• Seminar: IoT Devices Measurement

    Megamot College

    For Registration: https://www.keysight.com/main/eventDetail.jspx?cc=IL&lc=eng&ckey=2694133&nid=-11143.0.00&id=2694133&cmpid=73036 Overview - Enabling Insight into the Design, Development and Validation of IoT devices The IoT is revolutionizing how we live and is built on increasingly complex technologies. IoT devices can carry the processing power of an early supercomputer; they are sometimes powered by coin cells that are expected to last more than 10 years. Poor reliability can lead to expensive service bills, product recalls, and unhappy customers. Can your designs withstand the rigors of the real world? The seminar addresses the rising challenges facing engineers designing and developing devices for IoT applications, with reliable and accurate test and measurement solutions, enabling faster time-to-market and successful implementations in the real world. The Papers: 1. Maximizing IoT Device Battery Life - Insight into longer battery run-time and energy efficient designs IoT devices are often battery or self-powered and have limited energy storage. To optimize battery run-time, it is important to measure, analyze, and optimize battery drain at all phases of your device’s development, which includes both hardware and software. Techniques such as current drain profiling and analysis can help you achieve optimal balance between performance and power consumption. You will learn how you can measure wide dynamic current range seamlessly from sleep to active, identify critical RF/DC events that contribute most to power consumption, detect design weakness, estimate battery life, and a better way to power your devices during test and development. 2. Analyzing IoT Device Power Integrity - Insight into solving power integrity issues With increased functionality, higher density, higher speed and lower power electronics, power integrity issues are becoming common as the tolerance reduces. To ensure clean power rails, supply lines need to be examined for quality and integrity. The challenge is to measure small and fast AC signals riding on top of their DC supplies. We start with the basics before moving on to advanced measurement, analysis, and prediction techniques. One of the goals is you will learn how to debug and test power distribution networks (PDN) with more precision. 3. Overcoming IoT Wireless Design and Test Challenges - Insight into solving wireless design and test challenges in the real world To serve the diverse nature and needs of IoT applications, numerous wireless technologies and standards have emerged. Varied networks can support applications ranging from simple battery-powered sensors to the low-latency, high-bandwidth, mission-critical services. As devices need to support multiple standards, testing these devices becomes increasingly complex. The high density of connected devices sharing similar frequency bands can cause co-channel and adjacent channel interference. How to ensure devices function reliably besides passing the regulatory tests? We will address these wireless test challenges and help you overcome them. You will also learn about the new over-the-air wireless functional test and radio access network solutions. 4. IoT = device + cloud. Architecting a Complete IoT Solution When designing an IoT product it's so easy to focus on the one component in the IoT architecture that's within our comfort zone and forget the rest. One example is of a HW-oriented CTO that designs the PCB and afterwards realizes their HW is too weak because of cloud IoT protocols and the required encryption. In this talk I'll discuss the major questions the architect has to ask in order to design an end-to-end IoT architecture, which should be a step before the design of any specific component. For Registration: https://www.keysight.com/main/eventDetail.jspx?cc=IL&lc=eng&ckey=2694133&nid=-11143.0.00&id=2694133&cmpid=73036

