Continuing the preview of Demo 2006, 12 hours before the opening demo, here are some of the other new or improved products from among the 68 that will be getting their first public viewing.
On the consumer side, Vizrea Snap allows users to automatically move pictures between your PC, camera phone, and the Web. Sharpcast's platform synchronizes media, such as photos, and email file across a variety of devices. You can take a picture on a camera phone and it instantaneously shows up on the Web and a PC, for example.
RawSugar is demoing a sharable directory service focused on human input.
The EQO Mobile Internet Phone Service lets Skype users make and take phone calls to and from their buddy lists on regular handsets. The EQO platform is extensible to other services.
Iotum is showing a platform that filters, ranks and prioritizes phone calls based on relevance. A 'Contextualizer' indexes and categorizes information (email, calendar, IM, business processes, etc.), providing specific context to a rules Processor, which determines call routing.
Sprout Systems is introducing an email management system for small businesses, with 10 or fewer employees. Spoutit Mailroom is a hosted service starting at $19 per month. The software sorts and prioritizes correspondence, suggests responses, tracks threads, and hotlists critical emails. The 10 person company is scattered around the US and in Prague. Three of the top executives in the startup moved from Southern California to Prague because the cost of living is 40 percent less. Beer is only 75 cents in Prague, Charles Jolly, one of the 27-year-old cofounders told me.
Nexidia's software applies algorithms for phonetic search that renders spoken word content (audio and video) searchable via a text query across 28 languages, according to the company.
Interprise Solutions is introducing a new version of its integrated ERP/CRM suite based on .Net technology.
NetworkStreaming is rolling out a specialized appliance--Support Desk--for managing remote support operations.
More to come from the event tomorrow and Wednesday. I'll be taking a closer look at some of the enterprise, security and consumer products mentioned and unmentioned....