The CES in 2021 kicked off from January 11 to 14. Due to the global new crown epidemic, this CES adopts an online approach. Although the number of exhibitors this year has decreased significantly compared with last year, the topic remains unabated. The exhibited categories involved 42 technological fields including consumption, technology, hardware, content and technology delivery systems. The exhibited products and technologies were divided into eleven themes. They were 5G and Internet of Things, advertising and entertainment and content, autonomous driving, blockchain, Healthcare, home, immersive entertainment, industrial design and manufacturing, robotics and machine intelligence, sports, and start-up companies. 5G technology and the Internet of Things, 8K display, robotics, artificial intelligence and drones are hot topics this year. Let’s take a look at the new products that lead the technological trend!
Samsung’s sustainable and barrier-free future
Samsung’s 2021 new products launched on the occasion of CES 2021 echo Samsung’s commitment to “accessibility”, “sustainability” and “creativeness”, incorporating Samsung’s new technological achievements and helping to redefine TV Role in the family.
In the next few years, Samsung will continue to carry out a number of long-term sustainable development plans to lead the TV business on a “sustainable” environmental protection path. Such as reducing carbon footprint and improving energy efficiency; packaging design is more environmentally friendly; the remote control uses solar cells and so on.
Neo QLED introduces flagship 8K and 4K models
Samsung will use the quantum dot Mini LED light source precisely controlled by the quantum dot matrix technology, and use the Neo QLED optimized powerful image processor, the Neo quantum dot processor, to elevate the QLED technology to a new level. Its flagship 8K (QN900A/QN800A) and 4K (QN90A/QN85A) models introduce brand new Neo QLED display technology.
The quantum dot Mini LED developed by Samsung is only 1/40 of the height of Samsung’s traditional LED. Quantum dot Mini LEDs do not use lenses to disperse light, nor do they use packaging to fix the LEDs. Instead, they use multiple ultra-thin micro-layers and fill them with more LEDs. Quantum dot matrix technology can perform ultra-fine and precise control of densely arranged LEDs, avoid halo, and enable viewers to enjoy more realistic TV pictures. Neo QLED has a 12bit 4096-level brightness adaptation range, darker areas are darker, and bright areas are brighter, thus creating a more immersive HDR image quality experience. Thanks to Samsung’s powerful proprietary technology-Neo quantum dot processor, Neo QLED upgrade capabilities have also been enhanced. Neo quantum dot processor uses up to 16 different neural network models, each model has been trained in artificial intelligence and deep learning. Therefore, regardless of the image quality of the input source, the Neo quantum dot processor can optimize the image to a quality close to 4K and 8K before outputting.
Samsung 2021 Neo QLED 8K TV adopts the new Infinity One Design design, has a seemingly borderless screen, and provides a more immersive viewing experience with smooth lines and appearance. Neo QLED 8K TV can also be attached with a smart hub and a minimalist style invisible cable. This is a brand new cable management system that can be connected and stored on the back of the TV. It is not only easier to install, but also more tidy in appearance.
The 2021 Neo QLED 8K and 4K TVs have smart functions, which expand the use scenarios of TVs in the home, and can meet users’ needs in entertainment and home office. Several new unique new features have been introduced: ultra-wide game viewing angle function allows players to play games with a 21:9 aspect ratio, or even 32:9; FreeSync Premium Pro technology can reduce game screen freezes; users can also use Samsung The PC on TV on the device realizes the connection between the personal computer and the TV, which is very suitable for home office in the era of pandemic.
Micro LED opens a new era
In 2021, Micro LED technology will enter family life, and Samsung will also apply Micro LED to TVs. The product series using Micro LED technology includes 110-inch, 99-inch and the following models, which replace the backlight and color filters in Samsung’s traditional displays. With an integrated design of up to 99% screen-to-body ratio, it brings realistic colors and brightness. At the same time, users can use the multi-window function to watch up to four content sources on one screen at the same time, and the game events are not wrong.
