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Developed by SIDI for the Kids Mode digital playground, the Crocro Adventure game was one of the attractions on Samsung's technology showroom at the PyeongChang Olympic Park in South Korea where the Winter Olympics took place.
The experience acquired by SIDI with the implementation of TOTVS's ERP Protheus system played an important role in the success of a similar project executed for SIDIA in Manaus.
SIDI had its first patent application granted in Brazil, for a project developed for Samsung in partnership with the UFC - Federal University of Ceará.
Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Assistants, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), carrier devices, connected and autonomous cars. These were the technological trends that dominated CES 2018.
The partnership between SIDI, Samsung, Microsoft and Black River Studios has just got better: Angest for Samsung HMD Odyssey, Microsoft's Virtual Reality Virtual Reality Device has been released.
Samsung Concierge is now a part of Samsung Members, Samsung's global loyalty platform, offering tips, support and a range of services to the brand's customers around the world.
A solution developed by SIDI to serve Samsung's Customer Service area was awarded with a honorable mention during the Global Service Technology Championship 2017 , international technology fair held in November in South Korea.
Windows 10-equipped notebooks get a breakthrough developed by SIDI by the end of the year: The Studio Plus application, formerly present only in Samsung smartphones, has just been released.
The result of an unprecedented partnership between SIDI, Samsung, Microsoft and Black River Studios, the first SIDI-adapted game for the recently released Samsung HMD Odyssey is now available for download.
Encourage programming language learning and logic concepts among children. This is the main goal of the SIDI-developed Crocro Adventure game for Samsung's Kids Mode digital playground.
With a lecture at the Computer Science Studies Week at UNESP in Rio Claro, SIDI's Cyber Security team closed the cycle of presentations at various universities in the course of 2017.
Since the end of October, all Samsung Galaxy users have a series of specialized services and support designed to make the experience of using these devices even easier and more productive.
The development of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions using the Samsung ARTIK platform will be the theme of SIDI's presentation at IoT Week 2017, which takes place between November 27th and December 1st in Samsung Ocean facilities at USP.
SoundAssistant has just been updated to work on the latest Galaxy Note 8. The new release brings a serie of new features and interface enhancements, which have been designed for the latest version of Samsung Experience.
Samsung Concierge, Samsung's premium service provided in Brazil to flagship users, is now also available to consumers who purchase branded notebooks and televisions.
Evolution in usability and graphical interface, now similar to the version pre-installed on Samsung smartphones. These are the key differentiators of the new version.
For the third consecutive year, SIDI participated in the organization and judging committee of the Mobile Applications for Accessibility competition, promoted by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for the Latin American and Caribbean region.
.Accessibility today is a fundamental requirement for the construction of modern applications, capable of promoting the digital inclusion of distinct audiences - such as visually impaired people.
To provide a guided tour on the smartphone to the various environments of BASF's CasaE, an initiative that aims to present innovative and sustainable solutions in the construction area developed by the company and its partners.
The peculiarities of digital crime in Brazil were the subject of a lecture by Ramiro Pozzani, part of SIDI's Security Team at Mind The Sec São Paulo, one of the country's top corporate events in the area of information security.
Samsung Artik 053, the new module of Samsung's Internet Platform of Things (IoT), was the subject of an event held in August in Curitiba (PR), by the Federation of Industries of the State of Paraná (FIEP) and FabLab SENAI.
Photos, videos, gifs, music and audio in general - the sum of this file flood today is responsible for the usage of great part of smartphones memory, often blurring information truly important for the user.
SIDI participated in 2017 Android DevConference which took place in São Paulo, in the end of August (between 23rd and 25th).
Accessibility will be the focus of SIDI's participation in the 8th edition of the Brazilian Software Congress (CBSoft), which will be held from September 18 to 22, in Fortaleza (CE).
Galaxy J7 Neo and Galaxy J5 Pro smartphones launched in August in Brazil are the first Samsung models offering an innovative resource, Dual messenger.
SIDI's first participation in the 29th edition of the International Fair of Electrical Industry, Energy and Automation (FIEE), conducted between July 25 through 28, in São Paulo showed positive results.
Institute presents its competence in this area at a fair of the electro-electronic sector, which takes place in São Paulo.
SIDI marked its presence in the 2nd Hackathon Campinas, promoted by IMA - Informatics Association of Municipalities together with the City Hall on July 8th and 9th.
Samsung Little Artist app has an innovation - monthly updates which offer children new drawings to color and images to be used in their drawings.
New features to meet user suggestions. This is the main highlight of WiFi Transfer app new version, launched in the end of July, and now available on Google, Microsoft, and Samsung stores.
SIDI - Samsung Instituto de Desenvolvimento para a Informática will participate for the first time in the International Fair of the Electrical, Electronic, Energy and Automation Industry (FIEE).
Created by Samsung in 2004, SIDI has established, throughout the years, its leading role in mobile solutions field in Brazil. Located in Campinas (São Paulo), recognized as an important technological center in the country, SIDI and its employees (more than 250) have a strong commitment: help clients to put global solutions which add value and innovative features to its products on the market.
