This technological solution uses Wi-Fi networks to detect visitors and allows real-time control of social distancing.
The Aotec Trade Show in Málaga will be the first event this to be implemented in, after having been used in the Mobile World Congress and Fitur.
FYCMA (Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga) and the Asociación Nacional de Operadores Locales de Telecomunicaciones will reinforce the anti-Covid protocol of the Aotec Telecommunications Technology Trade Show with an intelligent system to control capacity and flows of people created by the Spanish Big Data company Wizzie Analytics.
This real-time data analysis technology for spaces was successfully applied for the first time at the Fitur tourism Trade Show and later at the Mobile World Congress. Now it will be implemented at the FYCMA on September 23 and 24 within the framework of this technology show.
In this way, the Wizzie Data Platform system uses the Wi-Fi network scanning mode to detect existing devices in the venue, continuously collecting data on their geolocation.
Using Big Data and Machine Learning technology, the platform is capable of managing large volumes of data and interpreting them. This allows to check in real time the density of people per square meter and the social distancing between them. The monitoring screens will show the movement and concentration of visitors and exhibitor personnel through so-called ‘dynamic heat maps’.
The intelligent analysis of the data in the FYCMA venue during the Aotec fair will therefore allow the instantaneous detection of areas of high occupancy or traffic to be able to act from the first moment the exhibition is opened.
The system also learns from the information it analyzes and detects behavior patterns. As a result, it is capable of issuing alerts in anticipation of crowds and allowing decisions to be made to avoid them.
The decision of Aotec and Fycma to incorporate the Wizzie Analytics system is a commitment to strengthen conventional anti-Covid measures by relying on an innovative technological solution. Thus, Pavilion 2 will become a smart venue to maximize the safety of attendees.
The use of this technology at the fair translates into advantages for its visitors that go beyond security, improving the experience of attendees, and will also support the security of the venue. In addition, with the reports generated by the platform, a subsequent analysis of what happened during the event will be made in order to validate and improve the measures adopted.
Other anti-Covid measures
Those in charge of FYCMA and Aotec have prioritized the implementation of security measures to protect the health and well-being of all participants in the event. For this there will be temperature gauges at the entrance, hydroalcoholic gel throughout the premises and the use of masks will be mandatory.
In addition, the fair has wider corridors and flow signage to ensure that the transit of people occurs freely, while the height of the ceilings of the venue and the ventilation systems allow the renewal of air with ease. All of this with a population vaccination rate that has already exceededs 70%.
The Aotec Trade Show is one of the benchmark events in the telecommunications sector. The exhibition will be held under the slogan ‘United facing challenges’, which aims to highlight how local telcos have coped with the pandemic.
It should be noted that FYCMA has spearheaded itself for safe fair and congress spaces obtaining the ‘Safe Tourism Certified’ tourist seal issued by the Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality (ICTE), which guarantees and certifies that the venue has carried out successfully the measures to reduce the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Aotec, the National Association of Local Telecommunications Operators, is made up of 150 companies and represents SMEs in this sector, which has about 800 throughout the country. These are companies that generally bring broadband connection to companies and individuals, fixed and mobile telephony and television content to populations of less than 50,000 inhabitants.
Since its creation in 2002, the association has worked with the goal of strengthening the figure of the local operator, from the conviction that these companies are key in the development of the local economy, being active agents in the digitization of the country and contributing to the generation of wealth and employment.
Inaugurated in 2003, FYCMA (Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga) was conceived as a key infrastructure to respond to the great challenge of transforming the city into a benchmark among the main trade fair and congress business capitals to open opportunities, boost the economy, create wealth and generate employment.
FYCMA has a total surface area of 60,000 m² and 19,500 m² of exhibition area, becoming a multipurpose building to host any type of event.
About Wizzie Analytics
Wizzie Analytics is a Spanish company specialized in Big Data solutions based on its data acquisition platform WDP (Wizzie Data Platform). It works on the development of technologies for the storage, processing and real time visualization of all types of data and formats collected from any source. Adapting the information, processing it through its different components and with a simple interface, so that the customers can extract the knowledge they need and apply their own business logic, improving decision-making.