CES Daily Show Day 2 - January 9, 2019

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To learn more about TCL’s QLED lineup, visit Central Hall booth #12929.

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WELCOME TO CES 2019 BY GARY SHAPIRO, PRESIDENT AND CEO KAREN CHUPKA, EVP, CES CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION

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elcome to the second day of CES® 2019! The show is in full swing with tens of thousands of new products on display for the world to see. The entire spectrum of the global tech industry is gathered here this week at CES. In fact, out of the 180,000 industry professionals onsite, more than 60,000 traveled from outside the U.S. – underscoring how innovation can drive growth in all parts of the world. Many countries are implementing policies that fuel innovation and further economic growth. Some are going to great lengths to support technology innovation. Yesterday, we unveiled CTA’s 2019 International Innovation Scorecard, identifying which countries are creating the best innovation environments. Those receiving the highest rankings were named Innovation Champions – visit CTA.tech/InternationalScorecard to see how your country fares.

New and emerging areas at CES 2019 are moving beyond traditional product categories to embody the full scope of tech innovation. The technology industry is boundless. In fact today, every company – regardless of industry, market or service – is a tech company. Here on the show floor, you’ll see global tech brands alongside non-traditional technology companies, representing markets such as agriculture, fashion, beauty, healthcare and infrastructure, to name a few. From John Deere in the AI and Robotics Marketplace (LVCC, South Hall 2) to Allstate in the Vehicle Technology section (LVCC, North Hall), L’Oréal in Digital Health (Venetian) and Pinterest in C Space (Aria), these brands are redefining what it means to be a tech company. New and emerging areas at CES 2019 are moving beyond traditional product categories to embody the full scope of tech innovation. This year, we’re focusing on Resilience (Westgate), with companies showcasing innovation that keeps the world powered, healthy, safe, fed and secure. Our Smart Cities area (Westgate) has expanded, with companies committed to making cities around the world more connected. And C Space – the intersection of entertainment and technology – has increased by 200 percent since its inception in 2015, with new exhibitors such as Pandora, Univision and WWE. Technology touches every facet of our global economy, revolutionizing markets, improving efficiency and providing solutions to many of society’s most pressing issues. Enjoy the show floor today as you take in our new world of tech. Sincerely,

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THE OFFICIAL

DAILY VP/MARKET EXPERT, AV/CONSUMER ELECTRONICS, EDUCATION & PRO AUDIO: Adam Goldstein, adam.goldstein@futurenet.com

WHAT YOU MUST SEE

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM CES 2019

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CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

CES SPORTS ZONE

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#NBATwitter: A Conversation with Adam Silver and Jack Dorsey (pictured) ARIA, Level 3, Primrose Ballroom 2-3

See the full schedule of conferences on page 159

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Shaping The Future With Deep Data BY MATT PRUZNICK The message at this year’s CES is a bold one: The technology exhibited here will do far more than just make our lives easier and more enjoyable — it will change how the world works. “I actually believe we’re going to solve more fundamental human problems in the next two decades than we have in the last two centuries,” said Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), during his introduction to the keynote address on Tuesday morning. “We have more than 4,500 exhibitors, 1,200 startups, and every major and emerging industry is represented in Las Vegas this week, from more than 155 countries, regions and territories,” said Karen Chupka, EVP of CES at CTA. “And they’re all here to experience life-changing technology.” Keynote speaker Ginni Rometty, IBM Chair, President and CEO, took the stage to discuss how her company is working to guide these technological transformations — beginning with how we utilize data. “For years I have said that data will be the world’s greatest natural resource,” Rometty said. “But we estimate that less than 1 percent of the data that the world is emitting is actually collected and analyzed.” This untapped “deep data” holds tremendous potential. For example, Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Airlines, shared how predictive maintenance technology and advanced process engineering reduced the airline’s mechanical delays from 56,000 in 2010 to just 55 last year. Another guest, Charles Redfield, Executive VP of Food at Walmart, explained how the company’s blockchain initiatives have cut the time it took to trace produce from the

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shelf to the farm from seven days to 2.2 seconds — enabling greater visibility into food safety and a reduction of waste in times of recalls. In the field of computing, Rometty and Dr. Dario Gil, COO of IBM Research and VP, AI and Quantum Computing, explained how we are progressing from narrow AI to broad AI, which incorporates learning and reasoning, and introduced the company’s work on quantum computing, which brings together the worlds of information and quantum physics. Dr. Vijay Swarup, R&D VP at ExxonMobil, explained how integrated quantum computing systems like IBM’s Q System One will enable scientists to study energy at the atomic level — transform-

ing our understanding of fields like carbon capture and conversion chemistry. “These tools are so powerful, but like all powerful tools, we have to usher them safely into society,” Rometty said. “I really do believe trust and security will be the preconditions for this era to thrive.” And, ensuring these conditions are met requires everyone’s participation. “I challenge you to harness all of [the ideas and innovations] to help build a world where everyone has access to more opportunities, improved health and better experiences,” Shapiro said. “We can’t know the future, but we can still shape it — and that’s what CES is all about.”

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Sony’s Tech & Entertainment Divisions Are Finally In Tune BY STEWART WOLPIN For the first time in memory, Sony announced no new products at its annual CES press presentation, held as usual in the company’s Las Vegas Convention Center booth on Monday. Instead, the conglomerate spent 45 minutes discussing the complete intellectual property integration of its entertainment and electronics divisions. Under the chairmanship of Sir Howard Stringer between 2005-2013, the two divisions were largely walled-off, a segregation many observers believe contributed to Sony’s decline in electronics prominence. But after Kazuo “Kaz” Hirai took over the company, then moved up to chairman as current president and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida took over day-to-day operations, “Sony finally leveraged its content and broader Sony technology business,” Yoshida explained. To illustrate Sony’s more tightly integrated creative and technological approach, several Sony creative executives and creators took the stage to explain how their artistic process and production was

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aided by Sony technology, and how Sony electronics helped deliver their work to consumers — to

CES DAILY With Chery K. Goodman, Head of Corp Comm, Sony North America

What brings you to CES 2019? CES has always been the premier venue to showcase Sony’s latest product innovations and consumer experiences, and also to check out what others in the industry are doing. How many years have you attended or exhibited at CES? Since the very first CES in 1967, Sony has been a key contributor of the conference. My first CES was in 2001 with MP3.com founder Michael Roberston pitching the newly launched Linux-based PCs software Lindows. What’s your goal at this year’s show? At CES 2019, Sony will showcase user experiences that advance the utility of consumer devices. You’ll have to watch the press conference to get the full story, but in a nutshell,

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we will highlight the broader continuum that exists between how entertainment content is created, how it connects with consumers, and how it increasingly connects our worlds. We believe the key to providing next-generation consumer experiences lies in understanding this full continuum and offering gateway consumer electronics devices that live up to how film and music artists intended these experiences to be. What’s the one thing you think would surprise attendees if they knew about you or your company? People might be surprised to know that Sony’s very first product was an electric rice cooker. Developed in wartorn Tokyo in 1945 under the company’s previous name — Tokyo Telecommunications Research Institute — the rice cooker was never offered commercially. However, it very

the benefit of all Sony divisions. “A critical part of the life span of movie content is the home entertainment window following its theatrical run,” said Tom Rothman, president of Sony Pictures Entertainment. “And audiences watching great film and television content at home want the best possible home theater experience.” Rothman cited the close collaboration between Sony camera engineers and filmmakers, most prominently “Avatar” director James Cameron. Rob Stringer, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, introduced Pharrell Williams, who rhapsodized about a recent trip he took to Tokyo to experience Sony’s newest sound reproduction technology, 360 Reality Audio. But the process, aimed at creating spherical sound mixes using MPEG-H that can be streamed and listened to through new types of headphones and speakers, isn’t simply another attempt at multichannel headphones. “Sony wanted to provide more creative options for artists, which led us to the next level of innovation,” noted Stringer — a development aim seconded by an enthusiastic Williams.

much reflected Sony’s early commitment to developing products that improve people’s lives. Even today, all our electronics products are designed based on the fundamental principle of providing value to society, whether it’s through entertainment, convenience or our deep capabilities in sensors. Sony is also very aggressive on their carbon footprint. To that end we have a plan to achieve a zero environmental footprint in 2050 called “Road to Zero.” What’s your favorite CES memory? On the product innovation side, my first CES with Sony was unforgettable as Aibo stole the show. His pouty OLED eyes elicited the spectrum of positive emotions from showgoers and press. However, my personal favorite memory was working with some of the cast of Star Trek for the 2013 Qualcomm CES keynote. My inner geek was elated with chips, apps and tricorders — oh my! What do you believe will dominate the tech conversation in 2019? The industry has a lot of tech trends in play, some of which are poised to converge with one another. The co-optimization of streaming media with consumer devices is one such convergence.

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Intel Unleashing ‘New Era Of Computing’ Expanding From PC Chips To AI, 5G And Beyond BY MATT PRUZNICK Intel has its sights set high: $300 billion high, to be precise. That’s the adjustable market opportunity that it is pursuing as it builds on its core PC-centric model with a range of data-driven initiatives. “We’re in the early stages of a new era of computing,” said Gregory Bryant, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Client Computing Group. “And that’s an era that’s being defined by the innovative use of data on every technology platform — from the client to the Cloud, from the network to the edge, and increasingly everywhere in between.” In that spirit, Intel announced a series of products at its Monday afternoon press conference that are designed to accelerate innovation in everything from personal computing, gaming and music production to AI, 5G service and autonomous driving. Enabling these pursuits is the development of the company’s latest chipsets: Intel debuted six new ninth-generation Intel Core processors and three new ninthgen mobile processors, and announced that its latest Xeon processor, Cascade Lake, is shipping. But the centerpiece of the show was its forthcoming 10nm chipsets. These include the Ice Lake 10nm client SOC — which the company says brings a number of firsts, including native integrated Thunderbolt 3 and Wi-Fi 6 — for mobile computing; Lakefield, a five-core hybrid CPU that en-

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ables increased battery life and higher performance on a smaller chip; and Snow Ridge, a network SOC being developed specifically for 5G access, to be installed on wireless base stations on cellphone towers. (The company also announced its intent to bring a 5G modem to market this year.)

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Household Robots: Doing the Chores We Don’t Want to Do with Lisa Winter, Mechanical Engineer, Quartz

Winter has over 20 years of experience designing and building robots, including competing in Robot Wars and BattleBots competitions since 1996. She helped launch Fisher Price’s first wearable baby monitor in 2017 and recently joined an early-stage startup working on the future of construction. She also mentors kids in robotics, and is working with a team to make and deploy an orangutan tracking device aimed at saving the species.

other robots — it was just a lot of fun and very exciting. I still think it’s very important to have fun with what you’re doing.

You’ve been involved in robotics since childhood. How has your interest evolved? When I was a kid it was all about the competition and beating

What do you see as the biggest barrier to adoption of robotics into everyday life? There’s the learning curve. There’s the tech aspect of having

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In addition, Intel highlighted some partnerships, including with Comcast for improved home networks; the Alibaba group and wrnch AI for 3D athlete tracking for the 2020 Olympics; and Mobileye, an Intel subsidiary that develops vision-based autonomous driving systems.

What the biggest message you try to convey to the kids you mentor? Just showing up is just one great way to show young people, especially girls, that anyone can get into these activities. If you like it, go for it, and don’t think you’re not qualified to do this.

experience, or if the robot just has a really good UX or UI. It’s also cultural. People get a little hung up on if a robot is taking a human’s job. … People don’t think of a dishwasher as being an intrusion into their lives, but it’s a lot more complicated with a robot/human interaction. How many times have you been to CES? At least five times. What are you most excited to see this year? I’m always looking for innovation — looking at the new TVs and the new quadcopters. I want to see different places that people are trying to bring robots in.

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Gary’s Book Club The authors of the books will make a live Q&A appearance at the CTA Stage, with a book signing immediately following each appearance. GARY SHAPIRO: NINJA FUTURE * Wednesday, January 9 CTA Stage: 10:00-10:30 AM * Thursday, January 10 Booth Signing: 10:30-11:30 AM * Friday, January 11 Booth Signing: 10-11 AM CHARLIE FINK: CHARLIE FINK’S METAVERSE: AN AR ENABLED GUIDE TO AR & VR * Wednesday, January 9 CTA Stage: 11 AM Booth Signing: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM KRISTEN GALLERNEAUX: HIGH STATIC, DEAD LINES * Wednesday, January 9 CTA Stage: 1 PM Booth Signing: 1:30-2:30 PM

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KATE O’NEILL : TECH HUMANIST: HOW YOU CAN MAKE TECHNOLOGY BETTER FOR BUSINESS AND BETTER FOR HUMANS * Wednesday, January 9 CTA Stage: 3:30 PM Booth Signing: 4-5 PM JOHN CHAMBERS & DIANE BRADY: CONNECTING THE DOTS * Thursday, January 10 CTA Stage: 11:30 AM Booth Signing: 12:00-1:00 PM SCOTT BROWN: (C)LEAN MESSAGING * Thursday, January 10 CTA Stage: 12:30 PM Booth Signing: 1-2 PM

Spotify’s Trust In Pods BY ANTHONY SAVONA Last year, Spotify announced that it was going begin a focus on podcasters, and at yesterday’s C Space Storyteller session, company Vice President Courtney Holt revealed some of the ways it is happening, including introducing journalist Jemele Hill on stage as the latest exclusive podcaster to sign with Spotify. The session was moderated by Natalie Jarvey, Media Editor, “The Hollywood Reporter,” who asked Hill why she signed with Spotify to create her new podcast, called Unbothered. “I tend to have some things to say,” said Hill, “and not a lot of platforms give the freedom to be thoughtful, and Spotify is great for authentic voices. They have a proven track record of supporting them, and I am excited to help the brand and myself grow and be challenged.” While Spotify has a focus on podcasts, it isn’t getting away from music — in fact, Holt sees music and podcasts integrating perfectly for listeners. “When we started the podcast initiative, we recognized that it was a good complement to our music series,” said Holt. “People who consume podcasts consume more music, more Spotify. They were increasing time with the platform. “Using music data to recommend podcasts really works. We kept testing, and realized it was driving more engagement. We allow artists to authentically reach their audience with the music they want to make, and we see podModerator Natalie Jarvey (left) speaks with journalist Jemele Hill (center) casts as an extension of that.” and Spotify’s Courtney Holt.

LG’s Opportunity Of Our Lifetime

BY STEVE SMITH Artificial intelligence must think and learn, rather than just pour information, in order for humans to fully realize the potential of the technology, Dr. I.P. Park, LG Electronics President/Chief Technology Officer, asserted in his CES keynote on Monday evening at the Park MGM. Park, whose address marked the first time an LG exec has keynoted at CES, outlined how the company will “shape a new future of [artificial intelligence] AI” with devices that will “evolve, connect and open” to provide “an opportunity of our lifetime to open the next chapter in human progress.” LG’s ThinQ is “a new language for articulating our user-centric framework for thinking and using AI in all our future innovations,” Park explained. The company’s OLED TVs features its ALPHA 9 AI chip for TV, which automatically optimizes the display and sound settings to what you’re watching, he said.

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LG has also developed what Park described as the first AI chip for home appliances, which combines voice recognition, visual recognition, Wi-Fi connectivity and sensor interfaces in a single piece that “allow a whole range of devices to learn and evolve.” One of Park’s key announcements was that LG is working closely with Qualcomm to ensure all the company’s devices and solutions are 5G ready. He also outlined how robotics will soon be used to “better manage our lives and the space we live in.”

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How Bombas Built Buzz With Facebook BY ANTHONY SAVONA David Heath, Co-Founder and CEO of disruptor sock manufacturer Bombas, cannot deny the synergy that exists between his company and Facebook — in fact, his company was founded based on a post that he saw on the social media platform. “I had read a post on Facebook that said socks were the No. 1 item needed by homeless people,” said Heath in yesterday morning’s inaugural C Space Storyteller session as to the reason why he founded his company, which donates pairs to the homeless for every one sold. “And now we have just donated our 14 millionth pair of socks.” The session was hosted by Nada Stirratt, VP, Global Marketing Solutions, North America, Facebook, who prompted Heath to discuss the reasons for his company’s success, and how tech played a part in it. The interaction with Facebook was undeniable in marketing the product, which most people think of as a commodity. “In retail, there is no way to tell a deep story, so we [used] Facebook,” said Heath. “Storytelling is important, and we leveraged that for a deeper experience. After all, we are telling a story about a product that most people don’t think about.”

David Heath (left), Bombas, and Nada Stirratt, Facebook

Facebook also plays a big part in the company’s video marketing strategy, which Heath admitted happened accidentally with a joke between him and his partner where Heath promised to get a tattoo when they donated 1 million pairs of socks. “Two and half years later, and we made a video of me getting the tattoo,” said Heath. “We tested the video on Facebook, and it proved to be our most successful piece of creative — 130 million views. Then we cut it for television, where it also proved successful. “Facebook has become the incubator platform for what we put on TV. We test multiple versions

and we test audiences to see what resonates. Then we take that creative and bring it to TV outlets with similar audiences. We find we get great adoption rates.” Discussing building trust with your customers, a hot topic right now, Heath offered this advice, “Be upfront with consumers about how you are going to leverage their data to make a better experience. Some of our customers will never buy kid socks, and by not clogging their email with kid sock ads and offers, we make their experience better. Know your customers and their interests so you can provide a better experience.”

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At the end of Monday’s Samsung press conference, Gary Lee (left), Senior Vice President and Head of AI Center, brought out Samsung Bot Care for a quick health checkup of Senior Vice President Yoon Lee. Bot Care can check vital signs, monitor medicine intake, provide emergency care, and send daily health briefings to caregivers. “Samsung is providing technology that lets you do more of what you love, and lets you help those you love,” said Yoon Lee.

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Monster Celebrates The Big 4-0 BY MATT PRUZNICK Monster is commemorating four decades in business at CES as well as outlining a plan for the next 40 with what it is calling “Monster 4.0.” “It’s just been a really incredible ride, but the question is: How do you stay relevant?” said Noel Lee, Monster’s founder. The answer, he said, is in shifting its philosophy to adjust to the changing market and buying habits, and in forming partnerships. “Monster 4.0 is partnering with people who do other things well: the manufacturing, the distribution, the sales, the logistics … and focusing on what Monster does best: product development, innovation, new ideas, and bringing them to market faster.” Lee then proceeded to introduce the company’s slate of new products. Highlights include Lightspeed HDMI cables with 100Gbps throughput; power solutions with Amazon Alexa control; a range of new headphones, including the company’s first active noise cancelling models in the Inspiration 2.0 and an in-ear model, as well as the iSport Marathon with 24-hour battery life and the Clarity mass-market line; Blaster S MonsterTalk boombox with Alexa capability; a thin, high-performance soundbar; and the SuperCharger mobile power device with inductive charging. Along with his son, Kevin Lee, Noel also unveiled the company’s venture into LED lighting

Jem Accessories, which is partnering with Monster as part of its 4.0 License to Sell alliance, is hosting car audio demonstrations at Jem’s booth — 12011 in the Central Hall. The Lamborghini Aventador features an audio system personally tuned by Monster founder Noel Lee. Shown here: Jem’s Rich D’ambrise (left) and Monster’s Greg Pedersen.

with its Illuminessence line of residential products designed to complement consumers’ experience of music. “We all know that lighting is part of a special music experience,” said Kevin Lee. “So we thought that the consumer deserves a special music experience every day for the home.”

CES DAILY With Jon Grodem, Senior Director, Planning & Strategy, Optoma USA

What brings you to CES 2019? We’re regular exhibitors at CES, and see the show as a great opportunity to give the media and consumers an early look at our brand-new home theater products and audio innovations that will be launching later in the year. On the projector side, we’ll be showing an array of home theater innovations, including 4K, integrated OS and laser, which are all designed to provide consumers with more mainstream projection products for their home at competitive prices. We’ll also be showing a variety of new personal audio devices from our audio brand, NuForce, including truly wireless earphones and other products. How many years have you exhibited at CES? Over 10 years.

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What’s your goal at this year’s show? Our goal at CES is to meet with our valued partners and customers from around the world, and also engage with potential partners and establish relationships with new retailers.

What are you most excited to see or experience? CES is one of the few events that we attend each year that allows us the opportunity to exhibit alongside companies from across different technology verticals, so it’s great to see what new technologies and innovations are being introduced not just within the home theater and audio industries, but across other industries as well. Attending and exhibiting at the show also provides us an

Finally, Noel Lee introduced Monster’s venture into IoT smart home products. Partnering with Tuya — developer of an “elastic, plug-and-play IoT platform” — for software, Monster will begin developing hardware solutions for this rapidly growing market segment.

opportunity to get our partners, customers and the media excited about our product lineup and the year ahead, and we always look forward to seeing first-hand how they react to our new products. What’s the one thing you think would surprise attendees if they knew about you or your company? According to PMA (April 2018), Optoma ranks second in consumer market share (19 percent) for projectors in North America, and ranks second overall in North America projector sales across all channels, with 8.7 percent market share. What’s your favorite CES memory? A highlight from last year’s show was winning the Best Home Theater Product award in the CES 2018 “Best of CES Awards” hosted by Engadget for the Optoma UHD51A. We were excited to unveil the industry’s Alexa skills-enabled 4K UHD projector at the show, and it was an even greater achievement to have our product recognized in the official “Best of CES” competition among thousands of innovative products that debuted last year!

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Nikon has planned an expansive agenda for this week’s CES 2019, including new product intros, upcoming firmware updates and host of show floor presentations. On the product front, the imaging leader came into Las Vegas with two fresh products: the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens and the Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit. The Nikkor Z lens features a nearly flat front lens element, making it the world’s first filter-detachable, ultrawide-angle zoom lens covering a focal length from 14mm, Nikon said. According to the company, it provides “superior optical perform ance and m a x im i zes the potential” of high pixel-count digital cameras like the Nikon Z 7. The lens features a new opt ic a l for mu l a that utilizes four ExtraLow Dispersion (ED) elements and four aspherical elements to provide greater control of distortion and chromatic aberration. Additionally, the use of Nikon’s anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces ghosting and flare, the company said, delivering clearer images that maintain contrast in challenging lighting situations. The Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens will ship this spring and will be priced to hit a $1,299.95 price point. For a full schedule and livestreams of the presentations, visit www.nikonusa.com/live.

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What brings you to the CES 2019? It’s the same motivation that has brought me to CES for the past 40-plus years — to get customers and make sales! How many years have you attended and exhibited at CES? This marks the 36th consecutive year Scosche has exhibited at CES. I attended my first CES in 1974 (6 years before Scosche was formed). I’ve attended every year but one since then. What’s your goal at this year’s show? My goal for CES this year is to demonstrate our latest innovations to as many people as possible. My objective is not only to show them our new products, but more importantly, to help them understand the technology that makes the products possible. For example, we’ll be demonstrating our latest generation of wireless charging mounts that offer innovative new design and engineering features that anyone who drives, and owns a phone, will really appreciate. What’s your favorite CES memory? Without a doubt my favorite CES memory is of the year we debuted the Scosche Realm car audio system in our 1963 Lincoln Continental. MC Hammer walked into our booth, sat in the Continental, pulled out a CD from his laptop and asked if he could play it in the Realm player. Of course we said yes, and within seconds we had a crowd of people in our booth listening and dancing along to the music. It was the very first time MC had played this new CD in public. That’s a moment I’ll always remember.

Taiwan Tech Arena Brings Innovation to the World Market BY MATT PRUZNICK As a global event, CES serves as a platform where the biggest and smallest companies alike come together to push technology forward. This year, 44 startup companies traveled from Taiwan to show their work to the world in the Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) in the Eureka Park section of the Sands Expo Center. “We see value in bringing companies over to the States,” said Dr. Yu-Chin Hsu, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. “Taiwan is very strong in ICT [information and communications technology], and we are moving into

AI and IoT… We’re hoping to attract investment and reach out so that our technology can connect to the world market.” In Taipei, TTA has more than 100 startup companies working under its purview, with the goal of providing networking opportunities and access to talent and funding. Last year, TTA Dr. Yu-Chin Hsu and John Kelley lead the opening introduction at the brought 32 startups to CES; after the show, most Taiwan Tech Arena booth. of them received investment from large compaKelley, Senior Director, International Programs and nies, according to Hsu. This year, of the 44 comShow Director of CES Asia. “I think it’s a testament panies that exhibited, eight received CTA Innovato the innovation that’s in Taiwan and the strength tion Awards. of the Taiwanese innovation economy.” “The numbers are very impressive,” said John

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Veoneer’s Learning Intelligent Vehicle (LIV) will feature Level 4 technology at CES and will communicate with the Cloud over an Ericsson cellular network.

BY JOSEPH PALENCHAR More passenger vehicles are hitting U.S. streets with varying levels of self-driving capabilities, but it’ll be awhile before cars with the highest levels of SAE-defined autonomy — levels 3, 4 and 5 — reach U.S. roads in large numbers. Autonomous-vehicle advocates, for example, expect production vehicles built from the ground up with embedded Level 4 technology will be available commercially by 2020 or 2021– but only in limited quantities and only for driverless car-hailing services or other fleets operating inside specific geo-fenced areas or along preprogrammed routes. Meantime, vehicles retrofitted with Level 4 gear have already trickled onto streets for extensive testing, and commercial Level 4 ride-hailing services are coming online. Waymo was expected in late 2018 to roll out a commercial Level 4 ride-hailing service in the Phoenix area. In 2019, Intel and its Mobileye unit plan on-road beta tests of Level 4 ride hailing in Jerusalem, taking it commercial by 2022. In late 2019, GM plans a commercial launch in one city in select areas where routes are simple.

