New Products Ready To Make Their Debut At Macworld Conference & Expo

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 2, 2002 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets around the globe, announced today that Macworld Conference & Expo's exhibit floor will feature many new products for Mac users. Exhibitors will showcase software, hardware and services for creative professionals, educators, and consumers, most of which will be Mac OS X-compatible.

 

More than 300 companies will exhibit at Macworld Conference & Expo, which will take place January 7-11, 2002 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. Macworld Conference & Expo's exhibit floor will open on January 8.

Among the many exhibitors presenting new products are:

Connectix Corporation (booth 1707) will showcase the new Virtual PC for Mac, version 5.0, running on both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X, which lets Mac users run Windows applications, access PC networks, share files with PC-based colleagues and use PC-only Internet services

Creo (booth 2117), will introduce Six Degrees, a new product set to transform the desktop by allowing content creators, creative professionals, marketing professionals and digital file authors to quickly navigate through the clutter of the desktop in a powerful new way

Glass Bead Software (booth 3851) will showcase SnapTalk and SnapMail, easy-to-use, proprietary chat, messaging and communication tools that require no server, Internet connection or in-house support

Nemetschek North America (booth 2223) will demonstrate the new OS X-compatible VectorWorks 9.5, the best-selling CAD program on the Mac, which features a fully-compliant Aqua interface, improved virtual memory, protected memory and preemptive multitasking

NewTek (booth 3735) will introduce LightWave 3D version 7, a flexible software solution for 3D graphics and animation, optimized for the Velocity Engine, which can be used for television, film, games, print, web, industrial design, architecture, medical imaging, etc.

Pantone (booth 2229) will showcase its PANTONE COLORVISION Spyder product line for color control solutions, which allows users to specify color, calibrate their monitors, profile printers and confirm color accuracy at an affordable price

Roxio (booth 935) will demonstrate Toast with Jam, an audio tool that allows users to produce high-quality commercial CDs and demos, delivering CD and DVD burning power plus professional audio editing and mastering for the Mac

SMART Technologies, Inc. (booth 2423) will introduce SynchronEyes 2.0 for Macintosh, computer-lab instruction software that allows instructors to monitor and control up to 40 Macintosh workstations from a single computer

Softchaos (booth 2535) will present WorkStrip (for Mac OS 9 & X), which simplifies work processes for all users by previewing files instantly, tracking files and Internet activity and gathering them into meaningful groups, thus creating greater efficiency

Sony (booth 4051) will showcase its Handycam camcorders and Cyber-shot and Mavica digital still cameras, highlighting industry-leading designs and features

ThinkFree (booth 1547) will showcase ThinkFree Office, a Microsoft Office compatible suite of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation graphics applications, which uses Java technology to support a wide variety of operating systems and device platforms

Macworld Conference & Expo attendees can also network with their peers and obtain valuable education at a variety of informative conference sessions, special events and forums. This year's Macworld Conference & Expo/San Francisco will feature:

Opening Keynote: Presented by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, the opening keynote will take place on Monday, January 7, 2002 at 9 am. Due to the impact of new announcements from Apple, Steve Jobs' keynote was moved to one day earlier than previously scheduled.

Feature Presentation: Attendees can learn about the future of the Mac platform from industry leaders in this presentation, "This ain't your parents' Mac: The Present and Future of the Mac Platform." Moderated by Rick LePage, editor-in-chief of Macworld magazine, panelists of the feature presentation will include Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus, author/consultant; Henry Norr, technology columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; and David Pogue, author and "State of the Art" columnist, The New York Times.

Macworld/Power Tools Conferences: These new conferences present an opportunity for attendees to spend two full days immersed in training on the products they rely upon. Taught by industry experts, consultants, authors, product engineers and power users, these focused two-day conferences will offer in-depth training on Professional Photoshop, FileMaker Pro and Final Cut Pro.

Macworld/Pro Conference: Macworld/Pro is designed for the advanced Mac user or manager. Conference sessions offer a technical focus on networking and communications, professional publishing, digital video and filmmaking, Mac OS X, and best practices for the Mac manager.

Macworld/Users Conference: With more than 70 conference sessions presented by industry experts, users can develop their skills on the most popular Mac-related tools and learn more about small business applications, digital photography, desktop movies, education, music, science, creative applications, using legacy systems and Mac OS X.

Birds of a Feather Meetings (BOFs): Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with other like-minded Mac enthusiasts in an informal environment. Industry experts will facilitate interactive discussions among attendees to find answers to tough questions. All Macworld Conference & Expo attendees are invited to participate.

MacBeginnings: Held for the first time on the show floor at Macworld Conference & Expo/San Francisco, these educational sessions present tips, techniques and opinions for those just learning to use the Mac. All sessions will be taught by experts in the field and are open to all Macworld attendees. The Mac Show, hosted by Shawn King, will also broadcast live from the MacBeginnings stage.

Special Interest Areas: Attendees strolling this portion of the expo floor can interact with Mac developers showcasing products encompassing an array of categories including digital media, small business, sci-tech and education/assistive technology.

MacTech Central: This area will feature technical products relating to programming and development, Web development, network administrator tools and services, and other related products. MacTech Central is the hot spot for the Mac's technical and developer community.

Digital Art Gallery: Thirty-two digital "masterpieces" will be on display here, chosen by a respected panel of judges from the digital art community. Winning artwork is the result of a selection process that began with hundreds of entries from students, professionals and hobbyists.

To register or for more information on exhibiting opportunities at Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, please visit http://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 consumers 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 consumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these markets offer. For more information, please visit the Web site at http://www.macworldexpo.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces IT-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of IT-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, BioITWorld Conference & Expo and COMNET Conference & Expo, which features Enterprise Application Summit and ESPWorld. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 300 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

 

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