DFI's RemoGuard With Innodisk's iCAP and InnoAGE Provide Dual Remote Management Solution for IoT Devices

Innodisk | August 25, 2020

The exponential growth of IoT devices brings a new challenge: how to effectively manage and monitor large numbers of connected devices that may be hard to access in widely-scattered remote locations?

To answer this challenge, Innodisk, the leading industrial storage company, has combined its expertise with embedded technology specialists, DFI, to bring DFI's RemoGuard remote management system to its customers. DFI joins Innodisk's growing network of partners who incorporate Innodisk technology to provide a complete storage solution based around Innodisk's IoT solutions.

Thanks to the integration of Innodisk's iCAP and InnoAGE dual-band management technologies with DFI's hardware design, RemoGuard can reduce maintenance staffing costs and response times and prevent service downtime with features like real-time monitoring and one-button recovery. These advanced features add up to the world's most comprehensive device management system.

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With enterprise spending on the internet of things and analytics expected to explode in the coming years, the future looks bright for the industry. While many issues are still standing in the way of adoption, such as concerns over security and integration, this infographic looks at the benefits being realised by the early adopters and what those on the fence can learn


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Ynvisible Strengthens European Sales Channels, Signs Distribution Agreement With Computer Controls AG

Ynvisible Interactive | June 16, 2022

Ynvisible Interactive Inc. a fast-growing printed e-paper display manufacturer, positioning its technology as the lowest energy-consuming printed e-paper display on the market, has signed a distribution agreement with Switzerland headquartered Computer Controls AG to distribute Ynvisible’s products and solutions for battery-driven or battery-less IoT devices. Computer Controls AG is a supplier of high-quality electronic components, IoT communication modules and technology for test & measurement. The distribution partnership with Computer Controls AG expands Ynvisible’s sales footprint in the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and East European markets. Computer Controls AG is a leading-edge technology supply partner to customers seeking high-level electronic solutions for IoT, electronic and mechanical engineering, ICT, and research & education. “In line with our Q1 launch of Ynvisible’s printed e-paper display product, we are actively expanding our channels to market and are excited to strengthen our distributor network through this partnership with Computer Controls AG,” states Keith Morton, VP of Sales & Marketing at Ynvisible. “Computer Controls is a full range technical supplier to companies looking for leading-edge innovations to fuel new product creation. Their clients now gain access to Ynvisible’s printed e-paper displays that offer energy-efficient, ultra-low-power, thin, flexible displays, and provide endlessly customizable design freedom.” “We are pleased that Ynvisible’s cutting-edge technology fits perfectly into our portfolio for IoT applications. We are determined to bring e-paper solutions quickly and competitively to the DACH and Eastern European markets”, says Harald Weigelt, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Computer Controls AG. About Computer Controls AG Computer Controls translates customers’ needs into high-level electronic solutions. With 30 years of knowledge in distribution, support, and service, the company helps to find the best products for applications in IoT, electronic and mechanical engineering, ICT, and research & education. Computer Controls delivers efficient performance for best results and implements agile in quality assurance for different industries when independence and transparency matter; qualified and inspiring professionals at Computer Controls act as leading-edge technology partners. Ynvisible is also pleased to announce the appointment of Dirk Becker to the position of European Sales Manager. He will head Ynvisible’s sales in Europe based in Germany effective immediately. He is a well-educated technical Engineer in the field of mechanics. Since 1995 Dirk has been in a sales role for the business development of international companies in Europe. He has extensive experience in sales, especially in the electronic display niche, mainly related to the industrial and automotive markets. “I am proud and confident to support customers on their needs and their path to success,” said Dirk Becker. About Ynvisible Ynvisible is disrupting the low-cost and ultra-low-power display industry thanks to the latest advantages in sustainable electronics and roll-to-roll printing production. Ynvisible’s printed e-paper displays are ideal for low-power and cost-sensitive applications, such as digital signage, smart monitoring label, authenticity and security, and retail labels and signage. Ynvisible has the experience, know-how, and intellectual property in electrochromic materials, inks, and systems and offers a mix of services, materials, and technology to brand owners developing smart objects and IoT products.

