Dahua Technology | June 18, 2022
Dahua Technology, a world-leading video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider, officially launched the Full-color Smart Dual Illuminators Camera Series. The new Full-color Series integrates two illuminators – warm light and infrared light – with three supplementary light modes to deliver clear and vivid full-color images while avoiding continuous use of warm light, providing a flexible solution for a variety of night and low-light monitoring scenarios.
“Crimes are often committed at night, so a surveillance system must be able to capture color images of events as evidence for investigation. To do that, warm light is necessary, but constant use of warm light can disturb other residents. That’s why we developed the Full-color Smart Dual Illuminators Camera, with which users can have the best of both worlds,”
Eaden Xie, IP Camera Product Director at Dahua Technology
Adopting deep learning algorithm to accurately detect targets, the Dahua Full-color Smart Dual Illuminators Camera can intelligently switch between the IR mode when there is no target in the scene and Full-color mode when a target is detected. It allows users to record full-color events without contributing to light pollution. Moreover, the illumination mode of the Smart Dual Illuminators can also be adjusted on the DMSS app with a single click, enabling users to remotely manage the device, view the monitored scene and receive timely alarm notifications at anytime, anywhere.
Thanks to its deep learning algorithms, the new Full-color Smart Dual Illuminators Camera also supports AI applications such as SMD Plus, Perimeter Protection and Quick Search, making it easier for users to focus on real threats. In addition, its Smart Codec technology provides a lower bit rate and helps decrease storage costs.
This series is ideal for applications where full-color videos are necessary but don’t need constant use of warm light, such as residential areas, villas, retail stores, schools, hospitals, parks, etc. It is also suitable for indoor scenarios (e.g. corridors and hallways) where lighting is insufficient, and other scenarios that require constant warm light, such as parking lots and streets.
In the future, Dahua Smart Dual Illuminators IP cameras will be equipped with Illumination by Schedule. This function allows different illumination modes to be set according to different time slots to customize the user's own protection plan.
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LF Edge | June 28, 2022
LF Edge, an umbrella organization under the Linux Foundation that aims to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system, today announced continued ecosystem collaboration via a new collaborative white paper, "Sharpening the Edge II: Diving Deeper into the LF Edge Taxonomy & Projects."
A follow-up to the LF Edge community's original, collaborative 2020 paper – which provides an overview of the organization and details the LF Edge taxonomy, high level considerations for developing edge solutions and key use cases, – the new publication dives deeper into key areas of edge manageability, security, connectivity and analytics, and highlights how each project addresses these areas. The paper demonstrates maturation of the edge ecosystem and how the rapidly growing LF Edge community has made great progress over the past two years towards building an open, modular framework for edge computing. As with the first publication, the paper addresses a balance of interests spanning the cloud, telco, IT, OT, IoT, mobile, and consumer markets.
"With the growing edge computing infrastructure market set to be worth up to $800B by 2028, our LF Edge project communities are evolving, This paper outlines industry direction through an LF Edge community lens. With such a diverse set of knowledgeable stakeholders, the report is an accurate reflection of a unified approach to defining open edge computing."
Jason Shepherd, VP Ecosystem, ZEDEDA and former LF Edge Governing Board Chair
"I'm eager to continue to champion and spearhead the great work of the LF Edge community as the new board chair," said Tina Tsou, new Governing Board chair, LF Edge. "The Taxonomy white paper that demonstrates the accelerated community momentum seen by open source edge communities is really exciting and speaks to the power of open source."
The white paper, which is now available for download, was put together as the result of broad community collaboration, spanning insights and expertise from subject matter experts across LF Edge project communities: Akraino, EdgeX Foundry, EVE, Fledge, Open Horizon, State of the Edge, Alvarium, Baetyl, eKuiper, and FIDO Device Onboard.
ONE Summit North America 2022
Join the broader open source ecosystem spanning Networking, Edge, Access, Cloud and Core at ONE Summit North America, November 15-16 in Seattle, Wash. ONE Summit is the one industry event focused on best practices, technical challenges, and business opportunities facing decision makers across integrated verticals such as 5G, Cloud, Telco, and Enterprise Networking, as well as Edge, Access, IoT, and Core. The Call for Proposals is now open through July 8, 2022. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
About The Linux Foundation
Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world's leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation's projects are critical to the world's infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more. The Linux Foundation's methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration.
The IoT Community | June 08, 2022
The IoT CommunityTM (Internet of Things Community), the world’s largest community of CXOs and IoT professionals and practitioners, announces Phoenix Contact has joined its elite IoT ecosystem as a gold-level corporate member. Phoenix Contact's Dave Eifert, Sr. Business Development Manager - IIoT, Phoenix Contact, was also appointed to the IoT Community Advisory Board.
