CES Press Release

Midwest Technology Companies to Showcase New Products at the 2012 International CES

More Than 160 Midwest Companies Among 2,700 Exhibitors at 2012 CES

Arlington, VA – 12/07/2011 – More than 160 technology companies based in the Midwest region of the United States (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin) 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- which will feature more than 2,700 exhibitors across 1.7 million net square feet of exhibit space - is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10-Friday, January 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Since CES is technology’s ‘main stage,’ OWC will introduce new products that should earn rave reviews,” said Larry O’Connor, founder and CEO, Other World Computing, based in Woodstock, Illinois. “Our Power2U AC/USB wall outlet is the first home-safe, UL listed product of its kind. The Jupiter Network Storage System lets up to 12 users simultaneously share data faster than Thunderbolt and fiber channel. New models of our high performance OWC Mercury Solid State Drives will also be unveiled at the show.”

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.

“We are putting ‘the D’ on the map at the largest consumer technology tradeshow in the world showing how southeastern Michigan is more than just car manufactures,” said Jake Sigal, founder and CEO of Livio Radio in Ferndale, Michigan.

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.

“We are proud to introduce our newest certifications: Electric Vehicle Technician (EVT), Gaming and Vending Technician (GVT), Precision Optics Technician (POT), Photonics Technician Operator (PTO), and Passive Intermodulation Testing (PIM) at the 2012 International CES,” said Teresa Maher, president, Electronics Technicians Association International (ETA), based in Greencastle, Indiana. “With the reputation for being a cutting-edge consumer tech show, CES is the perfect venue for introducing these new certifications in emerging technologies. We invite you to stop by the ETA International booth #5007 for more information on these certifications.”

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.

"We are excited to be at our first CES and unveil our breakthrough software, MEDKEN TOUCH,™” said Armin Moehrle, CEO of MEDKEN, based in Chicago, Illinois. "TOUCH™ has revolutionized radiology imaging services, employing user-centered design principles to make screening, diagnosing, reporting and sharing remarkably fast. To doctors, this means a better workday, and to consumers, it means better health care service. We are proud to be partially funded by National Science Foundation. Visit us at Eureka Park Booth # 73203."

For a complete listing of CES exhibitors, please visit the 2012 CES Exhibitor Directory at CESweb.org.

Note to Journalists: Press 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. These include the State of the Consumer Tech Industry and 2012 CES Trends to Watch, State of the Global CE Industry and CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the 2012 International CES -- all on January 8, 2012 at The Venetian. CES Press Day will follow on Monday, January 9 at The Venetian.

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