CeBIT 2012 opens: photos

CeBIT 2012 opens: photos

Summary: Business-technology exhibition CeBIT 2012 kicked off today, bringing together a who's who of technology players. Many exhibitors appeared to be playing it safe, with booth babes absent from view. Instead, a few took BYO to heart, and brought their own trucks, caravans and bikes.

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    Forget surface tables; the folks at A1-Systems demonstrated multi-touch capabilities on a TV-sized device, enabling people to draw on their favourite soccer star in order to point out their foibles.

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    The NSW Government had a large display to showcase how it's using geospatial information. This model of George Street, Sydney, was loaded with sensors, and plugged in to a 3D graphics engine to allow users to virtually roam around the city. The sensors keep the model up to date.

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    The University of NSW is also working with the government on other projects using the technology. While it's still a work in progress, events such as bomb explosions can be simulated for disaster planning. Other work between the NSW Government and UNSW will eventually allow for sensors to create a dynamic, real-time 3D environment automatically, even during an environment-changing disaster, so that rescue teams will know what they're walking into, without even being there.

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Topics: CXO, Government, Government AU, Hardware, Servers

Michael Lee

About Michael Lee

A Sydney, Australia-based journalist, Michael Lee covers a gamut of news in the technology space including information security, state Government initiatives, and local startups.

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