10 Aug 2017

Occam Technology Group and Major Florida Research University Create World’s First Wall-Less IoT Laboratory

Occam Technology Group and Major Florida Research University Create World’s First Wall-Less IoT Laboratory

TAMPA, Fla. –  August 10, 2017 – Occam Technology Group – a leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart product design and development for medical, commercial and military devices, has partnered with a major Florida research university to create the world’s first “wall-less” IoT laboratory.

While media has extensively reported in recent years on the estimated 30 billion devices or “things” that are expected to be connected to the Internet by 2020, there has been little discussion regarding the development and education of the next generation of engineers who will need to be trained to meet the market demands and challenges these devices will create. The university’s main campus covers 1,700 acres, with 300 buildings exceeding six million square feet in space and serving more than 40,000 students. The size and density of the campus makes it an ideal testing ground for real-world IoT development scenarios utilizing and experimenting with emerging and cutting-edge IoT wireless standards, such as the LoRaWAN protocol and LoRa-based technologies. This is why Occam Technology Group, a LoRa Alliance™ member, has partnered with the university’s information technology team and the engineering college to bring the world’s first “wall-less” IoT laboratory to this Florida educational facility, effectively turning the entire campus into one of the largest IoT labs in the world.

Through a donation provided by Occam Technology Group, the underlying technology infrastructure consisting of industry standard gateways, a long-range antenna mounted at 200 feet on the university’s communications tower, access to Occam Technology Group’s custom LoRaWAN server software and remote endpoints, enables the collection of sensor data to be used in a variety of industry-leading IoT platforms, such as Amazon’s AWS IoT Cloud, Microsoft’s Azure IoT Suite, and IBM’s Watson IoT platform.

The first real-world application being tested on the university’s network is a pilot project to track capital assets allowing for easier locating and inventorying of the equipment.

“Being directly involved in the industry, we at Occam Technology Group can see the ever-increasing need for skilled embedded systems and computer engineers. Real-world experience will be critical in providing the necessary expertise the industry seeks,” Gordon Ryerson, Occam Technology Group’s managing director stated, adding: “Providing future engineers and programmers with access to the technologies that are currently being developed and deployed around the world offers a huge leap toward making sure that the next generation of engineers will be able to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving market.”

Occam Technology Group has over the last few weeks conducted extensive testing on campus regarding coverage and distance of the deployed LoRaWAN network under varying conditions and scenarios which it plans to release in a white paper in the coming months.


About the LoRa Alliance™

The LoRa Alliance™ is an open, non-profit association that has grown to more than 400 members since its inception in March 2015, becoming one of the largest and fastest growing alliances in the technology sector. Its members are closely collaborating and sharing their experience to promote the LoRaWAN™ protocol as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWA connectivity.

With the technical flexibility to address multiple IoT applications, both static and mobile, and a certification program to guarantee interoperability, the LoRaWAN™ is already being deployed globally by major mobile network operators and is anticipated to widely expand in 2017.


About Occam Technology Group

Occam Technology Group, a LoRa Alliance member™, is an industry award-winning product design and development firm with expertise ranging from medical devices and military applications to commercial products.

Occam Technology Group can take a device from concept or next generation development through software/hardware design, verification and validation, quality, prototyping, and simulation. Located inside University of South Florida’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in downtown Tampa, Florida, Occam Technology Group’s team has helped many of the most innovative companies in the world achieve extraordinary results.

 

For more information, visit https://www.occamtechgroup.com or call +1 844 622 2663.

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01 Aug 2017

Occam Technology Group Joins Carole Post, CAMLS Newly-Appointed Interim CEO, for an Update on the Center’s Status and Direction

Occam Technology Group joined Carole Post, the new interim chief executive officer at the University of South Florida’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) and current deputy chief operating officer of USF Health, for a brief update on the many recent successes and continuing strategy development for the center.

Also present were Dr. Edmund Funai, chief operating officer at USF Health and senior vice president for strategic development at the USF System, Dr. Mark Mosely, associate dean for clinical affairs and chief medical officer for the USF Physicians Group, who will serve as interim CAMLS chief medical officer and associate dean for Continuing Professional Development, and Roberta ‘R.B.’ Burford, associate vice president for strategic health operations, who will serve as a strategic advisor to Post and the CAMLS leadership team.

