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The Best Student 2016 contest

28 June 2016

MICRORISC, founder of the IQRF Alliance and general sponsor of the IQRF Smart School program, organized a contest called The Best Student 2016 where the most active students and the most interesting projects were awarded.

Students from all over the Czech Republic fought for a title of The Best Student 2016. The winners are Lukáš Fiedler from Grammar School Jírovcova, České Budějovice, Tereza Kačerová from Grammar School Nad Štolou, Prague, Pavel Šafář from Secondary Technical School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and College Liberec and Boris Karavasilev from Secondary Technical School Brno, Purkyňova. The competition was attended by 108 students from 68 schools.

The final round was held traditionally in Microrisc headquarters in Jičín on 23rd June 2016. The finals was attended by distinguished guests and under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. Hosted by an actress Zdeňka Žádníková Volencová.

"MICRORISC works with talented young people on various projects. It's amazing to see their progress. Cooperation with high schools is implemented in the IQRF Smart School program. All of today's winners we keep our fingers crossed and wish them to what they like would be eventually their job," added Vladimír Šulc, CEO of MICRORISC.

 

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IQRF Conference 2016 - videos of presentations

24 June 2016

We saw many interesting presentations at the IQRF Conference 2016 in Prague. They showed the real IoT applications, products and approaches. Future visions with IQRF.zones and also many examples of contemporary solutions - for example parking, indoor and street lighting, smart homes, a variety of sensors, monitoring of railway embankments, cloud services, precise measurments and many other...

Leaders of the IoT market at IQRF Conference 2016 - video, presentations, photos

10 June 2016

More than 130 representatives of companies from around the world met at the IQRF Conference in Prague to introduce their IoT solutions.

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More than 25 companies including world-known corporations such as Microsoft, IBM, Intel, O2 Czech Republic, O2 IT Services, AAEON or Microchip introduced their projects based on the IQRF technology and their cooperation with members of the IQRF Alliance. Visitors learnt more about the latest trends in Smart Cities, Internet of Things and building automation from the perspective of market leaders. All presentations can be downloaded on the IQRF Alliance website.

O2 Czech Republic and O2 IT Services showed interest in close cooperation with other members of the IQRF Alliance on projects related to smart homes and smart cities. Members of the alliance will deliver sensors, gateways and other equipment for the future projects.

"We see a huge opportunity in this together with other members of the IQRF Alliance. We want to bring simple, fast and flexible solution to our customers which helps them with building a smart home," said Jindřich Fremuth, Director of Consumer Division at O2 Czech Republic.

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The IQRF Conference in Prague was the scene of a major shift in the implementation of smart cities, buildings and IoT. MICRORISC announced a new project called IQRF.zones that will cover the households, cities and manufacture halls with a wireless IoT signal.

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We posted the live stream news (Day 1, Day 2) during the conference on our website and also on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Thank all of you for your support!

Photos from the IQRF Conference 2016

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IQRF Wireless Challenge II Finals: The best wireless applications designed Mark Wendler, Béla Bartos, Jiří Hodan, Csaba Nagy, Roman Ondráček, Daniel Veltruský and Tomáš Rottenberg

31 May 2016

IQRF Wireless Challenge II, the contest for the best wireless applications, revealed its winners. There were 47 contestants from 14 countries registered in the contest. The final round was an interactive exhibition of the top ten projects. It took place at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of Czech Technical University in Prague on May 27, 2016. The best applications were designed by participants from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania.

IQRF Alliance and MICRORISC announced the second year of the IQRF Wireless Challenge contest in November 2015. "Test your skills, submit your application for the IQRF wireless technology and compete for valuable prizes totaling 3,700 EUR"; this was a challenge for all technicians, programmers, developers and students from all over the world. They competed in two categories - Developer and Student.

The first place in the Developer category won Virtual Laboratory project by Mark Wendler and Béla Bartos from Óbuda University in Hungary. This home control system with support for Windows Phone and Android was very sophisticated.

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The second place got a project Wireless Current Probe by Jiří Hodan from the Czech Republic.

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Csaba Nagy from University Sapientia in Romania won the third position for High precision synchronization for ultrasound based robot tracking.

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High School Boskovice was highly successful in the Student category. The first place got Roman Ondráček with led_controller application and the third place got Tomáš Rottenberg with project Trioxygen, both from High School Boskovice.

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Second place went to Daniel Veltruský from Technical High School Ječná in Prague for the project Real sunshine intensity compared to web application „OpenWeather".

