ZAGREB, October 19th, 2011. – After the Hungarian National Award for Innovation and prestigious Global Telecoms Business award in the category of innovative location services, GDi GISDATA products have once again been recognized in the European competition of innovation in use of satellite navigation and GNSS systems – European Satellite Navigation Competition 2011, held on October 19th 2011 in Munich under the sponsorship of the Bavarian Ministry of Economy, Infrastructure and Technology.
ESNC – European Satellite Navigation Competition 2011 is an international competition of innovation in the field of satellite navigation held since 2004. It was organized by the Center for advanced and innovative applications Anwendungszentrum from Oberpfaffenhofen, with the support of the European Agency for the global navigation systems (European GNSS Agency), European Space Agency (ESA) and others. Croatia had a representative in the competition thanks to the Međimurje Regional Development Agency – REDEA.
The competition was open to companies, entrepreneurs, academic and research institutions as well as for individuals from around the world. This year around 800 participants registered together with 400 innovative ideas.
GDi GISDATA applied to the competition and won the regional award in the category of the innovative idea called “European portal with cloud services based on m2m communication for small and medium-sized enterprises“. Starting point for this idea was a trend in which companies increasingly seek and consider the use of simple and ready-made business applications along with advanced integration of technologies such as satellite navigation, cloud computing and m2m communication, which are all individually inaccessible for small and medium-sized enterprises.
Sales support, planning and supervision of transportation and distribution, on site human resource management or remote video surveillance of warehouses, construction sites or offices are examples of the business applications that such a portal could offer to small and medium-sized enterprises that provide more than 90 million jobs in the EU every day.
The prestigious award was accepted by the CEO of GDi GISDATA GROUP, Mr. Boran Lončarić and the director of GDi GISDATA products, support and managed services Mr. Leon Šagovac.
“By winning this award GDi GISDATA gets another boost to development of software products such as our GDi ENSEMBLE, a software platform for providing IT cloud services, which competes on an equal footing in the European and global ICT market. Innovation is a prerequisite for future market success and new technology, such as cloud computing or m2m communications, creates new opportunities for further GDi international business development “said Mr. Loncaric.
GDi GISDATA presented the awarded innovation at the sMove360 º conference, which was held in Munich, October 20th 2011, day after the ESNC awards ceremony.