Technology Partners & Strategic Alliances

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Lanner is an Associate Member of the Intel® IoT Solutions Alliance, a group committed to developing modular, standards-based solutions based on technologies, processors, products, and services from Intel®. Intel® enables the modular network with standards-based, building blocks for the converged network that deliver enhanced performance, greater scalability, and maximum flexibility offering profitable new communications services and lower infrastructure costs.

NVIDIA Corporation is an American multinational technology company incorporated in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California. It designs graphics processing units (GPUs) for the gaming and professional markets, as well as system on a chip units (SoCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market. Since 2014, NVIDIA has diversified its business focusing on four markets: gaming, professional visualization, data centers, and auto. NVIDIA is also now focused on artificial intelligence.

Founded in 1969 as a Silicon Valley start-up, the AMD journey began with dozens of employees focused on leading-edge semiconductor products. From those modest beginnings, AMD has grown into a global company of 10,000 people, achieving many important industry firsts along the way. AMD today develops high-performance computing and visualization products to solve some of the world’s toughest and most interesting challenges. There has never been a better time to be in the semiconductor industry, and we are ready to tackle the next 50 years with high-performance computing and graphics solutions that transform all of our lives.

Marvell first revolutionized the digital storage industry by moving information at speeds never thought possible. Today, that same breakthrough innovation remains at the heart of the company’s storage, processing, networking, security and connectivity solutions. With leading intellectual property and deep system-level knowledge, Marvell’s semiconductor solutions continue to transform the enterprise, cloud, automotive, industrial and consumer markets.

Broadcom Limited combines global scale, engineering depth, broad product portfolio diversity and superior execution and operational focus to deliver category-leading connectivity products so its customers can build and grow successful businesses today and in the future.

Mellanox Technologies  offers a choice of high performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon, that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage, network security, telecom and financial services.

Barefoot is a merchant chip company, and sells programmable switch ASICs. We also sell production-quality switches in low volume for use in evaluations and trials. And we sell software licenses for novel applications that run on our programmable switches. Email [email protected] for more details.

Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. In the 2018 fiscal year (ending 30 September), the Company reported sales of €7.6 billion with about 40,100 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).

NXP Semiconductors N.V. enables secure connections for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, industrial & IoT, mobile, and communication infrastructure markets.

We enable a smarter and safer world by creating network solutions to improve security and to find new ways of doing business.
The world is changing fast, and we make sure we stay ahead of those changes. While security is still our main focus, we are gradually expanding into related markets using new network-based products and solutions.
Our experience working with network video and audio solutions, analytics and access control contributes to the protection of people and property, process optimization, and increases business efficiency and information access.

Gemalto offers a broad portfolio of solutions, services and platforms that enable M2M and IoTapplications and allow enterprises and people to trust in our connected world. We offer the technology bricks customers need to simplify and speed development and ensure the security, reliability and long life of M2M and IoT solutions.

Through the Titanium Cloud ecosystem, Wind River collaborates with Lanner and other industry-leading hardware and software companies to ensure the availability of interoperable standard products optimized for deployment with Titanium Cloud. The Titanium Cloud Ecosystem builds rock-solid, unbreakable solutions based on the Titanium Cloud platform, bringing six-nines carrier grade reliability to NFV services. VNF Vendors, providers of operational and business support systems (OSS/BSS), NFV Orchestration and carrier-grade hardware providers all partner to develop next-generation networking solutions.

We’re the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver high-performing Linux, cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. We help you standardize across environments, develop cloud-native applications, and integrate, automate, secure, and manage complex environments with award-winning support, training, and consulting services.

In 2011 and 2012 Microsoft selected Lanner as their “Windows Embedded Partner of the Year” and honored us with Gold-level member status. This award recognizes Lanner’s leadership role in the Windows Embedded market space, in addition to our position as a first-choice hardware vendor for embedded applications.