Samsung customized home appliances to create a diverse life
Customized home appliances are also Samsung’s concept to satisfy users’ future lives. For example, the BESPOKE series refrigerator is a revolutionary refrigerator that gives users more choices. This series provides a variety of colors, materials and door types for users to choose and freely combine. Samsung’s vision is not limited to hardware design. Starting from the two key aspects of smartness and interconnectivity of home appliances, Samsung is committed to providing users with a more comprehensive and personalized home appliance experience. For example, washing machines will automatically transmit setting information. Provide intelligent services such as clothes dryers and refrigerators automatically calculating the milk deterioration period, and air purifiers automatically turning on when the air quality drops. Consumers will be the focus of family needs.
Sony’s “core” upgrade
On January 8, 2021, Sony released its first smart TV series equipped with “XR Cognitive Chips”-BRAVIA XR series, including Picture Truth series 8K LCD TV Z9J, Picture Truth series 4K OLED TV A90J and A80J and 4K LCD TVs X95J and X90J. Among them, 85X95J won the CES 2021 Innovation Award.
Following the acclaimed X1 flagship version of the image processing chip, Sony’s new XR cognitive chip launched in 2021 is also disruptive, giving televisions similar cognitive capabilities to the human brain, and is driven by intelligent cognitive capabilities to surpass the traditional A new model of artificial intelligence that simply analyzes signal data.
At the level of image optimization, when traditional artificial intelligence optimizes image quality, it can only detect and analyze elements such as color, contrast, and picture details. The XR cognitive chip simulates the cognitive habits of the human brain. When we look at objects At the same time, the line of sight will be concentrated on some focus points. Driven by cognitive intelligence, the XR cognitive chip can detect the corresponding position of the user’s line of sight focus point in the image and conduct a comprehensive analysis of these images.
The XR cognitive chip divides the image into different regions horizontally and vertically into multiple dimensions. Through the process of processing information like the human brain, it learns, analyzes and understands massive data, and conducts cross-analysis of a series of elements to improve computing At the same time of speed, the image is more comprehensive and multi-dimensional optimization, so that each element complements each other, and is presented in a more suitable and coordinated way. Because it can intelligently optimize every scene, every frame and even every pixel, the XR cognitive chip can bring a more vivid, lifelike and realistic visual experience to the audience, making the image appear as gorgeous as the real world Image effect.
Not only has it far surpassed artificial intelligence at the level of image optimization, the XR cognitive chip has subversively realized the optimization of sound effects. The XR cognitive chip can deeply analyze the position of the sound in the picture, and by determining the specific position of the sound in the picture, the sound can be accurately matched with the position of the action on the screen, giving the sound a stronger positioning effect, and creating a “sound” An immersive audio-visual experience of “painting in one”.
The Sony 4K LCD TV 85X95J, which won the CES 2021 Innovation Award, perfectly balances industrial design and sensory experience. The slim frame further weakens the visual effect, allowing viewers to focus on the picture without interference from the outside. The X95J equipped with the XR cognitive chip, accurately combines the full-array backlight, XR Tricolor Pro, XR dynamic contrast and XR 4K line-up technology to present excellent 4K HDR images. Sony’s multi-channel screen sound field technology and 3D stereo surround sound technology, driven by the XR cognitive chip, create immersive surround sound and precise sound positioning, so that the image and sound are harmonious and unified.
All Sony XR series are equipped with XR cognitive chip, Android operating system, realize intelligent far-field voice control, and deep cooperation content with Tencent. According to the habits of Chinese consumers, Sony and Tencent Laser TV created the “Aurora Calibration Mode”, which is faithful to the original intention of the original author.
Panasonic’s Tech Party
Michael Moskowitz, CEO of Panasonic North America, Scott Kirchner, President and Executive Director of Mobile Intelligence, and CMO Lauren Sallata announced Panasonic’s next-generation innovations and emerging technologies: including in-vehicle infotainment systems, advanced audio and head-up displays; immersive entertainment, Distance learning, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics; consumer electronics products with imaging capabilities, electronic games, personal care and new cooking; sustainability, health and green building solutions. Panasonic released its series of new black technology products at CES 2021.
