- Video Conferencing
- Media Technology
On 9 May 2008 and on their own premises, DEKOM (formerly ViDOFON) hosted their first open day - the DEKOM (formerly ViDOFON) Company Exhibition 2008.
With the theme of “Strategic Corporate Communication”, the event allowed four well-known video conferencing manufacturers - Sony, LifeSize, Cisco (Tandberg) and Polycom - to demonstrate to the invited guests how the new quality in video conferencing can enhance and improve business communication. This opportunity to gather all of the manufacturers at one table and compare them directly is unprecedented, and was welcomed by many participants. Every manufacturer had a one hour time slot to extensively present their products and solutions.
In between, the guests could help themselves as often as they liked from an excellent buffet.
With business concluded, and everyone full up with information and good food, the fun could begin. After the presentations, all of the participants were taken to the Port of Hamburg, which was celebrating its 819th anniversary and looking its most resplendent with countless ships of all types. A barge specially hired for the occasion allowed the company exhibition participants to escape the general throng at the largest port festival in the world. The boat tour offered a panoramic view in glorious sunshine of the starting parade in the Port of Hamburg anniversary celebrations.
The evening was spent at a cocktail reception and Asian meal at the East Hotel restaurant. The grand finale to this unique day was a raffle in which participants could win a Mac Airbook (sponsored by LifeSize) as first prize, a Sony video conferencing system (sponsored by Sony) as second prize, and a Sharp 42” screen (sponsored by Cisco (Tandberg)) as third prize. None of the guests left empty handed, however, as every participant received a Polycom Soundstation as a free trial.
Before everyone disappeared to their DEKOM (formerly ViDOFON) sponsored rooms at the East Hotel or to enjoy the (in)famous Hamburg nightlife, the evening was brought to a relaxed close in the warm spring air on the hotel terrace.
A few opinions:
“... my wife and I enjoyed the event very much. You really made us feel at ease!” Jürgen Jankowski, Leibniz Universität Hannover
“I found the demonstrations/presentations highly informative, and the fact that four companies were able and willing to present their products in this setting was, in a word, fantastic. The ability to talk with the companies about the products directly after the presentation and later on was also excellent. The information exchange was rounded off by the opportunity to find out about other guests’ current conferencing systems and plans.” Carsten Rudebusch, Lufthansa Flight Training
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