From smartphones to cars, supercomputers and home appliances, home desktops to enterprise servers, the Linux operating system is everywhere.
Linux has been around since the mid-1990s and has since reached a user-base that spans the globe. Linux is actually everywhere: It’s in your phones, your thermostats, in your cars, refrigerators, Roku devices, and televisions. It also runs most of the Internet, all of the world’s top 500 supercomputers, and the world’s stock exchanges.
But besides being the platform of choice to run desktops, servers, and embedded systems across the globe, Linux is one of the most reliable, secure and worry-free operating systems available.

The Open Network Edge Services Software (OpenNESS) toolkit is designed to foster open collaboration and application innovation at the network and enterprise edge. OpenNESS is an open-source reference toolkit that we are making available to enable the ecosystem to create and deploy new edge applications and services. OpenNESS will make it easier for cloud and internet of things developers to engage with a worldwide ecosystem of hardware, software and solutions integrators to develop new 5G and edge use cases and services.

Telco Systems delivers an industry-leading portfolio of Carrier Ethernet and MPLS-based demarcation, aggregation, NFV and vCPE solutions, enabling service providers to create intelligent, service-assured, CE 2.0-compliant networks for mobile backhaul, business services and cloud networking. Telco Systems’ end-to-end Ethernet, SDN/NFV-ready product portfolio delivers significant advantages to service providers, utilities and city carriers competing in a rapidly evolving telecommunications market. Telco Systems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications (LSE: BVC).

SECUDOS is an innovative and rapidly expanding appliance technology and services provider focused on IT security and compliance. As a specialist in appliance technologies, its roots date back to 1996. SECUDOS is one of the pioneers in the IT appliance environment. As a quality leader, SECUDOS combines solutions from selected software providers with the highest quality appliance hardware in their products.The many years of experience and the unrestricted focus on the appliance business have made SECUDOS a leading technology partner for many software companies in the IT security and compliance software environment. SECUDOS reduces complexity in IT projects with specialized appliances and easy-to-use technologies.

Netcracker Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, is a forward-looking software company, offering mission-critical solutions to service providers around the globe. Our comprehensive portfolio of software solutions and professional services enables large-scale digital transformations, unlocking the opportunities of the cloud, virtualization and the changing mobile ecosystem. With an unbroken service delivery track record of more than 20 years, our unique combination of technology, people and expertise helps companies transform their networks and enable better experiences for their customers.

Lagopus is Open Source Software (OSS) developed by NTT to provide flexible high performing network functionality suitable for data centers and WAN applications. Designed with a software-oriented approach, Lagopus conforms to OpenFlow specifications and supports a wide range of mainstream network protocols in order to improve serviceability and stability. With DPDK, Lagopus is able to deliver high performance for SDN applications. Lanner’s network appliances has been certified to be compatible with NTT Lagopus SDN software switch.

Dispersive Networks provides programmable networking for mission-critical solutions. Its radically different approach to networking delivers new levels of security, reliability, and performance. The company offers 100% software-based programmable networking that provides a foundation for innovation and transformation across industry verticals. Inspired by battlefield-proven wireless radio techniques, the Dispersive™ Virtualized Network dynamically splits session-level IP traffic at the edge device into smaller, independent and individually encrypted packet streams.

Enea is a global supplier of network software platforms and world class services, with a vision of helping customers develop amazing functions in a connected society. We are committed to working together with customers and leading hardware vendors as a key contributor in the open source community, developing and hardening optimal software solutions. Every day, more than three billion people around the globe rely on our technologies in a wide range of applications in multiple verticals – from Telecom and Automotive, to Medical and Avionics. We have offices in Europe, North America and Asia, and are listed on NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm AB.

6WIND provides high-performance packet processing software solutions used by leading suppliers of networking equipment, telecommunications infrastructure and security. The company’s 6WINDGate™ solution eliminates up to twelve months from clients’ product development cycles, while maximizing the performance of their multi-core platforms.

