Electronica 2016 is already halfway through. Here’s a little recap of the second day at the fair taking place at the International Congress Center in Munich. And there’s again plenty to tell. Here we go!
A little bit tired still, after the EBV customer train party last night, we opened our booth this morning. Plenty of curious visitor came by to explore the EBV IoT Journey. So our booth staff was busy explaining the manifold portfolio EBV is offering with regard to the Internet of Things. There’s of course all the components EBV is distributing, but also our services and expertise we offer to our clients.
Since a couple of month already EBV is running it startup campaign “StartMeUp”, offering the same services to companies that are planning to start a new business or already drive a startup company. We are still in the beginning phase of promoting this initiative, and that’s why we use every chance to show up, like we already did at Bits&Pretzels just around the corner, or in Berlin during the Startup Night.
In the afternoon, another exciting roundtable discussion featuring top-level speakers took place. The WDI-Messetalk with the topic “Supply Chain 4.0” was presented by Karin Zühlke, Editor in Chief at Markt&Technik.
Concluding highlight for today was definitely the press conference where Eckart Voskamp, Director Product Innovations, had special news to announce. First of all he introduced the new Product Innovation department which he is leading. Voskamp and his team are responsible for the EBVchips program, which defines our own semiconductor solutions, EBV is developing with and for its customers. “With EBVchips we create, market and invest in our own products. Within EBVsolutions we create platforms to show-case innovative products of our suppliers to our customers.”
Pre-announced at embedded world trade fair in February this year, JANUS was already preannounced. Today, Voskamp publicised the production release of JANUS, which is developed in cooperation with Wi6Labs (software) and Weptech (hardware). Furthermore, the totally new EBVchip IRIS, DeviceDrive delivered software and hardware for, was also announced for production release. IRIS device is a complete 802.11 b/g/n networking solution on a chip, targeting various applications like smart power plugs, home automation, industrial wireless control or wearable electronics. Last but not least, Eckart Voskamp moreover was proud to pre-announce HERACLES, a solution developed together with Orange (software) and SimCom (hardware).