Lucent and JOS are providing Systimax structured cabling for all communication at NetAsia '96. The cabling will provide voice and data communications for all exhibitors as well as high-speed communications for the Internet collaborative showcase. Lucent was formerly part of AT&T and JOS is its local distributor. Mike Kebelbeck, managing director of Global Private Systems at Lucent, said: 'This is the first time that a structured cabling system has been used in a live demonstration at any trade show in Hong Kong.' With Systimax, individual exhibitors do not have to arrange their own telephone and fax lines. They can connect whatever communications equipment they have to the Systimax backbone and use it immediately. The high speed capabilities of Systimax let exhibitors access the Internet and use video conferencing. Peter Cheng Shun-leung, senior manager at JOS, said: 'Systimax structured cabling system not only makes life easier for exhibitors, but more importantly makes organising events much less complicated. 'With the entire communications infrastructure being installed by one contractor in a structured and organised framework, the time usually required to set up and dismantle an event's communications systems is greatly reduced.' Systimax will install 2,500 metres of Category 5 unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cabling to hook up the exhibitors. There are 43 data ports with RJ45 connectors. Up until now, exhibitors would have each arranged for the installation of their own cabling and connections. With Systimax, JOS will be able to install all of the wiring in about six hours. The Internet Collaborative Showcase at NetAsia '96 is a display of a cross-platform, secured, multimedia intranet. The conference will broadcast regularly updated images of the exhibition on the Internet, letting anyone, anywhere see what is happening in Hong Kong. The broadcast will also include real-time audio transmission of all seminars on the Internet at: http://www . netasia96.com. Visitors to the show will be able to try video-conferencing at one of four special kiosks making use of Systimax video transmission abilities. JOS is installing 25-pair UTP cable running at 100MHz to support video-conferencing. With networking communications from more than 30 vendors on display at NetAsia, this will be an excellent trial of Systimax. Hactl recently chose Systimax for all voice, data and video communications for its new air cargo terminal at Chek Lap Kok.