GE Appliances, Kenmore, and Bissell will be among the appliance companies and brands in the Connected Home Appliances TechZone at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Manufacturers of next-generation appliances will be highlighted in the Appliances TechZone, which is co-sponsored by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), The Retail Observer magazine, and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). CES takes place Jan 6-9, 2011, in Las Vegas.
"Consumers want to connect devices within their homes, and this area provides an opportunity for CES exhibitors to demonstrate how connected home appliances will make home life easier and more energy efficient,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA.
The Appliances TechZone will showcase manufacturers, suppliers, utilities, and others in the connected appliances arena. The exhibit will feature major and portable household appliances and innovative technologies that integrate with other electronics products to improve consumers’ health and productivity while reducing their environmental impact.
Sears' Kenmore brand feels the time is good for such an exhibit. "This year, we have undertaken a massive re-launch, introducing breakthrough innovations across all our categories,” said Betsy Owens, vice president, Kenmore brand, which will showcase its Kenmore Connect washing machines and dryers. The appliances have the capability to send real-time diagnostic information directly from the appliance to servicers.
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