Telco Systems delivers an industry-leading portfolio of Carrier Ethernet and MPLS-based demarcation, aggregation, NFV and vCPE solutions, enabling service providers to create intelligent, service-assured, CE 2.0-compliant networks for mobile backhaul, business services and cloud networking. Telco Systems’ end-to-end Ethernet, SDN/NFV-ready product portfolio delivers significant advantages to service providers, utilities and city carriers competing in a rapidly evolving telecommunications market. Telco Systems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications (LSE: BVC).

EXFO develops smarter network test, monitoring and analytics solutions for the world’s leading communications service providers, network equipment manufacturers and webscale companies. We are the market leader in optical testing and the technology leader in service assurance, with more than 1,600 employees in 25 countries and 2,000 customers worldwide.

ADVA Optical Networking SE is a European telecommunications vendor that provides network equipment for data, storage, voice and video services. ADVA Optical Networking has a global workforce of over 1,700 employees and its Fiber Service Platform (FSP) has been deployed in more than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises

Accedian delivers exceptional end to end network performance visibility, for control over the best possible user experience. Providing the most complete, current view of network health, Accedian dramatically improves visibility with actionable insights for peak reliability and quality of service (QoS). Accedian enables control over increasingly complex networks to increase agility, and reduce cost. Most importantly, through a fully optimized and performance assured network, Accedian proactively ensures maximum uptime and for peak quality of experience (QoE). Since 2005, Accedian has assured hundreds of thousands of networks and services globally, turning performance into a key competitive differentiator.

Creanord delivers professional services to assure the use of best practises available and training services for securing the highest technology know-how and operational efficiency. This enables seamless integration with third-party operations, business support systems and Software Defined Networks (SDN) and allows the customer to take full advantage of Creanord’s solution.

6WIND provides high-performance packet processing software solutions used by leading suppliers of networking equipment, telecommunications infrastructure and security. The company’s 6WINDGate™ solution eliminates up to twelve months from clients’ product development cycles, while maximizing the performance of their multi-core platforms.

Lanner is an Associate Member of the Intel® IoT Solutions Alliance, a group committed to developing modular, standards-based solutions based on technologies, processors, products, and services from Intel®. Intel® enables the modular network with standards-based, building blocks for the converged network that deliver enhanced performance, greater scalability, and maximum flexibility offering profitable new communications services and lower infrastructure costs.

Versa Networks solutions enable service providers and large enterprises to transform the WAN and branch networks to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa’s carrier-grade network function virtualization (NFV) software provides unmatched agility, cost savings and flexibility vs. traditional network hardware. Lanner and Versa Networks have tested and validated an integrated solution that combines Lanner’s compact virtual CPE equipment and Versa Networks’ highly-flexible NFV-based SD-WAN and SD-Security software.

128 Technology is the secure vector routing company. The 128T Networking Platform natively provides network-based security, control and insight across data centers, wide-area networks and edge locations for enterprises, service providers, and cloud companies alike. The company’s software-based approach disrupts the traditional networking paradigm, but doesn’t disrupt existing network infrastructures.

Silver Peak is the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, serving more than 3,000 customers around the world.Businesses with a Silver Peak SD-WAN solution lower costs, gain business agility and maintain competitive edge by delivering a superior experience when connecting users to applications using any combination of transport.Unlike other vendors, we offer you a fully integrated solution that combines high-performance SD-WAN, WAN optimization, routing and a stateful firewall to turn your WAN into a business advantage.

As service providers embrace SDN and NFV deployment models, Ekinops enables future-proofed deployment today, enabling operators to seamlessly migrate to an open, virtualized delivery model at a time of their choosing.

A global organization, Ekinops – a public company traded on the Euronext Paris exchange – is headquartered in Lannion, France, and Ekinops Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary, is incorporated in the USA.

6WIND provides high-performance packet processing software solutions used by leading suppliers of networking equipment, telecommunications infrastructure and security. The company’s 6WINDGate™ solution eliminates up to twelve months from clients’ product development cycles, while maximizing the performance of their multi-core platforms.

