The intelligent cities industry is spreading into new locations and involving new developers and startups, innovations and fresh ideas. Less than 2 months remain before the start of Smart Cities Expo (16-18 April 2019, IEC, Sofia, Bulgaria, organizer: Via Expo). It will demonstrate solutions for sustainable, safe and future-oriented urban development in South-East Europe. By linking creative developers with the audience of the event: investors, distributors, representatives of the public sector and clients, it encourages new business partnerships – some of the exhibitors are looking for distributors. Visitors can also learn firsthand about product launches and make their business more resource efficient through new investment. They will be impressed by the capabilities of compact devices and high-performance systems that work in real-time, reduce power consumption, and help users make an informed decision.
Some highlights of the exhibitors' presentations
Intracom Telecom is a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor operating for over 40 years in the market. The company innovates in the wireless access and transmission field, offers a competitive portfolio: electronic energy meters, services for smart lighting, parking, metering, eHealth, IoT, etc.
During the last years home automation became a market niche that will expand in SE Europe and will provide more and more sophisticated solutions. For years Comicon has been manufacturing a range of own developed ZigBee-based devices for reliable and secure wireless transfer of standard analogue, discrete and serial signals. The company will show solutions based on LoRa, EnOcean, ZigBee technologies; as well as solutions for home and building automation.
Smart home and business automation is a reality with the VAiOS brand - hardware and software products. The company system is divided into Lego-type modules, which allows to quickly upgrade the existing main product to a specific design customized according to customer needs. The company will introduce some of the most interesting projects: the only Smart Fitness in Bulgaria, an innovative web-based remote system for facility management that is currently being implemented in the Netherlands. Combining hardware and software, it provides easy control over the building and resource consumption.
Green Embedded Systems will take part in the exhibition for the first time. It is developing solutions mainly in the area of smart grids, smart meters, industrial and home automation. The emphasis of its participation will be on the company’s latest development, which is a novelty on the global market. This is a 60A direct energy meter for home use, with built-in Wi-Fi and with the size of a standard fuse.
iSentinel® will be presented for the first time on the Bulgarian market. It is a smart earthquake protection system and saves the user’s life by triggering an early warning alarm seconds to tens of seconds before the destructive shock wave arrives and protects the buildings.
Innovambiente® is without a doubt Innova’s key service today. It is an innovative management system for municipal waste collection processes, from startup to collection monitoring. The Italian company will present at Smart Cities fleet management services aimed at logistics or transport companies. It has already implemented Public Transport solutions in Matera, with intelligent Totem Poles advising customers on real-time bus arrivals at the various stops throughout the city.
National Cluster for Intelligent Transport and Energy Systems are expecting different visitors at the Smart Cities: companies form the Region, state and municipal structures that have problems and are looking for new innovative technologies to solve them
Free entrance for the Conference „Sofia Knowledge City Marketplace“, organized by Cluster Sofia Knowledge City
The event will be held on 17 April. Bulgarian and foreign speakers will present the following topics: management capacity building and strategies for development of Sofia as a knowledge city, educational establishments and projects, technological solutions, scientific applications for Sofia. The focus will be on Western Balkans, Southeast Europe and Turkey – there are similar problems and different good practices.
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Parallel events: Energy Efficiency & RES, Waste Management