SOURCE: T-Engine Forum

T-Engine Forum

November 09, 2009 10:00 ET

T-Engine Forum Announces the TRONSHOW2010

26th Annual TRONSHOW Scheduled for December 9-11, 2009; Web Registration Is Now Available

TOKYO--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - The T-Engine Forum (TEF) has announced that it will hold "TRONSHOW2010," the 26th TRON Project Symposium, in Tokyo Midtown (Roppongi) from Wednesday December 9 to Friday December 11, 2009. The concept of ubiquitous computing (also called "pervasive computing" or the "Internet of Things") is a game-changing disruptive technology all over the world. The realization of ubiquitous computing is based on tiny embedded computer systems. The TRONSHOW has been showcasing this real-time embedded system technology for over 25 years. This year's TRONSHOW will highlight the future realization of the ubiquitous computing environment, and other leading-edge results coming out of the TRON Project. This year, the event features the large participation from European Union countries, including Finland. There will also be representatives from China, where the proposed T-Engine Forum China will be formed at the end of this year. This will be supported by The Institute of Computing Technology of The Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Home Electric Appliance Research Institute and others.

TRONSHOW2010 will also be accompanied by TRON Enableware Project Symposium called TEPS2010, which will address the support of physically-challenged people utilizing ubiquitous computing. The latest information is now available at:

Recent TEF Project Activity

T-Engine Forum has announced that many TEF members are participating in the Tokyo Ubiquitous Technology Project this year, and are supporting the project. Tokyo Metropolitan Government started this feasibility study experiment for Tokyo visitors on October 15, 2009. The experiment provides an information service to visitors on the street at sightseeing spots in the areas of Ginza, the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Building and observatories of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings in Shinjuku. Participation by domestic and foreign tourists, as well as the citizens of Tokyo, is anticipated.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government has been working on the "Tokyo Ubiquitous Technology Project" since 2006. The project's goal is to promote Tokyo's attractions and dynamism by utilizing leading-edge ubiquitous ID (identification) technology. This technology also promotes the concept of universal design, so that people -- including the elderly and the physically-challenged -- can enjoy visiting these areas conveniently. In this latest experiment, general visitors can borrow a Ubiquitous Communicator (UC), which serves as a mobile information terminal. The Ubiquitous Communicator will also be available to guests at local cooperating hotels. Those visiting Tokyo during this trial period, are invited to utilize this new sightseeing guide. For more information, please go to the Tokyo Ubiquitous Technology Project web site at:

Participating TEF Members in the Tokyo Ubiquitous Technology Project
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
NEC Corporation
Nihon Unisys, Ltd.
Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
PASCO Corporation
Personal Media Corporation
Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd.
TAD Co. Ltd.
Ubiquitous Computing Technology Corporation
Yokosuka Telecom Research Park, Inc.

Tokyo Ubiquitous Technology Project Participating Hotels
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
Hyatt Regency Tokyo
Hilton Tokyo
Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel
Hotel Gracery Ginza
Hotel Seiyo Ginza
Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza Premier

YRP Offers ucode Issue System and User Interface in English

The uID center operated by T-Engine Forum promotes uID (ubiquitous identification) architecture, which is an application framework for ubiquitous computing, based on attaching unique ID number called ucode to objects and locations. YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory, a member of T-Engine Forum, is offering a simple system to have ucode issued for personal experimentation. This system is called the "ucoder: ucode Universal Information Service." This system provides a general-purpose information service such as issuing ucode and associating it with user-supplied information. Anyone can obtain ucode and associate it with data so long as an internet-connected PC, printer and cell-phone with a QR code reader are available. (QR code is a two-dimensional optical matrix code based on the ISO 18004 standard.) You can associate the obtained ucodes with data such as character-strings, tabular data, existing web pages such as blog pages and others. You can obtain up to 100 ucodes per an account and associate them with your data. Details for obtaining ucode are at:

About The Ubiquitous ID Technology

The Tokyo Ubiquitous Technology Project takes full advantage of ubiquitous ID (uID) technology, with which anyone, including the aged, and the physically challenged, can access location information in the local area. Special criteria, such as "the route to my destination without any bumps" may be specified. This uID technology is cutting-edge technology, which links the real world and the virtual world by having computers automatically recognize the "ucodes" assigned to "places" and "objects." "ucode" is the digital name of a unique identifier used in the uID architecture.

About The uID (Ubiquitous ID) Center

Established and managed under TEF, this non-profit organization (NPO) was set up within the T-Engine Forum to establish and disseminate the core technology for automatically identifying physical objects and locations and to work toward the ultimate objective of realizing a ubiquitous computing environment. Its main activities are constructing an ID system of ucodes, which are assigned to "physical objects" and "locations," establishing the core technology for using ucodes. It has developed and promoted the uID architecture, an application framework to use ucodes in various tags in a network environment, and enabled several pilot studies using it. Some of the studies are now completed real-world applications. Its website is at:

About The T-Engine Forum (TEF)

The T-Engine Forum is a non-profit organization (NPO) established to publish standards, conduct research and development, and promote the T-Engine Architecture initiated by Professor Ken Sakamura of the University of Tokyo. Dr. Sakamura proposed the T-Engine Architecture as a development platform for real-time embedded systems, and the TEF to conduct liaison and coordination among organizations involved with the technology. The TEF is chaired by Dr. Sakamura. Other objectives of TEF are establishing a ubiquitous computing environment using T-Engine, and managing the activities of Ubiquitous ID (identification) Center. For more information on the TEF and TEF membership, please go to:

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Contact Information

  • For more information please contact:
    T-Engine Forum
    Jim Farrell
    Director, USA Liaison Office
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