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Skkynet Powers Industrial IoT Connectivity with Renesas RZ/N1D Microprocessor

Multiple industrial protocols available on the RZ/N1D microprocessor from Renesas will link directly to the SkkyHub IIoT service.

Mississauga, Ontario, October 25, 2017 – Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (“Skkynet” or “the Company”) (OTCQB: SKKY), a global leader in real-time cloud information systems, is pleased to announce that Skkynet’s ETK (Embedded Toolkit) for the Renesas RZ/N1D Arm®-based microprocessor (MPU) will support the C2C Industrial Network Protocol Stack to provide a secure, real-time gateway for industrial protocols such as Modbus, Profinet, CANopen, and OPC UA to the Industrial IoT.  This hardware and software combination is being showcased at Arm® TechCon, October 25 – 26 in Santa Clara, CA.

“Plant engineers and system integrators can connect their mission-critical plant automation systems to the Industrial IoT with no loss of performance or security,” said Paul Thomas, President of Skkynet. “Connecting the RZ/N1D to the Cogent DataHub running in the plant, or to SkkyHub running on the cloud, provides seamless and secure access to plant data from anywhere in the world.”

“The Renesas RZ/N1D real-time IIoT gateway shifts the focus from IT data models to the real-time requirements of dedicated machine control systems,” said Wil Florentino, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Industrial Automation Segment at Renesas Electronics America.  “This demo shows secure, real-time, end-to-end connectivity from a factory floor system up to enterprise clients to provide real-time, on-premise and cloud connectivity.”

The RZ/N1D is a scalable and proven ARM®-based microprocessor that can be used in a variety of applications with the Cortex®-A7 Dual core and a high-speed, high-capacity memory interface.  A built-in, connected Cortex®-M3 processor will provide an Industrial Network Protocol Stack with support for Modbus, Ethernet/IP, Profinet, DeviceNet, and CANopen industrial protocols.  The RZ/N1D implements up to five Ethernet ports and the latest redundancy protocol, so it is optimized especially for industrial network equipment such as PLCs and network switches.

The Skkynet Embedded Toolkit (ETK) allows embedded devices to make a secure connection to OPC UA clients, the Cogent DataHub, or SkkyHub.  The Cogent DataHub fully integrates OPC UA and other industrial protocols to support OPC networking, OPC server-server bridging, aggregation, data logging, redundancy, and web-based HMI. Skkynet’s SkkyHub service connects to the ETK and the Cogent DataHub to securely network live data in real time from any location. It enables bidirectional IoT-based supervisory control, integration and sharing of data with multiple users. Secure by design, the service requires no VPN, no open firewall ports, no special programming, and no additional hardware.

About Skkynet

Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: SKKY) is a global leader in real-time cloud information systems. The Skkynet Connected Systems platform includes the award-winning SkkyHub™ service, DataHub®, WebView™, and Embedded Toolkit (ETK) software. The platform enables real-time data connectivity for industrial, embedded, and financial systems, with no programming required. Skkynet’s platform is uniquely positioned for the “Internet of Things” and “Industry 4.0” because unlike the traditional approach for networked systems, SkkyHub is secure-by-design. For more information, see https://skkynet.jp.

Safe Harbor

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements, including beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, and results of new business opportunities. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, such as the inherent uncertainties associated with new business opportunities and development stage companies. Skkynet assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements. Although Skkynet believes that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that they will prove to be accurate. Investors should refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in Skkynet’s annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Skkynet’s Embedded OPC UA Server Now Available on Renesas RZ/N1D Microprocessor at Sensors Midwest 2017

The only OPC UA server that can connect to IIoT with no open firewall ports is now offered on the RZ/N1D microprocessor from Renesas.

Mississauga, Ontario, October 3, 2017 – Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (“Skkynet” or “the Company”) (OTCQB: SKKY), a global leader in real-time cloud information systems, is pleased to announce that Skkynet’s ETK (Embedded Toolkit) is available for the Renesas RZ/N1D Arm®-based microprocessor (MPU), providing OPC UA server capability with built-in secure Industrial IoT support.  This hardware/software combination is being showcased at Sensors Midwest, October 3-4 in Rosemont, Illinois.

“Plant engineers and system integrators can now connect their mission-critical plant automation systems to the Industrial IoT with no loss of performance or security,” said Paul Thomas, President of Skkynet. “Connecting the RZ/N1D to the Cogent DataHub running in the plant, or to SkkyHub running on the cloud, provides seamless and secure access to OPC UA and other data protocols anywhere in the world.”

