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2014.10.22 Honorees Announced For The 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards
10/22/2014 04:48:59 PM

Honorees Announced For The 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 2014-10-14



2014.10.20 - Silicon Image Appoints Khurram Sheikh as New Chief Strategy and Technology Officer
10/20/2014 01:58:57 PM

2014-10-20 1 06 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Appoints Khurram Sheikh as New Chief Strategy and Technology Officer Seasoned Executive Brings Solid Mobile Broadband and Internet Expertise SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 20, 2014 - Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connect



2014.10.10 . Silicon Image Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results Conference Call
10/11/2014 10:19:05 AM

2014-10-10 3 00 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results Conference Call SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today announced that it will release



#BeOurPal – September Photo Contest Winner!

We’re pleased to announce the first winner of the Print and Learn (PAL) program’s #BeOurPal Photo Contest – high school Spanish Teacher Elizabethe! She will receive a free xPrintServer Home Edition to help her be successful in a digital educational environment.

PAL September Winner2 #BeOurPal – September Photo Contest Winner!Her photo was randomly selected for the month of September and showcased a great use of technology in learning; she uses technology to create PowerPoint lessons for her Spanish students. Elizabethe says she will now use the xPrintServer Home Edition to print out educational Spanish games and worksheets that she finds on her iPad.

The PAL program helps to close the loop on the missing link for students and teachers who need to print from their mobile devices. Whether you’re in K-12 or higher education, the digital classroom is everywhere – so why not share how technology is in your educational day?

The #BeOurPAL photo contest invites parents, students and educators to submit a photo using technology in learning. The contest will select a monthly winner until June 2015 – so submit your photos now for a chance to be our next winner.

Photo ideas include:

  • Using an app to translate a language
  • Teaching a little one their shapes on a tablet or computer
  • Printing a world map to learn about geography
  • Using a mobile device in your classroom
  • Having your students research in the computer lab
  • Discovering a new art medium using the internet
  • Tutoring at home with a mobile device
  • Using technology to learn absolutely anything – be creative!

With two ways to enter, it’s easy.

  1. Use PAL’s Facebook Page entry form to submit a photo. Use the hash tag #BeOurPal and describe how technology is being used to learn in the photo you submit.
  2. Tweet your photo using the hash tag #BeOurPal and describe how technology is being used to learn in the photo you submit.

We look forward to seeing how you use technology to teach or learn – and don’t forget, if you can’t wait to win an xPrintServer, just use the PAL program 20% discount (using code: PAL20).

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We’re pleased to announce the first winner of the Print and Learn (PAL) program’s #BeOurPal Photo Contest – high school Spanish Teacher Elizabethe! She will receive a free xPrintServer Home Edition to help her be successful in a digital educational environment. Her photo was randomly selected for the month of September and showcased a great […]

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The Industry’s First Modular Console Manager Is Here!

This week at Interop, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the SLC™ 8000 advanced modular console manager. The newest addition to our IT infrastructure management solutions, the Lantronix SLC 8000 provides secure in-band and out-of-band management that allows IT personnel of any size enterprise to centrally manage, monitor and troubleshoot IT equipment.

slc8000 The Industry’s First Modular Console Manager Is Here!

The end result? Reduced downtime and increased response efficiency so that IT incidents are resolved quickly and with minimal or no network disruption.

Its modular design makes the SLC 8000 the first of its kind, allowing users to simply add or swap modules to expand device port density and power supply, or introduce new interfaces such as USB.

To showcase all the cool features of the new SLC 8000, we have been providing live demonstrations at leading IT trade shows, starting with InterOp 2014 (NYC).

Interop NY SLC Live Demo The Industry’s First Modular Console Manager Is Here!

Lantronix live demo of the SLC 8000

To support the product launch, we also recently shot a brief video of the product in its own words. Check it out:

http://youtu.be/NGjO6SJcRlo

For more about our full line of IT infrastructure management solutions: http://www.lantronix.com/it-management/

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This week at Interop, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the SLC™ 8000 advanced modular console manager. The newest addition to our IT infrastructure management solutions, the Lantronix SLC 8000 provides secure in-band and out-of-band management that allows IT personnel of any size enterprise to centrally manage, monitor and troubleshoot IT equipment. The end […]

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SLB and SLC Come to Life!

Ever wonder what would happen if our products came to life? Wonder no more! In a recent video shoot, both our SLB and SLC IT infrastructure management solutions get a voice so they can talk about their features and the many benefits they bring to the IT administrators who use them.

