SINGAPORE – More than 56,000 industry visitors, conference speakers and delegates, exhibiting staff and media from around the world attended CommunicAsia2011 and BroadcastAsia2011 between 21 – 24 June.
“Each year we endeavour to evolve the content, offerings and format of CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia, and exhibitors and visitors continue to endorse our efforts through their regular participation in the shows,” said Mr. Stephen Tan, Chief Executive of show organiser, Singapore Exhibition Services (SES).
“This year the strong line-up of companies on the show floors and distinguished speakers at the conferences and workshops reinforced the positioning of CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia as the premier launch pad and networking ground in Asia for the international business market.”
Global Innovations Debuted at CommunicAsia2011
Making its debut was the Huawei MediaPad, the world’s first 7-inch IPS touch-screen tablet, which will run on Google’s Android 3.2 operating system. The significance of Nokia’s return to CommunicAsia after a decade-long absence was also marked by the launch of the new N9 smartphone, as well as a showcase of the company’s latest suite of mobile devices and services.
Mobile application developers such as Falcon Interactive, Myriad, Nokia, Stream Media, VeriFone and Mobiquest made their presence felt at CommunicAsia2011, and companies such as NTT DoCoMo excited the crowd with their Augmented Reality mobile applications that allow two or more people to view the same virtual objects in real-time.
110 of the world’s satellite players such as AsiaSat, C2Sat, GE Sat, Intelsat and Tata Communications showcased their wares and services to keen visitors, and the national ICT capabilities were showcased at 26 group pavilions.
“This was our first time exhibiting at CommunicAsia and we were impressed by the event. Not only were we able to showcase the ICT technologies available in Thailand, but we also received some good business prospects and collaboration opportunities for the ten companies that are exhibiting under TRIDI. We will definitely be back next year to showcase what Thailand has to offer,” said Dr. Supot Tiarawut, Director of debut exhibitor, Telecommunications Research and Industrial Development Institute (TRIDI).
Other exhibitor highlights at CommunicAsia2011 included ST Electronics’ (Info-Comm Systems) oTTo-Go Telematics Service Hub and Smart Travel Information System which deliver real-time traffic information to drivers and vehicle owners; as well as Nokia Siemens Networks’ demonstration of LiquidRadio, a cloud-based base station architecture that enables operators to easily direct mobile broadband capacity where it is needed most.
Setting the Stage for Revolutionary Displays at BroadcastAsia2011
The spotlight at BroadcastAsia2011 was on 3D, hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV) and DVB-T2, and visitors witnessed the latest solutions from companies such as AV8 Media, Dalet, Grass Valley, Harris, Harmonic, Media Village, Playbox, Polecam, Sony and more first-hand.
“The quality of the visitors to BroadcastAsia2011 surpassed previous years and we were kept busy meeting prospective customers throughout the four days. We applaud Singapore Exhibition Services for bringing in strong, serious buyers, and for putting together yet another fantastic show,” said Ms. Joyce Quark, Channel & Marketing Manager, Harmonic.
On the first day of BroadcastAsia2011, Pixel Power announced sales to both SingTel and Radio Television Malaysia (RTM). The company installed 10 LogoVision, a dedicated branding and graphics playout device designed for 24-hour operation in a transmission environment for SingTel’s IPTV service Mio TV, and supplied RTM with five high-specification Clarity 3000 units, including 3D, clips and audio capabilities.
Launches at the show also included AV8 Media’s lightweight and affordable Genus Hurricane Camera 3D rig for Stereoscopic 3D production; and Polecam which premiered two major additions to their product range with the Polecam Starter Pack rig and the GoalCam / StadiumCam compact sports OB support system.
At the inaugural Cinematography/Film/Production Zone, industry players such as BlackMagic Designs, Canon, Cine Equipment, The Media Village and Quantel convened to showcase the latest inventions and technology upgrades in 3D, HD, motion/film production and post-production software that maximise production efficiency without compromising on quality.
Advancing the Shared Future of the Industry
Over the four-days, more than 250 industry luminaries addressed pertinent issues and challenges affecting the broadcasting, media and ICT industries at the CommunicAsia2011 Summit, BroadcastAsia2011 International Conference and Creative Content Production Conference. These knowledge-sharing opportunities provided delegates with invaluable opportunities to network with industry experts and thought leaders from across Asia and the rest of the world.
“The success of the event is a direct outcome of the strength of our exhibitors, and the unparalleled quality of networking and discussions at the conferences and workshops,” said Mr. Stephen Tan. “We are pleased with this year’s event turnout and with the positive responses it generated, and look forward to planning for the next editions.”
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