PhotoWorld-Dubai 2012 preview
In our final pre-show PhotoWorld-Dubai preview, we have an exclusive summary of all the exhibitors attending the three-day event – being held from 25-27 April in Hall 8 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
More details on each exhibitor's products and services will be contained within the full Show Catalogue, available at the event itself. Meanwhile, check out our previous 2012 exhibitor previews in the March and April issues (18 and 19) of Photo News Middle East – just click on the 'Archive' tab at the top of this page for more…
Exhibitors at PhotoWorld-Dubai 2012
Stand No.: D31
With the latest innovations in 360° technology today, 3D-VIZ.com AG is able to offer a complete solution well beyond a functional and workflow friendly turntable. It produces unique solutions that work on all levels including the software, the hardware and the output. Its 12 years of experience have revealed many insights and strategies, proven to work in high end photography. AT360 is made by photographers for photographers.
Phase One is the world's leader in open-platform based medium format camera systems and solutions. Phase One medium format cameras, digital backs and lenses are designed to deliver superior quality image capture and investment value. Phase One's Capture One and Media Pro software helps streamline capture and post-production processes for both medium format and DSLR cameras. Phase One products are known for their quality, flexibility and speed enabling pro photographers shooting in a wide range of formats to achieve their creative visions without compromise.
Phase One is employee-owned with headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and multiple offices worldwide.
AAA Imaging Solutions
Stand No.: C31
AAA Imaging Solutions is the world's largest refurbishing company for photographic printing equipment, with over 1,000 pieces of Noritsu and Fuji machines sold in 2011. AAA Imaging also sells its own brand new minilab, the Serengeti, manufactured by Noritsu in Japan. AAA also distributes a large variety of photo kiosks, wide format inkjet printers and supplies. At Photoworld AAA Imaging will be showing a Noritsu minilab, Kodak instant photo kiosks and a Canvas Wrap Printing Starter Kit. The kit will include an HP 130nr 24" wide inkjet printer, a full set of inks and a package of "You Frame" canvas stretcher bars to make 20 Gallery wrap frames. This will be offered at a special show price of US $ 990.00.
Al Awazi Studio
Stand No.: B51
Established in 1982 Al Awazi Studio has been a leader in photography for the last 10 years, and has outstanding experience in the fields of lighting and accessories, with the world's best brands.
Its product line in UAE is: HENSEL-Germany; JINBEI-China; QIHE-China; and ProAm cranes-USA.
Al Maree Trading
Stand No.: A20
Based in Dubai, Al Maree is a leading supplier of photographic equipment and reconditioned minilabs in the Middle East and Africa. Al Maree has gained a reputation for keeping their customers at the cutting edge. This ability to keep customers up to date with the latest in technology has seen them gain even more market share in the photography business. At the same, the company has developed a large, long-term customer network which provides a solid foundation for its development. The company produces the best quality photographic equipment.
Accessories and spare parts: Al Maree has a well catalogued list of used and new spares for minilabs and equipment. Gears, rollers, springs, lenses, paper magazines, replenisher & circulation pumps, motors etc are available for all popular minilab models. All regularly needed accessories and consumables, like splicing tape, twin check label, chemical filters, negative leaders, film pickers, lamps etc, are available at the most competent prices.
Albums: The company offers a wide range of wedding albums in different models/designs and sizes for all events. It also has album machines to produce your own albums.
Dye-sublimation printers (DNP): The Japanese DS-RX1 dye sublimation printer, one of DNP's compact, high speed, high capacity models, can print glossy and matt finish from the same media. The cost effective printer does not sacrifice functionality or quality. The DS-RX1 offers you new business opportunities! Instant photo printers are designed for a variety of operations. DNP Fotolusio printers can be used in any place including social/event photography and used in professional studios and at home.
Electronics repair: Trained engineers can conduct chip-level repairs of CPU boards, lasers, AOMs, PM drives, power supplies and other electronics for all Noritsu and Fuji Machines.
Professional studio equipment & backgrounds: Are you a serious hobbyist or studio professional? …You are at the right place. One visit and you will find all the gear for setting up your own studio! The Fototech brand is a professional manufacturing enterprise. It mainly works on OEM production for different overseas well-known brands including studio flashes, stands, reflector umbrellas, soft boxes, photo tables and related studio equipment.
Stand No.: A61
Alton LLC (General Trading), which was established in 1999, has operating offices in China, the UAE and in the Middle East region. It is the most active company in importing studio equipment and photography facilities, providing the best support and after sales services in Iran and the Middle East. The company acts as an agent for Sony Gulf FZE, dealing with batteries. It also deals with items including wheel rings. The company's vision is to become one of the top suppliers in the Middle East and beyond, with a mission to provide high quality products that combine performance with value pricing while establishing a successful relationship with its customers.
