One of Teltonika Networks’ partners — Bimel Elektronik, a network component distributor in Turkey, organized an event to showcase Teltonika Networks products and real-life use cases to over 100 clients.
Attendees had an opportunity to hear about many different IoT solutions, with real examples they could also implement in their businesses. Naturally, a live meet-up with potential business partners is an opportunity not to be missed.
Teltonika Networks, head of sales in Turkey, Aurelija Girininkė, was excited about taking part in the event: 'One of our key elements in creating a solid and reliable partnership is to be closer to our partners, our customers. Therefore, we had a great event with Bimel Electronics, an expert in the networking sector for more than 38 years. This is a huge honor to grow together. At Teltonika Networks, we see tremendous potential in Turkey's IoT business. Giant Turkish infrastructure requires massive solutions. Turkish businesses are very fast to adopt new opportunities, especially regarding technology. We see significant potential for our networking devices in different projects: smart city, energy sector, industry, automation, retail, and transportation.'
Rapid technological growth
Turkey has witnessed a rapid growth of the technology sector thanks to multiple investments in science and infrastructure. According to the UNESCO Institute of Statistics, the research and development expenditure has reached the highest point of this decade. Thanks to the efficient use of available funding and a strong focus on data-driven industries, even more investors are turning their attention to Turkey. New tech startups are sprouting all over the country, offering innovative solutions to smart cities. The government is also providing a budget for innovations and educating new specialists. Teltonika Networks strives to become a part of this growth and help with providing innovative connectivity solutions in new IoT setups.
Teltonika Networks devices in action
Such business trips create excellent opportunities to visit implemented IoT solutions featuring Teltonika Networks devices. One of the already working setups is in the local ferries. In Istanbul, ferries are a big part of inner-city public transport infrastructure. As the city lies between Europe and Asia, naval travel is excellent for commuting. The passengers want to share their scenic route or read up on the news while on the way to work. However, having a stable internet connection becomes a problem as devices switch from one internet provider to another or move further away from signal towers.
Teltonika Networks is already helping to solve this connectivity problem with the industrial dual modem cellular router — RUXT12. The router has two features essential for this solution. The first is auto-failover, which automatically switches from one operator to another when the signal weakens. The other is load balancing, allocating the traffic between devices for maximum data transfer efficiency. Thanks to stable connectivity enabled by RUTX12, the passengers can enjoy uninterrupted internet access.
IoT possibilities in urban environments
Ferries are not the only area where an IoT solution can significantly benefit people and help to develop a smart city infrastructure. For example, CCTV cameras are used in shopping malls and other crowded areas to measure people's temperature without human contact. This solution reduces the number of required staff and increases the efficiency of the entire operation. Smart IoT solutions can help automate and improve many other processes like checking national Covid certificates. The internet of things plays an increasingly significant role in everyone's lives and Turkey is determined to become one of the leaders in technological innovation.
Future prospects in the energy field
This trip created a perfect opportunity to discuss possible future projects with local partners and gather meaningful insights. As Turkey is becoming ever more advanced, the country is also turning towards renewable energy. The global increase in electricity price of 127% is also a significant driving power in recent changes and projects. Independent parties and the government invest in clean solar and wind energy to power vast smart city infrastructure. Teltonika Networks already has several use cases to present where our products are helping to monitor and control solar power plants and wind turbines remotely. The connectivity we provide ties in closely with the future vision of Turkey, where clean energy is powering the smart city grid.