Showcase of 5G’s many benefits


ZTE’s robot dog grabbed a lot of attention at the CelcomDigi 5G Experience Roadshow at TRX on the opening day. — Photos: AZMAN GHANI/The Star

BUSINESS owners got a glimpse of 5G technology benefits at a three-day promotional event by the country’s largest mobile network operator in Kuala Lumpur.

CelcomDigi organised its 5G Experience Roadshow at Raintree Plaza, Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) from Feb 23-25, to uncover new business opportunities and growth prospects.

Some of the highlights at the CelcomDigi Business Experiential section included how 5G technology could enhance fleet management by Active Telematics Sdn Bhd and AI-powered security surveillance systems by Virtue Integrated Sdn Bhd, as well as safety and security solutions for manufacturing workforce management by ZTE (M) Corporation Sdn Bhd.

Active Telematics managing director and co-founder Omar Hatmi said with 5G, their services would be more efficient at a lower cost.

He said the company provided solutions primarily for logistics companies to monitor their drivers’ safety by monitoring and sending real-time information to the employer, as well as alerting the driver of dangerous driving.

“It will help employers keep tabs on their drivers safety standards and measure their key performance indicators for assessments as well,” he said.

“Many newer vehicles are equipped with similar devices, but some older vehicles are not, and can be fitted with our equipment.

Oon explaining how a visitor’s  movement can be tracked efficiently with 5G.Oon explaining how a visitor’s movement can be tracked efficiently with 5G.

“With 4G, we need to put a SIM card in every device to make it work. With 5G, we can connect various devices with one router.”

Similarly, Virtue Integrated pre-sales assistant manager Oon Kok Hiung said the data could be transferred faster and in better quality that would improve their security surveillance systems.

Onn said commercial businesses, especially retail outlets would be able to use their services, which included licence plate recognition and human face recognition to analyse data at their premises more efficiently.

“With 5G, the information and tracking can be done faster and employers will be able to analyse the data in real-time to make decisions accordingly,” he said.

ZTE, the telecommunication equipment provider showcased two of their products, namely its smart helmet and robot dog.

Its marketing product manager Daren Kho said the smart helmet was fixed with a SIM card, which enabled video calls to be made by employers to check on work sites remotely.

“The helmet can take voice commands and is also equipped with a smoke and high voltage sensors, GPS tracker and SOS button.

“With 5G, employers can monitor their staff movements better, as it is a lot faster.

“The robot dog helps with surveillance and can do facial recognition.

However, it is operated using WiFi, which limits its coverage area.

“With 5G, the robot dog can cover a wider area,” he said.

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