Trends at CES 2024

Trends at CES 2024

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By Nick Flaherty

CES 2024 saw two new transparent TVs using OLED and microLED technologies as well as a wide range of announcements in AI, building automation, smart windows and the industrial metaverse.

Wearables and edge AI are also key trends at CES 2024 covered in different articles, as well as automotive technology.

LG Electronics (LG) showed the world’s first wireless transparent TV built with organic LED (OLED) technology. The 77in transparent 4K OLED screen and LG’s wireless video and audio transmission technology use the a new α (Alpha) 11 AI processor with a 70 percent improvement in graphic performance and a 30 percent faster processing speed compared to its predecessor.

LG says the display is practically invisible when turned off, it blends into the environment and frees users from the long-standing problem of what to do with the ‘big black screen.’ The Zero Connect Box uses 60GHz mmwave wireless transmission technology to send 4K images and sound to the OLED T display, and the system will go on sale later this year.

“An incredible feat of consumer-driven innovation, LG SIGNATURE OLED T offers brand-new screen experiences plus the picture quality and performance of our award-winning OLED technology,” said Park Hyoung-sei, president of the LG Home Entertainment Company. “LG’s transparent OLED gives customers greater freedom to curate their living spaces, completely redefining what’s possible and pointing the way to an exciting future for the television industry.”

Samsung's frameless transparent TV uses microLED technology

Samsung’s frameless transparent TV uses microLED technology

Samsung also launched a frameless transparent TV demonstrator, but using microLED technology that Samsung says has higher brightness than OLED, boosting the performance in ambient light. However there are no details on a commercial product, and there are issues with large scale microLED production.

Building automation has also been a significant area of development at the show. Honeywell signed deals with Analog Devices and NXP for improved connectivity using single pair ethernet cabling and AI on i.MX microcontrollers to improve energy usage. The first industry energy management specification also promises to boost the interoperability of the building management systems.;;;;

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