Sony enters drone biz with ‘Airpeak’, unveils at digital CES 2021

Sony enters drone biz with ‘Airpeak’, unveils at digital CES 2021
Japanese multinational conglomerate company- Sony Corporation has recently launched its Airpeak drone at CES- the world’s largest consumer electronics and information technology exhibition, which was held online on January 11, 2021.

Reportedly, the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show, likely to be held till January 14, 2021, aims at building connections and displays the latest in robotics, digital health, smart devices, among various others.

For the record, nearly 1,800 exhibitors have taken part in the show, virtually owing to the COVID-19 outbreak. Notably, with the launch of Airpeak, Sony has announced its official entry into the booming drone industry. It carries Sony’s Alpha mirrorless cameras and will enable the creators to shoot HD aerial videos.

In a statement, Kenichiro Yoshida, President, Sony Corporation, said that with the online rollout of Airpeak drones, the company is aiming at a commercial launch of the product across Japan and the United States in spring 2021.

Other Japanese consumer electronics manufacturers that introduced their new offerings at CES include, Panasonic Corp. which unveiled a superior sound system designed to be used in vehicles.

On the other hand, Canon Inc. displayed a software that facilitates the use of a digital camera as a videoconferencing camera when attached to a personal computer.

Additionally, Japan-based medical devices giant – Omron Healthcare Co. introduced a novel system that allows patients who suffers from hypertension to record their biological information at home and share it with a doctor, using telemedicine services.

Seemingly, the ongoing pandemic and the consequent travel restrictions have forced many tech shows like CES to go online this year. Last year, the exhibition was held in Las Vegas and saw nearly 4,000 exhibitors from startups to multinationals.

As per reliable sources, Digital CES relies on artificial intelligence to match the interests mentioned in attendee profiles with the exhibitors, to showcase innovative software and technology products.

The Consumer Electronics Show has over 300 speakers in line and lays its focus on issues like 5G internet and privacy. The online session will be available for replay on-demand and can be accessed until mid-February 2021.