Qt at CES

CES. The Consumer Electronics Show. Words can’t describe its scale. Even the pizza here is big. It’s far and away the biggest, baddest electronics trade show on earth.

Qt Booth

Qt is back at CES in 2010, and on day one we’ve been meeting, greeting and wowing with the Qt story. We have four key messages this year, and products or demos to prove each of them.

The messages:

  1. Qt is an amazing framework for building next gen user interfaces for consumer electronics (and UI is what it’s all about at CES this year).
  2. Using Qt can provide rapid speed to market. For example, one of our demos, a groundbreaking 3D multi-application home infotainment center for HD TV done by ARM, Movial and ST-Ericsson was created in four weeks (more on that tomorrow!)
  3. Qt gives you performance via hardware acceleration on a variety of chipsets (more on that tomorrow too!).
  4. And best of all, all demos use one and the same code base. That’s reusability of code. Qt’s competitive advantage.

Today in post one of our CES blog posts, and we’re talking about products we are displaying at CES that are selling in the marketplace right now, built with Qt.

First off, HP’s amazing web-enabled touchscreen printer sits proudly on our demo table. Here it is in all of its glory. Check out this very budget video we shot of it this morning.

HP printer

Asus has been using Qt in its EeePC netbooks for some time, and we’re reminding the world that Qt is underneath this genre-defining device with some nice Qt demos on the Windows and Linux versions of the machine.


Qt has recently been used to build the Operating System and UI for a nifty set top box for the Chinese market, made by TCL. The box is great, and it is proudly being shown off in our booth at CES. Having said that we are currently looking around CES for fluent Chinese speakers to come and help us navigate the menu system. Seriously.

Tomorrow we’ll show you some really sharp demos and prototypes we are showing this year at CES. Many of these demos will become products that are important parts of people’s lives, just as other Qt-based products are today.

Right now Qt is everywhere. Here’s a reminder :)

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