CES in Las Vegas

CES 2016 in Vegas was a remarkable opportunity to meet many customers and prospects, showcase our wireless connectivity products and experience other electronics innovations in every walk of life. For the first time we exhibited in the Smart Home section of the Sands Expo (as opposed to the Meeting Place at the back of South Hall 2 the previous years), and that proved to be an excellent decision,  as many of our volume customers develop smart home and healthcare products.

We launched our first Bluetooth Smart (BLE) module that expands wireless solutions for connected products, complementing our Wi-Fi GS2000 family of modules. Wi-Fi and BLE modules are complementary in the Smart Home, healthcare and fitness and other IOT markets, both offering also smartphone connectivity:  Wi-Fi for higher bandwidth applications, such as battery powered doorbells, and applications requiring IP connectivity;  Bluetooth Smart for very low power consumption such as a smoke alarm or a door lock.

We also introduced new reference design and development platforms for smart doorbell applications featuring HD Video streaming and Full Duplex, Hi fidelity audio.  In addition, Gainspan demonstrated an exciting new reference design for HD Music applications.  The new HD Music Development platform streams Lossless Music files over Wi-Fi networks, delivering incredible audio quality for next generations of wireless speakers, soundbars and headphones.

From left: Rohit Bhola, Bernard Aboussouan and Patty Kamysz, with an acrylic display of GainSpan’s first BLE module, the GS780MIZ