Last Thursday the 16th of May, the annual competition of the Olympiades took place in the engineering school of Dijon Esirem, on the University of Burgundy’s campus. This 10th edition gathered young students from different high schools, who presented their works and innovative projects to a jury.

This year, the competition has been tough ! The students of different high schools gathered in the building of the Esirem engineering school in Dijon to compete and present their different innovative projects.

What was the programme ? Several workshops and projects presentation were organized inside the building of the ESIREM, many students alongside their attendants who presented their innovative creations and finally speeches of different companies directors and CEO. This tenth edition sponsored by EDF BFC was an opportunity for a well selected jury to assess and give a mark to the different projects that were led by the futur students in engineering. They have been working on their project since September, which represent approximately more than seventy hours to create, build and finish their jewel of technology.

This year, ODALID was a member of the selected jury who assessed the work of the students. The marks will allow the jury to select the lucky winners, who will be rewarded by going to Paris and present their project.

This edition showed us that the baton is now being taken up by a whole new creative generation of engineers and that their projects could be the next technological breakthrough of the next decade...who knows ?!

Last Wednesday and Thursday, the major leading European event of IoT, artificial intelligence and robotics was organized happened in Lyon: the SIDO. Well known to be the trade hub of innovation, this fifth edition, which took place these last 10th and 11th of April gave, us an outstanding glimpse of  the technologies of the future.

With its 450 companies which came to expose their technology solutions, this gigantic showroom gives an overview of the numerous technological possibilities that the market offers. ODALID was there in order to discover the sector and its products and meet the different actors of the IoT market, which is constantly growing. Odalid is one of the major actors of the IoT conception in the region of Burgundy.


Last December, a new kind of parc opened its doors to the public in Mulhouse in France: Xperience Parc, where virtual reality technologies, plenty of collective or solo sports and other playful activities are offered, regardless how old you are !

ODALID worked alongside with Xperience Park to create and set up a whole equipement of access control. Main problematic: enable the client to access to the several activities that the structure offers without causing any inconveniences related to having to wear an access card, which is likely to be lost between two activities. This is exactly where ODALID came into play, which means to create a system of access control that not only allow the clients to access the different facilities, without being an obstacle to them while practicing their activities.

March 2019, if the vast majority of people already forget their New-year’s eve resolutions, well Odalid did not ! Here in Odalid, commitment is really important and we want to keep our promise of renewal in 2019.


Ten years after Vincent Thivent created his own company, Odalid keeps on growing and developing its solutions on the different market sectors of IoT, access control, presence control and ticketing. This year, the company will blow its tenth candle. The company’s owner decided to celebrate the event by recruiting a whole new team, mainly composed by interns : two students form the Technology University of Belfort - Montbéliard (UTBM), one student from the University of Burgundy (UBFC) and of course the company’s owner himself. In other words, a whole new fresh team ready to overcome the challenge of the technological market, which knows a steady growth.


When you hear "access control", the first words that come in your mind will probably be "safety", "security", "badge" or even "doors". The reality however is far more complex than that: allow us to explain why ! 

You might be an access control engineer specialist or simply a curious amateur passionate  by technologies and mechanics driven by learning new things, well you are at the right place ! For clarity reasons, we will explain how it works by taking our own access control solution as an example. 

Which equipment is necessary to have a complete access control solution ? 

Starting from the beginning, which means defining what an access control solution truly is. This solution is used in order to control the entrance and exits of a structure (it can be a company’s building, banks, shops etc…) or for private spaces such as parking lot or a  private residence. It is composed of several technical elements which, put together, form an access control system. 

Our solution, for instance,  is composed by a badge reader, a pilot and power supply card, both designed with an Ethernet POE interface which enables the wiring and the management, and last but not least an USB reader.