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Abelon Systems to Present at NSRI Technology and Innovation Showcase

Edinburgh based embedded systems company Abelon has announced that it will be presenting at the NSRI Technology and Innovation Showcase to be held on September 23rd at the Village Hotel, Kingswells, Aberdeen.

Abelon Systems Managing Director Ian Smith will present a talk on some of the "Do's and Don'ts" of outsourcing software development and how Abelon Systems can help our customers benefit from our expertise.

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SIGFOX – A new technology for IoT comms?

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  SIGFOX – A new technology for IoT comms?

It’s quite likely you’ve never heard of SIGFOX, or if you have it has been sketchy at best on details. So what is it, and why should you care?

SIGFOX has been designed from the ground up as a low throughput data transmission technology, including a back-end managed data service, and is specifically intended to avoid many of the drawbacks of many current wireless technologies.

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Scottish Device Developers' Conference 2015

Device Developers Conference 2015

The 2015 Scottish Device Developers' Conference was a great success and we'd like to say a big thank you to all the visitors who came to see us, either at the talk or who stopped by our stand to say hello.

Abelon Systems Managing Director Ian Smith gave a talk on developing embedded systems for harsh environments using examples from case studies from a number of recent client projects to highlight some of the challenges raised by these hostile environments and the solutions used to overcome them. This was extremely well attended and extra chairs had to be brought in to seat all the people who wanted to hear this talk!

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Software Revision Control Using Git

Any company involved in software development will use a revision control tool.  Many of these tools, such as CVS and Subversion, work by storing file differences in a central repository.  Over recent years however there has been a growing realisation of the limitations of these tools when compared to Git which, rather than file differences, stores repository snapshots and also provides distributed operation.  A number of Abelon’s customers are recent Git adopters, so why are they and other companies making this transition?  What practical benefits does Git offer over these older tools?

With Git every user maintains a complete copy of the repository including all history which allows for flexible offline working.  When changes are committed a snapshot of the repository is taken along with information about that commit.  This provides a high degree of flexibility perhaps most notably when it comes to branching.  Using tools such as CVS, branching and subsequent branch maintenance has a high overhead, by contrast Git makes branching relatively easy.

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Abelon Systems to Present at 2015 Scottish Device Developer Conference

Abelon Systems to Present at 2015 Scottish Device Developer Conference
Device Developers Conference 2015

Edinburgh based embedded systems company Abelon has announced that it will be once again presenting at The Scottish Device Developers' Conference to be held this year on June 4th at Uphall.

Abelon Systems Managing Director Ian Smith will present a talk on developing embedded systems for harsh environments using examples from case studies from a number of recent client projects to highlight some of the challenges raised by these hostile environments and the solutions used to overcome them.

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