CES Trends: Data is the New Frontier

Fast, secure data access is essential in the workings of every smart device and ecosystem. Even from behind the scenes it played a big role at this year's CES. Data is at the center of almost every innovation - autonomous cars, camera drones and consumer IoT. At the same time it presents the biggest challenge of all. Huge amount of data is being continuously recorded to enable smart home and car. Recorded to a local storage it can lead to flash memory wear-out, file fragmentation and memory corruption that can cause frame drops. To be processed in a real time it needs to be recorded at a stable, high speed without any lag or slowdown.

Connected Car

autonomous driving Connected car is a fast emerging consumer tech category. It was the star of CES, where almost every major car brand was showcasing latest automated features, which move far beyond adaptive cruise control or lane assist. In the advanced driver assistance and autonomous driving data is being recorded from multiple sensors and the cameras helping the car safely assess the situation on the road. Around the clock the system is bombarded with information from many different sources including traffic flow, vehicle maintenance and manufacturer updates. Facial monitoring, gestures and voice control are being developed to enable hands-off driving. However at this point most of the implemented technologies require driver's hands on the steering wheel. Despite automotive players heavily investing in the new features, most probably we will not see a fully autonomous car until 2020.

Internet of Things

connected cars Cross-device connectivity is becoming reality with tighter smartphone integration and much improved link with the smart home. Advanced IoT systems allow to coordinate and access smart home devices from the outside and easy sync across multiple applications. Current main disruptors of the industry include: mobility, broadband and the cloud. Home automation itself is moving rapidly forward thanks to IoT consortiums such as AllSeen Alliance driving the ultimate device interoperability. CES saw an abundance of smart appliances outfitted with sensors including intelligent fridges and washers. Samsung went as far as offering a family hub that centers around the smart fridge. Every smart home system is now featuring camera monitoring that records events around the clock and sends alerts directly to your mobile phone. As the number of connected devices continues to grow, we need fast and robust home networks to sustain multiple applications running at the same time, heavy content transfers and high resolution video streaming.

Tuxera Technology

Tuxera demoAt Tuxera booth this year we focused on the importance of data storage technology. Tuxera file systems optimized for flash memory ensure the highest file transfer speeds over a prolonged period of time. Extending system and device lifetime, our technology prevents frame drops and guarantees data integrity in every possible scenario, especially important in autonomous driving and surveillance.

For more information please contact us at sales@tuxera.com.


Tuxera and Linksys Team To Help Provide a Better Experience For Home Network Storage Applications

Tuxera Network Storage Software Help Deliver the Best Home Network Performance and the Fastest Data Transfer Speeds

Helsinki, Finland and Playa Vista, CA January 6th 2016Tuxera Inc., market leader in digital storage, network technologies and streaming solutions announced today that its network storage software powers the latest, high-end MAX-STREAM MU-MIMO routers from Linksys® including the EA8500 and the newly launched EA7500, a MU-MIMO AC1900 Wi-Fi router.

The Tuxera Network Storage Accelerator software (TNSA) helps boost read and write performance on external hard drives connected to select Linksys routers via USB connections at up to 300% improvement.[1] At the same time, Tuxera solutions improve reliability with built-in fail-safe technology, which guarantees volume integrity against corruptions in unexpected plug-off, power-off situations.

Speedy routers with excellent Wi-Fi coverage and stable signals, enable each and every device to connect at its top speed. Coupled with an external drive, Linksys MAX-STREAM EA8500 and EA7500 help deliver the fastest network storage data rivaling even the high-end dedicated NAS servers.

“Linksys and Tuxera have teamed to create compatibility between the Linksys internal Linux based operating system and external file systems used by Windows (NTFS) and OS X (HFS+).  The Tuxera software allows our Linux platform to understand and write to drives formatted with these file systems at high speeds and overall better experience for our customers,” said Dan Wang, Director of Product Development, Linksys.

“Linksys routers outfitted with powerful software and hardware answer the challenges of the modern connected home. With low CPU consumption, there is more room for services and applications to run at the same time without any slow down or interference,” added Arnaud Petit, Global Sales Director at Tuxera.

  • Tuxera Technology Showcase at CES: Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Suite 27121.
  • Linksys at CES: LVCC, South Hall 3 - 30445

Email us at ces@tuxera.com or call: +1 650 305 0600 to book a meeting. More information can be found on our website: www.tuxera.com/tuxera-at-ces.

About Tuxera: Tuxera is the leading provider of file systems that allow music, pictures, videos and other content to be ported across mobiles, tablets, home entertainment, consumer, industrial or any other electronics. Tuxera’s industry-standard file system solutions for Android, Linux, Mac OS X and other platforms have hundreds of millions installations. Close collaboration with industry leaders ensures reliable compatibility and helps to set high standard in performance, low power use for embedded and mobile solutions. For more information, please visit www.tuxera.com.

