ThinFilm Printed Electronics NFC Smart Labels for Internet of Things

Posted by – April 6, 2015

Thinfilm is a Norway-based company focused on expanding the traditional Internet of Things into a much broader Internet of Everything using the benefits of printed electronics. Thinfilm’s NFC Barcode and Smart Label product platforms use 13.56MHz Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to communicate from Thinfilm labels (placed on everyday things, at the item level rather than the box/palette/case level) to NFC capable devices, including smartphones and industrial readers. The 128-bit NFC Barcode is manufactured on Thinfilm’s printed-dopant polysilicon (PDPS) manufacturing platform, which enables high-performance transistors capable of handling wireless communication and NFC frequencies and data rates. The payload consists of a mix of fixed ID ROM bits, which cannot be electrically modified for security purposes, and dynamic bits that can the assigned to sensors. Thinfilm recently announced OpenSense technology, which transmits information about the state of a seal (factory sealed or previously opened) to a smartphone. This is being demonstrated in Barcelona in the form of a Johnnie Walker whisky Smart Bottle, which can communicate a unique identification number and dynamic sensing data to a smartphone. The OpenSense technology can lead to improved consumer engagement and can be used to verify authenticity of the underlying product while the seal is still intact. Next, Thinfilm’s temperature sensing Smart Labels integrate batteries, sensing circuitry, optional visual printed electrochromic displays, and NFC wireless transmission function into a single self-contained smart sensing system. These systems use NFC to tell a smartphone or other compatible device whether a food or pharmaceutical shipment stayed within specified temperature limits or whether it became too hot or too cold during transport. That simple data can help caretakers, retailers, and supply chain partners to make smart decisions by providing a real time indication of the temperature behavior (within limits vs. exceeded limits), and the big data pushed to the cloud with every interaction will help brand owners and others to make smarter business decisions based on trends captured by thousands or even millions of units active at any point in time. Learn more at www.thinfilm.no

You can contact ThinFilm here:
Matthew Bright
Director, Product & Technical Marketing
Thin Film Electronics, Inc.
phone +1 408 503 7311
matthew.bright@thinfilm.no
www.thinfilm.no
Address: 2865 Zanker Rd, San Jose, CA 95134-2101, United States
Twitter: @thinfilmmemory
Facebook: Thinfilm
LinkedIn: Thin Film Electronics

IDTechEx interviews PolyIC at Printed Electronics USA

Posted by – April 3, 2015

PolyIC has developed its own printed electronics technology platform, including proprietary printing process, as well as roll to roll quality control methods. Web speed is at least 30m/min. With the recent focus on transparent conductive films (TCFs), the company now offers bare transparent conducting films or complete touch sensor (capacitive). The touch sensor can be single layer or 2 layers of film. The sensor comes with the tail (printed on same substrate), which is an advantage compared to ITO-based sensors where the tail (flexible PCB) has to be added. This interview was taken at the IDTechEx event Printed Electronics USA. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com.

Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015

DOWA interview with IDTechEx at Printed Electronics USA

Posted by – April 3, 2015

IDTechEx interview DOWA at Printed Electronics USA. Learn more at http://www.PrintedElectronicsWorld.com

Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015

Optomec and 3D Printing Electronics: Interview with IDTechEx

Posted by – April 3, 2015

Optomec provides two technology offerings. The LENS system, a blown powder laser-based 3D printer for metals which the company manufactures under license from the Sandia National Laboratory. The second is an Aerosol Jet system which provides for conformal, direct-write, non-contact deposition of materials for printed electronics, which the company developed in-house. It can utilize a wide range of materials, with less constraints compared to inkjet. It has been successfully demonstrated and used in metallization of solar cells. This interview with IDTechEx was taken at Printed Electronics USA, hosted by IDTechEx.

Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015

Printed Flexible Temperature Sensors from PST Sensors, interview with IDTechEx

Posted by – April 3, 2015

PST Sensors (pty) Ltd is a spin-out of the University of Cape Town NanoSciences Innovation Centre. It is positioned as a technology solutions provider, and works with its partners and customers to produce integrated temperature sensing and printed electronics products. Both its printed silicon technology and temperature sensing technology have received industry awards. PST Sensors has R&D facilities in Cape Town and offices in Cape Town and London.

Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015

Wearable Sports Technology from Decathlon

Posted by – April 3, 2015

Antoine Ravise of sports brand Decathlon talks to IDTechEx at the Wearable Technology LIVE! event about some of their innovations involving wearable technology, such as monitoring player performance during tennis. A sports top is also shown which monitors the heart rate of the player.

Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015

HDMI 1080p Recording on UyeSee Mstar9180 T4000 4K Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9 Android TV Box

Posted by – April 1, 2015

UyeSee shows their new Mstar9180 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 based Android Set-top-box with 1080p Video recording function from any HDMI source. It can playback H265 in 4K at 30fps and all other codecs also including BDISO.

