Western Technology Companies Have Largest Domestic Presence at the 2012 International CES

More than 815 Western U.S. Companies at World's Largest Technology Trade Show

Arlington, Va., December 15, 2011 -More than 815 technology companies based in the Western region of the United States Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) will showcase their latest consumer electronics products at the 2012 International CES®. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2012 International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, will feature more than 2,700 exhibitors across 1.8 million net square feet of exhibit space. The 2012 International CES is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10 -Friday, January 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Over the years, the technology launched at CES has transformed consumer lifestyles both at home and in the office," said Tracy Knapp, director for the professional division at OmniMount, based in Phoenix, Arizona. "This year OmniMount is following in that tradition with the introduction of mounts and stands that will change how consumers interact with technology. Combining consumer preferences with future concerns, the new mounts adapt to technological demands as well as the need consumers have to change their lifestyles and well -being."
CES will feature more than 25 market -specific TechZones, including four new destinations: Eureka Park, with innovative start -up companies and entrepreneurs looking to gain a footing in the industry; G.hn, featuring demonstrations of a suite of technologies by the International Telecommunications Union specification's (ITU -T) member companies; MEMs, showcasing companies that are driving the adoption of wireless technology in mobile phones, game consoles, tablet PCs and other hot consumer electronic devices; and PMA@CES, which will feature the most -concentrated exhibits of digital imaging/photography products and services.
"The importance of CES cannot be understated. From distribution to product development, marketing and sales, CES is the single most important event for our company and the consumer electronics industry as a whole," said Douglas Turner, vice president of IOGEAR in Foothill Ranch, California. "This year we're focused on mobility and convergence products; two segments CEA has placed great emphasis on. The IOGEAR Wireless 3D Media Kit will take center stage, but we look forward to seeing what other trends are in store for 2012."
The 2012 CES is bringing back CES' fastest growing TechZone, the iLounge Pavilion, with more than 300 iLounge exhibitors spanning two locations in both the North and South Halls of the LVCC. The highly trafficked CEPro@CES, Gaming Showcase, Go Electric Drive, Location Based Services, Safe Driver, Sustainable Planet and Wireless Mobility Brought to you by Qualcomm TechZones highlight the latest in cutting edge technology. Plus lifestyle TechZones will be featured: Digital Health, HigherEdTECH, Kids@Play, Mommy Tech, Silvers Summit and Sports and Fitness.
"3D -Bee's 2D to 3D conversion technology moved much faster than expected at VEFXi this year" said Craig Peterson, president and CEO, 3D -Bee, based in Portland, Oregon. "We have several jaw dropping new technologies to show at our favorite show, CES. We will showcase our Trainer, with best in class 3D pop -out and depth and only one frame delay for fast action gaming, and our Ultimate model, the world's first tiny hardware box which converts any live 2D video into glasses -free 3D real -time."
Entertainment Matters, sponsored by Variety and Ericsson, is a back for its second year with exhibits, conference programs and special events for professionals in the entertainment community. In addition, the CES Conference Program will feature more than 250 conference sessions with 500 high -level speakers.
"San Diego -based Zipbuds introduced the original zip -up, tangle -resistant earphone in 2010," said Zipbuds owner Rob DeFay. "Since then, trendy music lovers and avid gamers worldwide have embraced the innovative earphone design both for its cutting -edge look and premier sound quality that rivals the top brands on the market. At CES, Zipbuds continues to break portable sound boundaries with the introduction of its new designs and upgrades: two -way microphone functions, the highest -grade sound quality, and head -turning style -music to everyone's ears."
For a complete listing of CES exhibitors, please visit the 2012 CES Exhibitor Directory at CESweb.org.
Note to Journalists: Please note the correct event reference is 2012 International CES. Media information is available in the "For the Press" section of CESweb.org. Media are encouraged to arrive in Las Vegas by Sunday, January 8, 2012 to take advantage of all the preshow press events, including CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the 2012 International CES. CES Press Day will be held on Monday, January 9 at The Venetian.
About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $190 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.Innovation -Movement.com. Follow CES at www.CESweb.org and through social media

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