Global consumer names like Samsung, Canon and Panasonic, alongside more specialised, niche brands such as Radvision videoconferencing, Atlona digital connectivity and Magenta will be exhibiting.
Visitors will be able to register their interest in becoming a Midwich/Samsung Surface II partner. Surface II is a solution that has been developed jointly between Microsoft and Samsung.
The Surface II 40-inch unit allows digital content to be directly manipulated by touch, and the 360 degree interface enables several users to interact with each other simultaneously (more than 50 touches simultaneously).
Object recognition is a core feature of Microsoft Surface II. The major change in this latest version is the adoption of Windows 7, making it more compatible with other devices.
In addition, Microsoft Surface II now supports dual orientation: horizontal as before, and now also vertical, thanks to a thickness of only four inches and integrated corner-mounted accelerometers. It is also easily transportable.
UK FIRST AND KEY VENDORS
A number of technology vendors will be showing off new products for the very first time in the UK at the show, giving resellers and retailers their first look at what could be the next big sellers.
As well as the UK’s first showing of its new 30 series of plasma and LCD displays, a large range of projectors and IP CCTV, Panasonicwill be showing off its board, print and document scanning solutions. The firm will also demonstrate its Full HD professional plasma displays that have been designed for the custom installation market and come in 85-inch, 103-inch and 152-inch models.
NECwill be presenting its latest education and academy solutions, plus the first UK showing of its commercial LED display range, its all new 7500 Lumen U750X WUXGA projector and its new LED mobile projectors.
LG has confirmed that it will exhibit an array of new technologies at the event, including the UK launch of its 47-inch super narrow bezel LED video wall, new RVF1000 video conferencing solution, 3D TVs, 3D projection solutions and new commercial TV line-up.
Epson will be demonstrating an array of solutions including its new 3D home cinema projectors, Interactive Isis table projection solution, and the first major showing of its new entry level product range, launching in September 2011.
Atlona Technologies, which manufactures video distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, converters and scalers and UTP extenders, will present its new HDBaseT switchers at the event.
The AT-PRO2HD1616M-SR unit features 16 high speed HDMI inputs, and 16 independently switchable over twisted pair outputs, which are used to feed 16 separate receiver modules. It extends HDMI transmission up to 330ft (100m) with resolution up to 4kx2k (4 times the 1080p).
HDBaseT technology allows full 3D support, Bi-Directional RS-232, 2 CH stereo pass through, plus digital audio and video, over a single Cat5/6/7, supports Zone Specific Bi-Directional IR pass-through up to 60Khz, and allows users to send IR signals from a remote location, and to a remote location from a control system.
TVOnewill launch a number of new video conversion products, including the new CORIOmatrix C3-340, the CORIOmaster C3-540 and the C2-8000 Series.
Dexonwill be displaying its new 3000 series video wall processor with integrated IP decoding to allow IP CCTV cameras to be connected directly into the processor.
Nordic ID, which produces RFID devices, will be showcasing its new range of hand-held and fixed reader products. All products feature Nordic’s new NUR engine. The firm claims with the cost of RFID tags falling,
retail and logistics companies have been quick to deploy RFID devices rather than the previous barcode-based products.
As well as all the exhibitions, Midwich will also be offering retailers access to its data feeds, customer credit intelligence and marketing resources. Meetings can be pre-booked with the credit team on 01379 649397, or the IT team on 01379 649289.
More details can be found at www.technology-exposed.com