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#1 of 25 OFFLINE   Andrew M

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Posted April 13 2010 - 07:04 AM

2011 INTERNATIONAL CES ANNOUNCES NEW TELECOM PAVILION

Global Telecom Buyers Meet Next Generation Broadband Infrastructure Solutions at 2011 CES

Arlington, Va., April 13, 2010 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the official launch of the Telecom Pavilion at the 2011 International CES® , the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow. The Telecom Pavilion will feature a dedicated exhibition area in the Las Vegas Convention Center for manufacturers of advanced broadband equipment and related products and services. The 2011 International CES is scheduled to run January 6-9, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"We are thrilled to create this new exhibit area focused on broadband equipment and services, a phenomenal growth area in the technology industry,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “The CES Telecom Pavilion will fill the void left by the close of SUPERCOMM and unite the world’s top telecom service providers with manufacturers showcasing next-generation broadband solutions."

The Telecom Pavilion at CES is designed to bring traditional and emerging communications companies together to leverage the rapid convergence of advanced core network and broadband equipment, services, content and applications. The newly floored CES exhibit space will feature the latest in 3G/4G, broadband, content, copper and fiber-based networks, FMC (Fixed-Mobile Convergence), IPTV, IMS, triple play, quad play, security, VOIP and more.

The 2010 CES attracted all of the top 50 global telecommunications service providers and featured 2,500 technology exhibitors, including a record 330 first time exhibitors. The Telecom Pavilion space for the 2011 International CES has been officially floored and the wait/priority list is now open. Companies interested in exhibiting at the 2011 Telecom Pavilion at CES should contact Tira Gordon, Senior Account Manager for CES, at tgordon@CE.org.

The 2010 CES is over just 90 days ago or so and already CEA is putting out news releases on 2011! I'm still looking through materials I picked up at the show in January and I'm thoroughly enjoying my new Panasonic Steam Iron that I saw exhibited at the Panasonic Booth. Yes, I'm wrinkle-free in 3-D!

#2 of 25 OFFLINE   Andrew M

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Posted May 05 2010 - 10:25 AM

2011 INTERNATIONAL CES ANNOUNCES NEW CONNECTED HOME APPLIANCES TECHZONE
 
AHAM and CES Join Forces to Showcase Smart Appliances
 
Arlington, Va., May 5, 2010 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the launch of the Connected Home Appliances TechZone at the 2011 International CES®, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow. The Connected Home Appliances TechZone, co-sponsored by CEA, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and The Retail Observer magazine, will feature 10,000 square feet of exhibit space in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center for manufacturers of next-generation appliances. The 2011 International CES will be held January 6-9, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
"The Connected Home Appliances TechZone is a natural extension of the CES show floor, with products designed to network and connect, improving the lives of consumers throughout the home," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "We are creating this new area in response to strong demand from current and future CES exhibitors. Consumers want the ability to connect all aspects of their home, and with this desire comes the opportunity for CES exhibitors to showcase connected home appliances that will make consumers’ lives easier and more energy efficient."
 
AHAM President Joseph McGuire agreed, stating: "The home is an essential component to an effective smart grid. Smart appliances and consumer electronics will allow consumers to save money on their electric bill and use energy in a more environmentally friendly manner. Already a leader in energy efficiency and the smart grid, the appliance industry is paving the way with smart technologies for demand-response capable appliances. In addition to smart grid enabled appliances, the pavilion will showcase other products and technologies that will appeal to savvy consumers. The world’s leading technology trade show is the ideal venue for AHAM members and other appliance manufacturers to showcase these technologies and the connected home concept."
 
The Connected Home Appliances TechZone is designed to benefit manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, home builders, integrators, suppliers, utilities and all others in the connected appliances arena. The Connected Home Appliances TechZone will feature household appliances (both major and portable) and innovative technologies that integrate with other electronics products to improve consumers’ health and productivity while reducing their environmental impact.
 
"The new Connected Home Appliance TechZone at CES is going to be an exhilarating addition for those in the appliance industry. Combining home integration with new innovations in appliance technology in a consumer electronics environment will set a new trend here in the U.S.," said Eliana Barriga, publisher, The Retail Observer. "CES is an exciting venue for appliance manufacturers to form new relationships with the consumer electronics world and gain exposure to the market’s leading players within the industry. It will be a great show to bring both worlds together."
 
