Attending CommunicAsia 2011 in Singapore

CommunicAsia 2011

I went over to CommunicAsia 2011 this week for my annual visit to the trade exhibition.  The event is held at the Marine Bay Sands (MBS) this year for the first time, which I must concede is a much better venue than Singapore Expo in terms of its central location and far newer/better facilities – extending all the way to the washrooms. Due to some kind of byzantine arrangement however, BroadcastAsia is held a shuttle bus ride away over at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre instead of side-by-side. CommunicAsia 2011 ends tomorrow on the 23rd June.

Can’t believe I am saying this, but the food is also much better and priced lower than at Singapore Expo, a point that at least one of the exhibitors agreed with me about. Car park facilities at the MBS itself is pretty limited unfortunately. I managed to park in the normal car park on the first day, which cost just $6 (full day) with the purchase of a concessionary ticket. Carpark was closed when I dropped by to conduct an interview on the second day though, and opting for valet parking set me back by about $15 for 2.5 hours.

Anyway, below are some photos I snipped along the way.

CommunicAsia 2011 Opening Address
Opening Ceremony of imbX 2011 by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts. (Should have brought a tripod along for this shot)
CommunicAsia 2011 - Ruckus Wireless
Ruckus Wireless touting their insanely fast Wi-Fi Access Points. Reviewed their hardware on TechRepublic earlier this year - click on above image to read it.
CommunicAsia 2011 - Peplink
Peplink and their ISP load-balancing hardware. Have also reviewed their very easy-to-use hardware on - click on above image to read it. (Matt Mullenweg of WordPress fame uses their gear!)
CommunicAsia 2011 - EnGenius
EnGenius makes some pretty powerful Wi-Fi gear too, though their current line-up is more suited for very small offices or home users. They assured me that they will service my not-so-old EnGenius AP if I bring it down to their office
CommunicAsia 2011 - RIM
RIM showcasing its PlayBook running Need for Speed; TV is mirroring the PlayBook tablet in full HD via HDMI. And yes, I reviewed it on recently - Click on above image to read it.
CommunicAsia 2011 - Media Centre
A quiet space for working and recuperation!