IFA 2017 has attracted more than 253,000 visitors to Berlin, as the power of innovation and brands yet again turned the event into the world’s most important tradeshow for consumer electronics and home appliances. With more than half of all trade visitors coming from abroad, IFA Berlin provided a huge boost for both manufacturers and retailers in the crucial run-up to the holiday period, which runs from Thanksgiving in the United States all the way to Christmas and the New Year.
This year IFA is finished, it’s closed the doors this evening. When we look back in these almost eight crazy journalistic days at Berlin’s fairgrounds, it is the fair for everybody. You have here the consumer electronics like refrigerators, washing machines, coffee maker but also traditional gadgets like smart watches, smart bands, smartphones and of course TV sets from small to really extra-large.
The biggest trade show in consumer electronics IFA will tomorrow close its doors for this year. More exhibitors, trade visitors from all around the world, journalists have been in Berlin for more than six days. Berlin was again this year the center of consumer electronics industry.
According to GfK's findings, published during the IFA show in Berlin, positive music experiences are becoming increasingly important to consumers. The demand for suitable products has been increasing accordingly, which is giving the industry a further boost.
On the biggest consumer electronics show, IFA in Berlin, Sebastian Popović, CEO of Zipato, exclusively confirmed for ICTbusiness.biz that Zipato has made a partnership with one of the biggest German retailers Conrad Connect. Zipato is a complete control and automation platform, Popović explained.
PC gaming hardware remained one of the most important drivers of growth for the computer and peripherals manufacturers in the B2C field in the first half of 2017 as well, according to GfK research unveiled at IFA show.
At the biggest consumer electronics show, IFA 2017 in Berlin, Lenovo announced five new smart devices that unlock the power and potential of intelligent technology today – using artificial intelligence (AI), unleashing smart features and deploying augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR).
At the opening of IFA 2017, Niek Jan van Damme, member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG responsible for Germany, made a clear commitment to expanding the broadband network in Germany and explained the measures that have been taken so far. “I am very proud that we currently run the largest fiber-optic network in Germany, with approximately 455,000 kilometers of cables,” said van Damme. “Through our investment, we have succeeded in more than doubling the overall size of the network since 2007.” As a result of this expansion, Deutsche Telekom has gained more fiber-optic customers than any other European network operator, with approximately 8.2 million lines.
During the IFA fair held at Berlin, Hangar18 was awarded the EISA Best Buy Smartphone 2017 -2018 award at the gala evening in Hotel Kempinski Bristol. Mario Kralj, CEO, and owner of Hangar 18 recieved the award. In competition with other smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung, Huawei, Sony, Honor and LG, the Croatian firm situated in the town od Koprivnica has recieved a prestigious EISA Best Buy Smartphone 2017 - 2018 award for the NOA H10le smartphone. This smartphone offers the best value for money regarding price, design, components, performance, and functionality.
IFA 2017, Europe’s largest technology trade show, kicked off today in Berlin with an array of consumer electronics companies that will show off their latest products and innovations. With artificial intelligence (AI) changing the way in which organizations innovate and communicate their processes, products and services, AI is expected to be a component in many of the announcements coming out of IFA.
Lenovo announced new smart devices that are using artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality. At the special event in Berlin they unveiled Mirage AR headset, Moto X4 smartphone, Tab 4 Home Assistant and Yoga 920.
According to GfK's findings for the global TV market on the occasion of IFA 2017, more and more consumers also want to access online video content on their television too, so they are opting to buy a Smart TV.
DJI, the world's leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has introduced two new drones, the Mavic Pro Platinum and Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian and announced the 'Sphere' mode for the Spark at IFA 2017 in Berlin.
Smartphones are again the powerhouse in the area of technical consumer goods. In addition to a new record in global demand for smartphones in the first half of 2017, the average selling price (ASP) also increased.
IFA 2017, Europe’s largest technology trade show is a chance for companies to exhibit their existing and upcoming products. Although wearables are among the most-hyped devices in the run-up to the event, adoption is still in the early adopter phase. Roberta Cozza, research director at Gartner, shared her views on what announcements she expects from device manufacturers, and what vendors need to do to stimulate the wearables market.
At a press conference, held yesterday in Berlin, Panasonic announced its latest products, tehnologies and innovations that will be presented at IFA. Under the motto ‘A Better Life, A Better World’, the company showcased some of its products that will hit the sotres later this year.
Samsung showcased its latest consumer products and technology in Berlin that are, the company claims, helping make the impossible tomorrow’s ‘new normal’. During its press conference the Korean giant highlighted its focus on the craftsmanship and connectivity of its products, along with partnerships that are enabling its technology to rapidly set new standards.
With 1,823 exhibitors and 159,000 square meters of sold-out show floor, IFA confirms its role as the leading showcase for the global technology industry. IFA 2017 will host not only more innovation and product launches than any previous event; it also presents more digital lifestyle products in one place than any other show worldwide.