During the meeting, Post mentioned that the focus of her new role at CAMLS will be to continue building a robust staff, solid business processes, and strong financial stewardship. With the help of Dr. Mosely and RB, Post plans on engaging the broader downtown Tampa community as well as internal and external stakeholders in the continuing process.

Occam Technology Group has worked with CAMLS on numerous projects providing medical device development, and engineering services to both university and private-sector clients who use the center. With increasing involvement in the USF community, and with its offices located inside the center, Occam Technology Group is hoping to further its collaborations with Post, CAMLS and the downtown Tampa USF Health initiative.

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22 May 2017

Trinity Dragons Robotics Club Summary, 2016/2017 Season

Inspiring the Engineers of Tomorrow:

 

VEX Robotics Team 6430, The Trinity Dragons of Lutz, FL, closed out their 2016/2017 season in spectacular fashion with excellent performances at the VEX World Competition in Louisville, KY, April 19-26. The team is sponsored by Occam Technology Group, Pharmaworks, and Broten Garage Doors and coached/mentored by Occam Technology Group.

Throughout the year 16,000 teams from 37 nations compete in local, regional, and state events, vying for one of the 1400 invitations to the VEX World Competition finals. In the VEX VRC high school division, Trinity teams 6430A and 6430B were blessed to win FL State Tournament Champions, FL State Tournament Finalists, FL State Robot Skills, and FL State Excellence awards securing invitations for both of their robots to the World finale for the fourth consecutive season.

A new addition this season, team 6430V, competed in the high school division throughout the year and received an invitation to the World tournament as well through their excellent scores in robot skills. VEX IQ elementary school division team 6430X was blessed to win FL State Tournament Champions, FL State Robot Skills, and FL State STEM Champions earning an invitation to the World event for their second consecutive season.

 World Event

At World’s, team 6430A went undefeated during the qualification round, placing them first in their Research division, the top alliance captain for the elimination round, and one of the top six high school teams in the world at the event after qualifiers. They then picked an alliance of team 400X (Galveston, Texas) and 8086A (Glenn Allen, Virginia) which competed through the elimination matches. With solid wins in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, they were eventually defeated in the division finals. It was an excellent showing for the team and they finished with an event record of 12-1.

As well, team 6430A succeeded in attaining one of the top ten skills scores for the overall tournament and was invited to compete in the skills championship playoff, finishing eighth in the world for their driver and programming skills.

Team 6430B placed in the top 30 of their division during the qualification round. They were then picked as an alliance of team 10300 (Carrolton, Georgia) and 97917A (Sichuan, China) competing through the elimination matches with a defeat in the quarter-finals. Overall, it was an excellent showing for the team as they finished with a record of 6-4 in their division.

It was an inaugural World VRC event for team 6430V. The team had the opportunity to compete and make friends with teams from numerous countries and learned valuable lessons in preparation for the following season.

Elementary school team 6430X attended the Vex World IQ event for the second consecutive year. They overcame many challenges to finish the event in the top 30 of their division. An excellent effort from the team. As well, the team were finalists in the, “Girl Powered: In Her Words Storybook Challenge” and took third place worldwide for their submission of the “TI Electronics Online Challenge”. For this portion of the competition the team disassembled a disposable insulin pump and explained it’s function in detail giving them an in depth understanding of the electronics and mechanics involved, as well as, the difficulties associated with diabetes.

 Season Results

The 6430 high school teams went undefeated as tournament champions throughout the regular season and had an exciting year of growth with the following results:

