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DLM is an initiative undertaken by MCMC to promote and accelerate the development and adoption of applications and services.

The Internet of Things is a web in which gadgets, machines, products, devices & inanimate objects share information in new ways, in real time.

The focused ecosystems in this period are Connected Healthcare, Traceability for food and drug, People Friendly Commuting; and Home & Community Living.

Digital Lifestyle eco-system development is promoted based on a model of collaboration or partnership with the industry.

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One Step Closer to a Connected Lifestyle

Despite having existed for quite some time, NFC is still not widely used in Malaysia, and the country’s LTE coverage is limited to selected areas in the Klang Valley. Multimedia University, in collaboration with MCMC (Malaysian Communications And Multimedia Commission) have organised a conference to educate students both on the secondary and tertiary level on the benefits of both technologies, as well as RFID and WSN.
 
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MESCORP, short for Multimedia University Engineering Society Overseas Research Programme, is an undergraduate-based research work which involves a field study initiated by Multimedia University’s engineering students. The programme goes beyond producing merely qualified IT-knowledgeable engineers in Malaysia, supplementing soft skills such as initiative, creative, innovative qualities in addition to the technical skills acquired through the undergraduates’ practical applications of theories in laboratory experiments and industry experience.
 
This year’s conference, themed “Connected Lifestyle and Internet of Things: How NFC, RFID, WSN can impact our life” is considered as one of the largest IoT gatherings in Malaysia. Focus areas shared in the Conference were Healthcare, Transport, Traceability and Home and Living adopting technology such as NFC, RFID, WSN and LTE.
 
The event features presentations from various establishments, including Lim Chee How of Tapway Sdn. Bhd, a company that specialises in using NFC tags and QR codes as promotional material; Nizran Nordin, CEO of Taxi Monger, a mobile app that lets users book a cab; and Owen Poh, Managing Director of 3D Printing Sdn Bhd, a leading provider in 3D printing technology. During a presentation by MESCORP’s own research team, they remarked that Malaysia was lagging behind in LTE coverage and NFC usage, despite many initiatives from the government, including the RM 200 smartphone rebate for youths. Exhibitors include Catch That Bus, a service that lets customers book bus tickets online; MyMobileUniversity, a one-stop free e-learning site; and Myduino.com, Malaysia’s authorised distributor for Arduino products.
 
To make the Conference more engaging, there was an “NFC – The Amazing Race” contest, where participants were required to visit booths with special NFC tags and use their devices to answer questions related to the exhibitor. There will was also a contest on “NFC Pitching” – ideas on using NFC in an innovative manner, as well as “3D Design and Printing”, where contestants will be judged on their 3D printed creations. These contests complement the Conference, letting the audience share knowledge, interest, creativity and innovative ideas with one another.

Souce: www.liveatpc.com by Andrew Yew

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