  • Medical Device Connectivity: From Prototype to Market Readiness

    Click Here to RSVP: 👉 https://www.eventbrite.com/o/smart-iot-product-experts-of-israel-19337824807 👈 So you have a great prototype of a medical device connected via a USB cable to your PC where your algorithm runs. Now what? What does it take to create a market-ready IoMT (Internet of Medical Things) solution that is cleared by the FDA? In this meetup we will cover the essentials of both the regulation and the technology required to create an IoMT solution. Agenda: Alisa Mesh Iliescu, MedTech: Welcome and Introduction Guy Vinograd, bio-T: The Vectorious Case Study. An End-to-end Real-world Architecture of a Connected Medical Device Solution Abstract: Vectorious is about remote monitoring and intervention for CHF patients using a heart implant (class III device). Such a vision can only be accomplished via IoMT (Internet of Medical Things). However, designing a system of medical devices and a cloud presents a huge challenge because of the wide range of disciplines involved, and the tight regulation requirements for each of the disciplines. In this session, using Vectorious as reference, I will review the requirements, main architectural dilemmas and the state-of-the-art tools for creating HIPAA/FDA/GDPR/MDR-compliant IoMT solutions. Among the dilemmas discussed: firmware updates, device onboarding (BLE, wi-fi, cellular), security, standards for protocols and data models, and HIPAA-oriented UX. Gai Anbar, Comply: V&V in an Agile Medical Device Development Abstract: Time to market and short release cycles of products are key in an extremely competitive, technology-oriented market. Quality Assurance and regulatory requirements can easily become a limiting factor, negatively impacting a product’s release schedule. In this session, I will talk about integrating Agile product development with Pharma level standards in Testing, Validation and Verification. Improving quality, reducing costs and optimizing efforts of an FDA approved Integrated Digital Medical Device. Shosh Friedman, Promedoss: FDA 21st Century Cures Act's implications on Digital Health Abstract: Wireless medical devices, mobile medical apps, medical device interoperability, health IT, telemedicine, medical device data systems, “software as a medical device” (SaMD), cybersecurity, and more – are all topics in the Digital Health field on which the FDA is working to modernize its policies and issue guidelines. The origin of this initiative is in the 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law on December 2016, which contains a dedicated section (Section 3060) to FDA’s regulation of digital health tools. This session will provide an overview of FDA’s activities to implement the digital health framework outlined by the new law. Click Here To RSVP: 👉 https://www.eventbrite.com/o/smart-iot-product-experts-of-israel-19337824807 👈 The meetup will take place at Raanana MedTech Innovation Center, in WOPA Building. * Lots of parking is available in the surrounding streets.

    4
  • Advanced IoT Connectivity Technologies

    Impact Labs - WEWORK Hazerem

    While there's still a lot of hype around IoT protocols, some case studies begin to emerge and allow us to learn what works, when, and where. In the two fascinating talks, technologies such as LoRaWAN, MQTT, and BLE will be reviewed and real-world case studies will present how they performed in face of network disconnections, HW constraints, cloud costs, and security challenges. Looking forward to learn together! Parking: There are several parking lots located near by. We recommend 12 HaZerem St. or 11 HaThiya St. parking lots which charges 20 NIS a day, no time limited. Agenda: 18:00-18:20 Gathering & Pizza's 18:20 Opening | Guy Vinograd, group organizer, Softimize 18:25 Intro to Impact Labs | Sefi Attias, Innovation Shepherd, Impact Labs 18:30 - 19:05 CatGenie AI – Deep Dive into a Real World IoT Solution | Olga Shpigel, Architect & R&D TL, Softimize In this talk I'll present a real world IoT product designed with state of the art architecture and discuss the dilemmas we faced, and the solutions we chose. Dilemmas such as: - FW update, a feature which is a must in today’s fast-moving technology and security world - Device onboarding, specifically how to setup a Wi-Fi connection to a device Going through the solutions we chose I will also detail the best practices we are using and why. 19:05 - 19:15 Short Break 19:15 - 19:55 A Practical guide to LoRaWAN | Tom Zamir, IoT Expert LoRaWAN is quickly becoming defacto standard for IoT networks worldwide. It's a standard for wireless communication that allows IoT devices to communicate over large distances with minimal battery usage. Never before was it possible to create and deploy a resilient long-range private or public IoT network for a fleet of few or many thousands of devices. And I will show you the fundamentals on how to do so.

    6
  • ~ 17/9 ~ AWS vs. GCP vs. Azure - IoT Clouds Meetup

    EY Israel MidTown

    It is next to impossible to have an opportunity to listen to talks about the Big 3 clouds at the same time. And that's what we arranged for this meetup! We will get an update about the IoT offerings of AWS, GCP and Azure, and by the end of the meetup we'll have a complete picture of the pros and cons of each! Not to lose! Agenda 18:00 - Gathering and Pizzas 18:15 - 5 min opening by Guy Vinograd 18:20 - EY 18:25 – 18:50 - The AWS Ecosystem for IoT | Alon Leshem, Softimize Abstract: In this talk I'll focus mainly on AWS IoT family of services: Core, Analytics, Greengrass, Defender, and also how Alexa connects to the celebration. 18:50 Plank break 19:00 – 19:25 - The Google Cloud Ecosystem for IoT | Ido Flatow, Google Cloud Abstract: The process of building IoT systems that need to ingest data, process, analyze, and visualize the results can seem like a daunting task. The cloud, as it usually does, makes your job a lot easier. In this session we will talk about how Google Cloud makes it easier to build IoT systems, using IoT Core, Cloud Pub/Sub, Dataflow, BiqQuery, and additional services that can save time and money, implementing your data driven system. 19:25 – 19:35 – Short Break 19:35 – 19:55 - The Microsoft Azure Ecosystem for IoT | Ran Ben-Ishai, CloudZone