SIDI's expertise is recognized in the following fields - solutions, Cloud-based platforms, and security. This competence, associated to an agile organization reputation, that meet deadlines and works with high quality degree were decisive to SIDI, allowing SIDI to build a respectable international projects portfolio.
With these credentials and a high level management, the Institute is prepared to meet the needs of the most diverse companies.
SIDI is accredited by CATI - Comitê da Área de Tecnologia da Informação, which enables SIDI to manage research and development projects through the use of the Information Technology Law, and Good Law.
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SIDI seeks to increase its contribution to Product Development culture, strengthening its main principles each and every day through developing the potential of its employees.
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Developed by SIDI for the Kids Mode digital playground, the Crocro Adventure game was one of the attractions on Samsung's technology showroom at the PyeongChang Olympic Park in South Korea where the Winter Olympics took place. For more than two weeks - between February 9 and 25 - children from around the world had the opportunity to meet and enjoy the game's resources in the Samsung Brand Store dedicated to Kids Mode.
br> Crocro Adventure is an application created in partnership with Samsung with the goal of encouraging programming language learning and logic concepts among children - a guideline of the South Korean government. To do so, it encourages the child to overcome challenges of logic in a fun way, while looking for appetizing treats for the characters in the Kids Mode environment.
The experience acquired by SIDI with the implementation of TOTVS's ERP Protheus system played an important role in the success of a similar project executed for SIDIA in Manaus. The new ERP has been in operation at SIDIA since the beginning of January, after four months of deployment, serving around 700 users.
"The contract lasts 8 months and, in addition to the deployment, it also includes the training of key users, go live follow-up and support until the project closes in March," said Carlos Eduardo Pavarina, SIDI's Senior IT Manager. According to him, the go live of the Protheus system at SIDIA, which took place on January 2, was smooth - a result of the experience and good work carried out by SIDI's team, which was supported by TOTVS.
br> As in SIDI, Protheus was adopted as a complete corporate system, integrating the various areas of SIDIA and allowing the standardization of processes. Its implementation included the administrative-financial areas (including purchasing, accounting and fiscal), budget control, projects and HR (payroll and timekeeping). With the ERP, SIDI implemented the Fluig collaborative tool, also from TOTVS. "Fluig works seamlessly with Protheus as an interface between the user and the ERP, facilitating purchase and travel requisitions, time notes, electronic point and requests for reimbursement of expenses and benefits," explains Pavarina.
SIDI had its first patent application granted in Brazil, for a project developed for Samsung in partnership with the UFC - Federal University of Ceará. The filing of the application at INPI (National Institute of Industrial Property) was made in December 2006, on behalf of Samsung - which owns the intellectual property - and the granting of the patent occurred in January of this year.
The "Modified Optical Flow Algorithm" patent is a result of the Gesture Recognition project, developed between 2006 and 2010, which also generated other patent applications filed and evaluated at INPI.
"This is a method that modifies the optical flow algorithm for tracing the displacement of mobile devices equipped with low-resolution cameras," explains Mateus Leme Pazini of SIDI's Innovation area. "This method allows you to work with low frame rate rates and introduces new variables to optimize the accuracy of motion detection," he adds.
Currently SIDI reaches the mark of 45 patent applications in total: 28 applications under review and 17 already granted. Most of the current patents were granted by the USPTO, the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Assistants, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), carrier devices, connected and autonomous cars. These were the technological trends that dominated CES 2018, one of the largest electronics trade shows in the world, which took place in early January (between 9 and 12) in Las Vegas, in the United States.
We were able to check up on some of this trends:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Is increasingly present in all types of devices, devices and products - from refrigerators, stoves and televisions to cars with autonomous steering and even home robots, able to learn the place and play with children. Samsung, for example, presented at CES the world's first QLED TV with 8K AI technology, which uses Artificial Intelligence features to adjust a screen resolution to a 8K quality. It also showed a new generation of smart refrigerators, in addition to indicating the need to replenish food, can recommend dishes and download recepies appropriated to the palate of the house residents.
Internet of Things (Io) - Devices and connected equipment - of the most varied types - are outrement trend presented at CES. The event showed the growth of the IoT ecosystem and even the emergence of some curious gadgets, such as a suitcase with the ability to follow its owner like a puppy - a camera built into the product allows tracking user movements.
Virtual Assistants - They are the big bet of the great technology companies of the world, like Google, Amazon and Samsung. The goal is to put this kind of interface - more natural and user-friendly - into an ever-increasing and diverse number of products, such as loudspeakers, TV sets, stoves, smart clocks, virtual reality glasses and even vehicles. Samsung displayed Bixby running on its smart TVs, Gear watches and connected cars. And it stated that, by 2020, all his connected devices will be equipped with a Bixby.
