President Joko Widodo Visits DycodeX at BCCF, Endorses Bandung Creative Industry

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DycodeX meets President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo and government officials.

Bandung’s creative industry get the spotlight of the government in Bandung, West Java. President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo, along with the Minister of Industry, Minister of Social Affairs, Cabinet Secretary, Presidential Special Staff Coordinator, and the Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil meet DycodeX CEO Andri Yadi at “Leaders of Tomorrow” mini exhibition and talk show held at BCCF Simpul Space Braga on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Coinciding with Indonesia’s Hari Pahlawan, DycodeX is among the exhibiting 15 creative industries from all over Bandung that represent the event’s theme of “local identity, export level”. Andri Yadi showcases SMARTernak and Smarterbike, two of DycodeX’s flagship products that represent Indonesia’s capability in developing technologies made locally that are ready to compete internationally.

Both SMARTernak and Smarterbike are designed and developed by DycodeX in Bandung, West Java by by local engineers, designers, and coders. Learn more about the range of DycodeX products, all developed locally, on our official website.

In commemoration of Indonesia’s Hari Pahlawan, as one of the pioneers in the Indonesian Internet of Things industry, DycodeX is proud to support the government’s agenda of Making Indonesia 4.0 by developing breakthroughs and innovations in the field of information and technology that can solve real problems. We highly appreciate the government of the Republic of Indonesia’s endorsement and support to the Bandung creative industry.

DycodeX Powers JogjaBike’s End-to-End Bike Sharing Technology

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DycodeX is proud to be the end-to-end technology developer for JogjaBike, Jogjakarta’s first ever bike sharing service. Launched at Jalan Malioboro on Saturday (27/10) by the Mayor of Jogjakarta, Haryadi Suyuti, Jogjabike uses an Internet of Things-based system, seamlessly integrating software and hardware to provide a safe and enjoyable bike sharing experience.

JogjaBike in Malioboro, Yogyakarta

Andri Yadi, DycodeX CEO, applauds the bike sharing service for its release. “Congratulations to JogjaBike for the launch. We’re super excited to be part of it, to support its end-to-end technology,” Andri remarks. “After 4 months of shedding blood, sweat, tears, and working on it tirelessly from scratch, we finally made it. Now di “Jogja Ada Sepeda”; not just a bike, but a smarter bike.”

Andri Yadi and DycodeX crew who worked on JogjaBike, standing proud at the launching

To create a safe, fun experience for JogjaBike bike sharing users, DycodeX has developed a system that seamlessly integrates the hardware and software, all made entirely by a team of Indonesian coders and engineers. Hardware-wise, features include as follows.

  1. A Smart Lock system unlockable via QR code scanning with the mobile app.
  2. An LED display for continuous user feedback along the journey, such as distance travelled and rent time remaining.
  3. Always connected to the Internet via GSM for continuous data feedback.
  4. Automatically detects accidents or tampering via its built-in accelerometer.
  5. Solar panel-equipped for longer battery life.

DycodeX also developed in-house mobile app available for Android (iOS version coming soon). The app allows users to easily unlock their preferred bike with a QR code scanner as well as keeping track of bike sharing usage.

JogjaBike app and the bike device

The conception of JogjaBike is aimed to add value to the local tourism industry, as well as to bring the concept of smart city to life. Collaborating with the City Government of Jogjakarta, the service was launched for the “Jogja Ada Sepeda” programme. The Malioboro implementation is only the first phase, with other areas to be added in forthcoming phases.

DycodeX crew with Mr. Haryadi Suyuti, mayor of Yogyakarta during the launching of JogjaBike

DycodeX Wins Rice Bowl Awards 2018 as Best Ecosystem Initiative in Indonesia

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Startup growth in the world is increasing, and each other is competing to make their company the best. Every region in the world has the prominent startups, as well as in the Asian region. That’s why the New Entrepreneurs Foundation (myNEF) – a non-profit organization that focuses on creating and developing sustainable entrepreneurs – celebrates the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem by holding the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards.

What is The Rice Bowl Awards?

The Rice Bowl Startup Awards are the official Southeast Asia circuit for the Global Startup Awards. The Awards are divided into several rounds – nationals, regional and global. This year, the regional (South East Asia) reward innovation, excellence, and best practice in startups across the region. From all over Asia, there were 2500 startups listed in Rice Bowl. From Indonesia only, there were 280 submissions – including DycodeX. One interesting point from this year’s ARBSA was from 9 countries that entered the nomination, there were 6 female founders who became the winners.

Miss Lyliana, CEO of myNEF explained during the ARBSA 2018 Indonesia Awarding Night in Jakarta on October 5, 2018, that Rice Bowl is not a pitching company because according to her, what often becomes the winner in the speech competition usually sounds good, but not as good. So it would not be fair for the Asian companies that have good qualities but are limited to language and presentation constraints.

