Macworld Opens with Major New Product Announcements ; Macworld Exhibitors, Including Digital Lifestyle Outfitters, Lenntek, Microsoft, NEC, Nova Media, Samsung and SMART Technologies, Expected to Unveil Latest Innovations at San Francisco’s Moscone Center
FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 10, 2008 – IDG World Expo today announced the opening of the much anticipated 2008 Macworld Conference & Expo®. During the event, which runs from January 14-18, 2008, at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, more than 450 companies — including more than 100 companies exhibiting at Macworld for the first time — will be showcasing the latest innovations for the Mac and iPod. Many of these exhibitors are expected to announce the public debut and general availability of their newest solutions. A comprehensive listing of many of these new products can be found at: http://www.macworldexpo.com .
Highlights of the many new products expected to be launched or featured at Macworld this year include:
Ciprico Inc. (Booth# W-4336): Ciprico will launch the MediaVault 5166 Solution for Mac OS X. Users will now be able to greatly enhance video production and content-creation projects with the ultimate in performance, flexibility and reliability.
Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (Booth# S-732): DLO announces the HomeDock Deluxe 3.0 with on-TV navigation for iPod. The revitalized graphical interface allows users to navigate and enjoy iPod content on their TV screen. The product now features high-definition component video output and digital audio for the ultimate home theater iPod experience.
DisplayLink (Booth# W-4238): DisplayLink is introducing its USB network display technology for Mac OS X that will allow Mac users to connect additional displays using USB. For users of Intel-based Mac mini, iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook and Mac Pro, this marks the first time they can expand their workspace with two or more displays using the easy “plug & display” of USB.
Gridlock, LLC (Booth# S-1338): Gridlock LLC is introducing “tooble,” new software that enables users to put any YouTube video onto their iPod, iPhone or Apple TV automatically. Tooble was developed by high school students from Cheshire Academy in Connecticut as part of a course for advanced computer science students. The Mac version of the software will be available for free at Gridlock’s booth.
IntelliScanner SOHO (Booth# S-437): IntelliScanner is launching IntelliScanner SOHO, a smart, portable barcode scanner that helps users organize every aspect of their small business. Simply scan the barcode to organize assets, inventory, media and more. IntelliScanner SOHO works with included software or third-party applications like FileMaker Pro, Bento, QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel and MYOB.
Lenntek Corporation (Booth# S-203): Lenntek Corporation will debut the 3(rd) generation of the Hookup- Lanyard, which wirelessly connects the iPod nano or iPod touch to a cell phone using caller ID enabled Bluetooth 2.0+EDR technology. Lenntek also plans to release a new xD860 iPod Docking station with WiFi streaming capability at Macworld.
Marketcircle Inc. (Booth# S-2538): Marketcircle will preview Daylite 3.7 with new connectors to FileMaker, LightSpeed and MoneyWorks, as well as Daylite Delivery, a powerful report collaboration and sender tool. Daylite is the only Mac-based productivity management application that helps Mac-based organizations of 1-to-50 people at every stage of the business cycle and takes advantage of Apple's Sync Services to bring Daylite contacts, appointments, tasks, and reminders to iPhone, iPod and many other popular mobile devices.
mDialog (Booth# W-4540): mDialog.com is a new online video platform that enables users to upload and deliver h.264 high-resolution video to the Mac, iPhone, iPod or Apple TV through its exclusive mLoader application, which encodes and uploads videos in a super-fast and super-easy way. mDialog includes features such as narrowcasting to invited audiences, broadcasting to the public at large and an innovative pay-per-download model to help filmmakers monetize their work.
Microsoft (Booth# S-1112): Microsoft is launching Office 2008 for Mac, the first Universal Office version created for both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs. Office 2008 has been redesigned to provide a simplified user experience that lets beginners or expert users easily create and share professional, compatible documents with their friends and co-workers on Macs and PCs.
NEC Display Solutions (Booth# S-2438): NEC is announcing the availability of the 30” MultiSync LCD3090WQXi wide-screen display, which delivers new, innovative technology for high-end workers in the medical, graphics, financial, pre-production film and broadcast industries.
NetXposure (Booth# S-432): NetXposure will be announcing Leopard compatibility in the 5(th) version of the company’s Digital Asset Management solution. The support of 64-bit Java in Leopard will enable Apple creative professionals with large media files to experience increased processing performance.
Nexsan (Booth# W-4138): Nexsan will be unveiling the SATABeast™ Xi storage solution for the Apple Xserve market. This high-performance plug-and-play solution extends and complements existing Xserve storage options. Nexsan SATABeast Xi comes with AutoMAID™ (Massive Array of Idle Disks), allowing it to conserve energy yet provide near-instantaneous access to data.
Nova Media (Booth# S-1338): Nova Media is announcing the release of Fone2Phone for Mac OS X. Fone2Phone is a sleek utility for new iPhone users that will copy data from an ordinary cell phone to a Mac in one streamlined operation, making iPhone migration much simpler.
reQall (Booth# S-1338): reQall allows people to record reminders or even short conversations and then be automatically reminded of them weeks, months or even years later. reQall deploys speech recognition software to transcribe audio data into text and then uses advanced search and retrieval tools to find specific information.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Booth# S-1237): Samsung is introducing XL30, the world’s first 30-inch LED backlit monitor. Designed for the most sensitive of color critical applications, the XL30 supports users that demand extremely accurate color temperature, linearly color tracking brightness uniformity and color reproduction.
SMART Technologies, Inc. (Booth# S-2508): SMART will unveil a new version of its popular Notebook™ collaborative learning software. Notebook software 10 will include more than thirty exciting new design and delivery features that will help teachers add even more interactivity and multimedia components to lessons they conduct on SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards and Mac computers. In addition, SMART will debut the latest version of the SMART Board 600i interactive whiteboard system designed for teachers who want the convenience of an integrated system, including a crisp image with reduced-shadows and easy install.
Stellar Information Systems Ltd (Booth# W-4629): Stellar is introducing a new Phoenix iPod Recovery System designed to recover music files, video files, podcasts, audiobooks and other inaccessible media from frozen or damaged equipment. The recovery system, which ensures that users will never again lose their beloved content, is compatible with all generations of the iPod.
For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.macworldexpo.com .
About Macworld Conference & Expo
Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo is the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event. Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for professionals involved in media and creative content development for corporate and home applications, as well as prosumers using the Mac at home. Macworld Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of Mac OS audiences in creative services, education, application development, entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments. Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and prosumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these markets offer. For more information or to register for the event, please visit the Web site at www.macworldexpo.com , or call (800) 645-EXPO. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Annie Rice McKnight at (508) 424-4839 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or email@example.com. For sponsorship opportunities contact Ellen Boland at (508) 988-7830, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Michelle Mohr at email@example.com, or 508-424-4855.
About IDG World Expo
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