IQRF Meetup is coming

The IQRF Meetup is coming, set a note in your calendar!

The IQRF Alliance invites you to another IQRF Meetup which will be held on October 4th, 2018 – now in South Moravia.

Attendants will be able to enjoy an informal conference on professional premises and then move to a wine cellar for a good networking dinner.

 

WhereHotel Volarik, Mikulov, Czech Republic

When: October 4th, 2018

 

 

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Agenda:

12:00 – 13:00 Registration
13:00 – 15:00 1st round of presentations
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 2nd round of presentations
17:00 – 18:00 Break
18:00 – 18:30 Walk through the town to a wine cellar
18:30 Networking in the wine cellar

 

The IQRF Meetup will start with a Registration from 12:00 in Hotel Volarik, Mikulov, Czech Republic.

After the Registration, there will be two rounds of presentations – representatives will have an opportunity to briefly introduce their company and what they do. IQRF Tech and other IQRF Alliance members will introduce the release of new features, products, and services: Smart Connect, IQRF Gateway Daemon 2, simple and low-cost IQRF gateway, mobile app, IoT platform, connectivity to Big Clown makers kit, and much more.

Thanks to the experience we know that people get to know each other best during networking, so we will take a short walk from Hotel Volarik through the historic center of the town to the wine cellar Šimák. Guests will find there a pleasant sitting with a wine degustation and a good dinner in the form of pork ribs and chicken wings. Furthermore, we will try out the very first IQRF music jam so bring any musical instrument you can play to join the “IQRF band”.

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Accommodation:

We recommend Hotel Volarik for the accommodation, where the whole IQRF team will stay as well. The accommodation is registered by the guests themselves. Please book your room at info@hotelvolarik.cz or call +420 777 003 692.

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Teachers from WirelessUP! project got one-week training of IQRF

IQRF technology was presented to 24 teachers who would like to include it in their teaching. They got theoretical as well as practical training, with many useful examples of IQRF technology using.

Project partners are: Elektrotehnička škola Zagreb (HR), Obrtničko učilište (HR), ŠC Krško-Sevnica (SI), Berufsschule N1 (DE), Smíchovská SPŠ (CZ) and AKÜ – Afyon Kocatepe ÜniversitesiBolvadin Vocational School (TR). The goal of the project is to implement wireless communication between sensorial technologies within existing VET curricula for smart and sustainable housing and industry.

All teachers got an IQRF Basics Instructor certificate so they are allowed to certify their students for this technology.

We are pleased we could help them understand IQRF basics and we are looking forward to a new curriculum with IQRF wireless technology.

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IQRF Alliance brought a real IoT to IoT Tech Expo Europe 2018

The IQRF Alliance brought a live demo board with members‘ products to IoT Tech Expo Europe 2018 in Amsterdam. This is Europe’s largest and leading IoT event.

IoT Tech Expo Europe 2018 was a two-day event visited by the leading companies in IoT, IoT professionals and overall more than 8000 attendees. Visitors could learn the latest innovations in an IoT area thanks to over 300 speakers and also from more than 300 exhibitors.

AAEON Europe, the member of the IQRF Alliance, was one of these exhibitors and kindly invited the IQRF Alliance to represent members’ products with the live demo board at their booth.

Visitors indeed enjoyed the live demo. It was one of the few real portfolios of products among thousands of promises all around. Interested visitors could try to remotely control the smart power socket by Netio or to breath on the carbon dioxide sensor by Protronix and watch how their breath is changing the data visualized in Node-RED based UI made by JOTIO.

The whole demo was running on AAEON’s UP2 board PC powerful enough to be a gateway of the IQRF network and also run the Ubilinux with data visualization on a local server.

Moreover, Rens Wouters from AAEON was one of the speakers and presented about Artificial Intelligence in front of a full hall.

 

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“The Best Student” competition has its winners

Every year competition organized by the company MICRORISC has finished and knows its winners from high technical schools.

The final round of the 8th “The Best Student” competition was held at the headquarters of MICRORISC, on June 20, 2018.

The expert jury selected the finalists according to their excellence, abilities and other activities.

During the finals, students had the opportunity to present their interests, achievements and free-time activities.

Finally, the three best students were rewarded with CZK 5,000. Because MICRORISC operates on the market with modern technology, the fourth student was awarded as the best technician.

The prize was also prepared for the best school that became Usti nad Labem Grammar School and which won CZK 10,000.

MICRORISC organizes this competition to support and motivate secondary school students in their education and active attitude to life.

More on microrisc.com.

 

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IQRF application areas

IQRF is usable almost with any equipment and almost in any application where low speed and low data volume wireless is needed, ranging tens or hundreds of meters (up to several kilometers in special cases or in networks), either simple peer-to-peer(for just two or a few devices) as well as in huge complex networks (up to hundreds or even thousands of devices). No infrastructure is needed.

