Posts by Simon Forrest


About Simon Forrest

Simon Forrest is Director of Segment Marketing for Imagination Technologies, responsible for promoting the company’s class-leading graphics, display and communications IP and establishing partnerships with OEMs, service operators and companies operating within the home consumer electronics sector.A graduate in Computer Science from the University of York, Simon possesses over 20 years’ experience in broadcast television, radio and broadband technologies and is author of several patents in this field. Prior to joining Imagination, Simon held the position of Chief Technologist within Pace plc.

Smart home gateways reinvented for the IoT generation Monday, 12th June 1837 is a significant date in the telecommunications industry. On that day William Fothergill Cooke, along with Charles Wheatstone, a professor at King’s College London, were granted a patent for an invention that would ultimately become the basis for all digital wired communications. They invented the electric telegraph. Following … Continued

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How MIPS virtualization for gateways brings business benefits to operators. The “Internet of Things” promises to make everyone’s lives simpler and easier. However, the abundance of IoT devices now being introduced to our homes is already beginning to become unmanageable. IoT devices are often accompanied by an IoT hub – essentially a small gateway, whose sole purpose is to act … Continued

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For TV industry watchers, it may seem that the development of television technology has stagnated in recent years. This is due to the resolution battle plateauing due to 4K becoming mainstream and a growing trend for millennials to prefer tablets and smartphones over the TV as the device of choice for watching online video and catch-up services. Similarly, the death … Continued

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The future of TV is being challenged. Consumers are already moving away from traditional TV to alternative methods of viewing, so will we really continue to have a large screen in our homes dedicated to the audio-visual experience that today we call television? Leading companies are re-evaluating the role of television in our home and examining how semiconductor technology may … Continued

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FlowCloud has been engineered by Imagination to optimize device to cloud connectivity for embedded applications. It provides a comprehensive, application-independent platform that enables rapid construction and management of machine-to-machine and man-to-machine connected services. It is designed to address the needs of emerging IoT and cloud-connected devices but is equally adept at handling complex services relying upon subscription, billing and payment … Continued

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These blog articles explore the potential of FlowCloud by offering several real-world examples, from home control systems or healthcare to fully-fledged music subscription services. The potential of Imagination’s FlowCloud goes far beyond simple IoT and M2M applications. Indeed the APIs and head-end servers are more than capable of hosting full subscription services, with customer registration, secure billing and payment systems … Continued

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These blog articles explore the potential of FlowCloud by offering several real-world examples, from home control systems or healthcare to fully-fledged music subscription services. Electronic healthcare systems are gaining in popularity, not just within the home environment where remote monitoring can reduce the necessity for a patient to regularly visit their doctor, but also for patient care within hospitals and … Continued

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These blog articles explore the potential of FlowCloud by offering several real-world examples, from home automation systems or healthcare to fully-fledged music subscription services. One of the simplest applications of FlowCloud is found within the Connected Home; essentially this is focused on adding connectivity, monitoring and control to passive devices, previously unable to be operated automatically or remotely. PowerBox includes … Continued

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During the Imagination Summit in Santa Clara we’ve announced that we are making our innovative FlowCloud technology more easily available to developers, including the maker community, hobbyists and students, so that our ecosystem can speed application development for the Internet of Things (IoT). But what is FlowCloud and how can developers use it for IoT applications? This series of blog … Continued

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We’re at the beginning of a new technological revolution: an era where thousands of hitherto disparate and unrelated devices will become connected and able to share information via cloud-based services. Imagine a world where your tablet is automatically populated with the latest movies, simply because you placed a diary entry into your smartphone indicating you were taking a long-haul flight. … Continued

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