Essence Group | December 29, 2021
Essence Group, a leading technology group developing IoT-based security, safety and healthcare solutions and cloud services for homes, families and businesses, today announced it was able to meet the vast majority of customer orders for its connected security and senior care devices and systems throughout 2021.
Success was achieved due to Essence's strategic partnerships with component suppliers and chip manufacturers, its ability to predict and forecast requirements and place advanced orders according to these models, and the company's strong purchasing power. The robust management of Essence's supply chain mitigated the global disruption caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ensured the continued supply of products to all of its customers.
"In March 2021, Essence released a statement describing our proactive resilience and detailed business planning, which ensured minimal interruption to supply during 2020," said Hagai Enoch, COO of Essence Group. "We are proud that this has continued throughout 2021, helping us to greatly exceed market expectations."
Throughout 2021, Essence was able to continually source the required items and maintain production levels, resulting in a 99.5% on-time delivery rate to its partners across the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. The continuity of supply enabled Essence customers to continue to support end users successfully and without any disruption.
"The supply chain disruption forms part of the widescale resources challenges that affected global production, business investment and labor during 2021 and will likely continue well into 2022. Our strategic planning and decisions made early in the pandemic relieved these problems and will help us to continue meeting customer demands. Our supply chain management with strategic suppliers will ensure we are able to maintain delivery of products to customers in order to generate revenues and maintain constant growth year over year."
Dr. Haim Amir, CEO and Founder of Essence Group
About Essence Group
Essence Group is a global technology leader with a mission to develop and deploy innovative, cloud-based, end-to-end security and healthcare solutions, underpinned by supporting services, that provide peace of mind to users. For over a quarter of a century, Essence has challenged convention by making care and safety both accessible and affordable. With over 75 million connected devices deployed worldwide, Essence helps people to live safer and more independent lives.
Lantronix | February 02, 2022
Lantronix Inc., a global provider of secure turnkey solutions for intelligent IT and Internet of Things (IoT), today announced its launch of application-specific industrial IoT solutions that address concerns in Industry 4.0, Security and Transport markets with its G520 Series Smart cellular IoT devices and services. Now available are the G520 Industrial, a competitive cellular industrial protocol converter router; and G520 Security, a high-speed LTE CAT13 and 5G communication router to reduce cybersecurity threats. G520 Transport will be launched later in 2022.
The G520 industrial and security gateways offer a complete solution and comes pre-configured with Lantronix’s award-winning ConsoleFlow™ cloud-based device management, which increases operational efficiency by providing a single pane from which to manage remote assets. It also comes pre-configured for Lantronix Connectivity Services, which provide North American and global cellular data plans and VPN security with an easy-to-use cloud platform to manage SIMs and services.
“In response to the rapidly growing Industrial IoT market, Lantronix delivers competitive solutions that address and solve the market’s challenges. Our offerings of software, hardware and connectivity services provide our customers with the proven integration and ease-of-use needed for success in today’s IoT-driven world.”
Paul Pickle, CEO of Lantronix
According to Berg Insight, global cellular IoT device shipments increased by 14 percent in 2020 to reach 302.7 million units and are forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.8 percent to reach 629.6 million units by 2025.
Now available are:
G520 Industrial, which is an industrial-grade competitive Protocol conversion router with LTE communication, multiple interfaces and Fieldbus protocol conversions (e.g., Modbus, DNP3 and IEC) that are provisioned in minutes using the ConsoleFlow platform.
G520 Security, which supports high-speed LTE cat13 and 5G, reducing the possibility of cyberattacks with its dedicated quantum Security chip and Lantronix’s proprietary InfiniShield™ software suite while its small form factor and Power Over Ethernet function simplify deployment.
Coming soon is:
G520 Transport, which delivers the ultimate hybrid solution based on Lantronix’s 25 years of experience in telematics gateways and Wi-Fi mobile routing. With Wi-Fi on vehicle, location base, sensor enabled and CAN bus reading, G520 Transport is an easy-to-deploy and safely managed solution.
Lantronix Inc. is a global provider of secure turnkey solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM), offering Software as a Service (SaaS), connectivity services, engineering services and intelligent hardware. Lantronix enables its customers to accelerate time to market and increase operational up-time and efficiency by providing reliable, secure and connected Intelligent Edge IoT and Remote Management Gateway solutions. Lantronix’s products and services dramatically simplify the creation, development, deployment and management of IoT and IT projects across Robotics, Automotive, Wearables, Video Conferencing, Industrial, Medical, Logistics, Smart Cities, Security, Retail, Branch Office, Server Room, and Datacenter applications.
