Companies presenting are listed below. The winner was Shopping Assistant from Motorola. I would have awarded the prize to WiseDV - see below.
|Mobivox||Not differentiated enough from other VoIPs|
|Motorola||In-store handheld advertising.|
I envisage lots of implementation issues here, but Motorola's brand name will most probably mean this will become a familiar feature of shopping in the future.
|GPSit||A sturdy GPS tracking device that can be bolted onto the bottom of a vehicle (for example) and tracked for many days.||Not blowing me away with innovation here|
|Novatel Wireless||Global tri-band HSDPA/UMTS and quad band EDGE/GPRS modem stick with 4Gb data storage.|
Not sure I'm doing it justice here....
|Looked darned useful.|
|Your Truman Show||Err, YouTube with a little more social pixie dust, I think.||Nice UI, but didn't see much evidence of pixie though.|
|Truphone||Wi-fi VoIP - similar to a former client of mine, Barablu.|
The Presenter was Tom Carter, co-founder of BridgePort Networks (MobileVoIP + FMC) who presented last year at GadgetFest.
|There's much more to this than meet the eye. I'd like to know more please!|
|Pulse~link||First room-to-room distribution of multiple HDTV streams and multimedia content over both coax and wireless connections simultaneously||As one of the judges said, "I think I'll buy another DVD player instead".|
The Pulse~link presenter was flummoxed.
|WiseDV||Handheld device that gives the attendee at sports stadiums, arenas and concert halls more angles, more views, replay, stats to enhance the viewing experience.||The winner, IMHO.|