SLC: “With me doing the work virtually, you don’t have to call in the B team to go on site and compromise security … See my USB ports? Yup, got that, and I can upgrade your power supply too!”

SLB: “I’m your partner to monitor, manage and troubleshoot IT equipment. And best of all, we can do this from your server room. I do the traveling for you and you get all the glory!”

It’s a brave new world of IT products with personalities! We’ll be sure to share the final videos when ready – stay tuned.

Lantronix Shoot 8b SLB and SLC Come to Life!  Lantronix Shoot 4b SLB and SLC Come to Life! 

Lantronix Shoot 19b SLB and SLC Come to Life!

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Ever wonder what would happen if our products came to life? Wonder no more! In a recent video shoot, both our SLB and SLC IT infrastructure management solutions get a voice so they can talk about their features and the many benefits they bring to the IT administrators who use them. SLC: “With me doing […]

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2014.09.19 MHL Technology – Introduction, Features And Products.
9/26/2014 08:35:31 AM

MHL Technology – Introduction, Features And Products. Papers.ink 2014-09-19



Classroom Technology & Mobile Printing

We recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Classroom Technology campaign in which the technology and education industries united to promote the latest in learning and tech trends in an effort to raise education standards across the nation and even the globe.

classroom tech 1 Classroom Technology & Mobile Printing

We are proud to have Lantronix and the xPrintServer featured alongside industry influencers, associations and public figures that share their personal awareness efforts and education accomplishments.

classroom tech 2 Classroom Technology & Mobile Printing

The campaign was distributed through USA Today on Sept. 12th, 2014 and is published online at www.classroomtechnologynews.com. The 12 page Classroom Technology feature was distributed to over 1.5 million readers, as well as online. Thanks to the xPrintServer, you can even print out the story!

Don’t forget to check out our new PAL (Print-and-Learn) Campaign and Facebook site.

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We recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Classroom Technology campaign in which the technology and education industries united to promote the latest in learning and tech trends in an effort to raise education standards across the nation and even the globe. We are proud to have Lantronix and the xPrintServer featured alongside industry influencers, associations and public […]

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Videon Central and Fujitsu Partner on New Encoder Module for Global Audio-Video Applications
Combines FSA’s MB86MX IC with Videon’s Software, Hardware Technology for Wide Range of Broadcast, Automotive, Aviation Designs

Industry Veteran Shinichi “James” Machida Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Semiconductor America
-- Brings 25 Years of Experience Back to FSA, Led Organization from 2008 to 2011 --

Lantronix Rallies Around Digital Classroom with Launch of Print and Learn (PAL) Program

According to the Center of Digital Education, K-12 schools in the U.S. will spend almost $10 billion on educational technology in 2014. In higher education, the National Retail Federation states that student spending for electronics (tablets, laptops, etc.) is up 20% from last year.

There’s no doubt that classrooms are going digital – yet even with the increase in tablets, Chromebooks and other mobile devices, there remains a strong need to print. But printing from these mobile devices can be a challenge – with software downloads and kludgy apps that may or may not be effective.

With this in mind, we have launched a new program called Print and Learn (PAL) to help schools maximize their existing resources to provide students with the tools they need to be successful in the digital environment. PAL closes the loop on the missing link for students and teachers who need to print from their mobile devices. The program consists of a 20% discount (using code: PAL20) on our xPrintServer, idea sharing on new Facebook page, a year-long photo contest and professional services. It is applicable to both K-12 and higher education. The National Parent Teacher Organization has even joined as an official sponsor.

So what are you waiting for? #BeOurPAL today!

PAL Photo Contest Lantronix Rallies Around Digital Classroom with Launch of Print and Learn (PAL) Program

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According to the Center of Digital Education, K-12 schools in the U.S. will spend almost $10 billion on educational technology in 2014. In higher education, the National Retail Federation states that student spending for electronics (tablets, laptops, etc.) is up 20% from last year. There’s no doubt that classrooms are going digital – yet even […]

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2014.08.27 Mobile is optimized for mobile
8/27/2014 12:54:01 PM

Mobile is optimized for mobile MY MOBILE 2014-08-22



Partnering for Success: Lantronix and Cisco

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

—Isaac Newton

There are dozens of great quotes attributed to Newton, but the aforementioned quote is definitely one of my favorites.   As one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution, Newton’s contributions have impacted all areas of our lives, especially technology.