Ms. Lyliana. CEO of myNEF

The Indonesian Winners

As one of the finalists of ARBSA 2018, DycodeX actively participated in promoting the event. If you follow our social media you would notice that at the end of September to early October, we shares a voting link so that the public can participate in choosing the best startup according to them in several categories. But voting is not everything. It’s just a way to move up the ladder. In fact, voting only affects about 10-15% of the total assessment. The criteria for the finalists of ARBSA are startups that stand less than 5 years, and the judges will make the assessments.

DycodeX made it into 4 nomination categories, namely Best Food / Agri Tech, Best IoT, Startup Of The Year, and Best Ecosystem Initiative. And we won the Best Startup Ecosystem Initiative Award 2018 in Indonesia. While the other Indonesia winners were:

  • Startup Of The Year: Smart Shop
  • Founder of the Year: Aditya Minarto
  • People’s Choice: Farmers
  • Best Newcomer: Cumi.id
  • Investor Of The Year: WIND
  • Best Startup Ecosystem Initiative: DycodeX
  • Best Fintech Startup: Gradana
  • Best HealthTech Startup: Neurabot
  • Best FoodTech / AgriTech Startup: TaniHub
  • Best e-Commerce Startup: Wakuliner
  • Best Logistics and Supply Chain Startup: Shipper
  • Best Life Helper: Go-Life
  • Best IoT Startup: Mesh
  • Best AI / Machine Learning Startup: Neurabot
  • Best Business Automation Tool: Ralali.com
  • Best Coworking Space: Greenhouse
  • Best Digital Marketing Solution: SociaBuzz.com

 

Andri Yadi, CEO of DycodeX with the winners of Rice Bowl Awards 2018 Indonesia

The Indonesia winners will meet other South East Asian winners in Bali this November to secure the position as Asean Rice Bowl Awards 2018 winner, and later will go to the Global Startup Awards competing the other startups from teh Nordic, Central Europe, Africa, and other regions of the world.

We win!

We would like to thank the Rice Bowl for giving us the chance to compete and hopefully we will come back next year to get the best categories and ready to compete with global startups. And thank you for all of you who had voted for us. DycodeX will continue to do our best and drive to give us the best for Indonesia tech startup ecosystem.

DycodeX Trials NB-IoT Technology for Bike Tracking in Monas

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Jakarta, 9 October 2018 — DycodeX has collaborated with one of Indonesia’s largest telcos to trial bike tracking and sharing using NB-IoT technology. The trial was conducted at Monumen Nasional (Monas), Central Jakarta on October 9, 2018. This field trial is an effort by DycodeX to integrate NB-IoT connectivity in asset-tracking use case.

As the pioneer of IoT development in Indonesia, DycodeX strives to adopt new connectivity technology to our projects and products, including NB-IoT. It offers a wide range of advantages compared to its LPWA counterparts, such as lower power consumption, lower cost, wider range, and higher reliability. One of DycodeX’s flagship NB-IoT products is DytraX, a general-purpose tracker board applicable for various use cases. DytraX is Indonesia’s first locally developed, third-party tracker board using NB-IoT technology.

DycodeX team shows representatives from one of Indonesia’s largest telco provider about bike tracking using NB-IoT technology.

Despite being relatively new in the LPWA market, NB-IoT, or NarrowBand-Internet of Things, has been said to be the top choice in LPWA (Low Power, Wide Area) technology that is able to be reliably used in various use cases, from smart city or industrial. NB-IoT technology allows connection to a very large network of devices, up to 50,000, without compromising on power, cost, or network coverage.

DycodeX Claims First Successful NB-IoT Field Trial in Indonesia with SMARTernak

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Majalengka, 9 October 2018 — DycodeX marks a milestone in the local IoT industry as the first company to conduct Indonesia’s first NB-IoT field trial. The field trial utilizes the newest version of the DycodeX-developed, IoT- and AI-based Precision Livestock Farming solution, SMARTernak, which uses NB-IoT technology.

DycodeX and XL Axiata conducts Indonesia’s first NB-IoT field trial at PT. Sumber Hijau Mandiri, Majalengka, West Java.

DycodeX, along with XL Axiata, conducted the trial in PT. Sumber Hijau Mandiri cattle farm in Majalengka, West Java.

NB-IoT, or Narrowband IoT, is the latest radio technology that allows machine-to-machine communication in a wide, massive area without compromising on power and cost. The technology, which is based on LPWA (Low Power, Wide Area) network allows for a more efficient and effective means in developing IoT-based devices and applications.

