In 2014, Panasonic showcased the “Wonder Life-BOX 2020” as cloud technology-based demonstrations to present first-hand experience with “A Better Life, A Better World” Panasonic envisions for 2020.
Panasonic proposed a new lifestyle with the following features:
- (1) A new lifestyle with “Lifestyle Concierge” that provides services optimized for each individual and each family member through “smart” analysis of three types of data on the cloud: sound, image and energy.
- (2) A new lifestyle for 2020 in which community and social services are incorporated in collaboration with business partners of the company.
The following video presents Wonder Life Box ESP:
- Smart locker services: Using shipping information stored on the cloud, the locker keeps the package inside refrigerated or frozen, supporting a 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year delivery service, which eliminates the need for redelivery.
- Lifestyle security support services: Facial recognition technology combined with security cameras and cloud networks supports home-visiting services, which can be provided safely and easily even while you are away.
- Interactive community: Equipped with a digital community signage system that displays and receives community information – on residents’ craftworks and local announcements, for example, the entrance serves as a meeting place for the community as well as a connecting point between the home and society.
LDK and Private Office
- Voice interactive “My Professional Kitchen”: This kitchen makes cooking fun, with a display system showing recipe suggestions according to ingredients you have. You can cook while interacting with the system by voice and publish your recipes via the Web.
- Smart screens integrated with interior design: With a smart screen, this living/dining/kitchen (LDK) creates an environment conducive for family gathering and relaxation. The screen shows live video tailored to the viewer’s tastes and allows the user to make restaurant reservations and monitor home energy use in real time.
- Private office: A well-appointed office space is equipped with a security system as well as lighting and air-conditioning optimized for the user.
Bathroom and Bedroom
- Smart healthcare navigation: The bathroom has a mirror on the wall, a body composition monitor embedded in the floor and cameras. Just by standing in front of the mirror, health signs, such as weight, heart rate and scalp conditions, will be checked to help you stay healthy.
- Virtual makeup and fitting: The system detects skin conditions and gives makeup and anti-aging tips.
- Sleeping quality check and comfortable sleep support: The bedroom is equipped with devices including a millimeter wave radar that checks if you are getting quality sleep and provides optimum lighting and air conditions to support good sleep.
In March 2015, Panasonic announced that it will begin to integrate mobile connectivity across product lines, allowing them to access new Panasonic M2M (Machine to Machine) cloud services.
- These could include remote monitoring, data collection and analysis – driving efficiency and reliability.
The following video presents Panasonic Strengthens Mobile Virtual Network Operator Service in Europe #MWC2015:
- Panasonic has launched its own Mobile Virtual Network Operator service, allowing its business devices to connect seamlessly with the M2M cloud.
This is an update to the previous blog, Panasonic Will Share Intellectual Property to Speed Development of Internet of Things (IoT) Software & Services.
- Panasonic recently announced the introduction of a Cloud Service Toolkit to support the development of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
Cloud Service Toolkit
The Cloud Service Toolkit (CST) is an open-source suite of interoperable, cloud-centric, scalable software services to aid the rapid development of cloud solutions. The CST is available royalty-free for qualifying open-source projects or paid license for commercial use.
Initial services include:
- OpenDOF Compatible Cloud Service (see www.opendof.org) – secure, scalable Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service. Provides authentication, access control, connectivity and enables software services to support IoT projects with up to millions of devices in the field.
- OpenDOF Gateway Service – compatible with the OpenDOF project, this IoT gateway eases device connectivity to the cloud and within a home, office, campus, factory, or other local sites.
- User Management Service – Support for adding, updating and removing users. API’s for management of user authentication, permissions and settings, tagging and querying users.
- Content Management Service – Support for file uploads and downloads with associated metadata, which may be tagged and queried.
- Auditing Service – Saves detailed data as an audit trail or for data analytics.
New Panasonic-Created Cloud Service Toolkit to Power IoT Infrastructure
Panasonic to Provide Commercial and Open Source Access to Cloud Computing Software Platform to Enable Growth in Connected Devices
NEWARK, NJ 10/21/2015
- Panasonic-created Cloud Service Toolkit contains modular software components that can be assembled to create highly scalable cloud-centric applications.
- Toolkit modules encompass gateways and cloud components. Together with the Panasonic open source initiative—the OpenDOF Project—the toolkit provides an end-to-end IoT cloud platform that can securely scale to support millions of devices.
- The toolkit supports deployment on providers running enterprise-class cloud software including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer and others.
Panasonic Corporation of North America today announced the introduction of a Cloud Service Toolkit to support the development of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The Panasonic-created toolkit contains modular software components that can be used to build highly scalable cloud-centric applications. The Cloud Service Toolkit (cst.pslcl.com) is available through licensing for commercial products or royalty-free for approved open source projects.
“With estimates for installed IoT devices reaching as high as 30 billion by decade’s end, the need is enormous for IoT product development organizations to have a scalable, open source vetted toolkit to build on,” said Panasonic Corporation of North America Chief Technology Officer Todd Rytting. “We are confident that companies and organizations focused on IoT will see the benefits of using this Cloud Service Toolkit and build solutions based on open APIs.”
The toolkit gives product development organizations a cloud-based solution that can support small IoT devices such as sensors and actuators as well as major appliances and equipment. It supports deployments running enterprise-class cloud software including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer. The toolkit is in use by Panasonic divisions in Europe, Asia and the U.S. where it gathers and normalizes data from solar sites for analytics providers.
Earlier this year, Panasonic provided royalty-free access to software, patents and experience from its product ecosystem to speed the development of IoT software and services. Panasonic contributed its device-to-cloud software to the OpenDOF Project (www.opendof.org), a non-profit entity Panasonic founded to administer open source software contributed by Panasonic and the open source community. The OpenDOF Project is devoted to expanding a secure, flexible and interoperable open source software framework to enable the development of scalable and reliable network services from a variety of components and systems including gateways and cloud services, including the Cloud Service Toolkit. “Combining the OpenDOF Project with this toolkit provides an end-to-end open source solution that is both scalable and secure, elements which are critical to every IoT project,” said OpenDOF Project President Bryant Eastham.
About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In Interbrand’s 2014 annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ. It is the first newly constructed office tower in Newark to earn both LEED Platinum and Gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council. Learn more about Panasonic at us.panasonic.com/news.
The following video presents Panasonic Automotive improves quality with cloud-based IBM Rational software:
John Penoyer, group manager of tools at Panasonic Automotive Systems, discusses how the company uses continuous engineering and the cloud to improve the quality of embedded software in automotive systems. A cloud-based version of IBM Rational Team Concert software connects global teams throughout the entire development cycle, helping accelerate development and eliminate more errors. Explore the capabilities of Rational Team Concert: https://ibm.biz/BdEY39
Read more about Panasonic Automotive and Rational software: https://ibm.biz/BdE2sc