IPv6 Panel - Jan 6, 2005 - CES, Las Vegas

2005 International Consumer Electronics Show
Las Vegas

An Introduction to the New Internet: What IPv6 is and how it will impact consumer electronics.

John Crain

Thursday, January 6   •   12:00  - 1:00 PM

IPv6 Summit, Inc.

Internet Protocol version 6, or IPv6, has entered into the consumer electronics industry via cameras that include Voice over IP from Panasonic, beginning a wave of transformation. IPv6 usage will increase over one million fold over the next five years, as Microsoft's Longhorn and later releases of 3G wireless come to market. IPv6 already coexists with Internet Protocol version 4 (now 31 years old) and has been mandated by both large consumer electronics companies including Sony and governments including Japan, Korea, India, as well as the US and German defense agencies.

This session will cover the reasons consumer electronics companies, as well as all technology and information companies, need to get up to speed on IPv6, including expected systemic improvements and new opportunities. IPv6 was created to improve the Internet in many ways, including security, mobility, accountability and prioritization (versus spam and hacker attacks), end-to-end addressing, better multimedia transport, and the ability to have virtually unlimited addresses in order to empower billions of devices such as cell phones, gaming platforms, automotive and other electronic devices with direct Internet access.

Sony has decided that all of its products must be New Internet compatible - should your company be doing the same? Learn how to get on board this fast moving train in this revealing session.

Session Details

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An Introduction to the New Internet: What IPv6 is and how it will impact consumer electronics.

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Thursday, January 6


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


North Hall

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John Crain
Chief Technical Officer, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)


John M. R. Kneuer
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Commerce for Communications and Information
National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Ted Tanner
Architectural Strategist, Strategic Relations and Policy Group, Microsoft Corporation

Alexander Ramia
SGM, Panasonic Technologies

Session Format:

  • 10-15 minutes of introduction of panelists from moderator John Crain

  • 40 minutes Q&A from moderator John Crain

  • 5-10 minutes Q&A from audience

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