Solace Corporation | November 26, 2021
Solace, the leader in powering real-time event-driven enterprises, announced today that the EDEKA Group, one of Germany's largest supermarket companies, has selected Solace's event streaming and management technology to build an event mesh that streams real-time master data across their enterprise – from datacenters to wireless devices on the store floor. By enabling a continuous event-driven flow of information, Solace PubSub+ Platform simplifies daily processes to support a better shopping experience for customers.
After evaluating different technologies, EDEKA chose PubSub+ because they were convinced it would improve the reliability, robustness and agility of their infrastructure while being relatively easy and inexpensive to operate. They will take advantage of the platform's support for a wide variety of protocols and environments, including cloud, datacenters and stores, to facilitate the deployment of innovative applications and services.
According to company officials, the PubSub+ event streaming platform makes it simple to modernize EDEKA's supply chain and merchandise management systems, replacing synchronous batch updates between siloed systems with real-time, event-driven data sharing. Further, the PubSub+ Event Portal service offers them a clear, visual picture of what information needs to flow between various systems, and the ability to model event-driven microservices in a way that provides new insights into ways EDEKA can differentiate its brand to better meet customer expectations.
EDEKA aims to replace daily batch updates with the real-time, event-driven distribution of product information between historically siloed merchandise management applications, in-store/point-of-sale systems and customer-facing services such as web and mobile apps. The Solace PubSub+ Platform will also help them to distribute master data in real-time across stores, datacenters and cloud services in a more efficient way, allowing EDEKA to be more real time and efficient.
"We're proud to be a part of EDEKA's digital journey because of their commitment to the customer experience and supply chain optimization. PubSub+ Platform is helping EDEKA realize the benefits of using event-driven architecture – specifically an event mesh – to enable real-time processing and predictive insights across the supermarket supply chain, from source to sale."
Vincent Rontani, vice president, Europe, Solace
Solace helps large enterprises become modern and real-time by giving them everything they need to make their business operations and customer interactions event-driven. With PubSub+, the market's first and only event management platform, the company provides a comprehensive way to create, document, discover and stream events from where they are produced to where they need to be consumed – securely, reliably, quickly, and guaranteed. Behind Solace technology is the world's leading group of data movement experts, with nearly 20 years of experience helping global enterprises solve some of the most demanding challenges in a variety of industries – from capital markets, retail, and gaming to space, aviation, and automotive. Established enterprises such as SAP, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Canada, multinational automobile manufacturers such as Groupe Renault and Groupe PSA, and industry disruptors such as Jio use Solace's advanced event broker technologies to modernize legacy applications, deploy modern microservices, and build an event mesh to support their hybrid cloud, multi-cloud and IoT architectures.
Panthronics | November 25, 2021
Panthronics AG, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high performance wireless technology, and Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced a new design which provides manufacturers of secure mobile point-of-sale (mPoS) contactless payment terminals with a new way to reduce the size and the bill-of-materials cost of their products without compromising performance or security.
The companies are demonstrating the new mPoS design at the Panthronics stand 5.2 B041 at the Trustech exhibition.
The design is based on Panthronics’ PTX100R NFC Reader IC for contactless communication, and the Renesas RA6M4 general-purpose secure microcontroller (MCU). The RA6M4 MCU, which has an Arm® Cortex®-M33 CPU with TrustZone technology and integrated security IP, performs all the cryptographic, key management and other security functions required for compliance with the stringent Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards and the EMVCo Level 2 standard for contactless payments. EMVCo Level 1-compliant software runs in the PTX100R.
This design based on a secure MCU offers substantial cost and size advantages over conventional mPoS terminal designs. Today, mPoS terminals feature either a combination of a general-purpose MCU with a discrete Secure Element, or a dedicated PoS-specific system-on-chip (SoC) with built-in security functions.
The Panthronics/Renesas solution is superior to both:
It eliminates the need for a discrete Secure Element by implementing secure payment functions inside the RA6M4. This reduces bill-of-materials cost and saves space on the board. It also strengthens security, because the vulnerable communications path between a discrete Secure Element and host MCU is also eliminated.
The RA6M4 is a lower-cost component than a dedicated SoC, and is widely available with no security of supply concerns.
