We finally got around to bring you some updates from our friends at ESL Smart Solutions. After showcasing their incredible innovative SMARTpack demo before at the electronica 2014 we met Russ Cole, Founder and Managing Director at ESL at the embedded World 2015 a couple weeks back to get an update on the company’s products.
Russ explained a great new device, theEventMan access point (EMap™) IoT gateway. This application is a highly secure solution enabling customers to connect local IoT devices to the EventMan Cloud™.
In the video the EMap is integrated into a stairlift usually used by elderly and handicapped persons. A common problem with technical support for such devices are false call-outs from customers reporting problems with the lift. In many cases it turns out that the stairlift is fine which is a waste of resources. The “smart” stairlift, which is connected to the EvnetMan cloud can be diagnosed and checked remotely cutting down the waste of time on wrong call-outs.
The EMap is based on a NXP LPC18S57 secure MCU and uses technology from Broadcom, Cypherbridge Systems and Electric Imp. It is further equipped with NXP NFC reader / writer, integrated ethernet controller with 10/100 Mbps RJ-45 port, dual on-board USB-A and micro-USB ports and more – for full tech specs click here.
Russ also explained the SMARTpack medication adherence demo. The SMARTpack is an offering for smart packaging, asset tracking and counterfeit protection from Future Technology (UK) Ltd based around its patented seal technology.
In the video the ESL Founder explains the capability of the smart pill dispenser to sent alerts and patient data to the cloud making it available e.g. for the treating physician.
The SMARTpack module uses host MCU, temperature sensor, real time clock, NFC reader IC and NTAG from NXP and connects to WiFi via an Electric Imp WiFi module.
We are looking forward to see what the next innovation from ESL will be!