Manufacturers & Suppliers -

Reliable exporters: find them and meet them

Corporate Home
Giới thiệu
About Global Sources
Buyer Community
Verified Supplier
Press Releases
Media Coverage
Image Gallery
E-Press Kit
Press Contacts
Career Opportunities
Life at Global Sources
Meet our people
Media Coverage
Path:  Corporate Home >> Media Coverage >> Apr 20, 2018
Tommy Wong: VR/AR requires synergy of AI and 5G, and there should be a standard for smart home

Global Sources Mobile Electronics show opened in Hong Kong recently. The 4th VR/AR/MR Ecosystem Summit was also held where industry experts shared their views and analysis.

As the organizer of the show, Tommy Wong, President of Global Sources Electronics Group, shared the following viewpoints:

1.Alongside the development of Artificial Intelligent (AI) and 5G, AR/VR devices and content are expected to reach to a new inflection point.

2.More and more China OEM enterprises are focusing on enhancing manufacturing quality, thus are transforming into ODM and OBM.

3.Unified industry standard will be the breakthrough for the smart home industry

Wong further added that as AI and 5G technologies are penetrating into all walks of our lives, AR/VR devices and content are expected to reach to a new inflection point. AR/VR devices and content involve multiple aspects, such as critical technologies in hardware, software, optics, hearing, transmission speed and many more. It takes hardware to keep up with changes and optimization.

At the same time, software and applications involved are maturing too and there new in-depth applications in education, sports, medical and retail areas. Alongside the maturing AI and 5G technologies, their integration with VR, AR is going to tremendously drive the audio visual upgrade and motion detections. 

At present, smart home products cover various aspects including smart security, smart power supplies, smart entertainment and intelligent travel. “Smart living” requires high-level software integration and support of fundamental technologies. Auto induction and auto response will be the future development trends for smart home products and applications will be shifting towards natural interaction between devices and people, changing from smartphone controlled to voice-controlled.

Nevertheless, difference and incompatibility in technologies and standards of different brands are hindering further development of smart home industry. It requires standardizing the software and technology criteria to realize interconnection and increased functionality for the industry. Unifying from the foundation level is the core condition for further development. 

Finally, Wong mentioned that there are more strong electronics enterprises joining the Mobile Electronics show. With the growing demand from consumer markets, many China OEMs have started focusing on enhancing manufacturing quality to synchronize with global markets. In terms of ROI, there will be more China enterprises shifting from OEM to ODM and OBM.


The media coverage on Global Sources accessible through the hyperlinks contained herein comes from various third party websites. Any opinions, estimates, forecasts and/or other statements regarding Global Sources made by these respective third parties are theirs alone and do not represent the views, opinions, forecasts and/or predictions of Global Sources or its management. The nature, content and/or availability of information contained in third party websites are not under the control of Global Sources. Global Sources is not responsible for the content of any third party website and does not make any representation regarding the accuracy, completeness and/or timeliness of the content of any third party website. Global Sources does not accept any liability arising out of any information and/or opinion contained in any such third party website.

Hyperlinks to third party websites are provided merely for your convenience, and Global Sources does not make any recommendation and/or endorsement of such third party websites or any of their contents, nor does the inclusion of any hyperlinks imply any recommendation or endorsement by or on the part of Global Sources in respect of the third party websites concerned or any of their contents. Your use of third party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such third party websites.

Any English translation provided herein in respect of Chinese language media coverage is intended solely as a convenience to the non-Chinese-reading public. However, the accuracy or completeness of any such English translation is neither guaranteed nor implied.