More than 56,000 industry visitors, delegates, conference speakers, media and exhibit staff from around the world attended CommunicAsia2011 and BroadcastAsia2011 last month, according to the organizer, Singapore Exhibition Services (SES).

“This year the strong line-up of companies on the show floors and distinguished speakers at the conferences and workshops reinforced the position of CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia as the premier Asian launch pad and networking ground for the international business market”, said Mr. Stephen Tan, SES Chief Executive, who is convinced that their endeavor to evolve the content, offerings and format of CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia was and is winning over exhibitors and visitors to participate in their shows every year.

Global innovations debuted at CommunicAsia2011

The significance of Nokia’s return to CommunicAsia after a decade-long absence was marked by the launch of their new N9 smartphone, as well as a showcase of the company’s latest suite of mobile devices and services.

Also making its debut was the Huawei MediaPad, the world’s first 7-inch IPS touch-screen tablet, which will run on Google’s Android 3.2 operating system.

Mobile application developers such as Nokia, Falcon Interactive, Myriad, Stream Media, VeriFone and Mobiquest made their presence felt at CommunicAsia2011, and companies such as NTT DoCoMo excited the crowd with their Augmented Reality mobile applications that allow two or more people to view the same virtual objects in real-time.

Over one hundred of the world’s satellite players such as AsiaSat, C2Sat, GE Sat, Intelsat and Tata Communications showcased their wares and services to keen visitors, and national ICT capabilities were showcased at 26 group pavilions.

Other exhibitor highlights included ST Electronics’ (Info-Comm Systems) oTTo-Go Telematics Service Hub and Smart Travel Information System which delivers real-time traffic information to drivers and vehicle owners; as well as Nokia Siemens Networks’ demonstration of LiquidRadio, a cloud-based base station architecture that enables operators to easily direct mobile broadband capacity where it is needed most.

Setting the stage for revolutionary displays at BroadcastAsia2011

The spotlight was on 3D, hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV) and DVB-T2. Visitors witnessed first-hand the latest solutions from companies such as AV8 Media, Dalet, Grass Valley, Harris, Harmonic, Media Village, Playbox, Polecam, Sony and more.

On the first day of BroadcastAsia2011, Pixel Power announced sales to both SingTel and Radio Television Malaysia (RTM). The company installed 10 LogoVision, a dedicated branding and graphics playout device designed for 24-hour operation in a transmission environment for SingTel’s IPTV service Mio TV, and supplied RTM with five high-specification Clarity 3000 units, including 3D, clips and audio capabilities.

Launches at the show also included AV8 Media’s lightweight and affordable Genus Hurricane Camera 3D rig for Stereoscopic 3D production; and Polecam which premiered two major additions to their product range with the Polecam Starter Pack rig and the GoalCam/StadiumCam compact sports OB support system.

At the inaugural Cinematography/Film/Production Zone, industry players such as BlackMagic Designs, Canon, Cine Equipment, The Media Village and Quantel showcased their latest inventions and technology upgrades in 3D, HD, motion/film production and post-production software that maximizes production efficiency without compromising on quality.

Advancing the industry’s shared future

More than 250 industry luminaries addressed pertinent issues and challenges affecting the broadcasting, media and ICT industries at the CommunicAsia2011 Summit, BroadcastAsia2011 International Conference and Creative Content Production Conference. These knowledge-sharing opportunities provided delegates with invaluable opportunities to network with industry experts and thought leaders from across Asia and the rest of the world.

“The success of the event is a direct outcome from the strength of our exhibitors, and the unparalleled quality of networking and discussions at the conferences and workshops,” said Mr. Stephen Tan. “We are pleased with this year’s event turnout and with the positive responses it generated,and are looking forward to planning for the next editions.”