Acer BYOC™ Ecosystem Further Expands to include Chipset, OS, Middleware, and Application Partners

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At Computex Taipei, Acer announces the expansion of its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC™) ecosystem, with partners from multiple layers of the industry from chipset, sensor, operating system, middleware, to application vendors. Demonstrations will be displayed at Acer’s booth from June 2nd to 6th at booth #M0810 on the 4th floor of the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall.

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  • Acer announces the continuous expansion of its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC™) ecosystem, with partners from multiple layers of the industry ranging from chipset, sensor, operating system, middleware, to application partners all coming on board
  • Solutions from the four focus areas of the Acer Open Platform, namely connected cars, communication, health care, and smart home, are on display at Computex Taipei, all tightly integrated with the aBeing One smart center

Acer announces the continuous expansion of its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC™) ecosystem, with partners from multiple layers of the industry from chipset, sensor, operating system, middleware, to application vendors. Demonstrations of the latest developments of the Acer Open Platform will be displayed at Acer’s booth at Computex Taipei from June 2nd to 6th at booth #M0810 on the 4th floor of the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall.

Solutions from the four focus areas of the Acer Open Platform, namely connected cars, communication, health care, and smart home, will be on display, all tightly integrated with the aBeing One smart center, the hub of the “Internet of Beings”. Solutions live demoed at Computex include: the Snappy Ubuntu Core from Canonical, the Mobile Sensor Hub DevKit featuring the LinkIt™ ONE developed in collaboration with MediaTek, the Acer GoGoCam DevKit integrated in AppTog’s class curriculum, the Marvell 88MC200 SoC, the RealTek RTL8196D SoC, and a middleware security solution from Empress. Examples of the demonstrated scenarios include:

  • The Snappy Ubuntu Core by Canonical will be demonstrated as part of a smart home surveillance solution, running on the aBeing One. When an intruder enters an area that is monitored by a PIR (passive infrared) motion sensor, an IP camera records a short video of the incident and stores the video into the aBeing One. Sequentially, a message alert is sent to the home owner’s mobile phone and the video is instantly available for viewing on the aBeing One, for the owner to decide actions to take.
  • The Mobile Sensor Hub DevKit with MediaTek LinkIt™ ONE will be illustrated in a fleet management scenario, streaming live information from buses running in major cities: San Francisco, Berlin, Dubai, New Delhi, Chengdu, Beijing, and Taipei. With Acer Open Platform SDKs and geo-location and temperature sensors, the data transmits over carrier networks and analysis is provided on the Acer Open Platform. The DevKit allows IoT developers to focus on application development and not worry about cloud infrastructure operations.
  • The Acer GoGoCam DevKit integrated in AppTog’s class curriculum will be demonstrated with a “Mars Rover” project that allows visitors to control the movement of a tiny rover through a LiveCode-enabled smartphone app while simultaneously viewing a live video feed. The control is all routed through Acer’s BYOC™ infrastructure so that the physical location of the rover could be anywhere and theoretically possible on Mars providing there is an internet connection.

Computex visitors can expect to see applications leveraging the Acer Open Platform on site, with health care applications from EBM Technologies and Alchemy, smart home applications from Ecolumina, Hipad, AsTak, and NTI, along with a big data analytics dashboard provided by Acer. Acer will also showcase consumer health care and smart home applications with five new Acer BYOC Alliance partners at the Computex Taiwan Cloud Expo Pavilion at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, 4th Floor, #L0609a.

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