CES 2015: drones and other unmanned systems are coming

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced the debut of the Unmanned Systems Marketplace at the 2015 International CES.

The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who wish to advance on the business of consumer technologies. It is scheduled to run January 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Unmanned Systems Marketplace focuses on the burgeoning technology in drones, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and other unmanned systems controlled by computers or remotely from the ground.

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This the first time Unmanned Systems Marketplace will feature at the CES, and  is expected to cover 6,500 net square feet of exhibit space with room for about 16 high-end commercial and consumer UAV technology companies.

CEA research claims that the global market for consumer drones will increase by 55 percent from 2014 and approach $130 million in revenue in 2015.

The unit sales of consumer drones is expected to reach 400,000. The revenue from drone sales is expected to exceed $1 billion in five years.

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“Drones and unmanned systems are being used to assist in a variety of applications, from aerial coverage for sports and real estate, to assistance in search and rescue and disaster relief missions,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA.

Major exhibitors currently located within the Unmanned Systems Marketplace include Air-Dog, Squaredrone, Trace, DJI, iRobot, Trace,Torquing Group DBA ZANO, Ecovacs, EHang, Autel,  Pelican Products, and other exciting brands.

The 2015 CES will feature 20 category-specific marketplaces highlighting innovation across diverse product areas.

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