SDN Journal Authors: Liz McMillan, TJ Randall, David Paquette, Hollis Tibbetts, Lori MacVittie

News Feed Item

Enabling Technologies for a Smart Nation Stole the Limelight at CommunicAsia2014, EnterpriseIT2014 and BroadcastAsia2014

Singapore, June 20, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - CommunicAsia2014, EnterpriseIT2014 and BroadcastAsia2014 Asia's most established ICT, broadcast and digital multimedia trade events took attendees on a revolutionary journey with the most hi-tech technologies that will power the future in a smarter and more connected living environment, while also providing a glimpse into the latest state-of-the-art solutions in digital entertainment.

The more than 50,000 attendees at the four-day event at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, set the stage for meaningful interaction with the world's leading ICT and broadcasting companies as well as technology upstarts. They also experienced the newest technology launches and heard the latest business announcements from nearly 2,000 exhibitors from more than 50 countries/regions across the world. The shows' three conferences drew more than 1,300 attendees, with industry luminaries sharing with delegates their views on hot and trending topics.

"We are extremely pleased with the buzz this year's shows have generated. By bringing together industry leaders in connected services and digital entertainment, we were able to offer our attendees a truly immersive experience to enable them to adopt the most relevant and effective technological choices for their businesses. The end-to-end spectrum at CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia showcased government frameworks, technological breakthroughs and commercial applications, all under one roof. This is what attracts our conference speakers and delegates, exhibitors, visitors and press to our shows every year," says Mr. Stephen Tan, Chief Executive of show organiser, Singapore Exhibition Services.

- Smart Technologies, Internet of Things and Mobile Services Topped CommunicAsia2014 and EnterpriseIT2014

Visitors were excited to try out the smart home security systems, smart bed, smart T-shirt and smart plates and forks that were powered by RFID, sensors and the Internet of Things. Mobile payments solutions from companies like Nexperts, Poket and Unitronic demonstrated innovations in mobile wallets payment. A wearable fitness tracker from Oaxis, a home mobile diagnostic kit from BioSenze and a remote child speech pathology solution from NICTA also made a splash, generating several business enquiries for the companies.

CommunicAsia2014 and EnterpriseIT2014 provided a launch platform for several other exciting new products including Huawei's thinnest flagship Ascend P7 smartphone and RugGear's rugged smartphones, Mariner Pro RG100 and iSafe Innovation 2 for use in harsh environments.

"CommunicAsia is a fantastic place for us to meet key players in the region and show the full range of innovations that service providers and consumers expect from Technicolor. We put a strong emphasis on middleware, Wi-Fi, smart life solutions, 4K Ultra HD, that can greatly enhance the home experience for the viewer by delivering value-added services. We also showcased new applications built on our Qeo open source solution for connecting a multitude of devices to the Internet of Things; a future that is unfolding for the consumer today," said Mr. Michel Rahier, President Connected Home, Technicolor.

Mr. Steve Christian, Vice President Marketing, Verimatrix who has been exhibiting at the shows for more than five years said, "CommunicAsia is the best option as a regional hub for us to reach out to customers and partners across APAC. It enables us to execute three of our business objectives most efficiently: customer deployments, partner relationships and new products showcase. We are very pleased with the number of meetings we had."

Other leading companies in the CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT showcase included Airwatch, Dell, Ericsson, GlobeCast, Huawei, Irdeto, Panasonic Toughbook, Sennheiser Electronic Asia, SingTel Satellite, ST Electronics, Tata Communications, Tektronix, Toshiba and more.

The Myanmar Connect event received an encouraging response from visitors interested in learning more about investing in the country's newly-opened telecoms sector from Myanmar's ICT flagship company RedLink Communications as well as Singapore legal eagle Rajah & Tann's Myanmar practice experts.

- New Business Deals and Solutions in the Satellite Industry

On the back of several recent industry developments, Asia's largest gathering of more than 160 satellite players at CommunicAsia2014 made significant announcements and led the industry discussion. NovelSat's new NS3-based enhanced and secure satellite transmission solutions, Thaicom's inflight Wi-Fi deal with NOK Air, and Eutelsat's partnership with Singapore's ST Teleport's earth station to provide a new gateway that brings faster and more scalable connections for data, maritime, media and entertainment sectors - are some of the key developments that unfolded at CommunicAsia2014.

Commenting on the show, Mr. Deepak Mathur, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Asia-Pacific & Middle East, SES said, "We have exhibited at CommunicAsia for more than a decade, and it has remained a fixture for SES because it brings together our customers and partners from across the region in a single location. CommunicAsia gives us the opportunity to do what we do best - that is to grow with our customers by listening to them and addressing their specific needs with the power of satellite communications."

