In­tel­li­gent Hongqiao gears up for China In­ter­na­tional Im­port Expo

China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI - By XING YI in Shang­hai xingyi@chi­nadaily.com.cn

By the end of Oc­to­ber, tens of thou­sands of In­ter­net of Things (IoT) de­vices would have been in­stalled across the Hongqiao Busi­ness Dis­trict, where the China In­ter­na­tional Im­port Expo will be held, ac­cord­ing to dis­trict of­fi­cials.

Liu Jun, direc­tor of the ad­min­is­tra­tion com­mit­tee of Hongqiao busi­ness dis­trict, said that the dis­trict’s new IoT plat­form fea­tures more than 20 types of sen­sors cov­er­ing a core area of 2.4 square kilo­me­ters. These sen­sors will aid with pub­lic area main­te­nance, fire pre­ven­tion, fa­cil­ity man­age­ment and cit­i­zen ser­vices.

The sys­tem will go on­line dur­ing the up­com­ing Nov 5 to 10 China In­ter­na­tional Im­port Expo at the Na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion and Con­ven­tion Cen­ter.

Yu Zhi­rong, project man­ager of the Hongqiao IoT plat­form, said wire­less com­mu­ni­ca­tion, ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence and big data tech­nolo­gies will be in­cor­po­rated into this new plat­form which was built by telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion com­pany North­com’s Shang­hai branch.

Take the garbage con­tain­ers around the Na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion and Con­ven­tion Cen­ter for in­stance. Tra­di­tion­ally, clean­ers have to check on the con­tain­ers every two to three hours.

“This prac­tice is in­ef­fi­cient and causes fa­tigue in our work­ers, es­pe­cially when the weather is hot,” Yu said.

“In the fu­ture, these garbage cans will be equipped with sen­sors that can au­to­mat­i­cally in­form clean­ers when they are full, thus greatly im­prov­ing work ef­fi­ciency.”

By the time the expo kicks off, smoke and heat de­tec­tors would have been in­stalled in garbage cans and man­holes.

“Hongqiao Busi­ness Dis­trict is a demon­stra­tion area for the city’s pro­mo­tion of the ap­pli­ca­tions of In­ter­net of Things tech­nolo­gies,” Liu said.

“Upon the com­ple­tion of the IoT project, ev­ery­thing within the dis­trict will be­come more ‘ in­tel­li­gent’. Man­age­ment will also be more ef­fi­cient. Cit­i­zens, on the other hand, will be able to en­joy a safer and more con­ve­nient en­vi­ron­ment.”

These tens of thou­sands of in­tel­li­gent gad­gets are just the first phase of the project. The se­cond phase of the project will cover a larger area of 86 square kilo­me­ters in Hongqiao and in­volve even more smart ap­pli­ca­tions, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for pre-reg­is­tra­tion for the en­ter­prise ex­hi­bi­tion of the se­cond expo starts.

The expo’s of­fi­cial web­site for pro­fes­sional vis­i­tors to reg­is­ter opens. Mascot and logo of the expo are un­veiled.

Match­mak­ing ses­sion for sup­pli­ers and buy­ers in the ap­parel, con­sumer goods, elec­tron­ics and home ap­pli­ances in­dus­tries is held.

Match­mak­ing ses­sion for ex­hibitors and buy­ers in the high-end in­tel­li­gent equip­ment seg­ment is held.

Match­mak­ing ses­sion for ex­hibitors and buy­ers in med­i­cal equip­ment and health­care is held.

Match­mak­ing ses­sion for ex­hibitors and buy­ers of au­to­mo­bile and those in­volved in trade and in ser­vices is held.

The first ex­hibit of the expo ar­rives in Shang­hai.

The in­au­gu­ral expo to take place at the clover-shaped Na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion and Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, Shang­hai.

Source: China In­ter­na­tional Im­port Expo Bureau

LU PING / CHINA DAILY

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