The 2010 CES featured 2,500 technology exhibitors, including a record 330 first time exhibitors. Space for the new Connected Home Appliances TechZone for the 2011 International CES has been officially floored and the wait/priority list is now open.

Got this today from CEA. Another new Techzone for 2011. There's always there's more to CES than 3D HDTV.

#3 of 25 OFFLINE   Andrew M

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Posted July 07 2010 - 01:42 PM

2011 International CES Launches New Mobile Apps Showdown


Winners of Most Innovative Mobile App To Be Announced at the 2011 CES in January


Arlington, VA July 7, 2010 The International CES, the worlds largest consumer technology tradeshow, today announced the launch of a new Mobile Apps Showdown at the 2011 CES. Nominations for the competition are now open, and mobile application developers can submit entries to be judged by a panel of tech experts. Final round judging will take place live at the 2011 International CES, held January 6-9, 2011, in Las Vegas. The winner will be announced on January 8, 2011.


There are more than 185,000 mobile apps available that can help us do everything from finding restaurants to finding your parked car in a crowded shopping mall, said Robin Raskin, founder and President of Living in Digital Times, LLC. This exciting competition will give mobile app developers access to the world's largest technology platform, the International CES.


With Apple claiming over four billion app downloads, and with thousands of new applications available from Android, Blackberry, Nokia, and Palm's Web OS, the mobile app marketplace is expanding at a rapid pace.


The Mobile Apps Showdown, now in its second year at the International CES, will showcase the best and brightest stars in the industry. To enter the competition, visit www.MobileAppsShowdown.com.


How it Works


Nomination forms are available now. All entrants will be acknowledged with write-ups, screenshots and a Download Now button on the Mobile Apps Showdown website. (See www.mobileappsshowdown.com). From all the entries submitted, twenty-five semi-finalists will be selected by tech veteran Robin Raskin and a team of mobile experts. The online community will also have a chance to vote for their favorites.


The top ten finalists move on to a live demo competition in front of a live and online 2011 International CES audience and a winner will be declared based on an audience applause-o-meter and an online vote.


Winners will be picked from each of five platform categories: Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Nokia, and Palm Web OS. There will be a winner from the online voters as well as from the live audience vote at the Mobile Apps Showdown at 2011 CES.


Early submissions earn early bird savings and enhanced exposure on the Mobile Apps Showdown website, as well as other media opportunities. Enter before July 15, 2010 and the submission fee will be reduced from $1,000 to $800.


The Mobile Apps Showdown is an event by tech veteran Robin Raskin, who also created the extremely popular CES competition, Last Gadget Standing. In addition, Raskin and her company, Living in Digital Times, produce six CES-based TechZones and conference programs that feature technology and lifestyle, including technology for Health, Baby Boomers, Kids, Moms, Higher Education, and Sports and Fitness.


At the 2010 International CES, Clixtr won the live competition, while Gwabbit took home the online prize. Clixtr is a mobile app that turns smartphones into smartcameras. Its users create events, upload mobile photos, and create real-time event photo streams with the users around them. The online winner, Gwabbit, provides automatic email contact management (ECM) solutions for the contact cloud that automatically searches and identifies contacts embedded in emails and adds or updates that information to your information in a single click.


Rules of the competition.


1. You must submit your applications before Nov. 31, 2010.


2. Your application must be available to the public now or delivered by Q2 of 2011.


3. Semi-finalists (25) and finalists (10) are selected from among all entrants by a panel of journalists and experts from the Netshelter Technology Media network.


4. Semi-finalists and finalists will participate in an online vote, which will affect, but not necessarily determine, the winners. (Judges will have the final word and the votes need to be checked for duplicates.)


5. Only finalists - 10 in all - will present at the Mobile Apps Showdown live event at the 2011 Consumer Electronic Show. The winner of the live event will be selected by the live audience.


Just received this from CEA. If you have the smarts for this competition, jump right in!



#4 of 25 OFFLINE   Andrew M

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Posted July 09 2010 - 07:46 AM

MICROSOFT'S STEVE BALLMER TO DELIVER PRESHOW KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE 2011 INTERNATIONAL CES


Ballmer's Address to Kick Off World's Largest Technology Tradeshow


Arlington, Va., July 8, 2010 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer will deliver a preshow keynote address at the 2011 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2011 International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, is scheduled January 6-9, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada.


