The Consumer Technology Association’s annual CES 2020 convention proved to be yet another success this year. And this is Because of an amazing variety of the latest tech available on the market. As “the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies [CES] has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies. The global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace” (CES.tech).
To usher in the New Year – and decade – this year’s show took place from January 7-10, 2020, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada. With over 300 sessions to choose from and 4,500 exhibits, there was something for everyone, regardless of industry or interest. From 5G, robotics, blockchain, and AI, to health, wellness, entertainment, advertising, and more, the vast array of tech. At this year’s CES 2020 offered an exciting cornucopia of innovation and technological transformation for an ever-changing world.
In addition, Outside of the exhibitors and workshops, Ivanka Trump, the President’s daughter and White House advisor, served as one of this year’s keynote speakers. Through fireside chats related to the theme “The Path to the Future of Work,”. Trump and CES’s president, Gary Shapiro, discussed apprenticeships, K-12 STEM educational opportunities, and “reskilling” workers.
But let’s get back to the actual technology that amazed and delighted CES attendees . . .
Check out some of the other categories of exhibitors at this year’s convention:
- Self-Driving Technology
- Smart Cities
- Augmented Reality
In addition to these exciting topics, another innovative category showcased at CES was that of “wearables.” This broad category included innovations in entertainment, air quality solutions, learning, and safety, to name just a few.
For instance, in the realm of entertainment wearables, AfterShokz allows the user to “listen” through bone conduction technology. And sending “mini-vibrations through the cheekbones. .[to] deliver sound to the inner ear” (CES.tech). When it comes to learning, there’s Brainco, which utilizes a brainwave-sensing headband to improve focus, memory, mindfulness, and cognitive performance. Meanwhile, AerNos gas sensors can be integrated into consumer products (including wearables) to monitor air quality for its users.
After that, there’s the Silent Beacon personal safety device, which made a splash on the media circuit, as a featured company in DC Inno, WTop, IoT For All, and numerous interviews with:
- The Marv Cutler Show
- Horace Holmes (ABC7)
- CES Live Podcast Broadcast
- Tim Wassberg (InsideReel)
- Jeremy Losaw (Inventor’s Digest)
- Vishal Sapru (Cognito Research)
- Jeffrey Allen (GPSolo Magazine)
- Alex Mellott (The Lion)
- Dr. Mark Young (Technology Voice)
Not only that, but Silent Beacon was touted as one of Global360’s must-see recommendations for the event in its article, CES 2020: Another 10 electronic devices to see during the show.
In addition to being a lightweight, comfortable wearable, the Silent Beacon can literally save lives. Read on to learn more . . .
Silent Beacon is a small, portable personal safety device that allows the user to call for help in an emergency situation with the push of a button. First, the user inputs his or her contact list – including 911 – and pairs the device with the free companion app. Then, if an emergency strikes, the user simply presses the panic button to push out emails, texts, and/or phone calls to the entire contact list.
For a first responder, it’s easy to pinpoint the user’s location, thanks to the Silent Beacon’s GPS technology. Beacuse the Beacon can be clipped to a lanyard or simply dropped in a pocket or purse. It’s one of the easiest ways to carry peace of mind with you, wherever you go.
Some other notable features of the Silent Beacon include:
- Non-emergency messages, to let friends and family know you’re fine, via the “nudge” feature;
- Two-way communication, to allow you to speak with your primary contact throughout any emergency;
- Silent mode, for emergencies where you don’t want anyone to know you triggered an alert;
- A rechargeable battery, for on-the-go charging;
- Customizable alerts, to determine exactly what you want to say to your contacts;
- The lost-device tracker, so you’ll never lose your Beacon;
- Live-tracking mode, to allow contacts to follow your whereabouts in real time;
- Noise cancellation, for clear two-way communication;
- A lithium ion battery, for long-lasting battery life;
- Low battery alerts, so your contacts can remind you when it’s time to recharge the Beacon;
- A water-resistant design, for durability and resilience; and
- Vibration functionality, to maintain an awareness of your alert status at all times.
In addition to being the perfect safety device for families and individuals, Silent Beacon is also the perfect solution for businesses. From lone workers like real estate agents and park rangers, to those who travel solo for business, employers will enjoy the ability to stay in touch with and guarantee the safety of their workforce.
Simply customize your preferences and contacts on the business portal, allowing you to track employees and send mass alerts. Meanwhile, employees can send out push notifications and even nudge their contacts to let them know they’re OK.
Perhaps best of all is the Beacon’s affordability. At a price point of $99, this device is in reach for many family budgets. Unlike its competitors, there are no hidden charges, like startup fees, recurring monthly charges, and cancellation fees.
Note: For those who choose to add an extra layer of security, a call monitoring option is available, at $16.99/month. However, all features are unlocked with your one-time purchase – regardless of whether or not you opt for this additional service.