About

About Glaze

Vision: Recognized as a leading contributor in creating a viable society that utilizes resources intelligent.

We are a strategic business development firm that specializes in helping companies create new business values by leveraging the potential of IoT. We help you create ideas and business cases, quickly put together a proof-of-concept, select the right technology and partners, set-up pilots and help you scale-up and implement a future-proof IoT solution.
We are technology independent and have a collective experience of the 5 layers of the IoT technology stack (hardware, software, communications, cloud platform and cloud applications) and we have launched several IoT solutions on the market.

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4 facts about Glaze

  • 1. Long track record

    Since the year 2000 the team behind Glaze has developed intelligent products.

  • 2. Øresund region

    We are one organization where we utilize the strengths of the Swedish and Danish product development expertise, e.g. we have strong medico, audio and telecom competencies.

  • 3. Strong experience

    Our senior advisors have many years of experience within management and handling development of intelligent products.

  • 4. We embrace IoT from idea to product

    Embedded software, electronics, app technology, back-end administration and cloud services are components in most intelligent products. Our DNA is to think and breath the whole system as coherent.

Glaze United

We are a team of experienced advisors with a strong track-record of managing development of intelligent products.

Wrapped in a business oriented culture and infused with experience from managing the development of world leading products, we navigate product development - always with persistent focus on viability and client profitability. Our focus is on delivery of real-world products and we make sure that it is within the agreed time-to-market, quality and cost.
We call our culture, Glaze United, because we utilize the unified knowledge available and we leverage our deliveries by thinking and acting as one team.
Our core is a collaborative, positive work environment. Glaze United builds off of strong interpersonal communication, and strengthens the business because everyone works towards a common goal and feels a strong sense of belonging. A work environment that welcomes creative, diverse opinions and persons fosters growth, and, in turn, makes the workplace a fun place to be.

 

Passion, inspiration and work

We have chosen office locations where we are constantly working to create an environment that creates passion, energy and inspiration.

Therefore, you will experience an amazing unique decor and vibe. Work should be fun and we believe that the perfect environment makes a great difference for us and in the end for our clients.

 

Management perspectives

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Flemming von Holck

To grow products from ideas. To develop the best product under the circumstances given. To deliver great products to satisfied clients. To find the best people for the team. To coach the team to achieve results. To manage priorities and people. To take responsibility and adapt to changes. Flemming has acted as project manager and advisor for the past 20+ years.

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Jakob Appel

To contribute to a more viable society and intelligent use of resources. To create new and profitable markets for clients. To assemble the best team and grow their competencies. To create an excellent working place and atmosphere. To always listen and be open to new ideas. To keep celebrating. Jakob has acted as partner, founder and executive for the past 10 years.

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Lars Israelsson

To develop successful companies even in hard times. To face the challenges and seamlessly create a solution to everyone’s satisfaction. To inspire business development by making people open up and explore the roads to success. To view things holistically, while being practical and to the point. Lars has founded and successfully managed many tech and marketing companies.

Positioning technologies currently applied across industries:

Global Navigational Satellite System: Outdoor positioning requires line-of-sight to satellites, e.g. GPS: the tracking device calculates its position from 4 satellites’ timing signals then transmits to receiving network
–    via local data network, e.g. wifi, proprietary Wide Area Network
–    via public/global data network, e.g. 3G/4G

Active RFID: A local wireless positioning infrastructure built on premises indoor or outdoor calculates the position based on Time of Flight from emitted signal & ID from the tracking device to at least 3 receivers or when passing through a portal. The network is operating in frequency areas such as 2.4 GHz WiFi, 868 MHz, 3.7 GHz (UWB – Ultra Wide Band), the former integrating with existing data network, the latter promising an impressive 0.3 m accuracy. Tracking devices are battery powered.

Passive RFID: Proximity tracking devices are passive tags detected and identified by a reader within close range. Example: Price tags with built-in RFID will set off an alarm if leaving the store. Numerous proprietary systems are on the market. NFC (Near Field Communications) signifies a system where the reader performs the identification by almost touching the tag.

Beacons: Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) signals sent from a fixed position to a mobile device, which then roughly calculates its proximity based on the fading of the signal strength. For robotic vacuum cleaners an infrared light beacon can be used to guide the vehicle towards the charging station.

Dead Reckoning: Measure via incremental counting of driving wheels’ rotation and steering wheel’s angle. Small variations in sizes of wheel or slip of the surface may introduce an accumulated error, hence this method is often combined with other systems for obtaining an exact re-positioning reset.

Scan and draw map: Laser beam reflections are measured and used for calculating the perimeter of a room and objects. Used for instance when positioning fork-lifts in storage facilities.

Visual recognition: The most advanced degree of vision is required in fully autonomous vehicles using Laser/Radar (Lidar) for recognition of all kinds of object and obstructions. A much simpler method can be used for calculating a position indoor tracking printed 2D barcodes placed at regular intervals in a matrix across the ceiling. An upwards facing camera identifies each pattern and the skewed projection of the viewed angle.

Inertia: A relative movement detection likewise classical gyroscopes in aircrafts now miniaturised to be contained on a chip. From a known starting position and velocity this method measures acceleration as well as rotation in all 3 dimensions which describes any change in movement.

Magnetic field: a digital compass (on chip) can identify the orientation provided no other magnetic signals are causing distortion.

Mix and Improve: Multiple of the listed technologies supplement each other, well-proven or novel, each contributing to precision and robustness of the system. Set a fixpoint via portals or a visual reference to reset dead reckoning & relative movement; supplement satellite signal with known fixpoint: “real time kinematics” refines GPS accuracy to mere centimetres; combine Dead Reckoning and visual recognition of 2D barcodes in the ceiling.