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Construction Marketplace 3 1 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Cognitive, Plume and Qualcomm Partner with Stanley Black & Decker Cognitive Systems Corp., Plume and Qualcomm Technologies announced their partnership with Stanley Black & Decker in the creation of its ground- breaking Omni security product. Omni's unique capabilities are enabled by Cognitive Systems' Aura WiFi Motion technology, Plume's cognitive service curation platform, OpenSync device soft- ware stack and Qualcomm's advanced Qualcomm Mesh Networking Platform. The result is a self-install security and motion detection system that alerts end users to motion in and around their homes and businesses without the priva- cy risks, set-up hassles or high costs that come with security cameras and sensors. The collaboration between the four organizations is an unprecedented step towards creating a truly cognitive, smart home or business. "We are very pleased to be working closely with these great companies and integrating our Aura WiFi Motion soft- ware with their solutions. With more than 35 patents granted, we are very well posi- tioned to disrupt the smart home industry by providing motion detection for securi- ty applications and elder care, and most notably, the vital context needed to make a truly smart home," said Taj Manku, co- Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Cognitive Systems. "Our WiFi Motion software stack allows Stanley Black & Decker's Omni to provide motion detec- tion coverage across an entire home or business, without cameras, so that users know their locations and loved ones are safe and secure." Cognitive Systems' Aura WiFi Motion technology uses unique radio fre- quency (RF) sensing technology that can "see" and interpret WiFi signals. On top of this RF sensing, Cognitive Systems uses predictive analytics for reliable and accurate detection and localization of motion. Cognitive's solution integrates with OpenSync, an open source embedded software that allows partners like Cognitive to launch applications to a ready-made audience across millions of homes. OpenSync intelligently processes data collected by Omni in the Plume Cloud and enables new services to be deployed, managed and supported. "As the IoT landscape changes with more devices and use-cases, customers are increasingly looking for new service providers to enter the home and bring new solutions over-the-top," said Tyson Marian, Chief Commercial Officer at Plume. "Omni is a great example of how we enable partners to provide new WiFi applications and monetize their services leveraging our existing service portfolio to deliver performance and insightful data at scale." Omni by Stanley Black & Decker will be available for purchase in the sum- mer of 2019. "Our goal is to provide our customers with a security product that provides true peace of mind," said Spencer Maid, Vice President, Breakthrough Innovation at Stanley Black & Decker. "Cognitive Systems' Aura WiFi Motion technology, combined with Adaptive WiFi™ delivered through Plume's cognitive service curation plat- form, allows true interoperability between IoT devices to ensure motion is monitored and interpreted effectively, enabling customers to not only protect their homes and businesses, but also keep their privacy intact." "As evidenced by the rapid prolifer- ation of connected devices in the home over the last few years, consumers are on the precipice of a new era in smart home technology," said Gopi Sirineni, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "We are excited to be working alongside Cognitive Systems, Plume and Stanley Black & Decker as they adopt emerging wireless technologies like RF sensing and mesh networking to deliver these innovative new applications to estab- lished industries like home and business security." About Cognitive Systems Cognitive Systems Corp., is on a mission to transform the way WiFi networks are used. Its flagship technology, Aura WiFi Motion, uses wireless signals to detect motion in the home. Aura WiFi Motion harnesses machine learning and predic- tive analytics to reliably identify and localize motion for home monitoring, remote monitoring and energy manage- ment. This patented technology is lay- ered onto existing WiFi networks, with- out adding any new hardware, to enhance security service provider and router man- ufacturer offerings. About Stanley Black & Decker Stanley Black & Decker is a $13 billion revenue, $20-plus billion market capital- ization, purpose-driven industrial organi- zation. Stanley Black & Decker has 58,000 employees in more than 60 coun- tries and operates the world's largest tools and storage business, the world's second largest commercial electronic security company, a leading engineered fastening business as well as Oil & Gas and Infrastructure businesses. The com- pany's iconic brands include BLACK+DECKER, Bostitch, CRAFTS- MAN, DEWALT, FACOM, Irwin, Lenox, Porter Cable and Stanley. Stanley Black & Decker is a company for the makers and innovators, the craftsmen and the caregivers, and those doing the hard work to make the world a better place. Learn more at www.stanleyblackand- decker.com. About Plume Plume is the pioneer of Adaptive WiFi, the world's first self-optimizing WiFi delivering reliable and consistent Internet experience to every corner of the home, and the original designer and inventor of WiFi Pods and SuperPods. Plume is driv- en by the Plume Cloud, a powerful