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A*STAR I2R teams up with ST Electronics, Singapore Power

Posted: 14 May 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:software defined communication? grid? sensors?

The Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), has worked with ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems) and Singapore Power in the fields of software defined communications systems and grid networks, respectively. The partnerships are in line with I2R's aim to develop a range of capabilities in the intelligence, communications and multimedia (ICM) sectors of the industry, the organisation indicated.

I2R recently showcased technologies developed in its laboratories that are ready to be adopted by companies. The research institute revealed its Sense and Sense-abilities programme, a part of urban solution system that provides real-time information from a range of sensors for government agencies to make better and informed decisions provide a safe and clean environment for city dwellers to live in. In particular, the Institute announced the Snap2Tell mobile application, an image recognition technology that allows users to obtain extensive information and understand its surrounding environment simply by snapping a photo. They also demonstrated their "Hush-Hush" mobile security application that enables users to send confidential contents to each other via near field communication (NFC) technology through Secure SMS and Secure MMS.

ST Electronics and Singapore Power will set up joint laboratories with I2R's in Fusionopolis to deepen the technological capabilities, and to drive innovation and advance technology in their respective fields. The I2R-STEE Info-Comm joint laboratory will develop advanced software defined communication systems as well as train ST engineers in conceptualisation and design. This will equip ST Electronics to compete internationally as well as locally with inChouse designed advanced communication products for different customised applications. The I2R-Singapore Power joint laboratory will develop capabilities and solutions to enhance the reliability of Singapore's grid networks, the organisation added.

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