French Innovations RFID / NFC and IoT
What is it ?
The Near Field Communication (NFC) technology made its first appearance in 2011 in France. Since then, this contactless technology is the most used in the market and in deferent sectors. Within your smartphone, credit cards for contactless payment, safety lock, their adaptability is does not required a major cost and technical knowledge. Most time we hear about NFC, we immediately think about the bluetooth. Those technology are slightly different though !
To sum it up a little bit, the NFC technology is a mean to allow two mobile devices (or terminals) that are close to one another (less than 10 centimeters distance) in order to share information and data quickly between the two terminals. This technology uses short wave. We use mostly the smartphone as an example to illustrate the NFC that allows them to perform contactless task (payment, sharing information etc…)
The data and information are directly stored in the SIM card that are both encoded and encrypted, which ensure the security and safety of the your data, hence the development of the contactless payment, based on the NFC technology.
The technology POE (Power over Ethernet) is a network functionality. The POE allows you to sustain your devices directly with a simple Ethernet wire thanks to the to the data connection.
What are the assets of the POE ?
- The PoE allows to use only one wire that connect your devices to the data. It lowers the cost of new wires to equip the whole structure.
- The PoE technology enables the equipment and/ or the extension of the network and also to lower the cost.
- If you use this technology, it will allow you to install any device wherever you want within your structure, especially where the power is hard to reach. Also it will drastically reduce the numbers of cables used.
Can you use a POE device with a non POE device ?
It is possible to use a POE device with another non POE device thanks to the network. Non POE devices however cannot nurture POE devices or equipments (which means that those non POE device are not designed to nurture other devices with low powered energy, or be nurtured with PSE systems). Non POE devices must have a distinct source of energy.
Stroke of genius
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.
The hubspot of new technology lovers
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.
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.