About Linksys: The Linksys brand has pioneered wireless connectivity since its inception in 1988 with its leading innovation and engineering strategies, and best-in-class technology, design, and customer service. Linksys enables a connected lifestyle for people at home, at work and on the move, and with its award-winning products, simplifies home control, entertainment, security and Internet access through innovative features and a growing application and partner ecosystem. For more information, visit linksys.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or watch us on YouTube.

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[1]The improvement is dependent on the platform and technical optimizations


Flash Friendly Solutions: Powering Connected Cars

By 2020 we will have 50 billion internet-enabled devices and connected car recently became one of the links in the Internet of Things chain encompassing all intelligent devices. Integrated with home systems it is able access users' content on the go. Connected car technology can be looked at from several functional areas:

  • Autonomous driving: currently the most talked about and fastest growing feature, which is being driven primarily by growing demand in China and the US. Although some functionalities such as autonomous parking and congestion navigation are already included, full deployment is expected to take off only between 2020 and 2025
  • Safety: another of  the key selling points for the connected car driven by a high demand from China. Includes danger warning and collision prevention systems. Increasingly popular sensors provide a steady stream of data on vehicle movements, wear and tear, and outside conditions. Advanced features allows the car to analyze the data and issue controls to stay in the lane, brake on its own, maintain safe distance from the car in front or even change lanes.
  • Entertainment: especially in Asia it is considered a basic automotive function. Customers expect seamless integration with personal devices such as smartphones, tablets, wearables and various types of storage. This includes unrestricted access to the content on the go, traffic information and up to date navigation.
  • Well-being: following safety concerns this feature is starting to gain traction with fatigue detection systems and emergency breaking in case driver blacks out.
  • Vehicle management: important for car brands to schedule remote software updates and monitor performance.
  • Mobility management: recommendation system for navigation based on constant flow of information that needs to be analyzed and processed in the real time.
  • Home integration: as customers are embracing home automation they expect to expand that experience to the car being able to access content stored stored at home and remotely control house environment.

connected car

Connected Car Challenges

As smart cars are slowly turning into mini connected data centers the flash memory is used as a default storage. Intensive use through always-on apps, which download and write data around the clock, can wear out the physical flash memory limited by the number of write cycles. Optimized for flash, Tuxera solutions reduce flash memory wear-out, significantly extending the system's lifetime.

Autonomous driving and advanced safety features require constant recording of huge amount of data from cameras and sensors, which can cause memory corruption. Tuxera prevents file system corruption and ensures 100% data and system integrity in every possible scenario. It also maintains multiple data recording streams running at the highest speeds possible for an extended period of time so there are no delays in data access.

We are showcasing our latest technology at CES - book your meeting to find out more!


Family Share: Enjoy Content On All Devices

On average people have 3 internet-connected devices per person and that number is forecasted to increase to 5 by 2020. Out of those, 64% multiscreen while watching TV. Thanks to multiple screens and speakers, everyone can enjoy movies and music whenever they want. However, the abundance of cloud services, content networks and media storage options poses a certain challenge to access all of that content at the same time. Things get more complicated when a group of friends or a family of three or more wants to decide what music or movies to play.

Tuxera's AllConnect makes it easy to share multiple contents to multiple devices at the same time. Using just one source, one can stream music to the speakers, movie to the big screen and a YouTube video to a tablet. Kids can enjoy their cartoons, while parents relax on the couch with a favorite movie. It works as well for a casual party at home where everyone can take turns playing their music and for a road trip during which everyone can stay entertained while the driver focuses on the road.

IoT

New AllConnect App is available for a download at the Google Play Store. iOS version will follow soon. User friendly interface displays all the available devices nearby to enable full control over the connected home. We will be showcasing how it works at Tuxera Technology Showcase at CES. Don't forget to book your meeting!


Tokyo Open Stack Summit, 27-30 October 2015, Tokyo, Japan

Next week you can meet Tuxera team at the Open Stack Summit in Tokyo. We are talking about our solutions for fast data transfer and optimized cloud storage. Tuxera SMB, a proprietary SMB sever for Android and Linux, is tailored solution for both embedded and enterprise markets. With low CPU it leaves more room for other applications to run enabling a greater number services. It also means easy handling of multiple simultaneous connections to shared resources. Improved security including encryption and authentication ensures secure and seamless content sharing.

The summit is aimed at developers, users and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software. The community gathers together to discuss the next software release and network with other members. It connects over 4,000 people.

Drop us a line to book a meeting and learn more about Tuxera solutions for network storage.