IQRF can be used by almost anyone, from garage hobbyists to hi-tech giants. But it is primarily intended for manufacturers. Worldwide interoperability of products with IQRF inside is ensured by IQRF Alliance.

IQRF domain

  • Packet oriented communication. E.g. a 64 B payload data packet can be sent in about 40 ms to another device in range. Hopping to end point out of direct range via other (up to 239) network nodes is possible (with corresponding delay).
  • Low power consumption enables battery operated devices with lifetime of number of years.
    • Outstanding 15 µA while receiving (in consumption optimized XLP mode).
    • Even better is 330 µA while receiving combined with 380 nA while precisely timed sleeping.
  • Mesh networks (with redundant paths providing reliable throughput).
  • Semistatic topology. The most user-friendly (fully automated) networking algorithm requires fixed (not moving) routing devicesEnd devices are fully relocatable. However, topologies with all devices moving are also possible.

IQRF suits best for:

  • Control applications where end devices are managed and monitored from a central point.
  • Telemetry – data collection from end devices (sensors etc.). Acquired data can transparently be forwarded to Internet and stored in Cloud depository accessible from anywhere. End devices in the network can also be managed remotely via the cloud.
  • Automation of processes
  • Intelligent buildings and cities. One of the most successful IQRF field is lighting and especially street lighting.
  • Internet of Things

Other areas

IQRF is suitable in almost all thinkable branches indeed, even in a lot of not expected ones. Selection from existing projects: catfish attractordeer detractorbig cats safeguard for a zoo and data (temperature, pH and redox potential) measured via the IQRF sensor put in the cow’s stomach.

IQRF is not suitable for:

  • Large data volume or high speed data streaming
  • Long distances (1 kilometer order of magnitude, per hop, typically). However, with precise directional antennas arrangement, even several kilometers per hop are possible.
  • Devices providing very simple tasks (unidirectional etc.), e.g. car door openers, to be produced in high volumes (unless being a part of a higher smart system). But, if you prefer the shortest development time, IQRF is suitable even for the simplest tasks.

IQRF connectivity to rest of the world

IQRF is not anything like:

  • WiFi
    For data streaming and Internet connectivity
  • Bluetooth
    For high data volumes, high speed but very short range
  • GPRS
    For data volumes, almost worldwide coverage, with infrastructure and carrier fees

However, it is easily possible to interconnect these (and other) standards with IQRF (often via IQRF plug-and-play gateways).

Moreover, IQRF is easily connectable to almost any computational equipment, either full-featured computers, tablets etc. or to small intelligent embedded devices (Raspberry Pi, chipKIT, PlugPC, Arduino, BeagleBone, …) as well as to standalone MCUs. IQRF SDK open source SW package is available for devices programmable in CC++Python or Java.

IQRF Alliance as a technical partner of Smart Prague Hack Fest 2018

The IQRF Alliance is the technical partner of Hack Fest 2018 hackathon event in Prague. Contestants who will use IQRF devices in their projects can keep these devices!

As a part of an event Legend, we organize Smart Prague Hack Fest 2018 for students who like challenges and would like to present their own ideas how to improve Smart City.

The competition projects will get an access to interesting data from Prague on transport, air quality, and others. Smart Prague Hack Fest is open to all young talentswho have ideas and who study at high schools and universities. Students will be accompanied by experienced mentors who will be able to advise and share their knowledge.

The competition will take place between three- to five-member teams. The winners can look forward to the beautiful prizes. Hackathon will be about both SW and HW, where technical partners will offer their products and components. The roles in the team can be different (designer, programmer, developer, graphic designer, …), people with knowledge of programming languages (SQL, Java, JavaScript, C #, C ++, Python, PHP, etc .. …) will be definitely very important.

The best projects have a chance to get to real life. The ICT operator in Prague is in charge of introducing innovation and is happy to work with young people with good ideas. If the idea and its solution are feasible, nothing prevents project being put into practice.

 

Register here: www.praguehackfest.cz

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Testing driver’s reflexes with smart cones

The IQRF wireless technology is used as a base of the Smart Cone Challenge.

Smart Cone Challenge is a dynamically responsive test, which involves a system of randomly lighted gates that test a driver’s skill and response times.

The Smartcone system is based on the IQRF wireless mesh network, uses Inertial GPS Navigation, custom HW and SW to record a driver’s performance.

Whole case study at www.iqrfalliance.org.

Stirling Paatz, Managing Director of Selective Fidelity Simulation – “Thank you very much for your help over the last couple of years. The Smartcone system has been very successful, and now have 24 sets in heavy use all over the world. What is probably of particular interest to you, is how solid and reliable the IQRF networking has been, and I think we have only had maybe two nodes fail in service, and even then it is possible they were destroyed by vehicles!”

More about Smart Cone challenge.

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