  • RECF Worldwide VEX Robotics Competition Promote Award – Finalist
  • VEX World Championship Top Ten Skills Playoff Competitor
  • VEX World Championship Research Division First Seed Alliance Captain
  • VEX World Championship Research Division – Finalist Award
  • VEX World Championship Research Division – Teamwork Award
  • VEX World Championship Science Division – Quarter-Finalist
  • VEX FL State High School Championship – Excellence Award
  • VEX FL State High School Championship – Tournament Champion
  • VEX FL State High School Championship – Robot Skills Champion
  • VEX FL State High School Championship – Finalist
  • VEX Lake Sumter State Qualifier – Excellence Award
  • VEX Lake Sumter State Qualifier – Tournament Champions
  • VEX Lake Sumter State Qualifier – Robot Skills Champion
  • VEX Orange County Starstruck Challenge – Excellence Award
  • VEX Orange County Starstruck Challenge – Tournament Champion
  • VEX Orange County Starstruck Challenge – Robot Skills Champion
  • VEX Alachua County District Tournament – Excellence Award
  • VEX Alachua County District Tournament – Tournament Champions
  • VEX Alachua County District Tournament – Robot Skills Champion
  • VEX Alachua County District Tournament – Design Award
  • VEX Central Florida Starstruck – Tournament Champion
  • VEX Central Florida Starstruck – Robot Skills Champion
  • VEX Rumble on the Ridge – Tournament Champion
  • VEX Rumble on the Ridge – Robot Skills Champion
  • VEX Starstruck Terrier Throwdown – Excellence Award
  • VEX Starstruck Terrier Throwdown – Tournament Champion
  • VEX Starstruck Terrier Throwdown – Robot Skills Champion
  • VEX Greater Tampa League – Tournament Champion
  • VEX Greater Tampa League – Robot Skills Champion
  • VEX Greater Tampa League – Design Award

Team 6430X had a wonderful final year in the elementary school division with the following results:

  • RECF Worldwide TI Electronics Online Challenge – Third Place
  • RECF Worldwide Girl Powered: In Her Words Storybook Challenge – Finalist
  • VEX IQ World Championship Participant, Math Division
  • VEX IQ FL State Elementary Championship – Teamwork Champion
  • VEX IQ FL State Elementary Championship – Robot Skills Champion
  • VEX IQ FL State Elementary Championship – STEM Research Project Award
  • VEX IQ Lake Sumter State Qualifier – Teamwork Champion
  • VEX IQ Lake Sumter State Qualifier – Robot Skills Champion
  • VEX IQ Lake Sumter State Qualifier – STEM Research Project Award
  • VEX IQ Tampa Bay Regional State Qualifier – Elementary Excellence Award
  • VEX IQ Tampa Bay Regional State Qualifier – Design Award
  • VEX IQ Tampa Bay Regional State Qualifier – STEM Research Project Award
  • VEX IQ Central Florida Crossover – Elementary Excellence Award
  • VEX IQ Central Florida Crossover – STEM Research Project Award
  • VEX IQ Rumble on the Ridge – Teamwork Champion
  • VEX IQ Rumble on the Ridge – Robot Skills Champion
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13 Apr 2017

Occam Technology Group at USF Engineering Honors Dinner

Occam at USF Engineering Honors Dinner

(From left to right: Gordon Ryerson, Sean Carr, Adam McCranie, Judy Genshaft, Robert Bishop, Raymond Carr, Mark Moyer)

Occam Technology Group sponsored and attended this year’s University of South Florida School of Engineering’s Engineering Honors Dinner on April 8, 2017 at Palm Ceia Golf and Country Club in Tampa.

Many of Occam Technology Group’s executives are former USF Bulls themselves and continue to actively participate and support the University of South Florida and its larger community.

 

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06 Feb 2017

Occam Technology Group Appoints New Director of Engineering

Adam McCranie to Extend Occam’s Leadership in Embedded Engineering Solutions

 

Tampa, FL, February, 06, 2017 – Occam Technology Group – a leader in the Internet of Things and smart product design and development for consumer, medical, and military devices, today announced that it has appointed Adam McCranie as the company’s Director of Engineering.

 

Adam joins Occam Technology Group from Tandel Systems, where he served as Program Manager, providing program management and production supervision for all Tandel Systems’ projects.  Prior to Tandel Systems, Mr. McCranie spent time as Senior Systems Engineer and Principal Engineer with KeyW Corporation, Essex/ Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon.

 

As Director of Engineering, Adam will be responsible for the management, strategic development, and coordination of Occam Technology Group’s various Engineering Programs and Divisions, allowing Occam to focus even more attention on building successful relationships with its clients in the consumer, medical, and military industries.

 

“I am glad to be part of Occam Technology Group and excited to work with Occam on cutting edge projects in the fields of embedded engineering and Internet-of-Things development and integration,” Adam stated, adding “Occam Technology Group has a reputation of exceeding client expectations and I am looking forward to contributing to that reputation.”

