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The 2014 CES was named this week by  Trade Show Executive's Gold 100 Awards & Summit as the Largest Annual Show (for the eighth consecutive year), Fastest Growing Show and Show with Strongest Global Participation. Trade Show Executive's Gold 100 Awards & Summit honors the 100 largest trade shows that have set the gold standard for the trade show industry.
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 45 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 consumer technology industry.
"We work hard to create an event experience that keeps exhibitors, attendees and press coming back year after year and it means a lot to be recognized by TSE, a leader in the events industry," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® , owner and producer of CES. "These awards recognize our innovative thinking and strategic efforts aimed at making CES the world's must-attend technology event."
In total, 160,498 industry influencers attended the 2014 CES, including 6,575 media and 40,828 international attendees from 144 countries. The highest number of international attendees came from Canada, South Korea, China, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Taiwan and France; each country represented by more than 1,000 attendees at the 2014 CES.
CEA works closely with the Las Vegas Convention Visitors Authority (LVCVA) to ensure smooth travel and accommodations for all guests. In 2014 international travel to Las Vegas got a tremendous boost, with the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport's opening of Terminal 3 and its seven dedicated international gates. CEA promoted the new terminal and the fact that the Customs and Border Protection area could process 2,000 international passengers an hour, made CES even more accessible and attractive to a global audience.
The 2015 CES was even larger than 2014 with 176,676 industry influencers in attendance. Including 48,833 international attendees from 153 countries. CES 2016® will take place Wednesday, January 6-Saturday, January 9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Registration for CES 2016 is now available. Please visit for more information.

AAMP Global has announced the release of several new products at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. Those are products are listed as follows:

Phoenix Gold is welcoming two new products into its revamped Integrated Series, known as iS. The iS-DSP1.8 is a highly advanced processor, powered by an Analog Devices 56-bit Digital Sound Processor (DSP) and a Burr Brown high-end audio AD/DA converter. It offers lossless audio streaming using a Wi-Fi interface for Android and iOS, or via USB for Windows. This device is versatile and offers 6 RCA inputs, 6 high level inputs, SPDIF input/output, and 8 RCA outputs.

It features a multitude of tuning controls and sound field adjustments such as equalization, crossover network, and time alignment. Its built-in 30-band 1/3 octave parametric equalizer provides precision sound adjustments for each individual output channel.  The crossover network allows slopes up to -30dB with the ability to combine channels.  Users can delay audio signals to bring the listener to the middle of the soundstage with switchable time alignment modes in milliseconds or inches with delays up to 14.5 milliseconds/190.5 inches. The iS-DSP1.8 sends out its own wireless signal enabling the user to utilize a PC or smart device to make sound field corrections to create an incredible audio experience.  In addition, it streams high-res audio content over Wi-Fi via DSP1.8 app available on Android & iOs or via USB input for Windows devices. The unit can support up to five sources (streaming, auxiliary, high level, preamp, and optical) and can be daisy chained to a second iS-DSP1.8 through optical output creating up to 16 channels. Suggested retail price for the iS-DSP1.8 is $1100.00.

OEM Component Speakers

The iS-C8.3F is a new 3-way component speaker set specifically designed for select BMW vehicles.  Consisting of two 8” midbass speakers, two 4” midranges, 25mm silk dome tweeters, and an outboard crossover network, this speaker kit produces outstanding sound quality with increased dynamic range.  The included crossover networks are precision matched for a flatter response so listeners will experience less coloration and a more natural sound reproduction.  The speakers are direct replacements requiring no modifications to the vehicle.  Other applications of the line, along with individual separate components, will be available for select Volkswagen, and Mercedes-Benz vehicles.  Suggested retail price of the iS-C8.3F is to TBD.


8-inch Headrest Multimedia System

The Rosen AV8900H is a headrest multimedia system that features large 8-inch displays and the industry’s first “all digital” system to provide crisp and clear picture quality.  Unique to this system is its processor which keeps the signal from the source to the monitor in digital form with no conversion to analog resulting in unparalleled picture quality.  The system also offers DVD/CD playback, and multiple inputs including two HDMI, micro-SD, auxiliary input, and USB connectivity.  Dual HDMI can connect to smartphones or other devices with HDMI output (ROKU stick, Amazon Firestick, etc.) and the USB connection can support 1080P file format and up to 1 TB.  Suggested retail price (log on to 

Direct Replacement System

The FIT-MT15 is a direct replacement option for the 4-inch factory radio on a 2015 Mustang and adds a larger high resolution 8-inch touchscreen, iGO NextGen turn-by-turn navigation, HDMI connectivity, and an AV input.  The system provides an OE look retaining the factory AC controls and convenient factory features such as SYNC, USB connection, and back-up camera. The FIT-MT15 is expected to be released on the first quarter of 2016.  Suggested retail price (log on to


RadioPRO Interface

PAC continues to make it faster and easier for installers to add the latest technologies into the vehicle.  The new RadioPRO RP4.2-TY11 radio replacement interface is designed for select 2001-2016 Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicle models applicable to millions of vehicles already on the road.  The module enables installation of an aftermarket radio while retaining the factory steering wheel control functions as well as maintaining compatibility with the factory JBL and JBL Synthesis amplified audio systems, and the built-in 3.5 mm auxiliary audio jack. The built-in USB connection and back-up camera can also be retained when paired with an optional PAC harness. Suggested retail price of the RP4.2-TY11 is $199.95.


Bluetooth Receiver

MusicStream ISBT3 is a new versatile Bluetooth receiver that lets consumers enjoy their favorite tunes virtually anywhere in any weather environment.  The receiver produces up to four volts (4V) of preamp output to provide users with the clearest Bluetooth audio experience.  With its weather resistant housing, the unit can withstand all types of in-vehicle environments whether it’s in a car, a motorcycle, or power sport vehicle and even a marine vessel.  The system gives music enthusiasts the ability to listen to their favorite playlists stored on their smartphones or tablets anywhere their life takes them, on-the-road, off-road, or even off-shore.  Suggested retail price of the MusicStream is $39.95.