TrustiPhi | June 07, 2022
SanCloud and TrustiPhi have announced the integration of TrustiPhi’s Triathlon™ tool into SanCloud’s SanTrack™ IoT Web Platform for the management of Micron Authenta™’s cybersecurity capabilities in SanCloud devices. This move takes advantage of Authenta’s recent integration into Triathlon, providing an unprecedented simplifying and enabling of trusted IoT services and transforming Authenta into a plug-and-play security solution. The powerful combination of all three platforms will allow SanCloud to address the growing cybersecurity demands of its industrial, factory automation and automotive customers for strong hardware-level IoT device security that can be easily deployed and managed at scale.
The Triathlon platform simplifies how SanCloud and its customers can manage the security features for the SanCloud’s BeagleBone Enhanced single-board computers (SBCs) Serving as a plug-and-play platform to configure and control Authenta's security functions, Triathlon shields users from the need to write and decode low-level Authenta flash commands, needed to define the embedded security architecture and generate the multi-factor device identities. Instead, Triathlon manages and abstracts these commands from users so they can now quickly set up Authenta flash to help protect the lowest layers of firmware, ensure protection and integrity, and establish the strong, multi-factor device identity for the cloud services. This flash memory is compatible with standard 8-pin footprints, thus eliminating the need for additional hardware components, and leading to more affordable, scalable and robust IoT solutions.
SanCloud’s BeagleBone Enhanced SBCs are highly capable embedded devices, with a blend of on-board sensors, wireless connectivity, I/O and processing power. They are used by a varied range of industrial customers. Security-critical users of these SBCs now have the option to add Micron Authenta, opening up a range of powerful security features including secure boot, golden image locking, memory block allocation, secure over-the-air updates and device integrity monitoring. The integration allows SanCloud’s IoT customers and users to solve the most critical shortcoming in IoT implementations – IoT device security – with an enterprise-grade solution.
Integration of the SanTrack web platform and Triathlon’s device management enables an ability to remotely update firmware suites (either pre- and post- production) and leverage Authenta’s security capabilities at the device level to help ensure the integrity and security of the newly added firmware suites.
“The combination of SanTrack with Triathlon completes the device management capability of our BeagleBone and Micron Authenta secure flash combination,” said Marc Murphy, Managing Director of SanCloud. “It is now practical and cost-effective for our customers to benefit from a common form factor hardware security layer that is effective and can be added to IoT devices at scale, coupled with the confidence that they can be easily managed throughout their life cycle.”
“This approach to IoT device security offers excellent ease of deployment and usage, Hardware-level security has been the critical missing ingredient in the Internet of Things. We are very excited about the potential for many security-critical industries to integrate with SanTrack, BeagleBone, and Micron’s Authenta solution, and leverage Triathlon to maximize their benefits from Authenta’s security capabilities.”
Ari Singer, CTO of TrustiPhi
"Through this collaboration with SanCloud and TrustiPhi, we are making what used to be a complex sequence – enabling a trusted IoT service – much simpler for end customers," said Luis Ancajas, director of IoT security solutions at Micron. “The combination of SanTrack's scalable, cloud-based IoT platform and Triathlon's straightforward management of Authenta’s powerful security capabilities will lead to better user experiences and business outcomes for the IoT ecosystem.”
SanCloud assists its customers to boost productivity, lower costs, reduce waste and improve their end users’ experience by leveraging the IoT. Its SanCloud BeagleBone Enhanced SBC range is augmented with IoT integration support and an IoT turnkey solution that extends from device-to-dashboard. With sales in over 40 countries, its diverse customer base spans industries that include automotive, aerospace, industrial equipment, food and drink, energy and utility sectors.
Triathlon is used by leading enterprise-grade hardware manufacturers to manage fleets of hardware-secured digital devices.
SanCloud assists manufacturers to boost productivity, lower costs, reduce waste and improve their customers’ experience by leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT). Customers can deploy SanCloud’s IoT solution within their manufacturing operations or as an enhancement to their manufactured products – empowering you, your teams or your customers with real time data, new insights, and control.
Founded in 2014, TrustiPhi builds innovative security solutions, from the Triathlon IoT security management platform to highly customized projects for technology providers. TrustiPhi designs and develops security products and subsystems for connected devices in sectors that include critical infrastructure, manufacturing, defense and aviation, election technology, and transportation. Working intensively with Micron to bring its Authenta solution to market, TrustiPhi also created Triathlon, a solution for securely provisioning, updating, monitoring and updating IoT endpoint devices at fleet-level scale.
project44 | January 28, 2022
project44 today introduced new technologies that extend its lead as the most comprehensive multimodal supply chain visibility platform in Europe and worldwide. project44's European network has grown to more than 800,000+ connected assets and a reach of over 2.4 million assets – representing over half of all freight moved by land in Europe. The new offerings expand true intermodal visibility including rail visibility into all European countries with over 99% network coverage, extended visibility for barge, and enhanced cold-chain visibility. This breadth and depth are now even more extensive than any other supply chain visibility provider and therefore delivers the most value to global shippers, 3PLs and carriers.
