Leading Mac developers are gearing-up to introduce new products at Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco.
Salling Software will preview the new version of its Salling Clicker utility, which will be compatible with Sony Ericsson smartphones. The product is expected to ship in February. Demonstrations will take place on Wednesday and Thursday.
MacSoft will be showing an early version of Epic Games’ Unreal Tournament 2004. According to the company, "UT04 takes gladiator combat to a new level with the addition of land and air vehicles, an arsenal of new weaponry, daunting new arenas, epic battlefields and the challenge of the Assault and Onslaught game types."
Gefen will demonstrate two new HDTV connectivity solutions designed to streamline operations by linking one HD display or projector to up to four HDTV sources. The HD display can function as a computer display, video player or television.
The BookEndz 15-inch Docking Station for the new Apple 15-inch PowerBook will be on display. It will replicate all of the connectors and ports from both sides of the 15-inch PowerBook, and routes the connectors through to the back of the dock.
EazyDraw will unveil EazyDraw 1.5 the new version of its vector-based drawing application for creating technical drawings, illustrations, or Web graphics on OS X. This latest version is fully Panther-compatible with new features including performance enhancements and a revamped user interface.
Iogear will showcase BOSS (Broadband Office Storage Server), a network server appliance that combines networking, secure Internet access and data storage in a single unit.
NetTeam Consulting (Enterprise Pavilion) will introduce the NetTeam Server – a workflow, business process and collaboration environment for enterprise-class and SME applications.
EZQuest will introduce two dual-format DVD-/DVD+ external FireWire drives. The Boa 8x writes to DVD+R and DVD-R media at 8x; DVD+RW and DVD-RW at 4x; CD-R at 24x; and CD-RW at 10x speeds; it reads DVDs at 12x and CDs at 40x speeds.
Now Software will showcase Now Up-to-Date and Contact (NUDC) 4.5.1 for the Mac, the newest version of its cross-platform calendar and contact manager. NUDC 4.5.1 features support for Panther and stability enhancements.
Pantone will showcase the new Pantone ColorVantage family of inkjet products, including inks, papers and specially developed profiles.
Realviz will introduce the latest version of Stitcher – an application that enables the creation of high-quality panoramas for Web, film, print and 3D.
Toon Boom Technologies will be offering a preview of Toon Boom Studio 2.5. The update – expected in the Spring – will include several new features, such as sound scrubbing in the Timeline, the ability to draw in Sceneplanning and support for scanning.
RadTech will announce the PodSleevz – a protective sleeve for 3G iPods.