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IQRF Alliance at AAEON’s stand - Embedded World 2017

06 February 2017

IQRF Alliance will attend an Embedded World 2017 in cooperation with its member AAEON Europe. AAEON is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of advanced industrial and embedded computing platforms. Being established in 1992, the company has many experience in IT business.

IQRF Alliance will attend an Embedded World 2017 in cooperation with its member AAEON Europe. AAEON is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of advanced industrial and embedded computing platforms. Being established in 1992, the company has many experience in IT business.

 

Visit us at the Hall 1 stand 1-130, Nuremberg, Germany, from 14th to 16th March 2017

 

The IQRF Alliance will be a part of the AAEON's stand and will be promoting its members' products and solutions. The main product that will be introduced to a wide audience there is IoT Starter Kit made by cooperation of companies MICRORISC, AAEON and Microsoft. MICRORISC has provided data transceivers and the IQRF wireless technology, AAEON has provided UP board a small and very powerful device based on the latest Intel processors and Microsoft provided a voucher to its successful cloud platform Azure. Every visitor can learn more about the IoT Starter Kit in a practical hands on review of the kit. The kit can be also extended with more devices to provide user with better user experience and to simplify the implementation to its own solution. The IoT Starter Kit can be seen not only at AAEON's stand but also at a stand of Texim which is closely cooperating with the IQRF Alliance in the area of distribution. The IQRF Alliance will bring there also a live demo consisting of members' products (Devtech street light, AUSTYN International heater, Protronix CO2 sensor, TECO switches, IQ Home gateway, MICRORISC data transceivers,...) and a touch screen with visualisation to control them.

 

IoT Starter Kit

All components needed for you wireless IoT network in one box for 349 EUR.

AAEON UP board

Microsoft Azure voucher

DCTR-72DAT 4 IQRF transceiver
CK-USB-04A 1 IQRF programmer and debugger
DK-EVAL-04A 3 Universal portable development kit
DDC-SE-01 1 IQRF evaluation and development kit
DDC-RE-01 1 IQRF evaluation and development kit
KON-RASP-01 1 Adapter to connect IQRF transceiver
CAB-USBABMICRO 1 Micro USB cable 18.5 cm
USB flash drive 1 Software and documentation

 

 IoT Starter Kit - Technical information

 

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Rehivetech joined the IQRF Alliance

03 February 2017

RehiveTech, young Czech spin-off company with roots on Brno University of Technology, joined the IQRF Alliance. The great merit of entering the alliance has participation on the IQRF Alliance Meeting 2017 in Microsoft HQ in Prague, on the beginning of January.

RehiveTech is a Czech privately held Brno University of Technology spin-off company focused in the area of embedded Linux solutions. Its mission is to reduce its customer products' development risks, cost and time to market by providing a complete, verified and standards-based solutions. Therefore there is a huge opportunity for RehiveTech to cooperate with members of the alliance on their projects to help RehiveTech's customers even more with very quick and simple implementation of the IQRF wireless technology that allows them to exploit the potential of their installed solution to the fullest.

The IQRF Alliance Meeting 2017 was the driving force that help RehiveTech decide to join the IQRF Alliance. "It was great to participate on so cool event! We will continue to cooperate with the IQRF Alliance ," said Pavol Korček, CEO of RehiveTech.

 

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FEI of Slovak Technical University in Bratislava joined the IQRF Alliance

02 February 2017

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of Slovak Technical University in Bratislava as one of the oldest technical faculties in Slovakia joined the IQRF Alliance Smart School program.

The faculty is focused on offering quality academical education of all degrees on the basis of free scientific research and creative experimental development. Its mission in the field of pregradual education consists in preparation of universally profiled and flexible graduates of bachelor study programs with an adequate theoretical and practical level of knowledge and ability, thus in preparation of academically educated specialists for a wide social practice.

IQRF Smart School program offers certification for students, practical experience and know-how that is acquired by connecting students with business professionals. Practical experience is the only way to bring students more job opportunities. Therefore, the IQRF Smart School program and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of Slovak Technical University in Bratislava have very similar goal and there is huge opportunity to share the approach to this goal. We are looking forward to many future projects solved together in cooperation with this faculty and its students.

 

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IQRF Alliance at Intelligent buildings 2017 conference

02 February 2017

Šimon Chudoba will introduce real projects, use of the IQRF wireless technology for data collection and intelligent building management. Part of the presentation will also be operational, economic and technical advantages you get, if you decide to use the IQRF technology.

