FitLinxx Announces Revolutionary New Heart and Activity Monitor That Combines Smarter, More Accurate Technology with Comfortable 24/7 Design


Athletes will soon be able to abandon uncomfortable, unreliable heart monitors and step into the world of the FitLinxx AmpStripTM, where heart rate and activity is tracked around the clock with accuracy – all within a device as discrete and comfortable as a Band-Aid®. AmpStrip is the first foray into consumer products by FitLinxx, building off the company’s more than 20 years of proven experience providing industry-leading enterprise health and fitness technology.

AmpStrip is being hailed by the International Consumer Electronics Show® (CES) as a 2015 Best of Innovation Honoree for outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

FitLinxx will showcase the AmpStrip at CES this January as the company prepares for an anticipated consumer launch in the second quarter of 2015.

“Athletes know that heart sensing is the single most important thing they can track to see how their body is performing,” said Dave Monahan, president and CEO of FitLinxx. “AmpStrip is the first of its kind heart and activity tracking monitor outpacing existing products with significantly more accurate data and comfortable 24/7 wear before, during and after exercise. Fitness enthusiasts can lose the chest strap and wristband, staying focused on improving performance while AmpStrip works automatically to provide the information that will help them best reach their goals.”

AmpStrip is a thin, sensor-filled waterproof device that can be comfortably worn all-day, every day. Using hypoallergenic, medical-grade adhesives, it sticks discretely to the user’s torso to automatically and continuously track heart rate, activity, respiration, body temperature and posture; not only during workouts but also during rest, recovery and sleep. AmpStrip lets users know how they are performing and where their body is in the stress-recovery cycle of training so they can make better decisions about the type and intensity of each day’s workout and keep functioning at peak performance.

With a beautiful, durable design AmpStrip effortlessly manages intense workouts, swimming, showers and all-day and night wear. The device wirelessly streams data in real-time while also holding it in memory – a distinct advantage, freeing users from the worry of being connected.

Pricing has not been finalized, but is anticipated to be competitive compared to existing heart rate monitors on the market. For more information and to sign up for product updates, visit

About FitLinxx
FitLinxx has developed industry-leading enterprise health and fitness technology for more than 20 years, motivating people to live actively and improve well-being. Partners around the world leverage the company’s wireless activity monitors, health devices and software to help people accurately track and measure their daily activity levels and health indicators like weight and blood pressure. In addition, FitLinxx’s fitness facility solution helps members adopt exercise habits that achieve health and fitness goals.

FitLinxx is making its first foray into the consumer product industry with the launch of the revolutionary AmpStripTM. Combining beautiful, lightweight and waterproof design with super smart technology, AmpStrip is the first heart rate and activity monitor that can be comfortably and discretely worn around the clock. The automatic, continuous and accurate data help athletes train to the edge. For more information, visit

Wi-NEXT and PLAT.ONE Partner to offer the first Industrial Edgeware Platform to power IoT and Fog Computing


PLAT.ONE® today announced their partnership with Wi-NEXT™, a leader in industrial edge networking and computing devices known as Industrial Edgeware. The combined offerings enable the rapid development and deployment of Fog Computing solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).

PLAT.ONE offers a full-stack, Enterprise-Grade application platform for mission-critical Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and IoT applications. PLAT.ONE works with hardware and software companies to pre-integrate their products with their application platform, greatly simplifying the development and deployment of M2M and IoT solutions for solution developers. PLAT.ONE has over twelve companies in its PLAT.ONE-Ready partner program providing solutions from smart sensors, devices, gateways to data analytics and enterprise integration.

Wi-NEXT has strong roots in industrial networking solutions, powered by their patented WiseMesh® network operating system. This enables the creation of reliable and secure wireless network infrastructure compatible with the industry-standard Wi-Fi and Low Power Wi-Fi protocols. Their new Industrial Edgeware products adds edge processing and storage which allows software agents like PLAT.ONE’s Edgeware agent to run right on the device providing distributed edge intelligence to analyze, filter, and take action locally.

“In the Internet of Everything a key challenge for companies is to collect and analyze data quickly, reliable and securely. Our Industrial Edgeware product line combines self-configuring, resilient communications with distributed edge processing and storage making us the ideal platform for Industrial applications and for PLAT.ONE’s Enterprise-Grade platform,” said Nicola De Carne, CEO of Wi-NEXT.