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INDUSTRIAL IOT

Elevat Extends Jump-Start Program, Activat, that Ensures Off-Highway Machine IoT Dividends

ELEVAT | May 11, 2022

Elevāt, a leading global IoT connected machines SaaS innovator, today announced the Activāt Mobile Machine IoT (MM-IoT) Jump-Start program to deliver machine telematics to connected mobile assets with a custom-tailored implementation process for success. Heavy equipment OEMs and off-highway fleet operators gained a better process for ensuring mobile machine IoT implementations deliver measurable results once deployed. The 4-step process provides a clear path that is unique to each organization's deployment of Elevāt software. With the Activāt MM-IoT Jump-Start, criteria for organization-specific use cases, vehicle types, and user profiles are taken into account, while customized design requirements are developed and clear desired outcomes and KPIs are defined. Having been in the industrial and off-highway machine market for decades, we witnessed the biggest pitfalls that often came up when implementing innovative solutions. With the Activāt MM-IoT Jump-Start, we head off issues before deployment even begins. This eliminates false starts and eliminates wasting time and money. Plus, it leads to a more streamlined deployment process and delivers immediate results that align with desired outcomes." Adam Livesay, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer, Elevat. "One-size-fits-all solutions do not work when it comes to complex IoT telematics implementations. That is why it is crucial to begin with a discovery process that helps our team understand how the client plans to utilize Elevāt's solutions, everyone that will use the applications, and any client-specific requirements. The Activāt MM-IoT Jump-Start program also includes a pilot phase that allows for feedback and an action plan prior to going into full production," explains Livesay. ABOUT ELEVAT Elevāt's sensor-driven, cloud-connected, AI-enabled SaaS platform is helping equipment manufacturers, owners and users discover the hidden value of their machines while simultaneously enabling new revenue streams.

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SECURITY

DigiCert Acquires IoT Cybersecurity Provider Mocana

DigiCert, Inc. | January 14, 2022

DigiCert, Inc., a leading provider of TLS/SSL, IoT and other PKI solutions, backed by Clearlake Capital Group. L.P. ("Clearlake"), Crosspoint Capital, and TA Associates, today announced that it has acquired Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity provider Mocana. The combination of DigiCert and Mocana technologies provides IoT manufacturers and operators with a comprehensive platform for managing security across the full IoT device lifecycle. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition strategically accelerates DigiCert's presence in the fast-growing IoT market. IDC estimates there will be more than 55 billion connected devices by 2025, with growth fueled by organizational investment in IoT platforms for achieving operational efficiency, digital transformation and competitive differentiation. "IoT security has been a challenge for device manufactures and operators. With the addition of Mocana, DigiCert is building on its vision for delivering digital trust, a growing necessity in the IoT market as smart devices become ubiquitous in every corner of our personal and professional lives. We are excited to introduce new and existing customers to our integrated platform and welcome the addition of Mocana's expertise in IoT technology and the industrial and manufacturing verticals to the DigiCert team." DigiCert CEO John Merrill "We have had a strategic partnership with Mocana for years and truly value their contribution to our product portfolio," said James Kline, senior director of program management at ABB Inc. "We are excited about the backing from DigiCert as a global leader in IoT security." The combination of DigiCert and Mocana provides customers with a means to manage device identity, secure connections, prevent device tampering, and update firmware and settings remotely and securely once in the field. This end-to-end platform reduces security vulnerabilities and enables digital transformation that is made possible from information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) convergence. "Mocana is excited to be joining the DigiCert team," said Mocana CTO Srinivas Kumar. "Together, our solutions uniquely solve the challenges of IoT security, from embedding security protections on-chip or at device manufacturing to on-device secure communications and firmware updates once in the field."    About DigiCert, Inc. DigiCert is a global provider of TLS/SSL, PKI, and security solutions that enable digital trust for data, devices, code, documents and users. DigiCert is modernizing the way PKI is managed with the DigiCert ONE™ platform. DigiCert ONE reimagines PKI to address all certificate-based security use cases with flexible, scalable and automated workflow managers, including the award-winning TLS certificate manager, CertCentral®. About Clearlake Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is an investment firm founded in 2006 operating integrated businesses across private equity, credit, and other related strategies. With a sector-focused approach, the firm seeks to partner with experienced management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from Clearlake's operational improvement approach, O.P.S.® The firm's core target sectors are technology, industrials, and consumer. Clearlake currently has over $60 billion of assets under management and its senior investment principals have led or co-led over 300 investments. The firm has offices in Santa Monica and Dallas. About Crosspoint Capital Crosspoint Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm focused on the cybersecurity, privacy and infrastructure software markets. Crosspoint has assembled a group of highly successful operators, investors and sector experts to partner with foundational technology companies and drive differentiated returns. Crosspoint has offices in Menlo Park, CA and Boston, MA. About TA Associates TA Associates is a leading global growth private equity firm. Focused on targeted sectors within five industries – technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer and business services – TA invests in profitable, growing companies with opportunities for sustained growth, and has invested in more than 550 companies around the world. Investing as either a majority or minority investor, TA employs a long-term approach, utilizing its strategic resources to help management teams build lasting value in high quality growth companies. TA has raised $47.5 billion in capital since its founding in 1968. The firm's more than 100 investment professionals are based in Boston, Menlo Park, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong.

