April 20, 2015

Every year the BluFlux team makes a point of attending select industry events. And every year we meet some real pros, come home with new ideas, and realize we have a lot of work to do! All good things. Below are a few events on the near horizon for the BluFlux 2015 schedule:

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FDIC International 2015

April 20-25, Indianapolis, IN

What’s an RF and antenna testing, design and engineering team doing at a convention for firefighters and first responders, you might ask? This goes back to what keeps the BluFlux team up at night – our work on real-time location systems (RTLS). We’re developing a navigation system designed to keep first responders and firefighters (and the people they serve) safer.

We all depend on first responders when the unfortunate happens. And we’re glad to get the chance to visit with and hear from many of the top pros about the challenges they face in the field. One of the biggest challenges facing the public safety community is tracking responders inside a building. This is the problem we are solving with an RF approach based on custom waveforms, beam-forming and signal processing technology. So come chat with us if you’re going to be at FDIC (or even if you’re not). Contact us at info@bluflux.com if you’d like to schedule a meeting with the BluFlux team.

About FDIC International 2015: FDIC is the premier conference and exhibition for the fire industry. With the largest gathering of decision-makers, trainers and experts – as well as manufacturers and suppliers, FDIC serves as a spearhead for networking, relationship development and future revenue growth. More than 35,000 people are estimated to attend FDIC International 2015.

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Internet of Things World 2015

May 12-13, 2015, San Francisco, CA

“Internet of Things” is still a buzzword. But the technology that falls within the commercial and industrial IoT is already changing our world and is going to change it a lot more in the next decade. We have no doubt! And yes, we’re talking about smart coffee makers and wearables, but we’re also talking about life-saving technologies, solutions that revolutionize manufacturing, systems that increase energy efficiency and reduce water usage, among many, many others.

But all of these smart devices need to connect: to each other in the case of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, to major carriers like Verizon and AT&T, and through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more. The hardware behind IoT devices – and the aftermarket accessories that are built to make them better and easier to use – all require testing, design and smart engineering to ensure that they meet the challenging requirements of a major carrier, the high-security environment of a manufacturing facility, or the requirements of device manufacturers like Apple and its rigorous Made for iPhone (MFi) certification process that BluFlux successfully helps hardware developers and project managers navigate.

What amazing announcements are going to happen at Internet of Things World 2015? We don’t know, but what we do know is that companies large and small are looking to IoT and are either jumping in headfirst or hatching plans for IoT devices and applications down the road.

We hope to see you at Internet of Things World 2015. Whether you plan to attend or not, we’d welcome the chance to meet with you and discuss your IoT plans and connectivity/design challenges. Contact us at info@bluflux.com to set up a meeting!

 Visit BluFlux at Internet of Things World Booth SU22! (Exhibition Floorplan here)

About Internet of Things World 2015: Internet of Things World 2015 is the world’s largest and most comprehensive IoT event with over 4,000 attendees, 250+ industry thought leaders and 150+ exhibitors. With a focus on monetizing the IoT revolution through bringing together ecosystem wide attendees, stakeholders and investors, Internet of Things World is a unique opportunity to promote your IoT message right in the heartland of IoT development.

2014 was an important year for IoT with huge opportunities of this technology firmly being realized. Accenture’s late 2014 report predicts that 69% of consumers plan to buy an in-home device by 2019, reaffirming that consumer adoption of connected technology is on the rise.

In 2015, the tremendous excitement around IoT is now bearing fruit in terms of concrete products and services. Now is the time to bring together the entire ecosystem in order to assess the commercial opportunities, to highlight the key challenges hindering IoT and to assess the range of solutions available to create a sustainable future for IoT.

The 2nd annual Internet of Things World is the only independent business event dedicated to IoT. It assesses the key horizontal challenges affecting the range of vertical markets while also featuring dedicated tracks looking at industry-specific issues.

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