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Record-Breaking CE Week 2014 Concludes in NYC
|By Business Wire
|June 26, 2014 07:42 PM EDT
Week 2014 concluded today after a recording-breaking show with more
participating companies and the largest show floor in event history,
making it the east coast’s largest technology event. CE Week is the
consumer electronics industry’s top annual mid-year event, bringing
together media, analysts and technology thought leaders for product
launches, a dynamic conference program and networking events all focused
More than 180 companies participated in CE week, ranging from tech
startups to major global brands including B&H, Bang &
Olufsen, Delphi, Denon, DISH, Harman, LG, Monster, Pioneer
Electronics, Sharp, Sony, Tiffen, TiVo and WowWee.
“CE Week was a tremendous success across the board – from the largest
number of exhibitors, to the biggest show floor in CE Week history to
the incredible product debuts and dynamic speakers and conference
sessions,” said Martin Porter, executive producer, CE Week. “This week
illustrated the energy and excitement that the tech industry brings to
New York City, to consumers worldwide and to the global economy.”
Week Conference Program covered hot topics across the industry
including 3D printing, robotics, augmented reality, high resolution
audio and wearables. Additionally, Intel Futurist Brian David
Johnson delivered a keynote discussing the future of robotics technology
and featured guest-star, Jimmy the Robot, Intel’s interactive humanoid.
Thursday’s keynote speaker, David Putrino, Co-Founder of Ges
Therapy and StreetSmartScience, explored the revolution of healthcare
through improvements in technology and the resulting direct impact on
humanitarian efforts around the world.
CE Week partner conferences were held throughout the week. The Connected
Car Conference, focused on game-changing behind-the-wheel
innovations, featured executives from the Consumer Electronics
Association (CEA)®, Cisco, Pandora and General Motors. The Your
Next TV Conference discussed the technologies that are enhancing the
TV experience for consumers and featured executives from Sharp, Sony, LG
Several companies hosted press conferences throughout CE Week making
major product announcements including:
Sharp - Announced its new ultra
HD/4K series, the UD27, which will be available in two sizes, a
60-inch and 70-inch, and will include the latest version of the
company’s SmartCentral 3.0 Smart TV platform, as well as its mobile
Pioneer – Introduced
the AppRadioLIVE, a new upgrade to the Pioneer AppRadio system.
The app aggregates content including news, music, events, traffic and
more, integrated into a single user interface.
Monster – Head Monster Noel Lee
unveiled the Monster DNA PRO 2.0 headphone, which will arrive
in August, as well as the Monster 24K line - endorsed by rapper Meek
Mill - and Headphones For Haiti, a charity effort to help the people
Sony – Top Sony executives
discussed the future of 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) technology.
Mike Fasulo, Sony Electronics president and COO, said he had no doubt
that 4K UHD uptake would take place at a fairly fast pace, especially
with the breadth of screen sizes and price points expected to populate
FiftyThree - Georg Petschnigg, CEO
of FiftyThree, gave a live demo of his company’s Pencil USB
Stylus, showing off how the stylus will gain pressure sensitivity with
the new capabilities of iOS 8.
Withings – Showcased the company’s
high quality connected watch, the Activate, which comes with a
sapphire glass, has an activity tracking dial and a vibration function
for the alarm with the time set automatically by smartphone. It’s
waterproof and will be available in the fall.
The hottest technologies merged with the latest fashion in the FashionWare
Fashion Show on Wednesday evening. The show featured the latest in
wearable tech including smart fabrics, embedded sensors, smart jewelry
and shoes that were created using 3D printing technology.
Several product awards were given out during CE Week including the Best
of Show, presented by Dealerscope. The Innovation Zone award was
presented to Perceptive Devices for its head-worn remote control
device with finalists including Windowlikr for its mobile-focused
video codec and First Sign Technologies, which showcased its
headband that automatically detects most violent crimes.
Other events and exhibits featured at CE Week 2014 included:
Battle of the Bands
CE Week Media Breakfast, Powered by ShowStoppers
NYC Startup Pavilion
Women in CE Forum
2nd Screen Summit
Online Video Advertising Summit
All CE Week product demos, panel sessions, press conferences and special
events will be featured on CE
Week TV and available for tech enthusiasts around the world.
Produced by GeekBeat.TV
and hosted by renowned tech journalists Andrea Smith, Cali Lewis and
John Pozadzides (John P.), coverage from CE Week is currently posted on CE
Week TV and will continue to be updated.
CE Week 2015 is scheduled June 22-26, 2015 in New York City. For more
information visit CEWeekNY.com.
Follow CE Week 2014 on Facebook,
and use the official CE Week hashtag, #CEWeek.
About CE Week:
CE Week is the consumer electronics (CE) industry’s official weeklong,
citywide event in New York City. The official mid-year meeting,
conference and new technology showcase includes the event headquarters,
CE Week Exhibits, which is the site of CE Week’s largest exhibition hall
and conference program. CE Week is organized in association with the
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® by Martin Porter & Associates
and Consumer Technology Publishing Group/NAPCO, publisher of
Dealerscope, Technology Integrator and the Technology Tell Network.
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