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Consumer Electronics Daily News Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3 2 Foresight Vision System Installed in Leading Automotive OEM's Vehicle Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd., an innovator in automotive vision systems, announced that it has successfully deliv- ered and installed its first QuadSight™ prototype system for evaluation by a lead- ing European manufacturer of commer- cial vehicles. QuadSight was successfully installed on the manufacturer's truck and passed all initial performance testing. The customer will continue independent eval- uation of the system's performance. A CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree, the QuadSight quad-camera vision solution targets semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles and is designed to allow near-100 percent obstacle detec- tion with near zero false alerts, under any weather or lighting conditions. By collaborating closely with the vehicle manufacturer at the prototype evaluation stage, Foresight collects important feedback in order to develop a commercial product that fits the exact customer's requirements. Customer satis- faction at the end of the evaluation process may lead to future orders of QuadSight systems by the vehicle manu- facturer for mass production. "This successful installation marks an important milestone in Foresight's roadmap," said Haim Siboni, Chief Executive Officer of Foresight. "We believe that in-vehicle evaluations of the QuadSight vision system will clearly demonstrate its advantage over compet- ing systems by its ability to detect any obstacles under harsh weather and diverse lighting conditions. Such evalua- tions will increase the customer's confi- dence in Foresight's products." Using a four-camera vision system based on stereoscopic technology, QuadSight addresses the real-world need for autonomous driving in all-weather and all-lighting conditions and is designed to provide an unprecedented level of obstacle detection accuracy for semi-autonomous and autonomous vehi- cle safety. Leveraging decades of field- proven security technology and highly advanced image-processing algorithms, QuadSight uniquely enables visibility in complete darkness, snow, rain, fog, sand- storms and blinding glare. Foresight first launched a demo of its QuadSight system last January at the show. Foresight regards QuadSight as the industry's most accurate quad-camera vision system, offering exceptional obstacle detection for semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicle safety. Using proven, highly advanced image-process- ing algorithms, QuadSight uses four- camera technology that combines two pairs of stereoscopic infrared and day- light cameras. QuadSight is designed to achieve near-100 percent obstacle detec- tion with near zero false alerts under any weather or lighting conditions – includ- ing complete darkness, rain, haze, fog and glare. Stereoscopic vision technology's exceptional three-dimensional (3D) images, detection and accuracy are essential for safe and reliable semi- autonomous and autonomous vehicle vision systems. The combination of stereoscopic visible-light cameras and thermal vision exceeds a human driver's ability to see objects in real time, whether large or small, in-motion or static, and from short or long-range distances. About Foresight Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd., founded in 2015, is a technology company engaged in the design, development and commercialization of stereo/quad-camera vision systems and V2X cellular-based solutions for the automotive industry. Foresight's vision systems are based on 3D video analysis, advanced algorithms for image processing, and sensor fusion. The company, through its wholly owned sub- sidiary Foresight Automotive Ltd., devel- ops advanced systems for accident preven- tion which are designed to provide real- time information about the vehicle's sur- roundings while in motion. The systems are designed to improve driving safety by enabling highly accurate and reliable threat detection while ensuring the lowest rates of false alerts. The company's systems are targeting the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicle markets. The compa- ny predicts that its systems will revolution- ize automotive safety by providing an automotive-grade, cost-effective platform and advanced technology. Optical Zonu Streamlines Base Station Hotel Connectivity with ZONUConnect By Gary Grimes, Director Sales RF Solutions, Optical Zonu Corp. With the U.S. wireless service providers moving towards centralized network architectures, connecting to in-building and outdoor distributed antenna systems in the area often becomes a challenge. Base station manufacturers can offer only a CPRI fiber connection to Remote Radio Heads (RRH). However, available fiber can be scarce and expensive. Remote Radio Heads have a fairly large footprint in both space and power consumption, which costs money. This approach also puts the service providers' base station RRHs at a remote location to which they do not have free access. With ZONUConnect™, Optical Zonu offers a streamlined connectivity between any base station configuration and any DAS that minimizes the fiber count as needed with much higher effi- ciency than any other solution, including CPRI-to-RRH. It minimizes the total equipment needed, which results