 

Gordon Ryerson, Occam’s Managing Director, commented: “We are excited to have Adam as part of our team. His experience and expertise will be valuable as Occam Technology Group continues to grow to meet customer demand. At Occam we understand the importance of finding the right people for the job and we couldn’t have found a more perfect match for the position and company than Mr. McCranie.”

 

About Occam Technology Group:

 

Occam Technology Group is an industry award-winning product design and development firm with expertise ranging from medical devices to military applications and consumer products.

Occam Technology Group can take a device from concept or next generation through software / hardware design, V&V, prototyping, simulation and quality to regulatory and management of manufacturing, and product launch. Located inside the University of South Florida’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), a 90,000 square foot state-of-the-art healthcare simulation, training, research and innovation center in the center of Downtown Tampa, Florida; the Occam Technology Group team has helped some of the most innovative companies in the world achieve extraordinary results.

 

For more information, visit www.occamtechgroup.com or call +1 844 622 2663.

Occam Technology Group
CAMLS Research & Innovation Center
124 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
USA

 

 

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23 Jan 2017

Trinity Dragons Robotics Team wins again

The Trinity Dragons, sponsored by Occam Tech Group, competed against nearly 60 teams from throughout central Florida in the Rumble on the Ridge Robotics Tournament on Saturday, January 21, 2017. It was an excellent day for the Dragons as they earned the Tournament Champions and Skills Champions Awards for both elementary and high school divisions. Occam Technology Group congratulates the Trinity Dragons on their outstanding achievement and is honored to be allowed to continue supporting these young engineers. 

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08 Dec 2016

Michael Ferris, Occam’s Managing Partner, to speak at BioFlorida Conference

TAMPA, Dec. 6, 2016 – Michael Ferris, Occam Technology Group’s Managing Partner, will represent Occam Technology Group – a leader in the Internet of Things and smart product design and development for medical devices and healthcare products – at the BioFlorida Annual Conference as speaker on the Next Generation Technology panel.

Michael Ferris, Managing Partner and Chairman of Occam Technology Group, will participate in the Next Generation Technology Panel at the BioFlorida Annual Conference on Monday, December 10, 2016, from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.

Mr. Ferris was invited to participate due to Occam’s prominent role within the University of South Florida’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation in downtown Tampa, as well as the company’s expertise and cutting edge development in the areas of Internet-of-Things (IoT), Connected Medical Device Cybersecurity, and IoT Security (IoTsec).

 

Michael Ferris stated the following: “We currently find ourselves in a rapidly changing world where the fields of life sciences and connected technology are becoming increasingly interwoven, offering both, great opportunities and challenges alike now and in the near future. Great potential for the future of IoT can be found in the medical and bioagricultural arenas, areas in which Occam has traditionally enjoyed great partnerships that have allowed our company to work on the cutting edge of the industry and continue to do so today.” Mr. Ferris concluded: “I am very grateful for the opportunity, and feel honored to have been invited, to participate on the Next Generation Technology panel, allowing me to share some of the amazing developments happening in connected medical and healthcare technology with the greater Florida life sciences community.”

 

Gordon Ryerson, Occam Technology Group’s Managing Director added: “We are very pleased that Michael Ferris has been chosen to speak at BioFlorida’s Next Generation Technology panel, based on Occam’s extensive work in the fields of IoT and Connected Medical Devices. Michael is the ideal person to provide an outlook on where Next Generation Technology is headed and the many opportunities that lie ahead, as well as representing Occam’s commitment to advancing medical, industrial, and consumer products through smarter, more connected technologies.”

 

 

About BioFlorida and the BioFlorida Conference:

 

BioFlorida is the voice of Florida’s life sciences industry, representing nearly 6,000 establishments and research organizations in the biopharmaceutical, medical technology and bioagriculture sectors that collectively employ nearly 83,000 Floridians.

 

BioFlorida’s Annual Conference is taking place from December 11-13, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. The program will bring together the life sciences community in the state, and showcase current science advancements, business achievements and public policy affecting the life sciences industry.

 

For additional details please visit https://bioflorda.site-ym.com/page/About2016 or click “Conference” on the main header of BioFlorida.com.

 

About Occam Technology Group:

 

Occam Technology Group is an industry award-winning product design and development firm with expertise ranging from medical devices to military applications and consumer products.