HIGH FIVE The timetable is farther out for the sale of Level 5 vehicles to consumers, and even then only in limited quantities, Veoneer research VP Ola Boström told us. Unlike Level 4 vehicles, Level 5 vehicles drive themselves on any road anywhere in the U.S., thanks to a more extensive HD Map database and more powerful sensor arrays. These vehicles won’t need steering wheels or pedals. The Level 4 developments follow the commercial launch in recent years of Level 2 technology in select U.S. passenger vehicles, including all Teslas and Volvos and select models from Cadillac, BMW and Mercedes. Level 2 vehicles cruise on highways at highway speeds, automatically staying in lane and matching traffic speed. Drivers can take their feet off the gas and brake pedals but must pay attention and keep their hands on the wheel. Audi takes autonomy to the next level with its Level 3 Traffic Jam Pilot in the 2018 A8 in Europe, but Audi isn’t bringing the system to the U.S. for multiple reasons, including a need Continued on page 38

Honda Showcases Autonomous Work Vehicle BOOTH 7900 Honda’s wide-ranging CES 2019 showcase includes real-world testing scenarios of the Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle, a prototype off-road vehicle that is a combination of Honda’s all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and emerging advanced autonomous technology. It was designed by Honda R&D Americas to bring efficiencies and increased safety to public, commercial, and consumer enterprises, such as construction, agriculture, search and rescue and firefighting. The Autonomous Work Vehicle is based on Honda’s ATV chassis, which has a 30-year history of accessing hard-to-reach locations with its rugged four-wheel drive system. The vehicle features GPS and sensor-based autonomy capable of guiding the unit in almost any environment; a rail ac-

cessory mount system for limitless accessories and attachments; and onboard power plug-ins. Since the Autonomous Work Vehicle’s debut at CES 2018 under the name 3E-D18, Honda has worked with partners to beta-test and evaluate use cases in a broad array of work environments, including a large-scale solar operations company in North Carolina, a wildland firefighting division in Colorado, and an agricultural and environmental sciences college in California. As R&D efforts continue on the Autonomous Work Vehicle, Honda seeks to collaborate with partners to develop accessories and attachments that will expand the machine’s potential uses, businesses that may have a need for the vehicle, and autonomy technology and sensor developers to further

improve the platform’s off-road autonomy. Pricing and availability will be announced at the show.

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38 | CES 2019 DAILY | JANUARY 8-11, 2019 Continued from page 36 for updated federal regulations and a patchwork of state regulations that make it difficult to sell a vehicle nationwide. With Level 3 systems, drivers can take their hands off the wheel and feet off the pedals, but only in a fully controlled environment, such as on a highway. Drivers don’t have to continuously monitor the road but must be ready to respond to a prompt to take over control. As its name implies, Audi’s Traffic Jam Pilot can be used only in specific traffic-jam conditions. It controls acceleration, stopping, and staying in lane, but not if the vehicle travels faster than 37mph, and only on highways or multilane roads without red lights and with a barrier between oncoming lanes. Some technologies are road-ready now, but some aren’t. Here’s a sample of what you’ll find at CES:

How Ford Uses Giant Furnaces, Robots & Super-Hot Lasers To Build Safer Cars BY CAT ELLIS Ford has developed a fully automated version of the traditional blacksmithing technique of hotforming, using robots, giant furnaces and lasers hotter than lava to build safer cars. Hot-forming was first used to craft suits of plate armor, and has now found a second life in Ford’s vehicle assembly plant in Saarlouis, Germany, where it’s been fully automated to create the safety cell for the new Ford Focus. The cell’s components are made from boemergency first responders now carry hydrauron steel (the strongest steel used in the autolic cutters designed to cut it safely so they can motive industry), which is heated to almost rescue trapped casualties after road accidents), 1,000C in a 40-meter long furnace. Specially but the company’s fully automated plant is the built heat-resistant robots transport the pieces first of its kind. to a 1,150-tonne press, where they are shaped “We are building on techniques used to and cooled in less than three seconds. strengthen steel for thousands of years, incorpoThe heat-formed metal is three times stronrating modern materials and auger than conventional steels. It’s tomation to speed and refine the resistant to standard drills and hot-forming process,” said Dale blades, and is cut at the plant usWishnousky, VP of manufacing lasers operating at 300 deturing at Ford of Europe. “The grees C. Ford resulting boron steel safety cell Ford isn’t the first car manuGL-13 helps to make the all-new Focus facturer to use boron steel (the LVCC, NORTH HALL 5002 one of our safest vehicles ever.” material is common enough that WESTGATE, MEETING ROOMS

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Clarion: In-car demos feature autonomous valet parking, vehicle summoning, and pothole detection and avoidance. Ericsson/Veoneer: Veoneer’s automated driving technology will be combined with Ericsson’s cellular and Cloud technologies to enhance the reliability of Level 2-4 vehicles and get cars to their destinations faster and safer. For example, if police or road-maintenance laborers close a lane, beacons in their possession automatically send an alert to the Cloud for sharing with Veoneer-powered cars, enabling the cars to reroute themselves or prepare to change lanes without a passenger’s intervention. Mobileye/Intel: In separate booths, Intel and Intel-owned Mobileye are displaying a Level 4 fleet vehicle using technology that will be deployed in a 2019 beta test of a ride-hailing service in Jerusalem. The companies are also showing their Road Experience Management (REM) car-to-Cloud solution. Mobileye vehicles detect changes to embedded HD Maps as they travel, then upload the changes to the Cloud for sharing with other Mobileye vehicles.

At John Deere, AI Comes To Modern Farming

BOOTH 26408 John Deere says it is going big this year with the CES debut of its connected, highly automated and artificially intelligent farming machines. Deere’s booth offers attendees the opportunity to see the sophisticated technologies farmers are using today, from sensors to AI and network connectivity. At Deere’s booth, get up close and personal with a commercially available John Deere combine, a 20-ton machine used to harvest crops. Its advanced AI capabilities are implemented with the goal of helping farms to feed the world. Among the other John Deere attractions this year: • See how AI is transforming the farming process, using computer vision to differentiate crop elements in the field and in the machine while incorporating historic data, allowing the machines to grow exponentially smarter and work more efficiently over time — and how this capability is changing the game when it comes to sustainability of resources. • Check out various IoT, sensor, GPS and mobile applications — all critical in creating an smart farm. Additionally, John Deere is hosting ride-alongs in a highly automated John Deere tractor, letting attendees experience some of the most advanced self-driving A commercially available John Deere combine features advanced AI capabilities capabilities anywhere on the market.

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Connected Signals Rapidly Bringing Smart Cities Online BOOTH 6015 Connected Signals, a provider of predictive real-time traffic signal information, is showcasing its latest technology for smart cities and smart cars at CES 2019. The company is demonstrating two new patent-pending technologies that use predictive data and AI to improve safety, increase fuel efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and improve traffic flow. In addition, the company’s advanced traffic signal information technology will be available to view through in-car demos. The Connected Signals technology aims to rapidly bring tens of thousands of intersections online and showcase what is exciting and possible in data availability for smart cities and for connected and autonomous vehicles. Visit the booth for further details. Connected Signals’ cloud-based Transit Signal Priority (TSP) and Pedestrian Signaling

TuSimple Is Changing Self-Driving Trucking BOOTH 30002 Autonomous trucking company TuSimple is showcasing a Navistar semi-truck outfitted with the latest self-driving technology. With a game-changing, camera-centric system developed in partnership with investor NVIDIA, TuSimple is aiming to transform the $700 billion U.S. trucking industry. TuSimple has brought to market the first trucks able to drive depot-to-depot fully autonomously, with the highest levels of safety. TuSimple is also addressing industry challenges including reducing overall operating/driving costs and carbon emissions as well as providing a solution to the industry’s critical driver shortage. The company is highlighting its industry-first perception system capable of “seeing” signifi-

cantly farther than those deployed in other selfdriving trucks. This range — 1,000 meters — is

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Tourism Tech Enhancing The Travel Experience BY JAMIE SORCHER CES 2019 features a growing number of products and services for the tourism and travel industries, with more than 115 related companies throughout the show. Everything from universal chargers and world travel adapters to commuter scooters and robots can be found among solutions positioned to change worldwide travel for the better. “Tourism at CES will focus on the role that technology is playing in helping the global travel and tourism industry create personalized experiences,” said Steve Koenig, VP of market research, CTA. “Tech allows for individuals to experience richer, more engaging travel experiences, especially through advancements in AR/VR solutions. The intersection of tech and tourism can also help provide sustainable economic growth opportunities for local communities.” Personalization is already becoming more common for guests with hotel check-ins, check-outs and transactions during a stay, but it’s not just hotels benefiting from this trend. Carnival, one of the world’s largest leisure travel companies, is at the show highlighting its OceanMedallion, a wearable device that enables an elevated guest experience (see story at right). “While there is significant room to grow worldwide, there is a growing acceptance of wearable technology resulting in forward thinking companies using NFC and GPS tracking for retail and tourism applications,” said Futuresource Consulting market analyst James Manning Smith. “Cruise ships are an ideal closed system for NFC payment bands to be implemented. With control over the entirety of payment infrastructure onboard, and other security applications such as room entry, a NFC band can provide a multitude of uses.” Luggage tracking, Smith continued, is another area of growth and provides additional peace of mind to consumers. “It will only become more relevant as consumers further embrace the Internet of

Things, both inside and outside the home.” For example, OneBagTag is showing an FAAapproved, permanent electronic bag tag. Turning a traditional suitcase into a smart one, it easily attaches to luggage and provides global tracking, conveyor-belt proximity alerts and built-in weight scale. Lumzag Smart Bags presents its most advanced line-up of all-around travel bags in three formats—backpack, messenger and cross-body. Each is packed with seven features including a wireless charger with built-in power bank, missing item reminder and Wi-Fi hotspot. In the not too far off future, virtual reality which is still searching for mainstream applications, might play a more prevalent role in how consumers research and plan vacations. In the last few years, VR applications have been centered predominantly on home entertainment products and video games, but as the technology evolves more tourism-focused companies — cruise lines or hotel chains — may use it to transport a potential guest to a property or region with interactive 360-degree images and videos to boost bookings.

VENETIAN BALLROO E/F Carnival Corp. is setting sail these days as a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in recognition of its OceanMedallion, a wearable device that powers the guest experience behind MedallionClass vacations. Unveiled by Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald at CES 2017, the Medallion device persistently connects a cruise guest’s digital identity with an intelligent shipboard Experience Internet of Things (xIoT) ecosystem to enhance guest-crew interactions and deliver a high level of personalized service on a large scale. The device enables an elevated guest experience, including hassle-free payment, keyless stateroom access, frictionless boarding, ondemand services and more. Guests enjoy an extensive portfolio of OceanMedallion-enabled features specifically designed to enhance the vacation experience. Among the key features: • Keyless Stateroom Access: Stateroom entry is a seamless experience. Each guest is securely validated and the door automatically unlocks, with personalized greetings launching soon. • OceanNow: Using smart devices, guests can place a food or drink order and have it delivered directly to them in food and beverage locations throughout the ship. • OceanCasino: On smart devices and select portals, guests can wager money on a portfolio of games, including slots, poker, bingo, roulette, keno and lottery from anywhere on board.

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What do you view as the most promising aspect of the future of eSports? eSports is still in its infancy. We have only just begun to scratch the surface of how this explosive market will affect the larger sports, technology and entertainment industries on a global scale.

What Crytpocurrency Could For Mean eSports BY CHRIS MORRIS A decade ago, few people had heard of either cryptocurrency or eSports. Today, it’s hard to escape a conversation about either of them. But these two hot technological advances aren’t frequently mentioned in the same breath. Crypto enthusiasts tend to focus on the rapid rise (and subsequent decline) in value of Bitcoin or Ethereum. eSports fans get distracted by the big paydays of professional eSports, including the $25 million prize pool at DOTA 2’s The International and the $100 million Epic Games is paying to Fortnite’s best players in 2018-2019. Cryptocurrency and eSports are moving closer to each other, however, as the two mature, opening up areas of play for a broader audience and continuing to disrupt the status quo of their two industries. To understand why, it helps to have a basic understanding of both eSports and cryptocurrencies. eSports, in a nutshell, pits video gamers against each other in both team and individual tournaments. Watched globally both online (on services like Twitch) and on television (including ESPN,

NBC and TBS), it’s one of the fastest growing sporting events today, but beyond the big money pro tournaments, there’s an active community for everyday gamers to challenge themselves and each other. Cryptocurrencies, from Bitcoin to lesser-known options, all work on the same principal: They’re virtual tokens that can be exchanged for goods and services from select retailers, contractors and online trading houses. Rather than going through a bank or financial institution, though, the tokens are exchanged directly from person to person via a secure, decentralized backend system called blockchain (essentially a linked collection of computers that all have to approve an exchange before it can occur). So how does all of this relate to making money playing video games? Well, first, consider that eSports, unlike the NFL or Major League Baseball, is something that’s truly global. Players can participate in tournaments that are hosted anywhere. Instead of collecting winnings in the host country’s local currency, though, those who receive cryptocurrencies can quickly convert that to their local Continued on page 46

What’s a common misconception when it comes to eSports or eSports talent? Most people aren’t aware of the intense training and support infrastructure that is required to elevate eSports talent to compete at the highest level. This includes coaches, analysts, general managers and even sometimes sports psychologists that work to help support and develop pro players that often practice on average, 40-60 hours per week. Much like traditional sports, eSports has reached a level of competitiveness where the slightest edge can make the difference between winning or losing. What would you encourage brands interested in entering eSports to do first? I would encourage brands to immerse themselves in the culture of eSports and gaming. Understanding the unique passion that drives this kind of consumer is essential to effective marketing. What do you think will dominate the eSports (or consumer technology) conversation in 2019? Mobile technology and the launch of 5G. It will change the way we develop, watch and play games in 2019. How many times have you been to CES? Three times. What are you most excited to see or do at this year’s show? I am extremely excited to see the developments surrounding 5G and its effect on smart, connected products.

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46 | CES 2019 DAILY | JANUARY 8-11, 2019 Continued from page 44 dollar, yen or won. Similarly, eSports teams sometimes use cryptocurrencies and the blockchain to raise funds from fans, regardless of their location or local currency. The truth is, both eSports and cryptocurrency are early in their lifespan, so while there’s a wide range of possibilities, most of those are still in the theoretical or experimental phase. One that’s truly out in the wild, though? Gambling. Visitors to Unikrn, a Mark Cuban-backed eSports betting site, wager virtual tokens called UnikoinGold on matches they either observe or participate in. Using the Ethereum blockchain, Unikrn can process up to 9,000 bets per second, said Ryan Jurado, the company’s head of global content and communications. And because that’s all recorded on the blockchain, there’s less room for communication errors. “We have the safest wagering experience,” said Jurado. “Traditional wagering does a perfectly fine job, but being able to incorporate blockchain makes everything easier for the customer, makes every-

thing easier for us and makes everything easier for regulators. And it lets us unlock new functionality down the road.” UnikoinGold can be exchanged for real world cash on cryptocurrency exchanges, but most players don’t wager for financial gain. They use those tokens to enter Unikrn giveaway contests, which offer gamer-centric items ranging from headphones to character skins to trips to major eSports tournaments. That habit of keeping UnikoinGold in the Unikrn system isn’t a bad thing given the volatility of crytocurrency exchange rates in recent months. And Unikrn prefers it that way. The company isn’t to create an investment vehicle, says Jurado. Rather, it wants to use blockchain and cryptocurrency to build a community that makes a habit of returning. “Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency where, pretty much, the only thing it’s used for is exchanging value,” he said. “That’s not really the case for a utility token like UnicoinGold. What we’ve done is build a platform around it. And, really, that’s the future of cryptocurrency. ... An increasing amount of activity in the blockchain sphere is going to be driven by innate ex-

periences and use cases. We’re very focused on making sure we’re unlocking those use cases.” Unikrn is hardly alone in marrying cryptocurrency and eSports. UltraPlay offers wagering on some less prominent games using eGold, its own token. Startup ReadyUp, founded by eSports star Jonathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel, is a digital platform designed to recruit players and managers. In 2019, it plans to launch a marketplace letting users monetize their coaching skills and content via cryptocurrency. And Gimli is a crypto-based eSports betting platform that lets streamers and gamers get a cut of the bets viewers make. The business models of these companies are all slightly different, but the goal is the same, to better integrate the cryptocurrency/blockchain worlds with eSports. “When the Internet was launched, it was a novelty,” noted Jurado. “Fast forward 10 years and everyone’s doing their banking on the Internet, and every aspect of their entertainment and social lives. As blockchain and crypto technology ages, so do the amount of utilities that people have brought to them.”

Mobile Rewriting The Rules Of The Game How supplemental downloads are transforming the gaming biz BY TRISTAN VEALE, FUTURESOURCE CONSULTING Global software spend across all gaming platforms (mobile, PC and console) was expected to reach $132 billion in 2018, according to our latest research. While there is some overlap between the three platforms, they each offer very different gaming experiences. Mobile is the fastest growing and largest sector of the global video games market, and this year $63 billion will be spent on buying games, downloading additional content (DLC) and subscriptions for that channel. What is most staggering about mobile gaming is that last year it accounted for 48 percent of total worldwide video gaming spend, significantly more than console and PC, with DLC accounting for 90 percent of total mobile spend. At the end of 2018 there was an estimated 4.1 billion smartphones in use around the world, offering an enormous addressable market. Furthermore, global gaming preferences are converging, therefore content no longer needs to cater specifically to one market, country or cultural group.

Take “Candy Crush Saga”: launched in November 2012, it remains a Top 5 grossing app each month in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Germany and many other countries. In addition to its enormous reach, the mobile handset is now a powerful gaming device, with current, top-end smartphones now achiev-

ing more than double the graphics performance compared to the last console generation of the PS3 and Xbox 360. However, this is peak performance and very few mobile games are developed to max out these high-end phones.

Tristan Veale is a market analyst at Futuresource Consulting.

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What Is Blockchain? BY MARGOT DOUAIHY As digital footprints grow and cyber infrastructures mature, more industries are exploring potential uses for blockchain. Here we address some of the most commonly asked questions about it.

WHAT IS BLOCKCHAIN? It’s a shared ledger technology for recording transactions and protecting the integrity of digital information.

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tractive, according to Mike Walker, research director at global intelligence firm Gartner Research. Walker views blockchain as a “potentially transformative digital platform.” Walker, also an author of Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2017, explained that blockchain’s traceability is another element of its growing appeal. “The Honduras government will use blockchain to secure land titles,” he said. Other use cases for the digital ledger include blockchain-enabled voting machines, online music payments, asset transfer, and cloud storage. Samsung SDS blockchain technology will work to bring more transparency to the city of Seoul. From to charity giving to insurance markets, any industry using alldigital assets is poised for disruption by blockchain.

transactions. New sectors embracing blockchain are supply chain management and logistics, “file storage, data storage, bandwidth, and even electricity grids,” according to Catalini. “File storage online is easy to meter and measure,” he explained, and therefore an appropriate application for blockchain. Gartner Research suggests that the “blockchain revolution promises to touch every industry,” but the realities are nuanced. While we see this technology being embraced to support auditable voting, currency, software, and digital data transactions, the all-digital nature of these ecosystems is why blockchain is both feasible, scalable, and makes economic sense. Where there is mix of physical data and digital data, however, requiring users to port information stored offline into an online system, blockchain’s adoption will take more time. Sectors such as education and healthcare are increasingly interested in blockchain — deploying WHO’S ON BOARD? pilots and experiments — but the evolution will The technology was created to support the cryptobe slower. currency Bitcoin, and its peer-to-peer model is best While blockchain is already disrupting the fisuited for similarly digital-only ecosystems. nancial sector, perhaps its greatest promise is “First-order applications for blockchain are how it radically reimagines a digital information purely digital,” explained professor Christian infrastructure. With its decentralized, broadly Catalini, founder of the MIT Cryptoeconomics Lab distributed model, the immutability of its transat the MIT Sloan School of Management. The reaactions, and vetting of online identities, blockson we see it at scale in the financial sector, supchain builds trust into the very architecture of porting online banking and accounting, is because its system. “blockchain is good at digital veriWhile not be the right fit for every fication,” he said. industry, nor an immediate answer to the question of how to safeguard WILL ALL INDUSTRIES BENEFIT? digital information, blockchain’s Beyond the financial sector, blockDigital Money paradigm shift is already inspiring chain is a candidate for any appliMarketplace next-level innovation. cation that relies on digital value SANDS, LEVEL 2

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HOW DOES IT WORK? Imagine having a ledger book and inputting all relevant data about a purchase. Instead of sliding that ledger onto your bookshelf, you make it public and give a tiny piece of it to hundreds of others. The ledger can be seen as a data, but it is secure due to its advanced encryption. Blockchain is that distributed ledger, and it is not housed on one server. No one person or one server contains it. It is fundamentally decentralized. Let’s say you want to buy a new track from your favorite band. You’d buy the digital file online using your Visa card. Visa would store that transaction, and the place you are purchasing the music from would store it. It would then be housed in two locations. On a blockchain, the transactional information doesn’t live in only two locations, it lives in hundreds, thousands, or even millions of places — living on the peer-to-peer computers running the blockchain encryption. A blockchain system replaces human guesswork and vulnerability of digital transactions with algorithms and advanced cryptography. It’s harder to hack. It’s a whole new way of thinking and a new method for securing digital information.

IS IT SECURE? In a time when even SSL-protected environments are breached, blockchain’s transparent, decentralized approach to cybersecurity is increasingly at-

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ROBOTICS Toyota’s Humanoid Robot Can Be Controlled Remotely Via 5G mounted camera lets the operator see the enBY CAT ELLIS vironment from the robot’s perspective. Toyota and Japanese phone operator NTT Docomo The trials involved tasks that required transhave proved that it’s possible to operate a humanmission of force, such as holding a ball with both oid robot wirelessly via 5G, with performance simhands, gripping blocks and stacking them in a pile, ilar to a wired connection. and shaking hands with a human. In tests, an operator controlled a T-HR3 robot The T-HR3, which Toyota unveiled in Novemusing a Master Maneuvering System (MMS), which ber, is the company’s first foray into huallows the machine mirror a human’s FIND THEM manoid robots for several years. Acmovements. The MMS features haptic HERE cording to the company, it’s designed feedback, which lets the operator feel to assist humans in various settings, inforces exerted on the robot and prompt Toyota it to respond accordingly, and a headWESTGATE 536MR cluding “the home, medical facilities,

Temi Showcases ‘Rare Exception’ In Telepresence Robots BOOTH 26621 Temi is at CES 2019 featuring its telepresence robot.

Three feet tall with four wheels, this robot boasts a 10.1-inch QHD (2560 by 1600) IPS LCD touchscreen connected to a motorized bracket; a hexa-core ARM processor that powers a skinned Android-based operating system; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular connectivity; a battery that lasts eight hours on a charge; and myriad sensors, including a 360-degree LiDAR array, four omnidirectional microphones, two infrared depth cameras, two RGB cameras (one 13MP sensor and one 5MP wide-angle sensor), five proximity sensors, six time-offlight linear sensors and an inertial measurement unit. Temi is controlled with a smartphone app or through voice recognition. The former lets those dialing in speak through Temi’s color display and 20-watt Harman Kardon speakers; the latter, powered by a homegrown assistant that currently supports English and Chinese, lets users within the robot’s earshot instruct it to play music, pull up a YouTube video, search for restaurants or get a weather forecast for the week ahead. Now available, Temi is priced at $1,499.

construction sites, disaster-stricken areas and even outer space.” Controlling a robot wirelessly from a remote location with minimal latency opens up a host of potential uses in cities such as helping people with limited mobility in their homes, for example. “The Partner Robot team members are committed to using the technology in T-HR3 to develop friendly and helpful robots that coexist with humans and assist them in their daily lives,” said Akifumi Tamaoki, GM of Toyota’s Partner Robot division.

Support & Service: Honda’s Robots Of The Future Will Enhance Humanitry

BOOTH 7900 Honda is developing a variety of robotics technologies to carry out its vision of a future where robotics devices support people and enhance human potential. Featured at CES 2019, the Honda PATH (Predicting Action of the Human) Bot is a robot specialized in moving smoothly around public places without interfering with people. Equipped with artificial intelligence, Honda PATH Bot uses an onboard camera and sensors to identify its location and recognize its surroundings, allowing it to move from one destination to the next while avoiding obstacles and selecting the optimal route. To make the development of robotics solutions easier, Honda is introducing the Honda RaaS (Robotics as a Service) Platform. This software platform concept offers common functions, including data storage/sharing, communication control, state transition, and robot-to-robot cooperation. Honda aims to facilitate the seamless integration of robotics services by enabling coordination among robotics devices, systems and applications developed by Honda and various development partners.

