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AFFORDABLE COMPUTING: A low-cost computer on display at a stall at Innovators Expo-2006, inaugurated at the PSG Institute of Management in the city on Thursday. - Photo: K. Ananthan
AFFORDABLE COMPUTING: A low-cost computer on display at a stall at Innovators Expo-2006, inaugurated at the PSG Institute of Management in the city on Thursday. - Photo: K. Ananthan

A. A. Michael Raj

The exhibition will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. till April 23

Coimbatore: Low cost computers, I-Pods, software and consumer durables are among a host of cutting-edge products on display at Innovators Expo-2006, an event to promote technological innovation, that opened on the campus of PSG Institute of Management, here on Thursday.

"It is an exhibition for innovative, recently-launched products, mostly consumer articles and engineering goods. Exhibitors have come from all parts of the country, but most of them are from Coimbatore, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Thiruvananthapuram," said S. Jaisankar, Coordinator of the exhibition.

Technology exchange

The four-day event is organised by the Centre for Technology Management at PSG Institute of Management, for promoting the development of small and medium enterprises. The exhibition will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, till April 23. Besides introducing new products to visitors, the exhibition is aimed at facilitating technology exchange in the manufacturing and service sectors. Erected on the grounds behind the PSGIM main buildings, the stalls were in three covered halls provided with carpeting, power outlets and wireless connectivity to the Internet.

Entrepreneurs exhibited a range of articles including household cleaning equipment, laptop computers, healthcare products, water purifiers, kitchen appliances, bar coding machines, food processors, automation facilities, solar water heaters, foundry machinery, energy saving devices, camp accessories and rapid prototyping systems.

Visitors were also able to have a look at some of the latest fitness equipment, cooling towers, meteorological equipment and material handling devices. One of the stalls featured projects carried out by the Department of Textile Technology of PSG College of Technology.

Organisers expect that a large number of officers, executives, corporate planners, managers and shop floor engineers from manufacturing and service organisations would visit the exhibition during the next three days, in addition to students, academics and consultants. Dealers and agents from the automotive, electrical, electronics, industrial automation, computer peripherals, textile machinery, cutting tool and telecom equipment sectors are expected to discuss business with the exhibitors.

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