Southern Companies Showcase Latest Innovation at 2013 International CES

230 Southern U.S. Companies to Unveil Products at World's Largest Innovation Event

2013 International CES


ARLINGTON, Va.--More than 230 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, DC and West Virginia) will debut their latest consumer technology innovations at the 2013 International CES®. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2013 CES, the world's largest annual innovation event, will feature 3,000 exhibitors across more than 1.85 million net square feet of exhibit space. The 2013 International CES will run Tuesday, January 8-Friday, January 11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"CES is the perfect platform for introducing Valencell's PerformTek Precision Biometrics sensor technology. People stopping by our booth - #26315 - will get a first-hand look at PerformTek fitness assessments and even have a chance to experience a competitive assessment on the spot," said Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, president and CEO of Valencell, based in Raleigh, NC.

The 2013 CES will feature more than 20 market-specific TechZones. Returning hot spots at the 2013 CES include Eureka Park, with more than 140 entrepreneurs, startups and small companies, an increase of forty percent over the 2012 Eureka Park, as well as the iLounge Pavilion, featuring more than 440 exhibitors spanning 120,000 net square feet of i-related products, located in the LVCC North Hall and the LVH.

"MapiCases is excited to participate in the 2013 International CES because it provides an unparalleled opportunity to show our products in person to valued partners and key press contacts," said Emre Sener, CEO of MapiCases, Otto Case, LLC, based in Atlanta, Georgia. "We will debut a variety of beautiful new case styles, made from the world's best leather, for the iPhone 5, iPad Mini and new Samsung tablets and Smartphones."

Other popular TechZones highlighting the latest technology at the 2013 CES include CEPro@CES, Gaming Showcase, GoElectricDrive, MEMS, Mobile TV, PMA@CES, Robotics, Safe Driver, Sustainable Planet, Wireless Mobility Brought to you by Qualcomm and Zigbee. Additionally, lifestyle TechZones featured at the 2013 CES include: Digital Health Summit, HigherEdTECH, Kids@Play, MommyTech, Silvers Summit and FitnessTech.

"We are thrilled to debut DashIT, a simple Smartphone display and navigation mount, without the suction cup, at our first CES," said Stephanie Lyons, vice president of marketing for DashIT, based in Arlington, Va. "Eureka Park is an exciting place to be and a fabulous platform to launch our new invention. Attendees should stop by our booth #75507 and learn a little more about the easiest way to use map apps on your Smartphone while driving handsfree. To get a preview visit our Crowdfunding site on Indiegogo at http://www.indiegogo.com/DashIT."

The 2013 CES conference program will feature 300 robust sessions and 800 speakers, including keynotes from the leaders of Qualcomm, Panasonic, Samsung and Verizon. Additionally, the Entertainment Matters program, sponsored by Variety, is back for its third year with exhibits, conference programs and special events for professionals in the entertainment community and will feature actress Felicia Day as the program's ambassador.

"Technology is taking us to fascinating places and CES is the event to see what innovation will look like in 2013," said Ed Greene, CEO of The Vision Council. "CES gives us a platform to reinforce safe eye behavior among adults and children who will be navigating these new products. We are especially excited to showcase computer eyewear products and other eyewear solutions that can help to prevent the risk of digital eye strain."

The 2013 CES will feature 3,000 global technology companies unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 major product categories including the latest in audio, automotive electronics, connected home technologies, digital imaging/photography, electronic gaming, entertainment/content and more. For a complete listing of CES exhibitors, please visit the 2013 CES Exhibitor Directory at CESweb.org.

Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology event is "International CES." Subsequent references to the show can be shortened to "CES." Please do not use "Consumer Electronics Show" to refer to the International CES.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES - The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online: www.CE.org and www.DeclareInnovation.com. Follow CES at www.CESweb.org and through social media: http://facebook.com/InternationalCES http://twitter.com/IntlCES http://blog.ce.org/.

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