"CommunicAsia is a fabulous trade show that has all the products and services I need under one roof. It enables to keep up with the trending technologies and connects me with the industry," said Mr. Henry Pang, Vice President of Information Technology, Star Cruise Pte Ltd, Singapore.

"CommunicAsia has been the top ICT trade show which I always make the effort to attend. Over the years, the show has matured with more exhibitors and product/service categories. I have also seen more SMEs which is a very good sign as that means I will have more choices to source from. CommunicAsia is a must-attend event for me," said Mr. Mashrique Ismail, CEO, Netshoppe Sdn Bhd, Malaysia.

- 4K Ultra HD and OTT Highlights at BroadcastAsia2014

Coinciding with the world's most viewed sporting event, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, BroadcastAsia2014 showcased the latest and best in 4K/UltraHD content acquisition, production and delivery; multi-platform screening; social TV; immersive TV experiences; cloud broadcasting; new business models for Pay OTT; and much more.

Grass Valley demonstrated the industry's first prototype three-sensor LDK 4K camera with 4B lens mount for capturing live sport in 4K; taking production to the next level, RED Digital Cinema, featured its highly anticipated technology in 5K and even 6K; and Conax showcased its entry-level OTT Access solution and Conax Go Live solution for live streaming of TV content to mobile devices.

Other industry leaders that made their mark at BroadcastAsia2014 included Blackmagic Design, Canon, EVS, GoPro, Panasonic, RED Digital Cinema, Sony and more.

"The past four days have been a great opportunity for Sony to talk to existing and potential customers, and show them our latest 4K and HD solutions for broadcasters and content creators. We look forward to future editions of BroadcastAsia, and believe that it can only get more exciting from here!" said Mr. Chris Grey, General Manager, Broadcast & Content Creation Solutions, Sony Professional Asia Pacific.

"BroadcastAsia is a comprehensive show showcasing up-to-date technologies. This is a great platform to source for products. The show is well-represented with a good variety of international brands from around the world. I will definitely recommend others to visit the show, and will be back again next year," said Atty. Gerik Caesare A. Paderanga, President / General Manager - Cebu North, Cebu Cable, Philippines.

- Panel Discussions and Case Studies Lead Industry Discussions

The three conferences, CommunicAsia2014 Summit, BroadcastAsia2014 International Conference and the Creative Content Production Conference highlighted the most pertinent trends and challenges faced by the ICT and digital media sectors.

With a large number of case studies and panel discussions, delegates at the conferences took away actionable insights to help them adopt the latest technologies and improve efficiencies to stay profitable as consumer demands evolve.

The Visionary Address opened to a packed audience of delegates eager to hear the latest trends in social media from Twitter. "Asia will lead the next exciting growth phase for social media that will transform our lives, businesses and societies. CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia play key roles to drive this change by bringing leaders from the tech, mobile and broadcast industries together to embrace the power of social media, discuss breakthrough ideas and collaborate on next-generation technologies," said Ms. Aliza Knox, Managing Director, Online Sales, Twitter Asia Pacific and visionary keynote speaker at CommunicAsia2014 Summit.

CommunicAsia2014 Summit's tracks on Big Data Analytics, BYOD/CYOD, Mobile Banking, Payments and Wallets were a key attraction, while OTT Content Strategies, Cloud Broadcasting and Second Screen tracks saw increased attention at the BroadcastAsia2014 International Conference. The Creative Content Production Conference sessions on understanding Asian viewers' current demands, trans-media strategies, case studies on popular film locations and recent 4K film projects received wide appreciation.

CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia will return to Marina Bay Sands Singapore from 2 - 5 June 2015.

You may download event photos from this link:

About Singapore Exhibition Services (SES)

Set up in 1976, Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) has established itself as one of the most innovative and respected exhibition and conference organisers in Asia. A pioneer in the Singapore exhibition industry, SES events have served as important platforms for companies aiming to forge new business contacts in Asia. With a portfolio of international tradeshows already serving the Communications, Engineering, Machinery and Lifestyle industries, SES continues to develop new events to meet market needs. SES events consistently attract a high level of overseas participation with foreign exhibitors accounting for almost 80 per cent of the show floor. SES is a member of Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, a global network with over 50 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sesallworld.com.

Source: CommunicAsia

June Seah / Patricia Yee
Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: +65 6233 6621 / +65 6233 6637
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

Copyright 2014 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved.

