Archive For September, 2013

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Fighting Crime with SE Android

Fighting Crime with SE Android

By Paul Parkinson Last week, I read a BBC News story (Met Police technology 'ineffective and outdated') about how the Metropolitan Police force in London, UK was being hampered in its fight against crime by out of date technologies. The news story discussed the London Assembly report (PDF) which highlighted the fact that most police officers had smart phones and tablets which they…
Software Growing into a Driving Force for Network Transformation…And More Award Kudos for Wind River

Software Growing into a Driving Force for Network Transformation…And More Award Kudos for Wind River

By Jessica Schieve If you haven’t yet noticed, a network transformation is underway and moving at record pace.  Over the past 18 months, the industry has pushed the concepts of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization to the forefront of our consciousness. These ideas represent new approaches to architecting and designing the networks of the future. Behind both initiatives are many discussions…
Challenges Ahead for In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems (Infographic)

Challenges Ahead for In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems (Infographic)

By Franz Walkembach A revolution is taking place behind the scenes of car manufacturers’ closed doors. Software is taking center stage in the creation of a differentiated driving experience. It is a sea change from this traditionally hardware dominant world. According to a recent report from ABI Research, it’s expected that shipments of connected automotive infotainment systems will grow from 9…
The Future of the RTOS is Driving the Internet of Things

The Future of the RTOS is Driving the Internet of Things

By Bill Graham Real-time operating systems (RTOS) are having to become increasingly sophisticated – they must satisfy performance demands, offer hard real-time response and handle memory constraints, but increasingly they also need to deliver capabilities demanded by the new, highly connected, security conscious, remotely managed world of machine to machine (M2M) networks and the Internet of Things (IoT). Intelligent devices…
What is Needed for a Modern User Interface?

What is Needed for a Modern User Interface?

By Stephen Olson I am astounded at the transformation of the user interface in recent history.  The latest trends including facial recognition for authentication, gester technology both visually and with accelerometers in the device to describe a symbol to the device for authentication.  But each time these innovations come about, we should ask the question:  Is it all really necessary?…
UEFI on Simics

UEFI on Simics

By Jakob Engblom  This week, at the Intel Development Forum in San Francisco, we are announcing the upcoming availability of UEFI support in the Simics source code debugger. It is thus a good time to talk a bit more about UEFI and UEFI debug. UEFI is the modern BIOS standard that is finally starting to replace classic BIOS in PCs…