Safety Products

AAMP Global is excited to introduce our comprehensive global safety line under the brand EchoMaster.  For work and for play, EchoMaster has a full range of solutions for any situation—backing up, driving or parking.  In addition to the robust product offering, the EchoMaster team has been developing custom solutions for OEM and fleet management to help businesses protect their assets and team members, for over 20 years.  The product portfolio includes a full range of cameras, monitors, sensors and accessories to address any safety need. It caters to consumers looking for a grab and go solution, or those wanting to retain the OEM look and feel with fully integrated, installed solutions. Feature rich, and the highest quality, the EchoMaster line is setting the standard for the growing safety market.  A full working display will be available for purchase in the AAMP Global CES booth.

Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. introduced a new sound system lineup for the Halo category that includes a 10-inch and 12-inch ported subwoofer enclosure and remote bass knob. The enclosures are pre-loaded with S-Series and R-Series subwoofers. They debuted today during the 2020 International CES, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Jan. 7-10.

January 7, 2020 -- “This sound system was designed to complement the Halo display in both power and performance for a premium sound experience,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “With the new modular design, customers can enjoy a single box design but have a flexible upgrade path. A single box can be used or two enclosures can be linked together with an optional kit to create a dual sub enclosure.”

Enclosure Stacking Features

Unique to Alpine, the subwoofer 10-inch and 12-inch enclosures are available as a single or “linked” format with an optional mounting bracket. This innovative design allows the sound consumer the option to easily add more bass to their system.

The optional mounting bracket (sold separately) is available in a 10-inch KTX-H10 or 12-inch KTX-H12 solution that mounts to the face of the subwoofer and links for a sturdy, dual-subwoofer enclosure. The silver enclosure trim matches the steel bracketing and Halo display trim for a synergized look.

Optimized Performance

The ported enclosure design delivers a higher total sound output for deep, powerful bass, reliable sound reproduction and overall great sound quality. The 10-inch enclosure is tuned to 36 Hz while the 12-inch enclosure is tuned to 35 Hz for optimized performance with Alpine’s S-and-R-Series subwoofers.

Remote Bass Level Control Anywhere

Bass levels can be controlled with the RUX-H01 Remote Bass Knob for Halo (sold separately). The knob can be mounted to any 9-inch or 11-inch Halo screen or anywhere in the vehicle for quick bass level adjustments.

The RUX-H01 is compatible with Alpine amplifiers and is multi-amp capable (standard phone cable splitter required) and can adjust the gain from 0 to -12 dB. The bass knob is designed to match the aesthetic of the Halo displays and subwoofer enclosures. The smooth tapered edges and silver finish provide a premium look that compliments the Halo displays.

The pre-loaded subwoofer enclosures, optional mounting bracket, and remote bass knob will ship in May for the following prices:

  • S-SB10V $350 SRI
  • S-SB12V $370 SRI
  • R-SB10V $450 SRI
  • R-SSB12V $470 SRI
  • KTX-H10 $130 SRI
  • KTX-H12 $130 SRI
  • RUX-H01 $80 SRI

All models will be for sale at Alpine Authorized retailers or online at www.alpine-u through Crutchfield. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator.


S-SB10V Pre-Loaded S-Series 10-inch Subwoofer Enclosure

  • Includes S-W10D4 wired in parallel
  • 600W RMS power handling
  • 2Ω Impedance
  • Ported enclosure design
  • Frequency response: 28-200 Hz
  • Vented enclosure tuning frequency: 36 Hz
  • Dimensions 16-inch W x 12.6825-inch H x 14.5-inch D
  • Available in May SRI: $350

S-SB12V Pre-Loaded S-Series 12-inch Subwoofer Enclosure

  • Includes S-W12D4 wired in parallel
  • 600W RMS power handling
  • 2Ω Impedance
  • Ported enclosure design
  • Frequency response: 26-200 Hz
  • Vented enclosure tuning frequency: 35 Hz
  • Dimensions 17-inch W x 14.625-inch H X 15-inch D
  • Available in May SRI: $370

R-SB10V Pre-Loaded R-Series 10-inch Subwoofer Enclosure

  • Includes R-W10D4 wired in parallel
  • 750W RMS power handling
  • 2Ω Impedance
  • Ported enclosure design
  • Frequency response: 26-200 Hz
  • Vented enclosure tuning frequency: 36 Hz
  • Dimensions 16-inch W x 12.6825-inch H x 14.5-inch D
  • Available in May SRI: $450

R-SB12V Pre-Loaded R-Series 12-inch Subwoofer Enclosure

  • Includes R-W12D4 wired in parallel
  • 750W RMS power handling
  • 2Ω Impedance
  • Ported enclosure design
  • Frequency response: 24-200 Hz
  • Vent tuning frequency: 35 Hz
  • Dimensions 17-inch W x 14.625 H x 15-inchD
  • Available in May SRI: $470

KTX-H10 Linking Kit for Two 10-inch Subwoofer Enclosures

  • Aluminum rear link plate
  • 10-inchFront ABS / Steel reinforced port link
  • Center link stabilizing dowels
  • Alpine port logo plate
  • All hardware included
  • Available in May SRI: $130

KTX-H12 Linking Kit for Two 12-inch Subwoofer Enclosures

  • Aluminum rear link plate
  • 12-inch Front ABS / Steel reinforced port link
  • Center link stabilizing dowels
  • Alpine logo plate
  • All hardware included
  • Available in May SRI: $130

RUX-H01 Alpine Halo Remote Bass Knob

  • Remote level controller for Alpine amplifiers
  • Adjusts gain from 0 to -12 dB
  • Multi-amp capable (standard phone cable splitter required – not included)
  • Available in May SRI: $80

Product information is based upon current information at the time of press but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications and delivery dates are subject to change without notice. 

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Jan. 27, 2020) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. named their 2019 Rep Firm of the Year for the Brand (aftermarket) Business Unit during the 2020 International CES held Tuesday, January 7 – Friday, January 10 in Las Vegas.

During the event, Alpine recognized the independent and direct reps who have exceeded expectations in sales, marketing, customer service, and communication.

Doug Hanson from Echo Sales & Marketing was named the 2019 Independent Rep of the Year for his strong commitment to his dealers through on-site support and events, adding four new specialty dealers in 2019. His territory sales grew by 53%, with a 26% growth in sound system business with a focus on Alpine’s PowerStack system (the iLX-W650 and KTA-450), the CES innovation award-winning product launched in 2018.