Stand No.: B71
Since its establishment in 1988 in Dubai UAE, Apollo Advertising LLC Signage & Exhibitions' commitment to high quality standards has won the confidence and recognition of many clients in the field of design, project management, production and execution. Apollo's expertise covers a wide range of environmental graphics design, signage development, exhibition stands, displays design and production. Over the years, the company has built a strong team of dedicated staff and great facilities. Apollo Advertising LLC's "one stop shop" reflects a seamless workflow from sophisticated design capabilities, attention to design and production details, and integrated facilities to well oriented project management with all effort accorded to satisfy customer requirements. Apollo Advertising's business culture has been built upon high quality standards, fair dealing and forward thinking. The company takes pride in delivering each project from conceptualization, production & installation to ensure each project is characterized by its own unique identity. The company's continued growth with its valued clients over the years is a reflection of its good understanding of its clients' needs.
Stand No.: B71
AVCS Systems India
Stand No.: D40
AVCS Systems India is a leading solutions provider for the video and imaging Industry. AVCS develops solutions that assure innovative excellence, unique user-friendliness, value, and support to customers. AVCS aims to not only meet, but exceed the expectations of customers by offering solutions that adhere to the highest levels of quality through continuous innovation. AVCS first tries to understand the basic and core requirements of what customers exactly need and to this end it has developed: Maxima (Automatic Album Designing Solution with FaceFilter works in Adobe Photoshop CS); UltraFX series (Ready made Projects for TGV Canopus Edius ver); DVD copy protection software 'VideoLock'; and other useful software based tools & functions. In addition to software, AVCS develops, imports and provides solutions for video shooting equipment including 'GoldenEye' Jib Cranes (up to 35ft Pan/Tilt/Dutch jerk free control). Now a day's photography, videography, output is most important to your customer, so AVCS has started an Institute, AVCS ACADEMY, to train people for photography, lighting, camera handling, video editing, and VFX in a sophisticated way, with hands-on practice.
Benro (Grand Stores)
Stand No.: A31
Originally founded in 1996 as a cooperative tripod manufacturer, Benro developed and began marketing its own brand name - Benro Professional Tripods and Heads in 2002. By continuously investing in advanced tooling and precision machining in concert with a highly trained design/engineering team, Benro has spared little effort in developing and refining the product line. As a result of the commitment to quality and performance, Benro has become one of the best known and best-selling brands worldwide. By gathering input from photographers worldwide, Benro has been able to engineer photographic products for working professionals. Benro's products are designed and built to meet or exceed the needs and demands of professional photographers worldwide.
Stand No.: C61
ChromaLuxe is the world's leading manufacturer of sublimatable high definition photo panels. The technology behind the coating provides exceptional detail and quality that is extremely durable and will last a lifetime. ChromaLuxe photo panels are available in HD metal, classic wood, and a stylish alternative table top photo panels. Its HD metal is available in four finishes: gloss white, matte white, gloss clear, and matte clear. Create a dramatic and vibrant image using ChromaLuxe photo panels!
Diamond Line FZE
Stand No.: A11
Digital photobooks with panorama prints, is the latest fashion in showing photo albums. Pictures are mounted, back to back, and take thickness and stiffness from the patented "easysheet", producing a real bound book with every page that lays perfectly flat for an unmatched vision of professionalism. The LILLO book binding machine is the latest all-in-one binding equipment designed by Industries Unibind – Italy and developed to make digital wedding albums up to size 35 x 42 cm. This provides creasing, aligning, hot press, cold press, guillotine, and all inclusive know how of Photostory experience! Photostory launched this system eight years ago, as the first of its kind. Today it is the leader in this business for quality, service, reliability, and hand-crafted Italian covers. You can get all of this with very convenient prices. Easy to use, fast, safe, reliable and affordable, Lillo's binding machines offers a big opportunity to make more profits with low costs and high sale values. For finishing your digital book it offers the beautiful covers collection: Officina Libris, Enrico Covero and Linea MB. 'Join us at diamond line - you won't regret it!'
Stand No.: B70
In a world that calls for a global culture, everyone is striving for the preservation of their identity and culture. This underlies the belief of East-Coast Photographers: to stress the importance of the photo in representing the culture and the arts of people as well as of regions. It is the group's desire to contribute to the enhancement of culture and identity, with art reflecting its importance on both the national and international level. Consisting of a highly talented group from Fujairah, Dibba, Kalba and Khorfakkan, all share one common thing which is the love of the camera device. The group's message: develop and enhance the capabilities and the skills of future talents. Its goals are: to establish a talented team in the East-Coast; to attract and embrace beginners, as well as ask for support from professional photographers; to introduce and define the underlying history of photograph art and its future development; to organise periodical exhibitions, contests, and workshops as well as lectures; to document and translate heritage to more aesthetic aspects; too exchange experience and skills in this field.
Emirates Photography Competition
Stand No.: C71
The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority organizes the Emirates Photography Competition (EPC) under the patronage of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP). EPC is aimed at promoting photographic art in the United Arab Emirates through encouraging and attracting a large number of photographers to participate, as well as nurturing young talents and supporting established professional through workshops, master classes, forums, individual and collective galleries inside and outside the country. Since its conception, the Competition has not saved an effort to acquire and publish artistic works of photographers. Being one of the renowned professional events in the Middle East, EPC invites outstanding works from different styles, schools and sizes whether synthetic, panoramic, negative and positive slides, digital, modern technical artistic processing, or images of different sizes. However, participating works must respect performance value and standards of photographic art as well as the rules of FIAP. In each annual session, EPC will have a Main Theme that will encourage photographers to explore fresh new depths. There are also four additional themes which vary from year to year. Believing in the inclusive nature of art and its timeless ability to unite interest and creations of human being everywhere as well as the potential of an image to open the door for more interaction and communication among peoples, participation are open for all photographers from around the world.
