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Subsea Control System Wins Subsea UK Innovation and Technology Award

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One of Abelon's long standing partners, Aker Solutions, has triumphed at the Subsea UK Awards, winning the Innovation and Technology Award for its Vectus™ 6.0 Subsea Electronics Module (SEM).

Abelon Systems was chosen by Aker Solutions to help design and develop the embedded firmware for the Vectus 6.0 platform. Having worked with Aker since 2005 to develop previous generations of its SEMs, Abelon were ideally placed to form part of the embedded firmware design team on this project. Vectus 6.0 is the latest development in SEMs which are used to remotely control oil and gas production systems placed on the seafloor. Compared with its predecessors, Vectus 6.0 provides greater data and power capabilities at lower project execution risks. The electronics and software platform can be adapted to meet future industry needs and has been designed with a focus on quality, reliability and manufacturability..

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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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Abelon Systems to Present at 2015 Scottish Device Developer Conference

Abelon Systems to Present at 2015 Scottish Device Developer Conference
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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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Smart Meters and the Internet of Things

Smart Meters and the Internet of Things
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Embedded systems as a specific market and technology emerged shortly after the invention of the microprocessor and microcontroller and before the emergence of the PC. Historically the market has matured rapidly to the present day, the common factor being a general increase in the available processing power and corresponding decrease in the physical size of the system required to carry out a specific task. Performance has increased dramatically since those early days and the development of pervasive mobile networks has contributed to the growth of the market by facilitating the use of "Machine-to-Machine" (M2M) wireless communications to allow remote monitoring and management.

M2M systems use network resources to communicate with remote application infrastructure for the purposes of monitoring and control, either of the device itself, or the surrounding environment. Recent sensor developments have meant that low power systems are capable of continuously monitoring their environment while permitting battery life of up to ten years or even more. This M2M market has now expanded to fuel a new family of embedded systems where smart (intelligent) devices are connected together to interact with each other and their environment. This has become known as the Internet of Things (IoT) and is one of the most talked about trends of recent years.

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Enabling the Next Generation of Smart Meters

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Embedded software specialist, Abelon Systems, has worked with EDMI to develop a leading-edge smart gas meter for EDMI's customers in the global energy industry worldwide.

Abelon Systems worked alongside EDMI to develop pioneering and innovative firmware, enabling standalone communications and a metering application that is flexible for use across different domestic and global markets.

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