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A lot of things goining on in the IQRF Alliance.
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CTI Software joined the IQRF Alliance

20 June 2017

The IQRF Alliance has a new member. Czech company CTI Software has over 20 years of experience in developing software for call centers and IVR, now coming with new solution for IoT.

CTI Software offers a professional solution for creating campaigns with highly effective utilization of operators, who can work anywhere. The company develops a software also for control centers like fire fighters or police forces and other emergency and rescue services. CTI Software has a large data repository not only for archiving the call records.

In the field of Internet of Things, the company offers modern solutions in many areas. Do you need to protect harvested timber? CTI Software can provide you with monitoring of forests or other outdoor environments where it helps to secure you property. A small sensor inside a pile of logs immediately detects any manipulation with the timber. Other system can effectively monitor water levels and alert before floods actually come. You can also protect your heavy machines and construction equipment with CTI Software solutions. These solutions are used by security and emergency agencies from various areas.

We are happy that CTI Software decided to join the IQRF Alliance and we hope that it brings new business opportunities for both CTI Software and members of the Alliance.

 

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MICRORISC, Protronix and IQRF Alliance partners of O2's project - Environment - Healthy School

16 June 2017

Thanks to its structure and location (Prague), Smíchovská High School (SSPŠ), was chosen as ideal for testing in difficult conditions of urban development and dense road traffic.

"Sensors were installed in ten classes to permanently measure indoor air pollution levels through atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), relative humidity and temperature values, and transmit these data 24 hours a day to the O2's internal system," says Petr Hájek, expert from O2. At the same time, two sensors were installed at the school to measure the level of air pollution through dust particles. Also the level of noise outside of some windows was measured.

 

O2 Press release

Denik.cz

 

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University of Agder joined the IQRF Alliance

12 June 2017

The University of Agder, public university with campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad, from Norway joined the IQRF Smart School program and became a member of the IQRF Alliance.

The university has more than 700 academic staff, 430 administrative staff, 8500 students in Kristiansand and over 3500 students in Grimstad.

 

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IQRF Summit 2017 presentations and photos

12 June 2017

The event focused on real solutions for smart cities, buildings, homes, transportation, security and industry was held in Prague on 7 and 8 June 2017.

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The products and solutions were presented here by company representatives of Microsoft, O2, AAEON, MICRORISC, VPGC, Ardomus, NETIO Products, Aledo, Cross Network Intelligence, Protronix, CISCO, Master Internet, CETIN, IQ Home, CITIQ, DATmoLUX, RehiveTech, TECO, Austyn International, Dazzle Light, FOXON, S3 Group, Deprag, CIS, Unipi.technology, Tesla Blatná and others.

The IQRF Summit 2017 was launched by Šimon's Chudoba welcome presentation. Where he summed up latest news, major events during the year and introduced new members of the IQRF Alliance.

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Vladimír Šulc, CEO of MICRORISC, gone through the history of the IQRF technology and announced new direction which is the technology and MICRORISC heading towards.

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Šimon Chudoba, CEO of IQRF Alliance, introduced simple and cost-effective way how to build your own wireless network using the joint product of MICRORISC and AAEON Europe – IoT Starter Kit.

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Fabrizio del Maffeo, CEO of AAEON Europe, and Marco Barbato, UP advisor, brought detailed information about an UP board and shown real IoT demo. They also introduced an IP68 industrial gateway using the IQRF technology.

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Jan Sekerka, Partner Business Evangelism Lead in Microsoft, spoke about Microsoft IoT vision and plans and how IQRF fit in this vision.

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Radek Žert, Sr. Presales Consultant in O2, and Miloslav Žáček, CEO of Protronix, presented their joint project from the area of air quality monitoring – Healthy school.

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Dominik Horský, Business Development Manager from CETIN, shown CETIN's vision of positioning of the IQRF technology on current IoT market and their plans to implement the IQRF wireless technology.

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Unfortunately, Viktor Baker, CEO of ASID, wasn't able to come because of illness, despite that, we saw a short video about poly-functional building of 70,000 sqm where the IQRF technology should be used.