Jimmy Chauffe was named the 2019 Direct Rep of the Year for building trusted dealer relationships through sales and marketing support. Chauffe led his region with 19 X-Perience events and provided excellent customer service by promoting Alpine’s 2019 strategy of Direct Consumer Marketing (DCM). His territory sales grew by 35%, with a 45% growth in sound system business.

“Every year we look forward to recognizing the amazing talent from our independent and direct reps,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “Their commitment to Alpine’s business strategy, along with their professionalism and enthusiasm for the brand, is unmatched in the mobile electronics industry.”

Alpine Electronics, Inc. is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading automakers with audio, video, navigation and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies. Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America ensure that all products address the real-world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable and eco-friendly automotive electronics products. Alpine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.  

Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. introduced the newest Digital Signal Processor (DSP) to their lineup with the PXE-X09 Hi-Resolution Wireless DSP. The PXE-X09 includes 16 channels for seamless aftermarket sound integration and tuning tools that correct acoustical abnormalities in vehicle interiors. The PXE-X09 debuted today during the 2020 International CES, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Jan. 7-10.

January 7, 2020 -- “The PXE-X09 is for the discerning audio consumers who are looking for a better music experience in their vehicle,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “Its versatile application with a factory or aftermarket system makes it the ideal sound upgrade. Consumers can access the onboard tone generator from their smartphone for on-the-fly adjustments.”

OEM Integration

The PXE-X09 has the necessary tools for OEM system integration. The processor is versatile and can be used with a factory system, Alpine head unit, or other aftermarket head unit while adding aftermarket amplifiers or speakers through the flexibility of the 16-channel multi-use inputs

The PXE-X09 includes a built-in Real-Time Analyzer (RTA) to gauge the sound system’s performance in reference to how it responds to the acoustical abnormalities in the vehicle. Ten bands of equalization per channel can flatten the input signal for real-time sound adjustments to develop a well-balanced response and proper center sound stage.

PC and Smartphone Control

Building off the success of the PXE-0850’s HMI (Human-Machine Interface), the PXE-X09 includes PC and smartphone control for real-time, wireless tuning adjustments using Bluetooth® technology and the “PXE-X09” smartphone or PC app (available on the App Store® and Google Play™).

The included remote controller with rotary knob can be installed on the dashboard for quick volume and bass adjustments and source selection. Music can be streamed using the PXE-X09’s Bluetooth® connection and played through the existing speakers.

On-Board Quick Setup

The PXE-X09 includes a configuration wizard that gives quick identification to the components in the factory system then appropriately sums the channels to get a full-range signal.

The PXE-X09 will ship in March for $1,500 SRI and will be for sale at Alpine Authorized retailers or online at through Crutchfield. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator.


PXE-X09 Hi-Resolution Wireless Digital Signal Processor

  • High-Res audio capable
  • Wireless sound tuning via smartphone. PC tuning also available 
  • 16-channel high/low voltage inputs for both OEM and aftermarket installations
  • Quick Setup Wizard
  • Matrix mixing
  • 216 kHZ/24 bit ADC/DAC
  • 10 Band parametric or graphic input EQ
  • 31 Band parametric or graphic output EQ
  • 6 EQ presets
  • >100 dB signal to noise ratio
  • >110 dB channel separation
  • High-pass/low-pass crossovers per channel
  • Time-correction; Up to 20 ms delay per channel
  • Input RTA
  • Signal generator (pink noise, white noise, sinusoid)
  • 16-channel RCA/High-level input
  • 1 coaxial input
  • 1 optical input
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming with included external module
  • Dash-mounted remote controller
  • Available in March SRI: $1,500

Product information is based upon current information at the time of press but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications and delivery dates are subject to change without notice. 

Rick Harrison from the World-Famous Gold and Silver Pawn will be in the AudioControl booth along with his 1947 Dodge Power Wagon powered by AudioControl amplifiers

Seattle, Wash. -- January 2nd, 2020 – AudioControl (, has announced that Rick Harrison from the World-Famous Gold and Silver Pawn and reality TV fame will be showing off his 1947 Dodge Power Wagon, with a new sound system featuring AudioControl amplifiers, at AudioControl’s CES Booth, 3921. Harrison will be in the booth to meet with show attendees and sign autographs on Wednesday, January 8th at 1PM. The Power Wagon audio system features the 6-channel AudioControl D-6.1200 DSP-enabled amplifier powering an active 3-way front speaker system. AudioControl’s DM Smart DSP was utilized to fine-tune the full stage and attain the highest levels of clarity and detail. The subwoofer is driven by AudioControl’s mighty 1500 Watt LC-1.1500 mono amplifier. 

Many New AudioControl Products at CES

The AudioControl CES booth will feature many new products that deliver performance for car audio enthusiasts and create unique opportunities for 12-volt specialists. Show attendees will see two new 5-channel amplifiers from AudioControl that both offer 200 Watts RMS X4 @ 2-Ohm (125 Watts X4-channels RMS @ 4-Ohm) and 500 Watts X1-channel @ 2-Ohm along with eight speaker level inputs with selectable summing capability. The D-5.1300 delivers onboard DSP control of all amplified outputs and a pair of low-level outputs as well. The DSP interface is managed by the highly intuitive DM Smart App designed for all of AudioControl’s DSP amplifiers. The LC-5.1300 offers the same outstanding specs and performance without the DSP features. Additionally, AudioControl will proudly unveil the company’s first ever marine/motorsports amplifiers, designed to deliver outstanding audio performance with the rugged durability required for high-humidity applications. AudioControl will also be showing many new OEM interface solutions to enhance their LC and LGD series solutions that offer unparalleled performance, are more flexible and easier to use. All new products on display at CES Booth 3921. 


