Showing posts from November 7, 2016

Automotive gesture recognition systems in our ever-connected era

For the stakes related to safety, comfort and convenience to drivers, Sensor-based systems such as automotive gesture recognition systems have made a deep entry into the automotive industry in an effort to offer comfort and convenience to drivers in controlling the in-vehicle system functions. 
For those who are unfamiliar, this may be to navigate among the vehicle's infotainmentoptions, adjust the overhead lighting or the ambient temperature, open and close the doors and windows, and answer or reject phone calls among others. 
The gestures are processed and recognized using a gesture recognition algorithm by these sensors-based systems to control the on-board systems instead of using physical buttons or touch pads/screens and haptics.

SDN, to simplify the management of network infrastructure in an enterprise environment

For those who are unfamiliar, SDN (Software Defined Network) is an evolving network architecture in which the network control and the forwarding plane are decoupled and can be programmed directly. 
I can observe that, this transfer of control from specific network devices to manageable computing devices simplifies the management of network infrastructure in an enterprise environment. 
In effect, SDN (Software Defined Network) provides control to enterprise business operations through a single logical point, simplifying network design and operation. In addition, this architecture streamlines operational functions of network infrastructure through instructions from SDN controllers.

Key dynamics fueling the Growing data center construction

The emergence of technologies such as cloud computing and big data analytics demands the construction of data center facilities worldwide. 
The popularity of social media and the IoT has resulted in the need for data centers to store and process information accurately with fast retrieval times.
For those who are unfamiliar, Data centers include infrastructure such as server and storage, along with networking that connects the physical infrastructure and web-based interfaces. 
Enterprises are looking for modern design techniques to develop these facilities and make user access scalable, reliable, and efficient.

Connected devices through Internet of Things (IoT) are modifying the way networks are being developed and operated

Connected devices through Internet of Things (IoT) are modifying the way networks are being developed and operated in recent times. 
On this momentum, SDN, NFV (Networks Functions Virtualization) can connect and manage these heterogeneous IoT elements securely. 
SDN, NFV (Networks Functions Virtualization) is adopted by telecom operators to use the power of virtualization and commercial servers, and open software to build, operate and manage these networks.

Here is what popularizes the concept of Internet of Things (IoT)

If it is now clear that, the use of radio-frequency identification sensors to tag, track, connect, and read objects in logistics and warehouses in the late 1990s popularized the concept of IoT; I also have a pleasure to recall that, the increased demand for precise and accurate data is at the core of stakes like the need for streamlined processes and productivity.
According to IDC, the number of internet-connected devices is estimated to reach around 30 billion by 2019.
In effect, the growing number of connected devices will lead to the generation of large blocks of data. Ideas such as a connected car, connected home, connected health, and smart cities are gaining popularity. 
On the same momentum, many industries such as manufacturing, utilities, retail, automotive, and social media are using IoT for increased data transfer.

Global contactless transaction value, contactless card shipment, NFC payments and others

The evolution of contactless payments and its impact on participants in the payment value chain is on interesting curve that deserves your kind attention. In effect, the status of contactless payments globally and the regional differences in adoption draw lot of excitements.  In effect, I have captured for you, some of the key indicators such as global contactless transaction value, contactless card shipment, NFC payments and number of contactless POS terminals from Research and Markets.
Key Highlights include: - It's estimated that US$358 billion in contactless transactions will be made in 2016, through both cards and mobile devices, on 23 million contactless-enabled POS terminals globally. - While most contactless payments globally are still card-based, near-field communication (NFC) mobile payments are likely to grow faster than contactless card payments. - Australia, Europe and Canada account for the majority of contactless card payments globally, while the US leads in mobile NFC…