A Wrap-up of Infotel 2015

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Sri Lanka just wrapped up its highly publicized IT Exposition and Trade Fair, which catered to a large gathering of tech aficionados, and showcased a myriad of deals courtesy of various companies and retailers.  With BMICH offering the best possible venue to hold this particular event for the 14th year, this event was by far the most inimitable of all.

While it’s nearly impossible to run through all what was showcased at Infotel 2015, there are some gems that need to be mentioned. One such gem came in the form of the Mobitel stall, which was designed as a bus stand of the future, powered by solar energy, complete with a WiFi hotspot in the form of a street light. Keeping in with the theme of innovation, this bus stand boasted a vending machine in addition to a screen showing how far your bus transport is.

SLT also offered an e-sports championship, which had Rs. 1 million in prize money, to be won. The games that were featured were as follows: League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike GO, Halo 3, FIFA 15, Call of Duty Black Ops 2, Grid Autosport and Mortal Kombat X. SLT organized this event in conjunction with Redline Gaming & Xiphos Gaming.

As per previous iterations of Infotel, the Ministry of Defence showcased their small arms simulator, while the hobby shop offered up various drones in varying sizes and shapes. Moreover, it must be said that Infotel 2015 was a Valhalla of sorts when it came to consumer goods. There were some pretty sweet deals on smartphones (10% discount by Etel on tabs and mobile phones); laptops, PCs and printers (discounts amounting to 15% were present courtesy of Office Network); energy-saving LED bulbs (discounts of 35% thanks to David Pieris IT); and many other deals from the likes of Pan Audio, SENSE MICRO and Active Solutions.

What’s an IT fair if education is not represented? Infotel 2015 offered many university deals that were attractive to say the least. A few of these deals include Orient Academy that provided HND programs in Business Management and IT, which was reduced to LKR 190,000 for the first 100 that registered at Infotel 2015. IIT or Informatics Institute of Technology offered scholarships for their Masters Programs (Computer Science and Software Engineering) that were worth LKR 200,000. Other education deals were courtesy of Northshore College of Business and Technology, Academy of Multimedia Design Technology and Java Institute to name a few.

Held from 9 am till 9pm, Infotel 2015 was certainly a tour de force and was enjoyed by not only armies of school kids, but by the general public and a myriad of professionals as well. Besides offering a hefty dose of deals catering primarily to school children and undergraduates, Infotel also showcased the best of the best when it came to technology and IT solutions.