Photonics – saviour of data centers

photonics data centers

Photonics – saviour of data centers

More bandwidth, higher speeds and lower energy costs
As of 2018 more than 4 billion people worldwide are using the internet. Data traffic is growing at alarming rates and expected to double in size in the next three years. In the foreseeable future the current silicon chip based internet infrastructure will be unable to cope with the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth.

Photonics technology reveals the way forward with the creation of ultrafast chips and fibre optic cables based on light sources. By using light as a way of transmitting data these technologies far outperform the existing copper solutions. The speed photonics technology offers is indispensable in transitioning from 4G to 5G broadband. Continue reading “Photonics – saviour of data centers”

Key takeaways from Gartner’s top 10 IoT technologies for 2017 and 2018

Internet of Things (IoT) technologies is extending existing business models and leading to the proliferation of entirely new ones as companies push beyond the data, analytics and intelligence boundaries that held them back in the past.  Gartner’s recent analysis of the top 10 IoT technologies provides a glimpse into which areas of IoT their clients care the most about from the standpoint of building out enterprise infrastructure, security, scalability, standards, and performance.

Key takeaways from Gartner’s top 10 Internet of Things technologies for 2017 and 2018 include the following: Continue reading “Key takeaways from Gartner’s top 10 IoT technologies for 2017 and 2018”

Overview of the session Design for the Internet of Things at the IoT Event

The session Design for the Internet of Things is organised bij Designlink, CLICKNL|DESIGN and Kamer van Koophandel.

Moderator: Joris Castermans, consultant at Kamer van Koophandel

joriscastermansAbout Joris Castermans
Originally an industrial designer Joris Castermans started his carrier in 1998 working at renowned design offices. Since 2005 he is working as an innovation consultant at Syntens Innovatiecentrum which is merged into the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in January 2014.

In this role Joris focuses on helping SME’s to find and built opportunities in the field of smart and connected products and services. Especially the combination of applying both new technology and business models makes this a very interesting field to work in.

See for more information about the KvK activities in the field of Internet of Things:

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The Paddle, The Shape-Shifting Smartphone (Video)

The technology landscape is constantly changing and evolving, but the way we interact with devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers—aside from the advancement in touch screen technology—has remained relatively static. Paddle, a shape-shifting smartphone designed by the researchers at iMinds – EDM – UHasselt, changes all of that. Continue reading “The Paddle, The Shape-Shifting Smartphone (Video)”