VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, VPN
NextNav | February 24, 2023
On February 23, 2023, RadioIP, a leader in secure mobile communications, and NextNav, the leader in vertical location positioning, launched the newest Armada VPN Client and Synopsis Control Center, which now feature precision z-axis vertical location intelligence enabled by NextNav's Pinnacle technology.
Safety and secure situation at both horizontal and vertical levels of employees are now ensured by first responder and security agency users of the Real-Time Monitoring and Alerting Metrics Platform. The command has the connection and situational awareness needed without compromising their mission.
RadioIP created Armada Mobile VPN to guard against malicious actors who interrupt communications, undermine public safety, and generate phony locations. Armada uses a secured VPN tunnel to protect first responders' and law enforcement's data.
Ambroise Popper, VP and General Manager of NextNav reported "Location intelligence is a critical component in first responder safety and situational awareness – enabling safer interactions and positive outcomes." He further added "As advances in mobile technology continue to provide critical capabilities for public safety and security operations, NextNav is committed to helping organizations better meet current trends, while maintaining the privacy and security necessary for sensitive operations. We're proud to partner with RadioIP to provide the public safety community with the precise 3D location technology needed to protect and save lives."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
The Pinnacle network accurately locates 90% of buildings greater than three-story structures in 4,400 US cities and municipalities. In addition, NextNav Pinnacle powers public safety applications to improve first responder situational awareness. This year, a tier-one cellular carrier chose NextNav Pinnacle to add z-axis capabilities to wireless 9-1-1 calls to improve caller geolocation and emergency response.
Geolocation expands with NextNav, founded in 2008. NextNav leads next-generation GPS, enabling a new ecosystem of vertical location and resilient geolocation applications and services. Pinnacle's very accurate vertical positioning transforms location services to reflect the 3D environment and enable new capabilities. NextNav's TerraPoiNT network provides accurate, dependable, and resilient 3D positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services to serve critical infrastructure and other GPS-reliant systems without GPS.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
OpenSynergy | March 06, 2023
OpenSynergy has announced that the ‘COQOS Hypervisor Software Development Kit’ (SDK) has been successfully ported to the STMicroelectronics Stellar family of Integrated MCUs. The software firm, based in Berlin, has collaborated with STMicroelectronics to prove that the automotive virtual platform, 'COQOS Hypervisor SDK for real-time processors', uses hardware virtualization and extends it. Virtualization allows automakers to safely and successfully run numerous processes and applications on a shared piece of hardware without interfering with one another. Future generations of the domain and zonal designs will be built on the foundation created by this method technically.
To fully utilize the vast potential of the new class of automotive MCUs, function separation by hardware virtualization is not enough. To further facilitate the integration of several applications and operating systems working simultaneously, various functions are placed side-by-side on virtualization technology such as COQOS Hypervisor SDK. OpenSynergy's COQOS Hypervisor SDK includes a hypervisor and virtual devices, enabling the systems to connect without additional hardware. Thus, ‘VIRTIO-CAN’ is used instead of traditional CAN buses (a CAN implementation in shared memory, instead of wires). Since 2018, OpenSynergy has been an active member of the OASIS Open consortium, specifying the essential devices per the open VIRTIO standard for developing these virtual devices.
Using the COQOS hypervisor in conjunction with STMicroelectronics' Stellar virtualization technology, it is possible to entirely isolate the software from the hardware, allowing the operating systems and the applications executing on them to function in isolation from one another. They can be modularly updated also.
Philippe Prats, Vice President of Automotive Marketing and Applications, EMEA Region, STMicroelectronics said, "We developed Stellar Integration MCUs for Software Defined Vehicles specifically to deliver hardware virtualization able to integrate many real-time and multi-ASIL vECUs".
(Source – CISION PR Web)
Hardware virtualization enables domain functions (such as power distribution, body control, and GW functions) to function concurrently on a single Stellar MCU. Stellar's high-performance, multi-core design expands integrated functions necessary for a zonal or domain-based strategy. Spatial aggregation of functions, such as zonal computers, will be favored by future architectures as it reduces the cabling required for the entire vehicle. In addition, reduced vehicle weight and simplified integration are possible due to the cost savings made possible by harnessing via zonalization and virtual ECUs.
OpenSynergy, founded in 2007 and headquartered in Berlin, provides embedded software products for the next generation of vehicles. Hypervisor and communication products enable integrated driving. It's communications platforms include the automotive-leading Bluetooth stack Blue SDK. Many OEMs use it as their Bluetooth reference. OpenSynergy offers complementary Automotive-Grade software components for the Android Open Source Project to enhance Android's automotive adoption. In addition, it offers engineering services for product customization.
SERVER VIRTUALIZATION, VIRTUAL SERVER MANAGEMENT
Wind River | January 10, 2023
Wind River, a company that delivers software for intelligent systems, has announced that its Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform now supports the Intel Xeon D-1700 and D-2700 processors, as well as 11th Gen Intel Core processors.
Helix Platform is a safety-certifiable multi-core, multi-tenant platform that supports multiple independent levels of criticality and is designed for broad industry use cases, including avionics, industrial, medical, and automotive settings. The combination of the Wind River Helix Platform with the Intel Xeon D-1700 and D-2700 processors, as well as 11th Gen Intel Core processors, delivers an advanced, safe, and secure platform for edge-to-cloud software solutions.
“Increasingly, with the growth of the intelligent edge, industries such as aerospace and defense, automotive, and industrial bring unique sets of requirements and challenges. With Helix Platform support for Intel Xeon D and 11th Gen Intel Core™, Wind River is expanding architecture support to address the demanding needs of highly compute-heavy mission-critical applications,” said Avijit Sinha, chief product officer, Wind River.
It offers a true Type 1 hypervisor, 64-bit multi-core, single and multi-core guests, support for ARINC 653 Application Executive, FACETM 3.1 conformance, and multiple device models. The update furthers Wind River's commitment to address the demanding needs of highly compute-heavy mission-critical applications and Intel's commitment to enable end-user innovation and mission success. The Wind River Helix Platform also provides advanced security features such as secure boot, whitelisting, secure enclaves, and encryption, allowing for the most reliable safety-certified platform.
About Wind River
In terms of providing software for intelligent systems, Wind River is a world leader. Since 1981, the company's technology, which is used in billions of products, has been powering the safest, most secure devices in the world. With a wide range of partners and world-class professional services and support, Wind River provides a robust portfolio. Mission-critical intelligent systems will increasingly require greater compute and AI capabilities while requiring the highest levels of security, safety, and reliability. Wind River software and expertise are accelerating the digital transformation of these systems.