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CREST implements Internet of Things with Intel and partners

By John Law - on 29 Jan 2015, 11:57pm

CREST implements Internet of Things with Intel and partners

In conjunction with the interview which was conducted at Intel’s office with its Internet of Things (IoT) Group Leader, Jonathan Ballon, today we saw the launch of a company’s initiative to embrace the new philosophy of staying constantly connected.

CREST (Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science & Technology Centre), an NGO whose goal is to help SMEs to stay connected to the world, built a new IoT Cloud Data Centre and Research Laboratory (ICDC) facility that is focused on helping government and academia with opportunities to design, develop and commercialize innovative and market-driven. The facility will also act as a hub that will support commercializing potential state-of-the-art solutions resulting from R&D in both the local and global markets.

Christopher Kelly, General Manager, Malaysian Design Centre, Intel Microelectronics (M) Sdn Bhd, giving a speech at the opening of the new IoT centre at the CREST office.

Currently, the lab’s construction is part of the second phase of the company’s three-phase plan, where they focus on efforts, such as tech clusters and luring academic institution into collaborating with them for the future.

“Since 2013, Cisco has been focused on driving the value proposition of the Internet of Things (IoT), which brings together people, process, data, and ‘things’ to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before. This turns information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunities for businesses, individuals, and countries. We are committed to working with companies and governments to drive innovation and community transformation through the use of technology. As the world becomes increasingly connected, solutions, opportunities and disruptive business models will arise. Working with CREST to explore opportunities for connecting the unconnected in Malaysia will drive tremendous value to the government and its stakeholders,” said Albert Chai, Country Manager for Cisco in Malaysia.

CREST intends to roll out their IoT implementation in three phases.

One of the key markets that CREST is focused on is the Healthcare and Transportation sector. To this extent, CREST has partnered not just with Intel, but other companies such as Kontron, Motorola Solutions, Cisco, and even Dell to obtain as many as 36 participating companies, all with a common goal to enable affordable attainable, patient-centric, quality healthcare in Malaysia by utilizing IoT-based technology.

The CREST ICDC Research Lab is also enabled by Kontron’s Standard Development System and Kontron SMARC Starter Kits as base development platform for system integrators and developers to develop IoT solutions.

Server farms were provided by both Dell Solutions and Cisco.

As mentioned before, CREST’s plan of implementing IoT across the nation for SMEs has just entered the second phase, which is to last from this year until the year 2017. In other words, there’s still a lot of time left for the company to attract more companies and their affiliated clusters into adopting IoT.

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