MOSCOW, RUSSIA (ModularPhonesForum – June 30, 2015) — A team of engineers and programmers of JSC “Intersoft Eurasia”, a SKOLKOVO resident, that develops innovative products for smartphones, the DO-RA project operator, has started designing a new compact module DO-RA.Nex for Nexpaq, a rapidly growing Hong Kong company in the accessories modular segment for modern smartphones.
The company Nexpaq created a special platform for smartphones that works with standard interfaces and quickly connects swappable electronic modules for various purposes, placed in a special ergonomic enclosure, and designed for flagship smartphones of the leading manufacturers: Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG, etc., hence expanding the functionality of smartphones, giving them additional features and functions: mobile weather stations, indicator of ionizing radiation, and other devices necessary for people who like to be up to date with their gadgets.
The main idea of Nexpaq project is to utilize the features and existing infrastructure of smartphones without incurring significant costs while acquiring a device, and adding new modules later. In fact, DO-RA developers were faced with the same task when measuring equipment for indication and identification of ionizing radiation during the launch of the project – compact dosimeter-radiometer for smartphones.
NEXPAQ has recognized “Intersoft Eurasia” as an international developer capable of creating unique compact modules, provided documentation and developer KIT for adapting previously designed modules of DO-RA.Module for other overseas projects, in particular Project ARA/Google in the USA, ORACOM for the DVR in South Korea, Sumitomo Corp. in Japan.
The first prototypes of the module devices created by Intersoft Eurasia for Nexpaq project are planned to be produced by November 2015, and by the end of the year it is to release the first test device in Russia. The dimensions of DO-RA.Nex modules will not exceed 25 x 25 x 5 millimeters.
Igor Karavaev, the Vice President and Executive Director of SKOLKOVO Foundation Nuclear Technologies Cluster: “Today, DO-RA project is getting on its feet and preparing to conquer new markets, look for new partners, and explore new development potentials”.
JSC “Intersoft Eurasia” was founded in March 2011 with the purpose to develop innovative products for smartphones and in particular portable DO-RA devices. In October of the same year the company became a resident of SKOLKOVO Foundation Nuclear Technologies Cluster, and in December the DO-RA project received its first mini grant from the SKOLKOVO Foundation in the amount of $45,000.
In 2013, the company obtained its second grant of $1 million from the SKOLKOVO Foundation.
Since the launch of DO-RA project, a range of devices for different versions of smartphones, server part and design documentation for industrial production of DO-RA devices on the basis of Geiger-Mueller (GM) in the European standard IPC has been developed. In addition, we developed a family of mobile apps DO-RA.Soft-GM with user interface in 23 languages for mobile platforms: iOS, Android, WP7, JavaME, BlackBerry, Symbian, Bada and OS: Windows/Linux/MacOS. All DO-RA.Soft applications are available for free download in their respective online stores.
Currently, JSC Intersoft Eurasia is the owner of 52 patents and certificates for various innovative products for smartphones and computers in Russia, USA, Japan, China, South Korea, India, the EU and other countries.
At the moment, the company is at the stage of active project development in Russia, USA and South Korea, as well as in search for partners and investors for the organization of DO-RA products and international distributors.
About “Skolkovo” Foundation:
The Foundation of the New Technologies Development and Commercialization Centre “Skolkovo” is a non – profit organization established at the initiative of the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in September 2010. The aim of the Foundation is to mobilize resources of Russia in the field of modern applied investigations, the creation of an enabling environment for the implementation of scientific research in five priority areas of technological development: energy and energy efficiency, space, biomedicine, nuclear and computer technologies. The project involves the creation of the Skolkovo Institute of science and technology (Skolkovotech), research institutes, business incubator, technology transfer and commercialization, representative offices of foreign companies and R&D centres, residential areas and social infrastructure, as well as the subsequent distribution of an effective regime to other innovative regions of Russia. The activities of the innovation center “Skolkovo” are governed by a special law, which covers its residents with special economic conditions.
“Skolkovo” Foundation website: www.sk.ru
Nexpaq, founded by citizens of Germany, is based in Hong Kong with offices in China and the USA. Its main experience is the production of mobile accessories for smartphones. The first Nexpaq product is a smart cover, casing – SmartCase, which enables smartphone users to quickly add more functions to their device and control them via a custom application, thereby extending smartphone functionalities. In April 2015, Nexpaq raised more than $270 000 on Kickstarter. Currently, Nexpaq team has developed 12 modules with various useful functions which are already available. Nexpaq platform is open to all third-party developers who can create additional modules.
Nexpaq website: www.nexpaq.com
About the project:
The idea of DO-RA project emerged on March 29, 2011 after writing the article on “Our Radioactive World”, dedicated to the accident at Fukushima in Japan. At the time there was no hybrid of a mobile phone, smartphone and dosimeter-radiometer that could be utilised by DO-RA device, which soon after acquired a Russian patent based on mobile phone/smartphone. In fact, the uniqueness of the DO-RA device is that it has no analogues, hence the Russian patent for its utility. Today Vladimir Elin has a priority on the novelty and reproduction of the utility model of the DO-RA device. The priority is dated 24 June 2011 and is protected by Russian patent No. 109625.
The name DO-RA is a combination of the first two letters of the words ‘dosimeter-radiometer’. Abbreviations are the same in Russian and English, that gives additional recognition of the device’s name.
“Skolkovo” Foundation Press-service:
Tel.: +7 (495) 967-01-48
E-mail: Yarmak T. TYarmak@sk.ru
JSC “Intersoft Eurasia”:
Tel.: +7 (495) 781-000-7
E-mail: Elin V. firstname.lastname@example.org