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;
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• 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-
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.
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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
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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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