More Stories By ACN Newswire

Copyright 2008 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of ACN Newswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of ACN Newswire. ACN Newswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@CloudExpo Stories
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential M2M Brand by Onalytica in the ‘Machine to Machine: Top 100 Influencers and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed the online debate on M2M by looking at over 85,000 tweets to provide the most influential individuals and brands that drive the discussion. According to Onalytica the "analysis showed a very engaged community with a lot of interactive tweets. The M2M discussion seems to be more fragmented and driven by some of the major brands present in the...
Traditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run Big Data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing ...
The Quantified Economy represents the total global addressable market (TAM) for IoT that, according to a recent IDC report, will grow to an unprecedented $1.3 trillion by 2019. With this the third wave of the Internet-global proliferation of connected devices, appliances and sensors is poised to take off in 2016. In his session at @ThingsExpo, David McLauchlan, CEO and co-founder of Buddy Platform, discussed how the ability to access and analyze the massive volume of streaming data from millio...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pulzze Systems will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Pulzze Systems, Inc. provides infrastructure products for the Internet of Things to enable any connected device and system to carry out matched operations without programming. For more information, visit http://www.pulzzesystems.com.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interface Masters Technologies, a leader in Network Visibility and Uptime Solutions, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and high speed networking markets. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Eth...
Successful digital transformation requires new organizational competencies and capabilities. Research tells us that the biggest impediment to successful transformation is human; consequently, the biggest enabler is a properly skilled and empowered workforce. In the digital age, new individual and collective competencies are required. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bob Newhouse, CEO and founder of Agilitiv, will draw together recent research and lessons learned from emerging and established ...
Enterprise IT has been in the era of Hybrid Cloud for some time now. But it seems most conversations about Hybrid are focused on integrating AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google ECM into existing on-premises systems. Where is all the Private Cloud? What do technology providers need to do to make their offerings more compelling? How should enterprise IT executives and buyers define their focus, needs, and roadmap, and communicate that clearly to the providers?
As software becomes more and more complex, we, as software developers, have been splitting up our code into smaller and smaller components. This is also true for the environment in which we run our code: going from bare metal, to VMs to the modern-day Cloud Native world of containers, schedulers and microservices. While we have figured out how to run containerized applications in the cloud using schedulers, we've yet to come up with a good solution to bridge the gap between getting your conta...
One of biggest questions about Big Data is “How do we harness all that information for business use quickly and effectively?” Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or spatial technology is about more than making maps, but adding critical context and meaning to data of all types, coming from all different channels – even sensors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, William (Bill) Meehan, director of utility solutions for Esri, will take a closer look at the current state of spatial technology and ar...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Streamlyzer will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Streamlyzer is a powerful analytics for video streaming service that enables video streaming providers to monitor and analyze QoE (Quality-of-Experience) from end-user devices in real time.
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
Cloud based infrastructure deployment is becoming more and more appealing to customers, from Fortune 500 companies to SMEs due to its pay-as-you-go model. Enterprise storage vendors are able to reach out to these customers by integrating in cloud based deployments; this needs adaptability and interoperability of the products confirming to cloud standards such as OpenStack, CloudStack, or Azure. As compared to off the shelf commodity storage, enterprise storages by its reliability, high-availabil...
The IoT industry is now at a crossroads, between the fast-paced innovation of technologies and the pending mass adoption by global enterprises. The complexity of combining rapidly evolving technologies and the need to establish practices for market acceleration pose a strong challenge to global enterprises as well as IoT vendors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Clark Smith, senior product manager for Numerex, will discuss how Numerex, as an experienced, established IoT provider, has embraced a ...
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
So you think you are a DevOps warrior, huh? Put your money (not really, it’s free) where your metrics are and prove it by taking The Ultimate DevOps Geek Quiz Challenge, sponsored by DevOps Summit. Battle through the set of tough questions created by industry thought leaders to earn your bragging rights and win some cool prizes.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftNet Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftNet Solutions specializes in Enterprise Solutions for Hadoop and Big Data. It offers customers the most open, robust, and value-conscious portfolio of solutions, services, and tools for the shortest route to success with Big Data. The unique differentiator is the ability to architect and ...
“Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CloudBerry Backup is a leading cross-platform cloud backup and disaster recovery solution integrated with major public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
In the next forty months – just over three years – businesses will undergo extraordinary changes. The exponential growth of digitization and machine learning will see a step function change in how businesses create value, satisfy customers, and outperform their competition. In the next forty months companies will take the actions that will see them get to the next level of the game called Capitalism. Or they won’t – game over. The winners of today and tomorrow think differently, follow different...