QNX CAR isn’t the only QNX reference platform traveling the world these days. The team at QNX has been busy developing a Smart Meter Reference. There’s a new class of devices in the industrial segment that are now demanding enhanced graphics, connectivity, sophisticated human machine interfaces, audio and even high definition video. Sounds a lot like an infotainment system to me. Lucky for us, we’ve already done the heavy lifting.
The Smart Meter Reference takes many of the technologies being developed for QNX CAR and applies them to a key element in the new green world. It combines a snazzy HMI with real time video and touch screen technology. I actually can’t wait to have one of these in my house. So long thermostat – hello complete multi-zone control. Of course, it will point out how much electricity I waste but maybe that’s a good thing.
The Smart Meter reference, running on the Freescale i.MX25 application processor, will be visiting at the China Smart Grid Conference in Beijing on March 25th and 26th. Check it out if you can.