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Came, one of the world’s leaders in Home & Building Automation, distributed in South Africa by BPT-SA, has been elected Official partner for automation, management & access control of visitors at the Expo Milano 2015.

The first Expo was held in London in 1851 and was such a success that other nations were encouraged to organize similar events like the Paris Expo in 1889 for which the Eiffel Tower was designed and built.

Expo Milano 2015 will be a multi-coloured mosaic of countries which have been called upon to interpret the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. Each participating country, starting from its own culture¬†and traditions, will bring to Milan its views and outlook on the future and its solutions to the great challenges we face in ensuring our food prospects.

It is an invitation that has been extended to United Nations member countries and has now received over 140 positive responses from countries and international organizations which are ready to stand with Expo 2015 in undertaking these challenges.

Expo 2015 will be an extraordinary universal event displaying tradition, creativity and innovation in the business of food. It will bring together many themes and set them out anew in light of new global possibilities whose common core is the idea that everyone on the planet should have access to food that is healthy, safe and sufficient. The Expo expects 145 countries to take part in the exhibition, generating revenue of 4.3 Billion Euro’s. Occupying 1.1 Million square meters.

Came has designed a state-of-the-art access-control system that will provide surveillance, command and control of the automated devices fitted at pedestrian and vehicular entry points. They will also service all parking facilities and pavilion entrances as well as other access points on the expo grounds for both service staff and visitors alike. It has been estimated that 20 million visitors (peak time 250k visitors/day) will visit the Expo 2015 in the duration of the show which will be carried out from 1st May 2015 to 31st October 2015.

Came for the Expo will design, supply, install and manage 200 turnstiles, 10 aided turnstiles, 100 scanners, 15 perimeter vehicle gates, 23 gate operators & 24 road barriers. Also through the Came Group, Urbaco will install 55 Automatic bollards and BPT will take care of building automation.

At the core of this hi-tech platform developed by Came is a new turnstile ‚Äúspecially designed” for Expo Milano 2015. The turnstile can read any entry accreditation, whether in paper form, QR Code, RFID, NFC, or through Smartphones and tablets, in order to grant access to visitors and exhibitors alike. Engineered to seamlessly integrate with the technologies of Expo Milano 2015’s partners, each turnstile is fitted with biometric reading software to allow entry exclusively to cleared and authorized staff. This product is designed to communicate with visitors, by using luminous signs, to streamline the entry phases and reduce long waiting queues.