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The 51st year of the luxurious CES consumer electronics and IT trade fair in Las Vegas is over. It was held from 9 to 12 January on an incredible area of about 250,000 square metres, and featured almost 4000 exhibitors from more than 150 countries around the world.

News from CES 2018 – battle of virtual realities, 5G and water drones!

Mgr. Jana Höger
18.Jan 2018
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Las Vegas, CES 2018

Wide, yet ever expanding field of interest

The focus of the trade fair penetrates all possible areas, from the realm of automobiles, telecommunications, healthcare and sports to health, wellness and other fields. The most important trends of this year’s CES, apart from artificial intelligence, included alternative automobile power, 5G networks, smart cities technologies, interconnection of technologies and healthcare. 

Capers of the luxurious PowerDolphin water drone. Would you like a helper like this?

The luxurious PowerDolphin water drone can move at a speed of up to 5 m/s, but for now it can’t beat a shark in a “speed race”. However, it does work as a carrier of bait to the designated location. It can find fish up to a depth of 40 m. The drone can move autonomously thanks to GPS and a continuously updated position vis-à-vis the pilot. The range of the robotic dolphin is around one kilometre. An integrated camera makes 4K recordings and enables live image streaming at 1080 px resolution. The PowerDolphin will sell for 799 dollars.

Do we live in a “smart” age? Smart homes are becoming a natural part of our lives

Attention is focussed on the luxurious Alexa system by Amazon, and Google Assistant, both of which allow the voice control of an increasing number of smart household devices. What have both system learned this year? They are capable of controlling kitchen appliances. Should we be concerned?

Luxusní vila na prodej Praha Západ - 255m
Luxusní vila na prodej Praha Západ - 255m, Okolí Prahy

It has been about 5 years since the sale of 4K resolution televisions was launched. In 2018, televisions will increasingly feature integrated artificial intelligence. LG announced its collaboration with Google Assistant, while Samsung plans to incorporate its own artificial intelligence, Bixby, into its new televisions.

5G as a higher transfer speed? 

What will it bring? These features should allow us to connect an even larger number of devices, in particular in the industrial sector and public administration, in the area of “smart cities”, the automotive industry and healthcare. The 5G standard should first supplement and later replace LTE.

How is the Czech division doing?

Ideas and products from start-ups were also presented in Las Vegas by Czech companies. For instance, Sense Rena has developed a luxurious virtual reality system to improve training for team sports like hockey or basketball.

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