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Play On! 3 Trends We’ll See In Tech Toys In 2019 BY KIMBERLY MOSLEY Today, tech is a kid’s entertainment and learning buddy. It’s their ticket to their future tomorrow. At CES 2019, the Kids at Play Summit heads into its 10th year of exploring kids’ relationship to technology. While there are as many unknowns as ever, one thing’s for sure. kids are developing the skills as grownups. Play, as it always has been, is great prep for growing up as a critical thinker and problem solver. Here’s what we’re seeing on the horizon for 2019: PREPPING FOR THE FUTURE: From toddlerdom on, kids are growing up swiping, tapping, and now talking to machines. As we study behaviors we learn about creating great interfaces for kids. As technology improves kid are learning empathy and social skills from products as well as the harder core subjects. There’s also a focus on

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learning by watching — just look at how much time kids spend on YouTube, for example. STEAM – CODING: Interest in coding and STEAM-related activities as an important skillset has not waned. Learning cause and effect — having the agency to iterate, to learning to problem solve from failures — are some of the things that coding teaches kids. We’re also seeing “entrepreneurial skills” becoming equally important. Other companies on the show floor are personalizing engaging play that combines coding skills and creativity. For example, Coding Critters help kids as young as preschool learn about coding through storybook adventures and playsets. Meanwhile, Artie the new coding and drawing robot, helps older kids create simple and complex designs using scratch coding. CONNECTED PLAY: Kids are moving from home to school to outdoor play and the expectation is that tech will be their companion. Ra-

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zor, scooter and Minelab, a kid-sized metal detector, are just two examples. And Kano’s popular Harry Potter Wand is the perfect example of a tech toy that travels anywhere. These all bring together our goal to have wellrounded children that are connected to their passions and their families. With tech and toys becoming more a part of our everyday, it can feel overwhelming to navigate the products out on the market. Neighborhood toy store owners curate the best product selection to help parents, grandparents and caregivers navigate the products out on the market. Kimberly Mosley is president of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA). Founded in 1992, ASTRA is an international not-for-profit trade organization that serves more than 1,800 independent retailers, manufacturers and sales representatives in the specialty toy industry. It can be found at booth 43967 in the Sands.

For Better Wizardry, Try the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit BOOTH 44364 Kano is spotlighting its Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit, a DIY kit that shows you how to build a Bluetooth Coding Wand, learn to code with step-by-step creative challenges, and make magic, with a wave, twist and a twirl. The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit lets kids create with creatures, spell motions, music, sounds, wizarding artifacts and iconic locations. Make feathers float, enlarge Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans, immobilize Cornish Pixies, make fire flow and more. First, you build a Bluetooth wand guided by the storybook. To code it you have to download the Kano App, which includes tutorials, challenges and projects designed to teach you the ba- Kano’s Harry Poter Kano Coding Kit with Bluetooth Coding Wand

sics of coding through simple blocks, and easy to follow step-by-step lessons, set in the Wizarding World. Then, you can make your own spells, jump on Kano World to see what others are doing, remix their creations and make new ones. The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit is a Bluetooth device that connects to most iOS and Android tablets, as well as Windows or Mac computers. Once built, you download the Kano app, where you learn to code step-by-step, play with creations made by people all over the world, and customize your own avatar. Available now at selected retailers, Kano’s Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit is priced at $99.99.

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BY MIKE PROSPERO Google made a big splash at least year’s CES with a smart home pavilion showing all the devices that either had Google Assistant built in or could be controlled using its voice assistant. Smart displays — such as those from Lenovo and JBL — looked to one-up Amazon’s Echo Show. Silently, though, Amazon had just as big a presence at CES 2018, with hundreds of companies advertising that their products could be controlled by Alexa. Following a September event where it launched more than a dozen products, Amazon gained more momentum over Google, which had a relatively quiet 2018, hardware-wise. Expect for the search giant to respond aggressively at CES 2019, where the battle for a consumer’s home will continue to

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Amazon vs. Google, Round Two be fought with voice-powered assistants. “Amazon sees this as a way to entrench its platform in your home, and that’s kind of a nice-tohave,” said Avi Greengart, research director for consumer devices at GlobalData. “Google sees this as an existential threat. If you start using a different AI as a basis for daily interactions, that could replace search, and that is Google’s entire revenue stream. That explains why we’re seeing Google being so visible at tradeshows like [CES].”

ALEXA’S OUTLOOK With the release of multiple developer kits, highlighted in the speakers, set-top boxes and microwaves Amazon showed in September, you can expect to see Alexa in an even wider range of prod-

ucts. What remains to be seen is how much visible support Amazon will provide to these vendors. While we’re sure to see Alexa with ever-wackier devices — have you seen the Billy Bass or Twerking Santa? — companies might start showing some restraint, too. “Two years ago, everyone wanted to have a conversational voice experience in every single device,” said Dinesh Narayanan, director of partner and channel marketing for Microsoft. “I think now we’ve seen appliance makers pull back from that and go to more practical applications of voice based AI. How can I give simple voice-based command and control for this device, this washing machine, this fridge? It’s something that’s very specific Continued on page 56

Ring Promotes Neighborhood Safety With Stick Up Cams BOOTH 42320 Ring is showcasing its Ring Stick Up Cam Wired and Ring Stick Up Cam Battery during CES, both of which are meant for indoor and outdoor use. Ring’s said its expanding line of home security devices, along with the Ring Neighbors app, enable it to further its mission of reducing crime in neighborhoods across the globe. The Ring Stick Up Cam Battery and Stick Up Cam Wired feature motion detection, 1080p FullHD resolution, night vision, two-way talk, a siren and a wide viewing angle. The Stick Up Cam Wired is powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE) or through a MicroUSB power supply, which gives users a reliable connection to the Internet as well as consistent power.

The Stick Up Cams will also integrate with Ring Alarm and Alexa in the coming months, according to the company. When Ring Alarm is disarmed, the Stick Up Cams inside the home will stop recording and detecting motion. When Ring Alarm is triggered and the siren sounds, meanwhile, it can be programmed to also prompt the Stick Up Cams to start recording. Neighbors with Alexa devices will be able to access their Stick Up Cam feed (i.e. “Alexa, show the living room camera”) and view the most recent motion event (i.e. “Alexa, show me the latest event from my backyard”). Both models are available and priced at $179.

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SOFTWARE’S SIGNIFICANCE Smart home device makers no longer have to worry as much if their product will work with every other smart home gadget. As long as it can be integrated with Alexa or Google Assistant, that’s all you need. “Your lighting may not be made by Amazon or Google. Your thermostat may not be made by Amazon or Google, but Google or Amazon is going to be the way you control them,” Greengart said. Ben Arnold, senior director of innovation and trends for the Consumer Technology Associa-

tion, also thinks that the most interesting things to come out of CES will be software, rather than hardware-related. “The past couple of years we’ve seen Alexa-enabled, Google Assistant-enabled a lot of things,” said Arnold. “This year it’s how do we make that make more sense? How does it become more helpful to somebody? How does it tie together devices?”

Even more important is convincing consumers they need an oven that talks to them. “I kind of walk past smart appliances each year because they’re here, they’re connected, but I don’t know what I’m going to do with them,” Arnold said. Starting with a simpler approach, such as Amazon’s Alexa-enabled microwave and wall clock, could warm consumers up to the concept of a smart kitchen. “There’s responsibility on the beKITCHEN AIDES half of the application developers and manufacturAnd the room where this will all happen is goers to figure out what those use casing to be in the kitchen. Appliance es are,” Arnold said. “That goes a long makers are still sussing out how way toward selling connectivity and things like Samsung’s Family Hub revoice and AI in the home.” frigerator — now in its third generFOR MORE CES 2019 If you want to know what’s cookation — best fit into a family’s rouSMART HOME NEWS, VISIT TOMSGUIDE.COM. ing with smart home technology, just tines, as well as work with other head to the kitchen. smart home devices.

New Key-Free Smart Lock In Kwikset Spotlight BOOTH 42137 Kwikset is featuring its Obsidian with Home Connect technology at CES 2019. The slim, modern, key-free Obsidian with Home Connect smar t lock projects less than an inch off the door, and features an ultra-responsive exterior touchscreen. Obsidia n’s ex ter ior touchscreen also includes Kwikset patented SecureScreen technolog y, designed to help prevent against unwanted entry commonly associated with other touch screen products. The smart lock is Z-Wave Plus certified using the latest Z-Wave 500 chipset. When paired with a smart home security system, Obsidian with Home Connect can be controlled with a smartphone app for the particular system and connect to other smart home products to create a fully automated experience. The lock is compatible with leading Z-Wave smart home security systems, including Samsung SmartThings, Vera, Google Home and Amazon Alexa via Samsung SmartThings and Wink for added convenience. Available now, Kwiset’s Obsidian with Home Connect is priced at $229.

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Anthony Chow, CEO, Igloohome

What brings you to CES 2019? We want to showcase our new products like the padlock and upcoming enterprise lineup How many years have you attended or exhibited at CES? We started in 2017, so this will be our third time. What’s your goal at this year’s show? We’re now focusing on infrastructure clients and look forward to meeting potential customers in these sectors during the show. We’re also excited to share our new products and product functions with attendees. What are you most excited to see or experience? The future of smart homes. What’s the one thing you think would surprise attendees if they knew about Igloohome? Igloohome started with us being Airbnb hosts trying to solve our problem of checking guests in, just in Singapore, and now we are supporting hosts in over 90 countries. What’s your favorite CES memory? The drone show by Intel over the Bellagio Fountains [at CES 2018] was an impressive sight. Definitely something unforgettable!

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Shopping That Feels Like Magic AR and VR breathe new life into retail BY ROBIN RASKIN No matter what they’re buying, consumers have questions. Will that rug looks good in my hallway? Will that lipstick look good on my lips? And what about that vacation — how will it feel to be in the Caribbean in January? If there were ever technologies that made perfect sense for retail, they are augmented, virtual and mixed realities. Using mixed realities allow consumers to envision themselves as owners of what they’ll be buying before they buy. It’s the digitization of “try before you buy.” Creators of augmented, virtual and mixed reality experiences are having a field day delighting their customers. Attendees at the High Tech Retail Marketplace and Summit at CES 2019 will see an explosion of ingenious implementations developed by creative companies that meld organic, authentic virtual experiences with the real world.

BEAUTY & HOME FURNISHINGS LEAD THE CHARGE Beauty products were early adopters of AR for a number of reasons. Face scanning has improved and customers love being able to try on samples without the unhygienic mess. Now, with the addition of AI and machine learning, the beauty scene is scaling

YouCam melds an AR experience in makeup and beauty with a prescriptive intelligence and the option to buy beauty products from major brands from within the app.

Periscape is a virtual reality installation at JFK Airport designed to give the public a feel for VR experiences and increase foot traffic.

the next hurdle. YouCam from PerVR’S LONG TAIL fect Corp. uses a mobile device, the Because of expense and the cumweb or an in-store mirror to scan bersomeness of wearing eyegeyour face. It then provides an amazar, V R w ill be a bit slower to High-Tech Retailing ing palette of skin care, eye makeup, build mass adoption. Joanna PopMarketplace hair color and more. per, global head of V R for loLVCC, SOUTH HALL 3 Like what you see? Partnerships cation-based entertainment at with major beauty companies — including powerHP, heads up HP’s mission to expose consumhouse brands like Estee Lauder, MAC, Target and ers to virtual reality with an immersive experiYSL — let you purchase products directly through ence in public retail spaces. With installations like the app. By tracking what consumers like, compaPeriscape VR at JFK Airport, NomadicVR, Dave nies can begin to personalize their advice and taiand Busters and 2Bit Circus, virtual reality is getlor customers’ selections. ting its sea legs in public spaces, including malls Even the “goods” themselves have become part of and retail footprints. Popper believes that installaa mixed reality experience. Awear Solutions is aptions like these offer the potential to drive new trafplying smart tags to garments and accessories that fic, increase revenue and bring new consumers to allow multiple ways of staying in touch with its cusdestinations. “VR is hard to explain without having tomers, even after the item has left the store. The the experience,” she said. smart tags gather information on where and how of“VR has a long tail,” said Laura Heller, director of ten a piece of clothing or accessory is worn. And in external communications at Performics. “The first one of the most inventive combinations we’ve seen, useful apps,” she says, “will be in B-to-B environa smart-tagged T-shirt combines with a mobile AR ments for things like training and store design.” But PokemonGo-style scavenger hunt game where you when immersive VR experiences are less expencollect points for wearing your garment to certain sive and cumbersome, these first public experienclocations in the real world to collect online points. es will have primed the consumer pump for more.

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Large Displays Are Living … Well, Large Big-display demand to help stoke 8K BY JOSEPH PALENCHAR TV suppliers are turning to big screens and advanced display technologies to bolster ASPs and improve earnings at CES, where 8K TVs, improved contrast ratios, voice assistants, and new display technologies such as micro LED and rollable OLED are front and center. The first roll-up TV — a 65-inch LG OLED model — will also make its debut along with a greater selection of LCD TVs with quantum-dot WCG technology. During the first 10 months of 2018, the retail ASPs of U.S. LCD TVs were flat year over year, with both dollar volume and unit sales up 3 percent, The NPD Group’s Retail Tracking Service found. LCD accounted for the vast majority of North American flat-panel shipments in 2018, or 98.4 percent of 42.6 million units, IHS Markit said. Continuing growth in demand for larger screen sizes could help boost ASPs in 2019, when sizes of 50 inches and up will account for almost 100 percent of North American 4K/8K TV shipments, said IHS Markit executive director Paul Gagnon. Among all TVs, sales of 60 inches and larger will increase faster in 2019 to account for 23 percent of all North American TV shipments, thanks to rapidly declining costs of 65-inch panels. Big-display demand will help stoke 8K demand, Gagnon noted. 8K resolution will be more apparent on big screens that also reduce pixel visibility when viewers are close. Chris Larson, TCL’s North America senior VP, expects 8K “will be represented by all major brands” in the U.S. in 2019, though IHS expects 8K shipments to account for only 0.1 percent (or 42,700) of 42.7 million TVs shipped in North America. Although native 8K video in noticeable quantities might be a few years away, 8K TVs will use up-

scaling technology that has improved dramatically to deliver 8K resolution from HD sources, said Gagnon. Content from 8K cameras can also be displayed, as can a few 8K YouTube videos. In Japan in December, NHK launched an 8K satellite channel, but David Mercer of Strategy Analytics said “expectations for 8K services should be cautious.” The rest of the world “will be slower to follow suit, given that the number of homes with 8K-ready TVs will remain low until the mid 2020s.” Despite the excitement surrounding 8K TV, added Strategy Analytics director David Wat-

kins, “it is important to remember that image resolution, whether native or otherwise, is only one element in perceived video quality, and TV vendors and content players alike should not lose focus on other important drivers of consumer satisfaction, such as high dynamic range and high frame rate.” Full-array local dimming (FALD) will spread to more LED-backlit 4K LCD TVs in 2019 to improve contrast ratios. “Almost all premium LCD sets at about $1,500 and up will transition to FALD in 2019,” predicted Nanosys sales/marketing VP Russell Kempt. “We can achieve excellent contrast that a couple years ago people didn’t think possible with LCD technology.” In a new flagship 8 series, TCL is offering 300 percent more zones vs. 120 and 96 in its 65- and 55-inch 6 series SKUs, respectively. Select 2018 Sony and Samsung TVs sport around 500 zones.

Philips is among the TV brands going big at CES, launching a 75-inch 4K LCD TV in the brand’s first Android TV line.

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Cellular PCs To Sport Popular Price Points

solve a problem — staying connected on-the-go — but to market that solution effectively to consumers. As smartphones continue to push against the dominance of PCs, vendors will continue to push back with innovations aimed at keeping the devicupped the ante, announcing its new Snapdragon es essential in productivity and entertainment. Por8cx Compute Platform, specifically designed for tability, all-day battery-life and uninterrupted conPCs and now supporting Windows 10 Enterprise. nectivity, all features we associated smartphones, There still does not seem to be a consensus for will continue to proliferate within notebooks and what to call notebooks and 2-in-1 tablets that are ca2-in-1 tablets this year. Consumer demand, adoppable of connecting to the Internet without Wi-Fi in tion and satisfaction remain in question, but it looks the same fashion as our smartphones. Some of the like Qualcomm aims to tackle these head-on. terms you will see from retailers and manufacturers Look for Qualcomm to put its newinclude mobile broadband, LTE, celly announced Snapdragon processor lular and always-connected, which front and center, and to promote partmay hinder some consumers from nerships like its recently announced understanding what the device is caventure with Mozilla to bring FireFox pable of, and why they are expected Enterprise Solutions to its Snapdragon-powered PCs. to pay a premium compared to nonMarketplace connected devices. For these devicDustin Downs is an industry anaWESTGATE, PARADISE es to succeed, they not only need to CENTER lyst at Gap.

Next-gen chipsets support a mass market play BY DUSTIN DOWNS, GAP INTELLIGENCE At this year’s CES, connected PCs (specifically notebooks and 2-in-1 tablets) are expected to be center focus for many vendors. We have seen major PC manufacturers like Asus, HP and Lenovo recently enter the LTE fray with the help of ARMbased Qualcomm Snapdragon CPUs, joining vendors like Microsoft, which has made cellular versions of its Surface line since 2014. The move to offer these always- connected devices speaks to the proliferation of smartphones as a daily (sometimes hourly) tool and our always-connected lifestyles. The introduction of Qualcomm Snapdragon chips looks to bring this feature to more mainstream audiences, and possibly give Intel a run for its money down the line. Qualcomm recently

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CES DAILY With Stephanie Dismore, VP and GM, Americas Channels, HP

What brings you to CES 2019? CES is one of the premier global technology events of the year, and attending CES is a fantastic way to see amazing, cuttingedge technology and innovation brought to life across a variety of industries and platforms. As some of the technology industry’s most significant megatrends become realities, CES provides a front row seat to some of the world’s most exciting innovations, forward-thinking go-to-market strategies, and the true impact of a blended, one life reality. How many years have you attended or exhibited at CES? This will be my 19th year attending CES.

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What’s your goal at this year’s show? HP has the most powerful portfolio in our company’s history — reinvented to inspire and empower our customers. At CES, we’re announcing several new and amazing solutions — including new HP Pavilion laptops, the HP Spectre x360 5 with a Samsung AMOLED display and a new AMD Chromebook — that I believe will continue to reinforce our company heritage as an innovation leader. As a member of the Board of Directors for Consumer Technology Association, CES also brings opportunities for me to connect with and hear from other industry leaders and influencers about key trends and emerging technologies that will undoubtedly have an impact on us all.

What are you most excited to see or experience? It’s hard to pick just one thing, but I always look forward to seeing the newest consumer PCs — along with new connected home innovations. What’s one thing you think would surprise attendees if they knew about you or HP? I once built a computer from scratch! Even though I am not a scientist or engineer, the experience challenged and excited me, and ultimately sparked my passion for learning, acquiring new skills and stretching out of my comfort zone in the name of progress. What will dominate the tech conversation in 2019? The proliferation of the digital transformation will have the biggest impact on our business in 2019, from the products and services HP brings to market - and the way we market those products in an omnichannel environment - to the way our customers research, purchase and ultimately consume technology.

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NEW & NOTEWORTHY NEW PRODUCTS DEBUTING AT CES 2019

ZON Spotlights Smart Speaker-Plug BOOTH 50725 ZON, dedicated to making the convenience of a voice-enabled smart home accessible to everyone, is showing a number of new products designed expressly for that purpose, including the Smart Speaker-Plug. The Smart Speaker-Plug features far-field voice recognition to support hands-free use; stereo speakers to deliver a clear, higher and rich bass for hi-fit sound; 2.5/5GHZ Wi-Fi support for high-performance streaming; simple setup with the ZON Home app on iOS and Android; and multiroom playback to sync music across ZON speakers. Other notable features include multiroom inter-

com to connect between rooms; VoIP calling to call landlines and cellular lines for free; home automation to control lamps, fans, heaters or any device you plug in; the ability to expand with Smart Plugs to control devices and lamps; and the ability to expand with Smart Bulbs to control lighting. The Smart Speaker-Plug plugs over existing home standard outlets using an interchangeable AC outlet adapter, seamlessly blending with the home electrical system. The device can sit on any surface using the interchangeable AC cable adapter. Pricing and availability will be announced at the show.

Cleer Unveils Heart-Rate Monitoring Headphones

ELAN Shows Intelligent Video Doorbell

BOOTH 20424 Cleer is introducing the shockproof and IPX5 waterresistant Edge Voice wireless headphone with heart-rate monitoring for the active-set. Enjoy robust Bluetooth audio streaming and exceptional voice interface control on-the-go via powerful Qualcomm technologies: CSR8670 Bluetooth Audio SoC and Sensory TrulyHandsfree Voice Control technology. Quickly find your zone and stay there with in-ear, heartrate monitoring and on-demand updates that are compatible with MapMyRun, Endomondo and most popular fitness apps. Edge Voice features a comfortable, ear-loop design with silicone eartips for a secure fit and delivers up to six hours playback with quick-charge capability (five-minute charge for up to one hour of playback). Now available, the Edge Voice is priced at $169.

BOOTH 41537 Elevating the front door experience for smart home owners, Nortek Security & Control (NSC) is demonstrating its new ELAN Intelligent Video Doorbell for the first time ever at CES 2019. In addition to delivering automatic and authentic movement-based notifications of someone approaching the door, the Door Station camera integrates with ELAN Surveillance for video recording and monitoring. Setup is easy with ELAN Discovery; the Video Doorbell is auto-discovered and auto-configured for effortless integration into an ELAN system. Its camera acts as one of the ELAN systems’ surveillance cameras with video captured on the NVR, which is fully controllable from within the ELAN UI, a feature not found in other control systems. As an additional safety measure, the Intelligent Video Doorbell camera tamper feature sends a notice if the camera is covered by something, like a hand.

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Canon Unveils New RF Mount Lenses, RF Mount Adapters BOOTH 16206 At CES 2019, Canon is introducing a variety of new RF lenses and accessor ies to accompany the newly announced EOS R fullframe mirrorless camera system. The four new RF lenses are built around Canon’s new RF mount, which features a large 54mm diameter and shorter back focus distance than on current EOS DSLR cameras. The new RF mount enables new possibilities in optical design and lens formulation, allowing for faster and lighter lenses with higher performing optics.

The four new lenses--the Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L USM, RF 50mm F1.2 L USM, RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM a nd R F 35m m F1.8 MACRO IS STM--capitalize on the robust optic foundation of Canon’s new EOS R system. The design behind Canon’s new EOS R camera and RF lens system started with the concept of the optimal rear lens element diameter and shorter distance (back focus) for a Full-Frame image sensor. All four new RF lenses feature a customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO.

D-Link Speeds Up High-Speed Mobile Technology VENETIAN TITIAN 2301A Providing the next-generation of high-speed mobile technology, D-Link Systems’ D-Link DWR-2010 delivers 5G New Radio internet connection through a secure 802.11/ax/ac/n wireless network. Designed to meet today’s increasing market demands, the DWR-2010 offers more reliable connectivity and provides users with internet access and speeds up to 10 times faster than the current LTE used for mobile access networking. Once connected, users can transfer data, stream media, and send SMS messages at speeds up to 3Gbps. The DWR-2010 can be installed quickly and easily almost anywhere, even where conventional network access is unavailable. The DWR-2010 features neutral colors and soft edges that allow it to blend seamlessly into the smart home environment. This router also supports TR-069/FOTA so operators can remotely manage the device.

Audio-Technica’s New Turntables Let All Users Spin The Black Circle BOOTH 20860 In one of the most significant product rollouts in the company’s history, Audio-Technica is introducing an all-new lineup of turntables at CES 2019. The new models range from professional home/DJ turntables to entry level and include Audio-Technica’s first-ever turntable and headphones bundle, the AT-LP60XHP. All come with high-quality phono cartridges and feature sleeker, updated styling in a variety of finishes. Available early this year, the new models include: • AT-LPW40WN manual belt-drive turntable with wood finish ($299) • AT-LPW30TK manual belt-drive turntable with wood finish ($249) • AT-LP140XP direct-drive for professional DJ/home use ($399) • AT-LP120XUSB direct-drive for professional/home use with USB ($249) • AT-LP60XHP fully-automatic turntable/ headphones bundle ($129) • AT-LP60XBT fully-automatic wireless belt-drive with Bluetooth ($149) • AT-LP60XUSB fully-automatic belt-drive with USB ($129) • AT-LP60X fully-automatic belt-drive ($99) Like all the new Audio-Technica turntables (except the AT-LP140XP) the AT-LPW40WN and AT-LPW30TK have a built-in phono preamp that allows them to be used with a wide variety of audio systems.

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True Unlimited Content in New Voxx System BOOTH 13518 At CES 2019, Voxx Electronics is demonstrating how in-vehicle entertainment has been reborn with what the company said is the first system to deliver what today’s consumers demand: True Unlimited Content capabilities in its 10-inch Seat-back Entertainment System. Download your favorite apps, connect your fa-

vorite devices, enjoy your DVD collection, and, best of all, enjoy full control of the system without having to see the actual monitors. Apps developed for Android and Apple allow Mom and Dad in the front

Kanto Spotlights TUK High-End Powered Wireless Speaker VENETIAN SUITE 29-118 Kanto is at CES 2019 exhibiting its new TUK high-performance powered stereo speaker system with wireless capability. Priced at $799, it will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2019. Designed for true high-end powered speaker performance, TUK provides high-quality wireless Bluetooth music streaming with Qualcomm AptX HD and AAC, plus analog and digital audio inputs. In addition, TUK has a phono preamp and phono input to use with a turntable. It’s especially suited for nearfield and desktop listening, with features including a builtin headphone amp and a USB DAC. TUK also features a newly designed 28x35mm Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter, which employs a pleated low-mass diaphragm that pushes back and forth on itself to move air. This configuration delivers superlative high-frequency resolution, clarity and transient response. The AMT tweeter is complemented by an aluminum concave-cone woofer and a 65-watt per channel stereo amplifier. In addition to Bluetooth capability, TUK includes analog line inputs, an optical digital input, a USB DAC input and an RCA phono input.

seat to access and fully control the system. No more pulling the car over or reaching around the seats. Pricing and availability will be announced at the show.

