Essentiality testing of patents in standards

In December 2018, a consortium of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Technical University of Munich (TUM), Dialogic Innovatie & Interactie, and several independent experts, was selected by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission to carry out a pilot project for essentiality checks of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs). More and …

Tyray: a ray tracer in Rust

Over the holidays I wrote a tiny ray tracer in Rust. A ray tracer is a program that renders a 3D image by simulating the way light travels between light sources and a camera. Advanced versions of ray tracing techniques are used to render 3D movies such as the famous …

The Escape Box: an escape room in a box

Over the course of 2018, I co-developed the escape box – essentially, an escape room-like game, but in a box. Like an escape room, the box builds on a compelling plot and requires 3-4 players to cooperate in order to reach an end goal – the revealing of the final secret held …

Building interactive infographics right in the browser

For Dialogic, I developed an interactive environment for the creation of web-based infographics and other interactive experiences right in the browser. The environment is used in the Dialogic Platform for providing rich dashboard experiences to customers.

Pros and cons for a switchoff of Dutch AM and FM broadcast

On the request of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, Dialogic performed a study on the arguments for and against a switchoff of AM and FM broadcast radio distribution in the Netherlands. The purpose of this research is to provide insight into the options and necessary conditions for …

AirPods are magic, but how do they work?

In my opinion, the AirPods may be Apple’s best innovation since the iPhone. Being a daily user, I am still baffled by the fact that the AirPods are still (two years after their introduction) so much more convenient to use than other wireless headphones. While other headphones have issues pairing, …

Catena: SQL on a blockchain

A blockchain allows different entities share a database without having to entrust that database to a single entity. Catena provides an SQL database on top of a blockchain, providing all the benefits of blockchains (resiliency, distributed operation, openness) while providing a familiar interface to its users.

Are the Dutch insufficiently prepared for cyber attacks?

Dutch public and private organisations are not sufficiently protected against cyber threats. This is the conclusion of a study performed by the Rathenau Institute and Dialogic. The Netherlands is one of the most ICT-intensive economies in the world, and an attractive target for cyber criminals. The largest threat consists of foreign intelligence agencies …

The COBRA fibre optic cable between the Netherlands and Denmark

TenneT and Energinet.dk have recently started work on realizing a 326 kilometer long undersea HVDC (high voltage, direct current) cable between the Netherlands and Denmark. Following advice of Dialogic, this cable will have a fibre optic cable attached. The cable is expected to enter service beginning 2019. On the Danish side, …