September 10, 2019
Database leader FairCom co-sponsors IoT challenge for college students
Company provides c-treeEDGE and Raspberry Pi computers for contest to build IoT solutions for automotive industry
Note: c-treeEDGE became FairCom EDGE in November 2020.
Note: The Portuguese version of this post is available here.
During its 40 years of existence, FairCom has a long history of supporting higher education initiatives, especially in the areas related to technology. The company’s latest academic endeavor is as a co-sponsor for the Formel D Challenge, during which network technology students at Faculdade de Informática e Administração Paulista (FIAP) in São Paulo are tasked to develop innovative solutions for the automotive industry, using concepts from smart cities.
FairCom is assisting the students by supplying them with nine Raspberry Pi single board computers that have the c-treeEDGE IoT Database installed. FairCom experts also provide the college students with insight into the evolution of solutions needed to successfully manage data in IoT, IIoT and edge-computing scenarios.
The Formel D Challenge is a year-long competition, with the proposal submission phase already completed. Now, the students are entering the stage in which they will build solution prototypes. The next phases are the validation and development of solutions using c-treeEDGE and Node-RED to store the data.
The students will make the final presentations at the end of the school year. The three best student solutions will be selected by a panel comprised of Formel D professionals and FIAP faculty, with awards being announced during the FIAP NEXT Festival.
c-treeEDGE is a database built specifically for data management in edge-computing and IoT environments. c-treeEDGE is a high-performance solution with a robust architecture that opens the door for mission-critical, real-time decision making at or near the data collection point. c-treeEDGE is designed to run on gateways and on the smallest edge IoT devices, yet powerful enough to host data from thousands of sensors in real time. Details about the power and capabilities of c-treeEDGE is available at FairCom.com/products/faircom-edge.
The title sponsor is Formel D, a company based in Germany that specializes in cost reduction and productivity enhancement projects for the automotive industry. Information about Formel D can be accessed at https://www.formeld.com/en/.
For more information on the FIAP Challenges and the NEXT Festival, visit https://www.fiap.com.br/next/.