CES 2016: Where Innovation Meets the Market
In a few short months, CES 2016 will kick off in Las Vegas, unveiling the next wave of innovation that will revolutionize the technology industry, improve lives and change the shape of the world. With more than 3,600 companies spanning more than two million net square feet of exhibit space, this CES will cover every facet of the technology ecosystem from the latest in 3D printing, drones, and health and fitness tech to virtual and augmented reality, connected cars and more.
When CES first debuted in 1967, the top products included pocket radios, portable TVs and electronic organs. More than 45 years later, the technologies launching at the upcoming CES 2016 will touch nearly every major global industry, from wireless, automotive, content development, appliances, healthcare and beyond.
Virtual will become reality at CES 2016, with a high concentration of augmented reality, virtual reality and gaming exhibits on the show floor. More than 40 exhibitors will showcase the next wave of immersive multimedia for virtual reality systems and environments in the Gaming & Virtual Reality Marketplace, including Oculus VR, Sphero and Virtuix. Additionally, the all-new Augmented Reality Marketplace will feature new, disruptive technologies that can change how we learn and experience the world, with exhibitors such as ASRC Federal for NASA, Marxent and Occipital.
CES 2016 will also feature the latest in enhanced audio and video innovation, providing consumers with the immersive entertainment experience they crave. 4K Ultra HD and high-resolution audio will create an all-encompassing technology journey at CES 2016. 4K Ultra HD has revolutionized home entertainment, with four million units sold in 2015, resulting in $5 billion in revenue. Heavy-hitters like LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, TCL, Dish and Sony will unveil the next-generation of 4K technology at the show.
Drones and unmanned systems continue to reach new heights. Drones are changing the way we view our world, from aerial coverage for sports to enhancing search and rescue and lending a hand in disaster relief. This growing industry is expected to reach one billion dollars by the end of the decade. Reflecting the explosive growth in the market, the Unmanned Systems Marketplace at CES 2016 has increased by 189 percent over the 2015 show. Covering 22,000 net square feet, this innovative exhibit area will feature companies including DJI, FAA, Freefly Systems and Squadrone Systems.
In-vehicle communications are making cars safer and drivers more connected than ever before. Featuring 125 automotive tech companies and nine car manufacturers, CES 2016 will unveil a complete immersive infotainment experience for the car, with advancements in active window displays, including access notifications and navigation systems.
Health and fitness devices have changed our daily lives—making us more knowledgeable about our own health, from disease management, to caloric intake, body movement, blood pressure, glucose levels and more. Projected sales for health and fitness devices are expected to reach 20.3 million units in 2015, generating $1.8 billion in revenue. From detection of early-onset diseases, remote care for loved ones, health data that links to devices and beyond, the latest health and fitness tech will be on display at CES 2016.
3D printing is another market that has the potential to disrupt various industries that affect our daily lives. From the housing market, where 3D printing can assist with faster, safer and less expensive production, to the healthcare industry, where 3D bio printing is revolutionizing organ and tissue transplants, this technology is clearly transforming lives. The 3D Printing Marketplace at CES 2016 will feature more than 50 companies showcasing the latest innovations within the 3D printing space. This dynamic exhibit area will cover 25,750 net square feet—an increase of more than 40 percent over the 2015 show.
From automotive technologies, health and fitness, virtual and augmented reality, 4K Ultra HD, 3D printing and beyond, the innovations unveiled at CES 2016 will touch the lives of consumers around the world. They will provide new opportunities, create jobs, further economic growth and make the world a better place. These game-changing technologies will pave the way for the future and will be unveiled to the world January 6-9, in Las Vegas, at CES 2016.
Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies.