[I started this project back in November 2015. The project started nicely but never reached full speed and I didn’t find a natural time to write about it… until now]
In Fall 2015 I discovered Placemeter [Washington Post, TechCrunch, WebSite], a startup in NYC that used Computer Vision to track pedestrian and vehicular traffic. At that point our local neighborhood was seeing a lot of car cross-through traffic, so I started a project: use Placemeter services to track traffic in several key locations in the neighborhood, correlate the traffic to infer flow, and then use this to have a more educated conversation with our city council.
Placemeter has two different operating modes. In both modes different areas of the field of vision are marked for analysis, either as a turnstile, to track objects going through it, in both directions, or as a polygon, to track objects going in and out of the area delimited by the polygon. Placemeter applies CV algorithms to count the objects, to do object classification (pedestrians, cars, trucks, bicycles), and to do speed analysis.
Continue reading “Placemeter and Traffic in The Willows”
Mehfuz has finished a first pass at an RFID scanning app for the Invengo XC-1003 (see earlier progress reports: part I and part II) leveraging NativeScript. You can see the code for the app at GitHub.
Continue reading “A Modern RFID App Using NativeScript”
Mehfuz just published an initial NativeScript Plugin to call into the RFID libraries in the Invengo XC-1003 (see Part I for details of the device). Mehfuz also published a simple NativeScript App that uses the Plugin to read a tag and display it.
Continue reading “Hello Invengo XC-1003!”
Our ThingMagic Sargas just arrived. This is a small (87mm x 80 mm x ) fixed RFID reader that packs a nice punch. It has 2 high performance UHF RFID antenna ports capable of reading 750 tags a second at distances over 9 meters and an ethernet port, but it also has a BLE, USB, 4 GPIOs, micro-SD, and HDMI. Inside there is a 1GHz ARM Cortex 8 running Linux (Debian) where you can run your own code.
Continue reading “Linux Inside … ThingMagic Sargas”
This Thursday (Jul 28, ’16), we are hosting a MeetUp at 6pm at our location in downtown Palo Alto (Google Maps – MeetUp info). Mehfuz and Nic will show how to create native cross-platform Apps using NativeScript and CouchBase.
Mehfuz will also show how to use his Estimote plugin; combined with the CouchBase plugin, the iBeacon data read by one phone is automatically synchronized to the other.
We are sprinkling a slight IOT overlay on the MeetUp. We took some of the RFID configuration we used in a Conference App earlier this year and we now have them connected to a Raspberry Pi 3. UPS-willing, the plan is to add some RFID tags to the badges for the MeetUp and show you how a modern Data Speed Layer (like AMTech.Solutions) can be used to track an asset (you) on a space.
Following the Pokemon Go mania, I’ve ordered some Pokemon figures as prizes for the attendees. Raichu arrived yesterday, others to follow (update – All Pokemons are here; check the Flickr Album). See you on Thursday.
I mentored a Capstone project at Cal State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) this last Winter. The project involved quantifying the BIT building using a combination of video cameras running Computer Vision software (Placemeter), iBeacons (Estimote) and GPS, all connected using the IOT Platform from AMTech, and a solutions stack from Progress: Modulus, NativeScript and Telerik Platform.
My post at Progress Blogs has more details.
(this is a duplicate of a post from the Progress Blog)
For their 2016 Capstone Project, students at CSUMB used key Progress technologies like NativeScript and Modulus to create an app with powerful capabilities. Progress VP of Technology, Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart, mentored the team and dives into the technology stack—learn how he and his team developed their app.
Continue reading “CSUMB ’16—Quantifying the BIT Building”
The progress blogs has published a note I wrote on using a Digital Asset Management Platform (AMTech), Rollbase, Modulus and the services from the Telerik Platform in the Conference App for ProgressNEXT for Partners 2016, earlier this year.
Below is how the physical layout shows in the AMTech platform dashboard.
Check out more details at Blogs.Progress.com.
This article appeared originally in Progress Blogs
Progress VP of Technology, Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart, and Progress Solutions Engineer, Mehfuz Hossain, take you inside the app they designed for a recent Progress conference. Learn how Progress mobile technology was used to create a powerful, responsive and interactive app.
Our team wrote the conference mobile app for ProgressNEXT ’16, the conference for Progress partners, in Las Vegas. The app provides the usual functionality: event agenda, list of speakers, schedule builder, venue map and events plus a couple of additions: the app helps attendees connect to each other, and the app interacts in real-time with attendees using RFID tags. The app was built using several Progress products: Telerik Platform, Kendo UI, Rollbase and Modulus, and also used an IOT platform from a partner, AMTech Solutions. In this post we describe the architecture of the system; in future posts, I’ll go into more details about the IOT portion.
This is an overview of the IOT Platform, expanding on The Elevator Pitch and The 2 minute Overview. Additional notes are available here.
The Big Picture: Two AMTech Examples
AMTech is usually part of a larger software solution; two recent examples are the BIT Building at CSUMB and the ProgressNEXT Conference App.
Continue reading “AMTech – An Overview”