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New Canon printers introduced at Aerothai Club

State railways to offer cheaper freight service to deep-water port

Hi-Fi and Multimedia Fair 2004

New Canon printers introduced at Aerothai Club

Autsadaporn Kamthai

Canon Marketing (Thailand) introduced its eight new PIXMA series of printers in Chiang Mai at the Aerothai Club.

Wattana Kantawong (left), manager of Chiang Mai branch, Warin Tantipongpanich (second right), director and general manager of Consumer System Product of Canon Marketing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and Netnarin Janjarassuk, marketing manager of the Canon Marketing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. at the launching ceremony.

Canon launched the new PIXMA printers to exploit the concept of ‘My Digital Lab at Home’ to serve the increasing demand of a digital world. The new technology includes the iP5000 series printer, the first printer in the world that can print in only 1 pico-litre ink drop and give a 9600x2400 dpi under the Full-Photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) system and the iP6000D series printer which can directly print photos from the digital camera, memory card and mobile phone.


State railways to offer cheaper freight service to deep-water port

Staff reporters

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has agreed to provide transportation services to freight goods from the Northern Region Industrial Estate (NRIE) in Lamphun to Laem Chabang deep-water port on the East Seaboard.

Services are expected to begin this month, but before you rush to the railway station, the service charges and prices are still being calculated, according to Preecha Kowit, adviser of the Lamphun Provincial Industry Federation. “The proposal has been submitted to the SRT,” Preecha said.

Road transportation is expensive, and will become even more so if the government increases the price of diesel. Rail freight services could mean a 30 percent reduction in costs.

Preecha predicted that at least 250 containers of goods from Chiang Mai and Lamphun enterprises would be delivered to Laem Chabang port through this service and around 60 containers from the port would be sent to the North.

“This will bring in revenue for the SRT, so both entrepreneurs and the SRT will gain from this venue. It will also strengthen the role of the North as a center for product transportation from the Great Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) to the world markets. It will serve southern China as well, which is looking for sea routes to deliver its goods to the world market,” he said.

Entrepreneurs will be required to clear export and import procedures with Customs Office officials at Lamphun railway station and not at Laem Chabang port.


Hi-Fi and Multimedia Fair 2004

Niyom Panich and Saha Panich are arranging the Hi-Fi and Multimedia Fair 2004 that will showcase a variety of stereos and home theatres from over 50 leading brands.

The fair will be held from October 2-10 in the conference room of Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel, and will feature products from Yamaha, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, JVC, Sony, Samsung, and LG. Lucky draws will be held, where a fortunate fairgoer can go home with a gold necklace or electric appliances will take place daily.

Highlights of the fair will be the presentation of the new Yamaha digital home theatre and an audio recorder from the Sony Company.