David Hill, Executive Director of the IoT Community: “We are excited to welcome Phoenix Contact to our IoT Community ecosystem as a gold-level corporate member, in addition to adding Dave Eifert to our Advisory Board. The edge is at the forefront of the IoT Community’s focus, and Phoenix Contact is significantly helping to transform the Edge of Things which makes this a great fit for our ecosystem. We look forward to working with the Phoenix Contact team, to accelerate the uptake and evolution of the industrial and enterprise edge.”
Phoenix Contact is a global market leader for components, systems and solutions in the fields of electrical controls, networking and automation.
Dr. Tom Bradicich, Hewlett Packard Fellow, at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and IoT Community Advisory Board Chair: “We are pleased to have Phoenix Contact join us in the IoT Community, and welcome Dave Eifert to the Advisory Board. We look forward to advancing our vision of an open, secure, and intelligent edge, collaborating across our IoT Community.”
Phoenix Contact’s corporate membership adds to the elite IoT Community ecosystem, composed of the biggest names in technology and household names across the IoT industry. Over the past 7 years, the IoT Community has engaged with industry leaders to create the most compelling and trusted thought leadership content in the IoT ecosystem.
“Becoming a gold member of the prestigious IoT Community is an honor for Phoenix Contact, and I am excited to join the IoT Community Advisory Board. Together, we can help share industry learnings and best practices at a core level on critical issues we see from industrial and enterprise IoT customer deployments. I look forward to working with other community members to create the framework for the IoT Community’s Converged Edge Center of Excellence.”
Dave Eifert, Sr. Business Development Manager - IIoT, Phoenix
Also at the IoT Slam Live conference, Eifert, and Don Dickinson, Sr. Business Development Manager – Infrastructure, Phoenix Contact USA will deliver a spotlight Keynote address titled: Practical tips to realize benefit from implementing IIoT/Digitalization. This keynote will offer tips for how to realize real business benefit from IIoT/Digitalization projects. The session will cover how to assure that the benefit is not limited to “islands”, but is scalable, and available to benefit the wider organization. The critical subject of cyber security will be considered.
IoT practitioners seeking to expand their knowledge in IoT are invited to sign up for a free individual membership in The IoT Community, which has 30,000+ members.
About IoT Community (Internet of Things Community)
The IoT Community is the world’s largest CxO community of senior business leaders and IoT practitioners consisting of 30,000+ members. The function is to focus on adoption and application of IoT in commercial environments, overcoming the variety of barriers, inhibitors, technical and operational issues.
About Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact is a global market leader based in Germany. Phoenix Contact produces future-oriented components, systems, and solutions for electrical controls, networking, and automation. With a worldwide network reaching across more than 100 countries and with over 20,300 employees, Phoenix Contact maintains close relationships with its customers. The company’s wide variety of products makes it easy for engineers to implement the latest technology in various applications and industries. Phoenix Contact focuses on the fields of energy, infrastructure, process, and factory automation.
SafetyCulture | June 13, 2022
Global workplace operations company, SafetyCulture, has announced a USD $2.1M investment into data and IoT software company, Inauro. This investment continues SafetyCulture's support of emerging technologies which enhance frontline processes.
Launched in 2020, Inauro was created to realize the value of IoT technology across industrial applications and improve everyday operations. IoT devices produce a vast amount of data but are typically siloed depending on their function. By linking data from sensors, devices and other digital systems used within an organization, Inauro provides teams with a single source of data, streamlining workflows and enabling faster decision making.
Inauro has built a customer base spanning agriculture, manufacturing and construction, and its flagship PerspioTM platform has been recognized by global award bodies, including an IoT Global Award for Big Data and Analytics.
"The IoT market is thriving globally, but most IoT solutions are built to solve a specific problem which creates data silos across organizations. We want to solve this challenge and enable businesses to make the most of their IoT technology. At its most simple, we want to make sure the right information is available to the right person in real-time. That's when we'll unlock streamlined operations and create efficiencies,"
Inauro co-founder and co-CEO Craig Kesby
SafetyCulture CEO and Founder, Luke Anear said, "Today, SafetyCulture collects data from 800 million workplace checks a year, a lot of which are conducted manually. Inauro will help us to automate many of the equipment checks for our customers. We're constantly pushing to find new ways to innovate and automate processes so tasks can be done to higher standards, jobs become safer and teams can concentrate on the most meaningful work. Inauro will be a key partner as we continue to raise the bar for frontline teams."
Anear continued, "It's always great to help drive forward businesses with similar goals to ours. Through this investment, not only will Inauro be free to expand into new markets, but SafetyCulture customers will also reap the benefits of taking their digitization efforts to the next level."
SafetyCulture is a global operations platform empowering teams to drive workplace improvements. SafetyCulture acquired microlearning business EdApp in 2020, led a USD $6 million Series A funding round for Unleash Live in 2021, and acquired lone worker safety app SHEQSY in early 2022.