Marking 1 Million Seconds To Christmas


One million seconds to Christmas MARKING 1 MILLION SECONDS TO CHRISTMAS FOR CHARITY With the countdown to the big day continuing - we decided to mark 1 million seconds to Christmas with a festive coffee morning for charity. Earlier today, at 10:13:20 (exactly one million seconds to Christmas), ByteSnap staff gathered together for "Mince Pies and Munchies" to raise money for our Christmas charity this year - the Buddy Bag Foundation. The Buddy Bag Foundation was set up by Karen Williams in response to the increasing number of children fleeing violent situations at home and ending up in emergency accommodation.  The charity prepares essentials back packs for children entering emergency care after a traumatic incident.  The purpose of the Buddy Bags is [...]

Marking 1 Million Seconds To Christmas2018-12-14T12:13:39+00:00

EV Charging: PlugFest 2018 Review


EV Charging: PlugFest 2018 Review PlugFest 2018 - so what was it really like? An update now on our VIGIL Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) project! We’ve been busy working alongside our consortium partners on the foundation of our pioneering V2G platform. ByteSnap is developing the OCPP module and companion app for the V2G system. As part of our VIGIL project R&D, two ByteSnap engineers took part in an international EV testing symposium recently. They’re held at different destinations around the world each year and this was our first time at such an event. So, was it worth it…? Read our Q & A and find out… PlugFest 2018 Review – Q & A Where and when? The 10th International Testing Symposium was held on [...]

EV Charging: PlugFest 2018 Review2018-12-07T16:54:55+00:00

Birmingham 10K: ByteSnap Runners Among Record-Breaking Participants


L-R: Calum, Chris and Ville at the end of the run Three ByteSnap engineers have vowed to take on the 2019 Birmingham 10K Run after a snap decision to join this year's event. Calum, Chris and Ville were among a record-breaking 8,000 runners participating in the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k earlier this month, on May Bank Holiday Sunday.   The engineers were last minute entrants: "As an alumnus, a few weeks ago I got a letter from the University of Birmingham urging me to take part," explained Chris. "I'd done quite a bit of trail running, so I thought I'd try an official, timed run - and managed to get Calum and Ville to join in too!"   Calum, who ran a very respectable 1 hour 54 [...]

Birmingham 10K: ByteSnap Runners Among Record-Breaking Participants2018-09-12T14:33:48+00:00

How to Migrate Windows CE to a new Embedded Linux Environment


    Our series Windows Embedded Compact Migration: What You Need to Know examines the primary issues around planning for the lack of support for Microsoft Embedded devices, as end of life dates for Windows CE and Mobile OS beckon ever closer. We kicked off the series with Part 1 when we looked at key considerations such as platform longevity and security.   And Part 2 went into greater detail on OS migration, and developing your legacy WinCE environment for the future.  So - straight into the final instalment and how to migrate Windows CE...   Windows Embedded Compact Migration - What You Need to Know Part 3: Application Development: Migration of Windows CE to new embedded environment   Both Android and Linux present opportunities for handheld devices that will no longer be [...]

How to Migrate Windows CE to a new Embedded Linux Environment2018-10-09T09:20:21+00:00

10 Embedded Systems Industry Predictions for 2018


Happy New Year! Hope you’ve enjoyed your Christmas break. 2017 certainly was another eventful year in the embedded systems industry - 2017 saw far-reaching DDoS and ransomware attacks such as WannaCry; the continuing forward momentum of driverless cars, with greater uptake of trials around the world; further mega-mergers of semiconductor companies and much more... So, what can we expect over the next twelve months? Our consultants have put together a list of what they forecast will be among the leading trends in the embedded systems industry this year…   ByteSnap's 10 Embedded Systems Industry Predictions for 2018     Smart Metering An adjustment to the Smart meter roll-out simply has to be on the cards. It’s impossible that the roll-out will be met as planned by 2020 – it’s [...]

10 Embedded Systems Industry Predictions for 20182018-10-09T09:46:07+00:00

ELEKTRA Awards 2017: ByteSnap Design Team of the Year finalists


ByteSnap Finalists at Elektra Awards 2017 - Top European Electronics Industry Awards We're excited to share that ByteSnap Design has made it to the finals of prestigious European electronics industry awards - the Elektra 2017 Awards. Our embedded systems engineers have made the shortlist in the Design Team of the Year category at the ELEKTRA Awards 2017. It's the 4th year running that ByteSnap has been recognised at leading European level for it's ingenuity and embedded systems design expertise. The ELEKTRAs celebrates the successes of both individuals and businesses in Europe, in areas such as innovation and growth. Smiles all round to have made the finals! We last won the Elektra Design team of the Year Award in 2011 - here's our director Graeme collecting the award “It’s a [...]

ELEKTRA Awards 2017: ByteSnap Design Team of the Year finalists2018-10-09T09:59:36+00:00

Green Tech: how soon could Vehicle to Grid become a reality?


  With electric vehicles on the rise, how soon will vehicle to grid become the norm? The UK government recently announced that diesel and petrol car sales would be banned by 2040. While that's quite some time away, this announcement highlighted a simple fact. Electric cars are the future. Despite any issues electric vehicles might have, industry experts are now looking into the future to make them viable and practical for everyone. One of the most interesting concepts directly related to this viability is Vehicle to Grid (V2G).   V2G will benefit both customers and the grid While electric cars are almost always more economical and less taxing to the environment to run, there are some situations where their efficiency could be vastly improved. For instance, by combining a [...]

Green Tech: how soon could Vehicle to Grid become a reality?2018-10-09T11:03:50+00:00