WSO2 Technology Executives to Present Workshop and Sessions on Building and Analyzing APIs at API Strategy & Practice Conference 2014


Managed APIs empower enterprises to produce new business opportunities and advance monetization and ecosystem development—effectively extending processes and services to customers, partners, and other groups within the organization. WSO2 Vice President of Platform Evangelism Chris Haddad and Director of API Architecture Sumedha Rubasinghe will present a workshop and two sessions on how to strengthen API management best practices at the API Strategy & Practice Conference (APIStrat) 2014. WSO2 is a Gold Sponsor of APIStrat, which will run September 24-26, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, IL.

Timed with APIStrat, WSO2 also will host a half-day technical workshop in Chicago: “API, Integration, and SOA Convergence.” The event will run 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014. For more information, visit

Workshop – Building Successful APIs

Chris and Sumedha will jointly present the workshop “Six Tactics For Building Successful APIs,” which will be held 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. The interactive workshop will examine team best practices for building successful APIs that: gain widespread developer community adoption, increase operational resiliency, accelerate API delivery, and seamlessly evolve API design as business requirements change.

By building live APIs in the cloud, Chris and Sumedha will demonstrate design patterns, implementation decisions, and API environments (cloud and on-premises) that allow developers to tailor their APIs based on the target ecosystem and business model. Key topics they will cover include:

  •     Orchestrating and aggregating back-end cloud services with an API façade layer
  •     Synchronizing service-oriented architecture (SOA) service lifecycle governance and API lifecycle activities
  •     Demonstrating API product success

Session – Turning Spreadsheets into APIs

Chris will lead the session, “Turning Spreadsheets into APIs,” which will be held as part of the Data track on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 2:05 – 3:20 p.m. In this session, he will outline the challenges of creating APIs for legacy data sources and aggregating open data. Additionally, Chris will describe how mainstream business users can tap into powerful open data models. Finally, Chris will put best-practice concepts into practice by demonstrating how to transform the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics flat files and spreadsheets into connected APIs that enable mainstream economic model collaboration.

Session – Dealing with API Statistics – The Scalable Way

Sumedha will present the session, “Dealing with API Statistics – The Scalable Way,” which will run Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 2:05 – 3:20 p.m. as part of the Architecture track. The talk is designed to help organizations analyze who uses their APIs. Additionally Sumedha will examine how statistics help in capacity planning, deployment, maintenance of schedules, and trend analyses, as well as assist the decision-making process. He also will discuss scalable statistics collection for API ecosystems, key design considerations, real-time and offline analysis, and WSO2’s approach to addressing these challenges.

Demonstrating Open Source API Management and Internet of Things

As a Gold Sponsor, WSO2 will be demonstrating how Internet of Things (IoT) devices can be connected to the WSO2 platform, including WSO2 API Manager. Additionally, experts will be on hand to explain the capabilities of WSO2 API Manager, the first 100% open source API management product to combine easy, managed API access with full API governance and analysis.

As the first API management product to offer an API Store, it lets IT organizations set up their own Apple or Google Marketplace-like store where developers can easily subscribe to and consume APIs. Meanwhile it provides API publishers with complete API lifecycle governance—from creating to publishing, deprecating and retiring APIs—as well as analytics and metrics to support decision-making and enforce service-level agreement (SLA) policies.

WSO2 API Manager is built on the same WSO2 technology used by enterprises around the world, including a Global 1000 company that is handling more than 1 billion API calls per day. Providing full multi-tenancy, it runs directly on server hardware or in a virtualized environment, such as an Amazon or VMware cloud, bringing the efficiencies of multi-tenancy and self-service to on-premises deployments. Additionally, the cloud-ready WSO2 API Manager software can plug into the WSO2 platform as a service (PaaS) foundation to operate as part of a PaaS, adding cloud-native capabilities, such as elastic scaling, expanded self-service provisioning, metering, billing, and storage, among others.

About the Presenters

Chris Haddad is vice president of platform evangelism at WSO2. He works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives, as well as WSO2’s engineering team, to increase adoption of WSO2 open source technology, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams as a research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors on adoption strategies, architecture, product selection, governance, and organizational alignment.