“Security, cost and size are the key concerns for manufacturers of the next generation of mPoS terminals, as they battle for market share in a highly competitive market. By proving that an mPoS terminal based on a standard MCU can be fully compliant with all the relevant security and payment industry standards, Renesas and Panthronics have demonstrated a new way for terminal manufacturers to gain a competitive edge while meeting customer demand for security, functionality and performance. We are confident that with this solution, mPoS terminal manufacturers can achieve a BoM cost saving of at least 10% compared to typical designs in production today.”
Markus Vomfelde, European Senior Manager for MCU Business Development at Renesas
Comprehensive design supports rapid new product development
The mPoS solution implements a comprehensive set of payment terminal functions, including EMVCo Level 1 and Level 2 ready software. This means that it provides an effective platform for terminal manufacturers to verify the concept’s compliance with the EMVCo standard, and to complete rapid design integration based on the hardware and software components supplied by Renesas and Panthronics.
The design includes a space-saving antenna which surrounds the display screen, a configuration which is only possibly because of the robust connectivity performance of the PTX100R card reader. The PXT100R’s unique sine wave architecture results in industry-best sensitivity and transmission strength, boosting the terminal’s signal-to-noise ratio and allowing for reliable coupling with payment cards or mobile phones in all usage conditions, and via an antenna placed close to an electrically noisy display.
The solution consists of two boards:
EK-RA6M4 evaluation kit for the RA6M4 MCU
PTX100R reader/display shield board
The design is expected to be available to buy from Renesas as a complete evaluation kit in early 2022. Customers looking to begin designs immediately can contact Renesas sales directly.
Founded in 2014, Panthronics AG (PTX) is an established semiconductor product company with over 40 staff headquartered in Graz, Austria. It develops differentiated wireless solutions from the ground up for POS, IoT and wireless charging applications.
About Renesas Electronics Corporation
Renesas Electronics Corporation delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, infrastructure, and IoT applications that help shape a limitless future.
Microland | November 24, 2021
Microland, a global leader in digital transformation services, today announced its strategic partnership with Securonix, a Next-Gen SIEM platform provider to elevate its managed Security Operations Center offering. The partnership would help enterprises benefit from advanced artificial intelligence-based solutions to detect and nullify threats, in a world seeing exponential rise in data thefts and data protection getting tougher with highly complex security landscape.
"Microland advocates a Cyber Resiliency First approach to defend enterprise critical assets and a strategic partnership with Securonix, a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader, is a significant milestone. It reiterates our commitment to providing a Modern Managed SOC with behavior analytics, powered by the elastic Securonix cloud, with ADR - true open XDR Architecture".
Robert Wysocki, SVP & Global Client Solutions Leader, Cybersecurity, Microland
Microland offers 24 x7 SOC-as-a-service solution which tracks the ever-expanding digital footprint of the organization, contextualizes value of data assets, monitors the IT estate for cyber threats and secures it by taking real-time remedial actions. Leveraging Securonix capabilities in UEBA, online monitoring and log management, Microland would further elevate its cyber security services by adding capabilities to detect advanced threats and provide artificial intelligence-based security incident response.
Commenting on the partnership, David Wagner, Vice President, Global MSSPs & Systems Integrators, Securonix said, "We are thrilled to be working with Microland to help customers thwart the advanced attacks that modern organizations experience daily. Our modern, proactive approach to enterprise defense, coupled with Microland's global presence, is sure to deliver unmatched value to organizations looking for a managed SOC offering. The early traction we have experienced together has been incredible, and we look forward to building on that momentum throughout the balance of the year and beyond".
Microland's commitment to "Making Digital Happen" allows technology to do more and intrude less. We make it easier for enterprises to transition to Next-Gen digital infrastructure through our extensive service portfolio including Cloud and Data Center, Networks, Digital Workplace, Cybersecurity and Industrial IoT. We ensure that the embrace of the digital services is predictable, reliable and stable.
In the COVID -19 impacted world, Microland is making digital happen for enterprises with a laser sharp focus on services that are more relevant to our clients and prospects than ever before, guaranteeing business outcomes.
Incorporated in 1989 and headquartered in Bengaluru, India, Microland has more than 4,500 digital specialists across offices and delivery centers in Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East and North America.
Securonix has been redefining SIEM for today's hybrid cloud, data-driven enterprise. Built on big data architecture, Securonix delivers SIEM, UEBA, SOAR, Security Data Lake, NTA and vertical-specific applications as a pure SaaS solution with unlimited scalability and no infrastructure cost. Securonix reduces noise and prioritizes high fidelity alerts with behavioral analytics technology that pioneered the UEBA category.