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In the first phase, submitted projects were evaluated by a jury of engineers who develop the wireless platform IQRF. In the Finals, the jury was expanded by disinterested experts from the media partners of the competition. "I am excited about the benefits of competing projects, they show examples of the use of the wireless platform IQRF and easy connection of the IQRF to other platforms," said Simon Chudoba, CEO of the IQRF Alliance. "The competing projects were interesting and beneficial, each one in other way. Final resolution of the jury was really difficult, because the results were very close somewhere," said Vladimír Šulc, CEO of the company MICRORISC. The most interesting projects will be revealed at www.doitwireless.com.

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Description of the 10 final projects:

1. Wireless current probe, Jiří Hodan, Czech Republic
The construction is designed to measure AC current, primarily home installations, wireless transmission of measured data and saving them to disk or to a remote data store. It allows optimizing the loading of phases based on the measured results to predict the required size of the parent breaker. In case of failure can be based on measured data better and faster to find the fault. Due to the modular design can be custom install easily adapt to the user.

2. High precision synchronization for ultrasound based robot tracking, Csaba Nagy, University Sapientia, Romania
The goal of this project is to use the IQRF transceiver modules in a system where high precision clock synchronization is necessary. The old system was implemented with RS485-bus between the receiving nodes, infrared synchronization between the mobile robot and nodes. This method achieves 6us synchronization jitter by manipulating the rx filter and using the clock recovery output. This method is used in an indoor ultrasound based robot tracking project, where replaces the unreliable infrared synchronization and RS485 data bus. It can be used in other applications where the required synchronization jitter cannot be greater than 10us. This type of project can be gunshot detection, forest guard or light blinking applications.

3. Control of home network, Petr Hejhal, Czech Republic
Management of home network using a Bluetooth module connected to IQRF module. There is a possibility to use in the home without the need to solve complex control system and storage on the Internet.

4. Trioxygen, Tomáš Rottenberg, Czech Republic
Trioxygen is an experimental project that provides both abstraction and implementation of cryptographic protocols for IQRF transmitter. More precisely, Trioxygen allows IQRF modules and similar devices to communicate perfectly safe. Trioxygen component of the project is a demonstration application that is directly related to the topic of IQRF Wireless Challenge - light.

5. Virtual Laboratory, Mark Wendler, Béla Bartos, Óbuda University, Hungary
Application example of IQRF with HomeGenie the open source home automation software. It is a smart home control system. The strengths are user-friandly interface, Windows Phone and Android app support and using an open source platform. There are many possible extensions like 3 or 4 channel RGB LED controlling (color mixing), voice control, NFC check in - permission control system, implementing security system, weather station, controlling sanitary system.

6. Implementation of AES 128b for IQRF, Michal Ansorge, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Republic
The project has been about incorporating of functions to encrypt and decrypt 16i blocks of plain text using AES 128b. These functions are called after reading user data eg. from OS buffer bufferRF and in blocks of 16i bits encrypt or decrypt their content and write them back into the buffer.

7. Real sunshine intensity compared to web application „OpenWeather", Daniel Veltruský, Technical High School Ječná in Prague, Czech Republic
The project aims to facilitate communication with the illumination intensity sensor with IQRF module. First module measures light intensity and forward it to the second IQRF module which receives the measured data and forward them via UART into any system. The system will include application that will be forwarding data to a special service application. This application will compare the data with the platform "OpenWeather". It will be possible to obtain a deviation of these data and the data actually measured.

8. Increasing and decreasing of brightness via Arduino and IQRF, Tomáš Straka, Marek Neruda, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Republic
The project links two different platforms in order to extend the possibility of using IQRF modules. IQRF wireless module is connected with IQRF-BB-02 (resp. Equivalent to its older version IQRF-SHIELD-02). It is connected with the platform Arduino UNO board, which is also connected RGB LED. Serial peripheral interface SPI is used for communication. The controller (DK-EVAL-04A and TR-72DA) sends a signal that shows brightness increase and decrease via a diode. This can also be achieved by using IQRF IDE - the terminal sends any code, and the result is the same as pressing a button. The main program is recorded at UNO board and works on the principle of "if you accept the signal and increase / decrease the brightness."

9. RGB matrix, Martin Branný, Smichovska secondary technical school in Prague, Czech Republic
Expansion module for output pins and a demonstration of their functionality using RGB LEDs, which produces RGB matrix. This is a demonstration of the possibilities of using IQRF for demanding applications (applications that require a lot of output pins).

10. led_controller, Roman Ondráček, Grammar School Boskovice, Czech Republic
The aim of this work was to create an RGB LED controller with which he could comfortably control the LED strip from a computer or mobile phone. During development of the project we developed library for PHP framework Nette to communicate with IQRF Cloud API.

