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StratusIoTsolutions partners with Device Authority to secure Industrial IoT edge devices

Stratus and DA lockup StratusIoTsolutions partners with Device Authority to secure Industrial IoT edge devices

LONDON, UK and FREMONT and ATLANTA, USA – October 25, 2016StratusIoTsolutions, an emerging leader in OEM connectivity for intelligent edge devices has today announced that they have entered into a partnership with Device Authority, a global leader in policy and device-driven security for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Gartner Cool Vendor 2016.

StratusIoTsolutions is using Device Authority’s KeyScaler™ platform technology for their On Chip Crypto™ and Wormhole™ technology, which delivers secure and robust connectivity from edge devices to the Enterprise Cloud.

“For the last two years we realized that security is the key to volume deployment in the Industrial IoT space. We chose Device Authority as our end-to-end solution as their technology is best of breed, and so is their technical vision”, said Jeff Seward, CEO of StratusIoTsolutions.

As an authorized design partner for top chip manufacturers using ARM cores, StratusIoTsolutions is planning to integrate Device Authority directly into the silicon, speeding up the time to market and reducing cost and risk.

“We are delighted to partner with StratusIoTsolutions to solve the need for security at the edge device, while also supporting IoT scale ”, said Darron Antill, CEO of Device Authority. “Our customers can leverage StratusIoTsolutions’ expertise with security on chip and embedded operating systems”, he added.

Stratus and Device Authority are working together to provide the security for the new Quake™ POE vibration sensor going into Industrial environments.

About StratusIoTsolutions

StratusIoTsolutions is a privately held company based in Atlanta, GA with engineering headquarters in Vermont. Founded by engineers, Stratus is an OEM Technology company focused on the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things). Leveraging our partnerships with major silicon manufacturers, we execute FutureProof IIoT based on the next generation product roadmaps of venders such as STM, Broadcom, Qualcomm, Marvell, and Cypress.

About Device Authority

Device Authority provides simple, innovative solutions to address the challenges of securing the Internet of Things (IoT). We help our customers simplify the process of establishing a robust, end-to-end security architecture within the IoT and deliver efficiencies at scale through security automation. The Device Authority IoT security platform is purpose-built to address these challenges through automated device provisioning, credential management, secure updates and policy-driven data encryption.

With offices in Fremont, California and Bracknell, UK, Device Authority partners with the leading IoT ecosystem providers, including ThingWorx, Symantec, DigiCert, Dell and Intel. Keep updated by visiting www.deviceauthority.com and following @DeviceAuthority on Twitter.

StratusIoTsolutions Joins GE Digital Alliance Program

StratusIoTsolutions, a privately held OEM technology company based in Atlanta, GA. is pleased to announce that we have joined the GE Digital Alliance Program.

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 Andy Sargent and Jeff Seward at GE’s Plano Facility

The GE Digital Alliance Program is an industry first, dedicated to building the digital industrial ecosystem across systems integrators, independent software vendors, telecommunications service providers and technology providers.

As a GE Digital Alliance member, StratusIoTsolutions will be able to train and certify their developers and begin building industrial apps on Predix, GE’s cloud-based operating system for the Industrial Internet.

StratusIoTsolutions brings its extensive experience with intelligent Edge Devices and Enterprise Cloud integration to drive the delivery of sensor and process data into the Predix platform.

StratusIoTsolutions is also developing a communications connector into the GE Critical Power system to facilitate a new generation of DC powered Intelligent Edge Devices.

The CEO of StratusIoTsolutions, Jeff Seward, expressed the company’s excitement. “We are very pleased to be selected to join this elite group of technologists shaping the future of Industrial IoT. GE surprised us with their quick reaction time and vision.”

StratusIOTsolutions to attend OSIsoft 2016 Users Conference

StratusIOTsolutions is attending the 2016 OSIsoft Users Conference at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel. The conference runs from April 4th to 8th.

OSIsoft is the world’s leading provider of the PI System, an open infrastructure that enables a tight link up of real time sensor data and people who need practical data.

PI System connectivity is baked in to all of our IIOT products.

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Emcraft Systems and StratusIoTsolutions deliver customer product

Emcraft Systems and StratusIoTsolutions deliver ARM® M7 functionality in a customer product using Emcraft’s STM32F7 System-On-Module

Emcraft Systems and StratusIoTsolutions worked together with early-access silicon from STMicroelectronics and have just delivered the first run of products for a major OEM customer in the electrical power Transmission and Distribution market. STMicroelectronics did a great job architecting the new STM32F7 MCU, and it has blazing performance with low power consumption.

Emcraft Systems has partnered with StratusIoTsolutioEmcraft logons to deliver value added software, design and engineering services to OEM customers.

StratusIoTSolutions is a privately held company based in Atlanta, GA with engineering headquarters in Vermont. Stratus specializes in end product connectivity built on Emcraft SOM technology such as signal conditioning, StratusIOTsolutions logomesh wireless, POE, WiFi, cellular, and satellite uplinks to Enterprise Clouds like the OSIsoft® PI System®.

