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Channel Expo opens doors in London

CHANNEL EXPO 2010: Over 3,000 visitors expected at leading trade event
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Channel Expo made its London debut today, filling London Olympia’s National Hall with vendors and distributors showing off some of their latest offerings.

The trade show is the largest of its kind in the UK, with 94 exhibitors and 3,400 visitors expected over the two days. The event also has numerous speakers lined up from key technology firms including Gartner, Google, IBM, and HP.

In the exhibition space, BullGuard was pushing its revenue share scheme – offering retailers a 25 per cent share of revenue when customers renew their subscriptions. The ‘Money For Nothing’ scheme focuses on independent retailers ­and, according to BullGuard’s Sarah Wood, one lucky indie has been able to make over £15,000 from it.

Customers were also offered a free copy of BullGuard Internet Security, and could enter a competition to win a trip to Copenhagen if they placed an order.

Gigabyte, meanwhile, was showing off its new USB 3.0 motherboards, including the UD9, which the vendor told PCR is “the most expensive motherboard out there, but also the fastest”. Out in around three weeks, the UD9 is priced at around £449.

Acer was exhibiting various models in its consumer range, including the Z5620 all-in-one, which features a 23-inch full HD LCD touchscreen. Also on show were the Timeline X notebook and the 1825PT swivel screen laptop. Customers were offered a discount on Acer’s TravelMate Timeline business notebook, which boasts an eight-hour battery life.

CCTV vendor Y3K was looking to boost its presence in the IT industry at Channel Expo. The firm was displaying its entry level E100B IP camera, which can be used both indoors and outdoors and boasts remote access from anywhere in the world. Also on display was the high res Megapixel rage of IP cameras.

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