by Rochelle Gunaratne
The SLT Mobitel stall at EDEX was exceptional
and it gave us an insight or as the invitation states an
"opportunity to experience the digital lifestyle".
Initially we were shown the wonders of the
MOBILE-EYE which is a digitally controlled camera enabling the
mobitel user to view the scene which is filmed by the camera,
which is relatively weightless and user-friendly in every sense
of the word.
The five Television channels which can be viewed
by Mobitel users are Rupavahini, I.T.N, Derana, Swarnawahini and
Technological advancement was further proved by
the digital marvels of SLT ( Sri Lanka Telecom). The Art corner
was manned by two visual artists Lalith and Anura from Theertha
International, who stated that SLT broadband has enhanced and
liberated the work of artists. It offers veritable exposure and
opportunities within a short time span. He referred to SLT as a
trendsetter and an asset to the user.
The presence of a Literature Corner was
interesting and the exhibitionists had posted an exclusive blog,
titled edex200slt.blogspot.com for the purpose of creating
awareness amongsts the populace and providing an avenue for
feedback and the SLT web page ensured access to the sub
workshops ( Digi art, EDEX FM and Netshore), which were
exhibited at the EDEX stall.
The SLT website provides the SLT NET messenger
service in three languages which is unique as it requires the
user to download the application automatically.
Net Tunes Live was exhibited by the Royal
College Radio Club, Sudeera explained. Their task which was to
upload and listen. He stressed on the major role SLT plays by
offering efficient internet access. Broadband music was
fascinating as it enables the musician to play whatever
instrument and it uploads the sound through the music file
The other features were IPTV with a remarkable
feature of rewinding the live programme, video on TV, multiplay-
ability to record voice, data, video and access to the internet
and video, and this is set to launch in October 2008.
Wizz World was another attraction by SLT, a
feature which is in the test process. The SLT Wizz IP phone is a
true futuristic digital experience.
The SLT /Mobitel Stall at EDEX paved the way for
an experience of a lifetime giving us an insight to a world of