The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced the launch of the Connected Home Appliances TechZone at the 2011 International CES®, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow. The Connected Home Appliances TechZone, co-sponsored by CEA, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and The Retail Observer magazine, will feature 10,000 square feet of exhibit space in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center for manufacturers of next-generation appliances. The 2011 International CES will be held January 6-9, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
AHAM President Joseph McGuire stated: "The home is an essential
component to an effective smart grid. 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 Connected Home Appliances TechZone 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.