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CES on the Hill Showcases Top Tech Innovation to Nation’s Capital

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA):

   

WHAT:

CES on the Hill, an invitation-only event produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, returns to the nation’s capital on Wednesday, April 30. This curated tech showcase provides policymakers the opportunity to interact with the technology companies and products that are transforming the way we live, work and play. These innovations are also at the center of some of the most critical, current technology policy debates.
 
CES on the Hill exhibitors showcasing their latest products and technologies include:
 

-- AT&T – An innovative text-to-speech app called StorEbook that reads children’s stories expressively in character-appropriate voices.

-- Best Buy Co., Inc. – Offers the most comprehensive appliance and electronics recycling programs in the United States.

-- BlackBerry – The QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment software is a unique set of pre-integrated and optimized technologies, further enhanced by dozens of ecosystem partners.

-- DashIT – DashIT keeps you and others safe while navigating on the road by mounting your smartphone (or other device) on the dashboard so you can see it while driving.

-- DISH and EchoStar – Showcasing the latest models of the DISH Hopper® and the Slingbox, with new technologies that give TV viewers more choice and control.

-- Motorola Mobility – Motorola will showcase its efforts in bridging the digital divide through two of its smartphones – the Moto X and Moto G.

-- ORIGOSafe – The ORIGOSafe is the Ultimate Distracted Driving Solution – the only technology that is an active safety device that prevents all handheld cell phone use while driving.

-- Panasonic – Panasonic will showcase its innovative safety display system and advanced weather forecasting service.

-- Pandora – There are more than 1,000 different ways for listeners to access their personalized stations on Pandora Internet radio, the biggest music streaming and discovery platform in the U.S.

-- Qualcomm – Qualcomm will showcase cutting edge mobile devices enabled by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, as well as demo wireless solutions for education.

-- Google – Glass™ is a new device and platform that has sparked conversations about innovation, privacy, safe driving, accessibility, and a host of other public policy topics.

-- HTC America – HTC’s all new One (M8) smartphone, launched in March 2014, improves on the achievements of the One (M7).

-- Lenovo – Lenovo’s ThinkPad® X1 Carbon, Tablet 2, and two-in-one Helix convertible deliver unmatched mobile PC performance while their ThinkCentre® M93p raises the bar on desktop energy efficiency.

-- LG Electronics USA – LG is proud to showcase the latest in Ultra HDTV technology as our industry brings the best of the 2014 International CES to the nation’s Capital.

-- Microsoft – Project Spark is an interactive video game that harnesses the power of Microsoft’s suite of products to deliver an unparalleled, unprecedented gaming experience on the Xbox One, Xbox 360 or PC.

-- Samsung Electronics America – Showcasing the new curved Ultra HDTV, which demonstrates Samsung’s advancements in creating the ultimate immersive experience for consumers.

-- Sharp Electronics Corp. – Sharp’s proprietary Q+ technology brings the excitement of high resolution to a broad market segment of consumers.

-- TiVo Inc. – Showcasing TiVo Roamio retail DVR that uses CableCARD technology to create a simple to use entertainment experience; and TiVo Mini and accompanying mobile application.

-- VIZIO – VIZIO will showcase its 42” Class Full Array LED SMART TV, and 38” 2.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer.

-- VOXX International Corp. – VOXX’s Symphonix Personal Sound Amplifier is a hearing device that offers high-definition digital sound processing to amplify speech and filter out background noise, while their myris is a USB-enabled iris identity authenticator that provides an unparalleled level of security when protecting against fraud and identity theft.

 

Returning for its second year, a dedicated showcase area for exhibitors from the Eureka Park TechZone at the 2014 International CES®, the world’s leading innovation event, will be located within the 2014 CES on the Hill show floor. Eureka Park features some of the world’s most innovative startup companies and their groundbreaking products and services.

 
Eureka Park exhibitors at CES on the Hill include:
 

-- ClearView Audio – The ClearView Clio employs their patented Edge Motion® technology using an optically clear acrylic glass stereo transducer.

-- Descartes Biometrics, Inc. – ERGO (patent pending) is a state of the art ear biometric authentication technology available for Android smartphones.

-- myIDkey – myIDkey makes managing passwords simple by securely saving, managing, displaying and protecting personal IDs, passwords and files.

-- RideScout – RideScout is a free mobile application available on iOS and Android that provides real-time, on-demand information and connection to available ride options-public, private, and social.

-- SmartCharge – SmartCharge is the world’s first LED light bulb with battery backup that you can turn on and off from a wall switch – even when the power is out.

-- Solar Cool Technologies – The SolarCooler is the world’s first portable, solar-powered, refrigerating cooler.

-- TREWGrip LLC – TREWGrip is a handheld rear-type keyboard that extends the full QWERTY “touch-typing” capabilities of standard keyboards to a mobile setting, enabling fast and accurate typing on a mobile device, without visual contact required with the keyboard.

-- ZEROHOUR – ZeroHour takes the flashlight, a must-have emergency device during any power outage, and integrates the capability to recharge modern tech devices several times via USB connection.

 

In conjunction with CES on the Hill, the tenth annual Digital Patriots Dinner will take place on Tuesday, April 29 and will honor Senators Amy Klobuchar and Rob Portman, and VOXX International Corp. Chairman and Founder John Shalam for their roles in advancing innovation and supporting a legal and regulatory framework that allows innovation to flourish.

 

Click here to see event and product preview.

 

WHEN:

Digital Patriots Dinner

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Reception at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner at 7:30 p.m.

National Building Museum

401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C.
 

CES on the Hill

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
6-8 p.m., with a media preview at 5:30 p.m.
Cafeteria (B-357) of the Rayburn House Office Building
Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street
Washington, D.C.
 

WEBSITE:

Press is encouraged to register for the Digital Patriots Dinner and CES on the Hill in advance.

 

About CES:

The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $208 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and through social media: http://www.cesweb.org/social

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Digital Patriots Dinner
    April 29, 2014, Washington, DC
  • CES on the Hill
    April 30, 2014, Washington, DC
  • 2014 Technology & Standards Spring Forum
    May 19-23, 2014, Seattle, WA
  • CES Unveiled Warsaw
    June 17, 2014, Warsaw, Poland
  • CE Week
    June 23-27, 2014, New York, NY
    • CE Week Exhibits
      June 25-26, 2014, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled Sao Paulo
    September 23, 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • CEA Innovate!
    Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2014, Phoenix, AZ
  • CES Unveiled Paris
    October 22, 2014, Paris, France
  • CES Unveiled New York
    November 11, 2014, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled Las Vegas
    January 4, 2015, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2015 International CES
    January 6-9, 2015, Las Vegas, NV

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