Latest release of SnapUI brings Linux development to speedy business-class interface design for embedded systems ByteSnap Design, www.bytesnap.co.uk, a specialist in electronics hardware and software development, will be launching its new Linux OpenGL SnapUI user interface framework amongst its exciting developments on Stand L22 at this year’s Electronic Design Show. Rewritten from the ground up, this new design is focused on supporting the iMX6 processor to leverage graphical performance, whilst including core features that have made SnapUI so successful for end customers. ByteSnap has concentrated on Linux support for this new release of Snap UI, its application development toolkit for embedded systems. Now Linux developers can create interfaces that meet user expectations for great-looking apps in industrial and other business settings. “ByteSnap Design has a growing portfolio of clients [...]
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ByteSnap Unveils Low Power Monitoring for Rail Industry 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 [...]
Another busy month for us and the world of electronics. Here are some of the news items that caught our attention: 1. Better battery imaging paves way for renewable energy future In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging technique to visualize and study the electrochemical reactions in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries containing a new type of material, iron fluoride. 2. Electromagnetic theory breakthrough leads to ‘antennas on a chip’ The unravelling of one of the mysteries of electromagnetism could enable the design of antennas small enough to be integrated into an electronic chip, say researchers. One of the biggest bottlenecks to miniaturisation in modern electronics is the fact that [...]
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 [...]
March 2015 was an exciting month in terms of happenings in the electronics sector, so we thought we'd do a quick round-up for you: 1. Europe’s electronics industry still strong Europe’s electronics industry is in recovery right now, says economist Nenad Pacek, founder and president of Global Success Advisors and co-founder of the CEEMEA business group said: “The electrical and electronics manufacturing industry is showing definite signs of recovery, especially in Europe, the US and Japan, and despite recent currency downturns in certain areas, emerging markets are still an important focus area for the industry.” “Companies should ask themselves if their businesses in emerging markets are sustainable. Competition is extreme and will get worse in the coming years – companies that make investments in these markets now will experience the benefits [...]
As part of our mobile application development work, we have worked across a number of industries, including the automotive sector. When a major UK car manufacturer came to us asking for help to develop an app to track vehicle distribution in the UK, we knew that we had the right team for the job. We helped the automaker to automate paper-based manual services used by the company’s import centre, to allow real time actions to be performed on the company’s enterprise system. Logistics App Development We developed a logistics application that those moving cars from the automaker’s compound at the import centre could use to view and enter data about each vehicle’s location and destination with a real time link to the company’s SAP system. This would eliminate the [...]
For ByteSnap Design, 2009 was a year of growth. The company’s expertise in custom embedded systems projects - including electronics design, Windows CE and Windows mobile BSP developments - has helped it to deliver a growing number of successful embedded devices on behalf of its clients. ByteSnap Design’s team and expertise has expanded to accommodate demand for professional services in the electronics sector, and the company’s design for the Windows CE demand response system for a smart meter has helped it to win an ICT Excellence Award for Best Added Value Product. In September, ByteSnap Design also launched SnapUI, a lightweight XML tool to deliver flexible, custom user interfaces for Windows CE devices and Windows Mobile applications. Custom Embedded Systems Projects This Year A sample of successful embedded design [...]