Also on display in booth 3921 will be the groundbreaking DM-RTA, a one-of-a-kind sophisticated yet compact audio analyzer containing powerful analysis software designed to provide installers with the features of a fully functioning Oscilloscope, Voltage Meter, Real Time Audio Analyzer (RTA), SPL Meter and Polarity Checker. Because installers are often on-the-go and in cramped spaces when building a car audio system, the AudioControl DM-RTA was designed to be light weight, compact and durable. Input/output options are staggering, including balanced XLR inputs, phono and RCA style unbalanced inputs as well as speaker level inputs designed to make OEM audio system interface a snap. Digital audio output options include Optical, COAX and USB. The DM-RTA is powered by a 5-hour rechargeable battery so that it can be effortlessly deployed anywhere.


AudioControl is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets since 1977. Based in Seattle, WA, AudioControl offers premium quality home theater and whole-house entertainment products, distributed audio amplifiers for commercial applications and a legacy of outstanding car audio processors, amplifiers and OEM interface solutions sold and installed worldwide by qualified professionals. For more information visit  or contact AudioControl at +1 425-775-8461 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AudioControl announced that at the 2016 International CES Expo in Las Vegas, they will be introducing their new line-up of high-performance DSP matrix-processors, and their first ever full-range processing amplifiers.

Additionally they will be unveiling a major update to the merchandising of their products, all to be unveiled on day one of CES 2016. All products have been directly influenced by leading installers throughout the USA and worldwide, to further push forward AudioControl's mission of 'Making Good Sound Great™'.

New Digital Signal Processors 

AudioControl will debut two new matrix-processors at CES 2016, designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA. Both models include AudioControl's new DSP software platform, designed to deliver its new 'Smart-user' installer interface with software-ergonomically designed features to simplify and provide the best installer real-time user experience. The DM-810 has eight active high-level speaker inputs, six pre-amp inputs, and two digital inputs plus ten pre-amp outputs. The DM-608 has six eight active high-level speaker inputs, six pre-amp inputs, and two digital inputs plus eight pre-amp outputs.

AudioControl's 'Smart-user' interface contains the power of AudioControl processing through a flexible DSP PC interface packed full of features and simply laid out including 30-bands of EQ adjustment, parametric filters, signal time-alignment, input delay, phase correction, AudioControl AccuBASS™, GTO turn on circuit, as well as integrated input and output RTA's. This exciting new platform also incorporates a connectivity port that will allow users to program DSP features using Android or iOS devices, as well as stream media including high quality lossless audio via an optional AudioControl Bluetooth device.

"Given our leading position in high performance factory-radio and after-market signal processing, our dealers have been asking us to complement our leading audio-processors by offering powerful AudioControl DSP processors", commented Chris Bennett, AudioControl's National Sales Manager of Mobile Electronics. "Our product engineering and software design teams collaborated together to bring to the market a completely new series of DSP performance processors with the smartest, most powerful DSP software to simplify and create the best user experience and entertainment performance in the market today for all cars".

New Full Range Car Amplifiers:

On the back of AudioControl's successful launch of 'The Epicenter' subwoofer amplifiers, introduced in 2015, AudioControl has built on this success with the introduction of its first line-up of full-range amplifiers. These new models superbly complement the award-winning 'The Epicenter 1200™' and "The Epicenter 600™' subwoofer amplifiers.

The new models initially feature two 4-channel models and feature over 200 watts RMS at 2 Ohms. The LC-4.800 and D-4.800 (The D-4.800 incorporates AudioControl's new Smart-User DSP software platform) models have six/eight high-level speaker inputs that allow for signals to be summed directly into the amplifier. AudioControl has also included much of its signal processing technology including features of its popular LC2i,  AccuBASS™ bass management, GTO™ Great-Turn-ON, as well as Linkwitz-Riley Crossovers and more. 

The D-4.800 benefits from being a full DSP Amplifier incorporating AudioControl's new matrix-processing Smart-User software developed for its DM-810 and DM-608 DSP Processor line-up.

Bennett continued "Our dealers have been asking for the best in amplification from AudioControl and we have delivered a unique line up of new full-range amplifiers that will lead the way where the user truly wants to step up the performance and power of their audio system - Our new 'LC Series' and 'D Series' Amplifiers are truly "no ordinary amplifiers" and the first in a range of AudioControl amplifiers unlike any other on the market today!"

AudioControl will be debuting all its new processors and Amplifiers at International CES 2016, Booth number 2112 in the North Hall. All models are expected to start shipping early in 2016. All AudioControl products carry AudioControl's 5-year limited warranty.

New models offer slim size, convenient access to controls and unrivaled sound quality from an advanced design

Seattle, Wash., January 7th, 2020 – AudioControl (, has introduced two new OEM interface solutions that enable 12-volt retailers to dramatically improve the sound quality of nearly any factory automotive sound system. The LC2i PRO and the LC1i share a proprietary technology called LMC (Load Matching Circuit), which manages any type of speaker level OEM integration utilizing three LGD values and advanced onboard thermal protection. These new models join AudioControl’s existing lineup, providing the ultimate selection of OEM interface solutions to match every vehicle along with the needs of each customer.


The AudioControl LC2i PRO provides an answer to all the critical OEM interface issues technicians encounter from a small, elegant chassis. The LC2i PRO builds upon the success of the LC2i by adding new LMC technology with load generating devices built-in, making it compatible with virtually every vehicle on the road. Also, the AccuBASS® threshold control, GTO, and Ground Select switches are on top of the unit, and an AccuBASS calibration LED has been added to the top panel as well, making the installation process far more efficient. The LC2i PRO comes complete with the ACR1 remote bass level control, giving users on-demand access to bass levels as they enjoy their music. 


The AudioControl LC1i is a high-performance OEM interface and premium line driver module offering the most essential features while providing technicians with AudioControl’s superior circuitry and performance. Featuring easy access load-select switches on the outside of the device, the compact size of the LC1i is essential for effortless fitment, and it includes RCA inputs as well as speaker level inputs for use as either a line driver or OEM interface solution. The multi-purpose LC1i offers the features and performance that installers demand at a competitive price.

“We realize the importance of providing best quality OEM interface solutions for our dealers, and these new models have been designed based on feedback directly from the installation bays,” explained Chris Bennett, National Sales Manager – Mobile at AudioControl. “Our mission is to help our dealer network create opportunity by facilitating OEM system upgrades in a vast array of vehicles and price points.” 

