Every Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has its “buzz,” whether it was HDTV a decade ago, or in 2007, while not even exhibiting, Apple‘s announcement of the new iPhone, which overshadowed CES exhibitors —similarly at CES 2010 it was 3D technology. At CES 2013 the buzz is all about 4K and OLED display technology. While not new, these technologies are becoming available to the masses and most likely your business as well. Of course, we can’t let 4K rule the show — prototype 8K displays are being teased as well. These are not “gadgets” — the bigger the better at CES.
CES is geared towards electronics for — well — consumers, but a number of exhibitors show products for commercial business environments as well.
While Microsoft does have an official presence on the show floor, they are well represented with numerous Windows 8 panels and devices. Such is the case with Sony‘s new touch enabled VAIO Ultrabook line. Also, Panasonic‘s impressive 4K tablet equipped with a 20-inch display and a stylus, the latest in their Toughpad series. Watch out iPad!
In addition, Panasonic introduced a wide variety of its B2B solutions — using its AV and IT equipment, including surveillance cameras, digital signage solutions and other large-scale solutions, such as, solar power generation and LED lighting systems.
With 4K now here, there are a myriad of companies making products to extend, split and switch the signals, such as Gefen.
Check out the slideshow for a look at just a few of the new products shown at CES 2013 that you’ll want to keep an eye on. And for fun, I couldn’t help myself and started with a couple of the “biggest” displays at the show made for your home theater. I have chosen to edit, “the world’s first,” “only” and “biggest,” because by the time products roll out on the show floor another manufacturer will have beaten that by a millimeter.
But 4K is not the whole story! Check out some of the other A/V and IT products announced.