The first IoT Awards winners announced in Barcelona

A total of seven projects have been awarded with the First IoT Awards organized by the IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) that is being held until tomorrow at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue. Among the awarded companies are Bismart, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Infineon Technologies, Interdigital, Pitney Bowes and Telefonica, together with the testbed designed by HCL to track and trace hospital surgical kits.

The total of seven categories correspond to each one of the Congress themes and also an award for the best testbed showcased at the IoTSWC. The best solution for Energy and Utilities is Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s sensored pump. Developed together with PTC, National Instruments and Flowserve Corporation the pump enables predictive and preventive maintenance for oil and gas industries that allows customers to more accurately predict when a pump needs service before it fails and can allow for longer up time.

The award in the Transport and Logistics category has gone to Interdigital’s oneTransport intelligent transport system. The platform allows public and private transport operators to converge and share their multiple, respective transportation data streams. Within the marketplace, both analytics specialists and application developers can access those data streams to create a range of intelligent transport applications. In addition, IT solution providers can help local authorities manage their data assets through dashboard visualization tools and policy mechanisms that facilitate commercial, data-access services.

The winning project in the Business Transformation area is for Pitney Bowes’ SmartLink. The solution enables customers to automatically access the company’s online tools and services through a USB and benefit from automated postage rate updates, low postage alerts, AutoInk technology, usage tracking and analytics, error notifications and simple self-help tutorials.

The Healthcare award winner is Telefonica’s Remote Patient Monitoring. The system offers a communication channel between patients and healthcare professional used to inform and educate about disease, offer to patient peace of mind, allow a deeper and precise knowledge of the disease evolution and the patient’s mind. With reminders and automatic alarms generation, this solution avoids patients decompensations and consequently, unnecessary hospitalizations and clinical visits.

In the Innovation & Technology Bismart has been awarded for its Smart Social Home Care. This Big Data solution for healthcare & social services aims at predicting future demand for social services to help governments to plan budgets efficiently using data correlation of Social Services, Healthcare, Population, Economic activity, electricity and water supplies. The platform output will help approach and manage some of the challenges that urban societies face such as aged population as well as those in risk of social exclusion.

The award for the Manufacturing category goes to Infineon Technologies for their Easy Incorporation of TPMs to support mission-critical applications. The initiative enables OEMs to include a Trusted Platform Module, a highly secure, hardware-based “trust anchor” within their devices. This element then becomes the basis for establishing the authenticity and integrity of a device, its operating software, its operational state and the information that it transmits.

The winning testbed is HCL’s Surgical Kit Track & Trace that allows both medical device manufacturers and hospitals to effectively track, route and reduce surgical kit inventory that is worth billions of dollars. HCL’s addresses this problem and maintains an optimal inventory of surgical kits so as to meet the current uncertain and stringent demand.

Barcelona, October 26th 2016