Friday, January 29, 2016

Video Casting Entelgy

The TVEO Video Casting Entelgy solution will be the platform used by TVE and MEDIAPRO to perform "Spain in a Day", the new draft Isabel Coixet and anonymous bring together thousands of videos to draw a portrait of everyday life in our country .
Specifically, the technology will allow Entelgy capture thousands of videos in HD format to send citizens from their mobile devices.

To do this, TVEO Video Casting consists of a native app for smartphones and tablets, a website and an internal application that will allow the production team to select the best pictures and approve them for final editing.

The tool will also provide production managers tape the possibility that several professionals working in parallel in order to accelerate the process of filtering videos. Also TVEO Video Casting has advanced reporting mechanisms and filters that make the image management is extremely simple.
Pedro Gala, Media Entelgy director, stressed that "Entelgy firm commitment to R & D and customer confidence already working with our platform TVEO Video Casting, as Telemadrid, has been key to decide MEDIAPRO and TVE bet on our technology on such an ambitious and exciting initiative as' Spain in a Day ".

The Spanish technology demonstrates every day that can stand up to any company of international standing. Many firms in our country have his eye on one of the most lucrative markets, smartphones, and want to compete with more famous brands to strengthen its efforts in designing and supporting the quality of its terminals.
The Galician multinational, which already prevailed in the market for DVD players and MP3, is now alive with smartphones.
There are three advantages to gain market. The first is the Smart Pro 5-inch, eight-processor 1.7 GHz real cores, two SIM card slots (Dual SIM), 13 megapixel camera and Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. You can acquire free at a price of 239 euros.
The following is the Smart Fit featuring a 4.7-inch HD screen, the same size as the next iPhone will have 6. This is the lightest model of that size that is currently marketed, it runs the Android 4.3 operating system and has quad-core processor at 1.2 GHz and a main 13 megapixel camera that can also record videos in high definition. Its price is 179 euros. Finally, the Trendy Smart is the smallest and economic (159 euros) Blusens models. It is a 4.3-inch terminal, for two Sim cards quad-core processor at 1.2 GHz, Android 4.1 and 8 megapixel camera.

