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Briscola and IIJ Form Strategic Alliance in M2M Solutions Market
|By Business Wire
|February 24, 2014 09:00 PM EST
Inc. (Briscola), the only cloud-based business planning and
development company in Japan, and Internet
Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ)(NASDAQ:IIJI)(TOKYO:3774), one of Japan's
leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers,
today announced the formation of an alliance in the area of cloud-based
M2M (machine to machine) technology. Briscola will use its expertise in
the design and development of sensor-driven cloud platforms to build and
supply M2M platforms on the IIJ
GIO cloud service, and IIJ will provide a complete infrastructure
environment: from IIJ GIO cloud services connected directly to Japan’s
largest Internet backbone network, to mobile data communications
services tailored for M2M applications. The two companies will leverage
their individual strengths, as well as the advantages of cloud
computing, to support their joint construction and operation of
high-speed cloud-based M2M systems for their clients.
In the first project through this alliance, Briscola and IIJ have built
a proof-of-concept environment for a solar monitoring system for Asahi
Denshi Co., Ltd. (Asahi Denshi). Asahi Denshi’s High-efficiency
Solar Power System Monitoring Data Cloud R&D Project has started in
October 2013. The low-cost solar power management system aims to
optimize power generation efficiency and enable monitoring by multiple
In this proof-of-concept project, Briscola built the system for
collecting and monitoring data using Neoale
solar power monitoring sensors mounted on solar panels, while IIJ
provided its IIJ GIO service and network environment as the system
infrastructure. Full operation is scheduled to begin in July 2014.
Neoale are sensors developed by Asahi Denshi as monitoring devices for
solar power generation, measuring current and voltage in real time, and
quickly detecting defective modules.
Briscola plans to develop this monitoring system as an M2M open platform
for the energy sector, and IIJ intends to continue cooperating by
providing the necessary infrastructure. Briscola is scheduled to present
the results of the project at the PV EXPO 2014 7th International
Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo, in Japan starting February 26, 2014.
PV EXPO 2014
- 7th Int'l Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo
February 26[Wed] - 28[Fri], 2014
10:00 - 18:00 (until 17:00 on
Tokyo Big Sight
Briscola and IIJ will continue to apply their individual strengths to
develop solutions for the M2M market.
Endorsement from Asahi Denshi Co., Ltd.
welcomes the cooperation between Briscola Inc. and Internet Initiative
Japan Inc. in the M2M field. Right now in Fukushima Prefecture, we are
making great strides in the field of renewable energy, with the aim of
creating a society that is safe, secure, sustainable development
potential, free from nuclear power. In the current fiscal year, our
company has developed the Neoale Str monitoring device for solar power
generation. We plan to supply systems making it possible to oversee the
status of power generation at the panel and string level. The cloud is
indispensable for effectively gathering, measuring, compiling and
analyzing all the data transmitted by the sensors and devices used in
nuclear power generation. We warmly welcome the M2M platform provided by
Briscola, with its wealth of experience in cloud computing and Internet
of Things (IoT) / M2M and IIJ, with its strengths in network services,
cloud platforms and operations technology. In Fukushima itself, we are
developing advanced products for the advancement of sustainable energy,
as one element of the solutions to global environmental problems. At the
same time, we seek to contribute to the broadening of related
industries, and the creation of new employment opportunities.
Asahi Denshi Co., Ltd.
Toshio Kanno, President
Inc. is the only cloud-based business planning and development
company in Japan. Briscola engages in the formulation of business
strategies based on advanced cloud technologies (big data / analytics,
IoT/M2M, sensor cloud, machine learning, etc.), cloud strategy
consulting in support of innovation (Cloud
FrontiEra), analysis of the effectiveness of corporate clients’ own
cloud strategies (Cloud
Insight). It also provides other cloud services such as the Concord
global cloud data alliance, for the effective and efficient realization
of hybrid cloud environments.
For more information, see http://www.briscola.co.jp/
Founded in 1992, Internet
Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, Tokyo Stock Exchange TSE1:
3774) is one of Japan’s leading Internet-access and comprehensive
network solutions providers. IIJ and its group of companies provide
total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate
customers. IIJ’s services include high-quality systems integration and
cloud computing/data center services, security services, Internet
access. Moreover, IIJ has built one of the largest Internet backbone
networks in Japan that is connected to the United States, the United
Kingdom and Asia. IIJ was listed on NASDAQ in 1999 and on the First
Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006.
For more information
about IIJ, visit the IIJ Web site at http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/.
The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements
about our future plans that involve risk and uncertainty. These
statements may differ materially from actual future events or results.
Readers are referred to the documents furnished by Internet Initiative
Japan Inc. with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Forms
20-F and 6-K, which identify important risk factors that could cause
actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking
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