Intelligent buildings 2017 is the first year of conference which is focused on modern technologies while designing intelligent buildings. Main topics of the conference are smart wiring, Big Data and its use, Internet of Things and its usability in intelligent buildings. Internet of Things is an area where the IQRF Alliance members are strong and where we together can offer revolutionary solutions and ready devices, whereas others are promising future devices that don't even exist.

The event is held in Hotel Avanti, Brno, Fabruary 28th. Mr. Chudoba will be on stage with his presentation Real projects of smart cities and buildings within the IQRF Alliance, at 13:30. You will learn more about individual alliance members' solutions and devices that can be used in intelligent buildings, technical parameters of those devices and get contacts for companies that can help you with your project.

 

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New platinum partner of IQRF Summit 2017

30 January 2017

New platinum partner of IQRF Summit 2017
AAEON Europe, member of the IQRF Alliance, has registered for the IQRF Summit 2017 which is going to be held in Prague, June 7th to 8th. AAEON is cooperating very closely with the IQRF Alliance even before it joined the alliance, so its participation on that event is next step in this strong partnership.

We are pleased that after MICRORISC, Microsoft, O2 Czech Republic, CITIQ, IQ Home, Netio and Aledo, we can welcome another partner of this two-day community conference IQRF Summit 2017. The Summit is going to be full of demonstrations of real solutions and products in the field of Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Smart Homes, industry, safety and transport based on the IQRF wireless technology.

The conference is held in Clarion Congress Hotel in Prague, one of the biggest and most prestigious hotels in Prague. There will be exhibition stands for partners in front of the main conference hall, so every guest can discuss working products and solutions with people who actually developed and built them.

Become a partner now and get an opportunity to have your own stand with possibility to show your products to the world.

 

Register here

 

AAEON Europe

ALEDO joined the IQRF Alliance

26 January 2017

New member of the IQRF Alliance is a Czech company ALEDO which decided to join after participating on the IQRF Alliance Meeting in Microsoft HQ in Prague. We are pleased that this event helped to make a final decision which is definitely worth it because IQRF Alliance brings its members many benefits such as cost reduction and market share growth.

ALEDO is a young company, which is dynamically developing since the end of 2011. The company was established based on prior experience and knowledge of the product portfolio. Therefore, it can provide high quality service to its customers. ALEDO is focusing on offering complex services including immediate technical support. This is where the IQRF wireless technology and the IQRF Alliance comes into play with its ecosystem of complete solutions and ready-to-use devices. ALEDO is manufacturer and developer of energy-efficient lighting, industrial identification and work safety, including safety signs.

The company impressed audience at the IQRF Alliance Meeting in Microsoft HQ in Prague, where it presented its security system ensuring work safety by monitoring employees. ALEDO's safety solution is based on the IQRF wireless technology implemented in industrial halls and in safety helmets. The helmet is also equipped with many sensors such as accelerometer or gyroscope so it can detect an employee at health risk (falling from heights, high temperature, steam leak etc.). The helmet alarms the monitoring system (highlighted point on the building plan) and lights above an injured employee (equipped also with the IQRF datatransceivers) start to flash to facilitate finding him. Thanks to this solution the rescue is faster which is the key, because every second counts.

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IQRF Alliance Meeting in Microsoft HQ

17 January 2017

The IQRF Alliance organized an event called IQRF Alliance Meeting for its members and cooperating companies in the Microsoft headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic from January 11th to 12th. The event was held for two days focusing on general information and news about the IQRF wireless technology on the first day and technical keynotes with live demonstrations on the second day.

There was an informal dinner in the hotel for those who arrived the day before. It was an excellent opportunity for representatives of the companies to get to know with other guests and discuss their businesses, projects and products. The keyword and main connection between those people was the IQRF technology which they use in their solutions.

 

Wednesday

The first day of the IQRF Alliance Meeting was kicked off by Vladimír Šulc, CEO of Microrisc and the author of the IQRF wireless technology, with his presentation focused on visions and strategy regarding the IQRF technology. Mr. Šulc revealed information about new OS 4.0 with many new security features. Wireless networks are exposed to potential hacker attacks, so MICRORISC decided to protect the IQRF technology with AES-128 encryption, there is protection against spurious packets, access encryption, network encryption and also user encryption.

