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Smart management system introduced at CIIE to track visitor traffic, logistics

Management at international events made easier while other technologies based on the Internet of Things go on display.

A smart management system, based on the Internet of Things technology, was adopted for the China International Import Expo, tracking visitor traffic and logistics.

Real-time visitor traffic, covering nationality and location, and goods and product moving routes are displayed on a screen, which is used by the CIIE control center for security, route planning and other smart management.

The system, combing sensors, mobile communications and artificial intelligence, will be widely used in exhibitions and events in China, said system developer China Mobile.

It echoed other IoT technologies during the CIIE event such as data communication by light and a 5G antenna “hidden” in glass.

Japan-based AGC, which produces industrial materials including glass, released a new “glass antenna” product supporting 5G communications for vehicles.

Smartphones and vehicles are the fastest growing sectors to see demand for industrial glass in China, Toshihiro, Ueda, chief representative of AGC China, told Shanghai Daily.

Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, showcased a data transmission system by light, which will become a part of new smart home. Compared to Wi-Fi, it costs 80 percent less energy consumption, said the company.

Schneider and Fuji Electric also displayed IoT applications in industrial categories in the High-end Intelligent Equipment Pavilion at the expo, such as a smart electric system used in data centers and railways and devices able to track sources of hazardous air.

Smart management system introduced at CIIE to track visitor traffic, logistics
Zhu Shenshen / SHINE

Visitor traffic is displayed on the screen of a smart management system at the expo.

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