TAIWANESE EXCELLENCE ON SHOW

At the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) press conference at IFA this year, Taiwanese tech companies presented their latest products under the banner Taiwan Excellence.

Sascha Faber of MSI presented the P65 Creator, “a notebook, made for creatives”, with easy photo and video editing, 3D design and music production facilities. The ultra-thin notebook offers nine hours of battery life, over six hours hours of HD video playback and True Color 2.0 technology offering “extraordinary colour accuracy”.

Matteo Maria Boschetti, marketing director of Cvicloud Corporation Opro9, introduced the company’s SmartDiaper technology, which connects the baby’s nappy with a smartphone and informs the user when it needs to be changed. It also record the last time the nappy was changed. This can save nappy costs, prevent rash and aid potty training.

Mobileconn technology’s Paul Chen presented the Energear USB Type-C power delivery chargers that can offer 70% faster charging than standard 5W chargers. The Energear 27W PPS has a patented multi- purpose interchangeable plug for different regions and a USB-C cable support 5A output, which can withstand up to 100W power transmission. Both ends of the cable are equipped with an E-Mark IC that intelligently monitors power, protecting the device and the charger from irreversible damage. This allows consumers to use this charger exibly with any product.

Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute’s (ITRI) Dr Lewis Liu showed ITRI’s intelligent vision system (IVS), which enables 3D vision recognition and eye-hand co-ordination in robots. With IVS, a robot can interpret and respond to the visual world continuously and in real time, and learn from experience. IVS allows robots to perceive and move objects based on their size, shape, colour and position, as well as to recognise letters and words – and to play Scrabble, among many other applications.

Halo by AsenseTek enables consumers to remove pesticides from fruit and vegetables. The Halo detector was developed by AsenseTek and ITRI and launched at IFA. It measures the pesticide concentration of fruit and vegetables during washing and displays the cleaning status, so that users know immediately when the fruit or vegetables are safe for consumption. Presenting the Halo detector were AsenseTek’s Aeron Wang and ITRI’s Dr Berra Chang.