YoBox labels help organize ones personal storage (now on Kickstarter!). Each YoBox label is uniquely numbered with NFC and QR code. Users take pictures or/and write keywords to describe everything that is stored in each storage box. YoBox labels are color coded to help easily identify each box in the storage room. The idea is to never go through endless boxes to find something in ones personal storage again! This is industrial strength personal storage management on mobile, the YoBox app is compatible with both Android and iOS. Battery free, RFID-enabled YoBox label can be read by NFC reader built into many Android smartphones. For iPhones and other phones not yet equipped with NFC, users can scan the QR code on the YoBox label to retrieve the info.
At $199/199€ with 5″ FHD, runs Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 which Archos says is about 25% more performance than an Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 smartphone. It has LTE dual-sim, NFC, MicroSD, 2GB RAM, removable 2700mAh battery. Archos also shows their 69€ Windows Phone, 119€ MT6582 Archos 50b Platinum, Archos 101 Oxygen with FHD 10.1″ aluminium casing on RK3288 with 7000mAh at 199€. Archos 101 Platinum 10.1″ HD and their 7″ Windows Intel Tablet at 119€.
Interactive panel discussion on the Internet of Things with panelists including Sony, Samsung, AT&T, Ericsson and the IPSO Alliance. Hosted by Dr Harry Zervos of IDTechEx, and given as part of the IDTechEx event Internet of Things Applications held in Santa Clara on November 20 2014.
Hisense is a company based in Qingdao China that makes home-used appliances like TVs, refrigerators and other. Here at Shenzhen Electronics Fair they are showing their latest Smart TVs. They are launching their new display technology called ULED. Hisense use their scene engine technology, the chinese company suggest to have the same picture quality/performance like an OLED TV device. They call it ULED and its basically a LCD-LED backlight display with some improvements to match the OLED display technology. Hisense’s TVs have their own software and hardware built-in to make the TV smart. The software is some kind of customized operating system similar to android or built over Linux that offers many potentials for home entertainment. Their TVs come in different diagonal sizes and different colors. Some have touchscreen or hand gestures control options and soon a curved TV will be available from Hisense.
The Wifi controlled Nest Thermostat enables you change the temperature in your house anywhere using a Wifi connection. The Nest Thermostat is also aware your homes activities, when people aren’t present the Nest Thermostat will change to save energy. The Nest Thermostat can also remember preferences. Nest also makes a smart a Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector.
Linxee Wireless shows their intelligent LED light bulbs based on WiFi and ZigBee technology, to remote control the lights and colors with any Tablet or Smartphone. They also show their Smart Power Outlet, Smart Smoke detector, Smart IR blaster (to control TV/etc), Smart Gas detector, Smart Motion detector, Smart Door/Window Magnetic Sensor (detects if opened/closed), Smart Security camera, Smart Temperature sensor, Smart curtain control and more.
Marc Canter talks about his project called Interface where Apps will feature authored “smarts” (that can run in the background ) and “foreground” interactive sequences and mobile interfaces, which would have media playback and record, points, leaderboards, cloud based Content publishing all built into the experience. The tool is designed to work with IFTTT, SmartThings, Nest, HomeKit, Fitbit, Galaxy Gear and any other coolio wearable liveable Wink kind of platform thingie that’s gonna be important to work with moving forward. They want to be friends to all and deliver something nobody else is doing – authoring tools that non-programmers can utilize to do sophisticated kinds of media rich, highly interactive mobile based contextually aware on-line experiences. They think of it as the Instagram of Authoring. The Interface authoring tool environment would be utilized by Interface authors to create customized, one-off Apps for their clients. Each client could have their own instructional materials, interactive tools or interfaces, on-line media and on-demand relevant information – crafted exactly to their needs.
TCL Corporation is one of the biggest TV companies in the world. They are showing their latest products at the Shenzhen Electronics Fair including 4K TVs, smartphones, set-up-boxes and more. They are showing their Alcatel Onetouch branded phones series TCL Idol, TCL Pop and TCL Hero. A 55inch 4K TV from TCL is sold for about 10,000RMB(~$1,600) One of the phones of Hero series has an octa-core CPU and costs 1,016RMB(~$165). They are showing a set-up-box with RK3066 CPU with a Metro-style interface and 28inch Smart TVs for kids. These kids TVs have a kids design and a protective film over the display in order to protect their eyes. Some washing machines with a different design than others and Smart TVs with Mstar hexa-core CPU are some other products from TCL.
