I never did an initial post to commemorate my first two weeks here in the Orient because of all the craziness that happened. A quick recap of the past two weeks are:
- Flew to Hong Kong
- Went to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
- Went to the University of Hong Kong School of Business
- Went to the Honk Kong University of IT
- Visited the Hong Kong Stock exchange
- Trip to Macau to activate our Hong Kong Visa’s
- Took a 2 day course at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Flew to Thailand (Bangkok and Pattaya) for 5 days
Now that that was all done I start work!
So I work for a relatively small company in the Science Park in Hong Kong. At the park I am 25% of the company. There are only three other people that work in the office, we have Camey who handles many of the office tasks, Alfred the technical director and David the main boss and one of the founders.
DNET builds customised multimedia panels for hotels. What does that mean? Essentially when you go into a hotel room and you would like to connect your PC, iDevice or even use the TV as a projector you would normally have to bring your own tech to do that. This past April when I was apart of a team that went to Montreal to do a presentation for Ubisoft we needed to use the TV in the hotel room to practise the presentation. I had brought my own VGA cable and they had a nice Samsung TV that had a proper VGA port to connect to. When I did so, I could not connect to the TV because the hotel had put in some blocks on the remote and TV and the only thing I could do was flip the channel and control the volume.
This was obviously frustrating and annoying considering we were staying at a relatively expensive hotel (Hyatt).
DNET builds multimedia panels like the one you see above that solves problems like this. They make it drop dead easy for anyone to plug in and connect their devices to display them or charge them on the hotel display. This is great because if you are on vacation and you would like to show off your pictures on the screen in the hotel because your mobile device’s screen is too tiny the DNET Superdock is there to make your life easier.
It is only the second day of my work as I am writing this and my main job is to get familiar with their tech and learn how to use it. This Thursday I am heading to the Polytech University to showcase DNET’s award winning tech for hotels. It is essentially an alarm clock with an NFC speaker on the top that allows the user to simply drop their phone on the top of the device to play music transmitted through NFC.
My job for the first few days was to get familiar with it enough to show people how it worked and repeat these facts to whoever asked:
- Day time Clock
- Alarm Clock x 2
- FM Radio 76.0 to 108.0 Mhz
- Magically amplifies the sound from any mobile phone devices
- Power Supply AC 110-240
- No configuration and pairing is needed
- 4 Speakers with Sound Output power 7 Watts
- AUX In and AUX Out for external Audio System
- USB 2.0 Charger port
- Remote Control
- Dimension 150 x 112 x 55 mm
It was pretty easy to do and I completed the task in under 30 minutes. The rest of the time I spent with Alfred playing around with the SuperDock because he wanted to test some new functionality with my Samsung Galaxy S4. I’ll talk more about that on a later blog post because it is related to one of my main tasks this summer.
Aside from that this Friday there is a Google Glass seminar in the Science Park and I am super excited to go check it out!
If you don’t know what Google glass is you might have to get out of that rock you are living under. It is essentially a new form of technology that you wear similar to prescription eyeglasses. However it comes with speakers, microphone and its goal is to provide the user with an augmented reality experience that is totally futuristic.
More info – http://www.google.com/glass/start/