Vladimír Šulc also introduced a new concept in structure of the company. As the MICRORISC wants to ensure very fast pace of the IQRF development, there will be the new company called IQRF Tech formed. This new company will include all technological background regarding the IQRF technology, global patents development and sales.

 

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The second presentation by Simon Chudoba brought information about visions and strategy of the IQRF Alliance. The IQRF Alliance is growing very fast and to ensure significant promotion of products and members' solutions on a very competitive IoT market, there is huge change coming. The new IQRF Alliance will have completely new structure made of different committees and board of directors with bigger focus on opportunity for members to control the whole Alliance.

 

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Hynek Syrovátka, CTO of MICRORISC, introduced the concept of the IQRF standardization. He emphasized the need of having standardized products which can be plugged into a network and be immediately ready to use.

 

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The 11th January was the first day when the new committees started to operate. There are three types of committees – strategy, technology and marketing committee. Those committees had individual meetings where they created plans for the future behaviour of the IQRF Alliance. Outcomes made by committees were presented to all participants later that day.

 

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The first meeting day was ended with a networking dinner where all participants could discuss their products and solutions and get more detailed information about presentations from presenters.

 

Thursday

The second day of the event was focused on presentations of the IQRF Alliance members and companies cooperating with the IQRF Alliance.

The main thing introduced on Thursday was a cooperation between Microsoft, AAEON and MICRORISC on a IoT Development kit. Customer will get a complete package with AAEON's UP Board, Microsoft Azure voucher and four MICRORISC's data transceivers. The package is great to build your first IoT network and prepare powerful solutions with low budget thanks to very low price of 349 EUR.

 

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Jan Pospíšil from Microsoft learned audience advanced features of the Microsoft Azure for IoT Development kit. The biggest benefit of this cloud solution is in its simplicity and easy implementation into existing solutions.

 

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Fabrizio Del Maffeo, Managing Director for Europe in AAEON, introduced the improved generation of the UP Board called UP Squared. UP Squared is a new ultra-compact product with high performance build on a latest generation of Intel processors.

 

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Petr Doutnáč from ZyXEL had a presentation called ZyXEL KIS about how is ZyXEL focusing on keeping things simple yet with high performance. If there should be an ultimate high-end device, it would be very expensive or it becomes a device with limited number of applications. ZyXEL decided to develop more products so customers can easily choose what device is more suitable for them.

 

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Mr. József Kopják, CEO of IQ Home, presented detailed information about the IQ Home gateways, sensors and actuators. On the top of that, Mr. Kopják added live demonstration of their new application LinkIt! for an advanced managing of a wireless network based on the IQRF technology and a funny demonstration of realtime data collection by a sensor attached to a remotely controlled helicopter.

 

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Pavol Korček from Rehivetech presented a management system for IQRF gateways developed to improve administration possibilities for gateways placed in the IQRF mesh networks.

 

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The IQRF Alliance Meeting was attended also by an important guest from Bosch Software Innovations – Kai Hackbarth, who explained how the OSGi Alliance works, what are OSGi standars-based gateways and what are the possibilities of cooperation between their products and the IQRF technology.

 

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Next presentation was focused on a healthy environment at schools. This project in run by O2 IT Services, Protronix, MICRORISC, Camea and the IQRF Alliance and is installed at Smíchovská Technical High School. The monitoring results during few months will be shared with public and later there will be prepared solutions solving the measured issues.

 

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Michal Růžička from Aledo explained their own indoor lighting systems with security monitoring. The participants have seen a live demonstration how the IQRF wireless technology can saves human lives.

 

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Jan Řehák introduced his very young company called Netio which is developing networked power sockets based on the IQRF technology.

 

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Ivona Spurná, IQRF Smart School manager, summarized the results of the cooperations between the IQRF Alliance and technical universities and high schools and described upcoming projects.

 

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The last presentation of the day and the whole IQRF Alliance Meeting was done by Tomáš Mejzlík from Southmoravian Innovation Center and the topic was FabLab: Open workshop in digital era.

There was also announced the IQRF Summit 2017, huge conference for developers and technically focused companies, system integrators, manufacturers and other institutions. This will be one of the largest events in the field of Internet of Things in Central Europe, held in Clarion Congress Hotel Prague, from 6th to 8th June 2017.

We would like to thank you for your support and your interest in the IQRF wireless technology and the IQRF Alliance, its members' solutions and products and also for your participation at the IQRF Alliance Meeting 2017 in headquarters of Microsoft in Prague.