StratusIoTsolutions took the standard Emcraft STM32F7 System-On-module, designed a custom baseboard, and added an application layer tuned to take full advantage the Emcraft uClinux OS providing advanced secure Enterprise Cloud connectivity and also an IEC61131 controller.

 

 

StratusIoTsolutions Deploys Phoenix Contact Software’s eCLR Automation Solution

StratusIoTsolutions announces deployment of Phoenix Contact Software’s automation solution on the Arm® Cortex-M7® Processor.

StratusIoTsolutions is pleased to offer the full functionality of Phoenix Contact Software ProConOS Embedded CLR running on our new WormholeTM System.

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This Module features the new ST Microelectronics STM32F7xx Arm® Cortex-M7® processor.

The STM32 F7 devices are the world’s first ARM® Cortex-M7® based 32-bit microcontrollers, setting the benchmark in performance.

The WormholeTM module is intended for OEM integration of IEC 61131 Control into board level electronics.  A preliminary data sheet is available.

The Phoenix Contact Software ProConOs eCLR kernel is accessed and programmed with Multiprog Express and Multiprog Pro+ software that supports the IEC 61131 languages popular in automation.

StratusIoTsolutions is an Industrial IoT OEM that brings secure IoT information to the Enterprise cloud, including the OSIsoft® PI System®.

Phoenix Contact Software, the leading software solution provider for automation manufacturers, specializes in the creation and integration of control automation software for machines, systems, and devices. Our three core technologies, Software PLC Technology (IEC 61131), Safety Software (IEC 61508 up to SIL3), and PROFINET (TPS-1 device chip and RT software stacks) enable the easy use of complex technologies, while offering simple solutions. Phoenix Contact Software solutions prove their quality and reliability on a daily basis in hundreds of thousands of automation systems.

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Stratus Joins OSIsoft Partner EcoSphere

Stratus Joins OSIsoft Partner EcoSphere

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StratusIoTsolutions is pleased to announce that we have joined the OSIsoft Partner EcoSphere as a Technology Partner.

StratusIoTSolutions is a privately held company based in Atlanta, GA with engineering headquarters in Vermont.

Since Stratus principals were first exposed to the power of the PI System over 15 years ago, we have continued to apply OSIsoft Enterprise Solutions to innovative markets. Stratus has developed a suite of hardware and communications modules that bake connectivity to the PI System right into our core architecture.

Stratus specializes in IoT connectivity for Industrial IoT. Ready-to-run WiFi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, BLE, cellulaWiFi v2.0r, and satellite solutions link your science, data, Wizard logo TMand core technology to the Enterprise Cloud. We have the baked in security, data encryption, and industrially hardened hardware and firmware to connect you now, without requiring a major redesign and requalification of your products.

Leveraging our partnerships with major silicon manufacturers, we execute future-proof IoT based on the next generation product roadmaps of venders such as STM, Broadcom, Qualcomm-Atheros, Marvell, and Cypress.

IoT is powerful but disruptive technology. Our expertise with OSIsoft integration delivers Industrial IoT solutions that speed your time to market and provide reliable connectivity to your PI System.

Stratus will be attending the OSIsoft UC 2015 with some examples of how Industrial IoT is done.Wormhole logo

Stratus looks forward to working with OSIsoft customers and Partners who need a robust, secure, and rapid rollout Industrial IoT connectivity solution to the PI System.Wormhole board

See you in San Francisco!

 

Debug without Drama

StratusIOTsolutions is proud to announce the release of its USB-to-Serial adapter kit.  It’s a step above, on two counts:

  1. It’s a combo of serial-to-USB hardware adapter with robust USB dri ver
  2. It includes a software platform that finds all COM ports on your machine and color codes any StratusIOTsolutions adapters to match the LED color in the adapter.

Have you ever struggled with the tangle of USB-to-Serial adapters or driver issues?  Not with the with the StratusIOTsolutions USB2TTL developers kit.  That’s the “debug without drama.”

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IoT and the coffee maker

When you get out of bed in the morning, do you have a bleary-eyed conversation with your IoT connected coffee maker on your smartphone?  Or perhaps you don’t really care if it forever flashes “12:00″ and all you want is your morning cup of coffee.*

Espresso and such, at Scout and Company, Winooski, Vermont, USA

Espresso at Scout and Company, Winooski, Vermont, USA.   Click the photo.

Yes, some IoT products may strike us as sheer silliness, but there’s also the matter of cost.  In the February 21, 2015 issue of World Magazine the author makes similar statements based on his observations of the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show in January.  He states, “this first generation of connected devices is very expensive – one of the reasons why many tech watchers believe the Internet of Things may never reach it’s potential,” and cites lack of standards as possibly the heart of the issue.

StratusIOTsolutions tries to bring relevant, practical, and cost effective solutions to the market.

(* with apologies to the tea drinkers.)