Apple UK plans to turn out in force at BETT 2003, the exhibition for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Education that takes place at London’s Olympia from January 8-11.
BETT 2002 attracted over 360 exhibitors and more than 23,000 visitors from 65 countries. According to an
online message, Apple will focus on video-based software and hardware solutions for UK classrooms. The company says it will have one of the largest stands at the show. The stand will be divided into a presentation theater, which will feature a rolling program of demonstrations throughout the day, and an Apple product showcase. Products to be showcased include G4 iMacs, Xserves, as well as iDVD, iMovie, DVD Studio Pro, Final Cut Pro and QuickTime 6.
A cross-platform connectivity area will be designed to demonstrate how easy it is for Macs and Wintel systems to coexist on the same network. There’ll also be a section focusing on video streaming solutions for Local and Wide Area Networks.
Apple’s BETT stand will also be home to several Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs), who’ll be offering their experiences using Apple hardware and software solutions with both pupils and teachers. Apple, along with EMAP Education and Canon are also sponsors of “BETT Goes to the Movies,” in which organizations including Film Education and Ultralab will be producing a range of digital video content with groups of young people.
Visitors can chat with both participants and practitioners and see the DV production process in action. The finished movies will then be streamed using an Apple/Live Channel Webcast solution to the BETT food court.