Isaac Newton Partnering for Success: Lantronix and CiscoOne of the critical success factors for any tech company is “strategic partnerships.” Nowhere is this more critical, and more relevant, than during a market transition – and that’s exactly what we’re seeing today regarding the explosive growth of the Internet of Things, or “IoT.”   You’ve seen the stats: “Over 50 billion devices will be connected by 2015!” or “There is already an average of 6 devices connected to a single person.”   They go on and on, but one thing is certain – the Internet of Things is happening. It’s not a matter of “IF,” it’s a matter of “When” and “Who” – as in “Who will come out on top.”   The surest way to come out on top is to partner with and stand on the shoulders of giants. And Cisco is one of those giants.

As a new Cisco Solution Partner, Lantronix can more quickly, easily, and cost effectively keep in lock-step with the most innovative technologies, gain deeper visibility into strategic market trends, and leverage sales and marketing opportunities through Cisco and across the entire IoT ecosystem.

Specifically, Lantronix will be working with Cisco and its partners and teams on IoT infrastructure solutions – providing the market with the “back bone” powering IoT – specifically our award-winning SLB and SLC families of IT Infrastructure Management solutions. With Lantronix and Cisco, no matter where you are located, you can connect to your equipment throughout the world, then diagnose and remediate problems remotely. Imagine the cost and time savings your business will realize when you no longer have to deploy labor forces to accomplish exactly what you can now do from a central data center. Even more—with Lantronix, you are not hampered by a down network. It simply makes no difference.

And who knows, Lantronix may soon be an IoT giant upon whose shoulders others may stand!

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“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” —Isaac Newton There are dozens of great quotes attributed to Newton, but the aforementioned quote is definitely one of my favorites.   As one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution, Newton’s […]

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2014.08.05 Silicon Image & MHL: A Primer
8/7/2014 01:58:36 PM

Silicon Image & MHL: A Primer Fone Arena 2014-08-05



2014.07.29 Silicon Image Sets Standard For Mobile And Consumer Electronics Connectivity
7/31/2014 09:04:57 AM

Silicon Image Sets Standard For Mobile And Consumer Electronics Connectivity The Japan Times 2014-07-29



2014.07.30 - Silicon Image Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Earnings
7/30/2014 01:48:50 PM

2014-07-30 5 00 PM pressrelease SILICON IMAGE ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER FISCAL 2014 EARNINGS SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 30, 2014 – Silicon Image , Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today reported financial results for its second quarter e



Gamescon - 2014
7/29/2014 11:17:06 AM

Gamescon 2014-09-13 2014-09-17 Koelnmesse (Cologne Convention Center) Hall 10, Booth #B051 Cologne Germany



2014.07.28. Silicon Image Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
7/28/2014 12:10:23 PM

2014-07-28 1 47 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Appoints New Chief Financial Officer SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 28, 2014 - Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today announced the appointment of Raymond Cook as Chief Financial Officer e



GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2015
7/26/2014 05:43:11 PM

GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2015-03-04 2015-03-06 Moscone Convention Center Booth# 201 San Francisco CA United States



Mobile World Congress 2015
7/26/2014 05:39:35 PM

Mobile World Congress 2015-03-02 2015-03-05 Gran Via Fira de Booth# 7F31 Barcelona Spain



SLB Branch Office Manager Earns TweakTown’s “Best Features” Award!

Today more than ever, the need to keep IT equipment operational 24/7 is critical to the health of a company. Enterprises with distributed branch or satellite offices – such as those in retail, finance, insurance, healthcare, and food services industries – are presented with special challenges, as they need a centralized solution that can manage each location remotely. Our Secure Lantronix Branch (SLB) Office Manager is designed to do just that.

Recently TweakTown, one of the biggest technical media Web sites in the world, took an in depth look at SLB and liked what they saw! Reviewer Paul Alcorn tested SLB and provided his thoughts on each step of the process, from product specs to installation and management to the software interface – and finally his conclusion.

Here’s a snippet: “Lantronix SLB is simply outstanding. While covering a recent event in Seoul, South Korea, we could log in and manage our TweakTown lab in Kansas with no problems at all. When utilized in tandem with the SpiderDuo remote KVM/IP, we can expand the functionality of the SLB even further. The ease of use and superior functionality of the Lantronix SLB is backed by a five-year warranty, and wins our TweakTown Best Features Award.”

SLB earned a 94% rating from TweakTown. Check out the full review here.

slb product summary tweaktown SLB Branch Office Manager Earns TweakTowns Best Features Award!

