CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwired - May 23, 2016) - Zeidman Technologies, a leading developer of hardware and software tools enabling developers to quickly build custom embedded systems, today announced that it was included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the Gartner report, "Cool Vendors in IoT 'Thingification', 2016."
Each year, Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting these innovative vendors and their products and services.
According to the report, "Three critical challenges for IoT are implementation cost, connectivity and security. In this report, we examine vendors that can provide IoT solutions without using advanced semiconductor devices, a rich (and vulnerable) operating system or complex development environments. These simple environments minimize the cost and size of the device, and they limit security vulnerabilities because they minimize the attack surface. Stepping up from these levels requires a more sophisticated operating system that allows for many parallel functions and has a broad set of drivers and interfaces. A larger real-time operating system (RTOS) or Linux would fit the bill, but with significant increases in risk and cost. Therefore, fitting projects into small, simple devices is an imperative. Following this imperative demands that the architect eliminate unnecessary functions, but also that the design be optimized for small-scale devices."
"We believe a Gartner Cool Vendor designation is an important recognition of excellence, and we are honored that Gartner recognized Zeidman Technologies," said Bob Zeidman, president of Zeidman Technologies. "We feel that this is a significant milestone for the company and for our customers, investors, and partners who also recognize Zeidman Technologies as an innovative company that enables rapid development of software systems for the Internet of Things."
Gartner "Cool Vendors in IoT Thingification, 2016" by Martin Reynolds, Brady Wang and Michele Reitz, May 9, 2016
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About Zeidman Technologies
Zeidman Technologies is a leading developer of hardware and software tools enabling developers to navigate the increasingly complex issues of building custom embedded systems. Its signature SynthOS® tool streamlines the process of creating optimized application-specific operating systems that businesses need to ensure that embedded systems run efficiently and effectively. The company was founded by Bob Zeidman, an industry-renowned expert in software and hardware design, and is headquartered in Cupertino, California. For more information, please visit www.zeidman.biz.