Indian Tech Firm Develops HyperLedger Blockchain App for Vehicle Inspection

Indian tech startup Smart Sight Innovation — or SSI — has developed an app designed to improve maintenance and inspection of vehicles.

SSI built the mobile app for an unnamed American client, which specializes in the development of artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and blockchain platforms, according to an April 27 announcement. Currently, the app is available on Android devices.

Keeping data in digital lockers

SSI said that the app creates a summary of various issues — like repair work and compliance with inspection criteria — faced by a vehicle. It also sends alerts to vehicle drivers, and takes pictures of parts to provide detailed reports to vehicle owners.

Eventually, the app aims to relieve car drivers and owners from the paperwork associated with vehicle maintenance and inspection.

SSI built the app on the HyperLedger blockchain, with the data saved in formats that comply with relevant state and federal regulations. The firm said:

“As inspection reports are available digitally, vehicle drivers can produce them as and when demanded by law enforcement agencies. Engineers from SSI worked on the android App, as well as the platform website’s frontend. The backend uses HyperLedger blockchain technology, while the native android app was developed with Android Studio & Java.”

Blockchain in transport — from cars to planes

The transportation sector has long been experimenting with blockchain technology. Most recently, Sony announced that it has successfully developed a new blockchain system for integrating data and services across different forms of transportation — including trains, buses, taxis, car-sharing or on-demand rental bicycles.

Teleport, the logistics division of major airline AirAsia, launched a blockchain-based cargo booking system called Freightchain, earlier in April. The network allows shippers or freight forwarders to book and confirm any of AirAsia’s 247 aircraft to carry cargo.

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Electroneum (ETN) Releases the BETA Version of Its Ledger App



Electroneum (ETN) has some hours ago announced the release of the BETA version of Ledger App.

According to the report, the application is made available on GitHub but needs to go into the ledger for a proper review.

“The BETA version of our Ledger app is now live on GitHub. The application will be going into Ledger for review shortly. Feel free to check it out and share any feedback,” Electroneum shared.

The BETA version of our Ledger app is now live on GitHub. The application will be going into Ledger for review shortly. Feel free to check it out and share any feedback: https://t.co/1mJRPiVEgg#ledger#blockchain#github#updatepic.twitter.com/flivTz4pYS

— electroneum (@electroneum) March 13, 2020

Electroneum ETN Shares Stage with IBM at Crypto AM 2020 Awards

Electroneum (ETN) gained more exposure and recognition at the just concluded Crypto AM 2020 awards, sharing a stage with the likes of IBM.

As shared via the official twitter handle of the cryptographic project, it was a smiley day for the Electroneum ecosystem, as it added the award for Social Impact and Sustainability to its portfolio on 11th March 2020.

“WE DID IT EVERYONE! Electroneum picked up the award for Social Impact and Sustainability! It’s great to say we share the stage with the likes of IBM Hyperledger Project”

WE DID IT EVERYONE! Electroneum picked up the award for Social Impact and Sustainability! It’s great to say we share the stage with the likes of @IBM Hyperledger Project#CryptoAM2020@CityAMpic.twitter.com/qnyFjOYmxp

— electroneum (@electroneum) March 11, 2020

Electroneum (ETN) Goes Global with Mobile Top-Ups in Over 140 Countries

According to a report, Electroneum (ETN) is now live in over 140 countries of the world with mobile top-ups via AnyTask. People in the developing countries now have a growing interest in earning ETN on AnyTask.

“Electroneum is now live in 140+ countries. This means our potential reach is nearly 4 billion mobile phone users via 600 mobile network operators.”

Electroneum is now live in 140+ countries. This means our potential reach is nearly 4 billion mobile phone users via 600 mobile network operators.https://t.co/gm5ldKBgKt#topup#mobile#ETN#crypto#golivepic.twitter.com/HcvizaOsEj

— electroneum (@electroneum) February 29, 2020

Electroneum is passionate about constant evolution, using the global freelance platform AnyTask to engage its community members, leveraging their current enthusiasm and interest to implement a global solution that makes the digital token ETN spendable across 140 countries of the world via its mobile app.


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Report a ShareConnect Problem

If you are facing any problems with ShareConnect, you can now report it from the web app or your mobile apps.

Report a problem from the web

To report a problem from the web app, you must:

1. Log in to your ShareConnect account.

2. Under your user name, click the Report a Problem menu option.

3. Select a category and enter a description of your problem.

  • Note: Logs from your remote computer will be automatically included with your issue.