Alwin Arrasyid, IoT Engineer at DycodeX, comments on the success of the NB-IoT field trial. “We are proud to finally be the first Indonesian company to test NB-IoT technology in the field, and not in labs,” he remarked. “I hope in the future, NB-IoT coverage will be available in more and more areas in Indonesia. Hopefully this will lead to a significant decrease in the cost of modules and general development.”

DycodeX has previously conducted four field tests with SMARTernak in various farms in Indonesia, including in Padang Mengatas, West Sumatera as well as in Subang and Bogor, West Java. The aims for the field tests were twofold: to train SMARTernak Artificial Intelligence by feeding it real knowledge about cattle farming, as well as to receive feedbacks from cattle farmers.

Coinciding with XL Axiata 22nd anniversary, DycodeX appreciates XL Axiata for their continuous support to the development of the local IoT industry by providing the infrastructure for NB-IoT that can be used by IoT practitioners in Indonesia.


For more information regarding DycodeX and SMARTernak, kindly reach us via email at x@dycode.com or contact Taufik Ismail at +6285795533315.

DycodeX and The Indonesian Government Talked About LPWA Regulations

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IoT technology development in Indonesia still runs – perhaps in a slow pace, but surely catching up fast. Along with the proliferation of technology companies that are starting to focus on IoT, the Indonesian government must start providing adequate infrastructure, and adjust the existing regulations to support the acceleration of this technology.

For this reason the Indonesian government began to prepare various things to create a conducive environment for the IoT development. The Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) invited various telecommunication companies and startups engaged in the IT field to jointly explore network regulations for IoT.

DycodeX, along with Elnusa, represented the IoT industry in the preparation meeting for second trial of LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) network regulation in Indonesia. This meeting was initiated by the Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo). It was held in Divisi Digital Service Telkom, Bandung Digital Valley, Bandung, on October 1-2, 2018.

The topic we discussed was the scenario of LPWA rules testing, to find out the potential for interference with cellular waves. Some of the other things discussed include frequency that will be used, duty cycle, power, and other specs. If the field trial does not prove to be interference, the rules can be passed. If there is still interference, the spec is changed until interference does not occur again. the second trial will be held in the third week of October until the third week of November 2018.

The meeting was a good news for all local IoT players as this is one step closer in finally legalizing regulation for a safer, more controlled environment for IoT in Indonesia, so that it can be used and commercialized under the protection of the law. As one of the leading players in the IoT industry, we’d like to extend our utmost gratitude for the government of Indonesia for the continuous support in the local IoT industry.

LPWA regulation meeting with Kominfo in Bandung

Andri Yadi tentang Google Demo Day Asia: “Pengalaman Luar Biasa!”

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Andri Yadi of DycodeX presents SMARTernak at Google Demo Day Asia.

DycodeX, mewakili KIBAR, bangga mewakili Indonesia sebagai satu-satunya startup tanah air yang maju ke ajang Google Demo Day Asia di Shanghai pada 20 September 2018 lalu. Andri Yadi, CEO DycodeX, berbagi pengalaman menegangkan namun tak ternilainya saat maju untuk pertama kalinya ke panggung pitching internasional sebesar Google Demo Day Asia.

“Google Demo Day Asia benar-benar pengalaman luar biasa karena ini adalah panggung terbesar yang pernah saya hadiri,” curhat Andri Yadi. “Menegangkan pasti, karena ada 1000 pasang mata yang menonton siapapun di panggung, tapi sangat menantang. Kesan yang terbaik yang saya dapatkan adalah Google yang benar-benar mendukung kita para finalis dan menghubungkan kita dengan orang-orang yang berpengalaman dari industri IoT untuk kita terus belajar.”

Andri Yadi sempat berbagi tentang kekagumannya dengan startup yang terpilih menjadi juara favorit di Google Demo Day Asia. “Saya kagum dengan Origami Labs dari Hong Kong. Mereka buat cincin cerdas bernama ORII yang bisa menerima perintah suara buat menelepon atau kirim SMS cuma dengan menepuk telinga yang kini sudah siap dipasarkan.”

Bisa tampil di Google Demo Day Asia menjadi pengalaman berkesan, namun momen paling membekas adalah ketika Andri Yadi bertemu dengan Konsulat Jenderal Republik Indonesia di Hong Kong. “Mereka kaget ketika tahu bahwa ada startup IoT dari Indonesia yang lolos seleksi finalis Google Demo Day,” ujar Andri Yadi. “Mereka berharap lebih banyak lagi startup dari Indonesia yang bisa mengikuti kompetisi tingkat Asia, terutama di China. Kita dititipkan pesan untuk terut membina calon kontingen dari Indonesia yang mau berkompetisi di ranah Asia.”

DycodeX Signed MoU with BIMP-EAGA for IoT Technology Cooperation

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The growth of technology in Asia is currently rising sharply. This has become one of the concerns for Southeast Asian countries, especially those who are members of BIMP-EAGA. BIMP-EAGA is a co-operation initiative by Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, all of which are member-countries of the regional Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to accelerate economic development in the four countries.