This week we present expansion and new signature models that will be on sale (link). Of course, if you do not want to wait, Bq offers three high-end devices from which you can enjoy here and now.
Aquaris 5.7 The first is that, with its 5.7 inch screen with full HD resolution, delves into the realm of what we call phablets, phones that approach the size of the tablets. It has a rear Quad Core 1.5GHz processor, Dual Sim, front camera of 5 megapixels and 13 and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The price is 259.90 euros.
Another of his top models is Aquaris 5 which also has a quad core processor but in this case 1.2 GHz, Dual Sim, chambers of 8 and 1.2 megapixel Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It retails for 179,90 euros and has a superior version with the same features but with HD screen that can be purchased for 199.90 euros.
Energy Sistem
"It does not really known for making incredible things," says the website of the Energy Sistem, but the truth is that the Spanish manufacturer has already made a name in this sector thanks to the success of their other technological products. The firm has decided this time to venture into the realm of high-end smartphones.
The first is the Energy Sistem Phone Pro, 5-inch full HD resolution, eight-core processor at 1.7 GHz, for two SIM cards, front rear camera of 13 megapixels and 5 and Android 4.2 operating system. 2, the company is committed to upgrading to 4.4 Androdi Kit Kat. You can purchase from June 19 for 249 euros. This phone will have a big brother, the Energy Sistem Phone Pro Q1 which will be marketed at a price of 279 euros.
The last star of the family is the Energy Phone Neo, which will have a dual core 1.3GHz processor, 4.5 inch screen, VGA front camera and 5 megapixel rear, Dual SIM, and Android 4.2. Its retail price will be 119 euros.
This start-up born in 2009 and was the first European company to develop an intelligent terminal with Android operating system. His latest venture is the Geeksphone Revolution model, which has launched this year. It has a dual core processor at 1.6 GHz, 4.7-inch screen and HD quality and 8-megapixel camera, which is more innovative, the ability to have users themselves who freely choose their operating system changing the smartphone Android it is installed by default. Currently you can buy it for 164.5 euros.
Technological, concerned about the number of anxious to be done with the data handled by the intelligent hackers, has also created along with specialized security Silent Circle the blackphone, totally focused on user privacy device company. As for its features are its 4.7-inch HD screen, its privatos operating system (a safer version of the conventional Android), its main 8 megapixel camera and quad-core processor at 2 GHz. The price is around 450 euros.
Max 4 3G
The Max-G-Mobile, company has decided, after a decade dedicated to telephony, try your luck in the world of smart terminals. His best and only Max 4 smartphone is 3G. It is a 4-inch device, Dual Core 1.3 GHz processor, Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2, accommodates two SIM cards and 2 megapixel main camera and secondary OS 0.3. Its free price is 89 euros.
The company has confirmed EXPANSION they hope to expand the family with a larger device (4.5 inches) this year.
This company not only 100% Galician bet for smartphones, but also manufactures tablets and desktops. They offer a wide range of smart phones that can be purchased directly from the website of the firm.
Omega 4 highlights its 5.5 inch and 5-inch Zeta 2 models (sizes that make it likely considered phablets) both with 1.3 GHz Quad Core processors, resolution of 960x540 pixels and HD quality for two SIM cards, camera 13 megapixel camera and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and. Omega 4 has a price of 199 euros and sold Primux Zeta 189.
If you are looking for a smaller, Primux has Kappa, the younger brother of the above, of 4.5 inches, the same quad-core processor and the same screen resolution but with KitKat Android Version 4.4 and a camera of 8 megapixel. Its retail price is 179 euros.
The most affordable option is the Alpha 2 which has EUR 149.9 dual-core processor at 1GHz, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 4.6-inch screen with resolution of 854x480 pixels and a 5 megapixel camera.
The company, formerly known as NVSBL, has models ranging from low to high range to suit all types of users always playing his cards to the quality and competitive prices (between 60 and 200 euros).
Terminals that more game can give are the Unusual 50Z + (which for 199 euros offers 5-inch screen, quad-core processor, front camera of 3MP and rear 8 and Android 4.2) the 45Z (which shares characteristics with the previous, except its 4.5-inch screen and the price of 179 euros) and 45Y (also with quad-core processor, 4.5-inch screen, chambers of 8 and 2-megapixel Android 4.1 you can take 169 euros).
Vexia dares not only smartphones, but its most powerful model, the Zippers 6 is, as any of the above, one phablet. This terminal has a 6 inch screen, quad-core 1.2 GHz processor, accommodates two SIM cards and 2 front camera and 5-megapixel rear. This model has not yet gone on sale and is available at its online store.
Another option yes we can acquire is already the Zippers Phone. By 199,95 euros it offers a 4.3-inch screen with HD resolution, Intel Atom 1.2GHz processor, front camera of 0.3 megapixels and rear 5, Dual Sim Android 4.
If you are looking for a smaller terminal, offering the Zippers Vexia April 4 inches by 119 euros has Android 4.2.2 operating system, dual-core processor at 1.3 GHz, for two phone cards and 5 megapixel camera.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

QSDglobal foundation

Paco Lobatón became popular in the nineties as host of the reality television TVE nowhere, which remained on the air for seven seasons and whose mission was to find missing persons. Sixteen years after the end, the journalist remains committed to this drama, which causes between 14,000 and 20,000 complaints a year in Spain, through its QSDglobal foundation.

As to Sync explains, "10% of these remains unresolved disappearances. In addition, a significant portion-some thousand per year are carried out by older people with Alzheimer's. Many of them are later found dead a short distance from their homes because they are disoriented and do not know return ".

"10% of disappearances remains unresolved and a significant portion are carried out by people with Alzheimer's," says Lobatón
"It is unbearable having to be giving the news in the XXI century, when technology could help to avoid it," he says. "In the case of leakage of teenagers, the risks are much less predictable, but in older people with dementia more preventive measures should be taken. The problem is that tracking devices out there now, almost all US patent, are very expensive, "he adds.

In this search for technological solutions, through its foundation, Lobatón met some young Spanish engineers have developed a new, inexpensive and versatile than the ones currently on the market advanced GeoLocator. The device is specially designed for the location of children, elderly and dependent people in real time. "It is a device with a 'social DNA," says the journalist.

The social commitment of the speaker Lobatón was the germ of this new GeoLocator born.

Ivan Perez is founder and CEO of, which in turn is the name given to the new device. The idea came from a personal experience a couple of years in the port of Mazarrón (Murcia) ago, while practicing diving, one of his favorite hobbies. is a GPS locator with a 1.3-inch screen. By installed in a mobile or tablet application, you can track in real time both people and pets and objects. / Olmo Calvo / Sync
"During a break, a group of divers into the water saw a girl of about ten years. We set out to rescue her, and once he was safe, we started asking questions, but did not answer. Then, when his family finally appeared, we knew that she had autism and had a tendency to escape. The mother said they could not afford to buy a locator because it was too expensive, "says the engineer.

