- The largest InfoComm show ever staged in Asia, with its FIRST exposure in HK - The FIRST exhibition that integrates every aspect of AV systems - More than 220 exhibiting companies from 20 countries & regions presenting their newest technologies
(Hong Kong, 19 November 2008) InfoComm Asia 2008 - Asia's only trade show dedicated to pro Audio Visual and Systems Integration - opens today (19 November 2008) with more than 220 exhibiting companies from 20 countries and regions presenting their newest technologies at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. This includes three group pavilions - Singapore, Taiwan and the USA. The three -day event is opened by Ms Au King -Chi, Commissioner for Tourism, Tourism Commission, Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, The Government of the HKSAR.
The largest InfoComm show ever staged in Asia occupying 14,000 sqm of exhibition space, InfoComm Asia offers valuable business and learning opportunities to Asia's systems integrators and AV practitioners from a broad spectrum of industries such as transportation, security, education and training, building design and facility management, entertainment, leisure and hospitality, corporate IT and marketing, banking and finance, healthcare, worship and government services. The organizers expect some 14,000 AV practitioners from all over Asia to attend the trade exhibition and InfoComm Asia Summit program.
Visitors can expect to see latest AV systems, many being shown for the first time in Asia. Among these are Navitar's new technology projection lenses that let you place the projector almost anywhere while maintaining high quality images; 360 degree LED displays from Dynascan; light - and power -efficient FLM projectors from Barco; innovative touchpanels offering rich user experience from Altinex; the first integrated iPod® speaker system from Bowers & Wilkins; Christie's new M series of projectors with its dual mercury lamp platform; Da -Lite's 3D Virtual Black flexible vinyl rear projection fabric; a unique viewer validation technology for digital signage networks from 1 -2 -1 View; and Goo Systems' specially formatted highly reflective acrylic paint that transforms any smooth paintable surface into a high performance projection screen.
Other manufacturers using InfoComm Asia 2008 to launch their new products in Asia include Airfonix, AMX, Barix, Beijing Zhaoke Electronic Technology, Brahler & Quadra, Crestron, Fleetwood, Gefen, LG Electronics, Sennheiser, Stewart Filmscreen, Televic NV and Wolfvision.
Technology pavilions showcasing current 'hot' applications are a special highlight of the event. These specialty pavilions are dedicated to Digital Signage with complete solutions for commercial and retail project managers looking to tap the power of digital signage; HD Conferencing and Telepresence presenting interactive and collaborative platforms to increase productivity and reduce travel costs; and Intelligent Home Solutions, led by CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association), featuring cutting edge solutions to homebuilders keen to expand the functionality and eventual value of their property.
In addition to the trade exhibition, visitors can also avail themselves to the extensive educational opportunities over the three days. The InfoComm Asia 2008 Summit is a comprehensive program of InfoComm Academy Seminars to update AV practitioners on standards and industry practices; Manufacturers' Presentations to explain product technology in greater depth; and Industry -focused Conferences, viz. Transportation, Building, Facility Management and Education, to expose professional end users to AV applications. In conjunction with the Industry Conferences, technical site visits to the command and control centres of the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway (MTR) and the International Finance Centre 2 have been organized so that participants can get first -hand appreciation of AV applications in industries.
InfoComm Asia 2008 ends on Friday 21 November. On -site visitor registration is open from 10.00am daily. The show is open to trade and professionals only.
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® (www.infocomm.org), 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.
Additional information is available at www.infocommasia.org .
InfoComm International® is the international trade association of the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm's 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) 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 show in Europe and the InfoCommAsia shows - InfoComm China, InfoComm India and InfoComm Asia.
Additional information is available at www.infocomm.org.
The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) is an international trade association of companies that specialize in planning and installing electronic systems for the home. These systems include home networking, home automation and communication systems, media rooms, single or multi -room entertainment systems, and integrated whole -house subsystems providing lighting control, security, and HVAC systems. CEDIA provides top -ranked educational conferences, industry professional training, and certification focused on the installation and integration of residential electronic systems that consumers use to enhance their lifestyles. One of CEDIA's key missions and driving forces is public policy representation. CEDIA's public policy efforts are designed to support CEDIA members and ensure that their abilities to own and operate their businesses are not impeded.
Additional information is available at www.cedia.net.
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.
Additional information is available at www.cie -china.org.
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.
Additional information is available at www.imcca.org.
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