Category: Internet of Things

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Open InterConnect Forum and IoTivity: defining IoT standards

Posted by stromium – July 29, 2016

David McCall of Intel introduces the Open InterConnect Consortium, which represents a range of standards that allow developers to program IoT devices while maintaining a certain level of security and compatibility. For example, the OIC interface defines protocols for IoT devices to talk to non-IoT devices, define software layers that work above hardware, etc. The OIC also sponsors IoTivity, an open source project run by the Linux Foundation that defines a communications framework. The OIC is supported by companies like Atmel, Dell, Samsung, Honeywell, and many others.

Parrot Flower Powr plant monitoring device

Posted by stromium – July 29, 2016

Parrot is a company that makes products ranging from car entertainment systems to UAVs. On display here is their Flower Power sensor, a device meant to be used in pots or the ground that collects nutritional information in the soil and transmits that wirelessly to a device, displayed on an app. 4 factors are measured “ sunlight, temperature, fertilizer and moisture “ and the company's own database comprises of over 7000 plants with pre-defined paramters. It costs US$100 approx and runs on a single AAA battery that lasts 6 months.

BeeWi smart home products – lighting and water control

Posted by stromium – July 29, 2016

BeeWi is a French company specializing in smart home products. On display here are their range of Bluetooth (Low Energy spec) controlled lights, that can switch between colors and do not need a gateway unless the user wants to control them via the internet. Also on display is a remotely controlled water system. The bulbs cost between          EUR 19-41 while the optional Bluetooth gateway costs EUR 49. The presenter also discusses Mesh, a forthcoming Bluetooth technology that will allow range for up to 200 meters.

For more information visit : www.bee-wi.com

$20 Red Bear BLE Nano development board uses ARM mbed and Device Cloud Connector

Posted by Charbax – May 31, 2016

At the ARM booth at Computex 2016, Shenzhen based Red Bear presents their $20 BLE Nano development board, the world's smallest Bluetooth Low Energy development board using a Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 16Mhz ARM Cortex-M0 SoC with 32KB RAM, 256KB Flash that supports BLE Central and BLE Peripheral roles, supports voltage from 1.8V to 3.3V and that work's with their free Android or iOS app. ARM IoT Business Unit Marketing Engineer Neil Tan also shows his project to make a Strength Enhancing Exoskeleton developed with ARM mbed on an STM32F401 ARM Cortex-M4 based development board. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53

Allwinner Open Source, Tina OS Linux for Allwinner R8, R16, R40, R58, CHIP and Banana Pi dev boards

Posted by Gennie – May 30, 2016

Allwinner unveils Tina OS, their open-source OS based on Linux with their full range SoCs with open source support from Allwinner. Allwinner R8 is their entry level Single-core ARM Cortex-A8 SoC; Allwinner R16 is their quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 at 1Ghz with WiFi; Allwinner R40 is their new enhanced Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 for the IoT and open source market, with better performance and enhancements including HDMI support; Allwinner R58 is their 28nm Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 at up to 2.0Ghz with ISP and a higher performance GPU. Allwinner open source partners making and selling development boards includes the $9 CHIP deveplopment board based on Allwinner R8 with 512MB RAM, 4GB Nand Flash, with WiFi and Bluetooth4.0. CHIP got 2 million dollars funding from their kickstarter campaign and they have shipped to all their backers last December/January. Banana Pi is made by Foxconn, they make open-source development boards powered by Allwinner SoCs, having already shipped over 600 thousand, used in different applications like drones, robotics, education, servers, toys, smart home, IoT and more. BananaPi's product line includes:
BananaPi BPI-M1 and M1+ powered by Allwinner A20 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400 GPU;
BananaPi BPI-M2 is powered by A31s Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 with PowerVR SGX544 GPU;
BananaPi BPI-M2+ is powered by H3 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400 GPU;
BananaPi BPI-M3 is powered by A83T Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 with PowerVR SGX544 GPU.

Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53

Distributors/brands can contact Allwinner here:
service@allwinnertech.com
Development Board Distributors/Implementers can contact Banana Pi here:
Nora.sh.lee63@gmail.com

Kickstarter: 35€ PlantAqua Plant Watering, 6-months Battery-life

Posted by Charbax – May 18, 2016

PlantAqua on Kickstarter waters plants at set time intervals, with set amount of water each time, just use 4 AA batteries for up to 6 months battery and a water bottle, perfect to water plants for people who are busy or abroad. You can buy one on Kickstarter read more about it at http://plantaqua.com follow them on http://twitter.com/plantaqua and http://facebook.com/plantaqua1

Ween smart thermostat

Posted by stromium – May 12, 2016

Ween is a south France-based company that has on display their smart thermostat. It connects to up to 16 smartphones (house residents) that are then tracked over a period of time, with temperature maintained at a preset level. Since the thermostat knows how long it takes to reach a certain temperature, it switches on appliances at home accordingly. Ween also features inbuilt machine learning capabilities to anticipate and respond to unplanned absences of the members. It goes on sale for US$350 along with a gateway device paired via RF.

LS VISION 360degree 5-lens Security Camera, Office Tour

Posted by Gennie – April 12, 2016

Headquarters office tour at LS VISION in Shenzhen, China, near university town, manufacturing CCTV, IP Camera, their latest special security camera is their LS-SPD5300, a 360degree Panoramic security camera with 5 lenses, merging every angle to form a 360degree surround video stream and recording. LS VISION makes IP Cameras that are all weatherproof, waterproof. LS VISION is looking for small to large distributors to ship their LS VISION CCTV brand worldwide.

You can contact LS VISION here:
Jenny Lee, General Manager
LSvision@lishigroup.com
Skype:lsvision01
Mobile/Whatsapp:+86 138 2881 5727
http://www.lsvisionhd.com/
(If you contact them, thanks for letting them know you watched this video)

SecureRF, public-key security for IoT, Authentication for wireless sensors, NFC, FPGA

Posted by Charbax – April 3, 2016

SecureRF at the Internet of Things USA exhibition. SecureRF provides security and privacy solutions for the smallest devices on the Internet of Things including wireless sensors (Bluetooth LE/Smart), ARM Cortex M0/M0+/M3/M4 processors, FPGAs, ASICs, SoCs, NFC, RFID, and MCUs. The company's ultra-low energy and fast Public‐Key methods provide identification, authentication, data and brand protection and anti-counterfeiting.

GalaxyWind Smart Home, Wireless-control Plug of Air Conditional,Smart Bulb etc.

Posted by stromium – March 23, 2016

GalaxyWind demonstrates their remote air conditioning device Wukong i8. They raised US$2 million for the device that allows users to start air conditioners before reaching home or shut down. The power meter inside the device measures power consumption from the air conditional. Also on display are their other IoT devices such as smart bulbs, WiFi products, and their USB-powered Macbee IoT gateway that can connect up to 128 devices.

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