Fuji (Grand Stores)
Stand no.: A21
Since its founding in 1934 as a photographic film manufacturer, Fujifilm has expanded to become an innovative leader in a variety of business fields. Having celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2009, Fujifilm is known as the world's largest photographic and imaging company that introduce futuristic ground-breaking technologies in digital imaging. Fujifilm is also innovating in medicine, highly functional materials, and many other high-tech areas. From microscopy to outer space, Fujifilm keeps seeking better solutions. Through research and development, Fujifilm refine the core technologies, which is applied to products that improve the quality of our lives. Operating more than 223 subsidiary companies for research, manufacture and distribution of products with manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and the USA, Fujifilm products are sold in over 200 countries internationally. A leading distributor and retailer based in the UAE for past three decades – Grand Stores is the distributor of FUJIFILM and several world renowned brands in imaging, technology, photography accessories, IT and consumables. Headquartered in Dubai with investments across the region, Grand Stores currently operates 33 showrooms in the UAE alone.
Stand No.: B31
Gemma is a leading Italian producer of wedding albums present since 60 years on the market. We create elegant and refined albums. We design and realize every single albums inside the company. We have our own laboratory for professional photo printing for digital albums. We offer our clients only 3 patents for digital album. We have 20 years working with the Prince Egon con Furstenberg fashion designer. We are pleased to present to the PhotoWorld Dubai 2012 to preview the new collection. We want to establish relationships with photographers in the Middle East with the help of our local distributor AET GROUP based in Dubai where the photographers will have their point of reference. I'll see you at our stand B31.
General Enterprises Company (GECO)
Stand No.: C41
Sakar International Inc. is a 30-year old consumer electronics manufacturer, with a mission to deliver great products at affordable prices. Over the years Sakar has grown to become a leader in technology trends, with showrooms and distribution worldwide. Sakar has evolved alongside technology – from selling camera lenses for SLR cameras, to being the number one supplier of digital cameras to the mass retail channel. The company prides itself on its diverse range of products. Sakar's product portfolio includes Vivitar, Nerf, Hello Kitty, Dummies, Crayola, Batman, iConcepts, Leap Frog, Shriek The Third, etc.
GLG Distribution Spagna SL
Stand No.: C45
GLG Album is a brand which makes high level photographic albums using the best materials and leathers. Its factory is in Italy and its style and design are typical of 'Made in Italy' goods. GLG Album presents, in Photoworld Dubai, its new collection, created with a new fashion stylist. GLG Album products include: photographic albums and accessories, and covers for digital albums and photobooks.
Gulf Color Film Labs
Stand No.: B35
Gulf Color Film Lab is a leading provider of professional photographic, TV, cine equipment & accessories in the United Arab Emirates. Its showroom is located in Sharjah & Diera, Dubai. Dedicated to helping you with all your lighting and digital imaging needs, its staff have a wealth of experience in the various fields that make up our industry.
Its client base includes professional studios & photographers, amateurs, rental studios, several large studio for cars, furniture and interior photography, media users plus other major organisations in the UAE and Gulf region. Gulf Color Film Lab are UAE distributors and suppliers of the following: Broncolor; Visatec; Elinchrom Swiss studio flash lighting; Kobold weather and rain proof HMI and florescent lighting; Chimera USA soft boxes; Foba studio supports and accessories; Bacht top railing systems; FTL cine/TV/stage lighting; SMDV Radio triggers; Won canvas & muslin backgrounds; Colorama paper backgrounds; Innovotronix battery packs; Virtual backgrounds; Speedlighting prokits ;Virtual Background; Cinecity study cams; E-Image; Wakko tripods and GCFL-roof tracking systems ; plus canvas background, camera jibs with 360 degree rotation and studio props The sales team have many years of experience in this photographic industry GCFL has an experienced team of service technicians, dedicated to returning your equipment to full working order in the shortest possible time using only manufacturer's parts. Since it's founding in 1975, GCFL has accumulated many years of experience in the field of photography, garnering a prestigious reputation among photographers, professional and hobbyists alike.
Heliozid Océ Emirates
Stand No.: B20
Heliozid Océ is a 35 year old company that exclusively represents Felix Schoeller in the Middle East. Felix Schoeller, from Germany, is one of the largest paper manufacturers in the world, supplying to all the major brands globally. Heliozid has paper conversion factories in Ajman and Saudi Arabia, where jumbo reels are converted into market acceptable sizes. The product range of Heliozid comprises: photographic papers, digital imaging papers, back-lit films, canvas, synthetic media and technical specialty papers. Heliozid Océ also has a strong and long-standing partnership with Océ and now with Canon. It provides end-to-end solutions with large format printing for outdoor advertising and graphic arts as well as the architecture / engineering / construction industry. It also provides printing solutions for narrow format printing segments in the production and office environments. Heliozid Océ has its network across the region. In the UAE it has offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ajman.