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IQRF Conference 2016 online - day 2

26 May 2016

The second day of the IQRF Conference is more technical than the first day. Vladimír Šulc, CEO of Microrisc, introduced new security layers in the IQRF transceivers. This means that your data in IQRF mesh network are secured against attackers from outside the network or even from inside.

 

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Hynek Syrovátka, CTO of Microrisc, astonished the audience by presenting the technical news around the IQRF technology. All new features are targeting customers' needs and improving their comfort.

 

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Šimon Chudoba is back on the stage with his hands-on demonstration how the IQRF.zone works. Participants are following the step-by-step IQRF.zone walkthrough.

 

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Jozsef Kopják from IQ Home has very interesting presentation about new features and new devices. The features bring very inovative approach to use of gateways. The audience is impressed and everyone is listening carefully.

 

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Tomáš Kozel from University Hradec Králové, Faculty of Informatics and Management, presented how students can learn about the IQRF. This can be an advantage for the members of the Alliance because there will be many IQRF professionals immediately after finishing the school.

 

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IQRF Wireless Challenge II starts on the 27th of May therefore there was a short introduction of the contest within the IQRF Conference 2016. Students also introduced their applied projects. Showing their talent to the established companies can ensure them a better job.

 

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This is all from the IQRF Conference 2016. Thank all of you for your participation, support and your presentations! We are looking forward to next year!


All photos from the IQRF Conference 2016

 

Presentation download

alarm2GSM Datmolux
FIM Findlay Irvine
H TEST  IBM
Intel  Inteliments
IQ Home IQRF Alliance 
IQRF Security
IQRF Zone 
ISM Enigma   Microchip
Microsoft   O2 Czech Republic
O2 IT Services   Protronix
Sewio   tcp cloud
 Technical News  Teco
EPS Global  

IQRF Conference 2016 online

25 May 2016

IQRF Conference 2016 began! Simon Chudoba, CEO of the IQRF Alliance, kicked off the conference with his presentation about growth of the IQRF Alliance and possible use of the IQRF technology in the smart households.

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Vladimír Šulc, CEO of Microrisc, presented his vision of the future of the IQRF platform and introduced the IQRF.zone. Place, where even unexperienced user can control his wireless devices from web browser, smartphone or tablet.

 

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Jindřich Fremuth from O2 Czech Republic, introduced a vision of smart homes. O2 has invited other members of the IQRF Alliance to collaborate in the area of smart homes.

 

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Václav Provazník from O2 IT Services impressed the audience with his vision of Smart Cities which are using the IQRF technology.

 

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Adam Skotnikcý, CEO of tcp cloud, described the importance of measuring the level of COand talked about the success of the IQRF based Smart City at OpenStack Summit in Austin which was held in March.

 

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Petr Ulvr and Maciej Talalaj from Intel and AAEON Technology presented their solutions on the field of IoT using the IQRF technology. Moreover, Rostislav Špinar from Microrisc added some information about how simply can be the IQRF data transceiver connected via USB to the existing devices based on the Intel processors.

 

Martin Šimeček from Microsoft is on the stage and is presenting how easily you can use Microsoft's Azure platform and the IQRF technology together for managing, collecting and visualizing data from IQRF gateways.

 

Jaroslav Straka and Petr Leština, IBM, prepared real show for us! Drone attached with various sensors appeared on the scene. Data were visualized in real time in the cloud using the IQRF. The IQRF cooperating with IBM Bluemix. Platform that is known by many developers thanks to high quality SDK. 

 

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Zoltan Gyarmati, co-owner of EPS Global, shows us huge progress in their work especially in China. Presentation is about IQRF in practice which is very interesting.

 

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Jaromír Klaban from TECO introduced Foxtrot - node of SmartHouse, SmartCity and SmartGrid.

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Inteliments had presentation about InteliGlue new data platform for Internet of Things.

 

 

Dr. Jozsef Kopják from IQ Home presented practical use of the IQRF technology to control devices wirelessly from your smartphone and other devices.

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Miloš Žáček, CEO of Protronix - manufacturer of COsensors, is talking about about smart houses, smart bouldings and we need to control them using wireless access from many devices.

 

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Štefan Kormaňák from Datmolux introduced the company and their solutions on the field of industry and street lighting. 

 

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Harald Weidinger from Microchip, is talking about implementation of the IQRF technology to their portfolio. Microchip is excited about the IQRF technology and its simple implementation and reliability.