Wearable Devices - Wearable devices continue to be a trend and are now gaining new formats - in addition to known watches - and functions. At least two companies presented products in this line aimed at accompanying the elderly. One of them showed a tennis line equipped with a board, by means of a cellular chip embedded in the own footwear.
The partnership between SIDI, Samsung, Microsoft and Black River Studios has just got better: Angest for Samsung HMD Odyssey, Microsoft's Virtual Reality Virtual Reality Device has been released. Created originally for Gear VR by Black River Studios - also responsible for the development of the Rock & Rails - the game was adapted to the new platform by the SIDI's PC Solutions Team.
Angest is a thriller game in which the player's actions can affect the story, which makes each experience personal and unique. The main character is Valentina, a Russian astronaut who lives alone on a space station and every day receives tasks from a AI named Konstantin. As time passes, your perception of reality begins to change and your dreams blend in with the real.
As in the Rock & Rails adaptation for Samsung HMD Odyssey, also made by SIDI, the new version of Angest explores the innovative features of this virtual reality device launched in October by Samsung. "The Odyssey features support head moves and even a few foot steps made by the player," says Daniel Tost of SIDI's PC Solutions Team - who also worked on adapting the game to other languages.
The launch is now available at the Microsoft Dtore for users who purchased the Samsung HMD Odyssey - the download is free.
Samsung Concierge is now a part of Samsung Members, Samsung's global loyalty platform, offering tips, support and a range of services to the brand's customers around the world. And SIDI worked with Samsung to integrate Concierge - a premium service offered exclusively to users in Brazil - to the global platform.
"All the benefits of Samsung Concierge have been preserved in this integration," said Luis Arthur Micai Nunes, manager of SIDI's Mobile Solutions Team, who has been working on this project.
br> Available to users of the Galaxy S8, S8 + and Note8 handsets, the Samsung Concierge can now be accessed by the Samsung Members mobile application. To do this, simply look for the service tab inside the solution's main menu.
A solution developed by SIDI to serve Samsung's Customer Service area was awarded with a honorable mention during the Global Service Technology Championship 2017 , international technology fair held in November in South Korea. The project, developed in early 2017, has been used in Repair Centers, with very positive results.
"This solution reduces the risk of damage during device repair by giving operators precise time control of this process," said Luis Arthur Micai Nunes, manager of SIDI's Mobile Solutions Team. "After we implemented the solution in the Repair Center, the quality of the service has improved a lot," he adds.
One of the advantages offered by the tool was the standardization of the repair time of the smartphone screens - in particular, in terms of furnace and press time. "With this, the default rate of return on repair has improved significantly," he says.
Windows 10-equipped notebooks get a breakthrough developed by SIDI by the end of the year: The Studio Plus application, formerly present only in Samsung smartphones, has just been released. The goal is to make it easy to edit videos, with features such as transitions and background music, from photos and videos selected by the user.
"Studio Plus is a multimedia application for lay users that offers a number of features so they can create their videos easily, without complications," saays Daniel Tost, from SIDI's PC Solutions team. Among the tools available in the application , there are several font and formatting options that can be used in titles and subtitles, automatic theme application (based on selected photos) and the possibility of saving and sharing the generated file in format of video.
The Studio Plus application works seamlessly with the Samsung Gallery - which facilitates access to your features - but also works independently.
The result of an unprecedented partnership between SIDI, Samsung, Microsoft and Black River Studios, the first SIDI-adapted game for the recently released Samsung HMD Odyssey - Virtual Reality Device for Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality environment - is now available for download. Created by the Black River Studios and adapted by the SIDI PC Solutions team, Rock & Rails is an endless track racing game with lots of rock & roll on its soundtrack.
"We started to study the development of virtual reality applications in the first half of this year, with the goal of supporting the launch of the Samsung Odyssey device, which occurred in October," says Daniel Tost. He explains that at the beginning, the job was to make the adaptation and implementation of improvements in the game developed by the game studio for Gear VR, a Samsung device.
"The new version of these game take advantage of the innovative features of Odyssey, such as the high image resolution offered by the display and the six degrees of freedom, which support the most head movements made by the player," says Tost. One of the features introduced in the version for Odyssey, for example, is the possibility of firing with the trigger of one of the controllers supplied with the device. One of the team's goals was to highlight the distinctions of the Samsung HMD Odyssey by adding these new features.
Encourage programming language learning and logic concepts among children. This is the main goal of the SIDI-developed Crocro Adventure game for Samsung's Kids Mode digital playground - and one of the highlights of the 2017 Samsung Developer Conference (SDC), held in October in San Francisco, United States.
Crocro Adventure is an application that teaches basic coding concepts in a fun way. The idea of the game is to get the child to pick up tasty treats for the characters in the Kids Mode environment. "For this, it needs to overcome logic challenges," explains Rodrigo Lemes of SIDI's Mobile Solutions team - responsible for developing the application, in partnership with Samsung.
