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DthingOS: A Smart IoT Terminal Operating System Basing On Eco-thinking

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Click above image to view the 15 slides presentation materials about DthingOS.

In Gartner’s recently published article Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Internet of Things Technologies for 2017 and 2018, the highlighted 10 technologies were those that can ‘enable organizations to unlock the full potential of the IoT’ and ‘should be on every organization's radar through the next two years’. Among these 10, IoT Operating System was on the list. According to the paragraph of its description, the ideal IoT operating system must be light, smart, industrial compatible, transplantable with low energy consumption etc, and DthingOS to be introduced as below exactly fits into this kind!

Here are some numbers to tell how unique DthingOS is.  It took 3 years (2012-2015) for 1+6 Chinese top-level programmers from YarlungSoft to complete the development of the whole system. All the 7 members had been working for more than 8 years before they joined the team, including the chief architect who had worked in an out-sourcing company contributing original Java codes for Google’s Android project and an experienced project manager with more than 10 years working experience in mobile internet etc. It concludes a million lines of codes, 2000 open API, 3000 auto-run test tools and demos, and only hundred-of-K memory footprint required for installation.  There are 8 software copyrights and 3 invention patents to do with DthingOS. It’s the first and only selected solution for China Mobile’s 1st IoT chip development, which was firstly launched in 2013 and has been tested and applied into varied applications since then.  DthingOS can quickly enable the interconnection and real-time exchange of data between different brands and different types of devices, and can be easily extended to a very smart, compatible and efficient next-generation IoT ecosystem.

DthingOS has an advantage over other IoT OS in terms of openness, compatibility, memory and flexibility.  For example, there are a few industrial embedded operating system with limited compatibility to other types of devices, such as Huawei’s LiteOS. DthingOS, designed on Java virtual machine technologies, can be easily transplanted to other platforms and systems including LiteOS, not the other way around.  There also exist some other IoT operating systems such as Google's Brillo and Alibaba's YunOS which are designed basing on Java Delvik as well. However, they demand more than 16M memory, about 100 times heavier than DthingOS.  They were more for digital devices for consumer market instead of industrial applications while DthingOS is flexible for both consumer and industrial markets.  In theory, it's almost impossible for such operating systems to be simplified to be as light as DthingOS since they were designed in different ways for different target markets.  By the way, some well designed cloud platform on the market such as GE’s Predix is not an operating system but a cloud service platform combing rich knowledge of industrial applications, which might be misundertood as an operating system sometimes. At this moment, seems there is no similar smart IoT operating system as DthingOS in general found on the market yet. The main reason could be that YarlungSoft took action earlier than others in 2012 while most of IoT players were not fully aware how important a smart IoT OS was. And, DthingOS happened to be developed by a very patient geek leader and the team members who had rich experience in mobile internet technologies and interdiscipline knowledges, which brought them 2 to 3 years ahead to be unique and pioneer among ‘competitors’ on the market. So, let’s say, so far, their ‘competitors’ are actually high potential partners.

Furthermore, YarlungSoft has developed the corresponding IoT solutions basing on DthingOS for varied industries including smart city, smart grid, smart agriculture and smart health care etc. It’s 5 times faster for IoT application developers to develop a new application. It improves energy efficiency, guaranteed real-time response and reduce downtime etc. For example, in the smart LED poles project, to add a new PM2.5 monitoring IoT system on it, it took only about 2 weeks to complete basing on DthingOS, however it takes 3 months at average for other developers without installed DthingOS to finish the same task with uncertain result.  According to the data from the four smart cities in HuNan and ZheJiang provinces , the energy consumption of street lights installed with DthingOS was deducted up to 75%. DthingOS’ performance is especially outstanding in complex applications.  For example, it can solve the 'trouble shooting' problem in smart grid that was too complex to locate where the cause of the problem was.  With the auto-run testing tool in DthingOS, it became surprisingly easy to trace which spot went wrong and got it fixed.  In the case in partnership with Schneider Electric, operating efficiency of the grid is estimated to be improved by much higher than 30% after DthingOS is applied.  DthingOS always surprise the customers!  That's how the big brands including China Mobile and Schneider Electric have been their loyal and long-term customers.

In conclusion, DthingOS was designed in an eco environment of cross-platform, interdiscipline, diversity, low energy consumption etc.  And once it's applied, it's very easy to be extended to a highly compatible IoT eco-system quickly.  So, DthingOS is a smart terminal OS basing on eco-thinking no matter about how it was designed or applied.  When its application scale is moving up to some point, the eco-effect will occur and the result will be out-of-imagination.

Here below are the photos taken on Global CleanTech Summit 2016, represented by Emma Chen from VisavisNet and Edward Xu from YarlungSoft.  Thanks to our respected facilitator Mr. Nicholas Parker who appreciated us as a team as who we were, with common sense in art and social responsibility etc.