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: www.kvk.nl/iot

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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)”

Berg Insight says the market for indoor location platforms is finally picking up pace

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, there are more than one hundred companies active in the indoor location market that are developing solutions to support diverse use-cases and services. Actors including venue owners, retailers, handset vendors, mobile operators and various other companies from the advertising and online retail industries are now deploying these location platforms and technologies. Continue reading “Berg Insight says the market for indoor location platforms is finally picking up pace”

Netricity™ Program Will Certify Products to the New Standard

The HomePlug® Alliance (www.homeplug.org), the worldwide industry group for powerline communications networking, congratulates the industry on approval of the IEEE 1901.2 Standard for Low-Frequency Narrow-Band Powerline Communications. Certification of products to the new standard will benefit urban and long-distance communications through existing transformers in the electricity distribution network using frequencies below 500 kHz, while supporting data rates of up to 500 kbps. The technology also addresses requirements that facilitate communication privacy and secure networks, and enables IPv6 Smart Grid solutions with a new benchmark of performance and reliability. Continue reading “Netricity™ Program Will Certify Products to the New Standard”

Public transport ITS market in Europe expected to exceed € 1.4 billion by 2017

Gothenburg, Sweden – November 15, 2013: According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the market value for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) deployed in public transport operations in Europe was € 0.94 billion in 2012. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 9 percent, this number is expected to reach € 1.44 billion by 2017. Berg Insight is of the opinion that the European market for ITS for public transport is in a growth phase which will continue throughout the forecasted period. The fluctuating economic climate has in most countries had little effect on the market as the public investments which underpin a major part of the ITS initiatives have remained stable throughout the periods of crisis. The local markets in southern Europe which have been affected to a greater extent by decreasing investments are expected to recuperate in the near term. Continue reading “Public transport ITS market in Europe expected to exceed € 1.4 billion by 2017”