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    BETT 2013 - best bit of tech?

    I thought it might be worth a separate thread to see what people thought was the best bit of tech they saw at BETT this year.
    For me it was the Samsung SOTI tablet management software and the Lenovo Yoga tablet

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    For me it was the Samsung SOTI tablet management software and the Lenovo Yoga tablet
    You spelt "ICT-Direct's awesome DIY touch table" really weird.

    TBH, most of what I saw hardware-wise was more of the same old thing. Except that robo-horse... I've never seen one before. I should have taken a picture. [I keep forgetting my phone is a camera.]

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    Should have specified NEW tech but you are right, awesome use of old tech award certainly goes to ICT Direct

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    There was a company that began with a V. The stand was red and they did big displays.
    On their stand was a clear box you could see inside but it had some sort of see through active display in the front glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    You spelt "ICT-Direct's awesome DIY touch table" really weird.
    You're far far too kind!

    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Should have specified NEW tech but you are right, awesome use of old tech award certainly goes to ICT Direct
    Sssh you'll make my techie chap blush!

    We're glad you like it! We can't wait to get it finished and working fully.

    I thought the F1 simulator on the Dell stand was cool, and also the robots that er... 'did the robot' were awesome!

    I'm still waiting for a holodeck however...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    I'm still waiting for a holodeck however...
    Japan were working on touchable holograms, last I heard.




    I also heard the first thing they did [after testing, I assume] was to make some "adult" content...

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    Ooooooooo! I'm more excited about this than I possibly should be!

    Similar sort of tech to Project Touch too which is nice! I want a go!! [Not on the 'Adult' version obviously!]


    Le Edit: I clearly need help having just used more exclamation marks than I did sentences...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    Ooooooooo! I'm more excited about this than I possibly should be!
    Next ICT-Direct BETT show piece?

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Next ICT-Direct BETT show piece?

    Maybe not 2014... But who knows what 2015 may bring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    Maybe not 2014... But who knows what 2015 may bring?
    365 days?

    looked at various win 8 x86 (rt is imo a waste of space) liked hte lenovo one and fuji/samsung ones but while they were better (not2gb maxxed atoms) they cost 1/2 as much again as the atom asus i got friday which is fast enough now just debating htf to back it up and if i can be bothered putting my technet win8 enterprise on to test domaining them(and working out how to do that lol only way i can see is to use the ms usb tool and try running that to a micro sd card lol

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    3D Printers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by difinity View Post
    There was a company that began with a V. The stand was red and they did big displays.
    On their stand was a clear box you could see inside but it had some sort of see through active display in the front glass.

    Vestel - I did like the look of some of their screens

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    I was interested in what Dell, Samsung and Lightspeed were doing for MDM ... but I really loved the stuff happening on the Learning Together stand (Heppell.net / Netgear) with the Raspberry Pi ...

    I was also really impressed with a bit of software, as demonstrated on Friday night at the TeachMeet. Publisher ... naff for DTP but brilliant for creating clipart ;-)

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    SMART demo'd a new plugin they have, which allows iPads and any internet enabled device (so tablets, phones etc) to interact with a SMART Notebook. Works well obviously on an IW, but can also work without one. I was impressed by that - we already have all the kit as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdench View Post
    Vestel - I did like the look of some of their screens
    Vestel - They were a funny bunch, when I went to ask about the screens none of them spoke English and told us to come back when the English speaking account manager was on the stand, when we did go back and asked him prices he said 'we don’t sell to you, you have to go through a reseller' and left it at that!

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