The largest Croatian blues festival, created in honor of Philadelphia Jerry Ricks, one of the most famous representatives of traditional blues (country-blues), who chose Kastav as his last resting place, this year offers an attractive multi-day program.Kastav Blues Festival it is slowly approaching and there are less than 15 days left until its start, and we definitely recommend that you experience real blues in Kastav from 04.-08.August.2016.g. Ulaz je bestplana te će se u sklopu festivala održati i izložbe kao i glazbeno-kreativne radionice.Apart from Kastav, part of the blues festival is also held in Kostrena, Matulji, Viškovo and Čavle, which will once again host eminent domestic and international blues imena, te zasigurno publici pružiti nezaobilazan glazbeni doživljaj ispunjen dobrim vibracijama i kvalitetnim blues. The ninth edition of this memorial festival will present the names of renowned musicians from Italy, Cuba, Senegal, USA, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Great Britain and of course, Croatia.You can see the entire program and the list of performers on the official ones festival website. Invitation to this year’s edition Kastav Blues arranged by one of the most esteemed slide – guitarist and honorary citizen of Kastav, Michael Messer
Qorvo has partnered with leading lighting and IoT solutions company, LEEDARSON, to create a family of smart home lighting products that operate concurrently with Zigbee 3.0 and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.0 protocols.The first of these solutions is a new LEEDARSON smart light bulb and light switch that integrates Qorvo’s QPG6095 system-on-chip (SoC), a multi-protocol/multi-channel smart home communications controller for ultra-low-power wireless applications. This new, smart light bulb is being demonstrated at the LEEDARSON booth during the IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited show (IFA2018) in Berlin from August 31 – September 5 and will also be showcased at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam from September 14-18.According to IDC, the market for smart home lighting products is expected to grow from $1 billion in 2017 to $3.5 billion in 2022, a compound annual growth rate of 26%.The Qorvo QPG6095 SoC advances the state of smart home networking by supporting different connectivity standards, including IEEE 802.15.4, Zigbee 3.0, Thread and BLE 5.0, for sensors and actuators throughout the home. This enables easy integration of multi-protocol use cases in IoT smart home devices, supporting simultaneous interactions with a BLE-enabled smartphone and the Zigbee network. The QPG6095 is BLE 5.0 and Zigbee 3.0 platform and product certified, and Zigbee certified for Touchlink, for lighting applications. It also provides Green Power energy efficiency, extended range and battery life, and robust interference mitigation.According to Luke Lin, President of IoT for LEEDARSON, Qorvo’s QPG6095 allows them to develop solutions that support multiple IoT protocols, enabling new use cases and applications in the lighting market. Its Green Power feature enables coin cell battery operation, offering a longer battery life of 10 years for light switches and smart home sensors. This greatly reduces cost and time spent by users replacing batteries.