“The Renesas RZ/N1D real-time IIoT gateway shifts the focus from IT data models to the real-time requirements of dedicated machine control systems,” said Wil Florentino, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Industrial Automation Segment at Renesas Electronics America.  “This demo shows secure, real-time, end-to-end connectivity between a factory floor system using industrial protocols such as OPC UA and Modbus TCP up to enterprise clients to provide real-time, on-premise and cloud connectivity.”

The RZ/N1D is a scalable and proven Arm®-based MPU that can be used in a variety of applications with the Cortex®-A7 dual core and a high-speed, high-capacity memory interface. It implements up to five Ethernet ports and the latest redundancy protocol, so it is optimized especially for industrial network equipment such as programmable logic control (PLC) and network switches.

The Skkynet Embedded Toolkit (ETK) allows embedded devices to make a secure connection to the Cogent DataHub® or SkkyHub™.  The Cogent DataHub fully integrates OPC UA and other industrial protocols to support OPC networking, OPC server-server bridging, aggregation, data logging, redundancy, and web-based HMI.  Skkynet’s SkkyHub service connects to the ETK and the Cogent DataHub to securely network live data in real time from any location.  It enables bidirectional, IoT-based supervisory control, integration and sharing of data with multiple users.  Secure by design, the service requires no VPN, no open firewall ports, no special programming, and no additional hardware.

About Skkynet

Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: SKKY) is a global leader in real-time cloud information systems. The Skkynet Connected Systems platform includes the award-winning SkkyHub™ service, DataHub®, WebView™, and Embedded Toolkit (ETK) software. The platform enables real-time data connectivity for industrial, embedded, and financial systems, with no programming required. Skkynet’s platform is uniquely positioned for the “Internet of Things” and “Industry 4.0” because unlike the traditional approach for networked systems, SkkyHub is secure-by-design.  For more information, see https://skkynet.jp.

Safe Harbor

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements, including beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, and results of new business opportunities. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, such as the inherent uncertainties associated with new business opportunities and development stage companies. Skkynet assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements. Although Skkynet believes that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that they will prove to be accurate. Investors should refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in Skkynet’s annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Skkynet to Exhibit New IIoT Technology at ARC Industry Forum

New embedded systems technologies and Industry 4.0 protocol support drive Skkynet’s demos of the Industrial IoT.

Mississauga, Ontario, January 31, 2017 – Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (“Skkynet”) (OTCQB: SKKY), a global leader in real-time cloud information systems, will demonstrate the latest release candidate of the Cogent DataHub® connecting via SkkyHub™ to the newest Renesas Synergy™ Platform, at the ARC Industry Forum on February 6-9 in Orlando, Florida.  The hands-on IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) demo will let users interact securely with a live embedded system from their mobile devices over OPC UA, the recommended protocol for Industry 4.0.

“People need to see something working, and interact with it, to truly understand what we mean by an end-to-end IIoT solution,” said Paul Thomas, President of Skkynet. “This demo brings the IIoT out of the realm of speculation and into the domain of practical solutions that the C-level executives who attend the ARC Industry Forum expect to see.”

The ARC Industry Forum brings together CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, VPs, directors and managers of some of the largest industrial companies in the world.  This year’s focus on the IIoT focuses on the convergence of IT, OT (operations technology), and ET (engineering technology) and explores the move “from Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concepts to real IIoT products, solutions, and services.”

The Skkynet technology being showcased includes the latest version of the Cogent DataHub, which  fully integrates OPC UA and other industrial protocols to support OPC networking, OPC server-server bridging, aggregation, data logging, redundancy, and web-based HMI. Capable of handling over 50,000 data changes per second, the DataHub is also seamlessly integrated with Skkynet’s SkkyHub and ETK for secure, end-to-end Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 connectivity.

The demo also includes the Renesas Synergy Platform running the Skkynet Embedded Toolkit (ETK), which allows embedded devices to make a secure connection to the Cogent DataHub or SkkyHub, enabling real-time, bidirectional IoT data flow. Skkynet’s SkkyHub service connects to the ETK and the Cogent DataHub to securely network live data in real time from any location. It enables bidirectional IoT-based supervisory control, integration and sharing of data with multiple users. Secure by design, the service requires no VPN, no open firewall ports, no special programming, and no additional hardware.