He points out that this is the second application that had the participation of the SIDI team in all stages of development, from design to delivery of the final product (the first was the Samsung Kids, also aimed at children). "In both cases, we use the tool to create Unity games, in which we are specializing," says Vitor Bruno de Almeida, also from Mobile Solutions. "All the 3D modeling and creation of Crocro Adventure was done with this tool, which gave high quality to the development," he adds.
With a lecture at the Computer Science Studies Week at UNESP in Rio Claro, SIDI's Cyber Security team closed the cycle of presentations at various universities in the course of 2017. The lecture, which took place on October 25, addressed the theme "The Profession of the Ethical Hacker" and was given by Ramiro Pozzani and Matheus Koiti Koyama da Silva.
"In this lecture, the objective was to demonstrate the ethical hacker's performance, with examples of invasion tests in windows and web systems, and discuss the possibilities of financial return of the area," says Ramiro. To this end, SIDI experts made practical demonstrations of a web server and Windows 7 intrusion.
A similar presentation was made in June, also by Ramiro and by Jonatas Borsato de Lucca, for the students of the Computer Science course at USP - São Carlos. Ramiro was also the author of the lecture "The importance of the open source community in the area of security", delivered in March for the students of the MSc course in Computer Science at Unicamp.
In April, Andriel Carlos de Sousa presented the "Security Information" at the Computing Week of UNIFEI - Federal University of Itajubá, in Minas Gerais. At the FACAMP Engineering Week, held in May, José Afonso Barbosa Pinto addressed the topic "Security on Android". And at the beginning of August, during the Unicamp Computing Week, Fabio Sartorato and Heitor Ricardo Alves de Siqueira presented the lecture "Offensive Security", in which they also addressed the role of the ethical hacker.
"With the participation in these events, our intention is to bring knowledge about information security to the students and awaken in them the interest in acting in this important and at the same time little divulged area," explains Marcus Vinicius Farbiarz, who is also part of the SIDI's Cyber Security team.
Since the end of October, Samsung Galaxy users have a series of specialized services and support designed to make the experience of using these devices even easier and more productive. And SIDI took an active part in the creation of GalaxyLab, the exclusive portal that gives access to Samsung's new services to these consumers.
The intention is to retain the user who acquires a Samsung Galaxy device, through a different treatment that helps you to ask questions, solve problems or simply get to know your smartphone better. For this, among other services, GalaxyLab offers the consumer a calendar of workshops, free training and events - in which the person can register through the portal itself - and the possibility of scheduling with a consultant specialized in one of the stores of Samsung.
The GalaxyLab solution is the result of a year of work conducted by the SIDI Mobile Solutions team, in conjunction with a Samsung development partner. "We participated in the creation of the entire solution, which included defining the concept, developing the site and the services behind it," said Denise Hiroko Yuki of the SIDI team. Juliana Steffen adds that the solution also includes a mobile app for the consultant - which can, for example, check the app's day schedules.
The GalaxyLab site went live on October 31 and can be accessed through the website GalaxyLab. .
The development of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions using the Samsung ARTIK platform will be the theme of SIDI's presentation at IoT Week 2017, which takes place between November 27th and December 1st in Samsung Ocean facilities at USP. The even is tottaly free and full with lectures, panels, workshops and expert trainings for students, developers and entrepreneurs interested in knowing the universe of the Internet of Things - and opportunities and challenges about the area.
Rodrigo Borrozino, from SIDI's Mobile Solutions team, will be responsible for the IoT Solutions Development Workshop Using the Samsung ARTIK, scheduled for 30/11 in the afternoon. "The idea is to present the basic features and strengths of the platform, such as a higher security level than similar products, and the ease of integration with other systems," says Borrozino. "In addition, he will conduct practical demonstrations of using the ARTIK module as Cloud for data storage," he adds.
SoundAssistant has just been updated to work on the latest Galaxy Note 8. The new release brings a serie of new features and interface enhancements, which have been designed for the latest version of Samsung Experience, known before as TouchWiz.
Among the latest features is a new way to alter the volume of an individual application and change the increments that volume is increased/decreased. In addition to it, there is also an option to share as equalizer component, so if you can find a good balance, you can send it to a friend to use on their device.
The new version is available for download on Galaxy Apps and Play Store since the beginning of this week.
Samsung Concierge, Samsung's premium service provided in Brazil to flagship users, is now also available to consumers who purchase branded notebooks and televisions. SIDI participated in the evolution of this service, with the development of the new version of the website, the back office and the application.
"Samsung Concierge has more than 100,000 registered users in the country today," says Luis Arthur Micai Nunes, manager of SIDI's Mobile Solutions Team. "The level of satisfaction of smartphone customers is great, which has generated interest in other areas of Samsung to extend the service to users of other top-of-the-line products," he adds.
For those who purchase Style Notebooks (S50 and S51) and Odyssey, Samsung Concierge offers, among other facilities, a queue for technical assistance, service scheduling for authorized assistance, and equipment. Consumers who buy a QLED TV have training to use the product, with tips and guidelines on settings and content; remote consulting or face-to-face (if the solution of the problem requires a technical visit) and answers to requests within 48 hours.
