Date: Thursday 30th of September, 2010
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Organiser: Wired Wessex
Andy Stanford-Clark, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor, will introduce technology which is helping to make the planet smarter: instrumenting objects in the real world with sensors, linking them together over a network, and then applying intelligent applications to reason about what’s happening, and how to react accordingly. Andy will illustrate this “smarter planet” vision with features of his home automation system, including monitoring power consumption and water usage, remote control of electrical appliances from his mobile phone, and his electronic mouse traps! He will describe other applications of this technology, including vehicle telematics and the intriguing world of “tweetjects” – objects that Twitter.
Dr Andy Stanford-Clark is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, and a designated “Master Inventor” with more than 40 patents to his name. Andy is based at IBM’s Hursley Park development laboratories near Winchester, UK, and specialises in message broker technology, remote telemetry, Internet technologies, and Pervasive computing. For the last ten years, he has been working on high-performance publish/subscribe messaging systems, in particular in the area of telemetry integration, and leads an Advanced Technology team at IBM, building the technology to integrate data from remote monitoring and control devices into business applications. Andy has a BSc in Computing and Mathematics, and a PhD in Computer Science, both from the University of East Anglia. He is a visiting professor at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.
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Antronics Ltd is a local independent consultancy undertaking embedded software (or “firmware”) development on a contract basis, with particular experience in M2M remote monitoring applications. Our speciality is interfacing, control, and communication with embedded microcontrollers. Established for over 10 years, our clients have ranged from big-names like BT to small, local start-ups. For explanations of “Embedded System” and “Firmware”, see: http://blog.antronics.co.uk/
Aleka Design Ltd specialise in mixed signal electronic designs for Test & Measurement systems and Instrumentation systems. We provide consultancy, design and development services on a contract basis and can take projects from simple ideas through to the production of the first hardware. We have particular experience in monitoring Solar Hot Water and PV systems, Rainwater Harvesting systems, and Home Automation systems.
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