    14
  • Best Practices for Sensor to Gateway Protocols and Pairing

    Impact Labs - WEWORK Hazerem

    Today's landscape of the RF protocols available for sensor to sensor to Gateway communication is richer than ever. As a result, new methods became available to setup and pair sensors-gateways-mobile apps-users. This richness is great but also makes it confusing to decide the right solution for a specific use-case. In this meetup we will focus on the sweet spots of each of the protocols and pairing methods, and share real-world case studies and state-of-the-art best practices of the industry. Will be fascinating! Parking: There are several parking lots located near by. We recommend 12 HaZerem St or 11 HaThiya St parking lots which charges 20 NIS a day, no time limited. Agenda: 18:00-18:15 Networking & snacks 18:15 5 min opening | Guy Vinograd, group organizer, Softimize 18:20 5 min Intro to Impact Labs | Sefi Attias, Innovation Shepherd, Impact Labs 18:25 - 18:50 Techniques for Initial Setup and Pairing of IoT Devices | Michael Mars, Architect, Softimize Abstract: For an IoT application to work for the end user, somebody must set up and pair the pieces of this distributed system. Of course it's doable but the key challenge is whether it is doable quickly enough by the typical end user who may not be tech-savvy, and may be old / short-sighted / wearing gloves / etc.. In this session we'll discuss methods like QR code scanning, BLE+wifi, NFC, and various device discovery methods, and share case studies and lessons learned. 18:50 Plank and Snacks break (10 min) 19:00 - 19:25 IoT Communication Protocols Overview | Milan Yudkevich, Founder, SensiEdge Abstract: BLE Mesh, ZigBee, Thread, LoRa, Sigfox, Wifi, NB-IoT are all valid protocols to use in many situations. But when you need to optimize your IoT solution, you must know the sweet spots and the limitations of the protocols in order to choose the right mix of protocols for you. 19:25-19:35 Yet, more snacks 19:35 - 19:55 My Journey to Create TargetPoint's IoT Solution | Eitan Shtarkman, Co-Founder, TargetPoint Technologies Abstract: We started from the drawing board and now we have a working poultry vaccination IoT solution that via the cloud enables, for the first time in history, complete transparency of the vaccination process for the benefit of the health regulators, the meat distributors, and for us (most of us anyway..), the meat consumers. It was not easy to make it, and I'm happy to "pay forward" and share the road we made. _ _ _ About Softimize: Softimize is the provider of TBB (Thing Building Blocks), the quickest path of medical device manufacturers to their own medical device cloud and applications. TBB is a medical IoT cloud platform, enabling full ownership of its intellectual property, thus securing the future. TBB integrates with any medical device, provide out-of-the-boxes features that save up to 1-2 years of time to market and up to $1M of R&D NRE. It is HIPAA/GDPR-eligible, and features unparalleled cost-performance scalability. About SensiEDGE: SensiEDGE IoT SoM is a fully customisable solution for developers who want to focus on their own applications and core competencies rather than the underlying hardware platform or production logistics when creating products for the IoT. About Target Point Technologies: Target Point Technologies Ltd develops a connected poultry vaccination system composed of an injection device, smartphone app, and desktop management system. The device is designed to increase the efficiency and ease of vaccinating poultry.