4. Click Submit.


Report a problem from the iOS app

To report a problem from your iOS app, you must:

1. Tap on the Settings icon, and choose the Report a Problem menu option.

2. Enter a description of your problem. You can also upload a photo that describes your issue by tapping the icon.

3. Tap Send.


Report a problem from the Android app

To report a problem from you Android app, you must:

1.On the Settings screen, choose the Report a Problem menu option.

2. Enter a description of your problem. You can also upload a photo that best describes your issue by tapping the icon.

3. Tap Send.

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Amazon Alexa for ShareFile

First, sign into Amazon Alexa either on the mobile app or web app. Once the ShareFile Voice skill is added to your app, invoke the skill by saying “Open ShareFile”. Then, start asking Alexa questions about your account’s activity. Below is a list of sample questions you can ask to get started.

  • “ShareFile, How do my storage zones look?”
  • “ShareFile, Please generate an access report.”
  • “ShareFile, Send me an Upload report for today.”
  • “ShareFile, How many users do I have on my account?”


Note: The skill is only available for users with admin permissions. Please send any feedback to voice@citrix.com.

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Submit a Form


Download the ShareFile Workflows mobile app

You can download the ShareFile Workflows app from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store. (or click the image below on your mobile device)

iOS

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Android

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Submit a Form that has been assigned to you

To see a form in web app, sign into your ShareFile account and navigate to Forms section under Workflows section

Forms
To see a form in mobile app, download and install the ShareFile Workflows mobile app and sign into your ShareFile account when prompted.

Example: iOS App

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You can now also submit forms from your web browser. Any form that has been shared with you will be listed in the Forms section of ShareFile. Click a form to open it. Use the provided fields to complete your form, then click the Submit button to complete it.

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After a form has been submitted

After a form has been submitted by a user, the user designated as an “approver” or “email recipient” will receive the appropriate email notification automatically.

For example: if approval workflow was added as an action in the Custom Workflow, then the designated recipient will automatically receive a link to the submission where he or she can provide comments, approve, or reject the submitted information.

Workflow App Settings

The Settings icon in the upper left allows you to review the following:

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Deploying enterprise MDX enabled apps from App Store via Volume Purchase

The CEM/XenMobile Server is currently optimized for Volume Purchase distribution of Public App Store apps that are not MDX enabled. While it is possible to distribute MDX enabled apps from App Store via volume purchase, some considerations must be taken into account for optimal performance. This article explains the known issues with deploying the MDX enabled apps from App Store via volume purchase.

What is the use case to distribute the MDX Enabled apps via volume purchase?

Allowing install of the enterprise MDX enabled apps without requiring an iTunes account or public app store access for the end-user on the device. This would primarily be used in a corporate-owned or supervised device configuration.

How do I add the MDX enabled apps as Volume Purchase apps?

  • Add the Public MDX enabled Volume Purchase app on Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager.
  • Add the MDX enabled mdx file on Citrix Endpoint Management Console:
    • Configure -> Apps -> Add -> MDX
  • The above steps 1 & 2 will result in the XenMobile app having 2 entries in the apps list on the server and consequently.
  • When the VPP app is installed on the end-user device the presence of the MDX file on the Citrix Endpoint Management console will authorize the app and configure it with the right policies.

For help deploying volume purchase apps, please see https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-endpoint-management/apps/ios-volume-purchase.html

Unexpected Results

When trying to update an MDX enabled app apps from App Store via Volume Purchase there is a chance that end-users will not be able or have issues to update the app. Under some configurations, MDX enabled apps will require an iTunes account to upgrade.

How to force automated updates?

The recommended user experience is to use automatic updates. When deploying MDX enabled apps using volume purchase, please configure the MDX enable app as follows:

  • Go to Configure->Apps-> Select the MDX version of the App (not the Volume Purchase option)

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  • The policy “Disable required upgrade” must be set to “ON” in Citrix Endpoint Management/XenMobile console.

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  • The policy “App Deployed via Volume purchase” must be set to “ON” in Citrix Endpoint Management/XenMobile console. (This step will hide the app entry on the Secure Hub Store to avoid end-users confusions)

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  • Configure-> Delivery Groups:
    • MDX Enabled Apps that are distributed from the Public App Store must be set as “Required Apps” in Citrix Endpoint Management/XenMobile console.

