Peeking into 10 stalls at CeBIT 2011: pics

Peeking into 10 stalls at CeBIT 2011: pics

Summary: The CeBIT 2011 action is over now, with stalls being dismantled in front of the ZDNet Australia team's eyes last night. But while it was alive, it was bustling and full of tech. Take a look at some of the stalls we visited.


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  • (Credit: Suzanne Tindal/ZDNet Australia)

    The Forest Fire Finder system aims to reduce the time between a fire being started and authorities receiving an alert. The idea is that the longer the fire goes undiscovered, the bigger it gets, until uncontrollable situations develop, such as the Victorian fires.

    The system monitors fires up to 15km away. It carries out a chemical analysis of the atmosphere by looking at the colours of the sky and building a spectro graphic. Sky containing smoke will be different to clear sky. Also, different types of smoke absorb light differently, meaning that the spectro graphic will be different, so that the system can filter out false alarms.

    The system will only have a false alarm about every five days, according to the company, which it claims is better than the competition — the competition sees false alarms occur every single day. The system also takes information from temperature, humidity, wind direction and speed, atmospheric pressure and rainfall atmospheric sensors.

  • (Credit: Suzanne Tindal/ZDNet Australia)

    TangoTec hopes to make copper wiring in the home speedier, a boon for those with fibre to their door but not in their house. It uses all of the wires, connecting them up to an Ethernet adaptor, which uses them to make a speedy connection to all devices.

Topics: Broadband, Enterprise Software, Hardware, Servers, NBN

Suzanne Tindal

About Suzanne Tindal

Suzanne Tindal cut her teeth at as the site's telecommunications reporter, a role that saw her break some of the biggest stories associated with the National Broadband Network process. She then turned her attention to all matters in government and corporate ICT circles. Now she's taking on the whole gamut as news editor for the site.

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