Stay Connected, Anywhere, Via Higher Ground’s SatPaq BOOTH 1211 At CES 2019, Silicon Valley tech company Higher Ground is introducing SatPaq, a lightweight, clip-on, smartphone accessory that enables inexpensive (pay-as-you-go) messaging by satellite. For the 144 million outdoor enthusiasts in the U.S., the SatPaq addresses two problems — the anxiety of not “being connected” and the frustration of having to pay monthly fees even if you do not use the service. SatPaq has been named a 2019 CES Innovation Award Honoree in the Wireless Devices, Accessories and Services Category. The SatPaq has been extensively tested by National Park rangers, county search and rescue, Homeland Security agents, US Army Special Operations Forces and power hikers since December 2017. The SatPaq is available now for $249.

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Viewpointsystem Spotlights Small But Mighty: VPS 19 Smart Glasses BOO T H 45555 View point system is showcasing the VPS 19 smart glasses, which combine eye tracking with a display element for a mixed reality experience. VPS 19 is a CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree in the Wearable Technologies category. The inclusion of “digital iris” technology is what sets the VPS 19 apart from other wearable technologies, according to the company. The digital iris is capable of interpreting a person’s eye behavior to enable interaction by eye gesture, both consciously and subconsciously. The user can interact with the elements displayed simply using his eyes instead of

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hands or voice, and the system can detect whether an object is unconsciously receiving our attention or whether we are not perceiving something and reacting accordingly.

ION Audio’s Premier Is An All-In-One Music System BOOTH 15040 ION Audio is introducing its Premier LP all-in-one music system, which features a threespeed turntable with auto-return, a built-in am-

plifier and stereo speakers, plus line inputs and outputs for maximum connection and expansion capability. The unit can also stream audio signals wirelessly to any external Bluetooth speaker. Premier LP owners can download ION Audio’s EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter software free of charge. With this software, users can easily convert their analog records into digital files so they can be archived for permanent preservation, convenient playback on portable digital devices and easy file sharing with others. Importantly, this capability is not limited to records played on the Premier LP. EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter software will convert any audio material from any device connected to the 1/8inch aux input. The Premier LP system will be available in the first quarter of this year. Pricing will be announced at the show.

BOOTH 42374 POW Audio is showcasing its ultra-compact Mo, the first expression in POW’s family of expandable, portable Bluetooth speakers. Launched just before CES, Mo uses POW’s patented WaveBloom technology to deliver enhanced bass resonance and overall sound quality. Using POW Audio’s patented WaveBloom technology, which expands to create a voluminous wave chamber, Mo brings listeners enhanced bass, loudness, and improved overall sound quality within a super portable, affordable package. Ultra compact and expandable, Mo can be easily attached to the back of a smartphone for rich, unrivaled sound in a convenient and portable package. Mo magnetically clicks to a universal adaptor that mounts to almost any phone or phone case, so it can effortlessly be clicked on or off. It folds down flat to the back of a phone when not in use, making it easy for listeners to take their sound anywhere. Listeners can pop-up Mo and expand its WaveBloom chamber to allow for enhanced bass and volume. This expansion gives the drivers room to breathe, creating an optimum wave chamber that delivers frequency response that the standard, tightly packed “black boxes” cannot achieve, said the company. The Mo also offers Stereo Sync, where two individual speakers can be paired together, spreading left and right channels and boosting amplitude. The concept for Mo was based on pure physics; the greater volume of air matched with the passive radiator body makes for crisp, powerful audio, said POW Audio. Available now, the device is priced at $129.

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Lumi LDT20 Eases Monitor Arm Installs BOOTH 18544 Lumi is showing a new OEM line, LDT20 Series-Aluminum Slim Monitor Arms, that includes features the company says make installations faster, easier and more affordable for the user. The LDT20 Series eliminates the need to crawl

under desks on your hands and knees while installing the monitor arm. The unique top mounting feature allows the installation to be done from above the desktop, quickly and easily. The aluminum constructed design offers any home or office a slim minimalist look combined with an internal

moving spring mechanism that offers smooth, effortless positioning of the computer monitor. The LDT20 is available in single, dual or pole mounted configurations and with optional laptop holder or USB multimedia ports on the base. Pricing and availability will be announced at the show.

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BOOTH 40549 Airthings is unveiling its live global Radon map, RadonMap. com, powered by consumer-generated sensor data compiled from around the world. RadonMap.com updates Radon level data regularly, arming users with current and historical data and serving as an indispensable and revolutionary tool for anyone looking to keep their families, employees, tenants and students healthy, safe and productive. RadonMap.com aggregates radon level data from Airthings’ devices dispersed all over North America, Europe and beyond to provide accurate, local radon readings for users seeking current and reliable insight into the dangerous indoor gas and how much exposure they are subjected to daily. With the introduction of the Airthings ­R adonMap.com.

WESTGATE 6121 FIBBR is shipping its Ultra8K, an 8K-HDR fiber optic HDMI cable supporting bandwidth capability up to 48Gbps. Made from high-quality glass fibers, it’s available exclusively from YOFC after a year in development. FIBBR’s Ultra8K cable includes BendRobust technology. This proprietary feature allows the fiber to be bent 180 degrees, to guarantee flexibility and durability in extreme conditions with uninterrupted transmission of signals. By its nature, fiber is strong but lightweight — 60 percent lighter than traditional cabling. It offers a critical advantage over other solutions as FIBBR’s cable design is easy to work with, causing less wear and tear on hardware sources and with less weight and physical size to deal with the logistics of storage and transportation are more easily managed. The Ultra8K cable is single-directional; to ensure trouble-free installation, the connectors are labeled Source and Display, and a SmartLED indicator on the Source connector quickly and easily confirms proper connection and operation status, noted the company.

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GoldenEar Unveils Triton One.R Loudspeaker VENETIAN SUITE 29-221 GoldenEar Technology is introducing the new Triton One.R. This new reference quality loudspeaker is a smaller, less expensive follow up to the Triton Reference. The goal of the Triton One.R project was to bring the advanced technology, luxurious cosmetics and state-of-the-art performance of the flagship Triton Reference into a more compact and less expensive speaker. Its monocoque cabinet is constructed of multi-density medite, engineered with the goal of making it as non-resonant and inert as possible, thus eliminating extraneous vibration that could detract from the pure

sound of the drivers. To do this, an elaborate system combining bracing and damping pads, optimized with the use of an accelerometer-generated cumulative spectral decay analysis, is utilized. The baffle is as narrow as possible, minimizing diffraction issues. The sides of the speaker are not parallel, in order to minimize internal reflections, which again, purifies the sound. Similarly, the separate, internal enclosure that houses the upperbass/midrange drivers is designed with no parallel walls, for the same purpose. Available now, the Triton One.R is priced at $2,999 each.

Polaroid Updates LED Smart TV Models BOOTH 16615 The Polaroid line of LED connected TVs featuring 4K Ultra HD with HDR and FullHD options originally launched in 2018 will be incorporating new updates for 2019. Updated features in Polaroid’s LED Smart TV line include: • More Smart TV App — the platform now features Amazon Video • Upgraded User Interface for easy operation and content searching • Upgraded sound and speakers ­— 2.1 cinema sound with a built-in subwoofer coming later in 2019. Additional specs include: • HDR in the 4K models for brighter and more realistic colors, and enhanced contrast and clarity; • 120hz effective refresh rates; and • HDMI inputs with HDMI 2.0. The TVs are offered in 40-inch FullHD and 50-, 55- and 65-inch Ultra HD. Seventy-five- and 85-inch (the largest screen size for Polaroid) are slated for later in 2019. Pricing will be announced at the show.

Seville Classics Expands Airlift Standing Desk Solutions BOOTH 43521 Seville Classics, a supplier of premium ergonomic standing desks, is expanding its growing line of Airlift standing desk solutions with the introduction of the Airlift Tempered Glass Electric Standing Desk, an Innovation Awards Honoree. Designed with a contemporary, neo-industrial aesthetic that complements modern office environments and homes, the Airlift Tempered Glass Electric Standing Desk features dual-electric motors that lift the desk from 29 inches to 47 inches high with a simple touch of the Airlift controller. For a smooth transition, the dual motors adjust the desk top quickly at 1.2 inches per second. For ease of use, the desk offers a memory feature where users can store up to three height settings for reliable adjustment throughout the day. The desk also includes two USBA charging ports, with each port supplying 2.4 amps at five volts (10 watts) of power. The desk is available in a black, white, or gray frame with a single, large tempered glass work surface in white or black. It includes a pull-out storage drawer with a single divider that lets the user separate accessories, pens and markers from larger items like iPads and stationary. The Airlift is available now, priced at $399.

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PSB Updates Alpha Series Speakers VENETIAN SUITE 29-236 PSB Speakers is launching an all-new range of Alpha speakers that, like their predecessors, deliver outstanding value for their size and price. Four models in all, the new Alpha Series is comprised of compact monitors P3 (priced at $199 per pair) and P5 ($349 per pair), a center channel C10 ($299 each) and a tower model T20 ($599 per pair). Additionally, all four models are available now in choice of simulated Walnut or Black Ash finishes. The PSB Alpha speakers were among the most popular speakers ever produced by the company. With requests to update the line, founder and Chief Designer, Paul Barton PSB has leveraged new materials and design techniques

Hercules Tools Inspire Aspiring DJs VENETIAN SUITE 30-233 Hercules is showcasing its 2019 CES Innovation

Awards Honoree, the DJControl Inpulse 300, which combines DJ mixing software (DJUCED) and a DJ controller with built-in light guides to help aspiring DJs learn how to perfect the art of manual beat-matching and choose the right songs for a seamless music mix. Tempo light guides indicate which direction the DJ should move the tempo fader to play the next track at the same BPM as the current track. Similarly, Beat guides help the DJ align beats of the next track with the current one. Intelligent Music Assistant (IM A) functionality assists in selecting the best song to play. DJ UC E D DJ S of t w a r e i n t e grates the Hercules DJ Academy, which lets the beginner DJ follow and watch the built-in video tutorials to learn the basics of DJing and develop his/her skills. DJControl Inpulse 300 is available now for $199.

along with advanced manufacturing capability to create four new Alpha Models that are a substantial improvement over the original ones.

Audiogum Stresses AI in Enhanced User Experiences BOOTH 22063 Audiogum UK, an artificial intelligence company specializing in smart user experiences for connected tech products, is exhibiting its latest innovations at CES 2019. Audiogum channels over 10 years of user data and industry expertise into creating outstanding user experiences for its partners. “By connecting billions of data points, our technology has the intelligence to understand each individual user’s needs and is able to intuitively deliver what they truly want every time,” explains Audiogum CTO Steve Robbins. “Our platform is constantly learning, as every user interaction, every data source update, and every release of new content continues to improve its intelligence.” “Our modular services can be fully tailored to each partner’s needs; from a bespoke voice AI to a custom companion app, we create fully immersive brand experiences,” adds Mark Boyes, Audiogum COO.

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BOOTH 26015 Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is at CES 2019 exhibiting five new models: (1) the Public An illustration of the Yamaha Motor CES booth Personal Mobility (PPM) service system based on cial intelligence technology developed by Yamaha low-speed autonomous driving, which has many Corporation, with which Yamaha Motor shares the potential applications such as in transport infraYamaha brand. In addition, Yamaha Motor is constructure and business utilization; (2) the nextducting demonstrations of the PPM featuring an AI generation concept model of industrial-use unconductor on the dedicated paths adjacent to the manned helicopters, which have higher payload to venue during the period of the show. This exhibiprovide unprecedented air solutions; (3) the TRItion aims to discover new partners from any field TOWN concept model, which offers completeof endeavor, creating technological innovation and ly new electric personal mobility through its twonew businesses through open innovation. front-wheel LMW mechanism; (4) the NIKEN large Pricing and availability of the new products will sports bike launched in 2018, which also utilizes be announced at the show. the LMW mechanism; (5) an installation of artifi-

Startup Space Readies SaaS Mobile Platform BOOTH 53145 Startup Space, a group of passionate entrepreneurs who built an online incubator (sandbox) to help startups in their quest to bring their dreams to life, believes no one should have to build their business alone. The company believes in connecting users on a 24/7 online platform where building community and networking with one another is key. At CES 2018, Startup Space is featuring its SaaS mobile platform, uniquely designed for startups, entrepreneurs and incubators to connect, learn and share experiences, as well as network and build their businesses together. Startup Space’s white-labeled private networks provide a unique mobile first app experience in a 24/7 virtual environment that augments user engagement. More information on the SaaS mobile platform will be announced at the show.

BOOTH 15006 At CES 2019, Samsung is turning its attention to household appliances with the updated Family Hub Refrigerator to a Front Load Washer to the unique AirDresser. With the Family Hub for 2019, enriched connected experiences are as easy as a tap of the embedded digital screen. The newly integrating software updates make the overall experience even more powerful, faster and with less friction. The Family Hub’s LED digital touchscreen is now a more striking showcase of a family’s daily life. When in use, this functional touchscreen provides all of the software features/apps that appeal to current users. But when not in use, it becomes the Screen Saver, a dynamic “galler y” of art /photos. The Samsung’s updated Family screen’s family-cen- Hub Refrigerator tr ic exper ience is improved with the new Family Board, an engaging collage of free-flowing personalization to share memories and become inspired. The updates to the UI/UX create an experience for the family that is communal, emotional and cultural — with some of the functionality features and design cues from Samsung’s award-winning mobile platform for continuity across devices. With the washer’s smart capabilities, users are in sync with their laundry at a moment’s notice and from anywhere with the simple touch of button or swipe on their smartphone.

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Blue Expands USB Mic Line With Compact Yeti Nano USB BOOTH 20657 At CES, 2019, Blue Microphones is showcasing the recently released Yeti Nano, a premium USB microphone designed for broadcastquality podcasting, YouTube productions, game streaming, Skype/VoIP calls and voiceover work. Inspired by the popular Blue Yeti microphone, Yeti Nano features acclaimed Blue sound quality, a compact design and plug ‘n’ play operation for instant streaming with a PC or Mac. The premium finish looks great on camera and on any desktop. With a no-latency headphone output and controls for pickup pattern selection, headphone volume

and mic mute, Yeti Nano boasts essential features for today’s broadcast studio. Featuring two pickup-pattern controls directly on the mic, Yeti Nano offers flexibility to record a single source or multiple sources at once. Cardioid mode records sources that are directly in front of the microphone, and is ideal for podcasts with a single host, game streaming, Skype calls, voiceovers, vocal performances or instruments. Omnidirectional mode picks up sound equally from every direction. Yeti Nano comes with the all-new Blue Sherpa

Samsung Goes Ultrawide With New Monitors

BOOTH 15006 Samsung is unveiling two new monitors at CES 2019-the 49-inch CRG9 Monitor and, in 27- and 32-inch sizes, the new monitor known simply as The Space. The CRG9 high-res super-ultrawide gaming monitor with 32:9 aspect ratio allows game environments to be experienced in their entirety. With 5120 by 1440 resolution and HDR1000, the CRG9 melds immersive gameplay with top picture quality. The CRG9’s HDR1000’s outstanding local dimming, high-contrast HDR offers advanced specular highlights not capable in lower forms of the standard. Showcasing a 120Hz refresh rate and 4ms response time, the CRG9’s gaming perfor m a nc e i s sh a r p er and even more lifelike. AMD’s Radeon FreeSync 2 uses variable refresh rate technology to prevent screen-tearing and improves video frame latency to deliver a screen experience that keeps Samsung’s CRG9 monitor gamers immersed.

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Elite Yard Master Screen Loves The Great Outdoors VENETIAN SUITE 30-120 Elite Screens is launching its Yard Master Electric Tension, a two-way electric projection screen that is IP33 rated for outdoor use. The Yard Master Electric Tension is an outdoor electric projector screen designed for two-way front or rear projection and is tab-tensioned for the uniform flatness required for use with Shortthrow or UST 9ultra short throw) projectors. Its

sleek, enameled, weather-resistant aluminum casing attractively accessorizes a backyard, patio, pool deck or anywhere a gathering for evening movie time is appropriate. The components are made from rustproof materials that stand up to the elements. This includes the housing, its ETL and CE certified electronic mo-

Roland’s GO-Piano 88 Brings Music Learning To All BOOTH 18230 At CES 2019, Roland is introducing GO:PIANO 88, a new addition to the company’s lineup of GO-series instruments and devices. Offering 88 full-size keys and natural sound derived from Roland’s premium digital pianos in a portable cabinet, the affordable GO:PIANO 88 provides a solid foundation that’s ready to support years of musical growth and playing enjoyment. And with built-in Bluetooth and an integrated stereo sound system, GO:PIANO 88 works alongside a smartphone to offer a simple and compact learning solution that allows beginning pianists to connect wirelessly and stream audio from online piano lessons, karaoke, and tutorial videos. With Roland GO:PIANO 88 and a smartphone, anyone can play and learn music whenever inspiration strikes. Its lightweight design is easy to carry and set up anywhere, while high-quality onboard speakers, battery operation, and Bluetooth eliminate the need to fuss with addons. The GO:PIANO 88 also supports listening with headphones.

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TEAC Ringing In 2019 With New Power Amplifier VENETIAN BASSANO 2602 At CES 2019, TEAC (sharing space with its distributor Onkyo USA Corp) is introducing the AP-505 stereo power amplifier. The AP-505 is a Hypex Ncore Class-D power amplifier tuned for TEAC, featuring balanced circuit design through the input section to output. Other features include power amplifier section with protection circuits for current surge, over-voltage and over-heating and VU Meters with AD/DA Circuits display listening level volume. It will begin shipping this quarter.

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iOttie Launches New CD Slot Mount for Smartphones BOOTH 31514 iOttie’s iTap Magnetic 2 CD slot mount is a compact

magnetic mounting solution that holds smartphones in any vehicle. Designed for safety and convenience, the iTap 2 features two rareearth magnets that provide a strong hold for all smartphones and case combinations. The mounting system includes a Metal Plate Kit with small and large metal plates and a Protective Film that attaches directly on the back of the smartphone or case and does not interfere with wireless charging when positioned accordingly. The iTap Magnetic 2 safely installs directly into the vehicle’s CD slot with a soft rubberized CD slot connector and a locking lever that secures the mount in place. Once installed, simply tap the smartphone on the Magnetic Mounting Head to hold the device while driving. Adjust viewing angles in seconds with a rotating ball joint that swivels for added convenience. Pricing and availability will be announced at the show.

Fibaro Smart Implant Dooms ‘Dumb’ Devices BOOTH 40540 New at CES 2019, Fibaro’s Smart Implant enhances the capabilities and functionality of wired sensors and other devices by adding Z-Wave network communication. According to Fibaro, this compact device has the ability to make “dumb” devices intelligent by allowing them to communicate with certified Z-Wave smart home hubs and gateways. The Fibaro Smart Implant is a sensor installed within other devices to add intelligent capabilities to that device. This bridge-type sensor features two inputs and two outputs capable of receiving any signal from an external device, storing that informational locally, and passing the signal on to the rest of the device uninterrupted. During this exchange, the information stored locally on the Smart Implant can be communicated with a Z-Wave hub/controller/gateway and used to trigger smart home scenes or remotely determine the state in which a connected device is currently in. The Fibaro Smart Implant can be connected to binary sensors, analog sensors, DS18B20 temperature sensors or DHT22 humidity and temperature sensors to report their readings back to the Z-Wave controller. The Smart Implant can be connected to any device compatible with the device’s input and output, including home security alarm systems, gate controllers, shades, wall thermostats, wall switches, as well as many other devices. Pricing and availability will be announced at the show.

Shure Brings AIO Solution To Content Creators BOOTH 20724 The Shure MV88+ Video Kit provides content creators with an all-in-one solution to transform their smartphone devices into a personal audio and video rig, designed for capturing professional-quality recordings wherever. The new digital stereo condenser microphone is the latest addition to the Shure MOTIVTM line, and builds on the popularity of the original MV88 with the addition of a headphone jack for real-time monitoring and a lightning and a USB-C cable for added connectivity. Along with the MV88+ microphone, the kit includes a Manfrotto PIXI

tripod phone stand and smartphone clamp, ensuring a stable picture when recording mobile video on the go. The additional accessories give users the utmost flexibility to capture mounted, handheld or field recording options, no matter what sort of environment or recording needs are required. Compatible with iOS and other selected devices, the MV88+ allows users to capture highquality audio, worthy of their bespoke content and livestream anywhere they desire. Available in early 2019, the MV88+ Video Kit is priced at $249.

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Turbo Gamepad Joins My Arcade Line BOOTH 21030 Adding to its line of wireless controllers, My Arcade is showcasing its wireless Turbo Gamepad for PlayStation Classic. This intuitive controller adds the ease and comfort of wireless to the PlayStation Classic. It also features a home button for easy access to game selection menu directly from your controller. The Turbo feature can be easily assigned to any of the action buttons for advanced gameplay. Two AAA batteries supply more than 75 hours of playtime. Pricing and availability will be announced at the show.

remo+ Offers New Twist on Doorbells BOOTH 40646 remo+’s RemoBell S is one of the widest field of view and fastest responding video doorbells in the industry, according to the company. RemoBell S replaces a traditional doorbell and lets you see, hear and talk to visitors in real time. Its cutting-edge technology further enhances the full HD video quality. RemoBell S features video-based motion detection, allowing users to define areas of interest and be notified when there’s motion in the RemoBell S’s video view. Pricing and availability will be announced at the show.

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BOOTH 43573 Mercku is featuring its M2 Hive WiFi system, a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the “Smart Home” category. The M2 Hive Wi-Fi System was created to eliminate home connectivity issues that plague one-third of all households. Consisting of a main router and four powerful extenders, called bees, the M2 Hive produces a system that can cover up to 5,000 square feet and goes around walls, offering connection speeds that support multiple 8K streaming devices throughout a house. With its successful optimization of advanced wireless system noise reduction theory, patented WHEMS antenna and high-performing and specifically designed transceiver, the M2 Hive offers a truly decentralized mesh network solution. Pricing and availability will be at the show.

Features SöLIS SO-2000 With Google Assistant BOOTH 12425 Spectra Merchandising International is launching its newly finalized design of the SöLIS SO-2000 voice-activated Bluetooth/Wi-Fi wireless speaker with clock. With the Google Assistant built in, the SO2000 lets users play music, find answers, manage everyday tasks and easily control smart appliances around their home with just their voices. Powered by the Google Assistant, the SO2000 lets consumers listen to their favorite songs, find recipes or check their commutes to work. The SO-2000 also features an easyto-read LED display that automatically sets the time through Google Cloud. With Chromecast built in, music-lovers can stream their favorite playlists from their phone, tablet or laptop directly to the SO2000. The Google Home app with multi-room sync functionality lets users play the same music to any combination of the SO-2000 and other multi-room compatible speakers or listen to different music in each room. Pair the SO-2000 with other speakers like SöLIS’ line of Chromecast speakers to fill the house with great sound. For convenient wireless connectivity without a Wi-Fi network, the SO-2000 also offers Bluetooth compatibility. Now available, the SO-2000 is priced at $169.

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BOOTH 51641 Singapore-based AEvice Health is at CES 2019 spotlighting its AireSone Junior, a smart wearable for children. The AireSone Junior tracks breathing and heart rate, and detects wheezing and cough, and the device notifies parents via smartphone when there are any potential concerns. AEvice Health called the AireSone Junior the first wearable specially designed for asthmatics. It’s launching in the U.S. in June. Pricing will be announced at the show.

BOOTH 43261 As Directed Plus is launching its Technolog y Enabled Care (TEC) assistant at CES 2019. More than just a pill dispenser, As Directed Total Linked Care (TLC) is for anyone seeking a more convenient way to manage personal health and wellness. AARP data shows that 117 million Americans will need care assistance by the year 2020. Additionally, on average, seniors take as many as seven medications per day. Studies indicate that as many as 58 percent of those seniors (and up to 50 percent of all people taking medications) fail to take them as directed. TLC eliminates that gamble and improves the odds for continued health and wellness, according to the company. TLC includes a smart medication dispenser, operating system software and connected service. Patented dose-dispensing results in a device that can be used by more than one person.

A Smart Shoe for the Elderly from E-Vone BOOTH 50615 E-Vone, a brand of the France’s Eram Group, is at CES 2019 promoting what it describes as the first smart shoes dedicated to elderly living on their own to ensure their autonomy at home, by giving them a greater sense of security and allowing them to move freely (indoors or outdoors). Caregivers are reassured and receive an alert in case of a fall. The E-Vone shoes include an electronic device located on the sole. The system detects the falls

or lack of movement thanks to a motion sensors system, in order to capture and identify abnormal movements. It automatically inform caregivers with the precise coordinates (thanks to the geolocation) of the person who wears them. In such situations, a rapid management is decisive and can limit the consequences. E-Vone is a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honor-

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igloohome Issues a Smarter Deadbolt BOOTH 41167 igloohome’s Smart Deadbolt 25 is designed to provide the convenience of keyless access with the comfort of security. At 11mm (less than 0.5 inches) front panel thickness, it is promoted by the company as the world’s slimmest smart deadbolt. The smart lock can be managed via PIN codes or Bluetooth keys, even offline, allowing for property management anywhere at any time. Further, it can be accessed by physical keys for flexibility. Start and end times for PIN codes and Bluetooth

keys can be customized via the igloohome app, securing the property after each use. Access logs are also provided, so that users can track date and time of visitor access. Bluetooth key access logs are updated in real time, while PIN code access logs are updated when the master owner uses a Bluetooth key. Other key features include security lockout mode, low battery warning, anti-panic exit system, electrostatic discharge prevention, tamper alarm,

emergency power supply and sensor re-lock. The Deadbolt 2S is suited for residential and commercial property owners alike. Unlike many other Bluetooth locks, guest users do not need to download an app to unlock the Deadbolt. Hosts can choose to send a PIN code to guests, without needing to sync the information with the lock in Bluetooth range. Pricing and availability will be announced at the show.