“We are excited to welcome Wi-NEXT to our PLAT.ONE Ready ecosystem. We were the first Enterprise-Grade IoT application platform, and an early leader in the distributed computing concept we now call ‘Fog Computing’. PLAT.ONE and Wi-NEXT provide a complete Enterprise-Grade Fog Computing solution,” said Filippo Murroni, CEO of PLAT.ONE.

PLAT.ONE and Wi-NEXT are proud sponsors of the Fog Computing Conference, held
November 19-20, 2014 at the Marriott in San Jose, California.

PLAT.ONE, is a renowned developer of enterprise-grade software and industrial solutions. Since its release in 2011, PLAT.ONE has established itself as the platform of choice for connected applications in major Telecoms, System Integrators 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.

About Wi-NEXT
Wi-NEXT is a pioneer in industrial Wi-Fi mesh technology and distributed computing. Since the founding in 2007, Wi-NEXT has helped industrial companies and telecommunications providers to reduce the complexity and costs of their networks and increase their capabilities and resilience. Wi-NEXT sells their patented networking and Edgeware distributed fog-computing solutions globally through value-added solution partners. For more information, please visit our website at or follow us on Twitter @winextcom

MachinePulse Launches Node X1 to Bring the Internet of Things to Enterprise Networks


MachinePulse, a division of Mahindra EPC, has launched Node X1, its universal Internet of Things gateway that connects machines, devices and sensors to the cloud. Enterprises are quickly adding the Internet of Things (IoT) to their list of top strategic technology priorities and Node X1 enables them to do that easily.

Node X1™ concentrates, queues and forwards machine data to the cloud, bringing enterprises into the game-changing world of IoT, machine to machine communication and big data analytics.

NodeX1™ is compliant with legacy protocols and can be easily configured on subnets with multiple protocols. “NodeX1 embraces all legacy protocols and allows for connection to any sensors, devices on any network to any cloud platform and on top of that, it is customizable according to customer requirements,” says Basant Jain, CEO of Mahindra EPC. It is as easy to install as a wireless router and comes with expandable storage to match the requirements of any enterprise user. Keeping the user in mind, Node X1™ also provides multiple additional options, for example, wireless capabilities, connectivity ports, etc.

Additionally, users can remotely configure the IoT gateway, allowing for hassle-free maintenance and management. This very competitively priced enterprise edge device also saves users money by leveraging MQTT and CoAP to efficiently handle network traffic.

With its focus on safety, remote configuration capabilities, universal vendor compatibility and competitive pricing, Node X1™ was built keeping the emerging requirements of enterprise users in mind.

About MachinePulse

MachinePulse is a provider of rapidly scalable solutions addressing the machine data requirements of industrial protocols, M2M and IoT segments with real time big data analytics and decision science on a cloud platform. Our integrated platform provides breakthrough operational efficiency leading to quantifiable monetary benefits. We provide machine data solutions powered by erixis™, our intelligent cloud based, analytics platform.

MachinePulse has its seeds in Mahindra EPC, a Mahindra & Mahindra Group company.

Telefonica/VIVO and ISPM – Building Brazil’s First Smart City


Telefonica/VIVO, the largest telecommunications service provider in Brazil, and ISPM, a leading vendor of flexible service assurance, orchestration and management software for telecommunications and IT infrastructure, announce the launch of a comprehensive project to turn Águas de São Pedro, a city in the São Paulo region, into the first smart city in the country.

The project has been initiated to coincide with the modernisation of the city’s telecommunications infrastructure. In addition to the provision of high-speed broadband connectivity to citizens and businesses, digital solutions will be designed and delivered to assist in education, health, tourism and public spaces, among other areas.

ISPM, the leader in quality management for digital services, was invited to participate in the project through the delivery of solutions that will manage the quality of the services that will be used in the city. ISPM will provide technical support and maintenance for over 400 remote solutions used across the health and education sectors. In addition, ISPM will be responsible for service level management of a range of services using its NetVision IoT platform, which will consolidate the Service Assurance of various digital services in a single portal.

According to Washington Tavares, ISPM’s product manager, the modernization of the city will bring many direct and indirect benefits to the population. These include:

  • Better, more efficient public services
  • The creation of new possibilities for public services
  • Better security for residents and tourists
  • Support and encouragement for new businesses

The project is expected to considerably strengthen the local economy.