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Today more than ever, the need to keep IT equipment operational 24/7 is critical to the health of a company. Enterprises with distributed branch or satellite offices – such as those in retail, finance, insurance, healthcare, and food services industries – are presented with special challenges, as they need a centralized solution that can manage […]

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2014.07.22 MHL to Revolutionize Mobile Phone Experience for Consumers
7/22/2014 11:28:07 AM

MHL to Revolutionize Mobile Phone Experience for Consumers PC Quest 2014-07-22



AnDevCon 2014
7/21/2014 01:09:04 PM

AnDevCon 2014-11-20 2014-11-21 Burlingame Hyatt Booth# 605 Burlingame CA United States



2014.07.21 Silicon Image Announces New MHL® 3.0 Design Win in nubia's Flagship nubia Z7 Smartphone
7/21/2014 11:10:48 AM

2014-07-21 1 12 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Announces New MHL® 3.0 Design Win in nubia's Flagship nubia Z7 Smartphone MHL 3.0 Momentum Increasing with nubia Z7 First to Leverage MHL 3.0 Video and USB High Speed Data Channel SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 21, 2014 - Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a le



2014.07.15 Silicon Image Appoints New Board Member
7/15/2014 11:49:00 AM

2014-07-15 1 15 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Appoints New Board Member SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 15, 2014 - Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today announced that Umesh Padval, a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, was appoint



2014.07.14 Onkyo Adds More Dolby Atmos Products
7/14/2014 05:07:47 PM

Onkyo Adds More Dolby Atmos Products TWICE 2014-07-14



2014.07.10 MHL 3.0 Links With TV – Smartphone Through UHD, ‘UHD In Hand’ Era Draws Near
7/11/2014 12:26:13 PM

MHL 3.0 Links With TV – Smartphone Through UHD, ‘UHD In Hand’ Era Draws Near ETNews.com 2014-07-10



2014.07.10 Silicon Image Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results Conference Call
7/10/2014 09:05:45 PM

2014-07-10 7 00 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results Conference Call SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 10, 2014 - Silicon Image, Inc.  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today announced that it will release



2014.07.08 Silicon Image Updates Second Quarter Revenue Outlook
7/8/2014 01:19:43 PM

2014-07-08 1 05 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Updates Second Quarter Revenue Outlook SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today updated its outlook for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. Revenue



2014.07.01 Intel Pushes Industry To Cut The Cables
7/8/2014 11:07:25 AM

Intel Pushes Industry To Cut The Cables ZDNet 2014-07-01



2014.06.12 Silicon Image MHL Wireless HD Accessory [VIDEO]
7/7/2014 03:15:11 PM

Silicon Image MHL Wireless HD Accessory [VIDEO] Frequency 2014-06-12



2014.06.06 Smartphones Get Display-Smart With MHL 3.0
7/7/2014 03:14:04 PM

Smartphones Get Display-Smart With MHL 3.0 Voice & Data (India) 2014-06-06



2014.06.02 MHL will unleash the power of your smartphone -- on a large screen
7/7/2014 03:13:03 PM

MHL will unleash the power of your smartphone -- on a large screen India Tech Online 2014-06-02



2014.06.01 The Big Screen Phone Connect
7/7/2014 03:11:37 PM

The Big Screen Phone Connect The Asian Age (India) 2014-06-01



2014.05.31 MHL 3.0 Compatible Devices Now In India: Enjoy 4K Technology Transfer Directly Via Cable
7/7/2014 03:10:49 PM

MHL 3.0 Compatible Devices Now In India: Enjoy 4K Technology Transfer Directly Via Cable Gizbot (India) 2014-05-31



2014.07.02 Your Mobile Everything... On The Big Screen
7/7/2014 03:08:52 PM

Your Mobile Everything... On The Big Screen DigiTimes (Taiwan) 2014-07-02



2014.06.17 Convert Smartphone Into Laptop or PC with MHL Support
7/7/2014 01:55:57 PM

Convert Smartphone Into Laptop or PC with MHL Support Gadgetshouse (India) 2014-06-17



Remote Out-of-Band Access in the World’s Deepest Underwater Observatory

(thanks to by Brian Chee, Senior Contributing Editor, InfoWorld Test Center)

Imagine the world’s deepest observatory at 3 miles below the sea surface. Now think about what a challenge it would be to monitor equipment for such a remote location. This was the problem encountered by Aloha Cable Observatory (ACO), as they sought to replace an old power distribution unit (PDU) with a solution that would supply remote power management, control and configuration for critical seawater systems.

