Macworld Conference & Expo producer IDG World Expo promises that next week’s New York event “will be the largest ever,” occupying almost 100,000 net square feet of exhibit space at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Center. Almost 250 exhibitors are expected to attend the event, which will also feature dozens of new product announcements.
To help get attendees excited about next week’s event, IDG World Expo has profiled a few of the products expected to be shown off and announced at next week’s show, including: 21st Century Media’s cast:stream 1.5, an on-demand video and audio streaming technology; El Gato Software’s EyeTV, a digital video recorder that will allow Mac users to watch and record television shows on their computer. Extensis Inc.’s Porfolio Server for OS X, a digital photo and image sharing system designed for large, cross-platform workgroups. Matterform Media’s Spamfire Pro, an anti-spam utility; M-Audio’s Sonica, a USB audio upgrade that provides 24bit/96kHz audio with 5.1 surround sound capabilities. Pixologic’s Zbrush 1.5, a digital art creation program; Runtime Labs’ MacSQL Framework, an OS X dynamic shared library that integrates Applescript Studio, Cocoa applications and SQL databases; STEP inside design, a new publication for designers, illustrators and photographers; Stone Design’s new versions of StampInStone and Stone Studio applications.
Other events expected to attract interest from showgoers next week include Steve Jobs’ keynote presentation (scheduled for 9 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 17); David Pogue’s “Towards Mac OS XX” presentation, a retrospective on the history of Mac OS and a look at what the future has to hold; Final Cut Pro User Group Film Theater, a collection of films edited using Final Cut Pro;
MacCentral Mosaic, a charity effort to raise money for United Cerebral Palsy; Special Interest Areas; the Digital Art Gallery, and more.
Macworld Conference & Expo runs July 15-19, 2002 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.