Tele2 IoT | November 29, 2021
Tele2 IoT is taking a step forward in the field of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and towards a sustainable automotive industry by providing connection of equipment to Elonroad, which has developed technology for electric roads where electric vehicles can be charged while driving.
Elonroad, a startup based in Lund, Sweden, has developed a solution in the form of an electric road where all kinds of electric vehicles - cars, buses, and trucks - regardless of manufacturer, can be charged while they are driving. With more and more electric vehicles on the roads, charging while driving will reduce bottlenecks and also enable smaller batteries.
The solution consists of a rail that is integrated with the road by being installed directly on the asphalt. The rails can withstand all weather conditions and short rail segments are driven individually, which provides a high level of safety.
Our smart electric road needs to be connected to the internet in order for us to be able to control, optimize, and collect payments from users. The agreement with Tele2 is business-critical for us on our continued journey, says Karin Ebbinghaus, CEO of Elonroad.
Through 2CONTROL, Tele2 IoT's platform for managing connected devices, Elonroad will be able to monitor and manage its IoT subscriptions. Elonroad's service includes an integrated control system for individual measurement of each vehicle's usage and can also analyze road conditions, such as where there are potential hazards, which can then be communicated to prevent accidents.
Elonroad is an exciting startup with a solution that will be critical to achieve the goal of a fossil-independent vehicle fleet by 2030. By making 5G available, we secure Elonroad's digital solution and ensure a reliable connection. As soon as 5G becomes available where Elonroad builds its electric roads, larger amounts of data that require low latency can e handled, such as the transfer of data from cameras. We are very proud to be a part of Elonroad's continued journey.
Stefan Trampus, EVP B2B at Tele2
About Tele2 IoT
At Tele2 IoT connectivity there is the support at which the world class connectivity and the IoT enabling services enable you to successfully digitize and manage your business. Connectivity is the foundation of IoT, with everything else – SIM cards, connectivity and subscription management platforms, Service Management, access services and professional services – being built upon this essential component of anyone’s IoT solution. So, while everyone’s IoT Journey is different you need a connectivity partner who is ready to help you not only digitize and manage your business, but also innovate and develop it. IoT is continually maturing, with new technological developments and new possibilities taking things to the next level. Having the right connectivity partner who understands where we are as well as where we are going can make the difference between failure and success.Tele2 IoT simply connects the world – and gives the tools needed to make IoT solution a success.
Elonroad develops a new type of electric road. It´s a conductive rail placed on the road. A pic up on the vehicle connects automaticly and charge the batteries. A holistic charging solution for all electric vehicles – commercial or private, light or heavy, autonomous or not, to use while driving or parked. Data heavy, highly connected and fully automatic! The system can be used to build charging infrastructure such as electric roads, charging stations and opportunity chargers at stops and loading bays.The demonstration of 1km of electric road for a city bus 2020 is in the City of Lund in Sweden.
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.