HiTi Digital Inc
Stand No.: A71
HiTi Digital, Inc., a professional manufacturer and supplier of digital photo products and services, is well known for high-quality and innovative technology. Founded in February 2001, known by the name of Hi-Touch Imaging Technologies, Inc., it has been highly praised for quality digital photo printers of ultra performance, stability and compact design. Its expertise, strong technology and commitment to R&D also led to new business in security card and digital image products. At the end of 2007, Hi-Touch announced its new name as HiTi Digital, Inc. with its aim to expand its ambitions to the global marketplace and accomplish its pursuit of excellence. In order to bring customers product varieties with its strong capabilities of dye diffusion thermal transfer technology, HiTi has realigned its product strategy by utilizing capacity and print speed as references and divides HiTi photo printers into 1/3/5/7 series to provide the best solution for everyone. Furthermore, HiTi continues to focus on its core competence in the field of dye-sublimation-based photo and security card products along with the launch of newer, more advanced and comprehensive hard copy formats systems as well as soft copy photo viewing devices. These include various advanced digital photo viewing, storing and sharing devices and technologies and provide customers with the best digital photo printing solutions and satisfaction.
Hong Kong Yong Nuo Photographic Equipment Co. Ltd.
Stand No.: B55
Yong Nuo is mainly engaged in product development, manufacturing and retailing for professional photographic equipment. The business was started 10 years ago and now offers high-quality photographic equipment to its customers. It is very active in product development; and its engineers have considerable knowledge in photographic equipment manufacture. Yongnuo is pursuing greater professionalism, modernization and internationalization. Its management concept is 'customer first, reputation first and service first'. These have earned the company an outstanding reputation in China's mainland market. Yong Nuo, as a professional photographic equipment manufacture in China, wants to please and to satisfy its customer all the time. It's the motivation for it to keep developing its company in order to reach the top level of photographic equipment companies worldwide.
Image and Pictures Co.
Stand No.: B21
Image and pictures's work with the photo imaging industry is based on our skills strategy for photo imaging, developed following extensive consultation with industry. Image and pictures has produced a photo imaging sector profile, drawing on all the information and intelligence gathered from our research and industry consultations. A major workforce survey then took place in 2004 which informed both our photo imaging sector profile and the updating of our strategy. We have produced an action plan to set out what we will do to deliver the recommendations of the strategy – this is summarised in our core offer to the photo imaging industry.
Integral Memory International FZCO
Stand No.: C10
Integral have offered memory solutions for over 20 years. Backed by leading component manufacturers you can be assured of quality products at competitive prices. These include: Memory Cards which are perfect for digital cameras, mobile phones and the latest tablet PCs; DRAM server, desktop, laptop and printer upgrades with a lifetime warranty; Secure USB Flash Drives with AES 256-bit Encryption (Integral Crypto Drives have FIPS 140-2, FIPS 197 and CCTM (CESG) certifications); USB Flash Drives, with a choice of a wide range of Integral USBs with a storage capacity of up to 128GB; Solid State Drives (SSD) including the latest range of SSD hardware, perfect for upgrading a net book, laptop or desktop PC/Mac. The Integral Hard Drive Copy Station is ideal for cloning a HDD or SSD.
Intuit Technology LLC
Stand No.: B15
INTUIT Technology is a value-added distribution company focused on enterprise-class storage for SMB, retail distribution products and healthcare IT solutions. Distribution brands include: Iomega, Rimage, Drobo, 3Gen, Mach Data, Roxio, Sonnet, Studio Networks, Apple. The company not only distributes the products, it also builds solutions around them, by contrast with typical distribution houses.
INTUIT builds solutions around Wacom & Cintiq that caters to the art and design industry, education, petroleum, manufacturing, banking, security, hotel and many more. Wacom Technology is the world's leading pen tablet manufacturer and is best known for its Penabled brand of patented cordless and battery-free pen technology. Wacom pen tablets are now owned by millions of photographers, designers, artists, and other computer users worldwide. Wacom Technology Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wacom Co., Ltd. in Japan and is headquartered in Vancouver, WA.
JANOR HITECH HK Co., Ltd
Stand No.: C15
JANOR HITECH (HK) CO. LIMITED is a professional company specialising in the repair ,exchange and sales of minilab laser units. It has a research centre in Hong Kong, and manufacture and repair facilities in China. The company provides complete minilabs and excellent after-sales services, including sales and repairs of digital minilabs, exchange and repair of laser units for Noritsu Qss and Fuji Frontiers minilabs, as well as AOM repair, repairs of circuit boards, minilab installations, operator's training and more. Its technical experts are from Japan, China and Hong Kong. Its key operators have rich repair experience in both traditional minilabs and the latest laser equipment, all of them had been working as senior engineers in Noritsu or Fuji for over 15 years. They provide timely, reliable services for many high-end customers. JANOR's minilab service network has provided high-quality laser unit repair and replacement services for hundreds of Noritsu and Fuji users globally since 2005.
Stand No.: D30
AxelColor products benefits from the long experience of Mr. Roberto Sanna in the photographic chemicals industry. Twenty five years ago this young inventor pioneered the photo chemicals business in Italy, serving the local market when he established his first small factory.