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BOOTH 41537 Nortek Security & Control is at CES 2019 introducing the 2GIG Smoke Heat Freeze Detector — a new sensor that is designed to recognize smoke from synthetic materials and decrease nuisance alarms from cooking. The 2GIG Smoke Heat Freeze Detector uses advanced algorithms and a sophisticated optical chamber to recognize the difference in smoke particles created by synthetic materials versus normal cooking events. It triggers the alarm faster if the synthetic smoke is detected, which leads to fewer nuisance alarms than traditional smoke detectors. The 2GIG Smoke Heat Freeze Detector reports on excessive temperature and variations. A high temperature alert is sent to the panel and siren is triggered when the ambient temperature exceeds 134 degrees F. A Rate-of-Rise temperature alert is sent to the panel and siren is triggered if ambient temperature rises 1 degree F or more in one minute, and a freeze warning is sent to the panel if the ambient temperature is below 40 degrees F for up to one minute.

BOOTH 51641 uHoo, a Singpore-based tech startup focused on helping create healthier homes and workplaces via cleaner air, is at CES 2019 introducing its uHoo indoor air sensor, which packs nine air quality sensors in a tiny device the size of a coffee mug. Powered by a high-performance ARMbased processor, uHoo helps you take control of your air. And with uHoo’s 256-bit encryption via SSL, personal data is always safe. uHoo seamlessly blends into any space and makes a sophisticated statement in any room. Its striking design adds an ultra-modern feel to wherever it’s placed. Create an atmosphere of health and safety with style. An attractive interface gives the user all the information needed in a simple and easy to understand manner. Be alerted of sudden changes and receive tips on how to fix any problem and take control of indoor air quality. The uHoo air sensor is priced at $329.

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Welcome To CES, Charlie! BOOTH 50000 New Health Community is unveiling Charlie, an autonomous medical robot equipped with multiple applications and connected devices destined for patients and medical staff. Occasionally, hospitals can be a source of stress, either for the patients or for the caregivers. In fact, doctors, surgeons and nurses often feel overworked, which can cause additional frustration to the patient who feels lonely and anxious. To aid with this, New Health Community, a French start-up specialized in digital health, is launching Charlie, an autonomous medical robot that brings relief and comfort to patients, their families and the medical staff. Charlie reassures the patient, making him or her the leading actor of their healthcare, by reinventing the communication in healthcare and assisting health professionals on their everyday baMotorola_Ad_CES_Daily_Jan_half_Page.pdf 1 11/29/18 7:58 sis. Charlie’s aim is to facilitate the communication process be-

tween the patient and its medical team bringing relief and support simultaneously. How? By adjusting its functions (via its integrated applications, games and connected objects) to the different needs of each patient. In order to achieve optimal communication, a video conference application allows the patient to contact his or her doctor at any time, even if he/she is in a separate room. This allows caregivers to calm any fears that the patient may have, without having to move themselves across the building. Charlie adapts to each patient, to his or her needs and requirements. In case of visual impairment, it helps the person to move around through vocal guidance. It can also give visual instructions with subtitles (cards, documents, images and videos) to AM guide people with hearing disabilities.

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CES 2019: FOUR DAYS OF DISRUPTIVE TECH is using automation, connectivity, AI and machine learning to create smart tractors and combines to build continually smart, evolving and more efficient farms to feed the world. Resilient technology is also a major focus at CES this year. This area of the show floor will highlight technologies that help keep the world healthy, safe, warm, powered, and fed, and make sure that we have redundancies in place when disasters occur.

CES embodies the energy, excitement, wonder and innovative spirit of the tech industry. CES also is the ideal gathering place to engage with the tech companies and entrepreneurs that drive innovation and fuel the global economy.

You also can see the revolution in transportation at CES 2019. From vehicles to drones to smart city planning, the latest in transportation is rapidly changing the way we do business and operate on the go.

We are delighted that CES 2019 is our largest ever. CES represents the dreams of entrepreneurs who have invested their time and resources to bring their visions to market. Eureka Park, our home for startups at CES, has more than 1,200 exhibitors from 40 countries. At Eureka Park, companies seek funding, refine their products and services for retail shelves, and develop campaigns and pitches to promote their products and services.

On the show floor, see the trends propelling the next wave of innovation including 5G, smart city infrastructure, interactive experiences, driverless cars and solar energy. From health care, fitness, sports and entertainment, to gaming and the smart home, almost every aspect of daily life is now being connected.

Vehicle technology is making cars safer and drivers more connected through advancements in self-driving vehicles and active collision avoidance.

You never know what idea, product or service you will encounter in this energized area. The next transformative technology could be here in Las Vegas this week!

Augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray, robotics, drones, electric cars, biometrics and the Internet of Things – these products and services are connecting to each other, providing new efficiencies and a personalized experience for consumers.

Disruptive tech including robotics, cybersecurity and the sharing economy are impacting global industries including finance, retail, health care, agriculture and manufacturing. CES 2019 has the latest in intelligent, autonomous robotic machines that are changing lives for the better. For example, at CES see how Deere and Company

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Read the CES 2019 Issue of It Is Innovation (i3): AR and VR are game changers for many industries including health care, agriculture, real estate, retail, manufacturing and business. For example, doctors are using VR to enhance traditional therapies including pain management, architects use AR to design stronger buildings and travel agencies can simplify planning to enhance their clients’ vacations.

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECH’S KEY INGREDIENT Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are changing the way business is done. Companies are incorporating the latest AI developments into more aspects of their businesses as it becomes an “ingredient” technology essential to many others. Thanks to its use in home robotics, self-driving vehicles and smart home tech, CES is the place to see the next generation of intelligent, autonomous machines. AI will soon be deployed everywhere from factory floors and retail stores to banks and insurance offices, creating new opportunities. It’s changing lives for the better – making us safer, healthier and more efficient. AI’s continuous expansion is visible across CES where the future of AI is on display: big data analytics, speech recognition, machine learning and decision-making products and predictive tech are on the show floor. AI technology is starting to read facial expressions, anticipate needs and improve security.

Robots for Good At the AI and Robotics Marketplace, companies are showing machines that can easily fit in our homes, offices, schools and doctor offices. Today’s robots connect to the cloud, can be controlled by phones and respond to sight and sound, making them more helpful than before. Robotic advancements are also found in other CES Marketplaces such as the Smart Home, Accessibility, High-Tech Retailing, Health and Fitness and Smart Cities.

Voice Activation and Smart Assistants Smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo or the Google Home have dominated the tech market with $3.2 billion in U.S. sales during the past three years. These products, activated by AI, let users search the internet via voice, and double as the central hub for apps and smart devices, giving users control of their TV, thermostat and other devices just by speaking.

On Tuesday, Jan. 8, IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty will keynote, officially kicking off CES 2019. Rometty will discuss how technologies such as AI and quantum advances will drastically change business and society for the better – built on a foundation of trust and transparency. Monday, January 7, in room N256 of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall, the Artificial Intelligence Conference Track will give the industry’s leading experts the stage to

Smart speakers’ popularity with consumers will make them more ubiquitous in retail locations, cars, appliances and office tools. And as the race among market leaders like Amazon and Google plays out, CES 2019 is the place to see what’s happening with one of tech’s hottest trends.

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Merged for the first time, the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Marketplace features more than 60 exhibitors, including these businesses: • Amazon • John Deere • Google • Omron • Ozobot

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This year’s keynotes detail how AI will take devices, vehicles and cities into the next generation of safety, convenience and excellence. LG Electronics President and CTO, Dr. I.P. Park will offer fresh perspectives on the evolving AI landscape, while exploring how it will impact the lives of consumers in the years ahead. He will speak Monday, Jan. 7. Under Dr. Park’s leadership, AI is LG’s main growth engine, thanks to the company’s focus on selfevolving products, a seamless connected user experience and open platforms.

share their insights on the technology’s future. Join in as business leaders and researchers discuss How AI is Advancing Biometrics, AI Integration with Today’s Workforce, Ethics of AI, the Future of Entertainment with AI and other topics.

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SMART CITIES FUELED BY 5G Soon smart cities, powered by 5G technology, will have sensors embedded in buildings, roads and even water and waste systems. Connected technologies will include smart energy meters, automated street lighting, parking assistance apps and sensors to make cities safer, smarter and more accessible. And CES is the global platform for smart cities and resilient technologies that improve sustainability, mobility and livability, providing commercial solutions that drive urban development. Smart cities are guiding data-enabled decisions to solve public problems. As data is collected, it can be used to optimize energy, reduce congestion and improve the quality of life for consumers. Data will also help cities become more intelligent and solve challenges in new ways by being incorporated in selfdriving cars and buses, as well as emergency preparedness and waste reduction plans. According to CTA market research, more than $34 billion will be spent to create smarter cities by 2020.

The tech elements that make up a smart city are: 1. Network infrastructure (5G, IoT) 2. Platforms to facilitate data sharing 3. Specific applications (hardware like meters and sensors) 4. Systems to manage the collection of data (like blockchain)

Smart Cities at CES 2019 Launched last year for the first time, the Smart Cities Conference and Exhibit brings together the tech solutions, players and audiences needed to build smarter, more connected communities. The CES Smart Cities Marketplace, located at Tech East, Westgate, includes smart city-enabling technology such as artificial intelligence systems, sensors, data analytics, transportation, network infrastructures and other devices and services.

a visionary – and practical – look at all things smart: mobility, connectivity, the enterprise, cities, and entertainment. Explore how emerging technologies are blurring traditional industry lines, impacting people and organizations and enabling a smart future.

Key exhibitors include: • Automotive Grade Linux • Baidu • City of Berlin • Cognata • Deloitte • Dept. of Homeland Security • Ericsson • European Commission • EVBox • ICONIQ Motors • Innoviz Technologies Ltd. • Itron The CES Smart Cities conference program features key thought leaders in this space and highlights 5G technologies and public/ private partnerships. Discover how the growth of smart cities will influence policies, transportation, cities, towns, the industry and our planet. What’s the next big thing in “smart”—and what should you do about it? At the Smart Future Conference Track, Deloitte takes

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CES’ NEWEST MARKETPLACE DISPLAYS TECH FOR GOOD Due to the recurring shocks and stresses impacting the world, resilient technology is more important than ever. The companies exhibiting are helping cities respond to water crises, health issues, disaster recovery, cybersecurity and other issues impacting them on a global level. Whether its new ways to create clean water or find more energy efficient solutions, technology is helping to improve the lives of global citizens.

Also join us Wednesday, January 9 at 3 PM in the LVCC’s North Hall Supersession the Supersession on Top Trends Shaping Global Innovation. Watch as global business leaders and policymakers discuss how companies can find the innovation-friendly environment they need to succeed and how governments and innovators can team up to benefit both their country and their businesses.

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What does it mean to do good? It’s a commitment to using your resources, knowledge and position – even in the face of adversity – to keep the world healthy, safe, warm, powered and fed. Because of the growing number of ways technology can benefit others and make the world a better place, CES created the Resilience Marketplace to highlight products and companies that are making the world more prepared, responsive and secure.

CES created the Resilience Marketplace this year to serve as the global platform for resilience innovation, showcasing technology that focuses on keeping communities efficient, stable and secure. This dedicated area features dozens of companies including: • Air Force CyberWorx • Fybr • Mindtronic AI • Noxtak Corp • Site 1001 • T-Mobile

SuperSessions and Conference Tracks How can technology be harnessed to prevent water shortages? Can new developments in agriculture make sure no one goes hungry? Find out during the Resilience Conference Track on January 8 and 9 on Level 1 of Westgate Las Vegas. The Resilience Conference delivers world-class conference programming, insights and solutions from the world’s most influential leaders and government officials, investors, startups, major brands and corporate technology attendees. Throughout the two days, innovation leaders will lead panels and discussions on Crisis Prevention – Water Shortages, Famine, Cyber Network Security and other relevant topics.

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Further Reading Smart cities, thanks to their embrace of connectivity, high-tech communication and innovative approach to improvement, are often ahead of the curve when it comes to embracing drones, self-driving vehicles and other life-saving technology. In CTA’s report Five Technology Trends to Watch from 2019, the report explains how smart cities have grown hand in hand with the further advancement of resilient technology. To read the report and more about resiliency in tech, visit CTA.tech.

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DRIVE INTO THE FUTURE A Driving Force in Automobiles Vehicle tech at CES is larger than many standalone car shows, as attendees scour the show floor to witness the latest concept cars and connected vehicles. CES was even named one of the 10 best autoshows by USA Today. CES 2019 will feature more than 160 vehicle tech exhibitors and the most prominent automakers across 290,000 net square feet, including: Las Vegas has turned into a turbocharged car show this week, thanks to thanks to CES 2019’s Vehicle Technology Marketplace, where the latest in self-driving vehicles, connected cars and interactive features come alive right before your eyes. Not only does CES connect you to the inventors and engineers behind the most innovative vehicle technologies, but it also brings together the leaders working behind the scenes to make futuristic automobiles a reality. At CES, see the entire vehicle tech ecosystem of manufacturers, suppliers, original equipment manufacturers, aftermarket businesses, and software and chip developers. More, learn about a variety of vehicle assistance tech supporting the future of cars from companies like Sony, Qualcomm and Bosch, including tech like parking assist, collision avoidance and emergency braking.

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• Audi • BMW • Chrysler • Daimler (Mercedes) • FCA (Chrysler) • Ford • Honda • Hyundai • Kia • Nissan

CTA recently released its Automotive Technology Roadmap: The Road to Autonomy, a report about what the next decade will look like as self-driving tech becomes more dependable and begins to hit the road. To learn more, visit CTA.tech/ Research-Standards.

CES also features other key vehicle-related exhibitors who are combining artificial intelligence, voice technology and 5G connectivity in the context of transportation: • Allstate • Byton • Dassault Systemes • Mobileye

CTA’s Self-Driving Policy and Research Self-driving cars and connected cars have the potential to reduce more than 90 percent of accidents caused by human error, help eliminate hours wasted in traffic and reduce congestion. And while the benefits are immense, several policy and technology issues must be addressed to ensure the success and mainstream adoption of self-driving vehicles. CTA works to establish standards for regulating spectrum, liability, insurance and safety for self-driving vehicles. CTA also considers how highway rules, parking structures and car-ownership paradigms will need to change.

Transportation Conference Track The Transportation Conference Track features six panels on how vehicle technology is evolving. Field experts will discuss flying cars, 5G-connected cars, hyperloop technology, predictive maintenance and other advances. CES 2019 will also feature panels such as Transportation Sharing and Rideables with Lime Vice President Caen Contee and the Future of Transportation with Virgin Hyperloop One Senior Vice President Anita Sengupta. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao (pictured above) will also return to CES to share how the federal government is advancing vehicle tech.

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FEELING GOOD WITH DIGITAL HEALTH See these technologies and solutions from exhibitors like: • 3M • Aetna • BlueSmart Technology Corp. • Humetrix • InBody • Living in Digital Times • Philips • SleepScore Labs Technology is disrupting health care across the globe. From empowering patients by allowing them to better track and address their own health, to changing how medical professionals are trained using technologies like virtual and augmented reality or improving patient diagnosis thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, technology has touched every aspect of the medical spectrum. With advancements in digital therapeutics, AI, remote patient monitoring and other developments – digital health is improving lives around the world. “Digital health has become a key part of CES, showcasing life-changing technologies that address real-world issues like opioid dependence, mental illness, chronic disease and more,” said Karen Chupka, executive vice president, CES. At CES 2019, attendees can witness the various technologies that are changing our health for the better. At the Health & Wellness Marketplace, more than 100 companies are showing how they’re helping consumers live healthier, smarter lives.

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But technology’s role in improving our health doesn’t stop when we turn off the lights. From sleep trackers and silent alarms, to bedroom lighting, white noise and even smart beds, advancements in sleep technology are optimizing bedrooms and gaining valuable intelligence on our sleep patterns and needs. Explore the evolution these technologies are making on our slumber at the Sleep Tech Marketplace. Finally, the Wearables Marketplace showcases the latest devices that are empowering consumers, allowing them to track everything from their heart rate to their mood, activity and even their pets. Trends showcased at this Marketplace range from the implementation of low-energy Bluetooth to cloud computing, flexible membranes and 3D printing. All three Marketplaces are located in Tech West, at the Sands Expo, Halls A-D.

Discussing Health CES 2019 also features a range of conference programs focused on the intersection of health and wellness and technology. The Digital Health Summit is celebrating its 10th year at CES, providing an in-depth look at the role technology plays in advancing and reforming medicine, health care and wellness. With advances in genomics, telehealth, AI, machine learning, mixed realities and clinical-grade sensors, plus enormous shifts in retail, the industry is poised for expansive transformation.

At the Wearable Tech Summit, presenters explore the use of wearable technologies to monitor and improve our health. Topics range from the use of wearables in the workplace, to proper data collection practices and challenges, to consumer adoption of wearable devices.

For the first time, CES 2019 will provide doctors and health care professionals with the opportunity to earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits during the Disruptive Innovations in Health Care conference on January 10. This program addresses topics including the positive impact of digital therapeutics; FDA-approved apps that treat chronic conditions; the effect of remote patient monitoring and virtual care; how telehealth is transforming the patient experience; and the power of artificial intelligence to improve health care.

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TELLING THE STORIES AT C SPACE CES is about more than just the cutting edge of technology, it’s about doing business. C Space brings together leading CMOs, content creators, Hollywood and media to uncover disruptive trends changing the future of brands, marketing and entertainment. This area is the physical meeting place for these intersecting worlds, providing thought leadership, exhibits and relationship-building opportunities. C Space at CES, located in Tech South in the ARIA, brings the world’s content providers, advertisers, marketers and Hollywood together in one venue to see how tech creates opportunities for content to more effectively reach consumers.

Technology is changing the way people consume content. To keep track of this changing landscape, learn what leaders in content creation, major studios and top advertising firms at keynotes and panels are doing. More than 60 companies and exhibitors include: • CNET • eBay • Google • Hulu • MediaLink • NBCUniversal • NeuLion

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During the C Space Storytellers conference track, influencers and newsmakers share stories and case studies about the unique relationships between brands, entertainment and technology. Brand executives highlight best practices in leveraging celebrity engagement; new technologies in client engagement; transparency and brand safety; blockchain; and creating a purpose-driven brand.

CTA’s Vice President of Communications Tyler Suiters to discuss ad tech. The podcast explores data collection and advertising measurement. The podcast is available at CES.tech.

2019 C Space Speakers include: • Mark Pritchard - Chief Brand Officer, P&G (C Space Storyteller: P&G) • Keith Weed – CMCO, Unilever (C Space Storyteller: Knotch, IBM & Unilever) • Michelle Peluso – CMO, IBM (C Space Storyteller: Knotch, IBM & Unilever) • Molly Battin - EVP, CMO & Global CCO, Turner (Brands and Trendsetting Storytelling Across Platforms) • Meg Goldthwaite - CMO, NPR (CMO Insights - Tech’s Impact on Brand Strategy) • Jenny Rooney - Editor, CMO Network, Forbes (Forbes’ Most Influential CMOs) Among the C Space programs are the sessions produced by MediaLink, a global advisory service working at “the intersection of media, marketing, advertising, entertainment, technology and finance.” Its session on Diversification of Technology examines whether in today’s era of personalization, there is still a role for marketing that appeals to the masses — and if that is even desirable. Another panel looks at the resurgence of ad tech thanks to the recent emergence of new platforms and growing availability of data-driven marketing, including prospects for blockchain in the next wave of media experiences. As a part of the pre-CES podcast series CES Tech Talk by the Consumer Technology Association, “Technology and the Future of Advertising”, featured guests Anda Gansca, CEO and Co-founder, Knotch, and Josh Sternberg, Tech Editor, Ad Week joined

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ENGAGING SPORTS TECH Technology is changing every facet of sports and athletics imaginable, from training and performance, to coaching to how we watch and experience professional sports. CES 2019 is the global arena for sports tech innovation, showcasing products and technology that enhance athletic performance, smart arenas, esports, next gen sponsorships and the business of sports on and off the field. It’s the hub for brands with a vested interest in fully exploring the future of sports technology to better understand the implications for athletes.

From smart products that improve athletic performance to state-of-the-art venues and next-gen sponsorships, the CES Sports Zone Marketplace, located at ARIA will showcase the convergence of sports and tech, including the quantified athlete, immersive fan experience and smart venues.

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Digital, wearable and simulator technologies that help fitness enthusiasts’ workout and train like professional athletes are on display at the Sports Technology Marketplace, located in The Sands, Halls A-D. Several key exhibitors include: • BotBoxer • CSiOnyx • GolfZon

to Watch. Esports revenue, most of which is made up of sponsorships, is expected to break the $1 billion mark this year, according to research firm Newzoo.

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In addition to sports-focused Marketplaces, CES has sports league representation from MLS, NBA, NCAA, NHL, WWE, MLB, NASCAR, NFL and the United States Olympic Committee. Many athletes have also attended the show in the past, including Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley, Joe Montana, Landon Donovan, Bryce Harper and Michael Phelps. And team owners and top trainers find the show a valuable source of information as well. Several conference programs explore topics related to the intersection of sports and technology. The CES Sports Zone conference track examines areas including tracking performance data, smart sports venues, sponsorships and athletes’ personal brands. The Sports Zone will also explore the connection between the world of sports and entertainment, as technology gives viewers new ways to consume sports content. Tangential to sports tech, esports is another area that is rapidly growing in popularity, fueled by technological advances such as the increasing performance of gaming systems and the ability of audiences to watch live matches from anywhere on earth, thanks to ubiquitous connectivity. “In the past decade, the world of competitive video games, or esports, has gone from a tiny league of diehards to a mainstream obsession with the same cultural touchstones of football and basketball,” writes Jeremy Snow in his article “Esports and Sports Technology” from the CTA publication, Five Technology Trends

Experience live esports tournaments, see the technology powering these experiences, and learn about how industry experts are engaging fans with immersive entertainment at CES 2019. The CES Sports Zone conference track covers themes relevant to esports such as live venues, leagues, monetization and fan engagement. Whether it’s wearables, virtual reality training and sports simulations, smart arena technology or esports, experience the future of sports at CES 2019.

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CONNECT AT DESIGN & SOURCE If you have a product idea, Design & Source is the place to connect with those who can help you realize your dream. The Design & Source Showcase gives you access to partners who can help you go from concept to market through design, sourcing and manufacturing.

Market-disrupting startups and global brands alike flock to CES. The Design & Source Marketplace was born from this idea and exemplifies what it means to be a global platform for innovators of all sizes. This exhibit area is devoted to collaboration and strategic partnerships and is the place companies can find the best in product design, product sourcing and product-to-market strategies. Looking to make business easier for senior level executives, CES is where people make connections and deals are made across industries, from manufacturers and developers to executives and buyers. The Design & Source Marketplace fulfills this promise. For companies looking for partners, the Design & Source Marketplace, located in Tech East, at the LVCC, South Plaza, is the best place to form the partnerships needed to make your vision a reality. Tech may begin with an idea, but it doesn’t flourish until it reaches production.

From tech powerhouses to early startups, Design & Source is the best place to search for a prototype. This area showcases more than 700 companies from across the globe who specialize in product design, product sourcing, packaging and sustainability. Countries represented include China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the U.S. “CES is the place to bring in source and designers, put them together and give them exposure,” said Joshua Xiang of Suning Appliance Group last year, calling it “a bridge between consumers and manufacturers.” CES 2019 features a range of conference programming relevant to design and source. Representatives from government, academia, and non-government organizations meet at CES to discuss the challenges in moving from an idea to a product. Presenters will discuss the challenges of sourcing critical materials to produce products like lithium-ion batteries, giving startups and established companies the necessary guidance to procure their products’ needs. Standards organizations, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), discuss standards implementation, allowing for interoperability of devices, including audio, video and communications. Find a partner. Expand business goals. Make a connection. Don’t miss the destination for big thinkers with big ambitions.

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The Future of Work To help American workers keep up with the changing tech landscape and address a growing skills gap, CTA supports education and opportunities for companies to reskill their workforces and retain top talent.

U.S. Tech Vets Free for CTA members, this database provides access to one million veteran resumes. Already equipped with strong STEM skills and leadership experience, veterans are a perfect fit for tech companies. 21st Century Workforce Council CTA recently brought together 48 tech companies, including Amazon, Uber and HP, to address the skills gap. The Council encourages executives to share best practices and solutions, address business challenges and create successful talent acquisition strategies. Future of Work Survey CTA’s second annual workforce survey shows that tech companies need more employees with technical skills and they anticipate challenges in finding qualified people over the next five years. Read more at CTA.tech.

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CTA FOUNDATION IMPROVES LIVES The CTA Foundation is proud to support innovative organizations using the power of technology to improve the lives of seniors and those with disabilities. CES 2019 is the launch pad for innovation that is changing the world. This is especially evident in the accessible technologies at the show.

roundtable discussion between industry and advocacy leaders. This event highlights the new innovations at CES and develops greater relationships and opportunities for innovative technology solutions. For the second year Verizon will sponsor a reception following the roundtable. The CTA Foundation will also be represented on panels throughout the week including topics like AI and health tech. The CTA Foundation is hosting its fourth annual Eureka Park Accessibility Contest in partnership with the Extreme Tech Challenge. Judges selected five winners from a pool of entries representing companies across the world based upon the potential of their technology to improve the lives of seniors and those with disabilities. They each received $2,500 and a booth in Eureka Park.

