On the 8th of January, the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), the biggest electronics fair in the world open to the public, opened its doors in Las Vegas, until the 11th of January. For forty years, the event has been closely followi
ng innovations marking the future of advanced technology. 150,000 visitors are expected this year.
This fortieth edition, inaugurated with an opening speech by Bill Gates, the Chairman and Managing Director of Microsoft, is expected to give pride of place to mobile devices and high definition, which look like being the major trends for 2007.
In fact, Warner recently announced the launch of a new disk readable with an HD-DVD player or Blu-Ray, the "Total HD". And LG let it be known from the 4th of January that it would unveil the first DVD player compatible with both DVD high-definition formats, especially for the occasion.
As for mobile devices, portable videos and flat Wi-Fi screens, such as the new Samsung LCD television, which can show images on both sides of the same display unit, are coming thick and fast. Mobile television could easily become a favourite. Three transmission technologies are now on the market, DVB-H, DMB and MediaFlo.
Since 1967, the CES, bringing together all the big names in the electronics world, has been unveiling countless innovations such as the Compact Disc Player in 1981, the Mini Disc in 1993, the plasma screen in 2001 and IPTV in 2005.