Aricent is a global design and engineering company innovating for customers in the digital era. We help our clients lead into the future by solving their most complex and mission critical issues through customized solutions. For decades, we have helped companies do new things and scale with intention. We bring differentiated value and capability in focused industries to help transform products, brands and companies. Based in San Francisco, CA, the global leader in innovation and design, is a part of Aricent. Aricent is a part of the Altran Group.

Fortinet secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network—today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud, or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks number one in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 500,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses.

Telco Systems delivers an industry-leading portfolio of Carrier Ethernet and MPLS-based demarcation, aggregation, NFV and vCPE solutions, enabling service providers to create intelligent, service-assured, CE 2.0-compliant networks for mobile backhaul, business services and cloud networking. Telco Systems’ end-to-end Ethernet, SDN/NFV-ready product portfolio delivers significant advantages to service providers, utilities and city carriers competing in a rapidly evolving telecommunications market. Telco Systems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications (LSE: BVC).

Bigleaf Networks improves Cloud connectivity and Internet performance. We are a team of telecom and network software professionals who built our Cloud-first SD-WAN service based on the natural architecture of leaves. We are dedicated to providing a better Internet experience with simple implementation, friendly support, and powerful technology. Founded in 2012, Bigleaf Networks is investor-backed, offering service across North America.

Dispersive Networks provides programmable networking for mission-critical solutions. Its radically different approach to networking delivers new levels of security, reliability, and performance. The company offers 100% software-based programmable networking that provides a foundation for innovation and transformation across industry verticals. Inspired by battlefield-proven wireless radio techniques, the Dispersive™ Virtualized Network dynamically splits session-level IP traffic at the edge device into smaller, independent and individually encrypted packet streams.

nacXwan is a successful spin-off of a renown French Telco. The company, with seats in Switzerland, France and Spain, counts to-date over 15,000 nodes operated worldwide with its SD-WAN as a Service technology.

With nacXwan, Network Operators, MSPs and Integrators benefit from a flexible, agile and protected infrastructure, reduce the time-to-market of their SD-WAN offering and are profitable from day 1.

flexiWAN allows enterprises and service providers to adapt their SD-WAN solution without being limited by the cost, vendor lock and the specific routing capabilities offered by proprietary SDWAN vendors. flexiWAN offers an open architecture open source SD-WAN infrastructure that includes the vRouter, management, orchestration and automation as well as core SD-WAN baseline functionality.
flexiWAN allows an agile network design required for modern networks and applications by offering native and optimized integration points for enterprise/service provider specific or 3rd party logic.

netElastic is an innovative software company providing end-to-end solutions for network function virtualization and carrier infrastructure. Built on our extensive experience in software-defined networking and our proprietary data-plane technology, netElastic delivers carrier NFV solutions optimized for network scalability, performance, security, and operator efficiency. SDN and NFV technologies have become the preferred platforms for network innovation, and netElastic’s mission is to help carrier and service provider customers succeed with their transformation goals.

Accedian delivers exceptional end to end network performance visibility, for control over the best possible user experience. Providing the most complete, current view of network health, Accedian dramatically improves visibility with actionable insights for peak reliability and quality of service (QoS). Accedian enables control over increasingly complex networks to increase agility, and reduce cost. Most importantly, through a fully optimized and performance assured network, Accedian proactively ensures maximum uptime and for peak quality of experience (QoE). Since 2005, Accedian has assured hundreds of thousands of networks and services globally, turning performance into a key competitive differentiator.

Brain4Net, Inc. is a leading next-generation networking solutions provider for cost-efficient, high-performance, agile, multi-vendor infrastructures adding value to Service Providers, Enterprises and Hyperscale Companies. While leveraging SDN/NFV advantages and core networking technology trends (such as Disaggregation, Telco Cloud, Network slicing, Distributed network services and mobile edge computing) the Company moves the industry forward to 5G and new networking era.

