2009 Consumer Electronics Show

The Consumer Electronics Show kicked off in Las Vegas this week, and is America’s largest trade show. With 2,700 exhibitors in 1.7 million square feet of exhibit space, you could spend days exploring all that the CES vendors have to offer. Here’s a very cool list of just some of the innovations that have debuted at CES in years past:

  • Videocassette Recorder (VCR), 1970
  • Laserdisc Player, 1974
  • Camcorder, 1981
  • Compact Disc Player, 1981
  • Compact Disc – Interactive, 1991
  • Mini Disc, 1993
  • Digital Satellite System, 1994
  • Digital Versatile Disk (DVD), 1996
  • High Definition Television (HDTV), 1998
  • Hard-disc VCR (PVR), 1999
  • Microsoft Xbox, 2001
  • Plasma TV, 2001
  • Home Media Server, 2002
  • Blu-Ray DVD, 2003
  • HDTV PVR, 2003

CES also has it’s own green initiative within the trade show regarding the following:

The International CES provides our industry an opportunity to convene at one time, in one place, at an eco-friendly blockbuster summit that minimizes your annual travel.

-By attending CES, our attendees avoid over 700 million miles of business travel – enough to travel from the earth to the sun seven times.
-Each of our attendees has an average of 12 meetings while at CES and approximately 1.7 million meetings are conducted in total.
-Representatives travel from over 140 different countries, offering a truly global opportunity.

We hope everyone enjoyed the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show!

Authored By rmyers

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