We welcome OneSitu

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Last month we welcomed Onesitu to the DASH7 Alliance, let’s look a bit closer at this interesting company and find out what the partnership brings for both parties.

Onesitu is a provider of intelligent and connected solutions. Onesitu offers autonomous mobile solutions to revolutionize urban parking in cities of the future. They design and manufacture in France a whole range of wireless Smart Parking sensors and information screens, that lead the client in the right area. The system allows the mall tenants to retrieve statistics about their parking (number of unique visitors, time of stay, favorite area to stay). Their mission is to transform parking into a fluid experience at the service of the 21st century.

The DASH7 Alliance is composed of university researchers, innovative companies, and individuals that want to make a difference in helping people connect wireless devices using battery operated transmitters that operate for multiple years. Joining the DASH7 Alliance helps to build the ecosystem around usage and implementation of the open-source protocol.

Onesitu has already deployed thousands of DASH7 connected parking sensors. More than 80.000 parking spots are connected in real time, guiding more than 1.000.000 vehicles every day.

Even though Onesitu already uses DASH7 and developed their solutions based on the DASH7 wireless protocol it is still important to become a member. Gauthier Jourdain, CTO at Onesitu explains that most of their existing solutions rely on DASH7 and therefor its evolution and improvements have a direct impact on their products.

Gauthier adds that to continue their development and growth, it is mandatory to have the best possible view on the future DASH7 evolution. The DASH7 membership also allows Onesitu to join in the PAG (protocol Action Group) which provides them the opportunity to participate in its development.

Beside this, Gauthier expresses that the existing members of the Alliance are very interesting companies, and he looks forward to interacting and explore new partnerships with mutual benefits.

On the technology side, DASH7 is a very interesting IoT protocol for Onesitu, their IoT products are dedicated to smart parking, thus real-time information needs to be available. DASH7 is the best protocol to achieve that according to Gauthier. “We are constantly improving our products and deploying new features; DASH7 allows us to easily upgrade over the air. I really think there is nothing better than DASH7 for our use case, and it gives us a true edge with regards to our competitors.”

Michael André, president of the DASH7 Alliance welcomes Onesitu and comments “It as a real contribution to the alliance. A company like Onesitu, who has already used the technology at scale is a real added value in our community”. The experience from the field provides great insights and learnings to further optimize the protocol. At the same time new members or wireless technology adopters can learn from Onesitu’s experiences. We look forward to their appearance in one of our webinars.

To summarize, DASH7 sits at the basis of the Onesitu business model and becoming a member provides new opportunities for both Onesitu and the alliance ecosystem. It is the intent of the Alliance to enhance the technology beyond its current capabilities and physical boundaries to enable security, automation, and control systems for a multitude of environments. The development of the wireless network protocol and an experienced user like Onesitu are an ideal match to drive the growth of a sustainable ecosystem based on open-source software innovation.

 

DASH7 Webinar March 18th (RTLS)

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The DASH7 webinar of March 18th was centered arrpound Real time location systems (RTLS) and contained 2 parts, both parts are recorded.

  1. Research study on SDR (Software Defined Radio) by Noori Ben Lam from Antwerp - Imec - IDLAB
  2. Use case presentation on RTLS by Michael Andre from Wolt (powered by Wizzilab)

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DASH7 Webinar January 21st

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The DASH7 webinar of January 21st contained 3 parts, all 3 parts are recorded.

  1. Introduction by Michael Andre, president of the DASH7 Alliance to present the 2021 ambitions of the Alliance. PART 1
  2. Use case presentation by Jitter on interiorscapers. PART 2 Use case from Jitter can also be found on our use case section.
  3. Panel discussion with 3 specialist on DASH& and wireless communication. PART 3

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Jitter joins the Alliance

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Looking closer at the new DASH7 Alliance member “JITTER”

Last month we welcomed Jitter to the DASH7 Alliance, let’s look a bit closer at this interesting company and find out what the partnership brings for both parties.

Jitter is a unique company specialized in quickly realizing high quality hardware and software solutions. They can take a concept from specification to production, allowing their customers to focus on their domain. Jitter covers the full spectrum from idea to product and has helped many startups to bring their ideas to life or developed customized data acquisition and analysis setups.

The success of Jitter highly depends on developing high quality solution with the latest technology available.

The DASH7 Alliance is composed of university researchers, innovative companies, and individuals that want to make a difference in helping people connect wireless devices using battery operated transmitters that operate for multiple years between battery replacements. Joining the DASH7 Alliance helps to build the ecosystem around usage and implementation of the open source protocol.

Jitter has already used the DASH7 open standard in multiple projects, according to Ingmar Jager, co-founder of Jitter, one of the reasons for joining the alliance is to dive deeper into the specification and contribute to the development as well. Additionally, the requirement for industrial IoT solutions is increasing rapidly and the DASH7 Alliance is a good platform to position Jitter in this niche market space.