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Along with CTA, the CTA Foundation is working to identify companies exhibiting technologies that improve the quality of life for individuals of all abilities. If your organization or someone you know is exhibiting an accessible technology, we want to hear from you. The Accessibility Leaders Tour, in conjunction with CTA’s Government and Legal Affairs team, brings leading advocates from the aging and disability communities to CES. The group engages with companies in the industry to help to make technology more accessible. Tour members represent disabilityfocused organizations including the Hearing Loss Association of America, the American Foundation for the Blind, the World Institute on Disability, San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind and Gallaudet University.

• Briometrix – Sydney, Australia – wearable and fitness technology for people in wheelchairs. • CarePredict – Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA – AI driven platform for elder care. • RealSpace – Liverpool, United Kingdom – Optical system for immersive technology. • Roundtrip – Philadelphia, PA, USA – software for ordering and monitoring nonemergency medical transportation for both hospital staff and transportation drivers.

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CELEBRATE STARTUPS AT EUREKA PARK Powerful Connections Eureka Park gives rising tech startups a chance to connect with suppliers, manufacturers, investors and media to grow their business and make their dreams a reality. Many new business connections are made here thanks to the roughly 3,500 fundraising professionals and more than 6,500 media professionals walking the halls alongside C-level executives, engineers and major influencers.

Everyone starts somewhere – and the best start at Eureka Park. At CES’ dedicated area for startup and entrepreneurs, Eureka Park brings early-stage entrepreneurs together to showcase their products, services or apps. It’s the largest startup event in the world where ideas are funded, partnerships are formed and acquisitions happen. Now in its eighth year, Eureka Park is now a staple of CES. Since 2012, the companies that participated have raised more than $1.5 billion in funding. Come to the Sands to see how Eureka Park’s products could change your home, office, gym or doctor’s office.

For many, exhibiting at Eureka Park is the first step in a breakthrough. For example, Robbie Cabral, CEO of and founder of Benjilock, used Eureka Park to promote his company’s fingerprint-activated lock. After winning a CES innovation Award in 2017, Cabral went on the reality show Shark Tank and accepted an offer from Kevin O’Leary. For Jonathon Perrelli, CEO and founder of the personal drink company LifeFuels, a successful exhibit at Eureka Park helped them land a deal with Keurig Dr Pepper.

A World of Technology Startups from all over the world come to Eureka Park, making the show floor a truly global experience. Sections of the show floor are dedicated to certain countries with an array of startups, such as France and the Netherlands. This year entrepreneurs from more than 30 countries will be exhibiting at Eureka Park, including: • Belgium • Canada • Egypt • India • Israel

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Here are some standouts you can see at CES 2019: GoSun: Selected as the 2017 Small Business of the Year, GoSun is a portable, solar-powered oven that is perfect for any campsite or backyard barbeque. Using state-of-the art reflectors and a vacuumed tube to store the food, GoSun can store heat and cook vegetables, meat or even cake in an energyefficient way. Heatworks: This South Carolinian company is putting a 21st century spin on water heaters by creating a smart, tankless electric water heater. Last year, Heatworks also launched Tetra, an internet-connected countertop dishwasher that requires no plumbing. Nura: The nuraphone is the “world’s only headphone that automatically learns and adapts to your unique hearing,” by monitoring the sounds made within the inner ear. After analyzing these sounds, the headphones create a unique hearing profile for you, automatically adapting as you continue to listen. Innovators from around the world come to Eureka Park looking for new opportunities and connections; investors come in search of their next unicorn; global media look for the next big story and corporations come seeking partnerships and acquisitions.

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Foresight Automotive Unveils Quad-Camera Vision System BOOTH 2206 A CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree, Foresight Automotive is demonstrating its quad-camera vision system, QuadSight. Focused on the stringent demands of autonomous vehicle vision needs, QuadSight is designed to achieve near-100 percent obstacle detection with near-zero false alerts under all weather and lighting conditions, including complete darkness, snow, rain, fog, sandstorms and blinding glare. Foresight’s quad-camera technology leverages decades of field-proven security technology and highly advanced image-processing algorithms. It combines two pairs of long-wave infrared (LWIR) and visible-light stereoscopic cameras to achieve an unprecedented performance standard for autonomous vehicle vision. Stereoscopic vision technology, essential for safety and reliability, brings exceptional threedimensional (3D) images for outstanding detection and accuracy in semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicle vision systems. By combining visible-light stereoscopic and thermal stereoscopic vision, QuadSight enables exceptional visual precision with 3D objects in real time, whether the objects are large or small, in motion or static, or detected from short or long distances.

Whooshi Promises A Personalized Audio Experience BOOTH 52832 Whooshi is a hi-fi audio amplifier that changes existing headphones from wired to wireless. The application contains a hearing test and uses the results to adjust the sound to the user’s unique hearing level. Whooshi personalizes sound with the help of a specially designed algorithm that also adjusts for the attributes of your headphones. Whooshi uses Qualcomm aptX HD technology, an advanced audio codec that allows you to receive a 48 kHz/24-bit audio signal via Bluetooth, enabling you to hear even the slightest nuances in your music. The amplifier is equipped with an advanced 384 kHz/32-bit Cirrus Logic digital-to-analog converter with an integrated headphone amplifier. This DAC provides high-quality sound for a wide range of headphones. The Whooshi app is an add-on to the Whooshi amplifier. The user can create a personal audio profile in minutes, and the app also contains a special algorithm that adjusts the sound to suit both your hearing and the equipment you’re listening with (smartphone and headphones). Whooshi will be available in March. It is priced at $100.

RoboSense LiDAR Boosts Intelligent Autonomous Driving BOOTH 9310 At CES 2019, RoboSense is demonstrating its RoboSense RS-IPLS Intelligent Perception LiDAR autonomous driving system. A CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree, the RS-IPLS is, according to RoboSense, the first hardware and software algorithmbased solution for the mass production of safer autonomous cars. A high performance autonomous driving system, the RS-IPLS features real-time data pre-processing and a “gaze” function similar to human eyes. Inexpensive, at 1/400th the price of traditional 64-line LiDAR systems, it is designed for the mass production of vehicles at a low price. The RoboSense RS-IPLS Intelligent Perception LiDAR system also provides rich three-dimensional spatial data information (X, Y, Z, R, G, B) in real-time from the bottom layer, which reduces the time delay normally caused by external fusion. RoboSense’s mass production price of the RS-IPLS is $200.

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BOOTH MP25677 Altia Systems, creator of the PanaCast 2 180 degree Panoramic-4K plug-and-play camera system, is featuring its PanaCast Live camera system, a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the “Virtual and Augmented Reality” category. PanaCast Live is a fully integrated, portable, professional video broadcasting system, delivering uncompressed 180 degree 4K 3D video at 60 frames per second via 12G SDI. Pricing and availability of the Panacast Live camera system will be announced at the show.

BOOTH 53168 Atmos Home is launching AtmosControl intelligent smart home control system at CES 2019. AtmosControl will immediately allow people to easily manage 1000plus smart home devices with its touchscreen, voice controls or smartphone app. The system will also be unique in offering gesture controls and is equipped with the top five smart home connection protocols (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, Z-Wave and Infrared). This means people don’t need to purchase multiple hubs to manage all of their smart home devices. AtmosControl will manage them all. Atmos Home recently announced a $1 million seed round investment from Luminance Lighting Solutions and will begin shipping the AtmosControl in Spring 2019. More information will be available at the show.

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Feel the Groove, Literally, With Studio-Duroy BassMe BOOTH 50207 BassMe, developed by the French startup company Studio-Duroy, founded in 2017 by Alban Duroy, Raphaël Guichard and Guillaume Lannoy, is something different in the audio industry: a personal and wearable subwoofer to feel the music, games and movies. By positioning it on your chest, BassMe takes the sound to the next level with the use of sound waves propulsion and vibrations. It offers a new dimension to the listening experience by immerging the user into music, cinema and video games. Music, films and video games seek to “wake

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WiSA-Ready USB Delivers Immersive Audio Experience VENETIAN SUITE 29-106 The WiSA Association’s Ready USB Transmitter is a USB accessory that easily plugs into WiSA Ready sources such as TVs and gaming systems to deliver an immersive audio experience with WiSA Certified interoperable products. Once plugged in, the USB transmitter enables wireless, multichannel communication of low-latency, tightly synchronized, high-definition audio between any WiSA Ready source and any WiSA Certified speakers. This makes it extremely simple and convenient for consumers to enjoy wireless multi-channel

sound without the clutter, wires and complicated installs previously required to create immersive audio experiences, said the company. The new WiSA Ready USB transmitter coincides with the launch of the WiSA Ready certification program. The new program clearly identifies entertainment sources that are equipped to deliver up to eight channels of wireless, high-definition audio to WiSA Certified speakers when connected with a WiSA Ready USB transmitter. In addition, the WiSA USB Trans-

Heatworks Tetra Reimagines The Dishwasher BOOTH 50322 Heatworks has been honored with a CES Best-of-Innovation Award for its reimagined smart countertop dishwasher, Tetra. A fully functional Tetra is being showcased for the first time at CES 2019. Tetra is an internet-connected countertop dishwasher that requires no plumbing connections and can be placed and used anywhere with a standard electrical outlet. The smart dishwasher holds two full place settings (including plates, bowls, cups, and flatware), or can be adjusted to accommodate 10 plates, or 12-pint glasses, depending on your needs. After a meal, Tetra users can simply load their dishes onto t he ch a nge able r ack system, pour a gallon of water and some detergent into the unit, and turn it on. It takes only minutes to go through the entire wash cycle, and since Tetra is transparent, you can witness the mysterious action right in front of your eyes.

mitter simplifies consumer set-up and reduces costs by replacing A/V receivers or wireless hubs with a low-cost USB accessory. Availability and pricing will be announced at the show.

IOGEAR Shows New Wireless 4K Ultra HD Video Extender BOOTH 14710 IOGEAR is at CES 2019 introducing its Ultra-Fast 60GHz Wireless 4K Ultra HD Video Extender (G W4K3 0 G H 6 0), w h i c h sends uncompressed audio and video at near-zero latency and is ideal for wireless streaming and gaming over short ranges. A CES 2019 Innovations Award Honoree, the Ultra-Fast Wireless Extender makes it possible and now affordable to easily send 4K UltraHD (3840 by 2160) and high-quality lossless audio without cables. Send content from an HDMI source to a 4K Ultra HD TV without the added expense and clutter of running cables between source equipment and the display up to 50 feet. The Extender eliminates the need for HDMI cables in the same room and is ideal for use anywhere that cable-runs are impractical or inconvenient. Priced at $249, the Extender will be available beginning Q1 2019.

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Equadex Helpicto Opens Up Communication For Those With ASD BOOTH 50003 The French company Equadex is at CES 2019 introducing Helpicto, a human-oriented mobile application designed to in communication with people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by “translating” everyday language into pictures. Some children with ASD have their own pictograms collection, although their use is not always obvious. Sometimes the card is just not the right

one, or it is lost, forgotten at home or damaged, and these stressful factors can hinder the child’s learning process. Helpicto is a simple-to-use application in which artificial intelligence recognizes image and speech, translating them automatically into pictograms, and vice versa Thanks to a partnership established with the Canadian pictogram system IDEOpicto, users

can create a personal profile at Helpicto app and get access to the 3,000 pictograms already available. They can also personalize fully their account by taking photos of everyday objects and family’s member. In order to help the user be even more independent, Helpicto registers and keeps in its memory the routine of everyday activities: getting dressed, going to bed, etc. During the sequence, the first pictogram corresponds to the first stage of the event, which is read aloud through speech synthesis. The pictogram does not change until the step is completed.

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Naztech Expands Mobile Charging Solutions BOOTH 31444 Naztech is enhancing its mobile charging solutions with the launch of the Volt Max Portable AC Power Station, a CES Innovation Awards Honoree. The Volt Max is a massive 27,000mAh multicharging portable power bank encased in a light, compact ABS chassis. Equipped with five different ways to connect and charge simultaneously, the potent portable battery comes equipped with an 85W AC outlet, Qi-charging technology and three high-speed USB ports, including an 85W USB-C PD port and a Qualcomm Quick Charge port compatible with Fast Charge-enabled devices. Designed for international travel, the Volt Max also accommodates a broad input/output AC range to match worldwide voltage requirements. Pricing and availability will be announced at the show.

JVC Launches New Marine, Motor Sports Products JVC’s KD-MR1BTS receiver

BOOTH N105 JVC is spotlighting new products in its growing Marine and Motor sports category. The KS-DR1004D is a 4CH conformal coated amplifier designed to fit in small spaces and work in applications that a traditional amplifier won’t. It’s rated at 45W/4Ω x 4ch (CTA-2006) RMS power, 2Ω Load Capability 45W/2Ω x 4ch and Bridged Capability 90W/4Ω x 2ch. The JVC KS-DR1004D supports 3CH mode for system building. It also offers signal sensing turn-on, speaker level in-put and Line level input, making it compatible with a wide variety of sources. Available now, the KSDR1004D is priced at $149.95. For those seeking to add or upgrade a receiver on a Side by Side off-road vehicle or a boat, the KD-MR1BTS is an attractive option. A hide-a-way black box and three-inch circular mounting hole offers quick installation. Viewing sources is easy at a glance on the 2.7-inch LCD display, two sets of 4V pre-outs, Bluetooth, seven-band EQ and global Weather Band tuner provide the features needed to build the ideal system for outdoor toys. Available now, the KD-MR1BTS is priced at $349.95

LG’s 4K Projector Needs To Be Just 2 Inches From The Wall BOOTH 11100 LG has brought its secondgeneration ultra-short-throw CineBeam Laser 4K projector (model HU85L) to CES 2019. The space-saving projector can be placed a little more than 2 inches from the wall to project a 90-inch diagonal image, while moving it 7 inches away allows it to project a 120-inch image. It delivers 2,500 ANSI lumens and 4K Ultra HD resolution, while wide color gamut improves color accuracy. The inclusion of LG’s ThinQ technology enables users to operate the device using voice commands. Viewers can control the operation of the projector by saying, “Turn off projector after the movie has finished” or choose content by saying, “Play yoga videos on YouTube.” The included Magic Remote also recognizes gestures and features backlit buttons that turn on automatically when motion is detected.

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Focal Shines Light On New Utopia W Flagship Speaker WESTGATE SUITE 2802 Orca Design and Manufacturing, a U.S. supplier for Focal mobile audio products, is spotlighting Focal’s new Utopia W premium mobile speaker line, a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the “In-Vehicle Audio/Video” category. The second generation of the Utopia Be line introduced in 2005, Utopia M is the result of three years of ground-up research and development by a dedicated team and a $2.5 million investment, not only in new tooling, but also in new manufacturing methods. Utopia M consists of five driver options: a dualmount tweeter, 3.5-inch, 6.5-inch and eight-inch

drivers and a 10-inch subwoofer. The design of the Utopia M line pays homage to French architecture in the cross-hatch basket structure of the drivers, and to the Utopia heritage with its signature red motor. All drivers are offered separately or in pairs and without passive crossovers, a departure from the previous line’s full system offerings. This enables professional installers to select specific drivers to build a unique sound profile for each vehicle. The “M” in Utopia M reflects the new M-shaped inverted cone used throughout the line, which offers four major advantages to the speaker performance.

The dust cap-less cone lets frequencies develop across the entire surface for increased bandwidth. It also enables more precise tuning during the manufacturing phase to enhance dispersion. The 6.5-inch driver features TMD suspension, a patented design that features ribs in the surround which eliminate distortion at key frequencies to balance out the sound. The 10-inch subwoofer includes braided material throughout its progressive spider to help with stiffness and control.

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The 2017 champion. In 2018, a double victory in Berlin. The Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team has won countless Formula E races. But for us it’s more than just a sport. It’s also a chance to test tomorrow’s drive technology on the racetrack. To ensure that electric drive systems for mass production arrive on the road faster. Interested? Find out more online: www.schaeffler.com

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Toto Flush with Innovation Awards Winners BOOTH 42342 Plumbing manufacturer Toto is spotlighting its CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honorees, the NEOREST NX2 Intelligent Toilet with ACTILIGHT and Flotation Tub with Zero Dimension. Toto’s NEOREST NX2 intelligent toilet features advanced cleansing technology. Inspired by the natural beauty of pebbles shaped by water over time, the NEOREST NX2’s sophisticated elliptical silhouette will serve as an artistic focal point of any bath. It offers the people-first innovations consumers appreciate: high-tech sensor operation with auto open/close and auto flush; integrated Washlet personal cleansing system with warm, aerated water to cleanse, warm

air dryer, heated seat, and in-bowl catalytic deodorizer; and energy- and water-saving features. The bowl cleansing technology starts with a plain water pre-mist that reduces waste and grime’s sticking. After each flush, EWATER+ mists the bowl with electrolyzed water, which has a slightly acidic pH value, to keep it clean and fresh. Activated by the integrated UV light, ACTILIGHT’s titanium dioxide and zirconium glazed bowl becomes super hydrophilic — waste, lime scale and mold wash away with ease. Pricing will be available at the show.

Porch Pirates Don’t Stand A Chance With Danby’s Parcel Guard

BOOTH 42750 Danby Appliances has ventured out from its refrigeration roots to create an entirely new category. Its new Parcel Guard is a smart, theft-proof drop box for private homes where delivery drivers can safely deposit packages. Danby said it developed the product in response to the more than 25 million U.S. households that reported stolen packages in 2017, as online shopping and “porch pirating” continue to grow. The unit itself stands about 39 inches tall, and can be bolted to the ground or weighted with sand for extra security. Made of durable, weather-proof plastic, the receptacle features an anti-theft drop slot that can accommodate standard parcel sizes, and is equipped with the latest in connected-home technology, including a camera, motion sensor, alarm, and Wi-Fi connectivity to monitor the Parcel Guard remotely via mobile app. Users receive a notification when a package is delivered, and can lock and unlock the box remotely.

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GoPro Nabs Innovation Award Win For New Flagship HERO7 Black BOOTH 12413 GoPro is spotlighting its HERO7 Black camera, a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree. Launched this past September, HERO7 Black offered a suite of new features that caught the attention of the CES 2019 Innovation Award judges, including HyperSmooth--gimbal-like stabilization built right into the camera that makes shaky video a thing of the past. Priced at $399, HERO7 Black also introduced TimeWarp, a new form of video that transforms longer experiences into short, flowing clips that

are easy to watch and fun to share. HERO7 Black is also the first GoPro to live stream, enabling users to automatically share in real time to Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, Vimeo and other platforms internationally. Additional new features like SuperPhoto and dramatically improved audio were also factors in the camera’s win, while its core DNA of waterproof and rugged design, voice control, intuitive touchscreen and

seamless transfer of content to your mobile device made HERO7 Black a standout in the category.

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Additionally, the Dual Driver ANC True Wireless headphones utilize a designated driver exclusive EQ tuning for more crisp details and sound. Enjoy a more seamless experience with auto play/pause capabilities thanks to an IR sensor on the inside of the earpieces. 1MORE partnered with the tech giant Qualcomm Technologies Inc. to integrate their state-of-the-art QCC 5121 low latency (40 ms) chipset into these headphones, making the Dual Driver ANC True Wireless headphones one consumption Qualcomm chip enables these headphones to have a battery life of 7 hours on a single charge, freeing you to enjoy your music on-the-go with no worries of it suddenly dying. The Dual Driver ANC True Wireless headphones also utilize feed forward ANC technology, meaning the microphone is placed outside the ear cup which allows for more precise active noise cancellation especially in higher frequency noises up to 1-2 kHz. Utilizing a proprietary dual driver design, 1MORE is able to produce superior sounding audio with the convenience of lossless Bluetooth. Qualcomm’s dedicated QCC 5121 chip provides lower power consumption and low latency allowing for longer listening sessions and less charging. Enjoy a completely seamless Bluetooth listening experience that is connects with your mobile voice assistance, features wireless charging, and extended range + battery life. 1MORE is debuting the Dual Driver ANC True Wireless Headphones at CES this January 8-11th in the LVCC Tech East South Halls 3-4 Upper Level Booth #35820. Learn more info by visiting 1more.com or contact press@1moreusa.com for inquiries.

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MSI Spotlights Even Dozen Honored Gaming Solutions VENETIAN VERONESE 2404 An even dozen MSI gaming solutions have been recognized as CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honorees. The MSI products being honored are: • GS65 • Infinite S Gaming Desktop

Metra Offers iBEAM Commercial Wireless Portable Camera BOOTH 5211 The TE-CCWRM wireless portable camera from iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems by Metra Electronics is making its debut at CES 2019. Record and stream video wirelessly with a magnetically mounted rechargeable camera. For commercial truck drivers that do not own their trailer, this is an ideal solution for quick placement onto any metal surface. It can quickly be added and removed to provide a wireless video feed to a video monitor (sold separately), instantly increasing their visibility and safety on the road. The TE-CCWRM has a strong 2.4Ghz signal for 394 feet of wireless range and a rechargeable lithium battery providing 12 hours of operation during the daytime. Commercial drivers w ill have a 120-degree view of their surroundings with IR LEDs for clearer nighttime viewing. This solution is recommended for use with the iBEAM TE-4WCM w ireless monitor for video playback, which supports up to four video channels. Pricing and availability will be announced at the show.

• Trident X Gaming Desktop • GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING X TRIO • Prestige PS341WU Monitor Display • Optix MPG341CQR Smart Gaming Monitor • MAG271CQR Curved Gaming Monitor Another double honoree, in the “Computer Hardware & Components” category as well as the “Gaming” category. Equipped with a 2560x1440, 144hz Refresh rate, 1ms response time panel, the Optix MAG271CQR promises the competitive edge a gamer needs to take down opponents. Pricing and availability of all products will be announced at the show.

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Hisense Demoing 1st Triple-Laser 4K Laser TV BOOTH 10039 Hisense is bringing a host of new 4K and 8K TVs to CES 2019. In its booth, attendees can view demoes of the ULED XD (Extreme Density) technology in a 4K TV, boosting gamut to 99.98 percent of the DCI P3 standard and brightness to more than 2,900 peak nits. The company’s new 75-inch U9F Android TV, meanwhile, will deliver 2,200 nits of peak brightness and feature more than 1,000 zones of contrast-enhancing back-lit local dimming zones. The company is also demoing its first triple-laser 4K Laser TV (an ultra-short-throw laser projector with built-in ATSC TV tuner, smart-TV platform, and speakers with separate 100-inch projection screen) to deliver a “near-infinite array of colors” via separate red, green and blue lasers. Finally, Hisense will also demo its One Design TV, called the world’s thinnest self-contained LCD TV and world’s thinnest 65-inch TV, with speakers and inputs that aren’t outboarded into a separate box. It’s less than one-quarter-inch deep at its thinnest point and less than 1-inch-deep at its thickest point. The frame is only one-eighth-inch wide. All of these will ship in China, with U.S. distribution being explored.

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Hands Off My Charger! iCubelock Prevents Would-Be Thieves BOOTH 36314 iCube Cell Phone Charger Lock is heading to CES 2019 with the iCubelock, designed to convert any electrical outlet into a theft-proof charging station. It can secure one or two chargers and USB cords to any electrical outlet. It mounts on any electrical outlet, using the same screw holes as the outlet cover plate, and it can be used with a variety of chargers. To discourage unauthorized removal, hexdrive screws are supplied, with an Allen wrench to install them. Two charging cubes and two USB cords are available: one for iPhones and one for Android phones. Pricing will be at the show.

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Naxa Storming CES With New Audio & Video BOOTH 17830 Naxa is adding to its line of LED TVs AT CES, introducing new TVs with built-in soundbars and up to 4K resolution. Screen sizes include 31.5 inches (model NT-3260), 43 inches (NT-4360K), 49 inches (NT-4960K) and 50 inches (NT-5060K). All come with HDMI capabilities for video and music streaming, built-in digital ATSC TV tuners that receive free over-the-air HD TV stations, remote controls and power adapters.

The company will also bring new voice-controlled speakers, soundbars and headphones to the show. New models include the NHS-5002 42-inch TV soundbar with Amazon Alexa voice control, the NAS-5006 Bluetooth soundbar with Google Assistant and Siri Assistant voice control, the NAS-5007 Naxa Smart Display with 7-inch screen and Peerless Audio, the NE-968 Bluetooth headphones with voice control, and the NE-969 Bluetooth earphones with Amazon Alexa voice control. Pricing will be available during the show.

BeBop Sensors Intros Wireless Data Glove for Multi Apps BOOTH 50908 BeBop Sensors is demonstrating the Forte Wireless Data Glove, winner of TIME Magazine’s 2018 Best Inventions of the Year. A fully featured affordable data glove that incorporates haptics and super accurate rapid sensing, the BeBop Sensors data glove is ideal for a wide variety of applications, including wearable, industrial, human factors, sports, automotive, medical, military, outdoor wear, virtual reality, gaming, musical instruments and more. Forte Data Glove features sensor speeds at 500Hz; data rates at 150 frames per second, eliminating lag for near-instantaneous response times, ideal for the most demanding gaming applications; 10 smart fabric bend sensors located above each knuckle with bend accuracy and repeatability at +/- 1.5 degrees; nine-degree Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) provide extremely low drift and reliable pre-blended accelerometer and gyro sensor data; six actuators located on four fingertips, the thumb and palm; up to 64 haptic sound files can be resident on the glove with new files rapidly uploaded over Bluetooth or Micro USB. A Micro USB connector charges the internal lithium battery in two hours for a 15-hour battery life. Pricing and availability will be announced at the show.

