The largest annual electronics trade show in the world, CES, started on Sunday in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA ) with 5G technology, called to shoot the speed of wireless internet connections and take them to all objects, such as a claim of this edition of 2019.
CES (abbreviations in English of “Sample of Consumer Electronics”) today opened its doors to journalists, but the big events for the general public will be concentrated between Tuesday and Friday, days when they are expected to attend the fair more than 180,000 people, according to the organization.
The attendees, who will come from more than 155 countries, will be able to see first-hand the latest news from 4,500 companies in the electronics industry, from giants such as Samsung, LG, General Electric, Intel, Huawei, AMD and IBM, to small businesses of different parts of the world and “startups”.
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CES Fair Starts with 5G
CES will be the first major international event in 2019 in which you can see the progress of the sector with respect to the fifth generation network or 5G, even faster than the current 4G and designed to facilitate the implementation of the “internet of things”.
Although mobile telephony has never been the highlight of CES (manufacturers usually keep the big news in this area for the Mobile World Congress that takes place in February in Barcelona), the Las Vegas fair will serve to verify the potential of 5G in all kinds of everyday objects.
Televisions, software for cars, sanitary articles, household appliances such as microwaves and refrigerators and all kinds of objects that do play a fundamental role in CES are called to integrate the fifth generation network to unleash the full potential of its “intelligent” facet in the interaction with the users.
In addition, two telecommunications giants in the United States such as Verizon and AT & T will have a relevant position at the fair, and are expected to reveal what their plans for this year are regarding the implementation of 5G in the North American country.
In the section of televisions, the main manufacturers will show their latest 8K models, the highest existing resolution with 33 million pixels and reaching 2019 after having stepped hard last year, when Samsung was the first company to market a device with this quality of image.
However, a doubt still hovers over 8K, since despite its impressive resolution, there are hardly any contents in the market that use this technology.
The big TV brands have tried to solve this problem to date using techniques based on artificial intelligence that allow improving the image quality of productions that are not in 8K, a trend that will be reinforced or replaced these days in CES.
One of the market segments that are destined to have a stellar presence in this year’s congress is that of technology for health and physical exercise, after last year’s hardware advances (such as Apple Watch, for example). Series 4) have marked the way to a multitude of new devices.
Some of the curiosities in this field that can be seen in Las Vegas these days are blood pressure monitors embedded in clothes and accessories, a sleeping mask that fights jet lag and smart watches that are charged by body heat.
In the engine section, and after a few years in which the presence of vehicles has been increasing at the fair, no great news is expected, although manufacturers such as Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai will make an appearance to expose their progress in software.
As for the presentations, in this edition the president and head of technology of LG, IP Park will take the stage; the president and CEO of IBM, Ginni Rometty; the CEO of Verizon, Hans Vestberg; the president of AMD, Lisa Su; and the Secretary of Transportation of the United States, Elaine Chao.