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

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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.

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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 http://www.apporchid.com

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 http://www.auto-grid.com.

Entigral Exhibits TraxWare at APICS 2014

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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 http://www.entigral.com.

Smartenit Announces Home Automation Collaboration with Broadcom

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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 http://www.smartenit.com. 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: http://www.ZigBee.org.

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

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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: http://www.crestlight.com.

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

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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.”

About PLAT.ONE

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.

ADLINK Introduces PXI Express Remote Controller With PCI Express Gen 2 x8 Link

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ADLINK Technology, Inc., 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 the release of its new PCIe-PXIe-8638 high performance PXI Express remote controller, enabling remote control of any PXI Express system directly via PC. Fully software- and driver-transparent bandwidth up to 4 GB/s is available through PCIe Gen 2 x8 link capability. With the PCIe-PXIe-8638, processor performance is maximized for industrial PC, server, or workstation, delivering dependable remote control of the PXI/PXIe system, maximum flexibility and reduced hybrid test application costs.

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“In complicated hybrid test systems, a high performance server or workstation is conventionally deployed as the host PC to control all test equipment simultaneously,” said Catherine Wu, Senior Director of ADLINK’s Measurement and Automation Product Segment. “PXI systems have often been used in hybrid systems for data acquisition. The new release of ADLINK’s PCIe-PXIe-8638 means efficient remote control of PXI Express systems is available through an existing host PC, with no extra expense required for additional embedded control. This represents an optimized solution, dramatically reducing time and cost for system development.”

The ADLINK PCIe-PXIe-8638 includes a PCIe-8638 module for installation in a PC, connected via a PCIe x8 shielded twisted pair copper cable and rugged latching connectors to a PXIe-8638 module in slot 1 of a PXIe chassis. Sustained throughput of 4 GB/s is enabled in each direction, with transmission extending to 5m with no decrease in signal rate. Users benefit from the flexibility of remote control, avoiding test system exposure to harsh or hazardous environments. In addition, LED indicators on the PXIe-8638 front panel deliver link status information for the PCI Express lanes on the module to the backplane, maximizing convenience of system setup.

To learn more about our PXI/PXIe-based solutions for high-bandwidth applications, visit ADLINK’s booth #627 this week at AUTOTEST 2014 in St. Louis, MO, or go to our website at http://www.adlinktech.com/PXI/index.php.

For more information on AUTOTEST 2014, visit http://ieee-autotest.com/.

About ADLINK

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

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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 http://wso2.com/events/workshops/2014-september-chicago-api-integration-and-soa-convergence-workshop.

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 http://www.apistrategyconference.com/2014Chicago/index.php.

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 http://wso2.com 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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

For more product info, please visit http://www.adlinktech.com/cPCI/index.php.

About ADLINK 
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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