Enter SLB! The Secure Lantronix Branch (SLB) Office Manager from Lantronix was selected to securely manage remote servers and IT infrastructure equipment over the Internet and control devices that only had serial remote access. ACO technical staff deployed SLB to perform last-resort power reboots of various control computers in the power and control section of the dry land portion of ACO.

“We needed to replace a failing PDU that was too old to provide encrypted remote access – an issue that threatened to put us in violation of acceptable use policies,” said Brian Chee, IT specialist, University of Hawaii at Manoa. “The SLB solved that issue while supplying more control in less rack space since the SLB provides the functionality of three different devices in a single RU.”

SLB provided ACO with secure, remote out-of-band access while offering more flexibility and power control. If SLB can accomplish these feats 3 miles under the surface of the ocean, think about what it could do for your business!

SLB and Underwater Observatory 2014 Remote Out of Band Access in the Worlds Deepest Underwater Observatory

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(thanks to by Brian Chee, Senior Contributing Editor, InfoWorld Test Center) Imagine the world’s deepest observatory at 3 miles below the sea surface. Now think about what a challenge it would be to monitor equipment for such a remote location. This was the problem encountered by Aloha Cable Observatory (ACO), as they sought to replace […]

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2014.06.08 Analog-To-MHL/HDMI Converter ICs For Products To Support Analog Video
6/23/2014 04:42:12 PM

Analog-To-MHL/HDMI Converter ICs For Products To Support Analog Video EE Herald 2014-06-08



2014.06.05 Silicon Image Eyes India Tie-Ups For Its Mobile-TV Linkup Tech
6/20/2014 02:28:19 PM

Silicon Image Eyes India Tie-Ups For Its Mobile-TV Linkup Tech Light Reading (India), 2014-06-05



2014.05.11 Silicon Image Acquires UpdateLogic
6/18/2014 02:34:06 PM

Silicon Image Acquires UpdateLogic EE Herald 2014-05-11



New Video from Fujitsu Semiconductor Highlights Industry-Leading Products, Processes and Technologies
Fujitsu Semiconductor America today issued a new video presentation detailing the company’s industry-leading technologies, products and processes, from ASIC platforms and Custom SoCs, to IP and design services.

Sending data from Lantronix to Google Analytics

Google and Lantronix

The following is a copy of a guest post from Kurt Busch, CEO, and Mariano Goluboff, Principal Field Applications Engineer at Lantronix as originally posted on Google’s corporate blog at: http://analytics.blogspot.com/2014/03/sending-data-from-lantronix-to-google.html

Background

Google Analytics makes it easy to create custom dashboards to present data in the format that most helps to drive business processes. We’ve put together a solution that will make several of our devices (networking and remote access devices) easily configurable to enable delivery of end device data to Google Analytics. We use the Lantronix PremierWave family of devices to connect to an end device via a serial port like RS-232/485, or Ethernet, intelligently extract useful data, and send it to Google Analytics for use in M2M applications.

What you need

To get started, grab the Pyserial module, and load it on your Lantronix PremierWave XC HSPA+. You’ll also want a device with a serial port that sends data you want to connect to Google Analytics. A digital scale like the 349KLX is a good choice.

Architecture overview

With the Measurement Protocol, part of Universal Analytics, it is now possible to connect data from more than web browsers to Analytics.

Lantronix integrated the Measurement Protocol by using an easy to deploy Python script. By being able to natively execute Python on PremierWave and xSenso devices, Lantronix makes it very easy to deploy intelligent applications leveraging Python’s ease of programming and extensive libraries.

The demonstration consists of a scale with an RS-232 output, connected to a Lantronix PremierWave XC HSPA+. The Python script running on the PremierWave XC HSPA+ parses the data from the scale, and sends the weight received to Google Analytics, where it can then be displayed.

