FPT Software | August 02, 2022
Vietnam’s leading ICT firm, FPT Software, was recently included in The Forrester Wave™: IoT Consultancies In Asia Pacific, Q2 2022 report. The leading global market research firm ranked FPT Software as a “Contender” among the eight most significant Internet-of-things (IoT) consultancies in the APAC region.
Released in June 2022, the report evaluated and scored the most significant IoT players based on 28 criteria grouped into current offering, strategy and market presence, to help companies identify the right provider for their needs.
As the application of IoT broadens across verticals, Forrester suggests that companies should look for consultancies that can combine deep technical expertise with business transformation know-how, have a bold vision, innovation roadmap and market approach, and be able to leverage their exceptional domain knowledge.
Listed in the report for the first time, FPT Software received the highest score possible in the network, communications, and devices criteria, and among the second highest in the market approach criterion. Forrester acknowledges that FPT Software’s “managed services capabilities feature top capabilities in network, communications, and device managed services."
The report notes that "FPT Software drives clients’ digital transformation via a strong focus on product engineering and embedded engineering in its IoT services portfolio”. “Reference customers confirm [the company’s] deep expertise in device engineering for IoT and its overall engagement approach”, the report states.
"FPT Software has been assisting several clients in achieving smarter operations, improved productivity, quality, and high customer satisfaction with IoT. We believe this recognition from Forrester further consolidates our position as a competent IoT consultancy, with great capabilities and scalability in innovation, transformation and talent",
FPT Software Chief Executive Officer Pham Minh Tuan
Setting its goal to become a world-class end-to-end digital transformation services provider and among Asia’s top 50 digital companies by 2023, FPT Software has gained recognition from world-renowned analyst firms for its strengths in RPA, Cloud, and more. "We pledge to harness our technologies and talented workforce to accelerate digital transformation for our clients worldwide", Tuan noted.
About FPT Software
FPT Software is a global technology and IT services provider headquartered in Vietnam, with more than USD 632.5 million in revenue and 25,500 employees in 27 countries. As a pioneer in digital transformation, the company delivers world-class services in Smart factory, Digital platforms, RPA, AI, IoT, Cloud, AR/VR, BPO, and more. It has served 1,000+ customers worldwide, a hundred of which are Fortune Global 500 companies in the industries of Automotive, Banking and Finance, Logistics & Transportation, Utilities, and more.
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SmartSense | September 26, 2022
SmartSense by Digi, part of Digi International a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solutions, today announced the formation of the Food Service Advisory Board to support continuous improvement of the company’s production, distribution, and customer-success processes.
As regulations in the food sector continue to evolve, the FSAB will advocate for strategies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness within the food supply chain while also promoting public health. Featuring a diverse collection of the best and brightest minds across food service, the board will provide critical insights and expert recommendations that enable SmartSense by Digi to enhance its IoT solutions to amplify business outcomes, operational efficiency, loss prevention, compliance, and food safety.
The FSAB will be led by John Deane, Managing Director of Clipper Advisory Group. He specializes in advising IT organizations regarding function management, practical strategic planning, operational process improvement, and achieving returns from technology investments. Previously, Deane was Chief Operating Officer at Wendy’s; Chief Information Officer at Abercrombie & Fitch; and Chief Information Officer at Ascena Retail Group. Dean will be joined by the following inaugural members:
Victor Vercammen is the Vice President of Risk and the Chief Compliance Officer at Giant Eagle, Inc., America’s leading regional food, pharmacy, and convenience store retailer, where he is dedicated to protecting guests, team members, assets, and products across all operations.
David Steck is the Vice President of IT Infrastructure and Application Development at Schnuck Markets, Inc., where he provides leadership and strategic planning for innovations in store technology — including robotics, app development, electronic shelf labels, RFID, and supply chain process improvements — aiming to empower a seamless customer experience at the company's 112 stores.
Tom Mueller is the President and Partner at Mueller Consulting, where he provides expertise to clients on restaurant management and franchising, strategic planning, menu development, P&L management, and quality store operations. Earlier, Tom served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Wendy’s and Senior Vice President of Operations for Burger King.
Mike Tobin is the Director of Operations Administration at Charleys Philly Steaks, where he leads organizational transformation through innovative training programs and continuous process improvement. Mike is skilled in identifying and improving process and system operations to drive revenue growth and organizational effectiveness.
Laura-Zelda Villarreal is President of Nutrition Core Services and a Professor in the School of Nutrition Program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She is a registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN), School Nutrition Specialist (SNS), and licensed dietician (LD).
“As our customers continue to navigate unprecedented volatility, this board will arm us with actionable business insights, perspectives, and guidance that are invaluable in today's market, We are grateful to this group of distinguished individuals for their continued support and look forward to working with them to support our customer communities in food services.”
Guy Yehiav, President of SmartSense by Digi
“Many businesses are unaware of the opportunities that digital technologies can bring to the food services industry,” said Deane. “I look forward to meeting other members of the board and the SmartSense team to collaborate on the best ways to provide food safety through IoT solutions.”
About Digi International
Digi International is a leading global provider of IoT connectivity products, services, and solutions. It helps companies create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security and reliability. Founded in 1985, Digi has helped customers connect more than 100 million things and counting. For more information, visit www.digi.com.
About SmartSense by Digi
SmartSense by Digi®, a business unit of Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII), is a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) Sensing as a Service solutions that deliver dynamic and personalized asset monitoring, process digitization, and digital decisioning across key verticals. The company enables business customers to leverage the power of IoT automation, prescriptive workflows, and insightful analytics to ensure compliance, workforce productivity, brand loyalty, loss prevention, and reduced waste, and lower energy consumption. Combining new and innovative data-driven approaches with world-class IoT tools, SmartSense partners with enterprises to elevate their business outcomes and asset protection to new heights.
