USING PI TO ALERT THAT ITS TIME FOR LUNCH

mwsLunch time is pretty much everyone’s favorite part of the day where employees abandon their desks for the company cafeteria, the break room, and in some cases, a food truck.

 

Food trucks are great because they generally park right outside of offices and employees can simply step outside and choose from a usually varied menu. But there are downsides to food trucks. This option, while very convenient, can be difficult to pinpoint and even time.

 

Most food trucks are parked outside of high traffic areas during lunch hours, but those can vary. If you are in an office that doesn’t face the road, or you don’t have a window at all, odds are you will never know when the food truck will arrive. Alternatively, you could pester your coworkers who do have a street view, but they will undoubtedly get frustrated with your continued contact on the matter.

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After tossing some ideas around, Modern Workplace Solutions came up with MoCaDeSyMo. This little red man, who’s name stands for Mobile Carbohydrate Delivery System Monitor, is mounted on the back side of a computer that faces the street. Every minute on weekdays between 10:45 and 11:30 a.m., MoCaDeSyMo takes a photo to detect if a food truck is outside. His body includes a Raspberry Pi 3 and the default Pi camera module.

 

MoCaDeSyMo uses Azure Cognative Services to predict if the truck is present on the street. After that, a Microsoft Teams connector is trigged and employees are notified that the truck has arrived.

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RASBERRY PI

The Raspberry Pi 3 with a camera module and a default Raspbian Jessie image as its operating system is essential in this alert process.  Linux was used as the base system to talk to Azure. The camera module takes a picture and crops it, focusing only on what the employees are interested in: the presence, or lack thereof, of a food truck.

 

One command is used to talk training pictures. This causes MoCaDeSyMo to take a photo every two seconds for a period of 30 seconds. This creates data to train the image recognition algorithm.

 

AZURE FUNCTION

Azure is used to upload the images to a blob storage. The Azure function is triggered with the URL of the new item in the blob storage. A Custom mws4Vision endpoint is used to predict with image recognition. The team used 77 pictures of the truck and 164 photos of the images without it to train the system.

 

By tagging the images without the truck as false, the quick test feature in the Custom Vision services gives a 100 percent false.

 

CONCLUSION

The Modern Workplace Solutions team was able to come up with a lunch solution by creating a working porotype in only a few hours using the Raspberry Pi to take photos and upload them to Azure. This is a positive outcome that shows that current technology and a bit of imagination can bring even more enjoyment to lunchtime. You can find out more about the team behind the site here or why not check out Thomy’s speaking schedule here and you can also follow him on Twitter and Linkedin

KEEP YOUR CHILD OR TEEN SAFE WITH FAMILY ORBIT

fam1Only a few years ago, parents didn’t have to keep a keen eye on their children all of the time. They trusted that their kids would be safe and would be responsible with the resources available to them. However, times have changed. Social media sites have increased many parents’ awareness of child abduction, and children and teens have increased their online presence which can be dangerous if they are easily lured by predators, bullies, or people with bad intentions.

 

Although many teens and children have become addicted to the internet, the technological age has helped create top-notch apps like Family Orbit to help families monitor and track their child’s iPhone to keep them safe and away from potentially harmful activities.

 

Family Orbit is a software specifically for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches that can monitor a child’s phone without installing an app on their phone. Here are some of the features offered with the Family Orbit software and their details:

 

CALL HISTORY

Have you ever received a phone bill with outrages overage charges only to find out your child or teenager was calling their friend or significant other at all hours of the night? Instead of trying to set ground rules that will most likely be broken, you can use the software to monitor who your child or teenager called on what date for how long.

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This can also be useful if your child goes missing or your teen runs away. This is a useful way to see who they have been in touch with.

 

LOCATION HISTORY

If you are worried that your teen or child will disobey you and sneak out of the house to hang out with their friends, you don’t have to worry. Family Orbit tracks the locations your teen or child has visited, including the time and date. This can also be helpful for runaways or child abduction cases.

 

TEXT MESSAGES

You can monitor your child’s messages to be sure they aren’t involved in impermissible messages or being bullied by classmates. This feature is unique in that you can also monitor deleted SMS messages if they are sent to backup before they are deleted. You are able to also see the name and number of the person they sent the text to as well as the message.

 

PHOTOS

If you have a feeling your child could be sending or receiving inappropriate photos, you can use this software to view what has been downloaded to their phone. This allows you to take action immediately before they become involved in something they shouldn’t.

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WEB HISTORY

The online world can be a dangerous place, but you can have peace of mind with the Family Orbit software, don’t worry about your child talking to strangers online, or visiting inappropriate websites.

 

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See your child’s address book, the apps they have installed, calendar events, reminders, and messages on WhatsApp.fam4

 

You can use this software monthly for $14.95, or yearly for $89.95. For more information, or to start a free trail or purchase the software now, visit FamilyOrbit.com.

 

GET HIGH TIME RESOLUTION WITH SPECTROMETERS FOR CUTTING EDGE PHOTOSCIENCE

ultraUltrafast systems, based in Florida, offers several time-resolved spectrometers and data analysis software which can be used in several areas of research in modern photoscience including photochemistry, photophysics, nanoscience, solar energy conversion and storage and photobiology.

 

The products are state-of-the-art and user-friendly offering time resolved spectroscopy products. The Ultrafast Systems website features six different spectrometers, a data analysis software, a magnetic stripper and a translating sample holder.

 

Ultrafast Systems, LLC in Sarasota, Fla. also offers its customers its state of the art lab to use for a fee. The lab is also a location for Ultrafast System training seminars to help scientists who are relatively new to spectroscopy. A typical training group is normally five people or less.

