Apple will focus on video-based software and hardware solutions for UK classrooms. It will present one of the largest stands at the show (E34 and F34). The stand will feature product demonstrations, presentations and seminars - all with a UK education slant. A timetable of Apple theatre events is available for download.
Apple plans to exhibit iMac G4s and Xserves, as well as iDVD, iMovie, DVD Studio Pro, Final Cut Pro and QuickTime. The company will also present a "cross-platform connectivity" area. This is intended to show educational buyers and IT teams how easily Macs can integrate into existing Windows-based networks.
The company has also invited senior education experts, known as Apple Distinguished Educators, to discuss the advantages of using the company's solutions.
Apple is sponsoring a 'BETT goes to the Movies’ feature at stand M82. Here, groups such as Film Education and Ultralab will produce digital-video content with help from groups of children. Visitors will be able to see first-hand how such projects work. Finished movies will be streamed using technologies from Apple, and Live Channel.
BETT takes place at London’s Olympia from January 8-9.