As our fiscal year 2016 comes to a close, I am pleased to report that we delivered another year of record revenue, resulting in 44% growth in revenue over the past 4 years. Our success was a result of strong sales in our embedded wireless product lines, fueled by the rapid adoption of wireless technologies in healthcare and medical device applications that require the enterprise security and high reliability Silex products provide.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), hosted in Las Vegas, is the venue to kick off the New Year to see the latest technology including wearable tech, 4K and OLED TV technology, 3D printers, and high-tech cars.
One of the exciting new trends that was buzzing at CES, is the continued emergence surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT). While the term was first coined in 2009, there continues to be recognition that connecting devices to the Internet wirelessly could transform daily life. USA Today identified “The Connected Home” as one of five trends to watch and Cisco Systems Inc. Chairman and CEO John Chambers predicted the Internet of Things would be a $19 trillion market over the next several years in his keynote address.
Connecting devices to the network is becoming very important as the users become more sophisticated in how they want to use, manage and share these devices on their network. We at Silex with more than 40 years of hardware and software connectivity know-how, and a rich history of document imaging connectivity solutions, have a robust lineup of device servers, bridges, and converters to help our customers find the perfect solution for their applications and needs. Our products can be divided into the following categories:
Silex Technology America won the Editor’s Choice Award from Embedded Computing Design Magazine for the first time last month. Embedded Computing Design is an OpenSystems Media publication, whose mission is to promote the development and use of open standards and new technologies in the embedded computing industry. They constantly scan the industry for emerging standards, emerging technologies and uniquely innovative products, and work with industry leaders to develop and publish articles that educate the readers about innovative new products, technologies, and standards of benefit to them. We at Silex are extremely pleased with the award as the editors of the magazine receive thousands of press releases and only select a handful of products for their magazine. Click here to read the complete article in the magazine.
At Silex Technology America, we strive to keep up with the market needs to deliver high quality and robust products that fit the market needs. This year Silex Technology will be exhibiting at both the Wireless Medical Device Conferences in Boston and in San Jose. Wireless Medical Devices-East will be held in Boston from November 5th to 7th at the Westin Copley Place. And Wireless Medical Devices-West is taking place from December 3rd to 5th at the San Jose Convention center.
The SX-BR4600WAN Ethernet to Wi-Fi Bridge, introduced less than 5 months ago has achieved market acceptance beyond our expectations. This SX-BR4600WAN has been adopted in many applications, ranging from printer to medical device connectivity. Unlike consumer grade bridges, the SX-BR4600WAN has the following features which make it an ideal Enterprise wireless bridge:
- Dual Band 802.11a/b/g/n Support
- Enterprise 802.1x Security
- High Performance 2 x 2 Radio
- Easy to Use with MAC Address Transparency Feature
Our team has been busy this year with the launch of our new A/V Wireless Networking products, the SX-ND4050G (for Interactive Display) and X-5 (for Digital Signage).
We have seen some interesting applications for wireless cable replacement for displays including factory automation using interactive touch screen displays, digital signage, education, conference rooms, and others. Personally, I have been seeing many conference room and classroom deployments lately and I wanted to share some things I have learned.
Recently, Silex Technology visited a leading global medical device company that produces and markets instruments, implants and biomaterials for the surgical fixation, correction and regeneration of the human skeleton and its soft tissues. One example is a skull implant that is individually machined (see below). But how does the CNC machine get its instructions on what to build?
Last week, we exhibited at InfoComm 2013. It was a trade show in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center targeted towards Pro AV (digital signage, education, commercial, etc.) dealers, installers, and end customers.
I just returned from the first day of the Qualcomm Atheros (QCA) FAE training on Monday in San Jose. This is an annual event attended by approximately 200 Qualcomm Atheros FAE’s and select QCA Authorized Development Centers like Silex Technology America. Silex Technology America is an extension of the Qualcomm Atheros FAE organization in providing support to QCA customers and we get access to the same training and resources as QCA FAE’s.