Imec announces the launch of Dyamand, a new spin-off from imec and UGent. The company will initially focus on the smart building market and has developed an 'eSave' solution for this purpose.
ENGINEERINGNET.BE - esave uses the Dyamand platform to allow radiators to interact quickly and easily with a heating app and dashboard. This allows owners of hotels, office buildings and student dorms, for example, to save up to 30% on their heating costs.
Everyday devices (from traffic lights to radiator valves) are getting smarter. Intrinsically, they are perfectly capable of cooperating with each other or being controlled by other sensors, devices or applications. But in practice, this often proves to be a serious setback.
After all, different vendors use different hardware, standards and communication protocols, making mixing and matching products an expensive, complex and time-consuming affair.
Andrei Neagu, CEO of Dyamand: "This is precisely where the added value of our platform lies. Thanks to Dyamand, any application can quickly and easily interact with any other digital device, regardless of the underlying standards, communication protocols, or hardware used."
The platform has already proven it can handle very different applications. For example, during tests it provided smooth interaction between sensors in the car park, and the curtains/lighting in a building.
And it was also used in the context of City of Things, for instance to build a network of smart street lights and air quality sensors.
The first integrated solution using the Dyamand middleware has been named 'esave', targeting the smart building market.
The platform lets radiators quickly and easily interact with a heating app and AI dashboard. This allows owners of hotels, office buildings and student dorms, for example, to save up to 30 per cent on their heating costs.
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23/6/2022 by Guy Leysen