The four-day event will showcase all-in-one security, safety and entertainment systems for vehicle applications.
Popular and emerging exporters of electronics products from South Korea will present their latest innovations at Global Sources’ Korea Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components in Hong Kong. The specialized event will run from April 12 to 15 at the AsiaWord-Expo.
For car security, specialists will exhibit 2-way car alarm and starter systems with color OLED screens, vibration and temperature sensors, digital door locks and bypass function.
Product displays will also comprise black boxes with TFT-LCD screens and optional dual-channel recording of speed and location information. The latest mobile DVRs, motorized rear cameras and wireless auto parking sensors are expected to be demonstrated as well.
GPS trackers at the fair will include units that can provide 30fps continuous and event recording in MPEG-4 format, SD card storage, video output and time stamp function. Some 3G and Wi-Fi-enabled models will support multichannel sensor inputs, Web browsing and various search methods.
All-in-one car entertainment systems, digital information displays, and accessories for smartphones and tablet PCs will also be among hundreds of products that will be introduced to global buyers.
Buyers can check out a range of widescreen monitors and TVs. Ceiling-mounted, flip-down models from 7 to 20in integrate an infrared transmitter, DVD player, FM radio receiver, detachable A/V control box and ceiling lamp. Stand and headrest types from 3.5 to 9in will be on view as well.
For theft prevention, 2-DIN all-in-one multimedia entertainment systems with detachable faceplate will be presented. Top-of-the-line devices will pack high-brightness 800x400-pixel TFT displays, mini USB ports, SD slots, Bluetooth, high-sensitivity digital TV tuners, intuitive touchscreen interfaces and steering wheel remote controls. On-dash versions will be offered.
Other in-car electronics set to be displayed are rearview mirror monitors with OSD, remote controls, built-in speakers and optional analog/digital TV tuners. Some suppliers will pitch accessories such as diversity antennas, detachable A/V boxes, power converters, cigarette lighter socket splitters, 2-channel IR headphones, audio transmitters, video amplifiers and headrest stands.
At the personal digital electronics section, high-value digital voice recorders supporting linear pulse-code modulation stereo recording will demonstrated. Key models will have 4GB or larger storage capacity, microSD slot, voice guide, LCD, playback speed control and alarm clock function.
Accessories for handheld gaming devices will comprise cases with elegant laser-engraved drawings for the Nintendo DS Lite and DSi. Other models are coming in attractive finishes such as rubber, glossy, textured and mirror.
Makers of mobile phone accessories will unveil dozens of new designs targeted at smartphone users. Portable cradles with powerful suction cups for Apple’s iPhone allow for angle adjustment, and windshield and dashboard mounting without the need for tape or screw.
Exhibits in this category will include a plug-in flash for the iPhone and iPod touch that is fitted with a high-brightness LED. The feature enables optimal illumination during video recording and still image capture.
A docking stand for recharging and synchronization designed to resemble a worm-eaten apple in pastel colors or stylish corded desktop phones will also be presented. Another innovative device converts the car cassette deck into a cradle for the iPhone or iPod.
Novelty protective cases come with donut-shaped or clip stands. Decorative metal stickers in assorted designs will jazz up and personalize any handset.
Buyers can also check out high-transparency screen protectors with hard surface coating, no-residue silicone adhesive, and anti-static, -fingerprint, -bacteria and -UV protection. Finger and neck straps, belt clips and Swarovsky crystal-studded charms will also be lining display shelves.
Among exhibitors of computer terminals and peripherals, some will be addressing industrial and panel computer requirements. These suppliers are experienced ODM providers of fanless panel PCs running Intel Atom CPUs, automotive PCs, and all-in-one digital information displays or DIDs in dual-panel, 1x4 to 4x4 configurations. Some suppliers’ expertise extends to industrial-grade solid state disks utilizing single- or multilevel cell flash memory ICs.
Sophisticated USB flash drives that double as styli for both capacitive and resistive touchscreens will be introduced. The stylus’ tip is a soft fiber brush to avoid scratching the screen surface. The devices are water-resistant and come with 360-degree swivel caps.
Hundreds of accessories for the iPad and other tablet PCs are expected at the exhibitor booths. A number of innovative crystal cases will have adjustable genuine leather straps for a firm and convenient grip during extended use.
For the electronic components segment, South Korea-designed board-to-board connectors with various positions and 0.5 to 2.54mm pitch will be available for inspection. RoHS-compliant shield can clips, emboss clips, 0.6 to 0.8mm conductive rubbers, reflow-solderable metal dome switches, SMD RF cable clips and strip connectors will be offered at competitive prices.
Visitors will also be able to find leading-edge power supply-measuring equipment. Programmable DC switch mode power supplies, system power supplies, and regulated DC single-output power supplies will be ready for testing.
The Korea Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components is colocated with the China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components, China Sourcing Fair: Security Products, and China Sourcing Fair: Solar & Energy Saving Products.
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