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With their digital hybrid noise-cancelling technology, the new ATH-ANC900BT wireless over-ear headphones deliver the highest degree of ambient noise reduction of any Audio-Technica QuietPoint® model. They also feature a switchable hear-through function, Bluetooth® 5 technology, and touch-and-swipe earcup controls. https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/92f796ffb22510c6/index.html CES Booth #20860

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DANBY PARCEL GUARD

Parcel Guard by Danby is the smart mailbox designed to keep your online deliveries safe. Parcel Guard protects packages from theft and weather damage, and notifies you when parcels have arrived via our smartphone mobile app. Additional features include wireless connectivity, motion-activated IP camera, tamper alarm and weight monitor. www.danbyparcelguard.com CES Booth # 42750

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JUMPSMART – JUMP STARTER | FLASHLIGHT | POWER BANK

JumpSmart is the most practical vehicle jump starter on the market! This high-powered unit encompasses a 4-Mode LED Flashlight, Power Bank, and Vehicle Jump Starter compatible with up to an 8-cyclinder vehicle to ensure peace of mind virtually anywhere. ETL Listed. https://limitlessinnovations.com CES Booth #31847

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DOORCAM 2 | WORLD’S FIRST OVER-THE-DOOR CAMERA

DoorCam 2 installs in seconds over most doors so that you can monitor all activity in real time with full HD. DoorCam 2 comes with both video-based and PIR sensors for better motion detection. It also features customizable motion zones and dual power capabilities. Booth Number: 40646

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FAST Qi WIRELESS CHARGING DOCK DockAll Assist #G600 is an all-in-one Qi Wireless Docking Station with the Google Assistant built-in. Fast charges with three vertical, 10 watt wireless charging coils and, two full-size USB charging ports allows for three devices to charge simultaneously. Equipped with dual 5-Watt Bluetooth 4.2 speakers, three Microphones, MicroSD Card port, front panel controls. The dock itself charges horizontally or vertical at a comfortable upright 60-degree viewing angle. www.azpenpc.com CES Booth# 36170

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ESCAPE TO THE WILD LIFE OF GAMING The Power of A Tiger – The TYGR 300 R Enjoy outstanding sound and the soft ear cushions that provide an extremely comfortable fit. Listen to the game as a whole. TYGR is the perfect choice for long and intense gaming sessions. Adapted for in-game sound localization.

The Elegance of the FOX – The FOX USB Studio Microphone Adjust your voice and become the director of your stream. Capture the sound with FOX and stand out from the crowd. Get the maximum sound of your PC, console and mobile device. Cross-platform streaming with studio quality elevates your gaming experience.

PACKAGE INCLUDES Gaming Headphones TYGR 300 R, FOX USB Microphone EXTRANET The first marketing materials are available on the Extranet. Further assets will follow. https://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/ CES Booth Booth# 20654

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Certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the Elixage 10,000mAh Power Delivery USB-C Power Bank provides up to 70 percent faster charging speeds to compatible USB-C devices. The additional USB-C port allows charging multiple devices simultaneously. Not only can you fast charge devices but it rapidly recharges. It is made of premium aluminum and fabric finish in a slim form factor for ultimate portability. Quality matters above all else. Experience the difference. www.elixage.com CES Booth #36011

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The iCubeLock is a theft prevention device for chargers of cellphones and personal electronics. It easily fastens to any electrical outlet and entraps the charging cubes and USB cords so they cannot be removed, thereby creating a secured charging station. www.iCubeLock.com CES Booth #36314

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XenLock Pro is a pioneering full lockset and gateway featured with hands-free and auto-unlock technology. A sentry mode with security alarm is also added to the remote control gateway. Just Ask Alexa skill certified. MSRP:$179.99 (Gateway + Lockset) www.brilong.com CES Booth #40245

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RCA SMART WI-FI HOME THEATER PROJECTOR

RCA introduces a feature-rich projector you can download and stream all your favorite app’s including: Netflix, YouTube and Google play. Supports a 1080P FHD resolution with the capability of projecting up to a 160” display in dark areas this projector will bring a new level to your home theatre experience. www.curtisint.com CES Booth #12432

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Go green and save green with the MetroVac DataVac® ESD Safe Electric Duster®! The compact yet powerful electric duster will blast dust, dirt and debris off of your expensive tech equipment. All-steel construction, deliberately made better in the USA. MetroVac.com CES Booth #35842

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The world’s first elegantly designed, low cost, fully programmable Bluetooth fingerprint reader. Featuring a premium FBI certified fingerprint sensor, the Unity 20 Bluetooth can securely transfer fingerprint data wirelessly to mobile devices for convenient biometric authentication and enrollment. It can also be used on the desktop with Bluetooth-enabled PCs. https://secugen.com CES Booth #35232

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YogiFi is an intelligent Yoga mat that unifies the science of holistic wellness with modern technology. It’s patent pending technology tracks asanas, provides real-time correctional feedback, correlates body vitals from wearables and tracks daily progress. YogiFi is powered by unique AI platform that has collective wisdom of several yoga instructors across the globe. www.wellnesys.com CES Booth #52341

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AtmosControl, by Atmos Home, is the 1st universal smart home hub to offer voice, touch, app, and gesture controls. It also includes the top 5 smart home connection standards — Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, Z-Wave, and Infrared. It’s the only smart home hub you’ll need. www.atmoshome.com CES Booth #53168

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HAN-WIN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. INNO-SAFETY Smart Battery Our goal is to be a market leader in the industry of BMS (battery management system) and further provide more reliable battery packs to customers. HWT is onestop and in-house manufacturing process for BMS and packs. At the heart of HanWin Technology is an excellent in-depth knowledge and understanding of battery management system of Li-Ion batteries and a constant drive for innovation.

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ELECLEAN disinfectant spray ELECLEAN is a startup and a spin-off from ITRI in 2017. ELECLEAN disinfectant spray is our first product launched onto the market, using nano-catalysis electro-chemical technology to manufacture disinfectant within 15 minutes. Water is the only reagent and directly transformed into ROS(Reactive Oxygen Species) that effectively destroy viruses and bacteria by oxidizing method. We will apply the patented technology to more home appliances in the future.

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ezOxygen Breath Checker ezOxygen, 2019 CES Honoree awards, connects your breath health, Air Quqlity Index with smartphone, bring the best care for exercise and respiratory management. The innovative ultrasound intensity technology provides over 10,000 flowrate sampling, ezOxygen using android-based circuit board provides most possibility for cost-effective and mass production.

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Cloud Intelligent Aquaculture Water Toxic Concentration Monitoring System GINTEL TECH is an innovative company with trans-disciplinary core technology. The intelligent product provides quick monitoring, prediction and pre-warning the main sources of water toxic concentration. Further the system provide how to deal with the toxic concentration by non-toxic solutions. The accuracy of system is at least 2 decimal digits. For export and remote area the system can be calibrated in cloud server to keep the system accurate always.

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Caduceus Taiwan Main Orthopaedic Biotechnology is determined to target of long-term medical-related software development and manufacture of medical devices. The company designed medical software includes 3D graphics, medical information systems, and development of innovative medical equipment, surgical aided software design, imaging software development, the progress of orthopedics, internal medicine, ophthalmology and medicine required software products.

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SiPS- STARWING Intelligent lndoor Positioning System STARWING, the leading indoor positioning system provider, specializes in Centimeter-Level positioning technology as well as A.I. computing and analysis. STARWING’s positioning system, SiPS, offers the total solution, including hardware, software, analysis tools, system integration, mobile apps. SiPS has won several technology awards and assisted numerous customers in smart field upgrade, such as indoor navigation, asset management, behavior analysis, security surveillance.

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The world’s first 4G/L TE smart key box with vision Lubn, the Honoree of CES 2019 Innovation Award, is determined to democratize autonomous property management with trust. By building an intelligent property management platform, Lubn can provide the power of business intelligence to property managers through Lubn 4G/ LTE smart key box and Smart Contract. LubnBox is the first 4G/LTE smart key box with an embedded camera to enable remote property management via cloud. Lubn Smart Contract helps the managers build the trust among managers, property owners and service providers.

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Belkin Spotlights Mesh Wi-Fi Router

Vesper Expands Piezoelectric MEMs Line with VM1001

BOOTH 30512 Belkin International is unveiling its Linksys MR8300 tri-band mesh Wi-Fi router (model AC2200) at CES 2019. Mesh networking is an enhanced version of traditional Wi-Fi networks, delivering faster speeds, more coverage and more reliable connections--the more radios a router or mesh solution has, the more ways to deliver better, faster and more dependable WiFi. It offers seamless internet access for a wide range of traditional devices and new smart home technologies. The AC2200 router delivers superior speeds for streaming movies, online gaming and using smart home devices, according to the company. It is future-proofed so that if Wi-Fi needs expand, simply add and connect a Velop Mesh Wi-Fi node anywhere in the home for more coverage. The router can abe easily set up and activated through a Linksys app and is compatible with all internet service providers’ equipment and speeds for a flawless WiFi connection. Available this month, the Linksys AC2200 is priced at $199.

WESTGATE SUITE 4117 Vesper is introducing the VM1001, its latest piezoelectric MEMS microphone. The VM1001 is the first microphone in Vesper’s portfolio specifically built for array applications and is ideal for voice user interface, beamforming arrays, outdoor devices, industrial sensors, smart home devices and other applications where low noise, high stability and durability are desired. The VM1001 boasts a tight sensitivity tolerance of +/-1dB and guaranteed phase matching which allows high performance arrays to be built. It also has an acoustic overload point of 127dB SPL with instantaneous recovery for audio capture in loud environments. As with all Vesper microphones, the VM1001 solves a critical need for stable, reliable and accurate microphone arrays that operate in environmentally harsh surroundings. All Vesper microphones are natively immune to environmental contaminants such as dust, water, moisture, oil, particulate matter and shock. The VM1001 will be in volume production in Q1. Further information will be available at the show.

Top Greener Issues New Line of Smart Home Devices BOOTH 42964 Top Greener is unveiling new lines of smart home devices at CES 2019. The first line features plug-in style outlets with Wi-Fi capability and energy monitoring, and a heavy-duty 15 amp option. An all-new in-wall line includes dimmers, energy monitoring outlets, and on/off switches for lighting and appliances, also with Wi-Fi capabilities. Top Greener smart devices allow remote control of lighting and appliances. Users can group multiple devices, customize

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can also randomize schedules or create customized security settings to heighten security while away from home. These devices all feature compatibility with smart home assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for flexible integration and extended application with non-Top Greener controlled devices. All Top Greener Wi-Fi devices can be used without a hub. Control and management are done from the Top Greener mobile application. The energy monitoring feature puts energy management at users’ fingertips, cutting down on electricity costs and energy waste by allowing users to control their devices based on energy usage. Pricing and availability of Top Greener’s new smart home devices will be announced at the show.

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Efinix Releases Trion Programmable Platform VENETIAN, SUITE 29-319 Efinix is releasing its Trion

programmable platform. The Trion platform was built using Efinix’s Quantum programmable technology, comprising logic, routing, embedded memory and DSP blocks. The first eight FPGAs in the Trion platform are built on SMIC’s (Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation) 40nm process. The products range from 4K to 150K logic elements (LEs) and support standard interfaces such as GPIO, PLLs, oscillators, MIPI, DDR, LVDS, among others. The Trion platform is fully supported by Efinix’s Efinity Integrated Design Environ-

ment (IDE). Trion FPGAs deliver a substantial Power-Performance-Area advantage—4X—over other FPGAs due to the disruptive advantage of the Quantum programmable technology. Trion products will be competitive in general-purpose FPGA markets such as mobile, IoT, general consumer, industrial and medical. These FPGAs are also expected to shine in a number of fast-growing markets, such as edge computing, which combines compute acceleration, analytics, deep learning inference and custom logic via edge devices.

Innoviz Issues Solid-State LiDAR & Computer Vision Software

WESTGATE, BOOTH 1415 Innoviz Technologies is spotlighting its InnovizOne automotive grade solid state LiDAR and Computer Vision software, recognized with a CES 2019 Best of Innovation honor. Touted by the company as the first and only LiDAR capable of delivering a commercially viable, automotive-grade, solid-state sensor, InnovizOne represents a combination of safety, reliability, compact size and affordability together in a high-performance 3D sensing solution. Mass adoption of LiDAR, widely considered the key building block in the race to commercialize autonomous vehicles, has historically been throttled by poor performance and exorbitant price points, among other deficiencies. BMW’s recent decision to deploy InnovizOne as part of its autonomous vehicles program beginning in 2021 indicated a paradigm shift within the industry. Innoviz’s LiDAR solution offers unique solid-state, MEMS-based design, providing the superior depth perception necessary for Levels 3-5 of autonomous driving.

Trion FPGAs deliver a substantial Power-Performance-Area advantage-4X-over other FPGAs due to the disruptive advantage of the Quantum programmable technology. Trion products will be competitive in general-purpose FPGA markets such as mobile, IoT, general consumer, industrial, and medical. These FPGAs are also expected to shine in a number of fast-growing markets, such as edge computing, which combines compute acceleration, analytics, deep learning inference and custom logic via edge devices. Pricing and availability will be announced at the show.

OWC Showcase Features 14-Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock

PALAZZO SUITE 30-105 OWC is showcasing its full line of products including the OWC 14-port Thunderbolt 3 Dock. The company also has announced that its USB-C Travel Dock is fully compatible with Apple’s 3rd generation iPad Pro. The new OWC 14-port Thunderbolt 3 Dock features a potent 85-watts of charging power, plus a dedicated 10 Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port keeping the Thunderbolt 3 port available for other devices such as fast external drives or a second monitor. According to the company, the OWC 14-port dock is the only Thunderbolt 3 docking station on the market with both a microSD slot for a vast majority of smaller technology devices, like drones, action cams and cellphones and a SD Card slot for larger, longer format recording devices like DSLR and video cameras. These microSD and SD card slots are fully compatible with the new SD Express (PCIe/NVMe) cards. Available now through MacSales.com in space gray and silver, the OWC 14-port Thunderbolt 3 Dock is priced at $299.

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Alpine Rolls Out Powered Sub With 4-Channel DSP Amp NORTH HALL MEEETING ROOM N102 Alpine Electronics’ PWD-X5 is a powered subwoofer with a built-in four-channel DSP (Digital Sound Processor) amplifier. The PWD-X5 combines a subwoofer, amplifier and DSP into one package. It is a winner of a CES 2019 Innovations award in the In-Vehicle Audio/Video category. The PWD-X5’s subwoofer, amplifier and DSP work together on a single platform that’s small enough to be mounted under a seat. The 8-inch subwoofer reproduces low-end bass in a small enclosure, and its flat diaphragm is capable of moving lot of air in a small platform. Within the subwoofer’s housing is a small, four-channel amplifier that can deliver double the power normally achieved from the factory radio.

Twist & Shout: Royole’s Foldable FlexPai Blends Phone With Tablet The PWD-X5’s small size allows it to be installed in hidden places like a motorcycle’s saddlebag.

Wireless Window Cleaning Robot At Ecovacs Robotics BOOTH 41121 Ecovacs Robotics is showcasing what it believes to be the first-of-its-kind cordless window cleaning robot, the WINBOT X. The WINBOT X offers cordless mobility, an innovative safety tether system, deep clean mode, a four-stage cleaning system and more. An easy and quiet solution, it requires just a few finger taps to get started. The WINBOT X can adapt to diverse types of windows while moving around intelligently, freely and safely to reach higher areas with maximum coverage and deep cleansing. Key features include: cordless window cleaning with advanced fan technology--this feature facilitates cleaning various kinds of windows and covers more area with the ability to travel to the top of the tallest windows; advanced cleaning mode with a four-stage cleaning process and smart cleaning

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paths--WINBOT X offers increased intelligence, selecting the ideal cleaning path each time, whether it’s N-shaped or Z-shaped. Pricing and availability will be announced at the show.

BOOTH 21400 Royole is showcasing the Royole FlexPai, its new commercial foldable smartphone, a combination of mobile phone and tablet with a flexible screen. Disrupting consumers’ traditional concept of a smartphone, the unit can be used either folded or unfolded, giving it the portability of a smartphone plus the screen size of a high-definition tablet. The FlexPai foldable smartphone is based on Royole’s Flexible+ platform, which can be easily integrated into a variety of products and applications across numerous industries. Continuing Royole’s tradition of combining art and technology in its products, the FlexPai is designed with multiple form factors. When unfolded, FlexPai supports split-screen mode and multi-tasking; supports drag-and-drop across applications, enabling it to share features just as a computer does; automatically adjusts screen sizes; and provides enjoyable video-watching and gaming experiences. According to Royale, FlexPai has passed bending, twisting and tension tests over 200,000 times. The FlexPai can also be folded at different angles. On the software side, its unique Water OS automatically adapts different viewing modes for different folding angles and user scenarios, such as taking photos, office usage, video watching, gaming and more. Other features are also readily available on the device, including expandable storage with MicroSD, fingerprint ID, USB-C charging, stereo speakers and more.

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Newton’s Meter Enhances Personal Safety EUREKA PARK, BOOTH 51641 Singapore-based Newton’s Meter Pte. Ltd. is showcasing its flagship product, Newton’s Meter, an ultra-lightweight micro-electronic personal safety device. The tagline is “We Call for Help When You Can’t.” In the event of an accident or impact, the NM sends SOS SMS with real-time GPS coordinates to 10 preconfigured phone numbers for mobilization of emergency services

and help. Further, in the event of a personal situation, the user can press the emergency button to activate and send an SOS SMS. NM’s product features include real-time automated SOS SMS, panic/emergency button, pitch and roll detection, access control, geofencing; Idle Track; remote monitoring and control of work force; and fall and impact detection.

NM boasts advanced AI-based electronic circuitry complete with sensors, microprocessors and multiple accelerometers. It uses multiple communication protocols (either GSM or NB-IOT or Wireless N router), making its application diversified across varied industry segments. Newton’s Meter comes in three variants, tuned for civil, industrial and military applications. Pricing and availability will be announced at the show.

CAREER MARKETPLACE Director – Technology Partnership & Innovation, Charlotte, NC Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer for Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS), you will be responsible for leading the Innovation, Partnership and Technology Roadmaps for SPS, operationalizing and structuring MOS across our global footprint driving innovation and technology initiatives. Honeywell’s SPS business has created job share opportunities to offer workplace flexibility for individuals who are returning to the workplace, may need flexibility for home or family needs, or would prefer a part-time role. With this job share opportunity, you will partner with another colleague to divide the responsibilities of one position and each of you will have responsibility for the success of the total job. This job share opportunity is part-time (20+ hours per week), exempt, salaried, and includes competitive benefits.

Top Engineering Exec – Industrial Safety, Charlotte, NC Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer for Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS) and the President of Industrial Safety, the Top Engineering Exec, Industrial Safety is responsible for leading the global technology/engineering team and building relationships with customers and clients. S/he will lead and direct all technology and R&D activities for the business to drive innovation and deliver connected safety solutions that meet customer needs. The Top Engineering Exec, Industrial Safety will lead a globally distributed design centers to differentiate Honeywell’s offerings. The ideal candidate will have relevant experience in MEMS or materials engineering for products / connected products. Experience in safety or process industry w/ extensive product (NPI) and technology development is critical.

We are looking for a leader who can drive results and has excellent collaboration and influencing skills to work within Honeywell’s matrixed organization. S/he should be effective at working across business units, functions and at various levels and in a global environment. S/he should thrive in an intense, results oriented environment.

In addition, we are looking for a leader who can drive results and has excellent collaboration and influencing skills to work within Honeywell’s matrixed organization. S/he should be effective at working across business units, functions and at various levels and in a global environment. S/he should thrive in an intense, results oriented environment.

The successful candidate will possess strong bias for action, high energy level, and ability to build interpersonal relationship across Honeywell. This candidate will lead by example, maintain a positive attitude and big picture perspective, and drive personal accountability. This leader will build trust and operate with high integrity, display personal courage and commitment, and empower others.

The successful candidate will possess strong bias for action, high energy level, and ability to build interpersonal relationship across Honeywell. This candidate will lead by example, maintain a positive attitude and big picture perspective, and drive personal accountability. This leader will build trust and operate with high integrity, display personal courage and commitment, and empower others.

Requirements include: • Bachelor’s Degree • 10+ years’ experience in technology / product engineering role • 5+ years leadership experience • Experience working in global environment (especially High Growth Regions) • A leader with the ability to thrive in a results-oriented environment • Demonstrated capability to effectively manage and influence in a matrixed global and cross-functional business structure

Requirements Include: • Bachelor of Science in Engineering - Mechanical, Electrical / Chemical • 15+ years of experience in Applied and/or New Product or Technology Development • Engineering organization with global footprint AND / OR should have managed RDE spend >$50M • Globally distributed teams serving both global and local market needs • Technology & Product Development Experience

We Value: • Advanced degree – Master’s or PhD is preferred • Experience in Program Management or Operations • Experience in managing external partnerships • Experience with M&A, Joint Ventures etc. • Proven experience and success in development of long range technology development plans.

We Value: • Relevant experience in sensor technology AND/OR materials technology development • Led product strategy transformation and acted as evangelist for change • Understanding of regulatory agencies, standards, mandates and environments • International Experience • Industrial domain / vertical industry background – O&G, Refinery, Paper & Pulp, etc

To apply, please visit honeywell.com/careers and apply for req# HRD51800. Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.

To apply, please visit Honeywell.com/careers and apply for req#175994. Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.

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Tapplock Lite Puts Power In The Fingerprint BOOTH 806 Padlocks are often used to secure valuable items but remembering the combination or where the key is can lead to a headache. At CES 2019, Tapplock is introducing Tapplock lite, a smart padlock that allows users to utilize their fingerprint to gain access. Unlike traditional locks that can take up to 15 seconds to open, the Tapplock lite allows users to access their items in 0.8 seconds and has an adaptive algorithm that allows the lock to become faster and more accurate with each use. Since it is common for people to share access to a padlock, the Tapplock lite can store up to 100 fingerprints to allow multiple users to access the lock without having to pass along a combination or key. Users can utilize the Tapplock app to track who opened the lock and when, or to grant mobile ac-

cess via a remote unlock feature. The Tapplock lite’s battery lasts up to eight months off a single charge, which equates to around 1,200 unlocks per charge, and users can check the remaining power using the Tapplock app. The lock also blinks red when the power is low.

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Square Off Unveils Telerobotic Chess Set

BOOTH 44767 Square Off, the telerobotic chess set featuring unassisted gameplay movement featured at CES 2019, is a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree. This innovative product lets you play chess on a classic board against an opponent in another location, whose pieces move on their own. Lauded by the company as the world’s smartest automated chess board, Square Off combines the experience of playing real chess with technological innovation and the excitement of seeing the opponent’s pieces move across the board as if guided by an invisible hand. Enabled by AI, robotics and sensors, Square Off evolved from a prototype originally designed to assist those with disabilities who wanted to play the game. The mobile app allows you to connect with millions of players around the globe as well as with friends and family, whether across the country or across town. An integration with Chess.com (25 million users worldwide) means there is always an opponent available, or you can play against the board’s AI, selecting from 20 different skill levels. Square Off can even stream live championship matches on your board. Amazon Exclusives began featuring the product for sale in the fall of 2018. The next product release is making its debut at CES 2019. Square Off is introducing a Limited Edition version in a black wood finish with a black-and-white playing surface. The Kingdom and Grand Kingdom sets are priced at $369 and $449, respectively.

BOOTH 15040 ION Audio is showcasing Smart Boom, a rechargeable indoor/outdoor speaker with special docking cradle that holds either the Echo Dot or Google Home Mini and energizes their output by 50 times. The Smart Boom has a 50-watt amplifier, 6.5-inch speaker, AM/FM radio, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The rechargeable battery delivers 50 hours of playtime, and there is also a USB port for keeping a phone charged. It will be available in Q1. Pricing will be announced at the show.

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Dragon Drive Leverages AI To Learn Drivers’ Moods BOOTH 4138 Nuance Communications is showcasing its updated Dragon Drive connected car platform at CES 2019. The Dragon Drive platform leverages artificial intelligence (AI), natural language understanding (NLU) and machine learning to understand individual preferences, personalize entertainment, and execute complex contextual commands to provide the most advanced virtual mobility assistants in increasingly automated and sensor-laden vehicles. The latest updates include Emotion AI, which detects behaviors like the user’s mood or if the driver is drowsy. With this insight, the mobility assistant can adapt the style and tone of its dialogue and proactively engage the driver in a conversation with recommendations to help them remain alert and safe.

Just Talk is a mode t h at a l low s u s er s to speak with the mobility assistant without having to first press a button on the steering wheel or utter a wake-up word, while Advanced Sensor Fusion lets the assistant resolve queries more intuitively and meaningfully by integrating technologies such as eye tracking and augmented reality (AR) smart windshield with situational awareness AI and NLU.

Hercules Tools Inspire Aspiring DJs VENETIAN TOWER SUITE 30-233 Hercules is showcasing its 2019 CES Innovation Awards Honoree, the DJControl Inpulse 300, which combines DJ mixing software (DJUCED) and a DJ controller with built-in light guides to help aspiring DJs learn how to perfect the art of manual beat-matching and choose the right songs for a seamless music mix. Te m p o l i g h t g uides indicate which direction the DJ should move the tempo fader to play the next track at the same BPM a s t he current track. Similarly, Beat guides help the DJ alig n beats of the next track with the current one. Intelligent Music Assistant (IMA) functionality assists in selecting the best song to play. DJUCED DJ Software integrates the Hercules DJ Academy, which lets the beginner DJ follow and watch the built-in video tutorials to learn the basics of DJing and develop his/her skills. DJControl Inpulse 300 is available now for $199.99.