From that moment, I began to investigate with his friend Francisco Mayol -ingeniero telecomunicaiones satellite and now COO on the possibility of developing a GeoLocator in real time affordable and more advanced features which they were marketed at that time. The result has been due out this November.

"Two years ago, when we started working on the issue, locators with similar functions to our cost between 800 and 1,200 euros. Now, they are starting to come out products that are between 150 and 250 euros. is less than 100 euros and give a more complete service, "says Perez., with a price of about 100 euros, connects to the Internet through an integrated SIM card and allows tracking from mobile and tablets
It's a GPS locator with a 1.3-inch screen that connects to the Internet through an integrated SIM card. By installed in a mobile or tablet, or from the company web application, you can track in real time both people and pets and objects. Augmented reality functionality shows the trail on a map or on real images.

In addition, the company has reached agreements with global providers of Internet geolocalizar 133 countries that allow these places, even if the person is hundreds of kilometers away.

"Ultimately, this is like a mobile, if you go with your phone to another country, you pay a roaming or share data. We have done that is all inclusive. Purchasing the equipment, you sign up as a customer and, with a flat fee of five euros per month, will work both in Spain and in all countries where our suppliers operate. No need to pay any extra, "he says.

Thus, the company not only develops the technology but also provides the service. "We have our own APN (access point name) and will be something of a virtual mobile operator for our users," he adds.

The geologalizador with different adapters.
The team wanted the device very versatile. As Perez explains, "current geolocators are very focused on children. Ours is designed for a wider range of people. A person with Alzheimer's or dementia are not going to put a child will watch. " Therefore, it can be converted into a wristwatch, a key ring or pendant. If you want to use to locate belongings, just put it in a box that can go in a suitcase or tied, for example, a vehicle.

The service is offered with a flat fee of five euros per month and work in Spain and in all countries in which suppliers operate

The device includes motion sensors (accelerometers) to detect if someone falls or has an accident. Is if a person is still long for the day or also places to walk at night. creators have used existing European technology sensors. "What we have done is all the device design, software programming and server components, as well as mobile application and algorithms that learn user behavior," explains the CEO.

Another innovation that has been introduced is that the battery can last up to a week. This is achieved in that, although it offers a real-time monitoring is not necessary that the person is located 24 hours a day, but at the time it wants to find. "If a child always goes to school in the same area Monday through Friday, or a person is in a day care center, you are learning algorithms and the system knows that in some places there is less danger of going astray" It indicates.

From the server all the data, the history of that person or pet and, accordingly, it follows when it has left the security zone established look. The system also has a panic button.

New services and collective funding

Entrepreneurs have already thought about creating new services around the device, for example, "could include options such as medication alerts," says Perez. To do this, they plan to work with nursing homes and day centers. They also want to create specific applications for children and they are talking to institutions dedicated to children and kindergartens.

The service allows real-time location on a map or on real images of the place. /
The company, based in Malaga and a staff of just six people, plans to manufacture its gadgets in various parts of Spain through agreements with factories engaged in electronic component assembly.

The device has the support of the foundation is looking Lobatón institutional aid for distribution free of charge to people without resources plans to have a strong international presence and is negotiating agreements with distributors in the US and Latin American countries like Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Venezuela.

To carry out these projects, the team has launched a campaign of collective financing of investment--crowdfunding through Crowdcube platform. "Our goal is to achieve economies of scale and lower the GeoLocator as possible. We also need to strengthen the team, especially on the business side, to meet our goals and reach the maximum number of people, "says Perez.

Geo-band also has the support of the foundation is looking QSDglobal institutional aid for free distribution device among people without resources. "There is no better market study which has made Paco Lobatón during his years looking for missing persons. Known for the drama of families and we conveyed the need for a technology of low-cost location that functions as a kind of belt. When we put it, do not expect anything to happen, but if it occurs, can save us, "he concludes. team is studying a specific use of the device before it can be used as protection in cases of domestic violence. "Although there are now mobile applications for this purpose, with current technology, if an aggressor is the victim and look for the mobile, unlock, search for the app and activate it, there is no time. And those minutes can be fatal, "says the CEO. has a panic button "when the person sees the perpetrator, you can press it immediately sends the alert and is already geopositioning" he adds.

