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.

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.

DASH7 in 2017

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The DASH7 Alliance organized a member meeting, a PAG meeting, elected a new Board of Directors, published a version 1.1 of the protocol.

DASH7 Alliance Members deployed new installations for industrial IoT and are announcing new large projects for 2018.

OSS-7 stack development team has selected a new reference platform based on the Murata B_L072Z_LRWAN1 and proven interoperability with WizziLab Gateways and Cloud solution.

2017 was definitely a good year and 2018 will be even better.