Beechwoods Becomes Golioth IoT Design Partner

Beechwoods Software is pleased to announce that we are the newest Design Partner supporting the Golioth IoT platform.

Beechwoods Software Inc. is excited to have joined the Golioth IoT Design Partner ecosystem. Beechwoods is a thought leader in IoT with domain knowledge of embedded, resource-constrained devices. Beechwoods’ team of experts provides advanced software solutions and has deployed software on tens of millions of connected devices. 

Golioth is a device-first, cloud platform designed to help streamline IoT development – from prototype to production at scale. Golioth’s mission is to make it faster and easier for developers to create thoughtful connected products.

See more information about the Golioth IoT platform and team at: https://golioth.io/

ROS 2 on Microcontrollers with micro-ROS & Zephyr 🦾 // Zephyr Tech Talk

Tune in on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024 (9:00 AM EST / 3:00 PM CET) for a new Zephyr Tech Talk live stream, where Benjamin Cabé will be joined by Dave Rensberger from Beechwoods Software Inc, to talk about all things robotics and Zephyr.

ROS 2 is a very popular open source robotics framework which enables building and orchestration of very complex robotics systems. In this Tech Talk, we’ll dive into micro-ROS, a microcontroller-optimized client API for ROS 2 which offers even more intelligence into the low-power sensors that may be part of a robotics application.

The Beechwoods team has recently looked into using micro-ROS on Zephyr and will highlight quite a few neat Zephyr features. We’ll look at the Raspberry Pi Pico W specifically, from how to use PIO/SPI to interface with sensors, to a preview of upcoming Wi-Fi support, to integration as part of a complete ROS 2 setup, with a Linux-based agent in charge of the higher-level processing.

Beechwoods Software joins the Wirepas Ecosystem

 BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES, June 20, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ — Beechwoods Software Inc. is pleased to announce that it has joined the Wirepas ecosystem. Beechwoods Software is a thought leader in IoT with domain knowledge of embedded, resource-constrained devices. Beechwoods’ team of experts provides advanced software solutions and has deployed software on tens of millions of connected devices. 

Wirepas is a leading IoT company with a mission to democratize enterprise IoT. It aims to make failure-free connectivity accessible to any enterprise of any size. It makes IoT real through its connectivity software, enabling massive decentralized, scalable, high-density, and long-range network applications. The Wirepas ecosystem consists of more than 200 technology companies that are using Wirepas Mesh IoT connectivity.

“Beechwoods is thrilled to be collaborating closely with Wirepas and with our expertise in embedded software development and systems integration, we are eager to help customers deliver Wirepas Mesh to market faster, said Mike Daulerio, Beechwoods’ VP of Marketing and Business Development.”

“Wirepas is a strong believer in IoT ecosystem plays. The broad expertise of Beechwoods in technologies and products together with their own ecosystem makes for a powerful partnership between our two companies. We are very excited to have Beechwoods as our partner and to helping our joint customers bring their massive-scale IoT products to market faster than ever before’’ said Oula Välipakka, Head of Partner Growth, Wirepas.

 

About Beechwoods Software Inc.

Beechwoods Software, founded in 2005, is a leading provider of software design solutions and services for technology companies developing embedded, resource-constrained systems and products. Beechwoods has deep know-how in IoT, Edge Computing and Robotics helping to bring innovative and quality software solutions to life. Beechwoods has a multinational team with development in the USA and Taipei, Taiwan. Learn more about Beechwoods, our team and capabilities at www.beechwoods.com.

 

About Wirepas

Wirepas is a leading IoT company with a mission to democratize enterprise IoT. It aims to make failure-free connectivity accessible to any enterprise of any size. It makes IoT real through its connectivity software enabling massive decentralized, scalable, high-density, and long-range network applications. Its technology lets any enterprise set up and manage its own network autonomously without operators, separate network infrastructure, middlemen or subscriptions – at a fraction of the cost of other alternatives. Wirepas is also the main contributor to the first non-cellular 5G standard, purpose-built for massive IoT and using a free global spectrum. It serves customers across the world with offices in Australia, Germany, Finland, France, India and the United States, in the areas of smart tracking, smart building, smart manufacturing and smart metering. Learn more about very very good IoT at www.wirepas.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIPS and Beechwoods Software Announce Partnership and Introduce AMR Design Service @ Automate 2023

LIPS®, a global leading provider in 3DxAI solutions, is announcing the partnership with Beechwoods Software, a leading embedded software service provider, to offer a turnkey ROS-ROS2 based AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot) design service for the equipment makers in the warehouse, agriculture, and heavy-machinery segments.

Unlike its predecessor AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle), AMR is a new generation of robot that can operate independently and navigate its environment without human guidance. AMRs are also more flexible and adaptable and can handle changing layouts, obstacles, and different terrains without extensive infrastructure modifications. AMRs are designed to work alongside humans and incorporate advanced safety features to operate in proximity to humans safely.

The goal of the LIPS and Beechwoods Software collaboration is to enable the existing equipment makers to upgrade its current AGV design to an AMR based design. Both LIPS and Beechwoods Software have proven experiences in supporting world-class customers for the AMR design and can provide turnkey implementation services to make the upgrade as painless as possible for the equipment makers.

“AMR is increasingly being adopted by the market due to its collaborative nature with humans, flexibility by design, and improved safety. The existing AGV makers can benefit from this newly introduced AMR design service and make the transition as painless as possible”, said Luke Liu, CEO of LIPS Corporation.

