●Date: January 8-11, 2019 
●Venue: Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center(LVCC)
Organizer: Consumer Technology Association
(Up&Coming 2019 Spring issue)

CES, the world biggest consumer technology and electronics tradeshow, was held at Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center in the US from January 8 to 11, 2019.

This tradeshow is organized by Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and has been held since 1967 for over 50 years. The state-of-the-art electronics products in each era such as video caset recorder, DVD, Blue-Ray, 3D printer, etc. have been exhibited. Last year more than 4400 companies and over 182,000 people from all over the world attended the CES 2018. Also this year, many exhibitors, visitors, and the newest technologies centered on the fields of AI (Artificial Intelligence), IoT, 5G, 8K, and smart city gathered at the venue.

Not only home electronics such as 8K display, bendable display, and voice assisstant but also vehicles including autonomous driving and connected vehicle have increased the exhibit area. In 2019 FORUM8 ran a booth for the first time at this event that is gaining more and more attention in Japan. At FORUM8 booth, we exhibited a variety of products including the 3D realtime virtual reality software UC-win/Road Ver.13 with the theme of "VR/AR/MR, IoT and Gaming Solutions by FORUM8".

VR-NEXT rendering engine is a cross platform application corresponding to the physical base rendering (PBR) that is a new rendering method for 3D models with realistic physical characteristics such as material and light.

Shade3D that was added to FORUM8 products lineup in 2018 is a Japanese-born comprehensive 3D CG software released in 1986 and sells over 500,000 copies. It corresponds to modeling as well as CAD, and in the future we plan to add usages including 3D bar arrangement and cloud support in a cooperation with FORUM8's development technology.

We also displayed Air Driving, UAV autonomous flight control by embedded system using UC-win/Road, VR Motion Seat linked with HMD (Head Mounted Display), etc. and a lot of people visited the FORUM8 booth and experienced our newest technologies. In particular, throughout the duration of the exhibition there was a big lineup of visitors that waited for their turn to experience the VR Motion Seat that reproduces a roller coaster running through buildings in Shinagawa. We received high evaluation on our VR technology from a lot of companies. We also received various inquiries such as the fluid simulation reproducing the discharged shower water and the care simulation for nurse as well as the driving simulation, motorcycle simulation, and flight simulation.

FORUM8 is planning to run a bigger booth at CES2020 being held in January 2020. We are also going to exhibit at CES ASIA in June 2019 that has been held every year since 2015 in Shanghai. We continue to suggest advanced simulations using VR.

Seminar Report

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