The internet of things - a new revolution for the cleaning industry?

1st of May 2015 Article by Toni D'Andrea
The internet of things - a new revolution for the cleaning industry?

Writing his exclusive blog for the ECJ website, Toni D'Andrea of Afidamp looks ahead to the forthcoming Pulire exhibition in Verona, which takes place from May 19-21.

In a very important year for Italy, celebrating Expo 2015 in Milan, Pulire 2.1 is becoming more and more interactive and future oriented.

That's the reason why we intend to approach and analyse the Internet of Things theme. We want to discuss with operators how and why the Internet of Things is changing the relationship between manufacturers, dealers and consumers in a way called ‘connected experience'.

Physical objects are integrated into the internet to make everyone's life easier and connected... in a word ‘smart'. These concepts are targeted at professional cleaning.

From a technical point of view the Internet of Things (IoT) is defined as the network of physical objects or 'things' embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices.

Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing internet infrastructure. Typically, IoT is expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond machine to machine communication (M2M) and covers a variety of protocols, domains, and applications.

We will discuss on May, 20 with Andrea Granelli, who have been managing director of Telecom Italy before of the internet activity ( area and then of the research (Tilab) area, participating as a protagonist to the season of the internet economy.

Markus Asch, ceo and vice chairman management board of Kärcher and Simon Chen, managing director of ICE will also take part.

Following the concept of innovation, the 2015 edition of Pulire is particularly rich in new business ideas for specific vertical sectors, such as hospitality and, markets that play a role of significant strategic relevance in facility management services, that is becoming one of the most relevant in Italian economy.

The organisation is committed to making contact between supply and demand more effective and more immediate by proposing a specific product differentiation that is vital to developing the value of every professional cleaning segment in all its various applications.

We also have an app known as Pulire 2.1, which makes the event more accessible and functional, simply through a smartphone and tablet. Sweeping and urban hygiene will be the other future oriented topics we will discuss with the case study of Oslo, Curitiba (Brazil) and Emirates.


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