For both notebook and TV users, the service is 24 hours (by the Concierge's exclusive telephone number), every day of the week. Available to these consumers since the beginning of October, the service is being offered throughout Brazil. To access it, when purchasing the product, you must register at Samsung Concierge.
Evolution in usability and graphical interface, now similar to the version pre-installed on Samsung smartphones. These are the key differentiators of the new version, which is available at Microsoft Store since the end of September, for all users with Windows 10 installed.
Fully developed by SIDI's PC Solutions team, with the collaboration of a Samsung development partner, PC Gallery had its first release launched in December 2016. The application allows you to gather and organize photos and videos on your PC and integrate with the PC. Samsung Cloud - making it easy to transfer photos and videos from your Galaxy smartphone to your computer.
"Version 2.0 has incorporated state-of-the-art image processing algorithms, which are the result of research conducted with our partner, as well as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques," says Matheus Henrique Oliveira de Paula from PC Solutions Team. "These features have brought improvements in the quality of the stories generated automatically by the application and also the user experience," he explains. Matheus points out that, with the evolution of the algorithms, the accuracy in face detection, for example, increased to around 96%.
Among the novelties are the presentation of photos in real proportion to the format (portrait or landscape), 360º photo support and automatic creation of videos from user stories, with a theme, transition effects and background music. The integration of the application with the Samsung Cloud has also been improved, allowing the synchronization of the tags on media stored on Samsung smartphones with the PC. "With this, it is possible to visualize in the PC the same albums of images of the handset", summarizes Matheus.
Another new feature is support for the "Burst Shot" feature (already available on Samsung phones), which allows you to view all the pictures made in this mode with the camera of the device on the PC. In addition, the search functionality has changed: now it can be done on a specific screen for this, which already brings some filters based on locations or tags.
Currently, the solution is available in 242 countries and in 18 different languages. The mobile version of the app only runs on Samsung smartphones.
For the third consecutive year, SIDI participated in the organization and judging committee of the Mobile Applications for Accessibility competition, promoted by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for the Latin American and Caribbean region. Focused on developers, students and entrepreneurs, the competition received proposals for accessibility solutions in two categories: idea in the design phase or development and application.
The registered projects were evaluated by the judging committee, formed by three ITU specialists and three by SIDI - Marcelo dos Anjos, Fabiana Florentin and Valeska Alves. "The quality of the work in this year's competition was very good, especially in the areas of motor, mental and visual disability," says Marcelo dos Anjos, who also had the task of consolidating the evaluations of the other members of the judging committee.
The result of the contest was announced in early October and the winning projects will be presented at the Americas Acessível event - Information and Communication Technologies for All, which ITU will hold in San Jose, Costa Rica, between November 21 and 23. In the developing idea category, the award-winning work was the Talk-Louder project from Mauro Alvarez, from Argentina, which focuses on deaf people. In the ready product category, the winner was Brazilian entrepreneur Robson Fidalgo, with the aBoard project - A Platform in the Cloud for Alternative Communication and Inclusive Education.
SIDI will also be present at the awards ceremony for the winners of the competition, which will take place during Americas Acessível.
.Accessibility today is a fundamental requirement for the construction of modern applications, capable of promoting the digital inclusion of distinct audiences - such as visually impaired people. And design with a user-centered approach is a very important development phase to make the application accessible.
br> This is one of the conclusions of the academic paper Accessible Development with Inclusive Design: A Partnership with Social Focus, to be presented at Interaction South America - ISA 2017, one of the main UX event in Latin American on November 9 and 11, in Florianópolis (SC). The paper is one of the results of the extensive research work in accessibility area, which has been going on SIDI since 2015, with the support of Samsung and the partnership of the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) - which resulted in the Accessibility Guide.
br> "This article describes an important part of this work, which is the design of an application focused on User Experience and User Interface", explains Fabiana Florentin, who participated in the development of the Easy Control application for people with visual impairment . "We describe this development process, with different levels of prototyping and evaluation performed with users, in which it was possible to validate a series of design requirements for accessible applications such as the arrangement of the components, the use of high contrast colors in the interface elements and the textual description of images and figures, so that they can be read by the screen reader, "he adds.
br> Fabiana is one of the authors of the article selected for presentation at ISA 2017. In addition, they participated in the elaboration of the paper Marcelo dos Anjos, also of SIDI, and the researchers Eduardo Oliveira, Cecília Torres, Rafaela Liberal, Viviane Barros, Carla Nascimento, Fábio Silva , André Santos, Walter Correia, Marcelo Penha and Jefté Macedo, all from UFPE.
br> More information on ISA 2017 is available at http://isa.ixda.org/2017
To provide a guided tour on the smartphone to the various environments of BASF's CasaE, an initiative that aims to present innovative and sustainable solutions in the construction area developed by the company and its partners. This is the main novelty that is being introduced in CasaE Xperience, an application created by SIDI especially for this BASF project - with which Samsung has a partnership.