Sumedha Rubasinghe is director of API architecture at WSO2. For the last seven years, he has served in several roles contributing to the WSO2 middleware platform, including WSO2 API Manager, WSO2 Governance Registry, WSO2 Data Services Server, and WSO2 Business Activity Monitor. He currently focuses on API management, enterprise app management, and IoT support for the WSO2 platform. Sumedha is a committer with the Apache Axis2 project. His article, “Carbon: towards a server building framework for SOA platform,” was featured at the Fifth International Workshop on Middleware for Service Oriented Computing in New York.

About API Strategy & Practice Conference

API Strategy & Practice Conference (APIStrat) offers a unique program of keynotes, panels and themed sessions to provide insights into the potential of APIs, best practices, and how to craft a successful API strategy. The inclusive, community-supported conference series focuses on what works for API creators and consumers alike by bringing industry leaders together in one forum. For more information, visit

About WSO2

WSO2 delivers on the promise of the connected business with the only completely integrated enterprise platform that enables businesses to build, integrate and manage their APIs, applications, and Web services on-premises, in the cloud, and on mobile devices. Leading enterprise customers worldwide rely on WSO2’s award-winning 100% open source platform and its robust governance and DevOps functionality for their mission-critical applications. Today, these businesses represent nearly every sector: health, financial, retail, logistics, manufacturing, travel, technology, telecom and more. Visit to learn more, or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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Prodea to Power the Makook Smart Living Connected Life Platform


Prodea Systems today announced that Makook Smart Living, a new service provider headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has selected the groundbreaking Residential Operating System (ROS®) to provide a seamless connected life experience to consumers in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA). With ROS, Makook Smart Living is able to bring subscribers services ranging from entertainment, gaming, healthcare, education, and home automation, to energy management, security, and communication in an Over-the-Top (OTT) model. Prodea’s CEO and Co-founder, Anousheh Ansari, is joining Makook Smart Living in discussions at the Smart Living City conference on the impact of connected home services as a foundation of the Internet of Things (IoT).

“We founded Makook Smart Living because we see the connected life as the next frontier for consumers in the MENA region,” noted Nasri Tehini, CEO of Makook Smart Living. “We want to make every day richer and more enjoyable by uniting different aspects of consumers’ lives, homes and communities. We selected the Prodea ROS platform because it allows us to offer a unique, technology-agnostic service at a very affordable price. By powering Makook with ROS, we can quickly and cost effectively make this vision of a connected life a reality today.”

Prodea is the first company to provide seamless and secure access to the broad range of services comprising the connected home and a true connected life through the Internet of Things. ROS is a managed service delivery platform that enables connectivity and services between people, data and devices in a fashion never before available. Through ROS, service providers around the globe are able to broaden their offerings by delivering enhanced services to homes and businesses.

“Makook Smart Living is the first service provider in the MENA region to go beyond connecting consumers with content via the Web or on mobile devices. They recognized the need for a protocol and OS agnostic platform designed to deliver many vertical services through a common user experience,” noted Ansari. “The patented ROS platform allows service providers like Makook Smart Living to unify traditional services and to extend beyond them – helping connect their consumers with new, easily monetized offerings.”

The Makook service will deliver an integration of online media content such as blockbuster movies and OTT content, combined with advanced smart home services such as energy management, home automation and personal cloud. All of these services are delivered in an environment which ensures the privacy and security of the consumer’s digital assets and connected devices. Makook Smart Living will deploy the ROS platform and associated services in 19 markets across the MENA region.

About Prodea Systems
Prodea is the first company that delivered on the promise of the connected home while finally making a seamless connected life possible for everyone. The Prodea Residential Operating System (ROS®) is a unified platform of the Internet of Things that enables diverse Service Providers worldwide to rapidly and cost-effectively deliver autonomous, agnostic and easy to use connectivity and services between people, data and devices. Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, Prodea maintains additional offices in New York; Los Angeles; Mumbai; London; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Johannesburg.

About Makook Smart Living FZ LLC
Makook Smart Living aims to enhance people’s lives by simplifying and automating connectivity between them, their homes and their communities. The company is a specialist service provider that designs and delivers an integration of online media content such as blockbuster movies, combined with networking and remote control solutions such as home automation and personal media libraries.