The AudioControl LC2i PRO and LC1i will become available Q1, 2020

AudioControl is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets since 1977. Based in Seattle, WA, AudioControl offers premium quality home theater and whole-house entertainment products, distributed audio amplifiers for commercial applications and a legacy of outstanding car audio processors, amplifiers and OEM interface solutions sold and installed worldwide by qualified professionals. For more information visit  or contact AudioControl at +1 425-775-8461 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

84 New Products for 2020 Will Be Featured That Encompass the Car/Truck/Powersports/Motorcycle/Marine Categories

OXNARD, Calif., Dec. 19, 2019 – BOSS International Group (BIG; is proud to announce it will hold its 2020 New Product Showcase for BOSS Audio Systems, Planet Audio, Sound Storm Laboratories (SSL), and Nyne Jan. 7-10, 2020 at The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in the Verona Sky Villa. More than 80 new products across multiple categories, including car/truck, powersports, motorcycle, and marine audio and electronics will be featured during the event.

“From Alexa-enabled in dash (Double DIN and Single DIN) to CarPlay with Android Auto Double DIN DVD  to the new 6.95-inch Double DIN’s with B-Link mirroring, BOSS Audio is delivering its most technologically advanced lineup ever to keep consumers connected,” said Doug Kern, VP of Sales & Marketing. “We are not only continuing our corporate philosophy, but increasing our range and depth of high quality yet reasonably priced products across all categories in 2020.”

In addition to the expanding smart head unit lineup, BIG will also feature the following products during the 2020 New Product Showcase:

  • BOSS Marine: new marine-rated CarPlay/Android Auto unit brings the ultimate in connectivity to marine enthusiasts
  • BOSS Powersports: new Stage 5 kit for Polaris RZR’s at a price point users can afford ($1,499 retail that includes powered front and rear speakers, powered subwoofer enclosure and 5-inch touch screen in dash unit).

The new Harley kits are designed with our retail partners in mind by having one front stage kit that fits all years from 1998 - present.

BOSS Powersports is also introducing an IPX rated under seat subwoofer to add great bass no matter what the environment. 

  • BOSS Elite: division continues its growth in adding new CarPlay/Android Auto models along with 6.95-inch True-Fit Double DIN models with B-Link mirroring. The new small footprint amplifiers make sure that all BOSS Elite users will have the power they need without sacrificing trunk or cabin space.
  • Planet Audio: adding new plug-and-play Powersports soundbars as well as new in dash CarPlay/Android Auto models.
  • SSL: continuing to offer great products at aggressive pricing in 2020; from the new Charge series amplifiers, subwoofers and speakers to the new BoomTube ATV speakers with RGB illumination, SSL delivers affordable products without sacrificing sound or quality. 

For more information, please visit

Since 1987 BOSS has produced quality audio and video products that feature the latest technology while consistently delivering a clean and powerful sound. Our in-house acoustic, design, mechanical, and electronics engineers collaborate with a vast resources of global manufacturing partners, working as a team to infuse products with state-of-the-art features that have made each listening experience more enjoyable for over 30 years.

The company offers more than 400 car, marine, and Power Sports products that are sold in 130 countries, both in storefront retailers and online. Headquartered in Oxnard, CA, with offices in Shenzhen, China, BOSS leverages robust logistical and production capabilities to create optimized audio and video experiences as well as deliver innovative products.

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After a successful inaugural year, C Space will return to CES 2016® with twice the exhibit space to tell the story of how content, creativity, technology and influencers come together to discover new ways to elevate their industry, business and brand. Owned and produced by CEA, CES 2016 will take place Wednesday, January 6-Saturday, January 9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Following last year's successful launch of C Space, the breadth and depth of offerings and opportunities for this community will grow for CES 2016. C Space will debut a Storyteller conference track that features influential creative visionaries, and highlights their innovative advancements within this community. C Space is an experience not to be missed, and will host exhibits and networking events that promote learning and discovery for strategic content creators. Participants include: Google, AOL, Hulu, Hearst, MediaLink and more.
"Technology is allowing advertisers and marketers new ways to reach consumers," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. "C Space offers both an educational and experimental opportunity to see new products and services impacting the market."
New for 2016, C Space will expand its reach past the ARIA to include the Cosmopolitan, Vdara and other official CES locations. ARIA will remain the headquarters for C Space conferences and exhibits. Hospitality suites, entertainment and networking events will take place across Tech South and other official CES venues.
CES 2016 will feature more than 3,600 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies. For more information on C Space, contact Anne Campbell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

January 16, 2020 -- Cadence exhibited at CES 2020 earlier this month. We showed off our new products and lines. In 2020, you can expect to see a more refined product line that incorporates today's needs and competitive atmosphere, as well as products that meet real market demands. As an example, at CES we displayed our CSB 2014 sound bar and our horn loaded SWB 60TWS wake tower / UTV speaker that features truly wireless sound, so that now you can enjoy quality Bluetooth stereo sound. We did a raffle everyday at CES and gave away our Xlerator and US12 sub to 4 lucky winners!

Our Oncore line was also featured at our booth. Oncore is designed exclusively for the skilled brick and mortar independent. Now shipping.

A big thank you to all who came to visit Cadence at CES! We are excited for what 2020 will bring. See our new web site at It’s going to be a big year!

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ - owner and producer of CES - the global stage for innovation - has announced the official call for CES 2017 Innovation Award entries. The annual competition honors outstanding design and engineering across 28 consumer technology categories, including - but not limited to - wearable technologies, vehicle intelligence, smart home and virtual reality.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early and can submit entries from August 8 through September 16. The first 200 applicants will receive a $200 early bird discount. Honorees will be announced at CES Unveiled New York on November 10 and the winning products will be on display January 5-8 at CES 2017 in the Innovation Awards Showcase at Tech West.

Each product category has an expert, three-member judging team composed of an independent industrial designer, an independent engineer and a member of the trade press. Entries are judged on engineering qualities, aesthetic and design qualities, use/function and user value, unique/novel features and how the design and innovation directly compare to other products in the market.