Occam Technology Group can take a device from concept or next generation through software / hardware design, V&V, prototyping, simulation and quality through regulatory and management of manufacturing, and product launch. Located inside the University of South Florida’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), a 90,000 square foot state-of-the-art healthcare simulation, training, research and innovation center in the center of Downtown Tampa, Florida; the Occam Technology Group team has helped many of the most innovative companies in the world achieve extraordinary results.

 

For more information, visit www.occamtechgroup.com or call +1 844 622 2663.

Occam Technology Group
CAMLS Research & Innovation Center
124 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
USA

 

 

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25 Oct 2016

Trinity Dragons Vex IQ Team currently place 1st in World for Elementary Rankings

6430x-colemanTeam 6430X, the Trinity Dragons Elementary Vex IQ team sponsored by Occam Technology Group, competed in the Tampa Bay Regional Vex IQ State Qualifier on 10/22 with fantastic results. The team earned the event Excellence, Design, and STEM Awards, as well as, a Robot Skills score which places them presently 1st in the World for Elementary rankings.

Occam Technology Group continues to be extremely honored to be able to support these amazing young engineers as they continue to compete.

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29 Sep 2016

Hard work pays off for Trinity Dragons Robotics

Trinity Dragons Robotics September 2016

The defending VEX Robotics State Champions, Team 6430 – Trinity Dragons Robotics, attended their first tournament of the 2016/2017 season on 9/24, competing against 36 other teams.

Hard work paid off and they returned home with the following accolades:

  • High School/Middle VRC: Tournament Champions, Robot Skills Champion, Excellence Award
  • Elementary/Middle Vex IQ: Tournament Champions, Robot Skills Champion, STEM Award

 

Occam Tech Group is honored to be able to support the next generation of engineers as they continue to achieve great things.

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19 Jul 2016

Occammd Enters European Market with Attendance at the LoRa All Members Meeting in Munich

Occammd arrives in the European market and will attend the LoRa All Members Meeting in Munich on July 20 – 21, where it will outline how it removes complexity and security concerns from LoRa IoT with its end-to-end turnkey solutions

Several industry reports by key research organizations and consulting firms have predicted the IoT market to develop into one that will have billions of devices with trillions in potential revenues. However, research has also shown that the primary problems in realizing this predicted scale are due to the complexity of developing and deploying solutions and ensuring the security of connected IoT environments.

Occammd, a leader in medical, military, and consumer device product design and development, embedded controls and sensors, addresses both of these market concerns by delivering design simplicity, technological innovation, end-to-end turnkey solutions, and importantly security peace-of-mind to its rapidly growing client base.

Occammd designs and develops best in class real-time embedded systems, communications systems (differentiated end-to-end LoRa solution, ZigBee, Wi-Fi, etc.), and secure embedded systems (from chip to board to gateway to complete IoT platform and cloud including 24×7 security monitoring). The company’s clients include global medical device manufacturers, commercial equipment manufacturers, and the United States Military.

Michael Ferris, CEO of Occammd, stated “We are extremely excited to be entering the EMEA markets and to be attending the LoRa All Members Event in Munich. Occammd has a best in class track record of developing intelligent products and devices across the healthcare, military, and consumer verticals in North America and we are now putting in place another strategic component by expanding throughout the EMEA to support customers IoT requirements’.”

Erik Staaf, Occammd’s SVP for Business Development in the EMEA, added “LoRa brings fantastic opportunities for companies to better realize their IoT opportunities which can often be complicated and confusing to design and develop due to the large number of choices. Occammd removes that pain point by delivering end-to-end turnkey solutions. So if you are struggling to get your IoT systems going, come and visit our stand. Furthermore, Occammd has a differentiated LoRa offering that we would enjoy discussing with customers in Munich.”

About Occammd: Occammd is an industry award-winning product design and development firm with expertise ranging from medical devices to military applications and consumer products.

Occammd can take a device from concept or next generation through software / hardware design, V&V, prototyping, simulation and quality through regulatory and management of manufacturing, and product launch. Located inside the University of South Florida’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), a 90,000 square foot state-of-the-art healthcare simulation, training, research and innovation center in the center of Downtown Tampa, Florida; the Occammd team has helped many of the most innovative companies in the world achieve extraordinary results. For more information, visit www.occammd.com or call +1 844 622 2663.

occammd
CAMLS Research & Innovation Center
124 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
USA

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