“We understand the significant implementation challenges for the existing equipment makers to upgrade to an AMR-based design. That’s why we believe providing turnkey implementation services are so critical and are excited to be collaborating closely with LIPS.”, said Mike Daulerio, VP Marketing and Business Development.

For more information, please visit LIPS website at http://www.lips-hci.com or write to info@lips-hci.com for inquiry.

Beechwoods continues partnership with Intel®

Beechwoods Software is pleased to continue our relationship with Intel as a gold level member of the Intel® Partner Alliance.

Beechwoods is one of the featured Artificial Intelligence (AI) partners for Intel. Our team of experts will help you get to market faster with Intel®-based solutions for Edge Computing and AI. Additionally, as an independent software vendor, Beechwoods provides embedded software, systems integration and professional services for other use cases such as:  Media & Entertainment, Robotics, Smart Buildings, and Smart Home.

This is a valuable alliance that helps us deliver innovative products by enabling access to the latest technologies as well as enhancements for our existing offerings and capabilities.

InsightTech: “The Key to Successful IoT Projects: Edge Computing”

“IoT can be groundbreaking technology. By harnessing data from machines and acting on related insights, companies can fine-tune business operations. And with machines no longer in a black box, they can alert and issue warnings when processes go awry.”

Read this article by Poornima Apte just published at Insight.Tech. Includes: “IoT Challenges: Why Projects Flounder” and “The Benefits of Edge Computing to IoT Projects”

As enterprises grapple with the high costs and latency of transferring #IoT-generated data to the cloud, they are giving #EdgeComputing a closer look.

GIGAIPC and Beechwoods Software Collaborate for an IoT Edge Gateway Solution

Boston, July 29, 2020PRLog – GIGAIPC Co., Ltd. (GIGAIPC), an independent IPC-focused spin-off from GIGABYTE, is driven by a passion for technology and agile intuition of our customer’s requirements and Beechwoods Software (Beechwoods), a leading supplier of software technology and services for IoT with deep domain knowledge of embedded systems, are collaborating to enable IoT Edge Gateway devices for retail and industrial applications. The partnership offers ODM and OEM companies with a complete solution ready for rapid deployment.

The IoT Edge software is based on Beechwoods’ EOS which is a fully supported edge computing platform which includes a pre-packaged Linux distribution, integrated edge analytics, dashboard application software and a setup configuration console. The solution also supports leading cloud service providers like Amazon IoT Core, Azure IoT Hub, Google IoT Core and IBM Watson IoT for hybrid cloud use case scenarios. The EOS software has been validated on GIGAIPC’s industrial motherboard that is powered by AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 and R1000 Series processors. The devices provide for the performance and capabilities required to securely manage data processing, aggregation and analytics at the edge as well as headroom for future proofing. 

“GIGAIPC is a premier designer and manufacturer of IPC motherboards, systems and hardware modules,” said Michael Daulerio Beechwoods, VP, Marketing and Business Development. “We’re pleased to join forces with GIGAIPC to provide a product-ready IoT edge solution based on AMD Ryzen Embedded Processor technology.”

“We’re excited to see the growth of products and solutions using the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 and V1000 series processors like GIGAIPC and Beechwoods have done with their IoT Edge Gateways for retail and industrial applications,” said Amey Deosthali, director, channel marketing, Embedded Solutions, AMD.

About GIGAIPC Co., Ltd.

GIGAIPC, established in 2018 as an independent spin-off from GIGABYTE, has an exceptionally sophisticated R&D department, enabling us to keep up with the rapid pace of today’s technology. Combined with our outstanding research and design ability, GIGAIPC also has an award-winning Taiwan-based manufacturing facility, synchronizing with GIGAIPC’s R&D department to deliver high quality and reliable products. GIGAIPC is a young and energetic organization driven by surpassing customers’ expectations, and we promise to offer not only high-quality computing platforms but also world-class service and support. For more information about GIGAIPC, please visit: http://www.gigaipc.com/.

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Beechwoods Industrial IoT Appliance Launches with Simply NUC

Ruggedized, IoT Appliance combines Simply NUC’s Sequoia hardware with Beechwoods’ software.

Simply NUC has partnered with Beechwoods Software to provide an IoT edge server appliance which includes a commercial distribution of the latest EdgeX release, a Console Configuration Tool for easy setup and an upgrade path to additional IoT protocols and enhanced edge capabilities.

To learn more and purchase: http://ow.ly/iyj450zq8lw

To learn more about AMD Embedded Vertical Mini PC Solutions – Powered by AMD Ryzen™: https://www.amd.com/en/products/embedded-minipc-solutions#Vertical-Solutions—

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Beechwoods Software Joins AMD’s Open Ecosystem

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Beechwoods Partners with AMD to Support Ecosystem for High-Performance Mini PCs Powered by AMD Ryzen™ Embedded Processors

December 3, 2019 – Beechwoods is proud to be one of the launch partners for AMD’s open ecosystem for OEMs to create and customize high performance Mini PCs, powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 and R1000 processors. Mini PCs powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded processors support a growing list of software partners with pre-validated packages based on open source software. These packages include Radeon Open Compute (ROCm), OpenCL™, and more. As well, these Mini PCs can run software for machine vision, object detection, edge inference, and analytics from AMD software ecosystem partners, creating a platform that’s well suited for applications that require fast deployment.

