Introducing the new Dev Kit and C++ API

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

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