The Biggest Stage Is Set for Industry Innovation

REDMOND, Wash. – April 16, 2010 – Efficiency. Innovation. Sustainability. These will be three hot topics that will be ubiquitous in conversations and technology demonstrations next week in Germany at Hannover Messe. This is THE event where companies from all over the world gather to showcase the latest in industrial and manufacturing technology.

Hannover Messe, the world’s largest international industrial technology event.

Microsoft, along with its partners, will be on hand to demonstrate the latest innovations within the Windows Embedded family of products that help drive more efficient business models so companies can place a greater focus on delivering choice and value to customers. Participating partners include Siemens, Beckhoff, RWE AG, Iconics, Online Developments Inc. and Elbacom.

More than 75 percent of attendees last year indicated in a survey that they want to invest in new and improved technologies, and come to Hannover Messe to experience the broad range of automation technology. If you have plans to attend, visit the Microsoft booth located in Hall 9, Stand G18 to see these innovations in person.

When people say that Hannover Messe is the world’s largest international industrial technology event, they aren’t kidding. If you’re not familiar with this show, then you probably aren’t aware of its magnitude. Here’s a by-the-numbers look to help put it in perspective:

  • Established more than 60 years ago

  • Takes place in the biggest exhibition center in the world

  • More than 5.3 million square feet of indoor event space

  • Spans 27 halls and pavilions and a convention center that includes 35 rooms

  • Around 210,000 visitors came to Hannover in 2009

  • Last year featured 6,150 exhibitors from 61 countries

  • More than 4,000 new products debuted at the show in 2009

It looks to be an exciting week, so check back often for news and highlights from Windows Embedded at Hannover. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter for real-time updates from the world’s biggest industrial fair.

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