 

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Tomaž Hribar, CEO of alarm2GSM, had a very interesting presentation. He introduced some new products based on the IQRF technology. Mr. Hribar also prepared really exciting case study about "foaling alarm". When mare starts to foal, IQRF datatransceiver will notify the farmer so he knows when it comes.

 

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Jiří Šmídek, Sales Manager of H TEST, described the journey of H TEST to the join to the IQRF Alliance. Mr. Šmídek also introduced the company and the advantages it brings to the company being the member of the IQRF Alliance.

 

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Milan Šimek, CEO of Sewio, company which is developing location systems in automotive manufacturing powered by the IQRF. Mr. Šimek explained the audience the difference between the widths of WiFi connection and the IQRF and said why the IQRF is better for location systems.

 

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Michal Růžička, Main Software Developer of Aledo, presented interesting information about Aledo's goal and its developed products and systems. Company is developing and manufacturing on the field of lights and localization.

 

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David Deak, co-founder of ISM Enigma, astonished the audience by his presentation about energy harvesting. Mr. Deak introduced some products that can be easily attached to the IQRF based devices to get battery independence.

 

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That was the last presentation of the first day of the IQRF Conference 2016. We will continue tomorrow. Now, the participants are discussing all the interesting things they have heard during the day and then they will continue their networking on the boat trip through the heart of Prague.

 

All photos from the IQRF Conference 2016

 

Presentation download

alarm2GSM Datmolux
FIM Findlay Irvine
 H TEST  IBM
 Intel  Inteliments
 IQ Home  IQRF Alliance
 IQRF Security  IQRF Zone
 ISM Enigma  Microchip
 Microsoft  O2 Czech Republic
 O2 IT Services  Protronix
 Sewio  tcp cloud
 Technical News  Teco
EPS Global  

tcp cloud joined the IQRF Alliance

11 May 2016

tcp cloud is very successful, fast growing and innovative company focusing on cloud and IoT solutions built on OpenStack and Kubernetes. tcp cloud is expert in fast implementation of cloud solutions into current IT infrastructure.

tcp cloud is focused on keeping base mission of OpenStack – "to enable any organization regardless of size to create and offer cloud computing services running on standardized hardware." Company is providing customer with long-term support – security patches, bug fixes and managing service lifecycle. tcp cloud also provides cloud planning, designing or restructuring consulting services to help clients with the current cloud infrastructure. tcp cloud professionals provides trainings to different customers so there is a space for cooperation with the students involved in the IQRF Smart Schools program. tcp cloud is focused on the effective technology that can be used in the IoT and that is why they choose efficient and reliable IQRF technology. Membership of tcp cloud will definitely bring significant opportunities on the field of IoT and cloud solutions for all other members.

 

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MikroElektronika entered into the IQRF Alliance

04 May 2016

MikroElektronika is a Serbian company which is producing entire development toolchain from development boards to compilers and software. MikroElektronika is pretty unique in what they do because only few companies in the world produce entire development toolchains so we are pleased that the company chose the IQRF Alliance.

MikroElektronika has experiences from more than decade of being on the market. The company was founded with a simple idea of providing software and hardware tools which save time and money. Mission of the IQRF Alliance is very similar. All the members of the IQRF Alliance can save time and money sharing their projects with other members and cooperating to achieve their goals. We believe that MikroElektronika can bring lot of development experiences to the Alliance so our members don't have to develop a complete solution from nothing.

 

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O2 IT Services joined the IQRF Alliance

29 April 2016

O2 IT Services is an expert in the area of information technologies and a member of the concern O2 Czech Republic. Now O2 IT Services is also member of the IQRF Alliance.

The company's portfolio mainly includes IT/business consulting, system integration, application development and development of so-called Managed Services, services for operation and optimization of IT and IT security solutions. Being member of the IQRF Alliance can help O2 IT Sevices to smartly combine standardized solutions of IT products and individual custom-made solutions thanks to the IQRF technology. We are looking forward to upcoming projects combining the O2 IT Services' experiences in the area of information technologies and the IQRF technology.

 

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IQRF Conference became a part of the Czech Innovation Week

29 April 2016

Czech Innovation Week is the largest event focused on innovations, modern technologies, artificial intelligence and concept of smart cities in the Czech Republic.

Czech Innovation Week will be held at several locations around the Czech Republic, from 23rd to 29th May 2016. The purpose of the event is to learn companies, cities and public about latest world trends on the field of innovation and modern technologies and to promote Czech innovations and inventions.

Czech Innovation Week is held under the auspices of Pavel Bělobrádek, Deputy Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, Adriana Krnáčová, Mayor of Prague, Jan Mládek, Minister of Industry and Trade and the US Embassy.

 

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