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Relay2 has developed a cloud-managed enterprise-class Wi-Fi Access Point and Edge Computing platform!
The Edge Computing enables business owners or partners to create/manage value-added vertical application at edge of Wi-Fi networking and host the services near to the users for low latency, greater quality, and local simplicity.
Products include R2 Wi-Fi Edge Node (Intelligent AP hardware), Cloud Network Management, and Edge Computing Application Development Platform, all managed through Cloud.
Japan Edge Computing Market Development
Fujitsu is a strong partner for technology innovation and go-to-market channel in Japan. With Fujitsu, Relay2’s innovated Wi-Fi Edge Computing Platform has great potential to make big impact to the industry with Japan edge application installation and reference.
Wi-Fi AP should no longer just a dump Wi-Fi access point but instead should serve as smart edge computing to process data more efficiently and effectively at where the data are collected or interacted with.
Expand to other markets with value-added application
Relay2 AP can integrate with unlimited vertical application development. For example, Relay2 AP with VWE installed will be like a dump Wi-Fi installed with a Wi-Fi expert’s brain. This VWE monitoring the connected Wi-Fi devices quality information and can make suggestion or automatically adjust the Wi-Fi attributes to make Wi-Fi networking much reliable and intuitive than traditional Wi-Fi networking.
With larger install base and cloud big data services, Relay2 can attract enormous application developing and services creating.
1. Higher Wi-Fi performance and quality
Relay2 Wi-Fi connectivity quality and performance are on-paror some case better than Cisco/Aruba’ enterprise Wi-Fi products but with much less price and without a central controller hardware. Compared to other Wi-Fi vendors especially home Wi-Fi router, Relay2 Wi-Fi give SMB customers superior enterprise wireless networking experiences and easy for installation.
2. Edge Computing Design
With edge computing design, Relay2 enable unlimited application innovation and integration for huge value-added services in vertical application market. The edge application computing is managed seamless along with Wi-Fi networking with unify cloud management.
3. AI and Intelligent Wi-Fi
With extra edge computing capacity, Relay2 partner hasdeveloped an VWE (Virtual Wireless Expert), which is an deep learning machine application to collect & analyze connected Wi-Fi clients quality information to intelligently predict or determine the potential with client connection. This will greatly reduce the technical support effort and time. And along with SOD (Self-Organized Device) control, end user can experience trouble free Wi-Fi connectivity.
4. Cloud design for tiered service providers business models
Relay2 cloud architecture is designed with multi-tiered service providers and distributor structure which allow flexible management operation to meet various business models from distributor->reseller->SP->end customer.
Eric Chen, Founder/President/CTO
Eric is responsible for leading the company’s product development and technology solutions to support business strategy. He founded Relay2 in 2011 with the vision of the next generation cloud controller as a platform. He was the CEO until 2013 and has led the company from its birth through the early stages.
Prior to Relay2, Eric was a senior member of the CTO Office at Nokia Networks Systems and was granted one US and International patent during his tenure at Nokia. Previously, he was a senior software engineering manager at Asus Computer International, Tahoe Networks, and Cisco Systems, Inc.
Eric hold a Bachelors of Science from National Taiwan University and Masters of Science from Oregon State University.
Andreas Steinmetzler, VP of Engineering
Andreas is heading the Engineering/Program/Project teams and customer support to define, create, deliver and support Relay2 products. Before joining Relay2, Andreas enjoyed 6 years doing research and development at Microsoft. During his time in Microsoft Research he worked on future wireless networking concepts and methods of empiric software engineering, which lead to the grant of three patents and a number of publications.
Prior to working with Microsoft, he held different engineering/management positions at Nokia Networks in the SGSN and GGSN platform development and CTO office. He also worked many years as software developer in the areas of high-performance computing (Pallas GmbH acquired by Intel) and industry automation.
Andreas holds a B.Sc. honors in Computer Science from University of Applied Science Cologne – Germany
Satoshi Arano, Country Manager of Japan
Arano joined Relay2 from Mitel (Mavenir/Stoke) to open Japan market. In previous careers Arano spans business development roles and restructuring of global companies in Japan.
At Stoke, after win of NTT Docomo business added KDDI and Soft Bank as customers. He recovered the mobile business at ZTE in short period and reconstruct Network Business Division by hiring 80 Japanese. At Raritan, he reconstructed partner structure and sales organization and increase market share from 25% to 55%. While working at Alcatel-Lucent, he established the business throughout North Asia and APAC.
At Centillium Communications, he was in charge of ADSL and FTTH chipset business with NTT and Japanese vendors(NEC, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Sumitomo, Oki). As a Senior marketing manager at Ericson, he was in charge of contract negotiation of 3G system with J-Phone(Soft Bank). At Avionics, Santoshi was a High Density Packaging Engineer, in charge of a number of national projects in defence and space area and after cold war started to work in cellular phone market.
Satoshi holds a Law degree from Keio-Gijyuku University and an MBA, certified by Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan
Wei Lu, VP of Business Development in China
Wei Lu brings over seventeen years experience in business development, solution sales and marketing in mobile industry. Prior to Relay2, he held a variety of management positions in business development, sales and marketing, and professional service in Nokia, where he experienced mobile infrastructure business growth in China.
He graduated from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications with Bachelor Degree in Engineering and attended the Advanced Management Program from China Europe International Business School.