The hardware setup is show in the picture below.

pwen xc hspa ga test weight 700 Sending data from Lantronix to Google Analytics

The technical details

The Python program demonstrated by Lantronix uses the Pyserial module to parse this data. The serial port is easily initialized with Pyserial:

class ser349klx:
# setup the serial port. Pass the device as '/dev/ttyS1' or '/dev/ttyS2' for
# serial port 1 and 2 (respectively) in PremierWave EN or XC HSPA+
def __init__(self, device, weight, ga):
  while True:
   try:
    serstat = True
    ser = serial.Serial(device,2400, interCharTimeout=0.2, timeout=1)
   except Exception:
    serstat = False
   if serstat:
    break
    
  self.ser = ser
  self.weight = weight
  self.ga = ga

The scale used constantly sends the current weight via the RS-232 port, with each value separated by a carriage return:

def receive_line(self):
  buffer = ''

  while True:
   buffer = buffer + self.ser.read(self.ser.inWaiting())
   if '\r' in buffer:
    lines = buffer.split('\r')
    return lines[-2]

The code that finds a new weight is called from a loop, which then waits for 10 equal non-zero values to wait for the weight to settle before sending it to Google Analytics, as shown below:

# This runs a continuous loop listening for lines coming from the
# serial port and processing them.
def getData(self):
  count = 0
  prev = 0.0
  #print self.ser.interCharTimeout
  while True:
   time.sleep(0.1)
   try:
    val = self.receive_line()
    weight.value=float(val[-5:])*0.166
    if (prev == weight.value):
     count += 1
     if (count == 10) and (str(prev) != '0.0'):
      self.ga.send("{:.2f}".format(prev))
    else:
     count = 0
     prev = weight.value
   except Exception:
    pass

Since the Google Analytics Measurement Protocol uses standard HTTP requests to send data from devices other than web browsers, the ga.send method is easily implemented using the Python urllib and urllib2 modules, as seen below:

class gaConnect:
def __init__(self, tracking, mac):
  self.tracking = tracking
  self.mac = mac
 
 def send(self, data):
  values = { 'v' : '1',
     'tid' : self.tracking,
     'cid' : self.mac,
     't' : 'event',
     'ec' : 'scale',
     'ea' : 'weight',
     'el' : data }
 
 res = urllib2.urlopen(urllib2.Request("http://www.google-analytics.com/collect",
                                        urllib.urlencode(values)))

The last piece is to initialize get a Google Analytics connect object to connect to the user’s Analytics account:

ga = gaConnect("UA-XXXX-Y", dev.mac)

The MAC address of the PremierWave device is used to send unique information from each device.

Results

With these pieces put together, it’s quick and easy to get data from the device to Google Analytics, and then use the extensive custom reporting and modeling that is available to view the data. For example, see the screenshot below of real-time events:

pwen xc hspa ga test screenshot Sending data from Lantronix to Google Analytics

Using Lantronix hardware, you can connect your serial devices or analog sensors to the network via Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or Cellular. Using Python and the Google Analytics Measurement Protocol, the data can be quickly and easily added to your custom Google Analytics reports and dashboards for use in business intelligence and reporting.

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Google and Lantronix The following is a copy of a guest post from Kurt Busch, CEO, and Mariano Goluboff, Principal Field Applications Engineer at Lantronix as originally posted on Google’s corporate blog at: http://analytics.blogspot.com/2014/03/sending-data-from-lantronix-to-google.html Background Google Analytics makes it easy to create custom dashboards to present data in the format that most helps to drive […]

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2014.06.03 Tapping The Power Of Mobile Devices Through Connectivity: Silicon Image On HDMI, MHL And Wireless HD
6/4/2014 12:27:44 PM

Tapping The Power Of Mobile Devices Through Connectivity: Silicon Image On HDMI, MHL And Wireless HD DIGITIMES 2014-06-03



2014.06.02 Silicon Image Introduces the Industry's First Analog-to-HDMI® and HDMI® Converter Products
6/2/2014 01:12:11 PM

2014-06-02 1 32 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Introduces the Industry's First Analog-to-HDMI® and HDMI® Converter Products New ICs Enable Consumers to Connect Their Legacy Analog Consumer Electronics Devices with the Latest Digital MHL or HDMI Displays SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 2, 2014 - Silicon Im



Lantronix + dweet + freeboard: Connecting a microcontroller’s serial port to the Internet of Things

IMG xpico wifi tower module Lantronix + dweet + freeboard: Connecting a microcontroller’s serial port to the Internet of ThingsTalking to my customers, everybody is asking about the Internet of Things. There is so much information about the IoT, that it can be confusing to figure out how to solve your specific business problem with all the options available.

Where the rubber meets the road is putting hardware, software, and services together to get to a cogent solution. All while reducing costs and time to market, of course. So when I heard someone wanting to connect to Bug Labs’ dweet.io I was intrigued. Here’s a service that claims to make the sending of data very easy. I don’t even have to sign up for a free account, I can just start sending data from my device? Let’s try this out.