About Skkynet

Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: SKKY) is a global leader in real-time cloud information systems. The Skkynet Connected Systems platform includes the award-winning SkkyHub™ service, DataHub®, WebView™, and Embedded Toolkit (ETK) software. The platform enables real-time data connectivity for industrial, embedded, and financial systems, with no programming required. Skkynet’s platform is uniquely positioned for the “Internet of Things” and “Industry 4.0” because unlike the traditional approach for networked systems, SkkyHub is secure-by-design. For more information, see http://skkynet.jp.

Safe Harbor

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements, including beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, and results of new business opportunities. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, such as the inherent uncertainties associated with new business opportunities and development stage companies. Skkynet assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements. Although Skkynet believes that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that they will prove to be accurate. Investors should refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in Skkynet’s annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Skkynet and Partners Showcase Secure IoT at ET2016 in Japan

Joint collaboration between NiC and Skkynet partners BellChild and Nissin demonstrates secure, real-time connectivity for the IoT.

Mississauga, Ontario, November 8, 2016 – Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (“Skkynet”) (OTCQB: SKKY), a global leader in real-time cloud information systems, announces that NiC, a Skkynet subsidiary, will collaborate with Skkynet partners Nissin Systems Co. Ltd. and BellChild Co. Ltd. to demonstrate secure, end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity at ET2016 in Yokohama, Japan, later this month.  The joint exhibit, which features the Skkynet ETK connected to BellChild’s iBRESS Secure Micro Cloud Service, will give engineers, developers, and executives a chance to access and control Renesas Synergy™ Platform hardware from their mobile phones, over a secure, real-time, two-way data communications link.

“This demonstration represents a fusion of leading IoT technology―hardware, software, and services―to provide a seamless experience,” said Mr. Akira Iwata, President of NiC. “Developers working with Renesas Synergy can simply activate the Skkynet ETK for their project, and get immediate access to their data in a web browser or mobile phone.”

“Japan is a world leader in embedded technology,” said Paul Thomas, President of Skkynet.  “This show is the ideal venue for demonstrating the practical value of connecting embedded devices to the IoT.”

The ET2016 show is the largest of its kind, attracting developers and customers from all over Japan, as well as other parts of Asia and the world.  With two specialized sub-shows for embedded and IoT technologies, ET2016 caters to the expanding range of applications for embedded devices in all markets.

The Skkynet ETK (Embedded Toolkit) for the Renesas Synergy Platform is part of the Renesas Synergy Verified Software Add-on (VSA) Program. The ETK is offered by Skkynet free of any royalty or development-license fees, allowing engineers and developers to quickly and securely enable their projects for the IoT, while providing a platform to earn a recurring revenue stream.

The iBRESS Secure Micro Cloud Service can transmit mission-critical sensor data over a public cloud in real time, while conforming with or exceeding the most stringent security requirements in the industry. It can meet the individual needs of a wide range of corporate users, and provide flexible solutions for individuals and groups of clients in the financial or industrial sectors.

About Skkynet

Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: SKKY) is a global leader in real-time cloud information systems. The Skkynet Connected Systems platform includes the award-winning SkkyHub™ service, DataHub®, WebView™, and Embedded Toolkit (ETK) software. The platform enables real-time data connectivity for industrial, embedded, and financial systems, with no programming required. Skkynet’s platform is uniquely positioned for the “Internet of Things” and “Industry 4.0” because unlike the traditional approach for networked systems, SkkyHub is secure-by-design.  For more information, see http://skkynet.jp.

Safe Harbor

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements, including beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, and results of new business opportunities. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, such as the inherent uncertainties associated with new business opportunities and development stage companies. Skkynet assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements. Although Skkynet believes that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that they will prove to be accurate. Investors should refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in Skkynet’s annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Skkynet Connectivity to be Showcased by Renesas at ARM TechCon 2016

Live demo of secure, real-time connectivity for the IoT uses SkkyHub™ and Skkynet ETK running on Renesas Synergy™ Platform.

Mississauga, Ontario, October 24, 2016 – Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (“Skkynet”) (OTCQB: SKKY), a global leader in real-time cloud information systems, announces that its real-time connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) will be showcased at the Renesas Electronics booth #412 at ARM TechCon 2016 from October 26-27 in Santa Clara, California.  A live demonstration of Skkynet’s ETK running on the Renesas Synergy™ Platform and connecting to SkkyHub™ will allow hardware engineers, software developers, and industry executives to access and control Synergy-based embedded systems from in-plant, mobile and the IoT cloud, in real time.

