Under the heading “Made in China” collected news from China over the week, which was not included in the main ribbon 4PDA. Announcements, rumors and interesting events in the life of the main supplier of electronic goods in the world. In the new issue you will learn about useful new devices from Xiaomi; possible problems with robotics in China and plans to build “smart” cities.
Xiaomi has announced that from 6 to 9 April will be the first this year Mi Festival, which will feature new branded products. In addition, Xiaomi has pleased fans of several innovations, not waiting for the festival. The company has introduced budget wireless mouse, new smart scales and smart thermometer for children.
At the end of last year, Xiaomi has presented a computer mouse. It had a fancy design with metal case and cost $15. The new model has a more traditional design. The mouse connects to the computer using a special wireless adapter. Its sensitivity is 1 200 dpi. Also it has an extra button to go back in the browser and apps.
The cost of a new mouse from Xiaomi is only $10.
Another new product from Xiaomi steel outdoor smart scale Yunmao Good Light Mini 2. They look futuristic, like the recent Smart 2 Mi Scale, but are much cheaper. In addition to the weight of the body, they measure mass index, age, amount of protein, fat, internal fat, muscle, bone mass, basal metabolic rate and water levels in the body. To improve the accuracy of data measurement scales using multi-frequency electrical alternating current impedance.
The scales are powered by three AAA batteries and automatically turn off when not in use. All collected data is transmitted to your smartphone in a smartphone app via Bluetooth 4.0 LE. The cost Yunmao Good Light Mini 2 is only $13.
The most interesting novelty is a smart thermometer for children. It has a round shape and high conductivity. The accessory can be used as the temperature sensor is of stainless steel which are intended for food storage that guarantees the safety of the gadget. The thermometer measures temperature range from 32°C to 42°C with an accuracy of 0.1 degree.
Thermometer from Xiaomi has a waterproof housing (IPX6 standard). To the body of the child it is attached to a specific side, which is used safe for skin adhesive. To determine the temperature of the body is only 2.5 seconds. The temperature data is transmitted to the smartphone of parents. There is also a function of warning about the dangerous level of temperature.
The device will go on sale may 18 for about $14.
During the past year we have repeatedly written about the achievements of China in the field of robotics. In the long term it is expected that China will become a leader in the robotic industry, but analysts from Digitimes Research believe that in this way there might be some problems. In the report, Digitimes Research said that despite the big demand for robots in China, the decisions of local production in 2015, it was used only in 26.7% of cases.
Chinese companies are developing robots with the use of state incentives, and their popularity is growing. According to Digitimes Research, the development of robotics in China is exposed to two risks: excess of investment in low-level robots with low cost and oversupply.
The initiative “Made in China 2025”, released by the Chinese government in may 2015, included strategic industrial development in the field of robotics. A year later, in July 2016, the Ministry of information technology and industry of China published the plan for the development of robotics, in which the development goals identified ten main types of robots and the five key components.
Because Japanese and European manufacturers had previously dominated the design and supply key components, many Chinese robot manufacturers have focused on secondary development of robotic systems, specialized components and services after-sales service.
Many experts believe that with the advent of fifth generation networks we are waiting for a ubiquitous Internet of things. China is not only actively working on testing the 5G, but are already beginning to implement the national strategy “Internet Plus”. This week, research center, authorized by the Ministry of Commerce announced that the industrial and agricultural sectors throughout the country, especially in the underdeveloped Western regions will be connected to the Internet. The next stage of integration between information technologies and different industries will lead to a deepening of economic reforms and the promotion of innovation in sectors such as energy and manufacturing.
According to Yin Yue, Deputy Director of the research center of mobile e-business, integration between the Internet and the services sectors, such as e-Commerce, mobile payments and online video, has already stimulated the economy and contributed to the emergence of innovations.
The integration supports the national strategy “Internet Plus” and “Made in China 2025”, under which China committed to implementing advanced technology in domestic industry. Latest integration covers the field of e-Commerce in rural regions, intelligent manufacturing and intelligent supply chain.
In addition, over the next few years, the lighting on the streets of China will get an Internet connection, increased efficiency, and a high level of security. The administrations of the cities have already developed projects to create “smart” cities.
This week, Philips Lighting said that in collaboration with China Mobile Research Institute, she will explore the potential of using lighting that is connected via the mobile network. Philips Lighting has already demonstrated Internet-connected street lighting in Beijing. In other cities, including Shanghai, will be installed street lighting with the use of new technology, but details were not disclosed.
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