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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 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.

SPEKUN, The First Bike Sharing With NB-IoT Technology in Souhteast Asia

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On Wednesday, March 14 2018, the first bike sharing with NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) technology in Southeast Asia was launching in Universitas Indonesia (UI), Depok. Spekun – means yellow bike – will be distributed around UI campus. This launching event was a collaboration between Universitas Indonesia, Telkomsel as the biggest telco in Indonesia, and also Banopolis as the bike sharing creator. DycodeX has been working together with Banopolis for the past 6 months for this bike sharing project.

The concept of Bike sharing is bicycle lending service to the public within a certain time from one point of location to another location point. partnered with Telkomsel, DycodeX and Banopolis created a smartphone-based bike sharing, accompanied by the provision of a parking pole or dock based on radio frequency identification (RFID). That way, the bike can only be parked on the specific parking dock. In UI area, Spekun is available at three spots: UI station, Pondok Cina station, and UI Main Library.

Andri Yadi, CEO of DycodeX and team on Spekun Launching in UI

How This Bike Sharing Works

Spekun has been equipped with Smartlock device embedded on the bike. This system is compatible with NB-IoT connectivity technology that enables all Spekun to communicate with the operator’s server so that the operator can track the bicycle while knowing the amount of bicycle distribution in all areas. The bike user needs to scan QR code on the front basket by using the Spekun application. The Smartlock will open automatically and the Spekun is ready to use.

Assembling The Brain And The Body

For the last six month, DycodeX team were working on the PCB design and we made three iterations before we finally made some improvements. We designed the printed circuit board (PCB) that became DyTrax, the main brain of NB-IoT Bike Sharing hardware. Instead of one board, we use two boards with DyTrax module to make the maintenance easier.

DyTrax, the brain of NB-IoT bike sharing hardware

The bikesharing board with Smartlock module

This Dytrax is the brain of NB-IoT Bike Sharing hardware. The Dytrax module’s features are: Processor, NB-IoT connectivity, motion sensor, and power management. Assembled with the Smartlock module, which is the driver that control the locking mechanism. The boards then connected with the software for backend integration. The NB-IoT technology, which is a type of Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) network technology, enables devices in Spekun to operate for years without recharging the battery.

We have been working under the radar to implement the technology in various living aspects. We are fortunate to be partnered with u-blox which provided us the materials needed to develop NB-IoT technology in Indonesia. As one of the first IoT companies in Indonesia, we are determined to enhance the development of IoT technology in the country, especially the NB-IoT. This bike sharing project became a milestone in our long journey to be IoT leader in Asia.