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Batelco, the headline sponsor and official Telecommunications Partner of Bahrain International Air Show 2016 (BIAS 2016) and Huawei showcased smart city solutions for the first time at Batelco's (BIAS) 2016.

A selection of smart solutions are being demonstrated at the BIAS exhibition hall including the ""Smart Street Lamp"" an intelligent street lamp post that provides outdoor Wi-Fi connectivity, and featuring a remotely controlled interactive digital advertising/sign board , a built-in mobile charging station and a temperature and humidity sensor. The smart street lamp post is a key feature of emerging smart cities and Batelco's demonstration of this technology is a first step towards demonstrating its capability to start rolling out smart city solutions in the Kingdom.

Batelco is also showcasing the ""Smart Table"" solution; an intelligent coffee table that transforms the conventional living room into an advanced digital space. The ""Smart Table"" features a built-in user panel to control a suite of connected devices, provides living room lighting control and enables users to view CCTV feeds from the comfort of their living room.

A ""Smart People Counter"" Solution is also being demonstrated at the Batelco Stand. The Smart People Counter is an intelligent IoT sensor based solution which monitors and provides statistical reports on the inbound and outbound visitor traffic. This solution is ideal for large establishments and public areas as it provides valuable intelligence on visitor traffic which includes, but not limited to peak/off-peak visitor trading hours, popular entrances and areas.

Finally Batelco is taking the opportunity to showcase Batelco TV which was launched recently to deliver Bahrain's best TV experience. Batelco TV features a Full Digital Home Solution with an excellent selection of entertainment for all internet users in Bahrain including LIVE broadcast TV channels, On-Demand services such as Subscription Video on Demand, new movies on Pay-Per-View basis, Catch-Up TV, recording features, games and applications.

Batelco Bahrain CEO, Muna Al Hashemi said that Batelco was delighted to demonstrate the Smart City and Smart Home technology for Bahrain and the region. ""BIAS 2016, as an international style event, is an excellent venue to showcase our capability in delivering the latest technologies,"" she said.

Huawei general manager Batelco Group Account, Wang Jiangning, said: ""As a strategic partner of Batelco, Huawei strives to be at the forefront of ICT innovations in the region and is pleased to collaborate with Batelco in showcasing the latest Smart technology.