Medica Technology is a ShenZhen-based company that works on Smart Home solution, especially on Sleep Monitors. Their Sleep Monitor can monitor your heart rate, breathing activity, movement activity and sleep quality through days. A smart mattress has some smart sensors built-in that can monitor your sleep. This mattress is flexible and comfortable and gets connected with a control box by a USB cable. The control box communicates with a smartphone or tablet to output the results. If the heart rate is above or below the normal rates or the breath rates are not normal, a SOS will get activated. At the moment this is designed to work only for Android devices. This device costs around $300 retail price. This company also makes an Sleep Monitor specifically for babies.
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Address: Room 518-520, Building 4, ShenZhen International Software Park, Nanshan District, ShenZhen, China 518057
Tel: +86 755 86207990
ARM ecosystem innovation enabled by developers having access to low-cost development boards to develop for the Internet of Things, Wearable devices, the Cloud, and more. At Computex 2014, ARM announces the setup of a new CPU Design Center in Taiwan to develop new processors for the Internet of Things and Wearables market.
The Cuptime provides you accurate information about every liquid you pour into the cuptime. The cuptime can come up with the best times to drink water and what amount to drink. The cuptime also has an Android app to be used along side it.
Shenzhen Ptah Technology Co.,Ltd is a software and hardware design house located in Shenzhen that also includes a small factory, now outputting an Air Mouse, but also assembling Smartwatches. In this video Tour at the Ptah Factory and Design House, Overseas Sales Manager Fessmin Zhan shows their upcoming sub-$100 MT6572 Android Smartwatch, their cheap Bluetooth Smartwatch, their $15 Smart Home WiFi solution with Set-top-box that learns user habits to improve the Smart Home.
ARM Cortex-M Marketing Manager Diya Soubra talks Wearables and Internet of Things using ARM Cortex-M processor family. The ARM Cortex-M is a group of 32-bit ARM processor cores intended for microcontroller use, consists of the Cortex-M0, Cortex-M0+, Cortex-M1, Cortex-M3, Cortex-M4. The ARM Cortex-M processor family is an upwards compatible range of energy-efficient, easy to use processors designed to help developers meet the needs of tomorrow’s embedded applications. Those demands include delivering more features at a lower cost, increasing connectivity, better code reuse and improved energy efficiency. The Cortex-M family is optimized for cost and power sensitive MCU and mixed-signal devices for end applications such as smart metering, human interface devices, automotive and industrial control systems, white goods, consumer products and medical instrumentation. ARM Cortex-M processors is a global microcontroller standard, having been licensed to over 40 ARM partners including leading vendors such as Freescale, NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba. Using a standard processor allows ARM partners to create devices with a consistent architecture while enabling them to focus on creating superior device implementations.
Dr. Eri Takahashi is founder and CEO of EcoHarvester, green-technology startup, winner of the 2008 UC Berkeley Venture Lab Prize and 2009 NASA Innovation prize at the Rice Business Plan competition. In this episode hosted by William Lumpkins, Senior Member of IEEE, Dr. Takahashi presents her patented energy-harvesting technology that allows humans to power remote switches and controls using kinetic energy, reducing the need for batteries. Combining deep expertise in electronic design and energy-harvesting technology with an award-winning design team, BonsaiLight creates wireless light switches and controls that are battery-free and elegant in design and can operate with Bluetooth and other RF standards to eliminate the need for multiple standards in a system.
Samsung offers its first wireless connectivity solution, S5N2120, for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. This solution supports IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, and has an extremely small footprint, which is essential for a wide array of applications.
This solution features an integrated micro control unit (MCU) with a power amplifier, power management, audio codec and direct microphone functions. With this MCU, OEM customers can easily reconfigure their existing designs to add Wi-Fi connectivity functions. This allows for a shorter development lead-time and less engineering resources are required.
This flexibility along with excellent performance and a small footprint is optimal for battery-constrained applications such as Wi-Fi speakers, headsets, remote controls, digital & sports cameras, smart heating/cooling meters, sensors and other types of IoT or M2M applications. Samsung’s new Wi-Fi connectivity solution, S5N2120, is currently sampling and scheduled for mass production in the second quarter of 2014.
Mark Powell, Executive Director of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, answers my questions on Bluetooth LE (also known as BLE, also known as Bluetooth 4.0 and 4.1). Bluetooth Smart is Bluetooth LE with an application framework making it easy for applications developers to add support for the more advanced Bluetooth features. Bluetooth.com says it as “Bluetooth Smart products represent a quantum leap for Bluetooth technology, allowing billions of previously disconnected devices to join the connected world.” at http://www.bluetooth.com/Pages/Bluetooth-Smart-Devices.aspx