Acer expands cloud partnerships on the IoT
Taiwan’s Acer Inc. ( ) announced new partnerships Thursday at COMPUTEX Taipei with U.S. chip-maker Marvell and Chinese ODM maker Hipad to develop solutions for Internet of Things (IoT,
) — the concept of connecting household devices to the Internet.
Continuing the expansion of its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC,
) ecosystem, Acer said its cloud services and mobile apps have been integrated with Marvell’s IoT chipset, which can empower Hipad’s smart home devices for monitoring, controlling, notification and data collection.
Acer is also collaborating with Canonical — the UK software developer behind the Ubuntu operating system — on a range of the IoT and cloud projects, including a smart home surveillance solution that is powered by Canonical’s Snappy Ubuntu Core OS designed to run on IoT devices.
“Our aim is to accelerate time-tomarket for all those who are investing time, energy and creativity in IoT projects,” said Maverick Shih ( ), president of Acer’s BYOC business group.
“Working together, we can combine smart technologies like Snappy Ubuntu Core with Acer’s go-to-market experience, enabling the developer community to design more innovative Snappy apps to run on Acer hardware,” Shih told a media briefing.