Pioneering digital multimedia systems on show at Gitex Dubai 2001

Digital multimedia technology will be a significant theme at Gitex 2001 to be held from 14 - 18 October, 2001, at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC).

DWTC has recently announced the launch of Gitex in Hyderabad, India and Saudi Arabia which will be held in January and April 2002 respectively. DWTC is also working with Virtex International to host Gitex Virtual which exhibition will run from October 7 to December 7, 2001.

This year, Gitex Dubai will feature a variety of multimedia products including cutting-edge projectors, touch-screens and digital videos for IT enthusiasts looking for the very latest advances for delivering presentations, or expanding IT capabilities, an official release states.

EPSON, a leading manufacturer of imaging technology products, will showcase multimedia projectors like EPSON EMP 800 and EMP 810, featuring the new colour reality technology. The new products offer true to life colours, bringing projected images into reality at the same time as offering vertical and horizontal keystone correction technology, which enables an image to be projected square-on, regardless of the angle of the projector.

Canon is set to participate at Gitex this year with new photo-video products. Among the selection is the first directly connectable photo card printer, a novel-sized mini-printer that allows the user to print pictures as soon as they are taken, directly from the digital camera. Canon will also feature its recently launched two new entry-level digital cameras as well as the Digital IXUS 300 camera.

Sharp will exhibit and launch its innovative line of technology on LCD and digital business equipment at the event. Featuring the fundamental tools of today's corporate environments such as LCD monitors, PC notebooks and LCD Data projectors, Sharp will introduce its latest advances like Ultralite notebooks that incorporate enhanced hardware and software, multifunctional facsimile, full colour digital copiers and inkjet printers.

Grandtec Electronic Corp. will offer visitors a new selection of multimedia products this year including the 'Grand e Guard' image capture card w/4 video input and remote surveillance.

AVTelco will showcase a diverse product range which includes digital videos and overhead projectors with presenters and video screens, digital interactive whiteboards, video conferencing and distance learning systems and solutions, multipoint conferencing systems and video gateways and remote access video surveillance over ISDN, LAN or WAN with cameras.

Pioneer Corporation, will display a new Plasma Display Panel in addition to existing product ranges. Pioneer, will introduce the 50" Panel at this year's show, which has an aspect ratio of 16:9 and has an UXGA compatible.

Samir Digital Technology (SDT), will showcase a broad range of printers, projectors and digital cameras from leading companies. It will also launch the CD inkjet printer Signature PRO, which offers 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution.

Sanyo will display a new range of LCD projectors, LCD monitors and digital cameras. Sanyo Electric will also present iDshot during the show, the world's first digital camera to use the new recording medium iD PHOTO (DSM-D730AC), a tiny magneto-optical disk with 730MB recording capacity.

In addition to the popular Volcano modems and 3D graphics accelerators, Viewcom Technology will introduce a new range of digital cameras to the Middle East market at Gitex in addition to a full series of add-on cards for PCs.

Kodak will offer visitors a chance to sample its latest products including the innovative Kodak mc3 pocket-sized portable multimedia device. It offers a reflective colour review screen making it ideal for travelling and outdoor use and is designed for single handed operation. Other features of the device include VGA resolution for still pictures, focus-free lens system, digital display to frame pictures, skip-less audio playback for MP3 files and upgradeable firmware.

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