CES 2011 To Have First Connected Home Appliances TechZone
The Consumer Electronics Association today announced the launch of the Connected Home Appliances TechZone at the 2011 International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow. The Connected Home Appliances TechZone, co-sponsored by CEA, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and The Retail Observer magazine, will feature 10,000 square feet of exhibit space in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center for manufacturers of next-generation appliances. The 2011 International CES will be held January 6-9, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"The Connected Home Appliances TechZone is a natural extension of the CES show floor, with products designed to network and connect, improving the lives of consumers throughout the home," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "We are creating this new area in response to strong demand from current and future CES exhibitors. Consumers want the ability to connect all aspects of their home, and with this desire comes the opportunity for CES exhibitors to showcase connected home appliances that will make consumers' lives easier and more energy efficient."
AHAM President Joseph McGuire agreed, stating: "The home is an essential component to an effective smart grid. Smart appliances and consumer electronics will allow consumers to save money on their electric bill and use energy in a more environmentally friendly manner. Already a leader in energy efficiency and the smart grid, the appliance industry is paving the way with smart technologies for demand-response capable appliances. In addition to smart grid enabled appliances, the pavilion will showcase other products and technologies that will appeal to savvy consumers. The world's leading technology trade show is the ideal venue for AHAM members and other appliance manufacturers to showcase these technologies and the connected home concept."
The Connected Home Appliances TechZone is designed to benefit manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, home bulders, integrators, suppliers, utilities and all others in the connected appliances arena. The Connected Home Appliances TechZone will feature household appliances (both major and portable) and innovative technologies that integrate with other electronics products to improve consumers' health and productivity while reducing their environmental impact.