Weaved Announces Partnerships with Gemtek and Tatung to Develop Headstart Kits for “Internet of Everything” (IoE) Devices

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The kits will be first to provide mass production-ready solutions combining hardware from two leading ODM/OEMS, fully tested embedded software, a full suite of cloud services and mobile Apps for rapid prototyping and a straight path to volume production.

Weaved, a worldwide technology leader in Internet-of-Everything (IoE) web-based connectivity services announced their partnerships today with Gemtek, a world-leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, and Tatung, a global leader in OEM/ODM services, to collaborate on HeadStart Kits for connected-device developers. HeadStart is the first and only complete hardware and software design kit that enables the next wave of IoE devices to market in record time and with minimal upfront development costs. HeadStart kits are also expected to provide the ideal connected device platform to address the grassroots effort by millions of developers worldwide to prototype innovative new connected devices and unique applications.

Everyday projects are being launched to bring a new class of connected-devices to market for consumers and businesses alike. Early success stories like Wi-Fi cameras (home video surveillance), thermostats (home energy management), or smart plugs and lighting products have proven the market for connected-devices is robust and growing faster than any other hardware product category. The market research firm ABI Research’s (UK) latest data on the Internet-of-Everything (IoE) shows that there are more than 10 billion wirelessly connected devices in the market today; with over 30 billion devices expected by 2020.

In addition, developer targeted products like open, small form-factor computer platforms, and 3D printers, have proven that millions of developers worldwide, small and large, are willing to purchase an affordable, standardized hardware platform with embedded software to rapidly prototype unique solutions for their own needs.

Ryo Koyama, CEO of Weaved, explained “The mass adoption of mobile computing, has put ‘remote controls’ in the hands of consumers, which in turn is driving the demand for smarter devices, which in turn is spurring dozens of successful crowd sourced IOE campaigns. Unfortunately, many of these projects stall in the step from prototype to volume production. In the same way that Amazon transformed the web 2.0 industry by having a ready for market platform, we expect the Headstart kits to impact the IOE market with complete ready for market services, software and hardware. Developers can innovate with the assurance that a billion dollar ODM is just a phone call away for volume production.”

Dr. Alan Pan, Chief Strategy Officer for the Consumer Business Group of Tatung stated, “Tatung has successfully re-engineered its business process of ODM/OEM. We aim at building an infrastructure to seamlessly integrate all phases of product design, engineering/testing, and production for customers who are looking for quick time-to-market based on our pre-tested hardware. This change is necessary in order to serve the uprising community-supported, product innovation business opportunities.” Dr. Pan further commented, “Weaved is a leader in fostering an application development platform that can well align with our selection of hardware. We are pleased to partner with Weaved in accomplishing this goal. ”    

Chih-Hsu Yen, BU General Manager at Gemtek Taiwan added “Many connected device projects fail for lack of mass-production worthy hardware. At Gemtek we are experts in wireless broadband hardware design, mandatory global compliance testing, packaging, and volume manufacturing with the reliability consumer’s demand. Gemtek is partnering with Weaved to create a complete bundle of hardware and software resources for IoE device developers”

The HeadStart Kit contains all the essential pieces to quickly build a connected device controlled over the Internet from a Smartphone App, mobile device, or browser. In addition, existing devices can easily become “connected” and controlled over the Internet by integrating and embedding the HeadStart Kit into their existing design.

About Gemtek

Gemtek is the world-leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, founded in 1991. The company offers a wide range of solutions from residents to businesses. Gemtek started up by providing WLAN products and after that, it bases on the core competence in RF/Microwave design, software engineering, and manufacturing excellence. These competitive advantages bring products to market faster and more economic than others. The visions of Gemtek are to create a communication universe without physical boundaries and make individuals realize the enormous potential of a wireless broadband world.
For more information on Gemtek visit http://www.gemteks.com

About Tatung

Tatung Co. has long been recognized as an industry leader with diversified business and technology on a global basis. Tatung has three major business groups: power & energy, consumer electronics, and system solution. Tatung has subsidiary companies specializing in such areas as optoelectronics, computers, renewable energy, system integration, retails, and asset development.

Tatung serves its global customers by providing design and manufacturing services. As the electronic industry evolves into mobile and network centric, Tatung has developed technologies to maintain its leading edge in ODM businesses for energy efficiency, miniaturized computing devices, and smart appliances. Tatung has further streamlined its business process to collaborate with customers in reducing overall costs in design, manufacturing, and other services.

For more information:

Ming Ho
Tatung Co.
+886 2 2592 5252 ext. 2378
mail: ming.ho[at]tatung[dot]com
About Weaved

Weaved is a start-up based in downtown Palo Alto, founded by serial entrepreneurs with a superior background in TCP/IP networking and cloud services. The company is angel funded and backed by some of the top investors for both networking and cloud service companies. The Company’s mission is to become the “DNS” for the Internet-of-Everything and provide the software and services necessary to securely connect devices across the internet. Our products and services already power products by name brand companies with products available in mass retail. Go to our In-Action page to get more information on these products.
In late 2013 we re-branded to Weaved from Yoics, to capture how our technology allows private networks to be inter-woven within the internet.

For more information:
Visit http://www.weaved.com

Contact: Matt Guarino, Weaved Inc., matt[at]weaved[dot]com

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