    7
  • Intel Global IoT DevFest Virtual Conference

    Online Webinar

    Hi IoT experts, On November 7th-8th join us for Intel® Global IoT DevFest II and get tips, tricks and tutorials from over 90 IoT experts, innovators and professionals! CLAIM YOUR TICKET NOW - FOR FREE ! (http://globaliotfest.withthebest.com/?utm_source=meetup&utm_medium=159&utm_content=&utm_campaign=globaliotdevfestii) Registrants will gain access to the conference platform where they can collaborate and ask questions live, schedule 1-on-1 mentoring sessions with some of the speakers, and have access to replays of the sessions at any time during or after the event. Check out some of the speakers here: - Maciej Kranz (VP of Strategic Innovation, Cisco) - David Formisano (Director of IoT Strategy, Intel) - Lothar Schubert (Director of Developer Relations & Industrial IoT, GE) - Softimize is honored to be also included in this list of speakers! Our Guy Vinograd tech talk will take place Nov 7th, 15:20PM (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B49nw1tgv7FCVFg3THMwTm9lazg/view) ---> IoT = Device + Cloud. Best Practices for End to End IoT Architecture More than one thousand developers from around the globe joined our first series! You wouldn't want to miss out on this second one. Join today: https://goo.gl/6kuyJH Don’t miss out ! See you there! ;)

  • IoT WITH THE BEST - WORLD'S BIGGEST IoT ONLINE CONFERENCE FOR DEVELOPERS

    Hi IoT experts, Get your bunny slippers ready, set the coffee pot, and keep Sat October 14th - Sun 15th free! With The Best is offering the members of Smart IoT Product Experts a 50% discount for a full weekend online tech conference for developers featuring the world’s top IoT technology experts, amazing startups, labs, and hard core devs. Confirmed speakers include Sandy Carter, VP of Amazon Web Services, Andrew Psaltis, Solutions Architect at Hortonworks, Tamara Dull, Director of Emerging tech at The SAS Institute, and Ashok Banerjee, CTO of Symantec. Softimize is honored to be included in this list of speakers! Our Guy Vinograd tech talk will take place October 15th (exact hour will be published soon). Live tech talks from each speaker, followed by Q&As for you to dig a bit deeper, and book a private 1-to-1 session to have your own time with an IoT expert! Share and boost your own skills with other ‘Things’ gurus and enthusiasts around the world. Not available for the whole conference? No worries! You’ll have access to all the talks after the event. Don’t miss out - purchase your tickets today for $30 instead of the standard rate of $60 using code SMARTISRAEL50 Register here (http://iot.withthebest.com/). See you there!

  • DLD Meetup~Best practices for clouds and user experience

    This meetup, happening as part of the DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival (http://www.dldtelaviv.com), aims at sharing solutions to problems tackled by IoT product managers. The first talk will shed light on the over-crowded world of IoT clouds and share guidelines for selecting the truly relevant ones. The second talk goes physical and will give us insights about how to design the device as a product that people love to use, own and use again. Will be fascinating! Parking: There are several parking lots located near by. We recommend Rothschild parking lot (https://www.google.co.il/maps/dir/) (end of Rothschild Boulevard) which charge 25 NIS, no time limited, starting 5pm. + There is a 10 NIS discount for the Billie's customers. Agenda: 19:00 Guy Vinograd, group organizer: 5 min opening 19:05-19:50 Guy Vinograd, CEO, Softimize (http://www.softimize.co/): OK, I Need an IoT Cloud. Now What?? Abstract: So you have a device and you know you need an IoT cloud to make it a “Connected Device”. What are the possible IoT clouds out there? Which of them do you need (hint: more than one usually)? How to select the right ones? How much will they cost and how will it impact your business model? In this session, all these questions will be answered, and a few others as well :) 19:50-20:00 Snacks break 20:00-20:45 Ziv Botzer, Senior Product Designer, Tamooz (http://www.tamooz.com/): Understanding Design; Making IOT Products that Customers Will Appreciate Abstract: Technology driven entrepreneurs and developers are moving mountains. Your ideas harness the power of data to make the previously unimaginable into common practice and democratize previously inaccessible services. How do we take these intentions and connect them with real users on both practical and emotional levels? In this talk we’ll take a stroll down cognitive biases, brain structures, and arrive at practical guidelines for helping you realize your technology as a product people love to use, own and use again. _ _ _ About Softimize: Softimize is the #1 IoT clouds company in Israel. Softimize develops the TBB (Thing Building Blocks) IoT platform that's aimed at device vendors, and eases their journey to create connected devices. On top of TBB Softimize provides the device vendors with professional services that completely offload the burden of developing the cloud-mobile-web components of the IoT solution. About Tamooz : Tamooz is a unique service provider specializing in the creation of technology driven physical products. By bringing together expertise in industrial design, engineering and user experience, we help leading manufacturers and emerging startups translate their technologies into valuable, feasible and cost-conscious products.

