Visualizing Aircraft Data

Oracle IoT Cloud Service, Raspberry Pi, and Radio Surveillance will help to visualize aircraft data
12 October 2017   1497

Need to track a single aircraft or an entire fleet without spending a ton of money? In this session, the speakers explore real-life use cases for the Internet of Things and embedded systems with the Raspberry Pi. They build an inexpensive Raspberry Pi setup, including a dual-band Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B) radio receiver, GPS receiver, network interface, and Java interface to Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service. They integrate this data with an Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit (Oracle JET) framework viewing traffic in real time. The FAA’s ADS-B is a precise satellite-based surveillance system that broadcasts real-time weather, uses GPS technology to determine any aircraft’s location and airspeed, and relays that data to those who are listening.

Speakers:

  • Jerry Ward, Managing Partner, Viscosity North America
  • Rich Niemiec, Chief Innovation Officer, Viscosity North America

Android-x86 8.1 Released

Let's see what team has made in the fresh release of Android to x86 port
17 January 2019   166

The team of the Android-x86 project, which is the independent community porting the Android platform for the x86 architecture, have published the first stable release of the assembly based on the Android 8.1 platform, which includes fixes and additions that ensure seamless operation on x86-based platforms. Universal Android-x86 8.1 Live-builds for x86 32-bit and x86_64 architectures suitable for use on typical laptops and tablet PCs are prepared for download. In addition, assemblies in the form of rpm-packages are available for installing the Android environment in Linux distributions.

Let's check new features:

  • Support both 64-bit and 32-bit kernel and userspace with latest LTS kernel 4.19.15.
  • Support OpenGL ES 3.x hardware acceleration for Intel, AMD, Nvidia and QEMU(virgl) by Mesa 18.3.1.
  • Support OpenGL ES 2.0 via SwiftShader for software rendering on unsupported GPU devices.
  • Support hardware accelerated codecs on devices with Intel HD & G45 graphics family.
  • Support secure booting from UEFI and installing to UEFI disk.
  • A text based GUI installer.
  • Add theme support to GRUB-EFI.
  • Support Multi-touch, Audio, Wifi, Bluetooth, Sensors, Camera and Ethernet (DHCP only).
  • Auto-mount external usb drive and sdcard.
  • Add Taskbar as an alternative launcher which puts a start menu and recent apps tray on top of your screen and support freeform window mode.
  • Enable ForceDefaultOrientation on devices without known sensors. Portrait apps can run in a landscape device without rotating the screen.
  • Support arm arch apps via the native bridge mechanism. (Settings -> Android-x86 options)
  • Support to upgrade from non-official releases.
  • Add experimental Vulkan support for newer Intel and AMD GPUs. (Boot via Advanced options -> Vulkan support)
  • Mouse integration support for VMs including VirtualBox, QEMU, VMware and Hyper-V.

Get more infoand download links at official website of the project.