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Ambient Weather Releases New Features at CES 2021



At CES 2021, Ambient Weather, a Nielsen-Kellerman brand, debuts the release of new features on AmbientWeather.net – the fastest growing interactive online weather community. Ambient Weather has been a market leader in weather stations, environmental monitoring instruments, and intuitive web-based dashboards for viewing and sharing weather data for over two decades.

Ambient Weather believes weather is personal, and we are dedicated to building a community around people who are passionate about weather.

Once you connect your personal weather station to AmbientWeather.net, you become a free contributing member to one of the most interactive social weather platforms. Join the conversation with seamless streaming of real-time weather conditions from your station, hyper-local weather forecasts, and an active community of weather professionals and enthusiasts who together, create a rich network of weather data.

The personal dashboard at AmbientWeather.net is the most versatile and intuitive in the industry. Posting data online from your own station is free and requires only a quick connection of your favorite ski area, marina, beach, or work location. View charts and graphs of historical data or information like temperature, humidity, rainfall, ultraviolet radiation, and more, directly from your device. And, once connected, you can interact with your personal station data on Alexa, Google Home, and IFTTT.

AmbientWeather.net is much more than just a web-based weather dashboard. We take our extensive weather station network and place them into a mapping platform combining meaningful weather information with a robust community. View up-to-the-minute conditions and even live weather images from nearby stations such as your recreational or work location. Like, share and comment on forecasts in your area or create your own hyper-local forecasts.

No matter if you follow the weather to play for work, time with family, travel, or outdoor activities having real-time hyper-local weather reporting helps you stay more connected to what matters most.


New LG CineBeam Projector for Home Movie Viewing at CES 2021



The newest LG CineBeam 4K UHD Laser projector (model HU810P) from LG Electronics is designed to deliver an authentic movie theater experience to consumers in the comfort of their own homes. The latest innovation in LG’s popular high-resolution projector lineup, this projector offers features and technologies that make it the perfect choice for movie lovers and families who are entertaining at home.

In addition, to its cinematic quality picture, this model offers easy and convenient access to movies released direct to streaming services via compatibility with popular content streaming apps.

LG CineBeam 4K UHD Laser projector delivers sumptuous, 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution up to 300 inches (diagonally) with a dazzling 2,700 ANSI lumens of brightness, offering 97 percent of the DCI-P3 color space with its dual laser system. The projector’s laser light source is extremely reliable and durable, with a lifespan of approximately 20,000 hours of brilliance.

In dedicated theater rooms or typically lit living rooms, the projector delivers vibrant, crystal clear images via LG’s new Brightness Optimizer technology. Iris Mode offers two presets – Bright Room Mode and Dark Room Mode – that detects the amount of light in the room to deliver the best picture possible, even delivering a true movie theater environment if desired. And Adaptive Contrast automatically adjusts each frame to achieve the optimal contrast ratio in darker scenes.

With support for Real Cinema Mode and TruMotion Mode, the new LG CineBeam can show movies as their directors originally intended by adjusting the frame rate of the projected image to match the original source at 24Hz. LG’s TruMotion is especially well-suited for action movies, rendering quick movements and fast scenes smoothly and naturally. The projector supports a variety of popular HDR formats, including HDR10 and HLG, as well as Dynamic Tone Mapping.

For maximum convenience, LG CineBeam 4K UHD Laser projector features wireless connectivity with home theater audio systems via Bluetooth. When connecting via HDMI 2.1 with enhanced audio return channel (eARC), the projector delivers 4K images in 10-bit color with nearly lossless audio quality. Positioning the CineBeam anywhere in the room is a cinch thanks to its 1.6X zoom and horizontal and vertical lens shift.

The projector runs LG’s newest webOS 5.0 platform for intuitive control and navigation as well as quick access to popular streaming services such as Disney+ and YouTube. It is compatible with Apple AirPlay 2 and Screen Share, giving viewers the ability to share content from smartphones and tablets at cinematic scale.

“Our new CineBeam projector performs equally well with bright or dark scenes, elevating picture quality and enhancing the viewing experience to a whole new level,” said Jang Ik-hwan, Senior Vice President and Head of the IT Business Unit of LG Electronics Business Solutions Company.


Cenntro Automotive Unveils Class A All Electric Commercial Vehicle at CES 2021



Cenntro Automotive Group (Cenntro) unveiled its plans to expand its product portfolio with a purpose-built, all-electric Class 4 vehicle to serve the last-mile urban delivery market.

The vehicle, called the CityPorter, offers a unique solution to fleets and logistics customers, offering a range of up to 220 miles on a single charge, a payload of 5,700 pounds, and a top speed of 60 mph.

The CityPorter was purpose-built to support last mile delivery needs with its generous payload and 636 square feet of cargo capacity. Cenntro anticipates showcasing the CityPorter to US fleets in the second half of 2021 and is currently looking at opportunities to engage in demo programs for US and EU fleets.

“We are confident that we can ramp up our production as we move through 2021 and introduce the CityPorter to US and European markets, delivering the quality and performance that top tier fleets demand,” said Peter Wang, Chairman, and CEO.

The CityPorter will be equipped with Cenntro’s state-of-the-art telematics. Cenntro’s Smart platform drives powerful two-way data exchange and offers fleet management advanced integration with other business applications optimizing route planning, reducing downtime, and delivering true big data management.

To support the launch of CityPorter, Cenntro plans to expand its infrastructure in both the US and Europe and in late 2021. Also, Cenntro will open an Engineering and Innovation Center in New Jersey in the second quarter of 2021. “We intent to move closer to our customers as we expand our products portfolio,” continued Peter Wang.

