Renesas Electronics Expands Ground-Breaking IoT Platform with Renesas Synergy™ Software Package

Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced new developments for the Renesas Synergy™ Platform, including the commercial release of the Renesas Synergy Software Package (SSP) version 1.0.0, mass production availability of the S7G2 Renesas Synergy Microcontrollers (MCUs), and availability of the first Verified Software Add-on (VSA) software from VSA Program partners.

Cypherbridge Systems, Icon Labs, and Skkynet, all members of the VSA Program, are the first program members to offer production-ready software for the platform via the Renesas Synergy Gallery, the comprehensive online source for the Renesas Synergy Software.

ThunderCloud Alliance Aims at World Market

ThunderCloud Alliance Aims at World Market

Small and medium-sized companies cooperate in Industrial IoT and M2M venture

ThunderCloud Alliance (関西積乱雲プロジェクト) was launched on 2013 December to showcase each company’s products and the technologies for cloud computing and the IoT (Internet of Things).

Cogent Real-Time Systems is one of the key companies for the ThunderCloud Alliance, offering real-time data connectivity middleware to communicate between devices (M2M) and remote monitoring, along with six other companies in the Kansai area. There are a total of nine companies are participating in the ThounderCloud alliance project at present.

Each company is contributing from its own specialized field. TOA Musendenki Co., Ltd is in charge of communication and various sensor devices. BellChild Co., Ltd is responsible for cloud servers. Kobata Gauge Manufacturing provides various sensors. Haneron Corporation offers remote monitoring equipment. NiC is responsible for industrial networks. Nissin Systems Co., Ltd. is in charge of control systems and embedded software. Puerto Co., Ltd develops industrial protocols, and provides expertise in OPC UA. Japan Direx Corporation does real-time network intelligence analysis.

All members get together regularly each month to exchange information and share each companys’ technologies, new ideas, and market trends. They collaborate to develop, innovate, and test new systems.

Recently they have been working together to develop a system which collects information from various sensors and sends their data to the cloud by highly secure wired and wireless transmission technology.

“This organization welcomes any company that wants to collaborate on new technology. Each company can bring in their own special skills or knowledge with no pressure.” Mr. Kobata, President of Kobata Gauge Manufacturing, emphasizes.

“Specifically, we have been focusing our development on communication between various sensors and gateway devices, simultaneous data transmission, and highly secure systems,” said Mr. Fujita, President of BellChild. “As a result, we completed a secure micro cloud system named ‘iBRESS’ on June 15, 2015 which leverages IoT technology.”

“Currently, iBRESS is installed in the monitoring systems of small hydroelectric power generators using agricultural water, and it is also used by freshwater plants on remote islands,” he said. “We are beginning to see good results, and it has been getting a good reviews from users.”

“This project’s success demonstrates that when small and medium-sized enterprises collaborate together it enhances the security of cloud systems for remote monitoring,” said Mr. Emi, President of TOA Musendenki. “Now a number of major companies are paying attention to this secure technology for cloud-based remote monitoring products. In addition, ThunderCloud Alliance members are motivated to develop next-generation systems in the future.”

“We would also like to cooperate with sales departments among the participating companies to be able to aim at even the global market,” said Mr. Kobata, expressing his enthusiasm for the potential applications of the technology.

We will continue to monitor the activities of the ThunderCloud Alliance on an ongoing basis, and look forward to seeing this kind of collaborative movement among different companies in other areas and regions.

Published by Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (日刊工業新聞社) on January 5th

Skkynet Technology Featured at SCF 2015 in Tokyo

System Control Fair (SCF) exhibits by members of the ThunderCloud Alliance will use Skkynet’s DataHub® and WebView™ technologies for data connectivity and display.

