New generation networks will connect people, contribute to more abundant lifestyles and open new business horizons. The year's show will introduce a variety of frontline network standards, including the DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), which is now closer to home than ever before with technological standards to link the NGN (Next Generation Network), high-speed PLC (Power Line Communication), audiovisual (AV) equipment and PCs with in-home LANs and information appliances.
HATS PLAZA (HATS CONFERENCE)
This year's HATS Conference exhibit will center on interoperability demonstrations using broadband services, SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) ,MPEG4, and fax in VoIP (voice over IP) services, LANs, network routers and PBX interconnection using SIP. The Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC) will also introduce its technology unification activities in Japan.
ACCESSIBILITY PLAZA (INFO-COMMUNICATION ACCESS COUNCIL)
This exhibit will include demonstrations of telephone equipment, mobile telephones and media-exchange services designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly and physically challenged, as well as an outline of the Council's overall activities. Speeches and other events will also be held on the stage in the exhibit area.
MOBILE COMPUTING PLAZA
－Nikkei Personal Computing Magazine Special 25th Anniversary Exhibit－
Support: Intel Corporation
Under the theme of "Tomorrow's Mobile Computing, this exhibit will feature a "Touch & Try Corner" and Net Cafe with exhibits centered on the newest mobile PC models Mobile PCs with wireless LAN connections will be placed at each seat in a Mobile Theater, where visitors will be able to view speech materials.
Information will be disseminated in sessions for people from PC beginners to heavy users of PCs.
DIGITAL CONTENTS BUSINESS PARK
To provide direct business opportunities to production companies in the digital contents field, this exhibit will feature presentations of digital contents sustaining corporate communications, as well as related technologies, products, equipment, services and know-how, targeting companies that use digital contents.
LIFE CONTENTS FRONTIER
Implemented as part of the International Contents Market Strengthening activities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
We stand on the threshold of a future in which people will live in comfort and security with a sense of purpose and rich sensibilities thanks to contents accessed via people- and lifestyle-friendly interfaces.
The new role of contents and the enormous potential they represent will be proposed through development activities by a variety of companies.
JAPAN INTERNATIONAL CONTENTS FESTIVAL 2008 (CoFesta 2008)
CEATEC JAPAN 2008 is an official event of CoFesta 2008.
CEATEC JAPAN 2008 kicks off a total of 18 official events and partner events under CoFesta 2008, making this the world's largest contents festival.