“Our intention is to turn Águas de São Pedro into one of the best cities in Brazil in terms of quality of life, transforming it into an example of the successful application of smart technologies, backed by intelligent management. This initiative is expected to be a flagship that will influence the creation of more smart cities throughout Brazil,” commented Mr Tavares.

The project encompasses a range of applications. For example, intelligent street lighting is being introduced to the city. Automatic lighting of lamps and the intelligent control of their intensity means that electricity waste will be reduced to almost zero.

Another example of the application of smart technology is the introduction of smart parking solutions, which provide real-time information on the availability of parking spaces, offering greater convenience to citizens, businesses and tourists, as well as enhanced fuel economy for all motorists.

“We also expect the project to provide models for International municipalities and agencies to emulate,” added Mr Tavares “Our experience will help build best practice models for the future.”

The NetVision solution will also provide problem management processes for service and resource issues. The identification of problems can be reactive, in response to reports from end users; or proactive, based on events collected in real-time, which enables automatic root cause analysis of problems and advance notification of potential issues that could arise.

ISPM has deployed a dedicated technical team in Águas de São Pedro to perform all technical support and maintenance required and will also use its remote service team for advanced problem management and resolution.

About ISPM

ISPM is a leading software vendor that specialises in service assurance, orchestration, and operations enhancement for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and large corporations.

We are experts in delivering outstanding service assurance and orchestration solutions, enabling our customers to efficiently launch services (M2M, IoT, Cloud, etc.); enhance end-to-end customer experience (including enabling QoS for OTT services), and to optimise service performance (using Big Data analytics). Today, we actively manage more than 100,000 corporate access services with NetVision.

Our operations enhancement solution is focused on delivering tight process flows, end-customer service quality and continuous performance improvements. It leverages isolated monitoring systems, either existing or new, and delivers unique enhancements to team productivity and CAPEX control. Our NetVision operations enhancement solution is currently deployed in a range of network environments, from pure fibre to 4G LTE.

Since 1998, ISPM has served global customers, with global standards (ITIL, FCAPS, eTOM) and global partners (InfoVista, EMC, eG Innovations, Fluke Networks and QlikView). We have implemented projects in leading CSPs and in large retail, finance and infrastructure companies, supporting them in both operational efficiency and customer service.

In addition, ISPM is an active member of the TM Forum, a global, non-profit industry association focused on enabling service provider agility and innovation.

Jasper and VMware Partner to Deliver IoT and EMM Solutions


Today at the IoT World Forum, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) and Jasper announced a collaboration to make it easy for enterprises to deploy, monitor, manage and secure connected devices across the Internet of Things (IoT) and enterprise mobility management (EMM).

The convergence of IoT and EMM creates opportunities to generate substantial business value. As organizations deploy new connected service businesses, they need to manage complex global systems of mobile devices in real-time. This industry-first collaboration brings together AirWatch® by VMware, the global leader in EMM, and Jasper Control Center, the world’s leading IoT service platform to address these opportunities and challenges.

AirWatch simplifies mobility for organizations, while empowering end users. With AirWatch, organizations can easily deploy, configure, secure, manage and support smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices across multiple mobile platforms and operating systems. The AirWatch platform includes industry-leading mobile device, email, application, content and browser management solutions, enabling bring your own device (BYOD), corporate-owned and line-of-business device scenarios.

Jasper is the first and only cloud software platform built to enable enterprises to quickly launch, manage and monetize IoT service businesses on a global scale. The Jasper Platform, a turnkey solution easily configured to meet specialized needs of companies in any industry, automates delivery and management of mobile services to connected devices worldwide.  The platform delivers a single operational standard and interface, deeply integrated into the networks of mobile operators worldwide.

The collaboration between VMware and Jasper will give organizations broader control and visibility over their connected devices in the enterprise, and enables them to make smarter, real-time operational decisions.