Mississauga, Ontario, December 1, 2015 – Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (“Skkynet” or “the Company”) (OTCQB:SKKY), a global leader in real-time cloud information systems, reports that its Cogent DataHub® real-time middleware and WebView™ web-based HMI will be used in exhibits by members of the ThunderCloud Alliance (関西積乱雲プロジェクト) to demonstrate automation solutions at SCF 2015 on December 2-4, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Hardware and software demonstrations by Alliance members at booth S4-23 in West Hall 3 will show a variety of real-time data access and supervisory control applications powered by DataHub and WebView technology.

SCF is Japan’s largest industrial control event, showcasing cutting edge technologies in manufacturing and automation. The theme of this year’s show, “The 4th Industrial Revolution?Getting Connected,” considers the impact of globalization and economics on manufacturing and the movement towards transforming industrial production into a service, through the benefit of IT and the Internet of Things (IoT). The show’s organizers have established an Open Network Zone in which the latest hardware, technology, and services will be displayed.

“The exhibits by members of the ThunderCloud Alliance showcase the broad range of Skkynet’s end-to-end solutions for the Industrial IoT,” said Paul Thomas, President of Skkynet. “Real-time data from industrial equipment, embedded boards and other devices running at the members’ stations will be fed to live WebView displays, using either a Cogent DataHub running locally on their systems or BellChild’s iBRESS Secure Micro Cloud that provides DataHub connectivity as a secure, cloud-based service.”

The ThunderCloud Alliance was formed by Skkynet in December 2013 to provide a turn-key, real-time sensor-to-cloud service for the industrial M2M (Machine to Machine) market. Working in close association with TOA Musendenki, Nissin Systems, BellChild, NiC, KOBATA Gauge, Puerto Co., and Direx, Skkynet’s role is to furnish the real-time data connectivity technology necessary to make cloud-based M2M communication and the Industrial IoT a reality.

About Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc.

Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (OTCQB:SKKY) is a global leader in real-time cloud information systems. The Skkynet Connected Systems platform includes the award-winning SkkyHub™ service, DataHub®, WebView™, and embedded toolkit software. The platform enables real-time data connectivity for industrial, embedded, and financial systems, with no programming required. Skkynet’s platform is uniquely positioned for the “Internet of Things” and “Industry 4.0” because unlike the traditional approach for networked systems, SkkyHub is secure-by-design. Customers include Microsoft, Siemens, Metso, ABB, Honeywell, IBM, GE, Statoil, Goodyear, BASF, Cadbury Chocolate, and the Bank of Canada. For more information, see http://skkynet.com.

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Skkynet Top10 Winner at Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2015

Demos using Skkynet’s SkkyHub™ and DataHub® featured at the Nokia pavilion in the Slush high-tech entrepreneur/investor gathering in Helsinki.

Mississauga, Ontario, November 11, 2015 – Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (“Skkynet” or “the Company”) (OTCQB:SKKY), a global leader in real-time cloud information systems, has been selected by Nokia as a Top10 winner in the Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2015 in Helsinki. Among the resulting opportunities to collaborate with Nokia, Skkynet’s SkkyHub™ service and DataHub® software will be demonstrated at the Nokia pavilion at Slush, a gathering of 15,000 tech entrepreneurs, investors and journalists also held in Helsinki, on November 11-12.

Skkynet’s solutions primarily serve the $145B global industrial automation market, which by some estimates is expected to reach $202B by the year 2020 at a CAGR of 6.73% from 2015 to 2020. Meeting the growing need for access to remote data across a range of industrial market verticals, Skkynet is uniquely positioned for the “Industrial Internet of Things” or “Internet 4.0” because unlike the traditional approach for industrial systems, network security is built-in—not just an add-on.

“Nokia’s validation of Skkynet’s innovative approach to the Industrial IoT is well timed,” said Paul Thomas, President of Skkynet. “Leaders of industry are demanding high security solutions for the Industrial IoT that deliver real-time performance, and they need a solution that works seamlessly with existing equipment and data protocols. Skkynet is the only supplier that offers to smoothly integrate IoT and SCADA systems, while preserving the in-plant experience. Further, the SkkyHub service provides a unique opportunity for our partners by offering them a shared revenue model.”