Blueforce Development Corporation | July 14, 2022
Blueforce Development Corporation, a leader in edge-based IoT sensor fusion, cueing, and autonomous orchestration, today launched Blueforce Demographics Plugin, a composable service that delivers ultra-low latency gender and age group identification for use alongside of other sensors and services for enhanced recognitional support. The Blueforce Demographics Plugin runs as a composable service within BlueforceEDGE and is powered by Suspect Technologies, a recognized leader in cognitive services and redaction technology, and was founded by Jacob Sniff and Srikanth Parupati.
Blueforce has partnered with Suspect Technologies given their successful record in public safety, but more importantly, their world-class auto-redaction technology that ensures privacy and anonymity while providing data-driven autonomous triggering of content, data workflows, and sensor cueing. The Demographics Plugin, combined with Suspect Technologies' CJIS-compliant platform, provides industry-leading accuracies of over 80% with sub-100 millisecond image processing, enabling quick response time and large-scale processing.
"Jacob and the team at Suspect Technologies have a stellar reputation for AI that ensures privacy and anonymity. The Blueforce Demographics Plugin is an essential component for our entry into retail, sports and spectaculars, and other verticals where enhancing the customer experience and loyalty is paramount,"
Michael Helfrich, CEO at Blueforce
The Blueforce Demographics Plugin for BlueforceEDGE was built based on customer requests for specific IoT orchestration use cases to include:
Content and Ad Targeting: By providing accurate gender, ethnicity, and age group data, targeted content and ads on displays can be delivered to the right people at the right time with a more personalized experience for each and every customer.
Impressions and Impression Time: Demographics can serve as validation that an ad impression occurred for a specific gender/age group and for how long, providing additional insights for out-of-home advertising and more.
BlueforceEDGE software from Blueforce is an autonomous mobile edge compute software platform for forward IoT sensor fusion with edge-based processing for unattended ground sensors, AI/ML information services, and data interoperability. The Blueforce Demographics Plugin for BlueforceEDGE provides core demographics services while enabling disparate sensors and intelligent displays to interact with each other and leverage demographics across a wide array of autonomous operations.
"The BlueforceEDGE sensor fusion product, combined with Suspect's leading video analytics, will have a large impact across smart city and commercial use cases. We feel honored to partner with a market-leading sensor fusion organization such as Blueforce to bring cutting-edge technology to so many organizations, which will help drive marketing operational efficiencies and safety," said Jacob Sniff, CEO at Suspect Technologies, Inc.
L-com | August 25, 2022
L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a supplier of wired and wireless connectivity products, recently announced it has expanded its line of sensors that address IoT applications. The new IoT sensors offer pinpoint accuracy in measuring pressure, temperature, humidity, dissolved oxygen, electrical conductivity, pH, chlorine and turbidity.
L-com's new pressure and temperature sensors feature a micro-fused silicon strain gauge, a leak-free elastomer structure, integrated temperature compensation, independent pressure and temperature outputs, and robust resistance to shock, overload and vibration. Their applications include industrial process and control, automated detection, hydraulic and full-motion control, pumping stations and water treatment systems.
Additionally, L-com has added more than two dozen new temperature sensors. Some feature a sensitive platinum resistance element inside a 316L stainless steel probe, and a laser-welded housing that is compatible with both gas and liquids. Some models have infrared sensors that offer continuous measurement without contacting the measured object, a 32-bit CPU, and an optimized lens for a more uniform beam and measurements within milliseconds. Also new is a selection of temperature switches, digital temperature transmitters, and compact infrared sensors for tight spaces. These products are useful in ventilation, hydraulic, pneumatic, HVAC, water treatment and automation system applications.
The new, IoT-friendly temperature and humidity sensors include a duct-mount model for air stream measurements, and two wall-mount sensors with RS-485/Modbus RTU output. Their applications include building automation, greenhouses, pharmaceutical manufacturing and chemical production.
In its new SRWQ series, L-com offers five new sensors for gauging dissolved oxygen, electrical conductivity, pH, residual chlorine and turbidity. These IoT sensors can be used in chemical production, food and beverage processing, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, desalination plants, petroleum refining, cooling towers and boilers, and treatment of water, sewage and industrial waste.
"There is a big demand for IoT-connected sensors in just about every industry. L-com is meeting this need with IoT sensors that are not only extremely accurate but rugged enough to deliver day in and day out even in harsh environments. By offering a wide range of sensors off-the-shelf with same-day shipping, we can meet our customers' urgent demands,"
Tim Houghton, Product Line Manager
L-com's new IoT sensors are in-stock and available for immediate shipment.
L-com, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unrivaled customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company's product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, antennas, enclosures, surge protectors and more. Headquartered in North Andover, Mass., L-com is ISO 9001: 2015 certified and many of its products are UL® recognized. L-com is an Infinite Electronics brand.
About Infinite Electronics:
Based in Irvine, Calif., Infinite Electronics is a global electronics supplier offering a broad range of components, assemblies and wired/wireless connectivity solutions serving the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical and telecommunications markets. Its brands are Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, ShowMeCables, NavePoint, INC Installs, Integra Optics, PolyPhaser, Transtector, KP Performance Antennas, RadioWaves and Aiconics. Infinite serves its customer base with deep technical expertise and support, with one of the broadest inventories of products available for immediate shipment, fulfilling unplanned demand for engineers and technical buyers. Infinite Electronics is a Warburg Pincus portfolio company.