The combination of AirWatch and Jasper Control Center, customers will benefit from:

  • Accelerated success of their IoT service businesses
  • Automated controls to monitor, provision, manage and secure connected devices
  • New IoT and EMM application enablement with service or subscription-based business models
  • Global reach through the broad presence, partners and ecosystem of both companies

“As a customer of both Jasper and AirWatch, this bridging of technologies will provide real-time, practical management capabilities for Schneider Electric’s investments in the Internet of Things,” said Arindam Sen, senior vice president, employee experience domain, Schneider Electric. “Our goal at Schneider Electric is to be a global, innovative and responsible company, and this partnership will help further drive our initiatives with connected devices.”

“The combination of widespread connectivity, lower cost sensors, and industry standards creates the conditions for the enterprise to adopt and benefit from IoT at scale,” said Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware. “Our comprehensive, industry-leading AirWatch platform stretches from tablets to phones to machines; combine this with the VMware breadth of partnerships with industry leaders and innovators like Jasper will enable organizations to better leverage the vastly expanding number of connected devices that are driving business transformation.”

“For a decade, companies around the world have been building their IoT businesses on the Jasper Platform. We’ve seen demand grow across six continents and dozens of industries,” said Jahangir Mohammed, founder and chief executive officer, Jasper. “The combination of mobile services management by Jasper and device management from AirWatch addresses the tremendous need across enterprises for an integrated IoT/EMM solution. Providing businesses worldwide with automated, real-time control over device and service costs, availability and security will have a transformational effect.”

The collaborations are set to be available in 2015. For more information, visit or

About VMware
VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2013 revenues of $5.21 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at

About Jasper
Becoming a connected business means becoming a service business. And that’s where Jasper comes in. Jasper is the pioneer in cloud-based platforms for the Internet of Things (IoT) and the defining player in the Service IT category. The Jasper Platform empowers enterprises and mobile operators of all sizes to deploy successful IoT service businesses on a global scale. More than 1,500 companies, including many of the world’s top brands, have chosen Jasper to fast track their connected businesses. Mobile operator groups worldwide, representing over 100 network affiliates, partner with Jasper. Founded in 2004, Jasper is based in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Jasper_IoT.

VMware and AirWatch by VMware are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiary in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

AppOrchid Inc. announces an artificial intelligence solution to capture, calibrate & disseminate collective workforce wisdom across enterprises


Enterprise data is not confined to just databases anymore. By some estimates, 80% of enterprise knowledge is trapped within your workforce as tribal knowledge. E-mails, presentations, blogs, log files, social-media outlets are all captive sources of highly valuable data content. AppOrchid’ game-changing, cognitive computing based solution blends these unstructured textual information sources and emotive content with Big Data and structured data sources to present a user with a storified interface empowering them with insight previously thought impossible. “We are very excited to present the industry its first Enterprise-wide Wisdom Management System. We are aligning with the best industry forces, domain experts and software leaders to build a global ontology of ‘wisdom nuggets’ spanning the Internet of Things (IoT) with a promise to change some of the most daunting challenges that face our planet.” according to Krishna Kumar, CEO and founder of AppOrchid Inc.

Enterprise Wide Wisdom Management

For example, AppOrchid and AutoGrid Systems are working with a national grid in central Asia to build a long-term portfolio-planning app to optimize Demand Response in the context of intermittent solar production. “Big Data based analytical solutions provide the cleanest form of energy. Using the AutoGrid Energy Data Platform and power of predictive analytics, AppOrchid apps can deliver tremendous economic benefits to our joint utility customers by balancing solar production with dynamic Demand Response for a reliable and dependable energy supply stack.” said Amit Narayan, CEO of AutoGrid, a leader in Big Data analytics and cloud computing solutions for the energy industry.

About App Orchid Inc
AppOrchid Inc uses cognitive computing and next generation user experience as a means of providing multi-device apps across the enterprise value chain. Using ground-breaking data science, artificial intelligence and natural language interface, analysts can now develop powerful business apps and solutions with minimum IT oversight and governance. AppOrchid has put together an expansive ecosystem of customers, partners, developers and innovators to help build intelligent Big-Data apps across enterprise functions. For more information, please visit

About AutoGrid Systems
AutoGrid is dedicated to bringing the power of Big Data, predictive analytics and Internet scale computational techniques to the production and consumption of electricity. Serving utilities of all sizes, grid operators, electricity retailers, ESCO services companies and end-users, AutoGrid develops and markets services that both help lower costs and improve reliability of the electricity supply chain. For more information, visit

Entigral Exhibits TraxWare at APICS 2014


Entigral, a leader in RFID and sensor-based data capture and automation, today announced that it will be exhibiting at APICS 2014, Booth # 604. Entigral will demonstrate its TraxWare® software solution, showing how tracking of high valued assets can increase visibility, enhance workflows, and provide analytics to improve processes across the supply chain.

