Apple’s iPod will be leading the products launch line-up at MacExpo.

A total of 70 new products will be launched at the London show by companies including Epson, Hermstedt, IBM, LaCie, Alta Technology and Formac.

MacExpo runs from November 22 to 24 at the Business Design Centre, in Islington. The show will be the first opportunity for UK consumers to buy Apple’s "revolutionary" MP3 player, the iPod – which holds up to 1,000 songs in the 6.5-ounce pocket size device.

LaCie is launching the first external combination-DVD FireWire drive, the DVDRW. This combines the functionality of DVD-R, DVD-RW and CD-RW drives. The company will also unveil its Photon18Blue flat-panel monitor, and its next-generation PocketDrive hard disks.

Epson is showcasing a range of new colour proofers: the Colour Proofer 10000, 10000CF and 5500, while IBM is launching its voice-recognition app, ViaVoice, for Mac OS X.

Hermstedt will be focusing on cross-platform connectivity, at MacExpo, launching new versions of its LeoShare and Webshuttle products. Webshuttle provides Internet access, email, fax, IP file-transfer and remote access all in one. LeoShare is Hermstedt’s cross-platform file-transfer networking solution.

Alta Technology - distributor for Griffin Technology - will be showcasing three products from Griffin: the PowerWave USB Audio Adaptor, the PowerMate Universal Audio Controller and the vSync Video Adaptor.

Finally, Formac is launching its new Gallery 1740, a flat-panel display that uses the latest TFT flat-screen LCD technology.