Avnet: China Signs New Collaboration with Shenzhen Internet of Things Industry Association at Inaugural Smart Building Solutions Conference


In May 2022, Avnet Electronic Technology (Shenzhen) hosted the inaugural Internet of Things – smart building technologies conference at Avnet’s Shenzhen office. The successful event was a collaboration with the Shenzhen Internet of Things Industry Association (SZIoTA). Attended by more than 30 representatives from SZIoTA member companies, Avnet’s supplier partners, the conference aimed to encourage and facilitate in-depth discussions on the future development of smart buildings among industry professionals.

Led by Edward Tsaur, Avnet APAC’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications, it showcased the latest smart building trends and the company’s innovative technologies, applications and solutions for this growing industry. He said, “Avnet is committed to providing world-class supply chain support to help customers implement projects in local and global markets. We look forward to establishing long-term cooperative partnerships with all members of the association and the industry, and to jointly developing products and solutions for the benefit of society.”

With the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), big data and cloud computing, smart building solutions are on the verge, if not already, of experiencing rigorous development. As a building block of a smart city, smart buildings include multiple elements such as energy management, environmental monitoring, security, indoor positioning, asset tracking, and building control. ‘access. These buildings of the future hold the key to achieving urban security and information management.

Smart building solutions cover multiple applications such as smart office buildings, logistics centers, supermarkets, retail and public facilities. Other multiple subsystems include conference room utilization and management and data collection from sensors in buildings for edge/cloud analysis and processing. This data is supplemented with accurate AI algorithms to provide ancillary decision making to clients, thereby reducing the cost of operations.

Hu Hao, IoT business development manager of Avnet China, explained smart building solutions based on the IoT Connect cloud platform. Close collaboration with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of software and hardware provides customers with end-to-end solutions under one roof and helps accelerate customers’ digital transformation processes.

Special guest speakers, Liao Taofa from Nordic Semiconductor and Guo Changming from TE Connectivity were also present at the conference to share their cutting-edge technologies and insights that will shape the smart building landscape.

Both prepared relevant and insightful topics on “Ultra-Low Power IoT Application in Smart City – Nordic Wireless Technology” and “TE Connectivity Sensors Helping Building Development and Application intelligent”.

To reaffirm our commitment to developing a green and sustainable IoT community in the country, Avnet has officially joined SZIoTA as an advisor to the board of directors.

All guests had the opportunity to visit Avnet’s demo booth, showcasing several products and solutions, such as a sophisticated Avnet-designed vital signs monitoring system based on the highly integrated 60 GHz millimeter wave radar. from Infineon – BGT6OTR13. The intelligent system is able to detect life signals from targets in front of the radar, including breath and heartbeat detection and frequencies suitable for medicine and healthcare.

The conference successfully reinforced Avnet’s market-leading position as a global electronics component distributor with extensive design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise. With the rapid development of smart buildings in China, Avnet will play full play in collaborating with SZIoTA and all its members, as well as industrial partners to strengthen the whole industrial chain and make significant contributions to the development of buildings and smart solutions.


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