Arrow Electronics teams with Intel to develop breakthrough edge-computing standard – Ambient Science

Arrow’s Smart City Open Lab to be a global showcase for Ambient Science

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 18, 2018 — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) has teamed with Intel for the Colorado Open Lab to be a global testbed and showcase of a new IEEE global edge-computing standard called Ambient Science.

Ambient Science is an evolutionary global standard serving many applications in Smart Cities, Smart Buildings and Industrial IoT. The Smart Cities market is estimated at $2 trillion USD by 2025 (Frost and Sullivan) with the Edge Compute market estimated to be worth $6.72 billion USD by 2022 (Markets and Markets).

Arrow’s Colorado Open Lab is a powerful and open Smart City innovation eco-system, serving Colorado cities and regions with Smart City technology solutions and digital transformation. Intel and the IEEE will use the Colorado Open Lab as a test bed and platform for Ambient Science research and development, and to showcase solutions for Smart Cities.

“Ambient Science is the enabling technology for the transformation to Society 5.0 that creates the new environment of human and AI collaboration, both in the real and cyber world of self-discovery and decision-making,” said Jeff Fedders, Society 5.0 chief strategist and director of Ambient Science Standards for Intel Corporation. “The standardization of this science is paramount for interoperability and trustworthiness. In joint efforts with IEEE and Colorado Open Labs led by Intel Corporation with Arrow Electronics, we are constructing the beginnings of the promise of Society 5.0.”

“Ambient science is the next frontier in the evolution of technology enabling transparent interaction between humans and computing for the promise of Society 5.0.,” said Katalin K. Bartfai-Walcott, IEEE Ambient Science Working Group chairperson. “The infrastructure is self-forming, self-aware and responsive to user requirements without express requests and specific interfaces. The goal of the infrastructure is to orchestrate autonomic resources in a way that obfuscates the complexity of computing from the user while providing a consistent immersive experience.”

“Arrow is delighted that Intel chose the Colorado Open Lab as the base for the development of this breakthrough edge-computing standard,” said Matthew Bailey, who heads up Smart Cities IoT for Arrow. “This is a great example of how Arrow and its partners are guiding innovation forward for our customers with the very best IoT technologies and solutions.”

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