The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is base to all sort of diverse technologies; and just about all of them have something in general: they need the power to run. Perversely, that was a line in short supply at CES 2018 day two as its central building; the Las Vegas Convention Center’s (LVCC) Central Hall; was dived into darkness for more than an hour. Providentially, power was revived following what’s being called an “isolated power outage at CES 2018.”
The power outage started at around 11:14 am PT. The blackout follows a former one that required Google to shutter its display in the LVCC’s car park. The LVCC’s Central Hall is the house with booths from influential companies including Sony, Samsung, and LG. Attendees who were in the hall were vacated. No reason was given for the power outage at CES 2018; although references told Tech Review Online; it was associated with a transformer in the parking area. The problem arose after the city’s first rain in more than 100 days; which prompted flash floods. Ironically, today’s weather is cloudless, warm, and dry.
It was contrite news for all concerned: Many tech reporters’ live-stream went temporarily down; tech exhibits were taken to a grinding halt, and also booths pertaining to companies (including smaller startups); who paid a fortune to be at CES were left helpless to do anything. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the event’s manager; said that booths in the South and North halls were untouched by the power outage at CES 2018.
The official CES Twitter Account Wrote
In a tweet, the official CES account wrote that: “We’ve been informed by Nevada Power that the outage has been addressed and they are in the process of restoring power. We will continue to restrict access until full power has been restored. Thank you for your continued patience. We encourage you to visit other open show areas.”
This year’s Consumer Electronics Show 2018 is prophesied to embrace 170,000 attendees from around the globe to Las Vegas this year. The exhibition boasts 3,900 exhibitors, although not a complete lot of them were capable of doing much temporarily. Given that this is only day two, hopefully, this obstacle won’t be a recurring one on following days of the event.