San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced exhibitors for the 2013 CES on the Hill, an invitation-only event providing policy makers the opportunity to interact with the technology companies and products.
CES on the Hill will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at the Rayburn House Office Building Cafeteria (B-357). Media-only tours of the exhibits will start at 5:30 p.m. and run throughout the duration of the event.
Arlington, Va. – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has set the dates for its CES on the Hill and Patriot’s Dinner April 16 and 17 in Washington D.C.
CES on the Hill is an invitation-only event produced by CEA and will be held on at the nation’s capital on April 16.
CES on the Hill provides policymakers the opportunity to interact with technology companies and the products they have developed, according to CEA.
Arlington, Va. — Repercussions from CNET parent CBS Corp. disqualifying Dish’s Hopper with Sling continues, with International CES naming the device as co-winner of Best of Show under the Best of CES Awards, along with the Razer Edge gaming tablet.
Las Vegas –TCL Communication, part of Chinese consumer electronics giant TCL Corp., is coming to International CES to build up its presence in the U.S. smartphone and tablet markets and expand its sales through tier-one wireless carriers.
TCL is one of multiple Chinese smartphone vendors, including Huawei and ZTE, aiming to build their U.S. market presence.
LAS VEGAS — MTX Audio, part of Mitek’s electronics and communications group, unveiled during International CES a three-part strategy which includes its “Connected Commerce” dealer program, a unilateral pricing policy (UPP), and a five-year warranty.
Connected Commerce is an integration of in-store sales with online efforts in order to help increase a dealer’s reach, improve the customer experience, and lower costs, MTX said.
Charlotte, N.C. - IFI Systems, launched the IFI Smart Tag during International CES last week that helps secure personal items against loss or theft.
IFI Smart Tag version T 4.0 connects with Apple iPhone 4s and 5, iPad 3 and iPad mini to secure personal items and works with the free ‘I Found It’ Phone app available on the App store website, the company said.
Las Vegas – High-end home audio supplier Bryston expanded from component electronics to speakers at CES with the launch of three Bryston-designed three-way speakers.
More speakers are in the works.
The three models unveiled by the Peterborough, Ontario, company include the flagship floorstanding Model T Signature at $7,495/pair with outboard three-way passive crossover. Bryston plans to offer the ability to upgrade the crossover to an active version to triamplify the speaker.
Las Vegas – Rockford Fosgate is stepping up efforts to promote car-audio awareness among the nation’s youth through a demo-vehicle program that puts a tricked-out compact panel van in the hands of the company’s independent reps.
“Twelve- to 18-year-olds are not aware of car audio,” said Theresa Hephner, senior director of products and marketing for parent Rockford Corp. Other aftermarket car audio companies do not offer demo-vehicle programs to their reps to promote their vans, she noted.
Las Vegas — Goal Zero used International CES to launch two solar-powered generators, including a 1,250-watt model designed to back up critical home appliances such as refrigerators, freezers and home health care equipment.
The Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit features a solar-powered lead-acid battery with three AC, 12-volt and USB outlets and is rated for continuous use. It can be fully charged in about 20 hours with two included 30-watt Boulder 30 solar panels.
Las Vegas — Disney at International CES demonstrated its first foray into alternate reality (AR) gaming.
DreamPlay, an AR app which runs on a smartphone or tablet, will interact with a line of DreamPlay toys to trigger interaction and content on the device’s screen.