“The Skkynet ETK connected to SkkyHub gives Renesas Synergy users immediate and secure access to the IoT,” said Paul Thomas, President of Skkynet.  “At ARM TechCon, engineers and developers will experience for themselves how easy it is to monitor and control an ARM device in real time from a smartphone.”

With over 80 billion installed in devices worldwide, the ARM architecture and ARM-based processors account for the majority of embedded systems today.  Supporting the development of this technology, ARM TechCon attracts over 4,000 industry professionals, technical experts, hardware engineers and software developers in the ARM ecosystem, making it the largest, best-attended annual show of its kind.

The Skkynet demo at ARM TechCon consists of a Renesas Synergy S7 Series development board running the ETK, which is connected via the Internet to the SkkyHub cloud service.  Data from the board is displayed graphically on the web with WebView™, allowing show attendees to monitor and control lights and indicators on the demo board in real time from their smartphones.  This secure, end-to-end connectivity between the Synergy-based embedded solution, the ETK, SkkyHub, and WebView combine to produce a seamless experience of the IoT.

Skkynet’s SkkyHub service allows industrial and embedded systems to securely network live data in real time from any location. It enables bidirectional supervisory control, integration and sharing of data with multiple users, and real-time access to selected data sets in a web browser. The service is capable of handling over 50,000 data changes per second per client, at speeds of just microseconds over Internet latency. Secure by design, it requires no VPN, no open firewall ports, no special programming, and no additional hardware.

The Skkynet ETK (Embedded Toolkit) for the Renesas Synergy Platform is part of the Renesas Synergy Verified Software Add-on (VSA) Program. The ETK is offered by Skkynet free of any royalty or development-license fees, allowing engineers and developers to quickly and securely enable their projects for the IoT, while providing a platform to earn a recurring revenue stream.

About Skkynet

Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (OTCQB:SKKY) is a global leader in real-time cloud information systems. The Skkynet Connected Systems platform includes the award-winning SkkyHub™ service, DataHub®, WebView™, and Embedded Toolkit (ETK) software. The platform enables real-time data connectivity for industrial, embedded, and financial systems, with no programming required. Skkynet’s platform is uniquely positioned for the “Internet of Things” and “Industry 4.0” because unlike the traditional approach for networked systems, SkkyHub is secure-by-design. For more information, see http://skkynet.jp.

Safe Harbor

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements, including beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, and results of new business opportunities. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, such as the inherent uncertainties associated with new business opportunities and development stage companies. Skkynet assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements. Although Skkynet believes that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that they will prove to be accurate. Investors should refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in Skkynet’s annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

REST Not Necessarily Best for Industrial IoT

What makes the Industrial IoT different from the regular IoT?  Is there any real difference between connecting a home thermostat or a pressure sensor on a tank to the Internet?  In both cases, the device sends data to a server on the cloud, and the homeowner or plant management use the data as needed.  But there are differences—differences significant enough to benefit from deeply different architectures.

A recent white paper from Skkynet, Industrial IoT without REST, discusses these differences.  REST (Representational State Transfer) using HTTP is often assumed to be an appropriate communication architecture for the Industrial IoT.  But REST was designed for human use of the Internet, not the IoT.  Data transmissions in the REST paradigm consume too much bandwidth, and add too much latency.

REST: individual transactions

This is not surprising, since the REST approach was conceived long before there was an Internet of Things at all.  And its creators certainly did not envision using it for industrial, real-time data communication.  While a home thermostat may update a single temperature reading once or twice per minute, a typical industrial system can publish data from thousands of data points, updating many times per second.  With REST, each message that gets passed between the device and server occurs as a distinct HTTP request, opening a new socket, performing the transaction, and then closing the socket, with all of the necessary set-up time and communication overhead.  All transactions must take the form of “request/response” where the device sends a request to the server and then collects the response.

ETK: open channel

In contrast, Skkynet’s approach to the Industrial IoT found in the ETK (Embedded Toolkit) holds open a permanent connection, a channel that can immediately transmit data in either direction without the back-and-forth overhead of socket set-up or message replies.  The result is a huge savings in bandwidth, and much lower latency.  For example, some REST-based systems limit each user to 250 transactions per minute, while the ETK can comfortably handle 1,000,000 transactions per minute.

There are other advantages to the ETK approach in terms of the scalability of the system, the symmetry of data communications, and the ability to recover robustly when the Internet goes down.  To find out more about the ETK, and why the REST approach to the IoT may not be ideal for the Industrial IoT, we encourage you to read the white paper.