CES Press Release

Southern Tech Companies Unveil Innovation at the 2012 International CES

re Than 250 Southern Companies Among 2,700+ Exhibitors at World's Largest Consumer Technology Trade Show

Arlington, VA – 12/13/2011 – More than 250 technology companies based in the Southern region of the United States (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C. and West Virginia) will showcase their latest consumer electronics products at the 2012 International CES®. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2012 International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10-Friday, January 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


“I have been participating in CES shows for almost 40 years and have found them to be an important and effective component in the success of my three companies, including my latest: GoldenEar Technology,” said Sandy Gross, president, GoldenEar Technology, based in Stevenson, Maryland. “This year, GoldenEar will debut the Triton Three Tower, a more compact and less expensive version of the Triton Two, which won Sound & Vision’s Audio Product of the Year Award as well as What HiFi's Speaker of the Year honors."

CES will feature more than 25 market-specific TechZones, including four new destinations: Eureka Park, with innovative start-up companies and entrepreneurs looking to gain a footing in the industry; G.hn, featuring demonstrations of a suite of technologies by the International Telecommunications Union specification’s (ITU-T) member companies; MEMs, showcasing companies that are driving the adoption of wireless technology in mobile phones, game consoles, tablet PCs and other hot consumer electronic devices; and PMA@CES, which will feature the most-concentrated exhibits of digital imaging/photography products and services.

“AikenLabs is very excited to have an expanded presence at the 2012 International CES,” said Chris Aiken, president of AikenLabs in Lenoir, North Carolina. “Since the successful debut of our Immersive Motion accessory system at 2011 International CES, AikenLabs has upgraded the product family in all areas; reducing size, increasing performance, and offering direct connectivity to the newest smart-phone platforms. The 2012 International CES presents us with the perfect opportunity to bring our latest product advances to the global marketplace!”

The 2012 CES is bringing back CES’ fastest growing TechZone, the iLounge Pavilion, with more than 300 iLounge exhibitors spanning two locations in both the North and South Halls of the LVCC. The highly trafficked CEPro@CES, Gaming Showcase, Go Electric Drive, Location Based Services, Safe Driver, Sustainable Planet and Wireless Mobility Brought to you by Qualcomm TechZones highlight the latest in cutting-edge technology. Plus lifestyle TechZones will be featured: Digital Health, HigherEdTECH, Kids@Play, Mommy Tech, Silvers Summit and Sports and Fitness.

“IN10DID, Inc of New Port Richey, Florida will launch our “It Types” product at the 2012 International CES and show the world a new way to control technology,” said Wayne Rasanen, president, IN10DID, Inc. “We are putting up a paradigm shift in computer interface technology at CES. Our keyboard makes touch-typing super easy on small and mobile devices, ideal for CES attendees. We are thrilled to show it to such a diverse audience.”

Entertainment Matters, sponsored by Variety and Ericsson, is a back for its second year with exhibits, conference programs and special events for professionals in the entertainment community. In addition, the CES Conference Program will feature more than 250 conference sessions with 500 high-level speakers.

“Henge Docks is thrilled to be part of the 2012 CES,” said Alex Bagden, the Arlington, Virginia-based company’s CFO. “It’s the perfect opportunity to share our vision of a docking station as elegant and thoughtfully designed as the computer it supports, with some of the most innovative minds in our industry. We also look forward to debuting the newest additions to our product line: an integrated keyboard tray, and the long-awaited MacBook Air Henge Dock.”

For a complete listing of CES exhibitors, please visit the 2012 CES Exhibitor Directory at CESweb.org.

Note to Journalists: Press information is available in the “For the Press” section of CESweb.org. Media are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Sunday, January 8, 2012 to take advantage of all the preshow press events. These include the State of the Consumer Tech Industry and 2012 CES Trends to Watch, State of the Global CE Industry and CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the 2012 International CES -- all on January 8, 2012 at The Venetian. CES Press Day will follow on Monday, January 9 at The Venetian.

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