Based on a unique technology platform developed by US innovator Prodea Systems, our service offering can personalise the way people experience entertainment, access their personal media content, and remotely control and access their living environments. Tomorrow’s world, today.

In the near future, Makook Smart Living will also enable people to easily interact with third-party providers (like doctors, scholastic institutions, and government agencies) via a seamless, secure, and intuitive interface across any number of devices (mobile handsets, tablets, televisions, or PCs).

Makook Smart Living is a Dubai Internet City-based company focused on serving the UAE and MENA region.

IEEE Welcomes Back SafeLogic CEO for Panel on IoT Device Design


SafeLogic, the company re-inventing how encryption is delivered, has joined forces with IEEE once more! Ray Potter, CEO and co-founder of SafeLogic, will speak at the IEEE Standards Association’s Internet of Things Workshop on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

During the two day workshop, attendees will explore the IoT and the convergence of platforms and services. The agenda has a special focus on interdisciplinary approaches to the design of products and services for the IoT markets, featuring speakers and panels such as this.

On Friday, September 19th at 2:45 PM, SafeLogic CEO Ray Potter will join moderator Joseph Wei, author of the IEEE Consumer Electronics magazine July 2014 article titled “How Wearable Electronics Intersect with IoT and the Cloud” and Managing Director, Technology Ventures Group for the panel titled “Key Design Considerations for Wearables and IoT: Security, Low Power, and Design for Manufacturing (DFM)”. The other panelists are Lenny Richiuso, Sr., Director of Product Technologies at Flextronics and Steve Jordan, CEO of Paqet Systems.

“The great promise of the Internet of Things is about the transformation of the world based on the convergence of numerous disjointed systems into a fully connected environment where complex tasks are synchronized and performed by a unified platform,” said Oleg Logvinov, member of the IEEE-SA Standards Board, member of the IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group, and director of special assignments, Industrial and Power Conversion Division with STMicroelectronics. “During the workshop in Silicon Valley, we will explore how various technologies can be applied across multiple verticals and how convergence is fueling IoT’s endless potential and opportunities.”

For more information on this session, SafeLogic’s products and services, or Ray Potter’s other upcoming speaking engagements, please e-mail Walter Paley, Director of Marketing, at Walt (at) SafeLogic (dot) com.

About Ray Potter

Ray Potter is the CEO and co-founder of SafeLogic, reinventing how crypto is delivered to vendors, enterprises, and governments worldwide. Previously, Ray founded Apex Assurance Group and led the Security Assurance program at Cisco Systems. He has been recognized as a thought leader in next generation security technologies, speaking at the RSA Conference, CTIA Super Mobility Week and MobileCON, (ISC)2 Congress, Wearables DevCon, and the International Cryptographic Module Conference, among others. Ray currently lives in Palo Alto and enjoys cycling and good bourbon (although not at the same time).

About IEEE

IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is the world’s largest technical professional association. The trade group has grown by leaps and bounds since first assembling in 1884, adapting and evolving to keep pace with the technology. While early leadership came from the field of telegraphy, Thomas Edison’s influence led the group to embrace the power sector, and Alexander Graham Bell brought the telephone industry to relevance in the association. The 1963 merger of the then-AIEE (American Institute of Electrical Engineers) and the IRE (Institute of Radio Engineers) created today’s international IEEE and reflected the major convergence of tech that has carried us to the present day.

About SafeLogic

SafeLogic provides innovative encryption products for applications in mobile, server, appliance, wearable, and other constrained environments. Our flagship product, CryptoComply, provides drop-in FIPS 140-2 compliance with a common API across platforms, while our RapidCert process has revolutionized the way that certificates are earned. SafeLogic’s customers include McAfee, now part of Intel, Good Technology, and Websense among a growing list of the most influential and innovative companies in technology.

SafeLogic is privately held and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

ADLINK Unveils Low Power, Fanless cPCI-3620 Targeting Intelligent Railway Control Applications


ADLINK Technology, a leading global provider of cloud-based services, intelligent gateways, and embedded building blocks for edge devices that enable the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced availability of its new 3U CompactPCI® processor blade, the cPCI-3620, which runs on a low power, quad-core Intel® Atom™ System-on-Chip (SoC) carrying up to 4GB DDR3L-1333 ECC soldered memory and providing ample computing power with a thermal envelope of less than 10W. A fanless system compliant with EN50155, the cPCI-3620 features outstanding anti-vibration capabilities, excellent reliability and is well-suited for rolling stock applications such as Automatic Train Control (ATC) for both wayside and onboard scenarios.

