The Bridge Bash demo showed how LoRa can be deployed for status monitoring/reporting. It simulates a collision event between a train and a stationary object, such as a bridge or barricade. Acceleration data is collected from the stationary object and transmitted wirelessly to a receiving module.
Using the receiving module, real time information about the object’s acceleration can be processed and displayed to the user to show vibration and impact. The remote monitoring system can be powered by a super low-power cell battery.
Visitors also saw ‘The Product Design Journey’ display, showing how ByteSnap Design worked with a smart home security company to help develop its device, winning the design consultancy the Design Team of the Year at the 2016 British Engineering Excellence Awards.
The latest version of its user interface development framework, SnapUI, was also on show. Now supporting Raspberry Pi, it is more proficient than ever at taking software to production, says the company.
When designing new hardware devices, keeping the user interface design in step with hardware development can be difficult. When the user interface is overlooked, or is the last consideration in the design process, projects can suffer significant delays in getting product to market. SnapUI mitigates this risk by enabling development of the user interface independently of the hardware, on a reference hardware platform or Raspberry Pi, ready for deployment to the target device when the hardware is ready.
SnapUI Raspberry Pi brings high performance to UI prototyping, with the emphasis on CPU embedded chipsets.
More information at www.bytesnap.co.uk