Internet of Things gets everyone excited at Computex
Computex is Asia’s biggest tech hardware trade show. Based in Taipei, Taiwan, it has over 700 exhibitors with most pushing IOT kit.
Here are ten efforts that might make it.
Intel IoT Gateway
Intel updated its IoT Gateway to boost creation of IoT solutions by developers.
The upgraded version features Intel Core-based gateways on top of the Quark and Atom processors.
The solution will also support Snappy Ubuntu Core, allowing users to access the Canonical Snap Store and deploy apps into the gateway.
Tuxera targeted the smart home sector with a contol system platform.
The universal controller for the connected home, based on Tuxera’s AllConnect technology, features automated IoT actions involving connected lights, multi-session, and multi-room streaming.
An IoT Media Server bundled with Tuxera’s file systems and running on ASUS hardware allows for file indexing, low resource usage and rich meta data extraction.
An IoT chip for the smart home.
The solution connects household appliances and other smart devices to a home network.
The WiFi SoC MT7687 will be available in Q3 2015, and the company estimates it will contribute to a threefold increase in its chip shipments threefold this year.
Acer is going after the baby market with a Smart nappy that sends parents a notification to their smartphone when the baby’s nappy needs to be changed.
The technology works with a sensor placed inside the nappy, which will then send data via Bluetooth and the cloud.
Acer said that besides telling parents when to change the nappy, the solution will help to know when the baby needs attention and also monitor the temperature.
Noodoe created a smartwatch which it claimed is "the opposite of the Apple Watch".
The company’s "blank watch" with zero features allows users to infuse their own ideas into the wearable.
The 32×128 px AMOLED device will be available in the market later this year for under $100.
6. Intel Unite
Intel said it wants to "transform existing conference rooms" with Unite software.
With a select Intel Core vPro processor-based mini PC in the conference room running the Unite application existing conference rooms are modernised and transformed into smart and connected meeting spaces with enhanced security, it claimed.
Targeting the PC space, CRYORIG are IoT enabled power supply units (PSU). The Pi Series lets users control their PSU unit’s via a smartphone app.
CRYORIG said its intention to add IoT capabilities into a PSU unit was to overcome the difficulties of configuring Wake on LAN, and Wake on WAN functions when trying to use remote desktop like applications.
Supply Units is targeted for release in 2016 with wattage ranging from 600 to +1000 Watts, and 80+ Gold to Platinum certifications.
Avalue Technology will introduce an IoT solution for the healthcare sector.
The company designed an application that connects devices, sensors, cloud services and data managements.
Brewer Science unveiled a CNT sensor network for clean room applications.
The company said the latest sensor technology utilises hardware- and software-system integration capabilities that enable clean rooms to become smart rooms, and transform today’s manufacturing environments into smart factories of the future.
10. Microsoft and Toshiba
The two giants said they will partner to create IoT solutions powered by Windows and Azure.
Microsoft said the venture will develop a product for the transportation and logistics sectors which will include an onboard video recorder that can track vehicle data and analyse driver behaviour.
The firm added that is also developing a battery that can last up to six months.