Founded in September 2003, as a spin-off from the D-Link Corporation, Alpha Networks Inc. offers customers nearly 30 years of experience in the networking industry. Alpha possesses highly capable design, manufacturing, and service resources in networking products and offers a complete portfolio of off-the-shelf and custom solutions. Since its inception, Alpha Networks has enjoyed consistent, strong growth and successfully built its reputation by delivering comprehensive product portfolios that deploy a variety of mature and cutting edge technologies. Additionally, by leveraging market intelligence and global experience derived from solid partnerships with first-tier brand name companies, Alpha Networks has proved itself capable of developing design and manufacturing expertise that often push the boundaries of innovation and have helped to elevate Alpha Networks to a position of global leadership in the networking industry.

NoviFlow is a networking software company specializing in scaling cybersecurity
Today, almost everything depends on networks. The rise of connected devices, on-line media and services, virtualization, and the advent of cloud computing place unprecedented demands on data networks. The required infrastructure has become difficult to scale and expensive to manage. The pace of technological change is only accelerating, as personal devices are becoming increasingly powerful and bandwidth-hungry, challenging existing solutions particularly at the network/cloud edge, where the use of existing Load Balancer solutions is overly complex, limits throughput to less than 1 Tbps, and is proving enormously expensive, especially for cybersecurity use cases.

Milestone Systems is the global industry leader in open platform IP video management software. The XProtect platform delivers powerful surveillance that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations around the world. With support for the widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-in-class solutions to video enable organizations – managing risks, protecting people and assets, optimizing processes and reducing costs.

When we started out in 1997, we knew that technology could break down barriers and broaden perspectives. Our very first IP-based video surveillance system was true to that belief. It gave customers more flexibility, scalability, and ease of use. It empowered our users to do more.
Today, we’re still focused on delivering innovation that makes life work better. As the industry leader in IP-based security solutions, it’s our aim to minimize the unknown. We build resilient, connected solutions that help businesses protect, understand, and enhance the world around them.

Gorilla Technology, a privately held company established in 2000, specializes in video intelligence and IoT technology, supporting a wide range of video-centric and content management applications for retail, enterprise and surveillance. Our machine learning and deep learning video analysis algorithms identify, analyze and extract information from digital content to drive business intelligence solutions and automation.

Founded in 2003, AxxonSoft is a leading developer of smart integrated security and video surveillance systems (VMS and PSIM). The company’s portfolio for the Safety & Security market boasts over 150,000 projects with 2.5 million cameras installed.

The OpenVINO™ toolkit is a comprehensive toolkit for quickly developing applications and solutions that emulate human vision. Based on Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), the toolkit extends CV workloads across Intel® hardware, maximizing performance.

We develop software for streaming video since 2010. Flussonic server solutions help business clients store, capture, deliver and transcode video. Customers in more than 100 countries use our products for IPTV, OTT, cloud services and protected in-house video surveillance systems. IBM, Gazprom, Lukoil, Ufanet, Balitower, IdenTV, Rostelecom, Arbitration Court and other companies and government institutions proudly use our software.

ZEDEDA is pioneering a cloud-native approach to control, visibility, and security of edge applications at hyperscale with the industry’s first edge virtualization software. Founded in 2016, ZEDEDA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with additional engineering and customer success teams based in India.

VXG offers the video platform of the future. There are 3 main components of the VXG platform:
1. Run it anywhere. The VXG platform can run as a private or public cloud. We also offer relay between private and public clouds.
2. Interface with AI. VXG provides a bridge to various AI engines.
3. Instant access. Using the VXG SDKs, you can receive instant access to video streams on any web browser or mobile device.

NodeWeaver is a zero-management Edge cloud fabric – integrating storage, networking and virtualization in a single system. It has an easy to use interface and a management system that automates most tasks and simplify activities that would otherwise require highly skilled expensive personnel.

Kepware provides a portfolio of award-winning software solutions that help businesses connect diverse automation devices and software applications and enable the Industrial Internet of Things. From plant floor to wellsite to windfarm, Kepware serves a wide range of customers in a variety of vertical markets including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Building Automation, Power & Utilities, and more. Lanner is an alliance member and which provides access to technology from Kepware and enables access industrial data from the connectivity platform, KEPServerEX.

