8K TVs, IoT… watch out for best of electronics at CES 2015

Workers set up booths in preparation for the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the lobby of Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada January 4, 2015. The electronics trade show officially starts on January 6. An estimated 150,000 people and 3,500 exhibitors are expected to attend, according to organizers. (REUTERS)

It’s time to talk electronics again and one of the world’s best technology event - the Consumer Electronics Show - is about to kick start at Las Vegas starting tomorrow.

On display will be the latest trends in 4K technology, connected devices, Internet of Things and a whole lot of wearable and mobile computing.

The show is expected to attract participation from more than 150,000-plus tech enthusiasts. The number of participating companies has also increased significantly – especially the startups. According to some reports, the number of new firms participating at this year`s show has gone up by more than 50 per cent.

So what can we expect at this year’s CES? The most prominent trend during this year`s show will be the advanced TV technology. Technology wise the industry is already talking about 8K screens that has 33 million pixels (7680x4320) and about 16 times that of normal high definition (1080p).

In fact, the 8K concept was already showcased during last year`s CES. We also saw it at Berlin during IFA but expect something more concrete this year. LG is all set to announce its first 55-inch 8K display. Meanwhile, expect 4K technology to become the mainstream this year, even entering the multiple devices such as tablets and smartphones.

CES is also known for mobile phone launches. Among this year`s announcements will be one by Sony Mobiles. Wearable technology is another segment that has grown exponentially since last year`s edition of CES. Expect dozens of new announcements ranging from health to fitness trackers.

The 2015 edition of CES will also feature the largest ever showcase of products, services and technologies that make up the “Internet of Things” (IoT), with more than 900 exhibitors participating.

As Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA says, “The ‘Internet of Things’ is the hottest topic in tech right now…It’s all about the opportunity to connect everyday items  like cars, home security systems and kitchen appliances to networked devices like PCs and smartphones for greater control and management of our everyday lives.”

While the industry segment focusing on sensors will highlight the key technologies that are enabling IoT, Smart Home Marketplace will showcase a smarter, more efficient home accelerated by smartphones and tablets interacting with various connected objects and devices, from basic security systems to connected lighting systems.

Watch out this space for the latest announcements at CES!


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