Developed by Local Solution's Team , the application is available on Samsung smartphones offered to CasaE visitors, in São Paulo. It acts as a virtual guide, designed to help the visitor move around the house and to facilitate access to information about the products and solutions displayed in their various environments. "We did a lot of work in the area of indoor navigation using Bluetooth beacons," says Rodrigo Borrozino, who participated in the development. "By the beacon, it is possible to identify the environment of the house where the user is and present the catalog of solutions available there," he explains.
By clicking on the desired product - for example, a lamp, a furniture or paint used in the painting - the visitor has access to detailed information about it. Borrozino adds that in some cases, just point the camera from the smartphone to the product, to get the information you want. "It's an augmented reality technology application that we integrate with the application, as well as the beacons and the cognitive computing capabilities of Watson, IBM," he says. Watson technology has been used in CasaE to enable access to information through voice - both in the speech to text and in the text to speech.
In addition to the application, the SIDI team also developed software for the server, assisted in positioning the beacons in the various CasaE environments and performed the necessary integrations. The work involved the use of the Samsung KCC (Knox Customization Configurator) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions. It also involved the use of Samsung's Artik 10 card, aimed at Internet applications of Things (IoT).
The peculiarities of digital crime in Brazil were the subject of a lecture by Ramiro Pozzani, part of SIDI's Security Team at Mind The Sec São Paulo, one of the country's top corporate events in the area of information security. Held on September 12 and 13, at the Grand Hyatt São Paulo, the event was attended by renowned national and international experts, who acted as keynotes, speakers and debaters in the various panels of the program.
"The Brazilian scenario presents some peculiarities in relation to the rest of the world, which makes it a paradise for digital crime", says Ramiro. "Many users, for example, respond to the request for malicious emails that ask them to photograph their bank card, even the passwords card, and send them by email," he adds. Some of these images were shown by Ramiro in his lecture in Mind The Sec, which approached specific real cases of the country, besides presenting technical analysis of some Brazilian malware and recent attacks.
Samsung Artik 053, the new module of Samsung's Internet Platform of Things (IoT), was the subject of an event held in August in Curitiba (PR), by the Federation of Industries of the State of Paraná (FIEP) and FabLab SENAI, which aimed to bring companies and startups closer together. And SIDI participated in this event - called Samsung Artik IoT Morning - giving technical support to the presentation made by Ricardo Bucholtz Samsung's Artik IoT Business Development for Latin America.
"It was an event that brought together professionals from the technical and development areas of startups and industries invited by the organizers," says Rodrigo Borrozino, of SIDI's Local Solutions team, who was in Curitiba. In addition to this, Fabrício Pirini, also from SIDI, and Karthik Karuppasamy from Samsung-USA contributed to the success of the presentation.
Rodrigo and Fabrício will also be in the Brazilian Congress of Agroinformatics - SBIAgro 2017, which is being organized by EMBRAPA and Unicamp and will have a session dedicated to the Samsung Artik. At the event, which will take place between October 2 and 6, at Unicamp's Convention Center and Lake House in Campinas, they will demonstrate the new Artik 053 module (not yet available in Brazil), which has Wi-Fi connectivity to send data collected by sensors to the cloud.
"Artik 053 has a reduced size, greater processing capacity and a higher level of security than similar products," says Rodrigo Borrozino. "The module has two processors, one of which is dedicated to security, which includes encryption of data transmitted and stored, with a unique and unique cryptographic key for each board," he adds.
In the presentation on SBIAgro 2017, SIDI specialists will show you how to do the initial configuration of the module, how to develop applications and upload them to Artik 053, how to use and process the data stored in the cloud, and how to do the remote update software (over the air), with no need to upgrade each card.
Photos, videos, gifs, music and audio in general - the sum of this file flood today is responsible for the usage of great part of smartphones memory, often blurring information truly important for the user. Facilitate memory space liberation is exactly the goal of a new app developed by SIDI, which has just been launched by Samsung.
The app, called Storage Saver, is now available on Google Play Store for selectedSamsung devices with Android in version 7.0. Offers four options for the user intended to help the user to free space on the smartphone - or tablet - in a fast, easy, and simpler way.
“The main innovation is the option of Moving Apps to SD Card, that we made from scratch", says Débora Diamantino, from the Mobile Software Developement Team. "It is an innovative feature, which allows the user to move several apps to a memory card, and use the apps normally, as if they were in the smartphone memory", explains. To make users' life easier, the resource presents an apps list of the apps that can be moved, and also checks if the memory card has enough space to store all the selected apps.
In the option Freeup phone space, the app facilitates deletion of photos and videos already stored in Samsung Cloud - which can be accessed by the smartphone in the cloud in a fast and natural way. Whereas the options Device Maintenance and Get more space allow users to delete unnecessary or duplicated files and manage more efficiently the files on the smartphone.
Débora adds that the app also works as a personal assistant. "Whenever the smartphone memory is close to the limit, or reach a specified level, the app sends a notification to the user", she states.