Last September 19th to 21st 2018, the four BIMP-EAGA member countries held their 6th ICT Cluster Meeting in Pontianak, West Borneo – Indonesia and discussed the development of industrial sectors, one of which is the technology industry. DycodeX was invited as a representative of a technology company from Indonesia, came together with the Ministry of Communication and Information. In this meeting, two Indonesian startups which were us, PT. Dycodex Teknologi Nusantara and PT. Aruna Jaya Nuswantara (Integrated Fisheries Commerce) signed a cooperation agreement with BIMP-EAGA to improve technology infrastructure in the four Southeast Asian countries.

The Public Relations of DycodeX, Veronica Blandine was the representative of DycodeX who signed the MoU. We hope this event will be the beginning of a collaboration that provides mutual benefits for DycodeX and also for the governments of Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Veronica Blandine from DycodeX with the representatives of BIMP-EAGA at the MoU signing

SMARTernak Conducts Fourth Field Trial to Improve AI by Collecting Cattle Behavioral Pattern

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Subang, West Java — SMARTernak by DycodeX, Indonesia’s first home-grown Precision Livestock Farming solution based on Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), conducted its fourth in-field trial in a cattle farm in Subang, West Java on Wednesday, 12 September 2018. This will be the second time SMARTernak trials in Subang, previously having visited the city in May 2018.

SMARTernak Field Trial at Subang

“We’re happy to be introducing SMARTernak to more cattle farmers in the West Java area,” DycodeX CEO Andri Yadi remarks. “We hope to bring SMARTernak’s IoT and AI technologies to improve cattle farming in more farms throughout Indonesia.”

DycodeX team with Mr. Andi, local cattle farmer

This field testing commenced by SMARTernak, after we previously conducted trials in Subang and Padang Mengatas, receving positive feedbacks from the local cattle farmers. The field testing’s objectives are twofold: to collect behavioral patterns from cattle to improve Artificial Intelligence and to introduce SMARTernak to more cattle farmers.

In-field trials allows SMARTernak’s AI to collect behavioral patterns from real cattle farms. Collecting behavioral patterns is an important step to effectively “teach” real-life knowledge into SMARTernak’s Artificial Intelligence (AI). One of these data is cattle movement that will ultimately be used by the AI to predict future cattle movement and activities. Cattle farmers can then use this data to effectively manage cattle and prevent unwanted occurrences from happening.

SMARTernak field testing is also to get real feedback straight from the people who know it best: Indonesian cattle farmers. Receiving feedbacks from actual cattle farmers is an essential step for us in the improvement of SMARTernak so it can be optimized further.

“Having a device that reads live data from cattle saves us from having to periodically report directly to the farm owner, which is usually difficult because he is not always around,” says Mr. Andi, a local cattle herder.


For more information about SMARTernak and should you wish to request in-field trial in your cattle farm, visit the official website at SMARTernak.com.

DycodeX Brings Basics of IoT Development Using ESPectro32 v2 to SMK Negeri 8 Malang

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DycodeX brings ESPectro32 v2 to SMK Negeri 8 Malang.

As one of Indonesia’s leading IoT maker movement enabler, DycodeX is more than happy to bring Internet of Things to more people in Indonesia. On September 1, 2018, DycodeX, collaborating with DycodeEdu and Indonesia Android Kejar, visited vocational schools in Malang, East Java to share the basics of IoT development as part of the SMK Coding program. Using ESPectro 32 v2 development board, students of SMK Negeri 4 Malang and SMK Negeri 8 Malang learned how to flash code from an integrated development environment (IDE) to a development board.

Hisyam Kamil, IoT engineer at DycodeX, along with Indonesia Android Kejar, led the ESPectro32 v2 training at SMK Negeri 8 Malang. About 20 students of the software engineering (RPL) specialization attended the course. By the end of the course, the students are expected to have a basic understanding of IoT development, giving them the knowledge to start experimenting further.

Students of SMK Negeri 8 Malang learns basic of IoT with DycodeX.

DycodeX is proud to bring ESPectro32 v2 as the development board of choice in SMK Coding. Designed to be versatile and easy-to-use, ESPectro3 v2 can be coded very easily by vocational students who are just getting started into hardware programming, while allowing for further experimentation should the students have more knowledge about IoT.

ESPectro32 v2 as the development board in SMK Coding.

SMK Coding is a program initiated by Ditjen Aptika Kominfo that teaches technical programming skills to students of vocational schools (Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan) from all across the country to prepare them with necessary hard and soft skills for the industry. Courses taught in this program include Android app development as well as basics of IoT development.


For more information about ESPectro 32 v2, the development board used in SMK Coding, please visit its product page at Makestro.com.