 

For more information, or to buy a spectrometer or inquire about using the spectrometer lab, visit Ultrafast Systems online, call 941-360-2161

MANAGE YOUR IPHONE WITH IOTRANSFER

iot1Sometimes, when using an Apple product, it can be difficult to transfer files from your computer, to your phone or iPad, and back.

 

This can be a pretty big hassle for anyone who uses their computer to edit photos or music that can only be uploaded or upload more quickly via iPhone apps. This includes photo social media sites like Instagram, and music sites like Soundcloud.

 

Luckily, IOTransfer was created to help remedy this problem.

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IOTransfer is an iOS file transfer and management tool developed by IOTransfer Studio. The company has more than 10 years of experience in solving data troubles, file transfer issues and more. It has been serving customers worldwide since 2006. For more information please visit  free iPhone manager

 

In January of 2017, IOTransfer partnered with the famous software company IObit. Together, the companies are offering better service and solving large file transfer and management issues between iOS devices and PCs.

 

IOTransfer features four areas in file transfer and management:

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PHOTOS

Transfer your iPhone photos to your PC without using iTunes or iCloud. This is great for people who need to edit their photos before posting them or sharing them online. The program allows your PC to directly access your iPhone, iPad or iPod’s images, making it a quick an easy way for users to access their photos.

 

MUSIC

You can transfer your music, album artwork and song information to your Apple device withouy hassle. It is free to transfer any music format supported by iOS. You can also bulk transfer your music to back it up or share it. It is a good alternative to iTunes which often takes several minutes to load and sync your music.

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VIDEOS

Transfer video from your Apple device to your computer or vice versa. IOTransfer moves videos without lowering the video’s quality. This is best for people who want to remove video from their Apple device to free up space.

 

DATA

Transfer apps to and from different Apple devices with this program. This is best if you plan on switching phones or devices for newer models. You don’t have to worry about losing your apps!

 

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According to user Oliver S. Daniel, “I have found this application very useful. It allows one to bypass the cumbersome process of transferring files to their iPad through iTunes which is quite time consuming. The transfer is also fast. So is the process of deletion and exporting of files and apps to and from the iPad.” You can get the best iPhone transfer software here.

 

Softpedia.com also heralds IOTransfer for its many uses.

 

“Overall, this is a great program for iPhone, iPad or iPod owners who are looking for an easier way to transfer data between their devices and Windows computers. It is very easy to use and features a minimalistic, intuitive interface.”

For more information, contact IOTransfer by emailing press@iotransfer.net or visit them online at iotransfer.net.

CME IMAGING SOLUTIONS OFFERS PREMIUM IMAGIN SERVICES TO REDUCE PAPER DOCUMENTS FOR BUSINESSES IN NEW YORK AND CONNECTICUT

cmeMILFORD, CONN. – In this modern and digital world, many businesses are making strides to go paperless and move their documents to digital format.

 

Digital documents are important for many reasons. A lot of companies, like hospitals, have so many records of their patients that they have to store their documents off site in order to keep up with them. Converting these to digital documents would relieve the cost of paying for an off-site location.

 

Converting to digital documents can also cut down on the likelihood of losing documents or on the likelihood of documents being damaged.

 

Fires can claim a lot of important records, leaving companies with missing or incomplete information on their customers and employees.

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Companies like CME Imaging Solutions in Connecticut work to scan a business or organization’s documents and upload them onto a CD, DVD, or online at their SFTP site. The documents are converted to text searchable digital images, making filing and located documents easier without the hassle of digging through a file cabinet.

 

CME Imaging Solutions works with companies and organizations in New York and Connecticut. They complete one-time back file projects by scanning several hundred documents that are taking up space, costing too much money to store and retrieve.

 

The document scanning services offered by CME Imaging Solutions include document scanning, large format scanning, microfilm scanning, newspaper digitization, book digitization, on-site scanning, X-ray scanning, indexing and OCR.

 

Document Scanning Services

This can include forms, signed papers, and medical information.

 

Large Format Scanning Services

This service is best for architect drawings, engineering documents, blueprints, diagrams, maps and more.

 

Microfilm Scanning Services

Microfilm was used in days past to store massive amounts of information, but now, we have the ability to store things in a non-physical format.

 

Newspaper Digitization Services

Newspapers print several volumes and issues, and many news offices have to dedicate whole rooms for decades of newspaper archives. CME Imaging Solutions can scan these newspapers to document older issues.

 

Book Digitization Services

Although many people get their books on tablets or e-readers, older books are not available. This service allows for older books, which may be falling apart, to be digitized for easy reading.

 

On-site Scanning Services

Some companies are not allowed to let their documents leave the premises. This service allows CME Imaging Solutions team members to scan documents on site.

 

X-Ray Scanning Services

Scanning X-rays can allow for remote diagnosis, easier access to X-ray data and an easy and quick way to burn the X-ray to a disk for a patient.

 

Indexing Services

Easily find any document with an index.

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OCR Services

Turn ledger sheets into searchable, sortable spreadsheets and preserve information safely and securely with this service.

 

 

ABOUT CME IMAGING SOLUTIONS

Located in Milford, Conn., CME Imaging Solutions has more than 10 years of records management experience. The company works with businesses in Connecticut and New York and has distinguished itself through an unsurpassed commitment to quality, security and customer care.

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For more information, visit CME Digital Imaging online. To find out more please don’t hesitate to visit https://www.cmeimaging.com you can find out more about the great team behind the site here or why not get in touch with one of the team today.