NOVEMBER 10, 2008 By Stephen Hardy -- The Fiber Optic Expo, Japan's most prominent optical communications event, will continue to expand its focus on Next Generation Network (NGN) technology. The event, which will be held at the Tokyo Big Site January 21-23, 2009, will include a variety of optically related exhibit "zones" as well as an area devoted to wireless access network technology.
The event, which organizer Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. touts as the largest of its kind in Asia, is expected to draw 15,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors to its conference program and exhibit floor. The show attracts exhibitors and attendees from around the world. The number of Western, Chinese, and Korean firms that have used the event to stake a place in the Japanese market or attract business to their home countries has grown steadily over the last several years.
As in the past, the exhibit floor will feature several "zones" that will group similar product displays and demonstrations to make attendance more efficient. New this year will be an "Optical Premises Network Solution Zone," which will focus on the use of optical technology to reduce heat dissipation and power requirements in data centers, offices. and factories.
Other optical communications zones will include:
- The Optical Interconnection Zone, which will include the optical surface mounting technologies, equipment, components, and materials necessary for high-speed optical transmission.
- The Fiber Optic Cabling & Construction Zone, which will comprise the components, materials, and equipment necessary for cabling inside buildings and houses. A special conference on this topic will be held in the exhibition hall. The free seminars will summarize the latest technology for installing fiber optics in existing housing complexes, apartments, and commercial buildings using actual examples.
- The FTTH Zone will include equipment, parts, materials, and PON systems related to FTTH.
- The Connector Zone will feature connectors for fiber-optic communication, such as the SC connector, FC connector, MU connector, etc.
A brand new area will expand the show's coverage of NGN technologies. "Wireless Access Network 2009" will focus on the technologies that enable the convergence of fiber-optic and wireless communication. The area will feature such technologies as WiMAX, Wi-Fi, MIMO, ZigBee, and Ultra-Wideband(UWB).
For more information on Fiber Optic Expo 2009, visit here.