This article was published on 21 October 2016
We’re taking 14 innovative New Zealand companies to the world’s best consumer electronics show.
Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and 14 innovative New Zealand companines are busy planning an innovation mission to the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is being held 5-8 January 2017 in Las Vegas.
Ten of the companies will be exhibiting in Eureka Park, an exhibit area that provides startups an exhibit area to promote a new product, service or idea. Another will be exhibiting in the Gaming and Virtual Reality marketplace. All companies will get the opportunity to validate their ideas, investigate the competition, understand more about tech trends and explore investment opportunities and development partnerships.
About Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
For 50 years CES has been the launch pad for new innovation and technology that has changed the world. The 2016 event attracted more than 160,000 attendees from all around the world and included some 300 conference sessions and 2.47 million net square feet of exhibit space. It's one of the biggest events of its kind and covers almost every conceivable angle of the consumer electronics industry including audio, communications infrastructure, software, contact creation and distribution, digital imagery, video, gaming, fitness tech, robotics, sensors, health and biotech, wearables, smart home, and vehicle technology.
Where and when
Consumer Electronics Show
5–8 January 2017
Las Vegas, USA
Joining Callaghan Innovation at CES
Remote operated underwater vehicle (ROV) for science, film and exploration.
Remote controlled door and window locks (Never leave home with your doors unlocked again).
Drone noise suppression technology (Taking the drone of out drones).
Wearable tech for motorcyclists (Safer and smarter connected motorcycling).
“Holospace” enabling customers in retail stores to build out their dream products inside holograms.
Telling cultural stories through AR/VR.
Revolutionary audio equipment.
Wearable vibration therapy (recover faster, perform better, move easier).
Deluge – portable synthesizer, sequences and sampler.
Software to allow anyone to commentate a sports game from anywhere in the world and synchronise their commentary to the live game video.
World’s most advanced gaming mouse.
Portable video conferencing and media sharing device that plugs into a TV.
Now hear this: technology – personally calibrated audio system for people with hearing loss.
Some of our CES companies recently featured on Breakfast TV
Just being at CES and having discussions with prospects and potential partners helped us to understand what we can offer US consumer tech companies.