"As leader of one of the world's most innovative technology companies, a keynote address from Steve Ballmer is the perfect way to kick off the 2011 International CES," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "Microsoft's entrepreneurial spirit and drive have been major forces behind the success of the company and its impact on the global consumer technology industry. We look forward to hearing Steve's strategic vision for the future of Microsoft and our industry."


Steve Ballmer will kick off the 2011 International CES with a preshow keynote address at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, in the Las Vegas Hilton Center. In previous years, Microsoft has used the CES keynote stage to launch major products including Xbox, Windows Vista and its Sync technology partnership with Ford.


The full line-up of 2011 CES keynote addresses will be announced in the coming months.


The 2011 International CES will feature 2,500 global technology companies unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 major product categories including the latest in audio, automotive electronics, connected home technologies, digital imaging, electronic gaming, entertainment/content and more. For more information on the 2011 International CES, visit CESweb.org.


Received this from the CEA yesterday. Is a major Microsoft product launch going to be announced at CES? Stay tuned to this channel...



#5 of 25 OFFLINE   Andrew M

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Posted July 26 2010 - 10:57 AM

Registration is open for 2011 International CES


Registration for the 2011 International CES is free to industry professionals through Sept. 30. A registration fee of $100 will go into effect starting Oct. 1, and the fee will be $200 effective 5:01 p.m. Eastern time Dec. 31. Hotel room rates in Las Vegas, currently at some of the lowest rates in years, are available through a special block set aside for CES registrants. Attendees, exhibitors and media can register today at www.CESweb.org.


Got this in an email from CEA last week. If you've previously attended CES as Press you might have received an "alumni" registration email. Otherwise, if you're planning on attending as press or blogger, now's the time to register !



#6 of 25 OFFLINE   Todd Erwin

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Posted July 28 2010 - 06:04 AM

I am officially Registered!!



#7 of 25 OFFLINE   Andrew M

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Posted October 20 2010 - 08:06 AM

HTF Press/Bloggers might want to register for this party:


FREE PARTY INVITE DURING CES IN LAS VEGAS

Dear Friend,

iHollywood Forum is producing a networking dinner, two panel discussions, and party with demo tables being held during CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 6. We held similar events at NAB and The Cable Show with over 1000 senior executives attending.

Topics for panels are: 3D, and Mobile Apps and Social Media.

RSVP TO ATTEND FREE PARTY: www.cesihf.eventbrite.com
Free party ticket to first 800 to register;
only 300 spots left. Then cost is $35.00 for party to register now. Party begins at 8:30pm.

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST FOR NOTICE OF OTHER EVENTS INCLUDING ANNUAL CHAMPAGNE/WINE TASTING NOV 11

PANEL ONE: FUTURE OF 3D FOR TV, MOBILE, GAMES and FILM

    [*] Discover marketing market trends, the impact of technology advances (such as Toshiba’s glasses-free TV), the growth of 3D Blu-ray, [*] Top 3D trends over the next 12 months. [*] Newest 3D technologies include mobile, television and theatre
    What is best quality and cost effective conversion from 2D to 3D [*] How quickly will the 3D market develop? [*] What are opportunities for 3D content? [*] What's the outlook for the new 3D channels and broadcast networks? [*] How are 3D TV and PCs selling and whats predicted for next year?

PANEL TWO: TOP TRENDS FOR MOBILE APPS AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR CONSUMER AND B to B MARKETING

    [*] Learn about the hottest trends including geo and location based services, augmented reality, iPad apps, and media and entertainment  [*] Understand how to use both mobile apps and social media strategies to engage your customers in new and profitable ways   [*] View demos of latest apps and understand strategies on how to extend your brand using apps [*] Gain insight into how social media is the driving force behind the app revolution 

SCHEDULE FOR PROGRAM:
5:30-7:15 Networking Dinner; $50 with program, party and dinner
7:15-8:15 Panel Discussions held at same time in two rooms; choose your panel to attend.
8:15-10:00 Party and Demo Tables; Free to first 500 or dinner attendees.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
If you are involved in consumer electronics, software, hardware, entertainmetn and media, digital media, broadband and web services, broadcast, film, cable, or web services and operations, TV, games; IPTV; mobile and wireless, telecom; technology, investing, finance, production:  development, acquisition, pre-production, content creation, advertising, post production, marketing, distribution and exhibition.

APPLY TO SPEAK:
If you want to apply to speak on a panel for either of these events, send an email to Speakers@SocialTVMedia.com with "speak" in the subject line, name of the event, contact info, bios, and areas of expertise. We do not charge to speak and speakers are selected based on expertise.

WHO SHOULD DEMO:
Tech solution providers such as: consumer electronics, software, hardware, digital media, web services, TV, 3D, editing, cameras, video, equipment, hardware, software, services, applications, editing, web services, broadband applications, devices, games, research firms, and professional service providers. You don't need to be an exhibitor on the show floor to demo at our event, and you can meet hundreds of prospective sales leads in a focused setting.

    [*] Meet buyers face-to-face, including senior executives who typically are not accessible on the show floor. [*] Set up valuable meetings in advance from our exclusive advance attendee list with over 1500 that already requested an invitation [*] Obtain press coverage and media exposure.

APPLY TO DEMO:
We are now seeking innovative and exceptional demos to show off their products at this event. Would you like to host a demo table starting at only $495 and have advance list of prospective leads to invite to meetings in Las Vegas? You will get a table to show demos during the networking mixer and the entire event attendee list. If you want to reach a large audience, become an exhibitor with these benefits.

    [*] Two hour networking mixer with demo tables [*] Drink tickets to distribute to guests [*] Comp tickets to dinner from 6pm-8pm [*] Range of levels begin at only $495 and up [*] Higher levels include ADVANCE opt in attendee list with contact data (with permission from attendees) which you can use to set up client meetings while at CES on the show floor or even hold meetings during our event. [*] Listing on website and in emails.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SPEAKING OR DEMOS:
310 417 8800x1 or Email: Info@SocialTVMedia.com with "Demo" in subject line and we will send you the details.

This event is independently produced by iHollywood Forum and not affiliated with CES.


 



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Posted December 10 2010 - 11:13 AM

By now with CES less than a month away all the major events are planned and scheduled. Keynote speakers include Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO who will give the preshow keynote address on Wednesday, January 5, 2011. CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro and Verizon CEO, Ivan Seidenerg will give the State of the CE Industry Keynote Address and Opening Keynote on Thursday, January 6, 2011. Rupert Stadler, AUDI AG Chairman of the Board of Management will give a keynote address marking Audi's first International CES Keynote Address also on Thursday. Boo-Keun Yoon, Samsung President and General Manager of Visual Display Business will give a Keynote Address on Thursday, as well. As part of the Innovation Panel on Friday, January 7, 2011 Cisco CEO John Chambers, GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt and Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula Burns will participate in a first-of-its-kind CES Keynote Panel.


This is a great line-up of speakers. Many of the press will be attending live and others (including myself) will be watching many of these on the monitors in the press room where we can fortify ourselves with coffee. The first press parties actually start on Tuesday so by Wednesday evening when Steve Ballmer is presenting many of the press corps will be in need of caffeine. 



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Posted December 11 2010 - 06:28 AM

I plan on attending CES, but not as a member of the press. I will try to post here on the forum anything I see worth mentioning after I arrive late on Friday.



#10 of 25 OFFLINE   Andrew M

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Posted December 14 2010 - 09:25 AM

Conference Tracks:


Broadband Unlimited

Cable Conference at CES

CEA Research Summit at International CES

CES Government 2011

CONNECTIONS Summit at CES

Content in the Cloud

Digital Health Summit

Digital Hollywood

Emerging Technology

Flash Forward: Flash Memory Storage Solutions for Mobile Devices and Data-Hungry Applications

HigherEd Tech Summit

Home Entertainment and Lifestyle Technologies

IEEE: International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)

In-Vehicle Technology

Issues and Attitudes Just the Facts: Research, Reports and Revelation

Kids@Play and MommyTech

Media Money Makers

Silvers Summit

Smart Grid Homes

Smartphone and Tablet Conference

Sports and Fitness Tech

Storage Visions 2011 Tech Policy Summit

Technology and The Environment

The Tweet House Presents: Social Media Success Stories

THX Education Program: Home Theater and THX - Home Theater 1

Wireless Communications


Over 300 sessions! You can actually attend CES and never spend time on the exhibit floor.