Chinru Lin, President of Ardomus, and Petr Doutnáč from Zyxel, presented IQRF GWs and routers for consumer market. Part of the presentation was also live demo using a smartphone to build and set up the IQRF network.

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Štefan Kormaňák, Sales Representative in Datmolux, had an interesting speech about real lighting installations using the IQRF technology.

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Vladimír Rajci, CTO of AUSTYN International, introduced flexible indoor heating solution with wireless IQRF management.

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Jan Řehák, CEO of Netio, shared with the audience his vision of the IoT in power sockets. He mentioned that the IQRF wireless technology is very simple to implement and helps to create a low-cost wireless IoT solutions.

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Jozsef Kopják, CEO of IQ Home, introduced the IQ Home ecosystem, new hardware and also new software products and how to use and manage GWs, sensors and actuators in one wireless network over MQTT protocol.

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ALIS – localization and safety monitoring system was introduced by Michal Růžička, Technical Director in Aledo. Part of the presentation was live demo showing the audience automated safety system in cooperation with phone, e-mail and call notifications.

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Jaromír Peterka, CEO of FOXON, presented on the topic "IQRF technology in the world of an industrial automation, focused mainly on projects of Industry 4.0 like condition monitoring and predictive maintenance".

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Michal Hubálek, CTO in Deprag, spoke about data monitoring and collection from grinders. It was a perfect example of Industry 4.0 project. Deprag cooperated on that project with another IQRF Alliance members – CIS, the developer of cloud platform for data collection. Their work was presented by CEO of CIS Ladislav Groh.

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Gerry O'Carroll, ASIC Sales & Business Development Manager from S3 Group, introduced his company, which is a new member of the IQRF Alliance, revealed plans where to implement the IQRF technology and described S3 Group's special processor unit called ASIC and its real applications.

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Smart City Monitoring system was presented by Radovan Polanský, CEO of TCP Písek. Surprise was the revelation of brand new environmental sensor capable to measure light intensity, air quality, dust pollution and much more. The sensor was developed in cooperation with Tesla Blatná.

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Another Smart City platform was introduced by Martin Doležel, Commercial Sales Team Leader from CISCO. Brief introduction of well-known company was followed by live demo of smart city platform already installed in Copenhagen.

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Zlatko Zlatkov from Dazzle Light presented IQRF street lighting in Bulgaria, the live project build on the IQRF wireless technology by Dazzle Light.

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Martin Pípa, CEO of CITIQ, introduced IQRF traffic monitoring and data collection system. Furthermore, new highly damage resistant traffic sensor was revealed.

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Jaromír Klaban, Commercial Director in TECO, spoke about a bike locking pilot project based on the IQRF wireless technology.

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Tomáš Hora, CTO of UniPi.technology, introduced open API IQRF enabled controllers.

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Vladimír Šulc, CEO of MICRORISC, in his technical presentation introduced the future IQRF technical concept.

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Hynek Syrovátka, CTO of MICRORISC, spoke about IQRF standardization, how is done, cooperation with members of the IQRF Alliance and listening to their ideas in area of products standardization.

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Ivona Spurná, Smart School manager, announced the winners of the IQRF Wireless Challenge III and handed over the prizes together with Petr Doutnáč from Zyxel.

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Jan Velička, winner of the IQRF Wireless Challenge, introduced his winning project about CO2 monitoring sensor build by himself.

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Tomáš Mejzlík, FabLab Brno, introduced the newly formed project FabLab – digital fabrication facility opened for everyone.

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Josef Hájek, co-founder and leading manager in RehiveTech, presented their remote management of IQRF gateways by RehiveTech Management System.

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Tomáš Doležal, CEO of CROSS Network Intelligence, spoke about database of nodes in IoT networks.

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Petr Štěpánek, Sales Director of Master Internet, revealed a mobile app for the IQRF. User can manage and set up various characteristics of his network remotely using only his smartphone.

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Šimon Chudoba brought a brief recap of the IQRF Summit 2017 and friendly invitation to other events organized by the IQRF Alliance.

We are very happy hearing such a positive feedback from all participants and we are looking forward to next year and all other events where we can meet each other and discuss the IQRF wireless technology and members' products and solutions together.

