MTC hosts Panasonic Business innovation showcase

MTC hosts Panasonic Business innovation showcase

Date: Wednesday 26 April 2017

News MTC hosts Panasonic Business innovation showcase

Panasonic Business showcases future technology at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) – the first time this event has been held in the UK.

The electronics giant invited more than 100 guests, representing some of Europe’s biggest companies, to see almost 50 innovative technologies.

It is a significant coup for the MTC to host this event and a range of technology systems that have never been on show in Europe before.

The connected technology solutions on display at MTC included:

Intelligent Warehouse Solution – which utilises barcode scanning and security camera technology to efficiently track packages within a logistics hub.
Vital sensing technology – which uses camera technology to scan people’s faces while driving vans and HGVs. This can be used to detect the health status of the driver or if the correct person is driving.
Fleet management system – a dynamic logistics planning tool based on the number of parcels and traffic information.
Intelligent security system – age and gender video analytics and wireless video distribution systems.
The future of ‘one person train operation’ – which combines imaging, transmission and display sub-systems to provide a feature rich, digital information for driver only train operations.

Tony O’Brien, managing director of the European solutions team at Panasonic Business said: “We’ve had consistent feedback from the market that there is a desire for solution providers to demonstrate innovation rather than continue with less outcome based activities such as panel debates and workshops.

“Connecting the market directly with our engineers from Japan and Europe allows us to focus our new product development activities and provide more industry specific solutions. This unique collaborative approach will make us an ideal technology partner for organisations that are looking to realise innovation more quickly and with reduced risk.”

Panasonic Business became of member of the MTC in December 2016.

The MTC is an unparalleled environment for a young engineer wishing to break into the industry. The work that we are doing here today will shape the manufacturing industry for years to come. To be part of that is not only exciting but a real privilege.
Dr Clive Hickman
Chief Executive, MTC