All of these sessions are free for members of the press, too.



#11 of 25 OFFLINE   Andrew M

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Posted December 16 2010 - 09:37 AM

EXHIBITOR PRESS EVENTS


Tuesday, January 4

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Bellini 2006, the Venetian MSI: MSI 2011 CES Press Conference


Wednesday, January 5

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Casanova 501, The Venetian LG Electronics: LG Electronics Press Conference


9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Galileo 1006, The Venetian Monster Cable: Monster Press Conference *INVITATION ONLY*


9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Marco Polo 701, The Venetian NETGEAR: NETGEAR Press Conference


10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Marco Polo 804, The Venetian Intel: Intel Press Conference


11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Galileo 1001, The Venetian Audiovox: 2011 Audiovox Press Event


11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Marco Polo 705, The Venetian Pioneer: Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Car Electronics Press Conference


12:00 PM - 12:45 PM San Polo 3404, The Venetian NVIDIA: NVIDIA 2011 CES Press Conference *INVITATION ONLY*


12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Galileo 902, The Venetian Sharp: Sharp 2011 CES Press Conference *INVITATION ONLY*


1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Casanova 605, The Venetian Casio America, Inc.: Casio Press Conference


1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Murano 3205, The Venetian Cisco: Next Generation Video Experience *INVITATION ONLY*


2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Murano 3201, The Venetian Samsung: Samsung Press Conference


3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Bellini 2101, The Venetian Panasonic: Panasonic 2011 CES Press Conference


4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Marcello 4402, The Venetian Motorola: Motorola Mobility Press Conference


5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Booth #14200, Central Hall, LVCC Sony: Sony Press Conference at 2011 International CES *INVITATION ONLY*


7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Ghost Bar, Palms Resort Audi: Audi CES night 2011 *INVITATION ONLY*


7:30 PM - 11:30 PM Marco Polo 707, The Venetian GIGABYTE Inc.: 2011 CES GIGABYTE Press Conference *INVITATION ONLY*


Thursday, January 6

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM S221, LVCC ION Audio: ION Audio Press Conference


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Booth #26111, LVCC Kenmore: Kenmore Celebrates CES *INVITATION ONLY*


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM S227, LVCC The NCC NY: CES


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM #5230, Grand Lobby, Lower Level Meeting Rooms, LVCC DryCorp: DryCorp Introduces New Waterproof Technology for Your Hand Held Electronic Devices


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Booth #CP28, Silver Lot 2, LVCC General Motors R & D: Media Demonstration and Ride Opportunity for GM's EN-V Concept Vehcile *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*


10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CP #20, Central Plaza, LVCC Visteon: Visteon / 3M Press Conference


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Shimmer Lounge, Las Vegas Hilton JVC: Digital Imaging Product Announcement *INVITATION ONLY*


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM S227, LVCC Skype: Skype Press Conference


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Casanova 501, The Venetian Esoteric: ESOTERIC K-01/K-03 Digital Source Devise Introductions


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Booth # 25307, South Hall, LVCC Microgenesis MEDIA: Connected Devices: The "Four Screens Challenge"


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM S221, LVCC HeartMath: HeartMath News Conference


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM S227, LVCC Living in Digital Times: Connecting Life's Dots Press Conference: Technology to Take You from Cradle to Grave


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Veronese 2402, The Venetian Verizon: Verizon Wireless 4G LTE News Conference *INVITATION ONLY*


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Booth #35750, LVCC Ty: Ty Together with Celebrity Aiden Turner, Celebrity Co-Founder of Ty.


