribution
    • Digital imaging/photography
    • Electronic gaming
    • Internet services
    • Video
    • Wireless devices & services

WESTGATE

RENAISSANCE

  • Hospitality suites
  • Meeting rooms

Tech West

Sands Expo (Sands), The Venetian, The Palazzo, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn (Wynn/Encore)

Tech West will be a must see for buyers, distributors, press, industry analysts and key decision makers. Featuring the innovative power behind tomorrow’s industry, Tech West encompasses revolutions in fitness and health, the Internet of things, sensors and other high-growth technologies changing the way we live, work and play. Tech West will serve the titans of tech, promising startups and everything in between.

SANDS

  • Marketplaces such as:
  • Exhibits showcasing product categories such as:
    • 3D printing
    • Fitness and sports
    • Health and biotech
    • Robotics
    • Sensors
    • Smart Home
    • Startups
    • Wearables

VENETIAN

WYNN/ENCORE

  • Hospitality Suites

CES “Internet of Things” Press Release

2015 International CES to Host Largest Ever “Internet of Things” Showcase

More than 900 CES Exhibitors Will Share Products, Services and Technologies That Connect Everyday Devices to the Network

Arlington, VA – 12/29/2014 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that the 2015 International CES® will feature the largest ever showcase of products, services and technologies that make up the “Internet of Things” (IoT), with more than 900 exhibitors planning to share innovations that harness the power of the network to connect everyday devices. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2015 CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and will run January 6-9, in Las Vegas, Nevada.“The ‘Internet of Things’ is the hottest topic in tech right now,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. “It’s all about the opportunity to connect everyday items  like cars, home security systems and kitchen appliances to networked devices like PCs and smartphones for greater control and management of our everyday lives. We’re excited that the 2015 CES will bring together all of the companies and products that are making this a reality.”The Sensors Marketplace will highlight one of the key technologies that is enabling the IoT. Exhibitors participating in the marketplace include eyeSight Mobile Technologies, Logbar and QuickLogic Corp. In addition, the Smart Home Marketplace will showcase a smarter, more efficient home accelerated by smartphones and tablets interacting with a myriad of connected objects and devices, from basic security systems to connected lighting systems. Some of the 2015 CES exhibitors expected to showcase IoT technologies include Bosch, Lowe’s, Konnect Labs, iDevices, Muzzley and Blinksight among many others.2015 CES keynoters Boo-Keun Yoon, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel Corp., are expected to share their insights on IoT innovations. Other CES conference programming will also explore the future of this trend with the following sessions:Privacy and the IoT: Navigating Policy IssuesManufacturers and policymakers discuss steps that each can take to build consumer trust in devices and applications while preserving creativity and the flexibility to innovate. This panel will feature opening remarks from The Honorable Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the FTC.1-2 PM Tuesday, January 6LVCC, North Hall, Room N254The Impact of the Internet of ThingsExperts will discuss the impact of IoT products, including what application areas are going to have the biggest adoption or change.2:15-3:15 PM Wednesday, January 7LVCC, North Hall, Room N261The State of the Internet of ThingsPart of the Research Summit conference track, this session will explore where the Internet of Things stands today and what its defining trends suggest about the road ahead.3:30-4:30 PM Wednesday, January 7LVCC, North Hall, Room N253The 2015 CES will feature more than 3,500 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies.Note to Editors:  The official name of the global technology event is “International CES®.”  Subsequent references to the event can be shortened to “CES.”

About CESThe 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 $211 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: 

Press Contacts:Tara Dunion
703-907-7419
tdunion@ce.org

Allison Fried
703-907-7603
afried@ce.org

Summary

TechyMike will keep closer track of the “Internet of Things” as 2015 progresses, so be sure to “Follow” this blog so you get the latest in technology information…..made easy, well, kinda.  TRIVIA NOTE: TechyMike was the CTO of what was, in it’s time, the largest conference in the world on video and audio conferencing and distance learning.  TeleCon is long gone….

Download the 2015 CES App:

The 2015 CES App is Now Available

Rebuilt from the ground up, the Official CES app for the 2015 International CES literally puts the show in the palm of your hands. Be notified when events or conference sessions are getting ready to begin, browse through the enhanced exhibitor directory, follow the show on social media, get the latest news and happenings surrounding the show and compete in a CES-wide game. To log in to the CES App, you will need the email and password you used to register for #CES2015.

Download the app for iOS and for Android devices.

Here are a bunch of 30 second product pitches…..

 

 CES 2015 logo

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