NEXCOM and Telco Systems launch 5G/IoT edge management solution

Virtual Management

NEXCOM has partnered with edge solutions provider Telco Systems to release a commercial-ready solution for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to run virtual workloads at the network edge.

The joint solution is based on network appliance supplier NEXCOM’s DTA 1164W, a 5G-ready desktop uCPE, combined with Telco Systems’ Edgility smart edge computing software for virtual edge services management installed.

Built with full support for 5G and IoT...

Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 sees commercial release

Azure Stack Edge Pro 2

The Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 server is now commercially available on Microsoft’s Azure Edge Hardware Centre.

Described as an “AI-enabled edge computing device offered as a service”, the Pro 2 brings compute and processing power to edge locations such as retail and remote office branches.

The short depth, 2U server comes in a compact size with flexible mounting options and multiple configurations optimised for edge workloads.

Organisations can use Azure...

Thundercomm launches three new edge AI products at CES 2022

Thunder and Lightning

Thundercomm, an IoT product and solution provider, unveiled three new edge computing products at CES 2022 in Las Vegas.

The line-up includes two new EBX edge AI boxes, the EB2 and the EB6, as well as an AI training platform called ModelFarm.

Building on the back of Thundercomm’s EB5 launch, which has seen usage in smart city and manufacturing use cases, the EB2 and EB6 are designed to meet demands at different market segments.

The EB2 Edge AI box focuses on...

New South Wales taps Cisco Australia for edge transport solution

Sydney, New South Wales

New South Wales (NSW), Australia’s most populous state, is trying to improve transport reliability and reduce congestion by using IoT sensors and edge computing.

The state’s transport department, Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), has partnered with Cisco Australia to trial the project in cities Sydney and Newcastle.

A number of buses, ferries, and trams in each city will be kitted with sensors to track their movements in real-time, thanks to edge compute...

JFrog acquires Upswift to bring DevOps closer to the edge

JFrog Upswift Acquisition

Software company JFrog has acquired Upswift, a device management platform for IoT, for an undisclosed amount in an effort to bolster its edge compute offering.

Upswift develops software that is deployed as a binary file on an edge computing platform to make it possible to continuously deliver software across multiple edge devices.

This approach means organisations can deploy software regardless of if the target platform is only running Linux, containers, or a virtual...

Verizon and Mastercard use 5G to reimagine payments

Contactless Payment

Mastercard has shed further light on its recent partnership with Verizon Business, which aims to spur 5G-based innovation within the payments industry.

The partnership plans to use real-time edge computing and IoT sensors to deliver innovations ranging from contactless shopping and autonomous checkout technology to cloud-based point-of-sale systems.

Joel Henckel, senior VP of US market acceptance at Mastercard, told PYMNTS that Verizon and Mastercard's respective...

CyberLink AI and ASUS edge computing unite for retail IoT solution

CyberLink FaceMe

CyberLink Corp., an AI and facial recognition company, has integrated its FaceMe AI facial recognition engine with ASUS's Tinker Board 2 computer to help improve security and contactless experiences in retail, public services, and hospitality.

CyberLink’s FaceMe developer kit is a cross-platform AI facial recognition engine ranked as one of the most accurate in the world. Optimised for IoT hardware, FaceMe seeks to bring highly accurate and flexible facial recognition...

Robert High, VP and CTO of Edge Computing, IBM: On Industry 4.0, Mayflower, mesh networks, and tackling global challenges

Robert High is an IBM fellow serving as the company’s CTO of edge computing. We tapped High’s decades of technical leadership – spanning core IBM initiatives like Watson – to gain an insight into the future of edge computing and how it can improve our lives and help to tackle some of the biggest global challenges.

The world is currently entering the fourth industrial revolution (or so-called ‘Industry 4.0’) thanks to converging technologies...

Fernando Cerioni, VP of Product Management, Mavenir: On the convergence of edge computing, AI, and OpenRAN

Fernando Cerioni, VP of Product Management at Mavenir, is hosting a day one keynote at this year’s virtual Edge Computing Expo Europe.

Ahead of the event, we caught up with Cerioni to get his views on the industry and the role that Mavenir is playing in unlocking the full potential of edge computing for businesses globally.

Edge computing is not a new concept. In fact, its origins can be traced back to the 1990s when...

Sensory brings edge voice assistance to smart devices

Sensory is countering the security threat posed by unnecessarily connecting every “thing” to the internet with an edge voice assistant.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is unlocking huge new opportunities and helping to improve efficiency and increase productivity. IDC estimates (PDF) that around 152,200 IoT devices will connect every minute by 2025.

Many devices still require internet connectivity, but a large number connect – with all the security and privacy risks...