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM S221, LVCC PocketBook-USA: PocketBook-USA News Conference


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Prima Suite #107, The Venetian Sony: Sony Audio Press Brief *INVITATION ONLY*


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM S227, LVCC Skunk Juice: NEW PRODUCT


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM S227, LVCC Hoyos Corp.: Biometrics - Security & Mobility: The Future of Identity


Friday, January 7

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM S221, LVCC LensPen: SideKick -- How to Really Clean the iPad


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM S227, LVCC Scott Creations: Versetta Bag Product Launch


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Casanova 502, The Venetian CEATEC JAPAN: CEATEC JAPAN 2010 Press Briefing


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Casanova 501, The Venetian bsg technologies, llc: Introduction to a Revolutionary Audio Technology - qol TM


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Suite #48001, Las Vegas Hilton LYD Technology USA: LYD Technology USA


9:30 AM - 10:30 AM S221, LVCC Icron Technologies: Future of Connectivity: Unveiling New Video and USB Technology


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Booth #CP28, Silver Lot 2, LVCC General Motors R&D: Media Demonstration and Ride Opportunity for GM's EN-V Concept Vehicle


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM S227, LVCC P2i: Discover Aridion, the ultimate invisible protective shield for high performance consumer electronics, at P2i's 2011 CES press event.


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Booth #9540, Mobile DTV TechZone, LVCC iMovee Corporation: Bridging Mobile DTV to Smartphones and Tablets


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM S221, LVCC Livio Radio: 2011 Livio Radio Product Unveiling


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM S227, LVCC MusicSkins: MusicSkins Announces Viacom Partnership


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Booth #22016, South Hall, LVCC ECOVACS: ECOVACS - Enjoy Smarter Life


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM S221, LVCC TAITRA: 2011 COMPUTEX TAIPEI Innovation Pre-Show Press Conference


3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Booth #36255, South Hall, LVCC PrimeSense: Come Behind the Velvet Rope with PrimeSense to Create. Discover. Experience. Natural Interaction


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Booth #20425, South Hall, LVCC Sonic Emotion: Sonic Emotion 3D Sound for Bloggers


3:45 PM - 7:00 PM Casanova 501, The Venetian TOP BRANDS FROM CHINA: 2010-2011 TOP Brands from China


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM S227, LVCC Shuttle Computer: Shuttle Press Event at 2011 CES


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM S227, LVCC Bits Limited: BITS LTD. TO INTRODUCE EXPANDED PRODUCT LINE


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Booth #26111, LVCC Kenmore: Kenmore Blogger Roundtable with C.C. Chapman


Saturday, January 8

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Booth #CP28, Silver Lot 2, LVCC General Motors R&D: Media Demonstration and Ride Opportunity for GM's EN-V Concept Vehicle *REGISTRATION REQUIRED


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM S221, LVCC Consumer Reports: Consumer Reports 101 *RSVP REQUIRED*


3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Booth #20425, South Hall, LVCC Sonic Emotion: Sonic Emotion 3D Sound for Media Press Event


What a line-up of press events! Of course, absolutely impossible to make it to every event so you need to pick and choose what's of interest . Are you interested in information/content, swag, or food? There's more than enough to choose from here.


Thursday, Friday and Saturday I already have booth meetings scheduled and will miss some press events to meet directly with the exhibitors.



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Posted December 17 2010 - 08:45 AM

Some of the parties at CES:


TUES, JAN 4:


4:00 PM – 7:00 PM: CES Unveiled – Venetian, Venetian Ballroom (Invite only)


WED, JAN 5:


6:00 PM – 11:00 PM: AT&T Wireless Developer’s Conference Reception – Palms, Rain (9-11 PM Bare Naked Ladies - http://www.2011devsummit.com Tickets: $50-$70)


7:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Pepcom – Caesar’s (Invite only)


7:00 PM – 1:00 AM: Lenova – Venetian, Aquaknox (Invite only)


7:30 PM – 11:00 PM: GigaByte – Venetian (Invite only)


7:30 PM: Audi – Palms, Ghost Bar (Invite only)


9:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Motorola – Aria (Invite only)


THURS, JAN 6:


5:00 PM: IFA Media Reception - Wynn, Lafite Ballroom #3 (Invite only)


5:30 PM – 8:30 PM: TigerDirect “Build Your Own PC Race” – Wynn (Invite only http://www.charitypcrace.com)


5:30 PM – 8:30 PM: MSI Overclocking – Pole Position Raceway, 4175 S Arville St (Invite only)


6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: NPD Reception – Bellagio (Client Invite Only)


6:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Showstoppers – Wynn, Lafitte Ballroom (Invite only)


6:00 PM – 10:00 PM: iHollywood Demo Night at CES – ($30 or $60 http://cesihf.eventbrite.com/


7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Women in CE Awards – Paris ($25 http://www.womenince...gacy_awards.php)


7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Wired Party – (Invite only)


