Israeli innovation shined at the Consumer Eletronics Showcase (CES) in Las Vegas last week, which showcases both large and small global businesses in the field of consumer technology.
CES 2016 featured more than 3,800 exhibitors across 2.4 million net square feet of exhibit space, the largest conference to date.
"You see so many important trends at CES,” said David Hagan, chairman and CEO of Boingo Wireless. “This week we saw that devices are no longer just connecting to the Internet, they are increasingly connected to each other.”
More than 170,000 industry professionals, including more than 50,000 from outside the US, were drawn to the event.
Israeli tech companies were well represented at the event, with several large Israeli brands and a few new up-and-coming Israeli startups shaping the way humans will be interacting with technology in the near future.
Wondervoice, an Israeli startup, is a speech based operating system which helps you interact with small device hands free. It can be connected to any small device, including speakers or cameras, and can obey spoken commands and deliver informative information.
GreenIQ, another Israeli device, allows users to connect to the internet via the home wifi, and transmits weather information from weather stations nearby to a home's sprinkler system, lowering outdoor water consumption by 50%.
GreenIQ at CES
Larger companies, such as Intel, unveiled a new project with Israel’s Replay Technologies.
Replay has created a technology called “FreeD,” which allows sports fans to watch events from any angle and make their own shareable video clips. The sixth-generation Intel processors on which the technology runs was largely developed at Intel’s Israel facilities.
Competing chipmaker Qualcomm, meanwhile, unveiled a router it called “the world’s first multi-band router based on 802.11ad – the latest, most powerful innovation in wireless technology.”
The embedded technology that delivers wireless on 60 Ghz bands was entirely developed in Israel.Ariel Shapira and Niv Elis contributed to this report.
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