ATC system examples include Automatic Train Protection (ATP), Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) and Automatic Train Operation (ATO). ATO systems use an onboard controller to collect wayside signals and compute optimized speed curves. The braking profiles help to enable automated travel between stations with appropriate speed and smooth stops at the correct location in each station. To create an intelligent, automated control process, the ATO system requires adequate computing power, networking functionality, reliability, and remote monitoring and management capabilities.


The cPCI-3620 has been fully tested for the railway operating environment in order to support EN50155 compliance. Other features, such as a fanless design, extra-wide operating temperature range from -40 °C to +70 °C (-40 °C to +85 °C with airflow), EMC/EMI protection, hot-swappability, MIL-STD M12 connectors for GbE ports and DB-9 USB ports, further reinforce the product’s reliability and longevity to make it ideal for railway applications which are prone to shock, vibration and electromagnetic interference.

The cPCI-3620 Series is available in several SKUs to meet a wide range of application requirements. For instance, the cPCI-3620N is designed as a non-front-panel-I/O processor blade; its front panel LEDs display the status of rear LAN and SATA drive activity for operators, allowing them to inspect the system from the front without obstruction from cabling. Fewer cables also increase reliability and ease of management.

ADLINK’s cPCI-3620 supports an ADLINK-developed intelligent middleware called SEMA (Smart Embedded Management Agent), which allows system operators to monitor system health status and handle management tasks. It helps prevent system failure, enabling diagnosis and troubleshooting to minimize system downtime.

Compact, robust, green and intelligent, ADLINK’s cPCI-3620 is not only ideal for developing smart and safe railway systems but is also suitable for other vertical markets such as military/aerospace and industrial communications.

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ADLINK Technology is enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) with innovative embedded computing solutions for edge devices, intelligent gateways and cloud services. ADLINK’s products are application-ready for industrial automation, communications, medical, defense, transportation, and infotainment industries. Our product range includes motherboards, blades, chassis, modules, and systems based on industry standard form factors, as well as an extensive line of test & measurement products and smart touch computers, displays and handhelds that support the global transition to always connected systems. Many products are Extreme Rugged™, supporting extended temperature ranges, shock and vibration.

ADLINK is a Premier Member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance and is active in several standards organizations, including PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG), PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA), and Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies (SGeT).

ADLINK is a global company with headquarters in Taiwan and manufacturing in Taiwan and China; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, the US, and Germany; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices. ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, ISO-13485 and TL9000 certified and is publicly traded on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).

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MashUps LLC to implement iBeacon tech at events and conventions


MashUps LLC announces the launch of an iBeacon solution for offline events. Industry conferences and conventions will enter the digital age with iBeacon technology.

Ticketing and promotional materials used in current offline events are wasteful and inefficient. Event organizers do not gain any deep insight of attendee behavior. It is difficult to track how successful the event was for the sponsor. Event visitors are left with bags full of paper promotional material. MashUps wants to change the B2B offline event industry.

We are living in the age of Big Data. MashUps LLC Founder CEO Sean Lee says, “We are seeing a plethora of high tech products and services for the consumer market, but not a lot of activity in the B2B market. Specifically, the offline convention model is most interesting for us at MashUps. We created a solution package that enables event organizers to more effectively operate industry conferences. Event sponsors will gain deep real time analytics to help boost exposure during the event. Event attendees will effortlessly be able to make new industry contacts. All of this will be paperless. We like to think of our company as being green.”

The key component is Apple’s iBeacon technology. The iBeacon indoor proximity system allows MashUps LLC to gather real time data on the location and behavior of visitors. Sponsors will be able to see who visited the booth and for how long. They can push digital promotional materials to visitors who are nearby. Event organizers can view data that shows the exact flow of traffic. They can extract organic engagement levels without bothering the visitors with signups or app downloads. Everything is automated. Visitors can easily network with other visitors or sponsors without exchanging business cards.

