CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is the international showcase for the newest electronic products that will be available to retailers and the general public soon. This event allows everyone to see and talk to the movers and shakers for all types of electronic devices. Everything you can think of is being displayed. From the smallest memory chips to 120 inch plasma TV, children toys to cable connectors. The best part is being able to see stuff that is in-the-works or pre-production.
The first CES took place in New York City in June of 1967 with 200 exhibitors and 17,500 attendees. Since then, CES has grown more than eleven-fold. Nearly 2,700 exhibitors, filling 1.6 million net square feet of exhibit space, showcased their latest products and services to more than 140,000 attendees at the 2006 International CES.
Products That Debuted at CES
|Videocassette Recorder (VCR), 1970||Hard-disc VCR (PVR), 1999|
|Laserdisc Player, 1974||Digital Audio Radio (DAR), 2000|
|Camcorder, 1981||Microsoft Xbox, 2001|
|Compact Disc Player, 1981||Plasma TV, 2001|
|Digital Audio Technology, 1990||Home Media Server, 2002|
|Compact Disc – Interactive, 1991||HD Radio, 2003|
|Mini Disc, 1993||Blu-Ray DVD, 2003|
|Radio Data System, 1993||HDTV PVR, 2003|
|Digital Satellite System, 1994||HD Radio, 2004|
|Digital Versatile Disk (DVD), 1996|
IP TV, 2005
|High Definition Television (HDTV), 1998||An explosion of digital content services, 2006|