COMPUTEX which was co-organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taipei Computer Association(TCA) was held in Taipei from May 30 to June 3. This year more then 41,378 international visitors from 167 countries attended the show. India is also registered about 20 .86% growth apart from Thailand (30.63%), Indonesia (22.52%), Vietnam (20.44%), and Russia (14.81%). During the show.
TAITRA organized 955 sessions of 1-on- 1 procurement meetings to directly link 181 VIP buyers with 297 exhibitors. COMPUTEX has re-positioned itself in the past two years with an aim to “Build Global Technology Ecosystems.” This year’s event focused on five themes:
AI & Robotics, IoT Applications, Innovations & Startups, Business Solutions, and Gaming & VR.
Four featured exhibition areas echoing these themes include SmarTEX (featuring five major IoT applications), InnoVEX (the world’s best platform forglobal startups), Gaming & VR (featuring high-performance gaming and VR products) and iStyle (showcasing Apple MFi-certified peripherals with great design and aesthetic value).
COMPUTEX now is clearly stands as the international procurement platform attracting buyers to invest and further leads the world ICT industry to build global technology ecosystems. In addition, InnoVEX, in a short 3-day period, attracted 14,977 visits to InnoVEX, an increase of 36% from last year.
AI, with infinite extension, creates new frontier in the technology industry AI, regarded as one of the strategic technology trend for 2017 by Gartner, shined at COMPUTEX this year. Mr. Jensen Huang, Founder, President and CEO of NVIDIA, indicated during the NVIDIA AI Forum that effectiveness can be raised by 10-50 times through the heterogeneous computing of GPU. And during NVIDIA AI forum, Gogoro attracted visitors’ attention with its VR equipment which is the collaboration with Holodeck technology. Jeffrey A. Rhoda, General Manager Greater China Group IBM Corporation, pointed out that AI will ubiquitous and he believes artificial intelligence enhances what humans do, not replace humans. Meanwhile, ARM announced DynamIQ CPU: Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55 and BenQ debut its first Made in Taiwan delivery robot, called DiBot. With so many prospective trends and product launches, COMPUTEX turns into the largest and most international AI discussion platform, taking itself to the next AI level.
IoT applications draw the future life style COMPUTEX 2017 is filled with wearable devices, smart healthcare, smart life, and all kinds of innovative solutions. From France, Digitsole, a smart shoe, that provides smart heating and accurate tracking of daily health. Cinema2Go from Israel is the development of optical solution, through wide-angle virtual displayed technology, which users may watch movies thru mobile phones anywhere and anytime with theatrical effect. iBand+ from the Netherlands is an auto-learning software algorithm that help improve sleep quality.
ITRI, one of Taiwan’s most important innovation research institutions, focuses on 3 main exhibits: intelligent vision, intelligent healthcare, and intelligent city, with nearly 30 newest technologies and applications.
InnoVEX, Asia’s largest global startup platform Taiwan is the sprouting place for startups and InnoVEX has become Asia’s largest networking platform for startups, attracting global startups and enterprises to build the future technology prototype.
The InnoVEX Pitch Contest, with a grand prize of $30,000 US dollars was won by Amaryllo. Addweup received the Foxconn Technology Group Special Award of $10,000 US dollars. Startup motivation was in full force at InnoVEX: Embrace Audio Lab of Taiwan offered a gum size of XPUMP signal processor which brings support to mobile devices with 3D surround sound effect; Nexstgo breaks the previous framework restrictions, released world’s first sandwich design of commercial smart phone; and Travis, which was able to achieve a 785% on fundraising platform, Indiegogo, presented the translation device that was able to translate 80 languages.
Once every year Taipei becomes the center of the IT sector: Since the beginning of the 1980s, COMPUTEX TAIPEI provides more than a glimpse into the future. The COMPUTEX TAIPEI trade fair showcases technological progress in combination with award-winning design. The COMPUTEX d&i awards, hosted for the first time in 2008 by TAITRA in cooperation with iF, have become a constant feature of the COMPUTEX TAIPEI trade fair. It honors products that stand out through excellent design.