Entigral will demonstrate how TraxWare can be used to track RFID-tagged assets through multiple processes. TraxWare will be configured to work with several different RFID fixed and portable readers to automatically track aspects such as location, movement, and custody. Entigral staff will be available to discuss how sensor based technologies can be leveraged to track a multitude of assets including raw materials, finished goods, reusable containers, personnel, or equipment in either a cloud or premise based server model.

“RFID technologies and the Internet of Things offer an unprecedented opportunity to help supply chain professionals increase efficiencies by improving business operations. We are encouraged by the level of interest we have seen in this segment and look forward to sharing our solution in more detail,” says Mark Gemberling, VP of Sales & Marketing at Entigral.

APICS 2014 will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA from Sunday, October 19 through Tuesday, October 21.

About Entigral
Entigral is a software company that develops and sells TraxWare ‒ an industry-leading Enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) platform. TraxWare enables a new generation of sensor-based inventory and asset tracking applications, primarily using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) sensors, for Smart Manufacturing. These tracking applications include capital and fixed asset tracking, work in-process management, warehouse and supply chain management, and inventory replenishment. For more information about Entigral’s solutions, visit

Smartenit Announces Home Automation Collaboration with Broadcom


Smartenit, Inc., a leading home/building automation and Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem provider, today announced a collaboration agreement with Broadcom Corporation to integrate Smartenit’s home automation technology, based on Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and INSTEON, with Broadcom’s BCM7445 home gateway system-on-chip (SoC).

Broadcom selected Smartenit based on the company’s experience with home and building automation protocols, efficient integration of flexible software and applications on advanced platforms and portfolio of wireless solutions encompassing sensors, controllers and cloud services.

According to industry analyst firm Infonetics, operators are looking to home automation services — particularly home security and home energy management — as a means to increase incremental revenue and customer loyalty1.

“Home automation is a rapidly evolving market, and Broadcom’s advanced silicon and engineering prowess have established us as a leader in the field,” said Rich Nelson, Broadcom Senior Vice President, Broadband & Connectivity Group. “The integration of Smartenit’s home automation capabilities in our industry-leading home gateway and STB designs will allow leading operators to offer a fully flexible and customizable connected home network.”

“Broadcom recognizes the incredible value add of a connected home network springing from their newest generation of STB chips,” said Al Choperena, President and CEO of Smartenit. “We look forward to continuing our development efforts to consumers with the added benefit of anytime, anywhere control of their smart home devices.”

Smartenit®: Smarten Anything Wherever You Live Work and Play
Smartenit, Inc. is dedicated to delivering automation solutions that continually expand the Internet of Things. These solutions have applications in many areas including energy management, water management, monitoring, comfort, and lighting, in the modern home and beyond. Smartenit’s cost-effective, and easy-to-use products are part of an ever-expanding system that allows easy monitoring and management of any connected device from anywhere. For more information, visit Find Smartenit on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @smartenit.

ZigBee®: Control your world
ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards connecting the widest range of devices to work together intelligently and help you control your world. The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non- profit association of approximately 400 organizations driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit:

Crestlight Ventures Accelerates Innovation for the Internet of Things with The Connected Industry Fund


Crestlight Ventures announces the launch of The Connected Industry Fund™, the first Industrial Internet of Things pure-play with a focus on seed-stage Connected Industry verticals such as retail trade and manufacturing.

Launched by a team of Connected Retail veterans, Crestlight Ventures has already invested in innovative Connected Retail companies such as Content Saavy, which was recently acquired by SmartFocus, Buddy and others through its Crestlight Fund I. The Connected Industry Fund™ will continue this success and seek startups providing business solutions in areas such as supply chain management, inventory replenishment, transportation, security, big-data, advanced analytics, machine learning and other critical areas that drive measurable value in retail and manufacturing .

The Connected Industry Fund™ portfolio will benefit from a deep operational venture model called Lean Equity for Startups™. Crestlight will seek stand out investment opportunities in those startups driving the estimated $19 trillion in value creation through the Internet of Things. Crestlight will lead in the seed-stage and bridge the gap to Series-A.