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About MashUps LLC

MashUps LLC integrates the best digital platforms and technologies to create simple and easy to use products and services. We focus on the next generation devices and operating systems. The MashUps Company understands that change happens in real time in the digital age. We can help provide solutions, both software and hardware, to help grow your brand. MashUps does event based promotional solutions. We work with technology hardware and fuse it together with software for a variety of campaign and branding solutions.

WSO2 to Present San Diego Workshop on Analyzing Big Data Streams from Internet of Things Devices


Today, enterprise teams seek to gain a competitive edge by acting on strategic and tactical intelligence recommendations to strengthen business performance, revenue growth, and customer service. WSO2 will present a half-day interactive workshop that explores how organizations can gain deeper, just-in-time insights through big data captured from Internet of Things (IoT) devices and other information feeds.

The “Big Data Streams, Small Internet Things, and Enterprise Dream Team” workshop will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in San Diego, CA. For more information, visit

Enhancing Performance by Delivering Big Data Streams

The workshop will explore how to enable a more adaptive business by creating big data activity streams, triggering events, and delivering contextual data that has been captured from intelligent controllers within a multitude of IoT devices and connected business information feeds—including clearinghouses, ad networks, and weather services, to name a few.

This solution architecture workshop will describe how leading enterprises are structurally improving business performance, revenue growth, and customer service by delivering big data streaming solutions containing big data repositories, complex event processing (CEP), adaptive workflow triggers, and dashboards. The workshop will explore best practices by guiding attendees through proof-of-concept demonstrations, real-world use cases, architecture reference diagrams, and facilitated discussion. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to describe their scenarios, ask questions, and learn from WSO2 experts and their peers.

Key topics will include: 

  •     Why businesses are shifting from static workflows to adaptive business activities triggered by big data streams and events
  •     Why teams are building business solutions around business activity stream events and contextual data
  •     What architectural components deliver complex temporal pattern matching, big data discovery, accessible APIs, and real-time notifications
  •     How IT teams are reshaping business interactions, connecting things and streams, and enhancing business performance
  •     How to define proof of concept (POC) project success metrics and infrastructure cost
  •     How to spin up a business activity monitoring (BAM) and CEP environment feeding user dashboards and triggering adaptive workflows

Workshop Presenter

Chris Haddad is vice president of platform evangelism at WSO2. He works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives, as well as WSO2’s engineering team, to increase adoption of WSO2 open source technology, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams as a research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors on adoption strategies, architecture, product selection, governance, and organizational alignment.

About WSO2

WSO2 delivers on the promise of the connected business with the only completely integrated enterprise platform that enables businesses to build, integrate and manage their APIs, applications, and Web services on-premises, in the cloud, and on mobile devices. Leading enterprise customers worldwide rely on WSO2’s award-winning 100% open source platform and its robust governance and DevOps functionality for their mission-critical applications. Today, these businesses represent nearly every sector: health, financial, retail, logistics, manufacturing, travel, technology, telecom and more. Visit to learn more, or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

RF Controls LLC Teams Up with Stanley Black & Decker in New Joint Venture Targeting The Passive RFID Market


RF Controls and Stanley Black & Decker are pleased to announce their newly formed joint venture, View Technologies, LLC, headquartered in Marietta, GA. Stanley Black & Decker is providing manufacturing, sales, marketing, installation, software and administrative services to the joint venture through its Industrial and Automotive Repair division while RF Controls, in addition to ongoing scientific development, is providing an exclusive global license to its suite of groundbreaking bi-directional, steerable phased array fixed antenna systems.

“View Technologies will offer a suite of software products that provide rich real time visual representations of tagged items in free space, including associated analytics that interface to a customer’s legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) and point of sale (POS) systems either via the cloud or local area networks. ” said Larry Harper, CEO of the newly formed View Technologies.

“These systems uniquely track parts, tools, apparel, electronics, household goods, merchandise and other assets in real time with precise 3D location accuracy at distances previously considered unobtainable. Working with a Stanley Black & Decker company as our global distribution partner underscores our joint commitment to build out the Internet of Things (IoT) using our extensive patent library of zonal RFID technology as the foundation,” said RF Controls’ CTO and Chief Scientist Graham Bloy. “The technology of RF Controls is unique to the global marketplace, a product suite without peer competition, which will drive RFID adoption into industries and commerce of all kinds around the globe including aerospace, retail, manufacturing, logistics and distribution” Mr. Bloy continued.

