A telephone that allows you not only to talk to people around the world but see them will be one of the exhibits in the multimedia pavilion at the expo. The talked-about telephone is from exhibitor Interpak and its Syncray Videophone SV 5000 Pro. The Interpak is a full-colour, motion videophone that is intended to make local and international voice video and data communication available to everyone. Buyers can walk into a store and take it home with them, plug it into a regular telephone line and dial. Other companies showing off their wares include Mediatech, Winfull International, R & B Computer Systems, Media-Go, Ever Media, Davis Multi-Media and Shriro. Mediatech displays software that brings video broadcasting to the network. This is done with the help of IP/TV, or Internet Protocol television - which carries video broadcasts for the Internet and intranets. By making use of the IP/Multicast protocol, real-time or pre-recorded video and audio can be multicast over an existing IP-based data network. Video broadcasting using IP/TV is a practical and efficient solution for distributing video to a large number of network users, according to Mediatech. IP/TV works on 10 Mbps Ethernet, switched Ethernet, TCP/IP and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) lines. It uses a scalable bit rate, and it can be easily configured for a variety of network speeds. The software product is standards-based and 'codec independent'. It works with any video for Windows or ActiveMovie-compatible codec, such as MPEG, Indeo, Vxtreme or H.261. Applications include employee training, lecture broadcast, slidecast, distance learning, corporate communications, TV networking and video news distribution. Winfull will be showing off a new product, the DuKANE data/video projector, which is said to be suitable for all kinds of presentation-related events. The DuKANE Image Pro8020 is a super bright portable data/video projector with intelligent enlargement features, SVGA 800x600 resolution, compressed XGA, super bright 500 ansi lumens, and a new digital pixel compression system (DPS) - all weighing in at 6.5 kilograms. R & B Computer Systems will also display a range of projectors. The firm will showcase the Philips ProScreen 4600 multimedia projector with LIMESCO technology. The Philips LIMESCO (line memory scan converter) has full automatic multiscan data input handling capabilities, and VGA resolution of up to 1280 x 1024 without data loss. It comes with line doubling technique for perfect video performance. Media-Go, another exhibitor, specialises in system design and programming, supply and integration, as well as maintenance for video conferencing and multimedia presentation systems. The firm has extended its business coverage to provide a full range of consultation services to help clients in furnishing their offices with sophisticated but user-friendly video-conferencing systems, multimedia presentation systems, central control systems and lighting control systems. Ever Media will demonstrate an economical remote monitoring system with alarm reporting and verification capability. Called the RealCam 5000, it works with a Web camera server. RealCam captures images from a video camera and makes them available on the Internet or via intranets. Users can even dial direct into the Web server via an ordinary phone to access images. The size of a small diary, RealCam can be easily set up as a remote monitoring system so that users can view real-time scenes from almost anywhere with Internet access or a phone connection. Davis Multi-Media will demonstrate the DAVIS Powerscreen, a rear projection system with a screen designed specially for digital display technology. Measuring 152 cms, the Powerscreen is designed to produce images under high ambient light conditions. Features include multimedia functions such as computer, video and television inputs, picture-in-picture with TV reception, satellite access, surround sound, and Internet and video conferencing. Distributor Shriro will be showing off Epson's new LCD projector compatible with networking systems. The Epson EMP-7000 multimedia LCD projector comes with 1024 x 768 standard resolution and is said to project 'precise images of the most minute information'. In addition, Epson's proprietary AlrR technology supports 1280 x 1024 resolution for distortion-free images of even complex CAD/CAM graphics. The EMP-7000 is the first portable LCD projector that is compatible with advanced networking systems. It is A4 size, weighs 6.59 kg and uses a 150W projection lamp that lasts for 2,000 hours. It has an all-purpose mouse that activates special software so that whole presentation sections can be underlined or set in bold.