 DETAILS: Honorees will receive additional Innovation Awards benefits, including use of the Honoree logos on marketing assets and product packaging, exposure on, listing in the January/February issue of It Is Innovation (i3) and an Innovation Awards Honoree trophy.

 For full contest rules and to submit online, visit Questions should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the owner and producer of the International CES, today announced that verified attendance at the 2015 International CES reached a record 176,676 industry professionals with 48,833 coming from outside of the U.S. The 2015 CES also set a number of other records, including more than 3,600 exhibitors, more than 2.23 million net square feet of exhibit space, 6,952 media and analyst attendees, 703,602 mentions of #CES2015 during the show with 7.51 billion total potential Twitter impressions, and 153 countries represented. The independent audit, performed by Veris Consulting, LLC, confirms CES’ status as the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. The full CES attendance audit summary report will be available online at the end of June.
“We are thrilled to have produced such a phenomenal, record setting International CES,” said Gary Shapiro, CEA president and CEO. “Our event offers a one of a kind, ‘can’t miss’ experience that allows our global attendees to see how different technologies from a range of industries impact each other. The International CES remains the single best place to experience the products, services and trends that will be driving the global industry in the months and years to come.”  
As CES and the consumer technology industry continue to grow, CEA is establishing procedures to cap attendance at the 2016 International CES at 176,000, or close to a level comparable to the 2015 CES, in an effort to ensure that attendees continue to have a quality experience.
“With the growth of the consumer technology industry and the parallel growth of the International CES comes an increase in the qualified registrant base for our show. While these individuals are qualified industry professionals, we are reaching space capacity and simply can’t accommodate every qualified individual to our show,” said Karen Chupka, CEA senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy. “We take seriously our efforts to make sure CES attendees have a positive experience. Enhanced credentialing procedures will enable us to ensure that qualified attendees can participate in our show and conduct business while providing a high-quality experience for all. These efforts also will allow us to improve some of the logistical and operational challenges that come with producing and attending such a large event.”
The new procedures that CEA will enact for the 2016 CES include:
Enhanced credentialing: 

  • New registrants or previous registrants who did not attend the 2014 or 2015 CES will be subject to new enhanced credentialing and tighter qualification criteria. This means that although individuals may have qualified for registration in previous years, they must resubmit credentials to qualify for the 2016 CES.
  • To qualify, all registrants must provide a brief description of their industry affiliation along with links to their company website with an employee roster, a description of their business engagement at CES or a link to a current publication or article the registrant authored or in which they were quoted or cited as an industry professional. Alternately, registrants may also provide a business card, health insurance card or other proof of employment verification. In addition, in order to expedite affiliated registrants through the verification process, CES will ask registrants to include a business email address. Additional details can be found at once registration opens later this year.
  • Those who attended one of the past two shows will be allowed to register without providing additional industry qualifications, given their loyalty to CES. 
  • CES remains a trade-only event and is not open to the general public.

A new registration fee structure: 

  • CEA is implementing a $100 advanced fee for all registrants beginning July 8 when registration launches.
  • CEA is providing our loyal alumni who attended the 2014 or 2015 CES with a 30-day window of complimentary registration before the $100 fee goes into effect for this audience. 
  • Registration for qualified media will remain free of charge.
  • Registration fees will increase to $300 beginning December 21 through the 2016 CES. This move is to encourage more registrants to sign up prior to December 21 to allow CEA ample time to verify credentials for those who register after that date.

“Our new procedures will help us cap the overall growth in CES attendance, promoting a quality business experience for our guests while focusing show and consumer technology industry growth in key areas, including new markets and trends,” stated Chupka.
“The average CES attendee has 33 business meetings at our event so it’s crucial that we make the networking and dealmaking opportunities as easy as possible for our guests,” said Shapiro. “CES is the world’s leading annual innovation event and is setting records across every major category including international attendance. We must always innovate to ensure that CES remains the must-attend event for any professional connected to innovation. These new procedures will help us meet this goal.”
Through these new policies and procedures, CEA is aiming to cap 2016 CES attendance at 176,000.
“We believe this number strikes the balance we seek between producing a show that truly reflects the size and scope of the global consumer technology industry while helping our participants have a positive, quality business experience,” said Chupka. “We won’t, however, turn qualified attendees away at the door! We will refine our new processes as necessary during registration in an effort to stay within our target attendance.”
Veris is certified by the Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission (EEIAC) to perform audits. The CES audit provides absolute verification of exhibition records, including direct on-site observation, examination of registration systems and testing of attendee records. Post-show analysis included direct confirmation sampling, reconciliation of attendance lists, elimination of duplicate names, and verification of demographic data with the source of documentation. This audit complies with the industry standards for audits adopted by both the EEIAC and the International Association of Exhibition and Events (IAEE). An independent audit is required to be certified by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and the International CES is believed to be the only UFI approved event in its category.
Registration for the 2016 CES will open on July 8. More details on 2016 CES policies and procedures can be found at

177,393 industry professionals from 158 countries drawn to CES in January 

Show sees 10 percent increase in international attendance 

Arlington, VA, June 29, 2016 - The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, owner and producer of CES®, the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, has announced final, audited numbers for CES® 2016. The audit confirms the 2016 event, which ran January 6-9 in Las Vegas, NV, reached a new attendance record, attracting 177,393 industry professionals from around the world.

