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Haltian Oy Achieves Amazon’s AWS Advanced Technology Partner Status

Haltian Oy Achieves Amazon’s AWS Advanced Technology Partner Status

Following a successful technical validation through its Thingsee IoT solution offering on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform and meeting status requirements, product development and IoT company, Haltian Oy was confirmed as an official partner in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network.

“With the AWS Advanced Technology Partnership, Haltian now gets early access to the latest Cloud technologies, which enables us to deliver better IoT solutions to our Thingsee customers. With AWS – the world’s most skilled tech talent, on our side, we can solve demanding technology and cyber-security challenges quicker, and further optimize the Total Cost of Ownership for Thingsee customers,” says Teemu Vaattovaara, Chief Software Architect and Co-founder at Haltian.

Requirements for the official partner status including technical validation by demonstrating six customer references, assigning a skilled team and partner alliance manager, and offering the Thingsee IoT solution in General Availability on Amazon Web Services.

“We will continue to develop the Thingsee IoT platform by using the most advanced Cloud technologies, which will benefit our customers.” For Haltian, the AWS Advanced Technology partnership is just the beginning. “Our goal is to deepen the AWS co-operation and expand our knowledge of IoT,” Vaattovaara concludes.

Rigado and Kontakt.io Partner for Addressing IoT, AI Challenges

Intelligent analytics paired with innovative solutions will extend the IoT and AI networks of Rigado and Kontakt.io through their recently announced partnership.

“This partnership addresses the key challenges of commercial IoT by combining a robust, ready-to-deploy intelligence platform with secure and scalable edge infrastructure,” said Kevin Tate, Chief Revenue Officer at Rigado. “The Kontakt.io Simon AI is an impressive complement to our secure edge infrastructure, and it allows companies to immediately translate data from Rigado into the insights that apply to their business.”

By bringing together Rigado Cascade IoT Gateways’ edge connectivity, computing and security with Kontakt.io Simon AI’s abilities in location and sensor analytics software, the partnership aims to reduce complexities and costs associated with optimizing asset management, logistics and operations.

“The value of Simon AI relies on being able to receive rich, real-time data from the smart environment,” said Philipp von Gilsa, CEO at Kontakt.io. “The Rigado Cascade solution provides a secure, scalable and cost-effective way to receive that critical data, no matter the scale.”


24/7 Automotive Production Supported with MSM PortalTrack

Automotive manufacturers aiming to keep the production flow moving while accessing real-time data and information are in for a new type of integrated RFID solution through the MSM PortalTrack system. The PortalTrack software provides a customizable, secure, and independent IoT Network while providing real-time visibility.

“With a 24×7 production, it is imperative that the right parts and the right counts be at each designated workstation in the process,” said Brett Wilkerson, Business Development Manager at MSM Solutions.

Additionally, the software platform’s reporting and metrics abilities provide a seamless solution for automotive production lines, as its capabilities to
manage RFID read data are supported by durable metal mounted hard tag readers with ranges up to 20 feet.

“Having real-time visibility into the production flows instantaneously allows you to quickly react and institute the corrective measures so the production stays on schedule and replenishment efforts remain focused on the most critical parts at any given time,” Wilkerson added.

The game-changing technology provided by MSM Solutions is rooted in a
customized, cloud-based Cradlepoint IoT Network with minimal costs and reduces the needs for additional IT support. Companies can anticipate recapturing of a new system within three months or less.

To read more about the importance of 24/7 automotive operations, please visit the MSM Automotive Case Study.

Employee Happiness Supported through Haltian and Tieto Partnership

Through a strategic approach with IoT, the Empathic Building service created by Nordic software and services company Tieto is now supported through the recently announced partnership with product development company Haltian. The aim of the Empathic Building is to provide employees an innovative workplace while improving the employee experience through a browser-based application. Through the partnership, Haltian will provide Tieto’s client facilities with sensor solutions.

”Tieto is a true pioneer in the digitalisation of workplaces, and we are extremely happy about having been chosen as a partner by such a major service company with international operations to smarten offices around the world. Our aim is to grow to be the world’s leading data collector in the Internet of Things in selected segments, and this newly-agreed contract is an excellent step forward in the most interesting growth market in the world,” added Pasi Leipälä, CEO of Haltian

This innovative application provides visibility in utilization rates, temperature, noise levels and the location of colleagues in facilities through sensors from real-time data.

