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CommunicAsia is actually a number of events in one, involving BroadcastAsia, EnterpriseIT and InteractiveDME as well as the CGOverdrive and imbX Ministerial Forum.
I took two days and toured the exhibition halls for CommunicAsia and EnterpriseITAsia, which exhibitors showcased technologies that answer to the communications and IT needs of the enterprise.
In this gallery, I walk you through some of the products that caught my attention. Hopefully, some of them will be of help to you.
Honestly, I had some problems communicating with the Korean developers here, who speak in halting English. From what I can gather however, their software was developed over a period of three years by a team of five. By using only satellite imagery – probably from slightly different angles, their software is able to compute the height of the buildings as well as automatically stitch together whatever 2D photographs of the area are available.
The result is a coherent 3D landscape that is fully rotateable and that looks really impressive.
The transition is amazingly smooth. Note some of the facade which is greyed-out. These are the surface areas for which there is no photos are available.A potential acquisition by Google Earth?
Wireless Mobile devices
High-speed mobile wireless devices galore at CommunicAsia this year. You can see that some of the devices in this display case are Machine-to-Machine appliances. Note the mobile (HSPA/EVDO) capable camera on the right hand side.
Grandstream IP Phones
LCD screens are starting to appear on IP phones. Some other IP phones I came across are able to do video as well, which honestly, is a logical progression for an IP-enabled device. This picture shows such devices from Grandstream.
IP-KVM from Rose
I popped by the booth of KVM-vendor Rose Electronics to take a look at their offerings. What impressed me was the miniature size of the client-side adapters for their IP-based KVM. In this picture is a single USB-based connector to emulate a keyboard and mouse.
The $70 PC
This PC uses either a PCI-card or separate adapters to run multiple sessions of Windows off the same CPU. I see limited prospects for this type of proprietary solution. Also, my understanding is that a separate license of Windows XP is necessary for each terminal and we all know that Windows XP will not be sold past June 30, 2008.
The $70 PC
This PC configuration differs slightly in that it uses software processing on a networked host PC, with an Ethernet-based adapter that acts as a thin-client for each terminal.
360 degrees camera
I came across this IP-camera and took a photo of it. If you look closely enough at the monitor display, you can see me taking the photo.
This laptop was designed with dual touch-screen. The idea is that the presenter will have his own display with which to navigate while the client can have an unblocked view of the larger display.
Samsung WiMAX UMPC
This funky Samsung WiMAX UMPC runs on Windows XP and boasts WiMAX, Wifi, and HSPA wireless. Best of all, it folds into a compact package that you can slip into a (loose) pair of cargo pants.
Did someone say iPhone look-a-like? To be fair, Garmine nuvifone is a really a pretty sleek device.
egrips and stickkeys
The stickkkey is a useful piece of adhesive strip that gives an incredible amount of traction to whatever surface you place it on. The stickkey incorporates an RFID chip for various marketing activities.
Various networking and security appliances from Secure Computing were on display.
In fact, local distributor D-Synergy has offered to send me a SnapGear SG560 all-in-one business security appliance. The specifications certainly look impressive to me. Maybe its time for me to change my home wireless router…
Network Fax Server
Check out the network fax server from Pulse.
Masterclock networked clocks
The Masterclock solution pictured here allows all clocks on your network to be synchronized. The newer model even includes a satellite-calibrated time source.
Server room goodies
This server rack display at the Emerson booth basically showcased all the key components that you can find in a datacenter.
Server room goodies
Emerson is aiming for green with their solar power controller shown here.
A plethora of KVM devices. The products shown here are mostly targeted at the small office home office (SOHO) market. There are also other ranges of products available that are meant for the enterprise market.
Can your server rack survive an earthquake? Actually, the staff at FabLink explained that the only difference is how their rack is able to cope with lateral vibrations and shakes.
Wireless data routers
Lots and lots of wireless data routers from Huawei
Wireless Data Modems
Lots of Huawei wireless data modems too, all of which are USB-based solutions.
Went over to RedKnee for a short while. They specialize in delivering mobile applications and infrastructure solutions to network operators.
E-mail filtering is very much alive; and very much saturated by now.