More, the final number, which marks less than one percent growth over CES 2015, underscores CTA's efforts to limit overall attendance on par with final numbers from CES 2016. The full independent audit summary, performed by Vault Consulting, LLC, is complete and highlights are now available on
The audit also confirms a record international presence at the 2016 show with 53,808 attendees coming from outside the U.S. (up 10 percent over last year) representing 158 countries (up from 153 countries at CES® 2015). CES 2016 played host to 3,886 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest innovation and technologies changing the world across 2,475,646 net square feet of exhibit space. 
"Attracting more than 177,000 attendees is quite a remarkable achievement and our strong international attendance clearly confirms our show's status as the global technology event" said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM. "We also are extremely pleased to see that the new enhanced credentialing procedures we implemented for 2016 enabled us to deliver a high-quality audience." 
To ensure industry professionals attending CES would continue to have a positive, quality business experience, this year CTA sought to cap overall attendance right around 176,000 by implementing new registration fees and other measures. CTA aimed to cap attendance, in line with the 176,676 attending CES 2015.
CES continued to garner global media coverage with 7,545 media scouring the show floor to report on the latest trends and products from the consumer technology industry. Coverage resulted in 2.5 billion potential media impressions from February 1, 2015-January 31, 2016, a 162 percent increase over 2015. CES social media dominated the four days of the show with more than 930,379 mentions of #CES2016 and @CES and 16.18 billion potential Twitter impressions.
 Some of the hottest trends generating media coverage from the show floor include IoT, smart home, computers/tablets, vehicles and gaming. Social sharing activity focused heavily on wearables, including fitness products, vehicle electronics and smart home.
"As the consumer technology industry has grown and expanded to embrace new market sectors and industries, so too has CES. Participants now include representatives from a growing number of global industries beyond the traditionally defined consumer technology sector," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM. "CES 2016 was a phenomenal event that served as a global epicenter for product launches and business deals.  The audit confirms that CES continues to feature exhibitors who bring the hottest tech trends to market that are changing our world and attracts top media to cover the excitement." 
Vault Consulting, LLC is certified by the Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission (EEIAC) to perform audits. The CES audit provides absolute verification of exhibition records, including direct on-site observation, examination of registration systems and testing of attendee records. This audit complies with the industry standards for audits adopted by both the EEIAC and the International Association of Exhibition and Events (IAEE). CES is also certified by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.

Highlights of the attendance breakdown can be found on

Registration for CES 2017 opens September 6. Visit for more information and to be notified when registration opens. 

Leading up to CES 2016®, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® is highlighting technology that is improving the world. The Tech Changing the World campaign will run through CES 2016 highlighting how technology on the show floor benefits people globally and can address some of the world's greatest challenges. Owned and produced by CEA, CES 2016 will take place Wednesday, January 6-Saturday, January 9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

CES is not just about entertainment products and services; we're seeing cutting edge technology which helps mankind and betters our world," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "We are excited to tell this story to CES attendees and the global audience we reach to reinforce that CES is the home for life-changing tech that improves lives today and can solve global issues tomorrow."

Innovative technologies such as 3D printing, unmanned systems, health, smart homes and safe driving are all at CES across more than 20 Marketplaces and help improve the quality of our lives. CEA will showcase technology changing the world through digital content including blog posts, interviews, videos and Google Hangouts leading up to CES 2016.

A recent blog post featured CEA member and CES exhibitor 3D Systems who created 3D printed prosthetics to help a disabled dog gain mobility. "We believe everyone should have the means and the skills to transform potential into improved outcomes," said Cathy Lewis, chief marketing officer, 3D Systems. "From engine prototypes to flight-ready aerospace parts, from a surgical trial-run to medical implants and from a designer dress to intricate confections - our 3D technologies are changing the way all of us live, work and play."

So far, digital content for the Tech Changing the World campaign includes blog posts and videos on topics including mobile technology, Internet connectivity and clean cooking technology in the developing world, 3D printing's uses in surgery and prosthetics and more. CEA will continue its Tech Changing the World campaign through CES 2016 in January. Visit stay up to date with how technology is making our world cleaner save and a better place to live.

ABC News -- The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is a technology nerd's playground -- and this year it was bigger than ever.

There were more than 3,600 exhibitors spread across 2.47 million-square-feet this year. The Consumer Technology Association, which hosts the annual trade show, said the show brought more than 170,000 people to Las Vegas.

Show participants are given a glimpse into the future and new technology stars are born at CES. Here were the biggest takeaways from this year's show.

Virtual Reality Is Here to Stay

There's no doubt 2016 is the year virtual reality begins to go mainstream. Jaunt, NextVR and Oculus all grabbed headlines last week for their VR cameras -- and in the case of Oculus -- its $600 consumer headset. Luna 360, a consumer-friendly camera about the size of a pool ball, made its debut at the show ahead of a planned release later this year.

"This year is really the first year consumers have access to this," DJ Roller, founder of NExtVR, told ABC News last week. "Virtual reality is a whole other medium, as different as radio was to television."

Smarter Drones and Autonomous Vehicles

Intel showed off a fleet of drones that use the company's RealSense technology, which enables them to map an environment in real-time and react to it. Intel included the technology in Segway's Advanced Personal Robots. A race car driving experience using RealSense showed movements on the screen.

Chipmaker NVIDIA showed off another super-powered computer called the Drive PX2, which is designed to be the brain inside of self-driving cars. The car is about the size of a lunch box, the computer can process 8 teraflops, which by comparison, the company said is the equivalent strength of 150 MacBook Pro computers.

"When it comes to drones and autonomous vehicles, you are finally seeing solutions out there that aren’t perfect but are solving the biggest issues that are out there without needing a supercomputer. To make something autonomous it needs to be able to see, perceive and act," Patrick Moorhead, an analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, told ABC News.

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CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro on CES 2021 

Arlington, VA, July 28, 2020 – The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced CES 2021®  — January 6-9, 2021 — will be an all-digital experience connecting exhibitors, customers, thought leaders and media from around the world. The new format will allow participants to hear from technology innovators, see cutting-edge technologies and the latest product launches, and engage with global brands and startups from around the world. 

"Amid the pandemic and growing global health concerns about the spread of COVID-19, it's just not possible to safely convene tens of thousands of people in Las Vegas in early January 2021 to meet and do business in person,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “Technology helps us all work, learn and connect during the pandemic — and that innovation will also help us reimagine CES 2021 and bring together the tech community in a meaningful way. By shifting to an all-digital platform for 2021, we can deliver a unique experience that helps our exhibitors connect with existing and new audiences." 

CES 2021 will be a new immersive experience, where attendees will have a front row seat to discover and see the latest technology. This highly personalized experience will bring a global event to the comfort and safety of your home or office.  

For over 50 years, CES has been the global stage for innovation. CTA’s goal for CES 2021 is to provide an engaging platform for companies large and small to launch products, build brands and form partnerships, while prioritizing health and safety. Members of the tech community thrive by coming together, sharing ideas and introducing products that will shape our future.  