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IQRF Summit under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade

31 May 2017

IQRF Summit organised by the IQRF Alliance acquired aproval for the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.

We believe this event will some new business opportunitie not only for Czech companies, but all IQRF Alliance members.

You can still register on http://iqrf.org/summit2017/

The IQRF Summit 2017 is held in Congress Hotel Clarion Prague, from 7th to 8th June, 2017. Part of the Summit will be also Committtees and distributors meetings on June 6th.

 

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IQRF Alliance has a new member - JoTio Tech

26 May 2017

JoTio Tech young Czech company joined the IQRF Alliance.

Newly formed Czech company JoTio Tech joined the IQRF Alliance after long term cooperation on preparing software base for IoT Starter Kit.

JoTio can support other members with its experience in the field of software development. Representatives of the company will attend the IQRF Summit 2017, where they will show their new project involving the IQRF wireless technology.

 

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New member - Silicon & Software Systems Limited (S3 Group)

23 May 2017

Silicon & Software Systems Limited (S3 Group) is a new member of the IQRF Alliance.

Silicon & Software Systems Limited (S3 Group) is a designer and manufacturer of wide range of semiconductors. Main goal of the company is to build systems on silicon to deliver transformational performance and cost advantages to its customers in the communications, consumer, industrial control and energy sectors.

IQRF Alliance is looking forward to bring new projects and solutions together with Silicon & Software Systems Limited (S3 Group) and to offer its member possibility of cooperation with this company to develop innovative solutions.

 

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SEL-Telecom is a new IQRF Alliance member

19 May 2017

SEL-Telecom is a Polish networking company which is the new member of the IQRF Alliance.

SEL-Telecom is a networking company from Poland. The company is a professional network integration partner in telecommunications and technology infrastructure. SEL-Telecom offers wide reange of services and solid experience.

 

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New technical blog about IoT Starter Kit

15 May 2017

We used the new IoT Starter Kit to get the sensor data and turn on / off relays. The application can be easily complemented by additional HW and SW extensions.

Because all necessary software and services are already ready for it and made available to the public, the development of the wireless IoT application is easy and fast. Tutorials are also available for the kit, which will take us through all the basic steps.

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UP board

AAEON's popular UP developer board forms the interface between IQRF and Microsoft Azure web services. It is a very interesting hardware product of excellent quality, durability and equipment. Details can be found here.

The Gateway provides communication with the IQRF network, it can read data thanks to the scheduler regularly and sends it via the MQTT channel to the ready IoT Hub in Microsoft Azure. Serving MQTT channels, formatting JSON messages and all the communication controls the IQRF Daemon, which is available for this development kit.

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To set up the MQTT channel, we set up the name of the IoT Hub in Microsoft Azure in the MqttMessaging.json configuration file and the name of our GW that we added here as a device.

 

{
"Name": "MqttMessaging2",
"Enabled": true,
"Properties": {
"BrokerAddr": "ssl://YOURIOTHUB.azure-devices.net:8883",
"ClientId": "YOURDEVICE",
"Persistence": 1,
"Qos": 1,
"TopicRequest": "devices/YOURDEVICE/messages/devicebound/#",
"TopicResponse": "devices/YOURDEVICE/messages/events/",
"User": "YOURIOTHUB.azure-devices.net/YOURDEVICE",
"Password": "SharedAccessSignature sr=YOURIOTHUB.azure-devices.net%2Fdevices%2FYOURDEVICE&sig=aUV7SV1YUtFtO3NoXtPxtnqoI4YYH4xO9A8cAAwt8%2BQ%3D&se=1492996556",
"EnabledSSL": true,
"KeepAliveInterval": 20,
"ConnectTimeout": 5,
"MinReconnect": 1,
"MaxReconnect": 64
}
}

 

In the Scheduler.json configuration file, we have set parameters for reading sensory values. Parameters in the pnum and pcmd variables are based on the Custom DPA Handler, which is uploaded in the appropriate IQRF node for sensor data readings.