I took a Lantronix xPico Wi-Fi Freescale Tower System connected with a Kinetis microcontroller. The xPico Wi-Fi manages the TCP connection to the dweet.io server, so the microcontroller only needs to construct the message to be sent. The dweet.io platform accepts data with standard HTTP requests, so the microcontroller just sends the following data to the UART port, and the rest is taken care of by the xPico Wi-Fi.

GET /dweet/for/<uid>?potentiometer=<value> HTTP/1.1\r\n
Host: dweet.io\r\n
Connection: keep-alive\r\n
Accept: */*\r\n
\r\n

The program running on the microcontroller sends new data any time that the potentiometer on the Kinetis Tower board changes. This video shows how it works:

http://youtu.be/xmrgD9j_iFA

Using freeboard.io, it couldn’t have been easier to view the information being posted. In literally 5 minutes, I had a dashboard that shows current and historical data:

freeboard screen 600 Lantronix + dweet + freeboard: Connecting a microcontroller’s serial port to the Internet of Things

Conclusion

There are many services and products to help get your device connected to the Cloud. Lantronix hardware and the software applications that run on it make it very easy to connect your device to the network. The dweet.io and freeboard.io services from Bug Labs can take the data from the device and make it actionable quickly.

Figuring out how to use the Internet of Things to your advantage doesn’t have to be complicated. We can help you design and implement a total solution of hardware, software, and services to meet your needs.

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Sure, it'll also have an extra motor, 4-wheel drive and semiautonomous capability. But sonar's a little--unusualSure, it'll also have an extra motor, 4-wheel drive and semiautonomous capability. But sonar's a little--unusual

Make It So: Open Source, Arduino-Based Tricorder Nears Completion


It's not science fiction anymore. It's a real, working tricorder straight out of Star TrekIt's not science fiction anymore. It's a real, working tricorder straight out of Star Trek

Organic Coating Could Boost Photovoltaics' Conversion Efficiencies Far Beyond Today's Limits


Hybrid organic-inorganic material could create photovoltaics with 46-percent conversion efficiencyHybrid organic-inorganic material could create photovoltaics with 46-percent conversion efficiency

Pediatricians Bring Tracking of Illnesses at Childcare Centers Online


Speedier identification of diseases like flu in daycares and pre-schools could help limit the scope of outbreaksSpeedier identification of diseases like flu in daycares and pre-schools could help limit the scope of outbreaks

Geeks Rule Fortune’s 40 Under 40 List


Silicon Valley’s tech company leaders shine bright in Fortune’s list of hottest young business starsSilicon Valley’s tech company leaders shine bright in Fortune’s list of hottest young business stars

U.S. Military Puts Up $110 Million to Fund Photonic Integrated Circuits Competition


The U.S. government is backing the next generation of photonics technology for higher-speed Internet and mobile computingThe U.S. government is backing the next generation of photonics technology for higher-speed Internet and mobile computing

Video Friday: Pico Quadrotor, iRobot Control, and Android Metamorphosis


This week's best robot videos, with a Kafkaesque endingThis week's best robot videos, with a Kafkaesque ending

Facebook, Box, and Pinterest Create A “Girls’ Club” for Women in Tech


Tech companies launch “WEST,” a mentoring program to help women survive in—and maybe change—the tech-bro cultureTech companies launch “WEST,” a mentoring program to help women survive in—and maybe change—the tech-bro culture

A Faster Way To Make Quantum Computing Chips


An easier method of photon polarization could advance the development of quantum computersAn easier method of photon polarization could advance the development of quantum computers

New Theranostic Nanoparticle Diagnoses and Treats Cancer


While in vivo tests are still forthcoming, novel theranostic nanoparticle is first to offer two cancer therapies in oneWhile in vivo tests are still forthcoming, novel theranostic nanoparticle is first to offer two cancer therapies in one

Sidewinding Snakebots Sinuously Summit Steep Sandy Slopes


Scaly slitherers surmount slippery spots, showing scientists subtle secretsScaly slitherers surmount slippery spots, showing scientists subtle secrets

Thync's Wearable Won't Just Measure Your Mood, It Will Fix It


Vinod Khosla and others bet $13 million on Thync’s mind-altering technologyVinod Khosla and others bet $13 million on Thync’s mind-altering technology

Nobel Shocker: RCA Had the First Blue LED in 1972


The first blue LED was actually created in 1972. Here's the storyThe first blue LED was actually created in 1972. Here's the story