Twelve years ago, AxelColor established a new modern factory near the metropolitan city Milan, and reorganized the business to expand activities world-wide. The company is now active in all fields of chemicals for photography, graphic arts and X-ray processes, while the Minilabs division handles spare-parts, accessories, photo papers and used Minilabs. In the current complicated market situation, wwhile similar factories are shutting-down, by contrast AxelColor is growing in the international market. This success is thanks to the policy of continually developing new, advanced formulas to make handling and mixing easier for users – for example, introducing single-part solutions and cartridge type packages. ''Everybody thinks that European products are always expensive! But, in fact we offer the most competitive product in the world, even comparing with those from fare-east, without sacrificing the international quality standard," says the president Mr. Roberto Sanna. Currently, Axelcolor offers chemicals for all makes of Minilabs, but, the company's most successful products are the ready-to-use cartridges, such as: CP48, CP49E, D-Box, D-Film. In addition, the company produces for major international brands and opens for all kinds of OEM contracts. "Our bosses are our customers. We well understand their needs, thus our products reflects market demand, quality-wise and price-wise", adds Mr. Mick Minassian, Regional Export Manager for AxelColor.
Lexar (Grand Stores)
Stand No.: A31
The Lexar brand has long been synonymous with reliable, high-performance products, which is reflected in the award-winning memory products and USB flash drives sold under the Lexar name. Lexar has more than 10 years experience in the memory industry. The strong retail, direct online, and OEM presence makes Lexar brand a global player in every major customer channel, including value-added resellers, system builders, and e-commerce. Over the years Lexar has built a name synonymous with quality, innovation, and customer service. The Lexar brand is marketed through Lexar Media, Inc., a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc. Micron is one of the largest DRAM and NAND manufacturers worldwide. This relationship allows Lexar to offer the customers top-tier products, industry-leading technology, and Micron's more than 35 years of experience. Grand Stores is the distributor of Lexar products in the UAE.
M K Trading Co. LLC
Stand No.: B41
Established in 1973, M. K. Trading are leading photo accessories distributors and well known destination for lovers of photographic equipment in Dubai. The company represents various international brands and has a wide distribution network. M.K. are the authorised distributor for: Sigma, Metz, Sandisk, Phottix, Delsey, Slik, Vanguard, Sekonic, Joby Grillapod, Hoya, Kenko, Visico, Easycover, Lenspen, etc.
Magic Trading Co. LLC
Stand No.: D50
Since 1989, Magic Trading Co. has been a pioneer in supplying promotional items and specialty products. Supplies machinery and consumables for full color picture quality printing on many products like: mugs, T-shirts, caps, ceramics, aluminum, stone, keychains, badges, puzzles, pillows, mouse pads, candles, and many other products. It supplies the heat transfer machines, printers, ink, paper, and printables. The company can provide the training and support needed to start your printing business - full details are on its website.
Nikon (Grand Stores)
Stand No.: A31
Nikon is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance. The unique strength of the Nikon brand is attributable to the company's unwavering commitment to quality, performance, technology and innovation. Nikon manufactures, markets and distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, Nikkor optics, Nikon 1 and Coolpix digital cameras, Speedlights and system accessories.
A leading distributor and retailer based in the UAE for past three decades – Grand Stores is the distributor of Nikon and several world renowned brands in imaging, technology, photography accessories, IT and consumables. Headquartered in Dubai with investments across the region, Grand Stores currently operates 33 showrooms in the UAE alone.
Ning Bo Suncy Electric Appliance Co. Ltd.
Stand No.: C21
Ningbo Suncy Electric Appliance Co., Ltd was established in 2000 with the MENIK brand image. It is a professional manufacturer specialising in studio flash, LED video lighting, power pack equipment, light stands, softboxes and so on. The company is located in Yuyao, Ningbo, which is the most developed city and the largest international transport port in China. This area has convenient transportation, is only 110km away from Hangzhou, and 175km from Shanghai. With a 6000sqm standard workshop and more than 100 professional employees the company has a full set of production machines, such as punching machines, injection machines, circuit placement machines, assembly lines, testing machines and technical R&D teams etc. It has developed the leading digital LCD and touch LCD control studio flash and wireless controllers for flash. With its exact and stable circuit design, and new fashioned surface design, it is very popular among photographers around the world. The company also has design patents for its inventions. It has CE, PSE, ROHS certifications, extensive sales to the USA, Germany, the UK, France, India, Japan, Korea and Brazil, throughout the five continents, and about 10 developed countries. At present the company has one of the most complete product lines and the most advanced R&D techniques in the Chinese photographic equipment industry.
On One Software
Stand No.: A10
OnOne Software has created a suite of software designed to save time when retouching digital photographic images. Acting as plug-ins for Photoshop CS 4/5, Photoshop Elements 9/10, Aperture and Lightroom, each program is now completely stand-alone as well. Perfect Resize is the industry standard interpolation software for enlarging images. Perfect Portrait enhances and corrects portraits. Perfect Mask produces amazing cut-outs enabling users to replace backgrounds on complex images. Perfect Effects is a range of amazing effects and PhotoFrame provides thousands of edges and textures. FocalPoint offers Canon and Nikon lenses for adjusting the depth of field. Perfect Layers is the 'glue' that fits the whole Suite together in stand-alone or Lightroom and Aperture mode. All these programs will be demonstrated live at PhotoWorld for the first time by Bob and Andy Campbell. In addition you can buy them at the show for amazingly low prices!
