IoT Solutions World Congress to Demontrate Real-world IoT technologies

Smart luggage solutions for airports and airlines as well as Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) implementations will be demonstrated at the IoT Solutions World Congress, which takes place in Barcelona in October.

The Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) takes place between 25-27 October and will see more than 160 exhibitors, 200 keynote speakers and in excess of 8,000 visitors.

The conference will bring together the world’s leading authorities and influencers in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and will see a number of keynote addresses, panel debates and discussions covering six key topic areas – Manufacturing, Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, Transportation & Logistics, Innovation & Technology and Business Transformation – will take place at IoTSWC.

Speakers include Derek O’Halloran (Head of IT, World Economic Forum); Michael Raynor (Director, Monitor Deloitte); and Sam George (Director, Azure IoT, Microsoft), as well as dozens of industry leaders and decision-makers from businesses, academic institutions and think-tanks from around the world.

Companies such as Accenture, Deloitte, EMC, GE, HCL, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, Schneider Electric and Vodafone will be showcasing their latest IIoT innovations and representatives of institutions such as Aalborg University, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be in attendance at IoTSWC.

The Testbed Area – the only dedicated area for real-world demonstrations of industrial IoT technologies at any conference – will include tests of new Ethernet IEEE 802 standards, referred to as TSN. This technology can support real-time control and synchronisation, for example between motion applications and robots, over a single Ethernet network.

The Smart Airline Baggage Management Testbed will demonstrate the lifecycle of a smart bag, or a conventional bag with a luggage tracker, from check-in at home or at the airport to delivery at the flight destination. The luggage can be tracked to ensure it goes to the right place; its weight checked to alert the owner to theft or tampering; and the whole system can be centrally managed even when used by multiple airlines, airports and baggage handling services.

“Testbeds are experimentation platforms deployed and tested in an environment that resembles real-world conditions,” said Roger Bou, Director, IoT Solutions World Congress.

“Testbeds demonstrate new technologies to create new products and services, show how new technologies can be usefully deployed, fuel R&D ideas and opportunities, and generate an appreciable and measurable impact on new and existing markets.”

In all there will be 10 Testbeds in the Testbed Area – more information can be found here.