CES 2016: Seizing the TecHome of the Future

CES 2016: Seizing the TecHome of the Future

 

The 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is kicking off this week in Las Vegas, and industry experts will be pouring in eager to learn what’s hot on the horizon for technology.[incor name="photos"]

Builders and integrators are no exception to the wide range of attendees occupying the showroom floor at CES, and the tech trends explored at this event will highlight where we are going in 2016 and beyond. You can anticipate new developments in virtual reality, audio, cybersecurity, robots and drones.

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Virtual Reality and More

Virtual reality tech, such as the Oculus Rift, will be on display at CES.
Virtual reality tech, such as the Oculus Rift, will be on display at CES.

Virtual and augmented reality technologies are set to take off at CES 2016. This new venture into at-home entertainment is something that clients will certainly be demanding in the coming year, as major VR platforms are prepared to introduce key releases to the market. Companies displaying VR tech at CES include Oculus, Sony and HTC.

What does the popularity of virtual reality mean for the industry?

It will expand the entertainment options for the smart home, allowing immersive connectivity to movies, games and more. Builders and integrators will surely notice the draw of these devices at CES and eventually including these options in the home will draw in clients as well.

“We’re paying attention to it,” says Greg Simmons, vice president of Eagle Sentry. “It’s not something our customers are asking for yet, but our job is to stay ahead of the consumer. So it’s something to watch.”

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About The Author

Greg Vellante is a staff writer and multimedia specialist at TecHome Builder, as well as a content coordinator for AE Ventures events. He has over a decade of experience writing for various publications on topics that range from cinema to editorials to home technology. His favorite technologies fall into the A/V and home entertainment realm, and he’s keeping a close eye on the rising trends in robotics and virtual/augmented reality. Greg resides in Boston, holds a degree in Media Studies from Emerson College and pursues screenwriting/filmmaking in his free time.

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