ORLANDO, Fla. -- Metaswitch Forum 2012 -- Now that Metaswitch Networks has concluded its annual customer confab (and now that we've given you a taste of The Future of Metaswitch), we should end the week with some pretty pictures.
Click on the image below to launch the slideshow, then navigate by clicking on the arrows above each pic: Photos and captions by Phil Harvey except where otherwise noted.
— Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading
A Banner Year
A look at the hall where all the action was to take place, just before the show.
The Pool View
The Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando is a not a bad place to spend a couple of days.
This hotel has a thing for fountains.
The Other Pool View
I lost count of all the pools.
Metaswitch's Steve Gleave got the crowd going and kept the show moving. Photo courtesy of Metaswitch.
Light Reading's Phil Harvey (left) quizzes Metaswitch CEO John Lazar (middle) and CTO Martin Taylor about tech and transformation. Photo courtesy of Metaswitch.
Metaswitch CEO John Lazar lays out his plan. Photo courtesy of Metaswitch.
Olympic gold medalist Ashton Eaton talks about how improving in small ways can yield big results.
Eaton talks about taking on 10 events at once and the discipline required to maintain focus. Photo courtesy of Metaswitch.
Eaton, Gleave (middle) and Lazar (far left) talk to reporters during a lunch meeting.
It's almost uncanny how humble and unassuming this guy is, even though he's an absolute Olympic badass.
World record holder Daniel Cutting (left) and Mark Harlow are moving too fast for my camera to focus.
The ball control these two have is simply phenomenal.
Daniel Cutting (right) does a handstand while holding the ball behind his head. Not easy. Trust me.
Watching the Future
At the Metaswitch booth, video on demand is, well, on demand.
Daniel Cutting and Mark Harlow hold the pose.
A hands-free approach to video conferencing at the Polycom booth.
In the dark of night, we ventured to the Harry Potter amusement park in Orlando.
The Hogwarts Express is heading our way.
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