The use of Unified Communication such as instant messages, calls, conferencing, email, and more have significantly increased amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the consumers are mostly relying on remote communication for interaction. Furthermore, the users are also getting used to this new medium of communication.
Looking at the market trend and the ongoing situation, Digitimes Research predicts that this extensive use of remote communication will become a new normal after the COVID-19 gets over.
How unified communication works, understanding the core
The unified communication solution combines a bunch of messages coming from sources including traditional telecom systems, the internet, and PC into a single format. Then, it transmits the messages via a single user interface for employees of an enterprise and its client for better efficiency of communication and cooperation.
Cloud computing has enhanced the experience of unified communication solutions and became Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). And furthermore, it can also be extended in two different cloud service solutions – contact center as a service (CCaaS) and Communications Platform as a Service.
Now let’s understand the meaning of these two extended variants of cloud computing, UCaaS, and CPaaS.
UCaaS can be regarded as the type of Software as a Service (SaaS) with communication and cooperation as its key focus. Services such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom are a kind of UCaaS. The enterprise can easily activate them by just using few steps of setup.
Whereas the CPaaS is also capable of digitalizing all the telecom services, transforms them into API (Application Programming Interface) format, and integrates them on the cloud platform.
By using this transformation, the enterprise will easily be able to embed services provided by telecom operators. And satisfy their client’s customization requirements. The voice-based social media, Clubhouse uses the same CPaaS technologies to offer its services.
Huawei launched complete smart gas station solutions
Huawei has released its new smart solutions for the gas station that are very convenient for the users and can save time. These Huawei gas station solutions can be helpful in refueling, making payment easier, large screen display, and more.
With the help of this, the smartphone will display the owner’s detail including the fuel dispenser, and the gasoline model. Once the refining is done, the owners don’t need to get out of the car of payment.
Just select the payment method from the list that includes cash, fuel card, bank card, WeChat, Alipay, and other methods by tapping on the smartphone screen. Also, the system will automatically pay according to the amount of refueling, and the owner can issue an electronic invoice in the App or Mini Program (for registered users).
In addition to this, it automatically applies the latest discounts available on some non-fuel products, as well as the customized one-person-a-car precision push customized for each owner, which will also appear here.
Huawei Atlas 500 Smart Station and SDC software-defined camera edge bring smart brains to gas stations and play the role of “smart sentry”. It can accurately collect and identify all the specific information of inbound vehicles, including license plate, vehicle logo, model, color, and more.
It can perform intelligent analysis, accurate “vehicle-lane-fuel gun” to realize automation correlates closely regarding refueling and payment.
In the smart gas station built by Huawei, if the car owner is a registered member vehicle then the smart big screen will display the member’s basic information and fueling habits, including fuel product, amount, etc., and automatically allocate available fuel guns. If the fueler is busy, the car owner can also pick up the gun and refuel without waiting. The Huawei gas station solution surely makes refueling with easily for consumers.
Huawei gets approval for two communication technologies for vehicles
On November 3, Huawei has received approval for the two-communication technologies and both of these can be used in the fields of Internet of Vehicles, autonomous driving, and more. These patents were published in China.
The Huawei patent was published with announcement number CN113746606A the first patent that provides a vehicles communication method and device for V2X, intelligent networked vehicles, intelligent driving, assisted driving, and other fields. It can solve the current technical problem of the lack of SL TCI logo indication.
While the patent with CN113747577A provides a communication method and device that can be applied to D2D or Internet of Vehicles, such as V2X, LTE-V, and more. Additionally, it can be used in fields such as smart driving and smart connected vehicles. This patent facilitates device equipment to exclude resources that have been reserved by other device equipment as much as possible to reduce transmission interference.
Huawei patent for detecting automatic driving system:
On the same day – November 3, Huawei also published a patent in the field of automobile technology entitled with detecting automatic driving systems with announcement number CN113741374.
The patent technology can also detect the failure reason of the automatic driving system, and use the detected automatic driving system to control the driving of the vehicle. The technical solution proposed in this application helps to improve the overall safety of the vehicle.
Huawei patents two way charging technology for electric vehicles
In April 2020, Huawei filed a patent for charging and discharging switching device, method, as well as a two-way charging system for electric vehicles. Now, as per the China Intellectual Property database, this patent was approved on November 30, 2021.
However, the Huawei two-way charging system patent for electric vehicles was published with announcement number CN112638700B in China. At present, two-way charging technology has been more and more widely used in the field of new electric vehicles.
The electric vehicles launching with the support of two-way charging can bring many conveniences to users. In the new upcoming electric vehicles, the power tools and provide users with home appliances, power supplies, etc.
Accoriding to the patent summary, the patent mainly relates to a charging and discharging switching device, a method, and a two-way charging system. The charging and discharging switching device mainly includes:
- A first switch, a second switch, a switching power supply, and a control unit.
- The two ends of the first switch are used to connect the power supply device, the load device.
- The first end of the second switch and the switching power supply, and the second end of the second switch is used to connect the new energy vehicle.
(Via – ithome)