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Midwestern Companies Showcase Cutting-Edge Technologies at 2014 International CES

More than 150 Midwestern companies set to exhibit

Arlington, VA – WEBWIRE

More than 150 technology companies based in the Midwestern region of the United States (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin) will debut their latest consumer technology innovations at the 2014 International CES®. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2014 CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, will run Tuesday, January 7-Friday, January 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We look forward to participating in the 2014 International CES because it offers unparalleled business opportunities and is the very best venue to showcase our new products,” said Nick Batsikouras, inventor and CEO of Smart Diet Scale, based in Romeo, Michigan. “This year, we are showcasing our patented Smart Diet Scale product and announcing several key partnerships and worldwide distributors in Venetian Booth #73110.”

The 2014 CES will feature more than 20 market-specific TechZones. New hot spots at the 2014 CES include the 3D Printing TechZone, showcasing the transformational shift bringing 3D printing technology from the manufacturing world into the home, making 3D printing more accessible for today’s consumer, and Cisco’s Internet of Everything (IoE), where attendees can experience IoE in action and learn about the unprecedented opportunities it creates by bringing together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before.

“At the SANUS booth, located in LVCC Central Hall Booth #12532, we’ll feature our next generation PCIe SSDs, and available new Thunderbolt models, providing storage and enhanced connectivity for multiple devices,” said Steve Frank, director of product management, SANUS, based in Eden Prairie, Minn. “SANUS has worked to reinvent television wall mounts, A/V furniture and consumer electronics accessories to make them vastly easier to install, more aesthetically pleasing and safer. The 2014 CES is the perfect place for us to showcase our revolutionary new furniture and mounting solutions, which make media arrangements in any home easier, faster, safer and look more beautiful.”

Other popular TechZones highlighting the latest technology at the 2014 CES include Academia Tech, Eureka Park, FashionWare, Gaming Showcase, GoElectricDrive, High-Res Audio, iLounge Pavilion, MotionTech, PMA@CES, Robotics, TransformingEDU, WristRevolution and Zigbee. Additionally, lifestyle TechZones featured at the 2014 CES include: Digital Health Summit, Kids@Play, MommyTech, Silvers Summit and Fitness Tech.

“OWC looks forward to the 2014 International CES. Our exhibit, located in LVCC South Hall Booth #30472, will focus on storage and upgrade products that support both consumer and enterprise customers in making the most of their technology, from legacy products to cutting edge innovations,” said Larry O’Connor, founder and CEO of Other World Computing, based in Woodstock, Ill.

“Starting January 7, 2014, speeCup Company will be participating in the 2014 International CES in LVCC North Hall Booth #6721,” said Gus Jockers, CEO, speeCup Company, based in Chesterfield, Mo., and director, iCreation-USA. “Since we first introduced our product in August, the response has been terrific. We plan to use this renowned CES venue to introduce an amazing upgrade in technology to our speeCup interactive Bluetooth speaker.”

The 2014 CES conference program includes 300 robust sessions and 850 speakers, including keynotes from the leaders of Intel, Audi, Sony, Cisco and Yahoo. Additionally, the Entertainment Matters program, sponsored by Variety, is back for its fourth year with exhibits, conference programs and special events for professionals in the entertainment community and will feature Extra TV host Maria Menounos as the program’s ambassador.

The 2014 CES will feature more than 3,200 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies. For more information on the 2014 CES, visit To learn more about other exhibitors in the Midwestern region, or for a complete listing of CES exhibitors, please visit the 2014 CES Exhibitor Directory.

Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology event is “International CES.” Subsequent references to the show can be shortened to “CES.” Please do not use “Consumer Electronics Show” to refer to the International CES.

About CES

The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Follow CES online at


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