Indian and Singapore Prime Minister Visit
In conjunction with the visit, the High Commission of India in Singapore, in partnership with Enterprise Singapore, The Singapore Business Federation and The Singapore Manufacturing Federation organised a day-long conference, InSpreneur 2.0: India-Singapore Entrepreneurship Bridge to foster partnership in technology, innovation and enterprise.
It is a great honor for Whizpace that Honorable Prime Ministers of two great nations visited our booth in InSpreneur 2.0.
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SINGAPORE: If you see drones flying about when visiting Singapore’s Southern Islands, don’t be alarmed. They are part of a wider trial by authorities to bring “low-cost, reliable and long-range connectivity” to these far-flung areas using an under-utilised radio spectrum known as TV White Space.
A six-month trial to use TV White Space for data transmission on five Southern Islands - Kias Island, St John’s Island, Pulau Seringat, Pulau Hantu Besar and Kusu Island - started in August.
The spectrum was chosen as it is less affected by external conditions like sea waves, weather conditions and obstacles like ships, according to a joint release by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). It is also currently under-used here, they explained.
TV White Space, sometimes known as Super Wi-Fi, is the white static seen when tuning analogue TV channels.
The agencies will be working with a local start-up Whizpace to explore the use of the spectrum to support sensor and Internet of Things (IoT) deployments on these islands.
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SINGAPORE - A trial involving the use of unmanned drones for the remote inspection and maintenance of Singapore's Southern Islands has begun as part of Singapore's smart nation sensor network roll-out.
The six-month trial will test the use of a broadcasting spectrum, called TV white space, to control the unmanned drones and transmit video footage over long distances for real-time analysis.
The three government agencies behind the initiative are the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).
In a joint statement on Thursday (Aug 29), SLA's assistant chief executive of land operations Thong Wai Lin said her agency has been using unmanned drones and sensors to monitor and manage about 11,000ha of state land. In the Southern Islands, however, intermittent and poor mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity has hampered the use of drones.
The drones are a more efficient alternative to the current practice of having SLA officers physically scour the islands at frequent intervals.
Unlike Wi-Fi and 4G signals, however, TV white space signals are not affected by sea waves, weather conditions and passing ships.
Mr Lim Chinn Hwa, senior director of smart nation platform solutions at GovTech, said: "TV white space can potentially be an affordable and reliable solution to enable technologies such as sensors, IoT (Internet of Things) and robotics to be deployed in areas of Singapore with limited 4G and Wi-Fi coverage."
The trial is part of Singapore's Smart Nation Sensor Platform project, a nationwide network of sensors and Web cameras to collect and analyse various sorts of data from temperature to water levels to improve public service.
The trial will assess if TV white space is suitable for transmitting high-quality videos in real time. It is also an underused band in Singapore and can be exploited to provide low-cost, reliable and long-range wireless connectivity for data transmission, the agencies added.
The three agencies will work with technology start-up Whizpace during the trial on the five Southern Islands of Kias Island, St John's Island, Pulau Seringat, Pulau Hantu Besar and Kusu Island.
Besides enabling island maintenance and inspections, TV white space could also potentially provide Internet network connectivity for island visitors to St John's and Kusu Islands, such as students and devotees, bringing about a more pleasurable experience.
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THE TECH PORTAL
Singapore-based seed capital fund Javelin Startup-O Victory Fund is a collaboration between a curation platform Startup-O and Javelin Wealth Management. Today, it has revealed the details of two more Singapore startups which will be receiving seed funding under its portfolio.
The startups that have been shortlisted via Startup-O’s platform are Serv.sg, and HackerTrail in addition to Impress.ai and Whizpace.com.
PCM TECH JOURNAL
According to IMDA, 24 channels in the tv broadcasting bands will be made available for tv white space operations in Singapore (~180MHz of spectrum). TV White space benefits include longer distance and stronger penetrative power among many others. Whizpace research has shown that tv white space will help Singapore greatly in building towards a Smart Nation. Singapore is the second country in the world to open to tv white space technology, first in Asia.
Lexiwave Technology, located in Hong Kong is involved in Singapore tv white space development. CEO Henry Lau recalled in 2015, Whizpace was Lexiwave's client, and they mainly helped in building the tv white space system and parts. Lexiwave's job was to design tv white space chips and wires for its clients. Now, Whizpace's tv white space plan has successfully been integrated in 13 countries including Singapore, Philliphines, China, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, UK, Kenya, US, Columbia and more.
Best Innovation Award 2018
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The ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award
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inSpreneur (India - Singapore Entrepreneurship Bridge 2018), Top 3 Business Plan in New Tech
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IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award
The IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award is to recognise outstanding achievements of engineers. The awards are given to organisations or individuals responsible for outstanding engineering projects in Singapore. The basis of the awards is engineering achievements that demonstrate outstanding engineering skills which have made significant contributions to the engineering progress and improved quality of life.
The Silicon Review, 50 Best Companies to Work for in 2018
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Appleseed Award for Best Pitch
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