 

Mike Daulerio, Vice President of Business Development, Beechwoods Software: “Beechwoods is thrilled to be one of the partner companies supporting AMD’s open ecosystem. Our IoT Edge Gateway software leverages the advanced compute capabilities of the Ryzen™ Embedded Processor family to enable smarter, more secure solutions with headroom for future proofing.”

Find out more details on AMD’s open ecosystem powered by Ryzen™ Embedded Processors at: https://www.amd.com/en/products/embedded-minipc-solutions

Beechwoods Software, Inc. officially launches its IoT Edge Gateway solution based on the EdgeX Foundry open source IoT platform.

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Beechwoods Software, Inc. officially launches its IoT Edge Gateway solution based on the EdgeX Foundry open source IoT platform.

 

Boston, MA, August 29, 2019 –(PR.com)– Beechwoods Software (Beechwoods), a leading supplier of software technology and services for IoT with deep domain knowledge of embedded systems, is enabling a complete software for IoT Edge Gateway devices. The software is built upon the EdgeX Foundry open source project that offers an interoperable platform and ecosystem of plug-and-play components to unify the IoT edge computing marketplace.

EdgeX Foundry is now part of LF Edge, an umbrella organization that establishes an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system. Beechwoods Software is one of the 60 global founding members of LF Edge, an active member of EdgeX Foundry and Chair of the Certification Working Group. To learn more, visit https://www.lfedge.org/.

Beechwoods’ offering is a fully supported edge computing solution which includes a pre-packaged distribution of the EdgeX Edinburgh v1.0 release, dashboard application software, integrated edge analytics, setup scripts and documentation. The solution also supports leading cloud service providers like Amazon IoT Core, Azure IoT Hub and IBM Watson IoT for hybrid cloud use case scenarios.

“Interoperability is vital for companies that are developing commercial solutions on the IoT Edge, which is why EdgeX Foundry is a perfect fit for Beechwoods,” said Keith Steele, Chair of the EdgeX Foundry Technical Steering Committee and CEO of IOTech. “We are pleased to see Beechwoods support EdgeX and believe their new commercial software can help the EdgeX ecosystem accelerate the development and deployment of critical applications and services across a wide range of IoT use cases.”

Beechwoods has selected the AMD Ryzen™ Embedded family of processors as the computing platform. The AMD Ryzen provides the performance and capabilities required to securely manage data processing, aggregation and analytics at the edge. “We’re excited to see the growth of products and solutions developed within the framework of the EdgeX Foundry like Beechwoods has done with the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 processor,” said Stephen Turnbull, director, technical marketing, Embedded Solutions, AMD.

About Beechwoods Software, Inc.
Beechwoods Software, Inc., founded in 2005, is a leading provider of software design solutions and services for OEM companies developing embedded, resource-constrained systems and products. Beechwoods has deep expertise in digital media, mobile and IoT helping to bring innovative and high-quality software solutions to market. Beechwoods has a multinational team with offices in Boston, MA, El Segundo, CA and Taipei, Taiwan. Learn more about Beechwoods, our team and capabilities at: https://www.beechwoods.com/

Beechwoods Software Inc. Joins Breadware Marketplace

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July 10, 2019, Boston, MA– (PR.com) -Beechwoods Software is pleased to announce their partnership with Breadware, the first-of-its-kind professional services, B2B marketplace that makes the process of developing an IoT product simple.

As a certified serviceprovider partner, Beechwoods Software will utilize Breadware’s comprehensive network of customers and product developers to further their goal of delivering on time and within budget embedded software solutions for resource-constrained devices.

Beechwoods international development team are thought leaders in IoT with expertise in protocol interoperability.

Aiming to be the go-to resource for product development teams and designers, Breadware vets and aggregates trusted resources and IoT service providers to offer reliable options at each step of the product development journey.

“We are thrilled to welcome Beechwoods to our team of superior service provider partners,” said Breadware CEO and
Co-Founder, Daniel Price. “We know that Beechwoods will be a great addition, allowing us to continue to simplify the integration of IoT and connected products.”

Breadware fosters a rich community of individuals and organizations who want to see this new frontier of technology used to create meaningful, lasting impact in our businesses and our world.

“Now, businesses can simply visit Breadware for assistance in planning, building and launching their IoT products,” said Michael Daulerio Beechwoods, VP, Marketing and Business Development. “We’re proud to have been tapped to join their B2B marketplace, and look forward to a successful future together.”

About Beechwoods Software

Beechwoods Software, Inc., founded in 2005, is a leading provider of software design solutions and services for OEM companies developing embedded, resource-constrained systems and products. Beechwoods has deep expertise in digital media, mobile and IoT helping to bring innovative and high-quality software solutions to market. Beechwoods has a multinational team with offices
in Boston, MA, El Segundo, CA and Taipei, Taiwan. Learn more about Beechwoods, our team and capabilities at 
www.beechwoods.com.

About Breadware

Breadware is the first-of-its-kind professional services B2B online marketplace that is the most trusted source for businesses to plan, build and launch IoT products. Aiming to be the go-to resource for product development teams and designers, Breadware vets and aggregates trusted resources and IoT service providers to offer reliable options at each step of the product development
journey. In addition to creating an intricate marketplace of engineers and designers, Breadware further encompasses specialists in IoT product branding, marketing, web development, and crowdfunding, among others. Learn more at
www.breadware.com.

