President and CEO of BlueSpark Technologies, John Gannon, showcases here their Temp Traq device, a temperature monitoring flexible sensor in the form of a patch applied on the body. It transmits signals via Bluetooth, readable on their app. The flexible battery inside is non-rechargable and is touted to last for up to 48 hours. The disposable sensor costs US$19.99, is FDA approved and immediately available.
for more information visit : www.bluesparktechnologies.com
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 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.
VideoStich is a software company that displays their real-time video stitching software running off 4 cameras with the live steam displayed on a laptop. The cameras face different directions to enable a complete live 360Â° stream at up to 4K resolution. The processing power needed to stitch live is high and the demo laptop has a GPU capable of this. One of the applications of this technology, as displayed, is to combine VR with high-speed data transmission in order to enable a realistic live experience of any event.
For more information visit : www.video-stitch.com
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
Before SoftBank announced their intention to acquire ARM, here's the latest SoftBank Pepper Personal Robot with Artificial Intelligence deployed all over Japan, with voice conversations, it can Reads Emotions from people's face. More than 11 thousand Pepper Robots have been deployed in Japan, at the entrance of SoftBank Telecom stores, and in many other stores and malls all over. Previously I interviewed Aldebaran Robotics Founder Bruno Maisonnier before he sold his company to SoftBank
EnLaps is a perpetual time lapse recording device that features a solar panel built into it for unlimited recording. With streaming capabilities and a web portal for control, EnLaps uses two fish-eyed camera sensors and stiches the video together for 25MP pictures. It can be controlled via Bluetooth, WiFi or 3G, and the retail version is expected to cost EUR600. The KickStarter edition cost EUR400. It uses an ARM processor to record video. The housing is meant for outdoor use, being made waterproof and durable.
For more information visit : enlaps.io/?lang=en
Shenzhen Richsat Electronics. Co. Ltd. is a 3 year old Shenzhen-based firm specialising in Android set-top boxes. Their entire range is on display here and the newest model features an RK3128 processor, with a WiFi antenna, ability to be controlled through IR or WiFi, costing between US$20-26 depending on model. Another STB features an Amlogic S905 CPU. The LED projector uses RK3128 CPU, and costs US$60 for a resolution of 800x480px display with 1500 lumen brightness.
Reflying International Electronic Co., Ltd is an Apple-certified manufacturer of battery cases, wireless chargers, and the accessories shown here such as gamepads. One is designed to fit an iPhone 5/5s between the controls, with the phone being removed in order to fold the gamepad. There is even a gamepad for the iPad mini on display, costing around US$100. The company currently supplies many general merchandise stores such as Target, Brookstone, Clas ohlson, Birgma etc.
HLS manufactures tablets and laptops for consumers. Their cheapest Windows tablet demonstrated here comes with an Intel Atom Z3735G chipset with a 1024x600 display costing US$37.1. The laptops demonstrated come in 14”, with an HDMI port, microSD card reader and 2 USB ports for US$110. The 11” model comes with an Intel Atom (Cherry Trail) x5-Z8300 CPU with 2GB RAM and 8000mAh battery rated for 3-5 hours of usage. Also on display is a Bluetooth speaker with a detachable camera that can be used as a security device. Their projector tablet comes with a 50 lumen brightness DLP projector and either RK3288 or Intel CPUs costing US$210 and US$220 respectively.
for more information visit here : www.szhls.net