The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) are working together to bring the first Connected Home Appliances TechZone to the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
The exhibit is designed to benefit manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, home builders, integrators, suppliers, utilities, and others in the connected appliances arena. It 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.
"The home is an essential component to an effective smart grid," noted AHAM President Joseph McGuire. "Smart appliances and consumer electronics will allow consumers to save money on their electric bill and use energy in a more environmentally friendly manner. Already a leader in energy efficiency and the smart grid, the appliance industry is paving the way with smart technologies for demand-response capable appliances. In addition to smart grid enabled appliances, the pavilion will showcase other products and technologies that will appeal to savvy consumers. The world’s leading technology trade show is the ideal venue for AHAM members and other appliance manufacturers to showcase these technologies and the connected home concept."
The 10,000-sq-ft exhibit space for manufacturers of next-generation appliances will be in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. CES 2011 will be held January 6-9, 2011 in Las Vegas.
"The Connected Home Appliances TechZone is a natural extension of the CES show floor, with products designed to network and connect, improving the lives of consumers throughout the home," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA.
AHAM and CES are sponsoring the TechZone along with The Retail Observer magazine.
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