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The Los Angeles convention center hosted Mobile World Congress Americas 2019
From 5G-connected smartphones to AI-enabled robots, intelligent connectivity powered this year’s Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles.
The keynote stage
All days of MWC19 Los Angeles, important figures in the mobile connectivity world took the stage to address a sea of techies.
South hall held the excitement
MWC19 Los Angeles invaded the convention center, occupying both west and south halls, but the south hall was where attendees flocked. The south hall hosted tech giants including Sprint, Verizon, Nokia, and Samsung.
A peek of the show floor
Not too many people are seen in the expo’s pathways, as attendees gather at booths to learn about ground-breaking tech.
Man repelling from Ericsson cell tower
Ericsson brought in a model cell tower, with a human repelling off it, to represent their indoor training units for cell tower engineers.
Ericsson's smart cart
Ericsson also touted its smart cart, which can be remotely controlled, or programmed by software, to move around factory floors.
Samsung touts Galaxy Note 10
Samsung’s booth was decked out with Galaxy Note 10 publicity, with plenty of devices to demo.
Samsung rep demos 3D imaging on Note 10+
After taking a 360 degree image of the stuffed bear, a Samsung rep demoed how the Galaxy Note 10+ produces 3D images.
SEE: Cheat sheet: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (free PDF) (TechRepublic)
Samsung's giant watch
Samsung featured a life-size version of its Samsung Galaxy watch, which told accurate time and changed faces.
Verizon's first responder solution
Verizon brought a revolutionary headset, which helps first responders see in the dark and through smoke. Attendees could try out the headset themselves at the booth.
Verizon's virtual reality education headset
Verizon also featured a virtual reality headset geared toward education, placing students in environments that mirror relevant subject areas.
The "Cradle Car"
Cradlepoint’s “Cradle Car” used private LTE to zoom around the show floor, that is, until it got busted by show floor employees.
NVIDIA's delivery robot
NVIDIA, partnering with Postmates, introduced its delivery robot. The on-demand autonomous delivery vehicles can serve neighborhoods, replacing human deliverers.
NVIDIA's smart retail experience
NVIDIA welcomed attendees into its smart retail shopping experience. Visitors could walk in, choose an item, and leave. The artificially intelligence (AI) system can detect when people enter, what they take, and charge the credit card on file, eliminating checkout stations and cashiers.
Quiubas Mobile's giant piñata
Quiubas used a giant piu00f1ata to attract attendees, which worked, according to Quiubas Mobile employees.
Summit brought in a whole car
Summit’s VoLTE, RCS-enabled connected car was a huge attraction for conference-goers. The car featured enriched calling, call handover, heads-up display, location share, gesture control, on-board diagnostics, and more.
A smart streetlight
BrightSites’s smart streetlight presented energy-efficient lighting with ultra-connectivity via IoT sensors, adding to the development of smart cities.
SCOAAR augmented reality air hockey
VMware’s booth equipped visitors with iPads, enabling them to play augmented reality air hockey through SCOAAR. The game was a big hit with attendees.
Food and drink attractions
Last, but certainly not least: Food. For attendees, MWC19 Los Angeles had a sushi bar, acai bowl booth, and boba tea makers—all big hits with conference-goers.
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