The main event was Pervasive 2012 a conference about Pervasive computing. Internet of Things, IoT, is a big part of the Pervasive computing scenario and it’s really impressive the effort about this topic, worldwide.
The workshop was totally focused about new solutions and new developments to connect Things (not just electronic devices, but everything) to the network.
The scenario is that actually seems that there’s no one killer application on this market, as I underlined on my post about IoT, but that the things connected to internet will become part of our life, even if we’ll not face a real revolution.
A good example of this is the great device from Koubachi, it’s a Wi-Fi sensor for plant care with light/temperature and moisture informations. As I already told the real value is not on the sensor itself, or in the fact that your plant are connected to Internet. The real value is the service on the cloud.
In Koubachi example the service is a huge database of different kind of plants with their optimal parameters. The user have the possibility to care plants even without any specific experience in gardening. This is great!
|Koubachi’s iphone app|
Coming back to us, we presented Flyport to the Educational community and it was very nice that some of them were already users (Fribourg university presented there a nice example to control a multicolor Lamp) and the others understood immediately the potential of our platform.
Here is my presentation on Slideshare:
OpenPicus Keynote at Web of Things workshop 2012 in Newcastle
We also prized the best presentation with some Flyport maker Kits. One of them was Mike Blackstock from University of British Columbia, presented the WoTkit (here’s his presentation) a lightweight toolkit for the Web of Things. The second was the University of Fribourg with the Flyport controlled multicolor Lamp.
I also announced the new Flyport GPRS/3G: yes we started to design this new module. It’s gonna be the final brick of our Internet connected platform. Wi-Fi/Ethernet and GPRS/3G.
The GPRS module we are evaluating is from Sagem, HI-LO, and has the great plus to have 2 versions pin compatible: GPRS or 3G.
We now have to choose a right voltage regulator since GPRS/3G have a very high and impulsive current request. If you have any suggestion, please reac!
Posted by Claudio Carnevali, @akaclaudio