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Ifa08 Press%20 Release(Sep10) Ifa08 Press%20 Release(Sep10) Document Transcript

  •     19-21 November 2008 ● Hong Kong      10 September, 2008 For Immediate Release Showcase of AV technology applications for Asia’s diverse markets Industry leaders at InfoComm Asia 2008, largest dedicated trade show in Asia for pro AV and systems integration AV systems integrators, design consultants, rental & staging companies, distributors and dealers will be able to see, assess and learn about a broad spectrum of audiovisual solutions this November 19-21 in Hong Kong. InfoComm Asia 2008, the pan Asian trade show for pro AV technology and systems integration will debut with more than 250 exhibiting companies from 21 countries and regions, including three group pavilions – Singapore, Taiwan and the USA at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. This is the InfoComm for Asia – the only dedicated trade show in Asia for the pro AV industry, where Asian and international manufacturers launch their latest audiovisual products to industry players from all over Asia. As technologies trend towards triple-play convergence, integrating video to voice and data, knowledge exchange among industry practitioners is vital in order to capitalize effectively on the opportunities presented. A study commissioned by InfoComm International® on Asia Pacific pro AV market definition and strategy shows that there is a greater need in the Asia Pacific to educate buyers as part of the sales cycle. While InfoComm Asia 2008 targets the pan Asian regional market, an accompanying event. InfoComm China lends specific focus to the needs of the fast growing China market, particularly the Southern cities. The sizeable presence of local Chinese companies exhibiting at the event reflects the growing demand in China for AV products, as well as Chinese intent to engage with and export to international markets. InfoComm Asia 2008 provides a forum for such exchange and education. In response to industry trends, InfoComm Asia 2008 will host four special themed pavilions, each dedicated to a current ‘hot’ AV technology and their applications. This will make it easier for systems integrators as well as professional end users to focus on the areas of greatest impact to their work. The four pavilions are: • HD Conferencing and Telepresence, showcasing interactive and collaborative platforms to increase productivity and reduce travel costs, from industry leaders such as Beyerdynamic, ClearOne, DIS, ICS, Keda, Revolab, Sennheisser, Shure, SMART Technologies, Ultra Active Technology (master distributor of Polycom), Vega Technologies (representing Tandberg) and Yamaha (Tom Lee). • Digital Signage, with complete solutions for commercial and retail project managers looking to tap the power of digital signage. Exhibiting companies include 1-2-1 View, Ateis, Broadsign International, C-Nario, Cayin, Dynascan, Cayin Technology, DTS, IEI Technology, Keywest, Kortex, LG Electronics, Lighthouse, Magenta, Medialon, Scala, Sharp-Roxy, and Vega Technology;
  •     19-21 November 2008 ● Hong Kong      • Entertainment Technology, featuring latest hardware and software to create ‘wow’ experiences for audiences from international and Asian brands like AMX, Barco, Barix, BXB, Beijing CuanBo Jiye Electronic, Beijing Leyard, Brahler & Quadra, Beyerdynamic, Broadsign, Christie, ClearOne, Creator, Crestron, Da-Lite, Dehao Electronics, Dynascan, Extron, Gefen, IEI Technology, Join Merit Media, Lutron, Medialon, Oripix, RTI Controls (EZ Control Technology), Taiden, Televic, Sanyo, Sharp-Roxy, Stewart Filmscreen, Vity, VTRON, and Zhaoke Electronics. • 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, from leading brands such as AMX, Crestron, Cinetron, Milestone AV, Anthony Gallo Acoustics, Liberty Wire, Lutron, RTI, Kordz, DVI, TC Plus and Elite Screens. Running concurrently with the trade exhibition is the InfoComm Asia Summit – a comprehensive program of InfoComm Academy Seminars to update AV practitioners on standards and industry practices; Manufacturers’ Presentations to explain product technology; and industry-focused conferences, viz. Transportation, Building, Facility Management and Education, addressing the specific needs of these industries. A key component of the industry conferences is the technical visit program to facilities which have installed or employed AV systems extensively, to enable participants to gain a first-hand appreciation of AV applications in the various industries. Visits to the command and control centers of the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), the MTR Corporation, and the International Finance Center 2 have been planned. Admission to the Trade Exhibition and Summit is free, for trade representatives and professional end users only. Registration is required. Attendance in the Industry Conferences and Technical Site Visits is by invitation from the organizers, and subject to seat availability. For full information and registration, please visit www.infocomm- asia.com. Organizer 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.
  •     19-21 November 2008 ● Hong Kong      Additional information is available at www.infocommasia.org. Sponsors   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
  •     19-21 November 2008 ● Hong Kong      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. Media Centre Contacts China & Hong Kong All Other Countries e21 MagicMedia a3pr Angel Cheung 張嘉慧 Annie Wong 黄安妮 T + 852-2960 1821 M +65-9787 5501 F + 852-2960 1830 F +65-6725 8362 M + 852-9515 6112 annie@a3pr.com angel.cheung@e21mm.com