Design Team of the Year 2011: Electronic Design Company ByteSnap Showcases Embedded Systems Projects at Stand 7
For the first time in the UK, ByteSnap Design is presenting the first ever ZigBee Smart Energy module to combine metering and control in a single, low power platform. The module will be on show measuring power consumption and controlling the micro-Scalextric bicycles via a ZigBee wireless network (using the ZigBee Smart Energy profile).
In addition, ByteSnap will be highlighting two projects where ByteSnap has developed low-power systems for animal tracking. The first is a lightweight remote release device for monitoring soaring birds and was used recently to track condors in South America. The second is a high-performance low-power signal processing module used in an offshore marine mammal monitor.
For marine mammal monitoring, ByteSnap Design and Direct Insight developed a signal processor (based on ARM devices) to monitor signals in the range 10Hz (for whales) to 150kHz (for some porpoises) as part of the PAMBuoy project. The PAMBuoy eliminates the need for manual observation of marine mammals around offshore construction sites (for example, near wind farm construction in the North Sea).
Such sites are often required to cease operations when mammals are in the vicinity. With PAMBuoy, operations can continue even in poor visibility because the PAMBuoy is able to identify the presence of mammals even where visual techniques cannot (e.g. in poor weather conditions).
Also at NEW, ByteSnap Design is showcasing its SnapUI customisation tool, which simplifies the user interface design process for low-power, high performance devices and was recently used in Geotech’s new 5000 series of landfill and biogas analysers. The 5000 series are the first approved for Zone 01. These analysers incorporate many of the features commonly associated with smartphones and PDAs, making gas measurement and analysis simpler, safer and faster than before.
For appointments to discuss electronic design requirements, or for more information on ByteSnap’s ZigBee smart energy module or SnapUI tool, email Dunstan Power via our contact page or visit the team at stand 7.
Notes to Editors
1 Zone 0 is the most hazardous gas or vapour environments
About ByteSnap Design (www.bytesnap.co.uk)
ByteSnap Design is a specialist in innovative embedded systems development encompassing hardware and software design. ByteSnap Design has an international client list and won European Design Team of the Year 2011 in the Elektra awards. ByteSnap Design is a Zigbee Alliance member and Windows Embedded Silver Partner.
The consultancy also has experience of electronic circuit design, microcontroller design, Linux and embedded software development, designing hardware products from PDAs to smart meters with multiple software projects such as developing Windows CE BSPs to signal processing applications.
The award-winning team was recognised by its peers at the 2013 British Engineering Excellence Awards, beating stiff competition to receive the Consultancy of the Year accolade. ByteSnap was also 2011 Design Team of the Year in the Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards.
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