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Beechwoods Software to Showcase IoT Edge Open Platform at Embedded World

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Nuremberg, Germany, February 26, 2019 –(PR.com)– Beechwoods Software, Inc. will be demonstrating the EdgeX Foundry open source framework on the AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 processor family.

Beechwoods Software (Beechwoods), a leading supplier of software technology and services for IoT with deep domain knowledge of embedded systems, will be showcasing EdgeX inside the AMD booth (booth #1-360) at Embedded World. EdgeX Foundry is an open source project that offers an interoperable platform and ecosystem of plug-and-play components to unify the IoT edge computing marketplace. Beechwoods, an active member of EdgeX Foundry, has integrated EdgeX on the AMD Ryzen™ Embedded platform and will be supporting AMD customers for their IoT Gateway and Edge Computing software.

“The AMD Ryzen Embedded processor provides the performance and capabilities required to securely manage analytics at both the edge and in the cloud,” said Brad Kemp, President at Beechwoods.

“We’re excited to see the growth of products and solutions developed within the framework of the EdgeX foundry like Beechwoods has done with the AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processor,” said Stephen Turnbull, director, technical marketing, Embedded Solutions, AMD.

The demonstration will simulate an industrial application utilizing the AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 as the Edge Gateway device, and the reference solution based on EdgeX is immediately available for product development. EdgeX Foundry is now part of LF Edge, a recently launched umbrella organization to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system. Beechwoods Software is one of the 60 global founding members of LF Edge. To learn more, visit https://www.lfedge.org/.

About Beechwoods Software, Inc.

Beechwoods Software, Inc., founded in 2005, is a leading provider of software design solutions and services for OEM companies developing embedded, resource-constrained systems and products. Beechwoods has deep expertise in digital media, mobile and IoT helping to bring innovative and high-quality software solutions to market. Beechwoods has a multinational team with offices in Boston, MA, El Segundo, CA and Taipei, Taiwan. Learn more about Beechwoods, our team and capabilities at: https://www.beechwoods.com/.

Contact:
Michael Daulerio
Beechwoods Software

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Linux Foundation Launches LF Edge to Establish Unified Open Source Framework for the Edge

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Beechwoods Software is a Founding Member of the New LF Edge

January 28, 2019 – Beechwoods Software is pleased to be part of the 60+ global founding members across enterprise, IoT, telecom and cloud collaborating on LF Edge, an open source framework for edge computing & future of IoT, https://bit.ly/2sKwnHY @lf_edge @linuxfoundation

Beechwoods is on the Governing Board of the EdgeX Foundry project and active in the Akraino Edge Stack project.

Beechwoods Software Announces Strategic Partnership with Lynx Technology

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Boston, MA, October 31, 2018 –(PR.com)– Beechwoods Software, Inc. announces a strategic partnership with Lynx Technology LLC to enable a complete IoT offering for smart home applications.

Beechwoods Software (Beechwoods) is a leading supplier of software technology and services for digital media and IoT with deep knowledge of embedded systems. Beechwoods, with its recognized expertise in PayTV, OTT and streaming media solutions, has helped launch millions of devices with some of the largest service providers in the industry. Lynx Technology (Lynx) is an established leader in media connectivity software with a suite of well-known products under the Twonky brand. Based in San Diego, Lynx has software customers around the world.

The strategic partnership will allow the companies to take advantage of each other’s core strengths to provide customers with proven technology and domain expertise in IoT interoperability that is delivered and backed by highly skilled software teams. With development engineers located in North America, Europe and Asia, the collaboration will enable a robust, international maintenance and support organization.

Beechwoods and Lynx are active members of the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) contributing to both the standards specification as well as the open source IoTivity stack. Together the companies provide a complete offering for Smart Home applications. The Lynx MIND engine and API can transform a gateway, NAS and wireless router into a smart home hub. And, Beechwoods expertise in IoT protocols, interoperability and mobile applications helps deliver a fully integrated, hardened and secure software.

“The Lynx MIND software provides an OCF certified platform that is ready to be integrated for next generation connected devices. This partnership will offer customers access to thought leaders in IoT that create fully compliant software with direct support teams in the United States and Taiwan,” said Brad Kemp, President and CEO at Beechwoods.

John Driver, CEO at Lynx, stated, “Beechwoods reputation in the industry, embedded software capabilities and OCF expertise provides the technical know-how and access required to successfully scale our IoT business. Our collaboration with Beechwoods is essential as we expand our software offerings in North America and Asia.”

About Beechwoods Software, Inc.

Beechwoods Software, Inc., founded in 2005, is a leading provider of software design solutions and services for OEM companies developing embedded, resource-constrained systems and products. Beechwoods has deep-domain expertise in digital media, mobile and IoT helping to bring innovative and high-quality software solutions to market. Beechwoods has a multinational team with offices in Boston, MA, El Segundo, CA and Taipei, Taiwan. Learn more about Beechwoods, our team and capabilities at https://www.beechwoods.com/.

About Lynx Technology LLC

For Consumer Electronics Companies and Service Providers who want to deliver innovative IoT smart home solutions for their customers in any environment, Lynx provides device connectivity software that allows consumers to quickly and securely discover and enjoy their smart home devices and media libraries, while coordinating and controlling them from any mobile device. Lynx Technology is based in San Diego, California. We serve customers across North America, Europe and Asia. To learn more, please visit https://www.lynxtechnology.com/.

