Devices demonstrated will enhance future cars, healthcare, buildings and household items
TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2016) – Students at USF will have an opportunity to experience more than 170 technological demonstrations packed into a three-story truck during a special event on the Tampa campus from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25.
As part of its Smarter World Tour, international technology company NXP Semiconductors will make its only stop in Florida at USF.
Participants will get the chance to interact Bluetooth door locks, safe power outlets that detect the difference between humans and plugs, electronic ink, smart backpacks and common items that can be controlled through smartphones such as ceiling fans, coffee machines and candy dispensers. The inside of the truck has multiple rooms with walls full of technology to test out, including a space made to mimic a futuristic bedroom.
The truck products and technology demonstrations can be categorized into seven focus areas:
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Secure Connected Vehicle
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Secure Mobile, Medical & Wearables
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Smart Building
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Smart Cities
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Start-ups & Communities
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Smart Networks
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Smart Home
To see the full list of demos, visit: http://iot.nxp.com/americas.
The event will be held outside the USF College of Engineering (Engineering II building). Parking is available in lot 8C. USF parking map can be found here.
NXP is a Nasdaq-100 technology company that designs products for a number of sectors, including automotive, software, processing units, power management, radio frequency and other gear that is included within the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is a term used to describe physical objects that have the capability to exchange data using software, sensors or network connectivity.
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 25 research university among public institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.