“We chose Haltian as our partner because they are able to provide us with a comprehensive solution and because Haltian’s Thingsee service includes options for different use case scenarios. Haltian provides Tieto with the devices, the connections and the system administration as a pre-integrated solution, thus streamlining the setup of new customer applications. The reliable data collection system allows us to focus on developing new functionalities that serve end users. Empathic Building is a fast-developing business, and flexible partners such as Haltian facilitate international scaling of our business”, says Reetta Ruusunen, Head of Ecosystems and Partners for Tieto Empathic Building.

To learn more about the way Tieto’s Empathic Building is changing workplace environments, please visit: tieto.com

ICT Trade Value Reports Show Substantial Growth

A recent report released from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) showed a significant increase in demand for IoT devices, ultimately boosting the value of information and communications technology (ICT) goods in 2017.

“This is the first time that global ICT goods imports have rebounded since 2014, showing a good 6% annual growth and bringing a reprieve to the past two years of decline,” Shamika N. Sirimanne, Director of the Technology and Logistics Division at UNCTAD, said.

Growth rates remained at a steady eight percent for trade in electronic components while computers and consumer electronics were reported at nine percent.

Countries actively leading imports of ICT goods include China as the largest importer,  and the United States as the top importer. The Republic of Korea leads with the highest growth rate, while Mexico had no growth reported out of all countries in the top 10 list.

“The expansion of electronic components, which are the basic building blocks of electronic circuits and semiconductors, reflects the fact that more and more products and activities are going digital worldwide. Much of this trend can be associated with the advent of the IoT, which has witnessed unprecedented growth since 2015. This trend may be further accentuated in the coming years.” Ms. Sirimanne said.

Source: UNCTAD 

Arviem Confirmed for Plug and Play Supply Chain Program

Arviem, a Swiss supply chain visibility service provider, has been confirmed as one of the 22 selected startups to participate in this year’s “Plug and Play” Supply Chain 12-week program in Silicon Valley.

“We are excited to have this world-class cohort of startups with us for the next few months. We are confident that they will succeed, and we can’t wait to see them reach new milestones,” said Farzin Shadpour, Managing Director of Plug and Play Supply Chain.

Arviem’s global supply chain visibility platform solution is driven by IoT technology that enables companies access to information at any moment during transit. This level of end-to-end visibility along with the use of sensor technology, big data, and clever data analytics methodology are key elements and differentiators of the Arviem platform.

Arviem CEO, Stefan Reidy adds:

“Being part of the Plug and Play Supply Chain Program is a remarkable milestone for our company. It depicts our strength and showcases our innovative potential towards our vision of making the entire supply chain ecosystem more transparent by uncovering blind spots. Our cargo tracking and monitoring service helps our clients to ensure savings, business continuity and customer satisfaction along with sustainability and helps to prevent spoilage on the distribution level. This inclusion among the other innovative startups is a recognition of our efforts towards supporting the digitalized supply chain, effective logistical operations as well as sustainability initiatives of our clients”

 

Source: Arviem 

2019 Technology Drivers Revealed in Dynamic EMS Report

A recent report from UK’s Dynamic EMS highlights the ups and downs within the supply chain and component manufacturing during 2018. From consistent acquisitions and mergers to an evergreen political environment and increased technology, the report confirms 2018 consisted of more positive than negative outcomes and predicts trends to look out for during 2019.

A key factor identified in 2018 that will impact 2019 is the  involvement with three Chinese companies, YMTC, Innotron (Hefei Chang Xin) and JHICC’s trial production of DRAMs and NAND flash. It’s reported mass production to China’s first domestic chip will occur well into the first half of the year.

EMS landscaping was confirmed with a 5 percent growth in the European regions, based on the 2017 numbers. Dynamic EMS confirmed a total of 6 percent growth in revenue paired with consistent development and customer market wins.

Technology such as Fintech, IOT, BIOT, Augmented Reality, AI, and other automation initiatives are predicted to continue demanding increased development and advancement for operations. Additionally, the company outlined 3D component printing and trade tariffs with China on the forefront for the future of 2019. More specifically, the company will carefully watch China’s involvement as a component supplier.

Source: Dynamic EMS