CEATEC Japan 2011 Showcases New & Future Tech

A bird’s-eye view of Exhibition Hall 1, which housed CE companies’ products and technologies

Panasonic showed a prototype of its first 3D compact camera in the Lumix line. The dual-lens device is due out in Japan in December

Panasonic’s concept car uses a wireless charging system that also powers the vehicle’s heating and cooling systems

Toshiba’s 55-inch REGZA 55x3 glasses-free 3D TV, to be sold in Japan in December, uses a face-tracking function that makes viewing position irrelevant; its Quad Full HD resolution in 2D (3840x2160 pixels) displays images at 4x Full HD resolution

Toshiba’s newest tablet device: the REGZA AT700, which has a 10.1-inch display and weighs 558g (approximately 1 lb., 3.68 oz)

Toshiba’s newly developed Eco Chip prototype was designed to achieve zero watts of power consumption in a product’s standby mode – equivalent to unplugging the electronic device

A long line formed at the Sharp booth for a look at the company’s 8K4K LCD prototype, to be commercialized in the far future after broadcast testing begins in 2020

Sharp’s 85-inch direct-view 8K4K prototype, demonstrated

Sharp showed an AQUOS wireless LCD TV series in 20-inch (shown) to 60-inch sizes, using 802.11n technology; the sets weigh 30 to 50 percent less than standard screens of equivalent size

CEATEC Japan 2011 opened Oct. 4 in the Makuhari Messe exhibition hall near Tokyo. Despite economic and logistical challenges that surfaced in the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the show, which runs through Oct. 8, attracted 586 companies to its eight halls, and show promoters anticipated drawing about 200,000 attendees, up from 181,417 last year. From the show floor, Dealerscope presents a snapshot gallery of what some of the CE companies there are highlighting.

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