Profile: COMAND Technology Gateway

COMAND Technology Gateway, based in Athlone Institute of Technology, delivers industry-focused technology solutions for the software industry across multiple media platforms. Designed to act as the ‘R&D arm’ of companies, the COMAND Technology Gateway focuses on:

  • Delivering technology solutions through collaborative projects with its research teams
  • Providing technology solutions for Irish industry close to their market needs.
  • Offering open access points for industry of all sizes.
  • Act as a portal to the wider resources in the Irish research infrastructure.

What is COMAND Technology Gateway

COMAND Technology Gateway concentrates on the research and development of prospective interactive media technologies, such as: cross-platform applications, mobile media cloud, 3D sensing, and the interoperability for the Internet of Things. These technologies are complementary and combine to create the opportunity for new and innovative forms of “connected media” – personalised, real-time, interactive applications – in a wide range of commercial fields including telecoms, gaming, TV, e-health, e-learning, e-tourism, e-retailing, entertainment and digital marketing. COMAND’s goal is to transfer these technologies to industry to maximize commercial benefit.

What type of companies do COMAND collaborate with?

COMAND works closely with industrial collaborators in all sectors of connected media applications delivery and collaborates with companies ranging in size from startups and SMEs to multinationals. COMAND is currently working with a range of SME’s & Multinationals across various industries in the IT, Software and Connected Media Fields. Its AIT’s Software Research Institute (SRI) based research engineers have extensive experience working with industry and other academic collaborators worldwide.

What services are available at COMAND

Through its experienced engineers, COMAND provides extensive research outputs, troubleshooting, new architecture design, coding & implementation, evaluation studies, product design & testing. COMAND provides fast turnaround and the latest technology in IT engineering standards through its highly qualified engineering teams who work with multiple project challenges each year.

What facilities and technologies are available?

COMAND concentrates on the research and development of prospective interactive media technologies focusing on Augmenting User Interactions, End-to-end Applications and Intelligent Infrastructure. These technologies are complementary and will combine to create the opportunity for new and innovative forms of “connected media” (personalised, real-time interactive) applications in a wide range of commercial fields including telecoms, gaming, TV, e-health, e-learning, e-tourism, e-retailing, entertainment and digital marketing.

Augmented User Interaction – Immersive Interaction between users and technology in many applications areas such as health, education, tourism, manufacturing, gaming, entertainment and social computing

End-to-end Applications – the footprint of a modern application is truly end-to-end, covering mobile & wearable elements, IoT devices & smart edge gateways, scalable & globally accessible cloud services. Applications have components running on Android, iOS, Windows and Linux. Microservices and serverless computing allow a modern application to scale from medium capacity to enterprise level automatically and predictably. A modern application ingests, filters and analyses vast amounts of data to extract business value and discover new disruptive markets.

Intelligent Infrastructures – Mobile, cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT) are fundamentally changing the way software is owned, distributed, operated and managed; at once creating opportunities but also new challenges. Infrastructure must adapt to load requirements by becoming application aware. Infrastructure resources must be allocated based on bandwidth, latency and context awareness requirements of hosted software. Infrastructure security must be based on an adaptive and context aware model to react to unknown threats in real-time.

To find out more about COMAND and the services they provide, check out their website or follow them on Twitter.