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Qualcomm Declares 2019 ‘Year Of 5G’ BY MATT PRUZNICK According to Qualcomm, 2019 is “the year of 5G,” and its CES press conference revolved around the advancements the company has made in pushing this connectivity standard. “The impact of 5G is going to be significant — not only in 2019, but really moving forward,” said Pete Lancia, VP of Corporate Communications at Qualcomm. “And what it will do is remove any barriers to invention.” And one of the industries most primed for invention, according to the company’s presentation, is automotive: specifically, in developing foundations for smart transportation and in pushing the boundaries of in-vehicle experience. For the former, Qualcomm discussed its work on V2X technology — encompassing communications between vehicles, as well as with pedestrians, traffic infrastructure and more — which will help drastically reduce all manner of collisions and will augment autonomous cars’ sensors to further improve their safety. One of Qualcomm’s many automotive partners, Ford Motor Company, announced that it has committed to having cellular V2X in all of its new U.S. vehicles starting in 2022. In terms of vehicle experience, Qualcomm introduced its Snapdragon Generation 3 Automotive Cockpit. According to Nakul Duggal, Qualcomm’s SVP of Product Management, Automotive, the Gen3 platform is designed to deliver a “comprehensive and scalable set of experiences across audio, dis-

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play, cockpit applications integrating safety, as well as advanced AI and location services.” The company then demonstrated a concept vehicle for this platform on stage. With a dashboard covered in smart displays equipped with Amazon Alexa voice control, and with AI features such as driver attentiveness monitoring, the demonstration provided a look into the exciting advancements that promise to make our cars safer and more entertaining in the not-so-distant future.

Stampede Holding ‘Gold Rush’ Scavenger Hunt BOOTH 25708 Pro A/V distributor Stampede is hosting a Gold Rush scavenger promotion each day of CES 2019 at its booth in the South Hall. According to Stampede president and CEO Kevin Kelly, resellers can participate by scanning a special QR code on the first day of the show at the booth or by downloading an app in advance. Once at the site, resellers can type in “Stampede Gold Rush” to start their own individual “Gold Rush journey.” Once the QR code is scanned or the app is downloaded, resellers receive a list of stops to make each day of the show, with points automatically assigned each time a stop is completed. At this year’s CES, featured stops on the reseller journey will include a stop-by at the Stampede booth for the distributor’s CES 2019 live interview series, “Stampede CES Live.” Participants can watch the interviews from a Lumens camera feed on the first floor of the Stampede booth and then scan the QR code to earn points for the Gold Rush promotion. New tasks will be added each day of the show. The top five attendees who visit all of the stops and complete all of the Gold Rush scavenger hunt tasks first will win a DJI Spark drone. The winner will be announced at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, in the Stampede booth. Participating vendors include Flir, Incase, Incipio, LG, Lumens, NEC, Polaroid, Philips, Sonos, Sound United and Vidyo.

What brings you to CES 2019? CES is always a great opportunity to connect with buyers and channel partners and generate excitement for the coming year. Not only is the channel keen for exciting news, but CES offers a platform to tell the world about how we are innovating as a brand. Fundamentally, CES is a celebration of tech and creates a wave of enthusiasm that we look forward to kicking off each calendar year. By showcasing our latest and upcoming product announcements we get to connect one-on-one with thousands of attendees and we find this has a lasting impact. With so many companies in one place, there’s no better place than CES to network and create new relationships for future partnerships. How many years have you attended or exhibited at CES? This will be Blue’s 12th year at CES What’s your goal at this year’s show? We’re strengthening our commitment to helping people find and amplify their voice with an exciting new product announcement. Additionally, our goal each year to is to expand our reach and distribution by meeting new partners at the show. What are you most excited to see or experience? We always look forward to walking the show floor to see what interesting innovations are being developed, regardless of segment. It helps us see trends of design, performance, application and so on to keep a pulse on the industry What’s the one thing you think would surprise attendees if they knew about you or your company? Blue Microphones started as a high-end, professional studio microphone designer and we still sell the first product we developed: the Bottle microphone. This microphone is still used today by some of the most elite artists in the world. What’s your favorite CES memory? Winning our first CES Innovations Award for Yeti Pro, which is still a leading premium USB microphone on the market.

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Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) is leading 44 Taiwan startup teams to CES 2019. There are 8 teams that won a CES 2019 Innovation Award and 4 teams that attended CES Unveiled on January 6th. The 44 teams will be participating in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) from January 8 through January 11. We welcome you to visit Booth #52443 in the Sands Expo, Eureka Park, Las Vegas for coverage of the teams and Taiwan technology during the show. Please refer to the information below:

1ST PITCHING SESSION Date: January 9 2019, Wednesday Time: 10:30 – 16:30 Venue: #52443, Sands Expo, Eureka Park, Las Vegas Categories: Cyber Security & Software, Healthcare, and Advanced Manufacturing

RUNDOWN Morning Session: Cyber Security & Software; Healthcare 10:30 – 10:35 Opening Speech 10:35 – 10:40 3drens 10:40 – 10:45 Anchor Tech 10:45 – 10:50 Chelpis 10:50 – 10:55 Equalearning 10:55 – 11:00 FlipWeb 11:00 – 11:05 RelaJet 11:05 – 11:10 Ruize International 11:10 – 11:15 Taiwan UserFriendly Sensor & Tech 11:15 – 11:20 Science VR 11:20 – 11:25 Accurate Meditech 11:25 – 11:30 QT Medical

Afternoon Session: Advanced Manufacturing 15:35 – 15:40 AgriTalk Technology Inc. 15:40 – 15:45 AHEAD 15:45 – 15:50 CarKit AI 15:50 – 15:55 creDa 15:55 – 16:00 FaceHeart 16:00 – 16:05 Language Hero 16:05 – 16:10 Mavin 16:10 – 16:15 Medjade 16:15 – 16:20 Awowo 16:20 – 16:25 TIMC

2ND PITCHING SESSION Date: January 10 2019, Thursday Time: 15:30-17:00 Venue: #52443, Sands Expo, Eureka Park, Las Vegas Category: IoT and Wearables

RUNDOWN 10:30 – 10:35 Opening Speech 10:35 – 10:40 Brilliant Optronics 10:40 – 10:45 Catdid 10:45 – 10:50 EMOJIWIFI 10:50 – 10:55 Lab Eatalot 10:55 – 11:00 Hoyen 11:00 – 11:05 Organic Semiconductor Labs 11:05 – 11:10 Rong Seng Laboratories 11:10 – 11:15 ChaseWind 11:15 – 11:20 Ganzin 11:20 – 11:25 Skin Elec 11:25 – 11:30 UUpsafety

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE AND LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU SOON. Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) is the flagship startups program funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Taiwan. We empower global tech startups and network getting tech innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem together.

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CES DAILY With Bernard Coleman, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Uber

Tell us a little bit about your panel. The conference panel is titled “The Diverse Workforce Tech Needs to Thrive,” which is a topic that is ever so timely. Often the tech industry focuses so much on diversity and diversity numbers but doesn’t address what’s needed to actually support the folks of the organization. Specifically, I intend to talk about deploying DIBS (Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging and Support) at work, as well as other strategies and insights that can help both employees and organizations as a whole make meaningful progress.

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the end of the day, you can recruit people from all walks of life, but if they don’t feel included, valued and have a semblance of belonging, I guarantee they won’t stay around for too long. To solve for the cognitive dissonance of simultaneously desiring uniqueness and belongingness, organizations have to demonstrate to employees and potential applicants that you can truly bring your whole self to work. That commitment has to be more than an empty talking point though. Organizations need to have a well-defined inclusion value proposition and live up to those values by providing an environment where staff feel engaged, positioned to add value, a place where their voice counts and they are leveraged to innovate.

Can you explain the difference between promoting diversity in the workforce and promoting inclusion? Promoting diversity is both highlighting and emHow can all companies benefit by prioritizing both of bracing differences — simply put, it’s conveying these? Any suggestions on how a company can educate that everyone has multitudes and each of those layitself? ers bring forth differing ideas, experiences, backIn many instances, companies focus on either diground and a general richness that is not always versity or inclusion but not both. However, organireadily apparent. When it comes to promoting dizations should prioritize DIBS as it is a more comversity, it should be about a general awareness and prehensive and thorough approach. Diversity is education — that might come from engagement where organizations traditionally have pursued efwith Employee/Business Resource Groups, D&I forts to enhance racial and gender representation, workshops, speakers series, fireside chats, lunch n’ however, when inclusion isn’t done in tandem, it learns, sharing of educational resources, etc. — it’s becomes a revolving door of talent. It has to be a all about exposure. DIBS strategy along with casting the broadest net There are many ways to highlight differences possible to yield a more representative group of that help people usher in new ideas and develop folks from the available market. Furthermore, it’s a perspective other than their own. Many times, critical for organizations not to be overly simplistic folks are so constrained by the limitations of their in how they view diversity — it has to span across perspective and don’t step outside of their immediall lines of difference (age, gender, race, sexual oriate social circles, largely because the unknown can entation, socioeconomics, etc.). be discomforting. It can be intimidating for a lot of Companies need to first understand that (1) people because from early on, we are conditioned there is no magic bullet and it will require a conto shy away from that general curiousness we had tinuous effort (2) that D&I is a team sport and it rewhen we were children. It’s about rekindling that quires maximum participation to ensure progress curiosity through engagement and reducing the and (3) all people won’t immediately know how to barriers to greater understanding. engage or get involved withPromoting inclusion on out a helpful nudge of enthe other hand is more nucouragement. There’s a lot of anced and I think of it as the research that belonging corWednesday, January 9 • 2:15 – 3:15 PM glue that brings it all togethLVCC, North Hall, N258 relates to a positive employer. People want to be valued ee experience. Organizations for their uniqueness but also The Diverse Workforce Tech Needs to that pursue a DIBS strategy yearn to be included in the Thrive will be far more successful in group. Inclusion to me is the The lack of diversity in the tech industry is a well-documented problem. Come hear both the short-term and longhard part, helping someone from tech companies, entrepreneurs, and term. feel included while simultaactivists committed to building a diverse In terms of companies edneously helping them feel valworkforce within tech companies and within ucating themselves, all the inued for their authenticity. At the entrepreneur and VC ecosystem.

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formation is out there but it’s a matter of making it digestible, easy to access and less intimidating. I personally love Harvard Business Review, McKinsey and Fortune to name a few, as well as studies from places such as the Kapor Center or Stanford University’s VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab. You joined Uber two years ago during a challenging time for the company. How has the company changed or evolved since then? When I joined Uber, I would describe it as the quiet before the storm. I arrived about a week or so before #DeleteUber and what followed was a deluge of unearthed cultural issues for most of 2017. It was a rollercoaster ride to say the least. In 2017, we went from hard charging and reactive and in 2018, I find that we are a more deliberative and intentional company — a total 180 from how it felt in 2017. What we experienced as organization was an inflection point and I feel we’ve been able to pivot and use those challenges as a call to action, to earnestly improve and hopefully to make continuous progress. What continues to prove challenging? The challenge is actually two-fold: (1) helping people acclimate to the fact that D&I is an ongoing effort, not a problem to be cured or solved and (2) a general recognition that everyone is at different place on their respective “D&I journey.” Society is so accustomed to “30 minutes or less” and an expectation of instantaneous results when the reality is that culture change is not an overnight endeavor. D&I is like maintaining one’s health, it requires consistency and commitment to stay healthy — you have to keep at it.

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JANUARY 9, 2019 8:30-9 AM Wearable Tech Summit, presented by Living in Digital Times, BYOW: Bring Your Own Wearable Breakfast Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302, $ 9-10 AM 5G, Connectivity, and Mobility, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, Ready for the 5G Wireless Revolution LVCC, North Hall, N256, $ 9-10 AM Future of Work, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, Technology, Jobs and the Future of Work LVCC, North Hall, N258 9-10 AM Corporate Keynote, AMD Venetian, Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom 9-10 AM Smart Home, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, Connected Home Innovations Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4405, $ 9-10 AM Transportation, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, The Flying Car LVCC, North Hall, N262, $ 9-11:30 AM Digital Health Summit, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Health Giants: Views From the C-Suite Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4305, $ 9-9:20 AM Wearable Tech Summit, presented by Living in Digital Times, Powered Clothing – Intelligent Wearable Strength Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302, $ 9-9:35 AM HighTech Retailing, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Opening Remarks followed by Shopping as a Virtual Adventure LVCC, North Hall, N253, $

9-9:40 AM Entertainment Summit, presented by Variety, Audience Battle Royale: The Future of the TV Industry ARIA, Level 1, Joshua 9

10-10:30 AM Entertainment Summit, presented by Variety, Headliner Conversation with Viacom CEO Bob Bakish ARIA, Level 1, Joshua 9

9:15-10 AM Resilience, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, Cyber Network Security Westgate, Level 1, Ballroom F

10-10:30 AM Navigating the Global Marketplace, sponsored by Alibaba, Meet Alibaba.com Suppliers LVCC, South Plaza, 62000

9:20-10:05 AM Wearable Tech Summit, presented by L iving in Digital Times, The Modern Wearable Lifestyle Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302, $

10-10:45 AM Resilience, presented by Consumer Technology Association, Ensuring Resilient Communication Networks Westgate, Level 1, Ballroom F

9:30-10 AM Navigating the Global Marketplace, sponsored by Alibaba, Reshaping Global Commerce LVCC, South Plaza, 62000

9:30-10:15 AM C Space Storytellers, presented by Consumer Technology Association, C Space Storyteller: Knotch, IBM and Unilever With Anda Gansca, CEO, Knotch ARIA, Level 2, Mariposa Ballroom

9:35-9:55 AM HighTech Retailing, presented by L iving in Digital Times, My Personal Shopper LVCC, North Hall, N253, $ 9:40-10 AM Entertainment Summit, presented by Variety, Driving Innovation in Media ARIA, Level 1, Joshua 9 9:45-10:15 AM CES Sports Zone, presented by Consumer Technology Association, Research Presentation: Tracking Trends in Sports Technology ARIA, Level 3, Primrose Ballroom 2-3 10-10:20 AM HighTech Retailing, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Robots in Aisle 5 LVCC, North Hall, N253, $

10:15-10:35 AM Wearable Tech Summit, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Environmental Fashion Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302, $

10:15-11 AM CES Sports Zone, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, Immersive Media With Geoff Reiss, GM, Yahoo Sports ARIA, Level 3, Primrose Ballroom 2-3

10:15-11:15 AM 5G, Connectivity, and Mobility, presented by Consumer Technology Association, 5G and Entertainment LVCC, North Hall, N256, $ 10:15-11:15 AM Future of Work, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, Finding New Collar Workers in a Tight Market LVCC, North Hall, N258 10:15-11:15 AM Smart Home, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, Smart Home Applications to Improve Well-Being Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4405, $ 10:15-11:15 AM Transportation, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, Transportation Sharing and Rideables LVCC, North Hall, N262, $

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10:20-11 AM HighTech Retailing, presented by Living in Digital Times, Beauty and the Tech With Prama Bhatt, SVP, Digital and eCommerece, Ulta Beauty LVCC, North Hall, N253, $

10:30-11 AM BabyTech Summit, presented by Living in Digital Times, Feeding Gets Smart: Tech Delivers Full Bellies Sands, Halls A-D, 43901 10:30-11 AM Entertainment Summit, presented by Variety, Headliner Conversation with Star Trek’s Alex Kurtzman ARIA, Level 1, Joshua 9 10:30-11 AM Navigating the Global Marketplace, sponsored by Alibaba, Buying on Alibaba.com LVCC, South Plaza, 62000 10:30-11 AM C Space Storytellers, presented by Consumer Technology Association, C Space Storyteller: BYOBY: Be Your Own Boss ARIA, Level 2, Mariposa Ballroom 10:30-11:15 AM Startup Stage, presented by T echstars, Connected Future Transport Sands, Hall G, 50268 10:40-11 AM Wearable Tech Summit, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Interactive, Intuitive And Intimate Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302, $ 10:45-11 AM Resilience, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, The Unsung Heroes Westgate, Level 1, Ballroom F 11-11:30 AM Navigating the Global Marketplace, sponsored by Alibaba, Meet Alibaba.com Suppliers LVCC, South Plaza, 62000

11-11:40 AM Entertainment Summit, presented by V ariety, New Rules of Engagement in the Disrupted Age ARIA, Level 1, Joshua 9 11-11:45 AM Resilience, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, Emergency Preparedness Westgate, Level 1, Ballroom F 11 AM-12 PM Keynote Talk, The New Mobility Revolution LVCC, North Hall, N257 11:15-11:45 AM C Space Storytellers, presented by Consumer Technology Association, C Space Storyteller: P&G ARIA, Level 2, Mariposa Ballroom 11:15-11:45 AM HighTech Retailing, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Modeling Shopping Experiences Before They Happen LVCC, North Hall, N253, $ 11:15 AM-12 PM CES Sports Zone, presented by Consumer Technology Association, The Technology of Sports and Fan Experiences ARIA, Level 3, Primrose Ballroom 2-3, $ 11:30-11:50 AM Wearable Tech Summit, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Wearables Revolutionizing the Workplace Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302, $

11:30AM-12:15PM Startup Stage, presented by Techstars, Pitch Competition: Mobility With Shiva Bhardwaj, Founder and CEO, Pitstop Sands, Hall G, 50268

11:30 AM-12:30 PM 5G, Connectivity, and Mobility, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, 5G Supporting Edge Computing LVCC, North Hall, N256, $

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Digital Health Summit, presented by Living in Digital Times, The Unstoppable Surge of Healthcare in Retail Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4305, $ 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Future of Work, presented by Consumer Technology Association, From Education to Employment LVCC, North Hall, N258, $ 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Smart Home, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, Technology Deployment into the Home Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4405, $

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Transportation, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, Vehicle Tech’s Next Big Thing With Arianne Walker, Chief Evangelist, Amazon LVCC, North Hall, N262, $

11:40 AM-12:20 PM Entertainment Summit, presented by Variety, Into the Zeitgeist: The Direct-ToConsumer Entertainment Economy ARIA, Level 1, Joshua 9 11:45 AM-12:05 PM HighTech Retailing, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Play with Your Clothes LVCC, North Hall, N253, $ 11:50 AM-12:25 PM Wearable Tech Summit, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Putting Wearables To Work Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302, $ 12-12:30 PM C Space Storytellers, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, C Space Storyteller: Elle ARIA, Level 2, Mariposa Ballroom 12:05-12:25 PM HighTech Retailing, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Fireside Chat - The 5 Great Technologies Transforming Retail LVCC, North Hall, N253, $

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1:15-1:55 PM HighTech Retailing, presented by L iving in Digital Times, The Experiences They Want, The Data You Need LVCC, North Hall, N253, $

1-1:30 PM CES Sports Zone, presented by Consumer Technology Association, The Next Era of Sports Media: A Conversation with David Levy ARIA, Level 3, Primrose Ballroom 2-3 1-1:40 PM BabyTech Summit, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Baby Health Tech Products to Watch Sands, Halls A-D, 43901 1-1:45 PM Startup Stage, presented by Techstars, Applied AI Sands, Hall G, 50268 1-2 PM 5G, Connectivity, and Mobility, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, 6G and the Quantum Internet LVCC, North Hall, N256, $ 1-2 PM Innovation Policy, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, American Privacy Regulations in a Post-GDPR World LVCC, North Hall, N258 1-2 PM Smart Future, sponsored by D eloitte, It Takes a Village: Building Smart Communities Westgate, Level 1, Ballroom F 1-2 PM Transportation, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, Future of Connected Cars with 5G LVCC, North Hall, N262, $ 1-2:55 PM Digital Health Summit, presented by Living in Digital Times, A Brain and Mental Health Crises Intervention Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4305, $

1:30-2 PM CES Sports Zone, presented by Consumer Technology Association, #NBATwitter: A Conversation with Adam Silver and Jack Dorsey With Jack Dorsey, CEO, Twitter ARIA, Level 3, Primrose Ballroom 2-3

1:30-2:30 PM SuperSessions, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, Esports: Powered by Technology LVCC, North Hall, N257 1:35-2:05 PM Entertainment Summit, presented by V ariety, Headliner Conversation with Steve Harvey ARIA, Level 1, Joshua 9

2-3 PM Keynote Talk, New Frontiers in Mobile, Park MGM, Level 1, Park Theater 2:05-2:25 PM Entertainment Summit, presented by Variety, WWE’s Women’s Evolution with Stephanie McMahon ARIA, Level 1, Joshua 9 2:15-2:35 PM Wearable Tech Summit, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Advancing Performance Analytics in Wearables Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302, $ 2:15-3:15 PM 5G, Connectivity, and Mobility, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, IoT to the Max, Thanks to 5G LVCC, North Hall, N256, $

2:15-3:15 PM Innovation Policy, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, The Diverse Workforce Tech Needs to Thrive With Bernard Coleman, Global Head, Diversity and Inclusion, Uber LVCC, North Hall, N258

1:35-2:15 PM Wearable Tech Summit, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Managing Myself Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302, $

2:15-3:15 PM Smart Future, sponsored by D eloitte, Engagement DNA: What Do Fans Really Value? ARIA, Level 3, Primrose Ballroom 2-3

1:55-2:40 PM HighTech Retailing, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Understanding the Asian Retail Market LVCC, North Hall, N253, $

2:15-3:15 PM Smart Future, sponsored by D eloitte, Funding, Financing and the Economics of Smart Cities Westgate, Level 1, Ballroom F

2-2:30 PM C Space Storytellers, presented by Consumer Technology Association, C Space Storyteller: WWE ARIA, Level 2, Mariposa Ballroom

2:15-3:15 PM Transportation, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, Autonomous/ Smart Vehicles, Safety and Policy LVCC, North Hall, N262, $

2-2:45 PM Startup Stage, presented by T echstars, Data Privacy; Ethics Challenges in AI Sands, Hall G, 50268

2:25-2:40 PM Entertainment Summit, presented by Variety, Conversation with Shahrzad Rafati BroadbandTV Corp ARIA, Level 1, Joshua 9

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2:45-3:30 PM C Space Storytellers, presented by Consumer Technology Association, C Space Storyteller: Latinx Engagement With Roberto Ruiz, EVP, Research, Insights & Strategy, Univision Communications Inc. ARIA, Level 2, Mariposa Ballroom

2:55-3:15 PM Digital Health Summit, presented by L iving in Digital Times, NASA ’s Astronomical Insights: Parallels Outer Space; Healthcare Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4305, $ 3-3:45 PM SuperSessions, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, Top Trends Shaping Global Innovation LVCC, North Hall, N257 3-4:30 PM Startup Stage, presented by T echstars, Pitch Competition: AI Sands, Hall G, 50268 3:10-3:40 PM HighTech Retailing, presented by L iving in Digital Times, From Clicks to Bricks LVCC, North Hall, N253, $

3:20-3:35 PM Entertainment Summit, presented by V ariety, Headliner Conversation with Matthew Henick, Head of Content Strategy and Planning, Facebook ARIA, Level 1, Joshua 9 3:20-3:50PM Reaching Future Customers Using Design and Tech, presented by Core77, Looking Towards the Tech-Centric Future of the Automotive Industry LVCC, South Plaza, 62000 3:30-4 PM Wearable Tech Summit, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Fulfilling Needs: Wearables that Work Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302, $ 3:30-4:30 PM 5G, Connectivity, and Mobility, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, How 5G Will Change Video Games LVCC, North Hall, N256, $ 3:30-4:30 PM Digital Health Summit, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Which Technologies Will Fuel Healthcare’s Future (Part 2) Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4305, $

3:30-4:30 PM Innovation Policy, presented by C onsumer Technology Association, Taking the Lead on Innovation in Cities With Muriel Bowser, Mayor, Washington, DC LVCC, North Hall, N258

3:30-4:30 PM Smart Future, sponsored by D eloitte, Balancing the Speed of Innovation and Regulation Westgate, Level 1, Ballroom F 3:30-4:30 PM Transportation, presented by Consumer Technology Association, Future of Transportation LVCC, North Hall, N262, $ 3:35-4:15 PM Entertainment Summit, presented by Variety, Brands and Trendsetting Storytelling Across Platforms ARIA, Level 1, Joshua 9

3:55-4:25 PM HighTech Retailing, presented by L iving in Digital Times, What IoT and 5G Bring to Retail LVCC, North Hall, N253, $ 4-4:45 PM Wearable Tech Summit, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Fashionable and Functional Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302, $ 4-6 PM Visionaries and Vino, sponsored by Branded Entertainment Network, How AI Has Revolutionized Entertainment ARIA, Level 2, Mariposa Ballroom 4:15-4:50 PM Entertainment Summit, presented by V ariety, Trust and Transparency in Advertising ARIA, Level 1, Joshua 9 4:25-5 PM HighTech Retailing, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Building the Retail Ecosystem LVCC, North Hall, N253, $ 4:30-5 PM Digital Health Summit, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Consumer Data: Rewriting the Rules of Engagement for Health Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4305, $

4:50-5:15 PM Entertainment Summit, presented by V ariety, Headliner Conversation with Chris Daughtry With Chris Daughtry, Singer Songwriter Producer ARIA, Level 1, Joshua 9, Fee Required:

5-5:30 PM HighTech Retailing, presented by L iving in Digital Times, Solving for Consumer Technology LVCC, North Hall, N253, $ 5-6 PM Digital Health Summit, presented by L iving in Digital Times, CES’ Digital Health Summit 10th Anniversary: Reception Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4305, $

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