Panasonic Releases Toughbook Wireless Display

Panasonic has introduced the Toughbook Wireless Display, a durable, lightweight thin-client computing device designed to improve workforce automation, and field and customer service operations, for the telecommunications and cable industries. Weighing in at 2.6 lbs and equipped with a 10.4-inch LCD, the Toughbook Wireless Display has no local software applications. Instead, it wirelessly accesses applications […]

Opening Day Reactions

The show floor at Channel Partners opened Wednesday night to a large crowd of partners and more than 130 vendors. PHONE+ spoke to a few of the exhibitors about new products and programs as well as their support for the indirect channel and the exclusive industry event — the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Hear […]

Expo Boasts Winning Lineup

The Spring 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo kicked off its ninth year in winning form thanks to a lively keynote speech by Charles Barkley, sponsored by Voila IP; a general session that exposed attendees to the latest and greatest wireless devices; and an industry address from telecom veteran Dick Jalkut, president and CEO of […]

Whats NEXT?

Its been a terrific week here in Las Vegas, with lots of informative, and often entertaining, speeches, sessions and show floor discussions and demos. But all good things must end. This marks the final day for the TELECOM 05 exhibit floor, and the shows conference programs conclude tomorrow. While working on this current show and […]

Expo Hall Preview Party Showcases Whats Next

TELECOM 05 attendees got a two-hour sneak peek of whats next for the industry in Mondays Exhibit Hall Preview Party sponsored by Siemens and Starz Entertainment Group LLC. There is extraordinary energy and enthusiasm for the new technologies on display on the TELECOM 05 exhibit floor. We can see a clear sense of momentum for […]

Wiedenbach-Brown Introduces LumiCool Lighting Fixture

Wiedenbach-Brown Co. Inc. (Booth 1454), a lighting and electrical solutions distributor, along with SBC Communications Inc. and Hubbell Lighting, has developed the LumiCool Lighting Fixture that connects to the office HVAC system via flexible duct. Showcased by Wiedenbach-Brown, the LumiCool fixture increases light levels using one T8 lamp and has the ability to bring airflow […]

TELECOM 05 Expo Hall: The Future Is Now

The telecom industry is used to dealing with terms such as late next year and in trials and in the not-too-distant future. Brave new telecom worlds constantly are being imagined in boardrooms across the world. For the attendees of TELECOM 05, the future is finally now: Exhibitors are showcasing whats next in wireless convergence, content, […]

Exhibit Hall Teems with Energy

The show floor at CompTel/ASCENT Fall 2005 Convention & Expo is teeming with energy, as its 130-plus exhibitors promote both existing and new products and services. The fall show continues to grow, and it is a testament to the entrepreneurial nature of our members, says Earl W. Comstock, COMPTELs new president and CEO. Im impressed […]


The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) said today OSP EXPO will co-locate at next years GLOBALCOMM event in Chicago. GLOBALCOMM is TIAs branch-off of SUPERCOMM, of which this years show is the last. SUPERCOMM was a joint effort between the TIA and the United States Telecom Association (USTA). GLOBALCOMM is scheduled for June 5-8, 2006, at […]

New Connections

The Spring 2004 CompTel/ASCENT Alliance Conference & Expo in Anaheim, Calif., was reminiscent of the industry’s heyday, drawing more than 2,500 visitors and a sold-out expo hall. The first combined show of the newly merged association featured a keynote speech by FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin, various educational workshops, board elections, the return of the “big […]

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