[IFA 2012] IFA TecWatch 2012- Technologies for a smart world7:20 pm am August 3, 2012
For technical enthusiasts visiting IFA and for journalists, experts and decision-makers from the industry and trade, Hall 11.1 is a must-see stop on their tour of the fair: this is where IFA TecWatch displays the technologies for the markets of today and tomorrow.
(Photo: TechWatch 2011)
Commenting on this highlight at the show, Dr. Rainer Hecker, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of gfu – Gesellschaft für Unterhaltungs- und Kommunikationselektronik, said: “Anyone interested in what the future of Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances looks like will find lots of exciting answers and ideas for future business at IFA TecWatch.”
This year’s key topics are as follows:
How easy will everyday life be in the future? IFA TecWatch displays innovative solutions – from gesture control to the networked home. A special highlight: together with ZVEI and VDE, ZVEH will present the E-Haus, a prototype for living in a completely networked environment.
NEXT IN 3D & HD
Displays capable of many times the resolution of current HDTV will be among the stars at IFA, production and distribution of media at this quality level is an exciting topic at IFA TecWatch. Exhibits at IFA TechWatch will also include advanced 3-D technology, such as new displays für viewing 3-D without glasses, or software that can automatically piece together image data from various angles to create an uninterrupted and navigable 3-D picture.
THE FUTURE OF BROADCASTING
Important sports and political events or big shows will continue to be watched at home via live TV broadcasts. But what about TV series repeats? In future, the convergence of digital broadcasting with the internet will offer much more efficient methods. Dynamic Broadcasting is the key. TechWatch gets behind the facts.
Tablet PCs on one’s lap are becoming an indispensable tool with large TV screens. IFA TecWatch shows the most sophisticated apps for this combination, with which viewers can easily navigate the entire universe of digital media.
Making calls from the car, receiving text messages, dictating messages, synchronising data, making intelligent use of traffic news – at IFA TecWatch a large international car maker will be showing how all these functions can be incorporated in easy-to-use mobile electronic concepts.
Minuscule, featherweight screens, sensors and intelligent electronics as part of what you wear have been fascinating the world for years with the first prototypes. Now the time has come for genuine, consumer-friendly wearable technology. IFA TecWatch will be showing some spectacular examples.
On top of all these topics visitors to IFA TecWatch will be able to experience a quality range of fascinating papers at the show. Experts can also benefit from additional events focusing on special theme days: papers and panel discussions will provide a greater insight into the exhibits at IFA TecWatch, and special tours for journalists and decision-makers from politics, commerce and industry will introduce the highlights of the show.
IFA TecWatch invites all visitors to IFA to be inspired by the unique variety of ideas for entertainment, information, easy living and the quality experiences of tomorrow. IFA TecWatch is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the entire duration of the fair.