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Locix | December 20, 2021
Locix, a leading Warehouse Spatial Intelligence solution provider, today announced a strategic joint agreement with LAPIS Technology Co., Ltd., a ROHM Semiconductor Group subsidiary, to develop and commercialize wireless LSI-enabled cloud services aimed to address critical challenges in the supply chain and logistics industry.
The industry is facing unprecedented levels of demand amid labor shortages, limited logistics real estate, strained transportation systems, and market constraints. According to a survey by Korn Ferry, nearly 100% of respondents from the retail industry said they are having challenges hiring distribution center employees with 40% having “significant challenges” and 57% having “moderate trouble.” Further, a recent report released by Prologis, a global leader in logistics real estate, stated that warehouse space availability has reached 3.9%, an all-time low. To help alleviate these challenges, Locix and LAPIS will collaborate to provide unique WSI solutions, which will improve the overall productivity, efficiency, space, and dock utilization in warehouses.
The joint WSI solutions will initially integrate LAPIS’s Low Power Wide Area and ultra-high frequency radio frequency identification LSI with the Locix Cloud. The LPWA-enabled solution will provide a low-cost, reliable, and durable way to send the precise location of trucks en route to warehouses to the Locix Cloud. The truck’s outdoor location data will be integrated with Locix’s indoor positioning system and HD vision system to improve loading dock visibility, efficiency, and utilization while enabling new operational analytics.
“We are confident that the combination of our LSI products and Locix’s cloud-based Warehouse Spatial Intelligence solutions will prove to be a simple and cost-effective solution for the modern challenges faced by the industry,"
Hiroyuki Fukuyama, Director, LAPIS Technology
To address urgent market needs that were prompted by the pandemic, LAPIS’s LPWA LSI combined with UHF RFID and LPS system will leverage temperature and location sensor fusion to dial up the efficacy of cold chain monitoring outdoors and indoors, at a lower cost. The solution will improve safety, reduce food waste and lessen pharmaceutical product spoilage – improving overall supply chain resilience.
“Locix has led the industry in the commercialization of spatial intelligence solutions,” said Vik Pavate, CEO of Locix. “We are excited to partner with LAPIS Technology, an experienced wireless industry company, in order to expand Warehouse Spatial Intelligence to include new sensor data. These enhancements to spatial intelligence technology will further improve the productivity and efficiency for our customers."
Locix develops cloud-based spatial intelligence solutions for commercial buildings, consumer homes and connected devices – digitizing the physical world. Locix solutions uniquely capture location, visual and sensor data and combine them with advanced data analytics to provide spatial awareness and enable actionable insights for automated decision making. Based in Silicon Valley, Locix is backed by leading venture and strategic investors including ID Ventures, University of Tokyo Edge Capital, Murata Manufacturing, Prologis Ventures, Rohm, Daikin, NTT Docomo Ventures, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, iRobot Corp., YE Digital, Yaskawa Electric Corporation and Acer Inc.
About LAPIS Technology Co., Ltd.
LAPIS Technology Co., Ltd. is a ROHM Group semiconductor company providing microcontrollers, communication LSIs, video LSIs, display drivers and battery monitoring LSIs. LAPIS Technology was established on October 1, 2020 by splitting off the LSI business from LAPIS Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
Unacast | March 09, 2022
Unacast announced today that its Cloud-based location processing platform, Unacast Turbine, is now available on Google Cloud Marketplace. Google Cloud customers now have easier access to Unacast Turbine, enabling them to turn raw location data into valuable, privacy-friendly, human mobility insights at scale.
Unacast Turbine, a cutting-edge, Cloud-based location processing platform, is creating a new gold standard for human mobility data by turning raw location data into valuable, privacy-friendly insights. The platform enables billions of location data signals to be processed in a scalable, fast and affordable way, powered by the full force of Google Cloud Platform.
Unacast is a Premier Google Cloud partner and Unacast Turbine's listing on Google Cloud Marketplace provides:
Easier access to the service
Streamlined invoicing through Google Cloud
Consolidated costs as clients can now draw down Unacast Turbine costs from their Google Cloud spend commitment
Bruno Heese, managing director, EMEA partners and channels, Google Cloud, said: "Leveraging location data to drive privacy-compliant insights at scale has become a strategic focus for many organizations today. We're pleased to have Unacast's solutions available on Google Cloud Marketplace to help customers access the solutions they need to make the most of their location data and drive business value with cloud-scale."
Google Cloud finds integrated solutions that deliver high quality products and services for its users. Unacast Turbine is already a leading force in the location data processing field and has been a trusted partner of Google Cloud for years, and with this next step of our Google Cloud partnership, we hope to cement Unacast's global position."
Andreas H.F. Olsen, senior director, platform operations, Unacast
Unacast is a human mobility data company committed to understanding how people move around on the planet. Sophisticated and data-driven commercial real estate professionals, retailers, researchers, analysts and data scientists use our Real World Graph®, the most accurate understanding of human activity in the physical world.
