On Tuesday, October 20th, Cologix announced that it had agreed to acquire Net Access, LLC. Cologix is a network neutral interconnection and data center company. Net Access is a colocation and workspace recovery provider.
Windstream Announces Sale of its Data Center Business
On Monday, October 19th, Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) announced that it had reached an agreement to sell its data center business to TierPoint for $575.0 million in an all-cash transaction. Windstream was among the first of the telcos to move into the data center space, acquiring Hosted Solutions for $320m in 2010.
Transaction will result in Windstream establishing a continuous, reciprocal, strategic relationship with TierPoint as both companies will sell their products and services to one another’s prospective customers as referral partners.
AvaLAN Wireless – Company Profile
AvaLAN Wireless is an industry leading developer and manufacturer of long range industrial wireless radios and cryptographic technology. In 2014 the company was named one of the “50 Most Promising Internet of Things Companies” by CIO Review. The company specializes in Cellular and unlicensed 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz radio bands, offering encrypted wireless data communications and Ethernet products. The company provides strong and reliable wireless solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).
AvaLAN Wireless’s 900 MHz band is effective for non-line-of-sight wireless connections. One of the benefits of lower frequency radio waves is that they tend to have an easier time penetrating obstacles. The company offers a variety of 900 MHz products.
AvaLAN Wireless links allow users to build, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint wireless Ethernet connections. These connections connect what are called “fringe” IP devices. AvaLAN markets its products in this space as offering the ideal range, data rate, price, avoidance of interference, quality-of-service, security, as well as it being a simple plug and play deployment with minimal user programing needed.
Atmel – Company Profile
Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) is traditionally known for being a leader in designing and manufacturing advanced logic, capacitive touch solutions, microcontrollers, mixed-signal, and nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues its growth, Atmel sees itself as one of the companies in the middle of this movement. The company has been developing innovative technologies that enable Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, as well as the industrial internet.
Atmel is involved in several aspects of IoT. Atmel enables makers and designers with all of the essential basic building blocks for IoT applications. The company is involved in the following:
Atmel’s AVR and ARM-based microcontrollers (MCUs) are focused on delivering an energy-efficient and strong performance combination.
Atmel’s CryptoAuthentication devices have protected hardware key storage, which offers an ideal way to ensure trusts with devices. One of the benefits of Atmel’s security focus is that Atmel does all of the ultra-secure crypto-engineering. The company delivers tiny protected hardware devices, which come with the tools that are necessary to add security into a digital system when needed.
Atmel has formed partnerships with market-leading sensor software providers and manufacturers in order to be able to offer a complete system solution, which runs on Atmel’s platform.
Atmel utilizes a few different forms of wireless technologies in order to cover multiple in-demand wireless arenas to enable IoT communication. The following are the different forms of wireless technology that the company uses:
Also, Atmel offers wireless solutions in System-On-Chip (SoC) and modules that are able to provide ideal solutions that designers are looking for when they have no prior wireless or RF experience and are seeking to add connectivity.
Making Development Simple
One of the benefits of Atmel in regards to IoT, is that the company supplies a comprehensive development platform that has:
All of Atmel’s products run in the same software ecosystem, which gives users the option to switch between different IDEs with ease. This allows developers to create the design they are looking for quickly.
Affinegy is a leader in connected device management, service management solutions and support for cable, hardware, and telecom providers. The company has offices in Dallas, Poland, and its headquarters is located in Austin, Texas. Melissa Simpler is the CEO and also co-founded the firm in 2003. Over the last 12 years, Affinegy has focused on connected device management from things like pure Internet, broadband and Wi-Fi access, all the way to the connected home, which consists of entertainment, home automation, security. Today its main focus is on all things possible 1with the IoT. Affinegy’s main service is known as CHARIOT Connect. There are three different parts to CHARIOT Connect.
CHARIOT Connect is a cloud service for the Internet of Things (IoT). It works with AllSeen Alliance connected products as a services stack. AllSeen Alliance is an open source consortium of more than 140 companies. Affinegy is a part of the consortium and also a founding member of AllSeen Alliance. The three different parts of CHARIOT Connect are:
CHARIOT Mobile & Web
Enables customers to create their own custom user experiences through tapping into the power the CHARIOT Cloud. Provides simple and secure IoT customer experiences. This service can meet the demands of many different sized businesses.
Turn-key hosted servers and embedded connects that can support a variety of different devices from anywhere.
Automated customer care support dashboard, tools and reporting.
Key Functions of CHARIOT Connect
On Wednesday, August 26, Affinegy was selected by GVTC Communications to support their home Wi-Fi offering for broadband subscribers. GVTC is a provider of high-speed internet, digital cable television, phone and interactive home security monitoring devices.