Contact:
Michael Daulerio
Beechwoods Software

Brad Kemp Re-elected to EdgeX Foundry Governing Board

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Brad Kemp, CEO and Founder of Beechwoods, was re-elected to the EdgeX Foundry Governing Board. He is starting his second year on the board since being elected in June 2017. Brad and the rest of Beechwoods’ team look forward to continuing the collaboration with the EdgeX Foundry in support of its mission to unify the marketplace around a common open framework for IoT edge computing and to create an ecosystem of companies offering interoperable plug-and-play components.

About EdgeX Foundry

EdgeX Foundry is an open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation building a common open framework for IoT edge computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components that unifies the marketplace and accelerates the deployment of IoT solutions. Designed to run on any hardware or operating system and with any combination of application environments, EdgeX enables developers to quickly create flexible IoT edge solutions that can easily adapt to changing business needs. To learn more, visit: edgexfoundry.org.

Open Source IoT Meetup in Boston: Recap

Open Source IoT Enthusiasts Unite!

If you missed the Open Source IoT Meetup last month, here’s a recap of the interactive meeting and where you can find details for upcoming meetups.

(See the original EdgeXFoundry guest blog post by Rodney Hess, Principal Member Technical Staff at Beechwoods Software.)

The Open Source IoT Meetup in Boston took place at WeWork’s North Station on February 15. (A shout out to Wework! Their location in the historic Bulfinch Triangle of Boston is quite cool.) The panel included myself—I work on the northbound and southbound interfaces of the EdgeX stack—and:

  • Brad Kemp (moderator), CEO of Beechwoods Software and a member of the EdgeX Foundry Governing Board
  • Tony Espy, Technical Architect at Canonical and EdgeX Foundry Technical Steering Committee (TSC) member and chair of the EdgeX Foundry Devices Working Group
  • Riaz Zolfonoon, an RSA Distinguished Engineer who collaborates with members of the EdgeX Foundry Security Working Group.

Suffice to say, it was an excellent panel of which to ask questions.

This was our second Meetup for EdgeX, the first one was October 2017.  EdgeX Foundry had just wrapped up the Barcelona release and was in the process of defining the California release.  Since then, there’s been a lot of community feedback and discussions—we even had a TSC Face-to-Face meeting in Orlando—and finalized more details for the California release and preview.  It was time to bring our Meetup members up to speed.

 

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(Above: Brad Kemp at IoT Meetup)

Around 25-30 participants, which is the largest audience we have had, attended the meetup and asked a lot of questions.  They were quite engaged.  They wanted to understand EdgeX and what you could do with it.  How did the microservices work together?  We delved into how the data flowed from sensors residing off of the Southbound interface to the clouds floating above the Northbound interface.

A question was raised as to whether EdgeX could handle video streams, for example video feeds from security cameras, with a follow up question as to whether one could set triggers based on values within the data stream.  The panel explained that EdgeX has been built for discrete, event based data collected from sensors and devices.  In a building automation use case, examples of discrete data include current temperature and humidity, target temperature, whether the heating system was on or off, and the like.   When a camera or audio sensor generate a discrete data point, for example, a count of people in a room, then EdgeX can work with that data.  EdgeX today does not handle raw video or audio streams.  The discussion then moved on to how the Rules Engine microservice along with the Alerts and Notification microservice can be configured to trigger actions and notifications based on data arriving from the sensors.

Rodney Hess at IoT Meetup, February 2018

(Above: Rodney Hess providing an overview of the EdgeX architecture.)

When asked about implementing support for multiple cloud services, the panel discussed the modular nature of the Export Distribution microservice; that some services were already implemented, including Azure IoT Hub and Google IoT Core, but that work supporting other cloud platforms remains.  Do they need to be clouds?  No, the Export-Distro can export data to any application or enterprise HTTP/S or MQTT/S endpoints—cloud or otherwise—that is external to the EdgeX framework with support for additional endpoint types already in the EdgeX roadmap.

When asked, how does the security framework protect sensors, especially those legacy networks that have no inherent security, the panel talked about the security initiatives the EdgeX Foundry Security Working Group is undertaking, including a reverse-proxy that all external applications must go through to access sensors off of the EdgeX southbound interface.

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(Above: Riaz Zolfonoon speaking to a point on security within EdgeX.)

The panel spoke to the larger IoT landscape and how EdgeX fits in and brings unique value, what the TSC has accomplished and what work lies ahead.

We are working on an agenda for the next Meetup.  Suggestions for topics or speakers are always welcome.  Find out more here and join our group:  https://www.meetup.com/Open-source-IoT/.

If you have questions or suggestions, please reach out to Brad or Geof Cohler, our Open-Source IoT Meetup hosts.  We meet every six weeks to hear from engaging industry experts, to network with other talented locals with diverse backgrounds, and to share our passions for all things IoT.

For more technical details, visit the EdgeX Foundry wiki page.

If you have questions or comments, visit the EdgeX Rochet.Chat and share your thoughts in the #community channel.

Reprinted from the EdgeXFoundry blog, read the original post here.

Beechwoods Software and TVStorm Announce Strategic Partnership

Boston, MA — February 27, 2018 — Beechwoods Software announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with TVStorm, Inc., that establishes the framework for a strategic partnership.

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Beechwoods is a leading supplier of software technology and services for digital media and IoT with deep knowledge of embedded systems. Beechwoods, with its proven expertise in PayTV, OTT and streaming media solutions, has helped launch millions of devices with some of the largest service providers in the industry. TVStorm is a leader in embedded middleware and system integration services with customized head-end system offerings. Based in Seoul, South Korea, TVStorm has a flexible business model enabling the delivery of specific software components or a complete end-to-end solution for digital broadcasting systems.