Panasonic JZ2000 OLED TV
JZ2000 OLED TV is equipped with HCX Pro AI processor, which can optimize the picture and sound quality according to the content to be watched. There are speakers on the top and sides of the TV to provide a surround sound experience. The screen adopts the 4K resolution Master HDR OLED panel independently developed by Panasonic, which can provide higher contrast and peak values when displaying HDR content, thereby expanding the dynamic range. The HCX Pro AI processor uses artificial intelligence to analyze the picture and automatically adjust the quality of each frame. Panasonic used its long-term cooperation experience with Hollywood to optimize and adjust the color to make the picture more textured. JZ2000 OLED TV also specifically optimizes the game, the delay of this product has been reduced to the lowest level of the OLED TV industry. At the same time, the TV is equipped with HDMI2.1 interface, supports HFR high frame rate and VRR variable refresh rate technology, and realizes 4K 120Hz image transmission.
Panasonic Nanoe EH-NA67-W hair dryer
This is a new product in the Nanoe series. Thanks to Nanoe technology, it can reduce the damage to the hair caused by daily blowing, avoid drying the hair and keep it moisturized. The “swing quick-drying nozzle” evenly distributes the heat generated during the hair drying process to prevent the concentrated heat from being sprayed and reduce the chance of overheating the hair. It has three temperatures: hot, warm and cold, as well as high and low speeds. There is also a “cool shot” button in the process of blowing hot air, which can quickly get cold air to cool the hair.
In terms of intelligent driving, Panasonic also brought new augmented reality head-up displays (HUDs), combined with its AI technology in the SPYDR cockpit domain controller, to present short-range and long-range vehicle information, surrounding object recognition, pedestrian detection, and maps /Route guidance and other seamless connection and smarter driver experience.
As the winner of the CES 2020 Innovation Award in the field of automotive intelligence and transportation, Panasonic’s CIRRUS is a connected vehicle data platform that enhances road trafficability by sharing data in real time among vehicles, infrastructure, roads, and transportation operators. Panasonic also introduced a new wireless charging system that can be used on any vehicle.
A variety of TCL smart display solutions unveiled at CES
With the theme of “Experience More”, TCL shared its innovative leaps in semiconductor displays, home appliances and communications with global audiences through online conferences, and launched a variety of smart products and comprehensive solutions, including the world’s first 17 Leading flexible display technologies such as inch printable OLED scroll screen and the world’s first 6.7 inch AMOLED cloud scroll screen, equipped with the latest technology 4K Mini LED TV TCL C825, TCL QLED 4K C725 TV and TCL 4K HDR P725 TV, as well as TCL 20 series smart phone.
The world’s first 17-inch printed OLED reel screen
The world’s first 17-inch inkjet printing flexible display, with a color gamut of up to 100%, presents a brighter display effect. Its OLED RGB self-luminous devices are manufactured by high-precision inkjet printing process, which is TCL Huaxing’s world-leading inkjet printing process. Compared with the evaporation process, no fine metal mask is required, and the cost can be reduced by 20%, so it is more beneficial Large size and mass production use, can be widely used in flexible TVs, curved and foldable displays, transparent commercial displays, etc.
6.7-inch AMOLED cloud scroll screen
The 6.7-inch AMOLED cloud roll screen is another unique display of TCL Huaxing’s flexible technology. By sliding the casing, the flexible screen hidden inside can be “pulled out”, allowing the 6.7-inch screen to quickly expand to 7.8 inches, and the display screen can be displayed perfectly. Compared with the maximum thickness of the flexible folding mobile phone after folding exceeds 14mm, the thickness of the product remains unchanged during the process of sliding and switching the screen, and is controlled within 10mm, making it more compact and thinner. The curling sliding life is up to 200,000 times.
LG gram 2021 has an ultra-high-definition resolution, covering 99% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, ensuring accurate and vivid colors of the picture, perfect contrast, and presenting rich details.
They are supported by 11th generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Xe Graphics or Intel UHD Graphics options. As for the memory, there are 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM and M.2 dual SSD slots for storage. The keyboard and touchpad have also been enlarged. The stylish, thin and light LG gram 2021 is a productivity tool that improves efficiency.
