Archive For June, 2017

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Exploring Danube by the Banks of the Seine

Exploring Danube by the Banks of the Seine

By Charlie Ashton “Springtime in Paris”: what images does that phrase conjure up for you? Well, if you’re a hotshot engineer working on the OPNFV project, it’s a vision of long days and late nights huddled over racks of hot, noisy servers while debugging complex interoperability problems. At least, that’s what we heard from our representatives to the recent OPNFV…
IoT Platform: Build or Buy?

IoT Platform: Build or Buy?

By Tom Gibbings Building an IoT business has many challenges: new business models, new support models, technical hurdles, and security to name a few. To oversimplify the core premise of IoT, it is to connect all the "things" in our lives to make it better. When a product company starts down the path of IoT-enabling an existing product, one of…
Breathe Easier

Breathe Easier

By Amanda Lowe The rapid population growth in today’s urban areas is increasing environmental pollution at staggering rates, stressing city infrastructure, and endangering health of citizens in communities around the globe. Intel recently announced the Bosch Air Quality Micro Climate Monitoring System (MCMS), designed with sensors and software to ensure air quality parameters are measured rapidly and accurately. With features…
New Cloud Platform Simplifies Telco Deployments of Secure Edge Computing Applications

New Cloud Platform Simplifies Telco Deployments of Secure Edge Computing Applications

By Charlie Ashton Telco edge applications bring new revenue opportunities Telecom service providers worldwide are increasingly viewing applications hosted at the network edge as compelling business opportunities. While revenues from traditional broadband and voice services are essentially flat, edge applications present opportunities to sell new kinds of services to new kinds of customers. This provides the potential for increased market…
VxWorks 653 Multi-core Edition Update: Why COTS Certification Evidence Matters

VxWorks 653 Multi-core Edition Update: Why COTS Certification Evidence Matters

By Stephen Olsen The growing demand for highly complex aircraft systems is placing increased pressure on suppliers to deliver aircraft with far greater capabilities while complying with a growing demand for safety certification, as most advanced cockpits require software that is considered safety-critical. One way to address this complexity is to use more commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software technologies that come with…
The FACE™ Standard is now Ready and Open for Business

The FACE™ Standard is now Ready and Open for Business

By Chip Downing 2017 is a banner year for The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium.   It is now crossing its seventh anniversary and has completed the technical and business documents that will drive new FACE procurements with enduring efficiencies for generations of military aircraft.  The FACE approach is now ready for building efficient, affordable, and competitive next…
MachNation IoT Device Management ScoreCard Profiles Wind River Helix Device Cloud

MachNation IoT Device Management ScoreCard Profiles Wind River Helix Device Cloud

By Tom Gibbings In many situations the allure of IoT starts with gathering data to drive actionable insights. Cutting through all the jargon and complexity of IoT, the business justification of an IoT project is derived from two business needs: 1) reducing costs and 2) innovative new business models. With great enthusiasm, project teams will rush to prove an ROI based…
No Need to Wait to Take Advantage of Multi-access Edge Computing

No Need to Wait to Take Advantage of Multi-access Edge Computing

By Charlie Ashton May and June are intense trade show months for the telecom industry. Even skipping two or three that would have been relevant if we had unlimited bandwidth, over the past few weeks our Wind River team has been spread between NFV World Congress, OpenStack Summit, DellEMC World, Big Communications Event, Network Virtualization and SDN Europe, Canadian Telecom…