The newly announced strategic partnership will allow the companies to share technology, system integration services and customer scaling resources. This collaboration will also enable the integration of Beechwoods’ “DeJiāVU”, Smart Home Control Center with TVStorm’s “t-ware”, complete middleware software for AndroidTV.

“TVStorm’s smart middleware solution for Android and Linux provides a tremendous platform for our DeJiāVU control center, and we are pleased to be working with such a technically savvy team. This partnership will offer customers with unparalleled software capabilities, end-to-end product solutions and direct support teams in the United States, Korea and Taiwan,” said Michael Daulerio, Vice President at Beechwoods.

Eric Lee, Director, TVStorm, stated, “Beechwoods reputation in the industry, embedded software know-how and IoT thought leadership provides the technical expertise and access required to break into new markets. Our collaboration with Beechwoods is essential as we expand our software offerings to North America.”

About Beechwoods Software, Inc.

Beechwoods Software, Inc., founded in 2005, is a leading provider of software design solutions and services for OEM companies developing embedded, resource-constrained systems and products. Beechwoods has deep-domain expertise in digital media, mobile and IoT helping to bring innovative and high-quality software solutions to market. Beechwoods has a multinational team with offices in Boston, MA, El Segundo, CA and Taipei, Taiwan. Learn more about Beechwoods, our team and capabilities at https://www.beechwoods.com/ .

About TVStorm, Inc.

TVStorm, Inc. headquartered in Seoul, Korea and founded in 2006 is a leading supplier of software middleware and head-end system solutions for broadcasting service providers. TVStorm has had many successful deployments of DTV services and solutions on AndroidTV for leading PayTV and set-top box companies. TVStorm’s middleware is ported to the latest silicon with support for Linux, AndroidTV and Android open source projects. Find out more about TVStorm at www.tvstorm.com .

Contact:
Michael Daulerio
Beechwoods Software

Beechwoods Software Expands Leadership in IoT

Beechwoods Software Expands Leadership in IoT

Boston, MA — February 13, 2018 — Beechwoods Software, Inc (Beechwoods), a leading provider of software solutions and services for digital media, leverages its deep knowledge of embedded systems to become a key player in the growing world of IoT. “We are experiencing growth in a number of market segments and are committed to providing customers with unmatched support and development expertise,” said Brad Kemp, President of Beechwoods. The company has been expanding via hiring for various positions worldwide, and recently opened an office in Taiwan.

Mike Daulerio

In January of this year, Beechwoods added Mike Daulerio to its executive team as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Mike is a 20-year technology professional with expertise in business development, strategic partnerships, program management and product marketing. Prior to joining Beechwoods, Mike has held senior level management positions for leading semiconductor and independent software companies such as Tseng Labs, Ravisent Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Digital 5, Videon Central, and Solekai Systems.

“We are so happy to have Mike on board to assist with our IoT solution strategy. Mike brings a wealth of knowledge in embedded devices, customer management and market development, and with his leadership and domain experience we are well positioned to accelerate our growth in the IoT space,” announced Kemp. Daulerio added, “I’m pleased to have the opportunity to work with such a tremendous technology company that is poised for growth in a number of vertical markets. I’m ready to make a significant contribution during this next phase in Beechwoods expansion.”

The company is an active contributor and technical lead for IoT consortia, like the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) and EdgeX Foundry (a Linux Foundation project). Drawing on its deep domain knowledge in embedded software, Beechwoods has been taking a leadership role in the development of IoT. Herve Jourdain, Beechwood’s Vice President of Architecture, is the chair of the OCF Healthcare Project, helping to define the specifications for Healthcare IoT solutions. Additionally, Herve is also the chair for the Audio Video Task Group, in charge of defining the specifications for Audio Video IoT solutions like TV/ STB and video/ surveillance camera technology.

In 2016, Beechwoods opened a development office in Taipei, Taiwan to increase collaboration with key customers and technology partners in Asia. Besides Beechwoods commitment to expanding its technical presence in Asia, it is expanding its engineering organization in the US with active hiring in Southern California and its headquarters in Boston.

About Beechwoods Software, Inc.

Beechwoods Software, Inc. founded in 2005 is a leading provider of software design solutions and services for OEM companies developing embedded, resource-constrained systems and products. Beechwoods has deep-domain expertise in digital media, mobile and IoT helping to bring innovative and high-quality software solutions to market. Beechwoods has a multinational team with offices in Boston, MA, El Segundo, CA and Taipei, Taiwan. Learn more about Beechwoods, our team and capabilities, at www.beechwoods.com.

Beechwoods Software’s Hervé Jourdain Elected Chair of the OCF Healthcare Project

Beechwoods Software’s Hervé Jourdain Elected Chair of the OCF Healthcare Project

Boston, MA – December 1, 2018 – Beechwoods Software, Inc. announces the appointment of Vice President of Architecture Hervé Jourdain as chair of the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Healthcare Project. The OCF Healthcare Project aims to enable innovation by providing the data models needed to advance the Healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) for personal and medical devices, and to define the standards that will provide the interoperability, security and privacy that the Healthcare IoT industry has been waiting for.

Hervé’s more than 25 years of experience in embedded systems has afforded him an expansive understanding of complex requirements from both a technical and regulatory perspective. He looks forward to collaborating with the OCF to address the unique challenges healthcare brings to IoT, and to help define the specifications Healthcare IoT requires.

