ByteSnap in Consortium to Develop Pioneering V2G Technology

2018-10-09T11:02:10+00:00

  ByteSnap and consortium partners begin breakthrough V2G development project   We’re pleased to announce that ByteSnap and a consortium of partners have been awarded a two-year collaborative project, VIGIL (Vehicle-to-Grid Intelligent Control), under a Vehicle-to-Grid competition, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).   The other partners in the Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) consortium are: Aston University Nortech Management Grid Edge   VIGIL – spearheading the UK’s smart energy market   The VIGIL project is focussed on developing a new communication and control platform for Vehicle-to-Grid/Building (V2G/V2B) systems: an off-vehicle system that controls how, when and the rate at which electric vehicle batteries are charged/discharged with respect to local substation constraints and EV/building energy requirements.   V2G consortium [...]

ByteSnap in Consortium to Develop Pioneering V2G Technology2018-10-09T11:02:10+00:00

Latest UI Customization Tool for Faster Prototyping at EDS 2015

2018-10-09T12:01:04+00:00

ByteSnap Design will be showcasing its latest innovative projects, and discussing industry developments and trends at the UK's premier trade exhibition for electronic design, EDS 2015, in October. Organisers are bracing themselves for their biggest ever show, and are expecting record visitor numbers. Here's a sneak peak at some of what you'll see from ByteSnap on Stand L22... New SnapUI Aids Faster Prototyping We'll be launching the newest release of SnapUI - our user interface development framework - at the Electronic Design Show, at Coventry's Ricoh Arena. It's a great opportunity for you to get a closer look at this lightweight user interface (UI) customisation tool, which has been built to simplify the Linux design process. This latest upgrade offers new performance improvements including: Open GL hardware acceleration smaller [...]

Latest UI Customization Tool for Faster Prototyping at EDS 20152018-10-09T12:01:04+00:00

Embedded Electronic Designers’ Trade Show Time Travel

2015-06-30T10:57:03+00:00

Catch our embedded electronic designers caught up in some trade show time travel - in this whistlestop tour of our stand at Railtex 2015. With remote monitoring a primary concern for the rail industry, we displayed our low power remote monitoring station and 10km data logger at last month’s rail exhibition, at Birmingham’s NEC. Watch 4 days in just over 1 minute It was our first time attending Railtex 2015 - the UK's biggest rail show - so a big thank you to the visitors and customers who stopped by our stand. Enjoy the video!

Embedded Electronic Designers’ Trade Show Time Travel2015-06-30T10:57:03+00:00

Innovative Remote Monitoring System at Railtex 2015

2015-10-27T09:51:01+00:00

Low Power Remote Monitoring System features among key themes at Railtex 2015 ByteSnap's debut at the UK's biggest rail show is underway at the NEC.  (Come and see us at stand V90!) Our remote monitoring system and data logger attracted  interest from visitors - as remote monitoring and asset management are of critical importance to the rail industry. With a huge, intricate asset portfolio, Network Rail says one of its main tasks is to continually maintain and refurbish it effectively, and be aware of any rapid wear and tear as early as possible. Remote monitoring systems help Network Rail address major infrastructure challenges, including: - Condition monitoring of buildings and assets - Bridge strike reduction - Remote monitoring of electrical and signalling assets - Remote condition monitoring of track [...]

Innovative Remote Monitoring System at Railtex 20152015-10-27T09:51:01+00:00

ByteSnap unveils low-power monitoring for rail industry

2018-10-09T12:28:04+00:00

Features Rugged Data Logger Fully submersible rugged data logger debuts at Railtex 2015 Custom electronic design team exhibits at Railtex 2015 on stand V90 ByteSnap Design, an embedded electronics consultancy with strong rail industry expertise, will unveil its high-reliability, low-power remedy to the rail industry’s remote monitoring headache at Railtex 2015. The company will also be highlighting its experience within the electronic display and diagnostics sectors. As the rail industry undergoes the largest expansion for over a century, rail companies are looking for innovative ways to collect and transmit data about every section of line to ensure highest levels of safety, security and reliability. ByteSnap custom designs low-power wireless monitoring equipment that can be installed in remote locations to transmit information in real time over long distances. Using electronics [...]

