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.
A New Stage of Connecting People
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.
A New Stage of Connecting Technologies
CEATEC JAPAN 2008 will emphasize the importance of electronic components and devices as sustainers of rapidly advancing revolutionary technologies, as well as the cutting-edge technologies and products that create new industries and markets.
A New Stage of Connecting to the Next Generation
A Special Exhibit, Be Ready for the DTV Transition, will be opened to feed and respond to growing excitement around the full-scale shift to digital TV broadcasting in Japan in 2011. The Green IT Pavilion (tentative name) will be a new addition to CEATEC JAPAN designed as an activity to connect to the next generation of environmental technologies. In addition to corporate exhibits, this pavilion will present its own environment-related awards and present prizes to outstanding university graduation theses with environmental themes. The Juniors & Kids Electronics Workshop (Saturday, October 4) will be held again this year as an opportunity for children and their parents to experience the wonders of electronics and foster new technological talents for future generations. This year's program will be expanded to allow more juniors to have fun discovering monodzukuri. Also on the last day of the show, The All Japan Robot-Sumo Tournament will be held by the National Association of Principals of Technical Senior High Schools to support the development of tomorrow's IT professionals. The Cross-Sector Interchange Pavilion will connect students with companies by encouraging interchange between industry and university research institutions.