About Beechwoods Software

Beechwoods Software Inc. is a leading provider of software development services and solutions for businesses and OEMs developing embedded and resource-limited products. Companies have relied on Beechwoods’ multinational team of software engineers to help them bring advanced software solutions to market and produce high quality, innovative products. Learn more at: www.beechwoods.com

About the Open Connectivity Foundation

Billions of connected devices (phones, computers and sensors) should be able to communicate with one another regardless of manufacturer, operating system, chipset or physical transport. The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is creating a specification and sponsoring an open source project to make this possible. OCF will unlock the massive opportunity in the IoT market, accelerate industry innovation and help developers and companies create solutions that map to a single open specification. OCF will help ensure secure interoperability for consumers, business, and industry. The AllSeen Alliance now operates under the Open Connectivity Foundation. For more information, please visit www.openconnectivity.org.

Beechwoods Software’s Brad Kemp Joins EdgeX Foundry Governing Board

Beechwoods Software’s Brad Kemp Joins EdgeX Foundry Governing Board

Boston, MA – July 5, 2017 – Beechwoods Software, Inc. announces the appointment of Chief Executive Officer Brad Kemp as a Silver Representative on the EdgeX Foundry Governing Board.

Brad brings to the Governing Board over 25 years of technical experience in embedded systems, operating systems, network protocols, and device drivers, and a long history of working with standards.  He looks forward to further collaborating with EdgeX Foundry in support of its mission to unify the marketplace around a common open framework for IoT edge computing and to create an ecosystem of companies offering interoperable plug-and-play components.

About Beechwoods Software

Beechwoods Software Inc. provides innovative software solutions to businesses and OEMs developing embedded and resource-limited products. In operation for over 10 years, Beechwoods Software is headquartered in Boston, MA with offices in El Segundo, CA and Taipei, Taiwan.  Its multinational team of elite software engineers has both the knowledge and experience required to bring advanced software solutions to market and has developed considerable expertise in collaborating with multiple engineering teams to produce high quality, maintainable products for Fortune 100 and Fortune 1000 companies.

Beechwoods Software has received industry accolades as a founding member of the EdgeX Foundry, as the author and working group chair of the Location Services Framework for the AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn Internet of Things implementation, and as a finalist in the 2016 MassTLC Leadership Awards for “Best Use of Technology; Internet of Things for Location Services.” To learn more, please visit: Beechwoods.com.

About EdgeX Foundry

EdgeX Foundry is an open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation building a common open framework for IoT edge computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components that unifies the marketplace and accelerates the deployment of IoT solutions. Designed to run on any hardware or operating system and with any combination of application environments, EdgeX enables developers to quickly create flexible IoT edge solutions that can easily adapt to changing business needs. To learn more, visit: edgexfoundry.org.

DeJiāVU empowers Set-Top Boxes to control the Smart Home

DeJiāVU empowers Hisilicon-based STBs to become the Control Center for the SmartHome

Taipei, Taiwan and Shenzhen, China – May 29th, 2017 – Beechwoods Software, Inc., an embedded software innovation company, announces the availability of its DeJiāVU product for controlling SmartHome and Healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) devices on Hisilicon-based STB platforms.

DeJiāVU is designed uniquely and specifically with TV and STB in mind, allowing supported TV and STB to control all IoT devices in the home, turning the TV or STB into the Control Center for the Smart Home. DeJiāVU currently supports OCF / Alljoyn / UPnP / BLE / Wifi, along with other proprietary eco-systems of devices. In addition to be feature-full, DeJiāVU is also easily customizable to the needs of its clients.

Hisilicon, as a worldwide leading semiconductor company providing silicon solutions in digital home, communications and wireless terminals, today announces the collaboration with Beechwoods Software to provide a solution to control IoT devices from the living room – and any other room equipped with a STB.

The Hisilicon Hi3798/Hi3796 series of chipsets includes Hi3798M V100, Hi3798M V200, Hi3796M V100, Hi3796M V200, and Hi3798C V200. It provides solutions for entry-level through high-end FHD/UHD STBs. With the availability of DeJiāVU on its STB platforms, Hisilicon is taking the lead in the IoT-enabled STB market, providing the full connectivity and flexibility to the state of the art IoT devices in the home.

“We want to thank Hisilicon for their support throughout this project, thanks to the excellence of their SoCs and of their development tools, DeJiāVU is now achieving all its potential on Hisilicon platforms, allowing customers of products based on Hisilicon SoCs to fully control their home IoT devices with a simple, intuitive yet powerful User Interface”, said Herve Jourdain, General Manager Asia of Beechwoods Software.

“Beechwoods Software continues to add its innovative software expertise and experience to enable the merging of STB technology with the expanding IoT market place. By remaining actively involved in standards like OCF, we open the world of collaboration to MSOs and ODMs,” said Brad Kemp, Chief Executive Officer of Beechwoods Software.

“IoT is believed to be the next battlefield of digital home. It is a market which is forecast to reach 50 billion devices in the coming years. It is an important step for Hisilicon to provide a solution to enable the STB based on our platforms to become the control center for Smart Home and IoT devices. With Beechwoods Software’s technology and DeJiāVU, we can bring a Smart Home and Healthcare solution to our customers.” said John Liu, GM STB division of Hisilicon.

