SHENZHEN, China, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- After a three-day splash of cutting-edge technology, the 2016 China Information Technology Expo (CITE) officially closed last week in Shenzhen, China. The Expo highlighted the trends of intelligent living, virtual reality (VR) equipment and other technologies, and offered predictions for the future of the industry.
The expo this year attracted more than 1,700 leading companies across an area of over 1 million square feet. Over 100 workshops covering 40 topics were held, and more than 3,000 key products made their debuts.
Among all the latest technologies, VR attracted significant attention with virtual and augmented reality (AR) tech start-up VRGate releasing their latest headset 'Rainbow Stone', which is equipped with a 110-degree fully immersive field angle to ensure a pure VR experience.
Commenting on the launch, the company's Chairman Tian Xiaoyu said; "2016 is widely acknowledged as the year VR will take off, and as an emerging industry, companies will provide users with a better experience based on their past services for business clients."
As one of the main organizers, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has pledged to establish 15 national creative manufacturing centers by 2020. It also predicts that all the technologies shown during CITE 2016 will fundamentally change the traditional business patterns and management modes.
"The electronic information technology industry is still booming," said Huai Jinpeng, vice minister of MIIT. "It is not only innovating and integrating within itself, but also creating value and crossover with other industries including manufacturing, energy, materials and biotechnology. This will be an important area for the new round of technological and industrial revolution."
The MIIT also recently released the White paper of VR industry development, analyzing the status quo, key growth obstacles and possible applications of virtual reality.
As Asia's largest electronic information exhibition, CITE (China Information Technology Expo) is organized by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China and the Municipal Government of Shenzhen.
The expo this year covered topics such as: Internet of Things and information security; flat panel displays including LED and touchscreen; intelligent manufacturing and 3D printing; industrial robots and intelligent systems; intelligent hardware; new energy such as lithium batteries and new energy cars, and electronic components.
SOURCE China Electronic Exhibition and Information Communication Co., Ltd