About The CityPorter:

  • 220 miles on Single Charge
  • Low Cost of Ownership
  • High Strength Chassis and Cab
  • Zero Emissions

Seguro Launches Airsafe and Smartspace at CES 2021



Seguro LLC is a Silicon Valley start-up founded by tech industry veterans. The Company has brought together some of their best and brightest, award-winning industrial designers, engineers and manufacturers.

The newest innovations will be showcased at CES 2021. Their products include a revolutionary clear face shield that delivers a clean curtain of purified air, and a contact tracing device the businesses and communities can use to keep their people safe.

Airsafe uses advanced HEPA filter technology to remove 99.97% of impurities as small as .3 microns from the air you breathe. The face shield allows users to travel and interact with others safely and comfortably, without the hinderance of a typical N-95 or cloth mask, which covers most of the face.

A powerful fan purifies the air, then delivers it as a clean curtain of fresh air to the nose and mouth. The gentle air pressure keeps contaminated, outside air from entering. With Airsafe, public transportation and interaction in the workplace is safer, and you can see facial expressions easily without worry.

According to Gioni Bianchini, the Company’s Founder and CEO, “Wearing a fabric or N95 mask negatively impacts communication.” Bianchini continues, “With Airsafe, you are able to eat in a restaurant, share your smile and feel safe to travel again.”

Seguro’s second new product innovation is Smartspace, which provides device-to-device tracing for use in offices, retirement communities, manufacturing facilities, schools, construction sites and anywhere groups work or live in close proximity within a contained environment. It is the most precise social distancing device available, able to track contact within inches.

The Smartspace badge triggers a warning if you get too close and provides instant tracing control. Slightly larger than a credit card, real time data is captured, while privacy of individuals is protected.

It makes contact tracing easy. The organization’s administrators can track who has been in contact with whom, and for how long within a particular geofenced area, on an easy-to-use dashboard. If a member of a group becomes ill, all those who have come in contact with that person can be contacted so they can be tested and/or quarantined, keeping the rest of the organization safe and secure.


ResiTire Displays Tires Made from Nitinol at CES 2021



Case Western Reserve University, for the eighth straight year, will showcase an array of science, engineering and technology innovation from Case Western Reserve students, faculty and alumni at CES 2021. One of the projects they are highlighting is called ResiTire.

ResiTire is a reusable, airless tire that eliminates flats without sacrificing performance. ResiTire is licensing NASA’s Superelastic Tire technology and adopting it for terrestrial applications. They have two prototypes currently and are working on securing proper lab and manufacturing space to begin developing a military-grade prototype of their tire.

ResiTire uses NASA space-age alloys to defy Earth’s toughest elements. They are using an advanced shape memory alloy called Nitinol that is elastic like rubber, and strong like steel. Nitinol is the main component of their tires and makes them resistant to weather, leaks, slashes, tears and anything else thrown at it.

CEO and founder of ResisTire, Igor Tutelman, who received his master’s degree in data analytics from Case Western Reserve last fall, will display a space-age alloy called nitinol, which his company is using to make long-lasting, non-rubber tires. The material, which comes in wire form, has properties which make it elastic like rubber, stronger than titanium and ‘programable’ (with the addition of heat) to make different shapes, Tutleman said.

ResiTires are just the beginning. While they are developing the world’s best tire, the company has big aspirations for the future. They plan to continue to use Nitinol and other shape memory alloys in other systems components. ResisTire’s goal right now is to reimagine the wheel, but tomorrow, they want to reinvent the way we live.


DriveU.auto Named as CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree



DriveU.auto has announced that it had been named a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Vehicle Intelligence & Transportation category. The award is for its Autonomous Vehicle Teleportation Connectivity Platform. The CES 2021 Innovation Awards are part of the first-ever, all-digital CES 2021, the world’s most influential technology event.

The CES Innovation Awards program, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories. An elite panel of industry expert judges, including members of the media, designers, engineers and more, reviewed submissions based on innovation, engineering and functionality, aesthetic and design,

AV teleportations require uninterrupted, low-latency, high-capacity connectivity. 4k video, sensor data and control commands are transferred in real time between vehicle systems and the remote driver. One cellular network cannot offer the connectivity required – network conditions are too dynamic, with bandwidth and coverage varying constantly. Safe teleoperation requires multiple networks in parallel – one modem is not enough.

DriveU.auto provides superior connectivity for AV teleportation, using dynamic video encoding, low latency algorithms, optimized Forward-Error-Correction and cellular bonding. The platform provides high quality video, low-latency, and ultra-reliable connectivity. It is available as hardware or software and is deployed on public roads.


3D Music Showcases 3D Printed Violins at CES 2021



Case Western Reserve University, for the eighth straight year, will showcase an array of science, engineering and technology innovation from Case Western Reserve students, faculty and alumni at CES 2021. One of the projects they are highlighting is called 3D Music.

Matthew Canel, a mechanical engineering grad student set to graduate in 2021, and 2013 graduate Ben Kaufman will demonstrate their quarter-sized 3D-printed violins, designed to fit the smaller hands of young players. The instruments will be available for purchase starting CES week.

The duo had attended CES 2020 to gauge market interest, Canel said. The violins pre-ordered during CES are expected to cost around $400, a price lower than those of similar quality already on the market, they said.

“Violins are an expensive instrument for many families with young children and those that are less expensive are often subpar in quality, made with chemicals such as formaldehyde or to subpar standards and they don’t sound right,” Canel said. “Ours play and sound like a wood instrument, but are much more durable for use by children.”

Kaufman said the instruments, which ware 3D-printed from one of the few plastics that does not contain warning due to its chemical stability and minimal out-gassing – are also thermally resistant, meaning that they are more likely to maintain their tune after being exposed to heat or cold.

3D Music has a YouTube video in which you can listen to how the sound of their 3D printed quarter-sized violin compares to the sound of a traditional student violin.