"Growing environmental pressure on European companies to achieve CO2-neutral supply chain operations by 2030 is driving increased demand toward rail-based transportation across the continent. The complexity of the European rail market has so far hindered true cross-border visibility. In response, we are dramatically improving the breadth and depth of our visibility platform globally, and in Europe specifically. Our newest technologies will help our customers improve ETAs, reduce costs, maximize on-time deliveries and maneuver around supply chain bottlenecks."
Jett McCandless, Founder & CEO of project44
European Rail and New Silk Road Visibility
Shippers and 3PLs in Europe need global visibility across all modes, including rail. Visibility into individual shipments and rail cars, using IoT sensors, is vital given the unpredictability of supply chain disruptions. In addition, as more shippers desire Asia-to-Europe (New Silk Road) rail movements to avoid port congestion and reduce carbon emissions, rail visibility with deep European networks is especially critical.
project44's European rail network now delivers even more value to customers, including:
All cargo rail movements across European countries, delivering the most comprehensive visibility coverage for customers
IoT-enabled rail tracking mixed with proprietary, direct integration to all of Europe's rail infrastructure networks for the most precise and granular visibility
Visibility for over 99% of European rail volume, including tracking on wagon level for 90% of rail cars, which ensures visibility for every customer shipment
Greatly enhanced rail journey ETAs as well as intermodal ETAs end-to-end inclusive of Rail, for the most precise prediction of arrival and customer delivery times
In summary, project44 delivers more value to customers as a result of even more extensive rail network coverage, higher-fidelity data and better accuracy than any other vendor in Europe. Notably, these offerings ensure customers receive differentiated value by delivering access to both proprietary infrastructure network data and freight forwarder rail data – sources no other vendor has access to. This facilitates faster on-time deliveries, more accurate ETAs and more usage of low-carbon rail shipping.
Barges are an environmentally friendly and cost-effective transit option but switching between barge and other modalities historically caused gaps in visibility for shippers and 3PLs. project44 is building upon its barge and feeder network with enhanced visibility that introduces precise real-time tracking, covering end-to-end barge segments across Europe for all customers.
Key differentiators include:
Intelligent asset-matching technology that extends visibility coverage by using data-science based techniques to track individual barges in real-time, without requiring typical identifying information
Dynamic routing models that offer highly accurate ETAs for barge arrivals as well as intermodal end-to-end moves that include barge segments
Sophisticated water depth modeling and inland waterway data sources that enables carriers to assess load capacity, maximizing on-time deliveries and avoiding delays for shippers and 3PLs
Cold-Chain Temperature and Condition Monitoring
Perishable, sensitive cargo requires continuous control and monitoring of temperature and other conditions. Without sensor-level visibility at the shipment level, shippers and 3PLs – particularly in the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries – run the risk of product damage, spoilage and high costs from lost product. project44 has offered temperature monitoring for years and is now adding unmatched depth and breadth to its cold-chain visibility solution.
The enhanced offering enables users to:
Submit temperature ranges on a shipment and be notified if the trailer crosses the threshold, to give customers differentiated visibility, control and product protection
Enable IoT and shipment-level tracking to get hyper-accurate locations and receive alerts in real-time for more proactive exception management, logistics operations and customer service
Conduct temperature and condition monitoring via IoT for enhanced precision and granular visibility
Overall, project44's cold chain technology adds a critical layer of visibility for customers that ship valuable, temperature-sensitive goods. By tracking temperatures in real-time, this offering ensures that goods reach their destination in prime condition. At the same time, it reduces rejected deliveries and minimizes the costs of regulatory compliance and claims processing.
Extended Intermodal Visibility
It's no longer enough to have strong visibility in each transport mode, let alone a single mode. Given the magnitude of supply chain challenges today, companies are forced to move products across more complex intermodal networks and to do so more dynamically. Therefore, stitching together visibility of orders across complex intermodal movements makes all the difference. The combination of these project44's product launches ensure global shippers, 3PLs and carriers gain intermodal visibility with depth and breadth unmatched by any other visibility vendor in the market.
project44 is on a mission to make supply chains work. As the supply chain connective tissue, project44 operates the world's most trusted end-to-end visibility platform that tracks more than 1 billion shipments annually for over 1,000 of the leading brands, including top companies in manufacturing, automotive, retail, life sciences, food & beverage, and oil, chemical & gas. Using project44, shippers and carriers across the globe drive greater predictability, resiliency and sustainability.
The undisputed leader in the market, project44 was named the Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, #1 in FreightWaves FreightTech 2021, the Customer's Choice in Gartner Peer Insights Voice of the Customer report. project44 is headquartered in Chicago with a diverse team spanning 17 global offices.