Mark your calendars for the first week in January and be on the lookout for more exciting news about CES 2021. We plan to return to Las Vegas for CES 2022, combining the best elements of a physical and digital show.  

Thank you for your continued support. Please stay healthy and safe. 

CES® is the most influential tech event in the world – the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators. This is where the world's biggest brands do business and meet new partners, and the sharpest innovators hit the stage. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, CES features every aspect of the tech sector. Learn more at and follow CES on social.

As North America’s largest technology trade association, CTA® is the tech sector. Our members are the world’s leading innovators – from startups to global brands – helping support more than 18 million American jobs. CTA owns and produces CES® – the most influential tech event in the world. Find us at Follow us @CTAtech.

CES has announced its Best of Innovation Awards Honorees for CES 2016. The CES Innovation Awards program is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering advancements across 27 consumer technology product categories. The announcement came during CES Unveiled New York, an annual event to showcase new products and trends and the latest show announcements leading up to the CES.

In-vehicle honorees include Parrot, Dual Electronics, Alpine Electronics and Infinity for its Kappa K5 amp. Directed was also honored in the Wearables category for its Viper SmartStart 4.0. 
Each category has a three-member judging team that evaluates the products based on the criteria of engineering, design, function, features and how the product directly compares to competitors in the market. Products that receive the Best of Innovation designation are the highest-rated products within each category, and will be featured in the Innovation Awards Showcase at CES Tech West during CES 2016, Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas, NV. CES is owned and produced by The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer technology industry.
“This was another fantastic year for the Innovation Awards, as all of the honorees represent a vast range of technological advancements showcasing the excitement, energy and promise of consumer technology” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy. “These innovative products highlight key industry trends that will be seen across the entire CES show floor in January, and will drive the global consumer tech industry for months to come.”

The 2016 Best of Innovation Honorees are:

Computer Hardware and Components
HP Inc.
HP ENVY Curved All-in-One

Computer Peripherals
Seaboard RISE

Digital Imaging
Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation
Ricoh Theta S

Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology
ECO USBCELL Rechargeable  Battery

Fitness, Sports and Biotech

Gaming and Virtual Reality
Vuzix Corporation
iWear Wireless

Harman International Industries
JBL Reflect Aware

Home Appliances
Somabar Robotic Bartender

Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories
Klipsch Group, Inc.
Klipsch Reference Premiere Dolby Atmos Speaker System

Portable Media Players & Accessories
Belkin International
Belkin Charge Dock for Apple Watch and iPhone

Smart Home
Sengled Voice

Software and Mobile Apps

Tablets, E-Readers, and Mobile Computing
Lenovo, Corp. Yoga Tab 3 Pro
Osterhout Design Group R-7 Smart Glasses

Tech For A Better World
3D Systems
K-1 Assistive Device

Unmanned Systems and Accessories
Lily Camera

Vehicle Intelligence
Ford Motor Company
Ford F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist

Wearable Technologies
Samsung Electronics
Samsung Gear S2

Wireless Handset Accessories
Smart Fishfinder

Wireless Handsets
Samsung Electronics
Galaxy S6 edge+

For more information on the CES 2016 Innovation Awards, including photos and descriptions of all honorees, visit CES Innovation Awards on

News Watch -- CES 2016 has come and gone. Another year in the bag. NewsWatch was there on the ground in Las Vegas covering all that is groundbreaking and new in the tech world. While attending this massive event definitely gives you an idea of how large it is in scope, you won’t truly be able to fathom the size without a few statistics.

Sure some of you couldn’t be there with us but there were many that were. Over 170,000 to be a little more precise. That’s roughly the population of Chattanooga, Tennessee. So basically the entire city of Chattanooga attended CES this year.

There were over 2.47 million square feet of tech exhibits at the world’s biggest tech trade show. These square feet housed north of 3,800 exhibitors, there to drum up business and highlight the newest breakthroughs in their field.

Needless to say these numbers blew away any previous year’s performance. But what’s even more staggering is the fact that over 50,000 of these attendees were international. They traveled to Vegas from over 150 countries. There were even 100-plus delegations in attendance, including Cuba! (Yes that Cuba.)

Gary Shapiro, CEO of the CTA (Consumer Technology Association), which organizes and puts on the event every year, remarked on this, “CES has cemented its position as the global gathering place for all industries to be wowed by the tens of thousands of ways that technology is changing the world as we know it.”

Continuing with the numbers, over 500 startup companies represented. That’s in comparison to 375 last year.

There were a jaw-dropping 15.2 billion social media impressions regarding CES between January 5thand the 9th. #CES2016 alone appeared just under 1.3 billion times on social media. Just to put that in perspective, that’s over 200 million more mentions than the Super Bowl garnered last year during the big game.

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Dancing With Giants

By Jamie Sorcher

The glitter and glory of CES has come and gone, but there’s nothing like a look in the rearview mirror to assess the big trends and to gain some perspective.

This year’s CES was its most massive yet with a near capacity crowd of more than 170,000 attendees, 3,800 companies and, of course, the expanding venues (East, West and South Halls) with 24.7 million net square feet of exhibit space. For someone wanting to see it all, it would require visiting 95 exhibitors each day of the show from the moment it opened until it closed.

Also new this year was the recent name change by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) that hosts the show to the broader title of Consumer Technology Association.

“Innovation and expansion are hallmarks of the consumer technology industry and our association—and as our industry changes, so must we,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association. “Our membership and the consumer technology sector have grown and evolved to engage almost every major industry segment and America’s burgeoning startup economy, touching almost every part of consumers’ lives. Our new name—the Consumer Technology Association—more accurately represents this growth and the excitement and innovative spirit of the industry we represent.”

The industry getting bigger and broader has brought more than a name change. The larger scope of the show has also seen more companies decide to show off the grid. This year a number of companies exhibited away from the main show floors including Harman, Rockford Fosgate, Orca, DD Audio, JL Audio, elettromedia, NAV-TV, and ADS (iDatalink).

"We have taken the approach that we want to bring technology in—so how do you cap that?" said Karen Chupka, senior vice president CES and corporate business strategist for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). "We want to create solutions and, as big as the show is getting, make it easy to help people find what they are looking for. When companies go off site, it makes it more difficult to do that."

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