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11.9.2017 by Heini Tuorila

The path of progress

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  • The path of progress

    11.9.2017 by Heini Tuorila

    Grab a gadget that you can hold with one hand, and close your eyes. How certain are you that you can operate it - know where the buttons are, know what they do, or know which way you’re pointing the thing? For Marko Sarasmo, Haltian’s Principal Engineer on hardware user interfaces, it’s questions like these that make his day.
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  • Codemaker

    8.8.2017 by Heini Tuorila

    Design, mechanics and usability of any IoT device wouldn’t go very far without their logical cousin: code. Programming is the ubiquitous part of our life in the 21st century, whether we want it or not. It can also be one of the most mundane part of any technology project. “At Haltian, our coders are mostly generalists who are looking for new challenges and change on an ongoing basis, instead of specialists grinding at one same thing over and over again”, says Marko Parttimaa, Haltian’s Senior Software Specialist.
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  • Problems and how to solve them

    13.6.2017 by Heini Tuorila

    There are people who enjoy doing the ordinary; they make sure that things stay as they are, providing balance and security. Then there are people like Mika Gröhn. For instance, it’s not past an ordinary manager to gather a little extra credentials made by his team (you know who you are), but in the first minute of conversation, he totally downplays his managerial role. “I like to do things a little differently”, he says, being more comfortable of providing the necessary means for the teams to tackle the tasks independently. He hates micromanaging. He doesn’t want to meddle. Then again, he’s not squeamish when it comes to taking bold steps - quite the opposite.
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  • Passion of making things possible

    18.4.2017 by Heini Tuorila

    THE ROLE THAT FITS. Looking at Pertti Kujala, Mechanics Lead in Haltian, stereotypical thoughts about engineers are instantly taken for a quick check-up. He’s not the quiet type. He’s not a mild thinker, trudging onwards. He wears nothing but bright colors. And he talks about his passion all the time, pointing out little details that complete a design, or the immense focus he has on his work.
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  • How to implement IoT solutions and develop new business

    21.3.2017 by Heini Tuorila

    The industrial internet and the internet of things (IoT) have been hot topics in the business world in recent years. However, so far quite few concrete IoT implementations have been seen in Finnish companies. This is because initiating projects and creating the ecosystem required by IoT solutions has often been found difficult and expensive.
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  • Plug & play revolution in real-time IoT

    20.3.2017 by Heini Tuorila

    We have launched new IoT devices that connect like magic with Wirepas Connectivity! Haltian expands its Internet of Things (IoT) platform with small sensors. The platform consists of the Thingsee router plus the Thingsee POD and TAG sensors. The sensors can be used for tracking and monitoring assets, goods and people in a completely new, and a far more cost-effective manner.
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  • How to cope with 50 students on a field trip?

    4.10.2016 by Heini Tuorila

    Learning experiences outside the classroom are always unique and provide deep learning when students put into practice “in the real world” what they have theorized about from behind a desk. Students of today are not that familiar with field trips anymore as they spend they days indoors much more than their parents did when they were young.
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  • Loud and clear

    6.4.2016 by Heini Tuorila

    We pride ourselves as being a world-class provider of wireless products, and the people at Haltian certainly know how to make highly durable and usable products that are always optimised in terms of component size and performance. And at the heart of each product, the thing that that makes it wireless in the most basic sense of the word, is the antenna. As with other areas of design work, Haltian’s antenna design is based on the latest technology, top-tier competence and reliable partnerships.
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  • What makes Snowfox outsmart all the other trackers

    22.3.2016 by Teemu Vaattovaara

    We have always thought that the experience and intelligence of the service derives from the right functional balance between the application, the cloud and the device. Following this design principle, we were able to build Snowfox into a device that can be your smart and trustworthy companion and will keep parents and children informed, connected and within reach. What sets it above other similar trackers are the traits and features that are the result of years of design experience and deep understanding family life.
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  • Making the Internet of Things happen

    4.3.2016 by Ville Ylläsjärvi

    Every new IoT application needs hardware to gather valuable data. If your Internet of Things application needs a specific IoT device to be developed from scratch, you have arrived at a mountain of obstacles.
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  • The beauty of open source

    18.1.2016 by Jyrki Leskelä

    If I could name one thing that has changed the way software is developed in the last couple of decades I would say it is open source and the way it is distributed. Naturally, this change has also sneaked into the device development. From software perspective, a typical consumer device is not that different from, say, Raspberry Pi and Arduino. Let's compare these two popular kits.
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  • Developing software in a device design company

    17.12.2015 by Jyrki Leskelä

    Most people associate the brand Haltian with high quality device hardware development. It is perhaps not as well known that we also have a reasonably large software team. I have been part of the team already more than a year so I have some insights what it is like to be a software professional in a device design company. Many of you think of programming as the core of software development. In need to agree to some extent: while there are many other activities during the day, it is programming that usually sets us apart from the rest.
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  • Bringing strategies to life

    4.9.2015 by Heini Tuorila

    Running a start-up and getting its head above water requires a solid strategy: what, why, when and for whom we are doing things. At Haltian, strategic thinking has been there from the start; we have had our vision almost untouched since day one. But in the end, making it real is what really counts to success. For that purpose we've created a Haltian Brand Book as a tool for all Haltians, a company brand notebook to help us remember what goes into making successful and sustainable products.
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  • HEAT specifications

    27.4.2015 by Teemu Vaattovaara

    Haltian’s continuous effort to make sure our customers get the full benefits of all our expertise has made us a valuable partner for many companies. It is also why we designed and developed HEAT, software that has the potential to become one of the most important tools for daily R&D work.
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  • A way to kickstart!

    13.2.2015 by Anu Lapola

    It’s now been a while since our Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Thingsee One ended, so we thought it was time to look back at what we accomplished and how we got there. We’re not going to go into more detail with Thingsee One here; if you’re not already familiar with it, you can find more info about it at thingsee.com.
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