    3
  • The Challenges in Developing an Amazon Echo-Like Product

    This is a short online meetup by Zohar Shimelmitz­. Zohar will review some of the new hardware chipsets targeting Audio Beamforming Application. The review will cover the main topics that any engineer must know before starting an audio beamforming project, including existing technical limitations, tradoffs and software packages that could save you time. Time: 30min. URL: https://meet.lync.com/redtreesolutions/zohar/WCIFZU7S

    1
  • IoT Protocols Best Practices

    TechCode

    IoT protocols are the glue that binds the various elements of the IoT architecture – from sensors to gateways to clouds. In IoT, there's no one-size-fits-all protocol like for example HTTP for web, and TCP/IP for the Internet. So when we design an IoT system, we must thoroughly understand our technical requirements, and then we are able to decide which IoT protocols we're going to use, based on their characteristics, pros and cons. In this meetup we're going to dive deep into those characteristics. Parking: There are several parking lots located near by. We recommend Habima Theater parking lot (end of Rothschild Boulevard) which charge 25 NIS, no time limited, starting 5pm. Agenda: 18:00-18:15 Networking & snacks 18:15-18:20 Guy Vinograd, Softimize (http://www.softimize.co/) – 5 min opening 18:20-18:25 Aviram Sela, TechCode (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Rotchild%2022%2C%20%2C%20Tel%20Aviv-Yafo) – 5 min opening 18:25-18:50 Elad Lachmi, Softimize (http://www.softimize.co/): Device to Gateway - BLE Deep Dive Abstract: BLE is probably the most popular method of device-to-gateway protocols. I'm going to describe the strength and weaknesses of BLE and then dive in. We'll discuss GATT, including services and characteristics, Beacons, chips, mobile, and some protocol design patterns. 18:50-19:05 Plank and Snacks break 19:05-19:30 Pavel Stessin, former head of R&D at SpiceBox Labs (https://www.spiceboxlabs.com/): Building and Selecting Hardware for Connected Devices Abstract: In this talk, we will show the building blocks of connected products, we will discuss the various considerations for selecting the hardware and components. Deeper examples of BLE products will be given. 19:30-19:45 Yet, more snacks 19:45-20:10 Roy Dar, STANLEY Healthcare (http://www.stanleyhealthcare.com/): Optimizing IoT Protocols for Raspberry PI Abstract: WIFI RTLS technologies, BLE, LCD, Cellular modem are all part of the new STANLEY Healthcare IoT gateway that is based on nothing else by the Raspberry PI(!). In this talk I'll deep dive into those technologies and the challenges around using Raspberry PI as a production ready IOT Gateway – namely its stability and security. _ _ _ About Softimize: Softimize is the #1 IoT clouds company in Israel. Softimize develops the TBB (Thing Building Blocks) IoT platform that's aimed at device vendors, and eases their journey to create connected devices. On top of TBB Softimize provides the device vendors with professional services that completely offload the burden of developing the cloud-mobile-web components of the IoT solution. About SpiceBox Labs: SpiceBox Labs is a connected product development market leader, designing end to end smart solutions that create a bridge of communication between hardware, firmware, software and the user. Our mission is to build harmony from complexity. By harnessing cutting edge technologies, we accompany our partners from the initial idea phase to strategic planning, through system architecture, product and UX/UI design, eventually creating a smart, connected product. About STANLEY Healthcare: STANLEY Healthcare provides over 17,000 healthcare organizations with visibility solutions and analytics to advance the quality of care. The STANLEY Healthcare solution set enables customers to achieve organizational excellence and superior care in five critical areas: Patient Safety, Security & Protection, Environmental Monitoring, Clinical Operations & Workflow, and Supply Chain & Asset Management.

    9