In a festive ceremony presided over by Taiwan’s Vice President Chien-Jen Chen, the winners of this year’s COMPUTEX d&i gold award were revealed to the public. It was the tenth year of this successful design competition, organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council and executed by iF DESIGN ASIA Ltd.
Five exceptional designs received the crowning victory of the competition, the COMPUTEX d&i gold award 2017. Meanwhile, a young company took home the special award, the COMPUTEX d&i rising star award 2017, for their innovative design of high-tech fishing float. Additionally, two long-time award winners were recognized with the COMPUTEX d&i distinguished contribution award for ten years of innovation and design in the ICT industry.
Best 20 form COMPUTEX 2017
BRIX GAMING VR
BRIX VR redefines the performance expectations of a Mini-PC. Although compact, it still retains its upgradeability, much like its full-size PC counterparts. The BRIX-VR has a custom design that leaves a minimal footprint while still offering performance. Equipped with Intel’s latest 7th Generation Core processors and an NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060, the BRIX VR is the obvious choice for users who want to explore the realm of VR or experience multimedia from the comfort of their living rooms. Although it is filled to the brim with performance, GIGABYTE has enhanced the thermal design to allow the CPU and GPU to stay cool even under heavy loads.
The Inspiron 15 is the newest gaming laptop from Dell that comes as close as possible to maximizing the internal PC technology with an aggressively low price point for entry-level and novice gamers, as well as enthusiast PC users. It sports a distinctively striking design with carefully crafted details to enhance the overall gaming experience.
ASUS Zenbo is a friendly and capable home robot designed to provide assistance, entertainment and companionship to families. Zenbo helps senior family members safeguard their health and well-being by monitoring the home for emergency situations — such as falls — and immediately responding to them by notifying family members. He also helps seniors enjoy a connected digital life. In addition, Zenbo is a fun and educational playmate for kids, entertaining them with interactive storytelling and learning games. As a hands-free household helper, Zenbo enriches the home with a broad range of skills that make life easier and more enjoyable.
Acer Switch 5
Acer Switch 5 is an innovatively-crafted detachable, which is as powerful as a laptop and as mobile as a tablet. The patented Acer auto-retracting kickstand is unique on the market. Finding your perfect viewing angle has never been so easy with just one hand. You don’t need the other hand to adjust the kickstand. The power button is smartly designed with embedded fingerprint reader. When you press the power button to wake up your device, it will quickly and simultaneously log-in to the system without the need for entering passwords. This user-friendly Switch 5 is made for life and work efficiency, and stands out from the rest.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus
The ROG Zephyrus is the thinnest gaming notebook with the latest NVDIA GeForce_GTX GPU in the world. Although the GX501VI is only 16.65mm thick, it is equipped with Intel Skylake i7 quad-core CPU with up to 24G DDR4 RAM and PCIEx4 SSD. The GX501VI features a special hinge design, which can enhance the thermal performance to make the system stable and powerful. The GX501VI also has a 3-area RGB backlight keyboard. With the latest NVIDIA GeForce_GTX graphics, ROG GX501VI is designed to give you the very best virtual reality gaming experiences. The GX501 offers you super-smooth, stutter-free gaming visuals, the GX501VI also supports G-sync and N-key functions.
The future ideal world of IoT aims to link all home appliances and speaker is one of the best options to become connected first. From now on, you can control all other home appliances simply through a smart speaker . You don’t need to use your mobile phone or other device to choose which music you want to play; just open your mouth and talk, the Deluxe S2 will play it for you. Deluxe has one 3″ driver 20W for 360-degree sound, and two built-in microphones for sound pickup of up to 10 m . It supports Bluetooth connection.
