190 Israeli firms to showcase at Mobile World Congress

Israel’s delegation is fifth biggest at the Barcelona meetup; Israeli companies hoping to hook up with global mobile-centric corporations.

The Mobile World Congress is the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry.  (Shutterstock)

The Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry. (Shutterstock)

Some 190 Israeli mobile companies will take part in next week’s World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, the largest blue-and-white delegation ever at the prestigious exhibit. Organizers of the premier industry event say they’re expecting over 72,000 visitors to the February 24-27, 2014 happening.

Israeli companies taking part include Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems; WiseSec, which deploys advanced mobile platform micro-location solutions for the security, defense, and retail industries; Inpris, which developed a mobile app offering an invisible touchscreen keyboard based on intuitive finger gestures; Wibbitz, a video publishing platform turns content into a dynamic video with music, news feeds and a human-sounding narrator; Facetune, a state-of-the-art image-editing iPhone application; and PointGrab, a leader in advanced hand gesture recognition solutions; among dozens of others.

Techies are hyping the unveiling of new smartphones at the mobile conference.

There’s also a lot of excitement surrounding the new apps set to debut.

The Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute is hyping its Start App Nation, Israel’s B2B platform which consists of innovative applications created by Israeli developers. The Institute, a non-profit organization supported by the government of Israel and the private sector, hopes to facilitate business ties, joint ventures and strategic alliances between overseas and Israeli companies.

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