Interactor is an award-winning IoT edge compute platform software that provides interoperability between devices and takes control of data-in-motion. Technology funded by NSF and DHS, Interactor’s revolutionary edge processing technology is a critical element in bringing the power of IoT and real-time data processing on premise for industrial and telecommunication customers. Built to streamline orchestration of high volumes of data, disparate connections, interfaces, protocols and micro-services, Interactor use cases are in markets such as manufacturing, oil and gas, power and utilities, telecommunication, transportation, and smart city.

Iconics designs easy-to-use auutomation software solutions wich can visualize, analyze and mobilize real-time information for any applications and devices. Their mission is to provide a consistent increase in energy efficiency, productivity and product quality for customers, partners and system integrators. Lanner is an IoT alliance partner for Iconics enabling a synergetic collaboration between software and hardware to create highly efficient connected automation systems.

Grid Software are a team of experience communication experts, systems and software engineering professionals committed to providing highest quality standards in consultancy and development of solutions for Smart Grid system providers.

Cybeats secures IoT devices to ensure they are without vulnerabilities before being deployed, protects them from threats while they are deployed and monitors the health of the devices providing insights into their operation and resource utilization trends, while securely upgrading the firmware when required. Cybeats’ platform allows enterprises to benefit from the value of IoT technologies without increasing their risk profile.

Corlina provides a secure, affordable, and elegant way to scale Smart Factory capabilities into the millions of industrial enterprises driving today’s largest economies. It is designed from the ground up to be lightweight and non-intrusive for the most restrictive host environments, with a distributed SaaS architecture built for scalability and resiliency. The adoption of Smart Factories starts with “connected devices”, and Corlina’s Smart Factory System of Trust provides easy-to-use tools that help bridge the gap between IT and OT teams.

Lanner is an Associate Member of the Intel® IoT Solutions Alliance, a group committed to developing modular, standards-based solutions based on technologies, processors, products, and services from Intel®. Intel® enables the modular network with standards-based, building blocks for the converged network that deliver enhanced performance, greater scalability, and maximum flexibility offering profitable new communications services and lower infrastructure costs.

NVIDIA Corporation is an American multinational technology company incorporated in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California. It designs graphics processing units (GPUs) for the gaming and professional markets, as well as system on a chip units (SoCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market. Since 2014, NVIDIA has diversified its business focusing on four markets: gaming, professional visualization, data centers, and auto. NVIDIA is also now focused on artificial intelligence.

Gorilla Technology, a privately held company established in 2000, specializes in video intelligence and IoT technology, supporting a wide range of video-centric and content management applications for retail, enterprise and surveillance. Our machine learning and deep learning video analysis algorithms identify, analyze and extract information from digital content to drive business intelligence solutions and automation.

FogHorn is a leading developer of “edge intelligence” software for industrial and commercial IoT applications. FogHorn’s software platform brings the power of machine learning and advanced analytics to the on-premise edge environment enabling a new class of applications for advanced monitoring and diagnostics, asset performance optimization, operational intelligence and predictive maintenance use cases. FogHorn’s solutions are ideally suited for OEMs, systems integrators and end customers in vertical markets such as manufacturing, power and water, oil and gas, mining, transportation, healthcare, retail, as well as Smart Grid, Smart City and Smart Car applications.

Established in Israel in 2017 by members of the Israel Defense Forces’ elite technology unit, Hailo developed the world’s best performing AI processors for edge devices. As a leading AI chip company with worldwide business activities and world-leading partners in different domains, Hailo’s deep technology is set to transform the AI chip industry, putting new compute possibilities within reach. The AI processor is designed to fit into smart devices in various industries and use cases including automotive, smart cities, retail, and industry 4.0

Technology Partners & Strategic Alliances was last modified: January 27th, 2021 by Jorge Peregrina