in the lowest cost and rack space. The RF-Over- Fiber solution allows the service provider to keep all its base station equipment in the centralized facility with 24/7 access and a common, battery backed-up power plant. This universal, efficient connectivi- ty greatly simplifies the work for network maintenance engineering. This also ensures a clear system responsibility demarcation point for the service provider and the DAS owner. The economy of ZONUConnect becomes more dramatic as the number of bands sup- ported increases. The rack space and fiber required to support three bands is the same as for five bands, and the price tag is much the same. All other solutions become bigger and more expensive for every new service added. This makes ZONUConnect the choice for future-proof interconnections. In addition to transporting multiple bands and sectors over a low fiber count, ZONUConnect includes an Ethernet data connection between the sites over the common fiber. This permits full system self-discovery during computer set up and remote SNMP monitoring and control. The Fiber Transport also features an optional optical switch feature. This per- mits the carrier to route the services to an auto-redundant fiber path. The ZONUConnect Ethernet connection incorporates Optical Zonu's digital SFPs with built-in micro OTDR. If the data path is lost, the unit immediately reports the location of the break in the fiber, enabling a short service outage time. Optical Zonu's ZONUConnect is the only base station-to-DAS interconnec- tion truly optimized for any network. It has a proven track record in every service provider's network to every DAS with connections from one sector to large DAS deployments in stadiums, arenas, convention centers, hotels, raceways, hospitals and government buildings. Its efficiency has been exploited for connec- tions from 250 feet to over 10 miles. For more information, visit www .opticalzonu.com. ANT BLAZE for the Enterprise Wireless Connection: Herman Miller Case Study By Chris Pettigrew, ANT Wireless Product Manager at Garmin Canada Inc. The Internet of Things consumer revolu- tion is driven by the unprecedented deliv- ery of information. Data is conveniently untethered thanks to innovations in wire- less connectivity and a comprehensive internet infrastructure. For enterprises, connectivity is more complicated. Challenges around scaling are among the first obstacles encountered by enterprises looking to capitalize on mon- itoring their data. As a proven, highly efficient technology that can operate hun- dreds of nodes at once, ANT BLAZE delivers on this challenge. Case Study In 2017, global design manufacturer Herman Miller introduced Live OS, a system of smart, cloud-connected fur- nishings. To date, the system includes sit- to-stand desks, fixed height desks and the Aeron Chair. Designed to enable person- alized experiences for employees and provide organizations with secure, real- time, aggregated activity data, Live OS is delivering a more intuitive and active experience at work. Challenge Herman Miller had highly specific network requirements to deploy Live OS to cus- tomers across the globe. Considering both the dense and sparse layouts of most office environments, they sought a technology that could support more than 300 nodes on a single network and devices with a battery life of more than six years. They also required scalability, and the ability to add new node types at any given time. To deploy their technology, Herman Miller knew it needed a solution that could send and receive data from the cloud without using a customer's internal IT infrastructure, but that also required Bluetooth Low Energy connections. They knew a desk-to-desk mesh solution could achieve this and would minimize the number of cellular gateways needed to backhaul data. After several unsuccessful attempts with their solution provider and Bluetooth-only options, Herman Miller turned to Garmin's enter- prise-friendly ANT BLAZE solution. Solution By deploying ANT BLAZE mesh technol- ogy on every smart desk, Herman Miller established a complete network of con- nected devices, allowing for other wireless Live OS products to transmit data via the same ANT BLAZE backbone. Since ANT BLAZE can operate independently of existing, on-premise IT infrastructure, they were able to configure Live OS data to be sent directly to an ANT-enabled gateway, without requiring the use of an organiza- tion's IT network. As a result, customer organizations can monitor and con- trol their Live OS processes, equip- ment and assets, no matter the com- plexity of their office environment. Benefits Since implementing ANT BLAZE technology (and its associated mesh libraries), Herman Miller has been able to produce sensors that last years on bat- tery power. Mesh functionality provided the freedom to implement the Live OS solution without interfering with existing corporate networks. They have also gained access to firmware-over-the-air capabilities, meaning Live OS devices or accessories never need to be plugged in. Finally, they experienced significant cost and time savings. As an out-of-the box solution that doesn't require any fur- ther, arduous development work, Herman Miller was able to focus its resources on product development and innovation. For more information, go to www .thisisant.com/blaze or email marketing @thisisant.com.

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