Sponsors


Guglielmo
Guglielmo is owned by private investors and was founded in Italy in 2004 on the basis of experience gained in the setting up of geographical telecommunications networks for the leading Italian fixed and mobile telephone companies. Notwithstanding the various technological developments that have involved the world of telecommunications over recent years, Guglielmo has always remained faithful to its own vision of WiFi technology, as a strategic and all-embracing means of supplying Internet access on a mobile basis. The simultaneous and relatively recent spread of mobile devices has borne out this vision, confirming this trend to an exponential degree. Guglielmo invests regularly in R&D with an internal full time basis team. Furthermore financing, through direct contribution, of the WASN (Wireless Ad-Hoc Sensors and Networks) laboratory of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Parma. The research activities have generated some of the products currently on the market as well as academic publications of international interest in the field of new applications connected with Wi-Fi technology. Guglielmo owes its name to the desire of its founders to pay a well-deserved tribute to the physicist from Bologna, Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of radio waves and the father of telecommunications.

DQuid
DQuid is an innovative ICT company based in Reggio Emilia. DQuid is building up an Internet of Things ecosystem where companies, makers, developers and users can create, distribute and make use of digital contents. DQuid has developed and patented a full stack platform made up of hardware units, iOS, Android and Network Services APIs which uniquely simplifies the communication between devices (tablets, smartphones, PCs), objects and people, making it much easier for those objects to connect to the Internet of Things (IoT). DQuid implements a “Plug, Tag & Share” approach where a hardware module (DQuid IO) transforms physical devices into intelligent, internet-connected things, while mobile and Network Services APIs, acting as translators, allow makers and developers to assign a digital identity to their objects and develop applications without having to have knowledge of their different protocols.

OpenMote
OpenMote Technologies is a company devoted to providing open hardware for the Internet of Things. Specifically, we provide hardware that supports the latest standards in the domain of the Internet of Things, e.g., IEEE 802.15.4e, 6LoWPAN, RPL and CoAP, and the main operating systems and communication stacks that are currently available, e.g., Contiki, OpenWSN, RiOT and FreeRTOS. The board is based on the Texas Instruments CC2538 SoC (System on Chip), which embeds a powerful ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller (32 MHz, 32 kbytes of RAM, 512 kbytes of Flash) and a IEEE 802.15.4 radio (2.4 GHz). You can find more information about or boards in the Hardware section and more information regarding the supported open source stacks in the Sofware section.


UDOO
UDOO is a mini PC that can run either Android or Linux, with an Arduino-compatible board embedded. UDOO is a powerful prototyping board for software development and design, it’s easy to use and with a few steps you can start using it and creating your projects with minimum knowledge. UDOO merges different computing worlds in one; each world has its strengths and weaknesses, and all of them are useful today in education as well as Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and rapid prototyping endeavours. UDOO is an open hardware, low-cost computer equipped with an ARM i.MX6 Freescale processor for Android and Linux, alongside Arduino DUE’s ARM SAM3X, both CPU integrated on the same board! UDOO’s size is 4.33 inch x 3.35 inch (11 cm x 8.5 cm) and it has low power consumption.

Zolertia
Zolertia is a company focused on bringing to you the most advanced Wireless Sensor Networks Platforms to help you develop products and applications in a faster, easier and more flexible way. With an strong background in the electronics, embedded and software industry our team is committed to bring innovation to the European WSN industry. Zolertia is formed by engineers with several years of experience in electronics and firrmware development. We have deployed many wireless sensor networks using standard protocols such as Zigbee and 6lowpan, and other proprietary protocols.