Enhance Lighting for the Internet of Things

Volker Jungnickel

by Volker Jungnickel, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

Today’s Internet of Things (IoT), covering any communication between devices, is narrowband and not always provides reliability and low latency at the same time. A wide range of future IoT applications, i.e. flexible manufacturing, augmented reality and autonomous cars, will use artificial intelligence in the cloud to process sensor data jointly in real time.

This future IoT will need mobile communication providing high bandwidth, reliable connectivity and low latency at the same time. While radio spectrum is densely populated, light communication (LC) can use unlicensed optical spectrum and enable high data rates over short distances for future IoT. By networking multiple LC-enabled access points, also known as Li-Fi, one can build a new mobile communication system integrated with lighting infrastructure that enables the future IoT.

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Optical wireless communications technologies for the internet of things

Dominic O'Brien

by Dominic O’Brien, Professor of Engineering Science, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

The Internet of Things (IoT) presents a wide range of implementation challenges, including ensuring security, lowering energy consumption, and providing reliable communications. Optical Wireless Communications (OWC) and LiFi can assist in achieving this, and provide secure contained communications channels, energy that can be harvested by IoT nodes, and critically; new regions of the electromagnetic spectrum to alleviate the demands on the congested RF spectrum.

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LuxSenz: Exploiting Sunlight for Wireless Communication

Marco Zuniga

by Marco Zuniga, TU Delft (Network and Embedded Systems Group)

In this information age, communication is central to our societies but it is taking a toll on the earth. As reported by Time Magazine, by 2013, we were already using 50% more energy moving bytes than moving airplanes around the world. Our societies face a major challenge: How can we satisfy our ever-growing demand for communication but in a sustainable manner?

Any new technology we develop must leave no ecological footprint, or as Bill Gates puts it “we need to go all the way down to zero”. We are investigating a new wireless communication system that relies on a free, abundant and natural resource: sunlight. Our concept operates in a way similar to using a mirror to send morse codes via reflections. We cover objects with smart materials to obtain similar changes in reflections, but without you noticing them.

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Enabling Li-Fi for the Internet of Things: advanced MAC layer aspects

Maximilian Riegel

by Maximilian Riegel, Nokia

The evolution of the Internet of Things will not only dramatically increase the number of connected devices, but will also leverage light communications to further increase the density of connected nodes, to enable ultra-reliable low latency communication, and to avoid electromagnetic compatibility and interference issues of radio signals.

Aside of the efficiency of the physical layer, there are extended requirements to the medium access control (MAC) layer functions of Li-Fi to meet the operational dynamics of IoT applications and the constraints of tiny communication nodes.

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Mats Beem, Philips & Reinier van den Biggelaar, Basta Group will speak at IoT Event 2017

IoT Event 2017

Mats Beem, Philips & Reinier van den Biggelaar, Basta Group will speak at IoT Event 2017, on Jun 08, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Their presentation will focus on:

1. How IOT can help create virtual communities and can transform current business models, an example of Community Farming Online
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Internet of Things Event 2017 welcomes Cumulocity as Bronze Partner

Cumulocity

Internet of Things Event 2017 welcomes Cumulocity as Bronze Partner. The event takes place on Jun 08, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

About Cumulocity
Cumulocity was born in 2010 in Mountain View, Silicon Valley, California in an innovation programme focused on bringing proven ruggedized telecommunications carrier grade network management technologies to the nascent Internet-of-Things (IoT) market. An experienced team of senior managers and engineers successfully leveraged cloud technologies and open frameworks to create award winning software products under the Cumulocity brand.
Cumulocity GmbH takes these software products to the next level. We are based in Düsseldorf, Germany, with engineering facilities in Germany, Poland and Portugal; and regional offices in Boston, USA and Singapore. Our origins give us the experience of managing networks of millions of devices in a reliable, rapidly scalable and flexible manner. Cumulocity strives to remove complexity and allow the benefits of IoT to be exploited rapidly, comprehensively and securely by all organisations.
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Dutch, Belgian companies provide indispensable infrastructure to run global IoT – Interview with Peter Siemkens, DSP Valley

Peter Siemkens

Dutch, Belgian companies provide indispensable infrastructure to run global IoT – Interview with Peter Siemkens, DSP Valley. Peter Siemkens is a speaker at the Internet of Things Event 2017, which will take place on June 08, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is still often called a hype or a buzzword. If connecting devices to the web and making them smart data collectors is such a promising technology, then why don’t we see more IoT solutions in our daily life? But here we’re wrong, says Peter Simkens. The IoT revolution is already well under way, although we may not notice it.

