Kontron joined with industry partners to open Internet of Things Cloud Data Center and Research Laboratory in Malaysia
Augsburg, 19th February 2015 – Kontron, a leading global provider of Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), along with Cisco, Dell, IBM, Intel, and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), joined forces to establish the Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science & Technology CREST (http://crest.my/v2/) Internet of Things Cloud Data Centre and Research Laboratory (ICDC Research Lab) in Penang. This milestone was achieved only 6 weeks after Kontron was named industry lead for CREST IoT Connected Healthcare Cluster (CHC).
The ICDC Research Lab provides Malaysian-based entities with opportunities to design, develop and commercialize innovative, market-driven IoT products and solutions. The facility enables individuals and organizations to collaborate and access IoT-related knowledge and know-how through research and development (R&D) activities. Michael Väth, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing of Kontron says “As a major player in IoT, Kontron’s progress in Malaysia is representative of our global innovation and leadership. We are proud to participate in the CREST initiative as this is a blueprint of how to develop new business models based on IoT as well as to stimulate economic development.”
The ICDC Research Lab will also act as a catalyst in developing leading-edge skills and talent needed in the local IoT space. Shanmuganathan Palanisamy, Managing Director Kontron Penang and Head of R&D Execution APAC explains Kontron’s role and vision in the ICDC: “Kontron plans to nurture a healthy R&D ecosystem for the development of world-class IoT solutions by bringing a wealth of IoT healthcare development tools and evaluation kits that allow CREST partners to more easily develop solutions and connectivity to an open platform. Our knowledge and resources can also help jump-start and initiate the prototype and product development activities for local companies. This knowledge allows us to more quickly establish a relevant use case result at the new CREST IoT Lab. Cluster partners and other relevant IoT interest groups will be able to witness how IoT connected solutions are developed and rolled out.”
With Kontron as the CREST CHC industry lead, the cluster has already united more than 36 participating organizations to enable affordable and attainable, patient-centric, quality healthcare in Malaysia by utilizing IoT technology. The CREST CHC focuses on the application of wearable embedded systems, Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices technology and commercialization of healthcare products, solutions and services. As a result of these focused efforts, Kontron customers will eventually see these benefits in their solutions.
For more information on Kontron in IoT visit iot.kontron.com
CREST (Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology) is an Industry-led catalyst and change agent that drives the growth of Malaysia’s E&E industry. CREST focuses on creating a vibrant R&D ecosystem by promoting collaboration between the Industry and Academia in R&D initiatives, with strong support from the relevant Government organizations.
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