Mobitel, the national mobile service provider, launched the first hi-tech Internet of Things (IoT) concept store of its kind in Sri Lanka – ‘X Station’. The novel concept store, which connects the internet with the people, was unveiled by
Harin Fernando, Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure; P G Kumarasinghe Sirisena, Chairman, Sri Lanka Telecom and Nalin Perera, CEO, Mobitel.
The ‘X Station’ is an expert hub for futuristic technology products and services, which will enhance and simplify lives. It showcases the latest in Smart Home and Home Automation with experience zones. The store also has a ‘Device Zone’, ‘Virtual Reality Zone’, ‘Interactive Zone’, ‘Health Zone’, ‘Kids Zone’, ‘Design Zone’ and ‘Game Zone’ that also demonstrate how the homes can be connected using the internet and hi-tech devices. Zones further feature how Smart Health connects devices to be used in the comfort of ones home to monitor health in an accurate manner and to monitor the environment.
The 3D Printing Zone, the first of its kind in Sri Lanka, provides all visitors a live demonstration.
Speaking at the demonstration of ‘X Station’, Isuru Dissanayake, Senior General Manager Marketing, Mobitel, commented that Mobitel ‘X Station’ is focused on offering 3D printing, Virtual Reality as well as House Automation. “At Mobitel we believe, in what the world will be in five years; an interconnected web of machines interacting with humans. In this global ecosystem, Mobitel plays a key role and we want to showcase that.”
He added, “With Mobitel, we think, we have the right resources, people and also the network, to take Sri Lanka and Mobitel to the next era of digital communication. The main difference between an IoT (Internet of Things) era and telecommunication era is that all equipment is connected to the internet via Mobitel 4G. ‘X Station’ is the evolution of technology and we want to showcase that Mobitel and technology are evolving”.
The ‘X Station’ concept store is located along R A De Mel Mawatha in Colombo 3.