SIDI participated in 2017 Android DevConference which took place in São Paulo, in the end of August (between 23rd and 25th). Conducted by iMasters, the event gathered the development community for Android environment - around 1200 professionals - in a series of activities like lectures (national and international) workshops, business fair, and networking actions.
The employee Vitor Bruno de Almeida, from SIDI's Mobile Solutions Team, represented the Institute when he delivered the presentation Using Firebase as LiveOps for your game, theme of one of the event's lectures of Monshoot Track.
Accessibility will be the focus of SIDI's participation in the 8th edition of the Brazilian Software Congress (CBSoft), which will be held from September 18 to 22, in Fortaleza (CE). Promoted annually by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC), the event aims to encourage the exchange of experiences and information among the scientific, academic and professional communities on research, trends and innovations in the area of software. With a program that includes technical sessions, national and international lectures, panels, tutorials and mini courses, CBSoft is today one of the main events of the Brazilian scientific computing community.
Marcelo dos Anjos, from SIDI, will be responsible for the presentation Accessibility with Usability - towards the development of accessible mobile applications, scheduled for 09/19 at 11:45 am as part of the Industry Trail programming. The lecture will be made jointly with Jefté Macêdo and Clauirton Siebra, both from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), and will discuss the experience in creating the Accessibility Guide - which presents guidelines for the development of mobile applications for people with disabilities and the elderly . "These people tend to have more difficulty using mobile apps; Therefore, its development requires special attention, "explains Marcelo dos Anjos. More information and the complete programming of CBSoft are available at http://www.lia.ufc.br/~cbsoft2017/
Galaxy J7 Neo and Galaxy J5 Pro smartphones, launched in August in Brazil, are the first models from Samsung to offer an innovative feature: Dual Messenger. The idea, conceived in SIDI and developed by Samsung, is to allow the user to have two messaging apps in one device.
In the case of WhatsApp, for example, this means the possibility of having two separate accounts on the same smartphone. "The proposal is to improve the usability of the device, making it easier to separate your personal and professional life" explains Gustavo Camargo from SIDI's Planning Team.
In addition to WhatsApp, the feature can be used to duplicate other messaging apps - including Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, and Skype.
SIDI's first participation in the 29th edition of the International Fair of Electrical Industry, Energy and Automation (FIEE), conducted between July 25 through 28, in São Paulo showed positive results. Over a hundred visitors passed by SIDI's space inside IPD Eletron stand, an institution created by Abinee - Brazilian Electric and Electronic Industry Association with the goal of stimulate partnerships among companies in this field with laboratories, institutes, and research centers.
In its space inside this stand - which was shared with other research institutes -, SIDI had the opportunity to present to the fair audience its experience, skills, and work already carried out. Security in mobile and embedded solutions was one of the highlights. Additionally, in its participation in FIEE, SIDI also highlighted its skills in solution development - in particular, apps for mobile devices and PC - and cloud services.
Both press releases about SIDI, disclosed during the event, had a good repercussion in the media, contributing for the visibility increase of the institute among the general audience. Terra, Exame, Agência and O Globo portals, and several sites and blogs - amongst them Mundo do Marketing, Negócios em Foco, Negócios e Ideias, Empresas S/A, Repórter Maceió, Celular Online, Melhor Celular, and Mobilidade Sampa - are among the communication outlets of the country which published news concerning SIDI.
Promoted by Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado, FIEE is assisted by the official Abinee support and is one of the most important events in electrical and electronic industry in the country.
Security in mobile and embedded solutions is one of the highlights of the participation of SIDI - Samsung Instituto de Desenvolvimento para a Informática in the 29th International Fair of the Electrical, Electronic, Energy and Automation Industry (FIEE), which is taking place this week ( From July 25th to 28th), at the São Paulo Expo exhibition center in São Paulo.
Created in 2004 by Samsung, SIDI is one of the research institutes invited to share the stand of IPD Eletron, an institution linked to Abinee - Brazilian Association of the Electrical and Electronic Industry, which officially supports FIEE. In its space at this booth, SIDI presents its experience, skills and some of the work already done - such as the safe development of mobile solutions already available in Brazil and, also, in the international market.
"We have a very strong competence in security and ethical hacking," says Ildeu Fantini, director of Solutions Development. "In the area of security, our team operates throughout the development cycle of the solution, from the design and definition of the design requirements to the source code. We also work on the evaluation of the final product, in order to detect potential vulnerabilities and prevent them from reaching the market, "he adds.
Other highlights of SIDI are the development of solutions - especially mobile and PC applications - and Cloud services. SIDI is located in Campinas, a city in the interior of São Paulo, recognized as an important technological pole in Brazil.
SIDI marked its presence in the 2nd Hackathon Campinas, promoted by IMA - Informatics Association of Municipalities together with the City Hall on July 8th and 9th. The focus of the event was solution development for intelligent cities in six thematic areas - education, assistive technology, sustainable environment, urban mobility, and, health and security.
