Southern U.S. Technology Companies Debut Game-Changing Technologies at 2015 International CES

More than 190 companies from the Southern U.S. exhibit at world's gathering place for technology innovation

Arlington, Va., December 3, 2014 - More than 190 technology companies based in the Southern region of the United States (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia) will debut their consumer technology innovations at the 2015 International CES®. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® the 2015 CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, will run January 6-9, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"UniKey is the technology that powers Kwikset Kevo, the first Smart Lock. With Kevo's passive entry, your smart phone replaces keys without removing your phone from your pocket or purse," said Phil Dumas, founder and president of UniKey, based in Winter Park, Fla. "The 2015 International CES is the perfect place to reveal our new solutions utilizing this same passive keyless entry technology for new vertical markets such as hospitality and commercial."

The 2015 CES will feature 20 marketplaces highlighting innovation across diverse product areas. New marketplaces at the 2015 CES include Personal Privacy, which educates mobile device users how multiple interconnected gadgets can increase the risks to our personal identity and how products like smart wallets and secure apps can prevent identity fraud. Also new this year is the Unmanned Systems Marketplace, where attendees can experience how drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's) are revolutionizing the way we capture, monitor and assist our world.

Other popular marketplaces highlighting the latest technology at CES include: Digital Imaging/Photography, Eureka Park, Global Technology, iProducts, Robotics, Smart Home, Sports Tech, Streaming Content, University Innovations, Wearables and Zigbee. Additionally, lifestyle marketplaces featured at the 2015 CES include: Fitness & Technology, Health & Wellness, Lifelong Tech, Education & Technology, Family & Technology and the Kids & Technology marketplaces will be on display at CES.

"There has been rapid, widespread adoption of our PerformTek biometric wearable technology in the fitness and health sector as well as the gaming and first responder industries because of our unique ability to accurately monitor heart rate in any form factor, during any activity," said Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, president of Valencell, based in Raleigh, N.C. "CES is the perfect opportunity to put our technology, the pulse of the wearable world, on the global stage."

"The 2015 CES is definitely the expo to experience if you are into tech gadgets," said Neal A. Hynes, chief technical officer of C-Capture Inc., based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. "At this year's show we will be launching the all new SurviveDrive, the easiest way to back up your personal PC. Save pictures, save documents, save everything with just one click."

"At this year's [CES] we will be focusing on promoting the ultimate workout wearable, our TICKR X," said Chip Hawkins, CEO of Wahoo Fitness, based in Atlanta, Ga. "We'll highlight how the combination of heart rate and cutting edge motion analytics make this device the ultimate tool for serious training. CES provides the best global platform for consumer product technology and innovation, and it is one of the best places for Wahoo Fitness to engage in the conversation."

"Global Product Solutions will continue on its quest to innovate in the contemporary lifestyle design field with great functionality of our products and not follow the usual trends set," said Errol D. Guggenheim, chief operating officer for Global Product Solutions, based in Atlanta, Ga. "CES will take us to this next level with the tremendous exposure and networking opportunities."

The 2015 CES conference program will feature 250 robust sessions and 750 speakers, including keynotes from the leaders of Samsung, Daimler/Mercedes-Benz, Ford and Intel. Additionally, the Entertainment Matters program, sponsored by Variety, is back for its fifth year with exhibits, conference programs and special events for professionals in the entertainment community and will feature America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon as the program's ambassador.

The 2015 CES will feature more than 3,500 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies. For more information on the 2015 CES, visit

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