Vuzix next-generation smart glasses
Vuzix is a leading supplier of smart glasses and augmented reality technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The company’s products include personal displays and wearable computing devices, which can provide users with a portable high-quality viewing experience and provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and augmented reality. Vuzix has 179 patents and pending patents in the field of video glasses, as well as numerous IP licenses. The company has won the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovation Award from 2005 to 2021 and a number of wireless technology innovation awards.
In 2021, its next-generation smart glasses (NGSG) won three CES 2021 innovation awards for their outstanding design and engineering technology, namely computer peripherals and accessories, portable media players and accessories, and wearable technology.
Vuzix’s NGSG will be available later in 2021, it will integrate most of the functions of smart phones and smart watches into a stylish and comfortable smart glasses, and realize hands-free answering. It uses a transparent 3D display, driven by the world’s smallest microLED display engine, and combined with Vuzix’s proprietary ultra-thin waveguide technology. It will become the ultimate smartphone accessory. It can directly turn on the phone’s answering or voice commands through smart glasses. Or simple gesture control. As Vuzix CEO Paul Travers said, the industrial design and specifications of NGSG reflect the perfect combination of technology, style and substance.
5G will realize life-saving technology
Verizon partnered with Responder Corp. to launch the 5G First Responder Lab, with the goal of enhancing the capabilities of first responders by providing life-saving functions needed to serve the community.
The technology companies selected to participate in the 5G First Responder Lab from all over the world are made up of five companies that are specifically targeting Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband.
As the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of attention is on technologies related to healthcare.
Real-time patient monitoring
Biotricity provides a patient monitoring platform that allows medical professionals to remotely identify potential emergency alerts.
Improve the efficiency of 911
Rave Mobile Security provides a scalable communication and data platform that can help ensure better call resolution and response time, and allow large-scale communications with the public when needed.
DispatchHealth takes medical care directly home. The call center can transfer 911 calls from non-emergency patients to a team certified by the DispatchHealth board of directors.
Smart glasses provide a second eye
Vuzix’s Blade Edge smart glasses won the CES 2019 Innovation Award. Augmented reality smart glasses connect first responders on site with experts to receive real-time feedback without interrupting the care process.
Continuous care anytime, anywhere
Visionable’s collaboration platform enables clinical teams to provide remote follow-up services for patients. The platform virtually connects various medical professionals and brings them the necessary patient records.
Omron protects heart health
OMRON Healthcare continues to transform the heart health market with new remote patient monitoring services and digital health tools at CES 2021.
The launch of VitalSight this time is the first remote hypertension patient monitoring service. It promotes communication between patients and doctors through the new digital health tool OMRON Connect 2.0 application, actively controls hypertension, and provides doctors with more insights to develop treatment methods. In the past three years, Omron has introduced the first wearable sphygmomanometer HeartGuide and the first sphygmomanometer Complete with built-in EKG and some new digital health tools. They are changing the global heart health market and are suitable for heart disease and Stroke. VitalSight can be integrated with the clinician’s electronic medical record (EMR) system, or it can be integrated through the OMRON Doctor dashboard for simple data analysis.
Mercedes-Benz’s new generation of intelligent human-computer interaction system
At CES2021, Mercedes-Benz MBUX Hyperscreen was unveiled. This is an ultra-large floating-sensing OLED screen with three seamlessly connected screens and a width of over 140cm. It is the largest human-computer interaction screen in the history of Mercedes-Benz’s mass-produced model. A new and intuitive way of human-computer interaction.
MBUX Hyperscreen is one of the biggest highlights of Mercedes-Benz’s large pure electric car EQS. EQS is the first representative work of Mercedes-Benz’s EVA platform for large-scale pure electric models, with a pure electric cruising range of more than 700 kilometers. The free-form glass instrument panel with a width of more than 140cm extends from one door to the other, connecting the A-pillars on both sides. Turbine-shaped air conditioning outlets are integrated on both sides of the screen.
