Here are 7 Georgia companies to watch at CES 2019

Atlanta Business Chronicle

By Eric Mandel and Jim Dallke  –  Atlanta Business ChronicleDec 31, 2018, 1:42pm EST

CES is always one of the most closely watched tech events of the year, and 2019 is no exception. From January 8-11, more than 4,000 companies and 180,000 attendees will gather in Las Vegas to showcase the latest trends in tech.

Artificial intelligence, 5G, autonomous vehicles, cryptocurrency and the internet of things are sure to dominate the conversation at the upcoming CES. And while a handful of major Georgia-based players, like Arris International (Nasdaq: ARRS), Turner and LexisNexis Risk Solutions will be among the exhibitors, there are a handful of other innovators worth keeping an eye on.

Here are some of the more intriguing Peach State ideas traveling to the annual tech show:


Alpharetta-based AutoKitch LLC says it's developing a "Cooking Robot" that will become the sixth must-have appliance in every kitchen. The company claims the appliance can prepare food automatically in three steps: 1. Choose a recipe, number of servings and spice level; 2. Load the main ingredients of the chosen recipe and 3. Press Cook.

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd

Murata, a Smyrna-based tech manufacturer, plans to present a trio of IoT solutions under development: NAONA, which measures mood and behavior; a Road Monitoring System that can contribute to the next phase of autonomous driving; and a Brain Signal Sensing System that detects brain signals and provides real-time data that visualizes how people subconsciously use their brains.

After a dreamy spot on "Live" with Kelly Rippa and Ryan Seacrest, the Canton-based company is looking for strategic investors for the $3,450 bed that provides a gentle rocking motion to help adults sleep.


The Marrieta company will show off the digital sign display that it's dubbed "The World's First Mobile Rollable Smart Display."


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The Alpharetta-based smart lighting provider is showcasing a variety of new products, including an LED multicolor bulb that offers 16 million colors and thousands of shades of whites.


The Atlanta-based company says it developed a device called "CallAlert" that looks after the wellbeing of seniors living independently through an app.


The Atlanta-bsed company that says it's "pioneering the Internet of Water" has launched a smart home water monitor that delivers real-time data on water usage habits, early leak detection alerts and encourages water conservation.