According to Ivan Perez, if you end up throwing the project with state security forces, after receiving the alert, the police may go to the site immediately and the relatives who that person is given access will also be informed.

In the same vein, the company is in the early stages of a project to improve the security of women in parts of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, through a local company working with the Indian government. The project includes the creation of an office in India to 50% between that company and

In this case, you would use a basic version of panic button that would send alerts to the police with real-time location of the hazard.

Mission Miracle

Please, help us to build this robot, because we need [...] To walk, to play, to dance with a ballet skirt ... ". Words in a video summarizing the desire of several children wheelchair wheels just dream of being able to lead a normal life. Today, an illusion, but with great potential to become reality soon. An exoskeleton created by the Spanish company Marsi Bionics has the key. You only need economic resources to improve the machinery build more units, subject them to trial and marketed for home use. To this end, a campaign of 'crowdfunding' occurs.

What would a robot like this? As Anne says, the mother of one of the small, Alvaro, three years and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA): "Normality, my son can play with his brother, pee or wash your hands alone, which I can do all things that any child is doing in your life. " When Ana explains that the exoskeleton that would allow performing the same tasks as their friends there, excited and quickly begins to make plans: "We will play football, we run, go to the park ...".

Two years ago "developed the first exoskeleton in the world for quadriplegics kids. It was a milestone, a breakthrough that has scientific and international recognition, with eight awards from prestigious organizations such as Elsevier or euRobotics" explains Elena García, industrial engineer , CSIC researcher and founding partner of Marsi (it means to walk in Esperanto) Bionics. The prototype passed the proof of concept in a quadriplegic 9 year old girl in April 2013. From there, "we received many calls from parents of children with spinal cord injury interested in buying the robot". It is estimated that in Spain there are 120,000 children with different pathologies (cereral palsy, spina bifida, etc.) that prevent them from walking, 700,000 in Europe and about 17 million worldwide.

"Miraculous Mission"

Given the expectations, argues García, from 2013 "we are making a superhuman effort to make this exoskeleton longer a research prototype and a reality in homes" of all affected children. "Marsi Bionics is the only company worldwide that aims to commercialize pediatric exoskeletons".

To date, researchers have developed two prototypes. The first, which was tested in 2013, and the second smallest in the world, including a system of balance for which no additional support element is not necessary. It has five motors limb and "would make turns without the help of anyone." At the end of the day, says the researcher, "pediatric patients have not sufficient strength and chest control in the arms either." The lithium battery is rechargeable, and with a range of about five hours.
For children with neurodegenerative diseases who are unable to walk, "provide an apparatus with which they get is a miracle, and restore sight to the blind," said Gustavo Lorenzo, medical neurologist Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid. Beyond this "miracle mission, this technology will mobilize tips disuse is going to atrophy and even long term could talk about a cure in quotes but real. His column is deformed. If we are able to tolerate this exoskeleton at home the maximum number of hours are convinced that her column will suffer much less and that's going to make them have a better quality of life and longer life expectancy. "

For funding

To check these purposes, "they are needed more equipment to develop clinical trials with enough patients to allow us to see how it evolves the column and if you really get that deformity is delayed because it is what will guarantee us an improvement and a cure in terms of increased life expectancy. "

In short, now that technology possible, "we must make it available to society," says Garcia. "Today we have not found a financial mechanism to carry out this process of technology transfer." Several venture capital firms are interested in investing when Marsi Bionics "is ripe to bill". For this it is necessary first obtaining FDA and CE marked exoskeletons. Because they are medical products, "they must meet security regulations", subject to the corresponding tests and "a clinical evaluation of the hand of a referral hospital." Throughout this process, says the researcher, it requires an injection close to a million euros, "of which 300,000 have achieved."

This amount will go to two projects. The first, in the University Children's Hospital Sant Joan de Deu (Barcelona), where eight children with SMA use the robot in the rehabilitation service for three months. "We will analyze the impact and the functionality of the exoskeleton in the hospital setting," argues Garcia. The second experiment was conducted at the University Hospital Ramon y Cajal in Madrid, but the goal will be to make a clinical evaluation of a child who will use this technology in their home for a year. For this purpose, there are four candidates, including Alvaro.

As for the remaining 600,000 euros, "we hope to obtain public support of Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and the campaign of 'crowdfunding'" explains the founder of Marsi Bionics. To access CDTI funding, he argues, "we need to expand capital at least up to 100,000 euros".