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November/December 2019

November/December 2019


#54 SPS




Events
Spotlight on Digital Twinning

At SPS, the trade fair for smart and digital automation held from November 26 to 28 in Nuremberg, digital twin is one of the main themes. Sylke Schulz-Metzner, Vice President SPS Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, gave her insights to DirectIndustry e-magazine. She believes digital twinning will no longer be a choice but...


Asia’s leading airline food provider SATS have created the world’s first virtual kitchen for in-flight catering which will serve as a ‘digital control tower’.   Identical twins look alike and sometimes think alike, but sibling rivalry can drive a wedge between them. Not so with digital twins which are always on the...


Courtesy of Aker

According to the experts, digital twinning is still an emerging technology, but it is at the top of its hype curve. And the infrastructure business (architecture, engineering and construction or AEC) has a lot to gain by it.    Digital twin is everywhere. At the German automation fair SPS in Nuremberg this month, and...


Events
SPS, Year in Infrastructure, Fujitsu Forum, Automation Fair

SINGAPORE – Oct. 21, 2019 – Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Systems announced their new joint-venture today at Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure Conference (YII) in Singapore. Digital Construction Works will automate construction workflows throughout a project’s entire lifecycle with the use of digital...


How can you get your digital transformation started? This is the question businesses that haven’t yet embarked on their digital journey are asking themselves. And this was one of the key themes at the Automation Fair last week, Rockwell Automation’s annual event we were invited to attend. To give you some tips, we...


Dr. Reger / Fujitsu

MUNICH — Nov. 2019 —The Fujitsu Forum revealed a number of new products and services such as the supercomputer Fugaku and the company’s global gateway center recently opened in India. The event brought together clients and partners, including tech experts, to discuss responsible business responding to societal...


MUNICH — Nov. 2019 — The Fujitsu Forum focused on how a human-centric approach to the latest digital technologies creates trust in new business models and, in turn, helps to improve lives. A large percentage of businesses are currently undergoing digital transformation; however, according to the European Commission,...


DirectIndustry magazine had the chance to attend Volocopter’s first public flight test in Singapore’s Marina Bay during the Intelligence Transport Systems World Congress. The Volocopter is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft designed to complement public transport systems in megacities as an autonomous...


Many African countries like Rwanda face daunting logistical issues. Infrastructure networks are frequently in poor condition, while local terrain, with its sizeable lakes, rivers, forests and mountains, also presents severe obstacles. Transportation accidents are the third highest cause of death on the continent. In...


The dawning of a new decade will see unprecedented disruption and the rise of exciting innovations.     We are now embarking on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with rapidly evolving technologies radically changing the way we live, work and relate to one another. As we enter a new decade, the pace of development will...


Courtesy of Zapata

Have you ever wanted to fly like Superman, be as strong as Iron Man or disappear like the Invisible Woman? Thanks to technological advances, now you can. The Iron Man Franky Zapata always dreamt about flying. As a kid, he devoured every Marvel comic book he could get his hands on and he always wished he could fly like...


© ESA - D. Ducros

As mankind prepares to once again break the bonds of Earth, a new generation of robotics and artificial intelligence are set to help us reach out into the solar system.   Robots are already exploring the surface of Mars, although it can be slow going as they stop to survey their surroundings and often wait for...


The main topics on deck at the Broadband World Forum that took place in Amsterdam last October? Cybersecurity and monetization. Be it in Europe, China or the US, major players are looking for tight security and favorable monetary strategies. Let’s zoom in on the current and future status of 5G, what we can do to...


Courtesy Casa Systems

Casa Systems are taking 5G further, earning them the Best New 5G Technology Award at Broadband World Forum. The company questions whether mmWave is the future of 5G. Research shows that by 2025, 15% of connections will use 5G. The existing technologies are fundamentally the same—2G, 3G and 4G—, but with 5G we stretch...


Cybersecurity company SAM Seamless Network wants to fight cyber threats at the source by securing network gateways. And they want it to be easy for the users, whether it is for their home of their office building.  SAM won the ‘best broadband partnership for connected services’ at the Broadband World Forum in...


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Camille Rustici

Camille Rustici is a Video Journalist and the Editor-in-Chief for DirectIndustry e-magazine. She has years of experience in business issues for various media including France 24, Associated Press, Radio France…


Lindsay Clark

Lindsay Clark is a freelance journalist specializing in computing. He has won industry awards as news editor at Computer Weekly. He has also written for newspapers including The Guardian, The Financial Times…


Sole Møller

Sole Møller is a Danish freelance journalist based in San Fransisco. He writes about new technologies and contributes to several publications including DirectIndustry e-magazine.


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Daniel Allen is a writer and a photographer. His work has featured in numerous publications, including CNN, BBC, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller, Discovery Channel.


Hicham Dhouibi

Hicham Dhouibi is a mechanical and process engineer and writer with years of experience in automotive, plastic processing and telecom industries.


Monica Hutchings

Monica Hutchings is a Canadian writer and translator from Toronto who has worked on everything from technical descriptions to academic journals. She is our copy-editor and our in-house DirectIndustry English translator.


Abigail Saltmarsh

Abigail Saltmarsh is a freelance journalist with 25 years’ experience for industry publications (Packaging Europe) and national magazines (The New York Times, International Herald Tribune).


Adam Turner

Adam Turner is an award-winning Australian freelance technology journalist with more than 15 years of experiences in business and consumer technology in media like the Sydney Morning Herald.


Erin Tallman

Erin Tallman is an American writer and Deputy Editor of ArchiExpo e-magazine. She writes novels and contributes to several online magazines like DirectIndustry e-magazine.


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