It's always great to look back on a phenomenal event and talk about the take-aways. DistribuTECH 2020 has come and gone until next year, and what a week it was! From IoT smart grid and smart city innovations to much needed happy hours, and everything in between, the event allowed some of the utility and energy industries' top professionals from across the globe to meet, connect, collaborate, and have fun.
DistribuTECH does a wonderful job giving all attendees the ability to take part in their Knowledge Hubs. These provided industry professionals with the opportunity to hear from leading companies in the market to learn about the up-and-coming IoT applications in smart energy and smart cities and ask questions.
Some of the hot topics and take-aways this year included the following:
It's exciting to see all the developments and solutions supporting efficiency, automation and greater insights for smart energy. As a provider of enabling technologies for automation, machine learning, IoT connectivity and smart cities applications, we always enjoy the opportunity to connect and exchange technical insights with our partners in the commercial and industrial spaces.
Digi International was back exhibiting this year, and we had the privilege to showcase an array of solutions from our product portfolio. On the large show floor, Digi International was located near the Smart Cities Zone. We were fortunate to have a steady stream of new and existing customers stopping by to chat about what’s new with Digi and our product offerings, and see our customer demo!
Digi presented a low-cost wireless demand response solution in collaboration with our partner, EnTek. Our demo showed a simple, cost-effective load shedding application for high-load appliances. For this customer demo, we showed the Digi XBee 3 Cellular module in action. It allowed our team to showcase the immediate response of the command (On/Off) with a simple SMS message, while talking through how a deployment would look at a large scale.
Digi was represented by both North American and Latin American sales reps, which enabled us to have great discussions in multiple languages – English, Spanish and Portugese. This helped form meaningful relationships and better understanding around our products and IoT in the energy, utility and smart city markets throughout the Americas.
Note on multi-lingual support: If you are needing a discussion around solutions for smart energy, smart grid and smart city solutions, please reach out to our teams from our Contact Us page. And you are welcome to add a note if your preferred language is Spanish or Portugese.
Conversations in our booth surrounded a range of showcased Digi solutions and their ideal applications in smart energy, Industrial IoT (IIoT) and smart city applications:
WS2 showcased their new Emergency Response Kit featuring a Digi cellular router at the Tessco booth. The Emergency Response Kit provides a rugged and protected solution for high-speed Internet almost anywhere. Enclosed within a military-grade pelican case, the Emergency Response Kit utilizes a Digi WR54 cellular router. This allows you to perform your mission-critical tasks, almost anywhere, without compromising the safety and security of your data.
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