“The joint venture will transform the passive radio frequency identification (RFID) market by providing real time location visibility of tagged items, in 3D, at distances far greater than previously imagined with accuracy levels of 99+%. This product offering will fundamentally change the way assets of all kinds are counted, monitored and managed while reducing cost, increasing efficiencies and revolutionizing supply chain visibility. This truly becomes the enabling foundation of the global Internet of Things.” said Tom Ellinwood, CEO RF Controls.

RF Controls, LLC, a leading provider of advanced RFID technology, was founded in 2006 by businessman and entrepreneur, Tom Ellinwood, and Chief Scientist and technology developer, Graham Bloy. The system is now installed at some of the world’s largest and most influential companies.

Strategic Mobility Group to Host Internet of Things (IoT) Unconference


Strategic Mobility Group (SMG3), an innovative mobile technology provider and integrator, is pleased to announce the Internet of Things (IoT) Unconference to take place on August 14th at the Arlington International Racecourse. SMG3 has invited, among other panelists, industry leading IoT expert Phil Gerskovich, senior vice president at Zebra. Gerskovich, a keynote speaker at the Internet of Things World Forum in Barcelona in October, will speak to how the Motorola acquisition relates to Zebra’s overall IoT strategy. SMG3’s Unconference provides an open forum where attendees can discuss with a panel of experts the effect of the IoT trend on the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) industry. IoT is a proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity to send and receive data. According to Gartner, IoT is expected to result in $1.9 trillion in sales in 2020.

SMG3 designs, integrates and supplies pioneering AIDC solutions and services for enterprises across the U.S. The company’s success and exceptional growth can be traced to their philosophy of delivering innovative solutions and comprehensive customer experience. This includes supplying their customers with previews of upcoming trends and mobile technology to drive sales and improve user experience. To that end, SMG3 has partnered with Zebra Technologies, Motorola Solutions, Mobile Epiphany, Stratum Global, and ASSIST Corporation to address the deluge of information on IoT and how it will affect AIDC technology.

Why should enterprises be interested in IoT? Phil Gerskovich says, “Because in this brave new world, IoT is rapidly reducing expenses, increasing revenues and providing real-world data to drive good customer experience. In the AIDC industry, IoT is helping enterprises remote manage their inventory, thereby giving customers new options for quality, customization and replenishment. Enterprises should be taking progressive steps to leverage this exciting trend to improve their customer experience.” Gerskovich will also discuss how the Motorola Solutions acquisition fits into Zebra’s IoT strategy and how it has provided their customers and partners with wider choices and better access.

SMG3 Co-Founder Nico Genet agrees. “Customers want new and improved methods of handling and sharing their devices and data. We hope this forum provides our industry with information on leveraging the IoT trend to better maintain and manage connectivity. This is one of the ways SMG3 is helping our industry make sense of trends like IoT and translating them to real-world solutions. SMG3 has also leveraged IoT in enhancing our professional services connectivity in a manner that gives our customers additional visibility to their data and increased remote/online support. Our goal is to make sure our customers have accessible information at their fingertips.”

The SMG3 Unconference will take place on Thursday, August 14th at the Arlington International Racecourse at Arlington, IL. Seats are limited to the first 50 registrants and need to be reserved via

About Strategic Mobility Group 

Strategic Mobility Group (SMG3) is an innovative technology provider that designs and integrates mobile solutions for enterprises. We consult companies on how to operate more efficiently through the use of mobile hardware, software, professional services and support. It’s our job to keep businesses up-to-date on the latest technology and provide them with innovative solutions that will maximize efficiency both inside the four walls and out. What’s best is unlike other mobile technology providers, we support our customers with a suite of services: site surveys and evaluations, custom device configurations, staging/kitting, training, technical support and more. Helping businesses improve operational efficiencies and ROI is why many of the Fortune 500 companies choose SMG3 to manage their enterprise mobility needs. Learn more about us at:

PLAT.ONE partners with Telecom Italia Digital Solutions to Drive Connected Industry Solutions


ABO Data announces a partnership with Telecom Italia Digital Solutions (TIDS) to develop and deploy Enterprise-Grade solutions for the ‘connected’ industry.

