Kontron finds revitalization through S&T merger
  The Internet of Things is now a staple of competitive strategies for both embedded platforms and IT solutions alike. The recent merger of Kontron, a leading global provider of embedded technology, with S&T Deutschland Holding ...
Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things are emerging market segments around the globe
Applications that enable the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 are often compared to the workflow in an ant colony. The digital exchange of data with suppliers and customers as well as from machines to machines (M2M) runs via sens...
The Future of Telecom: What I Learned at GENBAND Perspectives17
As a first-time attendee, let me just say this five-day action-packed event definitely lived up to the hype. Perspectives17 was the avenue to exchange ideas with the brightest minds in telecom. Apart from networking with leading service ...
Key Takeaways from NAB 2017
Top 3 Trends Impacting the Direction of Video We were thrilled to exhibit again at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show in Las Vegas, the ultimate marketplace for solutions that support in new and exciting ways the creation...
How do you feel today?
Being a computer person, I usually do not see technology like a form of black magic. Whenever I consider even the most complex system, I can imagine all the small pieces and the collection of techniques humming within this marvel.  A...
Secure and Connected Above the Clouds: Kontron at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017
Each year a global audience of professionals from the avionics industry gather in Hamburg, Germany, for Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX). At AIX, the industry’s most important trade show of the year, they meet, network and negotiate business...
Industry 4.0: Planned Global Investment of Roughly 907 Billion USD by 2020
According to a new global study on “Industry 4.0: Building the digital enterprise” by auditing and consultancy firm PwC, manufacturing companies intend to invest around five percent of their revenue in digitalization by the year 20...
Connected Trains: All Onboard the Kontron IoT COTS Express
Whether taking the commuter train or a cross-country or intercontinental express, we hope to take for granted that reasonable standards of comfort, safety, security and reliability are provided – wherever and whenever we climb onboard. B...
The Future of Communications in an IoT World
The future of the IoT is inextricably linked to the performance of next generation networks. These must keep pace with the exponential growth in network traffic that the IoT will inevitably create as mankind, machines, and everyth...
Five Key Attributes of NFV-Optimized Server Infrastructure
Looking at the development of mobile video and the IoT, the service provider market is changing dramatically. Margins for their traditional services are dwindling while many new and potentially lucrative revenue opportunities are waiting in...
My Smart Home (and why it’s still a Dream)
I assume the Isaac Asimov was right: “Luxury is something you could easily get used to”. Why? Because when I enter my home in the evening and switch on the light, I do not really care. I assume it’s the same for most of you....
Aircraft Interior Expo (AIX) 2015: Going Beyond the Passenger
The In-flight Entertainment (IFE) Zone at this year’s Aircraft Interior Expo (AIX) (5-7 April at Hamburg Messe/Germany) had increased over 30% from last year with about 150 companies representing their products and services. Thi...
Which Skills do we need for a successful IoT Project?
More than 40 percent of organizations expect the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform their business or offer significant new revenue or cost-savings opportunities in the short term (over the next three years), rising to 60 perce...
The Embedded World – which are the Steps for the Future?
Extreme miniaturization combined with much higher computing power, efficient communication in network and mobile systems – the developers of embedded systems actually have to fulfill enormous demands. The security of electronic systems, d...
Is your Business still dumb?
Last week I read a very interesting article from one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and CEO of Burrus Research, Daniel Burrus. He asked, if we are ready for innovation and transformation. With transforma...
Our IoT Vision
Nowadays we talk about IoT – a lot. For good reason! We @Kontron think that IoT is transforming for many industries and will greatly impact all levels of our daily life. But what is our detailed approach to IoT? And what makes u...
Are Smart Meters really a smart Idea?
When I was in Mumbai I learned that in some areas there is no tap-water for some hours each day. People, who can afford it, can buy a tank with fresh water outside for the day. Or at least this was my understanding from what the guide told ...
Wireless In-Flight-Entertainment (IFE): The next Step for Connecting Avionics Systems?
More space while sitting, personalized entertainment concepts and always online: Flying in the future should above all be a continuation of lifestyle on the ground. What sounds like wishful thinking, could be reality in a few years. But so ...
Can Digital Healthcare save Lifes?
IT-based networking has become an indispensable part of the health sector. Whether app or software – experts are sure – Digital Healthcare optimizes the quality and effectiveness of the procedures in doctors’ offices and hos...
Why we should not bemoan the loss of 2G
When I was still a quite small boy my grandfather gave me an old radio. This one was still using vacuum tubes and was of course only mono. There were just a handful FM (UKW) stations at that time, but I really enjoyed the gift. Today I’m ...
IoT: So What…?
Why it is important to communicate the Benefits of IoT to the Customer When I was a little boy, I never got the point my grandfather made. He was so proud because he managed to get 4 flavors of apples from one tree. And he managed to engra...
Retail Connected: Smart Mirrors and Virtual Car Showrooms
Isn’t this a Ladies dream: digital wardrobe and smart mirrors?! While I was in College, one of my classmates recreated the outfit management software from the movie Clueless, a 90s cult classic, as a class project. The concept shown ...
A long and healthy life – Connected Medical Devices
A visit to the local hospital during a business trip or vacation abroad is not a welcome interruption. Many hospitals around the world provide equally good care but with language barriers and without access to the patient’s health records...
Is this really the 21st century of Technology?
Water is a precious commodity in California as we are dependent on seasonal rainfall and melting snow from the mountain ranges to supply a very thirsty state – not only for personal use but for commercial and agricultural use. When the ne...
Maintenance Free Products – Connecting the world
We are all accustomed to communicating with family, friends and colleagues near and far. When far apart from each, the ability to connect reliably to each other in an instant makes the world feel like a “smaller” place. It is ‘a small...
When is ubiquitous connectivity becoming reality?  
For anyone who use public transport, such as trains, buses, planes or ferries, to get to and from work, having a reliable internet connectivity while on the move is highly desirable but quite challenging. Even with widespread cellular ...
Can connectivity really replace real networking?
This week I was at EE Live in San Jose CA – the West coast’s version of one of the more preeminent embedded computing technology events  where the latest and greatest in technology is showcased here in  Silicon Valle...
What about you?
As I was driving into work the other morning it occurred to me just how much technology surrounds us but that we take for granted that it should always be there. Cars now have everything from satellite connectivity to proximity safety senso...

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