The spring 2002 MacFest season got underway yesterday, as the touring Mac roadshow hit picturesque Cambridge. Show organizers estimated a turnout of around 500 eager East Anglians for the day.

Exhibitors at the show included Apple, HP, Canon, Macworld, Fujifilm, Hermstedt, QMS, Cancom, AM Micro, Tally, RealViz, Guildsoft, Iomega, Palm, MRC, MacUnlimited, Duraweld, Symantec, Kensington, Channel Dynamics, Swissonic, and the PC Book Shop. Quark was also in attendance, offering a XPress 5.0 seminar.

iMac frenzy Apple showed off its complete range of Macs – and the undoubted star of the show was its flat-panel iMac, which drew a consistent crowd of admirers. Apple also demoed many of its software solutions – such as pro video-editor Final Cut Pro 3 – as part of the seminar programme.

Hermstedt is using MacFest to plug its WebShuttle DSL USB broadband modem, and Keyspan (at AM Micro’s stand) showed off its forthcoming RF Remote presentations-based remote keyboard/mouse – as well as revealing plans for Bluetooth wireless products in the near future.

Next week, MacFest moves to Manchester (Tuesday 30 April) and then London (Thursday 2 May). Show organizers say that around a thousand people have pre-registered for the Manchester event, and over 1,600 for the closing London show. Admission is free.

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