The MBUX Hyperscreen with artificial intelligence can actively display the required personalized functions for users at the right time, and is continuously optimized based on environmental changes and user behavior patterns. More single functions are automatically added to the main interface according to needs, or hidden Commonly used functions. In the end, users do not need to go deep into each sub-menu to operate layer by layer, and realize “zero level” operation.
Sion pure electric solar car
The start-up SONO showcased its second-generation prototype of the Sion pure electric solar car developed by it at CES 2021. This is an electric vehicle that uses solar energy as the main energy source and is positioned as a 5-seater MPV. The solar panels are embedded in the polymer, which reduces the weight of the car by about 50% compared with the traditional glass solar panels, and the solar panels cover a large area. Sion can generate enough solar energy to increase the additional mileage of 35 kilometers per day, and the cruising range can reach 255 kilometers. At the same time, a variety of charging solutions such as traditional electric sockets and two-way car chargers are installed. The fast charging station usually takes 30 minutes to charge, and it can charge up to 80%.
Cadillac’s concept VTOL
At CES 2021, General Motors announced that it would enter the “Vertical Takeoff and Landing” (VTOL) field under the brand name of Cadillac, and demonstrated its concept electric VTOL. GM stated that this is their first attempt on an electric aircraft. GM will provide discerning consumers with personal luxury ground air vehicles designed on-demand that are easy to travel, and at the same time realize the mobility of urban traffic. However, Cadillac has not yet officially named it.
This is a two-seater “Urban Air Mobility” (UAM, Urban Air Mobility) with four propellers. Two front propellers are located at the front edge of the bottom of the fuselage, and the other two are located at the rear edge of the top of the fuselage. The design has a large front window that allows passengers to enjoy the beautiful scenery. As for the interior, Cadillac implies that it will be luxurious. The tool is powered by a new 90kW uranium battery with high nickel and low cobalt, which allows the aircraft to travel to and from the city where it can perform vertical take-off and landing at a maximum speed of 56 mph (approximately 90 km/h). Of course, Cadillac did not give a timetable for this electric VTOL.
Sony’s creative drone
The proliferation of drones has greatly promoted the generation of previously invisible images, increasing the efficiency of the industrial sector’s workflow and the possibility of energy saving.
Sony launched the Airpeak brand, its goal is to maximize value creation, while further developing today’s drone technology through its deep imaging technology plus sensing technology and realistic, real-time and long-range 3R technology. As the first phase of the project, new services for professional photography and video production were launched. At the CES 2021 conference, its new drone Airpeak was unveiled. This is a new product that combines AI and robotics technology, designed for creators. The payload of the drone can be equipped with Sony’s Alpha camera for high-quality full-frame aerial photos and videos. Airpeak is currently the industry’s smallest drone that can be equipped with an Alpha system, capable of dynamic shooting and precise and stable flight. In the video of Airpeak’s road test in Austria, the drone is equipped with an α7SⅢ full-frame mirrorless camera, which releases all restrictions and obstacles, allowing creators to break through the boundaries of visual expression through dynamic shooting.
D-Link Whole House Smart Wi-Fi Water Leakage Sensor
D-Link, the leak-proof water sensor kit DCH-S1621KT, which won the CES 2021 Innovation Award, can eliminate the trouble of water leakage in the bud. Reduce floods and save maintenance costs.
This set of kits consists of DCH-S162 as a Hub hub and water sensor DCH-S163. It can be compatible with up to 16 DCH-S163 sensors and can realize remote sensing. DCH-S162 has a strobe light and RJ11 interface, provides alarm through LED light, built-in 100dB alarm, built-in onboard Bluetooth can quickly pair and set speed, all of which only occupy a power socket. Used in conjunction with the mydlink application, it can interact with smart devices at home, provide more control permissions, always maintain the latest wireless firmware upgrades, and can also be used in conjunction with Google Assistant.
