‘Futuristic and Sustainable Solutions to India’s Urban Transportation’ explored at InfoComm 2018

MUMBAI: InfoComm India 2018 was held at Bombay Exhibition Ground from September 18 to 20. The footfall at the event increased by twenty one percent compared to the 2017 edition of the event. The number of visitors touched almost ten thousand this year. More than 200 exhibiting companies from over 20 countries were on hand to unveil and display the latest innovations and solutions in Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Integrated Experience. Increasingly, more exhibitors are capitalizing on the visibility and wide media exposure of the InfoComm India to launch new technologies and solutions. This year, 84 new innovations made their debut in the Indian market via the show. This year, InfoComm India partnered with All India Institute of Local Self-Government (AIILSG), Computer Society of India (Mumbai Chapter), Digital Signage Multimedia Alliance, ICT Academy, and Institute of Indian Interior Designers, Mumbai Regional Chapter. These associations brought to the show the latest in technologies that drive their industries and cross-fertilization of ideas at the Summit greatly enriched the experiences of delegates.
“We are delighted to note that InfoComm India continued to grow in participation numbers, breadth and depth of innovations and technological
solutions displayed and explored,” said Richard Tan, Executive Director of InfoComm Asia, the organizer of this show. “We are even more gratified to
note that an increasing number of key industry and public sector leaders have recognized the value that InfoComm India is contributing to India’s road to digital revolution. We are confident that with the continued support of industry and government, the show will grow in tandem with India’s progress.” AIILSG along with InfoComm organised a session on “Futuristic 

and Sustainable Solutions to India’s Urban Transportation”. The increasing transportation needs of the country is raising a clarion call for advanced 21stcentury networks of roads, airports, train routes, and public transportation in urban and semi urban cities alike. The session was chaired by Deputy Director General of AIILSG, Ravi Ranjan Guru. The other notable speakers were Vikas Kanungo, S A Varma, General Manager, DMRC and others. Ravi Ranjan Guru in his opening remarks said that the basic solution lies in empowering the local bodies to get the desired solution
to ever mounting problems that we confront every day. Vikas Kanungo of
World bank in his address argued for mobile based information transport
system (ITS) for developing countries. He elaborated that the challenges in
developing countries are lack of road capacity, poor track management and
lack of transport among others. He said that mobile based ITS provides highly personalised information and user feedback is easily captured. S A
Varma of DMRC said ”things change, they evolve, we don’t say why it did not happen five years back”. He said while formulating futuristic and sustainable planning we need to keep the acronym ‘SMILE’ in mind. That is sustainability, mobility, innovation, life style and environment. This year, 84 new innovations made their debut in the Indian market via the show. Leading experts and speakers engaged delegates with insightful presentations and passionate exchange of ideas. Issues on smart cities, urban transportation, education, e-government and healthcare, among others, were extensively explored and discussed, bringing to the fore the complexity and diversity of the impact of digital technology on people and business, and the defining role that Pro-AV and Integrated Experience technologies play in facilitating the digital revolution. These associations brought to the show the latest in technologies that drive their industries and cross fertilization of ideas at the Summit greatly enriched the experiences of delegates.

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