DO-RA PROJECT AT CES-2016
The Consumer Electronics Show (better known as CES) takes place each January in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. This year CES-2016 was held January 7 – 11 at the prestigious Las Vegas Convention Centre. For Intersoft Eurasia Company, it was the first chance to introduce DO-RA Project and our unique developments for the US market and customers, of course with the help of Skolkovo Foundation and organizational support of the IT Cluster. In comparison with other international exhibitions and forums we have visited, we believe that CES is one of the most interesting events because of getting new business contacts and strategic development, especially, taking into account the opportunity to start sales at the North American market, which is one of the largest in the world.
There was a lot of interesting and useful at CES-2016, starting from exhibitors and visitors at the South Hall, where young innovative companies and startups presented their projects in Eureka Park Zone, as well as the companies that were based on the second floor, where the high-technology leaders from the whole world has been demonstrated. We were agreeably surprised by the perfect location of the Convention Centre, good organization of the exhibitors’ hall, positive atmosphere and friendly attitude towards Russian companies, despite any political disputes.
More than 300 people have visited DO-RA booth during the CES-2016, asking different technical questions and discussing possible ways of cooperation with foreign partners. Finally, we have gathered more than 100 important business contacts from such companies, as: Foxconn Group, Intel, Microsoft, Samsung, LG, Ford Motors, Huawei, Dyson, Daqri, Enolgaz Group, Air revive and others.
Unexpectedly for us, several officials from the US government have visited DO-RA booth. Unfortunately, they were unable to leave us their contact details because of the privacy, but they were highly impressed by our technology and told us, that it could be quite interesting and useful to apply DO-RA at engineering, nuclear safety and electronic departments.
The most successful for us was the third day at CES-2016; Nikita Kuznetsov (Analyst from Nuclear Technologies Cluster, Skolkovo Technopark) had organized a meeting with Foxconn Group representatives at CES-2016. We had a meaningful talk with Mr. Jasber (Vice President) and Mr. Huaang (Financial Department Director). As a result of DO-RA technology presentation and demonstration of working prototypes, we decided to organize a second meeting with Mr. Jasber in Moscow for discussing our future cooperation in more details. We have also discussed the signing of NDA between Intersoft Eurasia and Foxconn Group, as well as made a decision to send DO-RA prototypes to Taiwan for testing. During this meeting we talked over the possibility of Foxconn Company participation in the process of DO-RA.micro chipset manufacturing, and their support for DO-RA integration into variety of the devices, created by Foxconn Group.
With the Vice President of the Chinese Company AIR revive, who had also visited our booth, we discussed the possibility of wholesale purchases of DO-RA line products directly from the factory in Shenzhen, as well as the option of the certified DO-RA devices supply to the domestic market in mainland China, the United States and Canada.
DAQRI Company, created by a former nuclear submarine captain, has demonstrated its "smart helmet" at a plenary speech of Brian Krzanich, CEO Intel. Smart helmet is designed for engineers and technicians, carrying out work on the installation and maintenance of complex chemical and other industrial reactors. The helmet has a built-in computer and a set of sensors that allows to predict the course of actions to the employee, and warn him about of the danger in the case of, for example, a possible breakout of pipelines, higher limits for pressure, temperature, or, for instance, radiation. We have discussed the possibility of DO-RA modules integration into industrial safety helmets, which are reflecting the results of ecological monitoring on the transparent display-visor with DAQRI Company. Radiation sensors are essential for nuclear power plants workers on the ground, in the sky and the sea. We think that “Rosatom” could be interested in this project - the use of "smart helmet" with DO-RA sensors and visual control on the basis of the Russian patent (№156907), would significantly reduce the risk of installation and routine maintenance at nuclear objects.
During the show, we have also met with BOSCH Company Managers, who is responsible for integration of sensors into smart home system. We discussed the possibility of DO-RA technology integration into the section of ecological safety of the smart home system. It is essential to monitor the concentration of radon (radioactive gas) in the basements and ground floors of residential buildings in some particular areas. The accumulation of the high radon concentration is a cause of lung cancer for people who live in such homes. Today, the radon detection problem is a relevant issue in Canada, and in general throughout the world.
DO-RA team has also discussed the possibility of DO-RA modules integration into the products of Huawei, Dyson, and ENOLGAS Group, particularly in smartphones, vacuum cleaners and air conditioners.
With Luxresearch Company, we have discussed the possibility of DO-RA module joint development and its further integration into modular smartphones (We already have an experience in module development for Google ARA Project).
The overall trend, which was clearly evident at CES-2016 - each object in the person's environment turns into a gadget -, it has its own computer, sensor and communication system with other objects. This applies to smartphones and computers, cars, houses, and various household appliances: vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, air conditioners, water coolers, and even frying pans. This tendency is called Internet of Things (IoT). It forms a new stage and new needs in the market of microelectronic devices. One of the fundamental needs - technologies for mass production of various types of sensors.
The need for a variety of sensors in the world is colossal - some analysts predict that in a few years it would be sold and installed trillions of sensors every year. The latest development of our Company – is DO-RA, a solid-state radiation detector, which can be mass produced at any microelectronics factory and designed to maximize the opportunities of modern technological trends.