Philips 13.3″ e-Paper USB Display
The new Philips 13.3″ e-Paper USB Display enables users to display documents in a paper-like reading experience that is less tiring to the eye: a unique proposition in itself. Our goal was to create a design enabling the user to conveniently hold the display, and easily switch between portrait and landscape orientation, which can also be placed within a stable and unique base.
iBeamBLOCK L400 Deluxe
The iBeamBLOCK represents the next generation, while ushering in the future design direction of the Pico Projector. The design concept is inspired by the iconic LEGO toy block. The device is an exemplar that delivers an intrepid blend of functionality and convenience for users. The iBeamBLOCK is formed by stackable and configurable component “blocks” that comprise three layers: a WIN10 tablet, a DLP projector and a Powerbank. The exterior housing features a sleek and elegant metallic finish. Magnetic pogo pin connection technology allows for perfect unison between the stackable component blocks.
XPUMP powered by XROUND
“XPUMP is the world’s smallest and smartest home theater. The groundbreaking audio device is among the world’s top 20 most popular sound projects on Kickstarter ever. XPUMP features a patented audio processing algorithm XROUND, which analyzes an audio source in real-time, then reconstructs the sound field to add details and aural space, to give the user an immersive listening experience for both speakers and headphones. Our technology expands sound, elevates a sound stage, and creates psychoacoustic bass. We created XPUMP to help people listen better. It’s a whole new experience with no similar products in the market.”
TwinS, a solution to limited space, can be placed either horizontally or vertically. Based on the concept of shape segmentation, TwinS is designed to be a soundbar when assembled and, when separated, multimedia speakers with left/right channels. TwinS stands out with its beauty in its assembled or separated forms; its aesthetic look perfectly matches its functions. With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC wireless transmission, TwinS can be linked to other multimedia devices without tangled wires. Featuring high-quality sound, a multifunctional design and small size, consumers can use TwinS flexibly, and indulge themselves with movies or music.
“Ambi Climate uses A.I. technology to reinvent the air conditioner usage paradigm. Air conditioners today control for a set point temperature alone, but many other factors affect your comfort, such as humidity, sunlight, changes in outdoor weather, and more. Through the smartphone app, all you need to do is indicate if you are hot, cold, or comfortable, and the A.I. engine will learn the impact of these factors. As these factors change, the A.I. will automatically adjust your air conditioner, delivering better comfort and energy savings. Ambi Climate is the world’s first A.I. powered air conditioner accessory that learns about, and responds to, your comfort needs.”
X1000 boasts a robust and innovational image through its Octagonal outline and matte black color. The corporate logo is clearly shown on the front nameplate to emphasize the company image. Creative cooling fins are designed not only for decoration, but they also allow better thermal air flow and offer a larger heat dissipation area. Lastly, the physical characteristic of the ceramic paint further enhances heat dissipation efficiency. The rear design of X1000 is both functional and decorative. Since it can be wall-mounted outdoors, a fillister in the middle and drainage channels on both the left and right sides are implemented to drain off water.
he G60 Mobile Inspection Assistant integrates thermal imaging and Push-to-Talk (PTT) into a 4G industrial mobile computer designed for inspections, reducing the number of devices to be carried while conducting an electrical inspection. A dual lens thermal camera and laser positioning enable accurate recording of temperature changes in electrical equipment. Anomalies can be timely discovered and dealt with on-site. Field workers can set it to radio mode as desired and use PTT, facilitating on-site communication. The expansion functions include a high-speed barcode scanner and a laser distance meter to meet the various requirements of inspections.
Bolt B80 is the thinnest shock- and waterproof portable SSD in the market. Differing from other external storage devices, the B80 features a futuristically stylish UFO-shaped and aluminum enclosure that is extremely thin and lightweight, only 11.6mm in height and 50 g in weight. The pocket-sized design makes the B80 the most compact and powerful storage device for media professionals who are always on the move. The B80 has passed the MIL-STD-810G 516.7 Procedure IV (transit drop test) and is IP68 water- and dustproof to protect important data from spills, splashes, dust and even shocks.