7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Digital Media Insider– Palazao, Dos Caminos (Invite only)


7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Mashable Awards – NY, NY Hotel, Cirque du Soleil Zumanity


7:00 PM – 11:00 PM: HTC - Caesar’s, Pure (Invite only)


8:30 PM – 10:00 PM: iHollywood Reception – www.cesihf.eventbrite.com


FRI, JAN 7:


4:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Official 2011 CES Tweet Up - LV Hilton, Space Quest Lounge


5:00 PM-7:00 PM: Top Brands from China Awards Reception – Venetian (Invite only)


5:30 PM - 8:30 PM: It Won’t Stay in Vegas Blogger Party – Atomic Museum, 755 E. Flamingo (Invite only)


6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: FashionWare Show/KAPi Awards - Fashion Show Mall (Invite Only)


6:30 PM - 9:30 PM: NetShelter CES Mixer – Palazzo, Lavo Nightclub http://netshelterces...eventbrite.com/


7:30 PM: Monster Party – Paris, Paris Ballroom with Earth, Wind & Fire (Invite Only) Marketnews Canada Night – Caesar’s (Canadian Only Info: http://www.marketnew...aNight2011.html )


SAT, JAN 8:


5:00 PM – 12:00 AM: Xtremesystems Party - Pole Position Raceway, 4175 S. Arville Rd (Invite only)


6:30 PM: World Electronics Forum (WEF) Welcome Dinner - Venetian, 3rd Floor meetings rooms (Invite only)



These are only some of the parties. Just like the press conferences, it's impossible to go to every party (and probably not medically advisable either.)


I'm planning on attending CES Unveiled and a private DTS function on Tuesday night. On Wednesday, I hope to attend Pepcom's Digital Experience.  On Thursday there's a Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) event and Showstoppers at the Wynn. Friday night is the Earth, Wind & Fire concert courtesy of Monster Cable. And there's probably more that I'll get to as well, if I have the stamina.



#13 of 25 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted December 17 2010 - 12:35 PM

I know how much you look forward to this show Andy, have a great time in 2 weeks!


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#14 of 25 OFFLINE   Andrew M

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Posted December 20 2010 - 10:24 AM

Putting together a list of my confirmed booth appointments. Getting around CES can be difficult at times but I'm hoping to meet with the following:


Thursday

Mimoco Inc.: http://www.mimoco.com/shop/ 

Marchon Eyewear: http://marchon.com/m3D/ 


Friday

THX: http://www.thx.com/ 

Vizio: http://www.vizio.com/ 


Saturday

Spatial View: http://www.spatialview.com/ 

Sensio: http://www.sensio.tv/en/default.3d 

Polaroid: http://www.polaroid.com/en/stream 


Of course, I'll be dropping in the major displays, too- Toshiba, Sony, Samsung, LG, DTS, Dolby, Optoma, Epson, etc.



#15 of 25 OFFLINE   Andrew M

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Posted December 22 2010 - 08:53 AM

Mimoco & Marchon 3D


Once you're registered as press at CES you start getting a lot of invitations to stop by booths. Sometimes these invites are from the major exhibitors, sometimes not. Everybody wants press coverage.


Mimoco sent me an email and they looked interesting enough to warrant a visit. Mimoco makes designer USB flash drives and they're going to be introducing a new line based on comic book characters at the show. They already have a Star Wars series with Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, etc. All the drives come in 2-16 GB of storage space and are preloaded with character-specific content like images, wallpapers, avatars and sound software. A look at their website shows just how cool these are: (http://www.mimoco.com/shop/ )  


Marchon 3D first came to my attention in a brief write up in the November 10, 2010 issue of Variety. Marchon  will be offering photochromic 3D glasses, which darken in sunlight and can double as sunglasses.(http://marchon.com/m3D/ ) Of course, these are passive 3D glasses. Marchon will be making a major announcement at CES. Their latest line of products will be used for gaming, 3D televisions, computers and more. I'm going to stopping by a number of 3D eyewear booths. The upcoming format war between passive and active 3D glasses is just starting...



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Posted December 23 2010 - 10:14 AM

THX & Vizio


Like most press at CES I got emails from THX and Vizio to stop by and/or make booth appointments.


