Join Us at Sensors Expo 2015!

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When: June 10-11, 2015
Where: Long Beach Convention Center – Long Beach, CA
Booth #: 745

The market for sensors and related technologies is expanding at a phenomenal rate. With the convergence of MEMS, Wireless, Wearables and the Internet of Things, the sales of sensors in the U.S. alone are expected to climb to nearly $15 billion in 2016. With this growth, the importance of education and access to the latest technologies is critical. For 30 years, Sensors Expo & Conference has established itself as the nation’s leading event focusing exclusively on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. Join us at the industry’s premier gathering to find the solutions for your present challenges while exploring sensing technologies that are driving tomorrow’s solutions.

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Join Us at RE.WORK Internet of Things Summit (Boston)!





When: May 28-29, 2015
Where: Boston, MA

The Internet of Things Summit brings together entrepreneurship, science and technology to re-work the future and tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges. The event will showcase the opportunities of the internet of things and the potential for a positive impact on business and society.

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Connected World Magazine Announces IoT Innovations Winners

Some of the most transformative startups and multinational corporations are “doing new things” in the IoT (Internet of Things) marketplace. In response to this growth in the space, Connected World magazine today named the winners of the inaugural IoT Innovations Awards.

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Theodore Levitt, an American economist, says, “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” Some of the most transformative startups and multinational corporations are “doing new things” in the IoT (Internet of Things) marketplace. In fact, analyst firm IDC says in the IDC Market in a Minute infographic the installed base of IoT units will soar to 28.1 billion in 2020.

In response to this growth in the space, Connected World magazine today named the winners of the inaugural IoT Innovations Awards.

Submitted IoT (Internet of Things) products were judged by an editorial panel representing a cross section of the industry. Both business and consumer IoT products were submitted for judging. Winning products are selected based on a variety of criteria, including most creative and technologically advanced products, services, and platforms.

“The IoT market is prospering at such a rapid rate that new products seem to be announced almost by the hour. Connected World is searching for the most innovative products that change people’s lives and the way businesses operate,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World magazine. “The winners of the first IoT Innovations prove novelty and creativity continues to assert itself in the IoT community across a plethora of industries.”

The 26 winners of the IoT Innovations Awards for summer 2015 are: 
Apio Situational Awareness Platform – by Apio Systems
Cradlepoint COR IBR 1100 – by Cradlepoint
XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit – by Digi
LS1021A-IoT Gateway Reference Design – by Freescale Semiconductor
Gimbal Proximity Beacon Series 21 – by Gimbal
ConnectSense Smart Outlet – by Grid Connect 
Home View 3D – by Icontrol Networks
DriveSync – by IMS
Intel IoT Gateways – by Intel
Intel IoT Platform – by Intel
SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt – by Kwikset
Monnit Cellular Temperature Monitoring System – by Monnit
Type ZY Bluetooth Smart Module – by Murata
M-Connect – by Oberthur Technologies
Skywave IDP-782 – by Orbcomm
GT 1100 – by Orbcomm
PI System Collaboration with ArcGIS – by OSIsoft
Ring Video Doorbell – by Ring
Calliope LTE Platform – by Sequans Communications
SkySpark – by SkyFoundry
Trilliant Smart Communications Platform – by Trilliant
ODIN-W2 – by u-blox
Generation 2 BodyWorn – by Utility
WeatherBug Home – by WeatherBug
Wind River Edge Management System – by Wind River
ZEN Thermostat – by ZEN

To nominate for the next IoT Innovations Awards, please complete the survey online by the Aug. 27, 2015 deadline:

For more information on the 2015 IoT Innovations winners, check out the June/July issue by downloading the Connected World app in the Apple or Android App Store. Just search for Connected World.

About Connected World Magazine 
Connected World is the business and technology publication that provides the intelligence industry titans need and the guidance consumers crave. It’s all about M2M.


Candid about our CANbus Solutions


Grid Connect provides deep technical expertise in CANbus solutions. We offer the industry leading PCAN USB Adapter as well as a wide selection of other PCAN products.

CAN Adapters
Whether you are need a CAN interface for USB, RS232, PCI, PC/104, PCI-Express and many more. Grid Connect has the CAN Adapter to meet your needs.

PCAN Software
Own a Peak-System CAN USB or other CAN Interface Adapter (PCI, PC/104, Dongle, etc)? We provide a complete offering of PCAN Software to compliment your PCAN Hardware.

PCAN Explorer 5 is the industry-leading solution for monitoring CANBUS traffic.

Looking to develop software for PCAN Hardware? We have both free and premium PCAN developer software packages.

Interested in a 30 day trial of PCAN Explorer 5? Request a Trial Here!

Diagnostic Tools
Check out our newest diagnostic tool, DeviceNet Detective 2. A must have for any DeviceNet network.

Grid Connect has the CAN Diagnostic Tools to help you troubleshoot your CANBUS issues. We offer the PCAN Diag 2, an invaluable handheld diagnostic tool as well as other hardware and software solutions for investigating your CANbus.

PCAN Cables & Terminators
Need a CAN cable, converter or terminator? Grid Connect keeps all your CAN accessory needs in stock and ready to ship!

PCAN I/O Modules
Grid Connect provides a complete line of CAN I/O Modules to meet your application requirements. These fully programmable I/O modules allow for a wide variety of configuration options for a powerful and cost effective solution.

For more information and to view all CAN products designed to fit your needs, click here or call the Grid Connect office at +1 (630) 245-1445.

PROFIBUS Troubleshooting and & Maintenance Classes – July 2015

PREFABS Class Dates

Having problems with your PROFIBUS network? This is the class for you! Learn the skills you need to find and isolate problems fast. At the end of the training, you will be able to maintain, strategically isolate, analyze and solve problems in PROFIBUS installations.

Grid Connect has teamed up with PROCENTEC and renowned teacher, Dennis van Booma, to provide this unique training opportunity. The workshop is designed for those who install and maintain PROFIBUS installations. The class provides a mixture of theory and hands-on experience to give you both the skill set you need, and the ability to put it into practice immediately. Attendees will learn how to analyze, localize and solve PROFIBUS problems. The theory covered includes details about cabling, shielding, and grounding. The practical hands-on examples show you how to use various tools to find and fix your problems fast.

PROFIBUS TrainingAt the end of this workshop, you will have an understanding of PROFIBUS concepts, components, cabling, grounding and shielding for both PROFIBUS DP and PA installations. You will also be able to understand and handle troubleshooting and maintenance tools, such as the ProfiTrace 2 with its built-in oscilloscope software Scopeware, and ProfiCaptain 2.

Attendees will be offered special pricing for ProfiTrace 2 Kits, ProfiHub A5/B5, ComBricks and more!

** Hear what people are saying about this popular and informative class by clicking here! **

About the Course:

  • Theory Topics Covered
    • PROFIBUS DP and PA
    • RS 485 and MBP-IS properties
    • Cabling techniques
    • Grounding and shielding
    • DP/PA segment couplers, repeaters and OLMs
    • Fault finding strategies
    • Measurement tools
  •  Hands-On Exercises
    • Protocol analysis with the ProfiTrace 2 Analyzer
    • Signal analysis with ScopeWare (oscilloscope)

Audience: This workshop is intended for anyone who is responsible for PROFIBUS installations. For example:

  • Service personnel and operators.
  • Installation companies.
  • Industrial PROFIBUS users.
  • Engineering companies.
  • Hardware and software

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HURRY! Seats are limited! Sign up now by clicking here or call the Grid Connect office at +1 (800) 975-GRID.