ByteSnap unveils low-power monitoring for rail industry2018-10-09T12:28:04+00:00

IoT Security and the Cost-to-Care Ratio

2018-10-09T12:10:35+00:00

Here, we take a closer look at IoT security in terms of the "Care-to-Cost" ratio - e.g. are manufacturers and product developers prepared to pay more (at least 25% more) to increase security in their offerings and are consumers willing to shell out for enhanced security? The further we travel into IoT territory, the more the potential for innovation becomes apparent. According to latest estimates, 25 to 50 billion devices will be connected through IoT by 20201,2. This journey isn’t without its challenges – particularly in terms of security.  There can be no denying the need to tackle spiralling data and privacy concerns.  But – as always – the bottom line is cost and demand; the “Cost to Care” ratio, if you will. This term came to prominence when Boston-based information services [...]

IoT Security and the Cost-to-Care Ratio2018-10-09T12:10:35+00:00

ByteSnap’s Custom Electronic Design Team at Railtex 2015

2018-10-17T21:19:03+00:00

ByteSnap will unveil a high reliability, low power remedy to the rail industry’s remote monitoring headache at Railtex 2015 in May. Custom Electronic Design The demonstration consists of two units; a remote monitoring station and a rugged waterproof data logger.  The solar-powered station transmits weather data via a 10 kilometre low-power radio link.  The practical applications for and benefits to rail infrastructure maintenance are substantial. Low Power Monitoring Director Dunstan Power said, “We see that low power monitoring equipment, which can be installed in remote locations transmitting information in real time over long distances, is vital to addressing reliability requirements of the rail industry. "We design bespoke solutions for customers; this is just an example of our expertise in rugged, very low power designs that can be adapted for [...]

ByteSnap’s Custom Electronic Design Team at Railtex 20152018-10-17T21:19:03+00:00

CE marking – 20 things you need to know

2018-10-09T10:14:37+00:00

Placed on several categories of products, CE marking is mandatory for machinery, electrical and electronic equipment, medical devices, personal protective equipment and toys. So if you are looking to sell an electronics product in the EU, you will need to affix a CE mark. Here’s a quick round up of interesting facts about CE marking: CE marking is a self-declaration where a manufacturer proves compliance with EU health, safety and environmental protection legislation and confirms a product's compliance with relevant requirements CE is Conformité Européenne (French) which means European conformity With a CE mark, your product can be sold in the EU and in some other countries, including Turkey CE directives affect manufacturers, importers and distributors/retailers, though a manufacturer is responsible for acquiring the CE mark There are six steps to [...]

CE marking – 20 things you need to know2018-10-09T10:14:37+00:00

EMC Testing Services Now at ByteSnap

2017-11-10T08:17:18+00:00

Compliance testing can be a sting in the tail of a project. Selling products within the European Union requires a CE mark, whilst other territories have their own strict protocols. EMC testing services don't come cheap as the companies need to recoup the large investment they have made in capital equipment, as well as the time of the testers. What's more, many of the testing engineers are discouraged from giving advice on how to fix problems, as it can conflict with their role as testers. When quotes are given by test houses, they usually assume that the device will pass first time. In reality this is often not the case and it is down to the skill and knowledge of the design engineer to fix the problems. Whilst he is [...]

EMC Testing Services Now at ByteSnap2017-11-10T08:17:18+00:00

Install Android 4.4 with Play Store on Wandboard in 7 Steps

2018-10-09T09:42:47+00:00

Happy New Year! The Wandboard is a really great imx6 development system that allows easy comparison of the performance of three of the processor variants. Here is a guide on how to get it up and running with Android KitKat. For this (apart from your Wandboard!), you'll need a PC running Linux, and a micro SD card no bigger than 4GB. In this tutorial we're using Ubuntu 14.04.1 amd64. Burning an image of Android 4.4 for Wandboard 1.Download The Image Download the prebuilt image of android 4.4 "android-4.4.2-wandboard-2014 0815" from Wandboard's official website and extract it. 2. Locate Your Micro SD Open a terminal and type lsblk to identify where your SD card is mounted, in my case this was sdc (Note: Not sdc1, sdc2, etc., which are the partitions of the mounted card, not the card [...]

Install Android 4.4 with Play Store on Wandboard in 7 Steps2018-10-09T09:42:47+00:00