THX will be showcasing new audio and display technologies at their suite in the Renaissance Hotel. According to their press release THX will be demonstrating new technologies and product concepts that combine high quality sound with demands for convenience and aesthetic appeal that will weave a premium audio experience seamlessly into your home and lifestyle. THX Chief Scientist Laurie Fincham will be there to discuss these THX innovations. Fincham previously worked at the British loudspeaker companies  KEF, Celestion and Goodmans.


Vizio will be showing their new  65" XVT3D650SV that uses passive 3D glasses at the Le Fleur Ballroom at The Wynn. The XVT3D650SV is an edge lit TV with 32 zones for smart-dimming. It has a controller with a QWERTY remote for navigating the on-line apps and has built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi.The XVT3D650SV supports a wide selection of 3D formats to ensure compatibility across Blu-ray, broadcast, cable, satellite, and gaming. In addition to the standard formats, VIZIO also supports SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D, the high quality, visually lossless 3D format that enables 3D content to be delivered over 2D infrastructure as well as RealD’s patented side-by-side format.  I'm really looking foward to seeing this set.



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Posted December 24 2010 - 08:27 AM

Spatial View, Sensio and Polaroid


Prior to CES, I had never heard of Spatial View but they contacted me and they seem interesting enough to warrant a booth appointment.


Spatial View is a pioneer in stereo 3D content delivery and auto-stereoscopic display technologies. At CES their online store, 3DeeCentral will go live. 3DeeCentral will provide 3D content of videos and images to 3D enabled PCs, mobile devices and internet connected TVs. The library will contain free and paid stereo content for 3D enabled devices.


Sensio and I go way back. The first year they exhibited they had a marvelous display on the history of 3D entertainment at their booth. I always visit them at CES. Sensio has had a landmark year since the last CES. Sensio 3D technology was used to broadcast the 2010 FIFA World Cup live in 33 countries. Sensio 3D was judged Best 3D Technology by Cable and Satellite International Magazine (CSI) and has been adopted by numerous major TV manufacturers and cable TV distributors. They will be announcing two new technologies for 3DTV at CES Unveiled on Tuesday, January 4th. I've read the embargoed press releases and these technologies will dramatically change the way we experience 3DTV. I'll be meeting with Sensio's Richard LaBerge, executive vice president, CMO and Louis Rosseau, vice president marketing & communications at their booth on Saturday.


Polaroid is my last booth visit on Saturday (so far). Polaroid Eyewear will be demonstrating their new line of 3D eyewear for home theater use. These 3D glasses will use passive (circular) polarized lenses.



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Posted December 27 2010 - 08:19 AM

Just got this invitation from Fox Home Entertainment. Unfortunately, I can't attend as I'm meeting with THX at the same time this panel discussion occurs...


Hi Andrew,


CES 2011: Fox Home Entertainment Presents the Directors’ Panel Technology in Hollywood: How Visionary Filmmakers Cast Its Role for the Living Room How do today's leading directors envision audiences experiencing their movies beyond the movie theater? Are consumers willing to trade the highest quality cinematic viewing experiences at home for convenience? Join award-winning directors BAZ LUHRMANN, MICHAEL MANN and OLIVER STONE as they assess the landscape.


WHAT: In a special engagement in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, join award-winning filmmakers Baz Luhrmann, Michael Mann and Oliver Stone for a discussion on the creative mediums that preserve a director's artistic vision. Does Blu-ray lend itself to be a creative medium for a director's artistic vision? What will deliver the best cinematic experience in the home? Geoff Boucher, of The Los Angeles Times and herocomplex.com, leads the discussion at this inaugural event.


WHEN: Friday, January 7, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. – Panel discussion 11:30 a.m. – Q&A


WHERE: CES, Las Vegas Convention Center Central Hall - Panasonic Booth



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Posted January 07 2011 - 09:39 AM

When the dust settles I'd be interested to hear the top five best things you saw at the show.



#20 of 25 OFFLINE   Andrew M

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Posted January 08 2011 - 09:03 AM

When the dust settles, I'll be lucky to remember five things about anything...


But, it does appear that passive 3D glasses are out pacing active 3D glasses for displays here at CES. I've been to Marchon 3D, Polaroid, Xpand 3D and others to compare passive vs. active systems. Now that the technology has advanced to displaying full HD using passive 3D glasses, this particular format war might be already over...