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Silicon Northwest
by Rick Smith (Tuesday evening, November 16, 1999)

Silicon Northwest was held in the Brasilia Ballroom at the Rio Pavilion Convention Center from 6 to 930 PM on Comdex Tuesday. There was a wide array of unique products demonstrated - I could have been there for hours and hours. See our coverage from the related event, PCXpress at PC Expo in New York.

The following sponsors were scheduled to exhibit at Silcon Northwest:

Acer America
Agfa
Appian Graphics
audiohighway.com
Aureal
Backweb
Caere
Conversa
DeepCanyon.com
Eastman Kodak
Ecrix
Elastic Networks
Epson America
eSoft
GoAmerica Communications
HP JetSend Division
IBM Hard Disk Drives
ImageX.com
Intel Connected Products
IOGEAR
Iomega
JSB/surfCONTROL
Key Tronic
LanguageWare.net
Laplink.com
License Online
LizardTech
LoisLaw.com
Linear Tape-Open Technology
NetZero
NETsilicon
Nikon
OfficeClick.com
Perfumania.com
Plextor
PowerQuest
Powerware
Reality Fusion
RuleSpace
Senada.com
Storactive
Thoughtstar
WeSync.com
Visio
Wild File
WizCom
Workfire.com
Worldstream
WRQ
XpertSite.com
Xybernaut


Reality Fusion Game Cam screen
Game Cam is a program that uses the output from a video camera and allows you to personally interact with several different games.

In the "basketball" game, the program reacts to your hand motion. When you "push" or "top" the animated "virtual" ball, it moves in response! Since hand controllers aren't used, the game is easier to learn than most. No complex key or button presses. As you begin to try the game, you get better and want to play more since the game is so engaging and addictive. This is a great, novel use of the videocam technology.


New SDK from Powerware
Powerware displayed their new SDK (software development kit) that allows developers integrate UPS utilization in their applications and drivers.


Xybernaut Mobile Assistant
David M. Schweppe, Vice President, Marketing, Xybernaut displays how the Mobile Assistant is worn.


Agfa CL30 Clik! camera
Agfa demonstrated this camera which uses an integrated Clik! drive to capture images instead of either floppy disks, flash memory cards or cable download. With as many times as I took a SmartMedia or CompactFlash card and inserted it into the battery operated Clik! Drive, I noted to Agfa that their new camera "cuts out the middleman" since the CL30 can store forty megabytes of images on $10 to $12 of media. A pocket full of these and you can shoot for the whole day!


Caere Omnipage version 10 box shot
Caere demonstrated the latest version of their OCR software. (Seems like only yesterday that Caere, Calera and Datacopy were fighting for market share.) Reviews OnLine will be reviewing this product in an upcoming issue.


Dick Tracy watch?
No, this high tech, voice enabled watch is from Conversa Technology. Read about the Conversa party on Comdex Wednesday at the Star Trek Experience.


RIM portable pager


Dual monitor technology


Unusual PC
No, this isn't some new high tech toilet, but a footstool that becomes a computer in your living room. Looks a lot better that a tower PC and the plethora of required cables.

More coverage of the Silicon Northwest event.

Copyright 1999 Rick Smith All rights reserved.

   
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