Tuesday, February 21, 2012

MWC12: Carriers Showcase Connected Living

At the Mobile World Congress 2012, the GSMA is hosting a Connected House with the participation of AT&T, KT and Vodafone and their partners – Accenture, Airbiquity, AQ Corporation, Ericsson, Intel, KTH, Qualcomm, Rsupport, Sony and Zelitron.

Embedded SIM is be featured in a number of the demonstrations.

AT&T is showcasing its Blue Libris Personal Emergency Response System, a health monitor for seniors, patients and children. AT&T will also be featuring its "Digital Life", a wholesale IP-based remote monitoring and automation platform that will equip global service providers with the capabilities to offer their subscribers customisable, web-based home automation, energy and security services. The platform will enable providers to offer devices like wireless sensors and cameras that will communicate with a control center inside the home, managed through a web based user interface.

KT is introducing a "Kibot" robot that teaches children to read, sing and speak in different languages. This robot terminal provides customized 'Smart Home' services for infants and elementary school students, assuring safety through learning, play, and home monitoring.

Vodafone is highlighting a Tracking and Monitoring Service to help companies monitor and manage stock levels while preventing the theft of valuable assets such as refrigerators. The live demo shows how companies can check the location in real time of an ice cream cooler – and monitor whether it has been moved or stolen.