Majid El Bouazzaoui received four separate awards at four international innovation fairs for his “automatic orientation system of photovoltaic panels” invention last year.
Rabat – Moroccan inventor Majid El Bouazzaoui shone again at a global inventions competition. El Bouazzaoui won a gold medal at the 16th International Exhibition of Inventions (INFOINVENT-2019).
The competition took place from November 20-23 in Moldova.
El Bouazzaoui’s award-winning invention is an “analog to digital converter.” It changes the sights and sounds in the real world that are captured in videos, pictures, audio, etc. into digital information. The invention helps telecom networks use 5G and other technologies more effectively.
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The invention removes a bottleneck for consumers using 5G, when their devices are digitizing data to send to other devices. For example, the invention would speed up the video in a streaming video call.
“The process is the first step in the telecommunication process between two users,” a statement from Moroccan association OFEED quoted by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) has said.
OFEED said that until the data is digitized, no information is “available in digital format in the real environment,” for consumers to be able to see and hear voice messages, images, and videos.
Explaining why invention is useful, the association added that the scanning step “has a direct impact on the transmission speed, whatever the technology used on the telecommunication network.”
The speed of the 5G telecom network is “of no interest if the data to be transmitted is not available at the same pace,” OFEED explained.
Current analog to digital converters are “no longer [fast] enough to reach the required speed level with 5G,” the statement added.
The Moroccan invention, therefore, can “digitize information to be transmitted much faster by reducing the number of transistors used.”
The invention has already swiped other gold medals at the International Competition of Invention iCan-2019 in Canada and the International Fair of Inventions in Istanbul (ISIF-2019).
El Bouazzaoui also won a gold medal for Morocco at IIIC in November 2018.
OFEED, under El Bouazzaoui’s leadership, received four separate awards at four international innovation fairs for the “automatic orientation system of photovoltaic panels” invention for solar power last year.
El Bouazzaoui is among the inventors who received the Wissam Al Istihkak Al Watani (medal of national merit) of 2nd Rank on Throne Day in 2016. King Mohammed VI awarded the medal to the inventor.