From April 23 to April 26 the largest Belarusian exhibition, dedicated to Telecommunication, Information and Banking Technologies –TIBO-2013 — was held in Minsk. This year the exhibition celebrated it’s 20th anniversary, and gathered more than 300 companies from 15 countries of the world, representing their latest developments and achievements in high-tech sphere.
TIBO exhibition, congress and forum was the first national platform, forming and highlighting urgent IT-sector development issues in Belarus, demonstrating technological innovations, afterwards widely used on the Belarusian market. Traditionally, since 1994 TIBO attracts the attention of leading Belarusian and world-famous device manufacturers and software developers, being one of the largest thematic events in CIS and Baltic countries.
Major objectives of the XX anniversary exhibition were the following: summarize the results of Belarusian information society progressing, promote innovative technological developments, as well as advertise IT-achievements among broad layers of the Belarusian society. Within further thematic conferences the participants considered the issues of geoinformation, navigation and aerospace application, as well as the process of cultural sector informatization.
This year the largest Belarusian IT and telecommunication companies took part in the event and presented their booths at TIBO-2013: national network operator Beltelecom, CATV operators MTIS and Kosmos-TV, as well as the leading mobile carriers MTS and Velcom.
The exposition of Gurtam partner — Velcom, which won the World Finance Magazine award as the most innovative mobile carrier in Eastern Europe, widely using the latest technologies and actively developing new projects, — became one of the most popular booths at XX International specialized forum TIBO-2013.
Visitors of the most hi-tech Belarusian exhibition learnt many interesting things, such as: who are they — Velcom users, what platforms are popular nowadays, what is GPS-tracking, and how to make your business more effective. This year Velcom booth was designed in smart-style with infographic elements, and in the innovations lounge, everybody could personally try «Velcom GPS tracking» — a new company service, developed together with Gurtam, allowing to track a person’s location and movement online, using a special interactive map, based on Wialon Kit. Exhibition guests could closely examine and test not only the GPS tracking system, but also personal trackers and smartphones with the installed app.
Vivid interest towards the latest offer was expressed by the team of Belarusian national security agency. Tiny personal trackers and the principles of their work were introduced to the public officers in a friendly exhibition environment. New hi-tech service also enjoyed the popularity among other exhibition visitors: both individuals and businessmen, wanting to enhance control over their companies.
Without any doubts, after 4 exhibition days we can definitely admit that GPS tracking has a brilliant future in Belarus, and a new Velcom navigation service will gain popularity among numerous company clients.