SIdO Exhibition: The Industrial Internet of Things Showroom Lyon, France, 4-6 April 2018

Farnell element14 features latest solutions for IIoT developers on Stand E17

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At SIdO 2018, Farnell element14, the Development Distributor, will showcase a number of major new advances in its range of hardware and software solutions targeted at developers of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) products. Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet with Honeywell, TDK & Panasonic who will be demoing products on the Farnell element14 stand.

Farnell element14 works with start-ups, engineering design houses and semiconductor manufacturers to support the design and production of new products, development kits and single-board computers. At the SIdO exhibition, Farnell element14 will show the services it can provide to customers of all sizes to help bring their products to market, including an exclusive customisation programme, Design & Manufacturing services and dedicated support for start-ups including preferential terms and conditions through its Start SomeWhere scheme.

IoT resources for customers include the IoT hub: a major section of the Farnell element14 website, in French language, containing a variety of IoT feature stories, case studies, products, and interviews, as well as technical articles exploring the possibilities of IoT applications.

Products featured on the stand include:

  • The BBC micro:bit: adopted in countries across the globe as a tool to teach coding

  • Raspberry Pi IoT Learner Kit: developed in collaboration with IBM, the Raspberry Pi IoT Learner kit provides an end-to-end learning solution for makers, hardware and software developers and students looking to get started with IoT development. Built around the Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi sense hat, the kit can be used in conjunction with IBM’s Coursera course: “A Developer’s Guide to Internet of Things (IoT)” to learn the skills required for IoT development, create projects and bring innovative projects into commercial application.

  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and Matrix Creator: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ was launched 14 March 2018, perfecting the previous board for use in the professional market including dual band wireless with modular compliance, PoE enabled (through a separate PoE hat), improved thermal management and faster Ethernet. On stand, visitors will be able to see an “Amazon Alexa” demo, utilizing the MATRIX Creator IoT development board and Raspberry Pi. The Matrix Creator is a fully-featured development board, including sensors, wireless communications, and an FPGA givin users a complete, affordable, and user-friendly tool for simple to complex Internet of Things (IoT) app creation.

  • Preview of the element14 SimpleLink™ sub-1 GHz sensor-to-Cloud Linux Industrial Gateway development kit, exclusive to Farnell element14. The kit provides an end-to-end tool to enable a sub-1 GHz sensor network with an IoT gateway and cloud connectivity, allowing developers to get to market faster with an out-of-the-box, end-to-end solution enabling an easy cloud connection for sending and receiving long-range sensor data while maintaining a robust link.

Visitors can see how the Raspberry Pi is used as an embedded product in professional design with French start-up Airnodes, which has developed a smart mirror based on a Raspberry Pi and targeted at the luxury hotel market.

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Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair.  From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7.  With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localised websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

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