Stand No.: C60
Permajet produce their own brand of Fine Art Inkjet Media that is used by photographers all around the world. The extensive range provides around 26 different paper types, all with unique textures and weights and in addition five types of canvas for digital photographers.
PermaJet's micorpourous coatings are applied using the most adanced multimedia technology in the world. This coating technology has rapidly expanded to meet the growing demand and needs of both photo and digital image specialists. For the last 10 years, PermaJet has been at the forefront of Inkjet paper, holding a massive market share. The company is committed to pushing the boundaries of digital media into uncharted territory. Its range is exported to over 25 countries worldwide, where it enjoys a reputation among an array of high end users including professional photogrpahers, art galleries, print artists and amateurs, providing a superior product that compliments and enhances their output.
Precedence Infotech, LLC
Stand No.: D41
Precedence Infotech LLC was established to satisfy the needs and exceed the expectations of the printing, imaging and the communications market with integrity and by providing the best products & support services that meet the most demanding requirements. The company provides a wide range of products and services in the field of printing and imaging solutions, including: inkjet printers, large format printers, laser printers and related consumables and media. In addition, the company also deals with scanners, projectors and speciality print media which are used for applications in high end digital printing, proofing, photographic reproductions, and fine art printing among others. Precedence specializes in delivering solutions based on the industry's best and most reliable products together with installation, technical support, maintenance and training. The company represents: EPSON for its complete range of printers, multifunction printers, scanners, projectors and disc producers; Hahnemuhle and Tecco for the speciality print media EFFI software RIP solutions to meet the requirements for proofing, prepress, production, fine art, photography and graphic design.
Promaxx Innovative PC Print Media GmbH
Stand No.: C51
Promaxx presents: the innovative Clixx'Pixx Studio Album System for binding silver halide prints into photobooks. The use of real photographic paper and the high quality album covers contributes to a perfect photo album experience. The system also suits smaller companies in the photo industry, as the initial capital investment is at a level of €450. The German manufacturer also offers a software solution for designing and ordering, which may be offered to clients without limitations. With both hardware and software solutions, the company provides a low-cost but high quality entrance into the photobook market for everyone in the photo industry.
Qatar Photographic Society
Stand No.: E5
A group of amateur photographers first met with the idea of forming a photographic club in Qatar 1984; the club became Qatar Photographic Society in 1995 and is now affiliated to Qatar National Olympic committee. The society now has a membership of around 230. QPS aims to promote an interest in photographic subjects. Many are prepared and led by QPS members themselves and some are run by amateur or professional photographers invited form abroad.
QPS holds exhibitions throughout the year in its own exhibition hall and at other local venues. These showcase the work of the membership as well as visiting international photographers and touring exhibitions. Photographs taken by members are used in calendars, phone cards, postcards etc, at the request of various companies and establishments in Qatar. Members of QPS represents the State of Qatar at international photographic conferences, festivals and exhibitions. They also actively participate in photographic competitions in various part of the world with a creditable success rate.
Romantic Art Photograph LLC
Stand No.: D21
Romantic Art Photograph LLC is the largest supplier of digital albums, digital album making machines and materials, and reseller of 30" wide and any size/length US color printing machines worldwide. It has branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and 15 branches in India. It caters for the needs of the photography industry with innovations and the latest technology. Using state-of-the-art technology, efficient processes, superior raw materials and the best delivery arrangements, Romantic Art Photograph LLC supplies photographic equipment of the highest quality at the best prices in the market. Each of its products is specially designed and has brought a revolution in the phot ography world through its art. Romantic Art Photograph LLC pays personal attention to every client and tries to understand their requirements and needs. Its qualified quality control checks are thoroughly implemented at every step of the manufacturing process, such as sourcing, production, packaging and delivering, to ensure very high quality. Romantic Art Photograph LLC has unique distribution system, followed in every country, with the best supply partners to ensure that every customer receives products in time. Its products include: digital albums, digital album making machines, digital album making materials, digital album, different model CD covers, and a large collection of creative background design CDs.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Stand No. B11
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: digital media & communications, comprising visual display, mobile communications, telecommunication systems, digital appliances, IT solutions, and digital Imaging; and device solutions, consisting of memory, system LSI and LED. Regionally, Samsung Gulf Electronics span 11 countries including the GCC, KSA, Levant and Egypt. Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, Samsung Gulf Electronics employs more than 185 employees across the region. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world's most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In Digital Imaging, Samsung is a leader in photo and video imaging technology, Digital Cameras and Digital Camcorders. The company offers a range of high-performance digital compact and DSLR cameras, introducing cutting-edge features to meet consumer needs. Recently, Samsung Gulf Electronics has announced a new addition to their market-leading 2View range: the DV300F. With this launch, the company continues to cement its leadership position, introducing the latest in Dual LCD technology with Wi-Fi connectivity.
ShangYu Sunwell Photography Equipment Co. Ltd.
