March 2015 Newsletter – Link Round Up

Grid Connect Introduces ConnectSense Handset Telephone with Ten-Number Dial to the Smart Home Space – A new easy-to-use telephone with ten number memory dial is now available for pre-order from Grid Connect. The ConnectSense Telephone features nine speed dial memory buttons that enable users to call frequently used numbers and a redial function to quickly dial the last outgoing number. > Read More at ConnectSense.com

April Showers Bring Floodwaters – Remember that April showers bring floodwaters! Everyone lives in a flood zone and just because you haven’t experienced one in the past, doesn’t mean you won’t in the future. There are a number of factors that can cause a flood, one of which is weather. Winter storms and snowmelt are often overlooked causes of flooding. More common causes of flooding include heavy rains and the spring thaw that usually begin mid-March to early April. Thanks to the Internet of Things revolution though, there are a number of devices available that can help reduce the amount of water damage in your home by immediately notifying you when something goes awry. > Read More at ConnectSense.com

New Product Alert: CAN USB PRO FD Adapter – 2 Channels: CAN & LIN – The PCAN-USB-PRO FD adapter connects a USB port to CAN and LIN networks. Two CAN/LIN buses can be connected at the same time, with up to software four connections available using appropriate adapter cables (2 x CAN, 2 x LIN). The CAN USB PRO FD is housed in a robust aluminum casing making the PCAN-USB Pro FD adapter suitable for all types of applications. The CAN USB Pro FD supports the new CAN FD standard and is 100% hardware & software compatible to the original CAN USB Pro adapter. The new PCAN-USB driver version 4 must be used. > More Information

Join Us at Internet of Things North America! – When: April 15-16, 2015 | Where: Chicago, IL | Booth #: 102 | Silver Sponsor – Internet of Things North America is an innovative event covering advanced connectivity and cloud based monitoring/control of devices, facilities, automobiles and enterprise operations. Plus, “10 Things to Consider When Developing IoT Devices” with Adam Justice on April 15th at 1:30pm. > More Information

How the Past Relates to the Future Promise of the Internet of Things – As we move beyond machines relying on humans, we are able to add connectivity to all sorts of new devices. By providing devices with better information, us humans are able to stay more informed, automate and take action like never before. This is really not the first time we have seen automation in our lives though. Before we take a look at where the IoT is going, let’s take a look back. > Read More at ConnectSense.com

Join Us at Internet of Things North America 2015!

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When: April 15-16, 2015
Where: Chicago, IL
Booth #: 102
Silver Sponsor

Internet of Things North America is an innovative event covering advanced connectivity and cloud based monitoring/controlof devices, facilities, automobiles and enterprise operations. After a successful 2014 event in Milwaukee, the 2015 will be held in Chicago on April 15-16.

Conference Website: http://www.remotemagazine.com/internetofthings/

Session Title: 10 Things to Consider When Developing IoT Devices
When:
 April 15, 1:30pm

The Internet of Things (IoT) was named the most hyped technology of 2014 by Gartner, and designers are responding by feverishly working to add connectivity to products in all industries, especially in the connect home, medical devices, industrial automation and transportation. Connected products require a new approach to design. This session will dive into the 10 things designers need to consider when developing IoT devices.

Tech In Motion Panel: IoT: More than Just a Buzzword

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When: March 25, 6:00PM
Where: TechNexus, 20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 1200, Chicago, IL

Session Title: IoT: More than Just a Buzzword

What the heck is the Internet of Things? Everyone’s heard of it, but it seems like few have the ability to articulate what this buzz phrase actually means. Part of that is because the definition of IoT is so fractured. Everyone seems to have their own take on it.

For this event, we’re talking to several panelists whose companies specialize in interconnected devices, whether they be for businesses, for the home, or wearables, and asking them the hard question: What is the Internet of Things to YOU? We’ll also be talking about the future of this phenomenon.

Panelists:
Adam Justice, VP and General Manager of Grid Connect
Harold G. Clampitt, CEO and Founder of American RFID Solutions
Jason Kolb, CTO of Uptake
Mahesh Ramananjaiah, Senior Architect at HERE
Aubrey Jackson, Senior Software Engineer at HERE

Moderator:
Matt Krzus, Lead Data Scientist at Kaplan

About Tech In Motion:

Tech in Motion is broad by design, the goal of this group is to be interactive and allow technology enthusiasts to learn from other professionals, have questions answered in real-time, discover new tech, and hear stories that inspire. This group is a place for technology professionals who wouldn’t normally cross paths to meet, collaborate, and learn about what their peers are doing across the city. To learn more about Tech in Motion, click here!

New Product Alert: CAN USB PRO FD Adapter – 2 Channels: CAN & LIN

 

canusbprofd_1The PCAN-USB-PRO FD adapter connects a USB port to CAN and LIN networks. Two CAN/LIN buses can be connected at the same time, with up to software four connections available using appropriate adapter cables (2 x CAN, 2 x LIN). The CAN USB PRO FD is housed in a robust aluminum casing making the PCAN-USB Pro FD adapter suitable for all types of applications.

The CAN USB Pro FD supports the new CAN FD standard and is 100% hardware & software compatible to the original CAN USB Pro adapter. The new PCAN-USB driver version 4 must be used.

The CAN USB Pro FD includes the software:

  • PCAN-View for Windows
  • LIN monitor PLIN-View for Windows
  • Software programming interfaces PCAN-Light and PLIN-API

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Grid Connect Product Featured in Discovery Video – Sign Climbing

We had one of our customers share this Discovery Channel video with us!

On the arm of the machine used to inspect highway road sign structures, they are using Grid Connect’s Industrial Wireless Access Point / Bridge 802.11 b / g / n (Part # GC-IND-WIFI-AP).

How cool! Check it out by clicking here.