 

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Presentations

Vladimír Šulc - MICRORISC
Šimon Chudoba - IQRF Alliance
IoT Development Kit
Hynek Syrovátka - MICRORISC
József Kopják - IQ Home
Jan Pospíšil - Microsoft
Microsoft - IoT Introduction
Petr Doutnáč - ZyXEL
Pavol Korček - Rehivetech
Kai Hackbarth - Bosch Software Innovations
Petr Hájek - Air quality at schools
Michal Růžička - Aledo
Ivona Spurná - Connecting with academic world
Tomáš Mejzlík - JIC
Jan Řehák - NETIO 
Fabrizio Del Maffeo - AAEON 

 

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BeeeOn project of a new IQRF Alliance member - BUT Faculty of Information Technology

28 November 2016

We would like to announce that the Faculty of Information Technology at Brno University of Technology has joined the IQRF Alliance Smart School program. The IQRF technology is favourite topic of students’ thesis and also the faculty is working on a BeeeOn project involving the IQRF technology.

The Faculty of Information Technology (FIT) at Brno University of Technology was established on 2002 and has more than 2000 students per year with more than 500 graduates every year. We hope that cooperation with BUT FIT in IQRF Smart School program will bring new opportunities also to other members of the IQRF Alliance. Every day the faculty is making huge progress in its research around the IQRF technology involving many doctoral students and IoT experts.

IQRF technology has been utilized in the several successful diploma thesis at Brno University of Technology - Faculty of Information Technology till now.
Actually, the IQRF technology is employed in the BeeeOn open-source project maintained at the same faculty. The main goal of this project is to develop a central point of IoT (Internet of Things) end devices, mainly those used for the home automation and remote management.

Technical web pages www.beeeon.org

Google Plus Beeeon account

Beeeon on Facebook

 

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Mirantis acquired tcp cloud and became a new member

18 November 2016

tcp cloud in cooperation with the IQRF Alliance visited the OpenStack Summit in Austin, USA back in April and they impressed the whole audience of more than 7500 developers from around the world. Tcp cloud’s demo using also other members’ products appealed the world known company Mirantis. So Mirantis decided to acquire such a successful and flexible company as tcp cloud is.

Mirantis is an American company, member of the OpenStack foundation and is related to open source technologies such as Kubernetes. Mirantis helps top enterprises build and manage private cloud infrastructure. Mirantis with its large experience have seen a potential in the project presented by tcp cloud at OpenStack Summit in Texas. Almost immediately company started negotiations about acquisition of perspective Czech company tcp cloud. The acquisition will support Mirantis' initiative with Google and Intel to enable OpenStack on Kubernetes by equipping Mirantis to continuously deliver OpenStack to customer datacenters.

In September the acquisition was completed and then the IQRF Alliance with Mirantis started to transfer the membership of tcp cloud to Mirantis. Now the process is finished and we are happy that we can welcome such a professional in the field of IoT among our members. Same as Mirantis sees a huge business potential in IoT, they also see huge potential in benefits derived from the membership in the IQRF Alliance.

 

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IQRF Alliance revealed the future of IoT at the electronica 2016

18 November 2016

IQRF Alliance was successfully exhibiting at the electronica 2016 trade fair in Munich, Germany, from 8th to 11th November. The most interesting topics presented were ready wireless interoperable devices and solutions and rapid innovation of the IQRF technology as a Wireless Platform for IoT with a brand new concept of “Interoperable - Simple - Secure”. The highest attention was paid to an exciting “Live Apps Demo Board” of more than 30 interoperable products of different companies.

IQRF Alliance revealed the future of IoT with its live demo. Visitors had an opportunity to control devices from various manufacturers at one place. Live interactive demo consists of the IQRF Alliance members' products such as Microsoft, IBM, O2 Czech Republic, O2 IT Services, AAEON, Zyxel, Netio, Cetin, CITIQ, DATmoLUX, MICRORISC and many more.

The demo is clearly divided into three categories - Clouds & Services, Gateways, and End Devices. Selected groups of the devices are running and measuring real-time data right away from the exhibition and processing them in various clouds, such as Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix or IQ Home cloud.

"This demo clearly shows the strengths of the IQRF Ecosystem. You can build up your own solution from ready components exactly according to your needs," added Simon Chudoba, CEO of the IQRF Alliance.

More than 2900 companies from more than 50 countries were exhibiting at electronica 2016. They presented their solutions for the sector of electronic components and IoT. These companies attracted more than 73 000 visitors.

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