SD700 : ADATA Technology Co., Ltd.
The SD700 arrives as one of the first IP68 dust- and waterproof durable external SSDs based on the new 3D NAND Flash. It’s also military-grade shockproof and four times faster than external HDDs (mechanical drives) at 440MB/s read and write. Running via USB 3.1, the SD700 is cross-platform compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Android to enable easy content sharing and transfer. Plus it weighs just 75 g, delivering ultra-light, silent, cool, and very power-efficient storage.
LyfieEye Spherical 360° Video Capture
LyfieEye is the world’s smallest, lightest 360-degree camera at an affordable price; it gives full HD (1920*1080) and 30 fps in spherical 360 degrees, for streaming, recording and playback. The recorded videos support 360 Finger , 360 Gyroscope, and VR mode set with a VR viewer, such as: VR headset and VR cardboard, for users watching their videos in virtual reality. Serving as a phone accessory, it allows you to capture spherical 360-degree videos as you plug it into the power port. The process is easy: simply Plug, Play & Share! LyfieEye makes shooting in spherical 360 degrees as easy as taking videos with your phone.
The Dell Canvas 27 is a horizontal “do” surface that complements the user’s vertical view surfaces, revolutionizing the way people work and create. There’s nothing like the Dell Canvas available today, created to be an immersive new technology category. Display and input merge into one device, allowing seamless navigation across two planes by touch, pen, mouse, or Totem. Engineered to lay flat on the desktop, the Dell Canvas is a streamlined display and input device. With more flat digital workspace, users across a broad variety of fields, from design to engineering, can interact with their system in a multi-dimensional environment.
The PQI My Lockey aims to provide biometric fingerprint ID and data security to ecommerce and online shopping. Gone are the days when one had to remember long or complicated passwords. Utilizing capacitive touch technology and a unique algorithm, it is more accurate and responsive than traditional optics. Use any of your fingertips, left or right hand; it is non-directional (detectable in 360 degrees) and offers access within 0.15 seconds. Certified by Microsoft for Windows Hello Biometric Fingerprint ID and Fast Identity Online (FIDO), PQI My Lockey offers you a safe, unique, simple and yet sophisticated method to protect your personal digital data.
The CRYORIG TAKU is a combination of a high-end ITX PC case and monitor stand, designed to keep your desk space ultra clean. The TAKU is constructed with an aluminum chassis with internal structural support beams for optimal support strength, weight and heat dissipation. An internal sliding system drawer design gives easy access to internal components. Side dual USB 3.0 slots allow for easy access and use. It supports GPU’s up to 280mm, drive bays for a 3.5″ and two 2.5″ devices, and is suitable for a high-end ITX system. The TAKU also has two types of support legs: wood or aluminum for users to choose, based on personal style.
HDA-9000 Pipe Antenna
Pipe Antenna has an omnidirectionality feature to catch signals from every direction, with its unique Delta type receiving element design. Both horizontal and vertical signals can be optimized to reinforce the omnidirectionality. Besides, the separable VHF element can ensure that the VHF channel can be seen with crystal clear quality. The pipe-like design and extendable VHF element makes the product minimal for users to easily assemble and install. For outdoor usage, Pipe Antenna features IPX5 water resistance and working temperature between -20 to 60ºC. It’s a solid outdoor antenna set for sure.
In response to the growing influence of emerging technologies, COMPUTEX d&i awards added three new categories this year: AI, IoT and AR/VR. Six international judges selected 77 winners from 255 products from eight countries, including five gold award winners. All award-winning products will be showcased at Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1, and then will travel to major ICT trade shows internationally. As India is now a very big market for ICT brands, and various innovations and production is already initiated in India in a much bigger scale and as present Govt. is also promoting MAKE IN INDIA initiatives, we hope to see such kind of shows and recognition should also come to India and promote various Startups and Innovations of India.