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USB-C for smart buildings

Reference number
Coordinator Cloud Socket AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration November 2017 - March 2018
Status Completed
Venture Innovative Startups

Purpose and goal

The innovation is a combined electricity distribution and communication system for smart and energy-optimized buildings. The solution is based on the new USB-C standard, which is the future technology for integrated power, communication and video. With the current project, the solution has developed to the level that it is possible to start pilot installations in homes and offices where ordinary people will use and evaluate it in their daily lives and jobs. The projects have been executed according to plan and installations are under way and taken into operation during April.

Expected results and effects

The project has focused on hardware and software development where functionality has been defined in collaboration with the pilot customers. Development has the physical products in the form of USB-C hub and USB-C LED drivers have gone according to plan and the same applies to the development of all related software and cloud services,

Planned approach and implementation

System development has taken place with own parsonal, freelance consultants and major hired subcontractors in hardware development. With agile development methods, development has been moving at a rapid pace. The theoretical parts of tests, simulations and evaluation criteria are in collaboration with the pilot customers and two graduate projects from KTH and Uppsala University. The plan is that both of these work will be published before the summer break.

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Last updated 3 April 2019

Reference number 2017-03789

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