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How to push updates?

To check and push for updates go to: Configure-> Apps -> “Check for Updates”

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After the new version is checked and accepted, the new app version number may bot show immediately. To ensure the version displays correctly, “Save” the settings, and go back to Configure->Apps->iPhone

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Dell EMC Provides Radio Frequency Shielding Technology for Mobile App Development & Testing

Digital transformation. It’s both a buzz word and the market reality that we live in today. But it’s not companies that are driving this change. It’s the customer. Customers expect relevant content anytime, anywhere and on any device of their choosing. With fast mobile connections and the promise of 5G, it’s only going to become more common to see people surfing the Internet and accessing apps everywhere they go. Consumers downloaded 194 billion mobile apps to their connected devices in 2018[1] and mobile apps are projected to generate more than $935 billion in revenue via paid downloads and in-app advertising in 2023.[2]

While you’d probably expect a Dell EMC blog to address how we’re helping organizations embrace these digital trends with new compute/storage/networking products or solutions, we’re going to change things up this time. Today we’re going to talk about how we’re addressing the world of mobile devices and app development & testing with Dell EMC’s RF Secure Rack Enclosure. This rack enclosure is designed to facilitate mobile device testing in a controlled WiFi environment. [You read that right. Let’s switch gears and get ready to talk about radio frequency and electromagnetic interference [EMI]).

While our digitally connected world creates new customer experiences and revenue opportunities for companies, it can also create some significant obstacles to overcome from an app development & testing perspective. Whether testing phones, tablets, fitness trackers, VR headsets, etc. you need to isolate the devices and block EMI in the WiFi radio frequencies to eliminate any cross-talk that can put testing to a standstill. Often times companies testing at scale are doing this in huge EMI chambers that can be room size or bigger, filled with various devices and IT equipment.

Example of mobile devices on a slide tray

Here’s where the Dell EMC RF Secure Rack Enclosure is different. We’ve built a RF shielded enclosure around a standard 42U IT rack, meaning organizations can put mobile devices and standard IT equipment inside the rack and control it so inside WiFi signals cannot escape the rack and vice versa (WiFi signals outside the rack cannot enter). For organizations doing testing at scale, you can add rows of the Dell EMC RF Secure Rack Enclosure into your datacenter environment and each enclosure will be treated as an isolated test unit.

Going from large EMI chambers to designing a rack size solution wasn’t easy, but we purposely designed the RF Secure Rack Enclosure for both office and datacenter environments. The standard 600mm rack width preserves row density and eases datacenter deployments. At the same time, the 84-inch rack height, aluminum construction and acoustic design means the enclosure is short, light and quiet enough to fit under most door frames, onto elevators and operate in office environments.

Thermals were another key consideration in the design since the RF Secure Rack Enclosure can house dozens, hundreds or even up to 1,000 mobile devices. Because small, deep holes are good for RF shielding, but bad for airflow, we took a different thermal approach. The enclosure features a large, continuous EMI-tight vent that minimizes airflow impedance and eliminates thermal dead zones. We combined this with four variable speed fans that distribute cool air over the devices.

From a power perspective, customers have different requirements and they want the option to power their rack from either the top or the bottom. While that’s normally easy enough to address, with RF shielding racks there are concerns about breaking the EMI seal, adding height to the rack structure and creating complexity for the customer. We addressed these concerns by permanently installing a power filter at the top of the rack enclosure and providing customers with the option to get power from the bottom by just plugging in an outlet.

Also unique to Dell EMC in the RF shielding space is our experience engineering, integrating, configuring, deploying and installing rack technology. The RF Secure Rack Enclosure can ship pre-integrated with IT, arriving to customers fully built, ready to be rolled in and turned on. We’re also able to leverage our supply chain scale to meet large RF shielding capacity needs.

The Dell EMC RF Secure Rack Enclosure is the latest example of the rack capabilities coming from the Extreme Scale Infrastructure (ESI) team. Check out the above video from our lead engineers and reach out to your sales representative if you’d like to learn more. We’d enjoy the opportunity to discuss use cases, technical details and our additional capabilities that are unique to serving the needs of this market.

[1] Worldwide; App Annie © Statista; 2016 to 2018; iOS App Store, Google Play and third party data.

[2] Worldwide; iReasearch © Statista; 2014 to 2018; combined mobile in-app advertising and paid app revenue.

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