Anposi shows their latest smart doorbell, easy-to-install, Compatible with any existing doorbell wire, with built-in 720P camera stream, WiFi and Ethernet port, Supports answer and locking/unlocking the door via phone or tablet through app. It also supports 720P H.264 video recording and storage via cloud. This system could be useful for Airbnb hosts, when Airbnb guests arrive to the apartment, The Anposi smart doorbell can connect the hosts phone directly to unlock remotely.
INNOPIA shows their own Magic Home devices include a MagicCast HDMI stick, a smart plug and a smart LED light bulb. The MagicCast dongle is based on ARM Cortex A5 Telechips SOC, Compared with other Miracast dongle or Chromecast dongle, The INNOPIA MagicCast HDMI stick support DLNA, Miracast, Airplay, Phone and PC Mirroring, it also support Cloud access and storage. The Smart plug and light bulb can easily be controlled by the MagicCast HDMI stick or APP via Mobile phone.
Archos unveils their plan to cover the world with cheap bandwidth for the Internet of Things using PicoWAN, Archos's new ultra-low-cost long range IoT bandwidth adapter. People will get them for free by June 2016, to install in their own homes, and each PicoWAN has up to kilometers of range bandwidth for IoT devices into every neighborhood, worldwide. Archos estimates that 200 thousand of these units can cover the whole of Europe with connectivity for IoT.
- Is it on unlicensed 700mhz TV white spaces?
- Is there not enough bandwidth to also support a worldwide free broadband network for Smartphones and Tablets too?
- This is the future! I video-blogged FON wifi enthusiastically in last 10 years and their lack of range has been disappointing. As FON, anyone sharing bandwidth from their home should not only share 50% in revenue but also they should roam the world for free.
I possibly think it would be better for Archos PicoWAN to somehow provide free connectivity for everyone, free connectivity for every IoT device around the world, yet each device should be registered so they cannot use up all available bandwidth, some kind of throttling maybe is required within PicoWAN. Unlocking extra bandwidth should be possible for devices that need more bandwidth, but only if the bandwidth is available.
Nufront shows their Internet of Things SoC on a small PCB for Smart Cameras, Smart Cars, Smart Home Plugs and more.
Chris Rider of Eight19 speaks to Raghu Das (IDTechEx). Eight19, located in Cambridge, UK, develops and manufactures plastic photovoltaics for energy harvesting, for the internet of things and for off-grid applications. Through the innovative use of industry-standard, high-volume, roll-to-roll processes and solution-based organic photoactive materials, the company has a highly cost-effective route for scaling-up its technology to supply the largest markets. Eight19 is currently producing modules on a small scale for commercial partners with applications in indoor energy harvesting for signage and lighting and outdoor power for portable electronics. Eight19’s plastic PV modules benefit from flexibility, thinness, light-weight and robustness, they also demonstrate excellent low-light performance for indoor use. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Flexous demonstrating energy harvesting from random vibrations and low frequencies at "Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe". Flexous is a high-tech start-up developing high-performance energy harvesters. Converting ambient motion into mW-range electricity, these energy harvesters open a new era in power sources. The unique technology enables harvesting efficiently at random vibrations and low frequencies. Wireless sensors used in logistics and assets tracking, automotive, sport, fitness, medical wearables and industrial condition monitoring can benefit from Flexous energy harvesters in multiple ways. For more information about the event see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Linaro's newest focus group is being formed to work to improve open source software for the Internet of Things and Embedded devices, small devices with small memory, small power sources running embedded UI. Linaro CTO David Rusling talks about the role Linaro can work on to help optimize the software platforms for the Internet of Things and for Embedded. You can also see LITE being announced at the Linaro Connect opening keynote
Qualcomm shows their AllJoyn open source project part of the AllSeen Alliance Internet of Everything development platform featuring the Qualcomm QCA4002 on the GT202 reference design development board with Freescale Freedomboard, Renesas RX11 and STMicroelectronics Microcontrollers, as well as launching the very low power Qualcomm QCA401x Wi-Fi chip that includes a RTOS based Microcontroller to power end-point devices like light bulbs and home surveillance cameras to answer manufacturer demand for increased computing, memory, and advanced features while lowering size, cost, and power consumption.
Imec aims to bring this internet of things to the next level, Machines, buildings, vehicles, personal appliances will all be equipped with more intelligence, Imec is building platforms for an easy-to-use, intuitive IoT that interacts with us as individuals and learns from our habits, our preferences, our health. An IoT that will connect a wide range of systems. That will turn the massive amount of monitored data into information to make the right decisions and take the right actions, taking our privacy into account. This new, intuitive internet of things will increase our wellbeing and comfort, and will help manage the sustainability, complexity and safety of our world. Imec, a world-leading nanoelectronics R&D center, with expertise in radio, wireless sensing, ultra-low power electronics, body area networks, diagnostics and flexible electronics, leverages its technology advancements and global partnerships to develop the building blocks of the intuitive internet of things, smart systems will be unobtrusive, ultrasmall, cheap, intelligent, and ultra-low power. They will include sensors, actuators, and processing and communication abilities, often in a one-chip wireless solution.
Helmut Adamski, Chairman of IP500 Alliance at Internet of Things Applications Europe. IP500 are defining, developing, and providing a secure and vendor-neutral wireless communication platform for smart sensing devices for buildings and homes. The IP500® Alliance is an international industry initiative launched by leading manufacturers (OEMs), users and operators. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com