Our distributed storage middleware is built in the user space (as an app, no changes to the OS) of mobile, portable and embedded devices. When activated, it transforms a device into a storage node of an ad-hoc storage service (made by the other devices running the same middleware). The current version of the middleware exploits the HEAVEN communication middleware to coordinate the operations of the multiple devices running the distributed database service.
Offering the next-generation data visualisation technology for command centers
A command center, such as an Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower, is a quintessential environment where the concept of situational awareness is translated into reality: surrounded by multiple gigantic screens, operators constantly manage impressive amounts of information crucial to correctly regulate and monitor airplane activities as well as ground actions of passengers, operators, and vehicles.
Such command centers do not merely exist at airports. Everywhere people need to tackle huge amounts of data, sometimes even surpassing their cognitive load, has a command center in some kind.
Humanitas is working in collaboration with partners to develop a distributed mobile command center of the future.
It will feature an agile, dynamic and ad-hoc networking layer to connect heterogeneous mobile nodes and smart objects for next-generation situational awareness applications with reduced cognitive load.
Underlaid with the HEAVEN networking technology, our technology will allow everyone to use a smartphone or tablet as a distributed mobile UTM (command center), with which one can easily collect, elaborate and portray the data generated by the ecosystem to make informed decisions.