Next Generation of Innovation Debuts as CES 2016 Kicks Off

Innovation Showcase, Global Product Launches and Intel and
Volkswagen Keynotes Top Preshow Events

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CES® 2016 opened its doors today spanning the largest exhibit floor in
the show’s 49-year history, with 2.4 million net square feet of exhibit
space and featuring more than 3,600 companies, including a record 500
startups. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM,
formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, CES 2016 runs
through Saturday, January 9, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“CES kicks off today as the global platform where emerging technology
meets the marketplace. I’m like a kid in a candy store this week,
surrounded by mind-blowing innovation that is truly improving the human
experience,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer
Technology Association. “From robotics, 3D printing and unmanned systems
to automotive tech, wearables and beyond, our world is changing as
technology connects us all and works to solve the impossible. It is
incredible we get to bring together so many industry visionaries,
influencers and entrepreneurs this week at CES to showcase how tech is
changing the world. The energy in Las Vegas right now is palpable.”

Intel kicked off Tuesday’s keynotes with art and a concert followed by
the company’s CEO Brian Krzanich asking the audience to fist pump the
lit bracelets that were on each chair. Intel had it all, including
next-generation drones, robots and more. Krzanich announced a number of
new innovations that incorporate Intel’s technology, including the
Oakley Radar Pace smart eyewear, featuring a real-time, voice-activated
coaching system designed to improve and enhance athletes’ training and
performance and the Typhoon H Drone, powered by Intel’s RealSense
technology to avoid collisions in real time.

Later Tuesday evening, Dr. Herbert Diess, chairman, board of management,
Volkswagen Passenger Cars, took the keynote stage and addressed the
company’s recent diesel issue, stating that “we are doing everything
possible to make it right,” and discussed the company’s focus on
creating a “New Volkswagen” and redefining and re-engineering every
aspect of VW. Dr. Diess then announced the new e-Golf Touch, a zero
emissions, all-electric car, as “a smartphone on wheels” that will be
available before CES 2017. Additionally, the electric BUDD-e, a unique
concept for a long-distance electric vehicle, was unveiled as the “first
car in the Internet of Things.” Users will be able to connect the smart
home with the smart car through partnership announcements with LG and
startup company Door Bird.

Preshow press events kicked off Monday with the largest CES Unveiled in
show history. The official media event of CES 2016, CES Unveiled
featured more than 160 exhibiting companies, including a record-breaking
52 startups from Eureka Park – the dedicated CES exhibit area for
early-stage companies. Exhibitors offered a sneak preview of products
launching at the show to more than 2,000 media, covering the latest in
sensors, 3D printing, the Internet of Things, wearables, virtual reality
and robotics all captured in the official highlight

Companies big and small use CES to introduce the latest innovation to
the global market. Major product announcements continued during
Tuesday’s CES Press Day, which featured 28 exhibitor press conferences
kicking off and setting the tone for a week that will see some 20,000
products launched. Major product debuts included:

  • Bosch – In-Vehicle Audio/Video System with Personalized Haptic
    Touchscreen, including haptic control so drivers can feel the buttons
    on the screen and receive touch feedback
  • Casio – Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 powered by Android Wear,
    the first watch with a built-in microphone that is water resistance up
    to 50 meters and features a dual layer display structure that meets
    U.S. military standards
  • DISH – Hopper 3, powering up to seven home TVs at once, and
    comes with 16 tuners and a “Sports Bar Mode” that lets owners watch
    four regular HD channels at once on their Ultra HD TV
  • FitBit – FitBit Blaze, a new smart fitness watch
    designed to balance fitness and style
  • GoSun – The E-Grill fries, roasts and bakes, powered by
    an electric heater or a solar panel that captures solar energy to cook
    after the sun goes down
  • Hisense – 2016 line of TVs with ULED technology, which is three
    times brighter than OLED and has quantum dot technology
  • HS Innovation GmbH – RUN ROCKETS™ & DIGITAL SKI™, high-end
    precision sensors attached to skis or running shoes that measure the
    exact movements of the skis or user’s feet
  • Kia – The Drive Wise combines the current advanced driving
    assistance system (ADAS) with telematics, bringing faster and more
    accurate assistance for drivers
  • LG – LG Signature OLED TV, featuring picture-on-glass design, a
    2.57 mm panel, Dolby Vision technology, and an integrated speaker
    system with a built-in woofer
  • Marathon Laundry – Smart laundry machine that customizes wash
    cycles and allows users to switch from washer to dryer without
    removing clothes
  • MobileHelp – Next-generation remote health medical alarm that
    pairs with smartphones
  • Monster – The Blaster boombox, which produces bi-directional
    sound with full and deep bass
  • Morpx Inc. – Mu smart toy, a sensor add-on that acts as a smart
    eye and brain for your existing remote controlled toys
  • Nobo – B60 health and fitness app, which monitors hydration in
    real-time during exercise
  • Panasonic – DX900 4K LED TV and UB900 UHD Blu-ray Player, as
    well as the Technics SL-1200 high-fi turntable
  • Qualcomm – Snapdragon 602A automotive processor, which will be
    used in 2017 Audi cars, allowing for high bandwidth in-vehicle
    Internet connectivity
  • SamsungKS9500 SUHD TV, highlighting quantum dot technology,
    High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 4K Ultra HD resolution capabilities with
    the world’s first bezel-less design
  • Sony – 4K HDR TV (X930D series) features new slim backlight
    drive technology, voice recognition in 40 languages, Sony’s exclusive
    Content Bar and ultra-thin design
  • StreamTV – Unveiled Ultra-D 4K Glasses-Free technology
  • TCL – QUHD TV with quantum dot, local dimming, IDP engine and
    HDR technology offering a wider color gamut
  • Valeo – Les Lunettes by Valeo are connected,
    technology-packed glasses that improve driver visibility day and night
    by reducing glare from different sources
  • ZTE – GrandX3, carried by Cricket, features 5.5” HD infinity
    edge display, Qualcomm 1.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor, 16 GB ROM
    (expandable to 64 GB) and LTE speeds

CES 2016 runs today through Saturday, January 9. For the latest CES
product announcements and breaking news, visit

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®.” Please do not use
“Consumer Electronics Show” or “International CES” to refer to the event.

About CES:

CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of
consumer technology. It has served as the proving ground for innovators
and breakthrough technologies for almost 50 years—the global stage where
next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the
largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the
industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer
Technology Association (CTA)TM – formerly the Consumer
Electronics Association (CEA)® – the technology trade
association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology
industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering
thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are
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About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly Consumer
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than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups;
others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of
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education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering
of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES®
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of consumer technology. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s
industry services.


  • CES 2016 – Register
    6-9, Las Vegas, NV
  • Winter Break
    March 21-24, Park City, UT
  • Technology & Standards Spring Forum
    April 4-8, San
    Diego, CA
  • CES on the Hill
    April 19, Washington, DC
  • Digital Patriots Dinner
    April 20, Washington, DC
  • CES Asia 2016
    May 11-13, Shanghai, China
  • CEO Summit
    June 21-24, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Innovate!
    September 20-22, San Jose, CA
  • CES 2017
    January 5-8, Las Vegas, NV


Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
Allison Fried,
Silano, 703-907-4331