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faytech touch devices in New York

Posted by Charbax – March 6, 2016

faytech is a leading German manufacturer of touchscreen devices with their own manufacturing facilities in Shenzhen, China. Here is a 38-minute tour of faytech's US headquarters in New York with managing founder Arne Weber, visiting Infotek, faytech's maintenance and repair services servicing partner in Manhattan and MetroClick, faytech's project development partner in Manhattan, and showing off several projects being deployed using faytech touch displays in New York:

- ButterflyMX Intercom System, an 11.6’’ intercom system produced in cooperation with ButterflyMX. Cyrus Claffey, the CEO of ButterflyMX, presents an already installed and operating system at one of the residential buildings in downtown New York.

- Christie & Co. Salon and Spa with the owner Lois Christie, one of the TOP 20 beauty salons in USA, tells how putting a faytech 55’’ Touchscreen PC Kiosk in their salons helps expand her business and encourage customers to engage using social media after their beauty procedure.

- Proof 7, one of the last remaining big printing companies in New York, uses faytech to improve the reliability of their service.

- Lexus Installation at Madison Square Garden, faytech devices are part of something luxurious and technologically advanced.

- Hercules installed in 400 Hercules laundry shops in New York, faytech touch devices are being used for faster more reliable customer support when a laundry machine stops working.

I filmed faytech several times before at their Shenzhen China factory:
3 months ago
1 year ago
2 years ago

faytech can deliver large stock of standard touch devices and they have the flexibility and competence to realize any touch device project. You can contact faytech at sales@faytech.com.

faytech website: http://www.faytech.com
faytech on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/faytechtouch
faytech on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/faytechshenzhen

Ubuntu booth tour at MWC 2016, Convergence, Phones, Tablets, Drones, IoT and more

Posted by Charbax – March 3, 2016

After my interview with Mark Shuttleworth, here's my 17-minute Ubuntu booth tour video. Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition comes with 5.7" 1080p Exynos7420 octa-core ARM Cortex-A57/53, 3GB RAM. At MWC 2016, Canonical is showing Ubuntu Convergence running on a Nexus 4, running a "Full Ubuntu" Unuity 8 out of the phone on the slimport HDMI output from the phone. Running the exact same Ubuntu on desktops and on ARM Powered Smartphone. Canonical is really excited to see more powerful hardware to come out running this Ubuntu Convergence solution, here poiting out that the phone runs LibreOffice, Firefox, GIMP, xchat, gedit, making it possible to use this as a desktop device.

BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition Tablet runs on the MediaTek MT8163A Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 with Mali GPU and 2GB RAM. It runs a full Ubuntu, enabling to set it to Desktop mode to run any Ubuntu app.

Snappy Ubuntu Core delivers applications for Drones, Robots and the IoT market. Here showing off the UAVIA Snappy Ubuntu Core powered drone, running on a Toradex Freescale i.MX6 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 System on Module, making a more intelligent drone better to enable autonomous flight thanks to sense and avoid technologies. It also facilitates maintenance of drones by making remote software deployments secure, effective and failsafe. Snappy Ubuntu Core also is being demonstrated for home automation running on a Qualcomm Dragonboard 410c.

Samsung also showcases their new Samsung Artik 1, Samsung Artik 5 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali400MP2 GPU, 512MB RAM, 4GB eMMC flash, built in wireless WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, ZigBee, 6LoWPAN based Thread protocol for Google Nest. Samsung Artik 10 octa-core quad ARM Cortex-A15 and quad ARM Cortex-A7. All Samsung IoT Artik modules are offered using their new ePoP (package-on-package) design, optimized for the IoT market. Artik includes also cloud-based device management based on SmartThings Open Cloud providing SDKs to help connect endpoint devices to the cloud using Java, Android, iOS, PHP, and Python tools. Open Cloud is partially based on the Samsung SAMI data driven development platform. The Atik 5 development board with the module is available for $100 at digikey

Also at the Ubuntu booth is the lead developer for the Etherum decentralized software platform, using blockchain to power the IoT market. Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference. The Ethereum team now works on Slock.it, where the vision is that an unused bicycle in your shed gets a new lease on life. Parking spots can be sublet on demand. Airbnb apartments become fully automated. It's the future infrastructure of the Sharing Economy, Slock.it was shown at the Lift Conference here

KEP shows $70 Rockchip/Intel x3 3G-R Android phone with Debian Linux on MHL output

Posted by Charbax – March 2, 2016

KEP works with Foxconn and Intel to manufacture a Rockchip Intel 3G-R Android smartphone then when outputting to an external display using MHL it outputs Debian Linux on the external display. It also shows the Android in a window on the side of the Linux. This is a kind of Android to Linux.

Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical at MWC 2016

Posted by Charbax – February 24, 2016

Ubuntu is being used around the world, on servers, to power the cloud, switches, routers, base stations and Snappy Ubuntu works on drones, robots and more for the IoT world. Snappy 3.0 will be on Ubuntu 16.04. Ubuntu also shows off Ubuntu on Smartphones, Tablets, and their Nexus 4 showing convergence running "the same" Ubuntu on the phone and on the external display as a dekstop. Check back for my Ubuntu booth tour video coming up.

