Acer ex­pands cloud part­ner­ships on the IoT

The China Post - - TAIWAN BUSINESS -

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.

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