“The Crestlight team has a proven track record in finding market-disruptive companies,” said Jens Horstmann, a Managing Partner of Crestlight and the founding CEO of DVDPlay, the original technology behind the Redboxtm automated retail machine. “Our deep domain expertise and broad network with key industry leaders give as a very big advantage when investing in early stage disruptive startups.”

“The decision to launch The Connected Industry Fund™ was driven by our investors, technology partners and our long standing team of industry leaders.” said David Borlo, a Managing Partner of Crestlight and founding CEO of Allure Fusion Media, a market pioneer in digital signage systems for retail and restaurants. “One industry estimate is that nearly 50% of the enterprise IoT value will be addressed by startups that don’t even exit yet. This Connected Industry Fund™, Crestlight’s proven methodology to help startups and our industry alliances put us at the forefront to find and grow those startups.”

“While leading the Coca-Cola Company into many connected retail and connected manufacturing initiatives over my 25+ career, I was fortunate to help guide and accelerate many emerging technologies which forged entirely new businesses and business models,” said Eric McCarthey, a Limited Partner of Crestlight Fund I, and Connected Industry Fund Partner. “The Connected Industry Fund™ is the perfect vehicle at the right time to capture this next wave of innovation.”

The Connected Industry Fund™ has begun to evaluate startup opportunities.

About Crestlight Ventures

Crestlight Ventures was founded by industry veterans with deep experience developing connected companies, products and teams across retail and manufacturing in Fortune 100 and startup companies. Powered by our proprietary Lean Equity for Startups™ model, Crestlight fills the critical void between seed-stage and Series-A investments. Our investment team has collectively built a global startup and innovation lab ecosystem for the world’s largest enterprise software company, been founding members of leading connected companies, and made dozens of seed-stage investments in Internet of Things startups. For more information:

PLAT.ONE, the First Enterprise-Grade IoT Application Platform, Adds Industry Veterans to Drive Fog Computing


PLAT.ONE, an ABO Data company, announces that Flavio Bonomi and Ken Forster, both recognized ‘Connected Industry’ veterans, have joined the PLAT.ONE Advisory Board.

Flavio Bonomi was a Cisco Fellow, and former Head of Advanced Architecture and Research Organization at Cisco Systems. Considered to be the father of Fog Computing, Flavio was instrumental in the vision and technology direction for Cisco’s Internet of Things initiative, and its application to the industry verticals of Energy, Connected Vehicles and Connected Cities. Flavio is an alumnus of AT&T Bell Labs, was a Principal Architect at two Silicon Valley startups, and has a PhD Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He currently resides in Palo Alto, California.

Ken Forster has been building ‘connected’ products, services and businesses for over 25 years. He has held senior leadership roles at ThingWorx, Syngenta, The Coca-Cola Company and Philip Morris, co-founded three industrial automation companies and was an early leader in open architecture control at Lockheed and Wonderware. Ken is an engineer by training, a strategist by vocation, and a marketer by heart. He has a multidisciplinary and multicultural background, and is active in the US and European Internet of Things communities. He currently resides in Zug, Switzerland.

“Flavio and Ken bring an immense amount of experience in enterprise-grade platforms and solutions from the cloud down through the fog” stated PLAT.ONE CEO Antonio Murroni. “As the first complete, enterprise-grade IoT and M2M Application Platform, PLAT.ONE will also benefit greatly from their strong industry connections and global presence.”

“The future of Machine to Machine and Internet of Things is a decentralization of control from the legacy, two-tier cloud architectures to truly distributed, edge-based computing. PLAT.ONE has been an early leader here with their industry-proven ‘Edgeware’ technology.” said Flavio Bonomi. Ken Forster added: “PLAT.ONE has been a quiet giant powering some of the largest, successful ‘connected industry’ projects in Europe. Their unparalleled market traction among the most demanding, large telecoms and industrial product companies speaks for itself.”


ABO DATA is a renowned developer of enterprise-grade software platforms for automation, engineering and manufacturing. PLAT.ONE is an ABO DATA company focused on developing and deploying the First Enterprise-Grade M2M and IoT Application Platform, and related industry vertical applications. 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.