Specs:
- QuadCore A9 Cortex A9 1.5GHz.
- Mali450 4P 3D GPU
- HEVC
-4K@30FPS.
- Great performance for video and audio decoding
- HD audio Support
- HDMI in Recording in 1080p resolution with different resolution
- TimeShift 
-Scheduled Recording 
-USB3.0/5G WIFI/BLUETOOTH 4.0 
- BDISO, Navigation Menu.

To know more: http://www.uyesee.com
Business inquiry: inquiry@uyesee.com

SDMC Factory Tour, Set-top-box Digital TV Solution Provider

Posted by – March 31, 2015

SDMC is a digital TV end-to-end solution provider in China who offers three product lines: Smart STBs (latest generation IPTV & OTT & Hybrid Set Top Boxes), Smart Hotel Solutions and OTT Management System. SDMC cooperates with popular CAS (Novel-Super, Conax), and middleware (HbbTV, Beenius, Comigo, SmartVOD, etc.) companies; and sells its products to cable, satellite, terrestrial, and telecommunications operators around the world.

You can contact SDMC here:
Headquarter:
Tel: +86-755-86018266
Address: 7F, W2-A, Hi-Tech.Industrial Park, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
Postcode: 518027
International Business Department:
Tel:+86-755-86016391
Email: info@sdmctech.com
http://en.sdmctech.com/

Geniatech Net TV Universal Digital TV Streamer, Multimedia Home Gateway, Wi-Fi Router, Wi-Fi Access Point & Wi-Fi Repeater

Posted by – March 27, 2015

Geniatech is releasing Net.TV, their smallest stand alone Digital Network TV Tuner Design serving worldwide all digital TV (DVB-T2, DVB-S2, ATSC, ISBT) on FTA basis. The Net.TV streams live TV right into home networks and supports any connected smart devices (Smartphone, Tablet, Android TV, Smart TV, PC, Mac), based on iOS, Mac, Android and Windows. In addition Geniatech Net.TV serves up to two devices simultaneously, as they can watch and enjoy different TV channels at the same time (same frequency required). Net.TV also has a built-in router and access point Access point (AP). Supports Internet modem to the WAN/LAN Port of the Net.TV, then smart devices can gain internet access and watch TV channels at the same time. If a single Wi-Fi Router is not enough to cover all the places in the home or office, Net TV can become the wireless Wi-Fi Repeater to extend home Wi-Fi coverage. Geniatech Net TV built-in firmware encloses several user friendly built-in wizards to configure router and access point network capabilities. Net.TV is Geniatech's attempt at an All-in-One Solution, which serve home entertainment as a Universal Digital Network TV Streamer, Multimedia Gateway, Wi-Fi Router, Wi-Fi Access Point & Wi-Fi Repeater.

In this video, Geniatech also shows Kodi Version 14.1 (XBMC Reloaded, HEVC, H.265, Digital Tuner, Network Tuner). Geniatech`s is releasing their new Version of KODI 14.1 (XMBC) for all Amlogic SoC Platforms, as for all Geniatech Android TV BOX/HDMI Dongles based on Dual Core (MX8726) as well for all quad core platform (S802, S805, S812). Both platforms take advantage of 100% hardware acceleration enabled for Encoding and Decoding Multimedia Content (Movies, Music, Pictures) up to 4K. To bring it also to the highest level Geniatech's Kodi 14.1 supports native HEVC H.265 hardware decoding at up to 4K for all HEVC H.265 enabled platforms (S802:720p, S805:1080p, S812:4K). As Geniatech is the leading ODM/OEM for any kind of USB digital Tuner for all OS Platforms (iOS/Mac OS/Android OS/Windows OS) to support all smart devices such as Smartphone, Tablet, Android TV, Smart TV, PC and Mac, Geniatech built into his Kodi 14.1 Release the direct hardware USB digital TV Tuner support for DVB-T/T2, DVB-S2, DVB-C, ISBT and ATSC, as well for all Geniatech Hybrid (with tuner) Android TV BOX Solutions as well for all Geniatech USB digital TV Dongle Solution. On top of this, Geniatech`s Kodi 14.1 can share this digital TV Tuner into/to your home Network, to access the Digital Tuner from anywhere at home via your home WLAN / Lan Network. To do so therefore Geniatech is providing the necessary APP/APK for all iOS and Android Platforms to tune the channels, enjoy live TV with EPG, and at the same time you watch live TV on/with XBMC as well with the tablet / Smartphone (using same frequency).

Lowest Power WiFi in the World: Atmel | SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi for IoT with ARM Cortex-M0+ with up to 10 years of battery life

Posted by – March 26, 2015

The Atmel | SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi module brings the world's lowest power Wi-Fi module with their ARM Cortex-M0+ microcontroller and the Atmel WINC1500 low-power Wi-Fi 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11 b/g/n SoC (System on Chip) optimized for the IoT market. It provides integrated software solution with application and security protocols such as TLS, integrated network services (TCP/IP stack) which are available through Atmel’s Studio 6 integrated development platform (IDP). The Atmel SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi module can run Wi-Fi for IoT applications for upwards more than 10 years on AAA batteries when pulling IoT data at a 30 minute interval speed.