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Las Vegas – Pioneer’s car audio division outlined a speedy timetable for bringing head-unit control of core iPhone 5 audio/video functions to multiple in-dash head units.
The company also expanded its selection of in-dash navigation systems to three from two and unveiled three new A/V multimedia head units.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Las Vegas — Scosche is introducing a host of new products at International CES this week, including a new line of climate-control installation kits.
The kits have 4.2-inch color touchscreen AC controllers that can be used with single or dual climate controls by plugging directly into the factory AC harness. Features include eight hard keys, the ability to accommodate ISO single- or double-DIN mounts, and factory-matched color.
LAS VEGAS — Women In CE presented its 2013 Legacy Awards to Marcia Grand, VP/publisher of TWICE, Tara Dunion of CEA, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Helen Heneveld of Bedrock Learning and Marla Suttenberg of Sapphire Marketing at a reception at the Paris Hotel, here, Tuesday evening.
Best Buy and WOLF were presented with the Carol Campbell Inspiration Award, which was accepted by Best Buy’s Liz Haesler, merchandising VP of appliances, trend, home essentials and Pacific sales. The event’s master of ceremonies was Tricia Nystrom, senior merchant/audio, of Best Buy.
LAS VEGAS – Huawei came to International CES to underscore its transition from a low-end to a high-end cellphone supplier with the launch of its first Windows 8 phone and a pair of superphones that include the world’s first smartphone with 6.1-inch screen.
LAS VEGAS — The Digital Entertainment Group, a CE and Hollywood studios-backed home video promotions group, revealed during this week’s International CES that after seven straight years of declines, U.S. home video revenue showed growth from the prior year.
The group cited market research showing a 0.23 percent increase, to $18 billion in the year, following multiple years of shrinking revenue brought on by the declining growth of the aging DVD format. In fact, annual home video revenue dropped $4 billion between 2004 and 2011.
Opening day of the 2013 International CES may have been Tuesday, but for those of us in the media it was 24 hours earlier on “Media Day,” where members of the press, bloggers and other assorted analysts of various stripes get a preview of what attendees get to see on Day One in person … or live via a variety of media that CE technology provides to society.
LAS VEGAS – It all begins with an idea, and possibly just seeing what others don’t. This was the common theme at Tuesday’s Next Generation of Innovators keynote at the 2013 International CES.
“Innovation is the hallmark of our industry,” said Michael Petricone, senior vice president of government affairs for the Consumer Electronics Association. “It defines everything we do.
“At CES we are at the absolute epicenter of innovation,” he added. “CES is a magnet for the best and the brightest.”
LAS VEGAS — Panasonic CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga used his 2013 International CES keynote address here Tuesday to shine the spotlight on the company’s expanding innovation roles in the worlds of eco-engineering, B to B sales, white goods, avionics, and connected home and automotive electronics, much of which is anchored to its expertise in display technology.
LAS VEGAS — Gary Shapiro, president/CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) gave a rousing speech to a packed ballroom, championing innovation as the cure for many of America’s ills.
Shapiro said, “Innovation is our best hope for growth, jobs and advancement of the human condition. As we debate how government should tax and spend, we can agree that encouraging innovation is a strategy that helps economic growth which reduces budget deficits and is good for nations and people.”
LAS VEGAS — HMDX is showing off its Jam Fusion Bluetooth headphones at International CES this week.
The headphones, which are the company’s first, feature a pairing button that lets users connect to a second pair of headphones for music sharing. They have a rechargeable battery that provides up to six hours of playtime when fully charged. Several colors will be offered.
Pricing wasn’t available at press time.