The Nokia Open Innovation Challenge is held annually to discover and develop new talent and ideas for the telecommunications industries. “Today, the pace of innovation matters more and more in our daily lives and, at Nokia, we are showing our openness to incorporating innovations from all around us,” said Hossein Moiin, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer for Nokia Networks. “Our objective is to reach out to the brightest innovators and experts in the IoT domain so that we, together, can help build a future that will benefit us all.”

Skkynet takes an evolutionary approach to the Industrial IoT by combining its DataHub software, Embedded Toolkit (ETK), and SkkyHub service to provide complete in-plant data communication and integration that can easily add support for IoT applications like M2M, remote data access, field service management, real-time analytics, and predictive maintenance. The smooth transition from SCADA to IoT is facilitated by SkkyHub’s secure-by-design system architecture that requires no open firewalls, no VPNs, and no programming or changes to the IT infrastructure. In practical terms, Skkynet offers a “drop-in” upgrade for remote connectivity that works very effectively with today’s systems, preserving existing infrastructure investments.

About Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc.

Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (OTCQB:SKKY) is a global leader in real-time cloud information systems. The Skkynet Connected Systems platform includes the award-winning SkkyHub™ service, DataHub®, WebView™, and embedded toolkit software. The platform enables real-time data connectivity for industrial, embedded, and financial systems, with no programming required. Skkynet’s platform is uniquely positioned for the “Internet of Things” and “Industry 4.0” because unlike the traditional approach for networked systems, SkkyHub is secure-by-design. Customers include Microsoft, Siemens, Metso, ABB, Honeywell, IBM, GE, Statoil, Goodyear, BASF, Cadbury Chocolate, and the Bank of Canada. For more information, see http://skkynet.com.

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This news release contains “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements, including beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, and results of new business opportunities. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, such as the inherent uncertainties associated with new business opportunities and development stage companies. We assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that they will prove to be accurate. Investors should refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Nokia Announces Open Innovation Challenge Winners

On August 3, Nokia launched its third consecutive Open Innovation Challenge, offering the brightest innovators an opportunity to collaborate on game-changing ideas to shape the programmable world. Nokia received hundreds of submissions from all around the world and after intensive evaluation work, ideas were drilled down to 10. These 10 winners from Canada, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland and the U.S. were announced at Nokia’s celebration event, held at its headquarters in Finland on November 10.

The challenge, organized in partnership with Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), invited participants to submit innovative ideas, technologies, or business models for a chance to collaborate with Nokia around exciting and even disruptive ideas, and to leverage Nokia’s global market reach and connectivity expertise. The participants were also reviewed by NGP, which is actively investing in promising IoT companies.

Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (skkynet.com) Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Skkynet is a global leader in real-time cloud information systems. The Skkynet Connected Systems platform includes its SkkyHub(TM) service, DataHub® and WebView(TM) and embedded toolkit software. The platform enables real-time data connectivity for industrial, embedded and financial systems, with no programming required.

 

Renesas New Platform Could Speed Embedded Development

Renesas Electronics this week rolled out the first components for a new platform that promises to simplify embedded product development.

Known as Synergy, the platform could be the most concerted effort yet by a supplier to integrate all the disparate pieces of hardware and software that make up an embedded system. Incorporating a real-time operating system (RTOS), TCP/IP stack and middleware along with each microcontroller (MCU), Synergy is said to be aimed at product developers whose expertise may not lie in the software arena. “It’s exactly targeted at those people who don’t have a lot of development resources in house,” Vin D’Agostino, vice president of the General Purpose Products Unit at Renesas, told Design News.

During the platform’s development, Renesas partnered with 11 software companies with expertise in wireless, middleware, security, embedded boards and cloud-based services. Partners included Express Logic Inc., Future Designs Inc., Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc., IS2T, Icon Labs and GainSpan, among others. It also partnered with ten independent design houses that are now trained in Synergy.