September 22, 2009, 12:12 PM — Network World's DEMO conference always features a wide range of flashy new consumer and enterprise technologies and this fall's show is no exception. Products from DEMOfall '09 run the gamut, from cloud video surveillance technology to Web 2.0 patent databases to software that helps you scope out your dates for sketchy Internet activity. In this article, we’ll run through 13 of the new technologies generating the most buzz and highlight some of the innovations on display at the show.
Company: Third Iris Corp.
With IT video surveillance becoming increasingly more complex, Third Iris Corp. has developed the Video Intelligence-as-a-Service (VIAAS) system that outsources analysis to the Third Iris cloud. The company’s package includes video cameras that users can manage from a central Web site and that use "intelligent camera" software to provide analytics.
Company: Armorize Technologies, Inc.
Product: Armorize HackAlert
This software-as-a-service automatically scans Web Sites for injected malicious codes and links and also provides users with real-time alerts if their computers are visiting a site containing malware. According to DEMO, this product has had success in Asian markets in recent years and is coming to the U.S. for the first time this year.
This is a mobile application that allows you to check up on your potential date any place where they have a presence on the Web. So for instance, if you have their e-mail address or phone number and their e-mail address or phone number is linked to their Facebook and Twitter accounts you can check up on them to see if they are who they say they are or to find out if they have any sleazy interests. The slogan that the company is using for the app is (we’re not making this up): “Look up before you hook up.”
Product: HP SkyRoom
If you want to participate in a video conference from your office computer, you typically have to use a puny Web camera that provides low resolution and high jitter. The HP SkyRoom video conferencing service aims to change that by providing high-definition videoconferencing technology that HP says can support “up to four people using rich media content over standard business networks.” DEMO says that while the system shouldn’t be seen as a strict replacement for high-end conference room equipment, it does provide improvement for people working at individual stations who want to collaborate more easily on projects.