Beside this, Ingmar expresses that the existing members of the Alliance are very interesting companies and he looks forward to interacting and explore new partnerships with mutual benefits.

On the technology side, DASH7 is a very interesting IoT protocol for developers like Jitter, DASH7 is highly flexible and completely open, making it applicable for many different product solutions.

Ingmar adds that DASH7 distinguishes itself from other protocols with a higher range compared to WIFI, Bluetooth or Zigbee, a higher bit rate compared to LoRaWAN and lower cost compared to 4G / LTE. On top of that it is extremely low power making it easier to come with a low-cost solution.

Michael André, president of the DASH7 Alliance welcomes Jitter and sees it as a real contribution to the ecosystem. A company like Jitter, who has already used the technology, can accelerate global usage and at the same time contribute to the development of the specification going forward.

To summarize, the combination of a wireless network protocol like DASH7 and a solution provider like Jitter are an ideal match to drive the growth of a sustainable ecosystem based on open source software innovation.

Crowdscan joins the Alliance

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In November Crowdscan has joined the DASH7 Alliance. Crowdscan is a startup from Antwerp, Belgium and is a spin-off of the University of Antwerp and Imec. Based on six years of research at the University of Antwerp and imec, CrowdScan has developed a system to measure crowd densities without using camera images, mobile phone data or other privacy-sensitive information.

They developed a wireless crowd density system that predicts size and density of large crowds. The capacity is measured in terms of humans per m². Their measurement methodology is based on radio frequency signals using #DASH7 to derive crowd size information.

They do not make use of camera images or any type of device that needs to be connected to an individual, this makes it fully anonymous and privacy non-intrusive.

More info on Crowscan and their products can be found on their website.

Dash7 Virtual Meeting September 23th

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Agenda:

17.00 Introduction – Maarten Weyn
17.05 Use case; Vestfold Audio AS, Alert system for human wellbeingTrond Enger
17.25 Q&A on Vestfold use case
17.35 Why and when to select DASH7, DASH7 top 5 characteristics
Frank Gielissen

17.55 Q&A on Top 5 characteristics
18.05 Q&A on DASH7
18.15 Closing          Maarten Weyn

You can rewatch the whole session online: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/dash7-virtual-meeting

Or the individual presentations using the links in the agenda.

We welcome the Eclipse Foundation

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The Eclipse Foundation joins the DASH7 Alliance

We are happy to welcome the Eclipse Foundation as a new member of the DASH7 Alliance.

Due to multiple benefits for both organizations, a mutual membership was exchanged between the DASH7 Alliance and the Eclipse Foundation. Both organizations share a focus on community-driven innovation and values such as openness and vendor-neutrality. This mutual membership is only the first step in an ongoing strategic collaboration between our organizations.

As the leading open source community within the IoT industry, the Eclipse IoT Working Group plays a vital role within the IoT ecosystem and therefore is of interest to other members of the Dash7 Alliance as well. Whether it is hardware related like sensor and gateway manufacturers or IoT platform development, one of the expected benefits of this mutual membership is joint participation in industry collaborations to develop common open IoT platforms for Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, Edge Computing, and more.

Additionally, the DASH7 Alliance recognizes the added value in moving open source reference implementations of the specification and conformance test suites as projects under the Eclipse IoT umbrella.

In short, the combination of a wireless network protocol like DASH7 and the well-governed Eclipse IoT open source projects are an ideal match to drive the growth of a sustainable ecosystem based on open source software innovation.

Virtual Meeting May 12th

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Our Virtual Meeting on May 12th 4-5.15 pm CET has passed.

Contents:

  • 16:00 Introduction
  • 16:05 Related DASH7 research from the IDLab research group of the  University of Antwerp/imec – Prof. Maarten Weyn
  • 16:35 Technical presentation and discussion on how to configure the DASH7 Access Profile – Yordan Tabakov
  • 17:15 Closing

Participants can pose questions during the event or send them prior to info@dash7-alliance.org

Watch the recording at https://youtu.be/lDrjsGTHabY

2020 Spring Virtual Meeting

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This meeting is over, you can still watch the crowdcast at https://youtu.be/QMum9ZgjWsM

Join our Virtual Meeting on February 7th 4-5.15 pm CET.

Contents:

  • 16:00 Introduction – Maarten Weyn
  • 16:05 Aloxy manual Valve indicator using DASH7 for the chemical industry – Glenn Ergeerts
  • 16:25 Q&A on Aloxy use case
  • 16:30 Wizzilab parking lot sensor using DASH7 – Michael Andre
  • 16:50 Q&A on Wizzilab use case
  • 16:55 20 Q&A on DASH7
  • 17:15 Closing

Participants can pose questions during the event or send them prior to info@dash7-alliance.org

Register free for the crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/dash7-alliance-virtual