{
"Tasks": [
],

"TasksJson": [
{
"time": "*/30 * * * * * *",
"service": "BaseServiceForMQTT2",
"message": {
"ctype":"dpa",
"type":"raw-hdp",
"msgid":"1",
"timeout":500,
"nadr":"01",
"pnum":"20",
"pcmd":"31",
"hwpid":"ffff",
"req-data":"",
"request":".",
"request-ts":"",
"confirmation":".",
"confirmation-ts":"",
"response":".",
"response-ts":""
}
}
]
}

 

More detailed information about installing and configuring services can be found here.

 

IQRF wireless mesh network

The IQRF platform is the world leader in wireless secure mesh networks. It was founded in MICRORISC company more than 14 years ago and, besides scientific awards, has many successful IoT projects.

In the IoT Starter Kit you will find a sensor kit for sensory data collection (external thermometer, light sensor for measuring the level of light, potentiometer for voltage measurement) and relays for switching other devices on / off.

Custom DPA Handlers are available to ensure easy communication with relays and sensors.

In the Custom-DPA-Handler-DDC-core.c file, you find the commented source code where, after a quick analysis, you find out what peripherals and commands to use to communicate with the sensor or relay kit.

 

----------- DDC-SE-01

Request: PNUM = 0x20, PCMD = 0x31
Response:
PData[0]=Temperature at [C]
PData[1]=Photoresistor value 0x00-0xFF
PData[2]=Potentiometer value 0x00-0xFF
returns ERROR_FAIL when error reading temperature

 

FRC=0xC0, returns temperature at C, 127 for 0 C, 0x80 for error reading temperature
FRC=0xC1, returns photoresistor value, returns 1 instead of 0
FRC=0xC2, returns potentiometer value, returns 1 instead of 0

 

----------- DDC-RE-01
Request: PNUM = 0x20, PCMD = 0x32
PData[0]=Relay1Ctrl
PData[1]=Relay2Ctrl

 

Response:
PData[0]=Relay1State
PData[1]=Relay2State

 

RelayCtrl: 0=Switch the Relay off, 1=Switch the Relay on, Other=Do not control the Relay
RelayState: 0=Relay was off, 1=Relay was on

A description of the DPA protocol, that simplifies wireless communication, is here.

 

IQRF Videotutorials

 

Microsoft Azure

The MQTT protocol is used to send the collected values from individual IQRF sensors to IoT Hub in MS Azure. Here, the data is processed and sent to the appropriate queries. A video has been produced for the demonstration to see how data can be displayed in Power BI.

To get individual sensory values from the incoming string, we created a JavaScript function and SQL query.

 

javascript

// Convert Hex value to integer.
function main(hexValue) {
return parseInt(hexValue, 16);
}

 

T-SQL

SELECT
*
,UDF.hex2Int(Substring (response,25,2)) AS Temperature
,UDF.hex2Int(Substring (response,28,2)) AS Light
,UDF.hex2Int(Substring (response,31,2)) AS Potentiometer
INTO
DataOUT
FROM
DataIN

 

Microsoft Azure also offers other advanced tools to create, for example, a complete application for controlling the sensory network or prediction of future states in monitored objects.

 

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Workshop

The IQRF Summit 2017 will host an extensive workshop for IoT Starter Kit (Prague, from June 7th to June 8th). Summit participants may profit from a significant discount for the purchase of this product and other extensions.
You can buy this product on IQRF Alliance e-shop or with the help of IQRF distributors.

 

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IQRF Alliance is a partner of "Cena bastlířů" contest

03 May 2017

The IQRF Alliance is a partner of "Cena bastlířů" contest held in Czech Republic. Bastlers from Czech Republic and Slovakia will compete for the best project and will be awarded with interesting prizes.

The IQRF Alliance will provide the winner with DS-START-04, for basic development of wireless applications using the IQRF wireless technology, and KON-RASP-01 ensuring connection with Raspberry Pi.


Important links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cenabastliru/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cenabastliru

Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/106201056137301203524

Sponsors and prizes: http://cenabastliru.rajbastliru.cz/subdom/cenabastliru/vyhry/

Article about contest on Lupa.cz: http://www.lupa.cz/clanky/senzory-martina-maleho-narod-kutilu-zase-povstal/

 

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