Stand No.: D24
ZheJiang ShangYu Sunwell Photography Equipment Co., Ltd is a manufacturing company which produces equipment for wedding studios, advertisement photography, and outdoor leisure related photography. Its main products include: the softbox series, reflector series, umbrella series, backdrop series, product advertisement photography series and camera kit series etc. Its product are sell well in both international and domestic markets. The company continuously strengthens its research and development to keep up with international fashions. 'Your acclaim from our best quality, let's enjoy it together!'
Shenzhen Massa Photography Equipment Co. Ltd.
Stand No.: D20
Shenzhen Massa Photography Equipment Co., Ltd. Is a leading company in the photographic equipment industry, with the pattern of development-production-sales which was established in 2006. "MASSA", its own brand, has won the recognition and trust of customers; and its products have covered major countries all over the world, such as the United States, Britain, Russia, Germany, Poland, South Korea, Singapore, and South Africa. Its clients include more than 100 Top 500 Enterprises among the photography equipment industry and some of the largest organisations. As a leader in the industry of photographic equipment, Massa has the complete products line, meaning one-stop shopping is possible for all customers. Its main products include: adapter tubes/rings, battery grips, camera LCD hoods, camera bags, cleaning kits, flashlight accessories, lens caps and hoods, tripods, wide angle lenses, tele lenses, wireless remotes, digital filters and so on. The company has 6,000 square meters of modern factory, equipped with imported SMT, abrasive finishing and injection molding machines as well as lathes and microscopes which can output 1 million units monthly. Such volume production enables the company to substantially cut costs and lower prices. Meanwhile, Massa has built an excellent team with core competences. There are more than 20 customer services specialists and 10 engineers with more than 8 years' experience to meet your special OEM requirements. It also has two QC teams assigned to each production line to ensure product quality. Each item goes through inspections by microscope and trigger equipment which are RoHS and CE approved. Massa believes in the concept of win-win cooperation. Becoming the partner with Massa makes available the richest resources and most abundant industry experience; in the other words, it means that you can cooperate with a great Research & Development team, outstanding production capacity, advanced logistics support. 'Striving for excellence is the eternal goal and pursuit of Massa - hoping to create a much better future with you!'
Sigma (Grand Stores)
Stand No.: A31
Since 1961 Sigma is perfecting the way of photographers work. After nearly 40 years of pioneering new and better ways to capture and portray the ordinary and extraordinary Sigma is still creating new avenues of expression with innovative designs and enhancements in zoom, non-zoom lenses and single lens reflex cameras. As one of the first manufacturers to successfully introduce the interchangeable lens, Sigma's well-earned reputation for originality, innovation and leadership is your guarantee of the world's most advanced line of photographic products. At the Aizu Factory in Japan, Sigma maintains a successful open-space system to encourage closer cooperation among all divisions, and thus provide the flexibility it takes to adapt and respond to ever-changing technology. Grand Stores is the dealer of Sigma products in the UAE.
Swissco Photographic Supplies
Stand No.: D54
Swissco Photographic Supplies was established in 1989 and is well known in the market for digital cameras and quality, well-designed digital accessories. The company is also an importer, exporter and stockist for a comprehensive range of photographic and video equipment and accessories. It is a distributor for Hahnel and Camelion products and its marketing and sales are strongly supported by its manufacturing operations in Singapore and China. Its affiliated company, Swissco Technology (industries) Pte Ltd, is its manufacturing branch in Singapore and China. It produces camera batteries, camera cases, SLR bags, camera battery chargers, and power packs under Keva, SDV and iDiscovery branding for export worldwide. It also undertakes OEM manufacturing under customer branding. SDV and IDiscovery, its official trademarks, are branded across a high quality and niche design product range of digital accessories. These are highly valued by local and overseas customers (in markets including Spain, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Turkey, Dubai, Thailand, Europe, India and the Middle East). The Hong Kong office, Swissco (Far East) Limited, handles all logistics and deliveries to worldwide destinations. The India operation Swissco Digital (Distributors) Pvt Ltd is based in southern India, Chennai, and handles distribution of Swissco products for India nationwide. The company's commitment and values are based on its belief in its digital accessories being well designed and of high quality, and being of benefit to the photographic world. The company is committed to a continual and focused effort on research and development. Innovation, quality and customer satisfaction are important as the company takes pride in the smiles of its customers. 'We have a mission to positively benefit and change the photographic world.'
Switch Photofun LLC
Switch Photofun is based in Dubai as the Middle East master franchise of 3DMe technology. The concept is: software with 3D, Flip/Motion technology; instant/on the spot 3D solution; minimal training required; three minutes to create 3D images; a broad application to create various photo novelty and gift items. Its competitive advantage derives from: 3D Green Software is unique, high quality, and cost effective; consumers can purchase 3D product on the spot; they can convert photos into personalized, 3D, Action/Flip images instantly; minimum investment set-up and immediate cash flow is required; IP protection and investment in R&D.
Marketing solutions include: photo retailers/labs, Photo Studios, Corporate and Sports events, Malls, Airports, Tourist attractions, Theme parks, Water parks, Zoos, and Museums. Products include: 3D Frames (Acrylic, Cardboards, Regular, Pocket); Photo novelty items; digital 3D cameras with 3D instant print solutions; IPhone4 3D cases; special stereo lenses; single use cameras; 3D key chains; fridge magnets; and bag tags, including software features for sending out 3D images to email, Facebook accounts and mobiles.
