RuggedPOD in TIP #MWC16

Horizon Computing Solution, one of our core sponsor, joins the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) initiated by Facebook along with major other members of the mobile ecosystem like Nokia, Intel Corporation, Deutsche Telekom. The TIP aims to redefine the current approach to cellular network technology and bring connectivity to the unconnected billions around the world.

As a member, Horizon Computing Solution, a Splitted-Desktop Systems (SDS) brand will accelerate its investments in Open Hardware innovation by sustaining the RuggedPOD community and Open Tower project industrialization, and key Open Software technologies community to sustain Open Hardware expansion.

Horizon Computing Solutions is a dedicated brand to Open Hardware community and is committed to open innovation by providing engineering ressources, deployment capabilities and support to end users. Horizon is also providing back end support to open hardware community through sponsorship (community member tradeshow trip, prototypes production, new projects awards), and key ressources access.

Purely based on industry standard solutions, Horizon is committed to provide programmable solutions which are set to deliver new telecom and IT services at network edge through the RuggedPOD project.

“Our long term committment to innovation, cost reduction, and open innovation is perfectly aligned with the TIP program, as well as our involvement in Open Compute Project. We are excited to have created the RuggedPOD project, to be the initiator of the Open Tower project, and see these projects joining the TIP community.” said Jean-Marie Verdun, SDS President.

“I am proud to be part of the RuggedPOD community and see it joining the TIP initiative launched yesterday by Facebook. RuggedPOD as being a microdatacenter aiming to provide access to computing ressources to emerging countries with the highest energy efficiency might be an excellent building block to the TIP community”, said Guillaume Giamarchi, a RuggedPOD firmware community developper.

“TIP is an awesome opportunity for RuggedPOD community. Following 2 years of development, this idea came through some informal discussions with the original team including Jean-Marie, and Jean-Jacques, and is now reaching an international status through TIP in which we will expand features, and better understand the constraints that other might face”, saied Maxime Terras, RuggedPOD community network engineer and software developper.

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