MUMBAI: The BES Expo 2009 - 15th International Conference and Exhibition on Terrestrial and Satellite Broadcasting began in New Delhi on Monday.
The Expo will be held from 23 to 25 February at halls 12 and 12A, of Pragati Maidan expo centre.
Broadcast Engineering Society (India), the society of broadcast professionals organises this International Conference and Exhibition on Terrestrial and Satellite broadcasting every year. All the previous expos had a large participation of major broadcast equipment manufacturers and service providers.
Over 350 highly reputed organisations, service providers and major broadcast equipment manufacturers from all over the world are displaying their latest state-of-art technologies and services at the event. The event is approved by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, and is supported by Prasar Bharati, The Society of Broadcast Engineers,USA, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union and endorsed by International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers.
A range of international players are showcasing their products, facilities and services. On display are whole range of products like Amplifiers, Antenna Systems(Broadcast, FM and TV), Attenuators, Inductors, Antenna testers, Audio measuring and test equipments, Audio mixers, Audio processors, Automation systems and softwares, Broadcast equipments and softwares, Broadband access products, Cables and accessories, Channel automation systems, Compact and digital disc production systems, DTH Systems, DAB Systems, Digital Audio and Video recording systems, Digital storage,archival and retrieval systems, DVB-TTransmitters, Earth stations/systems, Fibre optic solutions/services, Filters and splitters, Frequency monitoring systems, FM Exciters, HD Radio, HDTV, Headphones, Microphones, Mixers, Network management systems, Radio data systems, Radio automation softwares, Scheduling softwares, Satellite receivers, Switchers, Transmitters (AM,FM,TV), Test and Measuring equipments,Virtual Studio, VSAT systems, Wireless systems.
The BES EXPO 2009 broadly focussed on the following :
· News Automation/Newsroom integration
· Video Streaming
· Satellite & Microwave
· Graphics & Animation
· Production/ Post Production equipments
· Test & measuring equipments
· MPEG2/MPEG4 Encoders
· Portable recorders
· Low cost radio broadcasting solutions
· Radio studio design
· Archiving and much more
The event was inaugrated by information and broadcasting Minister of State Anand Sharma on Monday. Guests of honour were I and B secretary Sushma Singh, Prasar Bharati CEO B S Lalli and DVB chairman Philip Laven.
The key note address was delivered by Ruxandra Obreja, Controller, Business Development, BBC & Chairperson, DRM.
In her keynote address Ruxandra Obreja said, " I suggest that digitisation is vital for the 21st century interdependent world. Against all this I propose a