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Introducing the new Dev Kit and C++ API

Introducing the new Dev Kit and C++ API

What’s new in a nutshell
We have been listening! As requested the new Development kit v3.0 composed of 6 wireless sensors and one control unit is almost ready. The new kit will be shown for the first time at the MakerFaire in Rome starting TODAY and we will release it shortly after before the year end.
We are also updating all API’s in order to have full support for the kit before its release. Apart from improving the most popular Python3 API, we will be also releasing a new C++ and a Golang API.

What’s new in detail

Repository changes
The repository has seen seen some name changes. All API’s are named following the format language_name-API convention and will include API, examples and applications in source code and executable (if relevant).
We will also deprecate the JavaScript-Workbench repository as its functionality will be incorporated in the API themselves (when relevant) starting with python-api.

Development Kit v3.0 preview
We are proud to announce that a new kit will be made available that uses wireless battery powered sensors controlled by one wireless hub. The kit contains 6 sensors that communicate with the hub by means of an optimised low power protocol using IR and 868/915 MHz radio channels. Access to the hub will still be as for the existing kits. The new kit will run all the software already made for the old development kits and it allows for far better detection and tracking. We will be updating all our API in order to make its installation and usage simple.

Python API 4.2.0 alfa
This release adds the event monitor application (eventmonitor.py) in the interactive application folders. This application combines tracking with definition of alarms/events and monitoring them. It also supports tracing and usage of GIFS instead of fat dots. The used GIFS can be changed or permanently disabled programmatically as indicated in the code itself.
The eventmonitor.py is currently in alpha pre-release with limited documentation (refer to the release description on GitHub). Beta release is scheduled for later in December.
This release also removes several bugs and improves stability on various OS

C++ API 1.0.0 preview
The first API in C/C++ will include support for the basic data functionality of all kits and command line examples illustrating how to use it.
Testing (on Linux and Windows10) is almost complete and release is scheduled for beginning of December.

Golang 1.0.0 preview
The first API in Golang will include support for the basic data functionality of all kits and command line examples illustrating how to use it.
Release is scheduled for beginning of January for Linux and MacOS.

All Kinsei API’s can be found at https://github.com/xetal-nv/

As a final note, we are holding a competition. Share your ideas on how to use the demo kit for a chance to win one. Enter following this link before the 16th of January. Of course, you retain all rights for the idea itself!

Remember we’d love to hear from you! For problems or requests, let us know via our contact form

Meet us at the Maker Faire in New York

Meet us at the Maker Faire in New York

Xetal will be present at the world largest maker faire, the Makers Faire  in New York on 23rd-24th of September with a live demo of the new Development Kit 2.1 which offer most of the features any Kinsei system can provide in a compact format, simple API and a low price.

Get inspired to build something new with it. The demo kit can be ordered contacting us directly or from our online partner TuttoMaker.com.

If you are attending and interested in attending the Xetal live demo, drop us a message!

Xetal joins the SCOTT project consortium

Xetal joins the SCOTT project consortium

SCOTT, a pan-European, 40 million Euro research project led by VIRTUAL VEHICLE with 57 key partners from 12 countries (incl. Brazil) will provide comprehensive cost-efficient solutions of wireless, end-to-end secure, trustworthy connectivity and interoperability to bridge the last mile to market implementation. SCOTT addresses numerous European societal challenges such as smart and integrated transport, secure and inclusive societies as well as health and wellbeing.

As member of the SCOTT project consortium Xetal will support the development of secure  and trusted real-time IoT systems.

More information can be found of the official SCOTT webpage.

DevKit 2.1: A Kinsei monitoring kit for everyone

DevKit 2.1: A Kinsei monitoring kit for everyone

A Kinsei monitoring kit for everyone

We at Xetal are excited to announce the introduction of the Kinsei development kit v2.1. Easier to use, more flexible and lower cost.  With the new development kit we want to encourage anybody to experiment with our innovative technology for people monitoring, presence detection, people tracking, temperature mapping and all other features this kit allows.

Building on the 2.0 development kit, where sensors are integrated in a commercial product, the 2.1 version is a DIY kit using wood or acrylic (3Q2017) cases that can be mounted on standard profiles or used as is. The sensor cases contain three sensors each, just like for the 2.0 version, and are connected to the control unit by means of standard UTP cables with Rj45 connectors.

The control unit is where most changes have been made. It is based on a low-cost board that runs the LEDE OS (OpenWrt) to perform the very same functionality as the 2.0. Furthermore, it support all new and coming API features such as thermal mapping, statistical behavioral analysis and dynamic threshold tuning available as pre-releases starting from the firmware july2017.

The result is a kit with an end-user price of EUR 165 (wood version, excluding shipping and taxes) available for order now.

The development kit is provided with example and API software in python, Android and Erlang. All software is available on the Xetal github page at https://github.com/xetal-nv

The development kit is suitable for everybody: makers, individuals, researchers, developers and companies interested in the evaluation of our technology for a given research project. Be it commercial or personal.  We are always available to discuss with your ideas and possible commercialization strategies.