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SECURITY

Cloudastructure Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire IPG

Cloudastructure | January 21, 2022

Cloudastructure, the award-winning cloud video surveillance provider, has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase rapidly growing IoT cybersecurity company IPG. The terms of the deal are undisclosed.The acquisition would add an important new layer of cybersecurity to Cloudastructure’s expanding physical and cybersecurity platform and a key offering for enterprise customers as they embrace new IoT technologies. The plethora of IoT devices tells the story. According to a Forrester report, “State of Enterprise IoT Security in North America: Unmanaged and Unsecured”: 67% of enterprises have experienced an IoT security incident 84% of security professionals believe IoT devices are more vulnerable than computers 93% of enterprises are planning to increase their spending on security for IoT and unmanaged devices Routinely installed IoT devices include: video surveillance, access control, fire and life safety, utilities, conveyance, HVAC and building management. IPG’s cybersecurity tool GearBox is a “plug-and-play” tool which inventories devices, performs risk analysis, compliance testing and rogue device detection. This combined with readily accessible normalized data alleviates the level of risk introduced by IoT installations. The IPG team will be joining Cloudastructure, including Steve Kiss, CEO, as General Manager, IoT Security. “The acquisition of IPG means Cloudastructure enterprise customers can enjoy not only a vastly higher degree of cybersecurity than they can with other cloud video surveillance providers, but opt for a robust IoT risk management posture throughout their organization.” Cloudastructure CEO Rick Bentley IPG CEO Steve Kiss commented, “We couldn’t be more pleased joining Cloudastructure, a cloud-based video surveillance provider that views cybersecurity as critically as we do.” Subject to satisfactory completion of customary due diligence and the signing of a definitive agreement, the closing of the deal will be announced on a mutually agreeable date. About Cloudastructure Headquartered in Miami, Florida, with R&D in Silicon Valley, California, Cloudastructure’s award-winning surveillance video management system is designed and supported by world-class technical resources drawn from five continents. The platform’s unique architecture enables AI and computer vision for scalable, flexible, cost-effective security and eliminates the resource-intensive management and data risks of on-premises solutions. Cloudastructure enables a unified view of multiple sites for motion, facial recognition/detection, anomaly detection, object counting, LPR, advanced analytics, and compliance and delivers up to a 75% lower total cost of ownership than other systems. About Infrastructure Proving Grounds Infrastructure Proving Grounds (IPG) produces the award-winning GearBox IoT security tool. GearBox combines a durable appliance with simple execution to allow industrial operators the insight they need to secure their infrastructure. GearBox provides cybersecurity and performance metrics to some of the nation's most critical infrastructure including utilities, commercial buildings, healthcare and transportation. IPG received the “Most Fundable Company” award from Pepperdine University in 2019, are contributors to the NIST IoT 800-53 security standard and an Intel IoT Solutions Provider.

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With enterprise spending on the internet of things and analytics expected to explode in the coming years, the future looks bright for the industry. While many issues are still standing in the way of adoption, such as concerns over security and integration, this infographic looks at the benefits being realised by the early adopters and what those on the fence can learn

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