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Virtuozzo | January 06, 2022
Virtuozzo, the alternative cloud platform leader announced that TLine is Latin America’s first digital and cloud service provider to offer its DevOps Platform-as-a-Service. Integrated with Virtuozzo Hybrid Infrastructure, DevOps PaaS expands TLine’s core digital offerings to include easy-to-use, easy-to-manage automated cloud application development and hosting. The combined IaaS and PaaS solution also demonstrates the first deployment of Virtuozzo’s full stack designed to empower service providers with revenue-generating, alternative cloud capabilities. DevOps PaaS is now available to businesses across Latin America and the U.S. through TLine’s ConnectNow marketplace.
“It’s imperative for all companies to digitalize, and all companies are therefore becoming software companies. But their appetite for digital transformation is not always matched by the right DevOps talent or capital needed to build and deploy the necessary cloud infrastructure. Using Virtuozzo, we’re making DevOpS PaaS accessible to everyone so they can automate application development, easily provision applications to physical infrastructure or virtual services, and ensure high availability and security all at the same time.”
Carlos Pino, President and CEO, TLine
Based on Jelastic technology, the turnkey DevOps PaaS eliminates the complexity, time and investment needed by service providers to build and provision their own digital technologies. It offers advanced automation tools, intuitive cloud management and an application marketplace in an easy-to-use, high performing and scalable cloud solution. Additionally, the integrated PaaS and IaaS solution runs in a single server cluster, maximizing ROI while reducing management costs.
“Unlike competitive cloud platforms designed with the enterprise in mind, our technology is uniquely designed to complement service providers’ operation models,” said Ruslan Synytsky, CTO, Virtuozzo. “By leveraging our PaaS and IaaS together, TLine can easily support both legacy workloads and modern cloud native applications with pay-per-use pricing. Virtuozzo services are all controlled through a single point of management, too – so we simplify our partners’ day-to-day operations, reduce their overheads, and help them offer even better value to end users.”
TLine and Virtuozzo will host a live webinar for service providers interested in learning How to Develop Your Platform-as-a-Service Business to Capture Growth. The free event will occur on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 11 a.m. ET.
TLine is Latin America’s first full-service provider of digital solutions and virtualization from the desktop to the data center. The company offers technology, supply, and support contracts for customers in traditional and vertical markets, as well as state and local government agencies. Founded in 2002, TLine is headquartered in Argentina and holds offices in Chile, Mexico, and the U.S.
Virtuozzo provides the leading alternative cloud platform for service providers, enabling them to sell cloud services that are more accessible, more affordable and easier to use than hyperscaler solutions. The company’s legacy includes developing the first commercially available container technology and being a major contributor to numerous virtualization and open-source projects for more than 20 years. Today, Virtuozzo cloud solutions are used by more than 700 Cloud Service Providers, Managed Service Providers and Hosting Providers in 80 countries. Virtuozzo is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and has more than 320 employees across the U.S., UK, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Kontrol Technologies Corp. | December 23, 2021
Kontrol Technologies Corp. a leader in smart buildings and cities through IoT, Cloud and SaaS technologies, is entering the Quebec demand response energy market for commercial and multi-residential buildings. The Company will leverage its SmartSuite technology to supply a best-in-class demand response management solution.
“The demand response markets are growing rapidly across North America due to advancement of smart technologies, which utilities are increasingly leveraging for operating efficiency and resource allocation. Kontrol is offering a top tier solution through our SmartSuite technology, which has the ability to communicate with local utilities and either reduce power consumption or shut off power demand at the building and suite level, and seamlessly integrate into utilities’ grid management framework. We look forward to serving customers in the Quebec market in the near term, helping to facilitate utility grid optimization, energy conservation and greenhouse gas emission reduction.”
Paul Ghezzi, CEO of Kontrol Technologies
SmartSuite Demand Response
Using Kontrol’s propriety Cloud and energy control system, the Company can integrate its SmartSuite solution with utilities that operate demand response programs through the use of APIs. Most demand response programs provide customer incentives that correlate to kilowatt hours of energy saved. Such incentives can reduce initial capital investment and accelerate adoption of energy savings technologies. Through its operating subsidiary, Hilo, Hydro Québec offers a demand response program which encourages buildings to participate in reducing energy consumption in peak demand periods.
Demand Response Market Size in North America
The Global Smart Demand Response Market size is predicted to reach USD 75.53 billion by 2030 with a CAGR of 14.2% from 2020-2030, according to Next Move Strategy Consulting. North America is anticipated to grow with the highest CAGR, attributable to factors including enhanced developments in smart technologies, high R&D investments, and high consumer awareness. According to Technavio, 59% of growth during the period from 2021-2025 is expected to originate from North America.
Kontrol Technologies Corp.
Kontrol Technologies Corp., a Canadian public company, is a leader in smart buildings and cities through IoT, Cloud and SaaS technology. Kontrol provides a combination of software, hardware, and service solutions to its customers to improve energy management, air quality and continuous emission monitoring.