The Connected Lifestyle Goes to Gitex 2011

  • Posted on: 9 October 2011
  • By: chw staff

Gitex, One of the leading Technology conferences in the Middle East, kicks off this week in Dubai. This year’s show is expecting over 3,500 ICT vendors from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and South Asian markets demonstrating their technology.  A number of vendors such as Cisco, Buffalo, Netgear and Panasonic are expected to be spreading the concept of the connected home and showing visitors what is possible within the home using the latest in wireless technology.

So far Cisco has announced that they will be demonstrating solutions from the latest Linksys E-Series and X-Series under the ‘connected life’ slogan.  The Linksys E-Series and X-Series home networking solutions said Cisco are designed for premium media experiences that transform how consumers use the Internet at home and enjoy the freedom of wireless.

Also announced by Buffalo is CloudStation, a storage solution for those who want constant access to their files from where ever they are. According the Buffalo, CloudStation allows access to data from anywhere in the world with a Smartphone, Tablet or computer.

Panasonic will also debut their eco home concept. A fully sustaining home environment that is capable of not just saving energy, but generating and storing it. Visitors can learn and see firsthand, Panasonic's Home Energy Management System (HEMS), which will monitor and display the electricity, water and gas-usage patterns of the household.

More announcements are expected over the week of the conference which runs from the 9 to 13 October. We will keep you informed about all the connected home related new coming out of the show.