Beautiful Fluid Actuators from Disney Research Make Soft, Safe Robot Arms


Routing forces through air and water allows for displaced motors and safe, high-performance armsRouting forces through air and water allows for displaced motors and safe, high-performance arms

Volvo Tech Makes Trucks Smart Enough to Not Run You Over


A new predictive sensor system should help Volvo truck autonomously avoid flattening bicyclists and pedestriansA new predictive sensor system should help Volvo truck autonomously avoid flattening bicyclists and pedestrians

RoboGames Is Back in 2015 (With Your Help)


Help Kickstart one of the most awesome robot competitions everHelp Kickstart one of the most awesome robot competitions ever

Chemistry Nobel Honors Microscopes Made to See the Nanoworld


Three scientists shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for inventing optical microscopes that can see processes inside living cellsThree scientists shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for inventing optical microscopes that can see processes inside living cells

No Nobel for the Father of the LED


Nick Holonyak Jr., who developed the first visible LED, wonders where his prize isNick Holonyak Jr., who developed the first visible LED, wonders where his prize is

Plasmon Laser Is Fastest to Switch


Zip? Zap! Nanolaser switches 1000 times as fastZip? Zap! Nanolaser switches 1000 times as fast

Musk Promises 90% Autopilot for Teslas in 2015, Doesn't Say How


A Tesla may be technically capable of autonomous driving by 2015, but will it be ready for consumers?A Tesla may be technically capable of autonomous driving by 2015, but will it be ready for consumers?

Crumpled Graphene Offers Inexpensive Way to Achieve Flexible Supercapacitors


Flexible supercapacitors could bring wearable energy storage devices one step closerFlexible supercapacitors could bring wearable energy storage devices one step closer

Compact, four-quadrant lock-in amplifier generates two analog outputs
Generate a pair of quadrature-phase digital signals.



Eight-function remote uses one button, no microcode
Simplify the operation of a remote control.



Doorbell transformer acts as simple water-leak detector
Doorbell transformer acts as a power supply.



Inverted regulator increases choice and reduces complexity
A simple approach for any high side overcurrent-protection circuit references the entire circuit to the high-side rail.



Debug a microcontroller-to-FPGA interface from the FPGA side
Monitor activity through a JTAG download cable.



Precision tilt/fall detector consumes less than 1.5 mW
Detect X-axis position and indicate it with an LED.



Reset an SOC only when power is ready
Use a comparator, an AND gate, and a capacitor to properly reset an SOC.



Circuit provides simpler power-supply-sequence testing
New circuit improves on an earlier power-sequence-testing idea.



Inexpensive power switch includes submicrosecond circuit breaker
Control power to a load and protect the power source.



Create a DAC from a microcontroller's ADC
Use a microcontroller's ADC in the feedback loop.



Inspect solar cells without a microscope
Use a short-wave infrared camera to capture the image of an entire wafer.



Solar-powered sensor controls traffic
A traffic-sensor post measures vehicle location and speed at an intersection, providing an accurate, effective, inexpensive approach to monitoring traffic flow



Self-oscillating H bridge lights white LED from one cell
Circuit operates on batteries as low as 0.6V.



Low-cost LCD-bias generator uses main microcontroller as control IC
Control a buck-boost switch-mode regulator with the same microcontroller that sends data to an LCD.



Negative-to-negative switch-mode converter offers high current and high efficiency
Don't let variations in input voltage affect the output voltage.



ADC for programmable logic uses one capacitor
Use a capacitor's charging and discharging time to sense a user input.



Use two phases to cut current and improve EMI
A two-phase SEPIC has lower output-capacitor current, which also improves reliability.



Fader switch uses inexpensive controller
Control the brightness of an LED or incandescent lamp.



Astable multivibrator gets hysteresis from positive-feedback stage
Add hysteresis through positive feedback.



Class B amplifier has automatic bias
Biased transistors minimize distortion.



Cable tester uses LEDs to find faults
Test as many as 16 wires with LEDs as continuity indicators.



Dual-coil relay driver uses only two MOSFETs
Differentially drive relays to minimize power consumption.



Unused port adds a PWM/analog channel to a microcontroller
Take advantage of unused pins to generate a PWM signal and then filter it into analog.



Capacitance meter uses PLL for high accuracy
An improvement on an old design lets you measure capacitors from 10 pF to 1 µF.



Resistor compensates for instrumentation-amp gain drift
Temperature makes instrumentation amp's gain drift; a resistor corrects it.