"SIDI was invited to be part of a project evaluation committee due to its experience in assistive technology development, especially the Accessibility Guide", says Marcelo Eduardo Anjos from Mobile Solution Team who was one of the judges of this Hackathon Campinas edition. Ten teams participated in the marathon, and had 24 hours to develop and present their projects result. "Each group had 5 minutes to make the presentation and another 5 minutes to answer the evaluation committee questions", explains.
In the opinion of Marcelo, all projects presented were interesting. "Events like this are important because they attract young people to propose solutions for Brazilian cities", he states. He points out, particularly, the quality of two projects developed focusing the accessibility theme. One of them, named Bus for Blinds (B for B), facilitates using the bus for visually impaired persons and their interaction with the bus driver. The other job in this area was Voz D’Arte, which allows works of art description through voice.
Samsung Little Artist app has an innovation - monthly updates which offer children new drawings to color and images to be used in their drawings.
Available to Samsung PCs with Windows 10, the app was developed - by SIDI PC Solutions Team - to receive updates more often. "With that, it is possible to offer new content every month, says Daniel Tost, from PC Solution Team. To have access to these contents, the child simply needs to click on the gift image that will be waiting for the child in its room environment.
New features to meet user suggestions. This is the main highlight of WiFi Transfer app new version, launched in the end of July, and now available on Google, Microsoft, and Samsung stores.
Developed by SIDI, the app allows file transfer between smartphones (Android) and PCs (with Windows 10), and between PCs through WiFi network. "The first WiFi transfer version was launched last year", says Daniel Tost from Sidi's PC Solutions Team. "For the first version, we used as the basis the main user requests and suggestions presented at the three stores in which the app is available".
Among them, Daniel highlights interface improvement, mainly regarding file selection to be sent - now easier to execute. Another feature inserted in 2.0 version is the possibility of saving files on memory cards or on external HD (in PC case). "In the previous version, it was only possible to make the transference to a permanent folder, on the PC, or on the smartphone", he explains. "If the file was too large, and there was not enough space in the smartphone memory, the transference did not happen, since it was not possible to send it to a memory card."
WiFi Transfer 2.0 version also allows the transference of an entire folder (before it was only possible to transfer files) from the PC to a smartphone - and vice versa. In addition, it gained a better connection (WiFi) among PCs and different mobile devices.
SIDI - Samsung Instituto de Desenvolvimento para a Informática will participate for the first time in the International Fair of the Electrical, Electronic, Energy and Automation Industry (FIEE), which will be held from July 25 to 28 at the São Paulo Expo, in São Paulo. Promoted by Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado, the event has the official support of ABINEE - Brazilian Association of Electrical and Electronics Industry and is one of the most important in this sector in the country - the organizers expect this year to receive more than 50.000 visitors.
SIDI will have a space in the exhibition, inside the booth of the IPD Eletron, an institution created by ABINEE with the purpose of providing partnerships of companies of the electronics and electronics complex with laboratories, institutes and research centers. It will be a stand shared with other research institutes, in which SIDI will have the opportunity to present their experience, skills and work accomplished.
Created in 2004 by Samsung, SIDI has been confirming, over the years, its position as protagonist in mobile solutions in Brazil. It has recognized expertise in the areas of mobile solutions, cloud-based platforms and security, with a respectable portfolio of international projects. Located in Campinas (SP), a city recognized as an important technological center in the country, SIDI is accredited by CATI - Committee of the Information Technology Area, which enables it to manage research and development projects through the use of the Information Technology Law And Law of Good.
Agenda 29th International Fair of the Electrical, Electronic, Energy and Automation Industry (FIEE) When: July 25-28, 2017 - 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: São Paulo Expo Rodovia dos Imigrantes, Km 1,5 - Água Funda - São Paulo (SP) SIDI / IPD Eletron booth: H19
Samsung's North American e-commerce portal is already integrated with the services of Verizon and AT&T, carriers responsible for the largest mobile user bases in the United States. The project counted on the active participation of SIDI's Global Solutions team, which since October has been working closely with Samsung Eletronics America.
"With the integration, the user who purchases a smartphone through Samsung e-commerce can do the phone activation, number activation and choice his carrier plan in the same process, without having to leave the site," explains Ederson Marcos Ferreira, project manager. "That's because the platform now works seamlessly with these carrier systems," he adds.
br> To facilitate this integration, SIDI developed specific integration modules with each operator and made them available in a single layer of abstraction. With this feature, it is possible to group a number of providers under the website transparently to the user. In addition to Verizon and AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are already integrated into the e-commerce.
A constant increase in the interconnection system, electronic devices, and services requires a serious work to ensure the solutions safety, including integrity, confidentiality, information availability, and system availability. Cyber Security is not only an IT challenge - it is a business imperative. Our job is to reduce the exposition to such vulnerabilities found in the most varied systems and devices, as well as in solutions hosted in the Cloud, helping in the solutions development with appropriate protection and in the existing systems improvement.