Tamrac (Grand Stores)
Stand No.: A31
Tamrac is recognized throughout the world as the leading manufacturer of camera cases with distribution throughout the USA, Canada, Europe & Japan. Headquarters with primary manufacturing facilities located in Chatsworth, California, Tamrac is committed to innovative designs. For twenty years, Tamrac has built its reputation on legendary quality. The workmanship and quality are the combination of excellent sewing and product engineering that is reinforced with the finest materials, threads, and hardware. The purpose of a Tamrac camera bag is not only to carry and protect your equipment, but to hold them for convenient, quick access. Tamrac offers a diverse product line to meet all of your specific travel requirements and photographic objectives. Functional designs that people can understand and a strong sense of style make Tamrac's products easy to use and a pleasure to own. Grand Stores is the dealer of Tamrac products in the UAE.
Tenaui Middle East Trading
Tenaui Middle East Trading brings together a number of high-tech personnel with extensive experience in product development and innovation. The company will present what is currently one of the most advanced digital minilab machines: LPS 24 Pro and QSS 3701HD, aimed at the African market, with a wide range of related accessories and parts. The company is also introducing its latest products relating to various photographic services such as Mitsubishi digital printers, Mitsubishi papers, inkjet papers, and album making machines such as: All-In-One and Semi-Automatic with a wide range of album covers and album accessories. It also offers lamination machines; lamination rolls; full studio equipment (lighting systems, backgrounds); software and other related accessories. Through its customer-focused policy, the company will try its best to cooperate with partners, to supply competitive products and prices, outstanding service, and strong marketing and sales support.
United Broadcast & Media Solutions
Stand No.: A51
United Broadcast & Media Solutions (UBMS) is a UAE-based company, providing cutting-edge products and services to the broadcast industry. Founded in 1997, UBMS is one of the pioneers in the distribution of broadcast equipment in the Middle East & Africa. The company stocks and distributes the largest volume of products for professionals within the audio/video, media and broadcasting industry. UBMS has a wide range of production, presentation, imaging and broadcast products to support various industry requirements. United Broadcast represents industry-leading brands such as Sony, Fujinon, Sachtler, Ianiro, Libec, Redrock Micro, Marshall Electronics, Anton Bauer, Telex/RTS, Portabrace, TVU Networks, Nila and Vision Research. The UBMS stand will feature DSLR's, tripods, rigs and lenses ranging from brands like Canon to Rotolight, Zeiss, Redrock Micro, Sachtler and Libec.
Stand No.: B45
Via Indice is an innovative software development company based in Barcelona (Spain) and founded in 2003. It specialises in the development of web and mobile based applications for the photo industry. Products offered, which are TOTALLY NEW, include: a new mobile app for the photo industry, allowing customers to order prints from photos, very easily. It also allows customers to compose very fast photobooks from selected photos. In just 4 steps customers can make an order with their photos; prints or photobook. They choose the photos they want to order, select the size and number of copies (prints order) or the size and theme of the photobook, write the address to receive the order and pay for it. The app is totally free, and customized to each photo shop or laboratory. Users do not need to register, you can use the app without limitations and without an obligation to share.
Wahko Resources Inc
Stand No.: D54
Wahko Resources Inc. is a wholesale distributor of photographic products with brand names such as Nikon, Sony, Canon, Panasonic and Kodak etc. These products include digital cameras, lenses, camcorders and many more. Wahko Resources supplies worldwide from the US and Asia to major wholesalers, distributors and retailers, with competitive prices and excellent service.
Yaquby Stores W.L.L
Stand No.: B25
Yueqing Originality Photography Equipment Co. Ltd.
Stand No.: D14
Yueqing Originality Photography Equipment Co., Ltd. - China is a precision industry manufacturing base and a large-scale comprehensive and professional photographic equipment manufacturer. It is well-known both in domestic markets and abroad. Its products include: professional studio flash lamps, camera tripods, flash lamps for outdoor use, ceiling rails, soft light boxes and accessories with more than 150 specifications and 5 main series. Its products have attained CE certification and 23 national patents.
The company has independent import and export rights and exports products to Europe, the USA, the Middle East and other countries and regions. Its products have been sold well in Wal-Mart in the USA. As a specialist manufacturer of photographic equipment, the company constantly expands its international market with high quality products and competitive prices and also makes great efforts to develop products for new generations to meet photography enthusiasts' requests. 'Yueqing Originality Photography Equipment will be your best companion in photographic success and prosperity'.
Yuwa Trade Corporation
Stand No.: B65
Mr. H Yamamoto established Yuwa Trade corporation in 1993, with its head office located in Japan. Yuwa Trade corporation is a trading company specialising in the Photographic and Printing industry, dealing in: Noritsu, Nikon, Yashica, Tamron, Fujitsu, Velbon, Unipex, Mimaki, DNP, Sunpak, Kinyo and Mitsubishi brands for the Middle East, Africa and south Asian region on a country-to-country basis. Due to rapid growth in the Middle East and African region, Mr. Yamamoto has established branch offices in Dubai, UAE.
Zena Studios and Store LLC
Stand No.: B61
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