New Chance to Enter the IoT Challenge!

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There is no holding back. The Eclipse IoT Challenge is back in its third edition and now is your chance to enter!


If you have a new IoT idea that is based on open source software and standards you are qualified to enter. As in the previous competitions heavy weight is put on how you document your progress and engage with the community. This competition is all about show-casing the great possibilities of open source in IoT solutions.

Bitreactive is proud to again be an Eclipse IoT sponsor and will follow the competition closely. It was exciting to see that the IoT Challenge 2.0 winners and several of the top contestants used Reactive Blocks in their application development. We are hoping that also this time around contestants will find the benefits of our ready to use open source building blocks and modifiable example systems to finish their projects faster.

You may not win the grand price but we can promise you that the learning experience will be great!

Faster with Eurotech´s New IoT Kit

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Today Eurotech announces its EDCK4001, a new development Kit to create IoT applications faster. Key elements of an industrial IoT solution are Gateway, PLC, field devices, fields protocol and cloud services, and all this is included in the kit.  EDCK4001 provides a learning environment and testbed with hardware and software to build a complete industrial solution.


A professional Reactive Blocks trial license fitted for the Euortech´s Everyware Software Framework comes with the kit purchase. With ready to use building blocks, example applications and tutorials developers can quickly get up to speed. Read the Eurotech press release about the EDCK 4001 here.

Real-Time System Design with Reactive Blocks and JaimacaVM

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Together with aicas GmbH we have put together a concept paper that highlights the possibilities of visual real-time programming. Aicas provides the JamaicaVM, a hard real-time, deterministic runtime environment. The combination with the automated Java code generation of Reactive Blocks supports an intuitive design of event-driven hard real-time systems.

Model-driven development of real-time applications empowers both domain experts and advanced programmers. While programmers can focus on the low-level internals of modules, the domain experts can combine these to create high-level applications. By providing well-defined abstract interfaces, the modelled applications also become more robust to technological changes. A  considerable advantage is that the real-time application itself serves as up-to-date documentation; It bridges gaps between IT, business, and non-tech customers and becomes a basis for inclusive discussions.

(Download the PDF here)

Robust Applications for the Dell Gateway

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We are proud to announce that we have become a member of the Dell IoT Solutions program. Reactive Blocks has been tested and qualified to build applications for the Dell Edge Gateway 5000.

The Dell Edge gateway 5000 is made to cater to your industrial needs. This industrial setting with strict requirements on security and robust autonomous operation makes Reactive Blocks shine. We see a great potential in leveraging the computing power of the Dell gateway to help industrial customers implement their IoT solutions.

Assisted Living Innovation Project

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We have started out a new industrial research and development project. Together with several municipalities in Mid-Norway and with the support from Innovation Norway we will develop smart gateways for assisted living solutions.

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The goal of the project is to develop a technical infrastructure based on open standards and a flexible software architecture:

  • Makes it possible to efficiently develop solutions that are tailored to individual users
  • Simplifies maintenance and operation
  • A software architecture where you can easily exchange components such as sensors, actuators and backend systems

Our project will follow the national reference architecture based on the Continua framework as recommended by the Norwegian Directorate of eHealth. Our customer partners are the municipalities Trondheim Kommune and the six municipalities in Værnesregionen: Frosta, Malvik, Meråker, Selbu, Stjørdal and Tydal.

During the project which has a time-frame of three years we will be working with companies and partners providing sensors, hardware and backend solutions. If you are interested in learning more about the details, contact me!