HAPTICORE at IFA 2020
XeelTech with technology innovation at Europe’s largest trade show for consumer electronics.
Together with CES in Las Vegas, the International Consumer Electronics Fair (IFA) in Berlin is one of the largest focal points for manufacturers of home and consumer electronics. In addition to global players such as LG Electronics, Huawei or Bosch, XeelTech, the Vorarlberg joint venture of INVENTUS and STIWA, also presented the new haptic device control HAPTICORE. Start of production in the Q2 of 2021!
“We launched HAPTICORE at the beginning of the year at CES in Las Vegas. The feedback we received was overwhelming and confirmed that our fully programmable haptic feedback technology does not yet exist on the market in this form. The interest in it was accordingly great. The IFA is also an excellent opportunity for us to present our product innovation to a broad professional audience,” say the two XeelTech managing directors Stefan Battlogg and Josef Brandmayr.
IFA – Excellent presentation platform with professional Corona security concept
Every year, IFA is visited by around 2,000 exhibitors and around 250,000 visitors, but this year the exhibition is limited to trade exhibitors due to COVID-19. “It is, of course, a small disappointment that we were unable to show our haptic feedback technology in-person to a large field of consumers this time around. Nevertheless, we were able to deepen our contacts with business partners and meet new interested parties,” reports XeelTech COO Phillip Sachs, who presented the new technology in front of a large audience at the IFA.
In this context, IFA was the first major trade show to be held under the COVID-19 banner. “The entire trade show was highly professionally organized; a big thank you for that. All tickets were personalized, and access to the halls was strictly monitored with check-in and -outstations at every exit. And the security concept on-site – from the spacing of the booths to the hygiene regulations – was also so sophisticated that a very high sense of security was guaranteed at all times among all exhibitors and visitors,” reports Sachs. Simultaneously, a very great effort was made to broadcast the trade show on all digital channels and create virtual trade show experiences to present the product innovations to a broad international audience.
XeelTech @ IFA Next Startup Pitches 2020
HAPTICORE: Product innovation that will reshape market standards
HAPTICORE is the world’s first fully programmable control element with real mechanical haptic feedback for user interfaces. The application areas are enormous and range from controls for infotainment systems to gaming joysticks, computer mice, or universal controls for the home. Its flexibility and intuitive operation allow for perfectly tailored user experiences for any use case and even enable easy and precise interactions during blind operation.
Start of serial production in Q2 2021!
While our products have similar features to conventional touchscreens or mechanical knobs, there is currently no other solution on the market that combines the flexibility of virtual controls with the operating convenience of a traditional rotary encoder as our products have. Hence, demand is correspondingly high in a wide range of industries,” says Battlogg. Production of HAPTICORE will start in 2021: “We have already won a first launch customer in a highly innovative industry. At the same time, we are looking forward to introducing this technology in all areas of life in the long term – from cars to industrial machinery and gaming,” say Battlogg and Brandmayr.