Showcase of AV technology applications in Education and Training. AV industry leaders at InfoComm Asia 2008, largest dedicated trade show in Asia for pro AV and systems integration

Showcase of AV technology applications in Education and Training AV industry leaders at InfoComm Asia 2008, largest dedicated trade show in Asia for pro AV and systems integration

Educationists, school AV/IT heads and facility managers in educational or training institutions will be able to see, assess and learn about a broad spectrum of audiovisual solutions to enhance learning and teaching this November 19 -21 at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. InfoComm Asia 2008, the pan Asian trade show for pro AV technology and systems integration will debut with more than 226 exhibiting companies from 20 countries, including three group pavilions - Singapore, Taiwan and the USA.

While AV systems are a standard feature in institutions of higher learning, e -schools are a more recent occurrence. But this is fast catching on in Asian cities like South Korea, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and Singapore. The convergence of video, voice and data communication technologies opens up new possibilities, unleashing new audiovisual aids to excite, involve and inspire learners, and at the same time facilitating trainers in their lesson preparation and presentation.

At InfoComm Asia 2008 exhibition, industry leaders will showcase the newest solutions available to enhance the learning experience. With interactive digital boards - from SMART Technology and VTRON - to hold learners' attention and encourage participation; video visualizers from Wolfvision to facilitate class discussion; DLP and LCD projection solutions from Christie and Sanyo for clear, crisp and sharp imaging for a large audience; wireless transmission of data and audio from Fleetwood for audience response or language instruction; and control and automation systems from Crestron and Vity to integrate AV equipment, lights, drapes and screens for seamless operation using touchpanel technology.

The development of high definition conferencing and telepresence technologies, allowing people in different sites to share audio, data and video in real time, have contributed immensely to the field of education. This paved the way for greater collaboration especially in medical education and distance learning. In response to growing demands in Asia, InfoComm Asia will showcase these solutions in a dedicated HD Conferencing & Telepresence Pavilion. The Pavilion will feature the products and services of international brands like Ultra Active Technology (a master distributor of Polycom), Vega Technologies (representing Tandberg), ClearOne, Keda, Yamaha, Beyerdynamic, DIS, Sennheisser, Shure, Revolab and ICS.

These are just some of the AV vendors gathered at InfoComm Asia 2008 which cater to the Education market sector. Other AV systems suppliers at InfoComm Asia 2008 with educational applications include AMX, Avermedia, Creator, Da -Lite, Draper, Edcom, Projectiondesign, Steward Filmscreen, and Vivitek. Together with some 226 systems manufacturers and suppliers, they will collectively put up a comprehensive display of the AV technologies tailored for the diverse Asian markets.

Running concurrently with the trade exhibition is the InfoComm Asia 2008 Summit Program, comprising educational seminars, manufacturers' presentations and industry -focused conferences, with accompanying site visits to AV installations for a first -hand appreciation of AV technology applications in industries.

For the Education Industry Conference, topics include:
• Learning Space 3.0: Real and Virtual Space Collide
Speaker: Mark Valenti, CTS, President and CEO, The Sextant Group, Inc, and InfoComm President
• Using AV for Making Effective Presentations
Speaker: Ranjit Singh Thaliwal, CTS -D, CTS -I ,THX (Tech II), Consultant/ Trainer, RST Alliance Pte Ltd, RST Technologies Pvt Ltd
• AV Design Considerations for Educational Spaces
Speaker: Rod Brown, CTS -D, Director, Integrated Media Systems

Attendance in the Trade Exhibition and Summit is free, for trade representatives and professional end users only. Registration is required. Summit attendance is subject to seat availability and confirmation by the organizers. For full information and registration, please visit www.infocomm


InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd is dedicated to delivering professionally organized exhibitions and events exclusively for the ProAV, home automation and systems integration industry in Asia. It is a joint venture between InfoComm International® (, organizers of InfoComm, the world leading event for the audiovisual industry and MP Asia Pte Ltd, a founding partner of WEO, a regional network of professional event organizers committed to supporting fellow industry players.
InfoCommAsia events bring together global solutions and world class technology, provide access to Asia's diverse and thriving markets, and deliver expert knowledge to industry practitioners and manufacturers. Besides staging cutting -edge showcases, every InfoCommAsia event promises invaluable education and training, expert presentations, live pavilions and exciting networking opportunities, providing new age marketing opportunities for the global AV industry.

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InfoComm International® is the international trade association of the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has 4,700 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end -users and multimedia professionals from more than 70 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV market research and news. Its training and education programs, along with its separately administered Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) and corporately administered Certified Audiovisual Solutions Provider (CAVSP) company credentials, set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also co -sponsors the Integrated Systems shows in Europe and Russia and the InfoComm Asia shows incorporating Integrated Systems China and Asia.

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The Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE) was founded in 1962 as a non -profit, academic and national learned corporate body registered at the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China and under the auspices of China Ministry of Information Industry. Its objective is to promote the advancement of electronics information science and technology. The CIE comprises over 100,000 individual members, about 500 group members, 44 professional societies, 12 working committees and a working team of about 100 full -time staff. It has regional branches in 30 cities, provinces and autonomous regions.

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The Interactive Multimedia & Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA) is an organization of members who share a common interest in fostering and promoting people to people communications and learning throughout their industry. Alliance members are end users, vendors, and other interested professionals involved in interactive multimedia and collaborative communications technologies and their applications. The IMCCA actively supports and seeks to bring about unification of several disparate professional organizations in its industry. IMCCA encourages the development of technology standards for the industry, case study success models, and broad dissemination of multimedia and collaborative communications information.

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