Connectivity Standards Alliance | July 11, 2022
The Connectivity Standards Alliance, an organization consisting of hundreds of companies that create, maintain, and deliver open global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), today celebrates 20 years of innovation and collaboration – driving the next generation of home and commercial network connectivity forward.
"The secret to success for our members has been creating the right environment where companies, both large and small, can work side-by-side with an equal voice and energy to address the barriers to interoperability and growth in the IoT," said Tobin Richardson, President, and CEO of the Alliance. "What began as cutting edge work to create Zigbee, our reliable mesh networking standard, has expanded to include our latest IoT standard Matter. This is joined by industry leading efforts in Data Model development, Access Control, and creating strong Product Security. The Alliance's growth and reach reflects a holistic approach to solving the challenges of an ever-evolving IoT."
As a global standards organization, our key measures of success are adoption, certification, and the use of the standards created. In 2021, our membership grew by 38%, with members evenly distributed across the Americas, EMEA, and China/Asia Pacific regions. Year-to-date in 2022, another 60 companies have chosen to participate in Alliance work and adopt Alliance standards. In-market use shows there are currently more than 4,500 products and platforms that have been certified by the Alliance, with millions of Zigbee-capable devices in the market today. This positive trajectory will continue with Zigbee and with Matter, where according to ABI Research, within five years more than half of the world's key smart home devices will ship supporting Matter*.
"Alliance standards have been invaluable to the growth of smart homes and buildings, enabling reliable mesh networking and low-power solutions, with Zigbee Green Power, to reduce customers' and consumers' carbon footprint. Now, we are driving what's next in IP-based interoperability and IoT security, Over 20 years, we've had a positive environmental impact on our planet. Our impact has now even traveled beyond the bounds of earth's gravity with NASA using Zigbee technology for communication between the Mars rover and its companion drone."
Bruno Vulcano, Head of R&D at Legrand and Chair of the Alliance Board of Directors
Looking ahead at the next two decades, the Alliance will continue its mission to simplify and harmonize the IoT by creating standards and brands of trust for the industry and consumers alike. This fall, the Alliance is slated to formally introduce its latest standard, Matter, a common language and IP-based protocol for the IoT. Products incorporating the Matter standard will feature a unique logo, signifying interoperability with certified Matter products from any manufacturer.
About the Connectivity Standards Alliance
The Connectivity Standards Alliance, formerly the Zigbee Alliance, is the foundation and future of the Internet of Things (IoT). Established in 2002, its wide-ranging global membership collaborates to create and evolve universal open standards for the products transforming the way we live, work and play. With its Members' deep and diverse expertise, robust certification programs, and a full suite of open IoT solutions the Alliance is leading the movement toward a more intuitive, imaginative, and useful world.
SOFTWARE AND TOOLS
JFrog | May 26, 2022
JFrog Ltd, the Liquid Software company and creators of the JFrog DevOps Platform, today introduced JFrog Connect, a new solution designed to help developers update, manage, monitor, and secure remote Linux & IoT devices at scale. Available immediately, JFrog Connect ushers in a new era of software automation, traceability, and security to the world of connected devices via a modern DevOps platform. A fully integrated part of the JFrog Platform, JFrog Connect empowers companies to manage one to hundreds of thousands of devices using a consistent operational model and intuitive user interface across cloud, on-premises, and multi-cloud deployments.
"The massively distributed nature of edge/IoT expands the enterprise attack surface, and also exacerbates operational, cross-functional software update workflow challenges. One of the main reasons for that, is that updating edge devices is often siloed from a modern software supply chain. JFrog Connect, integrated with the JFrog Platform, effectively helps companies manage automatic, continuous delivery of secure software updates from developers’ keystrokes to any distributed edge or fleet of connected things, while fortifying their software supply chain against emerging attack vectors.”
Yoav Landman, Co-founder and CTO, JFrog.
As increasing numbers of enterprises deploy IoT-based solutions, we believe it’s important to understand that doing so also introduces new entry points for malicious packages and cybersecurity attacks – particularly since IoT devices often run on unreliable and vulnerable networks that can't be trusted. A recent analyst survey found developers rank security 46% (39% in 2020) and deployment 31% (23% in 2020) among their top three concerns, along with the need for additional integrations with complementary technologies and systems.1 Additionally, a lack of reliable, secure, IoT management solutions can result in expensive product recalls, service outages, unnecessary site visits, and more.
JFrog Ltd., is on a mission to power all the world’s software updates, driven by a “Liquid Software” vision to allow the seamless, secure flow of binaries from developers to the edge. The JFrog Platform enables software creators to power their entire software supply chain throughout the full binary lifecycle, so they can build, secure, distribute, and connect any source with any production environment. JFrog’s hybrid, universal, multi-cloud DevOps platform is available as both self-managed and SaaS services across major cloud service providers. Millions of users and thousands of customers worldwide, including a majority of the Fortune 100, depend on JFrog solutions to securely manage their mission-critical software supply chain. Once you leap forward, you won’t go back.