Want to know more? Contact us, we are always available to answer any question you might have.
Want to see the new kit? Come and meet at at the World Maker Fair in New York (US) or the Maker Fair in Eindhoven (NL)

Kinsei DemoKit v2: People monitoring made simple

Kinsei DemoKit v2: People monitoring made simple

We are announcing a new line of demokits aiming at simplifying testing, evaluation and development of solutions with integrated people detection and tracking technology. It uses Xetal Kinsei sensor to provide a 160 degrees monitoring angle for multiple people detection and tracking. No cameras and wearables needed.

Read more on the kinsei brochure and contact us to order one!

Meet Xetal at MakersTown

Meet Xetal at MakersTown

Xetal will be present at the MakersTown in Brussels on 24th of May with a live demo of its Kinsei real-time detection and tracking technology. Organised by ThinkYoung and the Martens Centre, sponsored by Google and Intel, Makerstown is the first event of its kind in Brussels bringing together Makers, business leaders and European policy-makers to showcase, share and collaborate.

If you are attending and interested in attending the Xetal live demo, drop us a message!

Xetal to co-exhibit at the Hannover Messe with E&Y

Xetal to co-exhibit at the Hannover Messe with E&Y

Xetal is proud to announce to co-exhibit at the Hannover Messe ,the world’s biggest industrial fair, with Ernst & Young in Hall 3 as part of the Young Tech Enterprises showcase.

The “Young Tech Enterprises” showcase will be located in Hall 3 at HANNOVER MESSE. It will feature an exhibition area where technology startups, next-generation entrepreneurs, startup networks, accelerators and development agencies can get noticed. At the heart of the showcase will be a forum that will provide valuable information on young technology enterprises throughout all five days of the fair. The program will be rounded out with a solid lineup of pitching events, matchmaking forums and workshops. The unifying purpose of all elements of the “Young Tech Enterprises” showcase is to facilitate dialogue and exchange among young technology providers and established industry heavyweights.

Ernst & Young

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services. We are deeply convinced that entrepreneurial spirit and innovation are crucial to enable economic growth and prosperity of society. We support start-ups from the very beginning, offering help with all the strategic, legal and financial issues they are likely to face – whatever stage their business is at. It is essential for start-ups to gain access to professional and industry networks, connect with investors, and actively exchange with other companies. We create platforms that help them do so and cooperate on an equal footing with founders – turning advice into action to properly kickstart innovative business models.

Xetal

Xetal is innovating the way building adapt to people needs. Xetal have developed kinsei: an innovative indoor people localisation technology that does not require a person wearing or carrying any type of device or phone. Kinsei relies on proprietary positioning sensors placed on walls, beds or door frames to detect and track of one or more people with an accuracy of about 30cm. When such an accurate position information is used together with knowledge about the room itself, it is possible to understand what is happening in the room, what people are doing and determine what is likely to happen next. kinsei does not use cameras, audio or any other identification technology making it the perfect technology for when respect for personal privacy is a must.

XetaL pitching for the win at the Innov8 Award @ #BR2016

XetaL pitching for the win at the Innov8 Award @ #BR2016

Here at XETAL we’re so excited to announce that we’re heading to Manchester this April 21-22 to pitch in the 100 start-up pitch battle competition and in for the chance to win the INNOV8 Award!

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The Innov8 Award will bring together the newest and coolest start-ups in the tech market as we showcase our product innovation to a hand-picked panel of 20 technology gurus, investors and mentors including:

STEFAN GLAENZER Founding Partner, Passion Capital

JON BRADFORD Co-founder of F6S and Tech.eu

JON COKER Partner MMC Venture

SETH PIERREPONT Investor at Accel Partners

MARK MASTERSON Startup Programmes Lead of Europe at Google​

PAUL LANCASTER Tech North, Sage, Shell LiveWIRE

IAIN MCDONALD Fund Manager, WCG, Hut Group

NAOMI TIMPERLEY​ Director 4Hub

GARETH JAMES CEO Intilery, x-CTO Moneysupermarket

View all judges here: http://www.business-rocks.com/innov8-award-2016.html

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Only the cream of the crop will head through to the semi-finals at the end of Thursday 21st April and the final four start-ups will be back on Friday 22nd April to one last pitch in-front of a new power panel of judges who will decide our fate!

Watch this space we’re gearing up to go into battle and be crowned the “Champions of Innov8 Award 2016”.

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Meet and support us at Business Rocks 2016! IF you cannot be there, show your support for Xetal by shouting out about us on twitter using the #BR2016 & #Innov8 #tags and get us noticed pre-event!

Xetal Among the OpenAxel Winners at 4FYN

Xetal Among the OpenAxel Winners at 4FYN

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The 9 OpenAxel winners, among which Xetal, have been awarded with several prizes including tailored mentoring and coaching, credits with technological providers (up to almost $100,000 per team), a one-week bootcamp in Silicon Valley and visibility and promotion during 4 Years From Now -4YFN- at the Mobile World Congress and other leading entrepreneurial events in Europe.

The finalists have been presented at the 4YFN@MWC event celebrated in Barcelona from 22nd – 25th February, where OpenAxel has organized an exclusive event on February 24th, with the presence of numerous relevant stakeholders from the European ecosystem (including leading investors, corporate managers, other entrepreneurs, EC representatives or ecosystem specialists.

Marco Camilli, Xetal CTO, was present at the ceremony to collect the award and present the company in front of investors and press representatives.