Beechwoods Software Joins Linux Foundation

Linux Foundation silver member

Boston, MA – May 8, 2017 – Beechwoods Software, Inc., an embedded software innovation company, announces joining the Linux Foundation as a Silver member. The Linux Foundation corporate members span all industry sectors from automotive to cloud to IoT, and more. Member companies are working together to solve complex problems in business and technology through open source collaboration.

“Beechwoods Software furthers its commitment to open source software collaboration for the Internet of Things.  The Linux Foundation is the preeminent organization for ensuring continued collaboration of software developers worldwide.  We look forward to continuing our contributions to OCF, EdgeX, and other important Linux Foundation projects,” said Brad Kemp, Chief Executive Officer of Beechwoods Software.

About Beechwoods Software

Beechwoods Software Inc. with headquarters in Boston, MA and offices in El Segundo, CA and Taipei, Taiwan, provides software products and services to businesses and OEMs developing embedded and resource-limited products. In operation for over 10 years, and with each member of Beechwoods Software’s multinational team of elite software engineers having well over a decade’s experience, Beechwoods Software has both knowledge and experience required to bring high-quality software solutions to market. Beechwoods Software has developed considerable skill in collaborating with multiple engineering teams and identifying, suggesting, selecting, creating and documenting processes to produce a high quality, maintainable product for Fortune 100 and Fortune 1000 companies.

Beechwoods Software has received industry accolades as a founding member of the EdgeX Foundry, as a Linux Foundation Silver Member, as the author and working group chair of the Location Services Framework for the AllJoyn Internet of Things implementation, and as a finalist in the 2016 MassTLC Leadership Awards for “Best Use of Technology; Internet of Things for Location Services.”

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and

companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page:

https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage .

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Beechwoods Software Announces RDK-B Software on Raspberry Pi 3 (64-bit)

Reference Design KitNovember 1, 2016: Boston, MA – Beechwoods Software, Inc., an embedded software innovation company, announces the availability to all RDK members of the RDK-B gateway software on the Raspberry Pi 3 platform, running in 64-bit mode, and using Yocto 2.1.

“Beechwoods Software is extremely proud of the accomplishment of our elite engineering staff in creating the world’s first ARM 64-bit implementation of the RDK-B software, running with the latest Yocto 2.1 distribution on a small low-cost platform like the Raspberry Pi 3. This development enables testing RDK-B on a low-cost 64-bit ARM platform, and can serve as a blueprint for implementing RDK-B on other more powerful 64-bit ARM platforms,” said Brad Kemp, Chief Executive Officer of Beechwoods Software.

RDK members wishing to see a demonstration, please contact Beechwoods software (see information below) — or visit our website:  www.beechwoods.com.

About RDK

RDK or Reference Design Kit was created to accelerate the deployment of next-generation video and broadband services. It is a pre-integrated, open-source software distribution that provides a common framework for powering customer-premises equipment (CPE) such as set-top boxes, modem/routers and other devices from communications service providers. It enables service providers to standardize certain elements of these devices, enabling them to quickly launch their own new services or customize applications and user experiences. The RDK speeds time to market while enabling flexibility and competitive differentiation.  See http://rdkcentral.com/ for additional information.

About Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi 3 is the third generation Raspberry Pi — including new features such as a 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU, 802.11n Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.1, and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).  See https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-b/ for more information on Raspberry Pi.

About Yocto

The Yocto Project is an open source collaboration project that provides templates, tools and methods to help you create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products regardless of the hardware architecture. It was founded in 2010 as a collaboration among many hardware manufacturers, open-source operating systems vendors, and electronics companies to bring some order to the chaos of embedded Linux development.  See https://www.yoctoproject.org/about for complete information.

About Beechwoods Software

Beechwoods Software Inc. with headquarters in Boston, MA and offices in El Segundo, CA and Taipei, Taiwan, provides software products and services to businesses and OEMs developing embedded and resource-limited products. In operation for over 10 years, and with each member of Beechwoods Software’s multinational team of elite software engineers having well over a decade’s experience, Beechwoods Software has both knowledge and experience required to bring high-quality software solutions to market. Beechwoods Software has developed considerable skill in collaborating with multiple engineering teams and identifying, suggesting, selecting, creating and documenting processes to produce a high quality, maintainable product for Fortune 100 and Fortune 1000 companies.

Beechwoods Software has received industry accolades as the author and working group chair of the Location Services Framework for the AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn Internet of Things implementation, and Beechwoods Software is a finalist in the 2016 MassTLC Leadership Awards for “Best Use of Technology; Internet of Things for Location Services.

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Beechwoods at IBC 2016

Beechwoods Software will be at IBC 2016 at in Amsterdam, NL, September 8 through the 13th. To reach us at the conference, send a DM to @BeechSoft or an email to info@beechwoods.com.

The IBC Conference is an unrivalled global destination for discussion and debate about the many different challenges facing the electronic media and entertainment industry, both in its sessions and in the range of networking opportunities it affords. This years theme is Transformation in the Digital Era: Leadership, Strategy and Creativity in Media and Entertainment.

Beechwoods Software at IFA 2016

Beechwoods Software will be at IFA 2016 at the Berlin ExpoCenter City in Berlin, Germany, September 2 through the 7th. As Europe’s biggest and oldest tech show, IFA is the main meeting place for key retailers, buyers, and experts from the industry and the media. To reach us at the conference, send a DM to @BeechSoft or an email to info@beechwoods.com. For information about IFA 2016, see http://b2b.ifa-berlin.com/.