Said to be the world’s largest consumer electronics tradeshow, CES, gets underway 5-8 January, in Las Vegas. While not open to the general public, CES previews consumer electronics and wireless technologies, devices and networks from over 2,500 exhibitors. The conference program, keynotes, SuperSessions, exhibitor news and press releases announce thousands of products. Announcements for new products are available for broadband, home networking, mobile/vehicle electronics, personal electronics, satellite systems, telephones, video, WiFi and wireless communications, as well as mobile entertainment and consumer VoIP. Check out the Wireless TechZone for the full list of upcoming presentations.
Highlights of the show include:
will unfurl Viiv PCs, the desktops designed to store music, record TV
shows and serve music and video.
will pitch its upcoming Yonah processor for notebooks and thin desktops
under two designations: Duo and Solo. The Duo will have two cores; notebooks
with a single-core Yonah will sport a Solo designation.
Instruments, Philips and cell phone makers will show TV cell phones (DVB-H
and MediaFLO), showcased by the FIFA World Cup in Germany this summer.
is making a play for the mainstream IP telephony with a new standalone
handset to enable users to make free Skype calls over the Internet without a
PC connection. It also announced a new phone adapter developed with D-Link,
called the DPH-50U, that allows the Skype service to be used with a
Networking Initiatives like the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA),
WiMedia Ultrawideband (UWB), HomePlug, and Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)
are all hoping to knock off WiFi from its predominance in home networking.
Meanwhile, Airgo’s “faster-than-wired” WiFi True
Gen3 MIMO chipset is in products like Netgear’s RangeMax 240 and
Linksys’s WRT54GX4 wireless router. Promoters of that other
“pre-N” MIMO standard , the
WiMedia Alliance, may also show and tell.