Smart Display

 

The Smart Display that was developed at QConcepts is a clever device that is equipped with several ports. A number of signals can be sent to the box. These signals are processed by an efficient and low power processor. The required information is displayed on the screen. At the same time, the outputs of the display are used to send out a programmed action. The display has UTP, USB and CANBUS connections, a potential free relay output, an analog input and three digital I/O ports. The universal Smart Display is ready for delivery from september 2016 and can be set up for various purposes.

The idea for a multi-purpose display system originates in the need to display the energy that is generated by solar panels. In this application the system is in use at a charging dock for electric bicycles at the Slingeland hospital in Doetinchem.

At fire departments, the so called Fire Call Timer (FCT) is used. The Smart Display enhances the possibilities of the FCT. The system responds to the communication system of Dutch emergency services, P2000. It displays the time since the first fire call and detects fire trucks pulling out. Times are logged and this way it provides an insight in the amount of time it takes to respond to a call. This way, the Smart Display offers the fire departments help to follow protocols and to improve them. Another example of an application of the display is sports tracking and timing.

These are mere examples. The possibilities are endless – the Display can be programmed quickly and easily. Get in touch to inquire about the possibilities for your particular case.

Foiling for everyone

Up until today, the thrill of hydrofoil sailing has been a privilege only for a small group of highly skilled sailors. Aeronamics originates in the desire to make the hydrofoiling experience available to a large group of sailing enthusiasts. The Aeronamics Flo1 will make desire reality soon.

Concept

The decision to design and build the Flo1 was made when Aeronamics founder Jurian Rademaker noticed that among sailors in his network, there is a demand for an easy way to experience foiling. “We asked our sailing friends how they like to sail a hydrofoiler and what is important to them. Simplicity, durability and speed were the answers we received.” And so a boat was designed around those criteria.


Boat tech details

The boat is now in its final testing phase and is soon production-ready. It is a 4.25 m hydrofoiling sailing dinghy. In experienced hands the Flo1 will be able to reach speeds of over 20 knots. However, the goal of the boat is not speed but easy foiling, which is possible thanks to its self-stabilizing character. In windspeeds of 6-8 knots the boat will take off and sail on het foils. Thanks to the integrated DSS system, the boat is manageable for the club sailor.

DSS

The first two prototypes were fast, but did not comply with the goal of making foiling available to a larger group of sailors. To achieve this, Aeronamics enlisted the help of naval architect Hugh Welbourn, the creator of the patented Dynamic Stability Systems (DSS). DSS-technology makes a boat sail naturally stable. The technology has previously proven its value in designs of Infiniti Yachts and Quant Boats. After initial contact with Welbourn, the third and last Aeronamics prototype was equipped with DSS-foils. The technology appeared to be the perfect fit for the boat, because of its natural foiling balance without active controls.

Aeronamics will start production in Q1 of 2017. Build slots can be reserved on the company website. Training, a mobile tuning app and a ‘how-to-manual’ are part of the package.