In pictures: the highlights of CeBIT 2012

Inside the trade show.

By Allie Coyne on May 22, 2012
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Delegates flocked to Sydney's Convention Centre in Darling Harbour to check out the four halls of exhibitions.
More than 70 vendors occupied stands across the exhibition.
Panasonic wheeled out its kitted-out Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, customised with its latest products to take on the road to customers, in partnership with its channel.
The Toughvan showcases a variety of Panasonic products including the ToughPad and ToughBook lines.
LG provided one of the more visually interesting stands, creating locations in which its monitors can be used.
It constructed a mini airport using its panels in a variety of ways, including as a touchscreen directory.
It also showcased how its panels can be used as train platform timetables.
Telecommunications giant Huawei marked its first CeBIT attendance by educating conference-goers on its enterprise product portfolio, spanning switches, routers, servers, UC and telepresence.
Dell took the opportunity to offer discounts to CeBIT shoppers, with bonus items and discounts on its XPS ultrabook and Vostro desktop, among others.
The XPS 13 ultrabook drew attention from many attendees.
Samsung offered tech enthusiasts an experience zone of its products, including the just-released Series 9 notebook.
HP's booth included its current line of all-in-one PCs, workstations, and ultrabooks, among others.
It also put its new Outdoor Access Point to the test, submerging the device under nwater to prove its durability in any weather.
Lenovo's stand drew plenty of viewers for its interesting display.
The PC maker presented its range of ThinkCentres on rusty old motorcycles.
NBN Co wheeled out the NBN Co truck, with a customised interior for video presentations and walk-throughs.
Communications minister Stephen Conroy popped by to help educate attendees on the NBN.
Kaspersky's cyber warriors warned delegates against being blase with data.
CeBIT dedicated space to exhibitors from India, Germany and China this year. One Chinese stand that caught our eye offered an "intelligent eye massager" for good eye health.
Rittal made sure its stand was bright enough to draw attention.
D-Link was one of the larger exhibitors.
Hitachi's black and white behemoth dwarfed its neighbours.
Nokia's stand was tiny in comparison to its mobile competitors. The company took the opportunity to present its new range of Lumia handsets.
Global cloud vendor OS33 combined its CeBIT debut with the announcement of its local office opening. Learn more about the company's Australian plans in the linked article.
The showroom floor.

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