This partnership couples TIDS’ superior commercial and solution development capabilities with PLAT-ONE’s rich library of connected solutions built on the PLAT.ONE Enterprise-Grade application platform. The initial focus of this collaboration is a suite of solutions to provide end-to-end management of vending machines primarily in the food and beverage sector. This solution enables vending operators to track their machines, monitoring operations, collecting and analyzing real-time data and even launching updates remotely. According to market analysts, the numbers of connected devices in the vending industry will top over 3 million globally by 2018.

The two companies will also develop a range of services around specific industrial solutions, ranging from telemetry to remote control and automated diagnostics. PLAT.ONE is already available on Nuvola Italiana (Telecom Italia Cloud) supporting the rapid deployment of Enterprise-Grade connected solutions.

“Telecom Italia’s customers have high expectations and have always received best in class solutions. We are very pleased to bring our Enterprise-Grade platform to meet these demands of quality and satisfaction” stated ABO Data CEO Antonio Murroni. “PLAT.ONE’s features and functionalities are uniquely suited for such where high-scalability and mission critical reliability are essential.”

“Machine to Machine and Internet of Things solutions will rapidly grow in the near future. Enterprises are willing to integrate these new technologies as part of their core business processes, therefore requiring high quality service levels and future proof scalable and flexible solutions. In this scenario ABO Data’s PLAT-ONE Enterprise-Grade solution will enable Telecom Italia Digital Solutions to achieve leadership in the connected-industry market allowing us to be closer to the needs of our customers” stated Luigi Zabatta, Executive Director of the M2M and Internet of Things Services Line of Business within TI Digital Solutions.

About Telecom Italia Digital Solutions

Telecom Italia Digital Solutions (TIDS) is a leading company of the Telecom Italia Group created on 1st of June 2013 with the purpose of playing a crucial role in the digital transformation of the customers’ business. It is an ambitious project whose aim is generating creativeness streams and developing new businesses based on the continuous technology improvements, in strong cooperation with the capabilities and skills of the Telecom Italia Business Division. TIDS brings in the leadership and experience acquired by the Telecom Italia Group and applies it to every aspect of digital innovation such as Machine- to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

About ABO Data 

ABO Data is a renowned developer of enterprise-grade software and produces PLAT.ONE, the first Enterprise-Grade Internet of Things Application Platform. Since its release in 2011, PLAT.ONE has established itself as the platform of choice for connected applications in major Telecoms and global industrial equipment companies. PLAT.ONE’s distributed architecture, integrated development and deployment features, and native security and data-aware operations reduce application development time while providing Enterprise-Grade, non-stop operations. Businesses use PLAT.ONE to deploy innovative connected solutions ranging from smart equipment and transportation to smart cities and manufacturing. For more information, please visit our website at or follow us on Twitter at @PlatOneIOT.

Global Market Internet of Things Leader – Samsung


Internet of Things (IoT) Leader: Samsung

The world is moving beyond standalone devices into a new era in which everything is connected. The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to uniquely identifiable objects (things) and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure. Stated differently, the concept involves the notion that there are many things (assets, objects, etc.) in the world that may be addressed/labeled/cataloged for various purposes.

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One term used for this concept is “Object Hyperlink”, which refers to the notion of extending the Internet to objects and locations in the real world. In other words, the Internet is associated with (or mapped to) the real world by attaching object tags with URLs as meta-objects to tangible objects or locations. In all cases, there is a need for communication, which may occur over great distances or within close proximity to the item. Examples include everything from telemetry applications such as monitoring remote electric utility infrastructure via wireless connections via machine-to-machine (M2M) connections to proximity applications such as reader-tag interactions that occur via Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions involving Near Field Communications (NFC) or other methods.

Leading companies in IoT are the pioneers in establishing the vision, infrastructure, technologies, and solutions for the networks, applications, and solutions that will power the future of non-human communications.

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This report is a must-read for anyone interested to learn more about IoT, leading companies, technologies, and solutions.

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