cloud- based control plane, enabling the most advanced, resilient home WiFi solution due to its ability to dynamically adapt and respond to changing network loads and interference. An open source common software, OpenSync can be integrated into third party hardware for connection to the Plume Cloud. Plume's cognitive service curation platform enables a rich set of modern digital services for the home which can run-on third-party hard- ware platforms and be deployed at mas- sive scale. Visit www.plume.com and www.platform.plume.com. Waterproof Electronics: A Fairy Tale? Once upon a time, it was commonly known that the only way your mobile phone could possibly survive being dropped in water was to immediately turn it off, remove the battery and then place the phone in a bowl of rice overnight to dry it out. Flash forward several years and "waterproof" phones are the new standard. How can a device with so many openings and fragile electrical compo- nents possibly be waterproof? Smartphone manufacturers use a variety of sealing techniques to make sure all potential points of least resistance are watertight. Sometimes sealing is as straight forward as strategically using glue in the connection ports or to secure the glass to the phone. Areas like the cable connectors may use rubber gaskets, while headphone jacks and charging ports use rubber rings to seal the enclo- sures. Smartphone buttons often have a silicon rubber boot to separate the button from the electrical contacts within the phone. On areas that need to keep water out but let air pass through, like micro- phones and speakers, manufacturers use a water-resistant breathable mesh fabric membrane to act as a pressure vent. Sometimes ports, like the charging port, can be protected from water electronical- ly by being made of corrosion resistant metals and programmed to automatically shut off when not in use. These seals all need to go through rigorous quality testing. The most impor- tant type of testing for the waterproofing process is leak testing. Waterproof smartphone manufacturers have dozens of leak testers, like ATEQ's F28 lite, throughout their pro- duction lines to test the phone at various points during the assembly process. As each port is added to the phone, it can be leak tested with a differential pressure decay leak tester. This technology pressurizes the part with compressed air and measures the pres- sure drop, which would signify the air leak rate in that port. Once the phone is completely assembled and the screen is secured, it can be leak tested with ATEQ's sealed component ingress leak testing method. By putting the complet- ed sealed phone into an airtight chamber, the chamber can be pressurized with compressed air and the leak tester can measure if any air sinks into the phone. If a leak amount that is below the manu- facturer-specified leak rate sinks in, the phone can be considered airtight enough to be classified as being "waterproof." So are waterproof phones really the fairy tale they seem to be? Depends on your fairy tale. There are limitations to the term "waterproof." Typically it means the phone can survive droplets of water and being gently sub- merged in a few feet of fresh water for a decent amount of time. Degrees of waterproofness vary depending on pres- sure and corrosive chemicals. So while you can now confidently finish emails in the rain, listen to podcasts in the shower and release your fears of the previously- treacherous toilet drop, don't plan on tweeting while scuba diving deep in the salty ocean. For more information, go to www .atequsa.com, call 734.838.3100 or email leaktestsales@atequsa.com. Customizable Touchscreen Display Who's in charge? You! That's right, Kenwood is introducing a new user cus- tomization feature, touted as the "cus- tomizable multi-widget," to six of its new Kenwood and Kenwood eXcelon line of multimedia receivers. Now, the choice is yours! Widgets were first introduced in 2016 to Kenwood's "S" series of multi- media receivers, allowing for user selec- table displays on the home screen, such as a clock/date, visual EQ, compass and more, with enhancements added each year since. What's interesting about many of these widgets is that you can touch the widget to be taken to the corre- sponding screen's settings or function (visual EQ will display the actual EQ adjustment menu, compass will display the Garmin navigation map on DNX models, etc.). On DNX Garmin naviga- tion models, the compass will actually morph into turn-by-turn lane guidance during an active route. Users can now choose exactly what they want displayed on their Kenwood multimedia home screen. Your choice of four widget panels can be displayed on the Home screen. You can save different multi-widget pages to display exactly what you want, when you want. Depending on the model, widget options can include album art of a current song, clock, compass, photo frame, visual EQ, weather, turn-by-turn Garmin navigation and more. When adding in an optional iDatalink Maestro radio replacement interface, additional widget options can include climate controls, radar detector infor- mation, tire pressure monitoring sys- tems and more. Further user customizations have also been added to these receivers, including the ability to change the text size, allowing for more artist/title/song information to be displayed if desired. New wallpaper selections are also avail- able, displaying in the background on select sources.

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