SOFTWARE AND TOOLS
AIoT Services Inc | August 16, 2022
AIoT Services Inc. DBA Radair.io ("Radair.io" or the "Company"), a provider of high-grade, multi-protocol IoT (Internet-of-Things) devices, and IoT-based enterprise solutions to drive operational efficiencies across select industries, is pleased to announce the launch of its first consumer device, the Radair™ Mini Gateway.
The Radair Mini Gateway will support multiple ecosystems, including Helium (upon HIP19 approval) as well as The Radair Foundation's forthcoming ecosystem. The Mini Gateway will also be the industry's first light gateway with environmental monitoring that detects volatile organic compounds (VOCs), volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs), carbon monoxide, smoke, pollutants, and various gasses, with insights powered by an embedded 4-in-1 Bosch sensor. The Mini Gateway includes Wi-Fi 6E, GPS, and a barometric pressure (altitude) sensor to future-proof against changes in earning protocols, alongside the industry-leading LoRa concentrator, all elegantly built into a single device. With Bluetooth 5.2 for simple setup, rapid support from Radair.io's U.S.-based team, and an industry-leading warranty, the Radair Mini Gateway sets the new standard for IoT miners. Insider pricing of US$299 ($100 off MSRP) is limited to the first 1,000 pre-orders.
"At Radair.io, we are working hard to deliver high-grade data mining solutions where others have fallen short, Many products on the market today are based on severely constrained and generic components that will soon be obsolete, and come with inadequate customer support. With the Radair Mini Gateway, we've solved for these pain points. We actively design and prototype our products with the latest microprocessors, sensors, and components with frictionless future compatibility in mind. Our goal is to delight customers with state-of-the-art data mining technology that is easy to use, simply works, and is supported by our customer-obsessed team. The Radair Mini Gateway is our first step in realizing that goal, and we're just getting started."
Radair.io CEO, Nikhil Vasa
In the coming weeks, Radair.io also plans to launch the first ever Bluetooth enabled Radair™ Smart 4G/LTE Communication Module, a commercial grade, low-power wide area network (LPWAN), cellular communication module with integrated LTE-M and NB-IoT antenna that supports a wide range of operationally inexpensive bands for global enterprise customers.
Radair.io was formed to empower customers by providing actionable, data-driven insights, through rapidly deployable, open, and modular solutions, everywhere. The Company plans to provide this service by building devices that will leverage existing networks like Helium and future global networks within LTE-M1, CBRS, 5G and Wi-Fi 6/7. The Company and its affiliates are the exclusive licensees of the mark "Radair" by The Radair Foundation.
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SensiML Corporation | July 27, 2022
SensiML™ Corporation, a leading developer of AI tools for building intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints, today announced that its customer, aiSensing, has successfully completed and deployed an endpoint AI-based vibration sensor for a large multi-national manufacturer in Asia. This intelligent endpoint monitors vibration patterns for multiple machines, detects potential anomalies, and issues maintenance requests when necessary. The result is reduced equipment downtime and higher overall factory productivity. Since the AI implementation is local, rather than cloud-based, the system features low cost, low latency and fast reaction times while simultaneously providing higher data security.
aiSensing's customer is one of the largest and most successful manufacturing companies in Taiwan. It is the leading manufacturer of specialty adhesives, footwear adhesives, hot-melt adhesives, and liquid and powder coatings. The company has adopted this Edge AI-based approach to detect anomalies for vacuum pumps and chilling machines used in its manufacturing flow, including problems related to lack of lubrication, water leakage, bearing failures, and belt failures. By identifying potential problems before they arise, maintenance issues can be addressed in a managed way rather than as ad hoc emergency situations. This type of predictive maintenance is a key component of modern smart manufacturing initiatives.
The AI-based endpoint was developed on a QuickLogic EOS S3 ultra-low power multi-core Arm Cortex MCU-based SoC, which delivered more than enough processing bandwidth for the application at a low cost. The AI application running on the QuickLogic device was built using the SensiML Analytics Toolkit, which provided a complete solution for the quick development of this sophisticated IoT endpoint.
"Smart manufacturing is a significant trend across a broad range of industries, Predictive maintenance is one of the core initiatives in that trend, and aiSensing's vibration sensor is a great example of how to effectively use AI to implement a practical and cost-effective predictive maintenance solution."
Chris Rogers, chief executive officer at SensiML
"Our endpoint AI-based vibration sensor has been very successful," said Dennis Chu, chief technology officer at aiSensing. "Its low power consumption, fast response times, and low cost are the ideal combination of features for this predictive maintenance application. With the SensiML tools, we can easily modify the design to address new and unique requirements for our customers."
The SensiML Analytics Toolkit, QuickLogic EOS S3 SoC, and aiSensing's endpoint AI vibration sensor are each available now.
SensiML, a subsidiary of QuickLogic (NASDAQ: QUIK), offers cutting-edge software that enables ultra-low power IoT endpoints that implement AI to transform raw sensor data into meaningful insight at the device itself. The company's flagship solution, the SensiML Analytics Toolkit, provides an end-to-end development platform spanning data collection, labeling, algorithm and firmware auto generation, and testing. The SensiML Toolkit supports Arm® Cortex®-M class and higher microcontroller cores, Intel® x86 instruction set processors, and heterogeneous core QuickLogic SoCs and QuickAI platforms with FPGA optimizations.