According to a recent announcement, mimik Technology has been selected as a member of the 5G Open Innovation Lab, a global ecosystem of developers, start-ups, enterprises, academia, and government institutions focused on helping start-ups utilize 5G to develop new capabilities, use cases, and market categories.
mimik reportedly will work with the Lab's founding partners, including Intel and T-Mobile, to offer its patented Hybrid Edge Cloud platform across all industry verticals to develop applications utilizing the resources of edge devices in combination with existing cloud infrastructure. According to the release, the collaboration is set to empower developers and enterprises to leverage the computing resources of edge devices such as smartphones, tablets, and IoT devices as a seamless extension of cloud resources. As a result, only essential data will be sent to the central cloud, and the rest will be processed and communicated by edge devices.
"With the emergence of the 5G networks and the exponential growth of smart devices, there is a growing need to process data on edge devices such as smartphones or IoT devices to reduce latency, improve data privacy and unlock new business opportunities with sustainable business models and operational costs.", said Sam Armani, VP, Business Development at mimik. "We are excited to partner with 5G Open Innovation Lab and make our Hybrid Edge Cloud Platform available to its founding partners, enterprises and developers to build a socially and economically sustainable applications ecosystem for the new hyper-connected world."
mimik's edgeEngine is available today for iOS, Android, Linux, Windows, macOS, Raspbian, QNX, OpenWRT, and FreeRTOS and has been used by a variety of applications deployed on edge devices such as smartphones, tablets, PCs, smart TVs, WiFi routers, NAS appliances, and IoT devices.
"We are very excited to have mimik join the 5G Open Innovation Lab. As the pioneers in hybrid edge cloud technology and a team made up of world-renown innovators, they can contribute significantly to the future success of 5G and enabling new applications for the hyper-connected world," said Jim Brisimitzis, managing partner of the 5G OI Lab.
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