The battery-powered remote water sensor DCH-S163 operates on the anti-interference Sub-GHz frequency band and can be used with a central hub. It can be used even at long distances, such as indoors over 300 feet (close to 90 meters), and open spaces over 1000 feet (close to 300 meters). The water sensor is small, compact and waterproof, and can be placed in any potential leak location that needs to be monitored, such as next to washing machines, refrigerators, sinks, water heaters, bathtubs and dishwashers, or in basements, garages or even gardens. The sensor uses two AAA batteries, which can be used for up to five years, and the percentage of battery power will be displayed on the mydlink app, which is convenient for knowing when to replace the battery in advance.
AI brain mapping can detect Alzheimer’s early
As the brain degenerates, the brain waves generally slow down. These preclinical phenomena are difficult to detect by inspection alone. However, artificial intelligence technology can do this through deep learning.
The AI brain map with EEG discovers the brain waves of Alzheimer’s disease and can detect preclinical Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The innovative AI technology of iMediSync enables this feature in mind mapping.
The biotechnology startup iMediSync has launched an EEG digital biomarker for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease on its AI cloud platform iSyncBrain. With AI analysis and brain mapping technology, they can also use the upcoming new headset iSyncWave to provide personalized NIRLED (Near Infrared Light Therapy) neuromodulation to enhance neuronal activity.
Razer’s RGB smart mask and gaming chair
Razer has developed a new technology concept to achieve a safer social distancing smart mask Project Hzael and a compact integrated gaming chair Project Brooklyn for the next-generation immersive experience, and launched them at CES 2021.
Smart masks are designed to overcome common social interaction requirements and help people improve the convenience of daily wear. The new transformable gaming chair brings a full range of immersion from touch, graphics and lighting with its flexible shape.
Project Hzael smart mask
Since the beginning of the new crown epidemic, Razer has been actively responding, including converting its production facilities to produce certified medical masks. The Project Hzael smart mask has innovated the N95 medical-grade respiratory protection device, which is a detachable, rechargeable active ventilator and adjustable airflow to achieve the best breathability. Its high bacterial filtration efficiency can filter at least 95% of airborne particles and has high fluid resistance.
In order to maintain social interaction, Hzael adopts a transparent design. In a low light environment, the internal lighting system will be activated. At the same time, it is also equipped with Razer VoiceAmp technology, which uses a built-in microphone and amplifier to enhance the user’s voice, achieve clear communication, and maintain social interaction on a safe premise.
In order to reduce waste, the Hazel smart mask uses a replaceable rechargeable disc ventilator, which can be placed in a dual-use wireless fast charging box with a disinfecting ultraviolet lamp to facilitate the disinfection of bacteria and viruses. The light indicator shows the battery level, and the battery has a long life after being fully charged. Waterproof and scratch-resistant masks are both sturdy and durable. They are made of recyclable plastic, minimizing the waste of disposable masks.
Smart masks lined with silicon provide comfort through active air cooling and adjustment, introducing fresh air and expelling carbon dioxide. Adjustable earrings provide an air-tight seal, allowing custom sizes to ensure a firm fit. In order to bring more style to users, the wearer can activate two customizable Razer Chroma RGB lighting areas, providing 16.8 million colors and a set of dynamic lighting effects.
Project Brooklyn gaming chair
Project Brooklyn is a chair specially designed for gamers. The concept of this game chair is ergonomic and brings immersive control in line with the next generation.
The gaming chair is designed with carbon fiber and RGB lighting, which can be easily transformed into a fully immersive gaming table, and is equipped with a 60-inch expandable OLDE display with panoramic visual effects, which can be fully surrounded by the push of a button. The tactile feedback riveted on the seat and the fully modular 4D armrest can be folded and stored when not in use, and you can easily switch between the game using the mouse and keyboard.
Based on the success of the Razer audio-driven haptic feedback prototype shown at CES 2019, a new native Razer HyperSense integration was built around the frame of the chair to achieve the ultimate tactile immersion. The independently activated high-fidelity module can provide the feeling for the most sensitive vibrations during the game, such as jumping into the water or landing on a truly immersive gaming platform. Razer Chroma RGB has been integrated along the exterior of the seat cushion and uses 16.8 million colors for personalization.