This week, Paul Rothman, editor of Security Business Magazine, and longtime security industry expert Steve Surfaro roamed the tradeshow floor at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES2023) to report on the latest technology developments of interest.
Meanwhile, Surfaro said the event appeared to be a huge success in spite of rain and flight delays plaguing attendees.
Brianne Miller, marketing director of AEEYE -- a leading AI, ITS and Smart City full solution provider -- caught the last flight out to be at CES2023. “People are still trying to get here; they’re even driving to LAX to drive back to LAS. It’s almost like Trains, Plains and Automobiles.”
Miller estimated a much-improved attendance over last year at about 120,000 attendees, which is in agreement with attendees like Microsoft and Panasonic, Surfaro said.
Although two Lyft drivers passed on attendees at a literally swamped Tech West (Venetian formerly Sands) and North LVCC AI and Smart Cities Halls claimed 300K, those venues indeed had “elbow to elbow” attendance in the first half of Thursday, the AI-driven Tech Week that was.
Highlights will follow next week with Surfaro’s detailed CES2023 roundup, including a focus on “The new Security IoT: Edge AI Sensors at CES 2023.”
Surfaro said Owl Autonomous Imaging's amazing detailed high sensitivity, high visual acuity IR intersection, road, area visualizer has their own advanced chipset mated to the high-performance NVIDIA Jetson, one of several AI computing platforms at CES 2023, including Hailo AI and MediaTek.
And he noted that PreAct unveiled lower cost miniature LiDAR and AEVA moved to the fourth dimension, velocity, with their 4D LiDAR.
There is one important trend, however, sweeping the show, that will have strong implications for the security industry, Surfaro added.
“The Software Defined Hardware trend was shown by Panasonic Auto in a Software-Defined Automobile with real-time, fully tested and simulated updating, adding new or improving existing features, effectively extending a vehicle's useful life and solving the problem of implementing seemingly endless versions of slightly different safety systems, detection algorithms and vehicle feature offerings.”
On Wednesday, Rothman caught up with Teledyne FLIR, Vivint and Securam in Las Vegas during the exclusive Pepcom event at CES 2023. You can check out these video interviews below: