Bee scale for monitoring "honey factories"
Inspired by the enormous increase in productivity of our office bee hive through efficient monitoring, deZem has developed a high-quality electronic scale (very stable, from 0 to 120 kg, sensitivity in the order of milligrams). Current weight of the hive is updated every five minutes in our software deZemVis; one "sees" individual bees flying in and out - and harvests of up to 10 kg on a single day!
Ideal for technology-oriented beekeepers. Optionally, beekeepers may share and compare their data on the deZem platform and support each other "swarm-intelligently" in the tending of their bees. The bee scales can be easily extended with other sensors both inside the bee hive (temperatures, sounds, WebCam, etc.) as well as outside (weather, photovoltaics, etc.). Five of these scales are already in use in schools in Berlin and at the Beekeeper Club Charlottenburg, funded by the Berlin Senate. The wonderful spring has fostered a highly promising project take-off. We would be happy if the scales serve to back up the students' curiosity about nature and technology.
New App deZemCap for manual meter readings
The practical smartphone app deZemCap simplifies the manual recording of meter readings and immediately integrates them into the deZem energy controlling platform. Simply scan the QR code on the meter and enter the current reading! Handwritten notes and the error-prone handling of Excel tables are no longer required.
Intuitive usability, offline functionality and an automatic plausibility check are available for Android and iOS.
Rising energy prices => falling energy costs?
Climate protection, rising energy costs and who has to pay for the costs of the exit from fossil-fuel energy - these issues are being hotly debated. Nobel Prize winner in economics 2018, Paul Romer, recently formulated to the point: "One problem today is that people think protecting the environment will be so costly and so hard that they want to ignore the problem and pretend it doesn't exist". In his work he shwoed the opposite is true: price-driven, resource-conserving innovations are the most efficient way to a groundbreaking combination of economic growth and environmental protection. Rising (energy) prices can thus easily lead to falling (energy) costs!
Based on this conviction, deZem is pleased to support this year's conference "Dialogue: Climate Protection and Market Economy" on 21 November 2018, organised by FÖS (Forum for Ecological-Social Market Economy) as main sponsor. Please joint us for a lively discussion! Free tickets are still available from deZem and the programme can be found here.
New deZem website!
We've had this up our sleeves for some time: The deZem web site has been completely revised and updated, both in design and content. We hope that you find it both interesting and inspiring.
PHP developer needed!
We would be happy to welcome new colleagues, especially PHP developers in our team. We are looking forward to your application! More information on tasks, requirements and working at deZem can be found in the job description and on our career page.
Software News: Heatmaps
Heatmaps, also known as carpet plots, now supplement our analysis software deZemVis with new interactive features. Change back and forth between heatmaps, curves, duration curves, scatter diagrams, bar charts and tables. Surf through time, zoom in and out, correlate with other data etc.
deZemInside: deZem System hacker-proof
For good reason, information security receives more and more public attention. Indeed, a central task of the deZem IT department is keeping the deZem system up-to-date and guaranteeing its security. How do we know the deZem system is secure? Because we exposed it to a professional attack by "benigh hackers", a so-called penetration test. The hacker were unable to breach into the deZem system and we were certified a very high security level.
Our new web site has more information on deZem hosting and information security.