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GITEX: 3 smart solution firms you need to watch out for

GITEX Technology Week is Dubai’s biggest tech event, attracting hundreds of tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and startups from all over the world to showcase and promote the latest trends and innovations.

This year, the 37th edition of GITEX will take place from October 8 to 12 at the Dubai World Trade Centre and will showcase new smart technologies, among other attractions.

 Here are three companies specialising in smart solutions that you should definitely keep an eye out for.

 Empath by Smartmedical Corp.

Empath is a technology that identifies emotion and gauges how feelings change over time. It was developed by Smartmedical Corp., a Japan-based manufacturer of PCCs (Personal Care Clinics).

“Empath is one of Smartmedical’s breakthrough technologies, designed to identify emotion from one’s voice in real time, regardless of the language. By analysing multiple physical properties of a person’s voice, Empath enables people to share how they actually feel, thus building deeper connections with people they care about,” says Masami Ando, Managing Director at JETRO, an organisation closely related to the Japanese government that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world.

Ando adds that this new technology is beneficial for businesses. “For call centres, one notable benefit of Empath is the ability to recognise both the operator’s and customer’s emotions. It also significantly improves conversion rate in outbound telemarketing as well as decreases employee turnover rate. It allows managers to check mood trends of each employee and team and if, for instance, the low mood persists, the app provides alerts and recommends clinical psychologists to managers,” he tells AMEinfo.

Software AG

At GITEX, intelligence platform Software AG will promote its facial recognition technology, which is enriched with sensors and uses IoT to create experiences tailormade to each individual, according to a statement released by the company.

The technology aims to create its content based on real-time analysis of multiple video streams. These streams, which include face detection technology, provide demographic information about the viewers, such as their age and gender. Facial detection also reveals a customer’s mood.

Another technology Software AG is focusing on is smart lighting.

“The company has partnered up with Huawei to showcase how cities can become safer, better places to live, while reducing their energy costs and increasing sustainability through their street lights, which represent a major part of a cities electricity usage and budget. Street lights are represented by smart lights and connected to a Huawei Gateway, through which the analytical engine of the Software AG Digital Business Platform runs predictive maintenance algorithms,” a Software AG statement said.

So who’s the third?


Other companies contributing to developing smart solutions is InfiNet, which delivers infrastructures which are essential for any Smart City project.

“With a rapid growth in population across the world in urban cities, the evolution of Smart Cities will enable a better quality of life in these environments,” Kamal Mokrani, global vice president at InfiNet Wireless was quoted as saying.

InfiNet Wireless has three key benefits which will aid the Smart City implementation across the globe: Its cost-effective point-to-point solutions provide an unprecedented net capacity of up to 1 Gbps over long distances, in both Line-of-Sight (LOS) and Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) conditions, thus enabling excellent throughput and coverage.

Second, combining advanced MIMO radio technologies with the best data management and transmission protocols available in the marketplace today, InfiNet Wireless allows its customers to benefit from a carrier-grade infrastructure for all their data requirements, supporting bandwidths from as low as 1 Mbps up to 1 Gbps on a “pay-as-you-grow” basis.

Third, InfiNet Wireless carrier solutions support a wide selection of frequency bands ranging from 2.0 GHz all the way up to 6.4 GHz, all supporting advanced networking features, interference mitigation and full Quality of Service (QoS).

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