SD Association Global Workshop, 27-28 October, Taipei, Taiwan

SD cardsAs always you can meet our technical team at the 2015 Fall Interoperability event, this time held at the Nangang Exhibition Center. Tuxera participates in all the sessions testing our software against the latest SD specifications to ensure the best possible performance.

Let's discuss full interoperability, highest performance and best reliability on SD cards. Email us to book a meeting!


Broadband World Forum, 20-22 October, London, UK

Tuxera Media ServerMeet our home networking team at the Broadband World Forum in London and let's talk about Tuxera software for your home ecosystem. It is one of the largest telecoms, media & technology events in the world. Attendees include fixed, mobile and cable operators, OTTs and other market disruptors. People are looking to control content across all the devices and there is an ongoing switch in content consumption to on-demand videos and movies and streaming.

With multiple devices and appliances connecting to internet at the same time, multiple apps running in the background and multiple users wanting to download or share files there is a significant strain on the home network. We need robust and fast solutions to enable them happily coexist on the same home broadband network without any slowdowns. Tuxera delivers high speeds at a low CPU, making sure that there is enough room for all the applications to run at the same time with no lag.

Want to hear more? Get in touch with our team to book a meeting!


SDA General Assembly Meeting, 14-15 October, Sapporo, Japan

infotainmentIn October we are heading to Sapporo for the fall edition of the SD Association member meeting. As an executive member, Tuxera is involved in discussions on SD next specs, actively participating in developing its new features.

Tuxera's file system software brings support for all SD card types so the user can easily expand the storage of their device and have more room for high quality pictures and videos. In-built fail-safe technology ensures that data will not be lost or corrupted during storage removal or power loss.

Used for intensive video recording SD cards will wear-out quite quickly. We are working with flash memory vendors to optimize performance and extend SD cards lifetime.

Want to hear more? Get in touch to book a meeting!


Storage Developer Conference, 21-22 September, Santa Clara, CA

SDC 2015Next week you can meet Tuxera Network Storage team at the Storage Developer Conference in Santa Clara. The event attracts over 400 attendees from the worldwide storage community bringing latest trends in file systems software, SMB, software defined storage, security, performance and more. SDC 2015 agenda follows 3 tracks that focus on disruptive technologies: Persistent Memory, Object Drives and SMR drives.

Tuxera SMB

Tuxera is participating in the SNIA SMB3 Plugfest underwritten by Microsoft. We are testing and showcasing our latest technology for the storage market: Tuxera SMB and Cloud Storage Gateway. Tuxera SMB is a feature-rich, proprietary SMB solution for Linux and any embedded platform that fully replaces Samba. Performance optimizations together with low CPU and memory footprint enable multiple simultaneous connections to shared resources. Full interoperability with all SMB protocols including SMB3, customizable settings and workload specific optimizations make it easy to adapt it on any hardware platform.

tsmb_routerCloud storage is a hot topic and we are presenting also Cloud Storage Gateway: enterprise-class storage product for public, private and hybrid clouds with freedom from platform lock-in.

For more information get in touch with our Network Storage team. Let's meet up at the event - contact us to book a meeting.


Bring Any Online Content to Any Screen with AllConnect

Emergence and high market adoption of ultra fast home and mobile connections changed the way we consume, store and manage personal content. Our phones get quickly full with high quality photos and HD videos, some of which are stored in the cloud and on the SD cards. We use a mix of personal and premium content, according to the latest study from Nielsen nine out of ten users store content up in the cloud while eight out ten are interchanging between the cloud and various streaming services. Which one to choose? The sheer amount of cloud storage and streaming providers make content consumption a real challenge for an ordinary user.

 

content consumption

 

AllConnect: Seamless Content Streaming

That is where Tuxera's AllConnect comes in. Integrated in software or hardware it offers an instant streaming service for both personal and premium content either with full smart home turnkey solution or a single technology component. AllConnect supports all connected devices and streaming technologies out of the box with a super easy user interface. It is one of the popular apps on the market used by millions of users everyday. A simple solution for the end user, who can stream TV shows, YouTube videos, movies, saved playlists and slideshows from the phone or tablet to any screen. No matter if the content is stored online, up in the cloud, on media server or on the SD card, it is always one click away. The software is also available for digital and action cameras for fast photo and video sharing to the big screen.

We are showcasing the app at the IBC 2015 together with iWedia, provider of software solutions for TV devices. AllConnect runs on top of Teatro 3.0, a software solution for Android TV STB, bringing Internet video content to the main screen. Linux-based Teatro-3.0 has been ported on a number of Set-Top Boxes based on different SoC, integrated with several security solutions and customized for a number of target markets.

Check out iWedia booth: hall 5, booth B40 and book a meeting with our team to find out more about Tuxera's streaming technology. Get in touch for more information on Tuxera's multiscreen apps and SDKs for Linux and Android.