The Internet of Things (IoT) trend will add US$1.7 trillion in value to the global economy by 2019, according to a Business Insider Intelligence report – which is exactly why the upcoming CommunicAsia2016 and EnterpriseIT2016 – held from May 31 to June 3, 2016 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore – will showcase the latest and most innovative of connectivity and mobility technologies.
Both key enablers of IoT and Smart Cities, connectivity and mobility are the bedrocks of a Smart Future. Asia contains nearly half of the world’s Internet users and countries in the region are eager to implement these technologies to connect their cities. A recent Research and Markets report states India, for example, has allocated INR 70.6 billion (US$ 1.2 Billion) to create its first 100 smart cities, while Singapore’s Smart Nation Programme is well underway.
“CommunicAsia – Asia’s pinnacle ICT trade event – remains the top platform for international industry professionals to network with leading companies and see first-hand the latest technologies, connecting attendees with more than 22,000 business opportunities,” said Victor Wong, Project Director at Singapore Exhibition Services. “We are well-poised to address the growing value chain of the IoT and Smart City ecosystem and are very eager for visitors to see what we have in store, especially at the new and improved NXT@CommunicAsia.”
NXT@CommunicAsia – Spotlight on IoT solutions and Smart City innovations
Returning to the event for the third consecutive year, NXT@CommunicAsia on Level 3 will focus on IoT and Smart City innovations.
Exhibiting in the exclusive NXT@CommunicAsia area is Singapore-based SME and IT System Integrator, SC Soft, which will be demonstrating its products, presenting its company credentials and highlighting its presence in the regional markets.
“CommunicAsia is a hub for niche technologies from new and established local and regional players, and it provides us with the opportunity to meet with industry leaders as well as potential partners from emerging markets,” said Dr Joule Lee, CEO at SC Soft. “During last year’s event, we gathered a high volume of interest from our booth visitors as we launched a manual bike-sharing station prototype and branchless banking machines. Our participation proved worthwhile with quick returns and even today, SC Soft’s marketing activities are still centred on business contacts gathered at the 2015 show.”
Lee added: “At CommunicAsia2016, SC Soft hopes to be recognised by major players as a trusted partner for projects in Transportation, Banking, Surveillance and Smart City thematic solutions through the portfolio of new hardware and software products that we will showcase.”
Also exhibiting at NXT@CommunicAsia will be first-time CommunicAsia exhibitor Linear Technology Corporation.
“We’re very much looking forward to participating at CommunicAsia2016,” said Joy Weiss, President of Linear Technology’s Dust Networks product line. “With the emerging opportunities in the Industrial IoT market, we’re looking forward to engaging with companies interested in our SmartMesh® wireless sensor networking products, which provide the lowest power, most reliable connectivity for industrial and smart city IoT applications.
Weiss continued: “SmartMesh products are being used in more than 50,000 customer networks in more than 120 countries for a wide range of applications that require ultralow power and wire-like reliability in harsh RF environments. Smart parking, data center energy management, railcar monitoring, environmental monitoring, and industrial process applications represent some of the varied uses of SmartMesh products.”
In addition, new topics of focus for CommunicAsia2016 and EnterpriseIT2016 include Consumer IoT, Enterprise Digital Transformation, and Enterprise Cyber Security.
Cloud, Big Data Analytics, Wireless technologies, 3D printing, 5G/4G/LTE, Augmented Reality Innovations, Content Network Delivery, Embedded Technology, Infrastructure & Network Solutions, IPTV, M2M, and OTT, as well as Multi-screen Technology, Software Defined Networks (SDN), Sustainable ICT, Wearables & Apps and Satellite Communications and Services, will be among the cutting-edge technologies on display.