With more than 1,000 exhibitors from 40 countries the Embedded World reached a new milestone this year and reinforced its status as the leading international fair for embedded systems. More than 30,000 trade visitors and 1,700 conference participants came to Nuremberg to share their knowledge on issues like security for electronic systems, distributed intelligence, the Internet of Things or e-mobility and energy efficiency.
NarrowBand IoT use cases
The focus topics for Deutsche Telekom in Nuremberg were NarrowBand IoT and the Cloud of Things. Compared to last year, visitors knew more about NB-IoT and we could answer specific questions about coverage, timing or hardware availability. Most of the prospects were developers, hardware manufacturers, chip designers and network providers.
Exhibits at our booth were e.g. the Ayyeka use case for Smart Water management. The Israeli company Ayyeka takes part in our NB-IoT Prototyping Hub to adapt their monitoring solution for smart water networks, smart grids, and oil and gas pipelines to the new networking technology. The goal: To make the product far more cost-effective, reliable, and scalable, thus enabling municipalities to optimize operations and deliver Smart City capabilities. Our NB-IoT hardware partners were Mecomo (localization solutions), Flashnet (Smart Lighting), Roambee (monitoring) and m2m Germany (M2M hardware).
Cloud of Things and Cumulocity
As reference cases for our IoT platform Cloud of Things, we presented the localization and monitoring solution for the German container shipping line DAL and Pfannenberg cooling solutions for electrical enclosures. The Cloud of Things Starter Kit was demonstrated by means of a wheeled loader model, enabling the user to monitor the movement, position, and location of the loader. Our IoT platform partner Cumulocity showcased his latest innovations in remote monitoring by means of a wind turbine model and our joint Cloud Field Bus solution to connect machines in an easy and productive way.
Positive summary of the exhibition
As the fair organizers announced, about nine out of ten companies expect follow-on business from the event, were able to forge new business contacts and confirmed that they managed to reach their target groups. Most of the visitors would recommend visiting the fair to their business contacts and colleagues and stated even before the fair was over that they would be visiting the event again. The next Embedded World exhibition and conference will take place from February 27th to March 1st, 2018 in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg.