2019: A Year of Empowering Things in Realtime

2019: A Year of Empowering Things in Realtime

In 2019, aicas built on what we’ve learned from customers using our legacy products and laid the groundwork to introduce new products and services to deliver the full power of the IoT deeper into a range of industries, from telco and industrial, to automotive and more.

As IoT use cases expanded, aicas too broadened our portfolio of solutions at an embedded application level, and at a global level expanded our work within trade and industry organizations to continue guiding industries with leadership standards and more.

2019 was an exciting year for aicas, as we developed distribution partnerships and watched our licensed product usage grow by millions.


To meet the Israeli tech industry’s need for embedded tools with critical, realtime capabilities, We partnered with regional tech and services provider ITEC, Ltd who will provide regional pre- and post-technical sales support for aicas’ JamaicaVM.

Together with France-based ISIT, Ltd. we’re accelerating distribution of our embedded real-time solutions to customers in Western Europe. This partnership opens access to our tools for commercial application development across the region.

At Amazon Web Services’ annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, we participated alongside IoT and Cloud innovators to explore the impactful ways businesses are being guided through architecture and connected security solutions.


To accelerate development of Industry 4.0, and improve our ability to support the IoT initiative in the OSGi Alliance, aicas upgraded its OSGiTM Alliance membership to Principal Member IoT bridges the gap between Information Technology (OT) and Operational Technology (OT) systems, and the aicas team brings its experience with Realtime JavaTM to the OSGi Alliance and its standards.


Together with AASA and LHP Engineering Solutions, aicas GmbH we demonstrated the solution for realtime security against connected cyber attacks. The first-of-a-kind solution for realtime detection and mitigation of cyber intrusions and vehicle-to-vehicle data sharing, was introduced at IoT Solutions World Congress 2019 in Barcelona.

aicas is leading Java into Industry 4.0. The Java Community Process Group accepted our revised and updated guidelines for continued Java-based IoT realtime development. Some 25 years after this programming language became the network computing building blocks, our update was accepted as a refinement of semantics, scheduling, synchronization, memory management, and more, which speak directly to IoT development.

At the OSGi Community event during eclipsecon Europe in Ludwisburg, we explored the problems with realtime sensor data processing and actuator control that are arising at the edge of IoT systems. We outlined expanded OSGi as a solution for online updatability, composition and application reconfigurability in terms of realtime Java’s ability to standardize programmability layers for applications with strict execution and performance requirements.


We partnered with Klika Tech for an exhibition and presentation on intelligent vehicle solutions at the Embedded Tech Expo & Conference, in San Jose, CA, taking time to discuss tech trends and the future of embedded systems and Industrial IoT.

At TU Automotive in Detroit, aicas was among the leaders discussing the future of auto tech and innovation at this event in the heart of Motor City. We delivered a first-hand perspective on the latest connected and autonomous car strategies and the hardware and software needed to manage new products and services


At the IoT World Conference in Santa Clara, CA, our leadership team led discussions on realtime technology and IoT solutions as driver of digital transformation for automotive and industrial operations.


We led a Realtime Edge Computing discussion at IoT Tech Expo in London with a focus on edge computing in realtime for a digital twin.

For Hannover Messe, we participated to highlight the power of Jamaica-IoT for over the air updates. We shared our experience in tailored embedded solutions to collect and monitor data from multiple sources and explored with attendees our vision for open standards for solutions to easily connect multiple edge devices, small boards and end-point sensors.


Together with Klika Tech we introduced a seamless integration of Amazon Alexa Auto and aicas realtime technology as a new standard for connected vehicle control. Introduced during our presentation at Embedded World 2019, the collaborative integration connected drivers through voice recognition and real-time information from the vehicle and the world around them.

We surpassed a 15 Million Licensed Applications milestone with JamaicaCAR– which by year’s end climbed to 17 million Tier-1 automakers and suppliers relying on our technology as an integral component of connected cars.

aicas Taps ITEC for Embedded Technology Distribution

aicas Taps ITEC for Embedded Technology Distribution


aicas GmbH today announced a partnership with ITEC, Ltd to support aicas’ delivery of solutions that meet the Israeli tech industry’s demand for embedded tools for developing applications with critical, realtime capabilities.

The partnership enables ITEC to provide rapid access to aicas’ JamaicaVM embedded solution for simplified coding for complex applications. Backed by 30 years’ experience as Israel’s leading development tools supplier, ITEC will provide pre- and post-technical sales support for customers developing applications in a wide range of industries.

“ITEC has remained at the forefront of the fast-developing electronics industry through its commitment to provide forward-looking solutions,” said Dr. James Hunt, co-founder and CEO of aicas GmbH. “We’re excited to have a partner that understands how our software solves the complex development challenges facing the development community.”

ITEC will primarily support the growth of JamaicaVM as an option that reduces development costs and expands application capabilities. The virtual machine and build environment was developed by aicas for coding and running hardware agnostic realtime Java programs for embedded applications.

“ITEC is pleased to add industry leading aicas solutions into our product portfolio,” said Mauri Gottlieb, ITEC Ltd. CEO. “By adding the aicas JamaicaVM to our wide offerings, we are able to deliver additional functionality for our expanding Israeli technology sector in the avionics, defense, automotive, medical and telecommunication markets.”

JamaicaVM has proven reliability as an embedded solution for simple development and management of critical Cloud-based applications. It is optimized for Real-Time Operating Software (RTOS) and provides developers total control of coding with Java resources for application compatibility across Operating Systems and processors.

About aicas
aicas provides the embedded software solutions that empower millions of connected devices and vehicles for the largest automotive and industrial companies. Founded by technology and academic leaders in Karlsruhe, Germany, aicas now serves customers from European and North American offices. For more information visit www.aicas.com

About ITEC Ltd
Itec Ltd. is a leading provider of tools and services to the Israeli Hi-Tech embedded development market. Being in this demanding field for over 30 years we have established excellent contacts and gained invaluable technical experience. Through our highly technical, marketing sales and support team, and based on the collaboration with renowned vendors, we provide best of line offerings to our vast customer base, ranging from Government organizations, through leading hi-tech companies and up to many start-ups. We focus mainly on high-end mission critical applications, where the best tools are required for safety and security, in the fields of Avionics, Medical, Military, Chip design and Automotive.

IIC Journal of Innovation – Shades of Digital Twinning

IIC Journal of Innovation – Shades of Digital Twinning

An article about Digital Twins by aicas CEO Dr. James J. Hunt was published in the November Issue of the IIC Consortium magazine “Journal of Innovation“.

The article is titled “Shades of Digital Twinning“.

“The Internet of Things (IoT) is proliferating with the advent of affordable and accessible processors and sensors enabling more businesses to discover the value in connecting devices to their Information Technology (IT)systems. Sensors for devices are readily available and the cloud has become ubiquitous. Low-cost data storage and analysis for processing vast amounts of data are all merging with new wireless protocols into a powerful force for digital industrial transformation.”

The full text is available as a PDF file.