Tanibox: A Smart Agriculture for Sustainable Food System.

Tanibox: A Smart Agriculture for Sustainable Food System.

  What is TANIBOX? Tanibox is a Indonesia startup company, aim at developing sustainable food system, which combines blockchain and Internet of Things to empower food and agricultural supply chain within a transparent, secure, profitable and sustainable cooperative ecosystem.   Problems Farmers Usually Have There are several problems farmers usually have. First, they are unable to identify their real production costs and budgets.Second, the agronomic risks, such as climate, pest, disease, and irrigation is incapable to be predicted. Third, not monitoring the exact water and fertilizer needs of their crops….

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[Learn] : How to setup the private server of App Inventor on QNAP

[Learn] : How to setup the private server of App Inventor on QNAP

This article is reproduced from CAVEDU education blog with permission.   App Inventor was originally  a sub-project from Google Lab, initiated by Google engineers and courageous users. It’s a completed  online Android programming environment, which uses the Blocks-based coding programs instead of complex codes. On January 1, 2012, Google Lab transfer this project to MIT Center for Mobile Learning for maintenance, and keep it free and open source.   It’s quite intuitive and convenient to develop a program from web browser via App Inventor. First, users need to design the UI/UX,…

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What is NAS? QNAP online resources guideline

What is NAS? QNAP online resources guideline

Have you heard of NAS? For those who are accustomed to using the cloud service, the free space such as Google Drive and Dropbox is gradually exhausted under uncontrolled use. Meanwhile, the China cloud service, such as 360 and Baidu, also suspended services or transform one by one. Even the Amazon, officially canceled the storage plan for unlimited space, and charged for the amount of space. While users are struggling to move in the cloud, it also shows the advantages of NAS. Although the initial stage of building a NAS…

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AI EXPO 2018: QNAP Showcases Full-throttle NAS and AI Solutions

AI EXPO 2018: QNAP Showcases Full-throttle NAS and AI Solutions

QNAP showcased its cutting-edge network-attached storage and AI (Artificial Intelligence) innovations at AI EXPO, which has taken place from April 4th, 2018 to April 6th, 2018 at Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) in Japan. Visitors to QNAP’s booth No.1-7 at AI EXPO discovered NAS and AI solutions designed to accelerate deployment of AI and machine-learning​ applications, including AfoBot and the TS-1277.   AfoBot: QNAP’s first video companion robot AfoBot is a companion robot designed for family and home assistance, and is powered by an Android™ 6-based operating system…

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QuAI realizes a healthcare AI diagnostic system, improving diagnostic accuracy and efficiency!

QuAI realizes a healthcare AI diagnostic system, improving diagnostic accuracy and efficiency!

Background: From information to knowledge For the past 14 years, QNAP has been focusing on creating better storage solutions, and redefining Network-attached Storage (NAS) through constant product innovation. In 2018, QNAP launched the QuAI artificial intelligence software development platform. This platform bestows high-capacity NAS systems with intelligent features, and allows data scientists and developers to create, train and optimize AI models on their QNAP NAS. AI case study: the greatest crossover between data scientists and doctors In February 2018, the QuAI team paid a visit to a renowned medical research…

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When QNAP meets IOT – PARTICLE PHOTON

When QNAP meets IOT – PARTICLE PHOTON

Particle has a complete open source IoT hardware and platform. Since 2013, it has first launched the CORTEX M3 IoT development board based on TI CC3000. The current series are: Particle Core Particle Photon Particle Electron Among them, Particle Electron is a development board based on 3G networking. Both Core and Photon use wifi as a connection. Particles, whether firmware, software or even hardware, are currently open source, and developers can download and customize their own IoT hardware and platforms: Particle Github Particle docs Particle Store First, to integrate Photon…

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ANDROID THINGS + NAS

ANDROID THINGS + NAS

Android recently launchs the preview version of Android Things when IoT is popular. Android Things is basically the same as mobile app, and it’s much more convenient for the Things Support Library to be used by developers. In the first time, test whether Android Things can connect to NAS and quickly render NAS IoT applications through Node-Red + Dashboard. Currently, the preview version of Android Things only supports 3 IoT development devices: Intel Edison NXP Pico i.MX6UL (Taiwan seems not easy to o buy this development board) Raspberry Pi 3…

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When QNAP meets IOT – QWEATHER STATION

When QNAP meets IOT – QWEATHER STATION

Have you ever thought about turning your NAS into a weather station? In fact, it is very easy. You only need to build a professional weather station at home by using Docker (or Container Station) built-in NAS. First, you need to prepare: Weather Station WH2080+ Display Panel + USB NAS (requires support for docker) Weather Station image for docker MQTT Server # docker run -t -i –cap-add=SYS_ADMIN –privileged –security-opt seccomp:unconfined -v /dev/bus/usb:/dev/bus/usb jarvischung/weather-station node /root/weather.js your-mqtt-server As depicting in the figure , the display panel of the WH2080 is inserted…

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Computex 2018 : Livecast how Ubuntu easily building an IoT environment

Computex 2018 : Livecast how Ubuntu easily building an IoT environment

At the Computex 2018, QNAP and Ubuntu Technical lecturer, Rex,  introduced how to easily build an IoT environment. Rex has long been active in Taiwan’s open source community, such as Ubuntu, OpenStreetMap, etc., and is a co-founder of the Hacking Thursday developer community. Besides, he currently assists companies in importing Ubuntu systems for commercial applications. Ubuntu Core is a system version built specifically for the IoT environment. Taking the Ubuntu Jam held in Shenzhen in 2016 as an example, the QNAP team built a water quality monitoring system to solve…

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How to setup AWS Greengrass on QNAP NAS

How to setup AWS Greengrass on QNAP NAS

In this tutorial, you will learn how to setup AWS Greengrass on QNAP NAS. Install AWS Greengrass Go to the QTS App Center, find “AWS Greengrass”, and click “install”. Configuring AWS Greengrass on AWS IoT cloud To configure AWS Greengrass on AWS IoT, refer to : https://docs.aws.amazon.com/greengrass/latest/developerguide/gg-config.html  (*You do not need to  download the “Greengrass Core software”, as it is included in the AWS Greengrass app) Download AWS IoT root CA and rename it “root.ca.pem” Upload Greengrass Core CA, Cert and Key to AWS Greengrass Core application Open AWS Greengrass on your QNAP NAS. In “Greengrass settings…

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