Flashback 2021: A Year of Living with COVID and Mitigating Climate Change

Flashback 2021: A Year of Living with COVID and Mitigating Climate Change

In 2021, we have witnessed people adapt themselves to live with the pandemic and its new variants, from embracing the new technologies to ensure security and visibility for remote workforces, to renovating our communications infrastructure with disaggregated networking technologies and distributed edge AI computing. Here are our thoughts on the trends that has transformed our life after the pandemic.

Network Disaggregation in 5G Edge Cloud

2021 was a momentous year for Open RAN and MEC, as more proof of concept deployments have proved that, through the disaggregation of hardware and software, the 5G network performance and stability can offer new levels of security, automation, virtualization, and performance to edge cloud.

In 2021, Lanner became a member of major network disaggregation alliances, including MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum), TIP (Telecom Infra Project), and OCP (Open Compute project). By closely collaborating with leading global organizations, Lanner aimed to deliver hyper-converged MEC serversand Open RAN appliances that ensure seamless interoperation for next-gen 5G communication.

OT Security in Critical Infrastructure

The remote working model has created loopholes for malware or ransomware, and exposed the vulnerability of SCADA Networks or Industrial Control Systems in today’s power grid automation, railway system, natural gas pipeline, and other critical infrastructures. Early 2021, a critical pipeline that supplied for the U.S. East Coast was briefly shut down after being hit by a massive ransomware attack.

To protect the ICS/OT networks, Lanner provides purpose-built, rugged network security appliances to manage, monitor, and control the ICS and SCADA systems of critical infrastructure by conducting protocol filtering, packet inspection, white-listing, and network traffic monitoring.

Edge AI for Transportation

Climate change has encouraged people to achieve eco-mobility life in the near future. In 2021, Lanner has attained ISO 26262 Certification, reinforcing our commitment to bring our AI-accelerated edge computing hardware solutions to autonomous driving systems, performing as the central brain for level 4 autonomous vehicles, and processing the extensive amounts of data from car sensors, cameras, and LiDAR.

To enable a smart, secure, and efficient method of mobility for everyday life, Lanner provides full range of rugged compute platforms designed for edge AI computing and wireless connectivity in various vehicles, from electric smart bus, self-driving trucks, to subway and maritime transport.

Upon the joyful holiday seasons, we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for continued business from all our customers. Lanner has always been dedicated to offering best-in-class network appliances and intelligent edge computers that will accelerate the time-to-market of your solutions.

Look forward to working with you in the new year and beyond