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CallMix tops list of best tech innovations

Among the 25 Hungarian hi-tech innovations presented on Innovation Tech Show 2.0 this Tuesday, the audience voted the grand prize for TcT's interpretation of unified communications called CallMix that makes mobile phone calls and social media applications all equal in tomorrow's communications.

Besides having a great talent for groundbreaking ideas, innovative Hungarian SMEs have learned to develop products for the global market – these are the major findings after visiting Innovation Tech Show 2.0, organized by Mobility and Multimedia Cluster on Tuesday.

Aiming to be referred to as the 'Hungarian CES', the tech show presented 25 of the best innovations cluster members have developed over the last couple of years. The trends are clear: mobiles, especially smartphones, open the door to the heart of both the civil and the business world, everything becomes social, and at the end of the day, tired of all the networks, we'll sit back and relax in front of a re-invented television experience.

The mobile, if combined with social networks, results in, for example, CallMix, that won the Grand Prix of the Tech Show, voted by the visitors themselves to be the best innovation of the year. The application, developed by client service system integrator TcT Hungary, allows the users to simultaneously make a mobile call and see each other's emails, locations and recent social network activities.

BBJ also liked the super-cheap and super-smart robots made by the fellows from the Pécs University, called Husar eRover, that is capable of acting independently and can be navigated through wi-fi connection or a mobile phone. It can be easily upgraded with educational or industrial modules, offering a wide range of usages.

We've also seen well-known faces at iPont, bringing their glasses-free 3D television sets and expertise and showing that in the last year they've taken it to another level: a much bigger one. It's also a business success in the marketing sector, as the displays are gradually placed in several malls and cinemas in Budapest and the company's already having a stable demand in the Arab world as well. Business successes also included recommendation specialist Gravity and non-linear television promoter Hybridbox that has recently been introduced to the Hungarian and German bourses.

The tech show gave an outlook on the future of the technology in the form of presentations from well-known experts and businessmen of the field. Presenters like Chris Mattheisen from Magyar Telekom or Róbert Pintér from Ipsos outlined a view on the possible ways of development for tech companies and highlighted the need for not only innovative products but also for innovative business models.

At the end of the day, the Innovation Tech Show accomplished its mission: to make the outcome of Hungarian developments tangible and to make its way to being an event so powerful in shaping the future's economy like the CES of Las Vegas. (Anikó Jóri-Molnár)