Infineon and LG have teamed up to organise the </> Make Hackathon! Powered by corporate accelerator Plug and Play Mobility, a chance to develop game-changing proof-of-concept. Not to mention, the opportunity to roll with the big guns in the IoT sector. Exciting times to be prototyping next-generation BAWA Cane with Infineon and LG.
Spearheading the Future of IoT with Next-Generation BAWA Cane
BAWA Cane is an IoT device with enhanced capabilities that reduces head-level and fall accidents to help loved ones gain confidence, mobility freedom, and independence.
Having understood the issues when deploying BAWA Cane across 5 countries, our team needed to come up with a new deployment strategy to keep up with market demands. Consequently, given this golden opportunity to pilot the next-generation BAWA Cane with Infineon and LG, our team redesigned BAWA Cane from the ground-up–with hardware-level security on top of software-level security measures, and time-to-market at heart.
As a result of comprehensive support our team had throughout the 1-month prototyping phase, have enabled us to introduce secure device firmware update (DFU) and secure boot into next-generation BAWA Cane. Both key features we believe should be part of BAWA Cane moving forward.
What does this mean for an end-user?
End-users are guaranteed to only receive legitimate firmware updates from us via secure communication protocols. Moreover, having secure communication between BAWA Cane and other devices protects our end-users against people who are trying to hack into the system. To put it differently, our next-generation system can detect any rogue element and stop attacks.
LG WebOS is used in our production line to test, track, and verify each unit before reaching the hands of our end-users. In other words, this shortens our time-to-market in light of lower time spend validation each and every unit that leaves the production line. In addition, this is another means to prevent rogue devices that did not undergo our testing procedures from connecting to our cloud services.
Prototyping next-generation BAWA Cane with Infineon and LG.
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 euros 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). Further information is available at www.infineon.com.
About LG Electronics Inc.
LG Electronics Inc. is a global innovator in technology and manufacturing with operations in 140 locations and a workforce of over 70,000 around the world. With 2018 global sales of USD 54.4 billion, LG is composed of five companies–Home Appliance & Air Solution, Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Vehicle Component Solutions and Business Solutions. LG is a world-leading producer of TVs, refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines and mobile devices, including premium LG SIGNATURE and LG ThinQ products featuring artificial intelligence. For the latest LG news, go to www.LGnewsroom.com.
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