Simkens is managing director of DSP Valley, a Belgian-Dutch cluster organization focused on building a networking platform where companies interested in IoT solutions can find meaningful partnerships. On June 8th he will give a talk during the 7th annual Internet-of-Things event at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, highlighting how companies can find the right tools, knowledge and competence for their IoT strategy.

So how are we wrong about not seeing the IoT?
“Because many solutions that are already genuine IoT don’t market themselves as such. Just look at the medical sector. There are so many applications to monitor body functions, like wearables. A wearable is nothing but a sensor that sends its data to smartphone and the internet, where you can monitor it. That’s pure Internet of Things. Even a sports watch that sends your heart rate details is an IoT solution. So IoT is not only about smart refrigerators, it’s also about human data.” Continue reading “Dutch, Belgian companies provide indispensable infrastructure to run global IoT – Interview with Peter Siemkens, DSP Valley”

Smart Health: IoT in Health Care applications – Presented by Daan Boersma, KPN New Business IoT

Daan Boersma

Smart Health: IoT in Health Care applications – Presented by Daan Boersma, KPN New Business IoT,  at the Internet of Things Event 2017, which will take place on June 08, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Research agencies predict that 25 billion “things” will be connected to the Internet by 2020? Is the Internet of Things one big haux or is it closer than we think? Daan Boersma, Accountmanager IoT at KPN New Business will elaborate on how organizations have embraced IoT for Healthcare applications and what lessons they have learned.

About Daan Boersma
Daan Boersma is Accountmanager IoT at KPN New Business. In his role he advises organizations how to adopt IoT especially in the field of IoT connectivity and data management. Continue reading “Smart Health: IoT in Health Care applications – Presented by Daan Boersma, KPN New Business IoT”

Harald de Wilde, Cisco, will speak at the Internet of Things Event 2017

Harald de Wilde

Harald de Wilde, Cisco, will speak at the Internet of Things Event 2017, which takes place on Jun 08, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

About Harald de Wilde
Harald David, Strategic Channel Developer Internet of Things at Cisco, chose Cisco in 2011 as the next step because of the company’s vision “Changing the Way We Live, Work, Play and Learn”.
Since its entry into the world of ICT in 2001 he is driven by the impact of innovation and is therefore a perfect match with Cisco.

Harald is responsible for the development of Cisco’s Next Gen partner landscape in areas such as Cloud, Big Data, Analytics and Internet of Everything, is a member of Cisco’s Shadow MT, part the EMEAR Digital Transformation Channel team and is part of the Dutch Digitization team. Harald is close to the innovation of a market leading party in IoT and know in a simple and logical way to translate this complex development.

About Cisco
Cisco is an American technology conglomerate headquartered in San José, California in the center of Silicon Valley.

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The Art of Connecting to the IoT – Presented by Jeroen Langendam, ItoM

jeroen langendam

The Art of Connecting to the IoT – Presented by Jeroen Langendam, ItoM, at Internet of Things Event 2017 , which takes place on Jun 08, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The Internet of Things is revolutionising products. Connected products are made possible by bridging the worlds of embedded design and the design of IoT applications, resulting in innovative product-service combinations.

These two worlds apply different design methodologies. In general, the hardware and firmware design for embedded devices, is less flexible than designing IoT (platform) services. There are many pitfalls ahead in balancing to the right time-to-market, design costs, and quality.

The question how to ‘connect’ these two design methodologies in practice is illustrated by an actual creation of an innovative product service IoT application in the field of Art…

About Jeroen Langendam
Jeroen Langendam is VP Marketing & Business Development of ItoM. He drives the innovative product roadmap of ItoM focusing on wireless connectivity IC & embedded design, including low-power wireless systems for the Internet of Things. Mr. Langendam has 19 years of experience in mobile communications, M2M, and IoT applications.

About ItoM
ItoM is a microelectronics engineering company developing chip designs and embedded hardware & firmware.
With over 18 years of experience in delivering wireless system solutions for consumer, automotive, and healthcare applications, ItoM has successfully grown to a world-class team of 30 FTE.
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