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Hidden Gems from CES - 2 Story Telepresence Robots, ultra-wide angle stitching cameras, and more

January 23, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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Story and images by David J. Danto / Networkworld

The annual International CES holds hidden gems and good advice for the enterprise.

Having just returned from my 20th CES, I am often asked why an enterprise technologist attends an event that is geared towards consumer technology. The reality is that technology doesn't understand the differences between consumers and businesses. Consumerization trends at large enterprises continue to blur the line between what is a consumer technology and a professional or enterprise one. If one ignores most of the fads and hype-storms, then this conference provides an insightful 12- to 18-month look ahead toward where technology is heading. So while you may have read about the latest in self-driving cars and smartwatches in the mainstream media, here's a taste of some of the items you might not have heard about that will definitely affect our workspaces for tomorrow.

While most of the talk about display technologies was on the topic of 4K/Ultra High Definition (UHD) models with ultra-high prices, we also saw some of the new curved displays now available in desktop monitor sizes.

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Samsung called these displays "immersive" (an often misused industry buzzword) because of how compelling content on them becomes when it is slightly wrapped around the viewer. Expect to see these on power users' desks in the coming year.

See IC Realtech "Allie" (like selfie) that lets you remotely see all around

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