Cavium ThunderX 64bit 48-core ARM Server enabling the 5G mobile future, next gen cloud/datacenter and NFV

Posted by Charbax – February 24, 2016

Cavium’s ThunderX 48-core ARMv8 64bit SoC is being implemented in dozens of ARM Server designs, by partners as Pegatron, Asus, Mitac, Gigabyte, Wiwynn, Acer and even for for super computing by E4 and Cray. Cavium and their software partners have optimized their ARM Server platform for variety of workloads, including NFV (Network Function Virtualization), Cloud RAN (Radio Access Network) for Virtualizing the access network, moving all the physical base stations to the cloud, which will save the industry a lot of money, hyperscale datacenter, web hosting like RunAbove (a subsidiary of OVH) at https://www.runabove.com/armcloud.xml, Ceph storage clusters. This can only be done using ARM and Cavium ThunderX SoC processors, providing a much better TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and efficient alternative to Intel x86. Cavium and partners, as Linaro and the open source community also are showing progress in the OPNFV, OpenStack, ODP (Open Data Plane), DPDK, fd.io, etc. for the networking and telecom industry.

Coursera course about IoT using the 64bit Qualcomm Dragonboard 410c

Posted by Charbax – January 30, 2016

This Coursera Specialization covers the development of Internet of Things (IoT) products and services—including devices for sensing, actuation, processing, and communication—to help you develop skills and experiences you can employ in designing novel systems. The Specialization has theory and lab sections. In the lab sections you will learn hands-on IoT concepts such as sensing, actuation and communication. In the final Capstone Project, developed in partnership with Qualcomm, you’ll apply the skills you learned on a project of your choice using the DragonBoard 410c platform.

96Boards Team Amit Kuceria and Ricardo Salveti

Posted by Charbax – January 30, 2016

The team at Linaro with focus on 96boards are working to make it upstream friendly, better Quality Assurance, Validation, making the software more stable.

Robot Development Kit using Hardkernel ODROID-C1+, VU7 display, ODROID-XU4

Posted by Charbax – December 10, 2015

Bo Lechnowsky of ameriDroid.com shows the fully-programmable robot kit based on the ODROID-C1+ and controllable through the web. We then moved on to an 8-inch tablet kit for the ODROID-C1+ which includes case, multi-touch screen and battery for less than $100 due to be available this December. After this, we looked at a new 7-inch tablet-style multi-touch display from ODROID called the VU7 that allows attaching an ODROID-C1+ to the backside providing an expandable tablet-like solution for low cost. The ODROID-XU4 was discussed, an Exynos-5422 octa-core ARM Cortex-A15 at 2.0GHz and ARM Cortex-A7 at 1.4GHz ARM board with 2GB LPDDR3 on-board, USB3.0/2.0 ports and gigabit Ethernet along with removable eMMC and microSD storage options. An ODROID-C1+ was shown which is a low-cost but powerful AmLogic S805 quad-core ARM Cortex-A5 at 1.5GHz ARM board with 1GB LPDDR3 on-board with USB2.0 ports and gigabit Ethernet, also with the removable eMMC/microSD storage options. We then moved on to a display from a partner company, Withrobot.com, that showed real-time bar- and QR-code reading from three cameras simultanously through one USB3.0 port on an ODROID-XU4 and a 5MP standalone USB camera processed by OpenCV on an ODROID-XU4. In the background was an ODROID-C1+ with a HiFi Shield and a VU7 streaming high-quality audio to a stereo running Rune Audio. Volumio is also available for this platform. Both distributions are controllable by a smartphone or tablet from anywhere.

You can order these and read more about it at:
http://ameridroid.com
http://odroid.com

Banana Pi $70 Allwinner A83T Development Board BPI-M3

Posted by Gennie – November 27, 2015

Banana PI BPI-M3 is a open-source hardware platform, powered by Allwinner A83T Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 and PowerVR SGX544MP1 GPU, 2GB RAM, 8GB Flash, with Micro SD card reader and SATA 2.0 port, , with 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, runs Android 5.1.1, Debian linux or Ubuntu linux, support 1080P high definition video output, the GPIO compatible with Raspberry Pi B+ and can run the ROM Image. Price at $70 for bulk order.

You can contact BPI here:(Please let them know if you watch this video)
Judy Huang,
judyhuang@banana-pi.com
Mob: +86 15999607314

RK3288 Ubuntu HDMI stick by Rikomagic V5

Posted by Gennie – November 20, 2015

Rikomagic V5 is a HDMI dongle powered by Rockchip RK3288 Quad-Core ARM Cortex -A17 with Mali-T764 GPU,with 2G RAM, 16G Flash, Dual-band WiFi 2,4G and 5G, Lan port, it can run Android 4.4 or Ubuntu or Linux. Rikomagic start TV Box business from 2011, they have Android or Linux box based on Allwinner and Rockchip SOC and Intel Windows 10 box.

You can contact Rikomagic here: (Please let them know if you watch this video)
Michelle, Vice General Manager
michelle@rikomagic.com
skype:michelleegr